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"Shouldn't you be in school?" by Snicket, Lemony, author.

"Shouldn't you be in school?"

Young Lemony Snicket investigates a rash of fires that have plagued the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, revealing secrets that involve the Department of Education and the notorious villain Hangfire.

Oct 1, 2014
A million ways home by Dorisi-Winget, Dianna, author.

A million ways home

When her grandmother and guardian suffers a stroke, twelve-year-old Poppy Parker's life turns upside down--but when she witnesses a murder and has to go into witness protection with Detective Brannigan's mother it becomes hard to believe she will ever find a way home, let alone save Gunner, a beautiful German shepherd with an uncertain future.

Sep 24, 2014
A Simple Case of Angels by Adderson, Caroline

A Simple Case of Angels

Sep 24, 2014
A simple case of angels by Adderson, Caroline, 1963- author.

A simple case of angels

Oct 1, 2014
Adventures in Flatfrost by Quinn, Jordan/ McPhillips, Robert (ILT)

Adventures in Flatfrost

Oct 1, 2014
Against the Tide - Library Edition by Sutherland, Tui

Against the Tide - Library Edition

Sep 24, 2014
Aliens in the Sky by Pike, Christopher

Aliens in the Sky

Oct 1, 2014
Ambassador by Alexander, William (William Joseph), 1976-

Ambassador

Appointed Earth's ambassador to the universe, twelve-year-old Gabe Fuentes faces two sets of "alien" problems when he discovers his parents are illegal aliens and face deportation and the Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force causing multiple mass extinctions.

Oct 1, 2014
Amelia Bedelia shapes up by Parish, Herman. author.

Amelia Bedelia shapes up

Picked last for kickball, Amelia Bedelia gets another chance to prove her athleticism when her class holds a mini-Oylympics.

Sep 25, 2014
Android in the Attic by Allan, Nicholas

Android in the Attic

Sep 24, 2014
Awake and dreaming by Pearson, Kit, 1947- author.

Awake and dreaming

While living a miserable, poverty-stricken life with her young, irresponsible mother, nine-year-old Theo dreams of belonging to a real family but finds a shadowy figure haunting her thoughts.

Oct 1, 2014
Backwards moon by Losure, Mary.

Backwards moon

When the magical veil that protects their valley from humans is broached and the Wellspring Water needed to repair it is polluted, it is up to two young witches, Bracken and Nettle, to save the coven.

Oct 1, 2014
Bad magic by Bosch, Pseudonymous, author.

Bad magic

"Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and a dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic"--

Oct 1, 2014
Bewitched in Oz by Burns, Laura J, author.

Bewitched in Oz

Sorcery is forbidden in the land of Oz, so for two years Zerie, Vashti, and Tabitha have practiced magic in secret, fearing that otherwise their talents will be taken away--but when they are finally exposed they discover that there are more dangerous secrets in Oz than they ever suspected.

Oct 1, 2014
Beyond the laughing sky by Cuevas, Michelle.

Beyond the laughing sky

Hatched from an egg and raised by a loving family, ten-year-old Nashville is more bird than human except for his lack of wings, but he and his classmates learn that differences need not keep them apart.

Oct 1, 2014
Blair's nightmare by Snyder, Zilpha Keatley, author.

Blair's nightmare

"A giant Irish wolfhound might be the dog of David's dreams in the third book in the Stanley Family series, a companion to The Headless Cupid, from three-time Newbery Honor winner Zipha Keatley Snyder. With five children, a raven, and a pet turkey named King Tut, the Stanley house is full-to-bursting. But David desperately wants a dog--even though his dad has forbidden another pet. So when Blair begins sleepwalking and having dreams of an enormous dog that comes to the house every night, David a

Oct 1, 2014
Bramble and Maggie - spooky season by Haas, Jessie, author.

Bramble and Maggie - spooky season

As Maggie and her horse explore autumn together, she takes a spill when Bramble becomes jumpy from the sights and sounds, and Maggie wonders if she can trust her horse to join her trick or treating on Halloween.

Sep 24, 2014
Bramble and Maggie - spooky season by Haas, Jessie, author.

Bramble and Maggie - spooky season

Bramble, a persnickety but lovable horse, and Maggie, her patient owner, build an even stronger friendship as they brave the surprises of autumn. In their third adventure, Bramble and Maggie explore a new season together -- fall! Leaves crunch underfoot. Acorns ping off rooftops. It all makes Bramble feel wonderfully spooky. But Bramble's frisky-pretend-scary gait makes Maggie jumpy, and soon Bramble really is nervous. There are alarming new sights and sounds everywhere, like Mr. Dingle's scarec

Sep 30, 2014
Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 by Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.

Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000

The monstrous Turbo Toilet 2000 is determined to take revenge on George, Harold, and Captain Underpants.

Sep 25, 2014
Cartwheeling in thunderstorms by Rundell, Katherine, author.

Cartwheeling in thunderstorms

"Will must find her way after she's plucked out of a wonderful life in Zimbabwe and forced to go to boarding school in England"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 24, 2014
Cat in the city by Salamon, Julie, author.

Cat in the city

As he tries to make his own way in New York City, a handsome stray cat that becomes known as Pretty Boy finds a series of temporary homes while learning that relying on others, and being relied upon, is a wonderful thing.

Oct 1, 2014
Catherine, called Birdy by Cushman, Karen.

Catherine, called Birdy

The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.

Oct 1, 2014
Centerburg tales by McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003.

Centerburg tales

Further adventures of Homer Price including those in which a mad scientist develops weeds which overrun the town and a juke box sets the whole town to singing against its will.

Oct 1, 2014
Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to making money by Greenwald, Tom.

Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to making money

"When his weekly allowance just isn't cutting it anymore, lovable slacker Charlie Joe devises ways to make more money--and fast"--

Oct 1, 2014
Cheesie Mack is sort of freaked out by Cotler, Stephen L.

Cheesie Mack is sort of freaked out

"Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, pull off a fantastic UFO prank, but when things go wrong, the victims of the prank plan a sinister plot as payback"--

Sep 24, 2014
Christmas fairy magic by McNamara, Margaret, author.

Christmas fairy magic

"There are only ten days left until Christmas, and the Fairy Bell Sisters couldn't be more excited: this year, their big sister Tinker Bell is coming home to visit! Tink says she's going to treat her sisters to the very best Christmas by bringing presents and decorations from Neverland. Then she makes her sisters promise not to do anything to prepare for the holiday--they work hard enough already! But as Christmas draws nearer--and Tink still has not arrived--Clara, Rosy, Goldie, and Sylva find

Sep 24, 2014
Cinnabar, the one o'clock fox by Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997, author.

Cinnabar, the one o'clock fox

Cinnabar, a clever fox, comes out of his home every day at one o'clock to tease the fox hunters nearby and let them chase him until nightfall.

Sep 28, 2014
Clara Dillingham Pierson's complete Among the people series by Pierson, Clara Dillingham.

Clara Dillingham Pierson's complete Among the people series

Sep 25, 2014
Conspiracy by Finney, Patricia

Conspiracy

Sep 24, 2014
Conspiracy by Finney, Patricia.

Conspiracy

When Margaret Cavendish, one of Elizabeth I's Gentlewomen of the Bedchamber, lost her life in a bungled attempt to kill the Queen, her daughter, Lady Grace, became a protg?e? to the monarch, who takes her under her wing. Now Grace, a spunky girl who romps through the gardens with the laundry maids and court tumblers and rolls her eyes at her fellow ladies, chronicles the court intrigues that swirl around her. The Royal Court is on its summer travels and Lady Grace is sure something strange is go

Oct 1, 2014
Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide by Nelson, Peter, 1953- author.

Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide

"Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley discovers the existence of the Creature Keepers, a team of humans assigned to protect mythical beasts"--

Oct 1, 2014
Creature teacher - the final exam by Stine, R. L, author.

