Saving Kabul Corner, by N.H. Senzai

Saving Kabul CornerSummary:  Ariana couldn’t be more different from her cousin Laila, who just arrived from Afghanistan with her family. Laila not only invades Ariana’s bedroom in their cramped townhouse, but she also becomes close with Ariana’s best friend. Then a rival Afghan grocery store opens near Ariana’s family store, reigniting a decades-old feud tracing back to Afghanistan. The cousins must ban together to help the families find a lasting peace before it destroys both businesses and everything their parents have worked for.

Simon & Schuster

 

Say It Ain’t So, by Josh Berk

Say It Aint SoSummary:  Lenny gets jealous when Mike makes the school baseball team, but together they and Other Mike stumble upon a stealing signals scandal that could go further up than anyone knows.

Knopf

Find it at WCPL

The School is Alive, by Jack Chabert

School is AliveEerie Elementary #1
Summary:  Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He’ll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it’s too late!

Scholastic

 

School of Charm, by Lisa Ann Scott

School of CharmSummary:  After her beloved father’s death in 1977, eleven-year-old tomboy Chip tries to fit with her family of beauty queens, making unlikely new friends at Miss Vernie’s unusual charm school in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

Katherine Tegen

Find it at WCPL

Screaming at the Ump, by Audrey Vernick

Screaming at the UmpSummary:   Casey lives and breathes baseball. Casey’s dream, however, is to be a reporter—objective, impartial, and fair, just like an ump. But when he stumbles upon a sensational story involving a former major league player in exile, he finds that the ethics of publishing it are cloudy at best. This emotionally charged coming-of-age novel about baseball, divorce, friendship, love, and compassion challenges its readers to consider all the angles before calling that strike.

Clarion

 

Searching for Sarah Rector, by Tonya Bolden

Searching for Sarah RectorSummary:  Recounts the story of the 1914 disappearance of eleven-year-old Sarah Rector, an African American who was part of the Creek Indian people and whose land had made her wealthy, and what it reveals about race, money, and American society.

Abrams

Find it at WCPL

The Secret Box, by Whitaker Ringwald

Secret BoxSummary:  On her twelfth birthday, Jax Malone receives an odd, unopenable present from an estranged aunt. When Jax and her cousins Ethan and Tyler go on a quest to open the box, they uncover a mystery with magical consequences.

Katherine Tegen

Find it at WCPL

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 123 other followers

%d bloggers like this: