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By Karen M. McManus. 2021
From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with…murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly—and fatally—wrong.Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out from working two jobs since his family&’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up . . . again. So when the three unexpectedly run into each other, they decide to avoid their problems by ditching. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they&’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say. . . . . . until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school—and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it&’s about to get worse. It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common...like a connection to the dead kid. And they&’re all hiding something. Could it be that their chance reconnection wasn&’t by chance after all? Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!
By Richard Lewis. 2006
Ruslan slipped away from the café and the curious onlookers. He began to run, not knowing exactly why, but instinct…making him head away from the sea.... And in the distance, along the seafront of Ujung Karang, screams rose from a hundred, a thousand, mouths. Aceh, Indonesia. December 2004. Ruslan, an Indonesian boy, and Sarah, an American girl, are brought together in the aftermath of the devastating tsunami. Ruslan is searching for his missing father, while Sarah is trying to get medical treatment for her sick brother. Together they travel through the destruction, barely believing all that they see. The Killing Sea is a high-stakes survival story that puts a human face on a terrible tragedy. Richard Lewis, who lives in Indonesia, was there during the tsunami and worked as a relief worker in Aceh in the days and weeks following it. This novel is based on his firsthand experiences.
By Emma Robinson. 2021
&‘Wow!!! Where to even begin?? Mind you, it''s hard enough to write this with blurry eyes through tears!!... Absolutely heartbreaking…and a real tear jerker.&’ Kirsty Whitlock ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Cara took a deep breath and let it out slowly. &‘She&’s not just my daughter,&’ she said as she turned in her seat to face Jack. This man she had once loved, but who she hadn&’t seen for nearly five years. &‘Sophie is your daughter too.&’It is just past ten o&’clock on a cold Friday evening when Rebecca and her husband Jack&’s doorbell rings. Outside is a woman who introduces herself as Jack&’s ex-girlfriend Cara. And she&’s holding the hand of a shivering, blue-eyed, four-year-old girl. Who she claims is Jack&’s daughter.Rebecca is shocked to discover he has a child from his last relationship – even one he hadn&’t known about. Because becoming parents isn&’t part of their life plan. They like children, but they also love their freedom and spending time together uninterrupted; the way that, if they wanted to, they could travel the world at a moment&’s notice.But Cara needs them. Because Cara has a devastating secret that she can&’t tell anyone yet. Not even her daughter. A secret with the power to change all of their lives.A secret that will ultimately mean Rebecca has to ask herself – could she find it in herself to welcome her husband&’s child into her home, and into her heart?A heartbreaking and powerful emotional women&’s fiction novel about love, friendship and what it truly means to be a parent, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Kate Hewitt.Readers are loving My Husband&’s Daughter:&‘Oh my days, what a tear jerker! I have such a book hangover!… I can''t remember the last time I read a whole book in one sitting… d I have been glued to the edge of my seat! I should mention that tissues are a must! I cried more than once (I lost count) and am still wiping away the tears as I write this. The story is so heart breaking but beautifully written that some parts had me both sad but smiling at the same time… Absolutely brilliant!!&’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I don''t even know where to begin to review this absolutely gut-wrenching, beautiful story… I have never audibly sobbed or struggled to read a book through tears, but this one was tough…. I cannot express the need for everyone to read this book… It is just beautiful and I think it gives a lot for people to learn from in their own lives too…
By Kass Morgan, Danielle Paige. 2020
From New York Times best-selling authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige comes a thrilling, dark contemporary fantasy about a prestigious…sorority of witches and two girls caught up in its world of sinister magic and betrayals. <p><p> At first glance, the sisters of ultra-exclusive Kappa Rho Nu—the Ravens—seem like typical sorority girls. Ambitious, beautiful, and smart, they’re the most powerful girls on Westerly College’s Savannah, Georgia, campus. <p> But the Ravens aren’t just regular sorority girls. They’re witches. <p> Scarlett Winter has always known she’s a witch—and she’s determined to be the sorority’s president, just like her mother and sister before her. But if a painful secret from her past ever comes to light, she could lose absolutely everything . . . <p> Vivi Devereaux has no idea she’s a witch and she’s never lived in one place long enough to make a friend. So when she gets a coveted bid to pledge the Ravens, she vows to do whatever it takes to be part of the magical sisterhood. The only thing standing in her way is Scarlett, who doesn’t think Vivi is Ravens material. <p> But when a dark power rises on campus, the girls will have to put their rivalry aside to save their fellow sisters. Someone has discovered the Ravens’ secret. And that someone will do anything to see these witches burn . . .
