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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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 Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOD

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

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

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

3 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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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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION THO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

Coles, Jay

Summary: "There's always been a hole in Gio's life. Not because he's into both guys and girls. Not because his father has some drinking issues. Not because his friends are always bringing him their drama. No, the hole in Gio's life takes the shape of his birth mom, who left Gio, his brother, and his father when Gio was nine years old. For eight years, he never heard a word from her . . . and now, just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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

D'Lacey, Chris

Summary: When Michael Malone saves a dog, he discovers that he has paranormal abilities, which bring him to the attention of a secret organization, UNICORNE--but he plans to use the ability to find out what happened to his father, who mysteriously vanished three years earlier, and save his new friend, Freya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2014

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DLA

London, Jonathan

Summary: Froggy is afraid of the water until his mother, along with his flippers, snorkle, and mask, help him learn to swim.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 1997

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LON

Dillard, Sarah

Summary: Little Bear LOVES blueberries, and while picking them for Mama so she can make his favorite blueberry cake, he eats them all and must find a way not to come home empty handed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DIL

Jacobson, Jennifer

Summary: Abandoned by his mother in an Acadia National Park campground, Jack tries to make his way back to Boston before anyone figures out what is going on, with only a small toy elephant for company.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

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Kingsbury, Karen.

Summary: From birth to football games to college graduation to fatherhood, a mother reminds her son that life is filled with possibilities and that God has a plan for him--whatever he grows up to be. Bible verses are interspersed throughout the text.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E KIN

Shraya, Vivek

Summary: "A playful story ... about a young boy's fascination with the dot on his mother's forehead"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: JE SHR

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