J FICTION BEATY
Sofia Valdez and the vanishing vote
Summary:Sofia is put in charge of overseeing a fair election for a class pet, but first the Questioneers must learn about elections and good journalism–and remember that being a community matters most. Includes facts about the Delano Grape Strike, presidential elections, journalism, and the importance of voting.
ISBN:1419743511, 9781419743511, 1419743503, 9781419743504, 9781683358329
J FICTION BOVIS
Earth Day extravaganza
Summary:"Sylvie’s excitement for the upcoming Earth Day Extravaganza fizzles when her cousin, the non-recycler, visits, and she worries not only about saving the entire world, but also about saving the Extravaganza itself"–Page  of cover.
J FICTION BOVIS
Save the beach
Summary:"When faced with the possible closing of her favorite beach, Sylvie first attempts a one-person coastal cleanup march on city hall, but thanks to the town clown, she realizes it will take more than one person to save the beach."–Back cover.
ISBN:1644943204, 9781644943205, 1532136528, 9781532136528
J FICTION BOVIS
Sea view star
Summary:"Sylvie can’t wait to raise money for the animal shelter for her Make a Difference Day project, but when her frenemy, Camilla, and Sylvie’s foster puppy create obstacles along the way, Sylvie discovers there is more than one way to make a difference"–Page  of cover.
J FICTION BOVIS
Sylvie. Organizer extraordinaire
Summary:"Sylvie wants to win her school’s talent show so she can be featured in the local newspaper to garner buzz for her coat drive, but she struggles to figure out her talent."–Back cover
ISBN:1644943212, 9781644943212, 1532136536, 9781532136535
J FICTION CALLENDER
King and the dragonflies
Summary:"In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy’s grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself"–
J FICTION CHEWINS
The sisters of Straygarden Place
Summary:The grass grew taller than the house itself, surrounding it on all sides. It stuffed the keyholes and scraped against the roof. It shook the walls and made paintings shiver. Seven years ago, the Ballastian sisters’ parents left them in the magical Straygarden Place, a house surrounded by tall silver grass and floating trees. They left behind a warning saying never to leave the house or go into the grass. “Wait for us,” the note read. “Sleep darkly.” Ever since then, the house itself has taken care of Winnow, Mayhap, and Pavonine—feeding them, clothing them, even keeping them company—while the girls have waited and grown up and played a guessing game: Think of an animal, think of a place. Think of a person, think of a face. Until one day, when the eldest, fourteen-year-old Winnow, does the unthinkable and goes outside into the grass, and everything twelve-year-old Mayhap thought she knew about her home, her family, and even herself starts to unravel. With luscious, vivid prose, poet and author Hayley Chewins transports readers to a house where beloved little dogs crawl into their owners’ minds to sleep, sick girls turn silver, and anything can be stolen—even laughter and silence.
J FICTION COLBERT
The only black girls in town
Summary:In a predominately white California beach town, the only two black seventh-graders, Alberta and Edie, find hidden journals that uncover family secrets and speak to race relations in the past.
ISBN:“0316456381 (hardcover)”, “9780316456388 (hardcover)”
J FICTION EGAN
Lost in New York
Summary:Visiting New York City to take part in an International Declaration of Friendship, Stanley joins a group tour of the city, but when he and a new friend get separated from the group, they manage to have fun while searching Manhattan for their families.
ISBN:0876179510, 9780876179512, 1549073427, 9781549073427, 060641441X, 9780606414418, 0062366106, 9780062366108, 0062366092, 9780062366092
J FICTION FLANAGAN
The missing prince
Summary:Charged by Araluen’s King Duncan to covertly rescue the Prince of Gallica from a politically ambitious baron, Will Treaty and his apprentice Maddie take to the road disguised as father and daughter jongleurs.
ISBN:9780593113479, “0593113454 : HRD”, “9780593113455 : HRD”
J FICTION JACOBSON
Big move to a tiny house
Summary:"Eight- and six-year-old sisters Twig and Turtle are excited and curious about their new small town in Colorado. And for their cool, tiny house! Their family is united in living more simply, and not stressing out the Earth’s resources. But the move comes with a major problem: How do you fit a Great Dane in a tiny house?"–Dust jacket.
