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Lowe, Mari

Summary: A long ago "accident." An isolated girl named Aviva. A community that wants to help, but doesn't know how. And a ghostly dybbuk, that no one but Aviva can see, causing mayhem and mischief that everyone blames on her. That is the setting for this suspenseful novel of a girl who seems to have lost everything, including her best friend Kayla, and a mother who was once vibrant and popular, but who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Citro, Asia

Summary: Pip shows up with a new look that's just as surprising to him as it is to Zoey and Sassafras. When they retrace Pip's steps in the forest, they see another magical friend change right before their eyes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Innovation Press 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Moss, Marissa

Summary: Starting her own all-girls mathlete team, Talia, who loves math puzzles and code-breaking, is determined to lead her team to victory while trying to break the social code of preteen life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books 2023

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

Ferry, Beth

Summary: A little girl and her dog unexpectedly discover a way to spread happiness and light in their dreary, rainy town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FER

Murphy, Julie

Summary: Barbara "Bunny" Binks comes from a long line of Barbaras, that started with her mother and grandmother. She loves putting her hair up in "bunny buns," playing with her rabbit Ralph, and eating marshmallows. Then one day, she participates in her favorite marshmallow eating contest at field day called "Chubby Bunny," and her classmates start teasing her. But with a little help from her grandma...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MUR

Velasquez, Crystal

Summary: Jasmine Arroyo loves volunteering with her veterinarian mom at the Kew Gardens Animal Shelter. When Jasmine learns that the shelter will have to turn away new animals unless it can raise funds to expand, she is determined to help in any way she can. The shelter is throwing a fundraiser and the girls decide to create a kids craft corner. They can draw pictures of all the shelter animals to help...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

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

Polacco, Patricia

Summary: Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 1990

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Polacco 1990

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE POL

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE POL

Johnston, Aviaq

Summary: Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than she is at a million other things. Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inhabit Media Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Birdsall, Jeanne

Summary: Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array of adventures--these are the things that have shaped Lydia's journey since readers first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring. Now it's summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister Batty to get home from college. This is a very important dance and a very important wait because...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books On Tape, Listening Library 2018

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Alexander, Jake

Summary: A story about a community coming together to save their library, led by one little girl. This inspiring book shows how every child has the power to change the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Two Hoots 2021

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English, Karen

Summary: Malika loves her new red shoes and wears them everywhere, but eventually she outgrows them, and her grandmother takes them to a second-hand shop--where they will become a special present for Amina (who fasted half the month of Ramadan) in Africa, who willenjoy her special red shoes every bit as much as Malika did.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ENG

Emrich, Alisha

Summary: Ramona Lambert's best friend has moved away; her parents don't quite understand her love of cosplay; and she is pretty sure her crush has no idea she exists. Her cosplay character, Rel, gives her the confidence and freedom she lacks in real life. When she decides to strike up an email conversation with her crush, Caleb Wolfe, from her cosplay account in the hopes getting to know him, the two...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press Teens, Hachette Book Group 2023

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

Varner, Kristin

Summary: There's nothing Kate loves more than being around horses. But her best friend is allergic to them, so Kate has to take riding lessons without her. Kate's forced to navigate some of life's hardships--like the mean girls at the stable who tease her and her body insecurities--all on her own. To make matters worse, Kate is continually falling off her horse. To Kate, her tween years feel like one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2021

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Johnson, Dinah

Summary: A young girl living on the coast of South Carolina dreams of her distant relatives on the shores of Africa and beyond. Indigo Dreaming is a poetic meditation between two young girls--on different sides of the sea--who wonder about how they are intricately linked by culture, even though they are separated by location. The girls' reflections come together, creating a vision of home, as well as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Cuevas, Mayra

Summary: Neither Malena nor Ruby expected to be leaders of their high school's dress code rebellion. Meanwhile, the girls have to face their own insecurities and biases, as well as the ups and downs of their newfound friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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

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

Medina, Meg

Summary: "Sixth-grader Merci Suarez doesn't have a big house or take fancy vacations like the other kids at Seaward Pines Academy. She's a scholarship student who lives with her extended family in three little houses they call Las Casitas. But everything feels different this year -- and not just at school, where queen bee Edna Santos has set her sights on Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Michael...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC MED

Velasquez, Crystal

Summary: "Madison is excited about a school project reading to dogs at the shelter, but she's also worried her friends will discover she's not a strong reader. Then Madison is paired with Buddy, a nervous golden retriever puppy. Buddy has to get over his fear of people if he's ever going to be adopted. Will Madison let her friends in on her secret so she can truly help Buddy?"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

Willis, Maggie Edkins

Summary: "Maggie Edkins Willis's Smaller Sister is a debut middle grade graphic novel about body image, confidence, and the everlasting bond of sisterhood. Lucy's always looked up to her big sister, Olivia, even though the two are polar opposites. But then, Lucy notices Olivia start to change. She doesn't want to play with Lucy anymore, she's unhappy with the way she looks, and she's refusing to eat her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2022

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Pennypacker, Sara

Summary: What are people for? That's the burning question on the mind of Leeva Spayce Thornblossom. Fame! says Leeva's mom, the mayor of Nutsmore. Money! says her dad, the town treasurer. With the help of an orphaned badger, a risk-averse boy in a hazmat suit, and the town's librarians, Leeva sets off to discover her own answer--setting off a chain of events that will change Nutsmore forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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Vincent, Rachel

Summary: Michaela is a junior in high school, close with her single mom. Her dad lives a few towns away and pops in and out of her life only on holidays and birthdays. They barely know each other beyond surface obligations. That is, until her mom dies. Suddenly on her own, Michaela has to move in with her Dad . . . and learns he's been married with kids all this time, and she was the product of an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2022

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Alston, Bria

Summary: Meet Claudie Wells. She is 9 years old and is surrounded by artists, writers, dancers, and the culture of the Harlem Renaissance during 1922. Everyone seems to be good at something, but Claudie can't find her special talent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2024

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE ALS

Misako Rokkusu

Summary: Lilico's life in Japan is going well. She has great friends and is the captain of the school's basketball team. She's happy! Then comes her parents' news: they're moving to America! Before she knows it, Lilico finds herself in Brooklyn, New York, forced to start all over. And that won't be easy with her closest friends thousands of miles away or a school bully who immediately dislikes her....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel & Friends 2021

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Summary: For Angela, it came on the basketball court--while playing on the boys' team. For Penny, it came on a school field trip to the lake (making for some cringeworthy moments of humor). And to Layla's disappointment, it came at the start of her first fasting Ramadan, meaning that she won't be able to fast after all. Whether it spurs silence or celebration, whether the subjects are well prepared or...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: J FIC CAL

Khalilieh, Jackie

Summary: "Fifteen-year-old Jessie, a quirky loner obsessed with the nineties, is diagnosed as autistic just weeks before starting high school. Determined to make a fresh start and keep her diagnosis a secret, Jessie creates a list of goals that range from acquiring two distinct eyebrows to getting a magical first kiss and landing a spot in the school play. Within the halls of Holy Trinity High, she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books, an imprint of Tundra Book Group 2023

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

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