Chase Ambrose falls off a roof in the summer before eighth grade. He’s in a coma for four days and when he wakes up at the hospital, he has no memory of his life before the accident. Here’s what he learns about himself in the weeks before school starts: FirstContinue Reading

Nicki Demere is 13 years old. She’s street savvy, book smart, and still keeps her giant stuffed animal, Ms. Fancypaws McKittenfluff on her bed. She’s also a seasoned pick-pocket, and she’s lived with five foster families in the past five years. Now she’s back at the Center again, waiting forContinue Reading

Bethany’s parents have been acting really anxious lately, but they won’t tell her what’s wrong. Then one day they hustle her into the car. Her dad drives, and her mom cries. For 15 hours straight. When they finally stop, it’s late at night, and they’re in some random town four statesContinue Reading

Margaret’s family has an odd quirk that has been passed down generation to generation: The ability to travel back in time. But time travel is dangerous and Margaret’s father makes her swear not to use the gift. She promises she never will. Then something happens that makes Margaret want toContinue Reading

Due to the unfortunate day of her birth, Morrigan Crow is destined to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. And while she lives, she’s a curse. Anything that goes wrong in Jackalfax—hail storms, heart attacks, ruined batches of marmalade—they’re all blamed on her. It’s a lonely life. Nobody wants to beContinue Reading

Birdie McAdams thinks she has the best job in the world. She’s an orphan in London in the 1870s, so she could have ended up a beggar or a thief — or a tosher scavenging through filthy sewers. Or worst of all, she could have been stuck in a dreadedContinue Reading

When Winnie’s parents get divorced, they want to make sure she spends exactly the same amount of time with each of them every week. She’s going to live with her mom on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. She’ll be with her dad on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. And on Wednesdays —Continue Reading

Sugar and her mom, Reba, live in a house with a white fence, green front door, and lilacs in the back yard. Sugar has two best friends and the world’s greatest 6th grade teacher, Mr. B. And now she has the cutest puppy, too, a little rescue dog named Shush.Continue Reading

Undertaking a big project can lead to a dazzling success…or an epic fail. There are plenty of books about great achievements. This one is about messy mistakes. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, up near Seattle, was considered to be a marvel of modern engineering when it was built in 1940. It was theContinue Reading

Imagine if you could go into any book and experience the story all around you. Sort of like a 3-D movie, only it would be real. You could eat chocolate from Willy Wonka’s factory, go to Camp Half-Blood with Percy Jackson, get your own wand at Ollivander’s… Owen never dreamsContinue Reading