Time Travel Series



Series Title


Duey, Kathleen

The Time Soldiers

Brothers Rob and Mikey and their friends Jon, Mariah, Bernardo, and Adam discover a time portal in the woods behind their clubhouse. Upon entering it, they find themselves transported to prehistoric times. After a heart-stopping encounter with a T. rex and a pair of velociraptors, the group finds itself lost in a land before time. Surrounded by dinosaurs and pursued by the angry T. Rex, the resourceful young travelers must rely on their wits and one another to find the portal and get home.

First book: Rex.

Other books in this series: Rex 2; Patch; Arthur; Mummy; Samurai.


Gutman, Dan

Baseball Card Adventures

Joe Stoshack is beginning to think life can't get much worse. The thing he likes best in the whole world is baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game...except how to hit home runs. His specialty seems to be striking out. But Joe's life is about to change in the most amazing way. . .

When Joe gets a job cleaning old Miss Young's attic he's not too happy about it. The place is filled with tons of worthless trash, and he's only getting paid $5 for hauling it out. Suddenly Joe finds a little piece of cardboard. He's holding the world's most valuable baseball card. Joe is rich-really rich-but it's more than that. Suddenly-strangely-Joe is face-to-face with the player on the card...traveling through time with one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived.

First book: Honus & Me.

Other books in this series: Jackie & Me; Babe & Me; Shoeless Joe & Me; Mickey & Me; Abner & Me; Satch & Me; Jim & Me.

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Osborne, Mary Pope

The Magic Treehouse

Jack and Annie are a brother and sister who discover a tree house filled with books. In the first book, Dinosaurs Before Dark, the tree house takes them on their first journey – an adventure in prehistoric times. Since then, the magic tree house, has whisked Jack and Annie – lucky readers! – on many more adventures through time to different places around the world. They have even gone to mythical places not found in this world! With the help of their friends from the kingdom of Camelot, Jack and Annie use research books, riddles, codes, and courage to solve problems, complete missions, and help those in need.

First book: Dinosaurs Before Dark.

Other books in this series: Polar Bears Past Bedtime; Night of the New Magicians; A Crazy Day With Cobras.


Ransom, Candice

Time Spies

In this brand-new series by acclaimed author Candice Ransom, three children meet unsung heroes who shaped America’s history. Follow the children as they hop in and out of various eras, learning important life lessons along the way. Children will enjoy the fun, easy-to-read style, and librarians, educators and parents will appreciate the learning their young readers pick up along the way. Each book ends with a fun, do-it-yourself craft project that encourages readers to delve deeper into the subject of the story.

First book: Secret in the Tower.

Other books in this series: Bones in the Badlands; Giant in the Garden; Magician in the Trunk; Signals in the Sky; Rider in the Night; Horse in the Wind.


Scieszka, Jon

The Time Warp Trio

Joe's been caught up in a book before, but this is ridiculous! Joe's Book, a gift from his magician uncle, doesn't just tell stories, it zaps Joe and his friends Sam and Fred right into the middle of them. And when these thoroughly modern kids meet King Arthur and become Knights of the Round Table, the result can only be thoroughly amusing mayhem.

First book: The Knights of the Kitchen Table.

Other books in this series: The Not-So-Jolly Roger; Viking it and Liking it; Wushu Were Here; Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci.

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Baker, E.D.

A Question of Magic

Serafina is summoned from her village to the magical cottage of a great aunt she has never heard of and learns that she is meant to become the new Baba Yaga, whose magical role is answering the first question any stranger might ask her with the truth.


Barrows, Annie

The Magic Half

Eleven-year-old Miri Gill feels left out in her family, which has two sets of twins and her, until she travels back in time to 1935 and discovers Molly, her own lost twin, and brings her back to the present day.


Barrows, Annie

Magic in the Mix

Life seems to be back to normal for "newly twinned" sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly's past.


Baum, L. Frank

The Wizard of Oz (series)

Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powered Wizard of Oz. 

Also in this series: The Land of Oz; Ozma of Oz; Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz; The Road to Oz; The Emerald City of Oz; The Patchwork Girl of Oz; Tik-Tok of Oz; The Scarecrow in Oz; Rinkitink in Oz; The Lost Princess of Oz; The Tin Woodman of Oz; The Magic of Oz; Glinda of Oz.

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Cammuso, Frank

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble

Frequently admonished for her impulsive behavior, Salem Hyde, a young witch, ignores long lectures by her dignified animal companion and enters a spelling competition at school only to discover that the "spelling" involves words instead of magic.

Also in this series: Big Birthday Bash.

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Coven, Wanda

Heidi Hecklebeck has a Secret

After being homeschooled her whole life, Heidi Heckelbeck enters a real school in second grade, where she encounters a mean girl named Melanie who makes her feel like an alien.

Also in this series: Casts a Spell; The Cookie Contest; In Disguise; Gets Glasses; The Secret Admirer; Is Ready to Dance!; Goes to Camp!; The Christmas Surprise; The Tie-Dyed Bunny; Is a Flower Girl; Gets the Sniffles.


Coville, Bruce

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (The Magic Shop)

Mr. Elives' Magic Shop seems to appear from nowhere - and disappears again just as fast! Never in the same place twice, it sells only the most exclusive wares...A talking toad, anyone? A dragon's egg? There's plenty to choose from...Sheltering from bullies in the Magic Shop, Jeremy is persuaded to buy a dragon's egg by the mysterious Mr. Elives. Convinced it's a wind-up, he follows the instructions for a laugh - and suddenly he's got a tiny red dragon sitting on his desk, breathing fire and demanding food. Jeremy tries to hide the dragon, but she's beginning to grow, and she just won't stop...Has he made his problems even bigger?

Also in this series: The Monster's Ring; Jennifer Murdley's Toad; The Skull of Truth; Juliet Dove, Queen of Love; Charlie Eggleston's Talking Skull.


DiCamillo, Kate

The Tale of Despereaux

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then?


DiTerlizzi, Tony and Black, Holly

The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles)

When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

Also in this series: The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgarath.


DiTerlizzi, Tony

The Search for WondLa

Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her. Features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.

Also in this series: A Hero for WondLa; The Battle for WondLa.


Eager, Edward

Half Magic

Four siblings, Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha, find their dull summer vacation transformed by the magical, wish-giving coin that Jane finds one day. After a number of experiments in which the children discover that the coin only half-grants the wishes asked of it, they set out to have some adventures, asking for twice as much of everything they desire. Hilarious misadventures ensue when the children travel back to the time of King Arthur, when baby Martha half disappears, and when Jane wishes she belonged to another family...

Also in this series: Knight's Castle; Magic By the Lake; The Time Garden; Magic Or Not?; The Well-Wishers; Seven-Day Magic.


Edwards, Julie

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

With help from an eccentric professor in giving their imaginations special intensive training, three children succeed in locating the last of the great Whangdoodles and granting his heart's desire.


Funke, Cornelia

Emma and the Blue Genie

Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog, Tristan, take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.


George, Jessica Day

Tuesdays at the Castle

Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.

Also in this series: Wednesdays in the Tower; Thursdays with the Crown.


Hale, Bruce

The Prince of Underwhere

It's tough to be ZeKe. He's got his hands full: There is his prissy, know-it-all twin sister; his mean cousin Caitlyn, who's house-sitting for his missing parents; and a bully making life tough at school (as though it wasn't hard enough already). And now, thanks to a stinky, scruffy, good-for-nothing talking cat, he's also got to cope with zombies, midget freedom fighters, devious spies, superstar rappers, and a whole weird world beneath our own where people wear their underwear on the outside of their clothes.

Also in this series: Pirates of Underwhere; Flyboy of Underwhere; Fat Cat of Underwhere; Mole Men of Underwhere.


Hale, Shannon

The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High)

At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of famous fairy-tale characters, students Apple White and Raven Queen face the moment when they must choose whether to follow their destinies, or change them.

Also in this series: The Unfairest of Them All; A Wonderlandiful World.


Littlewood, Kathryn


Twelve-year-old Rose Bliss wants to work magic in her family's bakery as her parents do, but when they are called away and Rose and her siblings are left in charge, the magic goes awry and a beautiful stranger tries to talk Rose into giving her the Bliss Cookery Booke.

Also in this series: A Dash of Magic; Bite-Sized Magic.


McMullan, Kate

The New Kid at School (Dragon Slayers Academy)

When a traveling minstrel foretells that he is to become a hero, Wiglaf sets out to fulfill his destiny: he signs up at the Dragon Slayers' Academy. But how can he ever hope to be a dragon slayer when he can't even stand the sight of blood?

Also in this series: Revenge of the Dragon Lady; Class Trip to the Cave of Doom; A Wedding for Wiglaf; Knight for a Day; Sir Lancelot, Where Are You?; Wheel of Misfortune; Countdown to the Year 1000; 97 Ways to Train a Dragon; Help! It's Parent's Day at DSA; Danger! Wizard at Work!; The Ghost of Sir Herbert Dungeonstone; Beware! It's Friday the 13th; Pig Latin--Not Just for Pigs!; Double Dragon Trouble; World's Oldest Living Dragon; Hail! Hail! Camp Dragononka; Never Trust a Troll!; Little Giant - Big Trouble; School's Out...Forever!


Murphy, Jill

The Worst Witch

Mildred Hubble is starting her first year at Miss Cackle's Academy for witches - and is making such a mess of it! She can't ride her broomstick without crashing and is always getting her spells mixed up. But when Mildred makes the dreadful mistake of turning Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her sworn enemy, she realizes that her troubles have only just begun... Ages 9 – 12.

Also in this series: The Worst Witch Strikes Again; A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch; The Worst Witch All at Sea; The Worst Witch Saves the Day; The Worst Witch to the Rescue; The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star.


