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  • Dreamers

    Dreamers2018

    by Yuyi Morales , illustrator

    (6,004)

    Summary: An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B MORALES

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Louisiana's way home

    Louisiana's way home2018

    by Kate DiCamillo

    (10,992)

    Summary: When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F DICAMILLO

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The unteachables

    The unteachables2019

    by Gordon Korman

    (11,014)

    Summary: Told in alternating voices, the teacher and students in room 117 find their lives changed over the course of a school year.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F KORMAN

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • New kid [Playaway]

    New kid2019

    by Jerry Craft

    Summary: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J PLAYAWAY F CRAFT

    Location: Junior Playaways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • New kid [eAudio]

    New kid2019

    by Jerry Craft , illustrator

    (46,846)

    Summary: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school...  more »

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  • Front desk [eBook]

    Front desk2018

    by Kelly Yang

    (29,314)

    Summary: "Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel...  more »

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  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

    The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street2017

    by Karina Yan Glaser

    Series: Vanderbeekers

    (17,699)

    Summary: Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F GLASER

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ms. Bixby's last day

    Ms. Bixby's last day2016

    by John David Anderson

    (8,291)

    Summary: Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F ANDERSON

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Lemons

    Lemons2017

    by Melissa Savage

    (2,394)

    Summary: After her mother dies in 1975, ten-year-old Lemonade must live with her grandfather in a small town famous for Bigfoot sightings and soon becomes friends with Tobin, a quirky Bigfoot investigator.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F SAVAGE

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street [eBook]

    The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street2017

    by Karina Yan Glaser

    (17,693)

    Summary: Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.

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  • Front desk

    Front desk2018

    by Kelly Yang

    (29,298)

    Summary: "Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F YANG

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street [Playaway]

    The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street2017

    by Karina Yan Glaser

    Series: Vanderbeekers - #1

    Summary: Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J PLAYAWAY F GLASER

    Location: Junior Playaways

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Show me a sign [eAudio]

    Show me a sign2021

    by Ann Clare LeZotte

    Summary: Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, over a hundred...  more »

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  • Can you see me? [eAudio]

    Can you see me?2020

    by Libby Scott

    Summary: Tally isn't ashamed of being autistic -- even if it complicates life sometimes, it's part of who she is. But this is her first year at Kingswood Academy, and her best friend, Layla, is the only one...  more »

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  • Ways to make sunshine

    Ways to make sunshine2020

    by Renee Watson

    Series: Ryan Hart Novels - #1

    (3,296)

    Summary: Ryan Hart loves to spend time with her friends, loves to invent recipes, and has a lot on her mind -- school, self-image, and family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F WATSON

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Isaiah Dunn is my hero [eBook]

    Isaiah Dunn is my hero2020

    by Kelly J. Baptist

    (820)

    Summary: Isaiah is now the big man of the house. But it's a lot harder than his dad made it look. His little sister, Charlie, asks too many questions, and Mama's gone totally silent. Good thing Isaiah can...  more »

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  • Isaiah Dunn is my hero

    Isaiah Dunn is my hero2021

    by Kelly J. Baptist

    (925)

    Summary: Isaiah is now the big man of the house. But it's a lot harder than his dad made it look. His little sister, Charlie, asks too many questions, and Mama's gone totally silent. Good thing Isaiah can...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F BAPTIST

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Alone

    Alone2021

    by Megan E. Freeman

    (5,004)

    Summary: When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She's alone -- left behind in a town that has been mysteriously...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F FREEMAN

    Locations: YA Fiction, New YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Allergic

    Allergic2021

    by Megan Wagner Lloyd

    (5,100)

    Summary: At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J GN LLO

    Locations: Junior Graphic Novels, New Junior Graphic Novels

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Simon B. Rhymin'

    Simon B. Rhymin'2021

    by Dwayne Reed

    (513)

    Summary: Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D. O. G. But for now, he's just a Chicago fifth grader who's small for this age and afraid to use...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F REED

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Charlie Thorne and the last equation [eBook]

    Charlie Thorne and the last equation2019

    by Stuart Gibbs

    (3,681)

    Summary: The CIA forces twelve-year-old Charlotte "Charlie" Thorne, a rebellious genius, to use her code-breaking skills on an epic global chase to locate Einstein's last equation before dangerous agents...  more »

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  • Wild river : a novel

    Wild river : a novel2021

    by W. R. Philbrick

    Summary: Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of a white water rafting trip, when he's awoken by screams. The dam has failed. The river is surging, and their camp will be under water in a matter...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F PHILBRICK

    Locations: Junior Fiction, New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Red, white, and whole

    Red, white, and whole2021

    by Rajani LaRocca

    (4,549)

    Summary: Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she's the only Indian American student, and home, with her family's traditions and holidays. But Reha's parents don't understand why she's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F LAROCCA

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Wink : a novel

    Wink : a novel2021

    by Rob Harrell , illustrator

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Ross Maloy just wants to be normal. Not to have a rare eye cancer, not to lose his hair, not to have to wear a weird hat or have a goopy eye full of ointment. Just normal. But with a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F HARRELL

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Show me a sign

    Show me a sign2021

    by Ann Clare LeZotte

    Summary: Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, over a hundred...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F LEZOTTE

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Can you see me?

