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This Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning middle grade bestseller is now in paperback! Basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse.
"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell.
The Newbery Medal–winning classic novel about the courage and faith—and the love of a dog—that give a family strength in the face of inhumanity.
Sometimes I ran, sometimes all I could do was walk. All I knew was that if the steward overtook me, I’d not survive for long....
Crispin is a poor thirteen-year-old peasant in medieval England. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a "wolf’s head," meaning he may be killed on sight, by anyone.
Best-selling authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have turned back the clock and revealed a wonderful story that precedes J. M.
Fans of Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh will love this timeless classic about two dogs and a cat that embark on a journey to return to their owner and inspired the movie Homeward Bound.
"If you’re one of the few who haven’t experienced the genius of Agatha Christie, this novel is a stellar starting point." — DAVID BALDACCI, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
A PBS GREAT AMERICAN READ PICK!
David Clement-Davies’s first novel was published to great acclaim, including a rave review from Watership Down author richard Adams: “it is a riveting story and deserves to be widely read. it is one of the best anthropomorphic fantasies known to me.”
The first novel in the worldwide bestselling series by Suzanne Collins!Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.
Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood!
Book one in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!
This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors.
Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested.
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!
In this iconic, wrenching Newbery Medal winning book, a young Louisiana boy faces the horrors of slavery when he is kidnapped and forced to work on a slave ship.
Thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier earns a few pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans. One night, on his way home, a canvas is thrown over his head and he’s knocked unconscious.
Newbery Honor-winning author and preeminent biographer for young people, Jean Fritz, brings to life our colorful 26th president. Conservationist, hunter, family man, and politician, Teddy Roosevelt commanded the respect and admiration of many who marveled at his energy, drive and achievements.
An ALA Notable Book. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
Two years ago, Sam ran away from New York City to live in the Catskill Mountains. Now his younger sister Alice has joined him and is quietly living in a tree house of her own nearby. Their peaceful life is shattered when a conservation officer confiscates Sam’s falcon, Frightful, and Alice suddenly vanishes. Sam leaves his home to search for Alice, hoping to find Frightful, too.
A timeless American classic and one of the most beloved children’s books ever written, Old Yeller is a Newbery Honor Book that explores the poignant and unforgettable bond between a boy and the stray dog who becomes his loyal friend.
Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.Out of the Dust joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!"Dust piles up like snow across the prairie. . .
Just fourteen, Rick Walder is alone, on the run, and desperate. Stowing away in the back of a truck, he suddenly finds himself at a dead end, out in the middle of nowhere. The Maze. In this surreal landscape of stark redrock spires and deep sandstone canyons, Rick stumbles into the remote camp of Lon Perigrino, a bird biologist who is realeasing fledgling California condors back into the wild.
Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series!
Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author!
A group of middle school misfits band together in this first, bestselling book of the funny, heartfelt, and beloved series by Bunnicula author James Howe.
Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other.
Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick Are On Opposite Sides Of The War And Fighting For The Same Thing.
At the age of fifteen, Dieter's blind devotion gets him promoted from Hitler Youth into the German army. Dieter's determined to prove his allegiance and bravery all costs.
Spence, just sixteen, drops out of his Utah high school to begin training as a paratrooper.
With almost 5 million copies sold 60 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever.
kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes.
The steel-gray Husky Chiri was just a puppy when he watched the black wolf kill his mother and two brothers. Left alone inthe snow-covered land oof the coyote, caribou, and gizzly, Chiri learned to fend for himself, to hunt and survive by his keen instinct and natural intelligence.
A thrilling adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman about a number of kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest
Four kids. One mountain.
They come from all across America to be the youngest kid ever to climb Everest. But only one will reach the top first. The competition is fierce. The preparation is intense. The challenge is breathtaking.
In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time.
In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life.