Pennypacker, Sara

Stuart Goes to School

The first day of school is here, and Stuart is worried. What if he gets stuck in the boys' bathroom? What if he doesn't have anything to show for show and tell? Worst of all, what if his mother really makes him wear those green plaid pants and a shirt with little cowboys on it? Doesn't she know that on a make-friends-or-else kind of day like this what Stuart really needs to wear is his cape?


Quinn, Jordan

The Lost Stone (Kingdom of Wrenly)

In The Lost Stone, Lucas and Clara search for Queen Tasha’s missing emerald. On their exciting adventure, they travel to all the main attractions of Wrenly: Primlox (the island of fairies), Burth (the island of trolls), Crestwood (the island of dragons), Hobsgrove (the island of wizards), and the beautiful Mermaid’s Cove. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it!

Also in this series: The Scarlet Dragon; Sea Monster!; The Witch's Curse; Adventures in Flatfrost; Beneath the Stone Forest.


Scieszka, Jon

Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio)

Joe's been caught up in a book before, but this is ridiculous! Joe's Book, a gift from his magician uncle, doesn't just tell stories, it zaps Joe and his friends Sam and Fred right into the middle of them. And when these thoroughly modern kids meet King Arthur and become Knights of the Round Table, the result can only be thoroughly amusing mayhem.

Also in this series: The Not-So-Jolly Roger; The Good, the Bad and the Goofy; Your Mother Was a Neanderthal; 2095; Tut, Tut; Summer Reading is Killing Me; It's All Greek to Me; See You Later, Gladiator; Sam Samurai; Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge?; Viking It and Liking It; Me Oh Maya; Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci; Oh Say, I Can't See; Marco? Polo!


Thake, Richard

Sir Seth Thistlethwaite and the Soothsayer’s Shoes

The world of Seth Thistlethwaite is full of adventure that makes his everyday routine anything but. Dreary, dark, dank castles. Biting bushes of bumbleberries. And a saber-toothed . . . sloth? Seth is no ordinary kid — he is SIR Seth Thistlethwaite, and along with his best buddy, Sir Ollie Everghettz, he leads The Mighty Knights of Right and Honor. Together, they embark on adventures high and low, to and fro, day and night, or at least as long as weekends, curfews, and supper time will allow. In the self-created world of Thatchwych, they are gallant adventurers up to any task. But can these errant young knights contend with the scheming Prince Quincy Poxley and collar his latest theft — the Soothsayer’s Shoes? Will Seth, Ollie, and their horse (who’s really a dog named Shasta) be able to resist the dangers of dog-eating bog frogs, fire-breathing bats, elephant ants, and invisible voices to save the day?

Also in this series: Sir Seth Thistlethwaite and the Kingdom of the Caves; Sir Seth Thistlethwaite Seeks the Truth of Betty the Yeti.


Thorp, Kiki

In a Blink (Never Girls)

When four friends are whisked out of their ordinary lives to Never Land, home to fairies and mermaids, Queen Clarion and Tinker Bell have to figure out a way for them to get home.

Also in this series: The Space Between; A Dandelion Wish; From the Mist; Wedding Wings; The Woods Beyond; A Pinch of Magic.






Ames, Ruth

This totally bites! (Poison Apple)

Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she has a sudden revelation. Could Emma-Rose be a real, live vampire?



Bigarella, Ivan

Return of the vampire (Creepella von Cacklefur)

A mysterious old friend of Grandpa Frankenstein shows up one night on the doorstep of Cacklefur Castle. He's a vampire-- and he needs the von Cacklefur family's help. His ancient castle has been infested by strange and troublesome monsters and ghosts, and he's afraid he'll have to move out because of them! ... It's up to Creepella and her family and friends to help this vampire save his home.


Dadey, Debbie

Dracula doesn’t play kickball (The Adventures of the Bailey Street School Kids)

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the playground... Drac is back! There are some odd grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the school's new playground monitor really be the most famous vampire of all? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out!


Dadey, Debbie

Dracula doesn’t rock-n-roll (The Adventures of the Bailey Street School Kids)

Could Mr. Drake, the Bailey School guidance counselor, really be the lead singer of a vampire rock band? It's up to the Bailey School Kids to find out!


Dadey, Debbie

Dracula doesn’t drink lemonade (The Adventures of the Bailey Street School Kids)

The Bailey School kids are starting to wonder if they will ever have a normal teacher. Mr. Drake, the new guidance counsellor, wants to stop the fighting around school. But he has some strange habits. Could he really be a vampire?


Dadey, Debbie

Vampires don’t wear polka dots (The Adventures of the Bailey Street School Kids)

There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the new third grade teacher from the Transylvania Alps really be a vampire?

The Bailey School Kids are going to find out!

The third grade at Bailey Elementary was very hard to handle. Most teachers quit -and moved far away - after trying to teach them.

But Mrs. Jeepers was different. No one ever dared make her mad - because whenever they did, the strangest things would happen...


Greenburg, Dan

Don’t count on Dracula (The Zack Files)

Zack enters a horror film fan contest, and he and his best friend win an evening with Mella Bugosi, an aging horror film star with a Transylvanian accent. It's not long before Zack notices Mella has some pretty odd habits: he avoids sunlight at all costs, he sleeps in a coffin, and...Zack hopes that's V-8 he's drinking! Could good old Mella be an actual vampire?


Greenburg, Dan

The vampire’s curse (Secrets of Dripping Fang, book 3)

In an astounding turn of events, the Shluffmuffins twins' long-lost father has reappeared years after his tragic Porta Potti accident. Wally and Cheyenne, of course, are thrilled to see their dear old dad again. But would it be rude to point out how his skin appears to be rotting and falling off in chunks? Or that his breath smells distinctly like bloated roadkill? Come to think of it, he looks an awful lot like . . . well, a zombie. So imagine the twins' delight when they discover that their friend Professor Spydelle has developed a special life-restoring elixir, the only known cure for zombiism.
Hmmmm. Unfortunately, it seems there are still some kinks to work out on that special Elixir of Life. It cures Dad of his zombiism, only to turn him into . . . a vampire.
It would seem that things couldn't get much worse. But when two faces that look suspiciously like giant ants appear in Wally and Cheyenne's bedroom window one night, things take a turn from dismal . . . to dire.


Griffin, Adele

The Knaveheart’s curse

Being a vegan vampire with no social graces hasn’t exactly made Maddy popular with other eleven-yearolds. But the day she befriends Dakota Underhill changes everything, even if Dakota only promises to be her friend for . . . well, for that day. Because when the leader of the Knavehearts—the most vicious of the Old World vampires—comes to town, Maddy realizes she’s going to need help. She’s not strong enough to face the villain alone, and there’s something special about Dakota that might make her the perfect person to team up with. . .


Gutman, Dan

Miss Mary is scary! (My Weird School)

When a British student-teacher arrives, A. J. and his friends wonder if her all-black clothing and love of blood sausage mark her as a vampire, while Mr. Granite simply hopes her musician-boyfriend will stay away long enough for a math lesson.


Howe, Deborah


Move over Dracula! It looked like an ordinary bunny to Harold. But Harold was a dog by profession, so his judgment wasn't reliable - as he was the first to admit. But Chester, Harold's good friend and house-mate, was a very well-read cat and he knew there was something strange about Bunnicula. For one thing, he seemed to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back looked a little like a cape. But when Chester started finding white vegetables, drained dry, with two fang marks in them, he was sure Bunnicula was a vampire bunny.
So it was up to Chester - with Harold's help - to alert the members of their household before another carrot was lost . Because as Chester warned, "Today vegetables, tomorrow the world!"


Howe, James

Bunnicula strikes again!

It's happening again. The Monroes's kitchen is littered with the remains of vegetables, drained of all color. To Chester, it's obvious: Bunnicula, the vampire rabbit, is up to his old tricks.

But Harold is more frightened for Bunnicula than of him. The poor bunny doesn't look too good. Is he sick? Or just unhappy? Or has Chester finally gone too far in his attempt to make the world safe for veggies?

One thing's for sure: Harold isn't going to let anything bad happen to his long-eared pal -- even if it means leaving the comfort of his home, losing his best friend, and risking his own life. And if he fails -- could this be the end of Bunnicula?

Don't miss any of the adventures of Harold, Chester, Howie, and the vampire bunny, Bunnicula!


Labatt, Mary

Dracula madness

Sam is a sheepdog and a detective, but she is nothing like classic scaredy-dog Scooby-Doo. She doesn’t like having to move to a new town, worries about making friends, and loves to eat weird food combinations that her owners don’t want to give her (such as popcorn with ketchup). Her neighbor and walker, 10-year-old Jennie, can hear Sam’s thoughts, and they get along well. When Jennie takes Sam for a walk and shows her the spookiest house in town, they decide to investigate the reclusive owner, Mr. MacIver. When they see men delivering a large, long box, and they see a strange creature working in the basement, they think MacIver might be Dracula.


Marsh, Carol

The mystery at Dracula’s castle: Transylvania, Romania

Mimi reads an ad and thinks, "Hmm, would this make a great vacation home for a mystery writing grandmother and her family and friends." Soon, Christina and Grant are whisked off aboard the Mystery Girl airplane with Mimi and Papa to Transylvania, Romania where they meet up with a strange real estate agent, tour the famous castle, meet some odd new kid friends, learn about vampires, and meet up with Count Dracula himself!



Mercer, Sienna

Switched (My Sister the Vampire)

When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she's excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia's opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they're identical—identical twins!

Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch places and pull every twin trick in the book. But Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren't exactly the same. Ivy's a vampire. And she's not the only one in town.

Also in this series: Fangtastic!; Re-Vamped!; Vampalicious!; Take Two; Love Bites; Lucky Break.


