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ANA MARíA REYES DOES NOT LIVE IN A CASTLE
by Burgos, Hilda Eunice, author.
J BUR
"With a new sibling (her fourth) on the way and a big piano recital on the horizon, Dominican-American Ana María Reyes tries to win a scholarship to a New York City private school"-- Provided by publisher.
ARE YOU READY TO HATCH AN UNUSUAL CHICKEN?
by Jones, Kelly (Kelly Anne), 1976- author.
J JON
Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers! But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?), plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee (who even knew this existed?) has Sophie feeling pretty stressed out. Her older cousin, Lupe, is coming to stay with her family, which is great--but will Lupe like chickens too? And on top of it all, Sophie's first day at her new school is rapidly approaching! In this wildly funny and quirky novel told in letters and lists and quizzes, Sophie learns that even an exceptional poultry farmer can use some help.
BEAR COUNTRY : BEARLY A MISADVENTURE
by Cronin, Doreen, author.
J CRO
The Chicken Squad is on the case when their beloved human, Barbara, goes missing around the same time they hear a report of a headless bear on the loose.
BEST BABYSITTERS EVER
by Cala, Caroline, author.
J GN CAL
Mayhem ensues in their town when three best friends, motivated by unlimited snacks, no parents, and earning money for an epic seventh-grade party, find an old copy of "The Babysitters Club" and decide to start their own babysitting business.
BLUECROWNE : A GREENGLASS HOUSE STORY
by Milford, Kate, author.
J MIL
In 1810, Lucy Bluecrowne, twelve, is bored living ashore with her stepmother and half brother until two nefarious strangers identify her little brother as the pyrotechnical prodigy they need for their evil plan.
CAPTAIN AWESOME AND THE TRAPDOOR
by Kirby, Stan, author.
J KIR
Convinced that someone is stealing his old toys, Eugene tries to track down the thief.
A CASE FOR BUFFY
by Nilsson, Ulf, 1948- author.
J NIL
The final story in this big-hearted series takes on the most important case ever investigated in Detective Gordon's forest -- where is Buffy's mother? Gordon faces his old nemesis, the fox, in an investigation that leads to the edges of the forest.
CLASS DISMISSED
by Woodrow, Allan, author.
J WOO
Class 507 is terrible, and one day, after a particularly disastrous science experiment, Ms. Bryce quits and walks out in the middle of class, and the school office never finds out--at first all the fifth graders enjoy goofing off, but after a few days that starts getting boring, and the students begin to realize that school without a teacher is not easy, cooperating is difficult, and keeping a secret is harder than they thought.
CODY AND THE HEART OF A CHAMPION
by Springstubb, Tricia, author.
J SPR
"In Cody’s life, some people keep her on her toes—just like Mother Nature, who is warm one day and snowy the next. Or like Cody’s brother, Wyatt, who has started wearing collared shirts because his girlfriend likes them. Meanwhile, Pearl has begun playing soccer and it’s all she can talk about. Spencer is busy creating a mysterious museum underneath GG’s house and he's never around to play. And Spencer’s mom doesn’t look any different...Could she really have a baby growing inside her? Maybe the baby is like Cody’s beloved ants, waiting patiently inside the earth for spring to arrive. It seems like everything around Cody is changing—from seasons to friendships—but if she can just navigate it all with her trademark enthusiasm and charm, maybe the most important things will stay the same."--Amazon.com.
COMET RISING
by Connolly, MarcyKate, author.
J CON
Shadow weaver Emmeline and her best friend Lucas, a light singer, must try to use their powers to stop evil Lady Aisling, the magic eater, once and for all.
DIDI DODO, FUTURE SPY : RECIPE FOR DISASTER!
by Angleberger, Tom, author.
J ANG
When Koko Dodo's secret chocolate sauce is stolen just before an important cooking contest Didi, a dodo bird, devises a daring plan to help--whether he wants her to or not.
A DROP OF HOPE
by Calabrese, Keith, author.
J CAL
Times are tough in the small town of Cliffs Donnelly, Ohio (sarcastically called If Only), especially for some of the kids at Rod Serling Middle School, but then an old dry well suddenly begins to grant wishes, or so it seems--three of the students, Ernest Wilmette, Ryan Hardy, and Lizzy MacComber, know what is happening (but do they really?), because sometimes a good deed can make magic happen.
ELLIE ENGINEER : THE NEXT LEVEL
by Pearce, Jackson, author.
J PEA
When Ellie and her friends help elderly Mrs. Curran around the house, Ellie cannot resist using her engineering prowess but it is no fun for the girls when Toby gets the credit.
ENEMIES
by Marciano, Johnny, author.
J MAR
Warlord cat Klawde continues to suffer in exile as Raj faces starting a new school, but a further complication arises when both are unexpectedly confronted by figures from their pasts.
THE EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT ADVENTURES OF BRONTE METTLESTONE
Bronte is ten years old when she receives a letter saying that her long-absent parents have been killed by pirates, and the lawyers tell her that their will (reinforced with serious magic) requires her to deliver gifts to her ten other aunts (not Aunt Isabelle, whom she lives with), and to start the trip immediately and alone--but as she travels the kingdoms, she begins to suspect that there is more to this journey than delivering treasures, and that her parents had more secrets than she ever realized.
THE FALCON
by Trueit, Trudi Strain, author.
J TRU
"Cruz Coronado sets sail for the shores of Iceland and Norway aboard the Explorer Academy ship to continue his studies at sea. But, things take a turn while exploring the icy north, when he embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the first piece of an important puzzle his mother left behind"-- Provided by publisher.
FAR AWAY
by Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen), 1981- author.
J GRA
Twelve-year-old CJ believes her mom is dead and that she can only communicate with her through her aunt, who is a medium, but when CJ finds out that her mother is actually alive, she goes on a journey to find her.
THE FLIGHT OF SWANS
by McGuire, Sarah, 1976- author.
J MCG
Elaborates on the tale of young princess Ryn, who must be silent for six years to save her brothers after they are turned into swans by their evil stepmother.
KING FLASHYPANTS AND THE TOYS OF TERROR
by Riley, Andy, author, illustrator.
J RIL
King Edwin becomes suspicious of Emperor Nurbison when he starts smiling, being cheerful, and making toys for the peasants and his fears are confirmed when the toys all have the emperor's personality and want to be the boss of Edwinland.
KLAWDE : EVIL ALIEN WARLORD CAT  1
by Marciano, John Bemelmans, author.
J MAR
Klawde is not your average cat. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant. And he's about to become Raj's best friend.
THE LAW OF FINDERS KEEPERS
by Turnage, Sheila, author.
J TUR
"A rumor that Blackbeard's buried treasure is somewhere near Tupelo Landing causes pirate fever to sweep through town just as clues about Mo's Upstream Mother surface and the Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friends Dale and Harm--take on the most important case of Mo's life"-- Provided by publisher.
LETY OUT LOUD
by Cervantes, Angela, author.
J CER
Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word. When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. Can Lety find her voice before it's too late?--Publisher's description.
LIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG
by Birney, Betty G., author.
J BIR
When Og the Frog first comes to Room 26, he doesn't know what to think. He misses his friends from the pond, there are all kinds of strange noises, and the water is his tank just might be too clean (you know, a little muck never hurt anyone). But the furry, squeaky fellow living next to him is endlessly entertaining, the kids sure are friendly, and--BING, BANG, BOING!--they put big fat crickets right into his tank. All of this gives Og lots of ideas for one of his favorite passtimes--making up poems and songs. But he gets stumped when talk turns to sending him back to the pond. Will he have to say good-bye to Tabitha whose whole life just changed like his? Or Mandy who just started seeing the bright side of things with his help? And Humphrey, who he's finally beginning to figure out?
