12-year old Josh lives and breathes baseball. When his father pushes him to try out for a championship team, Josh is conflicted because this renowned coach is brutal! While training his hardest, Josh is offered game changing "help" that may turn out to be dangerous. Will Josh join some of his teammates in cheating to win?
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Seven students weigh in on Mr. Terupt's first year as a fifth grade teacher. The students tell their own stories, from the new kid to the bully, about their year together. When a freak accident occurs, how will it change everyone and everything?
Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari
Growing up in Rhode Island in the 1940s, Bird McGill longs to be a pilot. When a young Japanese-American boy joins her class, everyone suspects him of being a spy, but it is up to Bird and Kenji to discover the real spy.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
After Homer's older brother is illegally sold into the Union Army, Homer sets off to rescue him. Along the way he meets tricksters, a snake oil salesman, and a hot air balloonist and finally finds himself at the Battle of Gettsburg. Homer Figg tells the story of his outrageous adventures that will keep you laughing.
My Life As a Book by Janet Tashjian
12-year-old Derek doesn't want to do his summer reading, but he enjoys illustrating his vocabulary words. Derek finds out how important reading is when he discovers mysterious newspaper clippings that he wants to explore. He learns secrets he never imagined existed.
The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin
When Winston Breen joins a puzzle competition sponsored by the local Potato Chip Company, the stakes are high: a $50,000 prize for his school. Can Winston and his team solve six logic puzzles before the other teams?
Powerless by Matthew Cody
Moving into a new neighborhood can be difficult, especially when the neighbors share a secret; they have super powers Daniel learns that his new friends will lose their powers when they turn thirteen and agrees to use his own power, detective work, to figure out what's causing the superpowers to vanish.
A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Once upon a time... Hansel and Gretel decided to escape from their own fairy tale and jump into other classic Grimm inspired tales. As the siblings wander through the land of Grimm, they encounter talking trees and a forest brimming with menacing foes. They'll learn the true story behind the bread crumbs, munch edible houses, and outwit some witches!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Mini leaves her impoverished parents to talk to the Old Man of the Moon about improving their fortune. Her journey requires the help of many fantastical creatures, including a dragon and a talking fish. Stories from her father weave through the journey and help her reach the Old Man's Never-Ending Mountain.
The Wonder of Charlie Anne by Kimberly Fusco
Charlie Anne's father leaves Massachusetts to find work during the Depression, leaving his family with their miserable cousin Mirabel and a farm full of chores. When another girl moves in next door, Charlie Anne is thrilled, but some townspeople don't feel the same way. Can Charlie Anne and Phoebe help their town overcome prejudice?