Pavanello, Roberto

The dancing vampire

Becca is so excited by her dance lessons that she does not even care that her neighbor and dance partner is a vampire--and it is up to Echo, the Bat Pack, and a talking parrot to make sure that this dance does not end in disaster.


Rand, Johnathan

Virtual vampires of Vermont (American Chillers)

Mike and his friend Haley thought that the CD game was just a game. That is until they were literally pulled into its virtual reality. A reality where vampires exist... and these vampires are looking for them!



Roy, Ron

The vampire’s vacation (A to Z Mysteries)

V is for Vampire . . .
Grab your garlic, Green Lawn! When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose follow a pale, dark-haired stranger into Ellie’s Diner, he vanishes! But Ellie has a cut on her neck . . . or could it be a bite? Could there really be a vampire in Green Lawn? And could Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose be his next victims?


Sage, Angie

Vampire brat (Araminta Spookie)

Araminta thinks something horrible is hiding in the deep, hidden passages of Spookie House—could it be a werewolf? Add to that the arrival of Uncle Drac's creepy nephew, Max, and Araminta knows things will never be the same. Max is Wanda's new best friend, and Araminta finds him annoying. She comes up with a plan to figure out what Max is up to—and also to capture the werewolf. But will it work?

Also in this series: My Haunted House; The Sword in the Grotto; Frognapped; Ghostsitters; Gargoyle Hall.


Stine, R.L.

Vampire breath (Goosebumps)

Tough. That's Freddy Martinez and his friend, Cara. They're not afraid of anything. But that was before they went exploring in Freddy's basement. Before they found the secret room. Before they found the bottle of Vampire Breath. Poor Freddy and Cara. They should have never opened that bottle of Vampire Breath. Because now there's a vampire in Freddy's basement. And he's very, very thirsty. . . .


Kelly, Jack


Terror in the Night! Jonathan Harker is sent to see a client of his company in a distant part of Europe. The castle is deserted and the count is a very strange host. But little does young Jonathan suspect that he and the people closest to him are about to be put into the worst danger and the most gruesome terror that anyone can imagine! Now they must track and destroy Dracula before he finds and destroys each of them!


Spinner, Stephanie


String garlic by the window and hang a cross around your neck! The most powerful vampire of all time returns in our Stepping Stone Classic adaption of the original tale by Bran Stoker. Follow Johnathan Harker, Mina Harker, and Dr. Abraham van Helsing as they discover the true nature of evil. Their battle to destroy Count Dracula takes them from the crags of his castle to the streets of London... and back again.


Warner, Gertrude Chandler

The vampire mystery (Boxcar Children)

The Aldens meet Mr. Hudson, a local author who is best known for his novel about a vampire. But rumors of a real vampire are going around town - a vampire who haunts the graveyard behind Mr. Hudson's house! But since vampires don't exist, the children soon realize that someone must be trying to scare people away from Greenfield! Who brought the old legend back to life - and why?


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Bourbeau, Julie

The Wednesdays

Max's village is absolutely normal in every single way and on every single day - except Wednesday.

Most of the townsfolk shutter their windows and lock their doors to hide away from the many peculiar things that happen - things like cats getting stuck in the vacuum cleaner and birthday cakes meeting fiery and horrific ends. But Max is too curious for that, and so, breaking every rule in the village, he searches out the cause of all the Wednesday weirdness.

What he uncovers is a secret so devious - so dastardly and mischievous - that life as he knows it will never be the same. Max himself is not the same. Suddenly the mysterious little accidents so common on Wednesdays are happening to him on Thursdays, Fridays - even Saturdays!

What's come over Max? And more importantly, is there any cure for a case of the Wednesdays?


Castro, Adam-Troy

Gustav Gloom and the People-Taker

Fernie What finds herself lost in the Gloom mansion after her cat appears to have been chased there by its own shadow. Fernie discovers a library full of every book that was never written, a gallery of statues that are just plain awkward, and finds herself at dinner watching her own shadow take part in the feast!

Along the way Fernie is chased by the People Taker who is determined to take her to the Shadow Country. It's up to Fernie and Gustav to stop the People Taker before he takes Fernie's family.

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Fawkes, Ray

Possessions, Book One: Unclean Getaway

Meet Gurgazon the Unclean, the cuddliest little pit demon ever trapped in the Llewellyn-Vane House for Captured Spirits and Ghostly Curiosities! This pit demon may look just like a cute little 5-year old girl, but it isn't interested in playing checkers with other ghosts. The Gurgazon is determined to escape! Will the house contain it? Or will the world of peace and friendly bunnies come to an end as the Gurgazon exacts its revenge?


Gaiman, Neil


In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.
The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.
Only it's different.
At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.


Jinks, Catherine

How to Catch a Bogle

Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames. Or so it seems - until the orphans of London start to disappear…


Mass, Wendy

The Last Present (Willow Falls)

Amanda and Leo have a history with birthdays. Now their friend's little sister, Grace, has fallen into a strange frozen state on her birthday, and Amanda and Leo must travel in time in order to fix whatever's wrong. As they journey back to each of Grace's birthdays, they start seeing all sorts of patterns…which raise all sorts of questions.
Amanda and Leo are going to have to unravel the threads of the past and present - and travel much further than they ever imagined - if they're going to save Grace. Luckily, a little birthday magic always helps in the charming and funny Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass, where everything is possible and there are no coincidences.

Also in the Willow Falls series: 11 Birthdays; Finally; 13 Gifts.


McAlpine, Gordon

The Tell-Tale Start (The Misadventures of Edgar and Allen Poe)

Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?


Rivers, Phoebe

Ghost Town (Saranormal)

Sara Collins is a normal twelve-year-old girl with an abnormal secret: She is psychic. She's had her abilities for as long as she can remember, but she doesn't like to talk about them. She hopes that if she ignores them, they might go away. Sara wants nothing more than to have a normal life, and to her, "normal" doesn't include anything paranormal. But Sara's life is about to be turned upside down, because she's moving across the country with her dad to an old shore town in New Jersey. A shore town with a lot of history...and more than its fair share of ghosts roaming around. As Sara tries to settle into her new home, she discovers that for the first time, the ghosts around her can communicate with her. One ghost in particular desperately needs something from her and won't leave her alone. Sara wants to help, but she's scared. Can Sara put her fear aside and help the spirit? Will doing so put her in jeopardy?

Also in the Saranormal series: Haunted Memories; Mischief Night; Spirits of the Season; Moment of Truth; Giving Up the Ghost; The Secrets Within; Playing with Fire; Kindred Spirits; A Perfect Storm; Yesterday and Today.

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Teitelbaum, Michael

The Scary States of America

Twelve-year-old Jason Specter, self-proclaimed "clearing house for the weird," introduces and presents his favorite stories of the paranormal--one from each state of the Union--submitted to the Web site he created after his own encounter with a ghost at school three years earlier.



Call #

Title and Author




Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (1998) by Jack Gantos

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired. Grades 4 – 8.



Joey Pigza loses control (2000) by Jack Gantos

Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Grades 4 – 8.



What Would Joey Do? (2002) by Jack Gantos

Joey tries to keep his life from degenerating into total chaos when his mother sends him to be home-schooled with a hostile blind girl, his divorced parents cannot stop fighting, and his grandmother is dying of emphysema. Grades 4 – 8.



I am not Joey Pigza (2007) by Jack Gantos
* also available as sound recording

Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the better. Grades 4 – 8.



Trout and me (2002) by Susan Shreve

Ben's troubles at school get progressively worse when he starts hanging around Trout, a new boy in his fifth grade class, who is also labeled as learning disabled. Grades 5 – 7.



The Spaghetti Detectives (2011) by Andreas Steinhöfel

Living with his mother in a Berlin apartment house, Rico, a young boy with ADHD, enjoys playing detective games but when his friend Oskar suddenly disappears, possibly taken by a serial kidnapper, Rico determines to use his skills to find his friend.



Anything but typical (2009) by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world. Grades 4 – 7.



Al Capone does my shirts (2004) by Gennifer Choldenko
* also available as sound recording

A twelve-year-old 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. Grades 6 – 8.



Al Capone shines my shoes (2009) by Gennifer Choldenko
* also available as sound recording

Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.   Grades 6 – 8.



Al Capone does my homework (2013) by Gennifer Cholodenko

Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, faces new challenges when his father is promoted to Associate Warden.



A wizard alone (2002) by Diane Duane

While Nita mourns her mother's death, teenage wizard Kit and his dog Ponch set out to find a young autistic boy who vanished in the middle of his Ordeal, pursued by the Lone Power.   Ages 10 and up.



Rules (2006) by Cynthia Lord

Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.   Grades 4 – 7.



Al Capone does my shirts (2004) by Gennifer Choldenko
* also available as sound recording

A twelve-year-old 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. Grades 6 – 8.



Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes (2011) by Jonathan Auxier

Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime.



Granny Torrelli Makes Soup (2003) by Sharon Creech

With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door. Grades 4 – 7.



Sees Behind Trees (1996) by Michael Dorris

A Native American boy with a special gift to "see" beyond his poor eyesight journeys with an old warrior to a land of mystery and beauty. Grades 4 – 8.



A dog called Homeless (2012) by Sarah Lean

Fifth-grader Cally Louise Fisher stops talking, partly because her father and brother never speak of her mother who died a year earlier, but visions of her mother, friendships with a homeless man and a disabled boy, and a huge dog ensure that she still communicates.



Gentle's Holler (2005) by Kerry Madden

In the early 1960s, twelve-year-old songwriter Livy Two Weems dreams of seeing the world beyond the Maggie Valley, North Carolina, holler where she lives in poverty with her parents and eight brothers and sisters, but understands that she must put family first as a self-appointed guardian to her little sister Gentle, who is going blind. Grades 5 – 8.



