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Kids and Teen Books
To all appearances, Michael fits in perfectly in Nazi Germany, where his father is the Irish ambassador. He speaks fluent German and is a member of the Hitler Youth. But he and his parents are actually spies for the Allies. It’s a dangerous life for Michael in this exciting and suspenseful story. 9-12 Stephen
Irish Wolfhound Teddy rescues Nickle and Flora in a snowstorm. Teddy talks to them and leads them to his poet owner’s cabin for safety. But Teddy just lost his owner and temporarily lives alone. They wait out the storm together, and tell each other their stories. Unforgettable and full of heart! By the author of Sarah, Plain & Tall. Ages 6-10.
Gemma, troubled daughter of a doctor at The Haven Institute and Lyra, a replica/clone from the Haven, appear unrelated in this dystopic story of bio-technology ethics, and yet the search for personal identity causes their paths to cross. Mysteries in one novel will be solved in the other. Read all of one, then the other or both simultaneously. Highly readable and thought provoking. Teen
11-year-old Alex wants nothing more than to launch his golden iPod, filled with sounds he’s recorded of the world around him, into space for aliens to find, but life has more than a few surprises in store for him. A funny and heartwarming story. 9-12 Stephen
Reuben Pedley discovers a treasure: an antique pocket watch with a winding key. He soon discovers its powers, and that there are evil, powerful men who want it. Lots of action adventure; a great story! By the author of the bestselling series, The Mysterious Benedict Society. Ages 10-13
Shy Pinmei’s grandmother, a beloved storyteller, has been kidnapped by an evil emperor. Pinmei and her friend Yishan must find the Luminous Stone for her release. Join Pinmei and Yishan in a fast-paced, exciting fantasy adventure, and prepare to be captivated! Ages 9-12
In this heartwarming, 1930’s Depression story, times are tough, and 10-year-old Beans Curry will do almost anything to earn a dime. When Key West is descended upon by men wanting to turn the town into a tourist destination, Beans is against the idea, until tragedy hits and he realizes this is not such a bad idea after all. Fun read! Ages 8-12
Three children with special powers, accompanied by their holy dog, try to survive in the face of cruel knights, wicked monks, and even a farting dragon. A magical tale, based in part on medieval legends. Ages 8-12
Natasha and Daniel meet and fall in love during 12 intense hours in New York City, despite numerous obstacles. Powerful and memorable. Loved it!! Teen.
Sierra’s family leaves their Christamas tree farm in Oregon before every Thanksgiving and not to sale their trees in California, Sierra has vowed never in get involved in a relationship while during her short Christmas stay, and also to never get involved with a bad boy. Teen Diana
In the future, the planet is a utopia. With no crime or disease, and out-of-control population growth, the answer is using Scythes, a group who “glean” citizens at random. 16-yr-old Citra and Rowan are chosen by a Scythe named Faraday to train as apprentices; neither wants this lifetime position. Powerful, thought-provoking and riveting! Teen
AJ’s present isn’t very pleasant, but then he discovers a key that opens a door to the past (1830s London). Now he has a chance at a new future, but he must decide on which side of the door he belongs. A wonderful tale of time travel, friendship, and second chances. Teen
Described as “steampunk” fiction this book depicts a 20th century under-ocean railway, through language, engineering and artwork. Throw in pre-WWI history, suspense, young love, London, plots, counterplots and loose ends. Book one of a series??? Great read for 7th grade+ girls & boys.
The Bateson children are evacuated from London to avoid the Blitz and find themselves as a spooky Scottish Castle: Rookskill. Soon, strange things start happening. Ever practical Kat Bateson thinks Lady Eleanor, who rules the castle, is covering up a Nazi spy ring, but the truth is much more mysterious and dangerous, as the children discover. Ages 9-12. Stephen
After putting their teeth under their pillow, children are expecting something lovely from the tooth fairy, but are instead getting dead slugs and other creepy crawlers. Alfie, a boy with extremely bad teeth must brave the scary new dentist, and bring this mystery to an end. A delightfully funny tale. Ages 8-12. -Diana
I LOVE, LOVE THIS BOOK!! When 12-yr-old Peter’s father goes to war, he has to go live with his grandfather 300 miles away, and release his beloved pet fox, Pax, back into the wild before he leaves. Worried that Pax won’t survive, Peter runs away to rescue him. At the same time, Pax is learning to stay alive and be a fox. Ages 8-12. Great read-aloud, too! Fantastic! -Robin
Ten-year-old Raymie Clarke’s beloved father has left home; she has the idea that to win the Miss Central Florida Tire 1979 contest will bring him back. She befriends two fellow contestants and meets some interesting, quirky small town folk along the way, all who help her see life a little more clearly. Ages 8-11. Robin
Solomon is sixteen and hasn’t left the house in three years due to crippling anxiety attacks. Lisa, seventeen, is an aspiring psychologist who sees Solomon as perfect material for her college application essay, so she sets out to “cure” him. Whatever could go wrong? A funny and touching tale of friendship and mental illness. 14 & up. -Stephen
In the introduction to the Sea Of Ink series we find 15-year-old Sefia orphaned, pursued by her Aunt’s kidnappers after escaping with a forbidden book. Sefia is joined by a nameless mute boy who helps protect her while unlocking the mysteries within the book’s pages. Magical! 12 & up. -Diana
Deja is homeless living with her family in Brooklyn. Her new school faces the NYC skyline absent the Twin Towers because of 9/11/2001. With new friends, she makes discoveries about that date that shared aloud with young readers would bring that history to life. 8-12. Sherry
Described as The Fault in Our Stars for middle grade readers, Ben’s journey through friendships, bullying, losses, love and literature is readable, realistic, relatable and bittersweet for all who read it. Loved it. 10 & up. Sherry
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Book Signing with the authors of Discover St. Joseph 1-3 PM
Free Advance Reader's copy with every purchase over $20
Wine and Cheese with Renee Rosen, author of Windy City Blues
Children's Book Week Celebration
Ongoing storytimes before and after Blossomtime Parade
Book Signing with Elaine Thomopoulos, author of Legendary Locals of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor