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.
Spending his days exploring the abandoned buildings near where he and his mother live after falling on rough times, 11-year-old Reuben discovers a mysterious pocket watch that gives him the power of invisibility, a relic that causes him to be targeted by a band of dangerous men who are threatening the city. By the award-winning author of the Mysterious Benedict Society series.
Crossing paths at an inn, three 13th-century travelers impart the wryly whimsical tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee and a psychic peasant girl, who, in the company of a loyal greyhound, must escape evil knights, sit alongside a king and save their land from a flatulent dragon.
Loving their gifted teacher, who makes them feel like the indignity of school is somehow worthwhile, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.
Twelve-year-old Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, but when a strange boy shows up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.
Confident in the awesomeness of her family, Gertie responds to her absent mother's choice to move away from their small town by deciding to become the best fifth-grader in the universe in order to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind, an ambition that is challenged by a seat-stealing rival.
Having befriended a group of fellow cadets and launched on a first mission to investigate ghost sightings, Hatter Madigan discovers that the manifestations are linked to their academy's extreme-combat holographic technology, which is capable of taking over human bodies.
When her mother, a wise woman, is turned into a tree by evil forces, insecure Grayling ventures into the wilds to find help and encounters a variety of magical beings, including a weather witch, an aromatic enchantress, a cheese soothsayer and a shape-shifting mouse. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Midwife's Apprentice.
Evanston, Virginia, 12-year-olds Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown are completely average and forgettable until they are recruited to help the League of Unexceptional Children save the vice president of the United States, who has been kidnapped along with an important code.
A novel in verse by the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree traces the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese and Cuban descent who became a champion of civil rights during Cuba's fight for independence from Spain.
Losing his father to an accident, his mother and sister to illness and his horse to a cruel thief, young Joseph confronts deadly animals, dangerous men and the harsh elements of nature to reclaim the only family he has left. By the author of The Honest Truth.
In a poignant tale by an award-winning author, a transgender girl and a boy struggling with bipolar disorder forge a friendship based on their respective experiences as outsiders trying to fit in. By the author of As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! Simultaneous eBook.
Loving everything about his life at the Wonderland Motel, where he enjoys concession foods, the pool and more, enthusiastic storyteller P. T. Wilkie teams up with his clever friend, Gloria, to save the motel from being shut down due to lack of business. By the best-selling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
A return to the world of the Newbery Honor-winning Turtle in Paradise finds Turtle's cousin, Beans, confronted by the unexpected consequences of a large-scale plan he implements in his Depression-era community in response to high unemployment and his negative perceptions about grownups.
Noah is just trying to make it through seventh grade. The girls are confusing, the homework is boring, and even his friends are starting to bug him. Not to mention that his older sister, Emma, has been acting pretty strange, even though Noah thought she'd been doing better ever since the Thing They Don't Talk About. The only place he really feels at peace is in art class, with a block of clay in his hands.
Hearing a voice that warns him of danger, 12-year-old Zak barely escapes a subway flood and becomes trapped with his two friends in an alternate universe where they race to cure a rare disease and prevent a global catastrophe that is threatening their home world. By the author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl.
A debut entry in a spooky thriller series by the best-selling author of the Pendragon fantasy adventures depicts an otherworldly library where ghosts go to write their unfinished stories at the risk of being taken over by them.
Disappointed by how his life is going and blaming himself for the accident that has placed his father in the hospital, fourth-grader Benny takes his mother's advice about helping others while worrying about his family when his father's health worsens. Simultaneous eBook. 75,000 first printing.
Discovering a mysterious bracelet after moving to Arizona, Charlie Wilde finds that she has developed supernatural strength and speed and teams up with new friends to discover what is happening to her and how to control her powers.
Sent to help care for her ailing grandmother in small-town 1950s Arkansas, Azalea forges precarious ties with a troubled kid and a young gossip before bonding with a Chinese-American boy whose immigrant family is targeted by racism. By the award-winning author of The Way to Stay in Destiny.
Leaving his village in rural India to pursue a better education, mathematically gifted, 12-year-old Akash ends up at the New Delhi train station, where he relies on Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, to guide him as he negotiates life on the street, resists the temptations of easy money and learns whom he can trust.
A special edition prequel to the Wings of Fire series is told in alternating chapters that take readers back in time to the dragonet origin stories of Clearsight, Fathom and Darkstalker. By the best-selling author of the Seekers series.
On May 18, 1980, eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe and her best friends, Eddie and Sam, are in a forest near Mount St. Helens when the months of wondering whether the volcano will erupt are finally answered--all three are badly burned, but it is up to Jessie to protect the boys as best she can and hope that somebody comes to rescue them.
A second entry in the middle-grade series follows the adventures of Supergirl as she advances her education and masters her superpowers at Super Hero High while navigating the intrigues of scheming teen supervillains. By the award-winning author of Millicent Min, Girl Genius.
Christine Gouda, called Tink, and her best friend Jackie are entering sixth grade, and suddenly everything seems awkward and just plain wrong--boys are behaving differently, clothes do not fit the way they should, long term friendships suddenly seem tenuous, and most of all she needs a new nickname because "Tink" just does not fit anymore