Book List in Order:52 titles

  • "All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -Kirkus Reviews for the World War II seriesThe First Special Service Force is an elite commando unit composed of American and Canadian troops. From the...


  • Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts. Fergus Frew thought he knew what to expect when he signed up with the Navy's demolitions team. But as the Korean War rages on, Fergus and his fellow divers -- a.k.a. "fr...


  • Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts. Danny Manion has been fighting his entire life. Sometimes with his fists. Sometimes with his words. But when his actions finally land him in real trouble, he can't fight the judge w...


  • The accused date rapist from the “finely crafted and thought-provoking” (School Library Journal) National Book Award Finalist, Inexcusable, must confront the kind of person he really is and come to terms with his past actions, in this stunning se...


  • Powerful, riveting, and real. Sixteen celebrated authors bring us raw, insightful stories that explore guns and teens in a fiction collection that is thought provoking and emotionally gripping. For fans of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Give a Boy a...


  • The US Marines Corps is home to some of the roughest, toughest combatants in World War II. Their courage and daring are legendary. And the best of the best -- the boldest among them -- are joining the Corps' elite new paratrooper combat unit. As Para...


  • “I hit him so hard, the clash of helmets and pads sounded like a gunshot across the field. I crushed him with the hit, held on to him, and crushed him again when I slammed him into the ground ... I had arrived.” Arlo Brodie loves being at the ...


  • Theo has always looked up to his older brother, Hank, but never more so than the day Hank enlisted in the US Navy. Not to be outdone, Theo followed his older brother's lead in joining the war effort -- but preferring the wide open sky to the untamed ...


  • A teen runs away from his broken life and invents a new one in this dazzling adventure from Printz Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch. Crystal City called for him, and Kevin answered. And why wouldn’t he? His relationship ...






  • In the depths of a Bavarian winter, the survival of a small farming family depends on a turnip... one enormous turnip.If you think you know the folk tale, thing again as horror maestro Chris Lynch turns the harmless children's tale of teamwork and ro...


  • Critically acclaimed author Chris Lynch provides an action-oriented but thoughtful view of the US Navy's war in the Pacific. Hank and Theo are brothers who share everything, including a sense of duty a love of baseball. They have been inseparabl...


  • Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends. So when one of them was drafted into the Vietnam War, the others signed up, too. They promised to watch out for one another. They pledged to come home together. Now, that pledge has been broken. One...


  • Two teens discover the true danger of love in this gripping novel from Printz Honor-winning author Chris Lynch. Oliver loves Junie Blue. That’s true. Pretty much everything else is a lie. Both known for their deceit, Junie and O’s relationship...


  • There are few things Roman loves as much as baseball, but his country is at the top of the list. So when it looks like the United States will be swept up into World War II, he turns his back on baseball and joins the US Army. Roman doesn't mind. A...


  • A teen revives the legacy of his lost brother in this compelling novel from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist. When Eric’s brother Duane dies, his world breaks in two. Duane was his best friend -- possibly his only friend...


  • Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they are fighting the war together -- and they promise to do al...


  • Four best friends. Four ways to serve their country. Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they ar...


  • All Daniel wants to do is spend one last summer with his grandfather before he moves away for college and his grandfather's dementia pulls them apart. But when his dear old Da starts to let things slip about the job he used to hold -- people he's kil...


  • Some things are worth fighting for. Of all his friends, Ivan is the only one looking forward to war. That's because Ivan has never backed down from a fight--especially when it comes to fighting for what's right. He has protected his friends fro...


  • Four best friends. Four ways to serve their country. Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they ar...


  • Delve into the mind of a teen whose journey of self-discovery leads to the unthinkable in this tense and terse novel from award-wining author Chris Lynch. Alexander, who wants to be called Xan, is a misfit. He has never fit in -- not in academics,...


  • Zane and his animal comrades have foiled Dr. Gristle's terrible plots twice--he can't talk to animals, and he can't get at the heart of what makes them wild. Zane can talk to them. He can understand them. He almost is one. Almost. Zane keeps getti...


  • If you do it right, it can be a life. The hothouse, the guys, the glory. But just like that, it can all go up in smoke. In the beginning it was strange, ya know, because of all that we had lost. But there was something about it that felt so good a...


  • Imagine a story that you can drink, a story that you can feel, a story you can live. Welcome to the city of Dante, and the world of Memetech. As a wave of drugs that create living stories sweeps his city, one man fights back as "The Dark". A vigilant...


  • From National Book Award nominee Chris Lynch, the second action-and-humor-filled futuristic series about talking pets who are tired of being pets ... and the boy who must help them.;;Chris Lynch is the author of numerous acclaimed books for middle-gr...


