Kids and Teen Books
Irish Wolfhound Teddy rescuies 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.
Byx is a dairnes (looks like a dog, but talks and walks on hind legs), the last of his kind, an endling, but is on a dangerous journey to find more dairnes, traveling with species he can’t trust, humans in particular. Exciting first installment of a series by the Newbery Award winner who wrote, The One and Only Ivan.
Ever want to hug a book when you are done? I hugged this one! Sisters Alix and Joon are on an ocean family vacation, filled with nonstop adventures. I learned about raptors, periwinkles (not the flower), lighthouses, beetles, and more! The PERFECT beach/summer book about sisters with lots of heart!
(PB releases May 1) After a cyber incident in a class, all electronics were banned at Branton Middle School. Sticky notes start to appear everywhere bringing another set of challenges. Eric, our narrator, and his “tribe” including the new girl, find solutions to the challenges. Themes of anti-bullying, fitting in and friendship are appropriate for boys and girls. Loved it. -Sherry
In a world where creatures have human qualities and are despised by humans, a fox-like creature with a big heart has been raised in a horrid orphanage and named Number 13. He finds courage to escape when a little bird-like creature named Trinket befriends him and renames him Arthur, after King Arthur of the Round Table. So begins the perilous quest to find out where he came from. A magical takeoff from Dickens's Oliver, this story is full of heart and adventure. 9-12 -Robin
(PB releases May 1) Cipher is a message in code. The Old York Cipher of 1798 yields an unimaginable treasure to anyone who follows the clues to find it, and many have tried. Three 21st century teens are on the hunt to save their families’ home from gentrification by solving it. What an engaging and inventive series opener offering an alternate history of NYC! Star reviewed by many including me! teen Sherry
A 17-year-old pirate captain INTENTIONALLY allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this smart, thrilling adventure. Loved it! -Robin
(PB releases May 15) 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
(PB releases April 10) 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
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
Morrigan Crow is cursed and doomed to die on her 11th birthday, but is rescued at the last minute by Jupiter North, who takes her to compete for a spot on the elite Wundrous Society through a series of trials, culminating in a show of her special talent. But what is her talent? This is an absorbing and exciting story, wrapped in magical delight. More, please! -Robin
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