Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow



by David Nayeri Candlewick 404 pages


A young straw man who must defend his toy farm from ruffians, a dystopian future literally full of nano-technology, an agency dedicated to making sure our wishes don’t come true, and a fairy tale romance narrated by Death himself: these are the genre-bending tales of […]






by Kevin Brooks Scholastic 288 pages



From the award winning author, Kevin Brooks, comes a new book about technology, superhuman powers and how good triumphs over evil. Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen, but a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into […]

The Big Snuggle-up




by Brian Patten illustrated by Nicola Bayley Kane Miller unpaged

Using a cumulative rhyming text, British poet Brian Patten shows that there is always room for one more.

With an approaching winter storm, a young boy invites a scarecrow to come into his warm cottage. The scarecrow brings along his mouse […]



by Kiera Stewart

Disney Hyperion 296 pages

“Dogs. Every middle school has them. Welcome to mine.”

Olivia has just about has it with the popular kids at school. She and her friends have done nothing to deserve the evil pranks and awful name-calling. The Olivia has a brilliant idea. What if her tormentors’ […]




by Coe Booth PUSH, Scholastic 328 pages

Sixteen year old Tyrell has a lot on his plate. His father is in jail, his brother is in foster care, and it’s up to him to financially support his mother. On top of this, he’s avoiding becoming involved in his friend’s drug dealing and […]



by Harry Bliss Scholastic Press unpaged


Bailey is the top dog at Champlain Elementary School, and he loves going to school every day. A mixture of dog and human characteristics reminiscent of Snoopy give Bailey a winning personality. Like the rest of his classmates, Baily gets ready for school by deciding what […]

The Watch That Ends the Night

Voices from the Titanic


by Allan Wolf Candlewick 466 pages


The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most closely documented incidents in history. It has been the subject of thousands of articles, books and movies. Minute-by-minute chronologies have been compiled. The Watch That Ends the Night is the latest young […]

Polar Bears


by Mark Newman Henry Holt and Company unpaged


Polar Bears is a non-fiction picture book that presents many interesting facts about the polar bear, the world’s largest bear species. In his first children’s book, Newman, an acclaimed photographer who has been featured in National Geographic and Newsweek, gives information about this intriguing […]

Everybody Sees the Ants



by A.S. King Little, Brown and Company 282 pages


“Lucky Linderman didn’t ask for his life. He didn’t ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn’t ask for a father who never got over it. He didn’t ask for a mother who keeps pretending their dysfunctional […]

A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd Candlewick Press 204 pages


The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. Thirteen year old Conor is having nightmares, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the […]