Jack Plank Tells Tales

Jack Plank decides that he is not cut out to be a pirate and searches the town of Saltwash for another profession, but he finds something wrong with every suggested job.

Author: Natalie Babbitt Call Number: J FICTION BAB

The Jumbies

Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.

Author: Tracey Baptiste Call Number: J FICTION BAP

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.

Author: Peggy Gifford Call Number: J FICTION GIF

Sir Reginald's Logbook

A tongue-in-cheek adventure story where fantasy and reality merge finds an armchair explorer on a quest for a Lost Tablet of Illusion--stolen by an elusive beast--which in reality turns out to be Reg's missing TV remote.

Author: Matt Hammill Call Number: J FICTION HAM

Sasquatch and the Aliens series

Nine-year-old Morgan of the Pacific Northwest is fascinated with aliens and the sasquatch, but his real adventures begin when he meets Lewis, whose parents just bought a motel named the Sasquatch Inn.

Author: Cherise Mericle Harper Call Number: J FICTION HAR

Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut series

Arnie the talking doughnut is delighted to be Mr. Bing's new pet "doughnut-dog," so when Mr. Bing starts rolling gutter balls during a big bowling tournament, Arnie suspects foul play and sets out to solve the mystery.

Author: Laurie Keller Call Number: J FICTION KEL

Friendship Garden series

Third-grader Anna has had trouble making friends since her family moved from a small town in New York to Chicago, but a group project at school leads to new opportunities, including friendships, a club, and a garden she can work in, just like in her last home.

Author: Jenny Meyerhoff Call Number: J FICTION MEY

Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World

Eight-year-old Iva Honeycutt is determined to make her first great discovery this summer--the treasure buried in her small town of Uncertain, Virginia, that her great-grandfather sought for years--if only she can keep her pesky cousin Heaven from interfering.

Author: Candice Ransom Call Number: J FICTION RAN

Gooseberry Park

When a storm separates Stumpy the squirrel from her newborn babies, her animal friends come to the rescue.

Author: Cynthia Rylant Call Number: J FICTION RYL

Stella Batts Needs a New Name

When a classmate makes fun of her name, eight-year-old Stella picks a new one for herself, but discovers that the name she abandoned suits her just fine.

Author: Courtney Sheinmel Call Number: J FICTION SHE

Meet the Bigfeet

Meet Blizz Richards! He's a great guy. Oh, yeah...he's also a yeti. But don't tell anyone. He and creatures like him have promised never to be seen by the outside world! But an evil man with an evil plan will stop at nothing to prove Bigfoot really exists. Can Blizz and his devoted team save their furry friend before their secret gets out for good?

Author: Kevin Sherry Call Number: J FICTION SHE

Melvin Beederman Superhero: the Brotherhood of the Traveling Underpants

When the three members of the Bad Guy Brotherhood buy a time machine to keep the younger Melvin from gaining his superhero powers, Melvin and his sidekick Candace, disguised as pirates, travel back in time to stop them.

Author: Greg Trine Call Number: J FICTION TRI

EllRay Jakes series

Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge.

Author: Sally Warner Call Number: J FICTION WAR

The Buddy Files series

While searching for his mysteriously lost human family, Buddy the dog is adopted by another family and helps solve the mystery of their missing boy.

Author: Dori Hillestad Butler Call Number: J MYSTERY BUT

Star Jumper

Determined to get far away from his evil little brother, Alex works to design a spaceship that will take him so far away from Earth that not even the NASA experts can find him, yet when his brother catches on to his plan, Alex fears that his nearly finished project may be ruined before he gets his chance to take-off.

Author: Frank Asch Call Number: J SCIENCE FICTION ASC

Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn

Two boys race to get an undercover alien back to her mothership while dodging an oddball group of UFO-chasers, TV newspeople, and Florida retirees

Author: Greg Smith Call Number: J SCIENCE FICTION SMI

Bird & Squirrel series

A happy-go-lucky Bird and a cautious acorn-collecting Squirrel become unlikely best friends when Squirrel loses his winter stash while saving Bird from Cat, prompting a zany road-trip adventure in search of warm weather and plentiful food.

Author: James Burks Call Number: J FICTION BUR (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Babymouse series

An imaginative mouse learns life lessons while living her life.

Author: Jennifer Holm Call Number: J FICTION HOL (Graphic Novel)

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down

A picture book celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing Civil Rights Movement.

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney Call Number: J323.119 PIN

I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters

From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction -- and, against all odds, survival. Read their incredible stories: The Children's Blizzard, 1888 The Titanic Disaster, 1912 The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919 The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 The Henryville Tornado, 2012.

Author: Lauren Tarshis Call Number: J363.34 TAR

The McElderry Book of Greek Myths

Explore the myths of Prometheus, Pandora's box, King Midas and the golden touch, Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and much more!

Author: Eric A. Kimmel Call Number: J398.209 KIM

Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature

Nature's repeating patterns, better known as fractals, are beautiful, universal, and explain much about how things grow. Fractals can also be quantified mathematically. Here is an elegant introduction to fractals through examples that can be seen in parks, rivers, and our very own backyards. Readers will be fascinated to learn that broccoli florets are fractals just like mountain ranges, river systems, and trees and will share in the wonder of math as it is reflected in the world around us.

Author: Sarah C. Campbell Call Number: J514.74 CAM

X-Treme X-Ray

A visual introduction to the world of x-rays shows the skeletons of people and creatures from the natural world as well as the insides of such everyday objects as a laptop computer and a cell-phone.

Author: Paul Harrison Call Number: J539.722 HAR

First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew

Tells the history of vegetable gardening at the White House, concluding with a list of favorite White House recipes.

Author: Robbin Gourley Call Number: J712.097 GOU

Roller Derby Rivals

In New York's 69th Regiment Armory, the lights are on, the cameras are rolling, and there's about to be plenty of action. Tune in now for the heart-stopping thrills of Roller Derby and the true story of one of the fiercest rivalries in the history of televised sports.

Author: Sue Macy Call Number: J796.2109 MAC

Hot Dog: Eleanor Roosebelt Throws a Picnic

In June of 1939, British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit America, the first visit ever by reigning British royalty. As part of the festivities, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocks some people.

Author: Leslie Kimmelman Call Number: J973.917 KIM

Trombone Shorty

A Grammy-nominated headliner for the New Orleans Jazz Fest describes his childhood in Tremé and how he came to be a bandleader by age six.

Author: Troy Andrews Call Number: J BIO ANDREWS

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos

A biography of Carl Sagan focusing on his childhood and culminating in the Voyager mission and the Golden Record.

Author: Sephanie Roth Sisson Call Number: J BIO SAGAN

Molly, by Golly

Introduces the first known female firefighter, Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City's Fire Company 11, who one winter day in 1818 with many volunteers sick with influenza jumped into action to stop a house fire.

Author: Dianne Ochiltree Call Number: J BIO WILLIAMS

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Author: Lindsay Mattick Call Number: E MAT