Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
New Kids' Fiction Books
Three novellas featuring the cats of the Warrior clans describe the fatal conflict between Redtail and Tigerclaw, explain why Tawnypelt quit as Shadowclan's deputy, and how Shadowstar lost her ninth life.
The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young Afircan American woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance. So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history - full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love - and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again? -- From dust jacket.
In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.
Aspiring Professional Adventurer Mr. Penguin and his colleague, Colin the spider, try to find a treasure rumored to be buried in The Museum of Extraordinary Objects before bandits do.
The little pigs and the sweet rice cakes : a story told in English and Chinese / by Li Jian ; translated by Yijin Wert.
Three young pigs eat all the sweet rice cakes that their mother made for the Minor Spring Festival that precedes Chinese New Year and then lie to her about it only to realize that they have done wrong when they see her reaction.
In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down.
When Juana's mother starts spending lots of time with her new friend Luis, Juana worries that these new developments will mean lots of change for her and her dog Lucas.
After Lopside, a rescue dog, and his canine crew find themselves abandoned by the human crew on a failing spaceship deep in space, the dogs must use all of their rescue skills if they are going to survive.
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
When Mr. Wolf is blown up to Godzilla proportions and the planet is about to be invaded by aliens, the Bad Guys and the International League of Heroes team up.
Driven by humans from their forest home into an unknown desert, Stacy and her Arctic wolves face new dangers as the pack struggles to adapt to the unfamiliar territory.
Ben Braver attends a secret middle school for kids with special abilities and tries to keep his own lack of skills a secret, but he has to decide if he is going to risk everything to become a superhero.
When Greg and the Musketeers return to Paris and find the city under siege, they leap into action to prevent King Louis from being overthrown and history from being changed forever.
After outlasting the father who carved her, a young girl made of stone realizes that the magical marks that animate her are fading and she must leave her mountain home to find help in the valley below if she wants her story to continue.
Growing up with fellow sideshow performers at an oddities museum, three orphans with unusual superhuman abilities are joined by a fourth child, a knife-thrower, with whom they search for the museum's stolen Amazonian shrunken head.
When the city is overshadowed by a series of bank robberies and a wrongful murder charge, Sam, Pippa, Thomas, and Max embark on an investigation to find the real killer only to stumble across a wider plot against New York.
Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA's highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school.
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.
Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime when he is asked to test software for new video games, but he soon discovers that his dream job isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Lydia's older sister Rosalind is getting married and in the most perfect setting-Arundel! Now, the entire family is going back to the spot where they met their "honorary brother" Jeffrey and had endless adventures! And sure enough, the adventures do not stop. There are close calls involving almost too many dogs to count, dances at bus stops, and the reappearance of a longtime enemy. but most of all there are six siblings with a bond that's as unshakable now as it ever was.
Twelve-year-old Ben's unexpected success outside the classroom causes the CIA to activate him for a mission to become friends with Jessica Shang, daughter of a suspected Chinese crime boss.
Jason and Rachel's adventures and friendships have made Lyrian more of a home to them than they could have imagined, so now, armed with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they are ready to become Lyrian's heroes whatever the cost to themselves.
Jason returns to Lyrian to share life-saving information while Rachel and her companions encounter new enemies and struggle to recruit a vital ally.