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On the Line

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459827141

Thirteen-year-old basketball star Jordan Ryker feels like his life is falling apart. All Jordie wanted was for his parents to stop fighting. Soon, he gets his wish. His parents separate and then his dad announces he’s gay. Shocked, Jordie struggles with how to process all this. His dad taught him everything he knows about basketball, and there’s an important championship game coming up. He needs him more than ever. But Jordie feels like his dad has abandoned his family. He doesn’t want anything to do with him now and he definitely doesn't want to meet his dad’s new boyfriend. It takes a new girl with wicked basketball skills and a revelation from his best friend to help Jordie realize that while some things change, other things never do.

Little Duck

Britta Teckentrup (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459827493

Meet Little Duck in this new book in the All Natural series. It’s a beautiful day for a swim, so Little Duck heads to the water with her mama and siblings to play games and explore before they settle in for a nap.

Little Fox

Britta Teckentrup (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459827479

Meet Little Fox in this new book in the All Natural series. When the sun starts to set, it’s time for Little Fox to wake up and be with his mama. But she doesn’t want to play. Can Little Fox find someone to play with before it’s time to go back to bed?

Nova in New York

Katherine Richards (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459820302

Seventeen-year-old Nova Abbott grew up dancing barefoot in the backyard with her aunt Ivy, whose dreams of becoming a professional ballerina were cut short by cystic fibrosis. Nova is invited to attend a prestigious ballet school's summer intensive program. She is a bit overwhelmed by New York City. With a coveted apprenticeship up for grabs, Nova isn't sure she'll make it in the big leagues, and now she's not even sure she wants to.


Megan Clendenan (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459817937

Fourteen-year-old Rose is sure she's going to become a folk-music sensation, with her best friend, Shilo, at her side. But first she needs to convince her mom to keep paying for her expensive violin lessons. Her mom wants her to join the youth symphony and focus on classical music, in preparation for a music degree at university. When Rose enters a fiddle competition with a unique prize for the winner, she hopes to show her mom she can really can make it as a folk musician.

Families Around the World

Janet Slike (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781680645828

Families around the world may look different, have different members, eat different foods, and wear different clothes, but all families are a group of people who love each other.

Shell's Gold

Michael Strickland & Lisa Bahlinger (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781623597221

Shell is forced to transfer from her expensive private school to a public magnet school. In her struggle to find her place, she learns about family, and herself. Summit Book.

When the World Stopped

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991747

When Mark's mother died 12 years ago in a fall at home, Mark was there in his bed. He has recurring memories of the accident and is afraid that his father was involved. With the help of his grandfather, Mark finally learns the truth. Passages Hi/Lo N

Running Into Darkness

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991549

Amy's rebellious younger sister runs away to a dangerous part of town. Can Amy and her boyfriend find Gia before it's too late?

Maitland's Kid

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991396

A troubled teenage boy searches for the father he's never known. Passages Hi/Lo Novel.

The Ghost Boy

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991266

The ghostly appearances of an elusive runaway increase a teenager's distrust of her new stepfather. Passages Hi/Lo Novel.

Desert Courage

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991204

An accident on the way to a camping trip forces Mike and his stepbrother to work together to save themselves and their father. Passages to Adventure Hi/Lo Novel.

Klondike Fever: The Story of the Last Great Gold Rush

Alvin Robert Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847558

In 1897, Andrew and his father join thousands of other people headed for the Klondike goldfields. Cover-to-Cover Chapter Book.

The Brothers

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982272

Tyler and his mom and stepdad are fans of Major League Baseball. When the star pitcher on their favorite team signs Tyler's baseball, Tyler proudly displays it in a case that he keeps on his dresser. Tyler's stepbrother is not into baseball. And he doesn't seem to like Tyler either. When the baseball disappears, Tyler knows he didn't lose it. So who took it?

New Hope

PJ Gray (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784652

Greg's older sister, Hope, joins the army and goes to war, but then tradedy strikes. She is hit by a bomb and loses her leg. Greg anxiously awaits her coming home.

