Book List:184 titles

  • The manager of the High Chalets is depending on Nina Blake to discover who is harassing the guests in Chalet 17. But after hearing about a murder in the cabin years ago, Nina isn't convinced that young vandals are responsible. Was it possible the cha...


  • Ben is convinced that his troublemaker brother did not commit murder and investigates what he believes to be a case of mistaken identity. But his key witness refuses to answer his questions. Meanwhile his kid brother is sitting on death row....


  • Rollie Torres works part-time for an investigation service hoping to gain experience before entering the police academy. When an old high school classmate asks for his help, he gets more than he bargained for. Soon the investigation takes over his li...


  • Anson Ledyard, a computer multi-millionaire has vanished! Is his young wife responsible? Or maybe his eldest son was afraid he would lose his inheritance? Ledyard's luxury car turns up in a crocodile-infested swamp. Bob Pasquale of the Drake Detectiv...



  • Ken Talbot heads to Florida--where his real father lives--when he flunks out of college in Detroit. He hasn't seen the man in years. What will their reunion be like? But with a Category 5 hurricane heading their way, will he ever get the chance to fi...


  • The judge gives Rodrigo one last chance. If he doesn't learn his lesson at the detention camp, he will be sent to state prison. Will the teenage tough guy finally learn to control his hot temper? Or will Jon Chandler, his big mouth roommate, push Rod...


  • The Marin family has been looking forward to a pleasant week of camping at Owl Lake. Luckily, they found a prime campsite right next to the lake. Who could guess that a hulking creature was waiting for them in the woods? Or that their peaceful campsi...






  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Bruno had seen it all. Five foster homes in his short life. He hoped he could stay with the Browns. They were cool people. He knew he was too old at 10 to be adopted and find his forever family. But Eva and Mart...


  • Kirby is a pessimistic kid. He s a good student with some close friends. But he s intimidated by schoolmate Lee, who always seems to have better grades and more friends. On the way home from school one day, Kirby saves a man from being hit by a truck...


  • Excellent teacher Mr. Ridley appears from nowhere and accepts a teaching job at the tiny and poor Crow's Crossing School. He's an excellent teacher, but questions swirl around him. Why is he here? Where did he come from? And most importantly, why is ...


  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This series of short novels was designed to engage a broad spectrum of struggling readers. No longer will upper-elementary students have to read material junior to their maturity and interests. Characters are ag...


  • Kemba feels like the lamest kid in school. If only he could be cool like the computer game superhero Underdog. But he can't even save himself from the biggest bully in the sixth grade, let alone protect the weakest of the weak like Underdog does. He ...





  • Ernesto and Naomi are mentoring two at-risk freshmen who've had it rough. Naomi's father isn't happy that she's hanging around at-risk kids, but Ernesto convinces him that the kids are fine. Meanwhile, Clay is up to his cruel tricks. Mira has taken h...


  • Mona Lisa is average. Not pretty. Not ugly. She's very insecure and lacks self confidence. Mona's mom harps on her to start dating. Then Julio begins to show an interest in her. He's on the track team and a close friend of Ernesto's. When Mona return...


  • Local homeless man, Griff Slocum, has been found dead. Murdered. Rod and Clay, Chavez High seniors, fall under suspicion--as well as a few other school bullies including Humberto Gomez, who suddenly has money to throw around. Ernesto is on the case b...


  • When Oliver Randall helps two rocker friends by fronting for their band, he enjoys the star power and attention more than he thought he would--which troubles his girlfriend, Alonee. ...


  • Jaris was furious. He would never keep a secret from Sereeta. And he was hurt that Trevor thought he was hot for another chick. He hired Amberlynn Parson because he thought she was best for the job. Period. But Jaris kept second-guessing his decision...


  • Denique thought that if she wasn't so messed up in her head, she'd sort of like Trevor. But it would just end badly. So she focused on school. She wanted to graduate and get a job. College was now out of the question. Her family lived in the projects...


  • Kevin had been talking about how much he wanted some real money, and that he'd do almost anything to get it. Jaris could sympathize with Kevin wanting to help his grandparents out, but wanting--needing--money that desperately was dangerous. It led to...


  • Jaris and Marko were in a position where they could see through the doorway. The slider was open to let in cool, fresh air. Sereeta was sitting in a chair from the kitchen table. Her hands were bound. An older woman sat in another chair, her hands bo...




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  • Modifying your body may seem to be an extreme thing to do. But when we build muscles, lose weight, pierce our ears, or get a hair transplant, aren’t we modifying our bodies? What powerful needs make us do it? This book explores the history of these...


