Children’s New Arrivals – Fiction

June Arrivals


    • J FICTION APPLEGATE
      Applegate, Katherine
      The last
      Summary:“Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.”–Amazon.com.
      ISBN:0062335529, 9780062335524



    • J FICTION BATTLE
      Battle, Craig
      Camp average
      Summary:A group of 11-year-olds arrives to spend six weeks playing sports at Camp Avalon–which they affectionately call Camp Average, because they never win at any sport. And that’s the way they like it. But this summer, new camp director Winston–who hates losing–has some hyper-competitive ideas about how to improve their performance, whether they want to or not!”–Provided by publisher.
      ISBN:1771473053, 9781771473057



    • J FICTION BLABEY
      Blabey, Aaron
      The bad guys in Superbad
      Summary:When Dr. Marmalade prepares to destroy the world, the Bad Guys have a chance to be superheroes.
      ISBN:1338189638, 9781338189636



    • J FICTION BLABEY
      Blabey, Aaron.
      The bad guys in do-you-think-he-saurus?!
      Summary:THE DAWN OF TIME! Nothing on Earth could rival the terrifying power of the DINOSAURS. Except maybe that Wolf over there…yeah, the one standing next to the Snake and the Shark and that other sardiney-looking thing. HUH?! This is ALL wrong. This is ALL bad. This is ALL awesome. It’s time to get your Jurassic on, baby. It’s time… for the BAD GUYS EPISODE 7! PLUS! Bonus pages! An exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into Mad Marmalade’s world!
      ISBN:“1544411707 : PBD”, “9781544411705 : PBD”, “1338189611 (pbk.)”, “9781338189612 (pbk.)”



    • J FICTION BRADEN
      Braden, Ann
      The benefits of being an octopus
      Summary:Seventh-grader Zoey Albro focuses on caring for three younger siblings and avoiding rich classmates at school until her fascination with octopuses gets her on the debate team and she begins to speak out.
      ISBN:1510737480, 9781510737488, “9781510737525 (eBook)”



    • J FICTION BROADDUS
      Broaddus, Maurice
      The usual suspects
      Summary:Thelonius Mitchell, a special education student known for his pranks and tired of being labeled, is falsely accused of hiding a gun at a neighborhood hangout and tries to clear his name with the help of his best friend.
      ISBN:“0062796313 : HRD”, “9780062796318 : HRD”



    • J FICTION CLINE-RANSOME
      Cline-Ransome, Lesa
      Finding Langston
      Summary:Discovering a book of Langston Hughes’ poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.
      ISBN:“1725424371 : PBD”, “9781725424371 : PBD”



    • J FICTION DICAMILLO
      DiCamillo, Kate
      Louisiana’s way home
      Summary:When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn’t overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana’s life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town — including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder — she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana’s and Granny’s heads. But that is a story for another time.) — from Amazon.
      ISBN:0763694630, 9780763694630





    • J FICTION DRAPER
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Blended
      Summary:Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.
      ISBN:“1442495014 (paperback)”, “9781442495012 (paperback)”, “1442495006 (hardback)”, “9781442495005 (hardback)”



    • J FICTION FLANAGAN
      Flanagan, John
      The Red Fox Clan
      Summary:After passing her third-year apprentice tests, Maddie is called home to Castle Araluen where a group of masked anarchists are organizing a coup to overthrow her family’s succession.
      ISBN:“152474140X : PAP”, “9781524741402 : PAP”



    • J FICTION GIBBS
      Gibbs, Stuart
      Spy School British invasion
      Summary:“Follows the spies-in-training on a hunt to find the leader of the evil organization SPYDER and take them down once and for all”–
      ISBN:“1534424717 (pbk.)”, “9781534424715 (pbk.)”, “1534424709 (hardcover)”, “9781534424708 (hardcover)”



    • J FICTION GIBBS
      Gibbs, Stuart
      Spy school goes south
      Summary:Thirteen-year-old spy in training Ben Ripley is sent to Mexico to try to thwart the evil organization, SPYDER–the CIA’s main enemy.
      ISBN:“1481477862 (pbk.)”, “9781481477864 (pbk.)”, “1481477854 (hardcover)”, “9781481477857 (hardcover)”



    • J FICTION GRIFFIN
      Griffin, Adele
      The Becket List : a Blackberry Farm story
      Summary:When New York City native Becket Branch moves to the country with her family to help run her grandmother’s farm and store, she finds that new friends, hostile chickens, sour lemonade and mischief are only the beginnings of her new life.
      ISBN:“1616207906 (hardcover — )”, “9781616207908 (hardcover — )”



    • J FICTION GRIFFITHS
      Griffiths, Andy
      The 78-story treehouse
      Summary:Andy and Terry must get past their differences to save their story ideas from a herd of spy cows.
      ISBN:1250104858, 9781250104854, “9781250104830 (pbk.)”



