Category Archives: New Children Books

Max and the Midknights

by Lincoln Peirce

Max wants to be a knight!  Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon.  But when Max’s uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act…and fast!  Joined by a band of brave adventurers–the Midknights–Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits!

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Lenny’s Book of Everything

by Karen Foxlee

Lenny Spink is the sister of a giant.  Her little brother, Davey suffers from a rare form of gigantism and is taunted by other kids and turned away from school because of his size.  To escape their cruel reality, Lenny and Davey obsess over the entries in their monthly installment of Burrell’s Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia set.  Lenny vows to become a beetle expert, while Davey decides he will run away to Canada and build a log cabin.  But as Davey’s disease progresses, the siblings’ richly imagined world becomes harder to cling to in this deeply moving and original novel about grief, family, and wonder.

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Fly Girls

by Keith O’Brien

In the year between WWI and WWII, airplane racing was one of the most popular sports in America. Male pilots were hailed as heroes and women who flew planes were often ridiculed by the press, and initially they weren’t invited to race.  Yet a group of women were determined to take to the sky–no matter what.  With guts and grit, they overcame incredible odds both on the ground and in the air to pursue their dreams of flying and racing planes.

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Another

by Christian Robinson

What if you…encountered another perspective? discovered another world?  Met another you?  What might you do?

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Because

by Mo Willems

Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl’s journey to center stage.

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The Squatchicorns: Big Foot and Little Foot

by Ellen Potter

When a tribe of Sasquatches flee from a mysterious curse, they take refuge in Hugo’s home, Widdershins Cavern.  These new Sasquatches look a bit…odd. Always open to meeting new creatures, Hugo befriends one of these strange squidges, Nobb.  Nobb offers to escort Hugo through the North Woods so that Hugo can attend Boone’s birthday party. Having never been inside a Human house, Hugo finds the experience confusing and somewhat disastrous.  Just when it looks like Hugo may have ruined Boone’s birthday, they set out on a mission to solve the troubling curse in Nobb’s cavern.

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The Friendship War

by Andrew Clements

Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade.  Ellie’s always right in the center of everything–and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie’s sidekick.  But what happens when everything changes?  This time it’s Grace who suddenly has everyone’s attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school.  It’s a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over…buttons?  A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie’s Friendship.

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The Spy Runner

by Eugene Yekchin

It’s 1953 and the Cold War is on.  Communism threatens all that the United States stand for, and America needs every patriot to do their part.  So when a Russian boarder moves into the home of twelve-year-old Jake McCauley, he’s on high alert.  What does the mysterious Mr. Shubin do with all that photography equipment?  And why did he choose to live so close to the Air Force base?  Jake’s mother says that Mr. Shubin knew Jake’s dad, who went missing in action during WWII.  But Jake is skeptical; the facts just don’t add up.  And he’s determined to discover the truth–no matter what he risks.

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