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By Kristin Mahoney. 2021
Perfectionist Elfie Oster learns the value of "unperfection," in this funny look at middle school life from the author of…Annie's Life in ListsElfie Oster was sure that Hampshire Academy was going to be the perfect school for her. She was sure about it right up to the minute she got expelled. On her first day.It was all a terrible misunderstanding, but until she can find a way to fix things, Elfie has to go back to Cottonwood Elementary for fifth grade. Where she's never really fit in. Or had friends. It is not a perfect situation. And then it gets worse. Her babysitter gets really sick. Her aunt and uncle aren't speaking. She's forced to do a group project involving an egg. . . .But sometimes when everything goes spectacularly wrong, you figure out what truly matters--and what doesn't. So really, this terrible, horrible, surprisingly hilarious year may just be the best thing that's ever happened to Elfie.
By Travis Nichols. 2023
The Terribles might be monsters, but they're also kids just like you! Well, sort of. This hilarious peek into the…world of vampires, mummies, swamp things, and bigfoots is perfect for fans of the Hotel Transylvania movies.THE TERRIBLES HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED to a game of CREEPOBALL, a sport that is played by all monsters on Creep's Cove Island (just don't ask them how to play it--nobody knows ALL the rules!). Their rivals? A horde of relentless, fierce, low-down GNOMES. Can THE TERRIBLES defeat these Gnomes without anyone DISAPPEARING into an ALTERNATE DIMENSION? Why are you asking me? JUST READ THE BOOK, HUMAN!Want to be a little more TERRIBLE? This series is told in alternating chapters, charts, and crafts so you can read about monsters AND be just like one! Neat!DON'T MISS the first two books in the series: #1 Welcome to Stubtoe Elementary and #2 A Witch's Last Resort!
By Ava Reid. 2023
“Achingly atmospheric and beautifully sharp, A Study in Drowning will draw you in from the first page.” —Rory Power, New…York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls Bestselling author Ava Reid makes her YA debut in this dark academic fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Elana K. Arnold.Effy Sayre has always believed in fairy tales. Haunted by visions of the Fairy King since childhood, she’s had no choice. Her tattered copy of Angharad—Emrys Myrddin’s epic about a mortal girl who falls in love with the Fairy King, then destroys him—is the only thing keeping her afloat. So when Myrddin’s family announces a contest to redesign the late author’s estate, Effy feels certain it’s her destiny.But musty, decrepit Hiraeth Manor is an impossible task, and its residents are far from welcoming. Including Preston Héloury, a stodgy young literature scholar determined to expose Myrddin as a fraud. As the two rivals piece together clues about Myrddin’s legacy, dark forces, both mortal and magical, conspire against them—and the truth may bring them both to ruin.Part historical fantasy, part rivals-to-lovers romance, part Gothic mystery, and all haunting, dreamlike atmosphere, Ava Reid's powerful YA debut will lure in readers who loved The Atlas Six, House of Salt and Sorrows, or Girl, Serpent, Thorn.
By Zoe Tokushige. 2023
Airi is back for another hilarious story of friendship and pranks, and this time, there's drama--literally! Perfect for fans of…Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid!It's the spring semester, and Airi Sano is on top of the world! Her grades are up, she has real friends at her side, and she&’s joined the school play. She&’s even keeping out of trouble and toning down the pranks!But when the play falls victim to some truly awful pranks, everyone immediately suspects that Airi is behind them. As suspicion mounts, it's up to her to solve the mystery and clear her own name before the imposter strikes again. Sounds like a job for Airi and her crew!
By Dale Earnhardt Jr.. 2023
Buster is back! NASCAR legend and New York Times bestselling author Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s second children's book features an entertaining…off-road adventure story that teaches kids how to handle difficult emotions, starring the lovable Buster the race car!In Buster Gets Back on Track, Buster and the rest of the Punchy Motorsports team need to ace some brand-new moves at racing school. But when Buster struggles during practice, he gets hot under the hood--and accelerates out of there. After he turns down a path in the woods, Buster discovers a racing team unlike any he's encountered. These large military vehicles know a thing or two about keeping cool under pressure, and their dirt track--complete with tire-sucking swamps and razor-sharp rocks--proves it! Will Buster's off-road challenge show him how to stay calm even when things go wrong, or will Buster's emotions spin out of control?Full of action-packed artwork from Ela Smietanka, this follow-up to Buster's Trip to Victory Laneis ideal for ages 4–8;teaches kids how to process their emotions and calm down when they feel overwhelmed;is a perfect purchase for back-to-school celebrations, birthdays, and Christmas; andis a fun, read-aloud book for story times at libraries and schools.Kids will love to see Buster get back on track in this heartfelt tale about growing up.
