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Excellent excuses (and other good stuff) by Pichon, Liz, author.

Excellent excuses (and other good stuff)

No school for two weeks gives Tom time to do important things, such as inventing new ways to annoy his sister Delia.

May 27, 2015
The disappearance of Emily H. by Summy, Barrie, author.

The disappearance of Emily H.

Eighth-grader Raine, a new girl at Yielding Middle Schooi, uses her supernatural ability to see other people's memories to solve the disappearance of a teenaged girl.

May 27, 2015
Ohm vs. Amp by Ball, Nate.

Ohm vs. Amp

"Zack McGee has gotten in tons of trouble thanks to Amp, the four-inch-tall alien that crash-landed into his bedroom, but when Amp's commander, Ohm, comes to collect the stranded alien, it's Amp's turn in the hot seat!"--

May 27, 2015
Rilla of Ingleside by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942, author.

Rilla of Ingleside

May 27, 2015
Shadows on the sea by Harlow, Joan Hiatt.

Shadows on the sea

In 1942, fourteen-year-old Jill goes to stay with her grandmother on the coast of Maine, where she is introduced to the often gossipy nature of small-town life, and discovers that the war is closer than she thought.

May 27, 2015
Origins of Olympus by O'Hearn, Kate.

Origins of Olympus

"A deadly plague has struck Olympus and is slowly aging and killing the Olympians. Emily can only stand by and watch as those she loves fade and die. But in one last desperate attempt to save those she loves, she journeys back to Earth to face the CRU, then back in time to confront Cronus, leader of the Titans and father of the gods"--

May 27, 2015
Wild Boy & the Black Terror by Jones, Rob Lloyd.

Wild Boy & the Black Terror

A new sensation grips London - a poisoner who strikes without a trace, leaving victims mad with terror...and then dead. Is there a cure for the BLACK TERROR? To find out, Wild Boy and Clarissa must catch the killer. Their hunt will lead them from the city's vilest slums to its grandest palaces, and to a darkness at the heart of its very highest society. Dripping with atmosphere and gothic gore, Wild Boy and the Black Terror will appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, gothic horror and all things mur

May 27, 2015
Wilder boys by Wallace, Brandon, author.

Wilder boys

To evade their mother's abusive boyfriend, brothers Jake, thirteen, and Taylor, eleven, venture from the suburbs of Pittsburgh toward the wilds of Wyoming in search of the father they haven't seen in four years, using their wilderness skills to survive against both natural and human dangers. Includes wilderness tips.

May 27, 2015
The trouble with half a moon by Vigilante, Danette.

The trouble with half a moon

Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over her brother's death and its impact on her mother, and at odds with her best friend, thirteen-year-old Dellie reaches out to a neglected boy in her building in the projects and learns from a new neighbor to have faith in herself and others.

May 27, 2015
Treasure hunters in trouble - an unofficial gamer's adventure by Morgan, Winter, author.

Treasure hunters in trouble - an unofficial gamer's adventure

Steve receives a distress call from his friends Max, Lucy, and Henry, who have found an abundance of treasure in a temple, but can't get it out! He immediately sets off for the temple to help, but saving his friends and helping them extract the treasure isn't as easy as he thinks it will be.

May 27, 2015
Kama the Faceless Beast by Blade, Adam

Kama the Faceless Beast

May 27, 2015
Ahyoka and the talking leaves by Roop, Peter.

Ahyoka and the talking leaves

Ahyoka helps her father Sequoyah in his quest to create a system of writing for his people.

May 27, 2015
Squid-napped! by Ocean, Davy, author.

Squid-napped!

When Harry Hammer decides to leave Shark Point for better waters, he finds squid-tastic trouble instead in this Shark School (mis)adventure. Instead of a super-cool celebration, Harry Hammer's birthday party turns into a super-colossal embarrassment! Why do his parents always make him feel like a big baby hammerhead in front of his friends -- and his arch rival, Rick Reef? Harry decides he'd be better off alone and leaves Shark Point for faraway waters. But he comes face-to-face with a giant squ

May 27, 2015
Skylanders Universe. The mask of power, Cynder confronts the Weather Wizard by Beakman, Onk, 1973- author.

Skylanders Universe. The mask of power, Cynder confronts the Weather Wizard

"The sunny Cloudless Desert is the perfect place for busy Skylanders to kick back and relax--until a mysterious thunderstorm appears! As weird weather repots flood in from all over Skylands, Cynder must travel to the Isle of the Undead to unlock the dark secret hiding behind the storm clouds."--Back cover.

May 27, 2015
Quidditch Through the Ages by Whisp, Kennilworthy/ Rowling, J. K.

Quidditch Through the Ages

May 27, 2015
The privateer's apprentice by Verrico, Susan.

The privateer's apprentice

From Charles Towne, Carolina Territory, in 1712, thirteen-year-old Jameson Cooper, orphaned and indigent, is abducted by privateers working for Queen Anne but proves himself worthy to be called a royal sailor through his writing and drawing skills, as well as his hard work and courage.

May 27, 2015
Operation survival by Dixon, Franklin W.

Operation survival

Frank and Joe try to determine the cause of recent injuries and deaths at a camp for troubled teens in the wilderness surrounding Moosehead Lake in Maine.

May 27, 2015
Oliver Fibbs and the clash of the mega robots by Hartley, Steve. author.

Oliver Fibbs and the clash of the mega robots

Hi! I'm Oliver Tibbs, a mega-ordinary boy from a mega-brilliant family. Sometimes my life gets a little DAB - Dull and Boring so I get creative with the truth at Show and Tell. I guess that's why some people call me Oliver Fibbs! Right now I'm locked in a battle with the evil genius The Boffin, who has turned my nemesis, The Show-off, into a super robot who plans to take over the world! But I'm fighting back with a mega robot of my own! OK, maybe I'm exaggerating ...but as I keep telling everyon

May 27, 2015
Oliver Fibbs and the Giant Boy-Munching Bugs by Hartley, Steve/ Lum, Bernice (ILT)

Oliver Fibbs and the Giant Boy-Munching Bugs

May 27, 2015
Oliver Fibbs and the Abominable Snow Penguin by Hartley, Steve/ Lum, Bernice (ILT)

Oliver Fibbs and the Abominable Snow Penguin

May 27, 2015
Justine McKeen vs. the queen of mean by Brouwer, Sigmund, 1959- author.

Justine McKeen vs. the queen of mean

"Justine McKeen is back, and she's on a deadline. With only days left before Earth Day, Justine enlists the help of her classmates to count flower buds, frogs, spiders and ants in their natural habitat as part of an environmental science project. But there's a species right in her own classroom that she'll have to tackle first--a class bully. Savannah Blue, aka the Queen of Mean, criticizes Justine's secondhand clothes and calls being green a waste of time. Their teacher, Mrs. Howie, gives the g

May 27, 2015
Hawaii! by De Laurentiis, Giada, author.

Hawaii!

"In the sixth book in the series, Zia's secret ingredient takes Alfie and Emilia to an island famous for its surfing, luaus, and delicious food -- Maui! There they dive headfirst into Hawaiian culture and discover the best sights, sounds, and tastes of the Pacific Islands"--

May 27, 2015
The worst class trip ever by Barry, Dave, author.

The worst class trip ever

When the eighth grade civics class of Miami's Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend Matt's decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists--and it's up to the boys to stop them.

May 27, 2015
The search for Baby Ruby by Shreve, Susan, author.

The search for Baby Ruby

Twelve-year-old Jess O'Fines is resentful that she is expected to watch her baby niece in a Los Angeles hotel room while the rest of her dysfunctional family go off to a wedding rehearsal party -- but when Baby Ruby disappears, Jess is convinced she knows who kidnapped her and determined to get her back on her own, whatever the danger.

May 27, 2015
Lots of bots by Richards, C. J., author.

Lots of bots

"George is thrilled to score his dream internship at Tinker Tech. But he and his best pal, Jackbot, realize that something does not compute when a dangerous new invention threatens Terabyte Heights. As he and his friends search for answers, they uncover secrets about George's past that may change his life forever"--

May 27, 2015
A little bit of spectacular by Phillips, Gin.

A little bit of spectacular

When eleven-year-old Olivia finds a strange message written on the bathroom walls of a few public places in her new hometown, she finds herself in the midst of a mystery to solve--and in need of a new friend to help her solve it.

May 27, 2015
Cuckoo song by Hardinge, Frances, author.

Cuckoo song

In post-World War I England, eleven-year-old Triss nearly drowns in a millpond known as "The Grimmer" and emerges with memory gaps, aware that something's terribly wrong, and to try to set things right, she must meet a twisted architect who has designs on her family.

