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McCarty, Peter.

Summary: Chloe Bunny lives with her big family of ten older brothers and sisters and ten younger brothers and sisters, but it is only Chloe who is able to compete with the new television set that Dad brings home one evening.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MCC

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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 Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SCO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION 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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Desrochers, Lisa.

Summary: Told in their separate voices, demon Luc Cain and high school senior Frannie Cavanaugh, a Catholic girl with a hidden wicked streak, form a surprising connection when he comes to tempt her to sin before the celestials arrive to claim her for their side.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WEL

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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 East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC KIN

Harman, Patricia

1 hold on 7 copies

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 Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAR

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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 Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Dawson, Maddie.

Summary: "A heartfelt, funny, and all-together human novel about the best mistakes a person can make Jonathan and Rosie have been together so long they finish each other's sentences--so when he (finally) proposes and asks her to move across the country with him, everyone is happily surprised. But when things suddenly unravel, Rosie sends Jonathan packing and moves back home with Soapie, the irascible,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAW

Kuipers, Alice

Summary: Polly loves words, writing, and telling stories, so when she finds a fancy book on her doorstep labeled "Special Delivery from the Writing and Spelling Department for Polly Diamond" she is thrilled; and when she finds that anything she writes in it actually happens she is really excited--but Polly soon realizes that she has to be very careful what she writes because that kind of power can be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

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