New Kids' Fiction Books

Hug a tree, Geronimo / Geronimo Stilton. cover
"Geronimo decides to buy his aunt's old farm where he used to spend the holidays. It's filled with memories from his childhood! There is a large oak tree in the yard that holds legendary secrets to unlock"--Amazon.
A festival of ghosts / William Alexander ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy. cover
When Jasper and Rosa are assigned to appease the many ghosts haunting the school in Ingot, they meet powerful new spirit friends and a surprising enemy.
Takedown / Laura Shovan. cover
Told in separate voices, sixth-graders Mikayla, a wrestler like her brothers, and Lev, part of the Fearsome Threesome, become good wrestling partners and friends, but there can be only one winner at the State competition.
See you on a starry night / by Lisa Schroeder. cover
Eleven-year-old Juliet, her newly separated mother, and her older sister have moved to a Mission Beach, where she forms an instant bond with a girl her own age, Emma, even throwing bottles with secret messages into the sea; and then an email arrives, inviting Juliet to join the Starry Night Society, and all she has to do is make someone else's wish come true--but what about her own family, whom she seems to be growing apart from?
Pip Bartlett's guide to sea monsters / Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater. cover
Pip and Tomas visit a seaside showplace filled with magical sea creatures and find themselves surrounded by a menagerie of fantastic specimens before becoming entangled in a mystery involving a naughty sea monster that might not be staying in its tank.
Why can't I be you / Melissa Walker. cover
Ladd knows that this summer is going to be special. She and her two best friends, Ronan and Brianna, are turning twelve. She is leaving camp behind and gets to do what she wants all day. She feels everything starting to change. But things don't always change for the better.With Brianna's cousin Eden visiting for the summer, Claire feels like a third wheel. Even though she is only a year older, Eden seems so much more sophisticated and glamorous... and when she's around, she takes up everyone's attention, including Brianna's. But that doesn't explain why things have felt awkward with Brianna ever since she moved to a fancy new house, or why Ronan, who lives in the trailer next to Claire's, has started acting moody anytime anyone mentions his dad. Claire has always been happy with her life just as it is, but as the summer wears on and the issues with her friends start to grow, she can't help but wonder: Would everything be better if she could just be someone else?