In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
While young orphan Peter and his friends are sent away to an island ruled by the villainous King Zarboff and are forced to set sail aboard the Never Land, Peter decides he must take action into his own hands if he ever plans to escape and so decides to find out the mystery behind the cargo being carried deep within the ship. Reprint.
Living in his boring town, Eben McAllister begrudgingly accepts his father's challenge to locate the Seven Wonders in Sassafras in order to win the prize of a family trip to Colorado and, in the process, discovers the magic that lies within his community that he had never taken notice of before. Reprint.
Depending on an older sister who protected her when their mother went to prison and their mother’s boyfriend committed a terrible act, 10-year-old Della tries to figure out what to do when her older sister attempts suicide. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of The War That Saved My Life. Simultaneous eBook.
Studying law and science using her parents’ books and materials, 12-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle diligently analyzes the scene of an eccentric neighbor’s suspicious death to prove that the woman was murdered and bring her killer to justice. By the author of StarCrossed. Simultaneous eBook.
Embarking on a first year of junior high, Peter, Alexia and the rest of their friends struggle with personal goals, family dynamics, health challenges and more, until a fight reunites them with their beloved teacher. Simultaneous eBook.
Telling fibs in order to fit in better with her wealthier peers, 12-year-old Aru Shah spends her school break at the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, where her decision to light a cursed lamp unwittingly releases an ancient demon. By the author of The Star-Touched Queen.
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy
Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York.
Vacationing in a seaside village in Cornwall, three children stumble upon a brittle old map showing the location of a magical relic of Arthurian days, leading them into a high-pitched battle of good and evil
Enrolled in a prestigious private school where he is one of only a few students of color, talented seventh grade artist Jordan finds himself torn between the worlds of his Washington Heights apartment home and the upscale circles of Riverdale Academy. 20,000 first printing. Simultaneous and eBook. Illustrations.
In late twelfth-century England, a thirteen-year-old boy named Arthur recounts how Merlin gave him a magical seeing stone which showed him images of the legendary King Arthur, the events of whose life seem to have many parallels to his own. Reprint.
When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her
After his family is forced into a life of poverty on the harsh streets of Calcutta and his father goes missing, Anand encounters a stranger who asks him to watch over his magical conch, and that meeting soon leads Anand on an important journey into the high mountains to bring the conch back to its rightful home.
After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find a legendary valley, known as the Rim of Heaven, while being pursued by an old enemy
The sons of a survivalist father are robbed of their supplies when they are home alone during a massive blackout that tests the limits of their skills and sense of morality. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.
With Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, on the brink of attacking the kingdom, fifteen-year-old Will is chosen as the Ranger’s new apprentice and must learn all the skills necessary to take part in the fierce battle ahead with their unique form of magic in the hopes of saving the villagers from pending annihilation.
Hal, who does not fit into Skandian society, ends up in a brotherband, a group of boys learning the skills that they need to become warriors, with other outcasts, and they compete with other brotherbands in a series of challenges
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship
Separated by decades, Josef, a Jew living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a girl trying to escape unrest in 1994 Cuba; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence, embark on journeys in search of refuge
In 1891, in a world transformed by the Great Disruption--when the continents were flung into different time periods--Sophia Tims and her friend Theo search for Sophia's kidnapped uncle Shadrack Elli, Boston's foremost cartologer
Taken away by a noted physicist and his daughter to study the science of black holes, George's journey through space becomes a daring adventure when the physicist's super-intelligent computer becomes a highly sought possession, enhanced with diagrams, charts, photos, and line drawings. Reprint.
When Rusty, an ordinary housecat, becomes ThunderClan's new apprentice, he realizes that his past life has not prepared him for the hardships he now faces and so must work extra hard to prove he can be a true warrior
When the peaceful life in and around ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
Discovering a presumed-dead billionaire hiding in the basement of Winterborne House, 12-year-old April teams up with her fellow orphans to solve a creepy riddle before the only home they have ever known is lost. By the best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls series. 60,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
When Rachel learns that she will need to wear a back brace to keep her spine straight, she is afraid that she will not be able to play soccer and terrified that she will not be able to hide her condition from her friends and classmates
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape
While hiking on the Continental Divide of Costa Rica, Felix, a young boy with a heart condition, falls into a magical otherworld full of fantastical creatures and sets off on a thrilling quest to find a cure for his illness and then return home.
In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather
Dewey Kerrigan, while living with her scientist father who is working on a top secret government program, has no idea how the Manhattan Project will change the world as she befriends an aspiring artist who is a misfit just like her. Reprint.
Eagerly waiting to discover what her secret power will be when she turns thirteen in just two days, Mib's plans are thrown for a loop when she discovers her Poppa has been in an accident and so tries to reach him by sneaking on a salesman's bus; taking her on a curious adventure in the wrong direction where other's secrets are suddenly revealed. 75,000 first printing.
Having always tried to manage her autistic brother's embarrassing behavior, Catherine is excited about her new relationship with Jason and friendship with the girl next door, but when the pressures from home take their toll on her, Catherine acts out badly and so begins to consider reviewing and revising her own coping skills.
With the aid of the wizard Luthe and the Blue Sword, Aerin wins the birthright due to her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North. A Newbery Medal winner. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
In a ruined world where humans with extraordinary abilities have become the world's champions of justice, a vengeance-seeking girl and a justice-seeking boy team up against a villain who has the power to destroy everything they have worked to protect. By the best-selling author of the Lunar Chronicles series. Simultaneous eBook.
At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, 12-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing, but soon guests begin arriving with strange stories about the house, sending Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure. Simultaneous eBook.
Struggling to adjust to her parents’ sudden divorce at the same time she is forced to sit next to her former best friend in class, a teen finds herself in the unlikely role of a community advice columnist. By the best-selling author of Dumplin’. 100,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
When her family is abruptly divided by the rise of the Berlin Wall, 12-year-old Gerta harbors forbidden thoughts about freedom and reuniting with her loved ones before a coded message from her father inspires a daring plan. By the best-selling author of the Ascendance Trilogy. Simultaneous eBook.
At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill
Adventure awaits in the first installment of a new series that finds sixth-grader Cole whisked through a portal to The Outskirts, an in-between world, where he must rescue his friends and find his way back home before his existence is forgotten. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.
Unaware that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven, Kendra and her brother, Seth, venture into this magical land filled with dangerous and plotting witches, imps, and fairies and learn quickly about the evil forces that are unleashed when rules are broken.
A first entry in a new trilogy by the author of Elliot and the Goblin War finds court nobleman Conner endeavoring to unify a kingdom on the brink of civil war by finding an impersonator of the king's long-lost son, a role desperately played by a defiant youth who faces life-threatening dangers.
Although Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die an early death, he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock, and now some bizarre creatures--including Mister Monday, his avenging messengers, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers--will stop at nothing to get the key back.
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface
After the city shuts down his wheelchair team's gym, thirteen-year-old Carlos, new to life in a wheelchair, must embrace his new role in the sport he loves to truly become part of the team--and help save their season
A special movie tie-in edition of the best-selling first novel by the author of 365 Days of Wonder traces the story of a boy whose extraordinary face inspired the Choose Kind movement, in an edition that is complemented by an insert with film photos and an author interview. Movie tie-in. Simultaneous eBook.
Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, 15-year-old Eragon is swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power, and his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village and longs to learn how to create the delicate ceramics himself after he watches master potter Min making his beautiful pottery. Teacher's Guide available. Newbery Medal book. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce
When evil strikes the land six thousand years ago, twelve-year-old Tourak and his faithful wolf-cub are forced into a perilous journey to take on the destructive force and, with the help and guidance of strange characters along the way, find a way to change the horrific outcome the world seemed destined to endure. Reprint.
When a meteor pushes the moon closer to the earth, setting into motion a series of destructive weather events that wipe out coasts, rock the continents, and block out the sun, Miranda and her family must find a way to survive in a desperate and unfamiliar world.
After Mr. Webster's sudden appearance at their home, Larklight, in Victorian England, Myrtle and Mumsby find themselves on a whirlwind adventure to outer space where they must battle against evil aliens in order to save the universe from certain doom.
Aspiring to be the fasted sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, a gifted runner finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violence-prone father, in a debut entry of a series about four teammates from very different backgrounds. By the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award-winning author of When I Was the Greatest. Simultaneous eBook.
After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. Reprint.
A debut entry in an alternate-history series depicts three kids who try to solve a modern-world puzzle and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of New York City. By the National Book Award finalist author of Bone Gap. Simultaneous eBook. 50,000 first printing.
Decades after a man is entwined in a prophecy-based quest involving three mysterious sisters and a harmonica, three individuals from different areas of the world confront daunting challenges involving the same harmonica. By the award-winning author of Paint the Wind. Simultaneous eBook.
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, her father and brother, and a young guard--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns muchof value about the world he lives in
In the 1980s, as her mother prepares to be a contestant on a television game show, Miranda tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules
Intent on revenge, Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to steal the Amulet of Samarkand, a mysterious and enigmatic artifact, from ruthless master magician Simon Lovelace, and, along with Nathaniel, becomes caught up in a dangerous world of espionage, blackmail, murder, and conspiracy. 200,000 first printing.
In 1871 Wisconsin, 13-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
Bilbo Baggins, a well-to-do hobbit, lives in the comforts of his hobbit-hole until a the notorious wizard Gandalf and his group of dwarves choose him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return. Reissue. Movie tie-in.
Abandoned in the woods of medieval England, a young boy grows wild during the subsequent year in which he is forced to forage for food and run from wolves, until he is rescued by a falconer and remembers his name and the legacy of magic he is to inherit.
Living with a foster family in Germany during World War II, a young girl struggles to survive her day-to-day trials through stealing anything she can get her hands on, but when she discovers the beauty of literature, she realizes that she has been blessed with a gift that must be shared with others, including the Jewish man hiding in the basement. Reprint.
Complemented by black-and-white photographs, a middle-grade adaptation of the best-selling The Boys in the Boat describes the American rowing team's triumphant and unlikely win during the 1936 Olympics. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.
The teenage surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in 2003 describes how she has coped with this life-altering event, how her faith has inspired her to keep going, how her life has changed, and how her own dreams of surfing success has led her to return to the sport she loves. Reprint.
A captivating young adult edition of the award-winning #1 New York Times best-seller documents the inspirational true story of how Louis Zamperini, a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic athlete and World War II pilot, crashed into the ocean and survived for weeks on a life raft only to become a prisoner of war. Includes more than 100 photographs and an exclusive interview with Louis Zamperini. Simultaneous eBook. Movie tie-in.
A dramatic introduction to the international competition to create the first atomic bomb recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos. By the award-winning author of The Notorious Benedict Arnold.
Presents the story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of thirteen became the youngest person ever to reach the peak of Mount Everest and by the age of fifteen had reached the summits of the world's seven highest mountains
Documents the educational pursuits of the Nobel Peace Prize winner who became a symbol of hope and inspiration when she challenged the traditions of her Pakistan community, offering insight into the influential role of her courageous father
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