But is he brave enough to take their friendship public? As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother's new relationship and the fact that they might be moving--again--just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS.
Orphan IslandWalden Pond Press - The boat arrives, taking away jinny’s best friend, replacing him with a new little girl named Ess, Deen, and leaving Jinny as the new Elder. A national book award longlist title! "A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true. Kelly barnhill, newbery medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon"This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it.
Thought-provoking and magical. Rick riordan, author of the percy jackson seriesin the tradition of modern-day classics like Sara Pennypacker's Pax and Lois Lowry's The Giver comes a deep, heartbreaking, compelling, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island.
On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, water, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them—and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again.
Orphan Island - Today’s Changing is no different. Jinny knows her responsibility now—to teach Ess everything she needs to know about the island, to keep things as they’ve always been. But will she be ready for the inevitable day when the boat will come back—and take her away forever from the only home she’s known?"A unique and compelling story about nine children who live with no adults on a mysterious island.
Anyone who has ever been scared of leaving their family will love this book" from the Brightly.
Insignificant Events in the Life of a CactusSterling Children's Books - But aven’s about to discover she can do it all. And when her parents take a job running stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again. Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined.
. Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned. School library journal starred review aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them.
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus - Even without arms. Autumn 2017 kids’ indie next pick junior library Guild Selection Library of Congress's 52 Great Reads List 2018 . It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears.
RestartScholastic Inc. - He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. Some kids treat him like a hero. From the #1 bestselling author of swindle and Slacker, Restart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start. Starting with his own name. Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof.
But who is chase? when he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return. Some kids are clearly afraid of him. He doesn't remember hitting his head. Chase's memory just went out the window. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again.
Restart - . He knows he's Chase. And who he's going to be. Pretty soon, it's not only a question of who Chase is -- it's a question of who he was. One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets.
ShortDial Books - In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the new york times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz Julia is very short for her age, she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts.
As julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive—one of the adults with dwarfism who’ve joined the production’s motley crew of Munchkins—and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way.
Short - Soon, she doesn’t want to fade into the background—and it’s a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia! Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us. Chang, julia’s own sense of self as an artist grows.
Amina's VoiceSalaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - Soojin is suddenly hanging out with emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American. Does amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.
She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Palacio, author of #1 new york timesbestseller Wonder “Amina’s anxieties are entirely relatable, but it’s her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist. Entertainment weekly a pakistani-american muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this “compassionate, starred review from the award-winning author of It’s Ramadan, timely novel” Booklist, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.
Amina's Voice - Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. Amina’s voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani-American and highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other. A washington post best children’s book of 2017 “For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can’t get better than this book.
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The Someday BirdsHarperCollins - Winner of the 2018 dolly gray children's literature award * two starred reviews * a new york public library best kids book of 2017 * a bank street best children's book of 2017 * wisconsin library Association CBA Outstanding Books of the Year selection * 2018-2019 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award list selection * 2018-2019 Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award nominee * Young Hoosier Book Award nominee *The Someday Birds is a debut middle grade novel perfect for fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree, filled with humor, heart, and chicken nuggets.
Charlie’s perfectly ordinary life has been unraveling ever since his war journalist father was injured in Afghanistan. When his father heads from california to Virginia for medical treatment, unruly brothers, Charlie reluctantly travels cross-country with his boy-crazy sister, and a mysterious new family friend.
The Someday Birds - Pla has written a tale that is equal parts madcap road trip, coming-of-age story for an autistic boy who feels he doesn’t understand the world, and an uplifting portrait of a family overcoming a crisis. Offering a mixture of suspense, tragedy and humor, mystery, Pla’s story captures both the literal and figurative meanings of journey.
Publishers weekly starred review“Pla gives us a memorable hero in this lyrical and funny book. Shelf awareness starred review. He decides that if he can spot all the birds that he and his father were hoping to see someday along the way, then everything might just turn out okay. Debut author Sally J.
The Miscalculations of Lightning GirlRandom House Books for Young Readers - Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. A lightning strike gave her a super power.
. But even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. She doesn't remember it, but it changed her life forever. Make 1 friend. No miscalculations here!" --Kate Beasley, author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl - Lucy callahan was struck by lightning. Readers of all ages will root for Lucy, aka Lightning Girl. Unless there's been a miscalculation?a celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different. An npr best book of the yeara kirkus reviews best book of the year"an engaging story, full of heart and hope.
The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled. She just has to pass 1 more test--middle school!Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year.
Beyond the Bright SeaDutton Books for Young Readers - Wolk unfolds with uncommon grace. The wall street journal★ “Crow is a determined and dynamic heroine. Publishers weekly★ “Beautiful, evocative. Kirkus the moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family. Twelve-year-old crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts.
Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, and Miss Maggie, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar.
Beyond the Bright Sea - Winner of the 2018 scott o'dell award for historical fiction - From the bestselling author of Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year. An npr best book of the year • a parents’ magazine best book of the year • a booklist editors' choice selection • a bookpage best book of the year • a horn book fanfare selection • a kirkus best book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Charlotte Observer Best Book of the Year • A Southern Living Best Book of the Year • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year“The sight of a campfire on a distant island…proves the catalyst for a series of discoveries and events—some poignant, some frightening—that Ms.
. Vivid and heart-wrenching, lauren wolk’s Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger.
Freakling The Psi Chronicles Book 1Candlewick Press - When taemon loses his psi in a traumatic accident, he must hide his lack of power by any means possible. But gradually he discovers that for all its openness, there are mysteries at the colony, too — dangerous secrets that would give unchecked power to psi wielders if discovered. A thrilling, fast-paced dystopian novel about the dangers of unchecked power and the dilemmas facing a boy torn between two ways of life.
In twelve-year-old taemon’s city, everyone has a power called psi — the ability to move and manipulate objects with their minds. Taemon adjusts to his new life quickly, making friends and finding unconditional acceptance. When taemon unwittingly leaks one of these secrets, will he have the courage to repair the damage — even if it means returning to the city and facing the very people who exiled him?
Freakling The Psi Chronicles Book 1 - But a humiliating incident at a sports tournament exposes his disability, and Taemon is exiled to the powerless colony. The "dud farm" is not what taemon expected, though: people are kind and open, and they actually seem to enjoy using their hands to work and play and even comfort their children.
Goodbye StrangerWendy Lamb Books - This brilliant, new york times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship. Long ago, emily, best friends Bridge, and Tab made a pact: no fighting. Can they grow up without growing apart? “Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.
The new york times a boston globe–horn book honor book for fiction named a best book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, NPR, The Washington Post, and more! . But it’s the start of seventh grade, and everything is changing. He wonders: what does it mean to fall for a girl—as a friend? By the time Valentine’s Day approaches, the girls have begun to question the bonds—and the limits—of friendship.
Goodbye Stranger - She’s started wearing cat ears and is the only one who’s still tempted to draw funny cartoons on her homework. Emily’s new curves are attracting attention, and Tab is suddenly a member of the Human Rights Club. It’s also the beginning of seventh grade for Sherm Russo. And then there’s Bridge.