Louisiana’s song (2007) by Kerry Madden

In this follow-up to Gentle's Holler (2005), narrator Livy Two and her siblings are trying to cope after their father survives a horrible car accident but is too fragile to support the family. Grades 5 – 8.



Timothy of the Cay (1993) by Theodore Taylor

Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old black man Timothy, twelve-year-old white Phillip is rescued and hopes to regain his sight with an operation. Alternate chapters follow the life of Timothy from his days as a young cabin boy. Grades 5 – 8.


Series VET

Teacher’s pet (2009) by Laurie Halse Anderson

Adjusting to middle school becomes easier for twelve-year-old Maggie when she finds that her biology teacher, who is blind, can learn a few things from her about working with his guide dog.

Cerebral Palsy


Out of my mind (2010) by Sharon M. Draper

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. Grades 4 – 6.

Cerebral Palsy


Small Steps (2006) by Louis Sachar

Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along. Grades 5 – 8.

Cerebral Palsy


Finest kind (2006) by Lea Wait

When his father's Boston bank fails in 1838, causing his family to relocate to a small Maine town, twelve-year-old Jake Webber works to prepare the family for the harsh winter while also keeping the existence of his disabled younger brother a secret.   Grades 4 – 8.

Cerebral Palsy


Saddle Club: Saddle Sore   (1997) by Bonnie Bryant

The girls of the Saddle Club have headed West to the Bar None Ranch. This time they've brought their friend, Emily, who has cerebral palsy. Emily is going to help the ranch's owner make it accessible to riders with special needs. Then the four girls meet a guest their own age. She's a former rider who has lost part of her leg in a motorbike accident. She doesn't plan to get on a horse ever again. Ages 9 – 12.



Changes for Julie (American girl) (2007) by Megan McDonald

Julie runs for president of the student body bust must she compromise a friendship. Ages 9 – 12.



Dovey Coe (2000) by Frances O’Roark Dowell

When accused of murder in her North Carolina mountain town in 1928, Dovey Cove, a strong-willed twelve-year-old girl, comes to a new understanding of others, including her deaf brother. Grades 4 – 7.



Ricki (2013) by Lou Honderich

Ricki, a ten-year-old deaf girl living in Oklahoma, is crazy about horses. Her dream is to win first place in a horse show. At her grandparents' farm she works toward that goal, riding their Quarter Horse, Frosty. Then an unexpected event rocks her family's comfortable life, bringing new challenges for everyone. Discover the fascinating world of deaf culture and sign language. Cheer for this spirited, determined girl on her quest for a blue ribbon.



Ruby Lu, empress of everything (2006) by Lenore Look

After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school. Grades 1 – 4.



Nobody's perfect (2006) by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney

Megan, a popular and outgoing fourth-grader, is sure that the "perfect" new girl dislikes her because she is deaf, but persistence and a joint science fair project help Megan see that the two girls have something in common after all.   Grades 4 – 6.



Deaf child crossing (2002) by Marlee Matlin

Despite the fact that Megan is deaf and Cindy can hear, the two girls become friends when Cindy moves into Megan's neighborhood, but when they go away to camp, their friendship is put to the test. Grades 4 – 6.



Apple is My Sign (1993) by Mary Riskind

A ten-year-old boy returns to his parents' apple farm for the holidays after his first term at a school for the deaf in Philadelphia.



Wonderstruck (2011) by Brian Selznick

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.



The boys of San Joaquin : a novel (2006) by D. James Smith

In a small California town in 1951, twelve-year-old Paolo and his deaf cousin Billy get caught up in a search for money missing from the church collection, leading them to complicated discoveries about themselves and others. Grades 5 – 8.



Abby’s Race (2011) by Debby Waldman

Addy, who has worn hearing aids her entire life, is eager to excel when she enters the sixth grade, but she feels conflicted when she joins the school's running club with her best friend Lucy and finds she is a more gifted runner than her friend.



Feathers (2007) by Jacqueline Woodson

When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light. Ages 8 and up.


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Max learns sign language (2006) by Adria Klein

Max takes a class in sign language so that he can talk with his friend, Susan, who cannot hear. Ages 4 – 8.

Down Syndrome


Willowood (2010) by Cecilia Galante

Eleven-year-old Lily has trouble leaving her best friend behind and moving to the city when her mother changes jobs, but she makes some very unlikely friends that soon become like family members.

Down Syndrome


The last best days of summer (2010) by Valerie Hobbs

During a summer visit, twelve-year-old Lucy must come to terms with both her grandmother's failing memory and how her mentally-challenged neighbor will impact her popularity when both enter the same middle school in the fall.

Down Syndrome


Jazz off-key (2007) by Dandi Daley Mackall

Jazz is thrilled at the chance for her own one-woman art show during Big Lake's Spring Fling celebration, but when her younger sister ruins the paintings she had planned to display Jazz rages at family and friends while wishing she could find peace through Jesus. Ages 9 – 12.

Learning disabilities

Series HOW

How I Survived Middle School: Cheat Sheet (2007) by Nancy Krulik

It's the annual statewide history test challenge, and Joyce Kilmer Middle School has never had a finalist until now! This year, there are two finalists, and they're both Jenny's friends. But one finalist isn't known for finishing at the top of the class, and The Pops figure someone must have cheated. The next day, the word is out all over the school! Could it be true? Is one of Jenny's friends a cheater?

Learning disabilities


Sparks (2002) by Graham McNamee

When Todd is both happy and anxious about trying to fit in with the regular fifth grade class but feels confused about how to relate to his former friends in the Special Needs class, a school assignment on the exploited pygmy, Ota Benga, helps give him confidence and clarity. Grades 4 – 6.

Learning disabilities


Hank Zipzer: Niagara falls or does it? (2003) by Henry Winkler
*see also other titles in the Hank Zipzer series

Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.
Grades 3 – 5.

Mental disabilities


Frozen Summer (1998) by Mary Jane Auch

In 1816, twelve-year-old Mem's new home in the wilderness of western New York is disrupted when the birth of another baby sends her mother into "spells" that disconnect her from reality. Grades 4 – 8.

Mental disabilities


Crazy lady! (1993) by Jane Leslie Conly

As he tries to come to terms with his mother's death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood outcasts, an alcoholic and her retarded son. Grades 5 – 9.

Mental disabilities


Rabble Starkey (1988) by Lois Lowry

Many things change for twelve-year-old Rabble Starkey, her mother and her best friend, Veronica Bigelow when Veronica's mother becomes mentally incapacitated and the Starkeys move in with the Bigelows. Grades 5 – 7.

Mental disabilities

Newbery 1971

The Summer of the Swans (1970) by Betsy Byers

A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally challenged brother gets lost. Newbery Winner. Ages 9 and up.

Mental disabilities


A Corner of the Universe (2002) by Ann Martin

The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town.   Grades 5 – 8.

Mental disabilities


Secret in the willows (1994) by Beverly Lewis

After Merry befriends Elton, an artistically talented boy whom some of her eighth grade classmates call retarded, she must find a way to prove that he is not responsible for the damage at the farm of her Amish friend, Rachel. Grades 5 and up.

Physical disabilities


McKenna, ready to fly! (2012) by Mary Casanova

When Seattle fourth-grader McKenna Brooks' cast comes off she dives back into gymnastics training in hopes of making the competitive team, but after volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding center, she considers broadening her interests.

Physical disabilities


One-handed catch (2009) by Mary Jane Auch

After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.

Physical disabilities


The Secret Garden (1993) by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden. Ages 8 – 12.

Physical disabilities


The great quarterback switch (2009) by Matt Christopher

Twelve-year-old Michael, confined to a wheelchair after an accident, uses mental telepathy to communicate football plays to his quarterback twin brother Tom, then suddenly finds himself on the field in his brother's place.

Physical disabilities


Alchemy and Meggy Swann (2010) by Karen Cushman

In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

Physical disabilities


The giant-slayer (2009) by Iain Lawrence

When her eight-year-old neighbor is stricken with polio in 1955, eleven-year-old Laurie discovers that there is power in her imagination as she weaves a story during her visits with him and other patients confined to iron lung machines.

Physical disabilities


Also known as Harper (2009) by Ann Haywood Leal

Writing poetry helps fifth-grader Harper Lee Morgan cope with her father's absence, being evicted, and having to skip school to care for her brother while their mother works, and things look even brighter after she befriends a mute girl and a kindly disabled woman.

Physical disabilities


The Battle of Lookout Mountain (1996) by Gilbert Morris

When Royal Carter enlists in the Union Army and his best friend signs up with the Confederates, the two young men struggle to come to grips with life's challenges. Ages 10 – 14.

Physical disabilities


Willow King (1998) by Chris Platt

Thirteen-year-old Katie, who is herself physically challenged, saves a crippled foal from euthanasia and nurses him back to health and eventual championships. Grades 4 – 7.

Physical disabilities


Willow King: Race the Wind (2000) by Chris Platt


Determined to ride her horse in the Kentucky Derby despite her physical handicap, Katie overcomes great obstacles and even helps a blind girl face her own kind of challenge.   Sequel to Willow King. Grades 4 – 7.

Physical disabilities


Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule (1998) by Hariette Robinet

Born with a withered leg and hand, Pascal, who is about twelve years old, joins other former slaves in a search for a farm and the freedom which it promises. Grades 4 – 6.

Physical disabilities


The lovely shoes (2011) by Susan Richards Shreve

In 1950s Ohio, ninth-grader Franny feels isolated and self-conscious at high school because of her deformed leg and feet, but her irrepressibly high-spirited mother is determined to find shoes for Franny to wear at the school dances.

Physical disabilities


Hunchback (2004) by Randall Wright

Thirteen-year-old Juffa, a hunchback orphan living in Castle Marlby, dreams of serving a prince, and when his wish comes true he becomes embroiled in adventure and intrigue.   Grades 6 – 9.

