by Kate DiCamillo
A National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature submission. Part of the New York Times Best Selling Series Mr. and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy. Mercy is a porcine wonder. One night, Mercy hears a noise. An unlikely thief is robbing the Watsons! But as the thief soon discovers, crime doesn’t pay. Not when there is a very large pig involved.
by Dav Pilkey
Ricky and his Robot are late for dinner again, and Ricky’s parents are not too happy. They send the boys to bed without TV, which saves them from falling under a strange spell. When Victor Von Vulture, a villain from Venus, invades Earth, only Ricky and his Robot can send Victor and his Video Vultures scattering back into space!
by Laurie Halse Anderson
A Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner
During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie’s world upside down. At her feverish mother’s insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.