Fearing his family will have to move into their minivan when they suffer another financial setback, Jackson finds support and comfort through his friendship with a giant, imaginary cat. Available on audio. (Read a staff review of this title!)
Meet Shivers, the 11-year-old pirate who's afraid of everything. Shivers has to face his fears, though, when his family is captured by bandits.
Life is completely average for 12-year-old Olivia Grace Clarrisse Mignonette Harrison, but one day Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia shows up at her school with exciting news. Available on audio.
Michael G has been given a school assignment to keep a journal, in which he writes about school, superheroes and his classmates who get superpowers! This diary-style book is packed with humor and great drawings.
Ava discovers during a math test that the old pencil she found in her family's junk drawer will answer factual questions. The pencil also reveals a truth about her family that 12-year-old Ava would rather not know.
Placed in the Upside-Down Magic class at an elite magical academy, students Nory, Elliott, Andres and Bax cast spells that go frustratingly wonky at the worst possible times. Available on audio.
Possessing an ability to talk with magical creatures (like griffins, unicorns and fuzzles), Pip uses her talent to update a magic reference book and investigate a fuzzles invasion.
When fraternal twins Claudia and Reese wage a vicious prank war against each other, they have to decide if their efforts to destroy each other are worth the price.
Percy Jackson, the son of the Greek god Poseidon, gives readers his unique insight into 12 larger-than-life personalities from classic Greek stories.
After overhearing her dad call someone "Honey," Melody tries to figure out who the mysterious person is and why it's such a secret.
Growing up with a giant hearing aid wasn't easy, but Cece comes to think of her Phonic Ear as a superpower that allows her to hear her teacher anywhere. (Read a staff review of this title!)
While crossing the Great Mountains to return home, Bird and Squirrel rescue a baby bear from wolves. When Bird develops amnesia after suffering a bonk on the head, Squirrel's ability to protect his friends is tested.
Each of the 28 fables in this fun graphic novel is illustrated and told by a different cartoonist.
When a girl finds a lost robot in the woods, they become fast friends, but are in for an adventure when a much larger, menacing robot arrives.
When a mysterious boy falls from the sky, friends D.J. and Gina must discover the secrets of his identity and help him save the world.
Readers who love animals will be blown away by all the fun facts and amazing collage illustrations. Learn about different types of eyes and how animals use their eyes in unique ways.
Learn how detection dogs use their noses to find everything from people both alive and dead to explosives to whale poop. These working dogs work to please, work to play and work for love.
Presents the life and work of the 20th-century American writer, focusing on his fascination with words from a young age and highlighting his poetry's inspirational properties.
Although she grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet, Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. She defied the Taliban's rules, spoke out for education for every girl and almost died for her beliefs.
revised December 2015