    • J FICTION HAYDU
      Haydu, Corey Ann
      Eventown
      Summary:To Elodee, eleven, things seem a little too perfect in Eventown when she moves there with her parents and identical twin, Naomi, especially since forgetting the past is so highly valued.
      ISBN:“0062689800 (hardback)”, “9780062689801 (hardback)”



    • J FICTION HOLM
      Holm, Jennifer L.
      The third mushroom
      Summary:When thirteen-year-old Ellie’s Grandpa Melvin, a world-renowned scientist in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy, comes for an extended visit, he teaches her that experimenting–and failing–is part of life.
      ISBN:“1524719811 (lib. bdg.)”, “9781524719814 (lib. bdg.)”, “1524719803 (hardcover)”, “9781524719807 (hardcover)”



    • J FICTION HUNT
      Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
      Shouting at the rain
      Summary:Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a “regular family,” especially after her best friend outgrows her.
      ISBN:“0399175156 (hardback)”, “9780399175152 (hardback)”



    • J FICTION KADARUSMAN
      Kadarusman, Michelle
      Girl of the Southern Sea
      Summary:A girl from the slums of Jakarta dreams of an education and the chance at a better life. But first she must battle the dangers of local superstition and thwart her father’s plans for her.
      ISBN:1772780812, 1772780812, 9781772780819



    • J FICTION KELLY
      Kelly, Lynne
      Song for a whale
      Summary:Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris’s plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales.
      ISBN:“1524770248 (glb)”, “9781524770242 (glb)”, “152477023X (hc)”, “9781524770235 (hc)”



    • J FICTION KHORRAM
      Khorram, Adib
      Darius the Great is not okay
      Summary:Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.
      ISBN:“9780525552963 (hardback)”



    • J FICTION KINNEY
      Kinney, Jeff
      Diary of an awesome friendly kid
      Summary:In his first journal, middle schooler Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley’s sidekick, records his experiences and misguided decision to write a biography of Greg, who, in his own mind, is destined to become rich and famous.
      ISBN:“141974027X (hardback)”, “9781419740275 (hardback)”



    • J FICTION KORMAN
      Korman, Gordon.
      The unteachables
      Summary:Told in alternating voices, the teacher and students in room 117 find their lives changed over the course of a school year.
      ISBN:0062563882, 9780062563880



    • J FICTION LAI
      Lai, Remy
      Pie in the Sky
      Summary:Knowing very little English, eleven-year-old Jingwen feels like an alien when his family immigrates to Australia, but copes with loneliness and the loss of his father by baking elaborate cakes.
      ISBN:“1250314100 (trade pbk.)”, “9781250314109 (trade pbk.)”, “1250314097 (hardcover)”, “9781250314093 (hardcover)”



    • J FICTION LLOYD
      Lloyd, Natalie.
      Over the moon
      Summary:To save her younger brother from being forced to work in the mines, twelve-year-old Mallie pretends to be a boy and learns to ride and train flying horses.
      ISBN:1338118498, 9781338118490



    • J FICTION LORD
      Lord, Cynthia
      Because of the rabbit
      Summary:On the last night of summer, Emma and her Maine game warden father rescue a small domestic rabbit stuck in a fence; the very next day Emma starts fifth grade after years of being home schooled, excited and apprehensive about making new friends, but she is paired with Jack, a hyperactive boy, who does not seem to fit in with anyone–except that they share a love of animals, which draws them together, because of the rabbit.
      ISBN:“0545914248 (hardcover)”, “9780545914246 (hardcover)”



    • J FICTION MAGOON
      Magoon, Kekla
      The season of Styx Malone
      Summary:Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.
      ISBN:“1524715980 (pbk.)”, “9781524715984 (pbk.)”, “1524715964 (lib. bdg.)”, “9781524715960 (lib. bdg.)”, “1524715956 (trade)”, “9781524715953 (trade)”



    • J FICTION MALONE
      Malone, Lee Gjertsen
      Camp Shady Crook
      Summary:Budding con artists Archie and Vivien spend a summer at a dilapidated, mismanaged Vermont camp competing to get whatever they want from their fellow campers.
      ISBN:“1534422269 : HRD”, “9781534422261 : HRD”



    • J FICTION MCDUNN
      McDunn, Gillian
      Caterpillar summer
      Summary:Since her father’s death, Cat has taken care of her brother, Chicken, for their hardworking mother but while spending time with grandparents they never knew, Cat has the chance to be a child again.
      ISBN:“168119743X (hardcover)”, “9781681197432 (hardcover)”



    • J FICTION PARISI
      Parisi, Mark.
      How to defeat a wizard
      Summary:“Marty Pants returns to face his archenemy Simon, the so-called school artist, in his third adventure! How is Simon turning their classmates, teachers, and even the mayor against Marty–could it be magic? Is Simon literally a charmer who is charming people with magic charms? With Simon using magical powers to turn everyone against him, it will be up to Marty to stop this madness before Simon controls the whole world and maybe even the space-time continuum!”–Amazon.com.
      ISBN:0062427806, 9780062427809



    • J FICTION PATTERSON
      Patterson, James
      From hero to zero
      Summary:“Rafe Khatchadorian takes his troublemaking ways across the pond and gets lost in London!”–
      ISBN:“0316357561 (tpb)”, “9780316357562 (tpb)”, “031634690X (paper over board)”, “9780316346900 (paper over board)”



    • J FICTION PATTERSON
      Patterson, James
      Katt vs. Dogg
      Summary:A Dogg family and a Katt family are spending their vacations at Western Frontier Park fighting with each other when a youngster from each family becomes lost in the dangerous forest.
      ISBN:0316411566, 9780316411561



    • J FICTION PEIRCE
      Peirce, Lincoln
      Max and the Midknights
      Summary:“Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley!”–
      ISBN:“1101931116 (pbk.)”, “9781101931110 (pbk.)”, “1101931094 (glb)”, “9781101931097 (glb)”, “1101931086 (hardcover)”, “9781101931080 (hardcover)”





    • J FICTION RESAU
      Resau, Laura
      Tree of Dreams
      ISBN:0545800889, 9780545800884



    • J FICTION RHODES
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      Ghost boys
      Summary:“After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till”–
      ISBN:“0316262285 (hardcover)”, “9780316262286 (hardcover)”



    • J FICTION ROBERTS
      Roberts, Barbara Carroll
      Nikki on the Line
      ISBN:0316521906, 9780316521901





    • J FICTION SKRYPUCH
      Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk
      Stolen girl : a novel
      Summary:When Nadia arrives in Canada in 1950 with Marusia, the woman she calls mother, she is glad to finally be out of the displaced persons camp where she has lived for five years, but troubled by confused memories of World War II; she speaks Ukrainian, but she seems to remember living with a German Nazi family who called her by a different name–and as she tries to settle into the Canadian-Ukrainian community of Brantford she is haunted by one question: who is she, and where was she stolen from.
      ISBN:1338233041, 9781338233049



    • J FICTION SLOAN
      Sloan, Holly Goldberg
      To Night Owl from Dogfish
      Summary:Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Bett and Avery, eleven, eventually begin scheming to get the couple back together after a break-up. Told entirely through emails.
      ISBN:“0525553231 (hardcover)”, “9780525553236 (hardcover)”



    • J FICTION SNICKET
      Snicket, Lemony
      The carnivorous carnival
      Summary:On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they must masquerade as freaks in order to hide from the evil Count Olaf.
      ISBN:0062865110, 9780062865113



    • J FICTION SNICKET
      Snicket, Lemony
      The ersatz elevator
      Summary:The woeful saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as evil Count Olaf discovers their whereabouts at Esme̹ Squalor’s seventy-one bedroom penthouse and concocts a new plan for stealing their family fortune.
      ISBN:006279616X, 9780062796165



    • J FICTION SNICKET
      Snicket, Lemony
      The hostile hospital
      Summary:On the run after being falsely accused of murder, the three Baudelaire orphans find themselves in the Heimlich Hospital, with the evil Count Olaf in close pursuit.
      ISBN:0062796186, 9780062796189







    • J FICTION STEVESON
      Steveson, Nanci Turner
      Lizzie Flying Solo
      ISBN:0062673181, 0062673181, 9780062673183



    • J FICTION STODDARD
      Stoddard, Lindsey
      Right as Rain
      Summary:“Eleven-year-old Rain must adjust to a new normal after her brother dies and her family moves to New York City”–
      ISBN:“006265294X (hardback)”, “9780062652942 (hardback)”



    • J FICTION STRONG
      Strong, Karen
      Just South of Home
      Summary:Twelve-year-old Sarah, her Chicago cousin Janie, brainy brother Ellis, and his best friend, Jasper, investigate a tragic event in their small Southern town’s history in this debut ideal for fans of “Stella by Starlight.”
      ISBN:1534419381, 1534419381, 9781534419384



    • J FICTION URSU
      Ursu, Anne
      The lost girl
      Summary:When they are separated for the first time since birth, Iris and Lark struggle with insecurities over their individual identities at the same time things begin to go missing around town.
      ISBN:0062275097, 9780062275097



    • J FICTION VENKATRAMAN
      Venkatraman, Padma
      The bridge home
      Summary:Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.
      ISBN:“1524738115 (hardback)”, “9781524738112 (hardback)”



    • J FICTION WATSON
      Watson, Tom
      Stick Dog gets the tacos
      Summary:When Karen sprints into Stick Dog’s pipe and declares an emergency, Stick Dog springs into action. After racing through the woods with his squad of strays, Stick Dog discovers there’s no crisis at all. But there is a great opportunity to feed his hungry friends. As a family of humans plans to feast on tacos, tortilla chips, and guacamole, Stick Dog makes plans of his own. To feed Mutt, Karen, Poo-Poo, and Stripes, he’ll need all his smarts and problem-solving skills. While his hungry, drooling, goofy friends prepare to chow down, something nags Stick Dog at the edge of his mind. What is that thing swinging in a tree? And how can he get it? If this funny, madcap, daring quest succeeds, it’s taco time for these crazy canines!
      ISBN:006268518X, 9780062685186



    • J FICTION WOODS
      Woods, Brenda
      The unsung hero of Birdsong USA
      Summary:Gabriel, twelve, gains new perspective when he becomes friends with Meriwether, a Black World War II hero who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South.
      ISBN:“9781524737108 (ebook)”, “9781524737092 (hardback)”