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Grisham, John.

Summary: When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Marr, Shirley

Summary: Rebecca Stead's The List of Things That Will Not Change gets a "Space Oddity" sci-fi twist in this moving middle grade novel about one boy's journey to go back in time to prevent his parents' divorce. The present is the last place James wants to be. Since his parents have separated, he's been living two different lives and neither of them add up to the great one he used to have. He thinks about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2024

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

Lucas, Chad

Summary: Brian knows that anxiety and depression aren't things that are magically fixed overnight, but he still doesn't understand why it's all hitting him so hard right now. Ezra is trying his best to look out for Brian, but he's not sure that he's actually helping. Sure, they're still best friends, but as Ezra starts preparing for the talent show, he also starts talking with Victor--the kid who...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC LUC

Kemp, Laekan Zea

Summary: Set in the Monte Vista neighborhood of San Antonio and told in alternating voices, teenaged musicians Aarón and Mia grow close as they share and struggle to overcome the emotional pain of their troubled home lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KEM

Schmidt, Gary D.

Summary: As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer. Together they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2011

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SCH

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Schmidt 2011

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig)

Summary: Middle schooler Liberty likes to make her own maps of the stars, in fact she is obsessed with them, especially since her family is falling apart; her parents are getting divorced, her nine-year-old sister will barely leave the house and carries a stuffedtiger at all times, her father is suffering from depression, but will not talk about it, and the brothers down the street, once friends, have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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DiCamillo, Kate.

Summary: Raymie Clarke decides that if she can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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

Santiago, Elizabeth

Summary: Told with interstitial historical chapters, fourteen-year-old Taína (Ty) must draw from the strength of her Taíno ancestors to bring her family and community hope and healing after a devastating incident.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2023

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Walters, Eric

Summary: "In this illustrated early chapter book, a young boy and his grandfather work together to save a beached orca."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WAL

Stone, Nic

Summary: "Vernell Laquan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Wynwood Heights. Years later, though, Justyce walks the illustrious halls of Yale University . . . and Quan sits behind bars at the Fulton Regional Youth Detention Center. Through a series of flashbacks, vignettes, and letters to Justyce -- the protagonist of Dear Martin -- Quan's story...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: PA FIC STO

Woodson, Jacqueline

Summary: "When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2018

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WOO

DiCamillo, Kate

Summary: Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DIC

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DIC

DiCamillo, Kate

Summary: Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2016

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DIC

Arango, Andrea Beatriz

Summary: Laura Rodríguez Colón has a plan: no matter what the grown-ups say, she will live with her parents again. Can you blame her? It's tough to make friends as the new kid at school. And while staying at her aunt's house is okay, it just isn't the same as being in her own space. So when Laura finds a puppy, it seems like fate. If she can train the puppy to become a therapy dog, then maybe she'll be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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

Sonnenblick, Jordan

Summary: "When his parents stop talking to each other, Jesse tries to maintain his dream life in Pennsylvania away from the pressures of high school in NYC until COVID shuts the city down just days after his mother leaves his father, causing his two worlds to collide"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2024

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC SON

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SON

Engle, Margarita

Summary: Told in alternating voices, determined to make a difference and heal from their troubled pasts, teens Ana and Leandro fight to protect California wildlife and the endangered puma.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2024

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ENG

Choldenko, Gennifer

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: When eleven-year-old Hank's mother does not come home after a week, he and his toddler sister, Boo, seek out the stranger listed as their emergency contact, even though it means social workers, a new school, and having to answer questions about his mom that he has been trying to keep secret.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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Cheng, Jack

Summary: 11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan, named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2017

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

Iloh, Candice

Summary: Raised in a free-spirited home by two loving parents who encourage Cerulean to be their full self, they've got big dreams of moving cross-country to live off the grid with their friends after graduation. When a fight with a teacher spirals out of control, Cerulean impulsively drops out to avoid the punishment they fear is coming. Why wait for graduation to leave an oppressive capitalist system...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ILO

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC ILO

Coles, Jay

Summary: "There's always been a hole in Gio's life. Not because he's into both guys and girls. Not because his father has some drinking issues. Not because his friends are always bringing him their drama. No, the hole in Gio's life takes the shape of his birth mom, who left Gio, his brother, and his father when Gio was nine years old. For eight years, he never heard a word from her . . . and now, just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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Sumner, Jamie

Summary: When her mother is injured in a car accident, twelve-year-old Franny tries to keep their fragile world intact by taking over her mom's cleaning jobs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2023

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Bird, James

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Summary: "When home is a car, life is unpredictable. School, friends, and three meals a day aren't guaranteed. Not every town has a shelter where a family can sleep for a night or two, and places with parking lots don't welcome overnight stays. Opin, his brother Emjay, and their mother are trying to get to Los Angeles, where they hope an uncle and a new life are waiting. Emjay has taken to disappearing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2023

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

Choldenko, Gennifer

Summary: A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2006

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

Fipps, Lisa

Summary: Poverty-stricken Joseph bravely rides out all the storms life keeps throwing at him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2024

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