Anderson,John Anderson Sidekicked
Thirteen-year-old superhero sidekick-in-training Drew Bean must overcome his not-so-superpowers and become the hero everyone needs when a supervillian, The Dealer, returns to the city of Justica.
Barnhill, Kelly The Mostly True Story of Jack
Enter a world where magic bubbles just below the surface....When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time.
Blackwood, Sage Jinx
An orphaned boy named Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald and discovers that the world beyond--and within--the Urwald is more complex than he could imagine.
Bullard, Lisa Turn Left at the Cow
Thirteen-year-old Trav has always wondered about his dad. It turns out his dad was involved in a bank robbery right before he mysteriously disappeared, and the loot is still missing. Along with the kids next door, Trav embarks on a search for the cash. But the trio's adventure quickly turns dangerous when it becomes clear that someone else is looking for the money--someone who won't give up without a fight!
Choldenko, Gennifer Al Capone Does My Shirts
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Cody, Matthew Powerless
Soon after moving to Noble's Green, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Daniel learns that his new friends have super powers that they will lose when they turn thirteen, unless he can use his brain power to protect them.
Colfer, Eoin Half Moon Investigations
Fletcher Moon, nicknamed "Half Moon" because of his shortness, must track a conspiracy or be framed for a crime he did not commit.
Collins, Suzanne Gregor the Overlander (first in series)
When Gregor falls through a grate in his apartment building, he's hurtled into the dark Underland, a world that is on the brink of war. But his arrival is no accident - a prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future.
Corriveau, Art 13 Hangmen
Tony DiMarco discovers a treasure during the first days in his new home at 13 Hangmen's Court in Boston. In the attic bedroom of the house, Tony comes together with four other thirteen-year-old boys from different times in history, and they are all connected to a murder, a mystery, and a treasure.
Delaney, Joseph Revenge of the Witch (first in a series)
In this horror novel, twelve-year-old Tom Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son. He is the apprentice to The Spook, who teaches Tom to keep witches, boggarts and ghosts from harming villagers.
Falls, Kat Dark Life
When fifteen-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat.
Farmer, Nancy The Sea of Trolls
In A.D. 793, Jack and his sister Lucy are enslaved by Olaf One-Brow and swept into a hilarious adventure-quest involving a willful mother dragon, a giant spider, a troll-bear and a shape-shifting half-troll.
Fry, Jack Hunt for the Hydra (Jupiter Pirates #1)
Part high-seas adventure, part space-age epic, this story is an unforgettable saga about a solar system on the brink of war and one family caught in the middle of it.
Funke, Cornelia Ghost Knight
Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft and new friend Ella summon the ghost of Sir William Longspee, who may be able to protect Jon from a group of ghosts that threatens him harm from the day he arrives at Salisbury Cathedral's boarding school.
Gibbs, Stuart The Last Musketeer
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."
Grabenstein, Chris Crossroads
When eleven-year-old Zack Jennings moves to Connecticut with his father and new stepmother, they must deal with the ghosts left behind by a terrible accident, as well as another kind of ghost from Zack's past.
Grant, Michael The Call
A seemingly average twelve-year-old learns that he is destined to gather a team of similarly gifted children to try to save the world from a nameless evil, which is threatening to reappear after having been imprisoned for three thousand years. First in a series.
Grant, Katy Hide and Seek
In the remote mountains of Arizona where he lives with his mother, stepfather, and two sisters, fourteen-year-old Chase discovers two kidnapped boys and gets caught up in a dangerous adventure when he comes up with a plan to get them to safety.
Haddon, Mark Boom!
When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret alien language, the two friends decide to investigate and soon find themselves caught up in a series of wild adventures with extraterrestrials.
Hiassen, Carl Chomp
The difficult star of the reality television show, "Expedition Survival," disappears on location in the Florida Everglades, where they were filming animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, and Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him, but they must avoid Tuna's gun-happy father.
Higgins, Simon Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja
In medieval Japan, an evil warlord is about to execute his secret plan to plunge the nation into chaos. Enter young Moonshadow, the newest agent for the Grey Light Order, an elite brotherhood of shinobi (ninja spy warriors).
Hobbes, Will Go Big or Go Home
After a meteorite crashes through the roof of his house, Brady soon discovers that he's able to do strange and wonderful things that shouldn't be possible. At the same time, Brady is developing some strange symptoms. Could he be infected with long-dormant microbes from space?
Korman, Gordon The Hypnotists
Discovering that his persuasive powers are linked to his hypnotist bloodlines when he is accepted into a special educational program for unusually gifted kids, Jackdon Opus uncovers a sinister agenda that compels him to use his talents to save his family, friends and government.
Korman, Gordon Ungifted
In this funny middle-grade novel, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is mistakenly sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
Lacey, Josh Island of Thieves
Tom goes with his Uncle Harvey to Peru, where they narrowly escape imprisonment and death as they hunt for buried treasure after tracking down a journal written by John Drake, a young relative of Sir Francis Drake, on a voyage to Lima in 1577.
Lupica, Mike The Batboy
When his hometown's Major League Baseball team hires him as a batboy, fourteen-year-old Brian believes his dream has come true. during the summer Brian strikes up an unlikely friendship with Hank Bishop, a once-popular ballplayer who was once banned for using steroids.
