GOLD RUSH GIRL, by Avi, Candlewick Press

Newbery Medalist Avi brings us mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 with a willful heroine who goes on an unintended -- and perilous -- adventure to save her brother. Victoria Blaisdell longs for independence and adventure, and she yearns to accompany her father as he sails west in search of real gold! But it is … Continue reading GOLD RUSH GIRL, by Avi, Candlewick Press

THE LOST COAST, by Amy Rose Capetta, Candlewick Press

The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods. Danny didn't know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she … Continue reading THE LOST COAST, by Amy Rose Capetta, Candlewick Press

THE MOON STEALERS, AND THE QUEST FOR THE SILVER BOUGH, by Tim Flanagan, Self-published

OVERVIEW: Peter Crisp, a boy with an unusual gift of being able to see things that others cannot, goes missing after spending the night in a graveyard. Two of Peter's school friends, join forces with a Knight of King Arthur to attempt to find him but come across some mysterious engravings which propel them on … Continue reading THE MOON STEALERS, AND THE QUEST FOR THE SILVER BOUGH, by Tim Flanagan, Self-published

THE MISSING HOURS, by Emma Kavanagh, Kennsington Publishing Corp.

A woman disappears One moment, Selena Cole is in the playground with her children and the next, she has vanished without a trace. A woman returns Twenty hours later, Selena is found safe and well, but with no memory of where she has been. What took place in those missing hours, and are they linked … Continue reading THE MISSING HOURS, by Emma Kavanagh, Kennsington Publishing Corp.

THE DAY SHE DISAPPEARED, by Christobel Kent, Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From the bestselling author Christobel Kent, a high-strung, bone-chilling, heart-stopping plunge into the desolate byways of England's Essex, in search of a missing barmaid named, Beth. Some say Beth's disappearance was to be expected. She's a rural barmaid from Cornwall, a fly-by-night party girl who can't be trusted. There wasn't really anything to keep her … Continue reading THE DAY SHE DISAPPEARED, by Christobel Kent, Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux