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Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny follows Olivia for a school project and learns about her life with her stepfamily.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

Scottoline, Lisa

Summary: "Nobody cuts deeper than family ... Noah Alderman, a doctor and a widower, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Maggie's daughter Anna moves in with them. Anna is a gorgeous seventeen-year-old who balks at living under their rules though Maggie, ecstatic to have her daughter back,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SCO

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SCO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SCO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Scottoline 2018

Clements, Andrew

Summary: As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2009

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

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC CLE

Khan, Hena

Summary: Fourth-grader Zayd yearns to play basketball on the Gold Team, but when he skips orchestra rehearsal to practice, his parents forbid anything basketball-related, and tryouts are coming soon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salaam Reads 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KHA

Cohen, Leah Hager.

Summary: "A gripping, morally complex novel that asks: How much do grown siblings owe one another? At the edge of a woods, on the grounds of a defunct "free school," Ava and her brother, Fred, shared a dreamy and seemingly idyllic childhood-a world defined largely by their imaginations and the presence of each other. Decades later, then, when Ava learns that her brother is being held in a county jail...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COH

Frank, Dorothea Benton.

Summary: "Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the last original wife among her husband's group of cronies. They've all traded in for younger... blonder... more enhanced models. But she is proud of her status and the longevity of her marriage. Sure the spark isn't quite there the way it once was. And it would be nicer if her husband paid a bit more attention to her desires but there's something to be said for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Frank 2013

Patterson, James

Summary: "Robots on strike! Sammy's underappreciated mechanical helpers cause chaos in the house! It's up to Sammy and his disabled sister Maddie to keep the peace until his inventor mom reveals her secret project ... and why it was worth the wait"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

Strasser, Todd

Summary: Hailed as a hero, twenty-year-old Jake returns to his pro-military hometown and family injured physically and emotionally, unsure if he can return to active duty but uncomfortable with the alternative.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Shuster BFYR 2018

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

Smith, Anne Warren

Summary: When her perfectionist classmate and neighbor plans an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner, Katie begins to wonder if the relaxed day she, her father, and her messy little brother usually enjoy means they are not a "real" family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Co. 2003

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2 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J FIC SMI

Greanias, Margaret Chiu

Summary: Max lacks the lack to be a villain like the rest of his family, but when he brings home a bunny, his mother challenges them to become a devious duo or Max will lose his new sidekick forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RP Kids 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRE

Springstubb, Tricia.

Summary: When eleven-year-old Mo's mother dies in an accident and Mo's devastated father deals with the loss by moving the family to a new town and starting a new life as the owner of a sports bar, Mo must leave her much loved neighborhood on Fox Street to live in an apartment above the "cursed" Corky's Tavern.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Springstubb 2011

Wells, Rosemary.

Summary: On her second birthday, Sophie gets up on the wrong side of the crib and behaves terribly until her grandmother has an inspiration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Wells 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WEL

Harman, Patricia

Summary: Though the Great Depression is behind the them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war. It is only be a matter of time before the U.S. enters the fray. In the town of Hope River, midwife Patience Hester's husband, Daniel has vowed never to take up arms again; he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War. When he is imprisoned for his beliefs, Patience and their four children are left...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION HAR

Barshaw, Ruth McNally.

Summary: Ellie pet-sits for her neighbor's African grey parrot Alix, about whom she is writing a report, while her family argues over whether to get a cat or a dog, and her little brother accidentally lets Alix out of his cage, all of which is chronicled in Ellie's ever-present sketchbook.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BAR

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION BAR

Kinney, Jeff.

Summary: "Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC KIN

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Series Kinney 2015

Frost, Helen

Summary: In their own voices, four young people, Muriel, Frank, Emma, and Ollie, tell of their experiences during the first World War, as the boys enlist and are sent overseas, Emma finishes school, and Muriel fights for peace and women's suffrage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Frost 2009

Coy, John

Summary: Middle-schooler Jackson's baseball skills are not of much help when he and his friends go to soccer camp, and while there he learns that his mother's boyfriend has invited them to move into his house, and friend Diego's father is deployed to Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Elkeles, Simone.

Summary: When he returns to Illinois and the gang culture on the south side of Fairfield after six years in Colorado, high school senior Luis Fuentes, who dreams of becoming an astronaut, falls for a girl and enters a dark world after learning some disturbing news about his family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2011

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

Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Polacco 2009

Zusak, Markus

Summary: Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Sloan, Holly Goldberg

Summary: Raised by an unstable father who keeps constantly on the move, Sam Border has long been the voice of his silent younger brother, Riddle, but everything changes when Sam meets Emily Bell and, welcomed by her family, the brothers are faced with normalcy for the first time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Sloan 2011

Enderle, Dotti

Summary: While his great-grandmother seeks her deceased husband, ten-year-old Malcolm and his best friend Dandy have no trouble finding a ghost on which to test Malcolm's latest gadget--a ghost zapper.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC END

Manning, Maurie.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Two sleepy children sneak out of their beds to watch as their parents, who love each other very much, break into a dance while washing the dishes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2008

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Bunting, Eve

Summary: A family makes its annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree with food for the forest animals at Christmastime.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: JE BUN

Copies Available at Peninsula

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