• Becoming Muhammad Ali 

    by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander 

    208 pages 

    Historical Fiction 

    One of the greatest sports heroes of all time comes to life in this bestselling autobiographical novel. 






    Clean Getaway 

    by Nic Stone 

    227 pages 

    Realistic Fiction 

    Take a trip through the American South with the New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone and an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem--his G'ma included. 





    Distress Signal 

    by Mary E. Lambert 

    272 pages 

    Adventure Fiction 

    In this edge-of-your-seat survival story, four classmates are stranded in a desert wilderness after a flash flood separates them from the rest of their grade. Can they make it to safety? 






    Hide and Seeker 

    by Daka Hermon 

    320 pages 

    Horror Fiction  

    At Zee's welcome home party, Justin and the neighborhood crew play Hide and Seek. But it goes wrong. Very wrong. One by one, everyone who plays the game disappears, pulled into a world of nightmares come to life. 






    Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero 

    by Kelly J. Baptist 

    208 pages 

    Realistic Fiction 

    Isaiah’s father has recently died, his mother has started drinking too much, and he finds himself fighting with his friends. Will he be able to use the talent he shares with his father – writing – to become the hero of his own story? 




    Katie the Catsitter 

    by Af Venable Colleen 

    224 pages 

    Graphic Novel/Humor/Adventure Fiction 

    Twelve-year-old Katie wants to earn money so she can go to summer camp, but when she starts catsitting for a neighbor she starts to suspect that the neighbor is much more than meets the eye. 




    Railway Jack: The True Story of an Amazing Baboon 

    by K. T. Johnston 

    40 pages 

    Nonfiction - History 

    Jim was a South African railway inspector in the late 1800s who lost his legs in an accident while at work. Unable to perform all his tasks but desperate to keep his job, Jim discovered a brilliant solution, a baboon named Jack. But when the railway authorities and the public discovered a monkey on the job, Jack and Jim had to work together to convince everyone that they made a great team 



    Scritch Scratch 

    by Lindsay Currie 

    304 pages 

    Mystery Fiction

    Seventh grader Claire loves the predictability of science while her father relishes the paranormal, running a ghost-tour business in Chicago. Their worlds collide when Claire must help out her father at the last minute, and a ghost boy not only becomes an unwanted passenger on the bus, but follows her home and around the city. 






    War Stories 

    by Gordon Korman  

    240 pages 

    There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcome upon his return to America. Now it's decades later, and Jacob wants to retrace the steps he took during the war; from training to invasion to the village he is said to have saved. Trevor thinks this is the coolest idea ever. But as they get to the village, Trevor discovers there's more to the story than what he's heard his whole life, causing him to wonder about his great-grandfather's heroism, the truth about the battle he fought, and importance of genuine valor. 


    Historical Fiction