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Abbott, TonyForbidden StoneJ ABB4 kids fly from Texas to Germany for the funeral of an old family friend. But instead of just paying their respects, they wind up on a dangerous, mind-blowing quest to unlock an ancient, guarded secret that could destroy the fate of the world.2014YesFantasy68016
Adams, DouglasHitchhiker's guide to the galaxyYA-C ADAArthur, the last human in the galaxy, explores space in this cult classic. Both funny and philosophical, a must-read for teens.
Adler, DavidTrianglesJ 516.15 ADLQuestions about different kinds of triangles are answered with clear text and cheerful illustrations starring two friendly kids and one savvy robot.2014NF/Science5101
Aiken, JoanWolves of Willoughby ChaseJ AIKBefore Lemony Snicket wrote his tales of luckless orphans, Joan Aiken wrote this classic and creepy tale of an evil governess and two orphaned girls determined to escape her clutches.
Albee, SarahBugged: How insects changed historyJ 595.7 ALBDid you know that the tiniest things, like bugs, can have the biggest effects on history? Learn all about the funny, gross, and fascinating ways that insects affect history.2014NF/History113010
Alcott, Louisa MayLittle WomenJ ALCThe classic story of four sisters who, with the help of their family and friends, live through good times and bad and grow up to become strong women.
YesHistorical Fiction130039
Allison, JenniferGilda Joyce, Psychic InvestigatorYA ALLGilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower.2005YesMystery100012
Alvarez, JenniferStarfireJ ALVStar is prophesized to become the most powerful winged horse in Anok on his first birthday, but he must first overcome his malformed wings that make him unable to fly.2014YesFantasy77011
Anderson, LaurieFight for lifeJ ANDWith the help of her veterinarian grandmother and the other volunteers at the Wild at Heart Animal Clinic, eleven-year-old Maggie rescues sick puppies from an illegal puppy mill.2007YesAnimal Fiction5107
Anderson, M. T.
Astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: The Pox Party
YA ANDSet against the disquiet of Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's extraordinary novel takes place at a time when American Patriots battled to win liberty while African slaves were entreated to risk their lives for a freedom they would never claim.2007YesHistorical Fiction109018
Angleberger, TomStrange case of Origami YodaJ ANGSixth grader Dwight is a loser. Everyone knows this. But can his origami Yoda really give advice and even make predictions? This funny, intelligent, and quirky story will make you laugh and think.2010YesFunny7606
Armstrong, K. A.Loki's WolvesJ ARMFans of Rick Riordan will enjoy this mythological fantasy set in the world of Norse gods and their human descendants.2013YesFantasy69018
Arntson, SteveTrapYA ARNWhile searching for a missing friend, twins Henry and Helen stumble into the knowledge of their "subtle forms" which can separate from their physical bodies, and into a criminal's plot to make himself immortal--at any expense.2015Fantasy70011
Aston, Dianna HuttsNest is noisyEANIMALS 591.4 ASTDifferent animals build their nests in different ways. Read about these creatures and their unique homes!2015NF/Science11202
Atkinson, RickD-Day: The invasion of Normandy, 1944YA 940.54 ATKIn this adaptation of The Guns at Last Light, readers will learn about the Allies' famous D-Day invasion of Normandy that changed the course of World War II.2014NF/History12909
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
HawksongYA ATWIn a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the shapeshifters who rule the two factions agree to marry in the hope of bringing peace, despite deep seated fear and distrust of each other.2003YesFantasy93013
Atwater, RichardMr. Popper's penguinsJ ATWMr. Popper paints houses in the summer and dreams of Antarctica in the winter. When a famous explorer sends him a real, live penguin, his family's life changes forever! A hilarious classic.
Bach, ShelbyOf giants and iceJ BACRory has been in the shadow of her famous parents her whole life but when she starts at Ever After School she becomes the star of her own story - she didn't know there would be real dragons though!2012YesFantasy70023
Bacon, LeeJoshua DreadJ BACBesides being bullied, Joshua faces a major problem in middle school; trying to hide his identity as the son of supervillains, the Dread Duo.2012YesFantasy70013
Ballard, RobertExploring the TitanicJ 910.916 BALDescribes the large luxury liner which sank in 1912 and the discovery and exploration of its underwater wreckage.
