MS English

Berice Buttman, Model Citizen

Bernice Buttman is a bully who secretly longs for a friend. When her mom drops her off to live with an aunt in a convent Bernice is determined to change.

Class Action

With the help of his big sister, his three best friends and an elderly neighbor, sixth grader Sam Warren brings a class action suit against the Los Angeles school board, arguing that homework is unconstitutional, and his case goes all the way to the Supreme Court.

Dragon Pearl

Min is shocked to hear her brother, Jun, has deserted the Space Force in search of the legendary Dragon Pearl. Eager to prove his innocence, she sets out to find him, and to do so she'll need to use her family's ancestral magic.

The Extinction Files

In Stormchaser and Lincoln's ruined world the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do ANYTHING to win. But in a land full of monsters-both human and reptilian they can't afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other.

The Final Six

When Leo and Naomi are drafted, along with 22 other teens, their lives are changed forever. Overnight they become global celebrities to get one of the six spots to travel to Europa - Jupiter's moon - and establish a new colony leaving earth forever. The future of the human race rests on their shoulders.

The Flight of the Swans

Ryn makes a bargain to remain silent for six years. in order to save her brothers after they have been turned into swans. Based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, the Six Swans.

Harbor Me

When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk without any adults allowed they discover that when they're together it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world.

It Wasn't Me

When Theo's project is vandalized, the five students nearby all claim it wasn't them. So Theo's favorite teacher suggests they all spend the vacation week together and get to the truth.

My Brigadista Year

Thirteen-year-old Lora, a young Cuban teen, volunteers for Fidel Castro's army of young literacy teachers and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.

The Night Diary

Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to leave her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world that is falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary.

The Plot to Kill Hitler

A biography of pastor activist and spy Dietrich Bonhoeffer with emphasis on his participation in a plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Prince Sebastian hires young seamstress Frances as his personal clothier; some days he feels comfortable identifying as a male and others he prefers his dress-wearing alter ego, socialite Lady Crystallia. The teens struggle to keep Sebastian's secret, resist stifling expectations, and sort out their feelings for each other.


The night that Nova's family is killed, the Renegades - humans with extraordinary abilities who protect the city never came to save them, so she isn't a fan. Vowing to get revenge Nova infiltrates the Renegades to bring them down.

Sea Prayer

Composed in the form of a letter from a father to his son on the eve of their journey the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them.


A Warlord killed Caledonia's parents and kidnapped her brother. Now on the deadly Bullet seas, Captain Caledonia Styx and her all-female crew are ready for revenge.

Shadow Weaver

Emmeline posseses a unique ability to manipulate shadows, but when her magical powers are threatened by a a noble family she desperately turns to Dar, her shadow friend, who offers to save her if Emmeline makes Dar flesh again. This bargain puts Emmeline's life in further jeopardy.


When a long-term attack against her world by the alien Krell escalates, Spensa's dream of becoming a fighter pilot may come true, despite her deceased father being labeled a coward and deserter.

To Night Owl From Dogfish

Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Brett and Avery eventually begin scheming to get their fathers back together again after a break-up. Told entirely through emails.

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Mason Buttle is the biggest and sweatiest kid in his grade and everyone knows he can barely read or write. On top of that Mason is grieving over his best friend Benny Kilmartin who turned up dead in the Buttle's family orchard and the investigators believe Mason has information about it.. When his new friend Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in more trouble.

The Way to Bea

Recently estranged from her best friend and about to become a big sister, Bea consoles herself by writing haiku poetry in invisible ink and hiding the poems. One day she finds a reply. Who could it be - the librarian, the editor of the school newspaper, an old friend or a boy obsessed with the local labyrinth?

Who Let the Gods Out

Elliot Hooper has many problems: his mother is behaving strangely, they are in danger of losing their farm, and he is failing at school. So when he finds a girl who announces she is Virgo, an immortal constellation, Elliot is soon swept up in the gods' hunt for Thanatos, Daemon of Death who Elliot has set free from his prison below Stonehenge.