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The Overwood

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: fantasy & magic, siblings

Blue Jasper has learned to respect the magic of the Faerie Woods.

For now he’s quite content to stay in “the Overwood”—the name the Faeries have for the human world. The only problem is, his foster sister has accidentally expelled the evil Faerie queen Olea from Faerieland. Now Olea is hiding out somewhere in the Overwood, where Faerie magic …

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Girl of the Southern Sea

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: girls & women, siblings, self-esteem & self-reliance, homelessness & poverty, asian, asia, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

The Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated novel about a girl from the slums of Jakarta who dreams of an education and a future as a writer

From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more than to continue her education and become a …

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On Cue

by Cristy Watson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: special needs, theater, siblings

Can Randi find a way to make it all work out?

Randi wants to be an actress and is excited about practicing her craft in drama class. So she is devastated to learn the program has been cut. When her friends put together a successful proposal to have drama class taught as an extracurricular activity, Randi is thrilled—until reality sinks in. Extracu …

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Sneaks

by Catherine Egan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, siblings, humorous stories

Men in Black meets middle school! A school project takes an alien turn when three kids uncover a secret society whose aim is to keep sneaks--mischievous interdimensional sprites--from slipping into our universe!

When Ben Harp sees his teacher's watch crawling across the hallway, he things he must be dreaming.
 
 But no, he’s just seen his first S …

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Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: siblings, humorous stories, chapter books

What is way cooler than a book about Stink? Three Stink paperbacks, featuring the newest, most colorful covers yet, all tucked together in one hilarious set.

Stink Moody—encyclopedia in hand, zany schemes in mind, and comical comebacks at the ready—stands tall in this boxed set of his first three books filled with cool facts, delightful idioms, …

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Stink: The Stupendously Super-Sonic Collection

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: siblings, chapter books, humorous stories

This marvelous boxed set features not just two, not just three, but SIX of Stink’s adventures—perfect as an introduction to the series or a gift for a committed fan.

Stink Moody: fact freak, science star, and encyclopedia enthusiast. He’s always up to learning more and sharing some out-of-this-world comics! Readers won’t want to miss out on …

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Crown of Feathers Trilogy

Crown of Feathers; Heart of Flames; Wings of Shadow

by Nicki Pau Preto
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: epic, siblings

A beautifully told story about justice, sisterhood, and warrior women.” —Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep
The “absolutely unforgettable” (Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Crown of Feathers fantasy trilogy about a teen girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a group of elite warr …

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Traitors Among Us

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: military & wars, siblings, europe

 

World War II may be over. But two sisters are far from safe.

 

Inspired by true events, this is the latest gripping and powerful novel from the acclaimed author of Making Bombs for Hitler.

 

Sisters Krystia and Maria have been through the worst -- or so they think. World War II ravaged their native Ukraine, but they both survived, and are now reunited …

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