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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: J 741.5 VAR

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 VAR

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

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 MIS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: J 741.5 WIL

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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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2022

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Wells, Dan

Summary: "Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni--a smart device implanted right in a person's head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen--and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it. Marisa Carneseca is one of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Gros, Kathleen

Summary: "With the start of eighth grade, Jo March decides it's time to get serious about her writing and joins the school newspaper. But even with her new friend Freddie cheering her on, becoming a hard-hitting journalist is a lot harder than Jo imagined. That's not all that's tough. Jo and her sisters--Meg, Beth, and Amy--are getting used to a new normal at home, with their dad deployed overseas and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Alley 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: JFIC GRO

Stephens, Olivia

Summary: After sneaking out against her mother's wishes, Artie Irvin spots a massive wolf--then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom. Thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, Artie asks her mom to share everything--including the story of Artie's late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees. And to help Artie figure out her wolflike abilities, she recruits some old family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 STE

Kann, Victoria

Summary: When Pinkalicious and Peter play treasure hunters on the family hike, what they find is even better than what they expected--it's treasuretastic!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR GREEN KAN

Tillworth, Mary

Summary: "Can Pua the pig stop Heihei the rooster from causing trouble for Moana at the island feast?"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Chau, Alina

Summary: "Jordan's days as the star player for her school's basketball team ended when an accident left her paralyzed...Now, she's still the team captain, but her competition days seem to be behind her...until an encounter with a mysterious elephant, who she names Marshmallow, helps Jordan discover a brand new sport. Will water polo be the way for Jordan to continue her athletic dreams--or will it just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 CHA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J GRAPHIC CHA

Tripp, Valerie

Summary: Struggling to stand out in a family of five brothers and sisters, Maryellen draws more attention than she wants with a cartoon of her teacher on the first day of fourth grade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC AME

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

Summary: Armed with seeds and a shovel, Biscuit and the little girl visit the community garden where they plant flowers with new friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR GREEN CAP

Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)

Summary: Anne Shirley was a red-headed, talkative little eleven year-old orphan adopted by the Cuthberts of Green Gables. Her capacity for adventure was only matched by her bright spirit.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books In Motion 2006

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Travis, Lisa

Summary: "Bem-vindo ao Brasil! Welcome to Brazil! Nine-year-old Sofia Diaz's world is coming apart. So is the rickety old boat that carries her far up the Rio Negro river in Brazil. Crocodiles swim in the dark waters. Spiders scurry up the twisted tree trunks. And a crazy toucan yelps a warning. It chases Sofia and Júlia, her new friend, deep into the steamy rainforest. There they stumble upon a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Liu, Marjorie M.

Summary: "Zuli is extraordinary--she just doesn't realize it yet. Raised by mystical bird spirits in the branches of the Great Tree, she's never ventured beyond this safe haven. She's never had to. Until now. When a sinister force threatens the life-giving magic of the tree, Zuli, along with her guardian owl, Frowly, must get to the root of it. So begins an adventure bigger than anything Zuli could've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, HarperAlley, imprints of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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2 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 LIU

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: J 741.5 LIU

Dobbs, Alda P.

Summary: Based on a true story, the tale of one girl's dangerous journey to cross the U.S. border.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Gibson, Julia Mary.

Summary: "The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman -- a copper hand -- beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic--and if anyone is in need of its powers, it's Violet. Her mother and adored baby brother are gone, perhaps never to return. Her heartbroken father can't seem to sustain the failing farm...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GIB

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1 available in JT Fantasy, Call number: JT Fantasy Gibson 2014

Thorpe, Kiki.

Summary: "The Never girls are going to a wedding, and Gabby is the flower girl. When the fairies hear about it, they wish they could go, too. One little fairy hiding in Gabby's basket couldn't cause too much trouble--right?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J Fiction Series Thorpe 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J NG 5

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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