Book List:16 titles
  • A funny, fast-paced, and heartfelt story from the Newbery Honor-winning author of the Al Capone series. Fifth grade is not for amateurs, according to Liam. Luckily, he knows that being more than one-third nerd is not cool. Liam lives in the Bay ar...


  • Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard. Moose Flanagan lives on a famous island in California: Alcatraz, home to some of t...


  • A heartwarming father-son story about bravery and facing fears. Nicholas was afraid of the dark outside his door, the bushes where the giant bugs live, and the underside of manhole covers. His dad was not afraid of anything. Nicholas wants...


  • Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko deftly combines humor, tragedy, fascinating historical detail, and a medical mystery in this exuberant new novel. San Francisco, 1900. The Gilded Age. A fantastic time to be alive for lots of peop...


  • A hilarious story that shows kids that they can get themselves to sleep at bedtime! Sam is never ready to go to sleep at bedtime. There are always more questions to ask Mama, more books to read . . . not to mention the monkeys! Sam’s rambunctio...


  • Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely can...


  • As Valentine's Day gets closer, Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret. His chocolate hearts end up next to her lunch and he can't hide his red face when the huge Valentine he made for her lands on her desk. Cooper thinks Jackson ...


  • River and Niko find their dad is missing, and they have no choice but to track him down. But when they discover the clues lead to a shady reptile dealer, they start to think they might have gotten in over their heads. A short story from Guys Read: Th...


  • QUESTIONS CAN BE TRICKY THINGS. Everyone has their own way of dealing with them. India Tompkins can charm her way out of answering most of them. Finn Tompkins is too quiet to be asked in the first place. And Mouse Tompkins? She's a genius -- she's u...






  • MOOSE FLANAGAN is back -- and now he owes AL CAPONE a favor! When twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan finds a note in one of his freshly laundered pillowcases, he knows exactly who it's from: Al Capone. Capone may be one of the most notorious criminals i...


  • At a school where the academic competition is fierce, the popularity race is fiercer, and if you're not rich, you're nothing, friends are good to have. Luckily, Walker and Kirsten have each other. But just when a tough seventh grade year is beginning...


  • Lili is the quietest kid in class. She spends recess inside with Lois, the class?s pet guinea pig, and allows Cassidy do her talking for her, even if it means never getting to have the best parts in games. Sometimes it?s just easier letting Cassidy b...



  • MURDERERS, MOB BOSSES, AND CONVICTS... THESE GUYS ARE NOT YOUR AVERAGE NEIGHBORS. Not unless you live on Alcatraz. It's 1935 and twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that's home to criminals like notor...


  • “You can’t waste the truth on people who won’t understand.” At least, that's what Ant MacPherson thinks. How could she possibly tell her parents the truth all of the time? They never understand anything! The only member of her family Ant e...