Ruffleclaw is a red monster that lives under a toolsheld in Tommy's backyard. Ruffleclaw is tired of eating bugs, so he decides to explore the nearby house inhabited by humans. He proceeds to eat everything in the young human's (Tommy) fridge. When Ruffleclaw is discovered, it is up to Tommy to keep him safe.
Can Tommy teach Ruffleclaw how to behave so he can keep him a secret from his family? Or will Ruffleclaw be discovered?
When 17-year-old Zach Ryan gets picked as the new drummer in a popular local band, he quickly learns about the challenges that come with life on the road during their summer tour. Playing in small venues, the band Bad Habit deals with a bar brawl and a manager who won't pay them.
Bad Luck Girlis about fourteen year old Callie LeRoux who is trying to cope with the fact that she's a fairy princess. She has the help of her best friend Jack Hollander (a human), her mother (a human), and her long lost father (a fairy prince), on her journey to end a prophecy written decades before she was even born. The prophecy says that a girl who can open gates to different worlds will have to chose a path. Callie knows that there is only one right path but she is manipulated by the ohter paths so that she may chose them. Will she, or will she not?
Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan is about a girl that was born in Japan by an American man and a Japanese woman who now lives in Japan. This book shows her journey to Japan, her time while she is there, and part of her way back to America. She gets to redisover her birthplace and see new things she has never seen before. She gets to reconnect with her grandparents that live in Japan. She shares in this book the cultural differences between America and Japan
A Song for Ella Grey is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The story is told from the point of view of Claire. Claire watches as her best friend Ella Grey falls in love with Orpheus, a wandering musician. Ella falls hard and fast, determined it is true love while Claire watches, unable to begin to comprehend the full extent of the love between Orpheus and Claire. However, Orpheus and Claire are doomed lovers and soon tragedy strikes. Suddenly Claire's best friend is taken from her and Claire's world turns upside down.
In the book Archon, Taemon is a bot and the main character. Taemon's mother is in a coma and Taemon's father is missing. Taemon travels to save his father from the Republik (a city across a mountain away from Deliverance) with Amy. Even though Taemon took away psi (the ability to move objects with your mind) from Deliverance, there is still psi in places of the world and the Republik calls these people that possess it "archons". Taemon trains a group of archons that are good with psi, but if he fails he will be thrown in a dungeon.
This book is about a girl named April. She fell in love with a boy named Matt. She has some hard decisions to make about friends, family, and Matt. She is not sure what to do this summer. Does she go to camp, stay home, or hang out with Matt? She is headover heels for Matt but he is confusing April. She is not sure how he feels. He acts as if he has mixed emotions. She feels like he is not that into her at times but at other times she feels like he is crazy about her. What is a girl to do?
Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson explores the life of 20th century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and shares a detailed perspective on the Russian Revolution and rise of the Soviet Union, as well as the horrors of World War ll and Shostakovich's affect on the war with his famed Leningrad Symphony.
Norwegian pianist Ellen loves German violinist Friedrich with all her heart. When Friedrich is in danger of having to join the Germans at war, he is hidden by Ellen. With Germans around every corner, Ellen and Friedrich soon realize that it is much harder to hide a person than they thought. When Friedrich disappears one day, Ellen goes to Berlin to find him. This haunting story of life at the heart of World War II is sure to entertain people of all ages.
The Accidental Siren by Jake Vander Ark is a coming-of-age story about young love and growing up. This book follows a pudgy, twelve-year-old aspiring director named James, who just doesn’t understand the big deal about girls. Then he meets the perfect Mara Lynn that everybody instantly likes. When Mara comes into James’s life, his ordinary summer that only consisted of movie making with his best friend Whit, becomes anything but ordinary. Is it possible that the perfect Mara Lynn may not be as flawless as she seems?