  • You have to love your family. You do, even if you don't, right? You don't have to understand them or play tennis with them, but you have to love them. It's a rule, and it's the kind of rule you don't break unless you're some kind of animal. My bro...


  • ZANE'S WIRED LIFE IS ABOUT TO BE UNPLUGGED… Zane lives a life of luxury in a completely wired world. He doesn't ever have to leave his building to have exciting (virtual) experiences. His room knows everything he eats and what he needs for school. ...


  • "I am a good guy. Good guys don't do bad things. Good guys understand that no means no, and so I could not have done this because I understand." Keir Sarafian knows many things about himself. He is a talented football player, a loyal friend, a dev...


  • Three best friends--Skitz, Hector, and Drew--find their bond sorely tested by the three priests who run their school, and who are determined to tear them apart, forcing Drew to take action when Hector becomes lost to the darkness of violence and sham...






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    Elvin Bishop's uncle is a lot like Elvin's father. They're both dead, for instance. But Elvin's cool with that; it's the way it's been for as long as he can remember. Then one day it turns out that Uncle Alex isn't exactly dead. He is, instead, sitti...


  • Funny how much stuff you can lose when you move. The only thing you can't lose is yourself. No matter how hard you try. No matter where you go. Lost: 1 absentminded dog names Loose Lucy 2 inseparable duet-singing finches 1 seemingly indestruc...


  • Earl doesn't want to be a bully. It's not his fault that his body is as big as a football player's! Thirteen-year-old middle-schooler Earl has the body and facial scruff of a manand this gets him into trouble. Everyone thinks Earl's a tough guy, ...



  • Like the other kids in the wood shop class at his new school, Will finds himself oddly compelled to make wooden totems, yet when he discovers that these creations pop up before and after the suicide of many kids in town, Will wonders what weird force...


  • I used to have a mother, and a friend, and anotherfriend. Now I got relationships.Elvin Bishop is fourteen--an official Young Adult. Having barely survived the sports camp that he and his best friends, Frankie and Mikie, attended in SLOT MACHINE, Elv...


  • If I ran things,. nobody would have names. We would just have batting averages. When star rookies Fred Lynn and Jim Rice, the Gold Dust Twins, join the Red Sox in 1975, Richard dreams of following in their footsteps. Napoleon Charlie Ellis arri...


  • in Places I Never Meant to Be

    "What effect does [the climate of censorship] have on a writer?....It's chilling. It's easy to become discouraged, to second-guess everything you write. There seemed to be no one to stand up to the censors....so I began to speak out about my experie...


  • Lilly, Oakley, and Pauly consider themselves to be friends, yet when Pauly gets himself into a serious situation, Lilly and Oakley have to decide just how far they can go to save him before their own personal safety is risked. Reprint....


  • When He-Man Wolf leaves his gang to create a club of his own, he causes the old gang great distress when it is noticed that all the new club's members are girls, but when Jerome takes sides with He-Man Wolf, those in the Wolf Pack start to take drast...



  • When the new club leader, Wolfgang, recruits super-cool, tattooed guitar player Scratch as a new member of the He-Men, the gang decides to start a band called Scratch & the Sniffs, the world's first punk-jug-garage band, and sets out to seek rock and...





  • In a coming-of-age story, Mick leaves his tough, white, Irish neighborhood to embark on a journey of self-discovery and reflection in order to better understand himself psychologically and sexually. Simultaneous....


  • Finding acceptance within a circle of white friends, Mick, an African-American street teen, is violently ostracized by his bigoted older brother, Terry, who prefers to "wipe out" everything he does not like. Simultaneous....


  • Reaching the age of fifteen, Mick of Sycamore Street realizes that tormenting people for nothing more than the color of their skin is wrong and begins to make new friends, but he has trouble divorcing himself from the street life of his tough Irish n...


  • "If you don't have a slot, what are we going to do with you?"It's called Twenty-One Nights with the Knights. But for Elvin Bishop--fourteen, overweight, and a self-proclaimed nonathlete--this summer sports "retreat" is more like the twenty-one trials...








  • The other guys on Eric's hockey team call him the Iceman, because he's a heartless player, cold as ice. Only Eric knows the truth -- he's not cold, he's on fire, burning with a need he just can't explain. Least of all to his fanily -- not to his dad,...


  • I was nine years old the first time I hit my father and made him bleed. He was proud.It's now five years after his father's death, and fourteen-year-old George is the man of the family. He knows all too well how brutal the life of a fighter can be. D...