|Saint Odd, Dean Koontz
The carnival has returned to Pico Mundo, the same one that came to town when Odd was just sixteen. History seems to be repeating itself as Odd grapples with a Satanic cult intent on bringing destruction to his town. An unseasonal storm is brewing, and as the sky darkens and the sun turns blood-red, it seems that all of nature is complicit in their plans. Meanwhile Odd is having dreams of a drowned Pico Mundo, where the submerged streetlamps eerily light the streets. But there’s no way Pico Mundo could wind up underwater … could it?
|The Girl on the Train, Paul Hawkins
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning, flashing past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stopping at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect … until she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but now everything is changed. Rachel goes to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
|I Am Radar, Reif Larsen
Born inexplicably to white parents, black youth Radar falls in with a secretive group of scientific puppeteers who stage experimental art in the world’s war zones, where he is forced to confront the true nature of his identity.
|The Terrible Two, Mac Barnett and Jory John
When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks, but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.
|The Forgotten Sisters, Shannon Hale
Miri’s eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.
|The Actual and Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, Jessica Lawson
In 1860, eleven-year-old Becky Thatcher, new to St. Petersburg, Missouri, joins the boys at school in a bet to steal from the Widow Douglas in hopes of meeting a promise to have adventures that she made her brother, Jon, before he died.
|I Love Dogs!, Sue Stainton and Bob Staake
A celebration of the many types of dogs and the different shapes, sizes, textures, and temperaments they can have.
|Phineas L. MacGuire…Gets Cooking!, Frances O’Roark Dowell
Phineas has a new chore of cooking dinner every night, but his kitchen experiments take a turn for the worse when the school bully takes a huge liking to Phineas’s brownies.
|Dory Fantasmagory, Abby Hanlon
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.