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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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by R. J. Palacio

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.

Date Added: 05/05/2017

Belly Up

by Stuart Gibbs

Twelve-year-old Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Fitzroy believes that Henry, the hippopotamus at the brand-new FunJungle, has been murdered.

Date Added: 05/05/2017

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

by Kelly Jones and Katie Kath

Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.

Date Added: 05/05/2017

Upside-Down Magic

by Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski and Emily Jenkins

From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes a new, offbeat series about a group of misfits who set out to prove that life on the other side of ordinary has its charms.

Date Added: 05/05/2017


by Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.

Date Added: 05/05/2017

Tru and Nelle

by G. Neri

Long before they became famous writers, Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) and Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) were childhood friends in Monroeville, Alabama.

Date Added: 05/05/2017

Wing & Claw #1: Forest of Wonders

by Linda Sue Park and Jim Madsen

From Newbery Medal–winning author Linda Sue Park comes a captivating fantasy-adventure about a boy, a bat, and an amazing transformation.Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders.

Date Added: 05/05/2017


by Kwame Alexander

Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/can't nobody cop you...

Date Added: 05/05/2017


by Ally Condie

A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series. "Kids are awesome. And they are diverse.

Date Added: 05/05/2017

As Brave As You

by Jason Reynolds

When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires—literally—in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Johnson Steptoe Award. Genie’s summer is full of surprises.

Date Added: 05/05/2017

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