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How to Be a Supervillain by Michael Fry

Victor Spoil has one major problem, he’s not bad enough. His parents are supers, supervillains to be exact. The Spoil Sports. Poor Victor has tried being bad: running with scissors (fail! doesn’t everyone wear a helmet?), not eating his peas (fail! just think of all the vitamin k AND fiber), not washing behind his ears [...]

Boy X by Dan Smith

Ash McCarthy awakes to bright lights in a strange room hooked up to an IV. As things start coming back to him, he remembers watching his Mother being grabbed and injected with something while the same thing is happening to him. Where’s his Mother now, what is Kronos and why does it need to be [...]

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Every year, people in a particular village leave a baby in the woods as an offering for the local witch so that she won’t terrorize them. The villagers don’t seem to know that the witch in the woods is kind, and every year, she saves the babies and finds them new homes. The witch, named [...]

Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden

Denizen Hardwick knows his name and his birthday, but nothing else about his life before coming to live at Crosscaper Orphanage. Just before his thirteenth birthday, Denizen finds out he has an aunt, and he is going to live with her. Denizen is picked up by a mysterious man named Gray, and on the way [...]

The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan

One day, during a terrible snow storm, a family car gets stuck along the side of the road. Nicholas and Flora’s mother leaves them in the car to go find help, and when she doesn’t come back, Nicholas and Flora leave the car to try and find shelter. Max, an Irish Wolfhound, finds them in [...]

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

It is 1975 and Raymie Clarke is determined to learn to twirl a baton so she can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. If she does, she is sure she will get her picture in the newspaper, where her father will see it. And if he sees it, he will surely come back [...]

Little Robot & Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

I have discovered a treasure, and this type of treasure only gets more valuable with the sharing. What treasure, you ask? Clearly, it is not a winning lottery ticket, because would already be living in Hawaii and I certainly would not share. This treasure is an author and illustrator. His name? Ben Hatke, and he [...]

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

One fateful day, a ship is caught in a hurricane and sinks, but not before five boxes are thrown free to float away. Four of the boxes meet an untimely end on the rocky shores of a distant island. The fifth box makes it to shore before it breaks open. The island otters search the [...]

George by Alex Gino

George is a boy with a secret: on the inside, George is a girl. She manages to hide her secret most of the time, but it makes her miserable. Her class is planning a play of the classic story, Charlotte’s Web, and George wants nothing more than to audition for the part. She loves Charlotte, [...]

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Claire

Callum Hunt has been warned by his father to stay away from magic, but on his 12th birthday, Callum has no choice but to take the entrance exam for the Magisterium, as his family is known for their magical powers. Callum tries valiantly to fail the test, but still he is chosen to attend the [...]

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