BATTLE ROYALE: LAST FAN STANDING, by Mathias Lavorel, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Take the Fortnite frenzy off the screen with this illustrated novel inspired by the wildly popular video game. Paul’s a normal teenager: he likes sports, junk food, and action movies—he even wants to be in one someday. But what seems like Paul’s big break, his very first acting role, quickly takes a turn for the … Continue reading BATTLE ROYALE: LAST FAN STANDING, by Mathias Lavorel, Andrews McMeel Publishing

RONAN BOYLE AND THEN BRIDGE OF RIDDLES, by Thomas Lennon, Illustrated by John Hendrix, Abrams, Amulet Books

Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan’s parents are in jail, but Ronan is convinced that they were framed by the wee people. So, despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, he’s determined to … Continue reading RONAN BOYLE AND THEN BRIDGE OF RIDDLES, by Thomas Lennon, Illustrated by John Hendrix, Abrams, Amulet Books

WHAT MOMMA LEFT ME, by Renee Watson, Bloomsbury

Rediscover Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winner Renée Watson's heart-rending debut, about one girl's journey to reconnect to joy. Serenity is good at keeping secrets, and she's got a whole lifetime's worth of them. Her mother is dead, her father is gone, and starting life over at her grandparents' house is strange. Luckily, … Continue reading WHAT MOMMA LEFT ME, by Renee Watson, Bloomsbury

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

THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE, by James R. Hannibal, Simon Schuster

James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut. Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. … Continue reading THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE, by James R. Hannibal, Simon Schuster

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

THE ALTERED HISTORY OF WILLOW SPARKS, by Tara O’Connor, ONI Press

What happens when you can finally get everything you ever wanted? Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed. But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her … Continue reading THE ALTERED HISTORY OF WILLOW SPARKS, by Tara O’Connor, ONI Press