Allie, First at Last
by Angela Cervantes
Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning student, her former best friend is hanging out with another girl--but now she is determined to win the Trailblazer contest with a photographic presentation about her great grandfather, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner from their town.
Best Friends For Never
by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Twelve-year-old Hattie grew up in Brooklyn, so her family's move to a small town in Massachusetts required a lot of adjustments, but by the time sixth-grade starts she has several new friends-- but when she somehow invokes the harvest festival jinx, suddenly none of her new friends even recognize her, and she must find a way to break the spell.
Dara Palmer's Major Drama
by Emma Shevah
Dara Palmer dreams of being an actress, but when she does not get a part in the school play she wonders if it is because of her different looks as an adopted girl from Cambodia, so Dara becomes determined not to let prejudice stop her from being in the spotlight.
Girl vs. Boy Band: the Right Track
by Harmony Jones
When three noisy, mischievous rising stars of a British boy band come to Los Angeles to make their first album, they stay in the home of a record producer and her seventh-grade daughter, a talented but painfully shy singer-songwriter, urged by her best friend to step into the spotlight.
Mischief at Midnight
by Esme Kerr
After summer break Anastastia and Edie are back at their boarding school, Knight's Haddon, but the friendship they forged last year is threatened by the arrival of a new girl, Janet, who befriends the orphaned Edie--but when Edie begins to think that Janet may not be exactly what she seems to be, events take a dangerous turn.
Mother-Daughter Book Camp
by Heather Vogel Frederick
Emma, Jess, Megan, Becca, and Cassidy go to Camp Lovejoy in New Hampshire to serve as counselors and when some of the young campers are stricken with homesickness, the friends decide to start a summer camp book club.
Paris for Two
by Phoebe Stone
Twelve-year-old Petunia is used to living in the shadow of her fourteen-year-old half-sister, Ava, their mother's favorite, but now that the whole family has moved to Paris for a year, Pet finds herself stepping into the light, making new friends, uncovering secrets, and, inspired by the classic French dolls she has found, revealing an unexpected talent for designing dresses--and her beautiful sister does not take it well.
Sealed with a Secret
by Lisa Schroeder
In the beautiful Cartier makeup compact she bought at a flea market, Phoebe finds a letter written during World War II in London, from one sister to another, which contains a "spell" for bringing people closer together, a kind of treasure hunt around London--and Phoebe could really use such a spell, because her older sister, Alice, will be leaving for university soon, and just now she seems to be cutting Phoebe out of her life.
Spirit Week Showdown
by Crystal Allen
Nine-year-old Mya is excited about participating in School Spirit Week, even making a pinky promise with her best friend Naomi to be her partner, but when she accidentally gets paired with the biggest bully in school, Mean Connie, Naomi is mad at Maya for breaking her promise, so she must learn to work with Mean Connie and try and get her friend back.
The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper
by Annabelle Fisher
Fifth grader Pixie Piper has always known she was a little different. She has a wild mop of hair that wont stay put, her best friend is a boy, and to top it all off, shes constantly coming up with rhymes and poems that just seem to pop out of her. Then, when Pixie thinks it cant get any worse, she finds out that she actually is differentshes a descendant of Mother Goose!