The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop – by Kate Saunders
Inheriting their sorcerer uncles’ magical house and famous chocolate shop, 11-year-old twins Oz and Lily are challenged to outmaneuver evil villains who are hunting for the secret to their greatest chocolate recipe.
The No Dogs-Allowed Rule – by Kashmira Sheth
Ishan Mehra wants a dog, but his mother has a rule about dogs. (Guess what it is?) Ishan figures if he’s helpful enough and does enough things right around the house, he can change her mind. Somehow, though, the right things seem to come out all wrong. whether it’s making paratha for breakfast or repainting the hallway!
Flying the Dragon – by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
When Skye’s cousin Hiroshi and his family move to Virginia from Japan, the cultural differences lead to misunderstandings and both children are unhappy at the changes in their lives, but flying the dragon kite may finally bring them together.
That Is Not A Good Idea! – by Mo Willems
A surprising lesson about the importance of listening to one’s inner gosling ensues when a very hungry fox issues a dinner invitation to a very plump goose.
The Mapmaker’s Sons – by V.L. Burgess
When a man with a wooden leg appears, Thomas Hawkins must leave the life he knows or chance not reaching his next birthday, which is only days away.
Pluto’s Secret – by Margaret Weitekamp
Explains why Pluto’s status as a planet was changed, tracing its history from discovery to recent reclassification while exploring how scientists are now organizing and classifying objects in our solar system.
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping – by Melanie Watt
Uncomfortable with the idea of camping outdoors, Scaredy Squirrel engages in a camping venture on his couch away from mosquitoes, skunks and zippers and hopes to watch a camping show on his new television, which requires him to hunt for an electrical outlet in the woods.
Miracle Mud - by David A. Kelly
Traces the invention of Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud by longtime baseball fan, player and coach Russell Aubrey “Lena” Blackburne, describing how his distaste for the methods used by players to break in baseballs prompted his creation and how, for more than 75 years, teams have been using the Hall of Fame-noted product to prepare baseballs before every game.
River of the Lost Bears – by Erin Hunter
When their journey toward the warmer mountain territories where brown bears roam proves to be slower and more treacherous than anticipated, Toklo considers leaving the group to pursue a new life on his own.