Creature teacher - the final exam

When Tommy is sent to a special camp to make him into a "winner," he discovers that his fellow campers are competitive to the point of obsession, and that a particular teacher, Mrs. Maargh, takes winning very seriously.

Oct 1, 2014
Danger down the Nile by Patterson, James, 1947- author.

Danger down the Nile

"Twelve-year-old twins Bickford and Rebecca Kidd and their two older siblings travel to Africa to track down priceless artifacts that will keep the family's treasure hunting business afloat long enough to rescue their kidnapped mother--and possibly find their missing father"--

Sep 26, 2014
Dash by Larson, Kirby, author.

Dash

When her family is forced into an internment camp, Mitsi Kashino is separated from her home, her classmates, and her beloved dog Dash; and as her family begins to come apart around her, Mitsi clings to her one connection to the outer world--the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash.

Sep 25, 2014
Date with destiny by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Date with destiny

The girls land the job of reporting on Prince Alex and Tessa's wedding in Transylvania for VAMP Magazine, but Olivia is confronted with happy couples at every turn as she pines for Jackson.

Oct 1, 2014
Dead in the water by Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.

Dead in the water

After America is drawn into World War II, Hank McCallum finds himself on the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, separated from his brother Theo, in constant danger from torpedoes, and just learning about the prejudice and segregation that plague his new friend from Tonga Bradford.

Oct 1, 2014
December dog by Roy, Ron, 1940- author.

December dog

After finding an unusual present-- a lost puppy-- on Christmas Eve, best friends Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy scramble to find its owner before morning.

Oct 1, 2014
December Dog by Roy, Ron/ Gurney, John Steven (ILT)

December Dog

Sep 24, 2014
Delivery of doom by Yaccarino, Dan, author, illustrator.

Delivery of doom

When Luno's dad FINALLY gives him the responsibility of delivering pizza orders all over the galaxy, Luno is excited, mostly. He knows that delivering pizza is no walk on the moon. There are hostile customers, and there's always the threat of his deliveries being intercepted by Quantum Pizza, the fast growing chain restaurant that will do anything to put indies like Zorgoochi Intergalactic out of business. Luno is joined by his best friend Clive, a super smart, talking clove of garlic, and C

Oct 1, 2014
Diary of a wimpy kid - the long haul by Kinney, Jeff, author.

Diary of a wimpy kid - the long haul

Greg Heffley and his family hit the streets for a wimpy kid-style road trip.

Sep 25, 2014
Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff - a Felony Bay mystery by Thompson, J. E., author.

Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff - a Felony Bay mystery

"When Abbey and Bee's neighbor's dog, Yemassee, is kidnapped, they decide it's their job to find the men who took him"--

Oct 1, 2014
Disney Christmas storybook collection. by

Disney Christmas storybook collection.

Offers a collection of eighteen stories about Christmas featuring characters from popular Disney and Disney-Pixar movies, including "Monsters, Inc.," "Frozen," and "Wreck-It Ralph."

Oct 1, 2014
Don't Make Me Smile by Park, Barbara

Don't Make Me Smile

Sep 24, 2014
Don't make me smile by Park, Barbara.

Don't make me smile

A young boy has trouble adjusting to his parent's divorce.

Oct 1, 2014
Dork diaries. 8, Tales from a not-so-happily ever after by Russell, Rachel Renée, author.

Dork diaries. 8, Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters.

Oct 1, 2014
Double disaster! by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Double disaster!

Oct 1, 2014
Double or nothing by Payton, Belle, author.

Double or nothing

While Alex plans to run for class president, Ava's desire to play football stirs up controversy.

Oct 1, 2014
Entombed by Krovatin, Christopher.

Entombed

"In this final installment of the series, Ian, Kendra, and PJ face their most dangerous zombie-fighting mission of all, deep in the caves of Indonesia"--

Oct 1, 2014
Escape to California by Greenhut, Josh, author.

Escape to California

While on vacation in San Francisco, Stanley meets a girl who enlists his help in performing a trick: escaping from Alcatraz.

Sep 24, 2014
Escape to California by Greenhut, Josh, author.

Escape to California

While on vacation in San Francisco, Stanley meets a girl who enlists his help in performing a trick: escaping from Alcatraz.

Sep 29, 2014
Fall of heroes by Kraatz, Jeramey, author.

Fall of heroes

Masquerading as a new group of superheroes, the evil Cloak Society has taken over Sterling City--and ex-villain Alex Knight must bring them to justice once and for all.

Oct 1, 2014
Fantastic beasts & where to find them by Rowling, J. K.

Fantastic beasts & where to find them

A description of beasts, believed by Muggles to be mythical, like the Quintaped, the Puffskein, and the Knarl.

Sep 26, 2014
Fantasy league by Lupica, Mike, author.

Fantasy league

In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.

Oct 1, 2014
Fashion Frightmare! by Mercer, Sienna

Fashion Frightmare!

Sep 24, 2014
Fashion frightmare! by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Fashion frightmare!

The Cafe´ Creative fashion show is coming up, and everyone who's anyone is ready to strike a pose. Everyone except Ivy, that is. Modelling is her worst nightmare! Luckily Olivia's there to lend a hand. But soon strutting down the catwalk is the least of the twins' worries, when a priceless accessory goes missing. Is there a couture crook in town"--P. [4] cover.

Oct 1, 2014
Finding Ruby Starling by Rivers, Karen, 1970- author.

Finding Ruby Starling

Through e-mails, letters, blog entries, and movie scripts, twelve-year-old Ruth, an American girl, and Ruby, an English one, discover that they are long-lost twins.

Sep 25, 2014
First team - a New kid novel by Green, Tim, 1963-

First team - a New kid novel

"The companion novel to New Kid, where Brock is in another new town after being on the run with his dad again, and this time, he joins the football team"--

Sep 24, 2014
First team by Green, Tim, 1963-

First team

"The companion novel to New Kid, where Brock is in another new town after being on the run with his dad again, and this time, he joins the football team"--

Oct 1, 2014
Flashpoint by Korman, Gordon, author.

Flashpoint

Amy and Dan Cahill have their final confrontation with twisted billionaire J. Rutherford Pierce, a man whose power has no limits and is one step away from being elected president.

Sep 24, 2014
Fleabrain loves Franny by Rocklin, Joanne.

Fleabrain loves Franny

"This middle-grade novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952-53. The protagonist is Franny, a young girl of imagination, curiosity, and stubbornness. While recovering from polio, she begins a correspondence with a flea named Fleabrain"--

Oct 1, 2014
Flipping out! by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Flipping out!

Olivia is on a matchmaking mission. But can Finn and Amelia forget their differences and admit they're head over heels for each other? Ivy hopes so...it might take some of the attention away from her. She's fed up to the back fangs of being the most popular girl in school!--p. [4] cover.

Oct 1, 2014
Flying solo by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Flying solo

Ivy settles in to life at Wallachia Academy and tries to adjust to the school's strict rules, while back in Franklin Grove, Olivia begins dressing like Ivy in order to get into a vampire rock concert.

Oct 1, 2014
Freaky fusion - the junior novel by Finn, Perdita, author.

Freaky fusion - the junior novel

During the school's bite-centennial, the ghouls discover an old scientist's workshop and travel two hundred years into the past--to the beginning of Monster High.

Oct 1, 2014
Friendship Over by Sternberg, Julie/ Wright, Johanna (ILT)

Friendship Over

Oct 1, 2014
Gabriel Finley & the raven's riddle by Hagen, George, 1958- author.

Gabriel Finley & the raven's riddle

Eleven-year-old Gabriel, with the help of the young raven Paladin, which whom he has a magical bond, travels to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face challenges and unanswerable riddles to rescue his long-missing father.