By Kelly J. Baptist. 2021
Xavier Moon is stepping out of the shadows when his great-uncle gives him some outlandish socks and some even stranger…requests. A story about heart, confidence, and standing on your own two feet that is perfect for fans of The Season of Styx Malone and The Parker Inheritance. "An excellent read-alike to Jacqueline Woodson&’s Harbor Me or Janae Marks&’ F rom the Desk of Zoe Washington. &” –Booklist, Starred Review "A warm but authentic picture of a middle schooler figuring out who he is and who he wants to be." –The Bulletin Xavier Moon is not one to steal the show. He&’s perfectly content to play video games and sit at his bedroom window watching the neighborhood talk outside. But for Xavier&’s twelfth birthday, he receives a pair of funky socks and a challenge from his great-uncle, Frankie Bell, saying it&’s time to swag out and speak up. First on the list: get into the legendary Scepter League. Xavier&’s grandfather, great-uncle, and father were all invited to join the elite boys&’ after-school club that admits only the most suave and confident young men. Xavier has never had the courage to apply before, but his wild socks are getting him some big attention, so maybe it&’s time to come out of the shadows and follow in his family's footsteps. Or maybe Xavier will march down a new path altogether
By Kathleen Glasgow. 2021
From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a stunning novel that Vanity Fair calls &“impossibly…moving&” and &“suffused with light&”. In this raw, deeply personal story, a teenaged girl struggles to find herself amidst the fallout of her brother's addiction in a town ravaged by the opioid crisis. For all of Emory's life she's been told who she is. In town she's the rich one—the great-great-granddaughter of the mill's founder. At school she's hot Maddie Ward's younger sister. And at home, she's the good one, her stoner older brother Joey's babysitter. Everything was turned on its head, though, when she and Joey were in the car accident that killed Candy MontClaire. The car accident that revealed just how bad Joey's drug habit was. Four months later, Emmy's junior year is starting, Joey is home from rehab, and the entire town of Mill Haven is still reeling from the accident. Everyone's telling Emmy who she is, but so much has changed, how can she be the same person? Or was she ever that person at all? Mill Haven wants everyone to live one story, but Emmy's beginning to see that people are more than they appear. Her brother, who might not be "cured," the popular guy who lives next door, and most of all, many "ghostie" addicts who haunt the edges of the town. People spend so much time telling her who she is—it might be time to decide for herself. A journey of one sister, one brother, one family, to finally recognize and love each other for who they are, not who they are supposed to be, You'd Be Home Now is Kathleen Glasgow's glorious and heartbreaking story about the opioid crisis, and how it touches all of us.
By Jonathan Auxier. 2021
Auggie and his magical companions are tending to the Fabled Stables when the building shakes and shudders to make room…for a new arrival: the Tattle-Tail. Auggie and friends travel through the portal to a town called Rainbow's End in search of this mysterious creature. Auggie assumes that the Tattle-Tail is in danger, but he learns that it's actually the town that needs rescuing... from an infestation of Tattle-Tails! These talking tails have taken over, attaching themselves to every backside in town (including Auggie's!). The Tails tattle on whomever they're attached to: She picked her nose! He just double-dipped! The constant stress of being tattled on has thrown all of Rainbow's End into chaos! Soon, Auggie and friends hatch a plan to collect the Tattle-Tails and bring them safely to the Stables—foiling the evil Rooks along the way
By LeBron James. 2021
Kids have big dreams. And when those dreams are on the line, how far are they willing to go to…achieve them? When Jayden and his teammates find out there's not going to be a Hoop Group this year—and maybe ever again—they have to learn to lean on each other if they want to save their basketball season, in this inspiring new middle grade novel from NBA superstar LeBron James and acclaimed author Andrea Williams. A New York Times bestseller! Jayden Carr has been training all summer to be ready for Hoop Group—the free afterschool basketball program where his hero, NBA superstar Kendrick King, got his start. But when his beloved coach tells him there's not going to be a Hoop Group this year, Jayden is heartbroken. And he's not the only one. Coach Beck's daughter, Tamika, was planning to be the first girl ever to start for the squad. Chris King, Kendrick's only nephew, spent the summer bragging that his uncle was coming home just to watch him play. For Anthony Pierson, Hoop Group was supposed to be his way out of trouble. And for Dexter Donyel, all 4'6" of him, Hoop Group was his chance to finally be part of a team, instead of just watching from the stands. For each kid, Hoop Group was more than just a chance to ball; it was an escape, a dream, a family. Now their prospects seem all but impossible—but then the world hasn't met Jayden, Tamika, Chris, Anthony, and Dex before. Determined to have their shot, the five new friends scrap, hustle, fight, and play hard to save their season to prove that sometimes a chance is all it takes. It's an inspiring, original middle grade story from NBA superstar LeBron James and acclaimed author Andrea Williams that channels the many relatable challenges so many young kids face. The first step to winning is getting out on the court
By Monique Gray Smith. 2021
