Alban, Andrea. Anya's War. 2011. Anya Rosen moves with her family from Odessa to Shanghai in order to escape religious persecution from Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. But after Anya discovers a newborn baby abandoned in the middle of the street, and her hero, Amelia Earhart, goes missing, Anya fears that there is no safe place for her family. (Historical fiction)

Avi. City of Orphans. 2011. In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. (Historical fiction)

Barton, Chris. Can I See Your ID?: True Stories of False Identities. 2011. Ten stories of true crime, fraud, and adventure, including accounts of a fake Asian princess, master thief Frank Abagnale, and a teen who "stole" a subway in 1993. (Non-fiction)

Detorie, Rick. The Accidental Genius of Weasel High. 2011. A typical boy in ninth grade draws comics and records his thoughts in his journal, describing life with his two parents, adolescent sister, and a bully. (Humor)

Dickinson, Matt. Mortal Chaos. 2012. When a butterfly startles a young rabbit, and the rabbit makes a horse rear, it starts a chain of events, over the course of one day, that will change people's lives ... and end people's lives. (Action)

Edginton, Ian. The Sign of Four. 2010. A graphic novel adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story in which the great detective and his sidekick Dr. Watson become caught up in a treasure hunt after agreeing to help a woman learn the identity of her secret admirer. (Graphic novel)

Evans, Lissa. Small Change for Stuart. 2011. Stuart Horten - ten years old and small for his age - moves to the dreary town of Beeton, far away from all his friends. And then he meets his new next-door neighbors, the unbearable Kingley triplets, and things get even worse. (Mystery)

Fine, Anne. The Devil Walks. 2011. Raised in secrecy by a mother everyone thinks has gone mad, Daniel's only link to his past is the intricately built model of the family home - High Gates. As Daniel is reunited with his Uncle Severn, his life starts to change, and not for the better. (Horror)

Meloy, Colin. Wildwood. 2011. Prue's life shifts from ordinary to extraordinary when her baby brother is abducted by crows and she must embark into the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest in the center of Portland, Oregon. (Fantasy)

Messner, Kate. Eye of the Storm. 2012. Jaden's summer visit with her meteorologist father, who has just returned from spending four years in Russia conducting weather experiments not permitted in the United States, fills her with fear as she discovers that living at her father's planned community Placid Meadows is anything but placid. (Adventure)

Morpurgo, Michael. Shadow. 2010. Never have Aman and his mother needed a friend more than when a springer spaniel appears in the mouth of their Afghan cave. As life in Afghanistan becomes more dangerous by the moment, Aman, his mother and Shadow find the courage to leave. But how far can Shadow lead them? (Realistic fiction)

Pitcher, Annabel. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. 2011. Narrated by ten-year old Jamie, a stunning debut novel about the tragedy that tears apart his family after a terrorist attack, and how they rebuild their lives. (Realistic fiction)