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From David Barclay Moore Comes a Heartbreaking Tale of Grief and Courage

As Christmas nears, 12-year-old Lolly Rachpaul uses Legos to come to terms with his older brother's death and his life in Harlem.

THE WONDERLING is a Magical Tale of Courage

When a fox-like creature takes steps to leave his abusive orphanage, he discovers his true destiny and the joys of magic.

A 9-Year-Old Reporter Cracks a Local Case in HERO DOG!

From real-life reporter Hilde Lysiak comes a female sleuth young readers will adore!

Tamara Ireland Stone Makes her Middle Grade Debut with CLICK'D

When Allie attends CodeGirls camp and her app goes viral, she learns a ton about friendship, loyalty and responsibility.

Alexandra Bracken Delivers a Tale of Betrayal and Revenge

Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history --- that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him.

Check Out Some of the Great Series We've Updated this Month!

Whether you love adventures on the high seas, spooky mysteries or fun tales of friendship, there's something for everyone in this month's update!

October's Features and Contests

In this month's series update, we have some great additions to our favorite series! First is SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART by Robert Beatty. In the third book in the Serafina series, Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and the Biltmore Estate and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it's too late. Next is THE ZODIAC LEGACY #3: The Age of Bronze written by Stuart Moore and illustrated by Paolo Henrique. The next part of the Zodiac Legacy follows Steven Lee and his teammates as they fight against Maxwell, the head of the Vanguard organization, and the army of robots he sent after them! And finally, we have KATANA AT SUPER HERO HIGH by Lisa Yee. In the fourth addition to the DC Super Hero Girls series, a mysterious force gives Katana the responsiblity of guarding a hundred ancient Samurai swords, and now Katana must use the help of her super classmates to find out why she was chosen and for what reason.


Latest Reviews

Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name --- a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck --- it is the only home he has ever known.

It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward.

Nine-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series --- inspired by news stories Hilde wrote in real life! In this first book, there's been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes have been stolen, and soon a pie goes missing, too. Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, must interview witnesses and follow the clues. Can Hilde crack the case in time to post her news story online?

Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids --- run by kids. It's a bit dream for a twelve-year-old boy --- some would even say it's laugh-out-loud ridiculous! But that doesn't stop Jimmy from dreaming even bigger! His company will be as imaginative and fun as Willy Wonka's chocolate factory...with a Ferris wheel instead of an elevator, a bowling alley in the break room, and a river filled with floating books! He just has to believe in himself and his idea. (And maybe win the Lotto.)
Thornhill by Pam Smy - Horror
1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she’s left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself. 2017: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window.

When a family disaster forces the four Rothbaum children to live with their aunt Gladys, they immediately know there is something strange about their new home. Strangest of all are the doors --- there are none. Every doorway is a wide-open passageway! Their unease only grows when Aunt Gladys disappears for long stretches of time, leaving them alone to explore the strange house. When they discover just what Aunt Gladys has been doing with all her doors, the shocked siblings embark on an adventure that changes everything they believe about their family and the world.

When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant good luck to the poor soul foolish enough to face him. But in 1817, when TWO fools reach him at the same time, the night’s fate is split. With disastrous consequences for both...and their descendants. Now, Tumble Wilson and Blue Montgomery are determined to fix their ancestors’ mistakes and banish the bad luck that’s followed them around for all of their lives. They’re going to face Munch the gator themselves, and they’re going to reclaim their destinies.