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Regan, Katy

Summary: About a Boy meets Parenthood in this smart, big-hearted love story about a family for whom everything changed one night, a decade ago, and the young boy who unites them all. Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth . But no one will tell him the one thing he wants to know most: who his father is and where he went. When Zac's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC REG

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC REG

Green, Tim

Summary: Jalen DeLuca can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to pitch, but without the statistics he has on the pro players, Jalen finds success to be extremely challenging, especially with all the extra drama of his mom coming back into his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Companyt 2021

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Korman, Gordon

Summary: Reef and Theo don't know what's happening to them. They'll be going about their days and then suddenly they'll have these strange flashes of memory -- but the memories don't belong to them. And at the same time, their own memories are starting to... vanish. For Reef, this is a big problem, because memories are all he has left of his mom. For Theo, it's strange because the new memories give him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Yum, Hyewon

Summary: One rainy day, a little boy is upset because he can't go out and play. His mom comes up with a way to keep him entertained - by drawing a picture of herself and him going outside, playing in the rain, and splashing in a giant puddle. They have so much fun drawing themselves that they decide to venture out and make the most of the rainy weather. --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE YUM

Lodato, Victor

Summary: "Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear: not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOD

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lodato 2017

Colfer, Eoin.

Summary: When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2007

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McQuinn, Anna

Summary: Leo spends the day at the park with his mother and his friend Suki playing on the swings, building a sandcastle, splashing in water, and having a picnic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD MCQ

Smith, Sydney

Summary: "Tucked in bed at a new apartment, a boy and his mother trade favorite memories. Some are idyllic, like a picnic with Dad, but others are more surprising: a fall from a bike into soft piled hay, the smell of an old oil lamp when a rainstorm blew the power out. Now it's just the two of them, and the house where all those memories happened is far away. But maybe someday, this will be a favorite...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2023

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SMI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SMI

Evans, Maz

Summary: Twelve-year-old Elliot Hooper has many problems: his mother has been behaving strangely, they are in danger of loosing their farm to a mean-spirited developer, and he is failing at school, so when he finds a girl in the cowshed, and she announces that sheis Virgo, an immortal constellation, it just seems part of the normal chaos--but soon he is swept up in the Gods' hunt for prisoner 42,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken House/Scholastic Inc. 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Northrop, Michael

Summary: Twelve-year-olds Alex and Renata are on the run from the Order, which is on the brink of creating an army of indestructible stone warriors to carry out their evil schemes, and only the Lost Spells which his mother used to bring Alex back to life can stop them--and undoing the powerful magic that created the chaos that is now loose in Egypt might very well kill him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J TQ 4

Bean, Jonathan

Summary: "An excited and frustrated boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a 'big snow.'"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BEA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Bean 2013

Scheele, Kyle

Summary: A boy and his inventor mother embark on a journey to other universes in pursuit of the perfect ice cream sundae, with everything on it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Thompson, Lisa (Lisa Anne)

Summary: Nate and his mother are escaping from his emotionally abusive step-father, Gary, but the run-down and abandoned cottage in the woods that his mother takes them to does not seem like much of a refuge; but when his mother goes off to buy provisions and does not come back Nate is left alone (except for his imaginary friend Sam) and afraid--until a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION THO

Khan, H. N.

Summary: Dreaming of being the world's first Pakistani to be drafted into the NBA, fifteen-year-old Fawad Chaudhry must convince his mother to let him try out for the basketball team while dealing with the neighborhood bully.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Teen, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House of Canada Limited 2022

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

Lupica, Mike.

Summary: Even though his mother feels baseball ruined her marriage to his father, she allows fourteen-year-old Brian to become a bat boy for the Detroit Tigers, who have just drafted his favorite player back onto the team.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2010

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

Levithan, David

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "When Donovan left his copy of The Adventurers on the kitchen counter, he didn't think his mom would read it--much less have a problem with it. It's just an adventure novel about two characters trying to stop an evil genius...right? But soon the entire town is freaking out about whether the book's main characters are gay, Donovan's mom is trying to get the book removed from the school...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help a Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father, and which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom; the boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding--and by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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

Stark, Andrew

Summary: Eight-year-old Liam needs a Christmas gift for his mother, but the Ojibwa reservation has very few options for shopping--so Liam uses his creative abiltities to come up with the perfect gift.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2024

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: JBR PURPLE STA

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

Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin

Summary: Twelve-year-old Felix's appearance on a television game show reveals that he and his mother have been homeless for a while, but also restores some of his faith in other people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC NIE

Price, Dorothy H.

Summary: When J.C. helps his mom do the laundry, he adds too much detergent causing suds to overflow, but thankfully, he knows who to ask for assistance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2023

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

Pastis, Stephan.

Summary: This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there's a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth, and a teachers' strike that is crippling Timmy Failure's academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It's a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook, but then the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Northrop, Michael

Summary: Alex and Ren must confront the Death Walkers, The Order, and an army of the dead in an attempt to save themselves, Alex's mother, and the world--and hope that Ammit, the Devourer of Egyptian legend, will be able to separate the guilty from the innocent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J TQ 5

Stark, Andrew

Summary: Liam and his mother find an injured pigeon, and his mother insists on taking it to the wildlife center, explaining that while some people think of pigeons as pests, every animal deserves care, respect, and a place in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE STA

Downes, Patrick

Summary: Little Angus wakes up angry, and decides to run away from home when his mother scolds him for being rude--but he is very soon lost, hungry, and more than a little frightened.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DOW

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