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The Fox Wish
Author: Kimiko Aman
Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2017
Call No.: JP AMA
Summary: This charming story follows two children who go looking for their jump rope and discover that a group of foxes have claimed it as an answer to their wish.
Wolfie & Fly (Wolfie & Fly, Book 1)
Author: Cary Fagan
Publisher: Tundra Books, 2017
Call No.: JS FAG
Summary: Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) does everything by herself. Friends just get in the way, and she only has time for facts and reading. But friendship finds her in the form of Livingston Flott (Fly), the slightly weird and wordy boy from next door. Before she knows it, Wolfie is motoring through deep water with Fly as her second in command in a submarine made from a cardboard box. Out on a solo swim to retrieve a baseball vital to the mission, Wolfie is finally by herself again, but for the first time, she finds it a little lonely. Maybe there is something to this friend thing…
Spy Toys (Spy Toys)
Author: Mark Powers
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2017
Call No.: J POW
Summary: Dan is a Snugaliffic Cuddlestar bear – he should be perfect for hugging. But because of a faulty chip, Dan is so strong he could crush a car! Thrown on to the rejects pile, he meets Arabella, a Loadsasmiles Sunshine Doll, who has a very short temper and is absolutely not good with children. Soon Dan, Arabella and Flax (a custom-made police robot rabbit gone AWOL) are recruited by the mysterious Auntie Roz, and together they make up THE SPY TOYS. Their first mission: to protect the prime minister's son from being kidnapped!
Game World (Other Worlds, Book 3)
Author: George Ivanoff
Publisher: Random House Australia, 2018
Call No.: J IVA
Summary: Hall finds a key… It opens a doorway… He is transported… Into the strange virtual reality – part of a game world where humans are battling computers for survival! In this world, human imagination is everything and can even save your life. Hall must use all his game-geek knowledge to tell reality from virtual reality and find a way home. Will Hall play his way out of Game World?
Get Into Minecraft (Get-into-it Guides)
Author: Vic Kovacs
Publisher: Crabtree, 2017
Call No.: J 794.8 KOV
Summary: One of the most popular video games in the world, Minecraft is all about using creativity, collaboration, and skill to create and protect exciting digital worlds. Readers will delight in this engaging title, which reveals tips and tricks for using the digital version of the video game as well as creative offline projects. With clear instructions and exciting ideas, this book will motivate readers to “get into” the exciting world of Minecraft!
Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid: How Vanda Miss Joaquim Became Singapore's National Flower (Prominent Singaporeans)
Authors: Linda Locke & James Wolf
Publisher: Epigram Books, 2018
Call No.: J SING 959.57092 LOC
Summary: In the 1800s, a girl named Agnes Joaquim was passionate about plants. She even learned to grow cool-weather European vegetables in the tropical heat of Singapore. As she grew up, she collected many prizes for her plants. One day, after many trials and difficulty, she created a brand-new orchid. She showed it to an orchid expert named Henry Ridley, who officially named the flower the Vanda Miss Joaquim. This is the story of how one woman's ingenuity and determination created a flower that became world famous...and Singapore's National Flower in 1981.
Walking with Miss Millie
Author: Tamara Bundy
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2017
Call No.: J BUN
Summary: Alice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, Georgia—a too small, too hot, dried-up place she’s sure will never feel like home. Then she gets put in charge of walking her elderly neighbor’s dog. But Clarence won’t budge without Miss Millie, so Alice and Miss Millie walk him together. Strolling with Clarence and Miss Millie quickly becomes the highlight of Alice’s day and opens her eyes to all sorts of new things to marvel over. During their walks, they meet a mix of people, and Alice sees that although there are some bullies and phonies, there are plenty of kind folks, too. Miss Millie shares her family’s story with Alice, showing her the painful impact segregation has had on their town. And with Miss Millie, Alice is finally able to express her own heartache over why her family had to move there in the first place.
Author: Penny Matthews
Publisher: Walker Books Australia, 2018
Call No.: J MAT
Summary: Audrey is used to not fitting in. She knows she’s different – even her little sister calls her “Nerd Girl”. When her family moves to the country to live on a vineyard property, Audrey makes a secret friend: a boy, Finch, who seems to understand her as nobody else can. But there’s something mysterious about Finch. Who is he, really?
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe
Author: Megumi Iwasa
Publisher: Gecko, 2016
Call No.: JS IWA
Summary: Giraffe is bored, as usual. He’d love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal—Penguin. Giraffe knows nothing about penguins and his letters are full of questions. What does a penguin look like? Where is a penguin’s neck? And so the letters begin to fly from horizon to horizon.
Stanley Will Probably Be Fine
Author: Sally J. Pla
Publisher: Harper, 2018
Call No.: J PLA
Summary: Nobody knows comics trivia like Stanley knows comics trivia. It’s what he takes comfort in when the world around him gets to be too much. And after he faints during a safety assembly, Stanley takes his love of comics up a level by inventing his own imaginary superhero, named John Lockdown, to help him through. Help is what he needs, because Stanley’s entered Trivia Quest—a giant comics-trivia treasure hunt—to prove he can tackle his worries, score VIP passes to Comic Fest, and win back his ex-best friend.
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