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Crystal City lights - a novel by Moulder, Holly.

Crystal City lights - a novel

In 1943, when her German-born father is accused of plotting to aid the Nazis, twelve-year-old Dottie Zorn and her family are sent to the Internment Camp for Enemy Aliens in Crystal City, Texas, where Dottie uncovers a terrible secret about her best friend's family that could endanger her younger brother.

May 1, 2016
The most important thing - stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers by Avi, 1937- author.

The most important thing - stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers

One of the most beloved writers of our time presents seven short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons. Luke sees the ghost of his father but can't figure out what Dad wants him to do. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he's just met and discovers what lies behind the man's erratic behavior. Ryan has some surprising questions when he interviews his prospective stepfather for the job. In a compellingly honest collection of stories, multiple-award-winning author Avi

May 1, 2016
Heaven eyes by Almond, David, 1951-

Heaven eyes

Having escaped from their orphanage on a raft, Erin, January, and Mouse float down into another world of abandoned warehouses and factories, meeting a strange old man and an even stranger girl with webbed fingers and little memory of her past. Now available in this Readers Circle edition, featuring a reading group discussion guide, Almond's tale takes two runaways, hungry for freedom from the home, on a journey to somewhere they never expected to go. In the mud of the Black Middens, Erin and Jan

May 1, 2016
Night of the Ninth Dragon by Osborne, Mary Pope/ Murdocca, Sal (ILT)

Night of the Ninth Dragon

May 1, 2016
The spy's secret by Luper, Eric, author.

The spy's secret

In their second trip through the enchanted library, the new key lands Cleo and Evan in the middle of a spy story, where their impossible mission is to stop a traitor who calls himself Viper--and they find themselves working with the replacement librarian, Ms. Crowley, whose exact role in their adventures is becoming increasingly mysterious.

May 1, 2016
Splat! another messy Sunday by Oliver, Lin, author.

Splat! another messy Sunday

After visiting Madame Dots where they see a famous painting about a day in the park, Tiger Brooks, accompanied by his friend Luna, get sucked into the painting and land in a Parisian park where they are attacked by a pet monkey and chased by the police.

May 1, 2016
The deadly 7 by Jennings, Garth, author, illustrator.

The deadly 7

"Nelson stumbles across an ancient machine that accidentally extracts the seven deadly sins from his own little soul--by turning them into ugly, cantankerous, and embarrassing creatures who follow him everywhere"--

May 1, 2016
The apple tart of hope by Fitzgerald, Sarah Moore, 1965- author.

The apple tart of hope

Oscar Dunleavy, a teenager who used to make incredible apple tarts, has gone missing and everyone thinks he is dead, but Oscar's best friend Meg and his little brother Stevie, form a band as they try to figure out what happened to him.

May 1, 2016
Skating with the Statue of Liberty by Meyer, Susan, 1960-

Skating with the Statue of Liberty

After having escaped with his family from Nazi-occupied France, Gustave finds a home in New York City, still worried about Marcel, his good friend who he left behind, and surprised to find bigotry in America, too.

May 1, 2016
Raymie Nightingale by DiCamillo, Kate, author.

Raymie Nightingale

Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.

May 1, 2016
Molly Moon's hypnotic holiday by Byng, Georgia.

Molly Moon's hypnotic holiday

When Molly Moon injures her eye, she must take a holiday from using her unusual hypnotic powers and behave like a normal child.

May 1, 2016
The deadly past by Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.

The deadly past

Dinosaurs are creating havoc in Spooksville.

May 1, 2016
Somewhere among by Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Annie, author.

Somewhere among

Eleven-year-old Emma's life in Tokyo changes for the worse when she and her American mother, who is pregnant, must move in with her Japanese grandmother the summer before 9/11 changes the world.

May 1, 2016
Slacker by Korman, Gordon, author.

Slacker

When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything, whether he likes it or not.

May 1, 2016
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the unpleasant penguins from Pluto by Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the unpleasant penguins from Pluto

Infuriated by the declaration that Pluto is no longer a planet, President Penguin and his penguins invade Earth and it is up to Ricky and his robot pal to defeat them--with some help from Ricky's cousin Lucy and her pets.

May 1, 2016
Cronus and the threads of dread by Holub, Joan, author.

Cronus and the threads of dread

With a giant spiderweb in the sky with the words "Surrender Olympians" written in it, Zeus and his friends know they are in for a fight, but the webs actually contain a hidden gem, Athena's magical item.

May 1, 2016
Counting Thyme by Conklin, Melanie, author.

Counting Thyme

"Thyme Owens moves across the country with her family so her younger brother can take part in a promising cancer drug trial, and though all she wants is for him to get better, adjusting to life in Manhattan is anything but easy"--

May 1, 2016
Arf - a Bowser and Birdie novel by Quinn, Spencer, author.

Arf - a Bowser and Birdie novel

Birdie Gaux's dog, Bowser, considers himself in charge of security at 19 Gentilly Lane, so when the house is broken into Bowser wants to find the man with the limeade aftershave (and the cat) responsible--but nobody seems to know what the culprits were looking for, or why a strange girl is asking questions about Birdie's father, a policeman who was killed in the line of duty years before Bowser was adopted.

May 1, 2016
The case of the yodeling turtles by Myers, Bill, 1953-

The case of the yodeling turtles

When ten-year-old secret agent Dingledorf is called upon to find out why animals all over town have suddenly started to sing, he is reminded of the importance of being responsible.

May 1, 2016
Allie, first at last by Cervantes, Angela, author.

Allie, first at last

Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning student, her former best friend is hanging out with another girl--but now she is determined to win the Trailblazer contest with a photographic presentation about her great grandfather, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner from their town.

May 1, 2016