Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z, by Kate Messner

brilliant fall of gianna zSummary:  Gianna has less than one week to complete her leaf project if she wants to compete in the upcoming cross-country sectionals, but issues like procrastination, disorganization–and her grandmother’s declining health–seem destined to keep her from finishing.

Walker

Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom, by Tim Byrd

doc wilde and the frogsSummary:  Twelve-year-old Brian, ten-year-old Wren, and their father, Doc Wilde, risk their lives in a South American rainforest as they seek the eldest member of their famous family of adventurers, Grandpa, amidst a throng of alien frogs.

Putnam

Green Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham

green dragonSummary: Thirteen-year-old Scamp, his older brother Mather, and friend Dannika, pursued by evil-doers, set out to find someone who can protect the mysterious globe and tablet Scamp found next to the corpse of a dreaded green dragon. 247 p., Mirrorstone/Wizards of the Coast.

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Watersmeet, by Ellen Jensen Abbott

watersmeetSummary:  Fourteen-year-old Abisina escapes the escalating violence, prejudice, and religious fervor of her home town, Vranille, and sets out with a dwarf, Haret, to seek the father she has never met in a place called Watersmeet.

Marshall Cavendish

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Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man Mcginty Told Me, by Nan Marino

neil armstrong is my uncleSummary: Tamara dreams of the day when ten-year-old Muscle Man McGinty’s constant lies catch up to him, but when an incredible event takes place in the summer of 1969, her outlook on life is altered in the most surprising way.

Roaring Book Press

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A Templar’s Apprentice

templars apprenticeBook of Tormod #1

Summary: While trying to harness his power for prophetic visions, a fourteenth-century Scottish boy joins a Templar knight on his sacred quest to unearth an ancient relic.

Scholastic

Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne

models dont eatSummary: Overweight thirteen-year-old Celeste begins a campaign to lose weight in order to make sure she does not win the Miss HuskeyPeach modeling challenge, in which her mother and aunt have entered her–against her wishes.

Dial

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