Book List:37 titles
  • Picnics! Singing! Fireworks! It's time to celebrate the best day of all--the Fourth of July!Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli and award-winning illustrator Larry Day join forces to celebrate America's birthday, the Fourth of July.A responsible little b...


  • From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl) comes the story of a girl searching for happiness inside the walls of a prison. Cammie O'Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison--not as a prisoner, she's the warden's daughter. She ...


  • Without even thinking about it, Mama Seeton puckered her lips and whistled. It was not a loud whistle. Or a fancy whistle. Just a simple two-note whistle. When Mama Seeton whistles, her children run home for chocolate cake, hugs, kisses, and s...


  • Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of t...


  • The long-awaited prequel to the bestseller FOURTH GRADE RATS George, aka "Suds," has just entered third grade, and he's heard the rhyme about "first grade babies/second grade cats/third grade angels/fourth grade rats," but what does this mean for ...


  • This is a story about me, Lily. And me, Jake. We're twins and we're exactly alike. Not exactly! Whatever. This is a book we wrote about the summer we turned eleven and Jake ditched me. Please. I just started hanging out with some guys in the nei...


  • When I grow up, what shall I be? This exuberant book offers up everything from a paper plane folder to a puppy dog holder, from a silly joke teller to a snowball smoother. Newbery-Award winning author Jerry Spinelli's simple and charming rhyme...


  • Ninth grader Will Tuppence is in control. He plans everything obsessively, from the perfect stargazing night with his crush, Mi-Su, to the regular Saturday-night games of Monopoly with his friends. He's even planned his entire adulthood: career as...


  • LOVE, STARGIRL picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date t...







  • Nine-year-old David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Sarcastic and bossy 13-year-old Primrose lives with her childlike, fortuneteller ...


  • I can’t wait for my daddy to come home from work. There are so many things to do!In a loving tribute to fathers and sons, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli and New Yorker artist Seymour Chwast join talents to celebrate the very best moment of the day...


  • This classic collection includes four of Newbery Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli's most popular books: his very first novel, Space Station Seventh Grade, about the trials and tribulations of junior high (pimples, football, hair, school dances, an...


  • Donald Zinkoff is one of the greatest kids you could ever hope to meet. He laughs easily, he likes people, he loves school, he tries to rescue lost girls in blizzards, he talks to old ladies. The only problem is, he's a loser. Until fourth grade, Zin...


  • He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham. He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He's a boy ...



  • Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High, the hallways hum with the murmur of "Stargirl, Stargirl." She captures Leo Borlock's heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica Hig...


  • Jason and Marceline have been friends since the end of seventh grade. Now in ninth grade, Jason's starting to think that they could be more than friends, and Marceline's starting to think so, too. But does the beginning of romance mean the end of the...



  • Ever since her family moved to Aunt Sally's farm, Tooter's known that farm life is definitely not for her. There's no pizzeria  for miles, her nearest neighbor is a dumb boy, and even her own pet chicken hates her! So Tooter decides to show everyon...


  • The pigeon's eye is like a polished shirt button. The pigeon's eye is orange with a smaller black button in the center. It looks up at him. It does not blink. It seems as if the bird is about to speak, but it does not. Only the voices speak: "Wring i...


  • WHO KNOWS WHAT IT WILL MAKE YOU DO.... When Mongoose finds a blue library card hidden among the candy he's shoplifted, his friend Weasel tosses the card away. But the card comes back. Brenda, a television addict, must endure the Great TV Turn-Off...


  • Everybody knows Crash Coogan, seventh-grade football sensation. He's been mowing down everything in his path since the time he could walk -- and Penn Webb, his dweeby, vegetable-eating neighbor, is his favorite target. After all, Webb's not just a ne...


  • The Pepperday family is moving to Aunt Sally’s farm. Mr. Pepperday, Mrs. Pepperday, and Chuckie Pepperday are happy as hogs in slop. But Tooter Pepperday is not. There’s no cable TV, no playground, and she’s gone three days without pizza! What ...


  • Plumstead Middle School is full of secret plans. Eddie is on a mission to bulk up -- he's sick of being the scrawniest, skinniest, runtiest kid in school. Sunny is plotting something that will keep the school bullies from ever bothering her again....



  • Eddie Mott has a problem. He is completely and hopelessly in love with his friend Sunny . . . and he's way too wimpy to tell her. But the school dance is approaching quickly and Eddie knows it's time to act. He has to find a way to make Sunny notice...


  • Introducing: Sunny, despite her name, is a grump, determined to hate everything and everyone at Plumstead Middle School. Eddie is a wimp, hoping against hope to survive in a new school. Salem is a writer, trying to make every episode of her ...


  • It’s football season at Plumstead Middle School, and everything is up in the air. Sunny has become a cheerleader -- the first ever to wear a frown and beat up fans who refuse to cheer. Eddie has gone out for football to prove that he's grown up de...






  • Eric's smile is so dazzling, Maisie is willing to do anything to be near him -- even join the school wrestling team. But she is astonished at the avalanche of hostile opinion she provokes, in and out of school. Is Eric worth it? Not if he keeps datin...


  • Fourth graders are tough. They aren't afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry. Suds knows that now that he's in fourth grade, he's supposed to be a rat. But whenever he tries to...



  • Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a trolley accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run -- and not just run away, but run. And this is w...




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    Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? Sibling rivalry at its finest! Whether it's on the hockey ice, at school, or at home, Greg and Megin just can't seem to get along. She calls him Grosso, he calls her Megamouth. They battle with donuts, cockroaches,...


  • For Jason, junior high school has its ups and downs. But this is the funniest, truest, and best book about turning into a teenager you'll find. Really....