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Astronaut Handbook - JNF

Meghan McCarthy

DO YOU HAVE what it takes to be an astronaut? Meghan McCarthy blasts readers off to astronaut school in her new, young, nonfiction picture book. Take a ride on the “Vomit Comet” and learn how it feels to be weightless. Have your measurements taken—100 to be exact—for your very own space suit. Meghan McCarthy has created the perfect book to share with children who want to be astronauts when they grow up.

 

Five Cars Stuck and One Big Truck - E

David Carter

As a family of dogs sets out on a trip, they get stuck in the mud and five more cars that stop to help also end up stuck.

 

 

Trusting You and Other Lies - YA

Nicole Williams

Dreading having to go to family summer camp when her constantly fighting parents decide it may help, Phoenix finds herself partnered with a know-it-all head counselor who she finds attractive in spite of their interpersonal clashes.

 

 

 

Beware! Space Junk! - JF

Geronimo Stilton

MouseStar 1 is surrounded by floating space junk! It's yucky -- and dangerous. It's coming from a nearby planet, Cleanix. Geronimo Stiltonix goes to visit, and discovers that the aliens there are very wasteful. Even worse, robots that they've thrown in the trash have started to rebel! Can the spacemice restore harmony before the robots take over?

 

 

Hilo 3. The Great Big Boom - JF (Graphic Novel)

Judd Winick

Hilo and DJ, with the help of Polly, the magical warrior cat, travel through a mysterious portal and battle bad guys, face disgusting food, an angry mom, and powerful magic to save their friend Gina.

 

 

 

Curious George Discovers the Stars - E

Bethany Freitas

George loves summer nights in the country that's where he does his best stargazing. When his friend Bill says that nobody knows how many stars there are, George is determined to count! But how will he keep track? Come along as George learns all about stars, constellations, and the night sky.

 

Gilbert the Great - E

Jane Clarke

Gilbert the shark and Raymond the remora are friends but one day Raymond disappears and Gilbert is devastated. Until he meets Rita the remora who has lost her shark. Very subtle story of love, loss and recovery.

 

 

 

Before and After - E

Jean Jullien

A series of two-frame narratives explores before-and-after scenarios, such as pale skin to sunburned skin, and uncooked pasta to a plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

 

 

Graceful - JF

Wendy Mass

Angelina D'Angelo has left town to see the world. It's now Grace's turn to use her magic to protect the people of Willow Falls, and she is up to the challenge. This is her destiny, after all. But destiny is a funny thing - it doesn't always behave the way you'd expect it to.

 

 

Sea Monkey & Bob - E

Aaron Reynolds

A seamonkey who is afraid of sinking and a pufferfish afraid of floating to the surface conquer their fears by sticking together.

 

 

 

 

Midnight at the Electric - YA

Jodi Lynn Anderson

Adri's, Catherine's, and Lenore's lives are intertwined. Adri lives in 2065 Kansas, Catherine lives in 1930 Kansas, and Lenore lives in England in 1919. As Adri is preparing to go to Mars, she goes to Kansas for training and stays with her cousin. Upon settling in, she comes across letters written by Lenore. Through journals and letters, Catherine narrates her own story of being in Kansas during the Dust Bowl.

 

Red's Planet- JF (Graphic Novel)

Eddie Pittman

Meet Red, a quirky, headstrong 10-year-old who longs to live in her own perfect paradise far away from her annoying foster family. But when a UFO mistakenly kidnaps her, Red finds herself farther away than she could have possibly imagined—across the galaxy and aboard an enormous spaceship owned by the Aquilari, an ancient creature with a taste for rare and unusual treasures. Before Red can be discovered as a stowaway, the great ship crashes on a small deserted planet, leaving her marooned with a menagerie of misfit aliens. With her newfound friend, a small gray alien named Tawee, Red must find a way to survive the hostile castaways, evade the ravenous wildlife, and contend with Goose, the planet’s grumpy, felinoid custodian.

 

Coin Toss - E

Jake Black

Two-Face turns the Mayor's Annual Award for philanthropy into a nightmare, so Batman and Batwoman must bring him to justice.

 

 

 

Scavenger of Souls- YA

Joshua Bellin

Querry and the members of Survival Colony 9 have defeated a whole nest of the Skaldi, who can impersonate humans even as they destroy them. But now the colony is dangerously low in numbers and supplies. Querry's mother is in command, and is definitely taking them somewhere. Some secret from her past seems to be driving her relentlessly forward. When they do finally reach their destination, Querry is amazed to discover a whole compound of humans organized, with plenty of food and equipment. But the colonists are not welcomed. Everything about them is questioned, especially by Mercy, the granddaughter of the compound s leader. Mercy is as tough a fighter as Querry has ever seen, but the more Querry learns about Mercy and the others, the more he realizes that nothing around him is as it seems.

 

Trust Me - YA

Romily Bernard

Teen hacker Wick Tate is used to relying only on herself, but when she has nowhere else to turn, she has to learn to trust someone in order to finally escape her demons.

 

Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World - JF

Bill Nye

Traveling to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, twelve-year-old Jack and his genius foster siblings, Ava and Matt, become caught up in a mystery involving a missing scientist.

 

 

 

Soldier Boy - YA

Keely Hutton

Follows Ricky from 1987-1991, and Samuel in 2006, as they are abducted to serve as child-soldiers in Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Includes historical notes and information about Friends of Orphans, an organization founded by Ricky Richard Anywar, on whose life the story is partly based.

 

 

Remnants. Season of Glory - YA

Lisa Bergren

The power of the Remnants and their people are growing, threatening Pacifica's careful plans for domination. Among the Trading Union, village after village, outpost after outpost, and city after city are drawn to people of the Way and agree to stand against those who hunt them. As the Pacifica government seeks to annihilate the Remnants, the emperor Keallach finds himself focusing instead on his lost brother ... and Andriana. While her heart belongs firmly to Ronan, Andriana still feels a connection to Keallach she can't deny. But welcoming him as a Remnant may mean leading the enemy directly into their ranks.

 

Return of Rocket and Groot - E

Charles Cho

Rocket and Groot were best friends long before they became Guardians of the Galaxy, and now they're on their next daring adventure. With the rest of the team, they've signed on to protect the Sovereign's vital power source--valuable batteries--from the hungry maw of a space monster. With an entire planet and their lives on the line, Rocket and Groot are raring to go!

 

Beyond the Bright Sea - JF

Lauren Wolk

Set adrift on the ocean in a small skiff as a newborn, twelve-year-old Crow embarks on a quest to find the missing pieces of her history.

 

 

 

 

What I Lost - YA

Alexandra Ballard

When sixteen-year-old Elizabeth is sent to the Wallingfield Psychiatric Facility's Residential Treatment Center, she encounters girls whose problems seem much greater than her own anorexia.

 

 

 

Build It! Volume 1 - JNF

Jennifer Kemmeter

Inside you'll find a range of creative models to put together--from animals to airplanes, street scenes to seascapes and much more, created using the Lego's you already have at home. Contains 3-5 “dioramas” featuring a diverse range of models. Full color, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.

 

 

Spill Zone - YA (Graphic Novel)

Scott Westerfeld

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse.

 

Smart Girls Guide to Getting It Together - JNF

Erin Falligant

Shares suggestions, quizzes, and real-world tips to help girls get organized in order to alleviate stress, improve personal habits, and develop better time management skills.