All of the these books can be found in the Albion Library Catalog:

Realistic-Contemporary

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko*
A boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

Anything But Typical by Nora Baskin
Jason, an autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo*
India describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her dog, Winn-Dixie.

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The life of a boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

Counting by 7s by Holly G. Sloan
Genius and outsider, Willow Chance, must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein*
Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students, but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen*
After a plane crash, Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer*
When Hope and the aunt who has raised her, move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.

Maze by Will Hobbs*
Foster child, Rick, escapes from a juvenile detention facility near Las Vegas and travels to Canyonlands National Park in Utah where he meets a bird biologist working on a project to reintroduce condors to the wild.

Middle School series by James Patterson*
Book One: Jamie tries to win the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, while also dealing with his stepfamily, friends, and a school bully.

Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather V. Frederick*
The mothers of four very different girls pressure them into forming a book club, and find, as they read the classic novel "Little Women," that they have more in common than they thought.

Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall*
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

Rules by Cynthia Lord
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.

Schooled by Gordon Korman*
Schooled : Cap lives in isolation with his grandmother; but when she falls from a tree and breaks her hip, Cap is sent to a foster home where he has his first experience in a public school.

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli*
Maniac Magee: After his parents die, Jeffrey Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz*
After the death of the guardian uncle, Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan*
Jake, a budding juvenile delinquent, is sent for home schooling to the arty and eccentric Applewhite family's Creative Academy, where he discovers talents and interests he never knew he had.

Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker, Donovan Curtis, is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech*
Salamanca Tree Hiddle travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents to find her mother who left one April morning for Idaho, promising to return before the tulips bloomed.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls*
The adventures of a ten-year-old boy and the two dogs he bought with money he had earned.

Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass*
Book One, Eleven Birthdays: After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.

Wonder by J.P. Palacio
Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Historical Fiction

Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse*
An Aleutian Islander recounts her suffering during World War II in American internment camps designed to "protect" the population from the invading Japanese.

Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

The Bronze Bow
A young boy seeks revenge against the Romans for killing his parents, but is turned away from vengeance by Jesus.

Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman*
The daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson*
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Chu Ju’s House by Gloria Whelan
In order to save her baby sister, Chu Ju leaves her rural home in modern China and earns food and shelter by working on a sampan, tending silk worms, and planting rice seedlings, while wondering if she will ever see her family again.

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
In 1793 Philadelphia, Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death and Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson
Eel, an orphan, and his best friend, Florrie, must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson*
Hattie Brooks inherits her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana in 1917 and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war in Europe.

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan*
Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage and must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's customs or find the courage to oppose tradition.

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.

Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families.

Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck*
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
In 1871 Wisconsin, Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
In a series of poems, Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

Paperboy by Vince Vawter
When a boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor*
An African-American family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children don't understand.

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi*
Charlotte Doyle, the only passenger on a voyage from England to America in 1832, must take serious matters into her own hands when she learns that the captain is murderous.

Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis*
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.

When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park*
With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.

Witness by Karen Hesse*
A series of poems express the views of various people in a small Vermont town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl, during the early 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the town.

Fantasy

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Evil genius Artemis Fowl tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, but the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper*
Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur and that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the forces of the Dark.

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni
Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn't expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there's an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it's clear his life will never be the same.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine*
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini*
In Aagaesia, a boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull*
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.

False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen*
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.

Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Princess Anidori, on her way to marry a prince she has never met, is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.

Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child of eighteen months and raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures.

Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins*
When Gregor and his sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving humans, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

Holes by Louis Sachar*
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Icefall by Matthew Kirby*
Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke*
Meggie learns that her father Mo, a bookbinder, can "read" fictional characters to life when an evil ruler named Capricorn, freed from the novel "Inkheart" years earlier, tries to force Mo to release an immortal monster from the story.

Iron Trial--Magisterium series by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

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

Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan*
Percy, expelled from six schools for being unable to control his temper, learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood where he is befriended by a satyr and the demigod daughter of Athena who join him in a journey to the Underworld to retrieve Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a catastrophic war.

Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis*
Four English school children find their way into a magical land where they help Aslan, the noble lion, free Narnia from the spell of the White Witch.

