A GIRL CALLED ECHO, RED RIVER RESISTANCE, VOL. 2, by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press/Portage and Main Press

Echo Desjardins is adjusting to her new home, finding friends, and learning about Métis history. She just can’t stop slipping back and forth in time. One ordinary afternoon in class, Echo finds herself transported to the banks of the Red River in the summer of 1869. All is not well in the territory as Canadian … Continue reading A GIRL CALLED ECHO, RED RIVER RESISTANCE, VOL. 2, by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk, Highwater Press/Portage and Main Press

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24 HOURS IN NOWHERE, by Dusti Bowling, Sterling Publishing

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of … Continue reading 24 HOURS IN NOWHERE, by Dusti Bowling, Sterling Publishing

THE STONE GIRL’S STORY, by Sarah Beth Durst, Clarion Books

DESCRIPTION: Exploring the power of stories and storytelling, Sarah Beth Durst presents the mesmerizing adventure of a girl made of living stone who braves unforeseen dangers and magical consequences on a crucial quest to save her family. Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time … Continue reading THE STONE GIRL’S STORY, by Sarah Beth Durst, Clarion Books

SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE, by Jo Watson Hackl, Random House

A Mississippi ghost town and an art mystery combine in this gorgeously written debut just right for fans of Three Times Lucky and A Snicker of Magic! How far would you go to find something that might not even exist? All her life, Cricket's mama has told her stories about a secret room painted by … Continue reading SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE, by Jo Watson Hackl, Random House

AN OCEAN OF MINUTES, by Thea Lim, Viking

“Amidst the breathtaking world Thea Lim has created in AN OCEAN OF MINUTES is a profound meditation on the inhumanity of class and the limits of love. It takes immense talent to render cruelty both accurately and with honest beauty – Lim has pulled it off. This is a story about the malleability of time, … Continue reading AN OCEAN OF MINUTES, by Thea Lim, Viking

ALL THE EVER AFTERS, The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother, by Danielle Teller, William Morrow/HarperCollinsPublishers

In the vein of Wicked, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Bird, a luminous reimagining of a classic tale, told from the perspective of Agnes, Cinderella’s “evil” stepmother. We all know the story of Cinderella. Or do we? As rumors about the cruel upbringing of beautiful newlywed Princess Cinderella roil the kingdom, her stepmother, Agnes, who … Continue reading ALL THE EVER AFTERS, The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother, by Danielle Teller, William Morrow/HarperCollinsPublishers

THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTNING GIRL, by Stacy McAnulty/ Random House

Middle school is the one problem Lucy Callahan can't solve in this middle-grade novel perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by 7s. Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has … Continue reading THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTNING GIRL, by Stacy McAnulty/ Random House

A NEARER MOON, By Melanie Crowder, Simon & Schuster/Kids

In a small river village where the water is cursed, a girl’s bravery—and the existence of magic—could mean the difference between life and death in this elegant, luminous tale from the author of Parched and Audacity. Along a lively river, in a village raised on stilts, lives a girl named Luna. All her life she … Continue reading A NEARER MOON, By Melanie Crowder, Simon & Schuster/Kids

TESS OF THE ROAD, by Rachel Hartman, Penguin Teen, Penguin Random House

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer … Continue reading TESS OF THE ROAD, by Rachel Hartman, Penguin Teen, Penguin Random House