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The Marvels by Selznick, Brian, author, illustrator.

The Marvels

In 1766, a boy, Billy Marvel, is shipwrecked, rescued, and goes on to found a brilliant family of actors that flourishes in London until 1900--and nearly a century later, Joseph Jervis, runs away from home, seeking refuge with his uncle in London, and iscaptivated by the Marvel house, with its portraits and ghostly presences.

Sep 2, 2015
Chasing secrets by Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957- author.

Chasing secrets

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie and her secret friend Noah, who is hiding in her house, plan to rescue Noah's father from the quarantined Chinatown, and save everyone they love from contracting the plague that is spreading in 1900 San Francisco.

Sep 2, 2015
Emily Windsnap and the ship of lost souls by Kessler, Liz, author.

Emily Windsnap and the ship of lost souls

A class trip to a beautiful island is overshadowed by a local myth about a mysterious ship that may have ties to the lost city of Atlantis.

Sep 2, 2015
Fuzzy mud by Sachar, Louis, 1954- author.

Fuzzy mud

"Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world"--

Sep 2, 2015
Finding someplace by Patrick, Denise Lewis, author.

Finding someplace

The weekend she turns thirteen, aspiring clothing designer Teresa "Reesie" Boone is separated from her family by Hurricane Katrina but, during the horrific storm and its aftermath, begins to find strength in herself.

Sep 2, 2015
Mischief and malice by Amoss, Berthe, author.

Mischief and malice

In pre-World War II New Orleans, fourteen-year-old Addie goes to live with her Aunt Tootsie and Uncle Henry. She finds a mystery in the giant armoire filled with family heirlooms. It hides a terrible secret that could hurt her longtime friend, Tom, and his father, who just returned after several years.

Sep 2, 2015
Oliver Fibbs and the abominable snow penguin by Hartley, Steve, 1956- author.

Oliver Fibbs and the abominable snow penguin

Oliver's uncle, the famous explorer Sir Randolph is lost in the Antarctic, where an evil penguin is about to freeze the Earth forever...or is he? Partly in graphic novel format.

Sep 2, 2015
Raiders of the lost shark by Gardner, Lyn, author.

Raiders of the lost shark

Sep 2, 2015
School for sidekicks by McCullough, Kelly.

School for sidekicks

"Superhero geek Evan survives a supervillian's death ray, and is sent to the Academy for Metahuman Operatives. Unfortunately, instead of fighting bad guys, Evan finds himself blacklisted, and on the wrong side of the school's director. Can he convince his semi-retired has-been mentor to become a real hero once again?"--

Sep 2, 2015
The Nether Attack by Morgan, Winter

The Nether Attack

Sep 2, 2015
A nearer moon by Crowder, Melanie, author.

A nearer moon

Long ago the dam formed, the lively river turned into a swamp, and the wasting illness came to Luna's village, and now that her little sister is sick Luna will do anything to save her, even offer herself to the creature that lives in the swamp on the dayof the nearer moon--a lonely and bitter water sprite who was left behind when her people fled through a door to another world.

Sep 2, 2015
Icebreaker by Tanner, Lian, author.

Icebreaker

"Petrel is an outcast on the ancient ship, an icebreaker, that has been following the same course for 300 years. In that time, the ship's crew has forgotten its original purpose and broken into three warring tribes. Everyone has a tribe except Petrol. Nicknamed the Nothing Girl, Petrel has been ostracized ever since her parents were thrown overboard as punishment for a terrible crime. But Petrel is a survivor. She lives in the ship's darkest corners, and trusts no one except two large gray rats

Sep 2, 2015
Jurassic World, special edition junior novelization by Lewman, David, author.

Jurassic World, special edition junior novelization

When the scientists at Jurassic World engineer a new, more deadly dinosaur, things go awry and everyone at the park is in danger.

Sep 2, 2015
Pieces of why by Going, K. L. (Kelly L.), author.

Pieces of why

Twelve-year-old Tia lives in a white slum in New Orleans with her mother, and her whole world revolves around singing in the gospel choir with her best friend, Keisha--but when practice is interrupted by a shooting outside the church, and a baby is killed, Tia finds that she cannot sing, and she is forced to confront her feelings about her incarcerated father who killed a girl in a failed robbery years before.

Sep 2, 2015
A Pocket Full of Murder by Anderson, R. J.

A Pocket Full of Murder

Sep 2, 2015
Project Alpha by MacHale, D. J.

Project Alpha

Eight boys and girls compete for a spot on the space voyage that will search for a source to solve Earth's energy crisis.

Sep 2, 2015
Redeemed by Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

Redeemed

Jonah was able to save all of time from collapsing but in doing so gained a twin brother, Jordan, who must learn what has happened and do his own part to save time--and his parents.

Sep 2, 2015
Secret of the Forbidden City by Patterson, James, 1947- author.

Secret of the Forbidden City

"The Kidd children--including twelve-year-old twins Rebecca and Bickford--follow mysterious clues that take them from China to Germany, in the hopes of finding their missing father and the treasure that will finally free their kidnapped mother"--

Sep 2, 2015
The secrets to ruling school (without even trying) by Swaab, Neil, author, illustrator.

The secrets to ruling school (without even trying)

Self-proclaimed middle school expert and life coach Max Corrigan offers advice and practical tips on such topics as how and why to join cliques, how to deal with gym class, pretending to be sick, and acing tests without being caught cheating. Includes comic-style illustrations.

Sep 2, 2015
Kitchen chaos by Levine, Deborah A., author.

Kitchen chaos

When Liza suggests they all take a cooking class with the chef from her favorite cooking show for the project, the girls are on board, but they need an adult to take the class with them. It seems like the perfect opportunity to snag some quality time with their overscheduled, overstressed mothers, if they can convince them to sign up!

Sep 2, 2015