BannisterShadow DoorJ BANA spooky graphic novel about a fantastical world and the friends who travel there.2009YesFantasy3004
Barkley, CallieAmy and the missing puppyJ BARDuring Spring Break, mystery lover Amy looks for clues to the disappearance of wealthy Ms. Sullivan's Saint Bernard puppy.2013YesAnimal Fiction4904
Barshaw, RuthEllie McDoodle: New kid in schoolJ BAREllie writes and doodles in a journal of her family's move to a new home and her struggle to make friends.2008YesRealistic Fiction5105
Blakemore, MeganVery in piecesYA BLASeventeen-year-old Very is the responsible one in a family full of artists. She struggles to keep her family together while her beloved Nonnie is dying of cancer and she herself is torn between her boyfriend, Christian, and a boy she is attracted to, Dominic.2015Realistic Fiction65021
Blos, JoanGathering of daysJ BLOThe journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend. Newbery Award winner.
Historical Fiction9608
Blumberg, Rhoda
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun
J 952.025 BLUCommodore Perry’s role in opening Japan’s closed society to world trade in the 1850’s. Newbery Award. More interesting than it sounds.
Blume, JudyOne in the middle is the green kangarooJ BLUA classic funny story about being a middle child.
Blume, JudyFreckle JuiceJ BLUAndrew wants freckles more than anything in the world. Is it worth fifty cents for the secret recipe for freckle juice?
Blume, JudyTales of a fourth grade nothingJ BLUPeter Hatcher feels like his little brother, Fudge, receives all the attention. Fudge is a two-year-old who gets away with everything and makes Peter feel like a "fourth grade nothing." What can Peter do to make his parents to pay attention to him for a change?
Blume, JudyIggie's houseJ BLUWhen Winnie welcomes the Garber family into a previously all-white neighborhood, she learns the difference between good neighbor policies and friendship.
Realistic Fiction5407
Blume, JudyOtherwise known as Sheila the greatJ BLUA summer in Tarrytown, N.Y., is a lot of fun for ten-year-old Sheila even though her friends make her face up to some self-truths she doesn't want to admit.
Realistic Fiction5905
Blumenthal, Karen
Steve Jobs: The man who thought different
YA 921 JOBSFrom the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack.2012Biography111014
Blumenthal, KarenMr. Sam: How Sam Walton built Wal-Mart and became America's richest manJ 921 WALTONA biography of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart2011Biography120010
Boston, L. M.
Children of Green Knowe/River at Green Knowe
J BOSA young boy and his friends spend magical summers exploring the strange, sometimes frightening, old house at Green Knowe.
Bow, ErinScorpion RulesYA BOWIn the future, children of world leaders are held hostage and killed if their parents start a war. When a new boy arrives, Greta's eyes are opened to the brutality of the rules and her power to change them.2015YesDystopia60021
Bowers, RickSpies of Mississippi: The true story of the spy agency that tried to destroy the civil rights movementYA 323.1196 BOWIn the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.2010NF/History12908
Bowler, TimBuried thunderYA BOWFourteen-year-old Maya is compelled to understand what is happening in the forest around the hotel her parents recently purchased after she discovers three dead bodies.2015Horror44014
Boyer, CrispinEverything CastlesJ 940.1 BOYEverything you could ever want to know about castles with gorgeous full-color pictures from National Geographic.2011NF/History11505
Boyne, JohnBoy in the striped pajamasYA BOYA fictional story of the friendship between the son of a Nazi officer and a boy in a concentration camp.
Historical Fiction108012
Bradley, TimothyPaleo Sharks: Survival of the StrangestJ 567.3 BRAPrehistoric sharks2007NF/Science10904
Bradley, TimothyPaleo Bugs: Survival of the creepiestJ 565.7 BRAPrehistoric bugs2008NF/Science11604
Bragg, GeorgiaHow they croakedJ 920 BRA“The awful ends of the awfully famous” from the gruesome to the weirdly fascinating.2011NF/History9508
Bragg, GeorgiaHow they chokedJ 920 BRAPresents a humorous look at the flaws and foibles of some of the most famous personalities of history, including such figures as Marco Polo, George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Edison, and Amelia Earhart.2014NF/History101010
Branford, AnnaViolet Mackerel’s Brilliant PlotJ BRAWhen a creative seven-year-old girl spots a blue china bird that she desperately wants, she forms an imaginative plan for getting it.2013YesRealistic Fiction9604
Brett, JanBeauty and the BeastETALES PRINCESS BREThrough her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful girl releases a handsome prince from the spell that has made him an ugly beast.2011Fairy Tale8605
Brink, CarolCaddie WoodlawnJ BRIChronicles the adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her six brothers and sisters on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.
