Found Things, by Marilyn Hilton

Summary:  Eleven-year-old River Rose, bullied at school and missing her older brother, Theron, makes friends with a strange new classmate, Meadow Lark, and the two search for a miracle by floating wishes down the river.

Atheneum

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Best Kept Secret: the Third Generation, by Ann Martin

Best Kept SecretFamily Tree: #3
Summary:  In 1977 in Princeton, Dana’s daughter seven-year-old Francie is struggling to keep her dyslexia a secret from her teachers and family, and even the thought of high school and college is part of the remote and unattainable future.

Scholastic

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Revolution, by Deborah Wiles

RevolutionSummary:  It’s 1964, and people from up north are coming to help people register to vote.  They’re calling it Freedom Summer.  Meanwhile, Sunny has a new stepmother, a new brother, and a new sister crowding her life, giving her little room to breathe.  And things get even trickier when Sunny and her brother are caught sneaking into the local swimming pool — where they bump into a mystery boy whose life is going to become tangled up in theirs.  In this world where everyone is choosing sides, these kids must figure out how to stand up for themselves and fight for what’s right.

Scholastic

The Fantastic Family Whipple, by Matthew Ward

Fantastic Family WhippleSummary:  49,521 records have been won by Arthur’s twelve brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, unlike his siblings, Arthur hasn’t broken a single, solitary world record! But when the Whipples suffer a spate of catastrophes and a curious amount of attention from a pair of irregularly sized and unusually menacing clowns, Arthur might be the only one who can save his family from losing their collective crown . . . or worse.

Razorbill

All That’s Missing, by Sarah Sullivan

All That s MissingSummary:  When his grandfather’s dementia raises the specter of foster care, Arlo flees to find his only other family member in this genuine, heartening novel.

Candlewick

Better to Wish, by Ann Martin

Better to WishFamily Tree series
Summary: In 1930 Abby Nichols is an eight-year-old girl growing up in Maine, but as the Depression deepens, and her mother dies, the responsibility of taking care of her family falls to her, and she has to put her dreams of going to college and becoming a writer on hold.

Scholastic

The Thing About Luck, by Cynthia Kadohata

Thing About LuckSummary: Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills.  The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding, and between helping Obaachan and worrying about her lonely little brother, Summer just barely has time to notice the attentions of their boss’s cute son. But what begins as a welcome distraction from the hard work soon turns into a mess of its own.  And when that happens, Summer has to figure out how to change it herself, even if it means further displeasing Obaachan. Because it might be the only way to save her family.

Atheneum

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