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8-12 Year Old

Favourite Stories of Courageous Girls

Favourite Stories of Courageous Girls

Alcott, Louisa May
$10.99

This wonderful anthology features the stories of some of the best-loved heroines in children's books. From Jo March who sells her hair to raise money for her family, to George's single-minded commitment to protecting her island in The Famous Five to Bobbie's quick-thinking action that prevents a train crash in The Railway Children, these girls demonstrate courage beyond their years.

Each of the 24 chapters contains an introduction about the courageous girl featured and a satisfying extract from the original book. These fictional heroines will inspire young readers with their stories of expectations defied, fears faced and obstacles overcome. This collection is also bound to tempt readers to discover these classic novels for themselves.

Classic novels featured include Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Five on a Treasure Island, The Railway Children, Jane Eyre, A Little Princess, Pollyanna and The Wizard of Oz, as well as beloved fairy tales from diverse cultures such as The Snow Queen, Kate Crackernuts and White Chrysanthemum.

Crossover (Graphic Novel)

Crossover (Graphic Novel)

Alexander, Kwame
$12.99
Kwame Alexander's New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal-winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile.

New York Times Bestseller - Newbery Medal Winner - Coretta Scott King Honor Award - 2015 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults - 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - Publishers Weekly Best Book - School Library Journal Best Book - KirkusReviews Best Book

"A beautifully measured novel of life and line." --New York Times Book Review

The Crossover is now a graphic novel!

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. 'Cuz tonight I'm delivering," raps twelve-year-old Josh Bell. Thanks to their dad, he and his twin brother, Jordan, are kings on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood--he's got mad beats, too, which help him find his rhythm when it's all on the line.

See the Bell family in a whole new light through Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic illustrations as the brothers' winning season unfolds, and the world as they know it begins to change.

Amari and the Night Brothers

Amari and the Night Brothers

Alston, B. B.
$17.99

New York Times bestseller! Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.

Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told her otherwise, or when she got in trouble for standing up to bullies who said he was gone for good.

So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she's certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quinton--if only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real.

Now she must compete for a spot against kids who've known about magic their whole lives. No matter how hard she tries, Amari can't seem to escape their intense doubt and scrutiny--especially once her supernaturally enhanced talent is deemed "illegal." With an evil magician threatening the supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she's an enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesn't stick it out and pass the tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Andersen, Hans Christian; Pien
$7.99
This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince. With a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.
Memory Thief

Memory Thief

Anderson, Jodi Lynn
$17.99
"This expertly crafted story thrums with magic, love, and tense action." --Booklist (starred review)

Perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, this fantastical and heartfelt first book in a new trilogy from critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson follows a girl who must defeat thirteen evil witches.

Twelve-year-old Rosie Oaks's mom is missing whatever it is that makes mothers love their daughters. All her life, Rosie has known this...and turned to stories for comfort. Then, on the night Rosie decides to throw her stories away forever, an invisible ally helps her discover the Witch Hunter's Guide to the Universe, a book that claims that all of the evil in the world stems from thirteen witches who are unseen...but also unstoppable. One of these witches--the Memory Thief--holds an insidious power to steal our most precious treasures: our memories. And it is this witch who has cursed Rosie's mother.

In her quest to save her mom--and with her wild, loyal friend "Germ" by her side--Rosie will find the layers hidden under the reality she only thought she knew: where ghosts linger as shades of the past, where clouds witness the world, and a ladder dangles from the moon leading to something bigger and more. Here, words are weapons against the darkness, and witch hunters are those brave enough to wield their imaginations in the face of the unthinkable. The knowledge of her beloved stories is an arsenal in this world, but to unlock their power, Rosie must dare to have hope and believe in herself in the face of daunting odds.

Doggo and Pupper

Doggo and Pupper

Applegate, Katherine
$9.99

An old dog has to welcome a new puppy to the household, in this chapter book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate.

Doggo is used to things being a certain way in his family. He likes routine. Cat says he's become boring. That is, until Pupper shows up!