THE LIGHT JAR
by Thompson, Lisa (Lisa Anne), 1973- author.
J THO
Nate and his mother are escaping from his emotionally abusive step-father, Gary, but the run-down and abandoned cottage in the woods that his mother takes them to does not seem like much of a refuge but when his mother goes off to buy provisions and does not come back Nate is left alone (except for his imaginary friend Sam) and afraid--until a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a long-ago treasure hunt turns up.
MARSH & ME
by Murray, Martine, author.
J MUR
When Joey, a loner whose life consists of home, school, and the hill where he plays guitar, meets Marsh, she opens his eyes to a new world.
THE MISSING PIECE OF CHARLIE O
by Ansari, Rebecca K.S., author.
J ANS
When he keeps insisting that his little brother is missing even though no one else can remember that Liam ever existed, Charlie and his best friend Ana are determined to follow the instructions on a note that may help them find out what happened to Liam.
MISTY OF CHINCOTEAGUE
by Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997, author.
J HEN
The determination of Paul and his sister Maureen to own a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction.
THE MYSTERY OF BLACK HOLLOW LANE
by Nobel, Julia, author.
J NOB
Twelve-year-old Emmy investigates the connection between her father's disappearance and a secret society at her prestigious English boarding school.
NEWS FROM ME, LUCY MCGEE
by Amato, Mary, author.
J AMA
Lucy avoids her school's new Uke Club to help neighbor Scarlet create a Poetry Club, although Scarlet keeps telling her to do things that seem wrong.
OGRE ENCHANTED
by Levine, Gail Carson, author.
J LEV
"Healer Evora is turned into a hideous ogre by the fairy Lucinda after rejecting a proposal, and has only a few months to find a love to reverse the curse"-- Provided by publisher.
ONE SPECK OF TRUTH
by Carter, Caela, author.
J CAR
"Alma yearns for the truth about her dead birth father, and a trip to his birthplace might provide the answers she desperately seeks"-- Provided by publisher.
A PRICKLY PROBLEM
by Kelly, Jacqueline, author.
J KEL
Texas, 1901: When the Tate family dog, Ajax, has a run-in with a porcupine, things get prickly--and dangerous--quickly. It'll take Callie's quick thinking and doctoring, along with a little help from Dr. Pritzker, to make things right. Will Ajax learn to leave other critters alone?
THE RESTLESS GIRLS
by Burton, Jessie, 1982- author.
J BUR
When the twelve daughters of King Alberto lose their mother, they also lose their lessons, possessions, and freedom but the eldest, Princess Frida, is determined that they shall still thrive in this modern, feminist interpretation of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
RIGHT AS RAIN
by Stoddard, Lindsey, author.
J STO
"Eleven-year-old Rain must adjust to a new normal after her brother dies and her family moves to New York City"-- Provided by publisher.
SWEEPING UP THE HEART
by Henkes, Kevin, author.
J HEN
"After an eventful spring break, seventh-grader Amelia Albright's life changes forever"-- Provided by publisher.
THE TRUE HISTORY OF LYNDIE B  HAWKINS
by Shepherd, Gail, author.
J SHE
When twelve-year-old Lyndie and her parents must move to her grandparents' home in small-town Tennessee in 1985, having to keep all family problems private only adds to their problems.
WE
by Rodkey, Geoff, 1970- author.
J ROD
The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.
WOLFIE & FLY
by Fagan, Cary, author.
J FAG
Wolfie, a lone wolf who does not like using her imagination, reluctantly befriends Fly, a slightly weird and wordy boy, and soon they find themselves navigating through deep water in a submarine made from a cardboard box.
WUNDERSMITH : THE CALLING OF MORRIGAN CROW
by Townsend, Jessica, 1985- author.
J TOW
"Morrigan Crow is now a proud scholar in the elite Wundrous Society, but must prove that she belongs in the Society, while battling a new evil"-- Provided by publisher.

 


 

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