Oct 1, 2014
Geronimo Stilton. 58, The Super Chef contest by

Geronimo Stilton. 58, The Super Chef contest

"My cousin Trap was entering the Super Chef Contest, which determines the best cook on Mouse Island--and he was bringing me along as an assistant. Slimy Swiss cheese, I don't know the first thing about cooking fancy dishes--and I didn't think Trap did, either"--Page 4 of cover.

Oct 1, 2014
Greenglass House by Milford, Kate.

Greenglass House

At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house sending Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure.

Sep 25, 2014
Half a world away by Kadohata, Cynthia.

Half a world away

Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.

Sep 26, 2014
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse ; Chester Cricket's pigeon ride by Selden, George, 1929-1989.

Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse ; Chester Cricket's pigeon ride

Chester Cricket's pigeon ride: Chester, a country cricket who misses stargazing during his stay in the city, takes a breathtaking ride over New York with new friend Lulu Pigeon.

Oct 1, 2014
Heap House by Carey, Edward

Heap House

Sep 25, 2014
Herbie Jones moves on by Kline, Suzy.

Herbie Jones moves on

When his best friend's family plans to move away, Herbie Jones does what he can to cope with the change.

Sep 24, 2014
Home by Prineas, Sarah, author.

Home

"Young Wizard's apprentice Connwaer disguises himself as a chimney swift in order to identify who has been stealing the locus stones in Wellmet"--

Oct 1, 2014
Homer Price by McCloskey, Robert, 1914-

Homer Price

Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.

Oct 1, 2014
Hook's revenge by Schulz, Heidi, author.

Hook's revenge

Captain Hook's swashbuckling daughter must avenge her infamous father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile.

Oct 1, 2014
Humphrey's playful puppy problem by Birney, Betty G.

Humphrey's playful puppy problem

Humphrey, the pet hamster of Classroom 26, is helping Richie with a science project, but Richie's feisty puppy gets in the way.

Oct 1, 2014
Humphrey's really wheely racing day by Birney, Betty G.

Humphrey's really wheely racing day

"When Mandy, one of the students from classroom 26, brings a special hamster-sized racecar to class, it means just one thing--Humphrey is going to be in a hamster race"--

Oct 1, 2014
I am so over being a loser by Loser, Barry (Fictitious character)

I am so over being a loser

After his mom becomes a celebrity, Barry endures teasing at school. But with the help of his napkin collection, new girl Nancy Verkenwerken, and a snail called Snailypoos, Barry is determined to prove once and for all that he is not a loser.

Oct 1, 2014
I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 by Tarshis, Lauren.

I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

"During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times? In this thrilling addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, readers are taken back to antiquity with a young boy trying to escape as the giant Mount Vesuvius erupts. Does he have what it takes to survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?" --

Sep 25, 2014
Infinity ring. 8, Eternity by de la Peña, Matt, author.

Infinity ring. 8, Eternity

Dak, Sera, and Riq fix the Great Breaks in history and prepare for the ultimate confrontation with the SQ.

Sep 24, 2014
Isabel's War by Perl, Lila

Isabel's War

Oct 1, 2014
Island of legends by McMann, Lisa, author.

Island of legends

Divided by their society into Wanted and Unwanted at thirteen, estranged twin brothers Aaron and Alex have both run into trouble--as mage of Artime, Alex must defend the island from attack, while Aaron continues to scheme to take over the islands and get rid of the Unwanteds altogether.

Sep 26, 2014
Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires - a novel by Gunhus, Jeff, 1972- author.

Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires - a novel

"Jack embarks on a quest to track down and acquire the first of five mythical Jerusalem Stones, an ancient power source found by his ancestors, the Templar Knights. Only the reunited Stones can stop Ren Lucre, the Dark Lord who holds Jack's father hostage and prepares for an all-out war against an unsuspecting human world. Jack and his friends begin their quest by seeking out a powerful and terrifying adversary, the Lord of the Vampires"--Back cover.

Oct 1, 2014
Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy by Gunhus, Jeff

Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy

Sep 30, 2014
Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy by Gunhus, Jeff, 1972-

Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy

After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. Joined by his friends Will and T-Rex, and led by Eva, the mysterious one-handed monster hunter, Jack sets out for the Monster Hunter Academy where he hopes to find answers to his questions. Little does he suspect that the Academy is filled with dangers of its own, many of them more t

Oct 1, 2014
Jack Templar Monster Hunter by Gunhus, Jeff

Jack Templar Monster Hunter

Sep 30, 2014
Jack Templar, monster hunter - a novel by Gunhus, Jeff, 1972- author.

Jack Templar, monster hunter - a novel

Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendent of a l

Oct 1, 2014
Jackal by Stone, Jeff, author.

Jackal

When a Jake is offered a chance to race in China for a world class BMX team he is not sure that he wants to go--but when one of his friends asks him to smuggle a mysterious drug called Dragonbone that can prolong life to her dying mother in China he feels he has to take the trip, whatever the danger.

Oct 1, 2014
Jelly Bean by Lord, Cynthia, author.

Jelly Bean

No pets are allowed in the apartment where Suzannah and her family live, so she volunteers at a local pet shelter and plays with the dogs and cats there--but when a child whose family is moving brings in her pet guinea pig, Jelly Bean, Suzannah promises that she will find him the perfect home.

Sep 25, 2014
Jingle Bells by Hapka, Cathy.

Jingle Bells

In 1915 Wisconsin, a farm horse named Jingle Bells worries that his family will replace him when the older son brings home a brand new Model-T Ford car. Includes facts about Clydesdale horses.

Oct 1, 2014
Kinda like brothers by Booth, Coe, author.

Kinda like brothers

When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy.

Oct 1, 2014
Last-but-not-least Lola and the wild chicken by Pakkala, Christine.

Last-but-not-least Lola and the wild chicken

In her ongoing campaign to win back her ex-best-friend Amanda Anderson, Lola continues to be thwarted by her last name, as "Zuckerman" keeps them far apart, whether it's on the bus, at recess, or a field trip to a farm. Lola knows she needs to rise above, but it may just take a week with grandma and a chance encounter with a chicken to give her the determination she currently lacks.

Sep 28, 2014
Life of Zarf - the trouble with weasels by Harrell, Rob, author.

Life of Zarf - the trouble with weasels

As a troll, Zarf Belford is at the bottom of the social ladder at Cotswin Middle School, but when the king goes missing and his insufferable son takes control, Zarf leads his friends Kevin and Chester on a rescue mission.

Oct 1, 2014
Lucinda's secret by DiTerlizzi, Tony.

Lucinda's secret

With goblins, trolls, and the house boggart all trying to get them, the Grace children turn to Great Aunt Lucinda for help.

Oct 1, 2014
Lug - dawn of the Ice Age by Zeltser, David.

Lug - dawn of the Ice Age

"Lug is a cave boy who would rather paint than fight. When he is banished from his clan, he and his two friends discover that the Ice Age is coming, and must figure out how to save their people"--

Oct 1, 2014
Lunch will never be the same! by Hiranandani, Veera.

Lunch will never be the same!

When Camille, a tall French girl, arrives at school with unusual lunches, third-grader Phoebe neglects her best friend Sage to get invited to Camille's house for dinner to see what other mysterious food Camille eats.

Oct 1, 2014
Maddy West and the tongue taker by Falkner, Brian, author.

Maddy West and the tongue taker

At nine-and-a-half Maddy West can speak every language in the world, a skill her mother finds weird--but when Maddy is asked to translate some ancient scrolls in Bulgaria, she and her ten-year-old friend Kazuki find themselves on a wild adventure with a mysterious monkey, a Bulgarian wrestler, evil magic, and a fiendish witch.

Oct 1, 2014
Magic in the mix by Barrows, Annie.

Magic in the mix

Life seems to be back to normal for "newly twinned" sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly's past.

Oct 1, 2014
Magic mountain by Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.

Magic mountain

Best friends Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine head to the slopes of Magic Mountain in order to stop the brownies from being turned into icicles by recovering Queen Malice's fifth enchanted thunderbolt.

Oct 1, 2014
Manhunt by Messner, Kate, author.

Manhunt

Henry, Anna, and Jose, the junior members of the Silver Jaguar Society, are on a mission in Paris to recover the Mona Lisa--but when senior members of the Society are taken hostage, it is up to Henry to rescue them while continuing to pursue the missing masterpiece.

Oct 1, 2014
Meet the Bigfeet by Sherry, Kevin

Meet the Bigfeet

Oct 1, 2014
Mister Max - the book of secrets by Voigt, Cynthia.

Mister Max - the book of secrets

Self-reliant Max Starling, a twelve-year-old detective and problem solver, struggles to keep his identity a secret as he investigates a case of arson, while cryptic messages from his still missing parents indicate that they need rescuing.

Oct 1, 2014
Monkey me and the school ghost by Roland, Timothy, author.

Monkey me and the school ghost

"Clyde has a secret. Whenever he gets too excited, he changes into a monkey. His twin sister, Claudia, is worried that this isn't good for him. But when a ghost is seen in their school's hallway, Clyde will have to use his monkey powers to save they day. Will Clyde ever be a normal boy again?--Jacket.

Oct 1, 2014
Mutation by Smith, Roland, 1951-

Mutation

"Marty and his best friend, Luther, have managed to rescue Marty's cousin Grace from the clutches of the nefarious pseudo-naturalist Noah Blackwood, but their most dangerous mission lies ahead of them. Marty's parents have been missing in Brazil for months, and their trail has all but run cold. With time running out, Marty and the Cryptos Island crew race off for Brazil--where they discover that Noah Blackwood has twisted the natural order of things beyond their wildest, most terrifying dreams"-

Oct 1, 2014
My brother's shadow by Avery, Tom (Children's story writer)

My brother's shadow

Eleven-year-old Kaia, who has felt emotionally isolated since her brother's suicide, befriends a wild boy who mysteriously appears at her London school, finding a way to communicate with him despite his being mute.

Oct 1, 2014
My brother's shadow by Avery, Tom (Children's story writer)

My brother's shadow

Eleven-year-old Kaia, who has felt emotionally isolated since her brother's suicide, befriends a wild boy who mysteriously appears at her London school, finding a way to communicate with him despite his being mute.

Sep 24, 2014
My cousin's keeper by French, Simon, 1957- author.

My cousin's keeper

"Eleven-year-old Kieran wants to be part of the 'in' group at school. He wants to be on the soccer team. He wants to fit in. But then his weird cousin Bon turns up, both at school and at home. Bon knows nothing about fitting in, with his long blond braid, babyish hand-knit hat, and funny, precise voice. Bon doesn't play sports, and he likes to draw imaginary maps with stories about 'Bon the Crusader' and 'Kieran the Brave.' He's an easy target for teasing, and Kieran has little patience for him.

Oct 1, 2014
My friend the enemy by Smith, Dan, 1970- author.

My friend the enemy

In 1941, having a German plane crash near your house is exciting, but when twelve-year-old Peter Dixon and his friend Kim find a wounded German airman, Peter is faced with a dilemma--should he help take care of the man as Kim wants to do, or report him to the soldiers searching for him?

Sep 24, 2014
My heart is laughing by Lagercrantz, Rose, 1947-

My heart is laughing

Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani's class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events ... It would all be okay if only Ella would move back. The standalone sequel to the acclaimed illustrated chapter book, My Happy Life.

Oct 1, 2014
My Heart Is Laughing by Lagercrantz, Rose/ Eriksson, Eva (ILT)

My Heart Is Laughing

Sep 24, 2014
My mother got married - and other disasters by Park, Barbara.

My mother got married - and other disasters

Twelve-year-old Charles experiences many difficulties in adjusting to a new stepfather, stepsister, and stepbrother.

Oct 1, 2014
Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy

"Jack Frost never gets anything in his Christmas stocking, so this year, he's decided that nobody else will, either! He's stolen Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy's three magic objects. Without them, Natalie can't make sure that kids all over the world get their special presents! Can Kirsty and Rachel help their newest fairy friend? Or is the Christmas magic about to fizzle and fade?"--

Oct 1, 2014
Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy

Never getting anything in his stocking, Jack Frost steals Natalie the fairy's three magical objects, forcing Rachel and Kirsty to try to retrieve them.

Sep 24, 2014
Nest by Ehrlich, Esther, author.

Nest

On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbor Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother's multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.

Oct 1, 2014
New Year's Eve thieves by Roy, Ron, 1940-

New Year's Eve thieves

While investigating a mystery on New Year's Eve, four friends encounter a big surprise.

Oct 1, 2014
Nick and Tesla's super-cyborg gadget glove - a mystery with a blinking, beeping, voice-recording gadget glove you can build yourself by Pflugfelder, Bob, 1967- author.

Nick and Tesla's super-cyborg gadget glove - a mystery with a blinking, beeping, voice-recording gadget glove you can build yourself

In order to figure out why robotic versions of history's greatest scientists and inventors keep going haywire, siblings Nick and Tesla create a gadget glove.

Oct 1, 2014
Nightmares! by Segel, Jason, 1979- author.

Nightmares!

"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late"--

Oct 1, 2014
November night by Roy, Ron, 1940-

November night

"As Thanksgiving approaches, Nate and Lucy must help Bradley and Brian find out what their shady new neighbors are up to"--

Oct 1, 2014
Nuts to you by Perkins, Lynne Rae.

Nuts to you

After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.

Sep 24, 2014
Of sorcery and snow by Bach, Shelby, author.

Of sorcery and snow

"Rory Landon sets off on another tale from The Ever After School in order to end the reign of the Snow Queen"--

Oct 1, 2014
On impact by Ball, Nate, author.

On impact

Injured in a bicycle accident, Zack discovers that his alien houseguest has swiped his brakes, placing Zack's baseball season in jeopardy while subjecting him to an annoying little brother.

Sep 25, 2014
One-eyed doll by Preller, James, author.

One-eyed doll

Malik and his sister, Tiana love to hunt for hidden treasure and are about to discover a small locked box buried behind a deserted house.

Oct 1, 2014
One-Eyed Doll by Preller, James/ Bruno, Iacopo (ILT)

One-Eyed Doll

Sep 24, 2014
Pathfinder by Sage, Angie.

Pathfinder

"13-year-old Alice TodHunter Moon goes in search of her friend Ferdie, who has been kidnapped by the malevolent Lady, encountering Septimus Heap, ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and awakening her own Magykal potential"--

Oct 1, 2014
Paula Danziger's Amber Brown horses around by Coville, Bruce.

Paula Danziger's Amber Brown horses around

Amber is excited to be spending the summer after fourth grade with her friends at Camp Cushetunk, but things start getting complicated when she learns that her worst enemy, Hannah Burton, is one of her bunkmates.

Oct 1, 2014
Penelope Crumb is mad at the moon by Stout, Shawn K., author.

Penelope Crumb is mad at the moon

"Penelope Crumb makes a new friend when she is forced to learn how to square dance at school"--

Oct 1, 2014
Pigsticks and Harold and the incredible journey by Milway, Alex, 1978- author, illustrator.

Pigsticks and Harold and the incredible journey

The last member of a line of explorers, unfailingly optimistic Pigsticks hires a hapless delivery hamster named Harold to be his companion for a quest that wends through jungles, deserts, and mountains in search of the Ends of the Earth.

Sep 25, 2014
Project Superhero by Zehr, E. Paul/ Pearn, Kris (ILT)

Project Superhero

Oct 1, 2014
Puppy party by Wilson, Anna, 1970 Mar. 13-

Puppy party

"Summer has two weeks to plan a surprise party for her glamorous older sister April. Summer realizes that it is also her dog Honey's birthday that week--and therefore decides to plan a joint party. She decides not to mention the whole 'puppy' part of the plan to anyone except her most bestest friend Molly Cook. Cut to party day and utter mayhem is slowly unfolding"--Amazon.com.

