An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.

Author: Katherine Applegate Call Number: J FICTION APP

The War that Saved My Life

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Call Number: J FICTION BRA

Greetings from Witness Protection!

Thirteen-year-old Nikki Demere is an orphan and a kleptomaniac, making her the perfect girl to portray the Trevors' daughter in witness protection, but she soon learns that the biggest threat to her new family's security comes from her own past.

Author: Jake Burt Call Number: Y FICTION BUR

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.

Author: Roshani Chokshi Call Number: J FICTION CHO

The Magic Misfits

Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner and his goons.

Author: Neil Patrick Harris Call Number: J FICTION HAR

Fish in a Tree

Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read.

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt Call Number: J FICTION HUN

The Book of Boy

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: Catherine Gilbert Murdock Call Number: J FICTION MUR

Story Thieves

Except for reading the Kiel Gnomenfoot magic adventure series, Owen's life is boring until he sees his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the school library and he learns that Bethany is half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character.

Author: James Riley Call Number: J FICTION RIL

The Tapper Twins Go To War (with each other)

An oral history that reports, through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrations, screenshots, and more, an epic prank war between twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper of New York City.

Author: Geoff Rodkey Call Number: J FICTION ROD

Rooting for Rafael Rosales

In the Dominican Republic, a boy who dreams of playing professional professional baseball in the United States crosses paths with a young environmentalist from Minneapolis who is passionate about saving bees.

Author: Kurtis Scaletta Call Number: J FICTION SCA

Orphan Island

On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join themand taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again. Todays Changing is no different. The boat arrives, taking away Jinnys best friend, Deen, replacing him with a new little girl named Ess, and leaving Jinny as the new Elder. Jinny knows her responsibility nowto teach Ess everything she needs to know about the island, to keep things as theyve always been. But will she be ready for the inevitable day when the boat will come backand take her away forever from the only home shes known?

Author: Laurel Snyder Call Number: J FICTION SNY

Karma Kullar's Mustache

A biracial Indian/Caucasian girl is nervous to begin middle school, especially since her mother is now the breadwinner of the family, her best friend may no longer be a bestie, and the appearance of the seventeen hairs over her lip that form a very unwanted mustache.

Author: Kristi Wientge Call Number: J FICTION WIE

Pieces and Players

When thirteen high-value pieces of art are stolen from a secret museum, Calder, Petra, and Tommy are grouped with two new companions to solve puzzles that are complicated by the clever Mrs. Sharpe.

Author: Blue Balliett Call Number: J MYSTERY BAL


In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret help thwart the biggest art heist in United States history.

Author: James Ponti Call Number: J MYSTERY PON

The Case of the Missing Moonstone

Imagines an alternate 1826 London, where Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects.

Author: Jordan Stratford Call Number: J MYSTERY STR

Bongo Fishing

Berkeley, California, middle-schooler Jason Jameson has a close encounter of the fun kind when Sam, a bluish alien from the Pleiades, arrives in a 1960 Dodge Dart spaceship and invites Jason to go fishing.

Author: Thacher Hurd Call Number: J SCIENCE FICTION HUR

Delivery of Doom

When Luno's dad FINALLY gives him the responsibility of delivering pizza orders all over the galaxy, Luno is excited, mostly. He knows that delivering pizza is no walk on the moon. There are hostile customers, and there's always the threat of his deliveries being intercepted by Quantum Pizza, the fast growing chain restaurant that will do anything to put indies like Zorgoochi Intergalactic out of business. Luno is joined by his best friend Clive, a super smart, talking clove of garlic, and Chooch, a not so smart, talking pizza oven. Their deliveries are often dangerous (try landing on a fire planet) and sometimes frustrating. All Luno wants to do is help his dad keep the family business afloat. He realizes that the owner of Quantum Pizza wants the Zorgoochi family recipe, and only Luno can protect it.

Author: Dan Yaccarino Call Number: J SCIENCE FICTION YAC

Sunny Side Up

Sunny Lewin is sent to live with her grandfather for the summer in Florida, where she befriends Buzz, a boy completely obsessed with comic books, and faces the secret behind why she is in Florida in the first place.

Author: Jennifer Holm Call Number: J FICTION HOL (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Apocalypse Bow Wow

Apollo and Brownie are unaware that the apocalypse is at hand, but when their owners do not return and they run out of food and water, the dogs venture into the world, where they team up with a police dog, a flea that quotes Sun Tzu's The art of war, and others in an attempt to survive.

Author: James Proimos Call Number: J FICTION PRO (Graphic Novel)

Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction

Lurking in the corners of your garage, on the dusty shelves of hardware stores, and in your own trashcan are the tools and ingredients for creating your own adventures. Follow Celine and Tucker as they learn through play with over 50 DIY projects! Challenged to make something "other than trouble," this brother-and-sister pair use everyday objects to invent toys that readers can build. Combining comics and real-life science and engineering principles, Howtoons are designed to encourage kids to become active participants in the world around them.

Author: Saul Griffith Call Number: J507.8 GRI

Hidden Figures

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly Call Number: J510.925 LEE

Are You an Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko

This book folds poetry and history into recent events, resurrecting the work of Misuzu Kaneko and bringing the gentle grace of her poems to a new generation

Author: Misuzu Kaneko Call Number: J895.61 KAN

The White House is Burning: August 24, 1814

Traces the story of the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812 from the perspectives of its witnesses, including First Lady Dolley Madison, a British officer, and a nine-year-old slave

Author: Jane Sutcliffe Call Number: J975.302 SUT

Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre & His World of Insects

Shares the life of the French naturalist, including his childhood in the French countryside, his life-long interest in insects, and how he eventually met the president of France.

Author: Matthew Smith Call Number: J BIO FABRE

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself

Author: Joyce Sidman Call Number: J BIO MERIAN

Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children

Amid the horrors of World War II, Irena Sendler was an unlikely and unsung hero. While many people lived in fear of the Nazis, Irena defied them, even though it could have meant her life. She kept records of the children she helped smuggle away from the Nazis' grasp, and when she feared her work might be discovered, she buried her lists in jars, hoping to someday recover them and reunite children with their parents. This gripping true story of a woman who took it upon herself to help save 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust is not only inspirational; it's unforgettable.

Author: Jennifer Roy Call Number: J BIO SENDLEROWA

Brown Girl Dreaming

The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.

Author: Jacqueline Woodson Call Number: J BIO WOODSON