Tag Archives: Social Issues

Dress Up: The Christmas Story

Author: Joanna Bicknell Publisher: Make Believe Ideas Product Description Two dolls to dress up, 14 fabric pieces make it possible to create a wide range outfits for all the characters of the nativity. The story of the birth of Jesus is presented in beautiful photographic scenes, inspiring children to dress the dolls as characters from […]

Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, […]

HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS (Super Seniors)

Author: Eileen Goudge Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Webster’s New World Children’s Dictionary

Author: Michael E. Agnes Publisher: Webster’s New World Product Description PREFERRED BY LEADING EDUCATORS AND INFORMED PARENTS With more than 33,000 entries selected in consultation with top educators and definitions written specifically for children eight and up, this is the most up-to-date and kid-friendly dictionary ever. Designed to make kids enthusiastic instead of intimidated, it […]

Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description The Shadowhunters—touched by angels and charged with protecting innocents—battle demons and other evil in the bestselling Mortal Instruments series. City of Bones When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder […]

The Clique #14: A Tale of Two Pretties

Author: Lisi Harrison Publisher: Poppy Product Description Massie Block has long led the Pretty Committee–through boy drama, clique mutinies, and jealous wannabe attacks–while always in ah-dorable outfits. Over the past thirteen novels, avid fans of Massie, Alicia, Dylan, Kristin, and Claire, have made The Clique one of the premier bestselling series in the world. After […]

City of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders […]

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success

Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Dutton Books Product Description Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school […]

Awakened

Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description “My love, speak to me.  Tell me everything.”  Neferet went to Kalona, kneeling before him, stroking the soft, dark wings that unfurled loosely around the immortal. “What would you have me say?”  He didn’t meet her eyes.   “Zoey lives.” Neferet’s voice was flat, cold, lifeless. […]

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description The twins wish they were grownups when they are invited to the biggest Christmas party ever and their parents won’t let them go, but a shocking transformation has occurred when they wake up the next morning.

Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High Super Editions: Malibu Summer/Perfect Summer/Special Christmas/Spring Break/Boxed Set

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Bantam Books

Mommy Loves

Author: Anne Gutman Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Animal babies are so adorable that their mommies can’t help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each mommy shows how much she loves her baby in her own special way.

Christmas Story: Told Through Paintings

Author: Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Author: Cynthia Kadohata Publisher: Atheneum Product Description CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY’S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She’s a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers […]

What Are You So Grumpy About?

Author: Tom Lichtenheld Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Any parent of a small child knows that the best cure for a youngster’s bad temper is to redirect his or her attention toward something humorous. Lichtenheld demonstrates just how this works in a collection of large, double-spread cartoons depicting a variety of […]

Homespun Christmas: Hope for the Holidays/More Than Tinsel/The Last Christmas/Winter Sabbatical (Inspirational Christmas Romance Collection)

Author: Colleen L. Reece Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated Product Description No one in the tiny western Washington hamlet of Hope realizes that a child’s faith in his town is destined to change lives, especially their own. Many who respond to a simple advertisement for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration will find love, joy, and renewal of […]

Holocaust

Author: Angela Gluck Wood Publisher: DK CHILDREN Product Description Explaining the complex political and social backdrop that allowed the Holocaust to occur, as well as its progression and aftermath, this comprehensive volume contains first-hand testimony from survivors and enables readers to appreciate the impact of the Holocaust on real people and the lives they and […]

The Runaway Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny’s imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. Amazon.com Review Since its publication in 1942, The Runaway Bunny has never been out […]

Nothing But The Truth (Little Secrets)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals. Twisted Friendships. Sweet Revenge. The twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Rule One for heartbreakers: Don’t fall in love. But is ice queen Kelly starting to melt? For Alison, this is the moment of truth. Will her big lie come back to […]

Sun-Kissed Christmas

Author: Katherine Applegate Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description A Simon & Schuster eBook

Last Christmas: The Private Prequel

Author: Kate Brian Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want: straight A’s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House. But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad-boy Thomas Pearson. Alone. Instead […]

God, I Need to Talk to You About Paying Attention (God I Need to Talk to You About…)

Author: Dan Carr Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Product Description Child-friendly text and entertaining illustrations help children think about a behavior they encounter in daily life and pray about it. This book, one in a series, expresses that all sinful behaviors are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and encourages children to go to God […]

Walk Two Moons (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: Sharon Creech Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Gramps says that I am a country girl at heart, and that is true. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood,” travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of […]

Cloaked

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. […]

Runaway

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description “It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.” Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she’s had enough. She’s run away before and always been caught quickly. But she’s older and wiser now–she’s twelve–and […]

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford Publisher: Puffin Product Description There were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, she realizes that things may soon change. This event […]

The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open […]

Hunted (House of Night, Book 5)

Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the […]

Hex Hall Book One

Author: Rachel Hawkins Publisher: Disney Hyperion Product Description Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father�an elusive European warlock�only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night […]

The Invisible String

Author: Patrice Karst Publisher: DeVorss & Company Product Description NOW IN IT’S 8th PRINTING!!! 28,000 copies sold & the strings are still reaching all over the World! “That’s impossible”, said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they’re all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. “What kind of string”? They asked […]

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, […]

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The […]

Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place […]

The View From Saturday (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: E.L. Konigsburg Publisher: Atheneum Product Description HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to […]

Chicken Boy

Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Meet Tobin McCauley. He’s got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who’s not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin’s only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal…the meaning of life? […]

Good, The Bad, And The Bunny (It’s Happy Bunny)

Author: Jim Benton Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Like a light shining through the darkness comes a guide who can truly illuminate the differences between right and wrong, good and evil, just and unjust, hot and gross…It’s Happy Bunny! What would It’s Happy Bunny do after receiving a gift? Say, “Thank you?” Try, “Have a […]

I Love You This Much: A Song of God’s Love

Author: Sue Buchanan Publisher: Zonderkidz Product Description Share God’s love for his children through this moving story about the love between a parent and child. This sweet little tale is based on a beautiful lullaby, I Love You This Much, sung by a parent to a child, as a gentle reminder to children of just […]

Gone

Author: Michael Grant Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And […]

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Get all three books in the Mortal Instruments trilogy together in one boxed set: City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass.

Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong. Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the […]

Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)

Author: Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description The #1 New York Times bestseller is available for the first time in a mass market paperback edition, featuring a striking movie tie-in cover. Bella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move […]

Pretty Little Liars

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Gossip thrives amid the Mercedes-Benzes, mega mansions, and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Behind their big Gucci sunglasses, beneath their perfectly pressed Polos, everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna. Spencer covets her sister’s gorgeous […]

The Big Book of Christmas Plays: 21 Modern and Traditional One-Act Plays for the Celebration of Christmas

Author: Sylvia E. Kamerman Publisher: Plays Product Description Twenty-one, royalty-free plays about Christmas for ages from elementary through high school. Includes both modern and classic plays.

Clifford’s First Christmas

Author: Norman Bridwell Publisher: Scholastic Product Description The original Clifford’s Christmas is a perennial backlist favorite, with more than 710,000 copies sold, and now here’s Clifford as a puppy–in an original paperback that recounts his first Christmas ever with Emily Elizabeth.

Special Edition: How the Pops Stole Christmas (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (How I Survived Middle School Super Special)

Author: Nancy Krulick Publisher: Turtleback Product Description FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Jenny can’t wait for the holidays, but her good mood quickly evaporates when she picks Dana as her “”Secret Snowflake”” in English class and finds out that her best friend Sam is heading home to England for the holidays.

Angels and Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories

Author: Katherine Paterson Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Aminister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In […]

Story of a Girl

Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend–Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of “school slut,” she longs to escape a life defined by […]

Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Book 1)

Author: Heather Brewer Publisher: Speak Product Description Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school. Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His […]

The Christmas Book

Author: Caroline Royds Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Poems, stories, and carols for each of the twelve days of Christmas.