Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon by Leila Howland (Tangled #1) Requirements: epub Reader, 3.1MB Overview: Rapunzel is not your typical princess. For one thing, she has returned to her kingdom after eighteen years spent trapped in a tower and she’s still getting to know her parents. For another, she has to get used to royal customs, like the proper ways to sit and curtsy, when she’d really rather climb a tree and paint. Plus, she hates wearing shoes.
Cassandra is not your typical lady-in-waiting. As the daughter of the captain of the guard, she has grown up fascinated by security and weaponry. It has been her life’s goal to become a soldier in the guard, and princess-sitting doesn’t really fit into her plan-especially when that princess’s aggravating boyfriend is always hanging around.
But when Rapunzel and Cassandra stumble upon a secret lagoon said to hold the key to the kingdom’s greatest power, it will be up to them to solve the mystery before someone more sinister does.
Follow this tale of adventure and intrigue, love and destiny, and, most important, friendship Genre: Fantasy > Children/Young Adult
Silver Sisters series by Leila Howland Requirements: epub Reader, 8.1MB Overview: Leila Howland grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Georgetown University, Leila spent five years acting in New York where she was a company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. She is the author of the YA novels Nantucket Blue, for which she was named a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start author, Nantucket Red, and Hello, Sunshine, as well as the Silver Sisters middle grade series and the upcoming Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon. Leila now lives in Los Angeles. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
01. The Forget-Me-Not Summer: A delightful story for fans of The Penderwicks and One Crazy Summer, The Forget-Me-Not Summer is bursting with fun, sun, and sisterly love.
Sisters Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily Silver can’t wait for summer vacation. Twelve-year-old Marigold is hoping to get her first kiss, while Zinnia, eleven, has plenty of time on her hands and will most likely spend it in Marigold’s shadow. And though five-year-old Lily may look like an angel, she has a knack for mischief.
But the sisters’ summer plans crumble when their parents send them to visit their aunt Sunny on Cape Cod. Small-town life is not what these L.A. girls had in mind, and they must adjust to sharing one room and living without a TV. Eventually, though, Aunt Sunny—along with her cheery attitude and delicious brownies—wins them over. Before they know it, the girls are cracking lobster shells at clambakes, making new friends, and even organizing a local talent show…all while learning how to band together as the strongest version of themselves: sisters.
02. The Brightest Stars of Summer: Wedding bells are ringing on the Cape! It’s summer again and Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily are heading back to their beloved Pruet to help bride-to-be Aunt Sunny plan her big day. But cake and decorations aren’t the only items on the girls’ agenda this summer. Marigold can’t wait to escape the embarrassment of being cut from one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters—especially after she bragged to all of her West Coast friends that she was in it. And Zinnie is trying her hardest to write a story good enough to get into an elite writing program. She finds unexpected inspiration in Marigold’s heartbreak over last summer’s crush, Peter Pasque, and a cute boy named Max she meets on the beach.
But when it becomes clear that Max has eyes for Marigold, Zinnie can’t contain her hurt, and it leads her to betray Marigold with an unthinkable sister crime. With a wedding on the horizon and tension simmering between them, will the Silver sisters be able to overcome their hurt in time to give Sunny what she’s already given them: a summer to remember?
03. The Silver Moon of Summer: In the third book in the middle grade series that Newbery Honor-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia raved is “brimming with hilarity and sisterly hijinks,” Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily Silver return to Cape Cod for a final, unforgettable summer.
The Silver Sisters are heading to Pruet again to visit Aunt Sunny and all the friends they’ve made in Cape Cod the past two years. Before they head East, the girls make a promise they hope will keep the sister drama to a minimum: no fighting.
But things get off to a rocky start when Marigold, after making it her mission to befriend Chloe, the famous director Philip Rathbone’s niece, discovers that Zinnie has swooped in and become besties with Chloe. Once again, Marigold’s little sister has intruded on her life.
With the divide between the girls growing deeper, Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily worry it’s impossible for them to go a summer without a big fight. The same silver moon may hang in the night sky each year, but the sisters below it are changing in ways they have yet to understand.
If they grow apart, more than a promise could be at risk. But if they grow together…the sky’s the limit.
Turtle Boy by M. Evan Wolkenstein Requirements: epub Reader, 2MB Overview: This middle-grade debut, which will surely appeal to fans of Wonder, explores self-image, friendship, and grief, while highlighting the importance of taking chances. It will make you laugh and cry, and you will be eager to share it with someone you love.
Seventh grade is not going well for Will Levine. Kids at school bully him because of his funny-looking chin. His science teacher finds out about the turtles he spent his summer collecting from the marsh behind school and orders him to release them back into the wild. And for his bar mitzvah community service project, he has to go to the hospital to visit RJ, an older boy struggling with an incurable disease. Unfortunately, Will hates hospitals.
