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One Crazy Summer


              One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia After travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, Delphine and her two sisters discover that their mother, a dedicated poet, wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. Notable Awards: Coretta Scott King Award Winner Newbery ... Read More »

Pugs of the Frozen North


              Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre New friends Sika and Shen try to beat the odds and win the Great Northern Race–in a sled pulled by a team of sixty-six pugs–in hopes of meeting the Snowfather and having him grant their wish.   Read More »

Absolutely Truly


              Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick “Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy’s family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter”– Provided by publisher. Read More »

Etiquette & Espionage


              Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage. The Finishing School Series – Book the 1st Read More »

The Hired Girl


              The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours ... Read More »

The Arctic Code


                The Arctic Code by Matthew J. Kirby The Earth is in the grip of a new Ice Age, and when twelve-year-old Eleanor’s scientist mother disappears in the Arctic, Eleanor sets off on a dangerous journey to find her–and uncovers a mystery, a crime, and evidence that Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials. Read More »