New Kids' Fiction Books

Other words for home / Jasmine Warga. cover
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
Path of a warrior : includes Redtail's debt, Tawnypelt's clan, Shadowstar's life / Erin Hunter. cover
Three novellas featuring the cats of the Warrior clans describe the fatal conflict between Redtail and Tigerclaw, explain why Tawnypelt quit as Shadowclan's deputy, and how Shadowstar lost her ninth life.
The Parker inheritance / Varian Johnson. cover
The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young Afircan American woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance. So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history - full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love - and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again? -- From dust jacket.
The hundred dresses / Eleanor Estes ; illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. cover
In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.
Mr. Penguin and the lost treasure / Alex T. Smith. cover
Aspiring Professional Adventurer Mr. Penguin and his colleague, Colin the spider, try to find a treasure rumored to be buried in The Museum of Extraordinary Objects before bandits do.
The little pigs and the sweet rice cakes : a story told in English and Chinese / by Li Jian ; translated by Yijin Wert. cover
Three young pigs eat all the sweet rice cakes that their mother made for the Minor Spring Festival that precedes Chinese New Year and then lie to her about it only to realize that they have done wrong when they see her reaction.
With the might of angels : the diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson / Andrea Davis Pinkney. cover
In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down.
Juana & Lucas : big problemas / Juana Medina. cover
When Juana's mother starts spending lots of time with her new friend Luis, Juana worries that these new developments will mean lots of change for her and her dog Lucas.
Voyage of the dogs / Greg van Eekhout. cover
After Lopside, a rescue dog, and his canine crew find themselves abandoned by the human crew on a failing spaceship deep in space, the dogs must use all of their rescue skills if they are going to survive.
My life as a book / Janet Tashjian ; with cartoons by Jake Tashjian. cover
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.
Maniac Magee : a novel / by Jerry Spinelli. cover
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
The bad guys in The big bad wolf / Aaron Blabey. cover
When Mr. Wolf is blown up to Godzilla proportions and the planet is about to be invaded by aliens, the Bad Guys and the International League of Heroes team up.
Escape to the mesa / Stacy Hinojosa aka StacyPlays ; illustrated by Vivienne To. cover
Driven by humans from their forest home into an unknown desert, Stacy and her Arctic wolves face new dangers as the pack struggles to adapt to the unfamiliar territory.
Ben Braver and the incredible exploding kid / by Marcus Emerson. cover
Ben Braver attends a secret middle school for kids with special abilities and tries to keep his own lack of skills a secret, but he has to decide if he is going to risk everything to become a superhero.
Double cross / Stuart Gibbs. cover
When Greg and the Musketeers return to Paris and find the city under siege, they leap into action to prevent King Louis from being overthrown and history from being changed forever.
The stone girl's story / by Sarah Beth Durst. cover
After outlasting the father who carved her, a young girl made of stone realizes that the magical marks that animate her are fading and she must leave her mountain home to find help in the valley below if she wants her story to continue.
The shrunken head / Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester. cover
Growing up with fellow sideshow performers at an oddities museum, three orphans with unusual superhuman abilities are joined by a fourth child, a knife-thrower, with whom they search for the museum's stolen Amazonian shrunken head.
The fearsome firebird / Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester ; illustrations by Benjamin Lacombe. cover
When the city is overshadowed by a series of bank robberies and a wrongful murder charge, Sam, Pippa, Thomas, and Max embark on an investigation to find the real killer only to stumble across a wider plot against New York.
Spy school / Stuart Gibbs. cover
Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA's highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school.
The Indian in the cupboard / Lynne Reid Banks ; illustrated by Brock Cole. cover
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.
My life as a gamer / Janet Tashjian ; with cartoons by Jake Tashjian. cover
Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime when he is asked to test software for new video games, but he soon discovers that his dream job isn't all it's cracked up to be.
The Penderwicks at last / Jeanne Birdsall. cover
Lydia's older sister Rosalind is getting married and in the most perfect setting-Arundel! Now, the entire family is going back to the spot where they met their "honorary brother" Jeffrey and had endless adventures! And sure enough, the adventures do not stop. There are close calls involving almost too many dogs to count, dances at bus stops, and the reappearance of a longtime enemy. but most of all there are six siblings with a bond that's as unshakable now as it ever was.
Spy ski school / Stuart Gibbs. cover
Twelve-year-old Ben's unexpected success outside the classroom causes the CIA to activate him for a mission to become friends with Jessica Shang, daughter of a suspected Chinese crime boss.
Chasing the prophecy / Brandon Mull. cover
Jason and Rachel's adventures and friendships have made Lyrian more of a home to them than they could have imagined, so now, armed with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they are ready to become Lyrian's heroes whatever the cost to themselves.
Seeds of rebellion / Brandon Mull. cover
Jason returns to Lyrian to share life-saving information while Rachel and her companions encounter new enemies and struggle to recruit a vital ally.