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March 2020

Beginners Welcome By Cindy Baldwin

Summary:
Starting to emerge from her shell in the months after devastating losses, Annie Lee takes piano lessons from an elderly mall pianist before his disappearance forces her to break a promise to a new friend. By the author of Where the Watermelons Grow.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
February 2020

Gloom Town By Ronald L. Stine

Summary:
Twelve-year-old Rory and his friend Izzy try to foil the plans of Lord Foxglove, for whom Rory works as a valet, and his inhuman accomplices from taking over the world.

March 2020

Gold Rush Girl By Avi

Summary:
Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended, and perilous, adventure to save her brother.

March 2020

Itch By Polly Farquhar

Summary:
Ohio sixth-grader Isaac "Itch" Fitch strives to fit in, but everything seems to be going wrong, even before a school lunch trade sends his best friend, Sydney, to the hospital.

Genre: Fiction
March 2020

Midnight on Strange Street By K.E. Ormsbee

Summary:
After a tight-knit group of friends on a glowboarding team discovers each has telepathic abilities, they catch the attention of Mr. Jensen, the most powerful man in Callaway, Texas, and extraterrestrial forces, as well.

February 2020

Mulan: Before the Sword By Grace Lin

Summary:
When her sister is bitten by a poisonous spider, Mulan travels with a healer to find a flower from which the antidote can be made to save her sister's life. New York Times bestselling author Grace Lin pens this novel filled with adventure and wonder set before the upcoming Walt Disney Studios Mulan film.

Genre: Fiction
March 2020

Pippa Park Raises Her Game By Erin Yun

Summary:
Readers will cheer on Korean American Pippa Park in this compelling middle grade reimagining of Great Expectations. Navigating friendships and cyberbullying at a new school, Pippa reinvents herself and discovers who she really is.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction

Summary:
Imaginative Omar goes through the ups and downs of starting a new school and making new friends with the help of his wonderful (and silly) Muslim family.

Genre: Fiction
March 2020

Starfell: Willow Moss & the Lost Day By Domenique Valente

Summary:
The first of four planned magical adventures is set in the land of Starfell and follows the journey of a seemingly unremarkable young witch who discovers her destiny as a finder of lost things when a first assignment directs her to learn what happened to a missing day. The ordinary becomes extraordinary in this sparkling first book in the Starfell series, a modern classic perfect for fans of Nevermoor and The Land of Stories.

March 2020

The Blackbird Girls By Anne Blankman

Summary:
Anne Blankman pens a poignant and timeless story of friendship that twines together moments in underexplored history. On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work--Chernobyl--has exploded!

March 2020

The Peacock Detectives By Carly Nugent

Summary:
Perfect for fans of The Vanderbeekers of 141 st Street and Waiting for Normal, this charming middle grade mystery is full of heart, humor, and more than a few surprises.nEleven-turning-twelve-year-old Cassie is an expert Peacock Detective. Her sharp eye for details is why the Hudsons from across the street call her every time their pet peacocks wander away.

Summary:
Ghosts, a kidnapping, a crew of young detectives, and family secrets mix in this new standalone mystery set in the world of the best-selling Greenglass House , from a National Book Award nominee and Edgar Award winning author.

Summary:
Wanda doesn't fit in with her family and is always searching for clues about her past. On her eleventh birthday, a talking bluebird named Voltaire shows up and takes her on a quest through the Scary Wood to find her true parents.

Genre: Fiction