Children’s New Arrivals – Fiction

June Arrivals

    Ainoya, Yuki
    Sato the Rabbit : a sea of tea
    Summary:"Sato continues his adventures, exploring both expansive landscapes–snowy fields, forests, oceans made of tea–and tiny microcosms of worlds, all found in unlikely places–like within a freshly-baked pie!"–
    ISBN:1592703550, 9781592703555

    Duchêne, Amy
    Pool party
    Summary:With swimsuits, splashes, and cannonballs, time in the pool means fun for all!
    ISBN:1951836413, 9781951836412, 9781647007201

    Gold rush girl
    Summary:Victoria (Tory) Blaisdell longs to live a life as adventurous and independent as that of her heroine, Jane Eyre. When Tory’s father loses his job and decides to seek a share of the newly discovered gold in California, Tory stows away on the westbound ship carrying her father and younger brother, Jacob. Though San Francisco is mud-caked, frenzied, and full of wild and dangerous men, Tory quickly finds friends and independence – until her father leaves for the gold fields and the care of Jacob falls to her. Then Jacob vanishes, kidnapped, perhaps hidden among the hundreds of ships – called Rotten Row – that have been abandoned in the bay. If he is there, Tory must find him in a treacherous search. Tory comes close to losing everything in her quest for her own and her brother’s freedom.
    ISBN:1536223085, 9781536223088

    Dahl, Michael
    The man behind the mask
    Summary:Many years ago a man named Joe Chill killed Bruce Wayne’s parents and started him on a path that would lead to the creation of his alter ego, Batman–now, after an armored car heist, Batman finally has the chance to bring the murderer to justice.
    ISBN:“9781496586506 (hardcover)”, “9781496586544 (pbk.)”, “9781496586551 (ebook pdf)”

    Cypess, Leah
    Summary:The younger sister of Rosalin, known as Sleeping Beauty, relates how their lives have been haunted by a curse, and how she helps save the day once the curse is broken.
    ISBN:9780593178850, 9780593178836, 0593178831, 9780593178843, 059317884X

    Ghast in the machine!
    Summary:"Fourth Minecraft chapter book where Jodi, Ash, Morgan and their fellow Minecraft players go out into the real world to find clues to the identity of the mysterious and sinister Evoker King"–
    ISBN:9781984850621, 1984850628, 9781984850638, 1984850636

    Foody, Amanda
    The accidental apprentice
    Summary:Eleven-year-old Barclay Thorne yearns for the quiet life of a mushroom farmer, but after unwittingly bonding with a beast in the forbidden Woods, he must seek Lore Keepers to break the bond and return home.
    ISBN:1534477578, 9781534477575, 153447756X, 9781534477568

    Freeman, Megan E.
    Summary:When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She’s alone–left behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned. With no one to rely on, no power, and no working phone lines or internet access, Maddie slowly learns to survive on her own. Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough start, Maddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten. As months pass, she escapes natural disasters, looters, and wild animals. But Maddie’s most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can Maddie’s stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?
    ISBN:1534467564, 9781534467569

    Gephart, Donna
    Abby, tried and true
    Summary:Abby Braverman strives to navigate seventh grade without her best friend, keep up her older brother’s spirits while he undergoes cancer treatment, and figure out her surprising new feelings for the boy next door. Includes facts about testicular cancer.
    ISBN:9781534440913, 9781534440890, 1534440895, 9781534440906, 1534440909

    Gino, Alex
    Alice Austen lived here
    Summary:Middle school student Sam is comfortable with their nonbinary identity, and their family has accepted it too (as long as they do their homework and chores), so when their history teacher assigns as a project coming up with a proposal for the new statue honoring a historical Staten Islander (there is a contest involved) they and their friend TJ decide to focus on Alice Austen, a lesbian photographer, whose house on Staten Island is a museum–but they have to overcome the presumption on the part of their teacher that only straight males are eligible.
    ISBN:1338733893, 9781338733891

    Gino, Alex
    Summary:"When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl. George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part . . . because she’s a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte — but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all" —
    ISBN:0545812577, 9780545812573, 1338843400, 9781338843408, 1338843419, 9781338843415

    Keller, Tae, author.
    Jennifer Chan is not alone
    Summary:"Mallory Moss knows the rules of middle school. The most important one? You have to fit in to survive. But then Jennifer Chan moves in across the street, and that rule doesn’t seem to apply. Jennifer doesn’t care about the laws of middle school … Then Jennifer goes missing. Using clues from Jennifer’s journals, Mallory goes searching. But the closer she gets, the more Mallory has to confront why Jennifer might have run … and face the truth within herself"–
    ISBN:0593310535, 9780593310533, 0593310527, 9780593310526

    Kuzki, Shaw
    Soul lanterns
    Summary:Twelve-year-old Nozomi’s understanding of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 is transformed when she learns how those she knows and loves were affected by the event. Includes author’s notes.
    ISBN:9780593174340, 0593174348, 9780593174357, 0593174356

    LaReau, Kara
    Ratty tattletale
    Summary:"Sid and Kurt have been picking on Ralphie’s friend Tiny, and when Ralphie tells them to stop, the two boys get sent to the principal’s office. Now Sid and Kurt are out to get Ralphie! They upend Ralphie’s lunch tray, whip the ball at his head on the playground, and pelt him with peashooters when the teachers aren’t looking–ping! Ralphie’s brother, Louie, says he should tell a grown-up, but Ralphie–not wanting to be a Ratty Tattletale–decides to "fight fire with fire," only creating new problems for himself. It’s time to tell Big Lou, his dad, who has a few wise ideas for putting things right. Full of the charm and fun that Ratsos fans love, this fifth adventure highlights the difference between standing up for yourself and taking vengeance–and shows why confiding in a trusted grown-up when you have a big problem can be the coolest thing to do."–Amazon.
    ISBN:9781536207460, 1536207462

