The Great Queen controls everyone. Zach, Alice, and Poppy go on one last adventure to stop the Queen. As their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen.
by Gary Paulsen
Call Number: PZ7.P2843 HAT 2006x - Chapter Books
Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the plane he is in crashes. Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian woods with only a jacket and the hatchet his mother gave him.
A Million Shades of Gray
by Cynthia Kadohata
Call Number: PZ7.K1166 Mi 2010 - Chapter Books
A boy and his elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village immediately after the Vietnam war.
by Deborah Ellis
Call Number: PZ7.E4684 MU 2005x - Chapter Books
Shauzia has escaped her bad life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. This is a powerful story of a girl who tries to take control of her own life.
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George
Call Number: PZ7.G2933 MY 2001x - Chapter Books
Sam Gribley is unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Mountains to live in the woods. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness.
The Name of This Book Is Secret
by Pseudonymous Bosch
Call Number: PZ7B6484992 NAM 2008x - Chapter Books
When adventurous detectives Cass and Max-Ernest discover something new, they accidentally stumble upon a mystery surrounding a dead magician's diary.
by N. H. Senzai
Call Number: PZ7.247953 SH 2010 - Chapter Books
Adjusting to life in the United States is not easy for Fadi's family, and the chance of locating his sister Mariam in Afghanistan seem slim. When a photography competition with a grand prize trip is announced, Fadi sees his chance to return to Afghanistan and find his sister.
Sister Love and Other Crime Stories
by Oxford University Press Staff
This book tells the true stories of survivors. In the Antarctic cold or the Sahara Desert heat, in the wide Atlantic Ocean or a small Rwandan bathroom, these people have gone through terrible things - but have lived.
The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin
Call Number: PZ7.R1817 WE 2004x - Chapter Books
A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will.
by David Colbert
Call Number: E457.905.C627 2012x - Chapter Books
Take a look at ten crucial days in Abraham Lincoln's life, including a tragic loss, protest of an unjust war, a president who learns the most difficult decisions are made alone, and a promise to everyone that America's salves will be free.
Agatha Christie, Woman of Mystery
by Oxford University Press
Agatha Christie was an English crime novelist and short story writer, but what was she like? Was her life quiet and unexciting, or was it full of interest and adventure like her stories? Was there a mystery in her life too? Find out in Woman of Mystery.
Coretta Scott King dreamed of finding a place where people were treated equally. This biography tells how she joined her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to lead protest marches and stand up to prejudice and violence.
by Walter Dean Myers
Call Number: BP223.Z8 L5764 1993 - Chapter Books
Malcom X was a Muslim minister who worked for human rights. He was a complex man who participated in some important events in history.
Martin Luther King Jr.
by David Colbert
Call Number: E185.97.K5 C65 2012X - Chapter Books
Find out about 10 important days in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. Find out about a march, a demonstration for human rights for all Americans, and a speech that is important to people around the world.
Family and Friends
The 10 PM Question
by Kate De Goldi
Call Number: PZ7.D33944 AAD 2010 - Chapter Books
Frankie Parsons is a talented kid with a weird family. Only Ma, who never leaves home, takes Frankie seriously. But then Ma causes the most troubling question of all.
by Jerry Spinelli
Call Number: PZ7.S75663 EGG 2007 - Chapter Books
David has recently lost his mother in an accident. Primrose lives with her unstable mother. They become friends, and help each other with the problems in their lives.
by Brenda A. Ferber
Call Number: PZ7.F3543 JUL 2006 - Chapter Books
Cara never thought to worry about a fire. And one night while she's sleeping at a friend's house, her house catches fire, and her mother and younger sister are both killed.
by Paul Zindel
Call Number: PZ7.Z647 PI 2005x - Chapter Books
John and Lorraine made a prank phone call to a stranger named Angelo Pignati. Then overnight, they befriended the old man. But now Mr. Pignati is dead.
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Call Number: PZ7.N24 SG 1991 - Chapter Books
Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the woods behind his house. One day Marty sees something on the road near the old school. It was a young dog. This is where his trouble began.
Mitch Albom rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Mitch visited with him every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class" with lessons on how to live.
Waiting for Normal
by Leslie Connor
Call Number: PZ7.C7644 WAI 2010x - Chapter Books
Addie just wants to be normal. But her mother makes that difficult. Addie never stops hoping that one day that will change.
by R. J. Palacio
Call Number: PZ7.P17526 WO 2012 - Chapter Books
August Pullman was born different. He wants nothing more than to be treated like everyone else -but his new class at school can't get past his extraordinary face.
Books That Inspired Movies
The Adventures of Tintin
by Alex Irvine
Call Number: PZ7.I673 AD 2011 - Chapter Books
Tintin finds a model ship at the Old Street Market. Only it isn't any model ship--it is a piece of a puzzle!
Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
Call Number: PZ5.S67X ALI 2009 - Chapter Books
Alice can't believe it when a white rabbit wearing a coat and carrying a watch runs by her. She chases after him and into a strange land.
The Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket
Call Number: PZ7.S6795 24X BK. 1 - Chapter Books
Things have been going badly for the three Baudelaire children. Their trouble begins one day when they find out that their parents died in a fire that destroyed their whole house.
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo
Call Number: PZ7.D5455 BE 2000x - Chapter Books
Winn-Dixie is Opal's big, ugly, happy dog. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to feel better about her mother leaving years before.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J. K. Rowling
Call Number: PZ7.R79835 HAR 1999x - Chapter Books
Harry lives in a tiny closet under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by an owl messenger.
by Louis Sachar
Call Number: PZ7.S1185 HO 2000x - Chapter Books
Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys dig holes five feet wide and five feet deep.
The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Call Number: PZ7.C6837 HUN 2009x - Chapter Books
Katniss Everdeen lives alone with her mother and younger sister. She is forced to represent her district in a fight to the death called the Hunger Games.
The Magician's Nephew
by C. S. Lewis
Call Number: PZ8.L48X BK.1 - Chapter Books
While trying to save a friends life two children find another world. But an evil witch wants to stop them.
by P. L. Travers
Call Number: PZ7.T689 MAR 1997 - Chapter Books
Mary Poppins is an unusual nanny. When she arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane life at the Banks house is never the same.
by S. E. Hinton
Call Number: PZ7.H5976 OU 2006x - Chapter Books
Ponyboy knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends. But one night that changes forever.
Pirates of the Caribbean the Curse of the Black Pearl
by Pearson Education Staff
Private James Ryan is missing. Captain John Miller and his men go to look for him. They must bring him home. But how many will survive the mission?
by Natalie Babbitt
Call Number: PZ7.B1135 TU 1975x - Chapter Books
The Tuck family can never die. Is this a blessing or a curse?
Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Call Number: PZ7.C94137 Bu 2002x - Chapter Books
Life is hard for ten-year-old Bud. He is a motherless boy on the run, but his luck may soon change.
Color Me Dark
by Patricia C. McKissack
Call Number: PZ7.M478693 CM 2000 - Chapter Books
Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love writes in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hate of the South behind.
by Augusta Scattergood
Call Number: PZ7.S32745 GL 2012 - Chapter Books
As much as Glory wants to turn twelve, there are times when she wishes she could turn back the clock a year. Jesslyn, her sister and former friend, no longer has the time of day for her now that she'll be entering high school.
These famous short stories by Edgar Allen Poe explore the dark world of the imagination where the dead live and speak, and fear lies in every shadow of the mind.
Things Not Seen
by Andrew Clements
Call Number: PZ7.C59118 TGM 202AX - Chapter Books
Bobby Phillips is an average fifteen-year-old-boy until the morning he wakes up and can't see himself in the mirror. After befriending Alicia, a blind girl, Bobby rushes to find a way to be visible again.
A Wolf at the Door
by Ellen Datlow
Call Number: PZ8.W813 2001X - Chapter Books
In this collection of fairy-tales, authors retell the classics with new twists, horrors, and laughs.
The Woman in White
by Oxford University Press Staff
The woman in white first appears at night near London. Who is she, what is her secret, and how can it ruin the man who wishes to keep her silent?
by Nikki Grimes
Call Number: PZ7.G88429 BR 2002 - Chapter Books
When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school class, some of his classmates want to read their poems too. Soon, they are all reading their poems every week. One by one, the students are starting to think about themselves in new ways.
by Lori Carlson
Call Number: PS591.H58 C66 1995X - Chapter Books
Here are the sights, sounds, and smells of Latino culture in America written in both English and Spanish.
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love
by Pat Mora
Call Number: PS3563.O73 D59 2012X - Chapter Books
Dizzy in Your Eyes is a collection of fifty poems about love and how it makes us think.
I'm Nobody! Who Are You?
by Emily Dickinson
Call Number: PS1541.I54 2012X - Chapter Books
This is a collection of American poet, Emily Dickinson's greatest poems. They are loving and sweet, dark and fearful. They focus on people and nature.
Jimi and Me
by Jaime Adoff
Call Number: Pz7.A2617 JIM 2007X - Chapter Books
After the death of his father and moving to a new town, Keith feels like an outsider. When he starts listening to Jimi Hendrix's music, he learns about himself and his father.
by Gary Soto
Call Number: PS3569.O72 P37 2012X - Chapter Books
This is a collection of poems written by people from many cultures and backgrounds. They are about love, broken hearts, and crushes.
