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A determined young girl joins forces with an adventure-loving street boy to solve a magical murder mystery—and save her father’s life. In the spell-powered city of Tarreton, the wealthy have all the magic they desire while the working class can barely afford a simple spell to heat their homes. Twelve-year-old Isaveth is poor, but she’s also brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice—which is lucky, because her father has just been wrongfully arrested for murder.

A Pocket Full of Murder by R. Anderson - A determined young girl joins forces with an adventure-loving street boy to save her father’s life in this.

We are the three Fates. My sisters and I spin, measure, and slice the countless golden threads of human life. It is dangerous for us to become involved with the humans whose lives we shape. So when a beautiful girl named Aglaia shows up on our doorstep, I try to make sure my sisters don’t become attached. But as her path unwinds, my sisters and I find ourselves pulled inextricably along—toward mortal pain, and mortal love, and a fate that could unravel the world.

Encore -- The shadow behind the stars / Rebecca Hahn.

In this poetic memoir, Newbery Honor winner Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Margarita’s heart lies in Cuba, her mother’s tropical island country, but most of the time she lives in Los Angeles. Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba and Margarita’s worlds collide in the worst way possible. Will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?

Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle - In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean.

On the brink of World War II, two girls are sent to a grand English country estate: Hannah, the half-Jewish daughter of a disgraced relative, and Anna, the social-climbing daughter of working-class British fascists. But there’s a mix-up, and nice Hannah is sent to the kitchen as a maid while arrogant Anna is welcomed as a relative. And then both girls fall for the same man, the handsome heir of the estate . . . or do they?

Love By the Morning Star- by Laura L. Sullivan In this sparkling, saucy romance, nearly everything goes wrong for two girls who are sent to a grand English estate on the brink of World War II--until it goes so very, very right!

Sequel to How to Catch a Bogle. Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a wily old crook who betrayed him. Now Jem wants revenge, but first he needs a new job, and luckily Alfred the bogler needs a new apprentice. As more and more orphans disappear under mysterious circumstances, Alfred, Jem, and Birdie find themselves waging an underground war in a city where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in every alley.

In this sequel.we find Jem Barbary at loose ends after he is fired by the grocer for eating cheese off the floor.

Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames. Or so it seems—until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .

How to Catch a Bogle, by Catherine Jinks. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, In London, a young orphan girl becomes the apprentice to a man who traps monsters for a living.

Readers met the Woodcutter sisters in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday’s palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he’s her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday’s unique magic somehow break the spell?

What's love without a little magic? This February, fall under the spell of Dearest, the third installment of the Woodcutter Sisters series!

One should be able to say of a princess "She was as good as she was beautiful," according to The Art of Being a Princess, which Princess Imogene is supposed to be reading. Not feeling particularly good, or all that beautiful, she heads for a nearby pond, where, unfortunately, a talking frog tricks her into kissing him. No prince appears--instead, the princess turns into a frog herself. Will Imogene be forever frogified?

Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde FIC VAN When almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, The Art of Being a Princess, as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again.

In a city of drumbeats, Millo Castro Zaldarriaga dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to practice in secret because girls were not supposed to be drummers. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.

Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle: Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.

Tiny rabbit dreams of growing as big as the forest and as tall as the trees, yet no matter how hard he wishes, he stays the same small size. But in a jungle filled with beasts both big and small, perhaps being tiny is just right! Inspired by the rhythms and humor of Afro-Cuban folktales, award-winning author Margarita Engle wrote this charming picture book in honor of every child's favorite springtime animal.

A small rabbit wishes with all his might to grow big--as big as the forest itself--until he discovers the advantage of being small and smart.

100 years ago, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, which connected the world’s two largest oceans and signaled America’s emergence as a global superpower. From the young “silver people” whose back-breaking labor built the Canal to the denizens of the endangered rainforest itself, this is the story of one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.

Fourteen-year-old Mateo and other Caribbean islanders face discrimination, segregation, and harsh working conditions when American recruiters lure them to the Panamanian rain forest in 1906 to build the great canal.