The Flinkwater Factor : a Novel in Five Thrilling Episodes, by Pete Hautman

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Ginger investigates a series of weird events taking place in her home town of Flinkwater, Iowa, beginning with people falling into comas while using their computers.

Simon & Schuster

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I’m an Alien and I Want to go Home, by Jo Franklin

Summary: Daniel has only two friends, is unusually tall, is picked on by teachers, and does not look like anyone else in his family, so when he learns his mom saved a newspaper clipping about a meteor that landed nearby on his birthday, he embraces his pretend alien heritage and launches a mission with his two friends to return to his home planet.

Clarion

The Fog Diver, by Joel Ross

Summary: In this futuristic high-stakes adventure, humanity clings to cities on the highest mountain peaks above the deadly Fog, and airships transport the pirates of the skies. Daring 13-year-old tetherboy Chess and his salvage crew must face the dark plans of Lord Kodoc and work to save their beloved Mrs. E.

HarperCollins

Woundabout, by Lev Rosen

Summary: Orphaned siblings nine-year-old Cordelia and eleven-year-old Connor, accompanied by their pet capybara, go to live with their aunt in the strange town of Woundabout, where nothing seems to change.

Little, Brown and Co

The Orphan Army by Jonathan Maberry

The Nightsiders#1
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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Masterminds, by Gordon Korman

Summary:  A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment.

Balzer+Bray

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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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