AllergicAt home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they’re expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She’s severely allergic to anything with fur! Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet?Great Escapes: Journey to Freedom 1838In this retelling of an episode from Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the slave Eliza Harris resolves to escape with her two-year-old son across the frozen Ohio River to prevent her master from selling the boy. Includes historical notes on Harriet Beecher Stowe, slavery in America, the Fugitive slave laws, and the Underground Railroad.Great Escapes: Terror in the Tower of LondonLondon, 1716. Lord William Nithsdale has been found guilty of treason after fighting alongside the other rebels against the British crown. For his crime, he is sent to the infamous Tower of London, where he awaits his punishment: the executioner’s blade. Upon learning of the Lord’s death sentence, his wife, Lady Winifred Maxwell, sets out to free him from the “Bloody Tower.” She plots and plans to pull off a daring and dangerous breakout. If her idea works, Lord Nithsdale might just escape his deadly fate. If it doesn’t, both their heads will roll!StarfishBullied 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.Winterborne HomeAfter years in foster care, April gets to live in a mansion where she and four other children are caught up in a mystery related to a missing heir, a lost legacy, and the Phantom.The Fifth QuarterLori Block and her best friend Sophia are dedicated to their Fourth-Grade basketball team, despite being relegated to the 5th quarter, an extra period before the real game starts, where the not-so-good kids play, and the points don’t count. That doesn’t matter to Lori though, because basketball is a place where working hard and getting better gives her hints of self-confidence. At school, she is awkward and unsure, and at home Lori’s parents are consumed by her mother’s bid for local government. With athletic promise and a dogged determination to keep improving, Lori pursues her passion while navigating awkward social dynamics, her own expectations and her first overnight away from home. Can she find her confidence in school, at home, and on the court?The Last Fallen StarAfter thirteen-year-old Hattie Oh casts a dangerous spell so her adopted sister, Riley, will get a share of her inherited magic, Riley must undertake a near-impossible quest to save Hattie from death.Just PretendAuthor Tori Sharp takes us with her on a journey through the many commonplace but complex issues of fractured families, as well as the beautiful fantasy narrative that helps her cope, gorgeously illustrated and full of magic, fairies, witches and lost and found friendships.” — Amazon.com. “Tori makes up stories all of the time, so she has never lived in just one world. Those stories might just save her when her world seems to crumble.Paola Santiago and the River of TearsIn Silver Springs, Arizona, her mother’s stories of the monstrous La Llorona are thrilling but unbelievable to science-loving Paola until she and her best friends Dante and Emma take a walk through a cactus field near the Gila River.Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern SeasAnne Bonny had it all–her own ship, a pirate crew, and a fearsome reputation–but a new enemy has her on the run and it’ll take all of Anne’s courage to stay afloat. The night before a major heist, Anne has an unsettling dream, and come morning, the robbery is thwarted by Woodes Rogers, a zealot who has sworn to eliminate piracy. With no plan to escape, Anne must persuade her crew to seek the meaning of her dream–or perish. A graphic novel about belonging, belief, and how far we’re willing to go to protect the ones we love.Pearl DragonMin, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.The Many Mysteries of the Finkel FamilyTwo sisters start a detective agency and solve a series of everyday mysteries about themselves and their familyAstronaut Academy: Re-entryIt’s a new semester at Astronaut Academy, and everyone is excited for the Fireball Championship–especially Hakata’s cranky roommate, Tak Offsky. But lurking in the shadows is a shapeshifting, heart-stealing monster, and it might just knock the Fireball team out of the competition! Can Hakata and Tak put aside their differences, lead the team to victory, and save the lives of their classmates?Astronaut Academy: SplashdownIt’s summer vacation for the students of Astronaut Academy, and Maribelle Mellonbelly is throwing the best party ever on Beach Planet? Yes! But tensions rise when Hakata Soy’s archrival, Rick Raven, arrives. And soon the whole planet is heating up–with a giant volcano threatening to blow its top! Unless they can work together to save the planet, the students of Astronaut Academy will be toast. But can they put aside their differences in time to turn the tide?Boy, EverywhereSami loves his life in Damascus, Syria, but when war breaks out his parents decide they must flee their home for the safety of the UK.Glam Prix RacersMio the mermaid, her monster truck Mudwick, and their team from Glittergear Island compete for the magical Glam Prix Cup against the Cyclops Camper Crew and the Vroombots, who have diabolical plans.Baloney and FriendsMeet Baloney! He’s a pig. This book is about him. And also Peanut, his best friend. There’s Bizz, too, of course. And Krabbit. He’d rather not be here, but what can you do?Out of Left FieldIn 1957, inspired by what she is learning about civil rights and armed with knowledge of female ball players, ten-year-old Katy Gordon fights to be allowed to play Little League baseball. Includes brief, illustrated biographies of female baseball players, historical note, glossary, and recommended reading.InvestiGATORS Take The PlungeS.U.I.T. headquarters is under attack, and Mango and Brash are going undercover and underground disguised as city sewer workers to unclog a sticky situation. But when their search for the criminal Crackerdile backfires, the toilets they travel through back up–and the InvestiGators take the blame for it! Can Mango and Brash restore their good name and put the real culprit behind bars before the whole city is in deep water?SnaredChopping blades, scorpion nests, giant spiderwebs―no one makes traps better than Wily Snare. He has never seen the sun, or blue sky, or even his parents. Wily Snare lives underground, creating traps to keep treasure-seekers away from the gold in an ancient wizard’s dungeon. He spends his days mopping up giant slug slime, avoiding poison darts, and herding undead skeletons. It’s all he knows. Until an unusual band of adventurers―an acrobatic elf, a warrior with a magic arm, and a giant made of moss―successfully defeat Wily’s traps. And they want the ultimate treasure: Wily himself. His skills can help them invade every other dungeon in the kingdom. He might even aid their fight against the Infernal King, whose gearfolk and prisonauts terrorize the land. But for a boy who has never been outside, dungeons aren’t nearly as scary as the world above. Or an evil king who builds the trickiest traps of all . . .