The Shimmering Stone - Paula Harrison For those of you who have read your way through our chapter book shelf, here is a new series about princesses. But these are no ordinary princesses--they're Rescue Princesses and they use their wits and daring ninja skills to create a rescue organization that helps animals in trouble! (Grade 1 to Grade 3) 2/2014
Charlie is the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. Their unlikely friendship nearly bites the dust when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and they retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms-- but not both.
Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive
Roller girl / by Victoria Jamieson. Portland, Oregon 12-year-old Astrid signs up for roller derby camp only to learn her best friend has chosen dance camp instead. So begins the toughest summer of Astrid's life. A great girl-power graphic novel of perseverance, self-realization, and the difficult change in friendships that often takes place as kids move from elementary school to junior high.
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones; illustrations by Katie Kath Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends. 8/2015