Of Giants and Ice by Shelby Bach
Rory, daughter of a famous actress and a famous movie director, finds herself becoming a celebrity in her own right as she helps create a new fairy tale as a participant in the after school program, Ever After School.

One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale*
Princess Academy: While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

Redwall by Brian Jacques
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen.

Savvy by Ingrid Law
Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her "savvy"--a magical power unique to each member of her family--just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket*
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

Spell Robbers by Matthew Kirby
Ben Warner is invited to join a "science camp" led by a quantum physicist, Dr. Madeleine Hughes, and with his new friend Peter he discovers the secret art of Actuation--the ability to change reality by imagining it differently--but he also finds that there are people willing to kill for that secret.

Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger*
Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future.

Things Not Seen
When Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George*
Princess Celie loves Tuesdays at Castle Glower, because every Tuesday the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes a whole new wing, and Celie likes to map the changes to the castle, but when her parents, the King and Queen are taken captive, it falls to Celie and her knowledge of the castle to defend their home and save the kingdom.

The Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann
In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.

Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle*
Three extraterrestrial beings take Meg and her friends to another world.

Mystery/Suspense/Horror

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn*
Travis and his sister Corey decide to boost business at their grandmother's Vermont inn by staging a few "hauntings" that soon draw tourists from across the country, but when their antics awaken a dark force, they must find a way to put to rest the ghosts they have disturbed.

Coraline, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett*
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

Doll Bones by Holly Black
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams
Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth-grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve the murder of an eccentric local woman in her hometown of Echo Falls.

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigaor by Jennifer Allison
Seeing an opportunity to use her psychic abilities, Gilda Joyce invites herself to San Francisco, where she visits her uncle and cousin, Juliet, communicates with the ghost in their old Victorian house, and learns family secrets.

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan*
Four teenagers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.

Jade Green by Phyllis Naylor
While living with her uncle in a house haunted by the ghost of a young woman, recently orphaned Judith Sparrow wonders if her one small transgression causes mysterious happenings.

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson
When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.

Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Irish orphans Molly and Kip travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

The Other Side of Dark by Joan Lowery Nixon
Stacy awakens from a four-year coma ready to identify, locate, and prosecute the young man who murdered her mother and wounded her.

Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud*
Follows three young operatives of a psychic detection agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.

Something Upstairs by Avi*
When he moves from Los Angeles to Providence, Rhode Island, Kenny discovers that his new house is haunted by the spirit of a black slave boy who asks Kenny to return with him to the early nineteenth century and prevent his murder by slave traders.

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Her grandfather's dying words lead Theodora Tenpenny to a valuable, hidden painting she fears may be stolen, but it is her search for answers in her Greenwich Village neighborhood that brings a real treasure.

Nonfiction and Biography

See also the 7th Nonfiction and Biography book lists in the library catalog
Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
Leon Leyson describes growing up in Poland, being forced from home to ghetto to concentration camps by the Nazis, and being saved by Oskar Schindler.

Boys in the Boat by Daniel J. Brown (YA edition)
In 1936 the University of Washington's eight-oar crew, composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers who had mastered collegiate rowing, went on to the Berlin Olympics where they defeated Adolf Hitler's German team to achieve the Olympic gold medal.

Lincolns by Candace Fleming*
A dual biography of Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary, using photographs, letters, engravings, and cartoons to look at their childhoods, courtship, marriage, children, and other joys and traumas of their years together, including their deaths.

President Has Been Shot by James Swenson*
Looks at he assassination of President John F. Kennedy and related events, including his funeral and the apprehension of his killer.

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson*
Draws on stories from survivors and archival photographs to describe the history of the "Titanic" from its launch to its sinking.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (YA edition)
A biography of Olympic runner and World War II bombardier, Louis Zamperini, who had been rambunctious in childhood before succeeding in track and eventually serving in the military, which led to a trial in which he was forced to find a way to survive in the open ocean after being shot down.

Science Fiction

Among the Hidden series, Missing series by Margaret P. Haddix*
Among the Hidden: In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

Missing: When Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Genius Artemis Fowl tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, but the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Blood Guard by Carter Roy
Ronan Truelove finds his life turned upside down when his father is kidnapped, and he learns that his mother is a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, and now it is up to him with Greta and Ronan, his companions, to escape the Bend Sinister.

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
In the city of Ember, Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Dark Life by Kat Falls
When Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat.

Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

I am Number Four by Pitticus Lore
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

Last Book in the Universe by W. R. Philbrick
After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future.

Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans
Michael discovers he has special electrical powers and, with the help of his best friends, becomes aware that there are other teens with similar powers, but something or someone is hunting them and, after Michael's mother is kidnapped, he will need to rely on his powers and his friends to rescue his mom, protect himself, and save the others.

Pendragon series by D. J. MacHale
Bobby Pendragon, having learned he is a Traveler--someone who can ride "flumes" through time and space, is soon off to the alternative dimension of Denduron where he teams up with Loor, a girl his age from the warrior-territory of Zadaa, in an attempt to save the gentle Milago people from slavery.

Quantum League: Spell Robbers by Matthew J. Kirby
Ben Warner is invited to join a "science camp" led by a quantum physicist, Dr. Madeleine Hughes, and with his new friend Peter he discovers the secret art of Actuation--the ability to change reality by imagining it differently--but he also finds that there are people willing to kill for that secret.

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman
Hope lives in a post World War III town called White Rock where everyone must participate in Inventions Day, though Hope's inventions always fail. Her unique skill set comes in handy when a group of bandits invades the town.

Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman*
With a plot combining science and the supernatural, four kids are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla.

Romance

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass*
After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.

Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
While longing to return to life in New York City, Penny helps her mother and grandmother run a cupcake bakery in Hog's Hollow, tries to avoid the beastly popular girls, to be a good friend to quirky Tally, and to catch the eye of enigmatic Marcus.

Boys Are Dogs by Leslie Margolis
After Annabelle's mother starts dating a new boyfriend, she faces life in a new town with a new school, and a new puppy, and while training the dog Annabelle decides to experiment with some of her training techniques to deal with the unruly middle school boys in her class.

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.

Heist Society by Ally Carter
Kat schemes her way into the best boarding school, hoping to leave the thieving antics of her family behind her, but Hal, a former co-conspirator, appears on campus to tell Kat that a powerful mobster believes her father stole art from a priceless collection, and in order to save him, Kat will have to recover the paintings.

I Love You, I Hate You, Get Lost (short stories) by Ellen Conford
7 stories about love and romance.

I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
Football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

Poison by Bridget Zinn
When Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Stargirl, a teen who animates quiet Mica High with her colorful personality, suddenly finds herself shunned for her refusal to conform.

Secret Identity of Devon Delaney by Lauren Barnholdt
While spending the summer with her grandmother, Devon met Lexi, whom she lied to by saying she was popular and had a boyfriend; now her new friend attends her school and Devon must try to cover up her untruths.

Sports

Baseball Great series by Tim Green*
All Josh wants to do is play baseball but when his father, a minor league pitcher, signs him up for a youth championship team, Josh finds himself embroiled in a situation with potentially illegal consequences.

Big Field by Mike Lupica*
When baseball player Hutch feels threatened by the arrival of a new teammate named Darryl, he tries to work through his insecurities about both Darryl and his remote and silent father, who was once a great ballplayer too.

Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter
The fate of a small California town rests on the outcome of one baseball game, and Tom Gallagher hopes to lead his team to victory with the secrets of the now disgraced player, Dante Del Gato.

Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz
Follows the fortunes of a German immigrant family through nine generations, beginning in 1845, as they experience American life and play baseball.

Crossover by Kwame Alexander
twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Emergency Quarterback by Rich Wallace
When the Hornets lose their quarterback for the season and the replacement lacks the talent to take charge, the coach picks a solid receiver as emergency quarterback.

Fantasy League by Mike Lupica*
In Los Angeles, Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.

Football Genius series by Tim Green*
Troy, who has an unusual gift for predicting football plays before they occur, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must first prove himself to the coach and players.

Last Shot by John Feinstein*
After winning a basketball reporting contest, Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

One-Handed Catch by M J Auch
After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.

Tangerine by Edward Bloor
When the Fishers move to Tangerine, Florida, Paul, a soccer star, tries to make sense of things-like why people live in a place where underground fires burn for years, a sinkhole swallows his school, lightning strikes the same practice field everyday, and the mysterious, childhood eye injury that makes him have to wear thick glasses.

Travel Team by Mike Lupica*
After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national prominence--twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.

*You may like other books by these authors!

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