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300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas


A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism by Laura Shumaker

A Song for My Mother by Kat Martin

A Survival Guide for Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

American Political Speeches by Terry Golway

The Artist’s Way for Parents by Julia Cameron and Emma Lively


B by Sarah Kay

Because I Love Her, edited by Andrea Richesin

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo by Vanessa Woods

Boy by Roald Dahl

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

Brother I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat

Brothers of the Buffalo by Joseph Brushac

But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! by Kristy Turner


Cat’s Foot by Brian Doyle

Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Teens With Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience by Dr. Michael J. Bradley


The Darlings by Cristina Alger

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Harden


The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden


Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

Faking Balance by Lela Davidson

The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb

15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect With Your Kids by Rebecca Cohen

Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan

Forever Lily by Beth Nonte Russell


Genius by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen

Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith

Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli

Going Solo by Roald Dahl

The Grail: A Year Ambling and Shambling Through and Oregon Vineyard in Search of the Best Pinot Noir in the Whole Wide World by Brian Doyle

Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin

Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood by Melissa Hart

Gumbo Tales by Sara Roahen


The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss

Henny on the Couch by Rebecca Land Soodak

The Heroine’s Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore

Highlights Hidden Pictures Coloring Book for Grownup Children

Home for Dinner by Anne K. Fishel

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones


I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

If I Have to Tell You One More Time… by Amy McCready

If I Understood You Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda

If the Buddha Had Kids by Charlotte Kasl. Ph.D.

The Improper Life of Bezillia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Ireland by Frank Delaney


Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi


Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon

The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh

Letters from Home by Kristina McMorris

Lips Touch, Three Times by Laini Taylor and Jim di Bartolo

Living Large in Our Little House by Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

The Longest Date: Life as a Wife by Cindy Chupack

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell


Meanwhile, Back at Café du Monde by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald

Memo to the President Elect by Madeleine Albright

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Mink River by Brian Doyle

Missing by Cornelia Maude Spelman

The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket by Katie Workman

The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Mothers and Daughters by Rae Meadows

My Bad Parent by Troy Osinoff

My First Best Friend by Nancy Lindemeyer

My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence by Lauren Kessler


Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton


The Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller


The Pages in Between by Erin Einhorn

The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein

The Perfect Love Song by Patti Callahan Henry

The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris


Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

Red: The Next Generation of American Writers—Teenage Girls—On What Fires Up Their Lives Today edited by Amy Goldwasser

Red Scarf Girl by Ji Li Jiang

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Rouge by Leigh Talbert Moore


Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Saving Ben: A Father’s Story of Autism by Dan Burns

Say You’ll Be Mine by Julia Amante

Secret Garden: Artist’s Edition by Johanna Basford

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Shape of the Eye by George Estreich

Slow Family Living: 75 Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joy by Bernadette Noll

Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight by Marthe Jocelyn

Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War by Alison Buckholtz

Still Life with Chickens by Catherine Goldhamer

Stolen Voices edited by Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger

Surviving High Society by Elizabeth Mulholland


The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

Teenagers 101 by Rebecca Deurlein

Templar, written by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland

This Boys Life by Tobias Wolff

The Traitor’s Wife by Kathleen Kent

The Turnip Princess by Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth


Unraveling by Lynn Biederman and Michelle Baldini


Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire

West with the Night by Beryl Markham

What I Would Tell Her: 28 Devoted Dads on Bringing Up, Holding On To, and Letting Go of Their Daughters, edited by Andrea N. Richesin

What to Expect from Your Adopted Tween (e-book) by Judy Miller

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

When I Married My Mother by Jo Maeder

Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

The Writer’s Workout: 366 Tips, Tasks, & Techniques From Your Writing Career Coach by Christina Katz


The Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy

The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg

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