Book List:135 titles

  • Drawing from his teenage years, Todd Strasser’s novel revisits a tumultuous era and takes readers on a psychedelically tinged trip of a lifetime.With his girlfriend, Robin, away in Canada, eighteen-year-old Lucas Baker’s only plans for the summer...


  • From award-winning author Todd Strasser comes a gripping new novel that explores the struggles of war, the price paid by those who fight in them, and what it really means to be a hero. Jake Liddell is a hero. At least, that’s what everyone sa...


  • An FBI sting operation pits brother against brother in this carefully-researched novel by award-winning author Todd Strasser. ...



  • Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the future -- and takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure. When seventeen-year-old Ishmael wakes up from stasis aboard the Pequod, he is amazed by how different ...


  • When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd Strasser. It seems like Dan has it all. He’s a baseball star who hangs with the popular crowd and dates...


  • What if the bomb had actually been dropped? What if your family was the only one with a shelter? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott’s dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually pr...








  • "They always agreed to meet me. Of course, I told them I was bringing them money. I said it was cash and I didn't want to send it through the mail. They might have hesitated at first about meeting me, but I never had to work very hard to convince th...


  • I wrote these three pieces while I was a student at Beloit College in Wisconsin. They were the first three to be “professionally” published. The first two pieces are fiction. The third is non-fiction....


  • All Jamie Gordon wants to do is to take pictures of celebrities...and maybe to become famous herself. She's only fourteen, but already her pictures are sought after by fanzines and websites, and she's invited to all the best parties. And now she has ...


  • All it takes is one second. One stupid move. One click of a cell phone. When Callie Carson discovers ice queen Katherine Remington-Day sprawled on the ground one night, she bends down to help her. It’s only natural -- the party’s been a bit ...


  • Four score and seven years ago, a mess this big would have been impossible! When MAx has to use his friend's computer to do a last minute President's Day assignment, he accidentally triggers a time machine that brings Abraham Lincoln into the present...


  • The Tardy Boys are back for their fourth funny, smelly adventure!Thanks to global warming, it's a beautiful eighty-five degree winter morning. Fortunately for the Tardy Boys, The School With No Name has an indoor hockey rink. But when they show up fo...


  • Str-S-d:I’ll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can’t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I’m some disgusting bug or vermin. Does she really think I WANT to be t...


  • Have you been trick-or-treating for neon candy or is that a glow-in-the-dark bunny in your pillowcase? With Halloween approaching, Leyton and Wade Tardy are trying to come up with totally awesome costumes. Whoever has the best costume will win The S...


  • "WHEN YOU GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS, THERE WERE NO CHOICES. NO GOOD ONES, AT LEAST." In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Many teenagers drop out of school and join gangs, and every kid...


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    Is today's cafeteria special a little pointy-eared mythological being of Irish decent, or is that an unlucky leprechaun in your lunch? It's an average morning for Leyton and Wade Tardy when Brendan, the unlucky leprechaun, joins them for a bowl of ce...


  • Are you choking on a hair ball, or is that a sick cat in your backpack? There's something strange about Leyton and Wade Tardy's pet cat. Skinny Cat is the scrawniest, scraggliest, laziest cat ever, but he has one very big, very disgusting talent -- ...


  • A hilarious middle grade novel perfect for boy readers from popular author Todd Strasser.The Tardy Boys, Wade and Leyton, are always getting into trouble, especially when they're dealing with the school bully, Barton Slugg. When their friend Daisy br...


  • If you're easily scared then. . . DON'T read this book, or you'll be sorry when nighttime comes around! Short stories sure to make you think twice before turning off the light.The seven unnerving stories in this original collection feature action fig...


  • Watch your back. Kate Blessing may have made it to senior year, but being the boss of her family has taken its toll. With the cracks in the Blessing front starting to show, their weaknesses are becoming apparent. As Kate tries to keep their enemie...