At first, the boys don’t get along, but then RJ shares his bucket list with Will. Among the things he wants to do: ride a roller coaster, go to a concert and a school dance, and swim in the ocean. To Will, happiness is hanging out in his room, alone, preferably with his turtles. But as RJ’s disease worsens, Will realizes he needs to tackle the bucket list on his new friend’s behalf before it’s too late. It seems like an impossible mission, way outside Will’s comfort zone. But as he completes each task with RJ’s guidance, Will learns that life is too short to live in a shell. Genre: YA Fiction
A Clue for Clara by Lian Tanner Requirements: epub Reader, 4.6MB Overview: ‘GREETINGS. I AM LOOKING FOR A MAJOR CRIME TO SOLVE. PLEASE INFORM ME OF ANY RECENT MURDERS, KIDNAPPINGS OR JEWEL HEISTS IN THIS AREA.’
Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows Morse code and semaphore.
There’s just one problem. She’s a small scruffy chook, and no one takes her seriously.
But when she teams up with Olive, the daughter of the local policeman, they might just be able to solve the crimes that have been troubling the town of Little Dismal.
A puzzling and hilarious mystery from bestselling author, Lian Tanner. Genre: Children/YA Fiction
Juniper High 2 by Sophia Crane (Juniper High Ep.#2) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 268 KB Overview: Juniper Alaska holds many secrets… and Mackie’s is a doozie… Mackie Garfield, a senior at Juniper High, didn’t think things could get any stranger in her little, sleepy, Alaskan town. Her best friend is Tlingit witch, and then to top it off, Mack just found out that she was a snowy owl shifter. But when her former best friend turned-possible-boyfriend, Ronan, tries to will her to reveal her secret, she knows the handsome guy isn’t what he seems either. The last thing she needs is another vampire in her life… Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
Chia and the Fox Man: An Alaskan Dena’ina Fable by Barbara Jacko Atwater, Ethan Jacko Atwater Requirements: AZW3/ePUB Reader, 12MB Overview: A beautifully illustrated Alaska Native story of a young boy and his encounter with the fabled Fox Man, and how doing the right thing isn’t always easy but important in the end. Life is hard for Chia. His village doesn’t have enough food and every day there are many chores to do. Chia always goes to bed hungry and tired, until one day in the middle of the night he wakes to a strange noise. He decides to investigate–and meets the legendary Fox Man. Will the Fox Man be able to help Chia and his village? By the same team who brought you How Raven Got His Crooked Nose, this modern retelling of a traditional Dena’ina story teaches young readers that there is strength in humility and in doing what is right, especially when it’s hard. Also included is an author’s note about Alaskan Dena’ina stories, plus a glossary of the Dena’ina words and their pronunciation. Genre: Fiction | Children’s > Picture Books
The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.6 MB Overview: When Ned and his identical twin brother Tam tumble from their raft into a raging, bewitched river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Sure enough, Ned grows up weak and slow, and stays as much as possible within the safe boundaries of his family’s cottage and yard. But when a Bandit King comes to steal the magic that Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, it’s Ned who safeguards the magic and summons the strength to protect his family and community.
In the meantime, in another kingdom across the forest that borders Ned’s village lives Áine, the resourceful and pragmatic daughter of the Bandit King. She is haunted by her mother’s last words to her: “The wrong boy will save your life and you will save his.” But when Áine and Ned’s paths cross, can they trust each other long enough to make their way through the treacherous woods and stop the war about to boil over?
With a deft hand, acclaimed author Kelly Barnhill takes classic fairy tale elements–speaking stones, a friendly wolf, and a spoiled young king–and weaves them into a richly detailed narrative that explores good and evil, love and hate, magic, and the power of friendship. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
Textrovert by Lindsey Summers Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.9 MB Overview: Summer is nearly over and Keeley is about to start her senior year when disaster strikes: she picks up the wrong cell phone by mistake. Just her luck that it belongs to Talon, a totally arrogant jock who’s just left for football camp—with her phone. Keeley doesn’t know him, but they’ll need to rely on each other to forward their messages for an entire week.
Talon is so full of himself, but Keeley quickly discovers he’s funny, too—at least his texts are. And he listens to Keeley—which is more than anyone else does. Texting Talon, she can be more than just the quiet twin sister of a popular boy. Texting Talon, she can be the outgoing person she’s always wanted to be. Soon the two are falling for each other, hard.
But when true identities are revealed and secrets are exposed, will Keeley’s feelings stay the same? Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg (Openly Straight #2) Requirements: .ePUB Reader, | 4.8Mb | Version: Retail Overview: The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight and earner of three starred reviews, called "remarkable…deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green. Ben Carver is back to normal. He’s working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He’s even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except… There’s Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There’s his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away. And there’s Rafe, funny, kind, dating someone else . . . and maybe the real normal that Ben needs. Genre: Young Adult MM
The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby (York #1) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.6 MB Overview: It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher—a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction. Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment house—until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long-held by the people of New York. And if Tess, Theo and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult