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The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Eleven-year-old Ellie’s world is changing and she isn’t sure she likes it. Her best friend has discovered volleyball and a new group of friends. To make matters worse, Ellie’s Grandpa Melvin has discovered the secret of eternal youth. Melvin...

First Light by Rebecca Stead

Thea has never seen the sun. Generations ago, her people were labeled as witches and threatened with extinction. To survive, they created an arctic, underground civilization where they have lived ever since. However, space and food are now...

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

It is 1967 and life for Holling Hoodhood is hard. As if Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement aren’t enough to worry about, Holling’s seventh grade teacher hates him. Every Wednesday, Mrs. Baker makes Holling’s life miserable. If it isn’t...

The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu

 Although M.T. loves school and gets excellent grades, she refuses to apply for college. She avoids all talk of life after high school because she is hiding a secret. In spite of her fair hair and skin, M.T. is illegal. She has no Social Security...

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst

The ‘difficult’ Lulu returns, but now her parents have hired a babysitter! According to Lulu, “eeny meeny miney mo, that babysitter’s got to go.” However, Lulu has met her match in Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky. A giant battle of wills...

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Wendy Darling is responsible—a straight A student heading for Stanford in the fall. But during the summer following graduation, Wendy is haunted by her missing brothers. When pieces of John and Michael’s ruined surf boards show up on the beach,...

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Eleven-year-old Ellie’s world is changing and she isn’t sure she likes it. Her best friend has discovered volleyball and a new group of friends. To make matters worse, Ellie’s Grandpa Melvin has discovered the secret of eternal youth. Melvin...

First Light by Rebecca Stead

Thea has never seen the sun. Generations ago, her people were labeled as witches and threatened with extinction. To survive, they created an arctic, underground civilization where they have lived ever since. However, space and food are now...

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

It is 1967 and life for Holling Hoodhood is hard. As if Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement aren’t enough to worry about, Holling’s seventh grade teacher hates him. Every Wednesday, Mrs. Baker makes Holling’s life miserable. If it isn’t...

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst

The ‘difficult’ Lulu returns, but now her parents have hired a babysitter! According to Lulu, “eeny meeny miney mo, that babysitter’s got to go.” However, Lulu has met her match in Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky. A giant battle of wills...

Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones

Nineteen-year-old Polly Whitacker has two sets of childhood memories. One childhood is normal and uneventful. In her other set of memories, Polly shares an unusual friendship with Thomas Lynn, a mysterious cellist. Together, Polly and Tom imagine...

Who Was Series by Various Authors

The Who Was Series provides biographies of interesting people in history targeted for elementary grade readers. The larger print, short chapters, and frequent illustrations keep the interest of young readers transitioning from easy readers. The...

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

It is 1967 and life for Holling Hoodhood is hard. As if Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement aren’t enough to worry about, Holling’s seventh grade teacher hates him. Every Wednesday, Mrs. Baker makes Holling’s life miserable. If it isn’t...

The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu

 Although M.T. loves school and gets excellent grades, she refuses to apply for college. She avoids all talk of life after high school because she is hiding a secret. In spite of her fair hair and skin, M.T. is illegal. She has no Social Security...

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Wendy Darling is responsible—a straight A student heading for Stanford in the fall. But during the summer following graduation, Wendy is haunted by her missing brothers. When pieces of John and Michael’s ruined surf boards show up on the beach,...

Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones

Nineteen-year-old Polly Whitacker has two sets of childhood memories. One childhood is normal and uneventful. In her other set of memories, Polly shares an unusual friendship with Thomas Lynn, a mysterious cellist. Together, Polly and Tom imagine...

Catch A Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Life is slow in Little, California, and Carter Moon loves it. She loves stargazing with her friends, spending time at the river, and working in her family’s café. But when a Hollywood crew and teen heartthrob, Adam Jakes, show up to film a...

The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

War has finally come to Carthya. Prince Jaron faces both physical and psychological battles and he struggles to save his kingdom. As usual, Jaron’s greatest strength and his greatest weakness are the people he loves. Enemies use his friends to...