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  • Gennifer Choldenko




    Al Capone on Alcatraz - 1

    MURDERERS, MOB BOSSES, AND CONVICTS... THESE GUYS ARE NOT YOUR AVERAGE NEIGHBORS. Not unless you live on Alcatraz. It's 1935 and twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that's home to criminals like notor...

  • Lincoln Peirce


    General Fiction


    Big Nate - 1

    BIG NATE IS IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF! Nate knows he's meant for big things. REALLY big things. But life doesn't always go your way just because you're awesome. Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool no matter what. He knows he's gr...

  • Jeff Kinney


    General Fiction


    Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 1

    I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons. Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the ha...

  • Dan Gutman


    General Fiction


    A Baseball Card Adventure - 1

    The Strike-Out King Strikes It Rich! Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game -- except how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Joe feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-pay job clean...

  • Jon Scieszka


    General Fiction


    How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV s...

  • Rick Riordan


    Action Adventure


    Percy Jackson and the Olympians - 1

    DEAR MORTAL READER: I have sworn upon the River Styx that the events in this book are purely fictional. There is no such twelve-year-old boy as Perseus "Percy" Jackson. The Greek gods are nothing more than old myths. They certainly never have child...

  • James Dashner


    Science Fiction


    Maze Runner - 1

    EVERYTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE... When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is empty. But he's not alone. When the l...

  • D.J. MacHale




    Pendragon - 1

    BOBBY PENDRAGON is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby. He is going to save the world. And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby is s...

  • Trenton Lee Stewart




    The Mysterious Benedict Society - 1

    "ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES?" When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them....

  • Pseudonymous Bosch




    Secret - 1

    This is the story about a secret. but it also contains a secret story. When adventurous detectives, Cass, an ever-vigilant survivalist, and Max-Ernest, a boy driven by logic, discover the Symphony of Smells, a box filled with smelly vials of colorfu...

  • Michael Buckley


    Action Adventure


    Nerds - 1

    YOU ARE HOLDING A TOP SECRET NERDS CASE FILE. IT CONTAINS HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION. SO DON'T LOSE IT, 'KAY? Meet the NERDS, a team of eleven-year-old super spies: DUNCAN "GLUESTICK" DEWEY. He's a paste-eater who can stick to walls. RUBY "PUFF...

  • Charlie Higson




    Young Bond - 1

    The dark waters around a Scottish castle hold a sinister secret ... SilverFin. SilverFin is deadly. SilverFin is the future. One man with a thirst for power will use it, whatever the cost. One boy stands in the way. His name is Bond, JAM...

  • Tom Angleberger


    General Fiction


    Origami Yoda - 1

    MEET DWIGHT. A SIXTH-GRADE ODDBALL. Dwight does a lot of weird things, like wearing the same T-shirt for a month or telling people to call him "Captain Dwight." This is embarrassing, particularly for Tommy, who sits with him of lunch every day. But...

  • Gordon Korman


    General Fiction


    Ungifted - 1

    The word gifted has never been applied to a kid like Donovan Curtis. It's usually more like Don't try this at home. So when the troublemaker pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he's finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one ...

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