May 27, 2015
The stars of summer by Dairman, Tara.

The stars of summer

Dragged to summer camp by her friend Charissa, twelve-year-old Gladys Gatsby, an undercover restaurant reviewer for a big New York City newspaper, finds a way to practice her cooking and restaurant reviewing skills.

May 27, 2015
The clue at Black Creek Farm by Keene, Carolyn, author.

The clue at Black Creek Farm

People at Black Creek are getting very sick from fresh fruits and vegetables crawling with deadly bacteria and Nancy is going to find out who is responsible for sabotaging the Heyworth's farm.

May 27, 2015
LEGO Ninjago, Masters of Spinjitzu. #8, Breakout by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

LEGO Ninjago, Masters of Spinjitzu. #8, Breakout

Ninja of Earth, Cole, and Zane the titanium ninja help the other captured Elemental Masters break out of Chen's palace, where they've been stripped of their powers and have been forced to work in a noodle factory.

May 27, 2015
Grounded - the adventures of Rapunzel by Morrison, Megan, 1976- author.

Grounded - the adventures of Rapunzel

Rapunzel believes she is the luckiest person in Tyme, because Witch tells her so, but when Jack climbs into her tower to steal an enchanted rose, he hints that Witch is not telling the whole truth and Rapunzel, driven by her anger and fear, descends to the ground for the first time.

May 27, 2015
Poems in the attic by Grimes, Nikki.

Poems in the attic

A young girl learns much about her mother as she reads a collection of poems written before she was born that capture her mother's memories of living around the world and growing up as a child of an Air Force serviceperson. Includes author's note, list of Air Force bases, and explanation of the free verse and tanka poetry forms used.

May 27, 2015
Plants vs. zombies. Plant your path junior novel by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Plants vs. zombies. Plant your path junior novel

"It's all fun and games until the zombies arrive. ... you decide how to escape from the zombie horde or lose your brains"--Page 4 of cover.

May 27, 2015
The magician of Auschwitz by Kacer, Kathy, 1954- author.

The magician of Auschwitz

"This is the true story of a young boy on the inside of Auschwitz, whose life is changed by the actions of a prisoner who performs magic for the guards..."--Amazon.com.

May 27, 2015
Pop goes the circus! by Klise, Kate.

Pop goes the circus!

A misbehaving mouse, under the employ of Sir Sidney's Circus, finds adventure when a balloon carries him away and he meets a young runaway.

May 27, 2015
Pip Bartlett's Guide to magical creatures - a novel by Pearce, Jackson, author.

Pip Bartlett's Guide to magical creatures - a novel

Pip is spending the summer with her aunt. At first it's all fun, games, and chatting until Fuzzles appear and start bursting into flames.

May 27, 2015
Omega City by Peterfreund, Diana, author.

Omega City

May 27, 2015
My life in dioramas by Altebrando, Tara, author.

My life in dioramas

May 27, 2015
The league of beastly dreadfuls by Grant, Holly, author.

The league of beastly dreadfuls

Anastasia, nearly eleven, is snatched from her elementary school and sent to live at a former insane asylum with two great-aunts she had never met after being told that her parents died in a tragic vacuum cleaner accident.

May 27, 2015
Woof - a Bowser and Birdie novel by Quinn, Spencer, author.

Woof - a Bowser and Birdie novel

Bowser is a mutt, just adopted by eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother, but when they all get home to Grammy's bait and tackle shop in the bayou they discover that their prize stuffed marlin has been stolen--so Bowser decides to investigate, and things quickly become complicated and dangerous.

May 27, 2015
Hit & miss by Jeter, Derek, 1974- author.

Hit & miss

Young Derek Jeter's friendship with a new student puts him at odds with his friends and seems to be hurting his baseball swing, plus he gets in trouble for confronting a student who is bullying his sister, in violation of the contract with his parents.

May 27, 2015
Ferals by Grey, Jacob.

Ferals

In a city ravaged by crime and corruption, 13-year-old orphan Caw's only friends are the murder of crows he has lived with since his parents flung him from their house aged only five. Caw lives in a treehouse in an abandoned city park, surviving on scraps of food and only communicating with his three crows. But a jailbreak at the prison forces him into contact with other humans -- particularly a girl called Lydia, who is attacked by the escaped prisoners and is saved by Caw. Caw realises that th

May 27, 2015
Big news! by Siegal, Ida, author.

Big news!

Traces young Emma Perez's journey into journalism, mystery solving, and fame when she investigates a worm found in a friend's hamburger.

May 27, 2015
The Arctic code by Kirby, Matthew J., 1976- author.

The Arctic code

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.

May 27, 2015
Amulet keepers by Northrop, Michael, author.

Amulet keepers

Investigating a string of disappearances amid supernatural occurrences in London, Alex and Ren discover the workings of a powerful Death Walker intent on destroying the city.

May 27, 2015
Medusa the rich by Holub, Joan, author.

Medusa the rich

"When Medusa suddenly becomes able to turn objects into gold just by touching them, she is thrilled. Gold, gold, everywhere! But it's not just objects that become golden--it's also food, and, even people! Her new ability turns out to be more dangerous than delightful, but can she do anything to reverse it?" --

May 27, 2015
The Black Crow conspiracy by Edge, Christopher, author.

The Black Crow conspiracy

"In 1902, fifteen-year-old Penelope Tredwell, magazine publisher and writer of macabre tales, must uncover a mystery surrounding the theft of the Crown Jewels and a thief that can walk through walls before the coronation of Edward VII"--

May 27, 2015
The great good summer by Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton, author.

The great good summer

Twelve-year-old Ivy Green, whose mother may have run off with a charismatic preacher to Panhandle, Florida, and classmate Paul Dobbs, who wants to see a Space Shuttle before the program's scrapped, team up for a summer adventure that's full of surprises.

May 27, 2015
Adventures with waffles by Parr, Maria, 1981- author.

Adventures with waffles

"Hardly a day passes without Trille and Lena inventing some kind of adventure that often ends in trouble. Whether it's coaxing a cow onto a boat or sledding down the steepest and iciest hill with a chicken, there is always a thrill--and sometimes an injury--to be had. Trille loves to share everything with Lena, even Auntie Granny's waffles..."--Publisher.

May 27, 2015
Oliver Fibbs - Attack of the Alien Brain by Hartley, Steve/ Lum, Bernice (ILT)

Oliver Fibbs - Attack of the Alien Brain

May 27, 2015
Alexander's army by D'Lacey, Chris, author.

Alexander's army

Michael Malone is assigned to investigate a local comic shop by the mysterious UNICORNE agency because they are displaying a comic book with a disturbingly familiar heroine--but he soon realizes that the sinister shop hides an invisible army come to life, with a menacing maniac at its head, and worse he does not know if he can trust his fellow agents.

May 27, 2015
Petlandia by Hannan, Peter, author.

Petlandia

Feline Madame Wigglesworth is outraged when her privileged position in the house is usurped by a mere dog, Grub, so she comes up with a plan to expel the humans and put the pets, namely herself, in charge--but their human-free realm soon dissolves into complete chaos as she and Grub and his lovestruck sidekick Honeybaked Hamster struggle for the presidency.

May 27, 2015
The telling stone by McQuerry, Maureen, 1955- author.

The telling stone

Timothy James, his sister Sarah, and their friend Jessica race against time and an ancient Evil to save their mother and restore peace and harmony to the Traveler's Market. Includes glossary and a map with a code for readers to decipher.

May 27, 2015
The forget-me-not summer by Howland, Leila.

The forget-me-not summer

When their parents, a screenwriter and a film editor, go off on summer projects, Marigold, twelve, Zinnia, eleven, and Lily, five, must visit their Great Aunt Sunny in Cape Cod, where they learn much about themselves and each other and grow closer than ever.

May 27, 2015
The endermen invasion - a Minecraft gamer's adventure. book three by Morgan, Winter, author.

The endermen invasion - a Minecraft gamer's adventure. book three

"In this third installment of the Minecraft Gamer's Adventure series, Steve is invited to participate in an elite building competition on Mushroom Island. His friends Max, Lucy, and Henry are impressed and want to join their friend on a journey to the island. Yet not everyone is happy: Steve's neighbor Kyra is upset because she wasn't chosen as a contestant. Steve asks Kyra to come to the competition and help the gang build boats to get to Mushroom Island. She agrees, and the group sets out on a

May 27, 2015
The shark rider by Prager, Ellen J., author.

The shark rider

"Tristan Hunt is having trouble keeping his newfound underwater talents a secret. And if undercover spies and a mysterious illness threatening to expose his special summer camp in the Florida Keys weren't enough, reports of dying fish and disappearing sponge in the Caribbean call Tristan and his friends back into action"--Provided by publisher.

May 27, 2015
Teen Titans go! Cyborg circuit overload by Bright, J. E.

Teen Titans go! Cyborg circuit overload

"CYBORG is a laid-back, half-teen, half-robot who's more interested in pizza, meatballs, and video games than in fighting crime. Did you know the strongest TEEN TITAN can lift a plane engine with one arm? He also has other awesome abilities and powers--arm cannons, missile launchers, a detachable head, and a popcorn making attachment!" --

May 27, 2015
Let's get invisible! by Stine, R. L., author.

Let's get invisible!

Max finds a magic mirror in his attic that makes him invisible, but each time he becomes invisible it's harder to come back.

May 27, 2015
Before the bell by Thorpe, Kiki, author.

Before the bell

"It's the first day of school, and Gabby can't wait to tell the fairies all about it. She even met a new friend who loves fairies as much as she does! But what will the Never Girls do when a fairy goes missing in Gabby's new classroom?"--

May 27, 2015
Be a star! by Alexander, Heather, 1967- author.

Be a star!

Allie, Bella, Carly, and Marlo, eight-year-old performers in the Stardust Circus, are normally best friends--but when a film crew comes to do a television special on the circus, Allie's dreams of being a Hollywood star threaten to drive a wedge between them.

May 27, 2015
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

May 27, 2015
A shocker on Shock Street by Stine, R. L., author.

A shocker on Shock Street

Erin Wright and her best friend Marty love The Shocker on Shock Street movies, but get the scare of their lives when they visit the new Shocker Studio Theme Park.

May 27, 2015
Steeds of the gods by Coats, Lucy.

Steeds of the gods

"Demon, the official Olympian beast keeper, is caught between Helios and Poseidon, who are planning a race to see which of their steeds is the fastest, but both vengeful gods have requested Demon's help, and he can choose only one"--

May 27, 2015
Attack of the graveyard ghouls by Stine, R. L., author.

Attack of the graveyard ghouls

Spencer Levy hears a terrifying moan--both human and animal--from the direction of the old graveyard

May 27, 2015
Atlantis rising by Barron, T. A.

Atlantis rising

The young thief Promi and the forest girl Atlanta battle evil and in the process bring about the creation of Atlantis.

May 27, 2015
Atlantis in peril by Barron, T. A., author.

Atlantis in peril

Promi and Atlanta continue the fight against the evil spirits and their mortal counterparts on the island of Atlantis.

May 27, 2015
Beast keeper by Coats, Lucy, author.

Beast keeper

Eleven-year-old Demon had never met his father, the god Pan, until the day he was whisked away to the stables of Olympus and charged with looking after all of the mythical creatures there, a task which is complicated by the tempestuous gods and goddesses and Heracles, who keeps killing the immortal beasts.

May 27, 2015
Danger is everywhere - a handbook for avoiding danger by Dr. Noel Zone "the greatest dangerologist in the world, ever" by O'Doherty, David, author.

Danger is everywhere - a handbook for avoiding danger by Dr. Noel Zone "the greatest dangerologist in the world, ever"

Dr. Noel Zone is ready to teach readers how to avoid danger at all costs--from sneaky snakes posing as toothbrushes to sharks hiding in toilets.

May 27, 2015
Goldilocks breaks in by Holub, Joan, author.

Goldilocks breaks in

Goldilocks is so eager to make friends at Grimm Academy, she's even tempted to accept an invitation to join E.V.I.L. -- it's just nice to be included! But she doesn't want to be a villain. Can Goldie get inside the secret society and do some good?

May 27, 2015
Maggie Malone makes a splash by McCarthy, Jenna.

Maggie Malone makes a splash

When Maggie learns that everyone at her new middle school belongs to a club, she decides to try the swim team then, using her magic boots, spends a day in the life of Marina Tide, a famous oceanographer's daughter who travels the world doing good, just as someone is setting up Marina and her father.

May 27, 2015
Sorry I'm not sorry by Rue, Nancy N.

Sorry I'm not sorry

While in mandatory counseling to avoid being expelled from Gold Country Middle School for bullying, Kilie Steppe, twelve, focuses on getting revenge against Tory, who took her place as "queen bee," while revealing details that might explain why she preys on her peers.

May 27, 2015
The jumbies by Baptiste, Tracey.

The jumbies

Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.

May 27, 2015
Izzy Barr, running star by Mills, Claudia, author.

Izzy Barr, running star

"The third book in the Franklin School Friends series is a fast and funny story about sports, friendship, and sibling rivalries."--

May 27, 2015
Graceful by Mass, Wendy, 1967- author.

Graceful

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.

May 27, 2015
Drive me crazy by McVoy, Terra Elan, author.

Drive me crazy

"When Lana's and Cassie's grandparents marry each other, the girls find themselves stuck together on a crazy summer road trip that will change the course of their friendship and their lives"--

May 27, 2015
Escape from the overworld - an unofficial Minecraft gamer's quest by Davidson, Danica, author.

Escape from the overworld - an unofficial Minecraft gamer's quest

"Eleven-year-old Stevie, who comes from a long line of Steves, doesn't feel as if he fits in the Minecraft world. Even though his dad is great at building and fighting off zombies, Stevie struggles in these areas. But the Stevie discovers a portal into a new world--our world. He steps out of a computer screen and into the room of Maison, a bullied girl who loves to build and create. Stevie wants to know all about this new world, but when Maison takes him to school with her, they discover zo

May 27, 2015
Thor's serpents by Armstrong, Kelley, author.

Thor's serpents

"As Ragnarok--the apocalypse--approaches, the thirteen-year-old descendants of the gods realize they can't take every step of their journey together, as Matt must fight the Midgard Serpent alone, and Fen and Laurie are pulled in different directions"--

May 27, 2015
Six by Vaughan, M. M.

Six

When twelve-year-old Parker's father, on the cusp of a technological breakthrough, is kidnapped, Parker is determined to find him, but his search soon uncovers a sinister project that threatens far more than Parker's family.

May 27, 2015
The orphan army by Maberry, Jonathan, author.

The orphan army

In the future, bug-like aliens are taking over Earth and young Milo Silk learns through dreams and strange encounters that there are other, ancient monsters on the planet that are also threatened by the aliens, and that he may be the hero destined to lead his friends in saving the universe.

May 27, 2015
Minions - the junior novel by Chesterfield, Sadie, author.

Minions - the junior novel

"Since they first appeared, Minions have searched the planet for the right villain to be their master. In their hunt for the perfect leader, they have serve dinosaurs, kings, and even monsters. But it's time for a new master...if only they can find one! Join Kevin, Stuart, and Bob as they travel the world and attend Villain-Con, looking for the most despicable bad guy (or gal!) out there to lead them."--Page [4] cover.

May 27, 2015
Empty world by Christopher, John, 1922-2012, author.

Empty world

When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, a teenaged boy tries to survive in a seemingly empty England.

May 27, 2015
From the notebooks of a middle school princess by Cabot, Meg, author, illustrator.

From the notebooks of a middle school princess

"A middle-grade spinoff of The Princess Diaries, about the long-lost sister of Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia"--

May 27, 2015
Clash of the creepers - an unofficial gamer's adventure book six by Morgan, Winter, author.

Clash of the creepers - an unofficial gamer's adventure book six

The final chapter in the series that began with The Quest for the Diamond Sword--will Steve and his friends find Mine Mountain and get the legendary treasure? When Steve's friends Max, Lucy, and Henry get their hands on a map with the location of the legendary Mine Mountain, Steve questions if the map is a fake. Going to this fabled mountain, rumored to contain an endless supply of diamonds, is every treasure hunter's dream. Many believe the mountain doesn't exist, and although Steve is doubtful

May 27, 2015
True son by Krumwiede, Lana, author.

True son

The Republik prepares to mount another attack when Taemon's deception is revealed, a situation that further strains his bond with archon unit leader Gevri.

May 27, 2015
The murk by Lettrick, Robert, author.

The murk

Seeking a rare flower that might cure her baby sister's illness, fourteen-year-old Piper Canfield, her brother Creeper, friend Tad, and two guides go to the heart of the Okefenokee Swamp, where great danger awaits.

May 27, 2015
Into the dorkness by Kloepfer, John, author.

Into the dorkness

Kevin and his science camp buddies, The Extraordinary Terrestrials, defeated the alien Mim and sent him back to prison--but now a group of his friends have shown up in spaceships, bent on revenge, and it is up the Extraordinary Terrestrials to find a way to defeat the invaders.

May 27, 2015
Fart Squad by Pilger, Seamus, author.

Fart Squad

After their lunches are stolen, Harry Buttz Elementary School students Darren, Tina, Juan-Carlos, and Walter eat radioactive burritos that give each a strange ability--along with serious gas--which, with training by Janitor Stan, may help them foil Number Two and the BO twins' evil plan.

May 27, 2015
Last panda standing by Krosoczka, Jarrett, author.

Last panda standing

Last Panda Standing, the third installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Jarrett's own Lunch Lady series.The Kalamazoo City mayoral race is heating up, and Frank Pandini Jr. has been threatened by a mysterious assailant. He requests a special Platypus Police Squad protection detail: Detective Rick Zengo. This leaves O'Malley to be partnered up with Jo Cooper, the newest dete

May 27, 2015
The Rat with the Human Face by Angleberger, Tom, author, photographer.

The Rat with the Human Face

While searching for the Rat with the Human Face, friendships fray as club members Dave and Lyle compete for Marilla.

May 27, 2015
Nick and Tesla's special effects spectacular - a mystery with animatronics, alien makeup, camera gear, and other movie magic you can make yourself by Pflugfelder, Bob, 1967- author.

Nick and Tesla's special effects spectacular - a mystery with animatronics, alien makeup, camera gear, and other movie magic you can make yourself

May 27, 2015
Theodore Boone - the fugitive by Grisham, John, author.

Theodore Boone - the fugitive

Theo thought the danger had passed, but he's about to face off against an old adversary: accused murderer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo's quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he's ever been in before. Even when everything is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing

May 27, 2015
Bayou magic by Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

Bayou magic

Visiting her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, ten-year-old Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only sibling to carry on the gift of her family's magical legacy.

May 27, 2015
Amelia's middle-school graduation yearbook by Moss, Marissa.

Amelia's middle-school graduation yearbook

"Amelia is excited to graduate from middle school, but nervous about starting high school, especially when she finds out she won't have her best friend Carly with her. In her homemade graduation yearbook, drawings and 'photos' nostalgically recap her earlier years and notebooks as Amelia figures out how to face the changes ahead"--

May 27, 2015
Beauty queen by Mlynowski, Sarah, author.

Beauty queen

Abby's first problem is that Jonah has lost all his memories of the magic mirror and their adventures, so when they get sucked through into Beauty and the Beast, he is unaware of the danger, and picks one of the Beast's roses--her second problem is locating Beauty and performing a match-making miracle in order to recover her brother, and still make it back to the real world before their parents miss them.

May 27, 2015
Grace makes it great by Casanova, Mary, author.

Grace makes it great

Ten-year-old Grace is crushed to learn that her grandparents' bakery might close after thirty years and wonders how her own business, which they inspired, can survive if theirs cannot, but she and her friends use their talents and newly-acquired business skills to try to save the day.

May 27, 2015
The friendship riddle by Blakemore, Megan Frazer, author.

The friendship riddle

When her former best friend gets popular and leaves her behind, sixth-grader Ruth prefers to be alone, studying for the school spelling bee, until she finds a riddle in an old book.

May 27, 2015
Nooks & crannies by Lawson, Jessica, 1980-

Nooks & crannies

Eleven-year-old Tabitha Crum, whose parents were just about to abandon her, is invited to the country estate of a wealthy countess along with five other children and told that one of them will become her heir.

May 27, 2015
Ratscalibur by Lieb, Josh.

Ratscalibur

"When Joey is bitten by a rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent, and unwittingly unlocks the sword Ratscalibur"--

May 27, 2015
A plague of unicorns by Yolen, Jane, author.

A plague of unicorns

James, an earl's son and bothersome child, may hold the key to saving Cranford Abbey, a dilapidated school where he is sent to be educated, that newly-appointed Abbot Aelian thinks can be saved if he can make cider from the golden apples now being eaten by ravenous unicorns.

May 27, 2015
The secret treasure by Morgan, Winter.

The secret treasure

"In this first installment in a new series for Minecrafters, Noah and Violet have to battle the league of griefers, including the tricky and powerful rainbow griefers"--

May 27, 2015
The sound of life and everything by Van Dolzer, Krista.

The sound of life and everything

In 1950s California, grieving Mildred Clausen tries to have her son, who was killed in World War II, cloned but instead, a Japanese man emerges and her niece, Ella Mae, befriends him, in spite of the town's intense prejudice and her aunt's conviction that he is her son's killer.

May 27, 2015
The skeletons strike back - an unofficial gamer's adventure by Morgan, Winter.

The skeletons strike back - an unofficial gamer's adventure

Steve and his friends are back at the wheat farm trying to find a way to secure their crops from hostile mobs when their old friend Georgia comes to them for help. Georgia's village is in the middle of a serious skeleton attack. The skeletons appear at dawn, and nobody can go to bed without risking death. Steve and the gang agree to help, but the journey to Georgia's village isn't easy, especially with a new batch of rainbow griefers on their trail.After Steve and the gang get to the village and

May 27, 2015
The secrets of the storm vortex by Cameron, Anne.

The secrets of the storm vortex

"Now-twelve-year-old Angus McFangus and his friends encounter a storm vortex and a stranger from the crypts"--

May 27, 2015
Return to Augie Hobble by Smith, Lane, author.

Return to Augie Hobble

New Mexico middle-schooler Augie Hobble grapples with adolescence, paranormal mysteries, an overdue Creative Arts project, and heartbreaking loss while working in his father's theme park, Fairy Tale Place.

May 27, 2015
Molly Twinkletail runs away by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Molly Twinkletail runs away

Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! Best friends Jess and Lily love all animals. But when they follow a mysterious golden cat into Friendship Forest - a place where animals live in tiny cottages and sip dandelion tea at the Toadstool Cafe - their summer holidays suddenly become much more magical! Goldie has invited Lily, Jess and kitten Bella Tabbypaw for a sleepover! The girls can't wait to spend a night in Friendship Forest, but brave little Bella dec

May 27, 2015
The midnight door by Fisher, Sam, 1966-

The midnight door

"When the town of Dimvale is overrun with two-headed mutant rats, Morton Clay knows that dark magic is to blame. And when his classmates get their hands on impossible gadgets like X-ray Specs and Antigravity Laser Cannons, he realizes the trouble is just beginning. Morton and his siblings, James and Melissa, are the only ones who can stop the chaos. But should they, if it means using forbidden magic themselves? As Morton delves deeper into Dimvale's mysteries, he begins to suspect they have no

May 27, 2015
The runaway's gold by Burack, Emilie Christie, author.

The runaway's gold

"The protagonist of this historical novel, which is set in the Shetland Islands and also New York City around 1840, is Christian Robertson, a crofter and son of a crofter (small, struggling tenant farmer). When Christian's brother frames him for the theft of a bag of coins, Christian must leave home and embark on a journey to return the coins and clear his name"--

May 27, 2015
The mystery of the griefer's mark by Morgan, Winter.

The mystery of the griefer's mark

"Steve is back and ready for more adventures! But this time the excitement lands closer to home. While walking home from the village, Steve is surprised to hear a loud BOOM! When he arrives, he finds his wheat farm destroyed and a huge crater where the wheat once grew. And his diamond sword is missing! Steve believes its the act of a griefer with a lot of TNT. Devastated, Steve wants to rebuild and find his sword, but with his wheat destroyed, he must call on old friends to help him. Who

May 27, 2015
The unmapped sea by Wood, Maryrose, author.

The unmapped sea

Determined to break the wolfish curse that is threatening her charges and their unborn baby sibling, Miss Penelope Lumley takes a seaside holiday in the hope of gaining answers from an aging mariner.

May 27, 2015
The treasure of Easter Island by Stilton, Geronimo, author.

The treasure of Easter Island

When Geronimo's sister Thea gets into trouble while searching for treasure on Easter Island, he and his friends come to help.

May 27, 2015
The unbelievable top secret diary of Pig by Stamp, Emer, author.

The unbelievable top secret diary of Pig

"Pig is troubled. Usually, life on the Farm is pretty good. He has yummy slops, a true friend in Duck, mud to roll in, and Farmer to scratch his back and call him Roast Pig (his special nickname). But the Evil Chickens are up to something evil, involving a tractor-rocket."--Publisher.

May 27, 2015
The way home looks now by Shang, Wendy Wan Long, author.

The way home looks now

In 1972, after his older brother is killed in a car crash, Peter Lee's mother is paralyzed by grief and his traditional Chinese father seems emotionally frozen--but Peter hopes that if he joins a Little League team in Pittsburgh he can reawaken the passion for baseball that all the members of his family used to share and bring them back to life.

May 27, 2015
Zac Climbs High by Larry, H. I./ Sarafov, Tomomi (ILT)

Zac Climbs High

May 27, 2015
The unlikely adventures of Mabel Jones by Mabbitt, Will.

The unlikely adventures of Mabel Jones

"Mabel Jones finds herself aboard the Feroshus Maggot--a ship crewed by the strangest bunch of pirates you'd (never) want to meet. She then has to find pieces of an X-shaped puzzle that in her hands could be her ticket home, but in the hands of Captain Split, they'd give him the power to assemble a pirate militia to take over London!"--

May 27, 2015
Lucas Mackenzie and the London midnight ghost show by Bryant, Steve, author.

Lucas Mackenzie and the London midnight ghost show

"Lucas Mackenzie has got the best job of any ten-year-old boy. He travels from city-to-city as part of the London Midnight Ghost Show, scaring unsuspecting show-goers year round. Performing comes naturally to Lucas and the rest of the troupe, who've been doing it for as long as Lucas can remember. But there's something Lucas doesn't know. Like the rest of Lucas's friends, he's dead. And for some reason, Lucas can't remember his former life, his parents or friends. Did he go to school? Have a dog

May 27, 2015
The Land of Stories - beyond the kingdoms by Colfer, Chris, 1990-

The Land of Stories - beyond the kingdoms

"The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can twins Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man?"--

May 27, 2015
Just my rotten luck by Patterson, James, 1947- author.

Just my rotten luck

Rafe returns to Hills Village Middle School where he attends "special classes," joins the football team, and starts a super-secret art project.

May 27, 2015
Hidden in the Overworld - League of Griefers, Book Two by Morgan, Winter

Hidden in the Overworld - League of Griefers, Book Two

May 27, 2015
The green ember by Smith, S. D.

The green ember

Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world. Kings fall and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend.

May 27, 2015
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Scamander, Newt

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

May 27, 2015
The enchanted charms - the seventh adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy by Stilton, Geronimo, author.

The enchanted charms - the seventh adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy

For the seventh time Geronimo Stilton finds himself in the Kingdom of Fantasy--this time Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, needs him to find the seven enchanted charms before the evil Wizard of the Black Pearl can get to them.

May 27, 2015
Crown of three by Rinehart, J. D.

Crown of three

"Toronia, a kingdom composed of three realms, is wracked with civil war. King Brutan rules with an iron fist. The kingdom's only hope comes in the form of Brutan's illegitimate triplets, prophesied to kill the king and rule together in peace. Separated at birth and scattered throughout the realms, the triplets face a desperate fight to secure their destiny"--

May 27, 2015
Circus Mirandus by Beasley, Cassie.

Circus Mirandus

"When he realizes that his grandfather's stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus--and to use its magic to save his grandfather's life"--

May 27, 2015
Bumblebee versus Scuzzard by Sazaklis, John.

Bumblebee versus Scuzzard

Bumblebee and his team of Autobots are ready to do battle with the Decepticons and send them back to lockup.

May 27, 2015
Book Scavenger by Chambliss Bertman, Jennifer.

Book Scavenger

Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily's hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.

May 27, 2015
Blackout by Black, Peter Jay.

Blackout

"The world's most destructive computer virus has been unleashed, and it's up to the Urban Outlaws--five tough kids dedicated to bringing justice to their city--to destroy it"--

May 27, 2015
Beware the werepup and other stories by Sykes, Julie, author.

Beware the werepup and other stories

May 27, 2015
Alien invasion in my backyard - an EMU Club adventure by Bolling, Ruben, author.

Alien invasion in my backyard - an EMU Club adventure

My name is Stuart Tennemeier, and I'm the President of the EMU Club (short for Exploration-Mystery-Unbelievable Club). This is my report for our first mission. Did you ever want to start a club with a friend, but you didn't even know how to find a mystery to solve? Like, how would you even know there was a jewel heist or a haunted shack somewhere in your town? And how could you even begin to investigate it if you did? What if you started a club to solve other kinds of mysteries. Not huge crimes

May 27, 2015
Billy Sure, kid entrepreneur by Sharpe, Luke, author.

Billy Sure, kid entrepreneur

Famous young inventor Billy Sure is hosting an online contest to help other kid inventors.

May 27, 2015
Cast off - the strange adventures of Petra De Winter and Bram by Yohalem, Eve, author.

Cast off - the strange adventures of Petra De Winter and Bram

Told in their separate voices, twelve-year-olds Petra, who escaped her abusive father's Amsterdam house in 1663, and Bram, a half-Javanese/half-Dutch boy, relate their adventures at sea after Petra stows away and Bram, son of the ship's carpenter, helps her disguise herself as a boy.

May 27, 2015
Cakes in space by Reeve, Philip, author.

Cakes in space

"When ten-year-old Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save the spaceship and its crew from man-eating cakes, aliens, and more"--

May 27, 2015
The boy who cried shark by Ocean, Davy, author.

The boy who cried shark

Harry Hammer thinks he sees a fierce great white shark near Shark Point. He sounds the alarm and everyone panics! Turns out it's just an old basking shark, and now everyone is furious. After a couple more minnow-size mistakes, Harry sees a real great white shark and it's trouble"--Page 4 of cover.

May 27, 2015
Captain Awesome goes to superhero camp by Kirby, Stan.

Captain Awesome goes to superhero camp

"Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad can't wait to venture into the woods and get some real superhero training at Camp Ka-Pow. That is, until they meet the Cloudy Heights Super Crew. These campers must be supervillains in disguise"--

May 27, 2015
Ellie Featherbill all alone by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Ellie Featherbill all alone

Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! Best friends Jess and Lily love all animals. The girls are visiting Friendship Forest for Ellie Featherbill's birthday! When Grizelda's wicked plan to poison the river puts the little duckling in danger, can Lily and Jess save the day?

May 27, 2015
EllRay Jakes the recess king! by Warner, Sally, 1946- author.

EllRay Jakes the recess king!

Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes of Oak Glen Primary School is looking for a new best friend, and he decides that the best way to find one is to come up with a bunch of amazing things to do at recess--and see who shares in the fun.

May 27, 2015
Hawkite, arrow of the air by Blade, Adam, author.

Hawkite, arrow of the air

The efforts of Tom and Elenna to rescue Freya, the Mistress of the Beasts of Gwildor, from Velmal lead them to an area where the flying monster Hawkite is destroying the crops, but the starving farmers are not sure they can trust Tom.

May 27, 2015
A fin-tastic finish by Ocean, Davy, author.

A fin-tastic finish

Harry Hammer's new hero is Turbo Tex, an Olimpet gold medal-winning tiger shark. When Harry meets Tony, an awesome tiger shark at Shark Point Sea-cub Camp, he wants to be friends, but can't seem to win over Tony.

May 27, 2015
Cosmoe's wiener getaway / Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway by Brallier, Max, author.

Cosmoe's wiener getaway / Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway

Cosmoe Earth Boy, captain of the flying food truck Neon Wiener, cruises the galaxy with his friend Big Humphree, protecting the universe and narrowly escaping space bad guys.

May 27, 2015
Commander Kellie and the Superkids. Vol. 1, The Mysterious Presence by Maselli, Christopher P.N.

Commander Kellie and the Superkids. Vol. 1, The Mysterious Presence

May 27, 2015
The girl in the torch by Sharenow, Rob, author.

The girl in the torch

After her father is killed in a pogrom, twelve-year-old Sarah and her mother immigrate to America--but when her mother dies before they get through Ellis Island, and the authorities want to send her back to the old country, Sarah hides in the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

May 27, 2015
Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Allen, Elise, author.

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables

Twelve-year-old Gabby is recruited by a secret agency to take care of extraterrestrial children.

May 27, 2015
The Fog diver by Ross, Joel N., 1968- author.

The Fog diver

"In this futuristic high-stakes adventure, humanity clings to cities on the highest mountain peaks above the deadly Fog, and airships transport the pirates of the skies. Daring 13-year-old tetherboy Chess and his salvage crew must face the dark plans of Lord Kodoc and work to save their beloved Mrs. E"--

May 27, 2015
Ferrok, the iron soldier / Bumper Edition by Blade, Adam, author.

Ferrok, the iron soldier / Bumper Edition

Tom faces off against Ferrok and his army of slave warriors, who are on the march to conquer Avantia.

May 27, 2015
Justice by Salane, Jeffrey, author.

Justice

M, the daughter of a master criminal and former Lawless School student, teams up with her new friends to prevent the use of a weapon that threatens all life on Earth.

May 27, 2015
Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Birney, Betty G., author.

Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure

"Humphrey goes on a backyard camping adventure with his classmates and meets all kinds of outdoor creatures--even some scary ones"--

May 27, 2015
Hound of Hades by Coats, Lucy.

Hound of Hades

Having proven himself capable of caring for the mythical creatures that dwell on Olympus, eleven-year-old Demon is summoned by the great god Hades to the Underworld to tend to Cerberus, the three-headed dog Guardian of the Underworld, which has been beaten by Demon's nemesis, Heracles.

May 27, 2015
Issrilla the creeping menace by Blade, Adam, author.

Issrilla the creeping menace

Tom and Elenna face new dangers when the wizard Aduro is taken captive and the witch Kensa sends Issrilla, a slimy transparent lizard, to attack the kingdom of Gwildor.

May 27, 2015
The Isle of the Lost - a Descendents novel by De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-

The Isle of the Lost - a Descendents novel

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.

May 27, 2015
If I were you by Margolis, Leslie.

If I were you

Twelve-year-old best friends Katie and Melody have had a terrible summer, ending with a fight over a boy, but when Katie's wish to begin the summer over as Melody comes true, each girl learns important lessons about the other and herself.

May 27, 2015
Fort by DeFelice, Cynthia C., author.

Fort

"A middle-grade summer adventure about two boys who build an awesome fort and tangle with two older bullies."--

May 27, 2015
Linka, the sky conquerer by Blade, Adam, author.

Linka, the sky conquerer

While journeying on the Warrior's Road, Tom is confronted by Linka, an enemy from the air, who attacks his enemies with his scaly reptilian tail.

May 27, 2015
Inside out - the junior novelization by Francis, Suzanne, adapter.

Inside out - the junior novelization

The five emotions inside a girl's head vie for control after a life-changing event.

May 27, 2015
How to speak dolphin by Rorby, Ginny, author.

How to speak dolphin

Since her mother died, twelve-year-old Lily has struggled to care for her severely autistic half-brother, Adam, in their Miami home, but she is frustrated and angry because her oncologist step-father, Don, expects her to devote her time to Adam, and is unwilling to admit that Adam needs professional help--but when Adam bonds with a young dolphin with cancer Lily is confronted with another dilemma: her family or the dolphin's freedom.

May 27, 2015
Koba, ghoul of the shadows by Blade, Adam, author.

Koba, ghoul of the shadows

Nearing the end of his journey, Tom must battle a ghoulish monster with a spiky head and clawed hands, who stands between him and the terminus of the Warrior's Road.

May 27, 2015
The Kenyan expedition by Stevenson, Steve, author.

The Kenyan expedition

Agatha, a twelve-year-old detective with a photographic memory, and her cousin Dash travel to Africa to investigate the disappearance of a revered, rare, white giraffe that has been stolen by a poacher.

May 27, 2015
Kate Walden directs - Bride of slug man by Mata, Julie.

Kate Walden directs - Bride of slug man

A budding middle school movie director juggles her second feature film and her very first crush.

May 27, 2015
Logan Pryce makes a mess by Gilmore, Grace.

Logan Pryce makes a mess

"When his father is hired for a temporary job at the general store, farm boy Logan can't wait to lend a hand. But his eagerness may cause his dad to lose this job. Can Logan's mistake be fixed in time?"--

May 27, 2015
The lost city by Voelkel, Jon, author.

The lost city

"While awaiting his parents' release from jail, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is sucked into yet another scheme of the Maya Death Lords that sends him on a quest to the United States. Failure could mean the end of the world... again"--

May 27, 2015
The lucky wheel by Gilmore, Grace.

The lucky wheel

Each student in Maple Ridge is asked to contribute fifty cents for much needed repairs to the school but Logan has no money, so he decides to sell the buggy wheel he found by the side of the road and carefully fixed, if only he can find a buyer for a single wheel.

May 27, 2015
Kajin the Beast Catcher by Blade, Adam

Kajin the Beast Catcher

May 27, 2015
Moonlight mile by Hapka, Cathy, author.

Moonlight mile

"When her horse show performance goes horribly wrong, Nina wonders if a Halloween ghost could be involved in this fourth book in a contemporary middle grade series in the tradition of Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague. Nina Peralt's boarding and lesson barn will be putting on a horse show this fall, and she can't wait to show off how well she and her pony, Breezy, have been doing lately! Bonus: the cute older brother of one of her fellow riders will be helping out as jump crew. Unfortunat

May 27, 2015
The polar bear express by Dadey, Debbie, author.

The polar bear express

Wanting to help a lost baby polar bear return home, Kiki Coral and her mermaid friends worry that the cost of the bear's transportation will prevent them from seeing a concert performance of their favorite boy band.

May 27, 2015
Mrs. Noodlekugel and Drooly the bear by Pinkwater, Daniel Manus, 1941- author.

Mrs. Noodlekugel and Drooly the bear

"In a wonderfully loopy third episode, Nick and Maxine are surprised to meet Captain Noodlekugel, back from the sea with a somewhat untrainable bear." -- Amazon.com.

May 27, 2015
Skurik, the forest demon by Blade, Adam, author.

Skurik, the forest demon

Tom must stop Skurik, a demon of the forest, from terrorizing his village and kidnapping children.

May 27, 2015
Skylanders universe. The mask of power, Terrafin battles the boom brothers by Beakman, Onk, 1973- author.

Skylanders universe. The mask of power, Terrafin battles the boom brothers

When a sinister robot buries the Skylanders in mountains of sticky cotton candy, Terrafin and his friends must travel to the legendary Explosive Emporium atop the Junk Mountains. Will they defeat Kaos and the Boom Brothers, or will the world drown in a sugary mess?

May 27, 2015
Violet's amazing summer by Finley, Martha, 1828-1909.

Violet's amazing summer

Violet is excited to spend the summer with her Aunt in Ohio, but when a tragedy occurs will her faith be strong enough?

May 27, 2015
The Tiger troubles by Kelly, David A. (David Andrew), 1964-

The Tiger troubles

"When Mike and Kate visit Detroit, someone is blackmailing the Tigers' famous slugger, Tony Maloney"--

May 27, 2015
Slivka, the cold-hearted curse by Blade, Adam, author.

Slivka, the cold-hearted curse

While journeying down Warrior's Road, Tom is forced to face-off against the lizard Slivka, a beast that attacks its enemies with its long forked tongue and deadly fangs.

May 27, 2015
Skylanders Universe. The mask of power. Gill Grunt and the curse of the Fish Master by Beakman, Onk, 1973- author.

Skylanders Universe. The mask of power. Gill Grunt and the curse of the Fish Master

"As sea creatures gang up on the landlubbers of Skylands and the mermaids of Last Chance Cover abandon their underwater kingdom, Gill Grunt embarks on an incredible adventure.

May 27, 2015
Sepron vs Narga / Sepron Vs Narga by Blade, Adam, author.

Sepron vs Narga / Sepron Vs Narga

Sea monsters Sepron and Narga face off, while Tom recruits Will of Shipton-on-Sea to become part of his new band of knights.

May 27, 2015
Rebels of the lamp by Galvin, Michael M. B, author.

Rebels of the lamp

"Parker Quarry is only twelve years old, and he's about to enter a war that has been brewing for centuries. When his mother sends him to New Hampshire to stay with his cousin, Theo, Parker expects to be bored out of his mind. But then he stumbles across an ancient container--with a real genie inside--and life for Parker gets way more exciting. But there are those who seek to unleash the devastating power of the genies onto the world, and he may be humanity's only hope at surviving."--

May 27, 2015
Bella the bunny by Small, Lily, author.

Bella the bunny

Bella, a fairy rabbit, helps Lexi the ladybug understand that if she does her best she will be judged on what she accomplishes, rather than on her appearance.

May 27, 2015
Bella Tabbypaw in trouble by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Bella Tabbypaw in trouble

Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! Best friends Jess and Lily love all animals. But when they follow a mysterious golden cat into Friendship Forest - a place where animals live in tiny cottages and sip dandelion tea at the Toadstool Cafe - their summer holidays suddenly become much more magical! Goldie has invited Lily, Jess and kitten Bella Tabbypaw for a sleepover! The girls can't wait to spend a night in Friendship Forest, but brave little Bella dec

May 27, 2015
Solak, scourge of the sea by Blade, Adam, author.

Solak, scourge of the sea

Tom must defeat the sea beast Solak, who was freed from the Lightning Prison by Kensa, before the monster can do damage to the lands of Gwildor, Kayonia, and Avantia.

May 27, 2015
The Snow Queen - a tale in seven stories by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.

The Snow Queen - a tale in seven stories

Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale The Snow Queen is an enchanting story of the bond of love and friendship between young playmates Kai and Gerda. When a small shard of a wicked troll's broken mirror lodges in Kai's eye and heart, he loses his joyfulness and sees only the world's imperfections. With his heart turned to ice, the Snow Queen kidnaps him and returns to her castle in the far northern reaches of Lapland. Gerda, heartbroken but innocent and full of love, sets out to find her dear f

May 27, 2015
Vermok, the spiteful scavenger by Blade, Adam, author.

Vermok, the spiteful scavenger

In the tunnels beneath the Warrior's Road, Tom comes face to face with Vermok, a rat-like monster that attacks his enemies with his vicious tusks and the spikes that line his back.

May 27, 2015
Watch the sky by Hubbard, Kirsten, author.

Watch the sky

"The signs are everywhere, acccording to Jory's stepfather, Caleb. The end is coming, and they must be prepared. School is Jory's only escape from Caleb's tight grasp, and with the help of new friends, he begins to explore a world beyond his family's desert ranch"--

May 27, 2015
Viktor, the deadly archer / Bumper Edition by Blade, Adam, author.

Viktor, the deadly archer / Bumper Edition

Tom must battle two beasts who stalk the forests of Avantia, including deadly archer Viktor, who rides a skeleton horse.

May 27, 2015
Vigrash the Clawed Eagle by Blade, Adam

Vigrash the Clawed Eagle

May 27, 2015
Stuffed Bear Mystery by Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Stuffed Bear Mystery

May 27, 2015
Stick Dog dreams of ice cream by Watson, Tom, 1962- author.

Stick Dog dreams of ice cream

Stick Dog and his feral friends are looking for relief on a very hot day--and this time they have their eyes on a ice cream truck.

May 27, 2015
Best friend next door by Mackler, Carolyn, author.

Best friend next door

Two girls who share a birthday and palindromic names struggle with respective parental challenges and loneliness while gradually overcoming their differences to become close friends.

May 27, 2015
Grashkor, the beast guard / Bumper Edition by Blade, Adam, author.

Grashkor, the beast guard / Bumper Edition

Tom embarks on a quest to rescue his best friend Elenna, who has been kidnapped by the evil Malvel and imprisoned by the beast Grashkor.

May 27, 2015
Curtain up by Fiedler, Lisa.

Curtain up

After twelve-year-old Anya fails to make the soccer team, she decides to pursue her true passion, musical theater, and, with the help of her sister and new friend Austin, pulls together a summer theater troupe.

May 27, 2015
Close to the wind by Walter, Jon, 1964- author.

Close to the wind

Malik and his grandfather are trying to flee a war-torn country on the last ship waiting at the port for those who can escape--but when the ship leaves only Malik is aboard, and he will need all his courage to survive in a new country.

May 27, 2015
Super Fly - the world's smallest superhero! by Doodler, Todd H., author.

Super Fly - the world's smallest superhero!

When fourth-grader Eugene, a small and nerdy, mild-mannered housefly, becomes the world's smallest superhero, he takes on Crazy Cockroach and his army of insect baddies.

May 27, 2015
The water and the wild by Ormsbee, Katie, author.

The water and the wild

Lottie Fiske is a lonely twelve-year-old orphan, who lives in a boarding house, and her only friends in the world are Eliot, a boy who is very sick, and the mysterious letter-writer who sends her birthday gifts--so when a strange girl steps out of a closet and insists that Lottie follow her down the roots of the apple tree in the yard to another world, which may hold a cure for Eliot, Lottie has to go.

May 27, 2015
The two-dollar dirt shirt by Rex, Michael, author, illustrator.

The two-dollar dirt shirt

"Ricky makes a shirt out of dirt and gets into plenty of trouble--and mess"--

May 27, 2015
A handful of stars by Lord, Cynthia, author.

A handful of stars

When her blind dog slips his collar, twelve-year old Lily meets Salma Santiago, a young Hispanic girl whose migrant family are in Maine for the blueberry-picking season, and, based partly on their mutual love of dogs, the two forge a friendship while painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather--but as the Blueberry Queen pageant approaches Lily and Selma are confronted with some of the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.

May 27, 2015
Muro the rat monster by Blade, Adam, author.

Muro the rat monster

Tom must find the six potion ingredients in order to save his mother from the evil wizard Malvel, but first he must battle against Muro the rat monster, who can command the vermin of Kayonia to do his bidding.

May 27, 2015
Zac's skate break by Larry, H. I., author.

Zac's skate break

May 27, 2015
My life as a gamer by Tashjian, Janet.

My life as a gamer

Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime when he is asked to test software for new video games, but he soon discovers that his dream job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

May 27, 2015
Original recipe by Young, Jessica (Jessica E.), author.

Original recipe

To win the school's cook-off and get a year of free pizza, Finley Flowers and her best friend Henry have to come up with a totally original recipe--the only problem is that neither of them has any idea how to cook.

May 27, 2015
Lost in the sun by Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen), 1981- author.

Lost in the sun

"As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on"--

May 27, 2015
The pirate's curse / The Pirate's Curse by Blade, Adam.

The pirate's curse / The Pirate's Curse

Be the hero in this exciting adventure! Join Tom and his companions on a brand new Beast Quest, where your decisions determine the outcome. Sanpao the Pirate King has returned to terrorize Avantia, bringing with him two fearsome Beasts: Polkai the Shark Man and Dredda the Tunneling Menace!

May 27, 2015
Striker by Skuy, David

Striker

May 27, 2015
Targro, the Arctic menace by Blade, Adam, author.

Targro, the Arctic menace

On his quest along the Warrior's Road, Tom encounters an Arctic fox, who attacks his enemies with his razor-sharp claws and unnatural spikes along his back.

May 27, 2015
Thea Stilton and the lost letters by

Thea Stilton and the lost letters

It is up to the Thea sisters to investigate when their friend is falsely accused of theft and barred from competing in a figure skating championship in Russia.

May 27, 2015
Where triplets go, trouble follows by Poploff, Michelle.

Where triplets go, trouble follows

Lily, Daisy, and Violet Divine, triplets, have different interests and like to do things on their own, but they pull together when they need to, whether to find out their grandparents' secret, create a good science fair project, or teach their new dog tostop chewing.

May 27, 2015
Mirka the Ice Horse by Blade, Adam

Mirka the Ice Horse

May 27, 2015
Lucy Longwhiskers gets lost by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Lucy Longwhiskers gets lost

Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! Best friends Jess and Lily love all animals. But when they follow a mysterious golden cat into Friendship Forest - a place where animals live in tiny cottages and sip dandelion tea at the Toadstool Cafe - their summer holidays suddenly become much more magical! On their first adventure in Friendship Forest, can the two friends rescue adorable baby bunny Lucy Longwhiskers from the wicked witch Grizelda?

May 27, 2015
Transformers, robots in disguise. Sideswipe versus Thunderhoof by Sazaklis, John, author.

Transformers, robots in disguise. Sideswipe versus Thunderhoof

Sideswipe has to go against crime boss Thunderhoof, while Bumblebee and a team of young Autobots battle some of Cybertron's most dangerous Decepticons.

May 27, 2015
Before Tomorrowland by Jensen, Jeff, author.

Before Tomorrowland

"Based on the spellbinding world of the Walt Disney Studios film, Tomorrowland, this original prequel novel features a 20-page comic book and unlocks a place of unfathomable science and technology and the famous people behind it. The year is 1939. A secret society of extraordinary geniuses is about to share an incredible discovery with the world. A misguided enemy - half man, half machine - will stop at nothing to prevent the group from giving this forbidden knowledge to humanity. And a mother a

May 23, 2015
Showstopper by Berk, Sheryl, author.

Showstopper

"Anya is just getting used to being the newest member of the Dance Divas when her parents want her to move back home to L.A. to study dance 'more seriously,' which means she may have to say goodbye to Divas forever. The timing couldn't be worse. City Feet is back with a vengeance at the Smooth Moves Competition in Las Vegas"--

May 23, 2015
The enormous crocodile by Dahl, Roald.

The enormous crocodile

The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.

May 21, 2015
Cakes in space by Reeve, Philip, author.

Cakes in space

"When ten-year-old Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save the spaceship and its crew from man-eating cakes, aliens, and more"--

May 21, 2015
Billy Sure, kid entrepreneur by Sharpe, Luke, author.

Billy Sure, kid entrepreneur

Billy Sure, twelve-year-old genius inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., hosts a contest for fellow kid innovators to share their own inventions, but he has a difficult time choosing a winner while helping other kids achieve their dreams.

May 21, 2015
The real man of steel by Sutton, Laurie, author.

The real man of steel

Lex Luther steals a special chip called the Mega Module that will give his battle suit power levels similar to Superman's, and sets out to claim the title of the real Man of Steel.