ISBN:1645950220, 9781645950226, 1645950212, 9781645950219
J FICTION JACOBSON
Toy store trouble
Summary:"In their tiny house, the rule is Twig and Turtle are each allowed to have five toys. With a new toy store opening in town, the rule is creating a big problem–getting a new toy means giving up one they love. But when the girls realize that the owner has very old-fashioned ideas about who should play with what kinds of toys, changing her mind might be the biggest problem of all."–Dust jacket.
ISBN:“1645950255 (pbk.)”, “9781645950257 (pbk.)”, 1645950247, 9781645950240
J FICTION KELLY
We dream of space
Summary:Cash, Fitch, and Bird Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, they each struggle with their own personal anxieties. Cash, who loves basketball but has a newly broken wrist, is in danger of failing seventh grade for the second time. Fitch spends every afternoon playing Major Havoc at the arcade on Main. And Bird, his twelve-year-old twin, dreams of being NASA’s first female shuttle commander. The Thomas children exist in their own orbits, circling a tense and unpredictable household, with little in common except an enthusiastic science teacher named Ms. Salonga. As the launch of the Challenger approaches, Ms. Salonga gives her students a project; they are separated into spacecraft crews and must create and complete a mission. When the fated day finally arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways.
ISBN:0063026708, 9780063026704, 0062747304, 9780062747303
J FICTION LAREAU
Rise of Zombert
Summary:9-year-old Mellie Gore rescues Bert the cat from behind the YummCo Foods factory, and Mellie soon wonders if the mystery surrounding Bert’s behavior is connected to the powerful YummCo Foods company or could he truly be a zombie?
J FICTION LEVINE
A ceiling made of eggshells
Summary:From age seven, Loma relishes traveling with her beloved grandfather across fifteenth-century Spain, working to keep the Jews safe, but soon realizes she must also make sacrifices to help her people. Includes historical notes, recipe, glossary, and a link to a bibliography.
ISBN:0062878204, 9780062878205, 0062878190, 9780062878199
J FICTION LOCKINGTON
For black girls like me
Summary:Eleven-year-old Makeda dreams of meeting her African American mother, while coping with serious problems in her white adopted family, a cross-country move, and being homeschooled.
ISBN:“0374308047 (hardcover)”, “9780374308049 (hardcover)”
J FICTION MABERRY
Don’t turn out the lights: a tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Summary:Flesh-hungry ogres? Brains full of spiders? Haunted houses you can’t escape? This collection of 35 terrifying stories from the Horror Writers Association has it all.
J FICTION MBALIA
Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky
Summary:Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he’s going to spend on his grandparents’ farm. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up and steals Eddie’s notebook. Tristan chases after it, and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to get it away from the creature, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?
J FICTION MURPHY
First prize for the worst witch
Summary:Mildred Hubble returns to Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches with a big dream: to be chosen as Head Girl! But with Mildred’s history of mistakes and mishaps, even her best friends are skeptical. Besides, Mildred’s rival, Ethel Hallow, is sure to win. Still, the new term is going well until Ethel finds out that Mildred’s beloved stray dog, Star, actually comes from a traveling circus, and Mildred is forced to return him. When Mildred realizes just how unhappy Star and the other circus animals are, she’s determined to get Star back and give his companions a better life, even if it means the headmistress won’t pick her for Head Girl. Little does she know that friendship, compassion, and loyalty might be just the qualities Miss Cackle is looking for!
J FICTION NEWMAN
Adventure stories for daring girls
J FICTION PALEY
The Boston Tea Party
Summary:The Boston Tea Party recounts life in early colonial America leading up to the famous tea tax protest that pushed the American Patriots and the British closer to war. American Girl Felicity Merriman shares how she found herself caught in between the two sides of the American Revolution.
ISBN:“1338148931 (pbk.)”, “9781338148930 (pbk.)”
J FICTION PERL
Summary:"Arnold wants to celebrate the start of the cozy autumn season indoors. Louise does not. How can they celebrate fell if they’re not celebrating together?"–
ISBN:“9781524790462 (hc)”, “9781524790455 (paperback)”
J FICTION REYNOLDS
Look both ways : a tale told in ten blocks
Summary:"A collection of ten short stories that all take place in the same day about kids walking home from school"–
ISBN:“1481438298 (paperback)”, “9781481438292 (paperback)”, “148143828X (hardback)”, “9781481438285 (hardback)”
J FICTION RIORDAN
The tower of Nero
Summary:Will the Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth in the pathetic mortal form of a teenager named Lester Papadopoulos, finally regain his place on Mount Olympus? Lester’s demigod friends at Camp Jupiter just helped him survive attacks from bloodthirsty ghouls, an evil Roman king and his army of the undead, and the lethal emperors Caligula and Commodus. Now the former god and his demigod master Meg must follow a prophecy uncovered by Ella the harpy. Lester’s final challenge will be at the Tower of Nero, back in New York. Will Meg have a last showdown with her father? Will this helpless form of Apollo have to face his arch nemesis, Python?
ISBN:1484746457, 9781484746455, 1368065384, 9781368065382
J FICTION ROTH
Summary:While working on his duplication ray, Bob accidentally makes clones of himself and his alien friend Beep, and soon finds out that their doubles are evil and plan to rule the Earth.
ISBN:0876179898, 1481488627, 9781481488624, 9780876179895, 1481488619, 9781481488617
J FICTION ROTH
Take us to your sugar
Summary:It’s October in space, and Bob is getting excited for his favorite holiday: Halloween. When Bob tells Beep that soon they’ll get to dress up like monsters and get as much free candy as they can carry, Beep thinks he has gone to heaven. But Lani informs them that Halloween isn’t celebrated at Astro Elementary. Bob cannot imagine life without Halloween! He appeals to Principal Quark, but with no success. Determined to save Halloween, Bob and Lani organize a secret club: SCARES (Scary Costumes Are the Right of Every Student, or, more truthfully, the Society of Candy Addicts who Rely on Energy from Sugar). As the secret club grows, Halloween fever invades Astro Elementary. Unfortunately, a horde of grotesque aliens, attracted by the treats, also invades the school on the last day of the month. With everyone in costume, no one can tell who’s who. Beep and Bob may have saved the holiday, but can they somehow use their sugar-addled wits to save the school?–
ISBN:164310828X, 9781643108285, 1481488597, 9781481488594, 1481488589, 9781481488587, 9781481488600
J FICTION STEAD
The list of things that will not change
Summary:Despite her parents’ divorce, her father’s coming out as gay, and his plans to marry his boyfriend, ten-year-old Bea is reassured by her parents’ unconditional love, excited about getting a stepsister, and haunted by something she did last summer at her father’s lake house.
ISBN:“1101938129 (pbk.)”, “9781101938126 (pbk.)”, “1101938102 (lib. bdg.)”, “9781101938102 (lib. bdg.)”, “1101938099 (trade)”, “9781101938096 (trade)”
J FICTION STILTON
Summary:It’s the grand opening of Traps new superstore, but nothing is working. The lights won’t turn on, the doors won’t open, and the loudspeaker is broken. Geronimo must figure out who is trying to sabotage the grand opening.
J FICTION STILTON
Thea Stilton and the rainforest rescue
Summary:The Thea Sisters are off to save the rainforest in Malaysia!
J FICTION TARSHIS
I survived the California wildfires, 2018
Summary:Traces the story of a boy who moves across the country to rural northern California, where his efforts to adjust are challenged by a fast-moving firestorm that places family homes and lives at risk.
ISBN:1544448244, 9781544448244, 1338317466, 9781338317466, 133831744X, 9781338317442
J FICTION TREML
Sherlock Bones and the natural history mystery
Summary:Prehistoric skeleton and museum detective Sherlock Bones and his stuffed-parrot sidekick, Watts, outmaneuver a sneaky raccoon to track down a missing Royal Blue Diamond.
ISBN:0358311853, 9780358311850, 0358311845, 9780358311843
J FICTION WARNER
Science fair sabotage
Summary:Jessie wants her science fair project to make a difference. So when she gets the chance to test a local creek for pollution, she can’t wait to get started. But when things start going wrong with her experiment, Jessie and her siblings don’t just have an experiment to investigate, they have a mystery to solve!
ISBN:0807507989, 9780807507988, 080750792X, 9780807507926