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

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 Flight of Swans

Elaborates on the tale of young princess Ryn, who must be silent for six years to save her brothers after they are turned into swans by their evil stepmother.

Author: Sarah McGuire Call Number: J FICTION MCG

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

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

Framed!

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

Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter

Part fantasy, part travelogue--this graphic novels transports readers to the intersection of the natural and supernatural worlds. Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter follows the adventures of two young foreigners as they travel to a remote and mysterious corner of Japan. Along the way, they purchase an old camera that has the unique ability to capture images of Japan's invisible spirit world. Armed with their magical camera, they explore the countryside and meet people who tell them about the forgotten ghosts, ghouls and demons who lie in wait ready to play tricks on them.

Author: Sento Atelier Call Number: Y FICTION ATE (Graphic Novel)

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)

The Slowest Book Ever

A playful introduction to savoring all things slow in the scientific world explores subjects ranging from nature and geology to art and outer space.

Author: April Pulley Sayre Call Number: J031.02 SAY

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

Brain Lab for Kids: 52 Mind-Blowing Experiments, Models, and Activities to Explore Neuroscience

Brain Lab for Kids is an interactive and hands-on book that takes readers on an exciting journey into the functions of the brain through enlightening experiments and creative activities.

Author: Eric H. Chudler Call Number: J612.82 CHU

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

This Promise of Change

In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Uneasiness turned into anger, and even the Clinton Twelve themselves wondered if the easier thing to do would be to go back to their old school. Jo Ann--clear-eyed, practical, tolerant, and popular among both black and white students---found herself called on as the spokesperson of the group. But what about just being a regular teen? This is the heartbreaking and relatable story of her four months thrust into the national spotlight and as a trailblazer in history.

Author: Jo Ann Allen Boyce Call Number: J BIO BOYCE

It's Trevor Noah: Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah, the funny guy who hosts The Daily Show, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa, with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child like him to exist. But he did exist--and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government.

Author: Trevor Noah Call Number: J BIO NOAH

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