Pupper is playful and messy, and turns the house upside down. Soon, the humans realize that Pupper needs some training, and off he goes to puppy school.

When Pupper comes back, he's well-behaved. He's not playful. He's not messy. But Doggo soon realizes that Pupper also isn't happy. So Doggo steps in to help, and rediscovers what it means to have fun.

Doggo and Pupper launches a delightful new series by beloved author Katherine Applegate, featuring illustrations by Charlie Alder.

One and Only Bob

One and Only Bob

Applegate, Katherine
$18.99

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan's friend Bob!

Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.

Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn't over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits theaters in August 2020!

One and Only Bob is an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, embraced by new and old fans of Katherine Applegate's beloved One and Only Ivan. Great for summer reading or anytime! ATodayshow pick for "25 children's books your kids and teens won't be able to put down this summer!

Melanie says: In the sequel to the award-winning book The One and Only Ivan, Bob, the sly stray dog, is on a dangerous mission along with his friends Ivan and Ruby. Bob is trying to find his long-lost sister when a hurricane comes! In this adventure the friends find courage and the true meaning of family.

Willa the Wisp (the Fabled Stables Book #1)

Willa the Wisp (the Fabled Stables Book #1)

Auxier, Jonathan
$12.99
A new, fully illustrated chapter book series from New York Times-bestselling author Jonathan Auxier!

Welcome to the Fabled Stables, a magical building filled with one-of-a-kind creatures. Creatures including the Gargantula, the Yawning Abyss, the Hippopotamouse . . . and Auggie. Auggie is the only human boy at the Stables, and he takes care of all the other animals. The Fabled Stables have a mind of their own, and every so often, the building SHAKES and SHUDDERS, TWITCHES and SPUTTERS--it's making room for a new arrival! It's Auggie's job to venture out and rescue a new creature from mortal danger. But will he be able to complete his mission before it's too late? With some help from Fen (a literal stick-in-the-mud) and his animal companions, Auggie saves the day and makes a new friend in the process.

Where the Watermelons Grow

Where the Watermelons Grow

Baldwin, Cindy
$7.99

Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin's debut middle grade about a girl coming to terms with her mother's mental illness. An Oregon Spirit Award Honor book. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

When twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren't there, Della worries that it's happening again--that the sickness that put her mama in the hospital four years ago is back. That her mama is going to be hospitalized for months like she was last time.

With her daddy struggling to save the farm and her mama in denial about what's happening, it's up to Della to heal her mama for good. And she knows just how she'll do it: with a jar of the Bee Lady's magic honey, which has mended the wounds and woes of Maryville, North Carolina, for generations.

But when the Bee Lady says that the solution might have less to do with fixing Mama's brain and more to do with healing her own heart, Della must learn that love means accepting her mama just as she is.

Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal)

Barnhill, Kelly
$9.95
Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11)

Barrows, Annie
$5.99
"This story defies expectations of what an early chapter book can be." School Library Journal
"Ivy and Bean are irresistible." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Annie Barrows's bestselling chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing---and reading--for more than a decade! With more than 6 million copies in print, Ivy + Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation!

Now in paperback! Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.

- Fantastic fun for 1st- to 4th-grade readers, teachers, parents, and grandparents
- Funny and heartwarming; early readers will love the continuing adventures of best friends Ivy and Bean.
- Strong positive characters for girls and great lessons on friendship in an easy-to-follow chapter book.

For young chapter book readers who love Bink and Gollie, Dory Fasntasmagory, and Judy Moody.
- For kids ages 6-9
- Educators, parents, siblings, grandparents
- Best friends books

Annie Barrows is a bestselling author of books for both children and adults, including the YA novel Nothing, and the bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sophie Blackall has illustrated over 20 books, which have won awards such as the Caldecott Medal, the Ezra Jack Keats Award, and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Baum, Frank
$18.00
Baum's story of Dorothy, carried by a cyclone from a Kansas farm to the land of the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, was published in May 1900. By the following January, 100,000 copies had been sold, and the book has ever since been an undisputed favorite. The original illustrations by Denslow, which are reflected in the film and stage versions, have often been imitated but never surpassed.