Lupica, Mike The Underdogs
Small but fast twelve-year-old Will Tyler, an avid football player in the down-and-out town of Forbes, Pennsylvania, takes matter into his own hands to try and finance the city's football team, giving the whole community hope in the process.
MacHale, D.J. SYLO
When everyone is quarantined on a once-peaceful island off the coast of Maine, Tucker questions a secret branch of the military claiming that residents have been infected by a deadly virus.
Nielsen, Jennifer The False Prince
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
Nimmo, Jenny Midnight for Charlie Bone (first in a series)
When Charlie's grandmother and aunts discover that he can hear people in photographs, they send him to Bloor's Academy for gifted and endowed children. As Charlie adjusts to life at Bloor's, he stumbles upon a mystery that leads him to a better understanding of his family and himself.
Northrup, Michael Plunked
Sixth-grader Jack Mogens loses his nerve after getting hit by a pitch, and has to dig deep within himself to avoid giving up the sport he loves.
Oppell, Kenneth Boundless
Accidently acquiring the key to a train car containing a priceless treasure, young Will Everett is targeted by sinister figures from his past and must enlist the help of members of a traveling circus in order to survive.
Paulsen, Gary Liar, Liar: the theory, practice, and destructive properties of deception
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever.
Paver, Michelle Wolf Brother
In this page-turning original adventure, set 6,000 years ago, 12-year old Torak and his wolf-cub companion must defeat the evil that stalks their land. Their journey takes them through the deep forest, onto glaciers, and into dangers they never had dreamed of.
Peacock, Shane Eye of the Crow
In 1867, Sherlock Holmes, an impoverished young outcast with a Jewish father and highborn mother, visits the scene of a woman's murder, where he meets a wrongly accused young Arab and becomes a suspect himself.
Petersen, P.J. Wild River
Considered lazy and unathletic, twelve-year-old Ryan discovers a heroic side of himself when a kayak trip with his older brother goes horribly awry.
Prineas, Sarah The Magic Thief
Conn's life is forever changed when he tries to pick the pocket of the wizard Nevery and instead gets a strong jolt of magic. Instead of punishing the boy, Nevery takes Conn under his wing, teaches him magic, and enlists his help in finding the person responsible for stealing the city's dwindling magic supply.
Rollins, James Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow
Jake and his older sister Kady are transported by a Mayan artifact to a strange world inhabited by a mix of people from long-lost civilizations who are threatened by prehistoric creatures and an evil alchemist, the Skull King.
Salerni, Diane K. The Eighth Day
Orphan Jax Aubrey doesn't expect much on his thirteenth birthday, but when he discovers there's an extra day squeezed between Wednesday and Thursday whose origins are rooted in Arthurian legend, it's clear his life will never be the same.
Salisbury, Graham Night of the Howling Dogs
Dylan's scout troop goes camping in a remote spot below the volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. That night an earthquake rocks the camp, and then a wave rushes in, sweeping everyone and everything before it. Dylan and Louie, a tough older boy, must team up on a dangerous rescue mission.
Scieszka, Jon (Editor) Other Worlds
The fourth volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for boys features ten thrilling new tales of science fiction and fantasy from some of the biggest names in children's literature.
Selfors, Suzanne Smells Like Dog
Homer Pudding is an ordinary farm boy who's got big dreams to follow in the footsteps of his famous treasure-hunting uncle. But when Uncle Drake mysteriously disappears, Homer inherits two things: a lazy, droopy dog with no sense of smell, and a mystery.
Shusterman, Neal Tesla's Attic
With a plot combining science and the supernatural, four kids are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor, Nikola Tesla.
Smith, Claire Barrett Aliens on Vacation
Scrub arrives at his grandmother's Washington bed-and-breakfast only to discover she has opened the doors to aliens that arrive through off-Earth portals.
Smith, Roland Peak
The story of a fourteen-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest is an action-packed adventure filled with tension.
Stroud, Jonathan Heroes of the Valley
Set in a medieval world that recalls Norse epics, Young Halli Sveinsson of the House of Svein embarks on what he dreams will be a quest for vengeance and glory equal to those of his heroic ancestor, but he quickly comes to realize that legend and lore have little relation to reality.
Vanderpool, Claire Navigating Early
Abruptly placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine after his mother's death at the end of World War II, Kansas youth Jack Baker befriends Early Auden, an ususual boy with whom Jack embarks on a quest along the Appalachian Trail in search of a legendary great black bear.
Voigt, Cynthia Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things
When Max's parents leave the country without him, (have they been kidnapped?) he must rely on his wits to get by, and before long he is running his own--rather unusual--business.
Wilson, Daniel H. A Boy and his Bot
On a field trip to some ancient Indian burial mounds, robot-obsessed Code finds himself thrown into an alternate subterranean realm, Mekhos, full of robots in all shapes and sizes.
Wilson, N.D. The Dragon's Tooth
When their parents' seedy old motel burns down on the same night they are visited by a strange man covered in skeleton tattoos, Cyrus, Antigone, and their brother Daniel are introduced to an ancient secret society, and discover that they have an important role in keeping it alive.