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Enter by Thursday, December 6th for your chance to win one of 20 prize packages featuring the first three books of a popular series selected by us.
 

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!

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

With information on problems both large and small, Chelsea Clinton breaks down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, endangered species and bullying, so that readers can understand the world around them, and how they can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large. With comic drawings to illustrate Clinton's words, photographs of real live kids who are making a difference today, and lists of ways to get involved, this book is the perfect introduction to young activists who want to make the world a better place.

Blended by Sharon M. Draper - Contemporary Fiction

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom in a small, not-so-fancy house. Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds, and when her parents get in their biggest fight ever, Isabella doesn’t just feel divided, she feels ripped in two. It seems like nothing can bring Isabella’s family together again --- until the worst happens. Isabella and Darren are stopped by the police. A cell phone is mistaken for a gun. And shots are fired.

When June's parents discover what they deem an inappropriate library book, they take strict parenting to a whole new level. Librarian Ms. Bradshaw is suspended, an author appearance is canceled, the library is gutted and all books on the premises must have administrative approval. But June realizes she doesn't have to give up books when she spies a Little Free Library. Soon June starts a banned book library in a locker at school. The risks grow alongside her library's popularity, and a movement begins. If it's powerful enough, maybe it can save Ms. Bradshaw and the freedom to read.

The Bookshop Girl Written by Sylvia Bishop Illustrated by Poly Bernatene - Fiction

The Joneses have just won the Great Montgomery Book Emporium in a contest, and it’s every book lover’s dream! The pull of a lever calls forth a room full of marvelous wonders --- from the Room of Woodland tales with its squirrels and mice, to the rocket ship in the Room of Space Adventures and the aquarium ceiling in the Room of Ocean Tales. But the previous owner is hiding something that could destroy absolutely everything for the Joneses. Property Jones has a whopper of a secret too --- and it might just be the key to saving her family and their bookshop from the clutches of a nasty villain.

When she happens upon a crazed woman threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie steals it, and discovers a story about a girl named Beth and a deal made with "the smiling man" who grants your most tightly held wish for the ultimate price. On a school trip to Smoke Hollow, she stumbles upon the graves of these very people. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. The bus driver has some advice for the kids: "Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you." Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed the bus driver's warning.

When a bullying incident sends 12-year-old Nico over a cliff and into Still Cove's icy waters, friends Tyler and Emma --- and Opal, who usually runs with the popular kids --- rush to his rescue...and discover a mysterious island. Though the island appears uninhabited, the kids can't shake a feeling that something about it is definitely not right. Their suspicions grow when they stumble upon an abandoned houseboat filled with all sorts of curiosities. Then, their lives begin to intertwine in weird and dangerous ways. Something ancient has awakened...and it can detect their darkest, most terrible imaginings. 

The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan's unique take on Norse mythology. While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods. Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back?

Everest written by Sangma Francis with illustrations by Lisk Feng - Nonfiction

Hundreds of people dare to climb Mount Everest every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps, hoping to experience Earth's highest peak. But there is so much more to this mountain than the brave mountaineers who climb it. Travel back to its ancient origins, learn about the flowers and plants that grow upon this great peak and discover the rich history of religions, myths and legends that surround this great Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.

Dog Days in the City by Jodi Kendall - Contemporary Fiction

Anytime Josie Shilling’s large family gets too chaotic, volunteering at the local animal clinic is the one place she can escape. But when a box mysteriously appears on the clinic’s front steps, Josie suddenly becomes responsible for seven adorable puppies! Taking care of her pig, Hamlet, last fall was a bit harder than she thought. So how is she ever going to handle a whole litter of mischievous pups and find the right homes for them all? This summer will bring big changes for Josie as she learns about growing up, letting go and loving your pack no matter what.