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Arthur's Audio Favorites Vol. 1

Arthur's adventures are now available on audio. This special collection includes: ARTHUR'S FIRST SLEEPOVER: What could top a sleepover in the backyard with Buster and the Brain? When rumors start that a spaceship has landed in the neighborhood the idea of camping under the stars takes on a whole new meaning. Arthur's sister D.W. is so sure that he will see an alien on his overnight that she gives him her camera. When they hear muffled footsteps approaching their tent and see strange flashes of l

Unstuck by Dee, Barbara, author.
Date added:
Mar 20, 2024


Sona and the Golden Beasts

Newbery Honor winner Rajani LaRoccas debut middle grade fantasy novel sees a young girl go on an epic adventure and battle the lasting effects of colonialism and greed to save her homeland.

The Lumbering Giants of Windy Pines

In this debut spooky adventure, Jerry and her trusty wheelchair move into a creepy motel at the edge of the woods where nothing is as it seems. When her mom disappears, its up to Jerry to brave the forest and its demons so she can save whats left of her family.

Lucky Duck by Kurtz, Chris, author.
Date added:
Mar 20, 2024
Lucky Duck

From the critically acclaimed author of The Adventures of a South Pole Pig comes a middle grade, heartwarming animal adventure story about Frank, the odd one out in a family of ducks, who discovers both his courage and unique identity as he braves the unknown to save his family from an invading fox.

Final Word by Janet, author.
Date added:
Mar 20, 2024
Final Word





#1 New York Times bestselling author of Iceberg, Jennifer A. Nielsen inspires readers with a brand-new thriller based on the remarkable true story of a young Polish girl who bravely fought, participating in the Warsaw city uprising, and took a stand in the name of freedom. Twelve-year-old Lidia is outside her grandfather's house when planes fly overhead, bearing the Nazi cross on each wing. Before the bombs hit the ground, Lidia realizes her life is about to change forever. Poland has fallen und

Tree. Table. Book.

From two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry comes this warm and resonant story of an unlikely friendship, which unfolds as a revelation on how we hold on to?and pass on?what matters most. When precocious eleven-year-old Sophie sets out to save her elderly neighbor (who is also her dearest friend), her journey will take her through their familiar suburban landscape and then, steadily yet unexpectedly, deeper into a landscape of history and shared stories.

Mihi Ever After

Newbery Medalist Tae Keller and illustrator Geraldine Rodriguez deliver a middle grade fantasy adventure in Mihi Ever After about three girls who fall into a fairy tale world. Should they stay forever, or find a way to escape? Mihi Whan Park loves fairy tales. She wants to be a princess more than anything, but everyone tells her shes not the princess type. Then Mihi gets her shot: When she and her new friends Savannah and Reese discover a portal to a fairy tale realm, they get a chance to learn

Medusa by Marsh, Katherine, author.
Date added:
Mar 20, 2024

From National Book Award Finalist Katherine Marsh: Percy Jackson meets The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy in this fantastical adventure about Ava, who attends a boarding school for the descendants of Greek monsters and uncovers a terrible secret that could change the world forever. Ava Baldwin hadnt meant to lose her temper. But Owen King deserved it. Ava has always tried to keep her anger in check, just like her mom taught her. But when arrogant, know-it-all classmate Owen tries to speak ov

Max in the House of Spies

?Max in the House of Spies is everything you could hope for in a book,? -R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wonder, White Bird, and Pony ?Espionage! Secrets! Suspense! If youve ever dreamed of being a spy, this book is for you.? -Alan Gratz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Refugee and Projekt 1065 Max Bretzfeld doesnt want to move to London. Leaving home is hard and Max is alone for the first time in his life. But not for long. Max is surprised to discover that hes be

Maid for It by Sumner, Jamie, author.
Date added:
Mar 20, 2024
Maid for It

From the acclaimed author of Roll with It comes a relatable and deeply moving middle grade novel about a girl who, in a desperate bid to keep her family afloat, takes over her moms cleaning jobs after an injury prevents her from working. Now that Franny and her newly sober mom have moved to a cozy apartment above a laundromat, Frannys looking forward to a life where her biggest excitement is getting top grades in math class. But when Frannys mom gets injured in a car accident, their fragile life

The Liars Society

The Inheritance Games and One of Us is Lying for middle grade -- beloved author Alyson Gerber's new series is an unforgettable mystery featuring a secret society, a mysterious island, and dangerous family secrets. Weatherby is a fish out of water. When she lands a scholarship to the prestigious Boston School, shes excited to be in the same world as her dad, whom shes never met, and make real friends. But Weatherby has a secret shell risk everything to protect, one that could destroy her new life

Free Period by Terese, Ali, author.
Date added:
Mar 20, 2024
Free Period

This middle-grade Moxie centering period equity is Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret for the next generation! Helen and Gracie are pranking their way through middle school when a stinky stunt lands them in the front office -- again. Because nothing else has curbed their chaos, the principal orders the best friends to do the unthinkable: care about something. So they join the schools Community Action Club with plans to do as little as humanly possible. But when Helen is caught unprepared by an