Check out these new books in the Tween section and the YA corner. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies
The Amazing Beef Squad: Never Say Die! by Jason Ross
After discovering a conspiracy to fire their teacher, a group of seventh graders dubbed Beef Squad team up with new girl Karla Woo to save their teacher’s job by uncovering a secret from their Gold Rush town’s past.
All You Knead Is Love by Tanya Guerrero
Banished from her abusive home for a summer with her estranged grandmother in Barcelona, twelve-year-old Alba feels hope and love while exploring a newly discovered passion for bread baking.
Your Heart, My Sky: Love in a Time of Hunger by Margarita Engle
In Cuba’s “special period in times of peace” of 1991, Liana and Amado find love after their severe hunger gives both courage to risk government retribution by skipping a summer of labor to seek food. Told in their two voices plus that of the stray dog that brought them together.
The Camino Club by Kevin Craig
After getting in trouble with the law, a group of wayward teens are given an ultimatum: serve time in juvenile detention for their crimes or walk the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain over the summer holidays with a pair of court-appointed counselors. Although they come from diverse backgrounds, the unlikely friends try to make the best of their situation. The pilgrims grow closer on their journey, but they may not make it to their destination–the Cathedral in Santiago. If they do, will they each find what they’re looking for, and will their newfound friendships endure?
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
When children start to go missing in the local woods, eighteen-year-old Wendy Darling must face her fears and a past she cannot remember to rescue them in this novel based on Peter Pan.
Fade Away by E. B. Vickers
Jake Foster secures the state title for his basketball team with his signature fadeaway, but by the next morning he’s disappeared without a trace. Rumors abound regarding his whereabouts. Told from the points of view of those closest to Jake, the story reminds us that the people we think we know best are sometimes hiding painful secrets.