May 21, 2015
Strider by Cleary, Beverly.

Strider

In a series of diary entries, Leigh tells how he comes to terms with his parents' divorce, acquires joint custody of an abandoned dog, and joins the track team at school. Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn't an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn't want to leave me. Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can. He's a dog that loves to run because of Strider, Leigh Botts finds himself running--w

May 21, 2015
Night of a thousand Doomsdays by Sutton, Laurie.

Night of a thousand Doomsdays

Queen Bloorga and her clonemaster, Gorka, have created thousands of clones of Doomsday, Superman's old enemy, and are using them to invade Earth--and it will be up to Superman to stop them.

May 21, 2015
The two-dollar dirt shirt by Rex, Michael, author, illustrator.

The two-dollar dirt shirt

"Ricky makes a shirt out of dirt and gets into plenty of trouble--and mess"--

May 21, 2015
How to speak dolphin by Rorby, Ginny, author.

How to speak dolphin

Since her mother died, twelve-year-old Lily has struggled to care for her severely autistic half-brother, Adam, in their Miami home, but she is frustrated and angry because her oncologist step-father, Don, expects her to devote her time to Adam, and is unwilling to admit that Adam needs professional help--but when Adam bonds with a young dolphin with cancer Lily is confronted with another dilemma: her family or the dolphin's freedom.

May 21, 2015
The girl in the torch by Sharenow, Rob, author.

The girl in the torch

After her father is killed in a pogrom, twelve-year-old Sarah and her mother immigrate to America--but when her mother dies before they get through Ellis Island, and the authorities want to send her back to the old country, Sarah hides in the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

May 21, 2015
The Fog diver by Ross, Joel N., 1968-

The Fog diver

"In this futuristic high-stakes adventure, humanity clings to cities on the highest mountain peaks above the deadly Fog, and airships transport the pirates of the skies. Daring 13-year-old tetherboy Chess and his salvage crew must face the dark plans of Lord Kodoc and work to save their beloved Mrs. E"--

May 21, 2015
The search for Baby Ruby by Shreve, Susan, author.

The search for Baby Ruby

Twelve-year-old Jess O'Fines is resentful that she is expected to watch her baby niece in a Los Angeles hotel room while the rest of her dysfunctional family go off to a wedding rehearsal party -- but when Baby Ruby disappears, Jess is convinced she knows who kidnapped her and determined to get her back on her own, whatever the danger.

May 20, 2015
Molly Twinkletail runs away by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Molly Twinkletail runs away

When the evil witch Grizelda's sneaky helpers convince Molly Twinkletail to run away, Jess and Lily must find the tiny mouse and set things right at the Friendship Forest fair.

May 20, 2015
Castle Hangnail by Vernon, Ursula.

Castle Hangnail

When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble.

May 20, 2015
Archie Greene and the magician's secret by Everest, D. D., author.

Archie Greene and the magician's secret

Archie Greene has lived with his grandmother since he was a baby, but when a mysterious package arrives on his twelfth birthday with instructions to take it to a strange bookshop in Oxford, he finds himself involved with a secret society of people who protect the world's magical books, and discovers that he has family he never knew about.

May 20, 2015
Anyone but Ivy Pocket by Krisp, Caleb.

Anyone but Ivy Pocket

"Fate intervenes when Ivy is called to the sickbed of a dying duchess and is charged with delivering a mystical (and possibly cursed) diamond necklace to the utterly revolting Matilda Butterfield for her twelfth birthday"--

May 20, 2015
My big fat zombie goldfish. Fins of fury by O'Hara, Mo, author.

My big fat zombie goldfish. Fins of fury

Tom and Pradeep go on a camping trip and question Tom's older brother's involvement when paranormal pets go missing. Tom must protect his big fat zombie goldfish Frankie before he ends up among the missing.

May 20, 2015
Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan by Rylant, Cynthia.

Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan

Stumpy, Murray, Gwendolyn, and Kona recruit Herman the crow and 200 owls to help with their Master Plan to assist the animals of Gooseberry Park that are in trouble because of a months-long drought.

May 20, 2015
Evil spy school - a spy school novel by Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-

Evil spy school - a spy school novel

After getting expelled from spy school for accidentally shooting a live mortar into the principal's office, thirteen-year-old Ben finds himself recruited by evil crime organization SPYDER.

May 20, 2015
The Gollywhopper Games - friend or foe by Feldman, Jody, author.

The Gollywhopper Games - friend or foe

Zane thinks about little but football until after his second concussion, when his parents say he must take a year off, so when he gets a chance to compete in the Gollywhopper Games he is excited about applying many of the skills that help him excel on the football field to a different kind of competition.

May 20, 2015
The impossible race by Morris, Chad, author.

The impossible race

Derick and Abby Cragbridge continue their seventh-grade year at Cragbridge Hall, where they run into competitions, new friends, virtual zombies, and real danger.

May 20, 2015
The Legends begin by Hegarty, Shane, author.

The Legends begin

"Darkmouth is the only village in the world where the fierce magical creatures known as Legends still attack--and it's up to twelve-year-old Finn, the worst Legend Hunter in Darkmouth's history, to uphold his family's legacy and save his hometown"--

May 20, 2015
The mad apprentice - volume II in The forbidden library by Wexler, Django, author.

The mad apprentice - volume II in The forbidden library

"Alice and five other apprentice Readers face the fight of their lives when they are sent into the magical library of a late rival Reader--a library that's still protected by a vicious guardian"--

May 20, 2015
Murder is bad manners by Stevens, Robin, 1988- author.

Murder is bad manners

At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggle to find an exciting mystery to investigate and hit pay-dirt when Hazel discovers the dead body of Miss Bell, the science teacher.

May 20, 2015
Lucy Longwhiskers gets lost by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Lucy Longwhiskers gets lost

On their first visit to Friendship Forest, Lily and Jess must rescue baby bunny Lucy Longwhiskers from the evil witch Grizelda.

May 20, 2015
Lost in the sun by Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen), 1981-

Lost in the sun

"As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on"--

May 20, 2015
A handful of stars by Lord, Cynthia, author.

A handful of stars

When her blind dog slips his collar, twelve-year old Lily meets Salma Santiago, a young Hispanic girl whose migrant family are in Maine for the blueberry-picking season, and, based partly on their mutual love of dogs, the two forge a friendship while painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather--but as the Blueberry Queen pageant approaches Lily and Selma are confronted with some of the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.

May 20, 2015
Ellie Featherbill all alone by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Ellie Featherbill all alone

Jess and Lily visit Friendship Forest to celebrate Ellie Featherbill's birthday, but must first foil the evil witch Grizelda's plans to poison the river and put the duckling in danger.

May 20, 2015
Close to the wind by Walter, Jon, 1964- author.

Close to the wind

Malik and his grandfather are trying to flee a war-torn country on the last ship waiting at the port for those who can escape--but when the ship leaves only Malik is aboard, and he will need all his courage to survive in a new country.

May 20, 2015
Best Friend Next Door by Mackler, Carolyn

Best Friend Next Door

May 20, 2015
Bella Tabbypaw in trouble by Meadows, Daisy, author.

Bella Tabbypaw in trouble

Jess and Lily can't wait to have a sleepover in Friendship Forest, but when Bella Tabbypaw gets into trouble with the evil witch Grizelda's helpers, the Boggits, they must find the kitten before Grizelda does.

May 20, 2015
Alexander's army by D'Lacey, Chris, author.

Alexander's army

Michael Malone is assigned to investigate a local comic shop by the mysterious UNICORNE agency because they are displaying a comic book with a disturbingly familiar heroine--but he soon realizes that the sinister shop hides an invisible army come to life, with a menacing maniac at its head, and worse he does not know if he can trust his fellow agents.

May 20, 2015
Sniff a skunk! by Amato, Mary.

Sniff a skunk!

Unlike their thieving parents, ten-year-old twins Billy and Jillian Crook like to do good deeds, including rescuing a baby skunk. Features activities.

May 20, 2015
Wonder Woman vs. Circe by Sutton, Laurie.

Wonder Woman vs. Circe

In her quest to destroy Wonder Woman, Circe the immortal sorceress has unleashed the Trinity Beast, an ancient, magical monster which steals her powers--and Wonder Woman must fight to save both the world and her mortal enemy.

May 20, 2015
Stormbound by Alvarez, Jennifer Lynn, author.

Stormbound

Star has moved his herd of refugee pegasi to the coast to escape the Mountain Herd and the bitter memories of the past, and as head stallion it is up to him to protect and lead them--but the freezing storms of winter are coming, old enemies are seeking revenge, and an ancient adversary has awoken from sleep.

May 20, 2015