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Kalmar, Daphne

Summary: "In 1927 Vermont, eleven-year-old Donut, recently orphaned after the death of her beloved pops, stands to lose everything when she learns her Aunt Agnes plans to move her to Boston, but little does her aunt know that Donut has no intentions of leaving her friends or her home." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: FIC KAL

Schindler, Holly

Summary: Chelsea Keyes, a high school basketball star whose promising career has been cut short by a terrible accident on the court, and Clint Morgan, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player who gave up his sport following a game-related tragedy, meet at a Minnesota lake resort and find themselves drawn together by the losses they have suffered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flux 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SCH

Torres, Jennifer

Summary: After her father's landscaping business fails and the family loses their house, sixth-grader Griselda Zaragoza follows her sister's example and begins selling Alma cosmetics while hiding her changed circumstances from friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TOR

Polisner, Gae

Summary: "Seventeen-year-old Klee's father was the center of his life. He introduced Klee to the great museums of New York City and the important artists on their walls, he told him stories made of myths and magic. Until his death. Now, forced to live in the suburbs with his mom, Klee can't help but feel he's lost all the identifying parts of himself-- his beloved father, weekly trips to the MoMA, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Creel, Ann Howard.

Summary: After a busy summer training Sprocket, the service dog she has been raising, Nicki's school year gets off to a rough start as she works on reconciling her two best friends, accepting that Sprocket will soon leave for placement with someone who needs him, and awaiting the birth of the twins her mother is expecting. Includes essay on service dogs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CRE

Ness, Patrick

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION NES

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Weymouth, Laura E.

Summary: Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter... and were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge. When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed -- except themselves. Overcome with longing, Ev is desperate to return no matter what...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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

Lies, Brian

Summary: Farmer Evan and his dog do everything together, especially in the garden -- but when his dog passes away Evan lets his garden fill with weeds until a pumpkin vine brings new hope.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG LIE

Forman, Gayle

Summary: "Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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

Pennypacker, Sara

Summary: A foster child named Angel and twelve-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella's great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2012

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

Shaw, Janet Beeler

Summary: Still grieving over the death of her hero, and missing her stolen horse and kidnapped younger sister, Kaya tries to earn the trust of a lone and starving dog who is about to have puppies. Includes historical notes on Nez Percé children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

MacLachlan, Patricia

Summary: Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children. Then one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. When Teddy finds Nickel and Flora trapped in a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction MacLachlan 2016

Kuhlman, Evan.

Summary: In the wake of his father's sudden death, twelve-year-old Finn feels he is becoming invisible as his hair and skin become whiter by the day, and so he writes and illustrates a book to try to understand what is happening and to hold on to himself and his father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2008

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Polacco, Patricia

Summary: Soon after her beloved grandmother's death, Trisha's family moves to a diverse California neighborhood where she meets Stewart and his grandmother, Miss Eula, who brings people together to help a grieving neighbor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Polacco 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE POL

Johnson, J. J.

Summary: Eight months after a freak accident took her best friend's life, Sara Jones is having trouble at home, at school, and with her boyfriend, but she gains an understanding of interconnectedness while working for Roy, an eccentric Christmas tree-farm owner dealing with his own tragedy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2012

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

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: Blaming herself for the car accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge that killed her mother, fifteen-year-old Jenna undergoes a difficult physical and emotional recovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTempest 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Oates 2006

Tan, Shaun.

Summary: Three stories explore how we lose and find what matters most to us, as a girl finds a bright spot in a dark world, a boy leads a strange, lost being home, and a group of peaceful creatures loses its home to cruel invaders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE TAN

Foley, Jessie Ann

Summary: When Wendy Boychucks father, a Chicago cop, was escorted from their property in handcuffs, she knew her life would never be the same. Her father gets a years-long jail sentence, her family falls on hard times, and the whispers around their neighborhood are impossible to ignore. If that wasnt bad enough, she gets jumped walking home from a party one night. Wendy quickly realizes that in order to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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