  • This collection of burial customs will amaze and captivate readers. Even the first humans performed burials. All people die but the great variety of customs, from hanging coffins to Viking longships, will surprise the reader with their variety and un...


  • Everyday you probably wonder what you should wear, whether it’s for a date, job interview, or just relaxation. This has been true throughout history, from ancient Egypt to medieval Japan to the roaring ‘20s and beyond. This book describes the som...


  • We all have to eat, but what we eat and how we eat makes for the most interesting reading. People are often shocked by what other people eat and yet our idea of what is normal is entirely dependent on what is familiar. This cross-cultural history of ...



  • Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these book...


  • Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these book...


  • Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these book...


  • Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these book...


  • Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these book...


  • Cesar Chavez HS Series; At school it looks like Naomi and Clay are just a happy couple. But there's a darkness in him. He doesn't treat Naomi right. He's jealous and spiteful. So why does Naomi put up with a guy like Clay? Dark secrets, every family ...


  • Ernesto thinks he recognizes Cruz as the person fleeing from the scene of a recent robbery, but he trusts his friend Paul's word that Cruz was not involved, until a second robbery results in a shooting....


  • Harriet Tubman HS Series; The Princess of the Fair contest is supposed to infuse and inspire students with school spirit. The winner should embody the qualities of Harriet Tubman, the schools namesake. But everyone knows it will turn into a nasty pop...


  • Cesar Chavez HS Series; Ernesto Sandoval begins his junior year at Cesar Chavez High School a virtual stranger. He didn't want to move back to the barrio after a decade in Los Angeles. After all, he had a lot of friends and even a girlfriend. But the...



  • Cesar Chavez HS Series; At school it looks like Naomi and Clay are just a happy couple. But there's a darkness in him. He doesn't treat Naomi right. He's jealous and spiteful. So why does Naomi put up with a guy like Clay? Dark secrets, every family ...


  • Cesar Chavez HS Series; Ernesto Sandoval begins his junior year at Cesar Chavez High School a virtual stranger. He didn't want to move back to the barrio after a decade in Los Angeles. After all, he had a lot of friends and even a girlfriend. But the...


  • Cesar Chavez HS Series; Carmen Ibarra's larger-than-life father is running for city council against Monte Esposito, the corrupt incumbent- and Naomi's cousin. Ernesto is a little nervous. Deep in his heart he knows that Esposito is not good for the b...


  • Trevor's mother was dead set against Vanessa Allen. Trevor knew the old angry frown would come back quickly if she learned that Trevor had been seeing Vanessa behind her back. Even his brother Tommy thought the high school dropout was bad news. But T...






  • Cesar Chavez HS Series; Dad was always depressing Abel with his pyramid stories. He was always dooming Abel to a life at the bottom of the pyramid with all the other miserable losers. No matter how much Abel struggled and clawed, he'd never get to th...



  • Brevin McCoy had everything going for him, until a mysterious poison was given to him at a party; since then all he wants is his old life back.Quickreads series. Just 32-pages each- paperback books for struggling readers power-packed with reading emp...


  • Psychology professor Odin Fruder has had it. He designs a very special project for his most disruptive students.Quickreads series. Just 32-pages each- paperback books for struggling readers power-packed with reading employment. Here are 40 exciting h...


  • At first the vandalism seems petty: a trash can fire, an attempted break-in. But that quickly escalates. Who is targeting Mr. Buckingham, a particularly tough and aloof science teacher? Oliver insists that Alonee take a leap of faith and trust his in...


  • Did Jack's disappearance have anything to do with Mr. Devorka's snakes? Maybe Gus didn't know his missing friend as well as he thought he did.Quickreads series. Just 32-pages each- paperback books for struggling readers power-packed with reading empl...


  • Cindy lives in a fancy gated community. Philip lives in a tacky trailer park. Which of them comes from a loving home?Quickreads series. Just 32-pages each- paperback books for struggling readers power-packed with reading employment. Here are 40 excit...


  • Surely Valerie Monroe's nightmare was not real. But it felt real, and the news on the television frightened her even more. Was she a witness to a real crime? Maybe it wasn't a dream!Quickreads series. Just 32-pages each- paperback books for strugglin...


  • Chelsea Spain bridled under her father's harsh rules. But she was growing up too fast. Someone had to rein her in until she had enough sense to handle herself better. Whenever there was the temptation to take a risk, she went for it. Egged on by her ...


  • Ricky is the only family Donyell Mason has left. When Ricky becomes a prime suspect in a terrible crime, Donyell sets about to clear his big brother.Quickreads series. Just 32-pages each- paperback books for struggling readers power-packed with readi...