    Can you see me?2020

    by Libby Scott

    (2,974)

    Summary: Tally isn't ashamed of being autistic -- even if it complicates life sometimes, it's part of who she is. But this is her first year at Kingswood Academy, and her best friend, Layla, is the only one...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F SCOTT

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Clean getaway

    Clean getaway2021

    by Nic Stone

    (6,563)

    Summary: For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble -- and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F STONE

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Orange for the sunsets

    Orange for the sunsets2020

    by Tina Athaide

    (739)

    Summary: Asha and her best friend, Yesofu, never cared about the differences between them: Indian. African. Girl. Boy. Short. Tall. But when Ugandan President Idi Amin announces that Indians have ninety days...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F ATHAIDE

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Efren divided : a novel

    Efren divided : a novel2021

    by Ernesto Cisneros

    (4,127)

    Summary: Efřn Nava's Am̀ is his Superwoman -- or Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares. Both Am̀ and Ap̀ work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CISNEROS

    Location: New Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Charlie Thorne and the last equation

    Charlie Thorne and the last equation2019

    by Stuart Gibbs

    Series: Charlie Thorne - #1

    (3,779)

    Summary: Decades ago, Albert Einstein devised an equation that could benefit all life on earth -- or destroy it. Fearing what would happen if the equation fell into the wrong hands, he hid it. But now, a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F GIBBS

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The perfect score

    The perfect score2018

    by Rob Buyea

    Series: The Perfect Score - #1

    (2,222)

    Summary: In a story told from different viewpoints, five sixth-graders, facing various challenges and under pressure to do well on statewide assessment tests, agree to a plan for acing the tests.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F BUYEA

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Amal unbound

    Amal unbound2020

    by Aisha Saeed

    (15,524)

    Summary: "Twelve-year-old Amal's dream of becoming a teacher one day is dashed in an instant when she accidentally insults a member of her Pakistani village's ruling family. As punishment for her behavior,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F SAEED

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dad and the dinosaur

    Dad and the dinosaur2017

    by Gennifer Choldenko

    (1,301)

    Summary: A boy keeps a toy dinosaur in his pocket to help him be brave like his dad -- but when the dinosaur goes missing, Dad knows just what to do.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P DINOS CHOLDENKO

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Dinosaurs

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The epic adventures of Huggie & Stick

    The epic adventures of Huggie & Stick2018

    by Drew Daywalt

    (783)

    Summary: When a grumpy stuffed bunny and a happy-go-lucky stick fall out of their boy's backpack, they embark on an odyssey that takes them all around the world, experiencing one crazy adventure after another.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P EXPLORE DAYWALT

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Explore

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The rhino in right field

    The rhino in right field2018

    by Stacy DeKeyser

    (545)

    Summary: In 1948, Nikko Spirakis, twelve, loves baseball but must get past his hard-working immigrant parents--and the rhino in the outfield--to become a batboy for the local minor league team.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F DEKEYSER

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • You don't know everything, Jilly P!

    You don't know everything, Jilly P!2018

    by Alex Gino

    (2,425)

    Summary: "When her new baby sister is born deaf, Jilly makes an online connection with a fellow fantasy fan, who happens to be black and deaf, and begins to learn about the many obstacles that exist in the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F GINO

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The word collector

    The word collector2018

    by Peter H. Reynolds

    (4,205)

    Summary: Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING REYNOLDS

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lemons

    Lemons2018

    by Melissa Savage

    (2,370)

    Summary: After her mother dies in 1975, ten-year-old Lemonade must live with her grandfather in a small town famous for Bigfoot sightings and soon becomes friends with Tobin, a quirky Bigfoot investigator.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F SAVAGE

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The great treehouse war

    The great treehouse war2017

    by Lisa Graff

    (2,077)

    Summary: Fifth-grader Winnie, with notes from her friends, writes of turning her treehouse into an embassy after her newly-divorced parents become unreasonable, where she is joined by nine others with complaints.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F GRAFF

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

    The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street2018

    by Karina Yan Glaser

    Series: Vanderbeekers - #1

    (17,507)

    Summary: The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J F GLASER

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More