Books for Children

  • The Girl in the Well Is Me

    by Karen Rivers

    Newcomer Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into a club whose members have no intention of letting her join. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark, growing increasingly claustrophobic, and waiting to be rescued—or possibly not.

    Category: Children • Ages 10+ • Grades 5+

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  • The Secret Of Dreadwillow Carse

    by Brian Farrey

    After a chance meeting, Princess Jeniah and peasant girl Aon hatch a plan to send Aon into the heart of the Dreadwillow Carse, a desolate bog, to unlock its darkest secret. But when Aon doesn’t return, a guilt-stricken Jeniah must enter the carse to try and rescue her friend--even if it means risking the entire Monarchy.

    Category: Children • Ages 8 - 12 • Grades 3 - 7

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  • Radioactive!: How Irène Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

    by Winifred Conkling

    Irene Curie won a Nobel Prize, but was denied admission to the French Academy. Lise Meitner solved the riddle of nuclear fission, but was written out of the record. This is the first book for young readers that sets the story straight and explains the importance of these two women in science and world history.

    Category: Children • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • The Unbelievable FIB 1: The Trickster’s Tale

    by Adam Shaughnessy

    In Adam Shaughnessy's  debut, the first in an adventurous new series, 11-year-old Pru and her classmate ABE—with help from an uncommonly rude squirrel and the enigmatic Mr. Fox—must save their town from being destroyed by battling Norse gods. But first they have to find the lost Eye of Odin.

    Category: Children • Ages 8 - 12 • Grades 3 - 7

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  • Anton and Cecil: Cats On Track

    by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin
    Illustrated by Kelly Murphy

    The adventurous cats who sailed the open seas in Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea head west by train to rescue a missing mouse friend. With few clues, the two depend on the help of prairie dogs, bison, ferrets, and a wise lynx to solve the mystery of Hieronymus's whereabouts.

    Category: Children • Ages 8 - 12 • Grades 3 - 7

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  • Three-Ring Rascals #4: Pop Goes the Circus!

    by Kate Klise
    Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

    Two favorite characters from Sir Sidney's Circus, Bert the circus mouse and Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta, have run away from their troubles. But can the duo evade bad drivers, angry mobs, and greedy robbers? And just how long can they survive on their own?

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    Category: Children • Ages 7 - 10 • Grades 2 - 5

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  • The Jumbies

    by Tracey Baptiste

    When eleven-year-old Corinne stumbles into the forest on her Caribbean island home, she rouses a jumbiea malevolent spiritwho emerges to wreak havoc. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and use ancient magic to stop the jumbie and save the island.

    Category: Children • Ages 8 - 12 • Grades 3 - 7

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  • Catch You Later, Traitor

    by Avi

    From Newbery Medalist Avi comes the thrilling and suspenseful story of an ordinary American family that falls under suspicion in 1950s New York. When twelve-year-old Pete Collison is labeled a communist by his teacher, he sets out to discover the truth about his family.

    Category: Children • Ages 8 - 12 • Grades 3 - 7

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  • The Witch’s Boy

    by Kelly Barnhill

    “A lightning bolt erupted from the cloud and aimed directly at Ned’s heart. He couldn’t cry out. He couldn’t even move. He could just feel the magic sink into his skin and spread itself over every inch of him, bubbling and slithering and cutting deep, until he didn’t know where the magic stopped and he began.”

    Category: Children • Ages 9+ • Grades 4+

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  • Three-Ring Rascals #3: The Circus Goes to Sea

    by Kate Klise
    Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

    The rascals hit the high seas in the third installment of the popular fully illustrated Three-Ring Rascals series.

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    Category: Children • Ages 7-10 • Grades 2-5

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