  • Monique Reed is a gorgeous girl, all right. Is it her fault that every guy she dates ends up having a freak accident.Quickreads series. Just 32-pages each- paperback books for struggling readers power-packed with reading employment. Here are 40 excit...



  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When a string of thefts hit Tubman High School and suspicions fall on Sereeta Prince, whose life is already unraveling at home, she falls into a deep depression....


  • In the alley on his way home from work, Derrick Shaw witnesses a murder. To save his life, Derrick promises not to reveal the identity of the shooter, a former Tubman student. But he feels sick and guilty about his vow of silence. It would have been ...


  • Between his father's pessimistic moods and his mother's "put on a happy face" attitude Jaris Spain feels trapped. Jaris hides his own darkenss from his parents: How hard he has to work for good grades. How quickly a teacher's pen stroke sends him sli...


  • Maya Archer is at the wrong place at the wrong time when "pop, pop, pop" sounds ring out in front of a popular teen hangout. Is DeWayne Pike the true target? Does he duck before shots ring out as Jacklyn claims? If true, DeWayne is putthing them all ...


  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Destini Fletcher hates Tubman High from day one. When Tyron Becker singles her out, Destini is thrilled to be a part of Tyron's crowd. But he scorns her budding friendships with Alonee, Jaris, and Sami, and mock...


  • The read-along CD helps struggling readers and ELL students follow the text word-for-word. Running time is approximately 60-minutes per novel.Pageturners series. Even struggling readers will find it hard to resist our exciting series of novels in a v...



  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Three girls get a job at a camp for the summer. Tami, the shy one, isn't really sure why she is going so far away from home. She is afraid of everything. Will Tami and the other two make it through the summer at...


  • FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Greg's dream is to play baseball someday, so he practices every chance he gets. Every now and then he notices a man watching him from the fence. Will Greg and his friend Tommy figure out what the strange man wan...


























  • - A variety of genres appeal to all interests.- Consistent chapter lengths and suspenseful chapter endings keep readers involved.- Carefully chosen vocabulary, concise wording, and natural-sounding dialog ensure reading success and enjoyment.- Comple...



  • Super-critical Professor Walter Dudley should have retired long ago. Everyone hates his history class. But even his unhappiest students wouldn’t have done him any harm ... or would they? Tony Young resolves to find out what really happened to the c...





  • Kiana is adjusting to a new mom as well as dealing with an old friend. Her friend Zach is also mixed up with a criminal. With the help of Mr. Trout, Kiana helps save another friend from a life in prison....





  • Marty's parents buy a bed-and-breakfast in a small town. Joe Rivers wants to buy the bed-and-breakfast for some unknown reason. With the help of the original owner's granddaughter, Marty finds out the truth and puts Joe where he belongs....


  • Kerry discovers someone living in the house across the sreet, the scene of murders years before. Her overprotective parents think nothing of it until the new resident, the son of the murderer, starts doing strange things....




  • While looking through a 40-year old high school yearbook, Jaris finds a picture of a boy that looks just like him. The boy caused a deep dark secret in the town, a secret Jaris feels compelled to uncover....


  • Conrad steals a poster of his favorite superhero, Catman, and doesn't realize that something is hidden in the frame. By becoming Catman, can Conrad expose a local drug ring and save his brother from the wrong crowd....


  • Shane's father, a pilot, died in the Middle East, and his mother is now dating a man that Shane does not like. Shane discovers that the man has a shady past, and he must act to save his mother from disaster....


  • When Mark's mother died 12 years ago in a fall at home, Mark was there in his bed. He has recurring memories of the accident and is afraid that his father was involved. With the help of his grandfather, Mark finally learns the truth....




  • Julie’s parents object to her engagement to Marty. They really like Zeke. Julie’s now worried about the frightening change in her ?ancé’s personality. Why has he suddenly become so angry and suspicious? Looking for a shoulder to cry on, she co...


  • When Jesse Garcia arrives on Mars as safety engineer for the new colony, his first task is to investigate the disappearance of colonist Elliott Gaines--and one of the others says giant bird tracks were found near his empty vehicle....


  • When the Lucy B., a river boat giving tours of the Florida wilderness, is destroyed, Ricardo Martinez must help get the passengers, including a quarrelsome family and two obnoxious teenagers, to safety....





  • When Aaron Hayes and his family move into a house in rural Florida inherited from a great-uncle, Aaron hears the sound of crying and has nightmares of his uncle's much younger wife, who disappeared years before, being murdered....


  • When his father gets a job as principal in a small town in Arizona, Allen Burns must leave his friends and his basketball team for a place where the major sport is rock climbing, and he is one of only a few African Americans in school....


  • Reece Riley broke up with Natalie Carr because of her jealousy, but when they start working at the same fast food restaurant, Natalie wants him back--and she is prepared to cause trouble if he doesn't cooperate....


  • Patrick Moffit and his father, who is always trying one get-rich-quick scheme or another, travel to a small island in Nova Scotia, where his father hopes to find a famous lost treasure, but it looks like someone is stealing from their campsite....



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    "Someone is stalking me!" Suddenly the door of the sedan opened. The driver swung a leg out. He was getting out of the car! Darcy looked around the empty street desperately. Maybe she should just take off running. But what if he chased her? What i...


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    In grade school, Darcy Wills and Brisana Meeks were friends. But all that changed at Bluford High when Darcy started hanging with the zeros--a group of students Brisana despises. Now the former friends are bitter rivals, and the tension between them ...


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    No Way Out "We gotta dig him up," Cooper said., "Coop, there's no way I can do that," Ro?,/liti groaned. "You have to!" he insisted. "And whatever happens, we gotta go to the cops." "Cooper, we can't!" Roylin Bailey is living a nightmare -- a...


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    Welcome to Bluford High. This widely acclaimed teen series set in an urban high school features engaging, accessible writing and appealing, contemporary storylines.At first, Bobby Wallace was everything Cindy Gibson hoped for. He was friendly, seemin...


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    A Cruel Summer "I don't want to hear it, Darcy. What you ow was stupid. I'm so angry right now, I don't even want to look at you. Don't ask me to trust you again, not after this." Her father stormed off, and Darcy followed, tears streaming down her...


  • Tom Long doesn't want to end up like his father and others on the Nez Percâe reservation and thinks maybe he should try to assimilate, but he is also drawn to a project to reconnect to tradition by bringing back the Appaloosa horses....



  • THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Two teens are trapped by a strange old man in a mysterious, half-ruined amusement park and must confront the history of his son's failed baseball career....



  • When a major flood threatens their home while her parents are away, Bethany Ford must call on the help of a neighbor she never liked to get her and her sister and brother to safety across the mountains....




  • When Alonzo Sanders' neighbor, Mr. Briggs, whom Alonzo had often helped, dies, Mr. Briggs leaves Alonzo a magical green stone that grants wishes, but Alonzo must learn the hard way what the stone's limitations are....



  • Kevin Walker is resolute. He will be a loner at Tubman High- he doesn't want anyone asking too many questions about his move from Texas. His terrible secret could destroy any chance of remaining anonymous. Running like the wind helps him forget his t...



  • When Joshua, who has always been interested in UFOs and extraterrestrials, gets an e-mail message from someone claiming to be from outer space who is being held captive, he decides he must try to help....








  • After reading Joyce Kilmer's poetry, farm boy Richard Knight begins a correspondance with the soldier-poet about his own writing, even as he worries about the war in Europe and the way people treat his German American neighbor, Hannah....





  • When Wakeman Storey travels to the gold-mining towns of California in search of his missing father, he find more than he bargained for, and his curiosity gets him into trouble in this crazy, lawless world....


  • Alice Dexter is the new teacher for the one-room schoolhouse in Wolf Crossing, Wyoming, and while she tries to avoid getting involved in her students' private lives, she realizes that some things just can't be ignored....





  • When Rashad Gaines takes a job cleaning out an abandoned theater, he wonders if the mishaps that keep occuring have any connection with the last production, a science fiction tale about a rejuvenation machine....



  • Ric Salas struggles to succeed in class and on the football field even as he believes he has discovered a grave in the backyard of the neighboring Robles house and that he saw the ghost of Tony Robles, who disappeared ten years before after a fight w...




  • Micah Newton's elation over scoring the championship touchdown fades when the championship trophy is stolen, and as he attempts to find the perpetrator, he learns that education is more important than football...


















  • Reina Valdez is running for student vice president, but she does not want to be on the ticket with Efren Mora, who must win at any cost, even as she worries about her underachieving younger brother, Oscar....


  • When Michelle Dennis talks to Damon, a new student and a loner, he hints that he is the vandal who damaged the art room at school, and when she lets him know she has no romantic interest in him, things start to get dangerous....


  • The reader must foil the Sorceress of the Sea's dreadful plot to kill King Peter, Queen Susan, King Edmund, and Queen Lucy and seize the throne to save the realm of Narnia, under the guidance of Aslan, Son of the Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea...


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