Chasing Secrets

Yearling - Lizzie lives to go on house calls with her physician father. On those visits to his patients, she discovers a hidden dark side of the city—a side that’s full of secrets, rats, and rumors of the plague. The newspapers, her powerful uncle, and her beloved papa all deny that the plague has reached San Francisco.

The gilded Age. Newbery honor–winning author Gennifer Choldenko deftly combines humor, tragedy, fascinating historical detail, and a medical mystery in this exuberant new novel. San francisco, 1900 . A fantastic time to be alive for lots of people. Lizzie’s secret passion is science, an unsuitable subject for finishing-school girls.

So why is the heart of the city under quarantine? why are angry mobs trying to burn Chinatown to the ground? Why is Noah, the Chinese cook’s son, suddenly making Lizzie question everything she has known to be true? Ignoring the rules of race and class, Lizzie and Noah must put the pieces together in a heart-stopping race to save the people they love.

Chasing Secrets - Winner of a los angeles public library focal friends of children and literature awardnominated for:Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice AwardsTennessee Volunteer State Book Award Middle School divisionMissouri Association of School Librarians MASL Readers AwardCalifornia Library Association’s Beatty Award, Eureka List Yearling Books.

. But not thirteen-year-old Lizzie Kennedy, stuck at Miss Barstow’s snobby school for girls.





Al Capone Throws Me a Curve Tales from Alcatraz

Wendy Lamb Books - And moose has to rescue her. Don't miss the rest of the tales from alcatraz series!Al Capone Does My ShirtsAl Capone Shines My ShoesAl Capone Does My Homework. In the cell house there are rumors that the cons will a strike, and that Moose's father might step up to a new job. But he still needs to watch his special older sister, danger-loving daughter, Natalie--and then the warden asks Moose to look after his two-faced, Piper.

It's the summer before he starts high school, and Moose is going to play a lot of baseball and win a spot on the high school team. Moose is worried: what will this mean for their family, who's had some scary run-ins with prisoners? Then the unthinkable happens: Natalie winds up someplace she should never, especially for Natalie, ever go.

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve Tales from Alcatraz - Return to al capone's alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard. Moose flanagan lives on a famous island in California: Alcatraz, home to some of the most dangerous prisoners in the United States in the 1930s.





Al Capone Does My Homework Tales from Alcatraz

Puffin Books - After a fire starts in the flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. When moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger.

Then moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Alcatraz island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, his autistic sister, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. Is capone trying to protect moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.

Al Capone Does My Homework Tales from Alcatraz - The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed!"Superlative historical fiction. School library journal starred review for Al Capone Shines My Shoes Puffin.





Al Capone Shines My Shoes Tales from Alcatraz

Puffin Books - But when that convict comes through for youÑand then asks you for a favor in returnÑsuddenly it's a whole different ball game. What do you do when your neighbors are a bunch of hit men, Al Capone, con men, and mad dog murderers? Well, you ask the most notorious convict of them all, if you're Moose Flanagan, for help.

Picking up where the newberyÐhonor winning al capone Does My Shirts left off, his friends, this lively second romp featuring Moose, and some of Alcatraz's "finest" is just as satisfying as the first. Puffin. Puffin Books.





Fire & Flood

Scholastic Inc. - What would you do to save someone you love?Time is slipping away. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air. Tella Holloway is losing it. Puffin. Scholastic Inc. And one big question emerges: why have so many fallen sick in the first place?Victoria Scott's breathtaking novel grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go.

It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. Puffin Books. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying--and she's helpless to change anything. Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed.

Fire & Flood - But all the contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella or any of them will survive the race. The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes.





Down a Dark Hall Lois Duncan Thrillers

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - Little brown Books for Young Readers. Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. Puffin. The strange dreams, the lost letters to family and friends, the voices, all become overshadowed by the magic around them. When kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn't what it claims to be, it might be too late.

But kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted. Puffin Books. A paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn--now a motion picture starring Uma Thurman and Anna Sophia Robb! Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil.

Down a Dark Hall Lois Duncan Thrillers - Scholastic Inc.





Serafina and the Black Cloak The Serafina Series Book 1

Disney-Hyperion - Puffin Books. Puffin. Following her own harrowing escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of Biltmore's owners. She has learned to prowl through the darkened corridors at night, to sneak and hide, using the mansion's hidden doors and secret passageways. But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows the clues to follow.

In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must not only face her darkest enemy, but delve into the strange mystery of her own identity. A brave and unusual girl named Serafina lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa have lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember.

Serafina and the Black Cloak The Serafina Series Book 1 - Be sure to watch the book trailer in the media section below. Never go into the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul. Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate. A mysterious man in a black cloak stalks Biltmore's corridors at night.

Serafina's pa, has warned her to keep herself hidden from the fancy folk who live on the floors above, the estate's maintenance man, but when children at the estate start disappearing, Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. Disney-Hyperion.





The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

David Fickling Books 9780385751537 - . His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. Little brown Books for Young Readers. Puffin. Powerful and unsettling. The boy in the Striped Pajamas. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

But bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. Scholastic Inc. As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank. Usa today   berlin, 1942: when bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Puffin Books. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance. Disney-Hyperion.





Soar

Puffin Books - Little brown Books for Young Readers. Jeremiah takes it as his personal mission to restore the town's morale and help the teams bounce back and remember how to soar. Full of humor, heart, and baseball lore, Soar is Joan Bauer at her best. Puffin. But no sooner do they arrive than a doping scandel is revealed and the town feels betrayed and disgraced.

Newbery honor winner joan Bauer hits a home run with her newest protagonist, who always sees the positive side of any situation. Jeremiah is not one to let anything keep him down. Scholastic Inc. When walt has to move for another new assignment, Jeremiah sees it as a great chance to explore a new town. Disney-Hyperion.

Soar - Puffin Books. The boy in the Striped Pajamas. Starting with his adoption by computer genius Walt, Jeremiah has looked on his life as a series of lucky breaks. Puffin Books. When a weak heart keeps him from playing his beloved baseball, Jeremiah appoints himself the team coach.





A Handful of Stars

Scholastic Press - Puffin Books. When lily's blind dog, lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Puffin Books. The boy in the Striped Pajamas. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season.

. Should an outsider like salma really participate in the pageant -- and possibly win?Set amongst the blueberry barrens and by the sea, this is a gorgeous new novel by Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord that tackles themes of prejudice and friendship, loss and love. Disney-Hyperion. After their initial chance meeting, Salma and Lily bond over painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather, and Salma's friendship transforms Lily's summer.

A Handful of Stars - Little brown Books for Young Readers. Scholastic Inc. But when salma decides to run in the upcoming Blueberry Queen pageant, they'll have to face some tough truths about friendship and belonging. Puffin. Scholastic.





Stella by Starlight

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - Scholastic Inc. Disney-Hyperion. When the ku klux klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” The New York Times Book Review that School Library Journal called “storytelling at its finest” in a starred review.

Stella lives in the segregated South—in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. Some stores she can’t. Puffin. Puffin Books. Some stores she can go into. Scholastic. Little brown Books for Young Readers. And she learns that ashes don’t necessarily signify an end.

Stella by Starlight - To stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn’t bothered them for years. As stella’s community—her world—is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Puffin Books. But one late night, something that is the first flicker of change to come, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they’re never supposed to see, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination.