|Colonial Madness, Jo Whittemore
Thirteen-year-old Tori Porter and her mother, fun-loving best friends, compete against other relatives in hopes of inheriting a fortune from eccentric Great Aunt Muriel by spending two weeks in a colonial mansion, with no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests.
|Ratscalibur, Josh Lieb
When Joey is bitten by a rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent, and unwittingly unlocks the sword Ratscalibur.
|Nooks & Crannies, Jessica Lawson
Eleven-year-old Tabitha Crum, whose parents were just about to abandon her, is invited to the country estate of a wealthy countess along with five other children and told that one of them will become her heir.
|Daniel Goes Out For Dinner, Maggie Testa
Follows Daniel’s efforts to practice patience while hungrily waiting for his dinner to arrive at a restaurant.
|Heidi Heckelbeck, Wanda Coven
Heidi Heckelbeck is just like any other eight-year old girl, except for one thing: She’s a witch in disguise! Join Heidi and her friends as they experience new glasses, secret admirers, talent show mishaps, campfire stories, and more in this magical four-book collection.
|Shark School: Deep-sea Treasury, Davy Ocean
Dive in to the exciting undersea world of Harry Hammer, a hammerhead shark, and his fishy friends, who are never more than a bite away from (mis)adventure in this fin-tastic chapter book series!
|The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War, William T. Vollmann
In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T. Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War, with flashbacks to the Civil War. Defrauded and intimidated at every turn, the Nez Perces finally went on the warpath in 1877, subjecting the U.S. Army to its greatest defeat since Little Big Horn as they fled from northeast Oregon across Montana to the Canadian border.
|A Wild Swan: And Other Tales, Michael Cunningham
Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours. A poisoned apple and a monkey’s paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan’s wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away–the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder–are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation.
|The Gap of Time: The Winter’s Tale Retold, Jeanette Winterson
A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” moves from London after the 2008 financial crisis to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia, in a story of the destructive effect of jealousy and the redemptive power of love.