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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419724923
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 11th, 2017

Experiments, drones, sign language, methane and humor—Frank Einstein has it all! He and his sidekick, Watson, putter and plot in Grandpa's garage using his great repair-shop junk. Hopefully, their work produces a Smart Bot or two to win the Midville Science Prize. Enter Klink and Klank. But, first they must outwit Thomas Edison and his chief officer, Mr. Chimp. Then things REALLY kick into high gear! 

Ellen


The Curious Lobster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681372884
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Published: NYRB Kids - September 4th, 2018

"You will never satisfy your curiosity if you let a little fright keep you at home." So says wise Mr. Lobster and I am so very glad my own curiosity led me to discover these delightful stories about his adventures on Dry Land – and how he learns to be hero! Folksy wisdom, memorable characters, and laugh-aloud antics, make this a great read-aloud for fans of Pooh or Wind in the Willows.   

Theo


Sea Prayer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525539094
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 18th, 2018

Never have I seen a more accurate portrayal of the love a parent has for a child. Poignant and utterly relevant, Hosseini’s heartrending poetry and Williams’ abstract illustrations depict a story that cannot be ignored. Inspired by the truth of Syrian refugees, the award-winning author and humanitarian writes a letter to his son reminding him of the beauty of their homeland that he will inevitably lose sight of on his unforeseeable voyage across the sea. This chilling, yet imperative prose is proof that less is more.

Beth


Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419731402
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Published: Amulet Books - September 25th, 2018

All chimney-climber Nan Sparrow has left of her beloved guardian, the Sweep, is a small lump of coal that has mysteriously stayed warm for the past six years. When she is caught in a life-threatening situation at the wrong end of a
chimney fire, the coal roars to life and reveals itself to be a Golem, a legendary protector from Jewish folklore. Together, Nan and her monster create a life for themselves in an abandoned mansion, surviving the harsh realities of Victorian London. Exuberantly joyful and deeply bittersweet, Sweep is a tribute to the power of friendship and family.

Hannah


Voyage of the Dogs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062686008
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Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2018

Lopside, Champion, Bug, and Daisy are a talented crew of canines. When their expedition to another solar system goes awry and they are separated from their humans, the Barkonauts must use their combined skills and strengths to stay calm and complete their mission. At turns funny, heartwarming, wise, and so suspenseful I tried to read with my eyes closed, this thrilling space adventure keeps you turning pages until Lopside and friends are safe at last. Good dogs!   

Katie


Saving Winslow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062570703
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Published: HarperCollins - September 11th, 2018

A story to melt the hearts of even non-animalloving readers! Life at home hasn’t been as bright since Louie’s big brother left to join the Army. But when a newborn mini donkey arrives, things change. Louie has always had a soft spot for small animals in need of help, but hasn’t always had the best of luck. He is determined to nurse Winslow back to health, despite the doubts of friends and family. Possessed with unwavering optimism, unfaltering faith in others, and a big
heart, Louie is an inspiration and example to all in this heartwarming story.   

Stacy


Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763690496
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Merci Suárez knows there is no manual for navigating the changes that come with starting sixth grade. New teachers and classes are daunting, and who knows what it means when a boy says he “maybe likes” someone? In the past Merci always depended on her extended family for guidance, but this year her beloved
grandfather’s erratic behavior signals changes at home that leave Merci more confused than ever. This powerful coming-of-age story celebrating the strength of family rings true.

Kristen


Finding Langston Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823439607
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Published: Holiday House - August 14th, 2018

It’s 1946, and Langston and his father have just moved to Chicago from Alabama shortly after his mother died. The city moves quickly, his classmates bully him for being too country, and while he misses his mom, he also misses his grandma and the beauty and calm of the south. When he stumbles upon a library and discovers
that black residents are welcome, things begin looking up. He discovers the poetry of Langston Hughes and what he finds within those poems is unexpected and comforting. A beautifully written story of steadfastness and faith.

Stacy


I'm Ok Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534419292
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

After Ok Lee’s father dies in a construction accident, Ok (pronounced like “pork” without the p or the r) feels pressure to help his overworked mother with the bills and to keep his Korean father’s American dream alive. A series of get-rich-quick
schemes (a hair braiding business, tutoring his one-time bully, and a school talent show with a cash prize) meet with little to no success, but do lead to some unlikely but important friendships. As Ok struggles with grief, his mother’s new
relationship, and feeling misunderstood at school, he strays down morally dubious paths, but manages to find his way again with help from his new friends. Funny and touching.

Drew


Book of a Thousand Days Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681193151
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - October 10th, 2017

Dashti chronicles her imprisonment in a tower with the highborn lady she serves. In order to save both of their lives, she plans with an unknown ally through the tower walls, hoping she can trust him. She finds strength in herself, but doesn't realize that the fate of a nation rests on her shoulders. This is an adventurous, fresh take on a lesser known Brothers Grimm tale.

Hannah


The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
By Avi, Avi
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ISBN: 9780545477116
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 2012

‘I was warned’, Charlotte reminds herself.
It is England in 1832, and at the age of 13, a young girl begins the voyage of a lifetime aboard the merchant ship Seahawk based for her home in Rhode Island.
She has no notion of what is to come, but soon enough she questions her own choices and the behavior of those around her. Things are not quite what they seem...and mutiny unfolds!

