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The lost treasure of Little Snoring / Lyn Gardner ; Ros Asquith.
The lost treasure of Little Snoring /  Lyn Gardner ; Ros Asquith.
The McNasty pirate twins, Captain Gruesome and his brother, Captain Grisly, are determined to get their grubby hands on the treasure buried in the sleepy seaside village of Little Snoring. But the McNastys discover that two clever young friends, Tat and Hetty, are equally determined to find the treasure, and soon they are all embroiled in a rollicking test of wits to see which pair will prevail. Faced with the excessive mucus running from the nose of the pirates' second mate, Mrs. Slime, the Big, Scary, Very Dark, Dense Forest Where No One In Their Right Mind Would Want To Go and a walk on the plank of the pirate ship The Rotten Apple, do the children stand a chance?--Amanzon.com.


Banana bunch and the birthday party! / Harriet Ziefert ; illustrations by Fred Blunt.
Banana bunch and the birthday party! /  Harriet Ziefert ; illustrations by Fred Blunt.


Banana bunch and the magic show / by Harriet Ziefert ; pictures by Fred Blunt.
Banana bunch and the magic show /  by Harriet Ziefert ; pictures by Fred Blunt.
Friends who call themselves the Banana Bunch go on a picnic, play in the park, agree on a secret club password, and raise money by putting on a magic show that ends with Scruffy the dog disappearing. Includes suggestions for magic-related activities.


Sybil the backpack fairy 5, The dragon's dance / Michel Rodrigue, author ; Dalena & Manuela Razzi, artists.
Sybil the backpack fairy 5, The dragon's dance /  Michel Rodrigue, author ; Dalena & Manuela Razzi, artists.
When you've got a fairy friend like Sybil (or an imagination like Nina's) life is never boring. But sometimes boring is all Nina wants. When Sybil and Pandigole get Nina in to trouble again-this time with a dragon!-will she have finally had enough?--


The case of the missing carrot cake / by Robin Newman ; illustrated by Deborah Zemke.
The case of the missing carrot cake /  by Robin Newman ; illustrated by Deborah Zemke.
When Miss Rabbit leaves her carrot cake (with cream-cheese icing) out to cool and returns later to find only a mess of crumbs, she calls Detective Wilcox and Capt. Griswold. Over 100 animals on Ed's farm means there's a lot of suspects. Tongue firmly in cheek, Wilcox tells the story of this challenging case in clipped tones reminiscent of Dragnet.--


Butterfly blues / by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Peter Francis.
Butterfly blues /  by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Peter Francis.
After a rare Blue Morpho goes missing from the new butterfly museum, Nancy and her friends try to bring the valuable creature back to safety.


Blackbird fly / Erin Entrada Kelly.
Blackbird fly /  Erin Entrada Kelly.
Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, decides to change her life by learning how to play the guitar.


The island of Dr. Libris / Chris Grabenstein.
The island of Dr. Libris /  Chris Grabenstein.
A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive.


The Penderwicks in spring / Jeanne Birdsall.
The Penderwicks in spring /  Jeanne Birdsall.
As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray.


Teddy Mars : almost a world record breaker / Molly B. Burnham ; illustrations by Trevor Spencer
Teddy Mars : almost a world record breaker / Molly B.  Burnham ; illustrations by Trevor Spencer
Ten-year-old Teddy Mars seeks to stand apart from his six siblings, none of whom could be called normal, by earning a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records.


Jinx's fire / Sage Blackwood.
Jinx's fire /  Sage Blackwood.
Jinx travels throughout the Urwald to unite its people and creatures against encroaching threats--


The year we sailed the sun / by Theresa Nelson.
The year we sailed the sun /  by Theresa Nelson.
In St. Louis, Missouri, in 1911, orphaned eleven-year-old Julia Delaney rails against countless disappointments and the nun's strict rules at the House of Mercy, especially after her sister Mary turns fourteen and must leave, but she, her family, and best friend get tangled up with a gangster and a decade-old mystery.


Abuela's birthday / by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
Abuela's birthday /  by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
Sofia and her cousins are making a piñata for their grandmother's birthday party, but when Bella the cat gets involved chaos ensues.


The missing mouse / by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
The missing mouse /  by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
Sofia is temporarily entrusted with Snowflake the class mouse--but he escapes, and she and her sisters must figure out a way to catch him.


