Rory’s Promise, by Michaela MacColl

Summary:  Twelve-year-old orphan Rory Fitzpatrick lives with her younger sister Violet at New York City’s Foundling Hospital in the early 1900s. But when Rory discovers that Violet will be sent to the Arizona Territory to be adopted, her world is shattered. Although too old to be adopted herself, Rory—brave and smart—is determined to stay with her sister, even if it means hiding out on a train traveling west. When Rory and Violet arrive in Arizona, everything that could go wrong does go wrong. Will Rory give up?

Calkins Creek

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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The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier

Night GardenerSummary:  Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

Amulet

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The Forbidden Library, by Django Wexler

Forbidden LibrarySummary:  When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an “uncle” whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books.

Kathy Dawson

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Loot, by Jude Watson

LootSummary:  It’s Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he’s dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: “Find jewels.”  But March learns that his father is not talking about a stash of loot. He’s talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they’re picked up by the police and sent to the world’s worst orphanage. March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father’s business inside and out, and they’re tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they’ll live the life of riches and freedom most kids only dream about.

Scholastic

Mending Horses, by M. P. Barker

Mending HorsesSummary:  Daniel and his horse, Ivy, make their way in the world along with a group of unlikely friends.

Holiday House

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P. K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows, by Caroline Lawrence

P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing WidowsP. K. Pinkerton #3
Summary:  In 1860s Nevada, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton uncovers a sinister plot when he takes a case that calls for him to shadow his friend and mentor, Poker Face Jace.

Penguin

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