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Teagan, Erin

Summary: "In her third story, Luciana and her family are headed to Chile for winter break. Luci can't wait to see her cousins - but the reunion doesn't go as planned, and Luci feels like an outsider in her own family. Just then she receives a surprise invite from Claire Jacobs, her frenemy from astronaut training camp, to join her at the Mars habitat in the desert and watch NASA scientists at work. It's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TEA

Berquist, Emma

Summary: "Keep together. Keep your eyes open. Keep your wits about you. The desert is unkind in the best of times. And the decade since the Civil War has been anything but the best of times for Daisy Wilcox-- call her Willie-- and her family. This tense, heart-pounding alternate history about a young woman fighting to survive the unthinkable will keep fans of 'Westworld' and 'The Walking Dead'...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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De los Santos, Marisa

Summary: "When thirteen-year-olds T.E. and Audrey meet at a wilderness camp in the desert, they think their quirks are enough to prevent them from ever having friends. But as they trek through the challenging and unforgiving landscape, they learn that they each have what it takes to make the other whole"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION DEL

Gonzalez, Maya Christina.

Summary: Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book Press 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC Gonza

Arnosky, Jim.

Summary: Four young coyotes harrass the animals in a desert canyon until they run into a rattlesnake.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FICTION Arnosky

Johnson, Terry Lynn

Summary: Separated from their group during a sixth-graders geocaching trip, Jen Chiu and her mortal enemy, Martin Diaz, are caught in a dust storm in the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Includes survival tips.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED JOH

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED JOH

Flanagan, John (John Anthony)

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: On a mission to pay the ransom of a new ally, apprentice Will and his friends find themselves in a desert wasteland awash with enemies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2010

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC FLA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: J FIC FLA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC FLA

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray)

Summary: A hero on the border of life and death must avert a looming cataclysm. Over the course of two days, Odd Thomas, his soulmate Stormy Llewellyn, and an assortment of allies make their way through a dark, terrifying world in which past and present, and life and death collide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KOO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KOO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Koontz

Grey, Zane

Summary: Believing that he has murdered his brother during a quarrel over a Mexican girl, Adam Larey flees into the desert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walter J. Black 1951

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Stevenson, Robin

Summary: Jayden ends up in the unforgiving Australian outback, fighting for his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA FOREIGN SPANISH STE

L'Amour, Louis

Summary: Logan Cates rode to Papago Wells a few miles ahead of an Apache war party led by the vicious Churupati. There he met a dozen desert-wanderers whom chance had led to the only water around.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1986

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAM

Bock, Charles.

Summary: One Saturday night in Las Vegas, twelve-year-old Newell Ewing goes out with a friend and doesn't come home. In the aftermath of his disappearance, his mother, Lorraine, makes daily pilgrimages to her son's room and tortures herself with memories. Equally distraught, the boy's father, Lincoln, finds himself wanting to comfort his wife even as he yearns for solace, a loving touch, any kind of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOC

Marr, Melissa.

Summary: "Rika, a once-mortal faery, gladly retreated to an isolated desert, but when her trickster friend from court, Sionnach, arrives she must stand up to him to protect the desert fey and mortals alike"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MAR

Hamilton, Alwyn

Summary: When gunslinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one, but after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn't have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

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Lowell, Susan

Summary: Many of the animals that live in the southwestern desert witness the race between slow but steady Tortoise and the quick, overconfident Jackrabbit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Northland Pub. 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LOW

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LOW

Flanagan, John (John Anthony)

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: On a mission to pay the ransom of a new ally, apprentice Will and his friends find themselves in a desert wasteland awash with enemies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2011

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Parpan, Justin.

Summary: A lonely dinosaur wanders the barren desert of the Southwest, looking for a companion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Cygnet Press 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PAR

Patron, Susan

Summary: Having reached the mature age of eleven in the tiny California town of Hard Pan (population 43), Lucky discovers that there is still much to learn about friendship, parental trust, and the Milky Way galaxy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

Greenburg, J. C. (Judith C.)

Summary: While in the Australian desert, ant-sized Andrew, his cousin Judy, and Thudd the robot are carried away by a dust-devil and face many dangerous creatures, from a flock of wild parakeets to a Perenti lizard, as they try to make their way back to Uncle Al.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE GRE

Flanagan, John (John Anthony)

Summary: On a mission to pay the ransom of a new ally, apprentice Will and his friends find themselves in a desert wasteland awash with enemies.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FLA

Watkins, Claire Vaye.

Summary: "The much-anticipated first novel from a Story Prize-winning "5 Under 35" fiction writer. In 2012, Claire Vaye Watkins's story collection, Battleborn, swept nearly every award for short fiction. Now this young writer, widely heralded as a once-in-a-generation talent, returns with a first novel that harnesses the sweeping vision and deep heart that made her debut so arresting to a love story set...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAT

Dixon, Franklin W.

Summary: Teenaged detectives Joe and Frank Hardy uncover a plot to sabotage a ski resort.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J HBA 5

Stilton, Geronimo

Summary: When Geronimo gets lost looking for hidden treasures in the Gobi Desert, he comes across giant dinosaur bones.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2008

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Thomas, Leah

Summary: When the Vasquez siblings' father left, there was an absence in their lives-- until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. He shot hoops with Hank's hands. He showed Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to Milo. But when Luz left, he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Hank, Ana, and Milo question how can they ever...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC THO

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC THO