Historical Fiction89011
Brown, DinahWho is Malala YousafzaiJ 921 YousafzaiIn this book from the Who Was...? series, readers will learn about the courage of a young Pakistani girl willing to stand up and speak out against the Taliban and its restrictive rule in her country.2015Biography6804
Brown, DonAmerica is under attackJ 973.931 SEPTNarrates the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, from the plane hijackings to the collapse of the World Trade Center.2011NF/History8403
Brown, DonGreat American Dust BowlJ 978.032 BRODon Brown brings the Dirty Thirties to life with kinetic, highly saturated, and lively artwork in this graphic novel of one of America's most catastrophic natural events: the Dust Bowl.2013NF/History8606
Brown, DonAll stations! Distress!J 910.916 BROThe captivating story of this amazing vessel, the people who built it, and its tragic demise during its maiden voyage across the Atlantic, told through first-hand accounts and detailed illustrations of the events as they happened.2008NF/History8803
Brown, DonLet it begin here!J 973.3311 BROAn informative look at the events that led up to this important day in history when American heroes took a stand against the British.2008NF/History9703
Bruchac, JosephJim ThorpeYA 921 THORPEComplete with photographs, this biography of the "world's greatest athlete" will inspire readers to dream and to work to achieve those dreams2006Biography95016
Bruchac, JosephPocahontasJ 921 POCAHONTASThe experiences of Captain John Smith and eleven-year-old Pocahontas are told in language that reflects the viewpoint of each speaker.2003Biography97011
Bryant, MeganOh my gods!J 292.13 BRYA snappy encyclopedia of Greek mythology.2010Mythology9006
Burk, JamesBird and squirrel on the runJ BURA funny graphic novel about two unlikely friends2012YesFunny2503
Burns, LoreeCitizen ScientistsJ 590.72 BURNational and international scientific projects you can join on your own or as a class. Includes information and history on scientific tracking projects.2012NF/Science10505
Burns, Loree
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the science of ocean motion
J 551.46 BURDescribes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents. What happens when thousands of rubber ducks get lost in the ocean?2007NF/Science12005
Butterworth, OliverEnormous EggJ BUTWhen Nate Twitchell discovers that one of his family's hens has laid the biggest egg he has ever seen, he is determined to see it hatch. But when it does nobody is prepared for what comes out!
Cabot, MegAirheadYA CABSixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.2008YesRealistic Fiction80019
Cabot, MegAvalon HighYA CABHaving moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.2006YesFantasy80017
Cabot, MegPrincess DiariesYA CABFourteen-year-old Mia, trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.
YesRealistic Fiction92014
Calabro, MarianPerilous journey of the Donner PartyJ 979.403 CALUses materials from letters and diaries written by survivors of the Donner Party to relate the experiences of that ill-fated group.1999NF/History10209
Callery, SeanTitanicJ 910.916 CALThis book from the Discover More series describes the "Titanic" and its tragic voyage. Detailed facts and illustrations create a vivid picture of the ship's history.2014NF/History9805
Carlson, CarolineMagic marks the spotJ CARHilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. There's only one problem: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags. But Hilary is not the kind of girl to take no for answer and sets out in search of her own seaworthy adventure.2013YesFantasy90016
Carman, PatrickDark hills divideJ CARWhen she finds the key to a secret passageway leading out of the walled city of Bridewell, twelve-year-old Alexa realizes her lifelong wish to explore the mysterious forests and mountains that lie beyond the wall.2005YesFantasy94014
Carpenter, TomBig game huntingJ 799.26 CARLearn about the history, gear, rules, and best techniques connected to big game hunting.2013NF/Sports8503
Carson, Mary KayBat ScientistsJ 599.4 CARReal scientists in the real world, fighting to save endangered bats and educate people about them.2010NF/Science10106
Carson, Mary KayPark Scientists: Gila Bears, geysers and grizzly bears in America’s own backyardJ 333.78 CARIn this book from the Scientists in the Field series, readers can learn about the flora and fauna of three of America's national parks and what scientists are doing to understand and protect these fragile plants and animals.2014NF/Science10406
Carter, AllyHeist SocietyYA CARA group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.2010YesAction/Adventure80015
Carter, Ally
I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you
YA CARCammie – and the other girls in her elite boarding school – enjoy being trained as future operatives. But sometimes she wonders if there’s something she might be missing, and when she meets a boy she realizes she wants to try “normal” teen life.2006YesAction/Adventure100012
Carvell, TimPlanet TadJ CARTwelve-year-old Tad navigates a year filled with girl problems, school antics, and the worst summer job in history, all told in the form of hilarious, illustrated blog entries.2012Funny9409
Chantler, ScottTower of treasureJ CHAFourteen-year-old orphan Dessa works as an acrobat in a traveling circus, trying to make a living and searching for her lost twin brother. When Topper, the circus juggler, gets Dessa and the strongman Fisk caught up in his plan to be the world's greatest thief, they end up in big trouble-and face-to-face with the villain who took Dessa's brother away.2010YesFantasy4003
Chatterton, MartinBrain finds a legJ CHAThirteen-year-old Sheldon is recruited by a new student, Theo Brain, to help investigate a murder, which is tied not only to bizarre animal behavior but also to a diabolical plot to alter human intelligence.2009YesMystery90013
Cheng, AndreaYear of the bookJ CHEFollows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.2012YesRealistic Fiction5906
Chew, RuthTrouble with magicJ CHEHarrison Peabody, a very pleasant wizard, demonstrates that a great deal of trouble often accompanies a little bit of magic.
