Lightning Queen, by Laura Resau

Summary: On the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico, an eleven-year-old Mixtec boy called Teo lives with his family and the animals that he has healed, but one day a Romany caravan rolls into town with a young girl who calls herself Esma, the Gypsy Queen of Lightning–it is the beginning of a life-long friendship that will change both their lives.

Scholastic

Chasing Secrets, by Gennifer Choldenko

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Lizzie and her secret friend Noah, who is hiding in her house, plan to rescue Noah’s father from the quarantined Chinatown, and save everyone they love from contracting the plague that is spreading in 1900 San Francisco.

Wendy Lamb

Connect the Stars, by Marisa de los Santos

Summary: When thirteen-year-olds T.E. and Audrey meet at a wilderness camp in the desert, they think their quirks are enough to prevent them from ever having friends. But as they trek through the challenging and unforgiving landscape, they learn that they each have what it takes to make the other whole.

Harper

The Doldrums, by Nicholas Gannon

Summary: An eccentric like all Helmsleys, eleven-year-old Archer escapes his overprotective mother and recruits two friends, Oliver and Adelaide, to help him plan a rescue of his long-lost grandparents, world-famous explorers who disappeared atop an iceberg in the Antarctic.

Greenwillow

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson

Summary: A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart.

Dial Books

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Young Houdini: the Demon Curse, by Simon Nicholson

Young Houdini #2
Summary: In 1886, a secret organization dedicated to the overthrow of evil sends young escape artist Harry Houdini and his friends to New Orleans to help a local community of fishermen accused of using voodoo magic to put the city’s mayor in a zombified coma.

Sourcebooks

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Lost in the Sun, by Lisa Graff

Summary:  As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.

Philomel

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