Physical disabilities

Newbery 1950

A Door in the Wall (1989) by Marguerite DeAngeli

While the plague and war with the Welsh rage through fourteenth-century London, ten-year-old Robin, son of a great lord, comes of age. He finds Lindsey Castle, where he travels to become a knight, besieged by the Welsh--and he alone can save it.   Newbery Winner. Ages 9 and Up.

Physical disabilities

Newbery 1997

The View From Saturday (1996) by E.L. Konigsburg

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition. Newbery Winner. Grades 4 – 6.

Physical disabilities

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The Berenstain Bears and the Wheelchair Commando (1993) by Stan Berenstain

Harry, a new student at Bear Country School who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, has trouble making friends until the others discover that he is really very much like them.   Ages 6 – 8.

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Porter, Connie Rose

Meet Addy: an American Girl

Nine-year-old Addy Walker and her mother escape from a cruel life of slavery to freedom during the Civil War. Grades 2 – 5.

Also in this series:Addy Learns a Lesson, Addy Saves the Day, Addy’s Little Brother, Addy’s Surprise, Changes for Addy, Happy Birthday Addy; High Hopes for Addy.


Patrick, Denise Lewis

Meet Cécile: an American Girl

Cécile Rey, whose prosperous family are free people of color, makes friends with Marie-Grace Gardner, a doctor's daughter who has just returned to her native New Orleans in 1853, and persuades her to change places at their separate Mardi Gras balls.

Also in this series: Cécile’s Gift; Troubles for Cécile.


Coleman, Evelyn

Mystery of the Dark Tower

In 1928, when her father tears her and her brother from their mother in North Carolina and takes them to live with aunts in Harlem, twelve-year-old Bessie is trapped in a strange place, especially after her father mysteriously disappears.   Grades 2 – 5.


Tate, Eleanora

The Minstrel’s Melody

In 1904, twelve-year-old Orphelia follows her dream by running away from home to join an all-black minstrel show headed for the Saint Louis World's Fair, and learns about her family's troubled past in the process. Grades 2 – 5.


Applegate, Katherine

Home of the Brave


Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner. Ages 9 – 12.


Armstrong, William Howard



Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder. Newbery Winner. Ages 9 – 12.


Boles, Philana Marie

Little Divas


The summer before seventh grade, Cassidy Carter must come to terms with living with her father, practically a stranger, as well as her relationships with her cousins, all amidst the overall confusion of adolescence. Grades 5 - 8.


Bond, Adrienne

Sugarcane House: And Other Stories about Mr. Fat

Ma Minnie tells her great-grandson, a first-grader, many stories about the antics of a trickster named Mr. Fat, a southerner who may or may not be real. Grades K – 3.


Burg, Shana

A Thousand Never Evers


As the civil rights movement in the South gains momentum in 1963--and violence against African Americans intensifies--the black residents, including seventh-grader Addie Ann Pickett, in the small town of Kuckachoo, Mississippi, begin their own courageous struggle for racial justice. Grades 5 - 8.


Clifton, Lucille

The Times They Used to Be


A young black girl relates the adventures of the summer her Uncle Sunny died and her best friend broke out in sin because she wasn't saved. Ages 9 – 12.


Codell, Esme Raji

Sahara Special


Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of each of her classmates. Grades 4 – 6.


Codell, Esme Raji

Vive la Paris


Paris has just come for piano lessons--not free advice. But when old Mrs. Rose gives her a little bit more than she can handle, Paris begins to understand the bully in her brother's life, in this companion novel to the award-winning "Sahara Special."   Ages 9 – 12.


Curtis, Christopher Paul

Bud, Not Buddy


Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Newbery Winner. Grades 4 – 7.


Curtis, Christopher Paul

Elijah of Buxton


In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom. Ages 9 – 12.


Curtis, Christopher Paul

The Mighty Miss Malone


With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family, " twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.


Curtis, Christopher Paul

Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money


Flint Future Detective Club members Steven Carter, his friend Russell, and Russell's huge dog Zoopy solve the mystery of a quadrillion-dollar bill with the image of James Brown on it. Ages 9 – 12.


Curtis, Christopher Paul

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

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. Newbery Honor Book. Ages 10 and Up.


McKissack, Patricia

A Picture of Freedom: the Diary of Clotee, Slave Girl

In 1859, twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom. Grades 4 – 6.


McKissack, Patricia

Color Me Dark: the Diary of Nellie Lee Love

Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind. Grades 4 – 6.


Wyeth, Sharon Dennis

Freedom’s Wings: Corey’s Diary


A nine-year-old slave keeps a diary of his journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1857. Grades 4 - 6.


Hanson, Joyce

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: the Journal of Patsy, a Freed Girl

Twelve-year-old Patsy keeps a diary of the ripe but confusing time following the end of the Civil War and the granting of freedom to former slaves. Grades 4 – 6.


Myers, Walter Dean

Journal of Biddy Owens, the Negro Leagues

Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Grades 4 – 6.


McKissack, Patricia

Look to the Hills: the Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl

Brought up in France as the African slave companion of a nobleman's daughter, thirteen-year-old Zettie records the events of 1763, when she and her mistress escape to the New World where they are inadvertently drawn into the hostilities of the ongoing French and Indian War and, eventually, find a new direction to their lives. Grades 4 – 6.


Pinkney, Andrea Davis

With the Might of Angels: the Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson

In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down.


Draper, Sharon

Sassy: Little Sister is Not My Name


Fashion-savy Sassy does not like being the smallest student in her fourth-grade class, until a family emergency calls for a pint-sized hero. Ages 7 – 10.

Also in this series: The Birthday Storm; The Silver Secret; The Dazzle Disaster Dinner Party.


Draper, Sharon

Stars and Sparks on Stage


When Ziggy, Jerome, Rashawn, and Rico enter the school's talent contest, they are sure that they are going to win, until they meet a little girl with a big voice who not only has talent, but who needs the prize money even more than they do. Ages 9 - 12.


English, Karen

Nikki and Deja


When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected. Ages 6 – 9.

Also in this series: Birthday Blues; The Newsy News Newsletter; Election Madness; Wedding Drama; Substitute Trouble.


Fenner, Carol

Yolonda’s Genius


After moving from Chicago to Grand River, Michigan, fifth grader Yolonda, big and strong for her age, determines to prove that her younger brother is not a slow learner but a true musical genius. Newbery Honor Book. Grades 4 – 6.


Frazier, Sundee Tucker

The Other Half of My Heart

Twin daughters of interracial parents, eleven-year-olds Keira and Minna have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their African American grandmother enters them in the Miss Black Pearl Pre-Teen competition in North Carolina that red-haired and pale-skinned Minna realizes what life in their small town in the Pacific Northwest has been like for her more outgoing, darker-skinned sister.


Fusco, Kimberly Newton

The Wonder of Charlie Anne

In a 1930s Massachusetts farm town torn by the Depression, racial tension, and other hardships, Charlie Anne and her black next-door neighbor Phoebe form a friendship that begins to transform their community.


Going, K.L.

The Liberation of Gabriel King


In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade. Grades 4 – 7.


Gutman, Dan

Jackie and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

With his ability to travel through time by using baseball cards, Joe goes back to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinson, turning into a black boy in the process. Grades 4 – 7.


Gutman, Dan

Satch and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure

To see if Satchel Paige really was the fastest pitcher in the history of baseball, Stosh and his coach, Flip, travel back to 1942 to watch Satch pitch in the Negro League World Series. Photos of the league's superstars are included.   Grades 4 – 7.


Hamilton, Virginia

House of Dies Drear

A black family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger. Ages 9 – 12.


Hamilton, Virginia

M.C. Higgins, the Great

As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-

old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.   Newbery Winner. Ages 12 and up.


McKissack Jr, Frederick

This Generation of Americans

It is August 1963, and 13-year-old Clayton Banks is a month away from starting high school. If life were simply about playing baseball, Clayton's life would be perfect. But the Civil Rights Movement is changing the world around him, and Clayton not only wants to understand it, he wants to participate. Grades 4 – 6.


Lester, Julius

The Old African

An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of his fellow slaves and eventually lead them back to Africa. The story is based on a legend about Ybo Landing, Georgia, where a group of slaves walked into the water, saying they were walking to Africa.   Grades 3 – 6.


Levine, Gail Carson

Dave at Night

When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys where he is treated cruelly, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music- and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance. Grades 5-9.


McKissack, Patricia

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty, the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.   Newbery Honor Book. Grades 4 – 8.


McKissack, Patricia

A Friendship for Today

In 1954, when desegregation comes to Kirkland, Missouri, ten-year-old Rosemary faces many changes and challenges at school and at home as her parents separate. Ages 9 – 12.


McKissack, Patricia

Abby Takes a Stand

Gee recalls for her grandchildren what happened in 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee, when she, aged ten, passed out flyers while her cousin and other adults held sit-ins at restaurants and lunch counters to protest segregation. Grades 3 – 4.


Myers, Walter Dean


After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun - until a tragedy occurs. Newbery Honor Book. Ages 12 and up.


Nixon, Joan Lowery

Caesar’s Story, 1759

After having been a slave on Carter's Grove plantation near Williamsburg, Virginia, since childhood, Caesar finally finds a way to plan his own future. Grades 4 – 6.


Paterson, Katherine

Jip: His Story

While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place. Grades 5 – 9.


Paulsen, Gary


Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. Ages 12 and up.


Paulsen, Gary

Sarny: A Life Remembered

This story continues the adventures of Sarny, the slave girl Nightjohn taught to read, through the aftermath of the Civil War during which time she taught other Blacks and lived a full life until age ninety-four. Ages 12 and up.


Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Silent Thunder: a Civil War Story

In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War.Grades 5 – 9.


