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Robert Beatty’s WILLA OF THE WOOD is a Fantastical, Compelling Story of Hope

Beatty’s new novel for middle graders follows a brave young heroine through a journey full of magic, mystery, imagination and adventure.

BUMBLEBEE AT SUPER HERO HIGH is an Action-Packed Tale of Girl Power

Lisa Yee’s series continuation is jam-packed with iconic female superheroes in their high school years, solving crimes with sass and sting!

Babymouse is Back with Another Story About Surviving Middle School!

Jennifer Holm and Matthew Hold tackle technology in this relatable tale of growing up with everyone’s favorite teen mouse.

Ellen Oh’s Follow-Up Novel is a Haunting Tale That Will Leave You Spooked and Satisfied

Follow spirit hunter Harper Raine as she faces spine-chilling new challenges on her family’s vacation to a remote tropical island.

Check Out Some of the Great Series We've Updated this Month!

Whether you love adventures on the high seas, spooky mysteries or fun tales of friendship, there's something for everyone in this month's update!

Newbery Medal Winner Erin Entrada Kelly Returns with YOU GO FIRST

Two highly gifted, lonely friends connect over an online Scrabble game as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school.

This Month's Features and Contests

In this month's series update, we have some great additions to our favorite series! Click here to see our full series list.

 

 

 

Latest Reviews

Ping! Ping! The sound of texting is in the air. Everyone at middle school has a cell phone. Babymouse just has to get one, too. But having a phone is a lot of work! Building up a following on SoFamous, learning text lingo, keeping up with all the important koala videos . . . Babymouse is ready to tear her whiskers out. Why does it suddenly feel like she has no friends? Somehow, Babymouse needs to figure out how to stop worrying and love her smartphone...if Locker doesn't eat it first. #Typical.

Everyone at The Smith School is obsessed with Monster Mayhem, the latest reality video game craze. But when the mastermind behind the game is suddenly kidnapped, it becomes clear that the kidnappers are playing for more than just special badges. The group tangles with the world’s most notorious hacker, gets in trouble for the possible theft of the Mona Lisa, and prepares for the ultimate showdown in London. But not before they have to contend with one more hurdle: the agonizing Smith School Spring Formal. Along the way, they discover they are much stronger as a team they can ever be alone.

Not So Normal Norbert written by James Patterson and Joey Green with illustrations by Hatem Aly - Fiction

Norbert Riddle lives in the United State of Earth, where normal means following the rules and being exactly the same as everyone else, down to the plain gray jumpsuits he wears everyday. He's been normal his whole life --- until a moment of temporary hilarity when he does a funny impression of their dictator, Loving Leader...and gets caught! Now, Norbert's been arrested and banished to planet Zorquat 3, where kids who defy the rules roam free in the Astronuts camp. Norbert has been taught his whole life that different is wrong, but everyone at Astronuts is crazy, creative and insane!

When the world's honey supply starts to drop and some of her old tech disappears, super student Bumblebee enlists her friends Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy and Beast Boy to help her find out why. Is it a new villain, or someone from the past? With so much going on at Super Hero High, Bumblebee isn't sure how she's going to keep an eye on everything, but she's determined to do it with style...and sting!

All her life, Cricket's mama has told her stories about a secret room painted by a mysterious artist. Now Mama's run off, and Cricket thinks the room might be the answer to getting her to come back. Cricket's only clue is a coin from a grown-over ghost town in the woods, so she runs away to find the room. Surviving in the woods isn't easy. While Cricket camps out in an old tree house and looks for clues, she meets the last resident of the ghost town, encounters a poetry-loving dog and discovers that sometimes you have to get a little lost...to really find your way.

The Eastland disaster took more passenger lives than the Titanic and stands today as the greatest loss of life on the Great Lakes. CAPSIZED! details the events leading up to the fateful day and provides a nail-biting, minute-by-minute account of the ship's capsizing. From the courage of the survivors to the despair of families who lost loved ones, author Patricia Sutton brings to light the stories of ordinary working people enduring the unthinkable.

A dangerous black fog looms outside the Sunrise Valley, but its inhabitants are kept safe by an ingenious machine known as the dam. Pig’s father built the dam and taught him how to maintain it. And then this brilliant inventor did the unthinkable: he walked into the fog and was never seen again. Now Pig is the dam keeper. But a new threat is on the horizon: a tidal wave of black fog is descending on Sunrise Valley. Now Pig, Fox and Hippo must face the greatest danger imaginable: the world on the other side of the dam.

Today, everyone is familiar with Neil Armstrong’s famous words as he first set foot on the moon: “one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” He made it look easy, but America’s journey to the moon was anything but simple. In 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, into orbit, America had barely crossed the starting line of the great Space Race. Still, we didn’t give up. With each failure, we gleaned valuable information about what went wrong, and how to avoid it in the future. So we tried again, and each time we failed, we failed a little bit better.

Finally, a FUN book to read with kids that helps bridge the gap between what's being taught in school and how today's parents learned math back in the day. Giggle your way through entertaining lessons on addition and subtraction involving muffins, turkey sandwiches, kittens, googly eyes and more! Actress, math whiz and New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar uses her proven math techniques to give children the solid grasp of addition and subtraction that will be key to their success and unlock their potential in the classroom and beyond!

Painter and sculptor Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899) led a highly nontraditional life, especially for a woman in the 19th century. She kept lions as pets, was awarded the Legion of Honor by Empress Eugénie and befriended “Buffalo Bill” Cody. She became a painter at a time when women were often only reluctantly educated as artists. Her unconventional artistic work habits, including visiting slaughterhouses to sketch an animal’s anatomy and wearing men’s clothing to gain access to places like a horse fair, where women were not allowed, helped her become one of the most beloved female painters of her time. 

A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining over the foreboding wall of trees that surrounds the shore, he decides to follow it, in the hopes that it will lead him to answers. The boy’s journey is a struggle for survival and a search for the truth --- a terrifying truth that once uncovered, will force him to face his greatest fear of all if he is to go home.

In this first installment of the brand new Epic Fails series, Ben Thompson and Erik Slader take readers through the Wright brothers' many mishaps and misadventures as they paved the way for modern aviation. The Epic Fails series takes a humorous and unexpected view of history, exploring the surprising stories behind a variety of groundbreaking discoveries, voyages, experiments and innovations, illustrating how many of mankind's biggest successes are in fact the result of some pretty epic failures.