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.
The Rule of Threes by Marcy Campbell
Future interior designer Maggie, a sixth-grader, focuses on an upcoming design contest to cope with friendship and family troubles, including having Tony, a half-brother she never knew existed, move in.
Simon B. Rhymin’ by Dwayne Reed with Ellien Holi
Chicago fifth-grader Simon, an aspiring rapper who lacks self-confidence, uses his rhymes to help bring his community together.
Not All Heroes by Josephine Cameron
Moving halfway across the country did not help eleven-year-old Zinnia deal with her little brother’s death, but joining her neighbors and aunt as a Real Life Super Hero does that and more.
That Thing about Bollywood by Supriya Kelkar
Sonali cannot bring herself to share her feelings, but when she wakes up one day and begins to involuntarily burst into Bollywood song and dance routines that showcase her emotions, she realizes she has to find her voice and share her feelings.
The Nightmare Thief by Nicole Lesperance
When Maren breaks the strict rules of her family’s dream shop to help her comatose sister, she is caught and blackmailed by a woman with evil plans for the town of Rockpool Bay.
War and Millie McGonigle by Karen Cushman
Millie McGonigle’s life should be perfect–but times are tough. Hitler is attacking Europe and it looks like the United States may be going to war. Food is rationed and money is tight. And Millie’s sickly little sister gets all the attention and couldn’t be more of a pain if she tried. Will Millie be able to find her way in her family, and keep her balance as the world around her loses its own?
Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass
Presents a romantic, mesmerizing story of first love and second chances, all to the tunes of sweet soca music.
The Hill by Ali Bryan
In the near future, a group of girls survive by their own wits and follow the laws of the Manual on the Hill, a reclaimed garbage dump they call home. The cardinal rule? Men and boys spell danger.
A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia
In 1860 Louisiana, eighty-year-old Madame Sylvie decides to sit for a portrait, as horrific stories that span generations from the big house and the fields are revealed.
Summer Spirit by Elizabeth Holleville (Graphic Novel)
Summer for Louise means sand, surf, and … the supernatural. Louise spends every summer at her grandma’s house with her older sister, cousins, and Rodin the dog. But, this year, her plans to relax and read comics on the beach are about to be turned upside down by a mischievous ghost, bored with being forced to haunt the same house. While the other girls are wrapped up in romance and teenage problems, Louise takes refuge with her new paranormal BFF, determined to escape the drama and just enjoy her summer break, something that is proving to be a lot harder than she anticipated.