By Samantha Brooke. 2018
Next stop . . . The Magic School Bus travels back in time to learn about the rock cycle! Ms. Frizzle’s class is…creating a time capsule. Tim wants to add an original superhero comic book, but he doesn’t know what to write about. When the Magic School Bus takes the class on an adventure across millions of years to learn about the incredible rock cycle, Tim gets an idea. It’s the epic battle between Captain Rockman vs. Weatherman. Who will win? This exciting novel continues the adventures of the Magic School Bus, the inspiration for the Emmy Award–winning animated series that has now been revived by Netflix.
By Marc Brown. 2018
Arthur the aardvark’s dog breaks his heart! From the creative producer of PBS’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning TV series.Arthur is…carefully working on his science fair project—a model of the human heart—when an overexcited Pal runs through and ruins it! Will Arthur’s friends be able to help—and in time for the fair?
By M. E. Kerr. 1975
A teenager whose parents have separated tries to adapt to life at a boarding school and make a fresh start…in a strange new placeAfter her mother runs off with her much-younger boyfriend, fourteen-year-old Flanders is shipped off to a boarding school in Virginia. On the train, she meets Carolyn Cardmaker, a preacher&’s daughter who will become her best friend. She also meets Ernestine Blue.Miss Blue is Flanders&’s faculty advisor at the Charles School, where each residence hall is named after a Charles Dickens novel. But Miss Blue&’s strict disciplinarian persona may be concealing a tragic past. As Flanders adjusts to life at school—which includes a deaf roommate and a terrifying blind date—she discovers surprising things about Miss Blue . . . and herself.A coming-of-age novel that transcends the ordinary in its perceptive, empathetic depiction of Flanders and the people in her life, Is That You, Miss Blue? takes us into a world where not everyone can be taken at face value—and where strangers can become unexpected friends.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of M. E. Kerr including rare images from the author&’s collection.
By Sara Pennypacker. 2003
“[An] excellent sequel to Stuart’s Cape . . . Precocious readers looking for clever and unusual situations will not be disappointed. Hilarious.” —Kirkus…Reviews (starred review)Our favorite worrier is back, and Stuart is about to start third grade. As he makes his way to the first day of school, wearing the worst outfit ever, what could a first-rate worrier do but worry?Stuart worries about getting stuck in the boys’ bathroom, about not having anything to show for show-and-tell, but most of all, about not making any friends. With his cape, though, Stuart is bound to have a day full of wacky adventures.“This humorous fantasy perfectly captures the child’s-eye view of elementary-school life . . . Young readers are sure to identify with Stuart’s persistent quest to find his place in the classroom society.” —School Library Journal“[A] wryly funny mix of the real and the magical, enhanced by Matje’s quirky line art.” —Publishers Weekly
By Alyssa Sheinmel. 2017
A gorgeous and haunting contemporary YA in the tradition of We Were Liars.When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at…Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie's childhood best friend. Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie's claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie's suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza's death? Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel delivers a gripping mystery and a sensitive and moving examination of the secrets that can hold us back--and even destroy us.
Choose your fate on a terrifying class trip in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that’s packed with more than twenty super-spooky…endings.Your teacher thinks it’ll be good for your class to hang out at the new wax museum in town. Yeah, right! Once you get there your teacher starts blah-blahing about something or other and that’s when you and your friend see the red door.If you decide to check out what’s behind door #1, you’ll discover the museum owner’s secret for making lifelike sculptures. And it doesn’t look like fun! If you decide to ditch the red door and go the other way, you’ll end up meeting scary Sybil Wicked—and wish you hadn’t. Will you escape this creepy place before you’re turned into a human candle? The choice is yours . . . Reader beware—you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS!
By Samantha Brooke. 2018
Next stop . . . The Magic School Bus heads to the wild to learn about camouflage!Every year D.A. has lost at the…school’s game of Extreme Hide and Seek thanks to the incredible powers of a mysterious player known only as The Seeker. But this year she has a plan: to apply the skills of mimicry and camouflage used by the best hiders in nature! Will she finally defeat The Seeker and be crowned champion?This exciting novel continues the adventures of the Magic School Bus, the inspiration for the Emmy Award–winning animated series that has now been revived by Netflix.
