Barkus by Patricia MacLachlan

A girl named Nicky and big brown dog named Barkus become fast friends when Nicky’s favorite uncle unexpectedly drops him off at her house. Each of the five short chapters Read more...

Posted by on June 25, 2020

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

This glimpse into the mind and heart of a girl who doesn't fit the "norm" will make readers laugh, cry, and cheer for Lucy, while learning to celebrate what is Read more...

Posted by on April 30, 2020

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

“With enough time, you can get used to almost anything.” This book is a fictional story based on Ivan the Silverback, who lived out the end of his life in Read more...

Posted by on April 13, 2020

Ghoulia by Barbara Cantini

Ghoulia longs for a real friend. Not that her trusted greyhound Tragedy isn’t doing a good enough job at it, but she wishes she could find friends she can just Read more...

Posted by on April 10, 2020

People Share with People by Lisa Wheeler

Author Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Molly Idle’s address one of the building blocks of friendship in their new book, People Share with People. Using a lyrical rhyme scheme filled with humor, Read more...

Posted by on March 12, 2020

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

When Danny and her mother move to Tempest, California, Danny thinks this move was to get away from her old life. But in Tempest, Danny finds the Grays: a group Read more...

Posted by on March 5, 2020

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Odd One Out tells the story of three teenagers dealing with sexuality, gender identity,  labels, and the pressures that come with each. Courtney, Rae, and Jupiter all get the opportunity Read more...

Posted by on February 6, 2020

Geekerella (Once Upon a Con #1) by Ashley Poston

"Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite." Nerd and fan-girl extraordinaire Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, her favorite science fiction world. Growing up in the shadow of her stepsisters and Read more...

Posted by on January 23, 2020

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship by Kelly Light by Kelly Light

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship tells a lighthearted story about the importance of respecting each other’s artistic perspectives, and finding the beauty in collaboration.  Louise is over the Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2019

Fergus and Zeke by Heather Ross and Kate Messner

Fergus the mouse (and class pet in Miss Maxwell’s classroom) loves to learn and follow along with the students. When it is time for the students to go on a Read more...

Posted by on June 15, 2019

People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler

This book on manners tackles the issue of biting with a playful and positive approach that encourages young readers who are “tooth-inclined” to use their words and own their actions, Read more...

Posted by on March 19, 2019

The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho is a straight-A student, president of the student council, and extremely practical. Her mother Kat is an eccentric cryptozoologist who drives a Critter Mobile and runs a Read more...

Posted by on March 5, 2019

Bear’s Scare by Jacob Grant

Bear’s Scare is an utterly charming, delightfully illustrated story about a very tidy bear, a friend in need, and an unexpected visitor (I’m going to warn you right now, this Read more...

Posted by on December 12, 2018

The Lido by Libby Page

Kate Matthews, a shy, pretty young woman, is making her start as a reporter for a newspaper in Brixton, a small neighborhood in London. Tasked with interviewing the locals about Read more...

Posted by on December 4, 2018

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

Victoria Wright's best friend Lawrence has disappeared and no one is talking about it. Victoria must decide to keep up with her perfect routine or start investigating. With more children Read more...

Posted by on November 7, 2018

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