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      Far from the Tree

      by Robin Benway

      Mar 2018

      Young Adults Plus

      Teen Books
      In this National Book Award-winning novel about the meaning of family, adopted teen Grace seeks out her biological siblings after giving up her own baby.

      A Skinful of Shadows

      by Frances Hardinge

      Mar 2018

      Mystery Middle Plus

      Teen Books
      This is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War.

      Life on Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island

      by Loree Griffin Burns

      Feb 2018

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Middle Grade Books
      On November 14, 1963, a volcano fifteen miles off the shore of Iceland exploded under the sea, resulting in a brand-new island. Scientists immediately recognized Surtsey for what it was: an opportunity to observe the way life takes hold.

      Silent Days, Silent Dreams

      by Allen Say

      Feb 2018

      Arts Elementary Plus

      Middle Grade Books
      James Castle was born two months premature. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read, or use sign language.Yet, today Castle's artwork hangs in major museums throughout the world.

      Beasts Made of Night

      by Tochi Onyebuchi

      Feb 2018

      Fantasy/Science Fiction High Plus

      Teen Books
      Seventeen-year-old Taj is the most talented sin-eater indentured by the Guild, a ruthless organization of mages that runs a lucrative trade absolving the rich.

      Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon

      by Jan Greenberg

      Jan 2018

      Biography Middle Plus

      Middle Grade Books
      Looking at the life of legendary photographer Cindy Sherman, the authors have created an unconventional biography, that much like Sherman's famous photographs, has something a little more meaningful under the surface.

      Robinson

      by Peter Sís

      Jan 2018

      Primary

      Picture Books
      Peter Sís blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe to create a magical picture book filled with heart and imagination that readers will want to return to again and again.

      Wild Beauty

      by Anna-Marie McLemore

      Jan 2018

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      Teen Books
      For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They've also hidden a tragic legacy: If they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish.

      The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel

      by William Ritter

      Nov 2017

      Mystery Middle Plus

      Teen Books
      The thrilling conclusion to The Jackaby Novels Trilogy sends the eccentric detective and his indispensable assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds.

      Elizabeth and Zenobia

      by Jessica Miller

      Oct 2017

      Mystery Middle Plus

      Middle Grade Books
      $16.99  $12.75  Member Price
      Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company. Black-and-white illustrations.

      Auma’s Long Run

      by Eucabeth Odhiambo

      Oct 2017

      Advanced Readers Plus

      Middle Grade Books
      In 1980s Kenya, 13-year-old Auma must decide whether to pursue a track scholarship that will let her attend high school or stay home to help her struggling family as AIDS ravages her village. Author's note.

      The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

      by Mackenzi Lee

      Oct 2017

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      Teen Books
      Henry Montague was born to be a gentleman, but even the finest boarding schools in England haven't been able to tame his roguish passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men. Author's note on historical accuracy.
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