Claudia and the Baby-Sitters investigate after she’s accused of cheating in this whodunnit from the charming hit series.For once, Claudia’s…studied really hard for her math test. And when she gets her paper back, it has an A- on it. All right!But then Claudia’s math teacher calls her to his desk and accuses her of copying off of Shawna Riverson’s test.Claudia can’t believe it, and neither can the Baby-sitters. Claudia would never cheat! And they’re not going to rest until they help clear Claudia’s name!The best friends you’ll ever have—with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!
By Elizabeth Eulberg. 2012
“Take Glee, toss it in Lincoln Center, shake out the bizarre stereotypes and you get Take a Bow . . . one page…turner that has us yearning for an encore.” —MTV’s Hollywood CrushFrom the award-winning author of Prom & Prejudice and Past Perfect Life comes a story of all the drama and comedy of four friends who grow into themselves at a performing arts high school.Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it’s been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn’t sure how to admit that he’d rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.“This fresh, fun, fabulous read will have you cheering for new beginnings. Five shiny gold stars!” —Susane Colasanti, bestselling author of the City Love series“The cutthroat competitiveness is balanced by quiet, thoughtful moments of soul-searching regarding stardom, the creative process, and doing and sharing what they love. Readers who love seeing underdogs come out ahead will be delighted with the conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly“Realistic dialogue and a healthy dose of teen angst keep the pages turning.” —Kirkus Reviews
By Samantha Brooke. 2018
Buckle your seatbelts! The Magic School bus is ready to ride again—and kids can get to know Ms. Frizzle’s students…in this colorful book.The Magic School Bus books took children on many adventurous field trips that taught them about science, inspiring an Emmy Award–winning animated show on PBS. Now Netflix has revived and updated the series for a new generation of kids.Meet Walkerville’s newest class with this introduction to The Magic School Bus perfect for young fans. Learn all about your favorite students from the original series like Keesha, Ralphie, D.A., and Arnold—plus a few new friends!
By AnnMarie Anderson. 2018
Next stop . . . The Magic School Bus heads to the Galapagos to learn about invasive species!Arnold is alarmed to discover that…the beloved Ms. Frizzle has been promoted and her younger sister Fiona is taking over the class. His worries come true when a simple field trip results in the Galapagos Islands being overrun by invasive bunnies. Can Arnold save the islands? And will he ever learn to like his new teacher?This exciting novel continues the adventures of the Magic School Bus, the inspiration for the Emmy Award–winning animated series that has now been revived by Netflix.
By Norman Bridwell. 1999
Clifford is going to school! A playful picture book in the original series starring the Big Red Dog.Clifford is too…big to fit inside the school door now—but Emily Elizabeth remembers his visit there when he was just a Small Red Puppy . . . There was so much to do, and Clifford wanted to try it all! From finger-painting to making cookies, Clifford has many hilarious misadventures in this beloved book in the classic series—and he’s just as lovable as ever.
By Lisa Ann Scott. 2017
In this fantasy tale, the most beautiful student at the Enchanted Pony Academy hopes to prove she’s more than just…her looks.Belissima is the prettiest pony at the Enchanted Pony Academy—everyone says so. The problem is, no one seems to see what else Belissima is: talented and hardworking. She dreams that someday everyone will see that her real magic doesn’t have anything to do with her looks!The royal children are coming to the Academy for the selection ceremony, and Belissima is determined to show that she’s not just a pretty pony. It’s her last chance to prove everything she can be—which is so much more than a show pony.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams. 2015
In this fairy tale retelling, Goldilocks hopes to prove herself a worthy friend by infiltrating an evil organization and saving…the day.Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia . . . Goldilocks is so eager to make friends at Grimm Academy, she’s even tempted to accept an invitation to join E.V.I.L.—it’s just nice to be included! But she doesn’t want to be a villain. Can Goldie get inside the secret society and do some good?
A school assignment gets the Baby-Sitters thinking about their past in this entry in the classic hit series.The teachers at…SMS have assigned homework to do over the summer. How Mean! Plus, the essay topic is so boring: What I Did This Summer. If Kristy were teacher, she’d choose something much more interesting. Like writing about your most vivid memory. Which gets the Baby-sitters thinking . . . The best friends you’ll ever have—with classic BSC covers!