JONESY FLUX AND THE GRAY LEGON, by James Pray, Sterling Children’s Books

Filled with excitement, danger, and daring, Jonesy Flux and the Gray Legion is a classic space adventure with deliberate retro trappings. Enter Canary Station, in the Noraza system, where many died and only a few were left alive. Jonesy is one of a pack of children still living there after the station was brutally destroyed by a mysterious ship … Continue reading JONESY FLUX AND THE GRAY LEGON, by James Pray, Sterling Children’s Books

SOUNDS ALL AROUND: A GUIDE TO ONOMATOPOEIAS AROUND THE WORLD, by Dr. James Chapman, Andrews McMeal Publishing

Did you know that in German, a pig doesn’t say oink, it says gruntz, and when you sneeze in Japanese it’s hakushon, not achoo? With vibrant comics and fun facts, Sounds All Around will teach you interesting and funny onomatopoeias from all over the world! Words that imitate sounds are known as onomatopoeia, and they are a wonderfully strange and interesting part of … Continue reading SOUNDS ALL AROUND: A GUIDE TO ONOMATOPOEIAS AROUND THE WORLD, by Dr. James Chapman, Andrews McMeal Publishing

DARING DARLEEN: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN, by Anne Nesbet, Candlewick Press

When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure. Lights! Camera! Kidnapping?It's 1914, and Darleen Darling's film adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds … Continue reading DARING DARLEEN: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN, by Anne Nesbet, Candlewick Press

RISE OF ZOMBERT, by Kara LaReau, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

Could Bert really be a zombie cat? Two friends put their brains together to find out in a wry new mystery series.While helping her best friend, Danny, film his latest horror flick, Mellie discovers a scraggly cat behind a dumpster outside the YummCo Foods factory. Mellie names the stray Bert and hides him in her … Continue reading RISE OF ZOMBERT, by Kara LaReau, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

DOG DRIVEN, By Terry Lynn Johnson, Author of Ice Dogs, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

From the author of Ice Dogs comes a riveting adventure about a musher who sets out to prove her impaired vision won't hold her back from competing in a rigorous sled race through the Canadian wilderness. Perfect for fans of Gary Paulsen. McKenna Barney is trying to hide her worsening eyesight and has been isolating herself for the … Continue reading DOG DRIVEN, By Terry Lynn Johnson, Author of Ice Dogs, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

A riveting middle-grade fantasy about sibling bonds, enchanted houses, and encroaching wildness, lyrically told in eerily beautiful proseThe grass grew taller than the house itself, surrounding it on all sides. It stuffed the keyholes and scraped against the roof. It shook the walls and made paintings shiver.Seven years ago, the Ballastian sisters' parents left them … Continue reading THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

A WISH IN THE DARK, by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick Press

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the … Continue reading A WISH IN THE DARK, by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick Press

THE MULBERRY TREE, by Allison Rushby, Candlewick Press

Do naught wrong by the mulberry tree, or she'll take your daughters ... one, two, three. Ten-year-old Immy and her family run away from their storm cloud of problems to a tiny village in Cambridgeshire, England. When they find an adorable thatched cottage to begin a perfect new life in, the only downside is the … Continue reading THE MULBERRY TREE, by Allison Rushby, Candlewick Press

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

ZORA & ME: THE SUMMONER, by Victoria Bond, Candlewick Press

In the finale to the acclaimed trilogy, upheaval in Zora Neale Hurston's family and hometown persuade her to leave childhood behind and find her destiny beyond Eatonville. For Carrie and her best friend, Zora, Eatonville--America's first incorporated Black township--has been an idyllic place to live out their childhoods. But when a lynch mob crosses the … Continue reading ZORA & ME: THE SUMMONER, by Victoria Bond, Candlewick Press