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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, christmas & advent, law & crime

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, Christmas becomes a lot more exciting when a dead body is found in this second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency.

Aspiring writer Aggi …

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Truth

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, violence, mysteries & detective stories

When an adult neighbor is brutally murdered during a high-school house party, everyone in school seems to have an idea who did it, but no one will go to the police. Jen was there and saw the body and she has her own ideas about who is responsible. As a reporter for the school TV show, she decides to try and uncover the truth and discover if a class …

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Overdrive

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, death & dying

Jake has finally got his driver's license, and tonight he has his brother's car as well. He and his friend Mickey take the car out and cruise the strip. When they challenge another driver to a street race, a disastrous chain reaction causes an accident. Jake and Mickey leave the scene, trying to convince themselves they were not involved. Jake find …

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Blood Sport

by Tash McAdam
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: lgbt, law & crime, siblings

? “This book checks all the boxes of a hi-lo text. It has an exciting hook, a modern teen worldview, and is at a lower reading level...A must-buy for libraries looking for diverse and compelling hi-lo books.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Jason is sure his sister, Becca, was murdered, but he’s the only one who thinks so. After fi …

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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body under the Piano

by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, european, law & crime

A smart and charming middle-grade mystery series starring young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, inspired by the imagined life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot.

Aggie Morton lives in a small town on the coast of England in 1902. Adventurous and imaginative but deeply shy, Aggie hasn't got much …

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Zara Hossain Is Here

by Sabina Khan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: emigration & immigration, religion & faith, bullying

Zara's family has waited years for their visa process to be finalized so that they can officially become US citizens. But it only takes one moment for that dream to come crashing down around them.

 

Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Corpus Christi, Texas, since her family moved there for h …

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Stay With Me

by Jessica Cunsolo, edited by Adam Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary

Love has never been more dangerous.

In the sequel to her riveting debut, She’s With Me, Wattpad superstar Jessica Cunsolo brings us the dramatic continuation of a romance that always defies the odds . . .

Amelia Collins finally finds happiness in the arms of Aiden Parker, who accepts her for who she is—even when their pasts become hopelessly enta …

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Back

by Norah McClintock
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, violence, city & town life

Jojo's back, released from jail, and people are tense and afraid all over again. They wonder if his friends will start showing up again. They wonder if they'll be walking down the street one day and they'll run into Jojo and Jojo will give them attitude or shove them around, just for fun. Jojo's friends have a way of making it hard--really hard--on …

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Snitch

by Norah McClintock
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings, general (see also headings under social themes), self-esteem & self-reliance

Josh had been living in a group home after being ratted out by Scott, his one-time best friend. Now he has moved in with his brother and overbearing sister-in-law and has been sent to a class designed to teach him to deal with his anger. When an old enemy continues to push his buttons and Scott appears to be up to his old tricks, Josh struggles to …

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