Chin, JasonIsland: a story of the GalapagosENATURE 508.86 CHICharles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island?2012NF/Science9003
Cleary, BeverlyFifteenJ CLEFifteen-year-old Jane doesn't have much experience dating, so she can't believe it when she meets tall, good-looking Stan. He seems to like her, but is it too good to be true?
Cleary, BeverlyDear Mr. HenshawJ CLEIn his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
Realistic Fiction9105
Cleary, BeverlyGirl from YamhillJ CLEThe autobiography of Beverly Cleary, beloved author of the Ramona, Beezus, and Henry Huggins books.
Clements, AndrewAbout averageJ CLEAs the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnston, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.2012Realistic Fiction8606
Clements, AndrewWe the childrenJ CLESixth-grader Ben Pratt's life is full of changes that he does not like. When the school janitor gives him a tarnished coin with some old engravings and then dies, Ben is drawn into an effort to keep the school from being destroyed.2010YesMystery8607
Clements, AndrewThe Map TrapJ CLEAlton is obsessed with maps. He’s drawn maps of everything, from the stinkiest smells in the cafeteria to his teacher’s brain. But when someone steals his maps, he needs to get them back – fast – before his teacher finds them!2014Realistic Fiction9007
Clutton-Brock, JulietCatJ 599.75 CLUText and photographs present the anatomy, behavior, habitats, and other aspects of wild and domestic cats. From the Eyewitness series.2014NF/Science12106
Cohn, RachelPop princessYA COHYearning to escape the small Massachusetts town where her family retreated after her sister's death, Wonder Blake gets her chance when her sister's manager offers Wonder a record contract on her sixteenth birthday.2004Realistic Fiction107017
Colfer, ChrisLand of Stories: Wishing spellJ COLThrough the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.2012YesFantasy72022
Colfer, EoinAirmanJ COLWhen Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.2008Action/Adventure80024
Collard, Sneed B.Prairie buildersJ 635.9517 COLJoin the scientists working in the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge as they work to rebuild the tallgrass prairie that once covered much of the Midwest and restore the native plants and animals to the region.2005NF/Science10905
Collard, Sneed B.Reign of the sea dragonsJ 567.937 COLPrehistoric sea monsters2008NF/Science11006
Collard, Sneed B.
Science Warriors: The battle against invasive species
J 590.62 COLTalks about how scientists are fighting against invasive species in three different areas.2008NF/Science11105
Colman, PennyCorpses, Coffins and CryptsJ 393.09 COLBurial customs throughout history. Creepy but fascinating.1997NF/History11909
Columbus, ChrisHouse of secretsJ COLCordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.2013YesFantasy69021
Cooney, CarolineFace on the milk cartonYA COOWhen Janie sees her own face on a milk carton, her life begins a downward spiral. Who are these people she has always known as Mom and Dad?
Cooper, SusanDark is risingJ COOOn the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift - he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark.
Cooper, SusanBoggartJ COOAfter visiting the castle in Scotland which her family has inherited and returning home to Canada, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes. Mostly funny, but sad and scary in parts too.1993YesFantasy103012
Cornwell, BetsyMechanicaYA CORIn this alternate version of the classic Cinderella tale, sixteen-year-old inventor Nicolette discovers her late mother's secret workshop, providing for herself a chance at a new life and enabling her to break the bonds that tie her to her stepmother and stepsisters.2015Fantasy92018
Coven, WandaHeidi Heckelbeck has a secretJ COVIn the first book from the Heidi Heckelbeck series, eight-year-old Heidi experiences her first day of a brick-and-mortar school after being homeschooled, and she isn't happy about it. Perhaps a little magic can make things better!2012YesFunny4304
Coville, BruceJeremy Thatcher, Dragon HatcherJ COVSmall for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.2007YesFantasy7106
Coville, BruceAliens ate my homeworkJ COVRod is surprised when a miniature spaceship lands in his school science project and reveals five tiny aliens, who ask his help in apprehending an interstellar criminal.1993YesScience Fiction7307
Cowell, CressidaHow to train your dragonJ COWViking Hero Hiccup tries to pass the initiation test for his tribe, the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon. Hiccup becomes involved with more than he bargained for when two large sea dragons visit his home island of Berk.2004YesFantasy9908
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