The Serial Garden by Joan Aiken
Mr. and Mrs. Armitage and their children try to find innovative ways to cope with a variety of extraordinary events including stray unicorns in the garden, lessons in magic that go awry, and eviction from their home.
Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Fourteen-year-old Cecilia has always known she is the true princess of Suala, but when she and her best friend decide to speed up her ascendancy to the throne, they find danger and many imposters who challenge her claim.
The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse
Mila creates headlines around the world when she is rescued from an unpopulated island off the coast of Florida. Now a teenager, she has been raised by dolphins from the age of four. Mila learns about language, music, expectations, disappointments, betrayal, and broken promises. The more Mila finds out what it means to be human, the more deeply she longs for her ocean home.
The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
Tally is not happy about going to boarding school, but she soon realizes it is better than she thought it would be. She reads about Bergania, a European country, and wants to visit. She organizes a dance troupe to go to the country and she befriends Karil, the prince. The princes' father refuses to bend to the Nazis' demands and after he is assassinated Tally and her friends save Karil from the Nazis and the bleak future he has inherited.
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The elder of three sisters, in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared Wizard Howl.
The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman
Three boys are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance at life because of Douglas Healy. He runs an experimental halfway house in New York City where he hopes to make a difference in the lives of the boys. One night they get into a scuffle and Healy is knocked unconscious. The boys take him to the hospital and run away. Healy doesn't remember the boys or the halfway house when he wakes up. But, the boys decide to continue to work as they had to get their lives back on track until Healy can remember. Will they succeed?
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Todd lives in Prentisstown. In Prentisstown everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts. There is no quiet, no privacy and no room for secrets. Just a month before Todd's birthday he and his dog stumble upon an area of complete silence. Prentisstown has been hiding something from him. It's a secret so awful that Todd is suddenly running for his life. How can he run from people who can hear his every thought? How can he run when there is no place to go?
The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Sonia's parents are Mexican immigrants. Sonia wants to be the first in her family to graduate from high school and go to college. But, she is expected to take care of her four lazy brothers, her father that works long hours, and her mother who is expecting twins. When Sonia puts her school work before her family, Sonia's mother sends her to live with her grandmother in Mexico to experience "the ways of the old world". Sonia learns a lot while she is gone and it makes her work even harder to make her dreams come true. Will she be able to handle all the responsibilities she has and still graduate?
Larry and the Meaning of Life by Janet Tashjian
Larry is in the duldrums, but after he meets a spiritual guru at Walden Pond he is convinced to join a study group, where he starts to question his grasp of reality.
There are also 5 new books on cd:
1) Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
2) The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
3) Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
4) The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman
5) The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez by Alan Lawrence Sitomer