Author Liz Braswell

In Stuffed, Clark’s mom attempts to rid the house of stuffies, which protect the house at night. Does Clark’s grandma-made sock animal, Foon, have what it takes to rid Clark’s house of all its monsters? …

Author Maulik Pancholy

When he starts middle school, Rahul’s grandfather gives him advice: “Find one thing you’re really good at and become THE BEST AT IT.” But what if he discovers he isn’t the best at anything? …

Author Stacy DeKeyser

Nick has found his American dream—becoming a batboy for the local baseball team. There are just two curveballs in his way: his hard-working immigrant parents, and Tank, a terrifying 2,000-pound rhinoceros. Nick will need to keep his eye on the ball in The Rhino in Right Field. …

Author Ridley Pearson

In Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission, Jon Kent and Damian “Ian” Wayne, the respective sons of Superman and Batman, are on the run with their new teammate, Candace. While their quests threaten to divide the three of them, it’s only through teamwork and trust that they can succeed.
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Friendship, Family, and Finding Your Place: Hilarious & Heartfelt Stories

In The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser, a boy must keep his eye on the ball—and the rhino in the outfield—to join his local baseball team. Coding and music take center stage in Aimee Lucido’s Emmy in the Key of Code as the new girl tries to find her place in a new school. Rahul wonders if he’s truly good at anything in Maulik Pancholy’s The Best at It.  …

A New Kind of Superhero

What would you do if you had the power to time travel? Or retrieve things (and people) from anywhere in time and space? What if your parents were real-life superheroes? Take a ride on the sci-fi side with Carlos Hernandez (Sal and Gabi Break the Universe), Peter Lerangis (Throwback), and Ridley Pearson (Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission)!  …

Author Carl Hiaasen: Squirm

Billy Dickens’ dad left when he was four, but he has just found his dad’s address—in Montana. This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor’s cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.
 
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Trailblazers in History: On Making a Difference

Meet Jo Ann Allen Boyce, author of This Promise of Change and one of 12 African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. Kyandreia Jones provides a different view of history with Choose Your Own Adventure: Spies: James Armistead Lafayette, recounting the life of a slave turned spy and war hero for General George Washington.  …

Authors Jon Scieszka & Steven Weinberg: AstroNuts Mission One

AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug are animals that have been hybridized to find other planets for humans to live on once we’ve ruined Earth. So off they rocket to the Plant Planet! Will that planet support human life? Or do Plant Planet’s inhabitants have a more sinister plan? Find out in AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet