Video Games

War Stories
by Gordon Korman

Twelve-year-old Trevor Firestone loves playing war-based video games and he idolizes his great-grandfather Jacob who came home from World War II a celebrated hero; now ninety-three Jacob wants to retrace his journey in memory and reality and return to the small French village that his unit liberated, and Trevor is going with him–but not everyone in the town want Jacob to come, and Trevor is going to learn an important lesson: real war is not a video game, and valor and heroism can be very murky concepts. Ages 9-11.

Dragon Ops
by Mari Mancusi

Twelve-year-old Ian is thrilled to beta test the mixed-reality version of his favorite game, but unless he, his sister, Lilli, and their cousin Derek defeat the dragon, it will be game over.

Glitch
by Sarah Graley

Izzy gets sucked into the world of her new video game, where a robot named Rae tells her she is destined to save Dungeon City from the Big Boss.

Tournament Trouble
by Sylv Chiang

Twelve-year-old Jaden loves to play his favorite video game Cross Ups but has to hide his gaming from his unapproving mom. When an epic match wins him a chance to play in a tournament, Jaden and his friend Devesh hatch a plan to get him there. His strict parents, annoying siblings, bullies, and his growing interest in neighbor, Cali keeps getting in his way.

Slacker
by Gordon Korman

When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming–but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything, whether he likes it or not.

My Life as a Gamer
by Janet Tashjian

Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime when he is asked to test software for new video games, but he soon discovers that his dream job isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Minecraft Essential Handbook
by Stephanie Milton

Provides readers with tips, techniques, and strategies for Minecraft, including how to find resources, make a shelter, create tools, and defend against monsters.

A real-life Minecraft player liked nothing better than to intentionally harass other players, ruining their campaigns and buildings. When he’s transported into the game, however, he discovers that everything inside Minecraft is actually real, and he has to learn to cooperate with others in order to stay alive!

Game On!
by Jennifer Holm

Squish the amoeba neglects his homework, parents, friends, and even his Super Amoeba comic books when he discovers the video game Mitosis.

Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Tech gadgets are disappearing left and right at school, and Lunch Lady must get to the bottom of it!