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BISAC Subject JUV039140

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

A Little Princess

Grade 3 - Grade 8

Young Sara Crewe grew up with her rich father in India, surrounded by servants and luxury. She's not royalty, but when she arrives at Miss Minchin's boarding school in London, everyone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Style All Her Own

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Isabelle Ashley Parker McBride has a style all her own. She wears special outfits for every event, from going to the dentist to having tea, and everyone admires her unique sense of style… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [E]

A Summer of Sundays

Grade 3 - Grade 6

A sweet middle-grade title about getting lost in a big family and unlikely friendship… Almost-twelve-year-old Sunday Fowler is a middle-of-the-middle child, and it's the absolute worst. Her Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Animal Rescues

Series

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things, especially when it comes to rescuing animals in danger. These short, fast-paced novels have been inspired by true stories of kid and animal heroes. Read More →

At Top Speed

Grade 4 - Grade 8

For Ella, winning has always been the goal, and at Quartz Creek Ranch, she's pretty sure she'll ace horseback riding too. There's just one hitch in her plan: Figure Eight, the beautiful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Big Birthday

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Annabelle is determined to have a birthday party that stands out from the rest. The moon seems like the perfect spot! But wearing spacesuits and partying in a place with no air create some… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: [E]

Blast from the North

Grade 3 - Grade 6

After saving his clan from saber-toothed tigers, Lug the caveboy has become a hero. The only problem: between the nightmares and his sudden skittishness around animals, he doesn't feel like… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Carrie's Camping Adventure

Grade 1 - Grade 5

Carrie says she'll organize everything for a camping trip if only her mother will take her and her brother and their best friends for a first-ever night in the woods. Once they arrive at the… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]

Cody Trilogy

Series

Thirteen-year-old Cody Dorsett is recovering from cancer and wants a normal life, and that includes soccer. Stuck on the bench and bullied as the new, bald kid, Cody has to find a way to… Read More →

Curve Ball

Grade 4 - Grade 8

On his old team, Tom Poulos was a star catcher. But his new team is different. For one thing, all the players are older and bigger than him. For another, no matter how hard he tries or how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Disney Great Character Guides

Series

In this lighthearted approach to character education, readers learn what character traits are needed in their favorite Disney and Pixar characters' "jobs"—such as Elsa's role as Snow Queen or… Read More →

Dive into Danger

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Pudge's dad might love being on the ocean and taking care of wildlife, but Pudge would rather be playing World of Warcraft. When he meets an intriguing girl through the game and gets caught… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Drive

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Jake dreams of becoming a golf pro, but can't afford a full set of clubs or a membership to the Royal Pinecrest Golf Club. The only way he can play the course is to sneak on to it. When Jake… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Everything I Was

Grade 6 - Grade 10

“My walls were stripped, and all that was left in the room was a pile of boxes and my mattress propped against the wall.”… So begins Irene’s journey from an Upper West Side penthouse to—well, Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Family Snaps

Series

Family can be defined in a variety of ways. And even when family means you're loved and protected, young boys and girls feel the family's challenges more than adults may think. Family Snaps… Read More →

First Avenue Classics ™

Series

From Alice and the Wizard of Oz to Hamlet and Don Quixote, your favorite characters from literature are now accessible from any digital device. First Avenue Classics transform unabridged… Read More →

Spring 2019

First Avenue Classics ™: New for Spring 2019

Series

From Alice and the Wizard of Oz to Hamlet and Don Quixote, your favorite characters from literature are now accessible from any digital device. First Avenue Classics transform unabridged… Read More →

Funny Bone Readers ™ — Dealing with Bullies

Series

Each story in the Funny Bone Readers series models the benefits of good decision-making. This set focuses on dealing with bullies and includes lively text and colorful engaging illustrations. Read More →

Funny Bone Readers ™ — en español

Series

Each story in the Funny Bone Readers series models the benefits of good decision-making about friendships, bullying, character and more. The new 12-book Spanish set includes lively text and… Read More →

Go, Billy, Go!: Being Yourself

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Billy is a typical boy who loves to ride his bike and play video games. But when Billy tells his family and friends he wants to be a cheerleader, everyone is surprised and tells him boys… Read More →

  • Lexile: 150
  • ATOS: 1.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Growing Up

Series

Young children love a story they can interact with. Rocking Chair Kids books are perfect for read-alouds and one-on-one reading. This new series supports a child's feelings about growing up. Read More →

Home Court Advantage

Grade 4 - Grade 8

When Debbie is on the basketball court she feels free and alive. But while she's a good player she's also an aggressive one, and rough tactics get her in trouble more than… Off the court Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Hoop Magic

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Orlando O'Malley has had to overcome a lot to play basketball. He's the worst shooter on the Evergreen Eagles middle school team. He can barely dribble around a cone in practice. And he's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

How to Be a Beloved Toy: Teamwork with Woody

Grade 1 - Grade 4

Being a toy can be a tough job. You need to be able to work as a team with other toys to make your kid happy. It also takes patience, resourcefulness, and much more. Join Woody as he learns… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: 658.4/022