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Author: Celesta Rimington
Release Date: May 19, 2020
A magical adventure about a girl with a mysterious connection with the elephant who saved her life, for fans of Katherine Applegate and Jennifer Holm.An elephant never forgets, but Lexington Willow can't remember what happened before a tornado swept ...
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Author: Vera Propp | Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Henk was hidden on the farm when he was young and the Nazi soldiers came. But the war is over now, and Henk finds out that the people he lives with, the people he loves, are not his real family. He doesn't remember his real parents, and now a new lif...
Author: Christina Uss | Narrator: Jennifer Barnhart
Release Date: June 05, 2018
A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.Introverted Bicycle has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. When her guardian, Sister Wanda, announces t...
Author: Lisa Bunker | Narrator: Tara Sands, Erin Spencer and Michael Crouch
Release Date: June 06, 2017
“If it wasn’t for the fused-with-Zyx thing, I suppose I would just be normal—whatever that means.”   When Felix Yz was three years old, a hyperintelligent fourth-dimensional being became fused inside him after one of his ...
Author: Jack Cheng | Narrator: Various and Kivlighan de Montebello
Release Date: February 28, 2017
A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.   11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets...
Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan | Narrator: Robin Miles
Release Date: January 03, 2017
A New York Times BestsellerIn the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-ye...
Author: Dana Alison Levy | Narrator: Dan Woren
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Love the TV show Modern Family? Wait until you meet the family Fletcher! With two dads, four adopted brothers, two cats, and one pug, the Fletchers will have you laughing out loud!   Welcome to Rock Island, Where Time Stands Still! The...
Author: Haifaa Al Mansour | Narrator: Ariana Delawari
Release Date: September 22, 2015
In the vein of Year of the Dog and The Higher Power of Lucky, this Middle Eastern coming-of-age story is told with warmth, spirit, and a mischievous sense of humor Spunky eleven-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She...
Author: Lee Bacon | Narrator: Maxwell Glick
Release Date: May 14, 2013
For Joshua Dread, middle school is proving to be, well, awkward. Not only do bullies pick on him, but do you see those supervillains over there trying to flood the world? The ones that everyone, including his best friend Milton, are rooting for Capta...
Author: Kimberly Newton Fusco | Narrator: Ariadne Meyers
Release Date: February 12, 2013
“Fans of Kate DiCamillo, Jennifer Holm, and Polly Horvath will find this an enjoyable and engrossing read.” —School Library Journal   Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and sleeps in the back of a truck. Every day she e...
Author: Susan Patron | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: August 09, 2011
“Susan Patron writes honest and true, and this, her final Lucky, feel truest of all. I loved it!”-Kathi Appelt, author of the Newbery Honor Book The Underneath For eleven-year-old Lucky, the universe is full of questions. Is that mys...
Author: Polly Horvath | Narrator: Becca Battoe
Release Date: February 23, 2010
In this beautiful follow-up to the highly acclaimed My One Hundred Adventures, Jane and her family have moved to Canada . . . but not for long. When her stepfather, Ned, is fired from his job as a high school French teacher (seems he doesn’t s...