Paloma must be the only 12-year-old alive who isn’t thrilled to be going to Mexico City for the summer – she’s more disheartened at the thought of losing a summer with her friends back in Kansas than she is excited about spending a month in another country.
There’s a belief on the US Virgin Islands that being born during a hurricane – being a hurricane child – is a bad omen, and Caroline Murphy is starting to think it might be true.
Dara is a talented tennis player – talented enough to go pro if she can just find the money to enter the right tournaments. Her plans are thrown off-track when she learns that Mellie, the woman she’s always known as her mother, is transgender and technically her biological father.
When Sam wakes up and finds herself in a jungle, it takes her a minute to realize that she’s been in a plane crash, along with the rest of her high school fencing team. She soon locates her surviving classmates, but will rescue arrive before infighting and personal trauma tear the group apart?
Vanessa, a fanfiction writer, Phoebe, a talented percussionist, and Callie, her dad’s taxidermy assistant, all end up at the same Orlando convention center – though for very different reasons. Once their paths cross, all three girls are in for an unforgettable week in this hilarious and heartfelt novel.
Loved 2016’s “The Call” but couldn’t handle that cliffhanger of an ending? I’ve got good news for you – author Peadar O’Guilin has written a sequel, “The Invasion”.
Husband-wife dynamic duo Leo and Diane Dillon are two of my favorite illustrators of all time. Their work has graced everything from the covers of famous novels like Garth Nix’s “Sabriel” and Isabel Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” to picture books by Virginia Hamilton and Margaret Wise Brown and more.
In “The Journey of Little Charlie”, Christopher Paul Curtis continues his perennially popular “Buxton Chronicles” with the story of Charlie Bobo, a young boy conscripted into slave catching after the death of his father.
In Leora’s society, the most important moments of a person’s life are tattooed upon their skin for everyone to see. When a person dies, their skin is tanned and turned into a book of their life – to be either treasured and passed down by their family members, or destroyed if the person is judged to have lived an immoral life.
Edan has always loved everything Team Tomorrow, especially Gargantua, the awesome heroine-turned-villain of the long-running comic franchise – but it’s not until the summer before her junior year of high school when she learns about the joys of attending comic conventions and cosplaying as your favorite characters.