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2019 - 2020 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

The Haunted House Next Door

Illustrated by Victor Rivas
This edition: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publication date: December 12, 2017
Ages: 5 - 9

Meet Desmond Cole! A fearless eight-year-old who runs his own ghost patrol, looking for ghosts, monsters, and mischief makers everywhere. Oh, and he...

2020 - 2021 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!

(Book #1 of Mia Mayhem)
Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
This edition: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publication date: December 18, 2018
Ages: 5 - 9

Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia...

2019 Oregon Book Award

The Wicked Deep

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: March 06, 2018
Ages: 14 - 99

A New York Times bestseller Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for...

2019 Oregon Book Awards Finalist

This Mortal Coil

(Part of Mortal Coil)
This edition: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication date: November 07, 2017
Ages: 14 - 99

In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a...

2019 Oregon Reader's Choice Award

Scythe

(Book #1 of Arc of a Scythe)
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Ages: 12 - 99

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New...

Ghost

(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...

2020 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee

Long Way Down

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 24, 2017
Ages: 12 - 99

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is...

Amina's Voice

(Part of Amina's Voice)
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: March 14, 2017
Ages: 8 - 12

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017 “For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” —R. J. Palacio, author of...

2020 - 2021 Oregon Battle of the Books Reading List

Space Case

(Part of Moon Base Alpha)
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 16, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School.Like his fellow...

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: June 28, 2016
Ages: 8 - 12

From the critically acclaimed author of Anything But Typical comes a touching look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001,...

Power Forward

Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
This edition: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publication date: May 08, 2018
Ages: 7 - 10

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the first book in an exciting new middle grade series about a fourth-grader with big dreams...

Amina's Voice

(Part of Amina's Voice)
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: March 14, 2017
Ages: 8 - 12

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017 “For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.” —R. J. Palacio, author of...

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: June 06, 2017
Ages: 14 - 99

A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 From the author of Lucky Few comes a quirky teen novel about Internet fame, peer pressure, and remembering not to step...

2020 Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award Finalist

On the Origin of Species

Young Readers Edition
Adapted by Rebecca Stefoff / From an idea by Charles Darwin
This edition: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publication date: October 02, 2018
Ages: 10 - 99

Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking On the Origin of Species is now available in an accessible, illustrated edition for young readers that includes an...