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Chicken Story Time - E

Sandy Asher

Storytime in the library becomes increasingly chaotic as first one chicken then a whole flock joins in and the librarian must come up with a creative solution so that everyone can enjoy the story.

 

 

 

Alphonse, That is Not Okay to Do! - E

Daisy Hirst

Monster Natalie gets angry with her little brother Alphonse when he starts eating her favorite book, but she doesn't stay mad for long.

 

Wayfarer - YA

Alexandra Bracken

Robbed of the powerful object she needed to save her mother, time traveler Etta Spencer is stranded far from home and the privateer she loves before resolving to destroy the astrolabe, a mission that is challenged by a shattering revelation.

 

 

 

Flying Lessons & Other Stories - JF

 

From basketball dreams and family fiascoes to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

 

 

The Matchstick Castle - JF

David Borgenicht

Eleven-year-old Brian's summer turns out a lot less boring than expected when he encounters a huge, wacky house in the forest and befriends the eccentric family that lives there.

 

 

 

 

Phoenix - JF

Gitty Daneshvari

Lucky thinks he's an ordinary human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where humans and aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an alien starship crew - and an alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair. Together, they must find a way to save the galaxy. For Lucky is not the only one in danger. His destiny and the fate of the universe are connected in the most explosive way.

 

Rainbow Weaver =Tejedora del arcoíris - E

Linda Marshall-Elovitz

Ixchel, a young Mayan girl who is not allowed to use her mother's thread to weave, exercises her ingenuity and repurposes plastic bags to create colorful weavings. Includes glossary and author's note.

Ixchel, una joven muchacha maya a la que no se le permite usar el hilo de su madre para tejer, ejerce su ingenio y reutiliza las bolsas de pl̀stico para crear tejidos de colores. Incluye el glosario y la nota del autor.

 

Spunky Little Monkey - E

Bill Martin

Little monkey will not get out of bed, so the doctor prescribes some exercise, and monkey learns to dance.

 

 

The Warden's Daughter - JF

Jerry Spinelli

Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.

 

 

 

A Warm Winter- E

Feridun Oral

Little Mouse searches for firewood to heat his nest, but when he realizes his load is too heavy for him his friends offer to help.

 

 

 

 

Under Rose-Tainted Skies - YA

Louise Gornall

Agoraphobia confines Norah to the house she shares with her mother. For her, the outside is sky glimpsed through glass, or a gauntlet to run between home and car. But a chance encounter on the doorstep changes everything: Luke, her new neighbour. Norah is determined to be the girl she thinks Luke deserves: a 'normal' girl, her skies unfiltered by the lens of mental illness. Instead, her love and bravery opens a window to unexpected truths.

 

Quirk's Quest: Into the Outlands - JF (Graphic Novel)

Robert Christie

Setting out to explore the remote Outlands of Crutonia are the brave and multifarious crew of the H.M.S. Gwaniimander, under the command of Captain Quenterindy Quirk--a leader whose confidence exceeds his competence by several lengths of his own bushy tail. Quirk's voyage of discovery is quickly plunged into disaster and mystery, as the expedition encounters carniverous giants, an unstable sorceress, and a valley of indestructible creatures. With the crew decimated, the ship destroyed, and a malign force plotting worse fortune, can Quirk and his compatriots hold together their royal mission?

 

The Messy Book - E

Maudie Powell-Tuck

Cat has made a BIG mess! 'Maybe you should clean it up,' says Dog. 'Cleaning is boring,' she replies. She would rather move the mess, or jump on it, or hide it under the bed. Will Dog ever be able to convince her to clean up?

 

 

 

Shades of Darkness - YA

A.R. Kahler

As she discovers the truth about her past, Kaira, a senior at a boarding school for aspiring musicians and artists, discovers that vengeful gods are threatening humanity.

 

 

The Secret of a Heart Note - YA

Stacey Lee

As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, Mimosa knows her future holds a lifetime of using her sense of smell to mix base notes, top notes, and heart notes into elixirs that help others fall in love-- while she remains alone. Mimosa dreams of a normal high school existence and having a boyfriend, but falling in love would take away her talent. When she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman, she must rely on the high school soccer star for help... and discovers that sometimes falling in love isn't a choice ...

 

Batgirl at Superhero High - JF (Graphic)

Lisa Yee

Recruited to Super Hero High by Supergirl, intelligent Barbara Gordon trains for her new role as Batgirl alongside some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy.

 

Flashfall - YA

Jenny Moyer

In a world shattered by radiation fallout, teenaged Orion and her climbing partner Dram, in exchange for freedom, mine terrifying tunnels for a precious element that keeps humans safe from radiation poisoning, but disturbing revelations force Orion to question everything she knows.

 

 

Into White - YA

Randi Pink

LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn't know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were . . . different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be 'anything but black.' Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?

 

 

The Sweetest Sound - JF

Sherri Winston

Shy ten-year-old Cadence grapples with an overprotective father, a mother who's skipped town to pursue stardom, and what to do when a recording of her amazing voice leaks before she's ready to share it with the world.

 

 

 

 

Stef Soto, Taco Queen - JF

Jennifer Torres

Seventh grader Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family's taco truck. She wants nothing more than for her dad to get a normal job and for Tia Perla to be put out to pasture. It's no fun being known as the "Taco Queen" at school. But just when it looks like Stef is going to get exactly what she wants, and her family's livelihood is threatened, she will have to become the truck's unlikely champion. In this fun and multicultural middle grade novel, Stef will discover what matters the most, and ultimately embrace an identity that even includes old Tia Perla.

 

Carve the Mark - YA

Veronica Roth

Living on a violent planet where everyone develops a unique power meant to shape the future, Akos and Cyra, youths from enemy nations, resent gifts that render them vulnerable to others' control before they become unlikely survival partners.

 

 

 

 

Life in Motion - JNF

Misty Copeland

A middle-grade adaptation of thememoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history traces her late entry into the dance world and the economic, cultural and family obstacles that challenged her pursuits.

 

Gap Life - YA

John Coy

Despite acceptance from his father's college, Cray decides to take a gap year with Rayne, who helps him find a job at a home for developmentally disabled adults, and he learns more about himself and others than any university could teach him.

 

Swimming With Sharks - JNF

Heather Lang

The true story about the girl who grew up to be the 'Shark Lady' and became one of the most inspiring scientists in the world.