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Return to Berrybrook Middle School with CRUSH

In the third installment of Svetlana Chmakova's hit series, we meet Jorge, a big softhearted guy who is dealing with a major crush.

Wimpy Kid is Back in His 13th Book

When snow shuts down Greg’s school, his neighborhood becomes a wintry battlefield. It’s a fight for survival as Greg & Rowley navigate the neighborhood meltdown.

Read Our Interview with Molly Brooks, Author of SANITY & TALLULAH

A three-headed kitten, two best friends and one dilapidated space station --- what could go wrong? Find out in SANITY & TALLULAH.

Return to the World of Magnus Chase in 9 FROM THE NINE WORLDS

The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps.

BUMBLEBEE AT SUPER HERO HIGH is an Action-Packed Tale of Girl Power

Lisa Yee’s series continuation is jam-packed with iconic female superheroes in their high school years, solving crimes with sass and sting!

Babymouse is Back with Another Story About Surviving Middle School!

Jennifer Holm and Matthew Hold tackle technology in this relatable tale of growing up with everyone’s favorite teen mouse.

This Month's Features and Contests

Special Feature: CRUSH by Svetlana Chmakova
Jorge seems to have it all together. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl... But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?

 

Series Update: In this month's series update, we have some great additions to our favorite series! Click here to see our full series list.

Latest Reviews

A family moves into an old, abandoned house. Jules's parents love the house, but Jules is frightened and feels a sense of foreboding. When she sees a pale face in an upstairs window, though, she can't stop wondering about the eerie presence on the top floor --- in a room with a locked door. Could it be someone who lived in the house a century earlier? Her fear replaced by fascination, Jules is determined to make contact with the mysterious figure and help unlock the door. Past and present intersect as she and her ghostly friend discover the fate of the family who lived in the house all those many years ago.

Buffy Summers is just like any other student...except for the part where she's also a secret vampire slayer. In every generation, one girl is granted great strength to stand against the forces of darkness. Of course, power doesn't matter when it comes to eating lunch alone, getting picked on by the popular kids or having too much homework. Luckily, Buffy finds her way with a can-do attitude, a weird Watcher and new besties --- who might just have powers of their own. But will any of it be enough to turn the tide when an army of villainous vampires invade town? Can Buffy save herself, let alone the world?

Charles Darwin’s famous theory of natural selection shook the world of science to its core, challenging centuries of orthodox beliefs about life itself. Darwin’s boundary-shattering treatise was captured in ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, originally published in 1859, a groundbreaking and detailed study on ecological interrelatedness, the complexity of animal and plant life and the realities of evolution. This Young Reader’s Edition makes Darwin’s cornerstone of modern science accessible to readers of all ages.

In Your Shoes by Donna Gephart - Contemporary Fiction

Miles is an anxious boy who loves his family's bowling center even if though he could be killed by a bolt of lightning or a wild animal that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo on the way there. Amy is the new girl at school who wishes she didn't have to live above her uncle's funeral home and tries to write her way to her own happily-ever-after. Then Miles and Amy meet in the most unexpected way...and that's when it all begins....

Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend Wormy. So when Wormy proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesn’t approve of Evie’s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre! Stuck in this new and confusing form, Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposal --- or else be stuck as an ogre forever.

Prepare to discover new heroes among these twenty-one women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. From Jane Addams to Alice Waters, from groundbreaking artists and social justice advocates to scientific pioneers and business innovators, a strong thread of trailblazing women runs through American history. Written in compelling, accessible prose and vividly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully, this collection of inspiring and expertly researched profiles charts the bold paths these women forged in the twentieth century.

Featuring the true stories of 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, LITTLE DREAMERS: VISIONARY WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD inspires as it educates. Readers will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. All of the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in. The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so reader knows they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.

The Prophet Calls by Melanie Sumrow - Family/Relgion

Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God's chosen people in the Prophet's compound, but when music is outlawed, Gentry and her older brother, Tanner, sneak out of the community. When they return, all bets are off as the Prophet exercises his control. Soon, everything Gentry has known is turned upside down. She begins to question the Prophet's teachings and his revelations, especially when his latest orders put Gentry's family in danger. Can Gentry find a way to protect herself and her family from the Prophet and escape the only life she's ever known?

Fine artist Leah Tinari’s stunning, spellbinding portraits honor the groundbreaking achievements and indelible impact of 24 extraordinary American women. Tinari’s list is comprised of trailblazers, whose vision, grit and guts paved the way not only for the generations to come, but for Tinari’s own artistic journey. Their contributions to the arts, education, science, politics, civil rights, fashion, design, technology and sports are enduring and noteworthy. Courage, perseverance, brilliance and passion were the guiding, groundbreaking principles for these diverse women who span the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.