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School's Out for Summer

Description: School is out which means more time to discover new great reads! Explore a new world this summer. Ages 8-12.

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Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact

by Hartley and A. J.

11 year old Darwen Arkwright has spent his whole life in a small English town where, despite his best efforts, there was no adventure to be found. Now he is forced to move to America, to live with his aunt in the city of Atlanta, Georgia.

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief #1)

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Lost in the Sun

by Lisa Graff

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Dream on, Amber

by Helen Crawford-White and Emma Shevah

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Me and Miranda Mullaly

by Jake Gerhardt

Meet Sam, the comedian; Duke, the intellectual; and Chollie, the athlete. Their fates converge at Penn Valley Middle as each falls desperately for the enigmatic Miranda Mullaly—the girl who smiles like she means it, the girl who makes Christmas truly magic when she sings, the girl who…barely realizes her admirers exist!

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Beetle Boy

by M. G. Leonard

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Hour of the Bees

by Lindsay Eagar

What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning coming-of-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots. Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .

Date Added: 05/03/2018

The Inquisitor's Tale

by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly

Date Added: 05/03/2018


by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented The Wild West

by Candace Fleming

Everyone knows the name Buffalo Bill, but few these days know what he did or, in some cases, didn't do. Was he a Pony Express rider? Did he serve Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn? Did he scalp countless Native Americans, or did he defend their rights?

Date Added: 05/03/2018

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

Date Added: 05/03/2018

The Night Diary

by Veera Hiranandani

Date Added: 05/03/2018

The Wild Robot Escapes

by Peter Brown

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the

Date Added: 05/07/2018

Like Vanessa

by Vanessa Brantley-Newton and Tami Charles

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Good Dog

by Dan Gemeinhart

Date Added: 05/07/2018

Hurricane Child

by Kheryn Callender

Date Added: 05/03/2018

Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Date Added: 05/03/2018

The Lifters

by Dave Eggers

Date Added: 05/07/2018


by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead and Nicholas Gannon

It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house. It turns out she’s right.

Date Added: 05/03/2018

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