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by Valerie IpsonIDEAL HIGH follows the journey of high school senior Taryn Young from tragic loss to the beginnings of hope and self-discovery. The story confronts bullying and asks the question, after tragedy will people treat each other better? For Taryn, though, the question is more pointed, can there be life after such a devastating loss? With additional themes such as friendship and betrayal, Ideal High also has at its core a page-turning mystery. What really happened that night at Ritter’s Crossing when a... more
by Trina SotiraOn the outside, Tirzah has everything: a best friend who adores her and the potential of a full-ride soccer scholarship at her father’s alma mater, Illinois University. But to Tirzah, none of it matters since she's stuck in the body of a girl. Struggling to hide her feelings for her best friend, Heidi, and fighting to cover up female body parts, Tirzah realizes the only way she'll ever be happy is if she transitions. But the change could mean losing Heidi, her scholarship, and possibly her paren... more
by Christopher J. ValinWhen the city’s greatest hero disappears, it’s up to his teenage sidekick to find him. But Red Raptor isn’t prepared for the challenges that face him when he has to go up against their greatest foe.
by Jen Minkman
An ancient land protected by a Tower of Light,
its people ever tempted by Siren song,
and a girl who falls for the wrong boy.
On the island of Skylge, electricity is only for the Currents – the rich ruling class who once came from across the sea and brought the holy fire of St. Brandan to Skylge. Ever since, the light in the Brandaris Tower has protected the islanders. Heeding the Siren's call will drown your body ... more
by Lucy BellwoodWelcome to the world of Baggywrinkles—a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore, built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood's time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy's comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with "a sheer and unremitting sense of joy" [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier].
by Kevin Kammeraad
Spinach Dip Pancakes is a book of whimsical wordplay, playful poetry, and mixed-media art.
by Kevin WhiteR.C. and Hen scramble to find out who is breaking Hen's eggs... Our favorite hard-boiled detective is searching for clues and questioning suspects. Is it Cow, the egg-sentric bovine? Or Rooster, a local yolk-al? Or could it be Fox, the poacher egg-strordinair? Even for our brilliant R.C. Duck, this case is not likely to be over-easy!
by Ann CurtinJesse Alvarez is tired of being the new kid every time his dad takes a job on another ranch. It doesn’t help that Cade Savage, the boss’s son, is a bully who has everything Jesse wants—money, a permanent home, horses, and most of all, a mother who lives with his family. Then Jesse meets Aaron Little Elk, who lives on the Wind River Reservation, steals scraps of yarn from the art room to make dreamcatchers, and never stops talking about his older brother Reuben. Despite that, they become friends,... more
by Dietz VollrathEleanor is a quiet student at Penwick Academy, when she and several classmates are asked by a visitor to help crack a strange code. Doing this takes Eleanor deep into the rambling maze of libraries at Penwick, where she discovers that the code refers to an old ship that visited a mysterious island nearly a century ago. Trying to discover what the ship found there leads Eleanor into the most dangerous part of the city, a basement filled with liquid books, a chase through the sewer drains, and a d... more
by Cathleen Smith-Bresciani;Rebekah KaufmanA delightful book featuring vintage Steiff animals to help children learn their ABCs! Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABCs, uses bright colors, playful words, and bold images to help youngsters learn the alphabet in the most memorable way possible. Each letter comes to life through a charming photo, happy poem, and brief history of the Steiff animal illustrated. And, to give the lessons an international flavor, the name of each animal is provided in English, French, Spanish, German, Chin... more
by Shweta Chopra & Shuchi MehtaWhen a mysterious package arrives just in time for Diwali, the three friends can hardly contain their excitement! Join the 3 Curious Monkeys Suno, Dekho and Jaano in their adventure as they discover the most wonderful Diwali Gift! Experience traditions of Diwali with sparklers, diyas and rangoli . The beautiful artwork and amusing storyline keeps everyone engaged. Winner of Mom's Choice Award.
by Jennifer KlathPeter the Slug has a dream. An impossible dream. He wants to run in the Great Forest Race. But slugs always finish last. Everyone says so.
by Jeanna Kunce
Darien is a creative ten-year-old girl who wishes to escape her dull and predictable life. She loves to read, draw, and daydream, despite her parents’ efforts to teach her to be practical. But when a stormy day brings Darien together with her peculiar neighbor, strange things begin to happen.
Miss Mildred–or Miss Mildew, as she is called behind her back–lives across the street from Darien. Old-fashioned and stern, Miss Mildred agrees to babysit Darien for the day and shares her secret b... more
by Brenda OrtegaWhen her revenge plan goes awry, fourteen-year-old Dani Burkhart finds herself in unexpected places: the back seat of a cop car, the police station holding room, Juvenile Court. She wants her old life, the one with a family that’s not falling apart. She wants to stay in her home with the woods in back, and keep her carefree dog with the windshield wiper tail, and hear her big brother laugh and shout “Sweet, D-Dawg!” when her curveball dips like a sparrow. Dani has always believed her grandmoth... more
by Michael MullinHis father is dead. His mother has remarried. His uncle is . . . his new stepfather? When the ghost of Simon Elsinore's father returns and claims he was murdered by his own brother, the nineteen-year-old film student must determine what is true and exact the revenge his father demands. A modern-day Hamlet for YA readers.
by Ben StrouseA boy struggles to grow up "faster than anybody!" so he can rescue a shelter dog.