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The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Forced out of Ireland because of the potato famine, Molly and her brother Kip have nowhere to go. They find themselves working for a strange family at an even stranger house in the middle of the English countryside. Both Molly and Kip realize the...

The Arctic Code (The Dark Gravity Sequence Book 1) by Matthew J. Kirby

Not far in the future, a new ice age is gripping the world. Glaciers cover most land masses forcing humanity to settle nearer and nearer the equator. Eleanor Perry lives in Phoenix where temperatures stay mostly above zero. However,...

The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold

Rudger is Amanda Shuffleup’s imaginary friend. No one else can see Rudger, but he and Amanda spend marvelous hours playing all kinds of imaginary games. Life is perfect until the evil Mr. Bunting arrives. He can see Rudger and he wants him,...

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater

Pip Bartlett can talk to magical creatures, but no one believes her. Also, her ability often leads to trouble. After a Unicorn Incident at her school, Pip is spending her summer with her Aunt Emma at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures. Pip...

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors

Ben Silverstein is prepared for a boring summer with his Grandpa Abe in Butttonville. But then his grandpa’s cat shows up with what appears to be a wounded baby dragon. Ben and his new friend Pearl, take the dragon to Dr. Woo’s Worm...

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Eleven-year-old Ellie’s world is changing and she isn’t sure she likes it. Her best friend has discovered volleyball and a new group of friends. To make matters worse, Ellie’s Grandpa Melvin has discovered the secret of eternal youth. Melvin...

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Forced out of Ireland because of the potato famine, Molly and her brother Kip have nowhere to go. They find themselves working for a strange family at an even stranger house in the middle of the English countryside. Both Molly and Kip realize the...

The Arctic Code (The Dark Gravity Sequence Book 1) by Matthew J. Kirby

Not far in the future, a new ice age is gripping the world. Glaciers cover most land masses forcing humanity to settle nearer and nearer the equator. Eleanor Perry lives in Phoenix where temperatures stay mostly above zero. However,...

The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold

Rudger is Amanda Shuffleup’s imaginary friend. No one else can see Rudger, but he and Amanda spend marvelous hours playing all kinds of imaginary games. Life is perfect until the evil Mr. Bunting arrives. He can see Rudger and he wants him,...

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater

Pip Bartlett can talk to magical creatures, but no one believes her. Also, her ability often leads to trouble. After a Unicorn Incident at her school, Pip is spending her summer with her Aunt Emma at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures. Pip...

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors

Ben Silverstein is prepared for a boring summer with his Grandpa Abe in Butttonville. But then his grandpa’s cat shows up with what appears to be a wounded baby dragon. Ben and his new friend Pearl, take the dragon to Dr. Woo’s Worm...

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Eleven-year-old Ellie’s world is changing and she isn’t sure she likes it. Her best friend has discovered volleyball and a new group of friends. To make matters worse, Ellie’s Grandpa Melvin has discovered the secret of eternal youth. Melvin...

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

It is 1967 and life for Holling Hoodhood is hard. As if Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement aren’t enough to worry about, Holling’s seventh grade teacher hates him. Every Wednesday, Mrs. Baker makes Holling’s life miserable. If it isn’t...

The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu

 Although M.T. loves school and gets excellent grades, she refuses to apply for college. She avoids all talk of life after high school because she is hiding a secret. In spite of her fair hair and skin, M.T. is illegal. She has no Social Security...

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Wendy Darling is responsible—a straight A student heading for Stanford in the fall. But during the summer following graduation, Wendy is haunted by her missing brothers. When pieces of John and Michael’s ruined surf boards show up on the beach,...

Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones

Nineteen-year-old Polly Whitacker has two sets of childhood memories. One childhood is normal and uneventful. In her other set of memories, Polly shares an unusual friendship with Thomas Lynn, a mysterious cellist. Together, Polly and Tom imagine...

Catch A Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Life is slow in Little, California, and Carter Moon loves it. She loves stargazing with her friends, spending time at the river, and working in her family’s café. But when a Hollywood crew and teen heartthrob, Adam Jakes, show up to film a...

The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

War has finally come to Carthya. Prince Jaron faces both physical and psychological battles and he struggles to save his kingdom. As usual, Jaron’s greatest strength and his greatest weakness are the people he loves. Enemies use his friends to...