Tangerine

Bloor, Edward
$8.99
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Blume, Judy
$10.99
Celebrate the legacy of the bestselling and iconic Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret with this special edition, featuring a deluxe faux-leather embossed cover that looks and feels as vibrant as the story within.

Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She's just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends--Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong.

But none of them can believe Margaret doesn't have religion, and that she isn't going to the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don't know is Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything--family, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush.

Margaret is funny and real. As you read her story, you'll know why this book has been the favorite of millions of readers. It's as if Margaret is talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.

Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Stupefying Shenanigans for Slytherin

Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Stupefying Shenanigans for Slytherin

Boone, Brian
$7.99
Featuring hundreds of jokes and over 50 illustrations, this collection provides endless amounts of fun and clean humor for readers and fans of J.K. Rowling's bestselling series.

Tickle Charms and Laughing Potions meet your match! Here's just a sampling of the laugh-out-loud jokes you'll find inside:

  • Which Hogwarts professor gets blamed for everything? Professor Snape Goat.
  • What's Professor Lupin's favorite day of the week? Moonday.
  • Why did Gilderoy Lockhart team up with Nearly Headless Nick? He needed a ghostwriter.
  • Did you hear that Professor McGonagall's animagi and Crookshanks get together and gossip about students? They're very catty.

  • Featuring pages and pages of jokes and more than fifty fantastic illustrations for Hogwarts lovers, this joke book provides endless fun. Have all your friends spellbound by hours of laughter!

    Also available are Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Howling Hilarity for Hufflepuff, Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Raucous Jokes and Riddiculus Riddles for Ravenclaw, and Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Great Guffaws for Gryffindor.

    If You're Reading This, It's Too Late -- Secret Series 2

    If You're Reading This, It's Too Late -- Secret Series 2

    Bosch, Pseudonymous; Ford, Gil
    $9.99
    Beware!

    Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book.

    OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you're wrong.

    I'm not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited intiation into the mysterious Terces Society, or the ongoing fight against the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais. I certainly won't be telling you about how the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro!

    Oh, blast! I've done it again. Well, at least I didn't tell you about the missing Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, or the mysterious creature born in a bottle over 500 years ago, the key to the biggest secret of all.

    I really can't help myself, now can I? Let's face it - if you're reading this, it's too late.

    Name of This Book Is Secret -- Secret Series 1

    Name of This Book Is Secret -- Secret Series 1

    Bosch, Pseudonymous; Ford, Gil
    $9.99
    Read the series that's sold more than 2 million copies--if you dare!

    Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

    This Isn't What It Looks Like -- Secret Series 4

    This Isn't What It Looks Like -- Secret Series 4

    Bosch, Pseudonymous; Ford, Gil
    $9.99
    The Secret Series continues in this dangerous and daring fourth adventure.

    Cass finds herself alone and disoriented, a stranger in a dream-like, medieval world. Where is she? Who is she? With the help of a long-lost relative, she begins to uncover clues and secrets--piecing together her family's history as she fights her way back to the present world.

    Meanwhile, back home, Cass is at the hospital in a deep coma. Max-Ernest knows she ate Time Travel Chocolate--and he's determined to find a cure. Can our expert hypochondriac diagnose Cass's condition before it's too late? And will he have what it takes to save the survivalist?

    School for Good and Evil #6: One True King

    School for Good and Evil #6: One True King

    Chainani, Soman
    $8.99

    THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix--starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young, and more!

    In this sixth and final installment in Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy fairy tale series, the School for Good and Evil, Camelot's crown--and the fate of the Endless Woods--are up for grabs.

    Beyond Good and Evil. Beyond Ever Afters. The tale of Sophie and Agatha comes to a dramatic conclusion. Prepare yourself for the End of Ends.

    The first test was passed.

    Excalibur pulled from the stone.

    A new king named.

    But two claim the crown.

    The sword returns to the stone,

    for only one is the true king.

    Who?

    The future I have seen has many possibilities...