Mutiny on the Bounty is an "astounding sea tale" (New York Times) that thrills readers young and old with its action-packed account of treachery and survival in the South Pacific.$7.99ISBN: 9780547334004Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2010
A 1968 Newbery Honor Book
From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name.$7.99ISBN: 9780547328614Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2010
Scott O’Dell's Newbery Medal-winning classic is a gripping tale of survival, strength, and courage.$16.99ISBN: 9780375869020Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face—who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic n$9.99ISBN: 9780140386646Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - June 1st, 1997
A Newbery Medal Winner
For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite.$6.99ISBN: 9780553494297Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Laurel Leaf - January 8th, 2008
Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became the most successful US Marshal of the Wild West.
Many "heroic lawmen" of the Wild West, familiar to us through television and film, were actually violent scoundrels and outlaws themselves. But of all the sheriffs of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero: Bass Reeves.$7.99ISBN: 9780061767036Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - June 12th, 2012
Perfect for tween readers who enjoy mysteries and puzzles and books like Chasing Vermeer, this page-turning debut novel is filled with adventure, intrigue, and heart.$7.99ISBN: 9780140375954Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - June 1st, 1995
When three unusually attractive young adults rent the summer cottage next door, Barney's boring vacation at the beach seemingly takes a turn for the better. However, after the neighbors unwittingly reveal their extraterrestrial identities, the board game they have taught him becomes a real-life battle, and Barney must outsmart the aliens to save Earth from destruction.$6.99ISBN: 9781423104018Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 30th, 2009In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother.$8.99ISBN: 9780064400558Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.$8.99ISBN: 9781442472891Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015
The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on the adventure of his life!
When Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car containing priceless treasures, he becomes the target of sinister figures from his past.
In order to survive, Will must join a traveling circ$7.99ISBN: 9780064400565Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020
The classic story by E. B. White, author of the Newbery Honor Book Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan, about one small mouse on a very big adventure.$7.99ISBN: 9780064408677Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020
The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music.$7.99ISBN: 9780152026967Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2008
NYT best-selling author of Peak, Roland Smith, reimagines the famous Lewis and Clark expedition in this historical fiction novel told through the compassionate eyes of a remarkable dog.
“Dogs know humans better than they will ever know us." Captain Lewis’s Newfoundland pup, Seaman, accompanies Lewis and Clark on a path that will make history.$6.99ISBN: 9780545525534Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015
Saving the school -- one con at a time. (And in paperback!)"A political heist page-turner set in middle school? Is that even possible? Varian Johnson shows us how it's done." - Gordon Korman, author of SWINDLE "Do yourself a favor and start reading immediately." - Rebecca Stead, author of WHEN YOU REACH ME Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming.$7.99ISBN: 9780545402712Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - July 28th, 2015
Dan Poblocki's latest thriller asks the question: Has an innocent boy created a monster?Something sinister lurks in the woods outside of Slade. Gabe has seen it, or he thinks he has - a shadow standing at the tree line, watching Gabe's house with faintly glowing eyes.Despite Gabe's misgivings, his new friend, Seth, relishes the creepy atmosphere of the forest.$9.99ISBN: 9780385743570Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ember - September 23rd, 2014
The #1 New York Times bestseller from Brandon Sanderson, the author of Oathbringer, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. And don’t miss the rest of the Reckoners series: Firefight and Calamity.$8.99ISBN: 9780763687656Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - February 23rd, 2016
“Debut novelist Gebhart reveals an uncanny knack for getting inside the brain of a teenage boy wrestling with changing relationships and an onslaught of disappointments.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)$6.99ISBN: 9780553494297Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Laurel Leaf - January 8th, 2008
Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became the most successful US Marshal of the Wild West.
Many "heroic lawmen" of the Wild West, familiar to us through television and film, were actually violent scoundrels and outlaws themselves. But of all the sheriffs of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero: Bass Reeves.$9.99ISBN: 9781368051439Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Disney-Hyperion - September 24th, 2019
The first book in the mega-bestselling Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, now available with fresh and exciting new cover art by graphic novelist Nilah Magruder.$6.99ISBN: 9780425182789Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Berkley - January 8th, 2002
The Newbery Award-winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.$5.99ISBN: 9780553212525Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 DaysPublished: Bantam Classics - January 1st, 1985
An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention -- a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy