Caleb and Kit

Caleb and Kit Beth Vrabel A twelve-year-old boy named Caleb, born with cystic fibrosis, hates being one of only two kids his age at summer day camp.  His protective mother refuses to let him stay alone while she’s at work.  His older brother is busy with his summer internship and his father spends all of […]

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Overboard (Survivor Diaries)

Overboard!  (Survivor Diaries) By:  Terry Lynn Johnson This new adventure series is perfect for fans of the I SURVIVED series and HATCHET.  Eleven-year-old Travis and his family are on a whale watching trip off the coast of Washington when a rogue wave overturns their boat.  Both Travis and Marina, the tour operator’s daughter, are washed […]

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The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won By:  Kimberly Brubaker Bradley This is a sequel to the amazing Newbery Honor Book, THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE.  This story picks up shortly after the last one finished when 11-year-old Ada receives a surgery to correct her clubfoot.  There is just enough back-story so readers new to Ada’s […]

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Orphan Train Girl

Orphan Train Girl By:  Christina Baker Kline ORPHAN TRAIN GIRL is the young reader’s edition of the 2013 adult bestseller from Christina Baker Kline.  Sixth-grader Molly is assigned to help an elderly woman, Vivian, clean out her attic.  She must perform this community service for stealing a battered paperback from the public library.  At first […]

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