Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon

The son of supervillains and the daughter of a superhero team up in this action-packed adventure. As the friends begin to realize their own superpowers, they wonder whether they can win the battle against the mysterious smoke monsters

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Castle is very unusual - it can add rooms or passageways as it wishes. When the King and Queen go missing, the youngest princess, Celie, teams up with her siblings, the servants, and even the castle itself to thwart an evil plot against the royal family.

Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Ben is a klutzy nerd who is mistakenly accepted into the junior CIA academy where he must uncover a plan that is threatening the school. The stakes are high, the laughs are loud, the twists are many, and the girl is smart.

White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

Philip, a boy who will not speak, comes to live with his aunt and uncle, next door to Zoe whose dog-loving parents rescue GreatPyrennes. Afraid of the larger dogs Philip befriends, Jack, the newest rescue. Will Jack help Philip find his voice and his way home?

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

When you become Unwanted you die...everyone knows that. So when Alex is dubbed Unwanted, he expects the same fate. Alex is brought to Artime where creative talent is shaped into magic. Alex and the Unwanteds must use their training to protect themselves.

Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

Shadow, a British bomb-sniffing dog, is separated from Sergeant Brody, a British soldier serving in Afghanistan. Shadow is adopted by Aman, an Afghan boy who ultimately finds refuge in England. This is a touching tale of coincidence, courage, friendship and loyalty.

Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

When the Smithfork children move into a Manhattan apartment, they discover clues to a hidden fortune behind the walls of their new home. Unraveling the mystery leads to a race through New York City to uncover hidden secrets of the past

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

Seventh-grader Georges does not have an easy life. He faces things alone until hemeets Safer who “recruits” him to spy on other tenants. While Georges likes the intrigue, he wonders just how far he should go for a friend

King of the Mound by Wes Tooke

Recovering from polio, Nick believes he will never play baseball again. He spends his summer helping his father, a minor league baseball coach. A visiting team player, Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, teaches Nick that the impossiblejust might be possible.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

Saint lives in New Orleans and loves the clarinet and the neighborhood dog, Shadow. When Hurricane Katrina roars through New Orleans, it is up to Saint to save Shadow and his elderly neighbor, Miz Moran, but he wonders if he will ever see his parents again.