Polacco, Patricia

January’s Sparrow

The Crosswhite family must flee the Kentucky plantation that has been their home.   Through the Underground Railroad, the Crosswhites make the slow and arduous journey to Marshall, Michigan, where they finally live in freedom. Ages 8 – 12.


Robinson, Sharon

Safe at Home

After the death of his father, Elijah Breeze, a ten-year-old African American boy, moves back to New York City with his mother and attends a summer baseball camp as he tries to make new friends and adapt to urban ways. Grades 4 – 7.


Robinson, Sharon

Slam Dunk

At Harlem's Langston Hughes Middle School, eleven-year-old Elijah "Jumper" Breeze and his friends compete against Nia and her girlfriends on the basketball court, in a video dance tournament, and for a Student Council seat, and, meanwhile, several of the students face issues with their fathers.   Grades 4 – 7.


Robinet, Harriette

Walking to the Bus-rider Blues

Twelve-year-old Alfa Merryfield, his older sister, and their grandmother struggle for rent money, food and their dignity as they participate in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott in the summer of 1956. Grades 5 – 8.


Rodman, Mary Ann

Yankee Girl

When her FBI-agent father is transferred to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly-integrated school. Ages 10 and Up.


Rosales, Melodye

Minnie Saves the Day

Hester Merriweather's grandmother gives her a handmade rag doll that proves to be very special indeed. Includes historical background on Chicago's African-American community during the 1930s. Grades 3 – 5.


Rue, Nancy

The Misfit

Living with his uncle on a South Carolina plantation in 1860, eleven-year-old Austin befriends a young slave boy and learns more about how Jesus loves people who are different. Ages 9 – 12.


Sachar, Louis

Small Steps

Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along.   Grades 5 – 8.


Staples, Suzanne Fisher

Dangerous Skies

Hypocrisy and prejudice twist events in such a way as to implicate two children, one from a prominent white family and the other an Afro-American, in a murder. Ages 10 and Up.


Tate, Eleanora

Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance

In 1921, thirteen-year-old Celeste leaves North Carolina to stay with her glamorous Aunt Valentina in Harlem, New York, where she discovers the vibrant Harlem Renaissance in full swing, even though her aunt's life is not exactly what she was led to believe. Grades 4 – 7.


Taylor, Mildred

The Gold Cadillac

Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time. Grades 2 – 3.


Taylor, Mildred

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930's is faced with prejudice and discrimination, which its children do not understand.   Newbery Winner. Ages 9 and Up.


Walter, Mildred Pitts

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World

Suffering in a family full of females, ten-year-old Justin feels that cleaning and keeping house are women's work until he spends time on his beloved grandfather's ranch. Grades 3 – 5.


Warner, Sally

EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken

Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge.

Also in this series: Is a Rock Star; Walks the Plank!; The Dragon Slayer; EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk; Is Magic.


Williams-Garcia, Rita

One Crazy Summer

In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Sequel: P.S. Be Eleven.


Wisler, G. Clifton

Caleb’s choice

While living in Texas in 1858, fourteen-year-old Caleb faces a dilemma in deciding whether or not to assist fugitive slaves in their run for freedom. Grades 4 – 8.


Woodson, Jacqueline


When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light. Newbery Honor book. Ages 8 and up.


Woodson, Jacqueline


In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school. Grades 3 – 6.


Woodson, Jacqueline

Peace, Locomotion

Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.   Grades 3 – 6.


Last updated: 6/24/2014






Abbott, Tony

Revenge of the Scorpion King

Loki is waging war, and Pinewood Bluffs is about to become his battlefield. Owen, Dana, Jon, and Sydney know they have to stop him. They'll do whatever it takes.

But when they stow away in Loki's sledge and emerge in a new, mysterious underworld they know nothing about, things get complicated. The Babylonian underworld is dark as night and full of vicious monsters, including the dreaded Scorpion King. Will Owen and his friends ever make it back to Pinewood Bluffs?

Also in the Underworlds series: The Battle Begins; When Monsters Escape; The Ice Dragon.


Deary, Terry

The Fire Thief

A reinvention of the myth of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods’ revenge, Prometheus travels through time to a murky metropolis called Eden City. There, he befriends a motley assortment of comic characters and learns what humans have done with his gift of fire.

Enter our narrator: Jim, a young orphan, actor, aspiring novelist, and petty criminal who rids the wealthy of their worldly possessions. The action jumps at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. Prometheus has a soft spot for humans in need, but using his powers to get his new friends out of trouble will betray his hiding place to the gods!

Also in the Fire Thief series: Flight of the Fire Thief; The Fire Thief Fights Back.


Gaiman, Neil

Odd and the Frost Giants

In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he's had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy.

Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle - three creatures with a strange story to tell.

Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined - a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.

It's going to take a very special kind of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of gods, and end the long winter.

Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever…

Someone just like Odd.


Hennesy, Carolyn

Pandora Gets Jealous

13-year-old Pandora Atheneus Andromaeche Helena (or Pandy, for short) has no idea what she'll bring for her school project. By accident she discovers a simple box, said to contain something so terrifying and horrible that no one must ever, ever touch it for fear of inflicting all of mankind with the wrath of the Gods and Goddesses. This, of course, makes the box the perfect thing for Pandora to bring for her school project. Unfortunately, things don't go quite the way she was hoping, and the box accidentally gets opened, unleashing all kinds of evil and misery into the world. Hauled before Zeus, Hera and the rest of immortals, Pandy's given the task of collecting all the evils within a year's time.

Also in the Mythic Miss-Adventures series: Pandora Gets Vain; Pandora Gets Lazy; Pandora Gets Heart; Pandora Gets Angry; Pandora Gets Greedy; Pandora Gets Frightened.

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Holub, Joan

Athena the Brain

Athena learns that she is a goddess when she is summoned to Mount Olympus by her father, Zeus, and she must quickly adjust to her new status, make friends with the other godboys and goddessgirls, and catch up with all the studies she missed while attending mortal school.

Also in the Goddess Girls series: Persephone the Phony; Aphrodite the Beauty; Artemis the Brave; Athena the Wise; Aphrodite the Diva; Artemis the Loyal; Medusa the Mean; Pandora the Curious; Pheme the Gossip; Persephone the Daring; Cassandra the Lucky; Athena the Proud.


Kerr, P.B.

The Akhenaten Adventure

When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.

Also in the Children of the Lamp series: The Blue Djinn of Babylon, The Cobra King of Kathmandu, The Day of the Djinn Warriors, The Eye of the Forest, The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan.


LaFevers, R.L.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.

Also in the Theodosia series: Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris; Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus; Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh.


McMullan, Kate

Have a Hot Time, Hades

Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again. Most people only know what Zeus wants them to. But the truth is, Zeus is a total myth-o-maniac. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight on how he ended up as Ruler of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.

Also in the Myth-O-Mania series: Phone Home, Persephone!; Say Cheese, Medusa!; Nice Shot, Cupid!; Stop That Bull, Theseus!; Keep a Lid On It, Pandora!; Get to Work, Hercules!; Go for the Gold, Atalanta!; Hit the Road, Helen!


Riordan, Rick

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse -- Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon, a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Also in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Sea of Monsters; The Titan’s Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; The Last Olympian; The Demigod Files.


Riordan, Rick

The Lost Hero

When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practicing archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumors of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice in just four days’ time. Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission - and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?

Also in the Heroes of Olympus series: The Son of Neptune; The Mark of Athena; The House of Hades.


Riordan, Rick

The Red Pyramid

Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.   One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Also in the Kane Chronicles trilogy: The Throne of Fire; The Serpent’s Shadow.


Rutkoski, Marie

The Cabinet of Wonders

Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it's never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. Petra's life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home - blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn't know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her father's eyes back.

Also in the Kronos Chronicles series: The Celestial Globe; The Jewel of the Kalderash.


Ursu, Anne

The Shadow Thieves

Oh, it's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere and demands to go home with her. It's not the sudden arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. It's not her creepy English teacher Mr. Metos, who takes his mythology lessons just a little too seriously. And it's not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere. What's so extraordinary is not any one of these things...It's all of them. And when Charlotte's friends start to get sick one by one, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure.

Also in the Cronus Chronicles series: The Siren Song; The Immortal Fire.


Yolen, Jane

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

Odysseus believed the age of heroes was over.

Then he and his friend, along with a spoiled princess named Helen and her cousin Penelope, are kidnapped by pirates!

Their journey leads them to Crete, where Odysseus must face the secret at the heart of the Labyrinth. There was a time when the Minotaur devoured all who entered, but now an even deadlier monster roams the maze. There Odysseus discovers the hardest part of being a hero: living long enough to tell the tale.

Also in the Young Heroes series:Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons; Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast; Jason and the Gorgon's Blood.

Last Updated: 6/22/2014

Historical Fiction Series


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American Girls

The American Girls books tell the stories of American girls who lived long ago, and not so long ago with the addition of Julie from the 1970s. The stories are told in an entertaining and historically correct way to show how each girl lived in her own period of American history.

Series includes: Kaya - 1764; Felicity - 1774; Caroline – 1812; Josefina - 1824; Marie-Grace and Cécile – 1853; Kirsten - 1854; Addy - 1864; Samantha - 1904; Rebecca - 1914; Kit - 1934; Molly - 1944; Julie – 1974.


American Girls History Mysteries

Mystery stories about the American Girls, as seen above.


Dear America

Series of historical novels for older girls published by Scholastic in 1996. Each book is written in the form of a diary of a young woman's life during an important event or time period in American history. The Dear America series covers a wide range of topics, including: the Pilgrims' journey to the New World, the Salem Witch Trials, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, western expansion, slavery, immigration, nineteenth-century prairie life, the California Gold Rush of 1849, the Great Depression, Native Americans' experiences, racism, coal mining, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the fight for women's suffrage, the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the Battle of the Alamo, the Vietnam War, and more.


