May 19, 2021
A 12-year-old girl discovers her father is the keeper of the gateway between our world and The Dark. When he goes missing, she'll need to unlock her own powers and fight a horde of spooky creatures set on starting a war.
In order to heal after his mother's death, 13-year-old Sal learns to reach into time and space to retrieve things-- and people-- from other universes.
Eleven-year-old knuckleball pitcher Vivy Cohen, who has autism, becomes pen pals with her favorite major league baseball player after writing him a letter as an assignment for her social skills class.
When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, 11-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.
When 11-year-old Yumi Chung stumbles into a kids' comedy camp, she is mistaken for another student, so she decides to play the part.
A whimsical exploration of the role detours play in life follows a group of students who become so engaged in everyday activities while taking 10 different routes home from school they fail to notice a school bus has dropped from the sky.
The son of an idolized pro-football star begins noticing the contrast between his father's angry, forgetful behavior and his superhero reputation before adjusting to a new reality involving difficult symptoms stemming from his father’s numerous head injuries.
Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother.
Twelve-year-old Henry Khoo embarks on a forbidden journey from Australia to Singapore to prove his independence to his overprotective family, while working out some problems with friends.
Befriending an eccentric but savvy older woman who suggests they help each other while raising a litter of orphaned baby opossums, a young girl discovers the woman may possess real magic and a possible connection to her family.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
J 523.01 TYS
Readers will explore the mysteries of the universe and learn about topics like the origin of the universe, the effects of gravity on other planets, dark matter and the possibility of intelligent life somewhere other than Earth.
I am a teen librarian. I love reading in general, but my favorite genre is realistic fiction. I'm a gardening, cooking, knitting, fitness and nutrition enthusiast. I like armchair traveling and traveling by plane, bus, train or car equally.