Book List:11 titles
  • In sixth grade, bad things can happen to good kids. Bullies will find your weakness and jump on it. Teachers will say you did something wrong when really you didn't mean to do anything wrong. The kids who joke the loudest can drown out the quieter, n...


  • It's not easy being Claire. (Really.) Claire's life is a joke ... but she's not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she's dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there's a boy, ...


  • Rich is fifteen and plays guitar. When his girlfriend asks him to perform at protest rally, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does Rich’s dad. He’s in big trouble. Again. To make matters worse, this happens near th...


  • Sometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field. Meet Peter Friedman, high school freshman. Talented photographer. Former baseball star. When a freakish injury ends his pitching career, Peter has some major things to figu...


  • What would you do if your best friend was: 1. Still imaginary (and getting into trouble with other imaginary creatures, such as leprechauns. That's right, leprechauns )? 2. In danger of losing his home, and the only forest in your town, the magical F...


  • Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry ...


  • BEING POPULAR IS SOOOO OVERRATED. What would you do if your best friend was: 1. Still imaginary (and still an oversize blue chimp with major junkfood issues)? 2. Nominating you to run for class president -- against the most popular kid in fifth grad...


  • What would you do if your best friend was: 1. Imaginary? 2. An oversize blue chimp in surfer shorts? (Potentially embarrassing, but hey, no one else can see him . . . right?) 3. Proposing a plan to help you improve your life? 4. Did we say imag...


  • When eighth-grader San Lee moves to a new town and a new school for the umpteenth time, he doesn't try to make new friends or be a loner or play cool. Instead he sits back and devises a plan to be totally different. When he accidentally answers too m...






  • Alex Peter Gregory, you are a moron Laurie slammed her palms down on my desk and stomped her foot. I get a lot of that. One car crash. One measly little car crash. And suddenly, I m some kind of convicted felon. My parents are getting divorced, my d...


  • Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost): He plays drums in the All-City Jazz Band (whose members call him the Peasant), has a crush on the hottest girl in school (who doesn't even know he's alive), and is constantly annoyed by his younger bro...