    Magee, Ann
    Branches of hope : the 9/11 Survivor Tree
    Summary:The journey of the Callery pear tree rescued from Ground Zero and replanted ten years later is presented alongside a wordless story following a girl and her firefighter uncle who is a 9/11 hero. Includes author’s notes.
    ISBN:9781632899019, 9781623541323, 1623541328

    Napoli, Donna Jo
    In a flash
    Summary:Caught in Japan and separated from their father when World War II begins, Italian sisters Simona, thirteen, and Carolina, ten, embark on a trying journey hoping to reach safety. Includes historical notes.
    ISBN:9781101934159, 9781101934135, 1101934131, 9781101934142, 110193414X, 9781101934166, 1101934166

    Ponti, James
    Golden Gate
    Summary:"After thwarting a notorious villain at an eco-summit in Paris, the City Spies are gearing up for their next mission. Operating out of a base in Scotland, this secret team of young agents working for the British Secret Intelligence Service’s MI6 division have honed their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t."–
    ISBN:“9781534414945 (hardcover)”, “1534414940 (hardcover)”

    Quigley, Dawn
    Fancy pants
    Summary:"First grader Jo Jo Makoons knows how to do a lot of things, like how to play jump rope, how to hide her peas in her milk, and how to be helpful in her classroom. But there’s one thing Jo Jo doesn’t know how to do: be fancy. She has a lot to learn beforeher Aunt Annie’s wedding. Favorite purple unicorn notebook in hand, Jo Jo starts exploring her Ojibwe community to find ways to be fancy"–
    ISBN:“0063015412 (pbk.)”, “9780063015418 (pbk.)”, 0063015404, 9780063015401

    Sharmat, Andrew
    Nate the Great and the missing tomatoes
    Summary:A friendly competition to grow the best organic garden is underway. The prize is tempting–a ribbon, a photo and article in the newspaper, and some all-you-can eat favorites from Ned’s Diner! Esmeralda, Annie, Oliver, and Rosamond are among the competitors. Just a few days before contest judging, some of Rosamond’s tomatoes go missing, and Nate and Sludge are called to investigate. Who is eager for tomatoes, and why? Nate and Sludge are on the case and what they find surprises all but makes perfect sense! — Adapted from Amazon and back cover.
    ISBN:0593180887, 9780593180884, 0593180879, 9780593180877

    Sorosiak, Carlie
    Leonard (my life as a cat)
    Summary:The cat that Olive rescues from a flood has a secret: he’s not really a cat at all, but an alien who crashed to Earth on a beam of light. The cat, whom Olive names Leonard, was prepared to visit the planet as a human–but something went wrong. Now Leonard may never know what it’s like to hold an umbrella, go bowling, or host a dinner party. (And his human jokes still need some work: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Just Leonard. It is me.) While Olive worries about whether she will have to move after her mom and her new boyfriend get back from their summer vacation, Leonard tries to figure out how to get from South Carolina to Yellowstone National Park, because if he’s not there at the end of the month, he’ll miss his ride home. But as Olive teaches Leonard about the beautiful and confusing world of humans, he starts to realize how much he cares about this particular one. A sweet and dryly funny story about what it means to be human–and what it means to be home.
    ISBN:“1536207705 :”, “9781536207705 :”

    Standish, Ali
    The mending summer
    Summary:For Georgia, this summer is shaping up to be a big disappointment. Mama is busy studying for her biology degree. Daddy is working nights, and often the man who comes home isn’t Daddy. He’s a man who looks like Daddy, but walks a little wobbly. Who sounds like Daddy, but sings a little too loud. Georgia calls him the Shadow Man. So now, instead of riding horses with her friends at camp, Georgia is sent off to the country to stay with her mysterious great-aunt for the summer to avoid her parents’ fighting. There, a lonely Georgia meets a mysterious friend named Angela and together, they discover a magical lake–one that can make wishes come true. At first, the lake offers Georgia a thrilling escape from her worries and hope that she can use its magic to heal her family. But as things grow worse at home, a troubled boy appears at the lake and the wishes threaten to spiral out of control.
    ISBN:“0062985655 (hardcover)”, “9780062985651 (hardcover)”

    West, Tracey
    Bloom of the flower dragon
    Summary:Drake and the other Dragon Masters help Wildroot, a Flower Dragon whose home is in danger, find his Dragon Master Oskar after Oskar’s identity is revealed to them by the Dragon Stone.
    ISBN:1338776886, 9781338776881, 1338776878, 9781338776874

    Wilde, Fran
    The ship of stolen words
    Summary:When goblins steal Sam’s "sorry," leaving him unable to apologize, he enters their realm to seek the depository of stolen words, aided by adventurous young goblin, Tolver.
    ISBN:9781419749506, 1419749501

    Wolk, Lauren
    My own lightning
    Summary:Several months after the tragic events set in motion by bully Betty Glengarry, Annabelle McBride is struck by lightning during a powerful summer storm, leaving her with heightened senses that give her a new understanding of animals and help her learn about compassion and forgiveness.
    ISBN:0525555595, 9780525555599