Some of these books may be appropriate for kids as young as age 10. Click on the individual book listing for more information.
From comics legend Paul Pope: an action-packed middle-grade adventure that pits the young god Battling Boy against a planet of monsters! When Battling Boy's father (a warrior god) drops him on a world infested with bloodthirsty monsters, he leaves his son with nothing but a magic credit card, a trunk full of enchanted tee shirts, and instructions not to come home until he's liberated the planet from its plague of monsters.
In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. Boxers follows Little Bao, whose village is plundered by Western missionaries. In Saints, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds a home with them. Boxers & Saints offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature.
Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers
seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive—but “almost impossible” means “still possible.” She flees to Paris to look for her mother.
Once the sheltered son of nobility, Will has become an exile. While his father, Lord Shackley, has been on the Crusades with King Richard, a treacherous plot to unseat Richard has swept across England, and Shackley House has fallen. Will flees his home into neighboring Sherwood Forest, where he joins the elusive gang of bandits known as the Merry Men. This
is the story of how that band becomes heroes of legend - thanks to one brave 13-year-old boy.
When a mysterious parcel arrives at her family’s new home, eleven-year-old Lin Rosenquist discovers the ornate key contained in the parcel unlocks Sylver, an enchanting land of eternal winter, inhabited by
animals that shared a special connection with children in the real world. In death, they go to Sylver, where they take on a human-like form. While Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with her beloved pet, Rufus, she learns that snow trolls want to claim Sylver for themselves and she that she must stop them.
Abandoned in a blinding blizzard in the wintry wilds of Russia, Sophie Smith fears for her life. But just like in a fairy tale, a princess comes to her rescue: the beautiful, exotic Anna Volkonskaya. Over a river of ice in a horse-drawn sleigh, she brings Sophie and her friends to a
Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life until Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car
crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world.
Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of
Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there's no one more qualified to investigate. And, if Stoker and Holmes don't unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they'll become the next victims.
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners.
A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics,
finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart-the invincible Epic who killed David's father.
Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room—sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father’s best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew but just when she’s close to solving the mystery, there’s a shocking betrayal.
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them-a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose<br />
it all: In one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra's knee, his athletic career, and his social life. No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Now heading to college, question<br />
is: Is Cath ready to start living her own life? Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?