• Wishtree

    by Katherine Applegate Year Published: 2017

    An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.

    Genre: Animal Fiction

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  • The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library

    by Linda Bailey Year Published: 2017

    Eddie is a beetle who lives with his family in a crack in the wall of the fourth grade classroom at Ferny Creek Elementary School. When his book-loving Aunt Min fails to return from her most recent trip to the school library, Eddie sets out to search for her.  Hiding out in the paper tray, the bugs overhear a disturbing phone conversation between the substitute librarian and the school superintendent. Can Eddie save their beloved school library?

    Genre: Animal Fiction

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  • The Wizards of Once

    by Cressida Cowell Year Published: 2017

    Thirteen-year-olds Xar (a wizard prince whose magic hasn't kicked in yet) and Wish (a warrior princess who is anything but warrior-like) meet in the wildwood as enemies. When they discover the return of witches, thought to be extinct, they must rise above the prejudices of their parents and work together to fight the bad magic.

    Genre: Fantasy

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  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

    by Pablo Cartaya Year Published: 2017

    Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL?   When his family's restaurant and Cuban American neighborhood in Miami are threatened by a greedy land developer, thirteen-year-old Arturo, joined by Carmen, a cute poetry enthusiast, fight back, discovering the power of poetry and protest through untold family stories and the work of Jose Marti.

    Genre: Realistic Fiction

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  • Restart

    by Gordon Korman Year Published: 2017

    Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?

    Genre: Realistic Fiction

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  • Refugee

    by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2017

    Josef is a young Jewish boy escaping from the threat of concentration camps in 1938; Isabel escapes the violence in Castro's Cuba in 1994; and Mahmoud, Syrian boy sneaking into Europe in 2015. This book follows each of their journeys and the harrowing, dangerous obstacles that stood in their way as they searched for a better life.

    Genre: Historical Fiction, Action Adventure

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  • The Trials of Morrigan Crow

    by Jessica Townsend Year Published: 2017

    Born on an unlucky day that leaves her cursed to die on her eleventh birthday, a young girl named Morrigan Crow hopes to avoid her fate by earning a position in the Wundrous Society and thereby securing a safe home in a magical land called Nevermoor. But first she must compete against hundreds of other children in four very dangerous trials.

    Genre: Fantasy

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