|Calico Girl, Jerdine Nolen
Callie struggles to understand slavery when her stepbrother is sold away at the start of the Civil War, but is determined her whole family will be free one day. Includes historical notes.
|Yours Truly, Heather Vogel Frederick
When someone tries to sabotage the maple trees on her friend Franklin’s family farm, Truly Lovejoy rallies the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to investigate.
|Bone Jack, Sara Crowe
Ash Tyler hopes to make his psychologically scarred father proud by training for his town’s Stag Chase, but when he meets the mysterious Bone Jack, dark energies take root and the world as he knows it is upended.
|A Pig, a Fox, and Stinky Socks, Jonathan Fenske
After gifting a pair of stinky socks as a prank to his friend Pig, Fox finds out that some tricks do not work out exactly as planned.
|Go, Otto, Go!, David Milgrim
Otto the robot builds a spaceship to take him home.
|Ninja on the Farm, Luke Flowers
Moby Shinobi wants to put his ninja skills to use by helping a farmer in need, but everything goes wrong until he finds just the right job.
|A Horse Walks into a Bar, David Grossman
A standup comedian recalls some of his darkest moments and traumatic memories from childhood on stage in front of a live audience.
|Banana Cream Pie Murder, Joanne Fluke
After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah is eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother’s neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town… and made throngs of enemies along the way. Did a random intruder murder the woman as police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime — and living to tell about it — might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie.
|The Futures, Anna Pitoniak
For Evan, a scholarship student from a rural Canadian town, Yale is a whole new world, and Julia– blonde, beautiful, and rich– fits perfectly into the future he’s envisioned. Evan lands a job at a hedge fund in New York City—on the eve of the great financial meltdown of 2008. As the market crashes Evan becomes involved in a high-stakes deal that seems more than slightly suspicious. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past who offers a glimpse of a different kind of life.