    So by my will, none shall be crowned until the Tournament is complete.

    The Tournament of Kings.

    Three trials.

    Three answers to find.

    A race to the finish.

    My last coronation test.

    Excalibur will crown the winner and take the loser's head.

    The first test is coming. Prepare . . .

    --King Arthur

    Includes an exclusive preview of BEASTS AND BEAUTY, a new collection of dangerous tales from Soman Chainani.

    Great for summer reading or anytime! A Today show pick for "25 children's books your kids and teens won't be able to put down this summer!

    Crush

    Crush

    Chmakova, Svetlana
    $11.00
    Following the overwhelming success of AWKWARD and BRAVE, Svetlana Chmakova's award winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment - CRUSH!
    Jorge seems to have it all together. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl... But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?
    Diary

    Diary

    Chmakova, Svetlana
    $13.00
    Plan your months, learn how to draw, write your journals, and read brand-new short stories!
    The fourth book of the Berrybrook Middle School series, Diary, is a very special journal including not only sticker sheets and one sketch a day pages but also brand new stories from the author set in the Berrybrook universe! Find out all about Peppi's and Jaime's project, write your own daily entries right next to Jensen's journal pages, and take a glimpse at the new life of a familiar face who's moved to a new town!
    Efrén Divided

    Efrén Divided

    Cisneros, Ernesto
    $16.99

    Winner of the Pura Belpré Award!

    "We need books to break open our hearts, so that we might feel more deeply, so that we might be more human in these unkind times. This is a book doing work of the spirit in a time of darkness." --Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

    Efrén Nava's Amá is his Superwoman--or Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares. Both Amá and Apá work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure Efrén and his younger siblings Max and Mía feel safe and loved.

    But Efrén worries about his parents; although he's American-born, his parents are undocumented. His worst nightmare comes true one day when Amá doesn't return from work and is deported across the border to Tijuana, México.

    Now more than ever, Efrén must channel his inner Soperboy to help take care of and try to reunite his family.

    A glossary of Spanish words is included in the back of the book.

    Arrow

    Arrow

    Clark, Samantha M.
    $17.99
    From the author of The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast comes a lush and timely tale about a boy who's grown up as the only human in an enchanted rainforest and what happens when people from the outside world discover his home.

    For the first twelve years of Arrow's life, he has grown up as the only human in a lush, magical rainforest that's closed off from the rest of the world. He was raised by the Guardian Tree, the protector of the forest, which uses the earth's magic to keep it hidden from those who have sought to exploit and kill it. But now the magic veil is deteriorating, the forest is dying, and Arrow may be the only one who can save it.

    Arrow has never seen another human until one day, a man in a small airplane crash-lands in the forest. Then, a group of children finds their way in, escaping from their brutal, arid world where the rich live in luxurious, walled-off cities and the poor struggle for survival.

    The Guardian Tree urges Arrow to convince the trespassers to leave by any means necessary. Arrow is curious about these newcomers, but their arrival sets off a chain of events that leave him with a devastating choice: be accepted by his own kind or fight to save the forest that is his home.

    Ramona Quimby, Age 8

    Cleary, Beverly
    $7.99
    Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

    Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

    Colfer, Chris
    $9.99
    The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!

    Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

    The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

    But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

    Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    Collodi, Carlo; Carsey, Alice
    $16.95
    The original, unabridged Pinocchio in a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition.

    Carlo Collodi's 1883 story is an astonishing work of fantasy, even richer and more wildly imaginative than the famous film that Disney made of it. The Everyman's edition--the only one in hardcover--brings back the color-illustrated translation of 1916 that captures the vivid inventiveness of Collodi's original. Here is the endearing wooden puppet, always dreaming of becoming a boy and always tumbling into trouble: kidnapped, robbed by a cat and a fox, turned into a donkey, escaping from an enormous smoking serpent and a green-skinned ogre, rescuing his father from the belly of a mile-long fish, haunted by the ghost of a talking cricket, watched over by a fairy with turquoise hair, and, time and again, betrayed by his lie-sensitive nose.