I Survived

Each book tells a terrifying and thrilling story from history, through the eyes of a boy who lived to tell the tale.


Magic Tree House

In the first series, consisting of the first 28 books, Morgan le Fay sends Jack and Annie, two normal children from Frog Valley, Pennsylvania, on numerous adventures and missions with a magical tree house in order to help free Morgan from a spell, solve four ancient riddles to become Master Librarians, and save four ancient stories from being lost forever. After the twenty-eighth chapter book, there is a second series called the Magic Tree House "Merlin Missions". In these missions, Jack and Annie have quests from the ancient wizard Merlin the Magician. These books are longer than the previous 28, and some take place in fantasy realms like Camelot.


My America

My America is a Dear America spin-off series, a series of fictional diaries of young children during American history, set in trilogies. It introduces kids to Jamestown, the American Revolution, the American Civil War, Westward Expansion, Underground Railroad, and slavery.


My Name is America

My Name Is America is a series of historical novels for older boys published by Scholastic Press. Each book is written in the form of a journal of a fictional young man's life during an important event or time period in American history.


Time Warp Trio

For his tenth birthday, Joe receives a mysterious blue book (known only as The Book) from his magician uncle and namesake, "Joe the Magnificent. Using an often unpredictable number of voice and print cues, The Book transports Joe and his friends Fred and Sam to a variety of different times and places, from Camelot's medieval court of knights and dragons to the year 2095, where they meet their own great-granddaughters. The only way they are able to return to present-day Brooklyn, New York is to find The Book again within whatever time period they are in.


You Choose…

Jump into a life from long ago! YOU CHOOSE who to be, where to go, and what to do. Will you succeed? Will you fail? Will you even survive? It's up to you!

Last Updated: 6/20/2014






Anderson, John


Drew Bean might be a part of a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. Drew is possessed of super senses--his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet--making him literally the most sensitive kid in school. And then there's his best friend, Jenna--their friendship would be complicated enough if she weren't able to throw an eighteen-wheeler the length of a city block.


Bell, Jake

The Amazing Adventures of Nate Banks: Secret Identity Crisis

As the three-time winner of the Ultimate Comic Book Trivia Championship of Knowledge, Nate Banks has always been the sixth grade's biggest comic book expert. But when a mysterious new superhero shows up in town, not even Nate knows who she really is. And when he sets out to discover Ultraviolet's secret identity, all of the clues seem to lead Nate to the least likely suspect-his uptight history teacher, Ms. Matthews! Could she really be moonlighting as a super-powered crime fighter? It's up to Nate to find out!


Bell, Sophie

The Ultra Violets

What happens when four best friends find themselves splattered with a bubbling, genetically altering substance during a seemingly innocent sleepover in a secret, see-through, high-tech, futuristic lab? They develop superpowers, that's what! Iris, Cheri, Scarlet, and Opaline are destined to become . . .

IRIS: Visionary, artist, leader—the glitter glue that holds the group together!
CHERI: A girly girl on platform rollerskates who's never met a rescue puppy or a nail polish she didn't immediately-and-madly love. 
SCARLET: Short enough that you won't see her sneaking up behind you. Freckled enough that you might mistake her for innocent. But look out!
OPALINE: Loveable, huggable, supershy, sweet as pie . . . or is she?


Also in this series: Power to the Purple!; Lilac Attack!


Fullerton, Charlotte

The Dark of Knight

When his grandpa Max goes missing, fifteen-year old Ben Tennyson finds himself back in the hero business. Strapping on his Omnitrix, which allows him to change into different aliens, Ben teams up with his friends Gwen and Kevin, and together, the three of them set out to locate Max. Along the way, they find new half-alien allies and a new foe: the Highbreed and their DNAlien servants, who are joined by the alien arms dealers known as the Forever Knights.


West, Tracey

Galaxy Wars

When Cooper hacks into what he thinks is an alien video game, he actually starts an inter-galactic war between two peace-loving planets. One of the aliens comes to Ben requesting his help. So Ben, Gwen, and Kevin take to space to try to stop the war. Unfortunately, neither side is willing to listen to reason. So Ben and his friends race to trick the two leaders into talking together before one of the sides deploys a weapon that can't be stopped.


Buckley, Michael

M is for Mama’s Boy (N.E.R.D.S.)

Led by Duncan "Gluestick" Dewey, the NERDS team uses brain power and courage rather than gadgets when they face off against supervillain Simon, his band of savage squirrels, and Albert, a middle-aged computer genius who lives with his mother.

Also in this series: The Cheerleaders of Doom; The Villain Virus.


Cody, Matthew


Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super strength. But Daniel's not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillian bent on stealing his newfound friends' powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers. 
Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time, his friends are losing theirs. His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud's. Of course, the Shroud is gone now . . . or is he? And could Daniel himself be his new vessel? 

Sequel to: Powerless.


Dakin, Glenn

The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance

Theo Wickland lives a life of isolation - he has only ever known three people: his butler, the maid and his guardian. He has always been told this is for his own good because he is dangerous to other people. Indeed, he wears gloves at all times and has daily, intensely painful treatment in the 'Mercy Tube'. But one birthday, during his annual trip to the graveyard, Theo finds a small package addressed to him...

Also in the Candle Man series: The Society of Dread.


DC Superheroes: Batman

In this series: The Joker Virus; Cat Commander; Scarecrow’s Flock of Fear; Harley Quinn’s Shocking Surprise; Two-Face’s Double Take; Killer Croc Hunter; Bat-Mite’s Big Blunder; Robin’s First Flight; The Puppet Master’s Revenge; My Frozen Valentine; Catwoman’s Classroom of Claws; Arctic Attack; The Man Behind the Mask; Poison Ivy’s Deadly Garden; The Fog of Fear; Emperor of the Airwaves; Five Riddles for Robin; The Revenge of Clayface; Fun House of Evil; Killer Croc of Doom!.


DC Superheroes: Wonder Woman

In this series: Sword of the Dragon; Dr. Psycho’s Circus of Crime; Creature of Chaos; Trial of the Amazons; Attack of the Cheetah; Monster Magic.


DC Superheroes: Superman

In this series: The Menace of Metallo; Under the Red Sun; The Toys of Terror; The Museum Monsters; Last Son of Krypton.


DiCamillo, Kate

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry-and that Flora will be changed too.


Jules, Jacqueline

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Springs into Action

Freddie has shoes that give him super speed. It's hard to be a superhero and a regular kid at the same time, especially when your shoes give you even more power! Freddie needs an on/off switch for his super speed, so Mr. Vaslov, who created the shoes, decides to invent a remote control, but he gets more than he planned. When his young neighbor's ball goes missing, Freddie uses his new powers to find it...and Mr. Vaslov!

Also in this series: Freddie Ramos Takes Off; Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue; Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash.


Jung, Mike

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Societies

Twelve-year-old Vincent and his fellow members of the Captain Stupendous Fan Club help out when someone new becomes Earth's most famous superhero, without knowing anything about him, just as evil Professor Mayhem and his robot arrive in Copperplate City.



Kirby, Stan

Captain Awesome to the Rescue

Eight-year-old Eugene McGillicudy is an imaginative boy who loves comic books and superheroes. Eugene also has his very own supersecret superhero alter ego named Captain Awesome. MI-TEE!
When the McGillicudy family relocates to a new town called Sunnyview, Eugene starts a new school, finds a best friend, and even finds time to defend his toys from his two-year-old little sister, Molly! Luckily for Sunnyview, Captain Awesome is there to protect the town (and the universe) from bad guys.

Also in this series: Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man; Captain Awesome and the New Kid; Captain Awesome Takes a Dive; Captain Awesome, Soccer Star; Captain Awesome Saves the Winter Wonderland; Captain Awesome and the Ultimate Spelling Bee.


Lewis, Josh

Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry

When Fern Goldberg arrives at Bert Lahr Elementary School, he's just an average kid. Then he falls into the green liquid inside the pool-type container behind Bogie's Burger Barn. Now whenever his skin comes into contact with condiments, he transforms into a bona fide deep-fried superhero who's not afraid to take on villains great and small. And that includes the giant, mutant French fry that threatens to crush the whole school beneath its massive, starchy feet.


Lyga, Barry


Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was the night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School, preparing one of his most ingenious pranks yet.
Which is why he couldn't tell anyone where he was. Or what he saw.
Those lights everyone saw in the sky weren't tiny meteors burning up in the atmosphere. They were some kind of strange, supercooled plasma that bathed the entire field -- including Kyle -- in alien energies.
Unfortunately, the energies also brought Mighty Mike to Earth. Kyle is the only one who knows that Mighty Mike is an alien. Everyone else thinks that Mike is just some kid who stumbled into the field, got beefed up on meteor juice, lost his memory, and decided to start rescuing kittens from trees. But Kyle knows the truth. And he'll do anything in his power to stop Mighty Mike, even if it means being an Archvillain!

Sequel: The Mad Mask.


Montijo, Rhode

Chews Your Destiny (The Gumazing Gum Girl)

Gabby Gomez loves to chew bubble gum even though her mother has warned her against it. It's not like she will turn into gum...except, that's exactly what happens! With her new, stretch-tastic powers Gabby can help save the day, but she will have to keep her gummy alter-ego a secret from her mother or else she'll find herself in a really sticky situation.


Trine, Greg

Invasion from Planet Dork

A few million miles away from Los Angeles, danger is lurking. Evil aliens with some seriously hard to pronounce names like Zzykrkv are visiting earth from their home planet, Dork—to kidnap earthlings for their science class!

