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ALIEN SUPERSTAR [#1]
by Winkler, Henry, 1945- author.
PLAY J WIN
Buddy Burger escapes his home planet, lands in Hollywood, and is cast in a new television series, but must pretend his six eyes and suction-cup feet are the costume and his human skin, real.
CAVERN OF SECRETS
by Park, Linda Sue, author.
PLAY J PAR
Hoping to return home after a winter in the Sudden Mountains so he can join his parents in the fight against the evil Chancellor, Raffa must use his apothecary skills while enlisting the help of human and animal friends to survive the journey.
THE CHAOS CURSE
by DasGupta, Sayantani.
PLAY J DAS
"Kiranmala must leave the Kingdom Beyond and travel to her hometown of Parsippany to save Prince Lal, who has been spirited to the unlikeliest of places -- a tree in the yard of her best-enemy-for-life. She also faces evil serpents (of course!), plus a frightening prophecy about her role in the coming conflict between good and evil. Most troubling of all, though, is the way reality all around her seems to waver and flicker at odd moments. Could it be that the Anti-Chaos Committee's efforts are causing a dangerous disruption in the multiverse? Kiran must grapple with the increasingly tangled threads that threaten to ensnare her.If she fails, it could mean an end to her story . . . and the entire multiverse."-- Provided by publisher
COG
COG
by Van Eekhout, Greg, author.
PLAY J VAN
"Cog looks like a normal twelve-year-old boy. But he's a highly advanced robot and he was built to learn. When a big mistake lands Cog in a strange lab, surrounded by scientists who want to study him and remove his brain, Cog decides to recruit four other robots for a cross-country mission to find a place to call home. Their journey will most likely involve much cognitive development in the form of mistakes, but Cog is willing to risk everything to find somewhere he and his new friends will finally belong."-- Provided by publisher.
DEAR SWEET PEA
by Murphy, Julie, 1985- author.
PLAY J MUR
Patricia 'Sweet Pea' DiMarco wasn't sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the idea to live in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind 'Miss Flora Mae I?' Dividing her time between two homes is not easy. And it doesn't help that at school, Sweet Pea is now sitting right next to her ex-best friend, a daily reminder of the friendship that once was. Things might be unbearable if Sweet Pea didn't have Oscar, her new best friend, and her fifteen-pound cat, Cheese. Then one day Flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. And Sweet Pea happens to recognize the handwriting. What she decides to do with that letter forever changes the lives of Sweet Pea DiMarco, her family, and many of the readers of 'Miss Flora Mae I?'.
FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON
by Marks, Janae, author.
PLAY J MAR
"Avid baker Zoe Washington receives a letter on her twelfth birthday from her biological father, who is in prison for a terrible crime"-- Provided by publisher.
HERE IN THE REAL WORLD
by Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-
PLAY J PEN
Immersing himself in a fantasy world of knights and chivalry, introverted Ware is sent to a summer camp designed around social interactions and begins building a castle-like private space while clashing with a fellow misfit.
HOME GAMES
by Markovits, Benjamin, author.
PLAY J MAR
"Twelve-year-old Ben is a shy, quiet New York City kid. His best friend, Jake, lives a few floors below his apartment, and they both go to a prestigious private school. Ben's life isn't perfect, but he feels at home. When his dad takes a job in London, everything changes. His parents separate, and Ben's mom moves them back to her hometown in Austin, Texas. Ben's simple life has suddenly become complicated. He misses his apartment and Jake, and his dad. Then he meets Mabley, and there is now a bright spot to Ben's day. But when his mom starts working at his new school and making friends with his teacher Mr. Tomski, Ben finds himself at the center of all the problems the adults around him can't resolve -- and some of his own, too. Every lunchtime, he escapes to the old basketball court, where he shoots hoops with the groundskeeper. He dreams of moving to London, but then his mom makes him join the basketball team, where Mabley's best friend, Pete, is the star player. And everything becomes complicated again. After being pushed around, looking for his place, Ben will have to learn how to stand his ground."-- Provided by publisher.
IGGY PECK AND THE MYSTERIOUS MANSION
by Beaty, Andrea, author.
CDBK J BEA
Iggy Peck teams up with the Questioneers to help investigate a supposedly haunted house and find the treasure that's gone missing in this middle-grade novel!
KICKING & SCREAMING
by Moore, Steve, 1965- author.
PLAY J MOO
Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. It's just a fact. But this season, his soccer-loving pals Joey and Carlos plus soccer superstar Becky O'Callahan are dragging him off the bench to play for the Spiro T. Agnew JV soccer team, even though soccer doesn't exactly fry his burger.
LATKE, THE LUCKY DOG
by Fischer, Ellen, 1947- author.
CDBK JP FIS
Celebrate Hanukkah with one lucky dog! -- Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke the puppy joins the family just in time for the celebrations. Although he has trouble learning the house rules, he is one Lucky Dog! Told from the pup's point of view, this sweet Hanukkah song is perfect for little ones.
THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE
by Stead, Rebecca, author.
CDBK J STE
When Bea's parents got divorced, they told her about two big changes: Dad is gay. Mom and Dad will have different apartments, each with a room for Bea. They also gave her a special notebook to record the list of things that will not change. The first and most important: Mom and Dad will always love Bea and each other. They are still a family, just different. Bea's days are split between her parents school remains the same. She still goes to Dad's family's lake house every summer. Only now, no one mentions Mom. Then, Dad announces that he and his boyfriend Jesse are getting married. Bea is thrilled. She loves Jesse, and he has a daughter her age, Sonia. Bea has never met her, but she's sure that she and Sonia will be the perfect sisters. Behind her joy, though, something she did last summer is haunting Bea.
MANANALAND
by Ryan, Pam Munoz, author.
PLAY J RYA
"Maximiliano Cordoba loves stories, especially the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow. If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he will make Santa Maria's celebrated futbol team and whether he'll ever meet his mother, who disappeared when he was a baby. He longs to know more about her, but Papa won't talk. So when Max uncovers a buried family secret -- involving an underground network of guardians who lead people fleeing danger to safety -- he decides to seek answers on his own. With a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides, he sets out on a perilous quest to determine if he is true of heart and what the future holds. This timeless tale of struggle, hope, and the search for tomorrow has much to offer today about compassion and our shared humanity." Provided by publisher.
MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE
by Quintero, Isabel, author, narrator.
CDBK JP QUI
A beautiful narrative of a young girl's love letter to her hardworking dad and to the memories of home that people hold close in the midst of change.
ON THE HORIZON
by Lowry, Lois, author, narrator.
CDBK J LOW
From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
PING
by Castillo, Ani, author, illustrator.
TALK JP CAS
Encourages healthy communication and social interaction by reaching out in many different ways through "Pings," and then waiting to receive "Pongs" from others in response.
THE PLUNDER DOWN UNDER
by Patterson, James, 1947- author.
CDBK J PAT
The Kidds' parents are in trouble once again, and the kids must traverse the Australian Outback, recover a pair of stolen gems, and defeat treasure-hunting pirates to save them! The Kidd family is on their way to Australia to find Lasseter's Gold when they are challenged by fellow treasure hunter Charlotte Badger, who challenges them to a race to the gold! But when the Kidds pull into port in Australia, their parents are suddenly arrested they've been framed! It turns out Charlotte Badger is a pirate, and she's planted a priceless stolen black opal on the Kidds' ship, The Lost! Now Bick, Beck, Storm, and Tommy have seven days to traverse the Australian Outback, find Charlotte Badger and her pirate cronies, and bring back the evidence that will prove their parents innocent. If they fail, their parents will be found guilty and thrown in prison forever!
RAGWEED AND POPPY
by Avi, 1937- author.
PLAY J AVI
Adventurous golden mouse Ragweed is on a freight train leaving the city of Amperville. On his journey he meets Lotar, a young, annoying, and lost raccoon who's desperate to reunite with his mother. Though Ragweed doesn't really want to help the raccoon, by doing so he winds up in Dimwood Forest. Ragweed is now ready to strike off on his own, but it's not long before he hears a cry for help. Following the sound of the voice, he finds a cage with a deer mouse trapped inside. When he asks the mouse's name, she replies, 'Poppy.' The way Ragweed comes to Poppy's aid, and how Poppy comes to his, is how their rousing and fateful friendship begins. As for that annoying raccoon, he keeps getting in the way.
ROLL WITH IT
by Sumner, Jamie, author.
CDBK J SUM
In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle-grade debut tells the story of an irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy whose life takes an unexpected turn when she moves to a new town.
THE SCIENCE UNFAIR
by Ball, Nate, author.
PLAY J BAL
Zack McGee gets help from his extraterrestrial best friend, Amp, when he has to create an experiment for the annual school science fair.
THE STORY SEEKER
by Tubb, Kristin O'Donnell, author.
PLAY J TUB
"Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler, proud resident of the New York Public Library, has her sights set on becoming a star reporter. She's thrilled when Miss Hutch announces a story contest where the winner gets their essay printed in The New York Times! But then Viviani gets her first-ever case of writer's block. As she struggles to find inspiration, the library is hit with a strange mystery involving overdue books, secret messages, and perhaps a spy lurking among the shelves. . . . Will Viviani be able to crack the code and find the perfect story worthy of a byline?"-- Provided by publisher.
THAT
by Barnhart, Cathleen, author.
PLAY J BAR
Told in two voices, middle-schoolers Sammie and David's long-term friendship is endangered when new student Luke begins flirting with Sammie just when David decides to confess his crush on her.
TWO DOGS IN A TRENCH COAT ENTER STAGE LEFT
by Falatko, Julie, author.
PLAY J FAL
Sassy and Waldo have been cast in the school play and they couldn't be more excited. They love to play! Only this isn't that kind of play.Sassy and Waldo are good dogs. They will do anything for their boy, Stewart. That includes putting on a trench coat and pretending to be a new student named Salty in his class just to make sure he is happy. But this month Stewart's class is going to put on a play. PLAY! There's nothing that dogs love more than to play. Well, except maybe eating hamburgers, napping, and chasing squirrels. But they're all equal. It's a four-way tie! Sassy and Waldo are in for a big surprise when they learn what a school play really is!
TWO SPECKLED EGGS
by Mann, Jennifer K., author, illustrator.
TALK JP MAN
It’s Ginger’s birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Lyla isn’t like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn’t talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. On the day of the party, Lyla is much earlier than everyone else. But even after the others arrive, Ginger’s party doesn’t go quite the way she’d hoped: some of the girls change the rules to the games, and no one likes her silver and gold birthday cake — except Lyla. By the time Lyla gives Ginger her present — a tiny homemade nest with two delicious malted-milk eggs — Ginger begins to wonder: is being different really such a bad thing?
WAYSIDE SCHOOL BENEATH THE CLOUD OF DOOM
by Sachar, Louis, author.
PLAY J SAC
For the first time in twenty years, all your favorite students and teachers are back in this brand new, fourth installment in the perennially beloved and bestselling Wayside School series! This is a major event!;Follows the adventures and misadventures of students and staff as they cope with the effects of a large, gloomy cloud that has settled over Wayside School.
WE DREAM OF SPACE
by Kelly, Erin Entrada, author.
CDBK J KEL
Cash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, they each struggle with their own personal anxieties. Cash, who loves basketball but has a newly broken wrist, is in danger of failing seventh grade for the second time. Fitch spends every afternoon playing Major Havoc at the arcade on Main. And Bird, his twelve-year-old twin, dreams of being NASA's first female shuttle commander. The Thomas children exist in their own orbits, circling a tense and unpredictable household, with little in common except an enthusiastic science teacher named Ms. Salonga. As the launch of the Challenger approaches, Ms. Salonga gives her students a project they are separated into spacecraft crews and must create and complete a mission. When the fated day finally arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways.

 


 

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