Frankie, Peaches & Me

Karen McCombie - 2001
    Not only has she had to leave her best mate Frankie behind but she's also kissed goodbye to Seb - only the guy she's ever liked. Still, Portbay's got its own charms; they might just take a little discovering...

Burly and Grum and the Secret City

Kate Tenbeth - 2011
    Burly and Grum show Max a secret city in the the middle of the forest but hunters are tracking them down. They knock out Burly, capture Max and want to turn the Secret City into a tourist attraction. Throw in some big cats, Grum's mother and brothers, Mike the Angel, a deer and a few ducks and the day becomes very exciting!

Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman

Odo Hirsch - 1997
    In the same area lives a recluse actor called Theodore Guzman. Antonio draws him out by presenting a play. Guzman leads Antonio, in turn, into the magical world of theatre, where the only limit is the limit of imagination.

Stacey's Book

Ann M. Martin - 1994
    Baby-sitters Club fans can see baby pictures of Stacey and learn about the treasurer's entire life, including her five-year-old participation in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, her diabetes diagnosis, and her parent's divorce.

Mary-Kate & Ashley Starring in Switching Goals

Lisa Fiedler - 1999
    Her twin sister, Sam, is an all-star athlete. So what do they do when Emma wants to get closer to her sports-crazed dad, and Sam wants to catch the attention of the cutest boy in school?Simple. Switch places!It seems like the perfect plan. Emma pretends to be Sam on the soccer field, while Sam goes on dates as Emma. But how long can the girls keep their secret? And what will happen when the truth comes out?

Zillah & Me

Helen Dunmore - 2000
    Zillah is gloomy and bad-tempered and makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Katie. But Katie is curious. Why is Zillah so angry? What secrets is she keeping about her family? The two give each other one more chance -- and what develops is a friendship that surprises them both.

Almost Home

Nora Raleigh Baskin - 2003
    This latest move seems as though it might be a lasting one, but Leah feels out of place both at home and at school. Then an unconventional boy named Will befriends Leah and persuades her to try acting to express her ideas and feelings. As Leah begins to learn more about herself, she also begins to see how she fits in her family members lives, and gradually finds out what it means to be home. Nora Raleigh Baskins stirring and heartfelt novel resonates with emotional truths.

The Night Swimmers

Betsy Byars - 1980
    Retta, Johnny and Roy are the night swimmers: three children whose father leaves them alone while he performs as a singer."Byars has the uncanny ability to know the secret lives...the outward postures, and the exact words her characters would surely use."-- "The New York Times Book Review."A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, An American Book Award, Parents' Choice Award, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year, An IRA-CBC Children's Choice, A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Gone Missing

Jean Ure - 2007
    Jean Ure returns with more warmth and wit in a brilliant book about what happens when two girls decide to run away from home.Fourteen-year-old Jade is fed up with fighting with her mum and step-dad, and her shy sixteen-year-old friend Honey is having a miserable time with her mum, but when Jade decides they should both run away, Honey isn't so sure.It's only when they get to London and things don't work out quite how they expected that Honey shows she has hidden depths, and Jade realises that home is not so bad after all…

Doing Time Online

Jan Siebold - 2002
    His "sentence" is to chat online with a nursing home resident twice a week for the next month. Mitch isn't thrilled at first, but soon he has a new friend--Wootie Hayes--who helps him face the truth.

A Diary of a Private School Kid

Penn Brooks - 2016
    You think it's bad being a wimpy kid in public school? Try walking in my shoes for one day! I'm Ben Montgomery and these are my unintentionally hilarious stories of misfortune. A Diary of a Private School Kid is a funny illustrated chapter book that's entertaining for children, middle school students, and adults.


Joy Cowley - 2013
    They'll have no electricity, no cellphone reception, and only each other for company. As far as they are concerned, this is NOT a holiday.


Meaghan McIsaac - 2016
    Storms rage over the immensely tall tower blocks, attracted to Movers.Movers are connected to people in the future, their Shadows. And moving your Shadow is highly illegal. Patrick knows all too well what happens if you break the law: his father has been in the Shelves ever since he moved his Shadow. And now Patrick and his family are in danger again.Following a catastrophic event at their school, Patrick must go on the run. Through filthy, teeming markets, forebrawler matches, a labyrinth of underground tunnels and beyond, he’ll need his wits and courage to escape the forces that want to take everything he loves.


Jodi Lynn - 2003
    Intelligent and impudent, Glory is frustrated with Dogwood's isolation from the world "outside," and her pranks and tomfoolery have become an almost constant worry to her father, the town leader and pillar of the community. But when Glory's hijinks cause a horrible accident, her father-and the townspeople-can no longer look the other way. Glory is cast out of the town; left alone to fend for herself in a world she has never known.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Starring in Our Lips Are Sealed

Eliza Willard - 2001
    The bad news is, now the Parker family has to move to Australia to get away from the thieves!Australia is first. The girls' plan works, and soon they're part of the popular crowd. But now they've got two problems. One: The boys they really like aren't part of the in crowd. Two: The jewel thieves have tracked them down -- and they want revenge!