Zane Obispo has always been a social outcast, and living in the New Mexican Desert with elderly neighbors didn’t help that situation. The best part of living in the desert was the dormant volcano that was practically in his backyard. Little does he know, deep in the center of the volcano is an ancient relic that is tied to Zane and the future of humanity.
Early in the school year, Haley’s teacher walks her six students to an empty classroom and tells them the hour is theirs, to talk to each other without an adult around. As the year unfolds, the group starts to trust one another – even with the hard things in their lives. Jacqueline Woodson’s latest novel is a breathtaking gem of a book that’s never been more needed.
Ever since Cass almost drowned on her last birthday, she’s developed a strange connection with the land of the dead, capable of crossing to the other side of the “Veil” and encountering the ghosts trapped there.
In Give Me Some Truth, author Eric Gansworth returns to the Tuscarora Indian reservation to follow Carson Mastick, a high school senior and committed lead singer of his rock band, and Maggi Bokoni, a talented artist straining against tradition.
Mischa Abramavicius did everything she was supposed to in order to be accepted to the “right” colleges – which is why finding out she was rejected from every school she applied to is particularly devastating. Her mind won’t rest until she knows if her rejections are because she did something wrong or because her applications were sabotaged.
As you may remember, July marked the release of the new MinaLima-illustrated edition of The Secret Garden. But what you may not have seen is the interior of this gorgeous new book, which features not only illustrations but also interactive elements.
Maisie Cothay was born with the power of death – everything she touches dies instantly. As Maisie grows into womanhood, she learns that she is only the latest in a line of women deemed unfit for society, and when her father disappears, she’s forced to come face to face with both her family legacy and her own power.
Rickety Stitch, the bard skeleton, and his trusty friend Goo are seeking the ancient city of Epoli, where they hope to discover the secret of Rickety’s past.
Oona, An Tzu, and Jax Amboy are determined to light the remaining four beacons and save the Five Worlds, even though the forces of the Cobalt Prince are hot on their trail. Along the way, they’ll learn to question everything they believe is true about good and evil.
Seventh grade isn’t off to a great start for Dany – she’s starting middle school, and none of her friends are in her classes. But when Dany discovers that a sketchbook she inherits from Great-Aunt Elma brings anything she draws to life, things take a turn for the interesting.