Ellen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Night Diary Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735228511
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Published: Kokila - March 6th, 2018

If you were leaving your home forever, what would you bring in the sack you carried? 12-year-old Nisha chooses a mortar and pestle from her best friend, the family cook, and her journal, where she secretly writes to her dead mother. Inspired by Hiranandani’s father’s experience during the 1947 partition of India, the largest mass migration in history, this harrowing yet hopeful story is unforgettable.

Katie


The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

Once a year in the Protectorate, the Elders sacrifice the youngest baby to the evil witch to save their village. Unbeknownst to the people of the Protectorate, Xan, the Witch, is actually good; in fact, she saves each abandoned baby and delivers them to loving homes in the cities across the forest. One year, Xan accidentally feeds the baby powerful moonlight instead of starlight, filling her with magic, and decides to raise this extraordinary baby as her own. As Luna grows up, she begins to discover the truth of her past. You must read this beautifully imaginative fairytale!

Kara

 


Have Sword, Will Travel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545259026
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 31st, 2017

What would you do if you picked up an old sword and it started talking to you? If you were Odo, you would reluctantly go on a quest to kill the dragon stopping the river from flowing. Along with his friend Eleanor (who seems much more excited about this whole knight business), boy and sword go on a quest that involves a dwarven forge, a traveling bandit crew, and not a small amount of magic. 

Jordan


How to Train Your Dragon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316085274
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 2010

Hiccup likes to read, looks out for his clumsy best friend, uses his head to think instead of smashing rocks, and has the world’s most stubborn dragon. The other Vikings are never impressed by his very un-Viking ways. But when a gigantic and clever, Viking-eating dragon comes to shore, they may just start to like his un-Viking ways. 

Rachael


Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder Cover Image
By Jo Nesbo, Mike Lowery (Illustrator), Tara F. Chace (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781416979739
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Published: Aladdin - December 7th, 2010

Lisa is about to get a new neighbor - Nilly. Nilly is a little unusual. Meanwhile, their mutual neighbor Doctor Proctor invents a lot of… weird things. But weird things can be very, very useful when trying to thwart the neighborhood bullies.

Rachael


Enchantment Lake: A Northwoods Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781517904197
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - August 8th, 2017

Follow Francie “Frenchy” Frye as her eccentric great-aunts call her away from the NYC acting scene to investigate a string of suspicious deaths near her family’s Minnesota lake cabin. In this exciting mystery, Francie tries to make sense of the puzzling happenings on Enchantment Lake, including a poisoned hotdish and the legend of treasure under the lake. A fast-moving, humorous story with a delightfully pensive protagonist in Francie, Enchantment Lake will have you reading late into the dark, spooky night and longing for the sound of waves crashing on the lakeshore.

Kara


The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491435
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 23rd, 2018

I love Mason Buttle. He’s a twelve-year-old with learning disabilities and synesthesia who experiences incredible loss, does his best to avoid bullies, and is at the center of an unsolved town mystery. Through all of that honest, loyal Mason finds a way to bring his family together and celebrate friendships both old (Moonie, the dog) and new (Calvin, the human). What a beautiful read.

Kristen


Against the Odds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780888999504
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Published: Groundwood Books - March 2011

Kiki’s father is a doctor who travels to war-zones to help people. She worries that something will happen to him, but her mother explains that the odds of a father dying are small. When he goes missing, Kiki wants to bolster the odds—if having a dead father is unlikely, isn’t having a dead pet and a dead father twice as unlikely? This spare novel is insightful, heartbreaking, and funny.

Drew


The Imaginary Cover Image
By A.F. Harrold, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781681191638
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 6th, 2016

Rudger is Amanda’s best friend. He’s also her imaginary friend. After a suspicious car accident, Amanda winds up in a coma - and without her to imagine him into being, Rudger begins to disappear! Pursued by the terrible Mr Bunting and his eery imaginary assistant, Rudger must find a way to awaken his best friend or be forgotten forever!

Rachael


Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547028644
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Published: Clarion Books - April 21st, 2008

12-year-old Molly doesn't get along with her bratty stepsister Heather, and a move to the countryside only makes things worse. But when Heather makes a ghostly friend, only Molly can see that the ghost's intentions might be dangerous. Mary Downing Hahn is a master of the ghost story, and this is one of her best!

Hannah


The Turtle of Oman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062019783
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 3rd, 2016

In the excitement of preparing for a three-year move to the United States, only grandfather Sidi seems to understand how lost Aref feels. With only a week before leaving, the two go off on a farewell journey that takes them from desert to seashore, visiting and remembering all the things that make Oman home. Like Aref’s beloved stones, turtles, and especially, his grandfather, this is a story to be treasured.

Katie      

                                           


Goldie Vance Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Brittney Williams (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781608868988
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Published: BOOM! Box - October 11th, 2016

Fans of Nancy Drew and Lumberjanes, REJOICE! Goldie Vance is here! There's a mystery afoot at the Crossed Palms resort, and Goldie is on the case! Set at a retro-futuristic Floridian resort, this graphic novel is a lively tale of friendship, fast cars, and sharp sleuthing. Readers who enjoyed series such as Hilda, Cleopatra in Space, and the aforementioned Lumberjanes are in for a new and exciting treat!                             

Heather


Number the Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547577098
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2011

While reading The Zookeeper's Wife, and noting its recent popularity, I thought back fondly to my mother/daughter book club because one of our favorite books collectively was Number the Stars, the story of ten-year-old Danish best friends Annemarie and Ellen (who is Jewish) who resist the Nazis by pretending to be sisters. Both books give hope that compassion and empathy still exist amidst heartbreaking tragedy.

Carmelle