Escape from Baxters’ Barn, by Rebecca Bond

Summary: When Burdock, a young barn cat, sneaks into the house to get warm he hears that the farmer, Dewey Baxter, has terrible plans that will endanger all the animals, and he leads them in an attempt to escape before it is too late.

HoughtonMifflin

Firefly Hollow, by Alison McGhee

Summary:  Because their dreams of daring adventures go against the cautious teachings of their nations, Firefly and Cricket set out on their own, find a home with kindly Vole, and together help a grieving “miniature giant” named Peter.

Atheneum

Goblins on the Prowl by Bruce Coville

Summary: When an accidental spell brings a mysterious stone toad to life, and it hops away with her human friend William between its jaws, Fauna must use her magic and her wits to save him, embarking on a journey through dangerous lands filled with fearsome giants, talking bears, and packs of rogue goblins.

Aladdin

Old Wolf by Avi

Summary:  A wolf and bird must fight the starving time and find food, while a human boy learns to hunt.

Atheneum

The Orphan Army by Jonathan Maberry

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Summary:  In the future, bug-like aliens are taking over Earth and young Milo Silk learns through dreams and strange encounters that there are other ancient monsters on the planet that are also threatened by the aliens, and that he may be the hero destined to lead his friends in saving the universe.

Simon and Schuster

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The Left Behinds and the iPhone that Saved George Washington, by David Potter

Summary:  Three students, Mel, Bev, and Brandon, left behind at their prestigious school during Christmas break, find themselves in 1776 New Jersey with General George Washington dead at their feet, and twelve-year-old Mel must find a way, using his iPhone, to set things right.

Crown Books

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The Galaxy Pirates: Hunt for the Pyxis, by Zoe Ferraris

Summary: On the night Emma Garton’s supposedly boring parents are kidnapped, she is forced to face the truth: they’ve been lying to her about many things, including the Pyxis, a mysterious amulet that holds the key to saving another world—and worse, they aren’t even from planet Earth.  To find her parents, Emma and her best friend, Herbie, must leave Earth and enter the Strands—the waterways of space, where huge galleons ply the intergalactic seas. But a journey through the constellations won’t be easy—not with evil Queen Virgo and every scoundrel in the galaxy determined to find them.

Random House

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