The marigold mess / by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
The marigold mess /  by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
Instead of the usual dusting Sofia volunteers to wash the car--but when she leaves the hose on her mother's marigolds get flooded and she calls on her sisters to save the situation.


Picture perfect / by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
Picture perfect /  by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
Sofia feels that because she looks so much like her older sisters, nobody notices her--so when school picture day comes around she comes up with a way to stand out.


Ava and Taco Cat / Carol Weston.
Ava and Taco Cat /  Carol Weston.
Fifth-grader Ava writes in her diary about her family, losing her best friend to a new girl, and adopting an injured, skittish, and very special cat.


Gargoyles gone AWOL / by Clementine Beauvais ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
Gargoyles gone AWOL /  by Clementine Beauvais ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.
Eleven-year-old self-proclaimed supersleuth Sophie Sesame Seade tracks down the culprit behind a series of gargoyle thefts in Cambridge, England.


Catch you later, traitor / Avi.
Catch you later, traitor /  Avi.
It's 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid in Brooklyn, New York, who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas. But when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep, accusing Pete's father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in Pete's family?--


The lunch witch 1 / Deb Lucke.
The lunch witch 1 /  Deb Lucke.
The witch Grunhilda takes a job in an elementary school lunchroom.


Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions / Sheila Grau ; illustrated by Joe Sutphin.
Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions /  Sheila Grau ; illustrated by Joe Sutphin.
At his boarding school for monsters, a young werewolf learns a devastating truth about his family while uncovering a plot to sabotage the world's finest training program for aspiring minions to evil overlords.


Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger / Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Brian Biggs.
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger /  Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Brian Biggs.
Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with intelligent robots Klink and Klank once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy--


Project blastoff / Mark Kelly with Martha Freeman.
Project blastoff /  Mark Kelly with Martha Freeman.
Young Mark Kelly and his brother and friends decide to build a rocket over the summer when their constant bickering starts to annoy their grandfather in this middle-grade novel based on the NASA astronauts' real childhoods--


Fork-tongue charmers / Paul Durham ; illustrations by Pétur Antonsson.
Fork-tongue charmers /  Paul Durham ; illustrations by Pétur Antonsson.
When Rye O'Chanter is declared an outlaw from her own village, she finds herself stuck on a strange remote island. But the island comes to feel much less remote when the battle over the future of the Luck Uglies moves to its shores--


Hopper's destiny / Lisa Fiedler ; with illustrated by Vivienne To.
Hopper's destiny /  Lisa Fiedler ; with illustrated by Vivienne To.
A brave pet shop mouse named Hopper attempts to rebuild a fallen empire in the underground rat civilization of Atlantia, located in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn, while Queen Felina and her band of street cats declare open season on the rodents.


If you find this / by Matthew Baker.
If you find this /  by Matthew Baker.
When the grandfather he never knew is released from prison suffering from dementia, eleven-year-old Nicholas, a mathematical and musical genius, tries to save the family's home by helping search for heirlooms Grandpa claims to have buried.


In Todd we trust / Louise Galveston.
In Todd we trust /  Louise Galveston.
Twelve-year-old Todd Butroche has been rather distracted by a girl in middle school and other concerns, and the Toddlians, the tiny civilization created by his benevolent grossness, are convinced that he is angry with them--especially when they are confronted with a vile red thing (a moldy apple) and its horrifying inhabitant (a worm).


Moon bear / Gill Lewis ; illustrated by Alessandro Gottardo.
Moon bear /  Gill Lewis ; illustrated by Alessandro Gottardo.
In Laos, twelve-year-old Tam must work at a bear farm where bears are cruelly caged and milked for their bile, but when a familiar cub is brought to the farm, Tam will do anything to free both the cub, and himself.


Fluffy bunnies 2 : the Schnoz of Doom / written by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by Dan Santat.
Fluffy bunnies 2 : the Schnoz of Doom / written by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by Dan Santat.
Film-loving twins Joules and Kevin face new evil bunnies from outer space when odorous extraterrestrials that use smellepathy to control their prey's brain arrive to conquer the world.


The Glorkian warrior eats adventure pie / James Kochalka.
The Glorkian warrior eats adventure pie /  James Kochalka.
The second adventure of this inept space hero and his talking backback on patrol.


 

 

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