  • It ain't easy being the boss.... Life's been tough for Kate Blessing. Her parents are still on the outs, the family's about to hit the mattresses, and one of their own is threatening to pull rank. Kate's also managing two guys: one whose parents d...


  • An offer she can't refuse. Kate Blessing is not your typical high school junior. She's a good student who's into guys and the latest designer jeans...and she's also part of the mob. Her father, Bobby Blessing, is the head of the family, and her ...


  • "In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn't. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to figh...


  • A house at the beach. A bunch of hot strangers. A three-month party that's Off The Hook. Seven randoms cram into a house down the shore, and they've all got agendas. Curt wants a gig. Polly wants a life. Owen's jonesing for someone he...







  • Racing. Cutting. Drifting. Slamming... Winner takes all. The cops cracked down on illegal races, and now the only street racing around is at the hottest casino on the strip. The casino owner is starting his own high-stakes, high-payoff drift team --...


  • Set 'em up. Blow 'em off. And shut 'em down. Kennin's gaining popularity with the gearheads, and the word on the street is all about his sweet driving skills. Everyone wants a piece of him, but to go legit, he's got to give up the illegal tsuisos . ...


  • If you're easily scared then. . . DON'T read this book, or you'll be sorry when night time comes around! Short stories sure to make you think twice before turning off the light.The third installment of the Nighttime series is packed with short scary ...


  • If you're easily scared then. . . DON'T read this book, or you'll be sorry when nighttime comes around! Short stories sure to make you think twice before turning off the light.The seven bite-sized stories in this second of the three-book series inclu...


  • Drift it. Sling it. Slide it. Shred it.... Just don't get T-boned. Kennin is new to Sin City, running from a tragic past and anxious to start a life outside the gearhead crowd. But he can't resist the lure of all the hot, tricked-out cars in Las Veg...


  • IMAPCT ZONE The most dangerous part of the wave You gotta beat it...or you'll eat it. The summer is hot, and so is action out on the line-up. There's a big competition coming up, with some serious burrito money attached. All the brahs are in it fo...


  • Impact Zone: The most dangerous part of the wave You gotta beat it...or you'll eat it. Ever since he went up against the locals and broke into the lineup, Kai has had his own crew. Spazzy is a summer kid with a lot of fancy gear. He looks like a tot...


  • Impact Zone: The most dangerous part of the wave. You gotta beat it...or you'll eat it. Kai is stoked when he gets to Sun Haven. He hasn't been on a board in a while. And SH has some primo waves. Screamers is the spot where you can regularly get tu...


  • Her street name is Maybe. She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned, and forgotten, they struggle agains...


  • It's Christmastime. Your parents have just left for a month-long business trip. And your long-lost Uncle Lawrence is staying with you. Happy holidays indeed. But Uncle Lawrence plays video games with you, flirts with your psychologist, and treats yo...



  • Lauren would love to be part of the popular crowd at school, and when an attractive new girl seems to befriend her and offers a chance at popularity, Lauren does not recognize how she is being manipulated....


  • In this hilarious school-based series from favorite author Todd Strasser, a trio of fiendshly-clever boys wreaks havoc and humor - but never, ever gets caught!One of the many unfair rules at the Hard Marks school is No Soda Allowed. Of course this ru...


  • By winning a contest, Jake Sherman lands a job as supermodel Lanny Shanks' personal assistant, but when Jake accidentally switches bodies with her, he must ward off the advances of Principal Blanco. Original....


  • LIP LOCKERS! WILSON: invents stuff -- and trouble DUSTY: can talk his way out of anything KYLE: the nice guy no one ever suspects Together they bend every rule in school -- but they never get caught! There's a rumor that the girls keep a K...


  • BE-TRAY-ED! Wilson: invents stuff -- and trouble Dusty: can talk his way out of anything Kyle: the nice guy no ever suspects Together they bend every rule in school -- but they never get caught! Food fights in the cafeteria are raging out of...


  • Friends Kyle, Wilson, and Dusty have no fear about peforming practical jokes and doing risky things since they never get caught, and when they set their sights on the school bus, their plan to take it for a spin is soon put into action. Original....


  • At first it seems that there will be no bad effects when the intelligence transfer equipment malfunctions near Vlad, the night-shift custodian, until the night of Jake's Halloween party, when Jake turns into a vampire....


  • For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school danc...







  • STONE-COLD JAKE SHERMAN? Jake and his friends have ringside seats for Wrestle Insanity, but Andy disappears before the main event. Jake doesn't want him to miss the match -- until he realizes Andy's in the match, wrestling in the body of Bruce "Bra...


  • HERE COMES HEAVENLY... She's cool, she's punk, she's Heavenly, our nanny for my baby brother, Tyler. And she makes magic. So who'd ever believe she is afraid of flying? Hi, it's me, Kit Rand. I thought I was getting friendly with Jessica Huffingt...



  • In a chat room, nobody knows you’re a dog. :-) Byte's been trained to do a tough job -- he sniffs out computer bugs on missions too dangerous for humans. But lately he's just been killing time, chatting with geeks on-line. Then Byte receives an...



  • With tattoos, wild hair, attitude, and piercings aplenty, the Rand's new nanny Heavenly Litebody may look strange, but she is great with kids, so with her magical powers, she is uniquely qualified to help her teenage charges navigate the tricky water...


  • I am a nine-year-old slave on the planet of Tatooine. I am owned by a creature named Watto. There's no way to escape. Then one day a Jedi appears. He says I am to be a Jedi, too. But first I must prove myself. First I must survive. My name i...





  • LOSE YOUR LUNCH! Burp It Up Middle School has some brand-new Vend-A-Lunch machines. They might put the lunch ladies out of business, but that doesn't bother Jake Sherman and his best friends. Until they switch bodies with three lunch ladies by mistak...


  • DEATHWATCH! It’s too late to turn back. Henry Tompkins and his younger brother Paul are passengers in the battered old van driven by Luke Hilliard with his sister, Amber. Nineteen-year-old Luke seems so sure of himself...until he drives the van o...


  • STARRING JAKE SHERMAN Actor Erie Lake is very rich and very famous. But he hates his job. Anybody could do it, he says. Even Jake. So Jake and Lake switch bodies. Soon Jake is taking a limo to school and is surrounded by cameras, fans, and girl...


  • Visiting Alaska for what he believes will be a dream vacation, Tyler is forced to share his uncle's cabin with two strangers and inadvertently leads a rogue, eight-hundred-pound grizzly back to his cabin. Original....


  • Class valedictorian Allegea Hanover has heard the rumor that an asteroid is heading towards Earth and it may be all over by morning, and with all the hysteria around her, all she wants to do is head out and meet the untouchable school rebel Andros Bl...


  • Adrift in shark-infested waters after a storm damages their sailboat and injures Mr. Green, the only adult on board, Ian and his sister Talia struggle for survival while facing a sinking boat, Mr. Green's deterioration, and dwindling supplies. Origin...


  • Power trip! Barry Dunn is out of control. But since he beats kids up when they're off school property, nobody at "Burp It Up" Middle School can stop him. Jake Sherman has the perfect plan, though. Jake makes his buddy Josh switch bodies with the prin...


  • SPACE JAM! Yep, Jake Sherman has switched bodies again! And this time it's with an alien! Not just any alien, though. A funny-looking alien. A dorky alien. From a planet where aliens sit around watching TV and eating junk food all day long. That soun...


  • "Undo the handcuffs now, boys," Mom said in that calm controlled voice. "You did it!" I said to my little brother. He nodded. "Great, let's go." "Wait!" Mom called. Benjy stopped. I grabbed his hand and pulled. "Steven, Benjamin, wher...


  • This summer, Jake Sherman picked a camp for him and his friends. He thought he chose a place where they could play video games and eat fast food. But instead they're starving at Camp Grimley. There are no lights, no cabins, no bathrooms. And they hav...


  • "This is my neighborhood and this is my house..." Eight-year-old Alex Pruitt gets stuck at home with the chicken pox. There's nothing to do except play with his telescope, or mess around with the stupid toy car that his cranky neighbor gave him as...



  • Jake Sherman's best friend Andy Kent desperately wants to meet Mica, the new girl in town. Mica has a dog, so Andy figures that if he gets a dog, he'll have an automatic conversation-starter. Andy decides to borrow Jake's dog, Lance. Simple, right? ...


  • In order to save Camp Run-a-Muck from being turned into a golf resort by heartless camp leader Bob ""The Blob"" Kirby, assistant cooks Lucas and Justin prepare a stomach-churning culinary surprise. Original."...



  • When someone who calls himself ""The Candyman"" begins to sell candy to hungry fellow campers at outrageous prices, assistant cooks Lucas and Justin decide to get even by concocting an out-of-the-ordinary shish kebob. Original."...


  • Jake's not the guy he used to be. Jake Sherman is in a real jam this time. His online pen pal, Sumi, is coming for a visit and Jake has kind of led her to believe that he's a star athlete... a slight (make that total) exaggeration of the truth. So...


  • HASTA LA VISTA, JAKE! After a freak accident caused Jake Sherman to switch bodies with his muscle-bound gym teacher, it seemed as if being pumped-up would be the coolest thing in the world. But it's so annoying when everyone thinks you're all brawn ...


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    Been there. Done that. Jake Sherman's first day of summer camp seems strangely familiar. Maybe that's because he just went through that same day yesterday, and the day before... and the day before that! Now that same bus ride up to camp is getting ...


  • Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and...Sherman? The eyes of the world are on Jake Sherman's school when the President of the United States comes to visit. But no one's watching too carefully, because Mr. Dirksen's crazy body-switching machine goes ...



  • "Pollution is no longer just a problem of industrialized nations. Some of the worst polluters are the unregulated developing countries. Unless something is done to slow pollution down, there will be no high school proms in the year 2200. "But ther...


  • Bolita (Bo for short) and Kyle are not exactly in the same clique: She's the shy girl working backstage at the school play, and he's front and center as Time Zone High's star quarterback. But then Kyle blows out his knee, quits football, and joins th...



  • When Frank and Eddie disguise themselves as girls to join an all girl band in order to launch their music career, Frank falls in love with Sharkbait Joe's girlfriend, Sharkbait Joe falls in love with Eddie, and their summer adventure really starts to...


  • Promising eternal faithfulness to best friend Dee Dee Chandler, Wordsworth the talking Basset Hound finds his head turned by the exotic canine Chloe and her French human, Tucker Swanson, who catches Dee Dee's attention. Original....


  • Lovable Wordsworth, the talking dog. is back in his fifth amazing adventure. When the sneaky next-door neighbor, Adam Pickney, plots to expose Wordsworth's secret on national television, it's up to Wordsworth and his pal Dee Dee to keep things under ...


  • After a vet prescribes a crash diet for him, Wordsworth, the talking basset hound, is completely disgusted and orders meatloaf via take-out, a plan that goes swimmingly until his human companions get the bill. Original....


  • Demonstrating an unusual machine to Andy, Jake Sherman accidentally turns his friend into the Sherman family dog, and when Andy's misbehavior places him in an obedience school, Jake must rescue him. Original....


  • Jack-o'-lantern, burning bright, What is this horrific sight? Kate knew her jack-o’-lantern looked kind of weird. But how could she have guessed once it was lit, her usually boring family would be turned inside out and upside down? Her dad, now...


  • Playing matchmaker for Roy and Razel, young Dee Dee asks Wordsworth, the talking Basset Hound, to call Razel and pretend to be Roy, a plan that backfires until another wacky invention by Mr. Chandler sets things right. Original....



  • Reuniting with the beloved whale friend he once rescued, Jesse is called upon to save the day again when an oil spill threatens Willy's family and the oil company plans to put two younger orcas in an aquarium....


  • Rising in popularity after helping a fellow four-footed friend, Wordsworth becomes the target of every favor-seeking canine and a couple of mischievious dog-nappers, and a pair of suspicious reporters come close to discovering Wordsworth's secret. Or...


  • The Hackett family farm is threatened by a heartless industrialist who wants to build a railroad through the area and threatens them for the deed to the farm, until Pecos Bill, John Henry, Paul Bunyan, and Calamity Jane provide assistance. Original. ...


  • Helping his ten-year-old human companion Dee Dee to rise above her family's characteristic incompetence, an intelligent basset hound fears that the only way to save the Chandler house is to reveal his ability to talk. Original....



  • Thinking that pretty Julie Valentine will not give him the time of day, a boy gives in to a dare to send her a strange flower and then finds out that the enamored miss has a determined heart of her own. Original....


  • Follows the story of Susan Walker, a subdued girl and her harried, professional mother as they learn about having faith in the Christmas season from a bearded stranger who has all the characteristics of Santa Claus. Original. Movie tie-in....


  • Twelve-year-old Richie Rich has everything money can buy: a billion dollar estate, a private butler, even his own fast food restaurant! All Richie wants is to fit in with the kids in the neighborhood. But Peewee, Omar, Gloria, and Tony just laugh at ...


  • A young boy who is afraid of everything gets trapped in the local library, where he befriends three strange characters--Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror--and must overcome his fears while journeying through Storyland toward the Exit Sign...





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    Plotting plenty of tricks for the new school year, Jake Sherman thinks he will rule the eighth grade, until he discovers that he has to relive the first day over and over again, and makes each day zanier than the last. Original....





  • The Chicago Cubs are having their usual tough season, and so is their biggest fan, 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner. Henry dreams of playing for the Cubs one day, but can't even cut it as equipment manager for his school team. Then he accidentally brea...


  • Sun, fun, and romance ...that's what Jess thought this summer would be all about. Everything was falling into place with Reed, but a tragic accident at the beach has driven them apart. Now Jess is hanging out with her friend, Andy. And Paula, up ...


  • A VERY SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP Eleven-year-old Jesse has a new friend -- a mighty 7,000-pound killer whale named Willy. But Willy is miserable as the star attraction at an amusement park. He longs to be reunited with his family out at sea. Now the p...


  • It's everyone's worst nightmare...come true! Jake Sherman used to be your average, ordinary twelve year old, until he became a completely different person. Tall, skinny, balding, nerdy...OH NO! Jake's turned into his weirdo teacher, Mr. Dirksen! ...






  • Wayne Szalinski has a BIG problem: his two-year-old son, Adam, is 112 feet tall! The eccentric Szalinski family from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, along with their newest addition, baby Adam, returns in the new comedy Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. Wayne S...


  • Wishing to join the village divers despite her tribe's customs that prevent girls from doing so, Culca volunteers to save her brother and the other divers when they are kidnapped by Spaniards for a dangerous gold-diving venture. Reprint....


  • “I made my family disappear!” Kevin McCallister's day has definitely gotten off to a bad start. His family accidentally forgot him when they went to Paris for the holidays. At first, he thought it was his fault--after all, he did make that wis...


  • When his father testifies against the mob and his family must participate in the Witness Protection Program, assuming new identities and moving to a new town, Angelo Conti sneaks back to his old town to find his girlfriend and schoolmates being haras...


  • Seeking adventure, Chris and his parents move from New York to Key West, but the thrill soon fades as Dad's obsession with finding sunken treasure angers some of the longtime residents and threatens to split up the family....




  • Everyone had been drinking that snowy night when Chris's car plunged into the ravine. Luckily, Matt hadn't gone with the group. Now four of his friends are dead. Only Jason survives.Everyone blames Chris for the tragedy, and Matt doesn't like the way...










  • This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly discip...



  • Once a model student and high school tennis star, Alex Lazar finds an easier, more profitable way of life in drug dealing, but finds he must make a difficult choice when he falls in love, for the first time, with Ellen...