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2017 Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee


(Book #1 of Track)
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: August 30, 2016
Ages: 10 - 99

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Ghost...

Children of Eden

A Novel
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: October 04, 2016
Ages: 12 - 18

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of millions of teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and...

2016 Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee

Dork Diaries 8

Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After
(Book #8 of Dork Diaries)
Illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell
This edition: Paper Over Board, 320 pages
Publication date: September 30, 2014
Ages: 9 - 13

Nikki Maxwell’s favorite fairy tales get dork-tastic twists in the eighth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!After a bump on...


This edition: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publication date: November 04, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and...

2017 Buckeye Teen Book Award Nominee

The Great American Whatever

This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: March 29, 2016
Ages: 14 - 99

From the award-winning author of Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Better Nate Than Ever comes “a Holden Caulfield for a new generation” (Kirkus Reviews,...

2017 James Cook Book Award Honor

All American Boys

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this Coretta Scott...

2015 James Cook Book Award Honor

When I Was the Greatest

Photographer Michael Frost
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: January 07, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant...

2018 Ohioana Book Award Finalist


Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: June 27, 2017
Ages: 0 - 99

Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel explore the beauty and tenacity of life.Life begins small, then grows… There are so many wonderful things about life,...

An Enchantment of Ravens

This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: September 26, 2017
Ages: 14 - 99

An instant New York Times bestseller! An Indie Next Top 10 Pick A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner “A funny, action-packed, and sweet romance.”...

2017 Ohioana Book Award

Miss Mary Reporting

The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber
Illustrated by C. F. Payne
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: February 16, 2016
Ages: 5 - 8

“A lively, memorable biography for younger readers.” —Booklist (starred review) “A reminder of the value of telling people’s stories, whether pro...

2016 Ohioana Book Award Finalist

Stella by Starlight

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: January 06, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de...