Oct 1, 2014
Quidditch through the ages by Rowling, J. K.

Quidditch through the ages

A copy of the volume found in Hogwarts School Library, where it is consulted by Quidditch fans.

Sep 26, 2014
Rain Reign by Martin, Ann M.

Rain Reign

Oct 1, 2014
Rapunzel cuts loose by Holub, Joan, author.

Rapunzel cuts loose

Rapunzel refuses to let her magical, fast-growing hair get in the way of helping her friends Snow, Red, and Cinda save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society.

Oct 1, 2014
Red berries, white clouds, blue sky by Dallas, Sandra.

Red berries, white clouds, blue sky

"After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado"--

Sep 24, 2014
Red berries, white clouds, blue sky by Dallas, Sandra.

Red berries, white clouds, blue sky

"After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado"--

Oct 1, 2014
Return to Planet Tad by Carvell, Tim.

Return to Planet Tad

Tad offers commentary on his eighth-grade year via illustrated blog entries.

Oct 1, 2014
Revealed by Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

Revealed

After returning the missing children from history to their original time periods, thirteen-year-old Jonah must save time itself when aviator Charles Lindbergh mysteriously appears and kidnaps Jonah's sister.

Sep 26, 2014
Rhyme schemer by Holt, K. A, author.

Rhyme schemer

A novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied, as he learns about friendship, family, and his talent for poetry.

Oct 1, 2014
Rise of the earth dragon by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Rise of the earth dragon

Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King's soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo--and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers.

Oct 1, 2014
Rocket man by Coates, Jan, 1960- author.

Rocket man

Feeling invisible as the middle child, Bob gets the chance to shine when he is asked to plan a basketball game to support cancer research, but his father, who suffers from cancer, may not be able to make the game when he lands in a wheelchair after a fall.

Oct 1, 2014
Rory's promise by MacColl, Michaela, author.

Rory's promise

Twelve-year-old Rory Fitzpatrick loves her younger sister, Violet, more than anyone in the world. She has been Violet's only family ever since their parents died and they went to live at the Sisters of Charity Foundling Hospital in New York. Rory promised she would always protect her sister, would never leave her. So when Rory learns that the nuns are sending Violet to an adoptive family out West, Rory is determined to follow and keep her family together at all costs. What happens on the journey

Oct 1, 2014
Royal icing by Berk, Sheryl.

Royal icing

Juliette invites the cupcake club girls to London to cater her boyfriend's West End acting debut, and while there Lady and Lord Wakefield ask them to build a cupcake London Bridge for their daughter's birthday.

Oct 1, 2014
Sailing home - a story of a childhood at sea by Rand, Gloria.

Sailing home - a story of a childhood at sea

Captain Madsen's four children fondly recall their exciting experiences sailing with their father and mother on the bark John Ena at the turn of the twentieth century.

Oct 1, 2014
Sammy Keyes and the kiss goodbye by Van Draanen, Wendelin.

Sammy Keyes and the kiss goodbye

"Sammy Keyes has spent the last few years solving other people's mysteries; now her friends (and some foes) come together to unmask the fiend who has put Sammy in a coma"--

Oct 1, 2014
Second chances by Schwab, Victoria, author.

Second chances

Assisting Caroline, who is being bullied at an all-girls' prep school, guardian angel Aria works to uncover the hidden pain that afflicts both Caroline and her former best friend, who has become the bullies' ringleader.

Sep 24, 2014
Second chances by Schwab, Victoria, author.

Second chances

Assisting Caroline, who is being bullied at an all-girls' prep school, guardian angel Aria works to uncover the hidden pain that afflicts both Caroline and her former best friend, who has become the bullies' ringleader.

Oct 1, 2014
Secrets & spies by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Secrets & spies

Oct 1, 2014
Secrets of the manor. Elizabeth's story, 1848 by Whitby, Adele, author.

Secrets of the manor. Elizabeth's story, 1848

While everyone at Chatswood Manor is busy planning a birthday ball, an Irish refugee who is searching for his wife arrives at the house, and Elizabeth and Katherine decide to investigate the woman's disappearance.

Sep 25, 2014
Secrets of the manor. Katherine's story, 1848 by Whitby, Adele, author.

Secrets of the manor. Katherine's story, 1848

"Twins Katherine and Elizabeth Chatswood are on their way to visit their distant relatives at Vandermeer Manor in Rhode Island. Wedding bells will soon be ringing for their father's cousin in the grandest event on either side of the ocean since the twins' birthday ball a few months ago. But when something very precious inside the manor gets vandalized, the groom threatens to call off the wedding. ... The twins don't know it yet, but they might hold the key that will set true love back on its

Sep 25, 2014
Shadows of the silver screen by Edge, Christopher.

Shadows of the silver screen

At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures and, with Monty as the star, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only Penny can uncover the cause.

Oct 1, 2014
Sleuth on skates by Beauvais, Clémentine.

Sleuth on skates

Precocious eleven-year-old self-made-supersleuth Sophie "Sesame" Seade investigates the disappearance of Jenna Jenkins, a student at Cambridge University, where Sophie's father is chaplain and her mother is Head of Christ's College.

Oct 1, 2014
Snap decision by Whitaker, Nathan.

Snap decision

Eighth-grader Chase Clark gets the chance to play on the varsity team with his best friend, Tripp, at their small-town Florida school, but when a hard hit takes Tripp down, Chase is the only one who knows what really happened, and telling could have serious consequences.

Oct 1, 2014
Space case - a Moon Base Alpha novel by Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-

Space case - a Moon Base Alpha novel

"Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors"--

Oct 1, 2014
Spirit's key by Cohn, Edith.

Spirit's key

Having finally developed the psychic ability her father used to provide for them, twelve-year-old Spirit Holden, aided by the ghost of her beloved dog Sky, investigates the mystery of why wild dogs are dying on their remote island.

Oct 1, 2014
Stake out! by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Stake out!

Together again, Ivy and Olivia team up to try to figure out the identity of a mystery blogger who is determined to expose Franklin Grove's biggest secret.

Oct 1, 2014
Star style by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Star style

Olivia and Ivy find themselves competing for a role in a vampire romance film and are surprised when their biological dad turns up on the movie set.

Oct 1, 2014
Star Wars rebels. Rise of the rebels by Kogge, Michael.

Star Wars rebels. Rise of the rebels

"Your favorite Star wars rebels heroes are ready to fight the evil Empire! Kanan, Hera, and trusty old Chopper battle TIE fighters while Sabine uses her artistic talents to outsmart Stormtroopers. Zeb never misses an opportunity to take down troopers, and Ezra scores a special souvenir at the crash site of an Imperial fighter"--P. [4] of cover.

Sep 24, 2014
Starfire by Alvarez, Jennifer Lynn, author.

Starfire

"Star 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 and threats from the leaders of the five herds"--

Oct 1, 2014
Starfire by Alvarez, Jennifer Lynn.

Starfire

"Star 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 and threats from the leaders of the five herds"--

Sep 24, 2014
Stealth the ghost panther by Blade, Adam.

Stealth the ghost panther

The evil Wizard Malvel's final Beast has reached the doors of King Hugo's palace! Stealth the Ghost Panther lassoes victims with his three tails, scratching the good citizens of Avantia and turning them into evildoers. To rescue his father, Tom must capture the final piece of Amulet from Stealth's collar--before all Avantia turns to evil!

Oct 1, 2014
Stella Batts - none of your beeswax by Sheinmel, Courtney.

Stella Batts - none of your beeswax

"Eight-year-old Stella finds it is not easy or fun to keep secrets. The first secret is keeping her sister, Penny, from discovering that her pet fish has died and been replaced with a new fish. The second secret involves a school assignment which Stella cannot share even with her best friend"--Provided by the publisher.

Oct 1, 2014
Step it up by Berk, Sheryl.

Step it up

"Trouble is brewing between the Divas just before their big upcoming Dance Fusion competition. Miss Toni is mad, mad, mad--but she has an idea to fix the problem: a camping retreat, where these girls will have to learn the true meaning of teamwork or be left out in the dark"--

Oct 1, 2014
Super Schnoz and the invasion of the snore snatchers by Urey, Gary.

Super Schnoz and the invasion of the snore snatchers

"When Super Schnoz and his friends find out that aliens are after his snores to take over Earth, they seek help from an exiled seismologist"--

Oct 1, 2014
Sydney & Simon - full steam ahead! by Reynolds, Paul A.

Sydney & Simon - full steam ahead!

Twins Sydney and Simon learn about the water cycle and use science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to solve the problem of their stuck window and thirsty flowers.

Oct 1, 2014
Tales of a sixth-grade Muppet by Scroggs, Kirk.

Tales of a sixth-grade Muppet

Sixth grader Danvers Blickensderfer really hits rock bottom when he auditions for the local talent show: His death-defying hula-hooping-ninja tribute to the great Gonzo is beat out by the world's most obnoxious middle school boy band, Emo Shun. With his daredevil dreams dashed, Danvers goes to bed wishing he could be just like his idol Gonzo. The next morning, Danvers wakes up feeling a little fuzzy... literally! He's turned into a Muppet! Fortunately, there's an internship open at the Muppet Th

Oct 1, 2014
Tales of the Great Beasts by Mull, Brandon/ Eliopulos, Nick/ Merrell, Billy/ Brown, Gavin/ Seife, Emily

Tales of the Great Beasts

Oct 1, 2014
Tell me by Bauer, Joan, 1951-

Tell me

Feeling scared and powerless when her father's anger escalates and her parents separate, twelve-year-old Anna spends the summer with her grandmother and decides to make a difference when she sees what seems to be a girl held against her will.

Oct 1, 2014
The (totally not) guaranteed guide to friends, foes & faux friends by McCafferty, Megan, author.

The (totally not) guaranteed guide to friends, foes & faux friends

"Twelve-year-old Jessica Darling receives another cryptic list from her older sister, Bethany. While hosting a slumber party and planning a Halloween costume, Jessica tries to navigate the seventh grade social scene, with mixed results"--

Oct 1, 2014
The 12 screams of Christmas by Stine, R. L, author.

The 12 screams of Christmas

When "frenemies" Kate and Courtney need a quiet place to rehearse for their school's Christmas play, their teacher suggests an old house that might just be haunted.

Oct 1, 2014
The 8th continent by London, Matt, author.

The 8th continent

Hoping to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her power.

Oct 1, 2014
The amazing adventures of Superman! Alien Superman! by Stewart, Yale, author, illustrator.

The amazing adventures of Superman! Alien Superman!

When Superman is transformed into a strange green alien by Lex Luther's latest invention, Wonder Woman must somehow get him to the Fortress of Solitude where he can be cured.

Sep 26, 2014
The amazing adventures of Superman! Battle of the super heroes! by Stewart, Yale, author, illustrator.

The amazing adventures of Superman! Battle of the super heroes!

The shape shifting Clayface ignites a feud between Superman and Batman.

Sep 26, 2014
The amazing Wilmer Dooley - a Mumpley Middle School mystery by DeWitt, Fowler.

The amazing Wilmer Dooley - a Mumpley Middle School mystery

Hoping to impress Roxie with his dazzling project on bacteria, seventh-grader-to-be Wilmer Dooley enters the state science fair, where he encounters his arch nemesis, Claudius, who may be planning something terribly sinister.

Sep 24, 2014
The Angel Tree by Benedis-Grab, Daphne, author.

The Angel Tree

Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from--but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.

Oct 1, 2014
The Angel Tree by Benedis-Grab, Daphne, author.

The Angel Tree

Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from--but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.

Sep 24, 2014
The assistant vanishes! by Dahl, Michael.

The assistant vanishes!

When the magician Theopolis makes a boy from school disappear during the magic show at the Abracadabra Hotel, Charlie Hitchcock and Tyler Yu are determined to find out what really happened.

Oct 1, 2014
The badger knight by Erskine, Kathryn, author.

The badger knight

In England in 1346 Adrian has three problems: he is small for his twelve years, he is an albino, so people are suspicious of him, and his father wants him to be a scribe, while he wants to be an archer--but when he runs away to join his friend in the fight against the invading Scots, he learns that war can be a lot more complicated then he imagined.

Oct 1, 2014
The book of bad things by Poblocki, Dan, author.

The book of bad things

Although twelve-year-old Cassidy Bean keeps a book of bad things, she did not expect her summer with the Tremont family in rural New Jersey to be one of them--but this year Ursula, a local hoarder, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Cassidy finds that there a great many bad and dangerous things hidden in her house, including, perhaps, her vengeful ghost.

Oct 1, 2014
The boxtrolls - a novel by Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody, author.

The boxtrolls - a novel

When the Boxtrolls are targeted by Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them, the kindhearted band of trolls must turn to their adopted charge Eggs and rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds.

Sep 26, 2014
The brilliant world of Tom Gates by Pichon, Liz.

The brilliant world of Tom Gates

Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks, spilt water, lightening. Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his 'Camping Sucks' holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill, which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him.

Oct 1, 2014
The broken spell by McGann, Erika.

The broken spell

Bored with studying pure theory, Grace and her four best friends jump at the chance to learn practical witchcraft from the glamorous Ms. Gold, but they make a magical mistake that drags the past into the present.

Oct 1, 2014
The case of the stolen sixpence by Webb, Holly, author.

The case of the stolen sixpence

Junior sleuth Maisie Hitchins, who lives in her grandmother's boarding house in Victorian London, uncovers an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies, and a fast-paced bicycle chase.

Sep 28, 2014
The case of the weird blue chicken - the next misadventure by Cronin, Doreen, author.

The case of the weird blue chicken - the next misadventure

When a weird blue chicken comes to Chicken Squad headquarters for help, siblings Dirt, Sugar, and Sweetie help find her missing house.

Oct 1, 2014
The cat at the wall by Ellis, Deborah, 1960- author.

The cat at the wall

When normal American middle-school student Clare dies and comes back as a cat in the middle of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, she wonders if she should even try to do what she can to help since, after all, she is just a cat.

Sep 24, 2014
The cat at the wall by Ellis, Deborah, 1960- author.

The cat at the wall

Oct 1, 2014
The categorical universe of Candice Phee by Jonsberg, Barry, 1951- author.

The categorical universe of Candice Phee

Candice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life.

Oct 1, 2014
The classroom - trick out my school! by Mellom, Robin, author.

The classroom - trick out my school!

When a second documentary crew arrives at Westside Middle School to film a renowned Hollywood designer's renovations, seventh-grader Trevor Jones is chosen to join the design team and faces a makeover of his own.

Oct 1, 2014
The composition by Skármeta, Antonio.

The composition

When a government official comes into a third grade classroom and tells the students to write a composition entitled "What My Family Does at Night," Pedro must decide how he feels about the military dictatorship that is running his country.

Sep 26, 2014
The contract by Jeter, Derek, 1974- author.

The contract

In Kalamazoo, Michigan, eight-year-old Derek Jeter, who dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, learns what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.

Oct 1, 2014
The elevator ghost by Huser, Glen, 1943- author.

The elevator ghost

Quirky babysitter Carolina Giddle moves into the Blatchford Arms, a spooky apartment building rumoured to be haunted, and enchants her young charges with ghost stories that they find eerily familiar.

Oct 1, 2014
The elevator ghost by Huser, Glen, 1943- author.

