• I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888

    By Lauren Tarshis (J Tars)

    When a sunny day in Chicago in January 1888 turns abruptly into a deadly blizzard John Hale will need all his strength and courage to survive what became known to history as The Children's Blizzard.

  • The Comeback

    By E.L. Shen (J Shen)

    Twelve-year-old Maxine Chen dreams of being a figure skating champion, but a remarkably talented new girl at the arena and a racist classmate at school test her resolve.

  • The Hockey Rink Hunt (Zach & Zoe Mysteries)

    By Mike Lupica (JM Lupi)

    With only days before the last game of the Stanley Cup finals in Boston, eight-year-old twins Zach and Zoe are determined to find hockey star Mike Gordon's missing lucky necklace.

  • The Sea in Winter

    By Christine Day (J Day)

    After an injury sidelines her dreams of becoming a ballet star, Maisie is not excited for her blended family's midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up.

  • Dog Driven

    By Terry Johnson (J John)

    McKenna, fourteen, is losing her vision but that will not stop her from competing in a rigorous new sled dog race through the Canadian wilderness.

  • The Very Very Far North: a Story for Gentle Readers and Listeners

    By Dan Bar-el (J Bare)

    As Duane, a polar bear, explores his new home he makes friends with the wide variety of creatures he encounters, despite their varied personalities.

  • Winterhouse

    By Ben Guterson (JM Gute)

    Elizabeth, eleven, spends Christmas break at Winterhouse hotel under strange circumstances, where she discovers that she has magic, and her love of puzzles helps her solve a mystery.

  • Alone

    By Megan E. Freeman (J Free)

    When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She's alone--left behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned.

  • The Girl Who Speaks Bear

    By Sophie Anderson (J Ande)

    Twelve-year-old Yanka “the bear” has never felt she belonged. When she wakes up one day with her legs transformed into bear legs she flees the village, and embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover clues to her mysterious origin and identity.

  • Balto and the Race Against Time

    By Helen Moss (J Moss)

    Follow the dogs Baxter, Trevor, Newton, Maia and Titch as they are transported back in time to 1925 Alaska, now as puppies, and must help Balto complete his mission: deliver medicine during the diphtheria outbreak.

  • Ember and the Ice Dragons

    By Heather Fawcett (J Fawe)

    Unable to control her tendency to burst into flame, twelve-year-old Ember, a dragon transformed into a girl by her foster father, is sent to Antarctica where she tries to save ice dragons from extinction.

  • Bramble and Maggie: Snow Day

    By Jessie Haas (J Haas)

    Preparing for a major winter storm, Bramble and Maggie anticipate playing in the deep snow and wind up helping trapped neighbors before sharing an impromptu block party of marshmallows and cocoa.