Mia the Magnificent

After one summer at the Little Tykes Theatre, Mia Fullerton is meek no more, but that doesn’t make her life any easier—not in her sophomore year at St. Hilary’s, when her best friend Lisa forces her into a dangerously big part in The Music Man.…

The Naperville White House

Fantasy government by the people and for the people Imagine a United States where government exists not just in Washington, D.C., but in the living rooms and basements of thousands of ordinary people. A nation where software companies have developed and successfully marketed “fantasy government”…

The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns

Lucy Burns wants a normal life: friends, love, and a family of her own. And she could have it all if only she could break free from the job she hates. That job? Facilitator to hell. And her boss is a real devil. At the…

Uncovering Sadie’s Secrets

Allow us to introduce Bianca Balducci, a normal fifteen-year-old girl attending a co-ed parochial school in Baltimore, Maryland. She worries about her hair, her clothes, her would-be boyfriend Doug…And solving real-life mysteries? That’s right! Watch out Nancy Drew, Bianca is on the case and this…

The Reappearance of Sam Webber

When young Sam Webber’s father disappears without a trace, he begins to learn about friendships and family in this heartwarming novel about growing up in the city. This coming-of-age story has won virtually every award in its class, including the ALEX Award for best adult books…

Live by the Sword

Humiliated at the Bay of Pigs, John and Robert Kennedy sought desperately to eliminate Castro. Their strategies for overthrowing the Cuban leader were so elaborate and bizarre, they could only engender paranoia. Castro openly threatened to retaliate. Pro-Castro agitator Lee Harvey Oswald learned that Robert…

The Understory

If Phoenix was a Jungle, Story Easton Lived in the Understory . . . Story Easton knows the first line of every book, but never the last. She never cries, but she fakes it beautifully. And at night, she escapes from the failure of her…