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We don’t question why, we just accept the responsibility. NTB
If it weren’t for his PDK, personal disaster kit, Alvin would probably not even leave his house. The kit has everything that he needs to get away from danger including escape routes, garlic, lucky charms, a scary mask for keeping girls away, and a wishbone if all else fails. NTB
ALVIN HO: ALLERGIC TO BIRTHDAY PARTIES, SCIENCE PROJECTS, AND OTHER MAN-MADE CATASTROPHIES
Luke is an illegal third child born into a two-child society.
When his mom has to get a factory job to make ends meet, Luke is forced to spend his days alone and hidden. To what extent is he willing to defy the government to have a life worth living? NTB
AMONG THE HIDDEN
It’s not every day a regular kid like me gets to wake up at midnight. But this is no regular day.
Today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and I am going to ride with Dad is his taxi! NTB
ARCHIE TAKES FLIGHT
The twin bothers were as different as two boys could be. “They may have been twins, but they were fraternal, not identical. One was built like a pencil and one like an eraser.” NTB
ATHLETE VS. MATHLETE
This troublemaker is on his way to obedience school. His drooling friend is not far behind. The owners have had enough of their screaming, hissing, and fighting all over the house. NTB
BAD KITTY: SCHOOL DAZE
Ben talked to Mark about how they were both hurting the team.
They both needed to start passing the ball to the other players. NTB
THE BALL HOGS
Cam and her friend Danny help solve the mystery of a stolen pearl necklace when the governor comes to visit their school for the dedication of the new library. NTB
CAM JANSEN AND THE SECRET SERVICE MYSTERY
“There she is, the actual flag that inspired Francis Scott Key,” he whispered, and breathed in a long deep breath, as if he could still smell the smoke from the battle drifting through the stars and stripes. NTB
CAPTURE THE FLAG
Unhappy about moving from Brooklyn to Deer Creek TN after her mother’s death, soon she finds new friends and a case to solve surrounding a stolen time capsule and rumors of a centuries- old treasure. NTB
THE CASE OF THE TIME-CAPSULE BANDIT
Up until now, Charlie’s been able to wriggle out of the messes he gets himself into, but how will he survive a whole year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another mistake? NTB
CHARLIE BUMPERS VS. THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
JJ Tully is retired, but his days are still busy keeping up with 4 little chicks: Peep, Little Boo, Poppy Sweet Coconut, and Louise. NTB
THE CHICKEN SQUAD: THE FIRST MISADVENTURE
Henry Green was a boy who loved chocolate. He liked it bitter, sweet, dark, light and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and in every other conceivable form.
Foster’s dreams of having her own cooking show means a daring escape with her mom to a new home and a way to sell her delicious cupcakes. NTB
CLOSE TO FAMOUS
The three friends are invited to a sleepover with their favorite writer- in a real castle! But when they start the hearing screams behind the walls, they have to find out what- or who- is haunting Moose Manor. NTB
THE DEADLY DUNGEON
Father Trevor didn’t care if you were rich or poor, black or white, old or young. He raised his hat and smiled at everyone he met. NTB
DESMOND AND THE VERY MEAN WORD
When fifth-grader Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her.
So she stops talking – what’s the point if no one is listening? Now the large dog that sometimes appears with her mom is following her. He’s definitely real and had caused her to get into trouble for bringing “her dog” to school. Without talking, how will she be able to convince her dad that they need to keep the dog? How can she get her dad to talk about her mom and keep her memory alive? NTB
A DOG CALLED HOMELESS
Not everyone is happy when Mel moves up to the JV basketball team, especially her old teammates. NTB
DRIVE TO THE HOOP
His dad was flying B-24s in Europe and had asked Hobie “to step up and do what needs to be done”. However, when he was asked to give up his dog to the Dogs for Defense movement, it was the hardest decision of his life. NTB
With everyone in his family doing their part for World War II, Hobie decides to donate his beloved pet to Dogs of Defense. But when he realizes that he has put his dog’s life in danger, he sets out to get him back home safe.
Downstairs at Snowbergers, my daddy deals with death by misadventure, illness, and natural causes galore. Sometimes I ask how somebody died. NTB
EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS
When Emma pulls a mysterious green bottle from the sea, her adventures begin to help Karim get his nose ring and magic back from the Master of Evil. NTB
EMMA AND THE BLUE GENIE
When the eccentric inventor of video and board games returns to his hometown to build a library it turns out to be spectacular. which one of these seventh graders will solve all the clues and escape the largest puzzle of all? NTB
ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY
Thomas has crossed dino DNA with that of his pet dog, Freddie. Now Jack Stalwart, code name: COURAGE, has a mission. He must capture the dangerous flesh-eating dinosaur before it destroys New York City.
