Don't Miss These Great Chapter Books!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2013 Newbery Winner
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
2013 Newbery Honor
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
2013 Newbery Honor
When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
Castles and Shadows by Ellen Renner
A feisty eleven-year-old princess embarks on a dangerous mission to find her missing mother, uncovering dark secrets inside and outside the castle walls.
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate by Scott Nash
Blue Jay and his band of avian pirates sail the skies searching for ships laden with cargo, avoiding run-ins with the dastardly crows, dodging doldrums and bad weather, and evading the long arm of the Colonial army.
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love.
The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs
In Paris with his parents to sell family heirlooms, fourteen-year-old Greg Rich suddenly finds himself four hundred years in the past, and is aided by boys who will one day be known as "The Three Musketeers."
The Prairie Thief by Melissa Wiley
In late nineteenth-century Colorado, Louisa's father is erroneously arrested for thievery and, while under the charge of the awful Smirch family, Louisa and a magical friend must find a way to prove his innocence.
The Creature from the 7th Grade: Boy or Beast by Bob Balaban
When nerdy 12-year-old Charlie Drinkwater spontaneously morphs into a giant sea creature, the big question is: could this be his ticket to popularity at last?
Ring of Fire by Pierdomenico Baccalario
Four seemingly unrelated children are brought together in a Rome hotel where they discover that they are destined to become involved in a deep and ancient mystery involving a briefcase full of artifacts that expose them to great danger
The Secret Prophecy by Herbie Brennan
When Edward Michael "Em" Goverton uncovers the key to a 500-year-old deadly prediction by the prophet Nostradamus, personal tragedy morphs into international crisis. Soon Em finds himself enmeshed in a sinister web of shocking events where nothing is quite as it seems.