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

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

The Wild Robot

Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

Author: Peter Brown Call Number: J FICTION BRO

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

Umbrella Summer

After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss.

Author: Lisa Graff Call Number: J FICTION GRA

Next Best Junior Chef series

Follows Tate, Rae, Caroline, and Oliver, ages nine to eleven, both on and off-camera as they compete in a televised cooking competition. Includes cooking tips.

Author: Charise Mericle Harper Call Number: J FICTION HAR

Full of Beans

Ten-year-old Beans Curry, a member of the Keepsies, the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run down Key West into a tourist resort.

Author: Jennifer L. Holm Call Number: J FICTION HOL

The Royal Rabbits of London

When shy, quiet Shylo overhears the plan of a band of ratzis to embarrass the Queen, he must travel to Buckingham Palace and convince the Royal Rabbits of London to stop them.

Author: Santa Montefiore Call Number: J FICTION MON

Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook

When her school is shut down due to an asbestos problem, all-star pitcher Gabby Garcia is sent to an upscale private school that already has a star pitcher, and to make matters worse, she has trouble making friends and finding her place.

Author: Iva-Marie Palmer Call Number: J FICTION PAL

Marty Pants series

When middle schooler Marty Pants discovers an alien plot to take over the world, no one, not his best friends Parker and Roongrat or his family or arch-enemy, Simon, believe him, so it is up to Mary to investigate and save the world.

Author: Mark Parisi Call Number: J FICTION PAR

Bayou Magic

Visiting her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, ten-year-old Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only sibling to carry on the gift of her family's magical legacy.

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes Call Number: J FICTION RHO

A Dog Like Daisy

Daisy has only ten weeks to prove her usefulness or else be sent back to the pound. Yet if she goes back, who will protect Colonel Victor from his PTSD attacks? Or save the littler human, Micah, from those infernal ear muzzles he calls earphones? What if no one ever adopts her again? Determined to become the elite protector the colonel needs, Daisy vows to ace the service dog test. She'll accept the ridiculous leash and learn to sit, heel, shake, even do your business, when told to. But Daisy must first learn how to face her own fears from the past or risk losing the family she's so desperate to guard again.

Author: Kristin O'Donnell Tubb Call Number: J FICTION TUB

Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales

Snow White is a vampire, Little Red Riding Hood is a zombie, and Cinderella is an arsonist--and that is only some of the mayhem the reader will find in this collection of fractured fairy tales.

Author: Kiersten White Call Number: J FICTION WHI

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

Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability

Not So Different offers a humorous, relatable, and refreshingly honest glimpse into Shane Burcaws life tackles many of the mundane and quirky questions that hes often asked about living with a disability, and shows readers that hes just as approachable, friendly, and funny as anyone else. Shane Burcaw was born with a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy, which hinders his muscles growth. As a result, his body hasnt grown bigger and stronger as hes gotten olderits gotten smaller and weaker instead. This hasnt stopped him from doing the things he enjoys (like eating pizza and playing sports and video games) with the people he loves, but it does mean that he routinely relies on his friends and family for help with everything from brushing his teeth to rolling over in bed.

Author: Shane Burcaw Call Number: SPECIAL NEEDS J BIO BUR

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

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

Catstronauts series

Alerted to a global energy crisis, the President consults with the World's Best Scientist, who suggests sending a special group of astronauts to turn the Moon into a solar power plant.

Author: Drew Brockingtom Call Number: J FICTION BRO (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)

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

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

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

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the globe, this is the most-funded original book in the history of crowd-funding.

Author: Elena Favilli Call Number: J920.0208 FAV

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