THE ESCAPE OF THE DEADLY DINOSAUR
After moving to a new house, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonah discover an antique mirror that transports them into the Snow White fairy tale. NTB
FAIREST OF ALL
After their parents go missing, the two sisters are passed from family to family until someone claiming to be their grandmother contacts the orphanage and asks that they be delivered to Ferryport Landing. NTB
THE FAIRY-TALE DETECTIVES
He has a white marking like the state of California on his belly. And some tufts in the spot where Oakland is, which is where we live. And his breath smells like a Chevron station.
THE FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK
Frank is a kid-genius scientist and inventor—and with the help of his two robots, they create the greatest invention ever: the Anti-matter Motor! He’s guaranteed to win the Midville Science Prize, until his archrival T. Edison shows up to ruin all his plans! NTB
FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR
In 1960, Connie lives in a world where blacks and whites sip from separate water fountains, and she is not allowed to sit at the lunch counter. Changes are coming to her town, and Connie is a witness to an extraordinary revolution. NTB
FREEDOM ON THE MENU: THE GREENSBORO SIT-INS
My grandpa was in the PPS, Lieutenant Andrew Dailey. He led the team that took down Pandini, but he lost his life in the process. NTB
THE FROG WHO CROAKED
“As long as I’d been alive, there were two fountains side by side.
..” “One was for whites only, the other for coloreds. That’s the way it always had been, and here this Yankee was helping a little colored girl drink out of the wrong fountain.” I looked across the park. Had anybody caught us breaking the rules? NTB
Sam is so excited about his trip with his dad to the lake.
He and his father prepare by hunting in their yard for worms. NTB
GONE FISHING: A NOVEL IN VERSE
Together we’ll do it – We’ll help save the Earth! Our emerald home, the place of our birth. NTB
THE GREEN MOTHER GOOSE: SAVING THE WORLD ONE RHYME AT A TIME
“No!” he yelled as he lunged for her, but Boots’ tiny frame seemed to be sucked into the air duct . . . The next thing he knew, he too was falling down, down, down into empty space.
GREGOR THE OVERLANDER
Lucy wants to enter a photography contest and prove to her dad that she’s really talented. However, she’s worried that she may not win. NTB
HALF A CHANCE
The Willow family has just moved into a rickety old house and Abner, Tate, Derek and Celia have made an incredible discovery: their pet has the ability to grant wishes. The trouble begins when Celia turns into a giant hamster. How can her siblings reverse something as powerful as hamster magic – before breakfast? NTB
Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boy’s detention center where the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. NTB
Twelve- year- old Jackson Opus is descended from two powerful hypnotist bloodlines, but he has just begun to realize that he can control other people’s actions with sometimes frightening results. NTB
To Lucus, his dad and his uncle were like superheroes. They ran into burning buildings, smashed through windows, carried people down oven-hot stairwells and fought fires more evil and ferocious than in any video game or movie.
They were New York City firefighters. NTB
I SURVIVED THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
She’s happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside in her family’s apple orchard. NTB
IDA B…AND HER PLANS TO MAXIMIZE FUN, AVOID DISASTER AND (POSSIBLY) SAVE THE WORLD
When reaching for the lost Lego propeller under the sink at his parent’s ice cream shop, Hank touches something furry. NTB
When Bean’s parents leave her in the care of her older sister Nancy for the afternoon, she enlists her neighbor and best friend Ivy to come over and teach Nancy how to be a really good babysitter. NTB
IVY AND BEAN TAKE CARE OF THE BABYSITTER
After James Henry Trotter’s parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two terrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge.
His life is terrible until James accidentally drops magic crystals by an old peach tree and fantastic things start to happen. NTB
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
This bear was held in a cage for 15 years while his bile was extracted and used in traditional Asian medicine. NTB
JASPER’S STORY: SAVING MOON BEARS
Could his life get any worse? Mom had just informed him that they were having a family over for dinner – the parents of one of the kids in his class. Problem? It was a girl and this girl wanted to kiss him! NTB
JEREMY THATCHER, DRAGON HATCHER
In my class four of us had the same name. So I ended up with the stupidest nickname in the whole class! – maybe even the whole entire world. I tried to tell Miss Lois that she made a mistake.
Before I could, she said, “That’s enough girls. Let’s move on to the three Owens.” NTB
Kelsey is the best reader in her third grade class, and she is determined to lead her class to victory in the all- school reading contest. NTB
KELSEY GREEN, READING QUEEN
M didn’t know how odd her homeschooled education was, until she discovered the mysterious Lawless School.
Now, it is perfectly clear that her parents have been preparing her for a life of crime! M may be the newest student, but she’s a whiz at forgery, escape tactics and picking locks. But can she tell right from wrong? M better figure it out quickly, because her life will depend on knowing who to trust. NTB
Twelve-year-old Tee didn’t think she believed in ghosts… until a walk in the woods around her new rural Alaskan home changes her mind. She and her beagle, Henry, are stalked by a wolfish, decidedly spooky shadow.
