The Girl Who Drank the Moon

An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinarymagic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge onschedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known

Author: Kelly Barnhill Call Number: J FICTION BAR

Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, whos determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.

Author: Kate DiCamillo Call Number: J FICTION DIC

The 13-Story Treehouse

Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-story treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you're hungry. Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn't for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, a sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles!

Author: Andy Griffiths Call Number: J FICTION GRI

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

Author: Jeanne Birdsall Call Number: J FICTION BIR

Heroes in Training series

When ten-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.

Author: Joan Holub Call Number: J FICTION HOL

The Willoughbys

In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

Author: Lois Lowry Call Number: J FICTION LOW

Tru and Nelle

In their small town of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1930, misfits Tru and Nelle strike up a friendship and find a mystery to solve when someone breaks into the drugstore and steals some candy and a fancy brooch.

Author: Greg Neri Call Number: J FICTION NER

Adventures with Waffles

Hardly a day passes without Trille and Lena inventing some kind of adventure that often ends in trouble. Whether it's coaxing a cow onto a boat or sledding down the steepest and iciest hill with a chicken, there is always a thrill--and sometimes an injury--to be had. Trille loves to share everything with Lena, even Auntie Granny's waffles...

Author: Maria Parr Call Number: J FICTION PAR

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

Stanley Potts's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But there's darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie's obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he's always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?

Author: David Almond Call Number: J FICTION ALM

The Map to Everywhere

Twelve-year-old Fin, a master thief from the pirate world of Khaznot Quay, and Marrill, also twelve, of Arizona, cross paths in the magical world of the Pirate Stream while on a quest for a mysterious map

Author: Carrie Ryan Call Number: J FICTION RYA

Murder is Bad Manners

At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggle to find an exciting mystery to investigate until Hazel discovers the dead body of Miss Bell, the science teacher.

Author: Robin Stevens Call Number: J MYSTERY STE

How to Look after Yout Human: a Dog's Guide

A humorous guide explains the complexities of human behavior from the perspective of a dog, sharing advice for canines on choosing the right human pet, managing its diet, instilling an exercise regime, and deciphering human words.

Author: Kim Sears Call Number: J828.92 SEA

Trash Mountain

When the gray squirrels kill his parents, a young red squirrel vows revenge, finding unlikely allies in the rats and gulls of Trash Mountain.

Author: Jane Yolen Call Number: J FICTION YOL

Nobody's Perfect

Megan, a popular and outgoing fourth-grader, is sure that the "perfect" new girl dislikes her because she is deaf, but persistence and a joint science fair project help Megan see that the two girls have something in common after all.

Author: Marlee Matlin Call Number: SPECIAL NEEDS J FICTION MAT

Frank Einstein series

In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.

Author: Jon Scieszka Call Number: J SCIENCE FICTION SCI

Power Up! A Visual Exploration of Energy

It's impossible to imagine our lives without energy, but how often do we really think about where it comes from? With Power Up! discovering what you need to know about energy is easy and fun. Every bright, dynamic double-page spread illustrates cool facts about energy use with colorful infographics, including charts, diagrams, and maps. This is where to find out about: The pros and cons of the top energy sources, like fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and hydropower The straight goods on hot issues like oil sands, fracking, and greenhouse gases Where energy of the future will come from: the sun? tides? algae? or something new? Answers to intriguing questions such as: what's vampire power, and why does it suck? What burning waste can do to reduce all that garbage. Designed to appeal to visual learners, reluctant readers, and anyone who is keen to know more about the world of energy, Power Up! packs an impressive amount of information into a concise, appealing book, and serves as an exciting, accessible introduction to the topic.

Author: Shaker Paleja Call Number: J333.79 PAL

A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

Crusty dragon Miss Drake's new pet human, precocious ten-year-old Winnie, not only thinks Miss Drake is her pet, she accidentally brings to life her "sketchlings" of mysterious and fantastic creatures hidden in San Francisco, causing mayhem among its residents.

Author: Laurence Yep Call Number: J FICTION YEP

How Do You Burp in Space?

A non-fiction travel guide to space tourism that includes information about accommodations, attractions, and more.

Author: Susan Goodman Call Number: J629.45 GOO

Island: A Story of the Galapagos

Blending meticulously researched facts and vivid paintings, the processes that led to the formation of the Galapagos Islands are related in this work of narrative nonfiction.

Author: Jason Chin Call Number: J508.866 CHI

The School of Art

Five professors provide demonstrations for forty activities that teach the basics of art and design, including composition, color, shape, line, and perspective.

Author: Teal Triggs Call Number: J700 TRI

Super Baseball Infographics

Key facts and fun details about the game of baseball come alive through infographics. The 'data art' provides opportunities for readers to visually take in information about the sport through charts, maps, and illustrations.

Author: Eric Braun Call Number: J796.357 BRA

El Deafo

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for.

Author: Cece Bell Call Number: J BIO BELL

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Everyone

Sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

Author: Maira Kalman Call Number: J BIO JEFFERSON

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

Biography of a woman who loved books and helped create a library for children.

Author: Jan Pinborough Call Number: J BIO MOORE

Upside-Down Magic

With their magic being unpredictable, Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are sent to the upside-down magic room at Dunwiddle Magic School.

Author: Sarah Mlynowski Call Number: J FICTION MLY

Baker Street Peculiars

When a giant lion statue in Trafalgar Square comes to life and wreaks havoc on 1930s London, it seems like the perfect case for the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. With an overwhelmed caseload, however, Holmes recruits the help of three precocious young detectives-in-training (and one cunning golden retriever) to solve the mystery. Molly, Rajani, Humphrey, and Wellington (the dog) will have to work together and use all their wits if they are to uncover the truth behind the living statues and save London. But on the legendary Baker Street, nothing is as it seems and their biggest mystery might be the real identity of the famous detective who brought them together.

Author: Roger Langridge Call Number: J FICTION LAN (Graphic Novel)

Phoebe and her Unicorn

Do you believe in unicorns? Phoebe does. She has no choice. One day she skipped a rock across a pond, and hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this resulted in a lasting friendship between Phoebe and the unicorn, one Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Come along for the unicorn ride with Phoebe, as she deals with the usual burdens of childhood (cruel classmates, gym class, piano lessons) and also some unusual ones (magic hair, candy-breathing dragons, and the legendary Shield of Boringness). Can a precocious little girl and a self-absorbed mythical forest creature find common ground? Indeed they can, and that's how Phoebe and Her Unicorn unfolds.

Author: Dana Simpson Call Number: J FICTION SIM (Graphic Novel)

Navajo Code Talkers

Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Navajo code talkers and the impact they made during times of war and conflict.

Author: Brynn Baker Call Number: J940.42 BAK