Author
Draper, Sharon
Call Number
J F DRAPER
Summary
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. (2012 Beehive Book Award winner)
Author
DuPrau, Jeanne
Call Number
J F DUPRAU
Summary
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. (2005 Beehive Book Award winner)
Author
Esplin, J.L.
Call Number
J F ESPLIN
Summary
During a massive blackout in rural Nevada, two brothers struggle to survive without their self-reliance-obsessed dad and without enough water cross the desert for help.
Title
Alone
Author
Freeman, Megan E.
Call Number
J F FREEMAN
Summary
Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town.
Author
Giles, Lamar
Call Number
J F GILES
Summary
When adventurous cousins Otto and Sheed Alston accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, they find the secrets between the unmoving seconds are not as much fun as they expected.
Author
Gold, Hannah
Call Number
J F GOLD
Summary
There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that's what April's father tells her when his scientific research takes them to a faraway Arctic outpost for six months. But one night, April catches a glimpse of something distinctly bear shaped loping across the horizon. A polar bear who shouldn't be there--who is hungry, lonely, and a long way from home. As their unlikely bond grows, April is determined to save her new friend--and so begins the biggest and most important journey of her life.
Title
Refugee
Author
Gratz, Alan
Call Number
J F GRATZ
Summary
Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.
Author
Hahn, Mary D.
Call Number
J F HAHN
Summary
Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister Heather but realize that they must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom. (1988 Beehive Book Award winner)
Author
Horvath, Polly
Call Number
J F HORVATH
Summary
Orphaned and alone, the four McCready sisters, aged eight to fourteen, move to a house off the coast of British Columbia left them by their great aunt, and get by with the help of neighbors.
Author
Johnson, Varian
Call Number
J F JOHNSON
Summary
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
Title
Saucy
Author
Kadohata, Cynthia
Call Number
J F KADOHATA
Summary
When eleven-year-old Becca, a quadruplet, finds a sick piglet on the side of the road, her life is changed forever.
Author
Korman, Gordon
Call Number
J F KORMAN
Summary
Relates, in multiple voices, the adventures of a group of youngsters at an electronics-free wellness camp where wealthy, spoiled Jett, leads other campers in trying to stop a criminal.
Author
Lai, Remy
Call Number
J F LAI
Summary
Jingwen has just moved to a new country, and it feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn’t speak English, and he’s stuck babysitting his (extremely irritating) little brother. To distract himself, Jingwen plans to make fancy cakes like his dad made before he died. The only problem is his mom won’t let the brothers use the oven while she’s at work.
Author
Lewis, C. S.
Call Number
J F LEWIS
Summary
Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Author
Lezotte, Ann C
Call Number
J F LEZOTTE
Summary
It is 1805 and Mary Lambert has always felt safe among the deaf community of Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard where practically everyone communicates in a shared sign language, but recent events have shattered her life; her brother George has died, land disputes between English settlers and the Wampanoag people are becoming increasingly bitter, and a "scientist" determined to discover the origins of the islands' widespread deafness has decided she makes the perfect "live specimen"--and kidnapped her.
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