Book List in Order: 25 titles


  • “There are so many things I’d love to tell you girls, but, well -- I just don’t know…” Alma Johansson confides this to her grown daughters, Louisa and Michelle, shortly before her death, leaving them puzzled. Their mother’s life was an...



  • The riveting story of one brave young woman’s struggle to free herself from a web of deceit. For misfit Libby Archer, social expectations for young women in Rochester, New York, in the mid-1950s don’t work. Her father has died, leaving her wit...



  • A funny, heartfelt, perfectly pitched story about misunderstandings and the importance of true friendship. When a little girl thinks that her best friend James has been saying bad things about her behind her back, she takes action in the form of t...



  • Agnes Hussein, descendant of the last sultan of Singapore and the last surviving member of her immediate family, has grown up among her eccentric relatives in the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her family in exchange for...



  • Two families, bound by blood. One decision holds the key to survival. Nicole, red-haired and beautiful, discovers that her life is in danger. She turns to her cousin and childhood best friend Ari for the cord blood he's been banking for his own ch...



  • Tobias's father is a lot like other fathers--he likes corny jokes, and doing magic tricks, and works really hard at the office. But there the resemblance ends. He has teeth as sharp as steak knives, is forty feet high, and weighs as much as a locomot...



  • EVERYBODY'S GOING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH NOBODY, George's imaginary friend. When they decide to fix breakfast together, Nobody suggests chocolate meat loaf, but they settle on pancakes, and cook up a storm . . . and a mess. Eventually order is resto...





  • Can lighting really strike twice? Just ask Eve, whose husband walks out on her in the middle of a garage sale. Eve's beloved Ivan died thirteen years ago in an automobile accident. Her charming, boyish Chuck has taken a different exit out of her ...







  • THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY NEWBORN AND THEIR FAMILYThe wind leads readers and listeners through the pages of this poetic tale of two mothers—one human, one mouse— recounting the story of giving birth to their children. Lyrically and rhythmically, t...



  • The teenage years are a time filled with sadness, madness, joy, and all the messy stuff in between. Sometimes it feels that every day brings a new struggle, a new concern, a new reason to stay in bed with the shades drawn. But between moments of desp...



  • The first day of Stephanie’s junior year is a step into the underworld. Led into desire, depression, and alienation by the intoxicating yet strangely distant figure of Denny Pistill, Stephanie must cope with a series of fears and crises. Denny and ...



  • Can Santa find you even if you are stuck in a motel room on Christmas Eve? A room without a chimney or a mailbox with your name on it? A winsome story, marvelously detailed illustrations and just a touch of magic make this handsome book ideal for sha...





  • Emigrating to America to escape from war, Iskander longs for the tranquil silence of the mountains of his homeland, but his grandfather shows him a new kind of silence when he accompanies Iskander on a walk in the woods....




  • When George, Eli's beloved stuffed elephant, is lost in the woods, Eli looks for help from his favorite uncle, Uncle Dawn, and Uncle Dawn uses all of his magic to find George and bring the two of them together once more....





  • Moving through her days like a vapor, seventeen-year-old Willie Steinberg sees the world in shades of blue. Her father is away from home more than ever, and her mother drinks a lot. Even Willie's beloved music--Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin--holds no joy...










  • Despite the fact that his beloved Mama is a monster, Patrick Edward adores her, until, one day, when Patrick Edward is attacked by three bullies, he discovers that he might be more like his mother than he had thought....