There’s something out there – and it’s not of this world. NTB
LEGEND OF THE GHOST DOG
She wants to love camp like her mom did, she really does, but yucky food, scary bugs, and embarrassing swimming lessons all keep her from enjoying her outdoor adventure. NTBLIKE BUG JUICE ON A BURGER
LIKE BUG JUICE ON A BURGER
The cry came into the bedroom where Mark lay. Bark! Bark! Bark! A-woooo-ooo-ooo! It sounded exactly like, “Mark, Mark, Mark.
I need yoooo-ooo-oou!” The next morning his mom said, “I heard a dog howling last night. Don’t go near any stray dogs. You never know.” Mark thought, “You never know when a stray dog might be calling your name.” NTB
LITTLE DOG, LOST
Thwack! Pedru’s legs were punched from under him. His body hit the ground, and the air was knocked out of his lungs. For a moment, he didn’t hear or see anything. When his eyes and ears worked again, he found he was being dragged along on his back by his outstretched right arm.
He twisted around to see what could be holding him. NTB
THE LION WHO STOLE MY ARM
This book in verse helps the reader understand his teacher’s love of poetry. NTB
LOVE THAT DOG
Little Lulu’s tantrums, whining and clever tricks are not going to work on this new professionally trained babysitter. She’s the kind of babysitter that wears combat boots, pulls her hair back in a mean little bun, and has a long unsmiling face. NTB
LULU’S MYSTERIOUS MISSION
You see – ever since he was little, he loved maps: studying them, collecting them, even covering his bedroom walls with them. NTB
THE MAP TRAP
Let the designing begin! My head is full of ideas and I can already picture the dream outfits Mary Ann and I are going to design. NTB
MALLORY AND MARY ANN TAKE NEW YORK
When Marty is cast as the princess in the school play, she is determined to improve it with a real live from to make it more interesting for everyone.
A pet hamster is encouraged by the family cat to venture outside his cage to the sunroom only to discover that life outside his cage is not the best for him. NTB
MEMOIRS OF A HAMSTER
In a quest to find the secret to happiness, Jack and Annie must travel aboard the Magic Treehouse to Italy. In the time of the Renaissance they meet Leonardo da Vinci and embark on an exciting blast through the past! NTB
MONDAY WITH A MAD GENIUS
A nationwide contest was announced to build something that would impress the world. NTB
MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL
He will do anything to encourage his students, including riding a pogo stick and letting kids shoot ping pong balls at him. He is the coolest principal in the world (or maybe he has some kind of personal problem and needs an intervention).
MR. KLUTZ IS NUTS!
A sudden crack rang out, a splinter of thunder that made the hair on the back of Dak’s neck stand up. The sound had come from directly beneath them. He stared in horror as the ground split open before his eyes, a gap slicing across the floor like a zigzagging snake. NTB
A MUTINY IN TIME
As much as I was eager to go to the woods to get the rest of the cure, I wasn’t in a hurry to leave the awards ceremony. Maybe being half dead wasn’t all bad.
MY ROTTEN LIFE
When Mr. Dudeny’s mystery memento goes missing, Nancy and Bree, Partners in Crime, are on the case to solve the mystery. NTB
NANCY CLANCY SUPER SLEUTH
This book is about creatures – both large and small – whose dangerous nature may not be so obvious. NTB
NEVER SMILE AT A MONKEY: AND 17 OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
The robot spoke in a low voice. It was almost a whisper. And it was so calm and cold, it made me shiver. “You are wrong about numbers.
You must be numbed.” NTB
The new student wears tiny, round wire-rimmed glasses over his very large round eyes and a gray suit with a black tie. NTB
ODD, WEIRD, AND LITTLE
When Ivan meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life. NTB
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
By the time I was two, all my memories had words, and all my words had meanings. But only in my head. I have never spoken a single word. I am almost eleven years old. NTB
OUT OF MY MIND
For at least 3,000 years, the Chinese have written stories and poems about these giant animals.
They say emperors kept them as a sign of wealth. NTB
PANDAS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES
These jazzmen I know. I ought to. I was Little Louis’s, the first horn he ever played. He’d talk to me as if we were brothers; tell me every note in his life.
Words poured out of him like soda pop. NTB
PLAY, LOUIS, PLAY!: THE TRUE STORY OF A BOY AND HIS HORN
From day one Prairie did not like school. First of all, she didn’t like the big yellow bus roaring up to fetch her. She didn’t like being in among all those kids. Every one of them stared at her when she climbed on board the bus, and not with a kind look, either. NTB
You’re the thief? Why did you put all those things in our old dugout? Were you trying to get my Pa in trouble? NTB
THE PRAIRIE THIEF
On her twelfth birthday she decided to climb the wall of the tower that separated her from the rest of the town. She wanted to know what was hiding on the other side of the wall.