The elevator ghost

Babysitter Caroline Giddle has a knack for calming even the most rambunctious children of Blatchard Arms, by telling them ghost stories, which seem oddly familiar.

Sep 24, 2014
The Emerald Shore by Mariconda, Barbara.

The Emerald Shore

"Lucy travels to Ireland in her magical house-turned-ship to find the pirate treasure that will end the magical curse haunting her family once and for all"--

Oct 1, 2014
The fairy-tale matchmaker by Baker, E. D.

The fairy-tale matchmaker

Defying her mother's wishes and the Tooth Fairy Guild, Cory quits her tooth fairy training to explore such things as babysitting an adventurous Humpty Dumpty and helping Suzy organize her seashells by the seashore until, at last, Cory discovers a power she never knew she had.

Oct 1, 2014
The fires of Calderon by Cummings, Lindsay, author.

The fires of Calderon

"Eleven-year-old Albert Flynn is trained to restore balance to the hidden earthly realms that have fallen into chaos and threaten to destroy the world"--

Oct 1, 2014
The fires of Calderon by Cummings, Lindsay.

The fires of Calderon

"Eleven-year-old Albert Flynn is trained to restore balance to the hidden earthly realms that have fallen into chaos and threaten to destroy the world"--

Sep 24, 2014
The forbidden flats by Eddleman, Peggy, author.

The forbidden flats

When an earthquake causes the deadly band of air that covers the post World War III Earth to begin to sink over the town of White Rock, twelve-year-old Hope must lead a team through the Bomb's Breath and across the Forbidden Flats to obtain the mineral which will save the town.

Oct 1, 2014
The fourteenth goldfish by Holm, Jennifer L., author.

The fourteenth goldfish

Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

Sep 24, 2014
The girls of Gettysburg by Miller, Bobbi.

The girls of Gettysburg

"Pickett's Charge, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, is the climax of this Civil War adventure, told from the perspective of three girls: a Union loyalist, a free Black, and a girl from Virginia who disguised herself as a boy to fight in theConfederate Army"--

Oct 1, 2014
The graham cracker plot by Tougas, Shelley.

The graham cracker plot

Calamity ensues when almost twelve-year-old Daisy and her sometimes best friend Graham try to break Daisy's father out of prison.

Oct 1, 2014
The great rescue - Sam Silver, undercover pirate by Burchett, Jan.

The great rescue - Sam Silver, undercover pirate

When the Sea Wolf stops at a quiet island to make repairs, they are surprised to find the native people in need of help! They've been attacked and are now being held prisoner. The chief's son managed to escape and now he needs the Sea Wolf crew - and all Sam's Silver's cunning - to help him take his village back.

Oct 1, 2014
The Haunted Cave by Pike, Christopher

The Haunted Cave

Oct 1, 2014
The iron trial by Black, Holly, author.

The iron trial

Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

Oct 1, 2014
The Junkyard Bot - Robots Rule by Richards, C. J./ Fujita, Goro (ILT)

The Junkyard Bot - Robots Rule

Oct 1, 2014
The key that swallowed Joey Pigza by Gantos, Jack.

The key that swallowed Joey Pigza

"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"--

Sep 26, 2014
The Land of the Silver Apples by Farmer, Nancy, 1941-

The Land of the Silver Apples

After escaping from the Sea of Trolls, the apprentice bard Jack plunges into a new series of adventures, traveling underground to Elfland and uncovering the truth about his little sister Lucy.

Oct 1, 2014
The madman of Piney Woods by Curtis, Christopher Paul, author.

The madman of Piney Woods

Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before--the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damage those events caused to the survivors.

Oct 1, 2014
The magnificent Lizzie Brown and the devil's hound by Lockwood, Vicki, author.

The magnificent Lizzie Brown and the devil's hound

Lizzie is now an established member of Fitzy's Circus, but when the circus arrives in Kensal Green they are plagued by accidents and sickness--and Lizzie needs to put her psychic talents to use to solve the mystery of a graveyard haunted by a devil hound.

Oct 1, 2014
The magnificent Lizzie Brown and the mysterious phantom by Lockwood, Vicki, author.

The magnificent Lizzie Brown and the mysterious phantom

In nineteenth-century London Lizzie Brown wants nothing more than to escape from the slums and her drunk, abusive father, so finding work and friends in a passing circus seems like a dream come true--but when she starts to have visions she finds herself confronting the mysterious phantom of London.

Oct 1, 2014
The mystery of the lion's tail by Paris, Harper.

The mystery of the lion's tail

"Twins Ethan and Ella are in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and there's another mystery to solve. Where are all the lions? Ethan and Ella spot lots of cool animals, but the one they're most excited about, they can't seem to find"--

Oct 1, 2014
The Odd Squad - King Karl by Fry, Michael, 1959-

The Odd Squad - King Karl

"Nick and the rest of the Safety Patrol investigate a secret organization in order to save Karl from embarrassment"--

Oct 1, 2014
The ordinary princess by Kaye, M. M. (Mary Margaret), 1908-2004.

The ordinary princess

At her christening, a princess is given the gift of "ordinariness" by a fairy, and the consequences of that eventually take her to a nearby palace where, as the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid, she meets just the prince for her.

Oct 1, 2014
The orphan and the mouse by Freeman, Martha, 1956-

The orphan and the mouse

In 1949 Philadephia, Mary Mouse and an orphan named Caro embark on an adventure when they team up to expose criminals and make the Cherry Street Orphanage a safe haven for mice.

Oct 1, 2014
The phantom of Nantucket by Keene, Carolyn, author.

The phantom of Nantucket

Embarking on a dream vacation in Nantucket, Nancy, Bess, and George attend the opening of an exhibit at a local museum where a vandal has left a threatening message, prompting the girls to investigate numerous suspects.

Oct 1, 2014
The popularity papers 7 - the less-than-hidden secrets and final revelations of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Ignatow, Amy, author, illustrator.

The popularity papers 7 - the less-than-hidden secrets and final revelations of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Oct 1, 2014
The princess and the foal by Gregg, Stacy, author.

The princess and the foal

"Princess Haya loves her family more than anything--especially her mother who brings light and happiness into King Hussein's house. So when Queen Alia is killed in a tragic accident, Princess Haya is devastated. Knowing how unhappy she is and how much she loves horses, Haya's father, King Hussein, gives her a special present: a foal of her very own. And this foal changes Princess Haya's world completely"--

Oct 1, 2014
The Princess in Black by Hale, Shannon/ Hale, Dean/ Pham, Leuyen (ILT)

The Princess in Black

Oct 1, 2014
The prisoners of the thirteenth floor by Dahl, Michael, author.

The prisoners of the thirteenth floor

Charlie and Annie find Tyler and the magician Brack on the thirteenth floor of the Abracadabra Hotel, but Charlie and his friends still have to solve the mystery of who is trying to steal the twelve priceless statues of Enrico Endriago which have been locked in room 1308 for fifty years.

Oct 1, 2014
The red pencil by Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.

The red pencil

"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"--

Oct 1, 2014
The scandalous sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Berry, Julie, 1974-

The scandalous sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

"Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school"--

Oct 1, 2014
The scavengers by Perry, Michael, 1964-

The scavengers

With a neighbors help, twelve-year-old Ford Falcon learns to survive in the harsh world outside the Bubble Cities by scavenging for items to use or trade--skills she needs when her parents unexpectedly go missing.

Oct 1, 2014
The sea monster by Burchett, Jan, author.

The sea monster

Oct 1, 2014
The secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea - the story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, her simply remarkable sock monkey by Beha, Eileen.

The secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea - the story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, her simply remarkable sock monkey

Relates an abandoned sock monkey's adventurous quest to reunite his owner with the one person she most longs to know.

Sep 25, 2014
The Sugar Cup by Perelman, Helen, author.

The Sugar Cup

Dash the Mint Fairy wants to try something new, but still compete for the Sugar Cup, so she decides to switch places with Cocoa and enter the painting event for herself, while Cocoa enters the sled race, usually Dash's forte.

Oct 1, 2014
The Swap - A Novel by Shull, Megan, author.

The Swap - A Novel

When seventh-grader Ellie, who is having best-friend problems, and eighth-grader Jack, who is under tremendous pressure from his father, switch bodies and lives, they learn a great deal about themselves and the opposite sex.

Sep 24, 2014
The tales of Beedle the Bard by Rowling, J. K.

The tales of Beedle the Bard

A collection fairy tales for young wizards and witches. Each story is followed by observations on Wizarding history, personal reminiscences, and information on the story's key elements by Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.

Sep 26, 2014
The Terror of the Southlands by Carlson, Caroline.

The Terror of the Southlands

Westfield is now sailing the seas as the Terror of the Southlands, but when Miss Pimm is discovered missing, Hilary decides to find the Enchantress with the help of first mate Charlie, finishing school friend Claire, and the always intrepid gargoyle.

Oct 1, 2014
The terror of the tengu by Seven, John, author.

The terror of the tengu

When twenty-fifth century time-travelers Dawkins and Hypatia find a plastic artifact among the Neanderthals, it is an anomaly--but on their next assignment to Japan in 1595 they find much more significant evidence of tampering, using virtual reality to induce belief in a demon tengu, and causing mass hysteria.

Sep 25, 2014
The thirteenth mystery by Dahl, Michael, author.

The thirteenth mystery

Abracadabra, owner of the Abracadabra Hotel, has disappeared, and Charlie Hitchcock and Tyler Yu team up again to solve the mystery of the hidden thirteenth floor and try to foil a theft that could cost the hotel millions.

Oct 1, 2014
The trouble with Abracadabra by Dahl, Michael.

The trouble with Abracadabra

When the great magician Abracadabra is challenged by the illusionist Theopolis, Charlie and Tyler must solve the mystery of how the illusions were done, or Abracadabra will forfeit the hotel.

Oct 1, 2014
The turtle of Oman - a novel by Nye, Naomi Shihab.

The turtle of Oman - a novel

When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.

Sep 24, 2014
The walk on by Feinstein, John.

The walk on

After moving to a new town his freshman year in high school, Alex Myers is happy to win a spot on the varsity team as a quarterback but must deal with idea of not playing for two years since the first-string quarterback is not only a local hero, he is also the son of the corrupt head coach.

Oct 1, 2014
The whispering skull by Stroud, Jonathan.

The whispering skull

"Lockwood & Co. are hired to investigate Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead, while Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in a ghost jar"--

Oct 1, 2014
The witch at the window by Chew, Ruth, author, illustrator.

The witch at the window

When Nick and Marjorie find a large wooden spoon in the park, they find themselves in an adventure involving a talking starling, a witch, a hollow tree, and a book of magic spells.

Oct 1, 2014
The witch's boy by Barnhill, Kelly Regan.

The witch's boy

When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.

Oct 1, 2014
The wizard and the wormhole by Dahl, Michael, author.

The wizard and the wormhole

Brack, owner of the Abracadabra Hotel, has disappeared at a critical time, and once again Charlie Hitchcock and Tyler Yu team up to solve the mystery--they know he never left the hotel, but the only clues they have is a few words scrawled on a piece of paper and a clump of fake red hair.

Oct 1, 2014
The would-be witch by Chew, Ruth, author, illustrator.

The would-be witch

When a small white cat follows them home from Zelda's antique store, Robin and Andy find themselves in the middle of an adventure involving magic polish that brings anything it touches to life, and a coven of would-be witches.

Oct 1, 2014
The zero degree zombie zone by Bass, Patrik Henry, author.

The zero degree zombie zone

Fourth-grader Bakari Katari Johnson is having a really bad day--class bullies Tariq and Keisha are mad at him, his best friend Wardell has nominated him for hall monitor, a pack of ice zombies from a frozen world are demanding he return the magic ring that Keisha has, and somehow he has to find a way to save the school.

Oct 1, 2014
The Zoo at the Edge of the World by Gale, Eric Kahn, 1986-

The Zoo at the Edge of the World

"Marlin, a stutterer, can talk smoothly and freely with the jungle animals that populate his father's zoo in South America--until a mysterious man-eating black jaguar that his father catches and brings back home talks back"--

Sep 24, 2014
Thea Stilton. The secret of the snow by

Thea Stilton. The secret of the snow

Thea Stilton and her sisters journey to the land of Minwa, a realm linked to the legends of Japan and wrapped in mysteries and enchantments, to discover why the realm's special lotus flowers are disappearing--and why their diappearance seems to be threatening the whole land.

Oct 1, 2014
This journal belongs to Ratchet by Cavanaugh, Nancy J., author.

This journal belongs to Ratchet

Homeschooled by her mechanic-environmentalist father, eleven-year-old Rachel "Ratchet" Vance records her efforts to make friends, save a park, remember her mother, and find her own definition of "normal."

Oct 1, 2014
Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.

Treasure Island

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

Oct 1, 2014
True Colors by Santopolo, Jill

True Colors

Oct 1, 2014
Tucker's countryside by Selden, George, 1929-1989.

Tucker's countryside

The adventures of a city-bred cat and mouse when they go to the country in Connecticut to visit their friend, Chester Cricket.

Oct 1, 2014
Twin spins! by Mercer, Sienna, author.

Twin spins!

While Olivia takes on the responsibility of planning the school dance, Ivy learns that her Transylvanian grandparents want to send her to a vampire finishing school--and she is not allowed to tell Olivia about it.

Oct 1, 2014
Two cool for school by Payton, Belle, author.

Two cool for school

Alex is easily adjusting to seventh grade with hopes of getting in with the popular crowd, but Ada is struggling with her classes, and soon both discover that as the football coach's daughters, their acceptance in town depends on victories.

Oct 1, 2014
Unstoppable Octobia May by Flake, Sharon, author.

Unstoppable Octobia May

In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.

Oct 1, 2014
Wade and the scorpion's claw by Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.

Wade and the scorpion's claw

"In this first in a series of six novellas in the Copernicus Legacy series, Wade travels to Hawaii and San Francisco in a race to find one of the twelve ancient relics"--

Oct 1, 2014
Watch out, Hollywood! - more confessions of a so-called middle child by Lennon, M. T. (Maria T.)

Watch out, Hollywood! - more confessions of a so-called middle child

The trials and tribulations of twelve-year-old Charlie C. Cooper, reformed bully, gifted hacker, and middle child, continue as Charlie tries to convert her overnight fame into a lucrative role on a television show.

Sep 25, 2014
Where I belong by Hahn, Mary Downing, author.

Where I belong

Alienated, bullied, a classic underachiever, 12-year-old Brendan retreats into his fantasy world and then faces the long and demanding journey to a real world where he belongs.

Oct 1, 2014
Willie's redneck time machine by Robertson, John Luke.

Willie's redneck time machine

Oct 1, 2014
Wings of war by Wilson, John (John Alexander), 1951- author.

Wings of war

Admiring his uncle, one of Canada's first air pilots, Edward learns to fly despite protests from his mother and, when war breaks out, joins the Royal Flying Corps.

Oct 1, 2014
Winterfrost by Houts, Michelle, author.

Winterfrost

Left in charge of her home and infant sibling when her parents are called away at Christmastime, Bettina disregards a family custom about leaving out rice pudding for the nisse, who make their magic known when the baby disappears.

Oct 1, 2014
Young Houdini - the magician's fire by Nicholson, Simon (Simon Bennett), 1971-

Young Houdini - the magician's fire

Young Harry Houdini's efforts to perfect his magic tricks are put on hold when his mentor, Herbie, disappears, prodding Harry and his two best friends, Arthur and Billie, to embark on a dangerous investigation that pushes their skill and their friendshipto the limits.

Oct 1, 2014