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I love you, Michael Collins by Baratz-Logsted, Lauren, author. I love you, Michael Collins

It’s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S. history: men landing on the moon. Ten-year-old Mamie’s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts. All the girls write to Neil Armstrong ("So cute!") and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin ("So cool!"). Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else's dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay with the

Jul 15, 2017
Ice cream summer by Atwood, Megan, author. Ice cream summer

Lizzie and Sarah, neighbors and best friends, look forward to running the ice cream stand at Lizzie's family's New England orchard, but their plans go awry.

Jul 14, 2017
In the shadow of the sun by O'Brien, Anne Sibley, author. In the shadow of the sun

Twelve-year-old Mia is on a five-day tour of North Korea with her older brother, Simon, and their father, Mark, an food aide worker, but she is scared because her father keeps sneaking off at night, and terrified that her brother's sullen, rebellious behavior (which has absolutely nothing to do with the Koreans) is going to get them in trouble--and things get much worse when she is pulled into a deadly political game that seeks to expose North Korean atrocities, and her father is arrested.

Jul 16, 2017
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Bowling, Dusti Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Jul 16, 2017
It all comes down to this by English, Karen, author. It all comes down to this

"In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"--

Jul 13, 2017
Jasmine Toguchi, mochi queen by Florence, Debbi Michiko, author. Jasmine Toguchi, mochi queen

Eager to do something her big sister has not done first, Jasmine Toguchi, eight, decides to pound mochi with the men and boys when her family gets together for New Year's.

Jul 15, 2017
Jelly Bean summer by Magnin, Joyce, author. Jelly Bean summer

Joyce is desperate to get out of the room she shares with her older sister. All she wants is some peace and quiet, not the kind that fills the space left by her missing brother and tastes like butterscotch gone sour, the kind where you can breathe deep and see the stars. So she moves to the roof. Up there it's nothing but blue sky. Blue sky and… another roof dweller? Joyce soon discovers she's not the only one who's been driven to rooftop living. With the help of a pair of binoculars, a sketch p

Jul 15, 2017
Joplin, wishing by Stanley, Diane, author. Joplin, wishing

While cleaning out her reclusive grandfather's house, Joplin discovers pieces of a broken platter in a cookie tin. After having the platter repaired, Joplin wishes that she could both find a friend at school, and befriend the girl pictured in the platter. The next day, Joplin befriends a boy named Barrett, and also notices a girl outside her apartment. A girl who looks remarkably like the girl in the platter... The girl introduces herself as Sofie, and she has a terrible secret. Cursed to grant

Jul 16, 2017
Karma Khullar's mustache by Wientge, Kristi, author. Karma Khullar's mustache

"A biracial Indian/Caucasian girl is nervous to begin middle school, especially since her mother is now the breadwinner of the family, her best friend may no longer be a bestie, and the appearance of the seventeen hairs over her lip that form a very unwanted mustache"--

Jul 15, 2017
Katana at Super Hero High by Yee, Lisa, author. Katana at Super Hero High

"In addition to training to be a super hero, Katana also follows the noble warrior traditions of the Samurai. Now an unknown source has given her the responsibility of guarding a hundred ancient Samurai swords--but why her, and for what purpose? With the help of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Miss Martian, and some of her other super friends, she intends to find out"--

Jul 14, 2017
Keys to the city by Schroeder, Lisa, author. Keys to the city

Nearly-thirteen-year-old Melinda Jia Mackay was adopted from China as a baby, and she has always preferred to stay out of the limelight, reading and writing for her own pleasure--but now she has a summer assignment, so with the help of a new friend, Tyler, and a therapy dog named Odie, she reluctantly hits the streets of New York City in search of her "true passion," one which she can share with others.

Jul 13, 2017
King Flashypants and the evil emperor. Book 1 by Riley, Andy, author, illustrator. King Flashypants and the evil emperor. Book 1

Edwin isn't any ordinary boy. He is a king with a crown, his own suit of armor, a castle with secret passages and water slides?oh, and the most horribly evil man in the universe living next door. Emperor Nurbison is permanently up to no good. He wants Edwin's kingdom for himself, so when the Edwinland piggy bank runs out of money, he seizes his opportunity. None of this could possibly lead to a thrilling adventure with action, chocolate, and snappy crocodiles?could it?

Jul 16, 2017
Lara the black cat fairy by Meadows, Daisy. Lara the black cat fairy

Rachel and Kirsty must help the fairies find their magical animals and thwart Jack Frost's naughty plans.

Jul 19, 2017
Leven Thumps and the gateway to Foo by Skye, Obert. Leven Thumps and the gateway to Foo

When fate brings fourteen-year-old Leven and thirteen-year-old Winter together, they discover that for mankind to continue dreaming, the gateway between reality and dreams needs to be found and demolished.

Jul 19, 2017
Lights, camera, middle school! by Holm, Jennifer L., author. Lights, camera, middle school!

"Babymouse joins the school Film Club and writes the greatest cinematic masterpiece of all time! But when the movie gets shown to the entire school, will it be a box office hit or a flop?"--

Jul 14, 2017
Lonnie's Warrior Sword by Brody, Jessica/ Disney Storybook Art Team (COR) Lonnie's Warrior Sword

Jul 16, 2017
Lost in time - the fourth journey through time by Stilton, Geronimo, author. Lost in time - the fourth journey through time

Geronimo Stilton travels back in time to find and rescue Professor Paws von Volt, who was lost during a trip into the past to prove the authenticity of an Egyptian artifact.

Jul 16, 2017
Lucy and the rocket dog by Buckingham, Will, author. Lucy and the rocket dog

Budding scientist Lucy builds a rocket ship and accidentally sends her beloved dog, Laika, into space.

Jul 15, 2017
Mallory makes a difference by Friedman, Laurie, 1964- author. Mallory makes a difference

After having an awful Halloween, Mallory organizes a Thanksgiving food drive at her school, but it is harder than she expects and she has to consider whether she is doing it for the right reasons.

Jul 15, 2017
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy - Space riot by Shand, Pat, author. Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy - Space riot

"Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot are back and ready to expose intergalactic corruption in this new gripping space adventure. On the last leg of a month-long expedition to the farmland planet Spiralite, the Guardians run into a blockade of drones that impound their ship and see them imprisioned... again. Despite Gamora's suspicions about Spiralite's involvement, the Guardians quickly find a way to complete their mission. But when they arrive at the drop-off planet

Jul 14, 2017

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