While busy on a snack food errand . . . uh, mission . . . Melvin Beederman, official superhero of Los Angeles, senses that something doesn’t feel quite right. Can Melvin, Candace, and friends from the Superhero Academy prevail over extraterrestrial bad guys with a spaceship powered by a Gamma drive? Holy alien invasion!

Also in this series: The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich; The Revenge of the McNasty Brothers; The Grateful Fred; Terror in Tights; The Fake Cape Caper; Attack of the Valley Girls; Brotherhood of the Traveling Underpants.


Van Draanen, Wendelin

Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack

Sammy thought she'd seen all the weirdness her town had to offer—and then she met Justice Jack, Santa Martina's very own superhero. Well, really he's just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike, hoping to find some crime to fight.
The old folks in town think he's wonderful. So wonderful that they've asked him to track down Sammy's neighbor Mrs. Wedgewood, who seems to have disappeared—along with a lot of other people's cash. Sammy's friends think Justice Jack is funny and cool. Billy Pratt's even auditioning to be his sidekick! But Sammy thinks he's kind of . . . lame. He's more of a showstopper than a crime stopper. And when a real mystery comes along, Sammy finds herself right in the middle of it…


Watts, Frances

Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud

Ernie Eggers is thrilled when he wins a superhero contest and becomes Extraordinary Ernie (after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and all day Saturday). But His excitement turns to dismay when he discovers that his sidekick is a sheep. It doesn’t take him long to realize, though, that there has never been another sheep quite like Marvelous Maud.

Last Updated: 5/30/2014






Berk, Sheryl

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes

Meet Kylie Carson.

She's a fourth grader with a big problem. How will she make friends at her new school? Should she tell her classmates she loves monster movies? Forget it. Play the part of a turnip in the school play? Disaster! Then Kylie comes up with a delicious idea: What if she starts a cupcake club?

Soon Kylie's club is spinning out tasty treats with the help of her fellow bakers and new friends. But when Meredith tries to sabotage the girls' big cupcake party, will it be the end of the Cupcake Club?

Also in this series: Recipe for Trouble; Winner Bakes All; Icing on the Cake.


De Laurentiis, Giada

Naples! (Recipe for Adventure)

When Zia Donatella comes to live with the Bertolizzi family, little do Alfie and his older sister Emilia know what's in store for them. Zia Dontella is determined to show the kids how a home-cooked meal is better than even the best take-out pizza or burrito. And when Zia's plan actually transports Alfie and Emilia to famous food cities around the world, they learn first-hand how food can not only take you places but can also bring you back home. Alfie and Emilia find themselves transported to Naples, where they meet Marco, a young Italian boy on a very important mission to shop for the essential ingredients for his family's entry in the city's annual pizzafest contest. In their whirlwind search for the perfect items, Alfie and Emilia not only get a taste of Italy, but also find themselves refereeing a family feud between Marco's family and his uncle's family.


De Laurentiis, Giada

Paris! (Recipe for Adventure)

Alfie and Emilia are transported to Paris, where a case of mistaken identity finds them caught up in the behind the scenes drama at a traditional French cooking school. As they explore the beautiful city of light and try to figure out how to get back home, they meet an incredible cast of French characters, as well as sample some of the best pastries and real hot chocolate that Paris has to offer.


Durand, Hallie

Dessert First

Dessert Schneider has her very own personal style. But sometimes walking to the beat of her own drum means walking right into a heap of mischief, especially when it comes to the legendary family recipe (and Dessert's all-time favorite treat), Grandma Reine's Double-Decker Chocolate Bars. As the oldest in a rambunctious, restaurant-owning family, with a four-year-old sister who is going through a "phase" and two little brothers called “the Beasties,” Dessert seems to be better at getting into trouble than getting out of it. And that's because for this eight-year-old, saying sorry is definitely not a piece o'cake!


Durand, Hallie

Just Desserts

Dessert and her lunch-table buddies have been exposed to a highly contagious disease - The Annoying Sibling Disease. And while it seems like just yesterday that Dessert reigned supreme over Charlie and the Beasties (aka her brothers) now they are ruining her life. If she doesn't come up with a plan to stop their unruly behavior, it will be the end of civilization as she knows it. Taking inspiration from her classroom study of General George Washington and the winter at Valley Forge, Dessert comes up with a plan to "Let Freedom Ring." But will she really be able to stop the Annoying Siblings? Or has Dessert bitten off more than she can chew?


Durand, Hallie

No Room for Dessert

All of a sudden it seems like Dessert's life story is being written in invisible ink! It's getting harder and harder to believe that anyone in the Schneider house even remembers that she lives there. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered! The promise of burritos? Forgotten! Her baby brother doesn't even know her name! (He calls her "dirt.") Dessert decides that she needs a plan to get back on her family's radar - and hopefully make them all feel like "dirt" for a change.     Let there be light bulbs! Dessert has an idea. All she has to do is win her classroom's invention contest, which should be a piece o' cake. But, things get worse before they get better...soon, they are so bad, Dessert may need all the double fudge sundaes in the world to make her feel like herself again - or maybe just a surprising new friend.


Giff, Patricia Reilly


It's 1944, W.W. II is raging. Jayna's big brother Rob is her only family. When Rob is called to duty on a destroyer, Jayna is left in their small town in upstate New York with their cranky landlady. But right before he leaves, Rob tells Jayna a secret: they may have a grandmother in Brooklyn. Rob found a little blue recipe book with her name and an address for a bakery. When Jayna learns that Rob is missing in action, she's devastated. Along with her turtle Theresa, the recipe book, and an encouraging, ghostly voice as her guide, Jayna sets out for Brooklyn in hopes of finding the family she so desperately needs.


Graff, Lisa

A Tangle of Knots

In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born.  And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.  However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan.  If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent. 


Harper, Cherise

Just Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes

It's time for the school fair, and Just Grace's class has chosen a cupcake theme. But the fair’s highlight, a cupcake competition, causes quite a stir when Grace gets paired with dreadful Owen 1 and not with her best pal, Mimi. Grace is devastated. And just when she thinks things can’t get worse, her team votes down her idea to build a cupcake Eiffel Tower in favor of building Spiderman.

It's a challenging time for Grace. Will she be able to overcome her disappointment and lead her team onward? Will Grace’s team ever figure out how to make a Spiderman out of cupcakes?


Jackson, Alison

Eggs Over Evie

Twelve-year-old Evie Carson lives with her mom. In an apartment across the lake, Evie's celebrity-chef dad is starting a new life with his young second wife, Angie, who's expecting twins. To make matters worse, Evie's dad has custody of the beloved family dog. Navigating her new family situation is difficult, and Evie turns to her love of cooking as a way to stay connected to her father. Through cooking classes, Evie finds an unexpected friend in Corey, whose eccentric aunt Shanti might be able to make everyone a little happier. Evie learns to look outside herself, help others, and make friends where she never thought she could (she also learns to make a pretty darn good soufflé!).


Roy, Ron

June Jam (Calendar Mysteries)

In the sixth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy want to make homemade strawberry jam for Father's Day. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as it first seems. Some sneaky creature is taking bites of their strawberries. Polly the pony, Pal the dog, and Josh the older brother are all suspects. If the kids can't protect the strawberry patch from the mystery chomper, they might be in a real jam!


Sylvester, Kevin

Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders

Fourteen-year-old wunderchef Neil Flambé can cook anything, and patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny boutique restaurant. What many of Neil's patrons don't know, however, is that he's also a budding detective, code-named "The Nose.' It all started when he used his knowledge of cooking and his incredible sense of smell to acquit his mother's client of murder. Now, however, some of the best chefs in town are turning up dead, the cops are stumped, and the crime scenes aren't helping. The only real clues are a mysterious smell and some equally mysterious notes -- in Italian! -- that have something to do with the great explorer Marco Polo. As more and more chefs fall prey to the killer, and more and more notes turn up, Neil finds himself working not only to solve the murders, but to eliminate himself as the prime suspect!


Sylvester, Kevin

Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction

Fresh off his success in solving the Marco Polo murders, Neil Flambé heads to Mexico City to take part in the Azteca Cocina - a two-week battle of the chefs. But things start to go wrong at the very first battle. Neil's box of secret ingredients contains more than he bargained for. There's a note inside, telling him that Isabella has been kidnapped. He must lose in the final, or else she'll be killed. The kidnappers are obviously having fun - with every ransom note they send, they include a lock of Isabella's hair, not realizing how clever their captive really is! Knowing that Neil and his super-nose will be looking for her, Isabella does what she can to help, rubbing her hair in the smelliest thing she can find at each location. Neil can smell garbage, flowers, and animals, but this only helps him find out where Isabella has already been - not where's she heading next! In order to solve this mystery, Neil will need Larry's knowledge of Mexican history and Spanish, Sean Nakamura's portable forensic lab, and Angel Jicama's mentorship. He'll have to delve into Aztec history, symbolism, and even into the real ruins that are buried under the modern city. But will he figure it all out in time?


Weeks, Sarah


When Alice's aunt Polly, The Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous piecrust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo-- and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice. Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it's making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason.


Winkler, Henry

Holy Enchilada! (Hank Zipzer)

PS 87 is having multicultural week, and Ms. Adolf's class is putting on a "Foods from Around the World" luncheon. Hank is thrilled - no reading, no outlining, and no review questions, just cooking! Hank makes enchiladas, and at the luncheon, Ms. Adolf piles her plate with lots of food. But after a few bites, her face turns bright red - one of the dishes is super-spicy! Ms. Adolf accuses someone of playing a mean practical joke, and punishes the entire class with no recess until the guilty party comes forward. Hank realizes his trouble with numbers might have caused the problem - what if he accidentally used three cups of peppers instead of 1/3 cup? Will Hank be able to get recess back for everyone without getting detention for the rest of his life?

Last Updated: 5/5/2014