New Middle Grade and YA Paperbacks!

Just like us, these hot titles are shedding their jackets for spring. Pick up new paperbacks, and get reading! There is something for everyone.

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything By Nicola Yoon

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“[A] fresh, moving debut,” praises Entertainment Weekly in its A– review of this innovative, heartfelt novel. If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you’ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. Unfolding via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more, this paperback edition features a Q&A with Nicola Yoon, an author playlist, a not-to-be-missed deleted scene, a new illustration, and an excerpt of Nicola’s new novel, The Sun Is Also a Star.

Fuzzy Mud

Fuzzy Mud By Louis Sachar

Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya, unaware of the reason for the detour, reluctantly follows. They soon get lost. And then they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined. In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the US Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.

The Incident on the Bridge

The Incident on the Bridge By Laura McNeal

The police refer to it as an incident on the bridge. When it comes to jumpers, it’s better to be discreet.

So when Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge, from the looks of it, there’s only one thing to call it. But her sister, Ted, is not convinced. Despite the witnesses and the police reports and the divers and the fact that she was heartbroken about the way things ended with Clay and how she humiliated herself at that party, Thisbe isn’t the type of person to end up just an incident.

While everyone in town mourns the loss (some more than others), Ted and Fen, the new kid in town, set out to put the pieces together and find her sister. But if Thisbe didn’t jump, what happened on the bridge?

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation) By Laura Hillenbrand

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian’s courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history’s most thrilling survival epics.

Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood

Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood By Liesl Shurtliff

Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything . . . except magic.

But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness. With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . . Liesl Shurtliff spins a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on one of the most beloved characters from her award-winning debut, Rump.


Illuminae By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, while an enemy warship is in hot pursuit.

But the warship could be the least of their problems. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results. The fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their biggest threat, and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking to get to the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: Ezra.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics By Chris Grabenstein

Welcome, boys and girls, and readers of all ages, to the Library Olympics! Kyle and his teammates are back because the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again! This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first-ever Library Olympics. Will it be fun? Like the commercials say . . . HELLO? It’s a Lemoncello! Of course it will be fun! But something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello’s library. In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery. Now it’s not just a game—can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? Packed with puzzles, clues, and thrilling surprises, this is a deliciously fun, action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Let the games begin! BONUS: Look for brand-new extras in the paperback!

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