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Junior Fiction

Saturdays at sea Saturdays at Sea, Jessica Day George

After traveling to the seaside kingdom of Lilah’s betrothed prince, Lulath, Celie and her companions are busy training griffins, enjoying wedding festivities, and finishing construction of a grand ship built from parts of the Castle. But on their maiden voyage, the Ship steers them far off course into uncharted waters.

 The Titanic Mission The Titanic Mission, Dan Gutman

After disappointing Miss Zandergoth on their first mission, Luke, Isabel, David, and Julia are sent to capture a photograph of the Titanic sinking.

 Ashes to Asheville Ashes to Asheville, Sarah Dooley

Twelve-year-old Fella is swept away on a wild road trip by her older sister Zany to fulfill their late mother’s dying wish.

Beginner/Intermediate

I Am Not Scared I Am Not Scared, Anna King

Two fuzzy creatures go to an amusement park and discover that being frightened may not be as scary as one thinks.

Peeper and Zeep Peeper and Zeep, Adam Gudeon

Peeper, a chick who has injured his wing, and Zeep, an alien who has crashed his spaceship, hope Frog, an inventor can help them return to their homes.

Whats your favorite favorite What’s Your Favorite Favorite, Bob Shea

Ballet Cat and her cousin, Goat, try to outdo one another while putting on a show for their grandmother.

Fiction

Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart, Jennifer Moore

As a young child bound for a strange country, Sarah Whitaker dreamed of life with her father on his sprawling Australian ranch. But her hopes were shattered when she learned of his death and of her new role as heiress of the largest sheep farm in New Wales. Orphaned in a land greatly populated by petty criminals exiled from England, the future seemed grim. But now, ten years later, Sarah has defied the odds and become a successful businesswoman much to the chagrin of her male counterparts. Hardened by the dishonesty of both her fellow ranchers and the felons in her employ, Sarah has learned one important truth: no one is to be trusted.

The Erstwhile The Erstwhile, Brian Catling

In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves. They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge, and their reawakening will have major consequences. Conflict is coming, as the old and new, human and inhuman are set on a collision course. Once again blending the real and the imagined, TheErstwhile brings historical figures such as William Blake and places such as the Bedlam Asylum, as well as ingenious creations such as The Kin (a family of robots) together to create unforgettable novel of births and burials, excavations and disappearances.

 Binti- Home Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor

It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places. And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders. But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace. After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?

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