Kids Books Genre: Fiction

August 2017

11 Before 12 By Lisa Greenwald

Summary:
Best friends Kaylan and Arianna kick-start middle school with a list of 11 things they want to do to transform themselves, from makeovers and making guy friends to sharing candid conversations with their moms and helping humanity, before their shared 12th birthday party.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
September 2018

80 Days or Die - Max Tilt By Peter Lerangis

Summary:
A next entry in the trilogy inspired by Jules Verne's classic finds Max Tilt investigating his famous ancestor's mythological recovery in the hope of finding a cure for his mother's progressing illness.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2018

9 from the Nine Worlds By Rick Riordan

Summary:
The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan's unique take on Norse mythology.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
July 2017

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting By Joe Ballarini

Summary:
When Kelly loses a little boy to monsters who live under his bed during her first babysitting job, she learns about a secret society of babysitters who fight monsters.

Genre: Fiction, Horror

Summary:
In the third heart-pounding installment of the award-winning series, Christopher, Tom and Sally face new codes, puzzles and traps as they race to find the hidden treasure before someone else is murdered.

November 2016

A Blind Guide to Normal By Beth Vrabel

Summary:
Richie “Ryder” Raymond has a gift. He can find the punchline in any situation, even in his limited vision and prosthetic eye. Heading to mainstream, or “normal,” school for eighth grade is going to be awesome. Ryder is sure he’ll fit in just as quick at Papuaville Middle School, but his best friend, Alice warns him fitting in might not be as easy as he thinks

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
March 2017

A Boy Called Bat By Elana K. Arnold

Summary:
For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter.

Genre: Fiction
December 2016

A Boy Named Queen By Sara Cassidy

Summary:
Evelyn befriends Queen, the new boy in town, who does not seem to get fazed by bullies and lives by his own rules, and soon begins to learn new things about the world and herself.

Genre: Fiction
September 2018

A Long Line of Cakes By Deborah Wiles

Summary:
Because her family of bakers has moved so many times, Emma Cake is determined not to form any friendships in Aurora County, Mississippi, their latest stop, but a girl named Ruby Lavender plans to teach Emma a thing or two about friendship.

Genre: Fiction

Summary:
In 1883 New York, while trying to introduce her mother's flying machine to the men-only Inventors' Guild, twelve-year-old Molly uncovers a plot to destroy the World's Fair.

Genre: Fiction
August 2018

A Problematic Paradox By Eliot Sapenfield

Summary:
Nikola Kross has given up on living in harmony with classmates and exasperated teachers: she prefers dabbling in experimental chemistry to fitting in. But when her life is axially inverted by a gang of extraterrestrials who kidnap her dad and attempt to recruit her into their service, she discovers he's been keeping a world of secrets from her.

July 2018

A Stitch in Time By Daphne Kalmar

Summary:
In 1927 Vermont, eleven-year-old Donut, recently orphaned after the death of her beloved pops, stands to lose everything when she learns her Aunt Agnes plans to move her to Boston, but little does her aunt know that Donut has no intentions of leaving her friends or her home.

Genre: Fiction

Summary:
Mr. Paskey, owner of the Book Nook, plays an April Fools' Day prank on Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. They hatch a plan to get back at him, but then the bookstore is robbed--no joke! Can the kids track down the crook? Or will this April Fools' be an April fail?

December 2016

AbrakaPOW By Isaiah Campbell

Summary:
A New York City girl moves with her family to a Texas POW camp her father runs during WWII, when, during a magic show she performs, Nazi prisoners escape; she's the only one who can find and recapture them.

Summary:
Alfie immediately falls in love with a little gray kitten and wants to give it a home. But one of the Jakes' house rules is 'no pets' because Alfie is supposedly alergic. Alfie is sure she's outgrown that allergy, but how can she convince her parents?

Genre: Fiction
September 2017

Against The Odds By Amy Ignatow

Summary:
As their powers evolve in possibly dangerous ways, the Odds learn of a nefarious experiment in which they are unwitting test subjects and, even more incredible, become friends.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
September 2017

Alan Cole Is Not A Coward By Eric Bell

Summary:
Hoping to keep his older brother silent about his secret crush on another boy at their school, Alan agrees to a ruthless sibling competition involving difficult tasks--from standing up to their demanding father to getting a first kiss.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
October 2018

All the Things that Could Go Wrong By Stewart Foster

Summary:
Dan and his friends, Sophie and the Georges, are bullies who target obsessive-compulsive Alex, but when Dan is in trouble, Alex is the one who conquers his fears to show up.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
January 2018

All Three Stooges By Erica S. Perl

Summary:
While preparing for their bar mitzvahs, comedy-obsessed Noah and Dash find their friendship threatened by a personal tragedy.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction
August 2017

Almost Paradise By Corabel Shofner

Summary:
When twelve-year-old Ruby's mother goes to jail, Ruby finds her Aunt Eleanor, an ornery nun with some dark secrets, who Ruby hopes will help free her mother.

Genre: 5/6, Fiction