His talent was limitless, his death was tragic. Here are Tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts written through the art of poetry.
Tell the World
by Kenneth Carroll
Call Number: PS591.T45 T45 2008 - Chapter Books
Tell the World is a wonderful collection of poems by teens who have been in national literature workshops just for youths.
Tough Boy Sonatas
by Curtis L. Crisler
Call Number: PS3603.R573 T68 2007 - Chapter Books
The darkness--and the goodness--in the lives of the young men in Chicago cries out in this poetry.
The Candy Smash
by Jacqueline Davies
Call Number: PZ7.D29392 CAN 2013 - Chapter Books
Jessie and Evan are opposites about keeping secrets. Evan thinks some things (his poetry) are private. Jessie believes scandal makes good news. When candy hearts appear in Class 4-0, reporter Jessie tries to find out all of the class crushes.
Nina and Dragan are in love, so deeply in love, but they live in the wrong place, at the wrong time ... All love stories have moments of happiness, pain, misunderstanding, laughter, and sometimes great sadness. But love almost always finds a way.
by Sarah Dessen
Call Number: PZ7.D455 DR 2004x - Chapter Books
Rogerson Biscoe, with his green eyes and dark curly hair, is absolutely dreamy. Before long, Caitlin is helpless to him. And when he starts to hurt her, she's in too deep to get herself out.
by Judy Blume
Call Number: PZ7.B6265 FO 1976x - Chapter Books
Katherine and Michael can't get enough of each other. Their relationship is special: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. They haven't been together all that long, but they know it's serious.
Love among the Haystacks
by Oxford University Press
Call Number: PZ5.O98X STAGE 2 LOVE - Chapter Books
Two brothers are building a haystack, but thinking about other things: young women and love. There are angry words and then a fight between the brothers. But the work goes on, visitors come and go, and the long hot summer day slowly turns to evening.
The Summer I Turned Pretty
by Jenny Han
Call Number: PZ7.H18944 SU 2010x - Chapter Books
Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good and everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer.
by Nancy Mercado
Call Number: PZ5.B314 2009x - Chapter Books
Baseball Crazy is a diverse collection that all sports fans will love, from the most loyal old-timers to the newest rookies. Batter up!
Some call it futball, some call it soccer, and to others it's 'the beautiful game'. By any name, it's a sport with some fascinating stories.
by Patricia C. McKissack
Call Number: GV875.A1 M35 1998x - Chapter Books
A stirring tribute to sports legendary heroes, infamous owners, low pay, and long bus rides that made up the African American baseball leagues.
Crazy Horse Electric Game
by Chris Crutcher
Call Number: PZ7.C89 CR 2003 - Chapter Books
Willie Weaver used to be a hero. Now he's nothing. Willie is a top star during a legendary baseball game. But then a freak accident causes him to lose his talent.
Game Changers: Book 1
by Mike Lupica
Call Number: PZ7.L97914 GAM 2013 - Chapter Books
Ben McBain is every football team's dream player. He's a jack-of-all-trades guy that can handle almost any position. When the game is on the line, Ben's number is the one being called for the final play.
by Mike Lupica
Call Number: PZ7.L97914 HEA 2007x - Chapter Books
Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life.
Now Is the Time for Running
by Michael Williams
Call Number: PZ7.W66715 NOW 2013X - Chapter Books
Just down the road from their families, Deo and his friends play soccer in the dusty fields of Zimbabwe, cheered on by Deo's older brother, Innocent. It is a day like any other... until the soldiers arrive and Deo and Innocent are forced to run for their lives.
by Warren St. John
Call Number: GV942.7.L86 2013X - Chapter Books
An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference is a complex and inspirational story about the Fugees, a youth soccer team made up of diverse refugees from around the world, and their formidable female coach, Luma Mufleh.
by Marc Aronson
Call Number: P75.P55 2012X - Chapter Books
Pass! Shoot! Swish! An all-star team of Young Adult authors scores spectacularly with an action-packed anthology about street basketball.
by Joseph Bruchac
Call Number: PS648.S78 2667 2005 - Chapter Books
Eight stories from both boys and girls include tales of dodge ball, wrestling, track, softball, and even ballet. Kids will relate to the struggling non-jocks as well as the athletes who take the trophy home.
Stars in the Shadows
by Charles R. Smith Jr.
