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Patterson, James

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Margaret "Cuckoo" Clark keeps a journal detailing the trials and tribulations of high school life as she and her close-knit group of outcast friends try to break down the barriers between their school's "warring nations."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

Stark-McGinnis, Sandy

Summary: Eleven-year-old December waits to sprout wings and fly away, until a new foster mother changes her perspective on home and family.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC STA

Carter, Caela

Summary: Flora and her brother, Julian, don't believe they were born. They've lived in so many foster homes, they can't remember where they came from. And even now that they've been adopted, Flora still struggles to believe in forever. So along with their new mother, Flora and Julian begin a journey to go back and discover their past -- for only then can they really begin to build their future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION CAR

Orenstein, Denise Gosliner

Summary: Eleven-year-old Yonder stopped talking when her mother died, and she stopped going to school because of the bullies, knowing that her father would never even notice (although the social worker did); indeed the only creature that seems to care about her isthe one-eyed Shetland pony called Dirt who lives on the neighboring farm--so when she discovers that Dirt is about to be sold for horsemeat...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ORE

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Skurzynski, Gloria.

Summary: Visiting Zion National Park with his family, twelve-year-old Jack encounters two mysteries, the strange behavior of a band of wild mustangs and the possibly sinister actions of his new foster brother, a Shoshone boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Crowder, Melanie

Summary: Referring to the I-Ching and a trio of good-luck pennies whenever she is bounced to a new foster home, Marin finds herself in a place that feels like a forever home while trying to find her birth mother, before receiving unwelcome news.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anthenum 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION CRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CRO

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Lupica 2015

Skurzynski, Gloria.

Summary: While she studies condors in the Grand Canyon, a scientist's life is threatened, and the strange, hostile, teenage computer whiz in her family's foster care might be involved.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2002

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Wolfson, Jill.

Summary: Placed in a group foster home, eleven-year-old Cal Lavender learns how to cope with life from the four other girls who live there and from their storytelling guardian, the Knitting Lady.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Full Cast Audio 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WOL

Coville, Katherine

Summary: Presents the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" as told by young Teddy's governess, who came to work at the Vaughn family "cottage" shortly before a golden-haired girl, ragged and dirty, entered the home and soon became a beloved foster child, until evil characters tried to take her away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC COV

Horvath, Polly.

Summary: Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Horva

Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.

Summary: "After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2012

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Giff, Patricia Reilly.

Summary: A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dell Yearling Book 2004

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GIF

Lackey, Lindsay

Summary: "Red's inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother. Whenever Ruby "Red" Byrd is scared or angry, the wind picks up. And being placed in foster care, moving from family to family, tends to keep her skies stormy. Red knows she has to learn to control it, but can't figure out how. This time, the wind blows Red into the home of the Grooves, a quirky couple who run a petting zoo,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Skurzynski, Gloria.

Summary: While lost in a tunnel at Carlsbad Cavern, thirteen-year-old Jack, eleven-year-old Ashley, and their eight-year-old foster brother, Sam, think bats and darkness are their worst problems, until they stumble across thieves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2002

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Lowry, Lois.

Summary: While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LOW

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Low

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Lowry

Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: Welcome Comfort, a lonely foster child, is assured by his friend the school custodian that there is a Santa Claus, but he does not discover the truth until one wondrous and surprising Christmas Eve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 1999

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E POL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Seasonal Juvenile Collection, Call number: JE POL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE POL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: JE POL

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Grimes