When a bizarre plague begins transforming people into glass statues, triggering world chaos, an 11-year-old boy becomes convinced that the missing sparrows in his town will return with everyone's souls in time to save his family.
When her neighbor passes away suddenly and the house where they maintained wild birdhouses and birdfeeders is demolished, a sad little girl honors her friends memory by remaking her own backyard, in a wordless graphic novel by the award-winning author of A Boy Named Queen.
When a Great White shark appears in the water near in her sleepy Rockport community, triggering a devastating tragedy, a 12-year-old girl must pick up the work of her late marine-biologist mother to lift the cloud of grief hanging over her community. A first novel.
"Eleven-year-old Carolina moves with her family from Puerto Rico to upstate New York, where she attends Silver Meadows camp with her cousin, finds an abandoned cottage, and reclaims parts of the life she left in Puerto Rico"
When an eccentric elderly newcomer arrives at the Mermaid Hotel, the suspicious daughter of the hotel’s managers unexpectedly bonds with the prickly lady, who encourages her to join in quirky adventures. Illustrated by the artist of The Bandit Queen.
Living on a tiny island with only a stuffed animal for company, a lonely Hedgehog embarks on a quest in the aftermath of a storm and makes new friends who help her discover the power of courage and teamwork. By the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Nana in the City.
An adventurous young girl spends her days singing and sledding down the hillside of her Norwegian mountain village to visit her curmudgeonly septuagenarian godfather before befriending a new family and a mysterious woman with an unexpected identity.
A new quirky-funny book from the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer about a boy whose plans for the summer go sideways when the ghost of his great-great-grandmother demands his attention. HD Schenk is a maker--an inventor, a builder of things. He wants to show everyone what he can do, and his plan is to build his own computer and enter it in the county fair. To earn money for the parts, HD has promised to clean out his uncle's basement. Simple enough--until a voice starts talking to him about cabbage. Funny thing--it seems that the ghost of his great-great-grandmother is haunting a dusty old pickling crock. And she has a grand plan, too. She wants HD to make her famous recipe for sauerkraut and enter it in the county fair so that she can be declared pickle queen. After some initial shock, HD is willing enough to help. This ghost is family, after all. But a person can only enter one thing at the fair--and only HD can really see and hear his grandmother, which is going to make ithard for her to enter on her own. . . . Kelly Jones spins a wonderfully goofy ghost tale that celebrates creative problem solving, family ties, and makers of every variety
After Finch, who loves to dig for dinosaur fossils, finds a note in his garden with the word Help on it, he is determined to find the identity of the writer, but his search means that he could miss a field trip to the state dinosaur park and lose his best friend
A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters, follows the experiences of two 12-year-old girls--one bookish and fearful, the other fearless and adventuresome--who are sent to camp to bond when their fathers fall in love. By the author of Counting by 7s.
A hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for all that he does makes a transformation into something remarkably beautiful, in a celebration of personal ambitions and growing up by the Academy Award-winning creator of The Singing Bones
Hired by her famous podcaster mentor to answer letters from increasingly polarized fans, a librarian who has acquired her education from a lifetime spent reading struggles between the limits of her knowledge and growing crises in the outside world.
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