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ELEMENTARY

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick

DJ is just an ordinary kid until he finds Hilo, who crashed to Earth. Hilo does not remember where he came from or why he landed on Earth. Will Hilo remember his past in time to save Earth?

 

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin

After his teacher says that anything can be in an art exhibition, a young  boy offers his special grandmother as an exhibit. But when he is told  that the museum has a rule against accepting grandmas, the boy has a better idea.

 

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki

What gift did Hana Hashimoto’s grandfather give her that does not come in a box?

 

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon

A hamster that is a princess? Now, that’s funny, isn’t it? Be prepared to laugh as you read this hilarious adventure story about Princess Harriet Hamsterbone who tries to undo a spell that was cast by the Wicked Fairy Godmouse.

 

In a Village by the Sea by Muon Van

While a fisherman is at sea, his wife and child anxiously wait at home for his return. The family’s yellow dog carefully watches the household activities to reveal another world inside the home.

 

Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst

When Lulu's parents announce they are going on vacation without her, she tries everything she can to get rid of Ms. Solinski, the babysitter. That is, until Ms. Solinsky reveals her secret identity, turning Lulu from a troublemaker into Ms. Solinsky’s biggest fan.

 

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

Step right up and into the dazzling creation of George Ferris for Chi- cago’s 1893 World’s Fair. Find out how this marvel of steel, the Ferris wheel, was first constructed, though many doubted it could ever hap- pen. .

 

One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

In Njau, Gambia, broken and discarded plastic bags were littering the streets and causing a huge problem. Isatou Ceesay found a way to recycle the bags, transform her community, and make a difference in our world.

 

Phineas L. MacGuire... Gets Cooking! By Frances O’Roark Dowell

When Phineas L. MacGuire, scientist extraordinaire, discovers that cooking is a lot like chemistry, he realizes his new chore may just be the key to winning the $10,000 prize in the annual Bake Off contest. Mean- while, the school bully has developed quite a liking for Phineas’ brownie recipe. Will Phineas get cooking and handle it all?

 

Queen of the Diamond by Emily Arnold McCully

At a time when baseball was a man's game, Lizzie Murphy beat the odds! In this true story, Lizzie went from being a batboy to becoming the first person to play on both Major League All-Star Teams. Lizzie Murphy reminds all of us to persevere and follow our dreams!

 

Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen

Quinny makes friends easily and lives in a big city. Hopper is quiet, shy, and likes to draw. Read to find out if the most unlikely of friends remain  friends.

 

Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

Ranger has been trained to be a search-and-rescue dog, but he never expected to be transported back to the Oregon Trail! Will he be able to help his new family complete their journey safely and figure out how to make it back to the place he’s always called home?

 

Skateboard Party by Karen English

Richard is excited to show off his new skateboard trick at his friend’s party, but when he falls behind on his school work and his parents find out, his punishment is no tv or video games for ten days, and no skate- board party. Richard wants to get his project done and make his teacher and parents happy, but with so many distractions, will he be able to focus on his work?

 

Star Stuff by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Have you ever looked up at a clear night sky and wondered about the stars that light up the universe? If so, you might grow up to be an astronomer like Carl Sagan! Read “Star Stuff” to learn more about this interesting man!

 

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman

How do bees and beavers survive the winter? In this poetry book, you will learn about so many different animals and how they cope with the winter months.

 

INTERMEDIATE

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

The Boundless, is a spectacle to behold. Her inaugural journey to the Pacific is wrought with

danger.  Will Everett has joined his father aboard the Boundless on her maiden passage. As soon as he steps aboard, his adventure begins. Witness to a murder, chased by villains, and stalked by creatures outside the train, Will must save the treasures aboard the Boundless before someone else winds up dead.

 

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the NYPD is desperate enough to recognize that sixth-grader Edmund Lonnrot’s photographic memory and his ability to out-sketch a police sketch artist will stop a gang of art thieves. Will going undercover and using code name, Eddie Red, be enough to keep him safe from the bad guys?

 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Twelve year old Kyle Keeley and his friends are having a blast at the "library lock-in" to celebrate the opening of the new high tech Alexandriaville Public Library which is equipped with holograms, an IMAX theater, and hover ladders Can they figure out eccentric billionaire, Luigi Lemoncello's many puzzles in time to win the grand prize?

 

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Forced to live with her inattentive father when her mother is deported to Honduras, Gaby finds comfort working at the local animal shelter where she meets a cat named Feather. When Feather’s well-being is threatened, Gaby will fight to keep her safe; but who will fight for Gaby?

 

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Serenity is a perfect town; it has no crime and no one ever lies. When Eli’s best friend suddenly leaves town, Eli starts to suspect that something is very wrong in Serenity. He and his friends soon find out that life in Serenity isn’t as it seems, everything they’ve been told is a lie and they can trust no one, especially not their parents.

 

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

The Fletcher family is a force to be reckoned with—how could it not be with Dad, Papa, four boys, various animals, at least one imaginary friend, and a very cantankerous neighbor. There’s a lot to love about this diverse family as they make new friends, learn new skills, and get into mischief wherever they go.

 

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas

Tomi and her brothers are American. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942, her family is separated and imprisoned in an internment camp for Japanese Americans in Colorado. Tomi tries to enrich the lives of her family and friends at the camp, while her own faith in the American dream begins to waiver.

 

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

When Astrid signs up for roller derby camp but her best friend of twelve years doesn’t, Astrid begins to realize she needs to roll on her own two feet. Will Astrid’s quirky character see her through this summer of changes, challenges, bumps and bruises while staying true to herself?

 

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Midnight Gulch is a cursed town that once shimmered with magic. When Felicity, her sister,

and her nomadic mother arrive, Felicity discovers links to her past and meets a mysterious boy in a wheelchair who is more than he appears. Will the two of them be able to bring the magic back and finally find a place that Felicity can call home?

 

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Dash is a bored twelve year-old living on the moon with his scientist parents who are part of a team studying lunar activity. There isn’t enough to do on Moon Base Alpha until Dr. Holtz, a top scientist on the verge of a major new discovery, is found dead and Dash doesn’t think it’s an accident.