Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon

Gr. 9-12 ***Starred Review*** Vivacious and lovely, 18-year-old Olivia Brownlow is a highly eligible young woman in London’s 1859 society. Before her long-lost uncle took her in, she grew up disguised as a boy named Oliver, who became a street rat in a gang run by the Artful Dodger. Olivia can’t forget her origins, and…

The Sky at Our Feet by

Gr. 4-7  Jason D. Riazi gets the shock of his life when his mother reveals the story of how she came to America from Afghanistan, and how she once was legal but now is undocumented. Soon after, Jason witnesses what he fears most: men with badges taking his mother away. Not knowing what will happen…

Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart

Gr. 4-7 Brodie is a good dog, and not even death deters him from making sure his boy is safe from the Monster, Aiden’s abusive father. Against the advice of other dogs waiting to go to the Forever place, Brodie takes the risk and, with his affable new friend Tuck, returns to earth as a…

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Young Adult Rom-Com for the Win! • A New York Times bestseller • Girl has goal (break the glass ceiling in the world of coding without “IIH” distractions). Boy has goal (woo the girl his parents have arranged for him to marry before they both go off to college). Boy meets girl but stages disastrous…

The True Queen by Sarah Fine

Gr. 8-12 (Book Three) Bravery comes in many forms. Ansa, a warrior with newly discovered magic, knows she is to be the Valtia (queen) of Kupari, a people from whom she was stolen as a child. Raised by the Krigere, she is loyal and knows how to survive and kill but not rule; that is…

Warrior Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino

Gr. 5-8 (Book Two) Having secured the Compass—one of three powerful objects known as the Sacred Tools of Geometry—Giacomo and his friends set out to find the Straightedge, which amplifies an artistic genius’ power a hundred times over. They must find and capture it to stop Nerezza, the Supreme Creator, from spreading her tyranny. On…