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Juvenile Fiction - Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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Author: Justin Sayre
Release Date: May 14, 2019
In Justin Sayre's third adjective-busting novel, Ellen discovers why it matters to be true to oneself, no matter what people might say or think about her.

Set in the same world as Justin Sayre's previous books, Husky and Pretty, Mean explores the private and public life of Ellen, who is confident, cool, and, according to Davis, mean.
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Author: Matthew Gray Gubler
Release Date: April 02, 2019
A charming and inspiring story about embracing your weird, written and illustrated by Criminal Minds actor/director, Matthew Gray Gubler.

Rumple Buttercup has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right.
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Author: Patricia Reilly Giff | Narrator: Joshua Swanson
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Follow the humorous mishaps of a second grader who is learning to read.

Nothing's going right for Ronald—he drops his pencils, inadvertently squirts water on Joy’s dress, mistakenly eats Jimmy’s sandwich, misses the ball during recess, loses his ice cream money, and drops Miss Tyler’s plant.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Lauren Davis
Release Date: August 14, 2018
When Herculeah Jones's best friend, Meat, decides to take a comedy class, he just expects to get a few laughs. But then he discovers a dead body in the bathroom, and realizes that there's nothing funny about murder. Things can't get any worse—until the body disappears.
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Author: Melissa J. Morgan | Narrator: Lauren Davis
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Priya Shah is Camp Lakeview’s resident tomboy—her BFF in the whole world is Jordan. a BOY, but they are just friends. The girls in bunk 4C aren’t buying it, though. Priya’s used to the teasing and thinks she can take it. But during the fourth-division field trip to D.
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Author: Nancy Carlson | Narrator: Dash Katz
Release Date: June 05, 2018
What's better than a smile. A great big hug, of course. Hugs are for helping someone feel happy all day, or making a scraped knee feel better, or saying hello to an old friend. Whether it's a Good Morning Hug or a Have a Great Day Hug, it is sure to make you feel good all over.
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Author: Lauren Myracle | Narrator: Maria Cabezas
Release Date: May 29, 2018
"Out of all the people in the world, why do I have to be the freak who went to school on the very first day of the year with a pair of PANTIES stuck by static cling to the leg of my pants...." Seventh grade was supposed to be Alli's breakout year, only her big debut ends up being a big disaster.
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Author: Watty Piper | Narrator: Mike Ferreri
Release Date: February 13, 2018
The story of a train filled with toys and gifts for little boys and girls that breaks down before reaching the children. After asking several passing trains for help over the hill, a little blue train agrees to help the stranded toys. Even though she is small, the blue train tries her best to bring the toys to the children on the other side of the hill.
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Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray | Narrator: Stuart Blinder
Release Date: February 06, 2018
Newbery Award Winner

Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel throughout thirteenth century England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his dog, Nick. But when Nick is stolen and his father disappears, Adam suddenly finds himself alone.
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Author: John Flanagan | Narrator: John Keating
Release Date: November 21, 2017
The Herons take to the high seas to fend off pirates and rescue the heir to an empire in the newest adventure from John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice.

Includes BONUS content--a brand-new Ranger's Apprentice short story featuring fan-favorites Will and Maddie.
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Author: Patricia Polacco | Narrator: Lauren Davis
Release Date: October 10, 2017
The real-life, classic story of a dyslexic girl and the teacher who would not let her fail. A perfect gift for teachers and for students of any age.

Patricia Polacco is now one of America's most loved children's book creators, but once upon a time, she was a little girl named Trisha starting school.
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Author: Mike Lupica | Narrator: Tom Stechschulte
Release Date: September 12, 2017
An uplifting story about role models, football, and tackling fear set in the heart of Friday Night Lights country—from the bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team, and Fantasy League.

Clay is a quarterback's dream.
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