Spotlight On: New Fiction (Children’s)

New Fiction (Children’s): These books are all located in the Children’s area, after the regular fiction chapter books. When you walk in to the Children’s area, go to the left (taller bookshelves), and the new fiction is located three shelves in. All new fiction has colored stickers on them to denote new. These books are all new to the library within the last year.

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth / Frank Cottrell Boyce

Separated from his grandfather and placed in a foster home, Prez forges a friendship with an alien who appears as a dog to everyone else and entreats Prez to help compile a list of Earth’s redeeming qualities. ( J FIC COTTRELL BOYCE)


Walking with Miss Millie / Tamara Bundy

After moving with her mother and deaf brother to Grandma’s small Georgia town in the 1960s, Alice copes with feelings of isolation by befriending the elderly black woman who lives next door. ( J FIC BUNDY)


You May Already Be a Winner / Ann Dee Ellis

Twelve-year-old Olivia endeavors to care for her younger sister, possibly make a new friend in the quirky and secretive Bart, and keep hope alive for her, her family, and her community of idiosyncratic neighbors at Sunny Pines Trailer Park. ( J FIC ELLIS)


Slider / Pete Hautman

Entering the world’s greatest pizza-eating contest after secretly putting thousands of dollars onto his mother’s credit card, a young competitive eater finds his efforts complicated by family denial about his younger brother’s autism. ( J FIC HAUTMAN)


Pablo and Birdy / Alison McGhee

Pablo, nearly ten, has many questions about his origins and how he arrived at Isla as a baby, but finding the answers may mean losing his lifetime companion, Birdy the parrot. ( J FIC MCGHEE)


Auma’s Long Run / Eucabeth Odhiambo

When AIDS devastates thirteen-year-old Auma’s village in Kenya during the 1980s, Auma must choose between staying to help her family and working toward a track scholarship that will take her away from home. ( J FIC ODHIAMBO)


The First Rule of Punk / Celia C. Perez

Twelve-year-old Maraia Luisa O’Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malâu) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang–violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school’s most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos. ( J FIC PEREZ)

Better Off Undead / James Preller

Adrian Lazarus, who became a zombie just before starting middle school, and new friends Gia, Zander, and Talal, navigate a mystery involving global warming, disappearing bees, and billionaire developers. ( J FIC PRELLER)


The Explorer / Katherine Rundell

Left stranded in the Amazon jungle when their plane crashes on their way back to England from Manaus, Brazil, four children struggle to survive for days until one of them finds a map that leads them to a ruined city and a secret hidden among the vines. ( J FIC RUNDELL)


Dragon’s Green / Scarlett Thomas

The first book in a middle grade series about three young heroes who go on a quest to save a collection of magical books from an evil villain who plans to dominate the world. ( J FIC THOMAS)



“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis~

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