Call Number: GV878.2.S65 2012 - Chapter Books
Come step back in time to witness the best of the best Negro League players take each other on in one of the most fascinating All-Star ballgames in American history.
by Barry Denenberg
Call Number: GV865.R6 D46 1997x - Chapter Books
A biography that balances Robinson's life and significance on and off the baseball diamond.
by Chris Crutcher
Call Number: PZ7.C89 ST 2003X - Chapter Books
It's the last swimming season for Walker, Nortie, Lion, and Jeff, and their coach is building their self-discipline in a grueling four-hour-a-day test of stamina designed to bring them to the outer edge of their capabilities.
by Edward Bloor
Call Number: PZ7.B6236 TAN 2006 - Chapter Books
Life in Tangerine isn't easy for Paul, until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long.
by Walter Dean Myers
Call Number: PZ7.M992 AAE 2000AX - Chapter Books
A salty, wrenchingly honest collection of stories set on one block of 145th Street. Some of these stories are private, and some are the ones behind the headlines. In each one, characters jump off the page and pull readers right into the mix on 1-4-5.
by Anne Mazer
Call Number: PZ5.A5145 1933 - Chapter Books
Welcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique as the friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day. Here are fourteen stories about young people told by some of America's best storytellers.
Hawker and Jude work for the European Department of Intelligence. They think fast, they move fast, and they learn some very strange things. They go all over the world, asking difficult questions in dangerous places, but they don't always find the answers.
by Oxford University Press
Call Number: PZ5.O98X STAGE 1 ONE - Chapter Books
This is a collection of short stories about adventures on trains. Strange, wonderful, and frightening things can happen on trains – and all of them happen here.
The Pit and the Pendulum
by Edgar Allan Poe
Call Number: PZ5.O98X STAGE 2 PIT - Chapter Books
Everybody has bad dreams. Horrible things move toward you in the dark, things you can hear but not see. Then you wake up, in your own warm bed, and turn over and go back to sleep. In these stories by Edgar Allen Poe, death whispers at you from every dark corner, and fear can send you mad.
There Is No Long Distance Now
by Naomi Shihab Nye
Call Number: PZ7.N976 TH 2011 - Chapter Books
In these short stories Naomi Shihab Nye proposes that no matter how great the divide between friends, siblings, life and death, classmates, enemies, happiness and misery, war and peace, breakfast and lunch, parent and child, country and city, there is, in fact, no long distance. Not anymore.
If you find a locked room in a lonely inn, don't try to open it, even on a bright sunny day. If you call a dead man from his grave, don't expect to sleep peacefully again. Read these five ghost stories by daylight, and make sure your door is locked.
What Are You Afraid Of?
by Donald R. Gallo
Call Number: PZ5.W4965 2007X - Chapter Books
Everyone is afraid of something. But for those with phobias, that fear is exaggerated: the throat tightens; the heart races. The ten stories in this anthology all present people with debilitating anxieties.
Who Am I Without Him?
by Sharon G. Flake
Call Number: PZ7.F59816 WH 2005X - Chapter Books
In the game of love, young men and women weigh what they need from the opposite sex against what they need to find in themselves. This popular short story collection, including two never-before published entries, gives teens a chance to witness the outcomes of 12 unique trysts.
Winston Smith lives in a society where the government controls people's lives every second of the day. Alone in his small, one-room apartment, Winston dreams of a better life. Is freedom from this life of suffering possible? There must be something that the Party cannot control - something like love, perhaps?
by Eoin Colfer
Call Number: PZ7.C677475 AR 2001X - Chapter Books
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit.
The City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau
Call Number: PZ7.D927 BOE BK. 1 - Chapter Books
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city.
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
by Larry Weinberg
Call Number: PZ5.S76X FR 2005 - Chapter Books
Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates The Monster. The Monster is huge and deformed, but he means no harm to anyone--until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge.
by Lois Lowry
Call Number: PZ7.L9673 GI 2002X - Chapter Books
Jonas's world is perfect. There is no war or fear of pain. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman
Call Number: PZ7.G1273 GR 2008 - Chapter Books
It takes a graveyard to raise a child. Nobody Owens, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide
by Holly Black
Call Number: PZ7.D629 SP - Chapter Books
After finding a handmade field guide in the attic of the old mansion they've just moved into, Jared, his twin brother, and their older sister, discover that there's a magical and maybe dangerous world existing parallel to our own-the world of faerie.
by Scott Westerfeld
Call Number: PZ7.W5197 UGL 2005X - Chapter Books
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license- for turning pretty. In Tally's world turning sixteen brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive "pretty".
The War of the Worlds
by H. G. Wells
Call Number: PZ5. 276X WAR 2005 - Chapter Books
At first, nobody seems to take much notice of the balls of fire heading from Mars to Earth. But the fireballs turn out to be spaceships filled with aliens from Mars! And when the Martians turn their terrible machines against the humans, it's all out war. Can humankind survive? Or will the creatures from Mars take over the world?
A Wrinkle in Time, A Graphic Novel
by Madeleine L'Engle
Call Number: PZ7.7.L37 WR 2012 - Chapter Books
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.