Spy Not

PJ Gray (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784645

Drones are a lot of fun to pilot, but what happens when a teenage boy uses his drone to invade his sister's privacy?


Jennifer Liss (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645989202

Nate Thompson is excited to go camping with his dad and brother and see a solar eclipse from high up in the mountains. Then something very strange happens. What does it mean for Nate and his family? Will they ever be the same?


Mary Kate Dorman (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612477053

These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values--but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular Latino family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities--even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the 50-page story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently. The bus should have arrived at the Heights at five o'clock. Two hours later, there was no sign of it. Everyone was scared and confused. A bus full of students had vanished.


Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612473116

Antonio slid down the rope. He held on for dear life. It got darker as the twister moved closer. It was loud. Like a giant freight train! These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values—but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular Latino family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities—even in unusual circumstances.

¡Vamos a comer con abuela! / Let’s Eat with Grandma

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645807513

Kids will love this playful story in both Spanish and English. This dual language reader will encourage children to learn food names and phrases when a family eats dinner together. Simple sentence structures and repetitive words will have young readers learning a new language in no time.

I'm the Boss!

Elise Gravel (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459832954

I WANT TO BE THE BOSS! For once in their life, this small beast wants to get everything it wants, right here, RIGHT NOW! While the grown-up monster can’t give them a plane they can fly or a cake with lots of candy on top, they can give them a really big hug when they feel upset.

Heart Sister

Michael F. Stewart (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824881

After his twin sister, Minnie, dies in an accident, Emmitt's world goes sideways. He’s lost his best friend and it feels like the family is falling apart without her. But Minnie was an organ donor and Emmitt soon receives an anonymous thank you letter from one of the transplant recipients. Inspiration strikes, and he decides to try and put his sister back together, in spirit. He’s going to track down each organ recipient and film them to show his parents the results of Minnie’s selfless act and help them move on. But when each recipient falls short of his expectations and the star of his film, the girl who received his sister’s heart, refuses to meet him, Emmitt has to turn to extreme measures to find her. What he doesn’t know is that his "heart sister" is hiding an agonizing secret, one that could push Emmitt to the breaking point.

Easy Street

Jeff Ross (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824027

Three years ago Rob’s brother, Adam, was sent to jail for his part in the death of a girl who overdosed at a rave. But now that he has been released, Rob hopes that things can go back to the way they used to be. He soon realizes this is impossible. His brother has changed, the times have changed, and Rob has changed. Adam tells his mom and brother that he is planning to apply to a college in Toronto. He has already discovered how difficult it can be for someone with a criminal record to land a job and thinks he needs to get some education under his belt. He invites Rob to go on a road trip to the city to check out the college. However, Rob suspects that Adam hasn’t asked him along just for company. Adam still believes that there’s an easy way to get to where he wants to be. And if Rob can’t find a way to save Adam from himself, he just might go down with him.

Iggy's World

Gail Anderson-Dargatz (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821408

Fourteen-year-old Iggy comes from a famous family. Well, sort of. His dad directs a cheesy sci-fi Web series, his mom writes for it, and his sister has a successful YouTube channel. Iggy doesn’t have the acting bug, so he feels like an outsider. Wanting to prove himself, Iggy starts his own podcast about what interests him: insects. But it’s not until Iggy embarrasses his famous sister on air that his podcast really takes off. He’s thrilled with his own success, until she fires back. Now it’s all-out war. Iggy’s World is an exploration of the age-old problem artists face: when we find inspiration from our real lives, what will our friends and family think? And, of course, just how much of our private lives do we really want to reveal online?

In the Buff

Vicki Grant (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818835

After a big fight with his wife, Rupert's grandfather, known to everyone as Gump, packs up and moves into Gentle Breezes Nudist Community for Active Seniors. Thirteen-year-old Rupert is sent in to talk some sense into him. While he's there, Rupert accidentally lets Gump's dog, Wayne, escape. Gump is frantic. Wayne is blind and tends to panic. Rupert and his grandfather set out to search the woods, and soon they are lost too. Aside from an apron, Gump is butt naked, and without his phone, Rupert feels naked too. The only way they are going to get out of this mess is by working together.