Title
Squint
Author
Morris, Chad
Call Number
J F MORRIS
Summary
Flint Minett has keratoconus, an eye disease, but desperately wants to win a comic book art contest so that he and his new friend McKell Panganiban will be better accepted at middle school.
Author
Murdock, Catherine G.
Call Number
J F MURDOCK
Summary
In 1350, a boy with a large hump on his back becomes the servant of a shadowy pilgrim on his way to Rome, who pulls the boy into a dangerous expedition across Europe to gather the seven precious relics of Saint Peter.
Author
Negron, Chris
Call Number
J F NEGRON
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Dan blames himself when his best friend Nate is hit in the head by a baseball during practice--desperate to help, Dan seizes on the suggestion that even in a coma Nate may be able to hear him, and sets out to read to Nate from the superhero comic books that both boys love.
Title
Hatchet
Author
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number
J F PAULSEN
Summary
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Author
Pennypacker, Sara
Call Number
J F PENNYPACKER
Summary
Immersing himself in a fantasy world of knights and chivalry, introverted Ware is sent to a summer camp designed around social interactions and begins building a castle-like private space while clashing with a fellow misfit.
Author
Preus, Margi
Call Number
J F PREUS
Summary
Based on the true story of the French villagers in WWII who saved thousands of Jews, this novel tells how a group of young teenagers stood up for what is right. Among them is a young Jewish boy who learns to forge documents to save his mother and later goes on to save hundreds of lives with his forgery skills. There is also a girl who overcomes her fear to carry messages for the Resistance. And a boy who smuggles people into Switzerland. But there is always the threat that they will be caught: A policeman is sent to keep an eye on them, German soldiers reside in a local hotel, and eventually the Gestapo arrives, armed with guns and a list of names. As the knot tightens, the young people must race against time to bring their friends to safety.
Author
Reynolds, Aaron
Call Number
J F REYNOLDS
Summary
Cursed by an old carnival game, sixth-grader Rex Dexter uses his new ability to communicate with dead animals to investigate the mysterious deaths of endangered zoo animals.
Title
Ghost
Author
Reynolds, Jason
Call Number
J F REYNOLDS
Summary
Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential.
Author
Rhodes, Jewell P.
Call Number
J F RHODES
Summary
"After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"-- Provided by publisher.
Author
Riley, James
Call Number
J F RILEY
Summary
After the governments of the world discover that there are long-dead magical creatures, each with a buried book of magic, they realize that they need the help of kids to harness the magic.
Author
Ryan, Pam M.
Call Number
J F RYAN
Summary
Twelve-year-old Max, who loves the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow, sets out on a dangerous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds.
Author
Sage, Angie
Call Number
J F SAGE
Summary
A secret practitioner of forbidden magic and her little brother are forced to flee in the wake of a betrayal before finding themselves targeted by mysterious magical predators.
Author
Schmidt, Gary D.
Call Number
J F SCHMIDT
Summary
Sixth-grader Carter must adjust to the unwelcome presence of a know-it-all butler who is determined to help him become a gentleman, and also to deal with burdens from the past.
Author
Skye, Obert
Call Number
J F SKYE
Summary
After fourteen-year-old Ozzy's scientist parents are kidnapped, Ozzy's only help may be a classified ad that says "Wizards for hire".
Author
Stoddard, Lindsey
Call Number
J F STODDARD
Summary
Eleven-year-old Cyrus knows he is not cut out to be a football hero or fireman like his adopted father, but it takes a skittish stray dog to teach him that he, too, can be brave.
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