    BFG

    BFG

    Dahl, Roald
    $18.00

    Roald Dahl's beloved novel hits the big screen in July 2016 in a major motion picture adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg from Amblin Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures.

    When Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), she fears she will be eaten. But instead the two join forces to vanquish the nine other far less gentle giants who threaten to consume earth's children. This beautiful hardcover gift edition of Dahl's classic features the original illustrations by Quentin Blake, as well as a silk ribbon marker, acid-free paper, gilt stamping on a full-cloth cover, decorative endpapers, and a sewn binding.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Dahl, Roald
    $16.00
    A stunning deluxe edition of Roald Dahl's beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featuring
    --a new introduction by Lev Grossman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians
    --cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Ivan Brunetti
    --the original interior art from the 1964 first edition
    --French flaps and deckle-edged paper

    Twice turned into a feature film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a delectable classic about a child's dreams and the eccentric chocolate-maker who makes them come true. When Willy Wonka's hallowed chocolate factory holds a worldwide contest awarding tours to the lucky, five children emerge as winners, including a glutton, a gum-chewing nitwit, a spoiled brat, and a TV addict. Only Charlie Bucket, the story's earnest hero, stands to win the exotic riches of Wonka's empire--if he avoids the pitfalls of his fellow contestants and stays true to his heart. Ingenious and entertaining, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a true modern classic by one of the most beloved storytellers of our time.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

    James and the Giant Peach

    James and the Giant Peach

    Dahl, Roald
    $16.00
    A stunning 50th-anniversary deluxe edition of Roald Dahl's beloved James and the Giant Peach, featuring
    --a new introduction by Aimee Bender, the New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
    --cover art by the award-winning cartoonist Jordan Crane
    --the original interior art from the 1961 first edition
    --French flaps and deckle-edged paper

    James and the Giant Peach is a perennial bestseller about a boy's magical journey across the sea, by one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. When James, a boy stuck living with his cantankerous aunts, is given magic crystals by a sympathetic wizard, he accidentally drops them at the foot of the peach tree outside his house, causing one of the fruits to grow the size of a house. Inside he finds oversized insects who promise him deliverance from his aunts, and soon the giant peach is rolling downhill, bound for the Atlantic Ocean and beyond on a magnificent adventure that will take James and his new friends far indeed.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin (I
    $7.99
    From the author of The BFG and Matilda!

    Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

    Gracias a Winn-Dixie / Because of Winn-Dixie

    Gracias a Winn-Dixie / Because of Winn-Dixie

    DiCamillo, Kate; Rioja, Albert
    $11.99
    Dragons in a Bag

    Dragons in a Bag

    Elliott, Zetta
    $16.99
    The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!

    When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag, and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?

    AN ALA-ALSC NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
    AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
    A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
    A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

    The Dragons in a Bag series continues! Don't miss The Dragon Thief, and coming in Spring 2022, The Witch's Apprentice.






    Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen

    Fleming, Candace
    $17.99
    Alone

    Alone

    Freeman, Megan E.
    $17.99
    Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town.

    When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She's alone--left behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned.

    With no one to rely on, no power, and no working phone lines or internet access, Maddie slowly learns to survive on her own. Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough start, Maddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten.

    As months pass, she escapes natural disasters, looters, and wild animals. But Maddie's most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can Maddie's stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?

    Chasing Augustus

    Chasing Augustus

    Fusco, Kimberly Newton
    $16.99
    A sweetly satisfying novel about a girl and her lost dog, perfect for fans of Jennifer E. Holm and Kirby Larson.

    Rosie's led a charmed life with her loving dad, who runs the town donut shop. It's true her mother abandoned them when Rosie was just a baby, but her dad's all she's ever needed. But now that her father's had a stroke, Rosie lives with her tough-as-nails grandfather. And her beloved dog, Gloaty Gus, has just gone missing.

    Rosie's determined to find him. With the help of a new friend and her own determination, she'll follow the trail anywhere . . . no matter where it leads. If she doesn't drive the whole world crazy in the meantime.

    Kimberly Newton Fusco's tender story brings to life a feisty, unsinkable, unstoppable, unforgettable girl who knows she's a fighter . . . if she can only figure out who's already on her side.

    Praise for Kimberly Newton Fusco's Beholding Bee:

    "Fans of Kate DiCamillo, Jennifer Holm, and Polly Horvath will find this an enjoyable and engrossing read." --School Library Journal

    "[A] really terrific, hopeful story. . . . This could be my favorite middle-grade novel of [the year]." --The Christian Science Monitor

    "A modern twist on fairy godmothers [with] strong, supportive women who don't need to provide a Prince Charming to make dreams come true." --The Horn Book

    Long Distance

    Long Distance

    Gardner, Whitney
    $14.99
    From the creator of Fake Blood comes another exceptionally charming middle grade graphic novel about friendships both near and far, far away.

    Vega's summer vacation is not going well.

    When her parents decide it's time to pack up and leave her hometown of Portland, Oregon, behind for boring Seattle, Washington, Vega is more than upset--she's downright miserable. Forced to leave her one and only best friend, Halley, behind, Vega is convinced she'll never make another friend again.

    To help her settle into her new life in Seattle, her parents send Vega off to summer camp to make new friends. Except Vega is determined to get her old life back. But when her cellphone unexpectedly calls it quits and things at camp start getting stranger and stranger, Vega has no choice but to team up with her bunkmates to figure out what's going on!

    Lion Down

    Lion Down

    Gibbs, Stuart
    $8.99
    Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle's resident sleuth when a lion is falsely accused of killing a distinguished dog in the latest novel in New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs's FunJungle series.

    For once, operations at the enormous zoo/theme park appear to be running smoothly (except for the occasional herring-related mishap in the penguin exhibit) and Teddy Fitzroy is finally able to give detective work a rest. But then a local lion is accused of killing a famous dog--and the dog's owner, an inflammatory radio host, goes on a crusade to have the cat declared a nuisance so it can be hunted. But it looks like the lion might have been framed, and a renegade animal activist wants Teddy and Summer to help prove it. Soon, Teddy finds himself wrapped up in the middle of his most bizarre, hilarious, and dangerous case yet.

    Spy School Revolution

    Spy School Revolution

    Gibbs, Stuart
    $17.99
    Superspy middle schooler Ben Ripley faces the Croatoan--a new evil organization that's so mysterious, the only proof it exists is from the American Revolution--in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series.

    With SPYDER defeated, Ben Ripley is looking forward to his life getting back to normal, or as normal as possible when you're a superspy in training. For once, everything seems to be right in Ben's world...until someone bombs the CIA conference room next door.

    To Ben's astonishment, the attacker is none other than Erica Hale, the spy-in-training he respects more than any other. Ben refuses to believe Erica is working for the enemy...even if the rest of the CIA does.

    His mission: prove Erica is not a double agent working against the US, locate the fabled colonial-era insurgent group that's blackmailing her, figure out what their devious plot is, and thwart it.

    But this time, Ben finds himself up against opponents he has never encountered before: his own friends. They're not as ready to trust in Erica as he is, and Ben is forced to rely on his own wits and skills more than ever before. How can he succeed when he doesn't even know who he can trust?

    Refugee

    Refugee

    Gratz, Alan
    $17.99
    A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge.

    A New York Times bestseller!JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

    Melanie says: An important and timely book to understand today's refugee crisis. Great for families and read and discuss. Memorable!

    Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere

    Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere

    Gravel, Elise
    $13.99

    A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

    Meet Olga, the amazing child scientist who LOVES animals (because they are super-cute)! Brightly put this heavily illustrated don't-miss book on their Ultimate Summer Reading List for 9- to 12-Year-Olds.

    Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere is jam-packed with fun: vibrant illustrations, word bubbles, quirky humor, olgamus facts, and plenty of excitement for readers who love making discoveries and meeting new friends. Olga is a charming combination of independent, curious, and smart--making her the coolest girl scientist around--perfect for fans of Dork Diaries and Captain Underpants.

    When Olga crosses paths with a weird creature and becomes the first kid to discover the species olgamus ridiculus, she is ecstatic! What does an olgamus eat? How does it poop? Why does its burp sound like the word rubber? With her trusty observation notebook and the help of a librarian, a shopkeeper, and some friends, Olga sets out to do science--learning the facts about her smelly, almost-furry pal and searching for him when he goes missing. The scientific method is the best way to discover anything!

    Happy Hanukkah, Pout-Pout Fish

    Happy Hanukkah, Pout-Pout Fish

    Hanna, Dan
    $5.99

    Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna's Happy Hanukkah, Pout-Pout Fish is a short and sweet mini-adventure created to introduce the youngest guppies to the New York Times bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series.

    Celebrate Hanukkah with Mr. Fish and his friends--it's eight nights of fun! From a delicious meal to lighting the menorah, Hanukkah is a time of joy. Toddlers will love swimming along with the pout-pout fish as he turns little pouts into big smiles in this original board book.

    Brightstorm

    Brightstorm

    Hardy, Vashti
    $9.95

    Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive devastating news: their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt to reach South Polaris. To make matters worse, the Lontown Geographical Society finds Ernest Brightstorm guilty of sabotaging the expedition of his competitor, Eudora Vane. But a mysterious clue leads the twins to question the story they've been told--and to uncover the truth, they must undertake the journey of a lifetime.

    Joining the ragtag crew of a homemade sky-ship captained by the intrepid Harriet Culpepper, Arthur and Maudie race to South Polaris to salvage their family's reputation and find out what really happened on their father's doomed expedition. Brightstorm is a propulsive and compelling fantasy adventure set among the vibrant landscapes and dynamic characters of Vashti Hardy's vividly imagined world.

    Darkwhispers

    Darkwhispers

    Hardy, Vashti
    $18.95

    The ragtag crew of Captain Harriet Culpepper is off on another adventure! Ermitage Wrigglesworth, the notable explorer and author, has been reported missing in Stella Oceanus to the east. Twins Arthur and Maudie are eager to answer the call of adventure to find him, but their old nemesis and newly discovered aunt, Eudora Vane, is also on the hunt. As Lontown's most famous explorer families set sail aboard their sky-ships, it soon becomes clear that Eudora's not just after the missing explorer. There's a secret she's chasing, something Wrigglesworth had discovered before he vanished, something that definitely shouldn't be in Eudora Vane's hands. The Aurora's crew will have to journey to uncover Wrigglesworth's secret first, and will discover new lands and new friends along the way. . . .

    Return to Vashti Hardy's "marvelously imagined" world (Publishers Weekly) in this sweeping and propulsive follow up to Brightstorm, hailed by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books as "a novel of grandeur and action."


    Attack of the Not-So-Virtual Monsters

    Harrington, Kim
    $6.95
    Ghosts of Weirdwood

    Ghosts of Weirdwood

    Heidicker, Christian McKay
    $16.99

    In this second action-packed and hilarious Weirdwood adventure, two thieves and their ghost friend wage a battle against a shadowy magical organization intent on opening a Rift between the worlds of the living and the dead.

    [W]ill delight and satiate those besotted with Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Miss Peregrine, the Spiderwicks. --New York Times Book Review on Thieves of Weirdwood

    Fresh off of heroically saving their city from nightmarish monsters, 12-year-old reformed thieves Arthur and Wally are determined to join the Wardens of Weirdwood--defenders of the border between the Real and Imaginary worlds.

    Their mission: defeat the Order of Eldar, a shadowy group that exploits the creatures of the Fae for their own gain. When the Order opens what seems to be a Rift between the worlds of the living and the dead, they set up a menagerie of ghosts to make money off those grieving for their lost loved ones.

    As spirits begin to cross over into Kingsport, Arthur, Wally, and their ghost companion, Breeth, will have to return a fleet of dead souls to the other side of the Veil.

    Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Keeper of the Lost Cities.

    Scat

    Scat

    Hiaasen, Carl
    $8.99
    Carl Hiaasen takes us deep in the Everglades with an eccentric eco-avenger, a ticked-off panther, and two kids on a mission to find their missing teacher. Florida--where the animals are wild and the people are wilder!

    Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.

    But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a family emergency, Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance.

    And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. It's all about to hit the fan, and when it does, the bad guys better scat.

    "Ingenious . . . Scat won't disappoint Hiaasenphiles of any age." --The New York Times

    "Woohoo! It's time for another trip to Florida--screwy, gorgeous Florida, with its swamps and scammers and strange creatures (two- and four-legged). Our guide, of course, is Carl Hiaasen." --DenverPost.com

    Squirm

    Squirm

    Hiaasen, Carl
    $18.99
    A wildly entertaining adventure involving snakes, grizzlies, a menacing drone, a missing father, and the kid determined to find him. In classic Hiaasen fashion, the animals here are wild, and the people are wilder!

    Some facts about Billy Dickens:
    * He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake.
    * Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal.
    * Billy isn't the type to let things go.
    Some facts about Billy's family:
    * They've lived in six different Florida towns because Billy's mom insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest.
    * Billy's dad left when he was four and is a total mystery.
    * Billy has just found his dad's address--in Montana.

    This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.

    A fun romp that will keep readers hooked. --The New York Times

    Angelina Ballerina at Ballet School

    Angelina Ballerina at Ballet School

    Holabird, Katharine
    $5.99
    Angelina twirls her way back to ballet school and learns to overcome her stumbles in this 8x8 storybook featuring foil on the cover!

    Angelina can't wait to go to Miss Lilly's Ballet School again after summer break. But then Angelina accidentally embarrasses herself in front of the whole class, and suddenly, she isn't so enthusiastic about returning to ballet school anymore. With the encouragement of her family and friends, Angelina learns that everyone makes mistakes, but that shouldn't stop her from doing what she loves most: dancing!

    (c) 2021 Helen Craig Ltd and Katharine Holabird. The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird, and Helen Craig.

    How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London

    How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London

    Hopkinson, Deborah
    $7.99
    From the award-winning author of The Great Trouble comes a story of espionage, survival, and friendship during World War II

    Bertie Bradshaw never set out to become a spy. He never imagined traipsing around war-torn London, solving ciphers, practicing surveillance, and searching for a traitor to the Allied forces. He certainly never expected that a strong-willed American girl named Eleanor would play Watson to his Holmes (or Holmes to his Watson, depending on who you ask).

    But when a young woman goes missing, leaving behind a coded notebook, Bertie is determined to solve the mystery. With the help of Eleanor and his friend David, a Jewish refugee--and, of course, his trusty pup, Little Roo--Bertie must decipher the notebook in time to stop a double agent from spilling the biggest secret of all to the Nazis.

    From the author of The Great Trouble, this suspenseful WWII adventure reminds us that times of war call for bravery, brains and teamwork from even the most unlikely heroes.

    Girls Rule! 5-Minute Stories

    Girls Rule! 5-Minute Stories

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    $12.99
    Get your daily dose of girl power with this inspiring treasury bursting with ten stories about ten amazing girls that can each be read aloud in five minutes flat!

    Fearless, fun, determined, daring, kind, and confident . . . these girls rule! Whether you're looking for a strong role model, a quick pick-me-up, a jolt of inspiration, or just a giggle, this treasury has all that and more! A padded cover with plenty of glitz and gloss makes this the perfect book for gifting.

    Get empowered by these ten titles: David McPhail's Sisters; Mary Lyn Ray and Tricia Tusa's A Violin for Elva; Marilyn Singer and Alexandra Boiger's Tallulah's Solo; Margarita Engle and Rafael López's Drum Dream Girl; Allison Oliver's Moon; Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood's My Two Blankets; Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley's Melia and Jo; Camille Andros and Brianne Farley's Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished; Linda Sue Park and Ho Baek Lee's Bee-bim Bop!; and David Goodner and Louis Thomas's Ginny Goblin Is Not Allowed to Open This Box