Book List:40 titles
  • Pandemonium breaks out at the science museum as Twitch, the popular squirrel from "8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos", hitches a ride in a backpack on a school trip. Twitch the Squirrel sets off chaos during the school trip to the science...


  • Telmund is a prince who loves fables. But when a hasty witch mistakes him for a bully in need of paranormal punishment, he's cursed to transform into a new animal every time he falls asleep. With his shape constantly changing, Telmund discovers that ...


  • Telmund is a prince who loves fables. But when a hasty witch mistakes him for a bully in need of paranormal punishment, he's cursed to transform into a new animal every time he falls asleep. With his shape constantly changing, Telmund discovers that ...


  • Princess Gabriella is accustomed to a certain kind of castle life. So when she wakes up one morning in a crowded hut, surrounded by squabbling fairy siblings, it takes all her princess training to maintain her poise and good manners. Meanwhile, ac...


  • A gleefully oblivious Squirrel narrates this rib-tickling chapter book about how he turns a family get together upside-down.  Squirrel, the chief mischief maker from 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos is ready to party. He enters Cuddles...


  • With a fascinating plot involving time travel, this fast-paced, emotional suspense novel will keep middle grade and young adult readers at the edges of their seats.By both society's measure and her own, fifteen-year-old Zoe Mahar is pretty much a los...


  • Running into the school to escape a hungry owl was easy. But with the door locked and an angry dog chasing him, how will Twitch the squirrel get back out? He'll need a hand, of course. . . . and maybe a paw, a fin, and a wing, too. Can the classroom ...


  • One should be able to say of a princess “She was as good as she was beautiful,” according to The Art of Being a Princess (third revised edition), which the almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is supposed to be reading. Not feeling particula...


  • Grace Pizzelli is the average one, nothing like her brilliant older sister, Emily, who works for Rasmussem, creators of the world’s best virtual reality games. The games aren’t real, though -- or at least they weren’t. Now Emily has hidden hers...






  • Twitch, the school yard squirrel, has really gotten himself into a bind this time. While trying to escape from a hungry owl, he roused the principal's dog and got chased into the school. Now he's locked in for a dangerous and disastrous night. Can Gr...


  • Eight witty stories that parody the Little Red Riding Hood tale ...


  • Vivian Vande Velde spins 13 systematically scary yarns that all take place on All Hallows' Eve. Readers encounter a car possessed by a vengeful spirit, a mausoleum inhabited by a murderer and a family of ghosts as well as other creatures that will gi...


  • The same day that the villagers of Thornstowe finally hunt down a witch with a reputation for stealing children, a 12-year-old appears in the woods with no memory of her past. Is there a connection between Isabelle, the girl who doesn t know who she ...


  • Sixteen-year-old Nyssa can enter into people’s dreams. Although the authorities of the medieval town of Lindenwolde would put her to death if they realized she was a witch, she feels compelled to practice her unique brand of witchcraft to answer th...


  • Fifteen-year-old Raquel Falcone is, as one of her classmates puts it, the kind of kid who has a tendency to be invisible. That is until the night she's hit by a car and killed while walking home from the movies. In brief, moving chapters, we hear ab...


  • In a highly readable novel, Vande Velde daringly combines a fantasy with her tale of a young girl during the French Resistance in WWII. Lisette Beaucaire was angry when her parents sent her away from Paris that September day in 1940. And although she...


  • It's bad enough that Deanna has to waste her summer in France and her only friend is a mangy black cat, but now she's staring hopelessly into a well, trying to figure out what in the world to wish for. Before she can make a wish, the cat scratches he...


  • Goose, Goose, Boy If Howard had known the old hag was a witch, he never would have taunted her. Nit he did. So she did what witches do -- cursed him -- and now he's a goose. Which, to tell you the truth, is not as serene and peaceful as it migh...


  • Dark forces are taking hold in the kingdom of Camelot: King Arthur struggles to keep his knights in line as they steadily divide themselves into factions; the great Merlin has vanished at the hands of his lover and pupil, Nimue; wizards all over the ...


  • Now you see it ... now you don't. Wendy isn't as blind as a bat -- there are bats who can see better than she can. That's why, when her new glasses break, she's all too happy to wear the dorky sunglasses she found on her lawn. Oddly enough, they ma...