Cet album aux illustrations vibrantes de la célèbre artiste Danielle Daniel encourage les enfants à manifester leur affection, à se…soutenir mutuellement et à tenir compte du bien-être des autres dans leur quotidien. Monique Gray Smith, qui est une experte-conseil, conférencière d'envergure internationale et autrice primée, a écrit Tu es là pour moi afin de favoriser le dialogue entre les enfants et les autres jeunes, les professionnels de la santé qu'ils côtoient et leurs enseignants au sujet de la Réconciliation et de l'importance des liens qu'ils nouent avec leurs amis, leurs compagnons de classe et les membres de leur famille. Il s'agit d'un ouvrage de base qui souligne l'importance des relations harmonieuses, de l'empathie et du respect mutuel dès le plus jeune âge. Ce livre audio adapté comprend des descriptions textuelles des images, y compris de la page de couverture
By Cynthia Rylant. 2021
From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant comes the sweet and resonant follow-up to the critically acclaimed Rosetown , continuing the story…of nine-year-old Flora Smallwood's life in quiet Rosetown, Indiana. It is August in Rosetown, Indiana. Ten-year-old Flora is having a calm and busy summer filled with old friends and new projects, dear pets, and, of course, many hours at her favorite place: Wings and a Chair Used Books. It is her constant and her comfort. But change may be ahead for Wings and a Chair, and Flora is uneasy about what it will bring
By Kiera Cass. 2021
Kiera Cass brings another sparkling romance to a stunning conclusion in this sequel to the instant #1 New York Times…bestseller The Betrothed, performed by Jasika Nicole (Fringe, The Good Doctor, Alice Isn't Dead). Can you follow your heart when it's already broken? After fleeing Coroa and leaving the memory of her beloved Silas behind, Hollis is unsteadily adjusting to life in Isolte. The Eastoffe family's affection is a balm on her weary spirit, though Etan, a surly cousin with a deep distaste for Coroans, threatens to upset the uneasy peace she's found. While tensions at home ratchet up, disquiet in the kingdom of Isolte is reaching a fever pitch. The Eastoffes may have the power to unseat a tyrannical king—but only with Hollis's help. Can a girl who's lost it all put the fate of her adopted homeland over the secret longings of her heart?
By Sara Pennypacker. 2021
From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling…novel about chosen families and the healing power of love. It's been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives. Pax and his mate, Bristle, have welcomed a litter of kits they must protect in a dangerous world. Meanwhile Peter—newly orphaned after the war, racked with guilt and loneliness—leaves his adopted home with Vola to join the Water Warriors, a group of people determined to heal the land from the scars of the war. When one of Pax's kits falls desperately ill, he turns to the one human he knows he can trust. And no matter how hard Peter tries to harden his broken heart, love keeps finding a way in. Now both boy and fox find themselves on journeys toward home, healing—and each other, once again. As he did for Pax, Jon Klassen, New York Times bestseller, Caldecott medalist, and two-time Caldecott Honoree, has created stunning jacket and interior illustrations
By Christina Tosi. 2021
From Christina Tosi, the playful creator of the popular bakery Milk Bar, this is the story of a girl whose…delicious dream comes to life, filling the world with color, creativity, and joy. Original recipe included! Everything in Samesville is exactly the same, from the people and their clothes to the houses and their doors. So one night before going to bed, Sammi tucks a recipe card under her pillow and wishes that things were not the same. And when she wakes up, that white, black, gray sameness is gone, replaced with things that are bolder and brighter and wilder than ever before! With her newly colorful world and a new recipe book, she gathers her friends and makes the most magical cake, beautiful and different—just like Sammi and her friends. Things will never be the same again
By Gordon Korman. 2021
An unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling Gordon Korman. Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town.…But it's woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika. Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school? Who would do such a thing? Because Michael was the first person to see it, he's the first suspect. Because Link is one of the most popular guys in school, everyone's looking to him to figure it out. And because Dana's the only Jewish girl in the whole town, everyone's treating her more like an outsider than ever. The mystery deepens as more swastikas begin to appear. Some students decide to fight back and start a project to bring people together instead of dividing them further. The closer Link, Michael, and Dana get to the truth, the more there is to face-not just the crimes of the present, but the crimes of the past. With Linked, Gordon Korman, the author of the acclaimed novel Restart, poses a mystery for all readers where the who did it? isn't nearly as important as the why?
By Jess Keating. 2019
Trilogy written in 2014-15, featuring the adventures of twelve-year-old Ana Wright, who lives with her family in a zoo. Includes…How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied, How to Outswim a Shark without a Snorkel, and How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don't Have a Clue. For grades 4-7. 2015
By Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo. 2019
When Ruby Moon Hayes, twelve, and her mother move to tiny Fortin, Vermont, Ruby is surprised to make friends at…school and in the neighborhood, where a reclusive lady hides a huge secret. Meanwhile, her mother deals with a bully at the diner where she works. For grades 4-7. 2019
By Sheila O'Connor. 2018
Desperate to keep her older brother from being drafted in the Vietnam War, eleven-year-old Reenie strikes up an unlikely friendship…through letters with Mr. Marsworth, an elderly recluse who helps her in her mission. For grades 4-7. 2018
By Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre. 2019
After the events in Honor among Thieves (DB 90609), Zara and the crew aboard a sentient spaceship flee to the…Sliver, an outpost inhabited by alien criminals. But when Zara discovers dark secrets about the Sliver, they consider their options. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019
By Lucy Ivison, Tom Ellen. 2018