Peter Roget loved making lists, especially lists of words. In 1852, Roget published his Thesaurus. People snatched it from the shelves like a new kind of candy.
Today, the thesaurus is the most widely used reference book in the world. NTB
THE RIGHT WORD: ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS
My mother named me after a cow’s rear end. It’s the favorite village joke, and probably the only one, but it’s not really true. At least I don’t think it’s true… NTB
RUMP: THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPELSTILTSKIN
What Sammy should have done was put the binoculars down and call 911.
What she does instead is tighten up the focus n her right eye to get a better look. There’s something very familiar about this thief. NTB
SAMMY KEYES AND THE HOTEL THIEF
Caleb and Papa and I wrote letters to Sarah, and before the ice and snow had melted from the fields, we all received answers. Mine came first.
SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
The hairy imaginary creature was under the table eating pudding cups in the senior center. NTB
THE SASQUATCH ESCAPE
When Daniel finds out that his class is going to hatch chicks as a science project, he is thrilled. He’s sure that his parents will let him adopt Peepers, who is his favorite. But who ever guessed that chicks could run amok and get into so much trouble? NTB
THE SECRET CHICKEN SOCIETY
Two mice and a crow, who travel with a circus, cleaning up the spilled popcorn after every performance, come to the rescue when a greedy con artist takes over the management of the circus.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
What is it like to travel to Antarctica aboard an icebreaker ship to carry people and supplies before the winter? Follow Sophie and her dad aboard the Aurora Australis and find out. NTB
SOPHIE SCOTT GOES SOUTH
It’s true that I can’t speak Human, but I understand some of it. But after two years of living with them do you think they learned one single word in Dog? No. NTB
SPUNKY TELLS ALL
Strongheart was the world’s first canine movie star, but he wasn’t always famous. He started out as a police dog called Etzel von Oeringen.
STRONGHEART: THE WORLD’S FIRST MOVIE STAR DOG
He has four good friends who stop by his empty pipe on a regular basis: Stripes, Poo-Poo, Karen, and Mutt. They’ll make you laugh. They’ll make you cry. But mostly, they’ll make you hungry. NTB
She is convinced that her sister is an evil genius! Every time she turns around, that little six year old girl is doing something else outrageous to make life miserable for her big sister.
SUNNY SWEET IS SO NOT SORRY
This is the story of a mouse in love with music, stories and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in darkness nut covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish.
These three characters are about to embark on journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and ultimately, into each other’s lives. NTB
THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
There’s no arguing with the coach! But Boots Raymond doesn’t want to play tackle, he wants to play quarterback! It’s a quarterback that people remember. NTB
TOUGH TO TACKLE
It’s back to the principal’s office for Mike. Looks like fourth grade isn’t going to be any fun either. If only he could sit still! Now he’s got to hang out with his know-it-all neighbor, Nora. But wait..
. is a miracle about to occur? Mike and Nora discover a strange magic shop, and the owner, Mr. Zerlin is a real magician! Could Mike be one, too? Perhaps he’s finally found his true talent. NTB
THE VANISHING COIN
“I’m going to take you to a place where only Chosen Ones may go,” he said. “It is called the Source, and it is where all of the energy for the kingdom is stored.
WARRIORS OF THE BLACK SHROUD
Matching objects to the essence of the presidents make funny associations – some logical, some nonsensical, some more familiar and some less. NTB
WHAT PRESIDENTS ARE MADE OF
DJ Kool Herc loved music. He found a way to share the rhythm and invented a new kind of music that would change the world. NTB
WHEN THE BEAT WAS BORN: DJ KOOL HERC AND THE CREATION OF HIP HOP
Ben can’t stop himself from trying to win Elliot’s approval, and he does something very dangerous. NTB
The thing is, Auggie is just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But, can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? NTB
Gabby’s daydreams take her to wonderful places away from new schools, having no friends, and her parents’ divorce. Daydreaming also keeps her in trouble until her teacher, Mr. Spicer announces a plan for the class to daydream for 15 minutes everyday.
WORDS WITH WINGS
He had a caterpillar that would follow his direction, which means he had a chance to win the annual Woolly Worm Race and the $1000 prize. NTB
THE WORM WHISPERER
It is Television Turnoff Week, and Zeke and his friends are wondering what they will do with their time without their favorite programs and video games. NTB
ZEKE MEEKS VS. THE HORRIFYING TV-TURNOFF WEEK
As if it wasn’t bad enough for a boy to have to move to a new house, imagine moving into a bedroom painted in pink and lavender with ponies and rainbows, AND a real ghost. NTB