  • When a little girl helps out a witch who has an accidental collision with a helicopter while returning from the market on her broom, the witch decides to grant all the girl's wishes for one magical evening that leads to a state of chaos no one could ...


  • The wizard has big summer plans: to garden, to fish, and to nap. The only thing better would be if he had someone nice to share the days with. But the only people who show up want him to rescue yet another princess, lift the usual vile curse, confron...


  • LOSE THE GAME, LOSE YOUR LIFE In the virtual reality game Heir Apparent, there are way too many ways to get killed -- and Giannine seems to be finding them all. Unless she can get the magic ring, find the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf's d...


  • A sixteen-year-old will give anything to be with her true love--even though he died two hundred years ago. . . . A sopping-wet little dead girl stalks a teen who had nothing to do with her death--honest! . . . A heartless man dances with his wife--af...


  • Fourteen-year-old Susan (or, as she prefers to be called, Sybil) has been trying to reinvent herself ever since the mysterious disappearance of her older sister, Alison. Life has been very confusing since Alison left. Susan’s mother has become over...


  • [A] lighthearted mystery . . . Kids who like mystery and fantasy and fans of televisions Sabrina, about a teenage witch, will like this (Booklist). Nolas not much of a witchshe can work only a few useless spells, like the one that lets her spy o...


  • What was with that bizarre fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin? WHY would a miller claim that his daughter can spin straw into gold? WHY would the king believe him? And WHY would a odd little man that can spin straw into gold do so in exchange for a tiny go...



  • Imaginary friend--or GHOST? When Ted's five-year-old sister, Vicki, invents an imaginary friend, no one is too concerned ... until her "friend," Marella, starts to move things. Ted is sure that Marella is a ghost. But why would a ghost haunt Vicki? ...






  • SELWYN ROWESON HAS HAD A BAD WEEK. First Anora broke his heart and decided to marry Farold, then Farold beat him up in front of the entire village, and then, Farold was found dead, with a knife hilt-deep in his back. Which might not be so bad, except...


  • Everyone knows that dogs can’t talk. They can roll over. They can fetch a stick or a ball. They can even understand words like “Sit” or “Stay.” But they most certainly can’t say, “Excuse me. I’m in trouble. Could you please help me...


  • In the summer of 1877, when famous outlaw Jake Barnette is about to be hanged for three train robberies, two dozen bank hold-ups, and sixteen murders, he threatens to return from the grave for one final revenge, and strange things begin to happen all...


  • Weiland, a changeling who can assume many forms, is desperate to escape the sorceress who uses him and others as tools for her vengeance, until he meets a thief named Shile, who offers to help free him from the grasp of the sorceress. Original....


  • Lylene's Crusade Some girls grow up fast. Especially princesses. One day Lylene was a bridesmaid, all dressed up for her older sister's wedding to a neighboring prince. A week later, Lylene was a wizard's apprentice, determined to gain the powe...


  • In the mood for something surprising, spooky, and stunning? Vivian Vande Velde's spellbinding short stories are filled with magic and mayhem. Witness the boy who breaks his dance date because he's too cheap to spend the money. He learns about spells ...


  • Presenting a twisted take on familiar fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin, and Hansel and Gretel: These fractured fairy tales are both humorous and unique, from their creative beginnings to their surprise endings....


  • Kerry's got a tough night ahead of her. What begins as a simple lost-and-found trip to the Laundromat turns into a nightmarish odyssey of murder, vampires, and--quite possibly--true love. Vivian Vande Velde puts a terrifying spin on what should be a ...


  • Falsely accused of witchcraft, 15-year-old Alys is staked out on a hillside and left as sacrificial bait for a hungry dragon. It's cold. And dark. And raining. And Alys is thoroughly alone. Even when she breaks free of her bindings, there's nowhere f...


  • It's the most advanced computer role-playing game ever: When you play you're really there-in a dark dream teeming with evil creatures, danger-filled fortresses, and malevolent sorceries. The game plugs directly into your brain--no keyboard, no modem,...


  • Once upon a time there was a very nice but very plain princess named Jennifer, who, following proper fairy-tale protocol, fell for a very handsome but very conceited prince named Alexander. When Alexander offends a powerful witch, it falls to Jennife...