Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Iron TrialSummary:  Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron trial, but not Callum Hunt. All his life his father as warned him to stay away from magic.

Scholastic

 

Nest, by Esther Ehrlich

NestSummary:  On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbor Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother’s multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.

Wendy Lamb Books

 

The One Safe Place, by Tania Unsworth

One Safe PlaceSummary:  In a near future world of heat, greed, and hunger, Devin earns a coveted spot in a home for abandoned children that promises unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family, but Devin discovers the home’s horrific true mission when he investigates its intimidating Administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some children.

Algonquin

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Somebody on this Bus is Going to be Famous, by J.B. Cheaney

Somebody on this bus is going to be famousSummary:  During a torrential rainstorm, a school bus goes off the road and, with the driver unconscious, it is up to her passengers to try to rescue each other and go for help.

Sourcebooks

Sparkers, by Eleanor Glewwe

SparkersSummary:  Marah, an underclass ‘sparker’ in a society ruled by magicians, works with her friend Azariah to find a cure for a mysterious disease that turns its victims’ eyes black.

Viking

 

Steering Toward Normal, by Rebecca Petruck

Steering Toward normalSummary:  Newfound half-brother Wayne threatens eighth-grader Diggy’s chances at the Minnesota State Fair steer competition, horns in on his girl, and rattles his easy relationship with Pop.

Amulet

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Absolutely Almost, by Lisa Graff

Absolutely almostSummary:  Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, best at gym, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself.

Philomel

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