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Newbery Medal Winner Erin Entrada Kelly Returns with YOU GO FIRST

Two highly gifted, lonely friends connect over an online Scrabble game as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school.

THE LIFTERS by Pulitzer-Nominated Author Dave Eggers is Perfect for Any Age

In the magical town of Carousel, Gran journeys to an underground world where adventure awaits and heroes are made.

Meterologist Ginger Zee Writes her Middle Grade Debut

In CHASING HELICITY, a young weather junkie learns that there is much more to chasing storms than the thrill of the chase.

Prepare for the Black Panther Movie with BLACK PANTHER by Ronald L. Smith

When the young prince of Wakanda is sent to a public school in Chicago, he begins his journey to becoming the legendary hero.

Return to Super Hero High with Harley Quinn

In the latest installment of Lisa Yee's blockbuster series, Harley Quinn takes the spotlight.

Read A Biography of Madeleine L'Engle Written by Her Granddaughters

Get ready for the A Wrinkle in Time move with this fun and personal biography written by people who knew Madeleine best.

This Month's Features and Contests

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




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Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions.

Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps --- even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case. With her parent’s archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it’s getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. 

In 1917, in Cottingley, England, a girl named Elsie took a picture of her younger cousin, Frances. Also in the photo was a group of fairies, fairies that the girls insisted were real. Through a remarkable set of circumstances, that photograph and the ones that followed came to be widely believed as evidence of real fairies. It was not until 1983 that the girls, then late in life, confessed that the Cottingley Fairies were a hoax. Their take is an extraordinary slice of history, from a time when anything in a photograph was assumed to be fact and it was possible to trick an eager public into believing something magical.

In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable --- and undertold --- story.

Tom's Midnight Garden Graphic Novel Written by Philippa Pearce and illustrated by Edith . - Graphic Novel

When Tom’s brother gets sick, Tom’s shipped off to spend what he’s sure will be a boring summer with his aunt and uncle in the country. But then Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hall chime 13 times, and he’s transported back to an old garden where he meets a mysterious girl named Hatty. Tom returns to the garden every night to have adventures with Hatty, who grows a little older with each visit. As the summer comes to an end, Tom realizes he wants to stay in the midnight garden with Hatty forever.

The Unflushables Written by Ron Bates with Foreword by James Patterson - Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Sully Stringfellow has always admired the great plumber heroes of Nitro City. These wrench-wielding warriors guarded the sewers until they were discredited by the powerful Ironwater Corporation, which has a scheme to take over the city. Without the plumbers, Nitro is being overrun by mutant creatures and things are about to go totally nuclear thanks to the potentially explosive 50th Anniversary Burrito Festival! It's up to Sully and a league of long-forgotten plumber heroes to save the day, making it safe for all to flush again. It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it!

Girls can rule the world --- all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of THE CONFIDENCE CODE gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave and fearless.

Helicity is well aware that her name is unusual --- kind of like Helicity herself. The word Helicity means to spin, and for as long as she can remember, Helicity has been fascinated by the weather. The weather is Helicity's escape from her own reality. One fateful day, Helicity and her horse head out on a long ride to take a break from life at home. Even with her vast experience with weather, Helicity is unprepared for the elements she faces. The choices Helicity makes before, during and after that storm will have a lasting effect on her family and her future.

When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, causing the town to slowly but surely sink. When Gran's friend Catalina presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway to underground, he knows that she is extraordinary and brave, and that he will have no choice but to follow wherever she leads. With luck on their side, and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, Gran and Catalina might just find a way to lift their town --- and the known world --- out of danger.

Twelve-year-old Charlotte and 11-year-old Ben are separated by more than a thousand miles. Charlotte wants to be a geologist and keeps a rock collection in her room. Ben is obsessed with Harry Potter, presidential history and recycling. But the two have more in common than they think. They’re both highly gifted, they’re both experiencing family turmoil and they both sit alone at lunch. Over the course of a week, Charlotte and Ben, online friends connected only by a Scrabble game, will intersect in unexpected ways, as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school.

Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help --- but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them?