I Got It!
The few seconds while you wait to catch a baseball feel like forever, and this beautifully illustrated wordless picture book shows some of the scenarios that flash through one boy's mind as the ball arcs through the air.
A girl with a scientific mind has no idea what to do with a doll--until she uses her skills to upgrade it, much to the concern of her devoted dog. Creative and fun!
Big Cat, Little Cat
This picture book about the relationship between two cats is deceptively simple and very moving. The sparse line illustrations and minimal text manage to convey so many feelings about friendship, death and coming full circle. Beautiful.
What would it be like to live in a lighthouse? Sophie Blackall's stunning illustrations show you as she follows the life of a lighthouse keeper and his family, warm and snug inside as the days and seasons pass, as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by.
The Day Dad Joined My Soccer Team
Maureen Fergus and Mike Lowery
Boisterous picture book showing the consequences when Dad joins the soccer team and takes it all much too seriously! How will he learn to be a good sport? Very funny. Great for coaches and for gently poking fun at parents who 'play' from the sidelines!
Charlie and Frog
A lonely boy and a deaf girl work together to solve the mystery of an elderly woman who has disappeared.
A page-turning mystery full of humor, intrigue and heartwarming friendships.
Ages 8 - 12
A prequel to
, telling the story of the twin's father, Chuck Bell and how he discovers his family's past--and basketball. Told in fast-moving verse and illustrated with graphic panels.
Ron Bates and James Patterson
Crazy fun from the "James Patterson Presents" imprint. Nitro City's sewers were guarded by superhero plumbers until they were discredited. Now the city is being overrun by mutants! Can a 13-year-old boy get the plumber heroes back on the job before the explosive Burrito Festival makes things even worse?
Ages 8 -12
Brooklyn House Magician's Manual
(The Kane Chronicles)
A guide to the world of Carter and Sadie Kane. Packed with quizzes, stories, and insights about Ancient Egyptian deities, creatures (the friendly and the deadly), the mysterious Duat, and more, this primer will prime those with the blood of the pharaohs to take their first steps down the path of the gods.
Steven B. Frank
One boy's rebellion against homework takes the reader on a fun romp through justice system, kids' rights, and constitutional law as Sam and his friends try to have homework made illegal for all the kids in Los Angeles.
The Trials of Apollo Book 3: The Burning Maze
Third in the series in which the cast-down god Apollo, now awkward teenager Lester Papadopolous, tries to regain his place on Mount Olympus. Having survived two trials, Lester now seeks the third Oracle, while attempting to save Camp Jupiter from an attack by evil Roman emperors. Packed with adventure, thrills and humor.
Jewell Parker Rhodes
After being shot when a police officer mistakes his toy gun for a real one, twelve-year-old Jerome returns as a ghost and meets another ghost: Emmett Till. Together they process the racism, anguish and devastation that surround his death. A powerful and poignant story
Isle of Blood and Stone
A sweeping fantasy in which three friends try to uncover the truth behind the deaths of two princes 18 years earlier. Each of the three has been affected by their deaths. Full of intrigue and schemes, romance and friendship, and fearless explorers searching for the truth.
A tense psychological thriller in which a teenager finds himself trapped in his ex-girlfriend's basement by an alarm system and observes the family, uncovering mysteries and secrets about them--and himself.