New Chapter Books

March 2014

P. S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-GarciaP. S. Be Eleven
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Call Number: J WILL
 Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She's supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonetta are hard to control. Her uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam and seems different. And her pa has a girlfriend. At least Delphine can write to her mother in Oakland, California, for advice. But why does her mother tell her to 'be eleven' when Delphine is now twelve?
Of Witches and Wind by Shelby BachOf Witches and Wind
Bach, Shelby
Call Number: J BACH
Rory Landon continues to attend Ever After School and participates in another Fairy Tale
Dog Days by Karen EnglishDog Days
English, Karen
Call Number: J ENGL
Gavin wants to make a good impression at Carver Elementary, where no one knows he excels at soccer and skateboarding, but an annoying big sister, a bully, and his great aunt's Pomeranian are not helping.
Wrestling With Tom Sawyer by L. SamsonWrestling With Tom Sawyer
Samson, L.
Call Number: J SAMS
When twins Linus and Ophelia and their friend, Walter, bring Tom Sawyer into the real world, Tom immediately starts trouble but when Ophelia, with whom he has fallen in love, is kidnapped, Tom is determined to save her.
Gooney Bird and All Her Charms by Lois LowryGooney Bird and All Her Charms
Lowry, Lois
Call Number: J LOWR
Gooney Bird's Great Uncle Walter lends her second grade class a skeleton while they study human anatomy, and at the end of the month the students use Gooney Bird's charm bracelet to present all they have learned.
To the Stars, Isabelle by Laurence YepTo the Stars, Isabelle
Yep, Laurence
Call Number: J YEP
Ten-year-old Isabelle joins a ballet touring company headed by her dancing idol, world-class ballerina Jackie Sanchez.

March 2013

Destiny Rewritten by Kathyrn FitzmauriceDestiny Rewritten
Fitzmaurice, Kathyrn
Call Number: J FITZ
Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth Davis has been told for her entire life that her destiny is to become a poet, just like her famous namesake, Emily Dickinson. But Emily doesn't even really like poetry, and she has a secret career ambition that she suspects her English-professor mother will frown on. Then, just after discovering that it contains an important family secret, she loses the special volume of Emily Dickinson's poetry that was given to her at birth. As Emily and her friends search for the lost book in used bookstores and thrift shops all across town, Emily's understanding of destiny begins to unravel and then rewrite itself in a marvelous new way.
The Peculiar by Stefan BachmannThe Peculiar
Bachmann, Stefan
Call Number: J BACH
After humans win the faery wars in England, a half-human, half-faery child, scorned by both races, finds himself at the center of a web of intrigue and danger when he is stalked by a sinister faery
The Fourth Stall Part III by Chris RylanderThe Fourth Stall Part III
Rylander, Chris
Call Number: J RYLA
 Mac and Vince have gotten out of their middle school underworld crime business, but an upstart rival business and a run-in with an old nemesis pull them back in.
Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp by Nathan BransfordJacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp
Bransford, Nathan
Call Number: J BRAN
In the two weeks twelve-year-old Jacob Wonderbar was away, fifty years have passed on Earth and now he, Sarah Daisy, and Dexter, with help from Mick Cracken, try to set things right by seeking Jacob's father, who is lost in time.

February 2013

The one and only Ivan by Katherine ApplegateThe one and only Ivan
Applegate, Katherine
Call Number: J APPL
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Wonder by R. PalacioWonder
Palacio, R.
Call Number: J PALA
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Who could that be at this hour? All the wrong questions by Lemony SnicketWho could that be at this hour? All the wrong questions
Snicket, Lemony
Call Number: J SNIC
Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket begins his apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson of the secretive V.F.D. in the tiny dot of a town called Stain'd By The Sea, where he helps investigate the theft of a statue.
I Funny  by James PattersonI Funny
Patterson, James
Call Number: J PATT
Resolving to become the world's greatest stand-up comedian despite less-than-funny challenges in his life, wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm endures bullying from his mean-spirited cousin and hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest.
Nancy Clancy, secret admirer by Jane O'ConnorNancy Clancy, secret admirer
O'Connor, Jane
Call Number: J OCON
When Nancy Clancy finds out that both her guitar teacher, Andy, and her favorite babysitter, Annie, have broken up with the people they were dating, she decides to make them fall in love on Valentine's Day.
Diary of a wimpy kid. The third wheel  by Jeff KinneyDiary of a wimpy kid. The third wheel
Kinney, Jeff
Call Number: J KINN
A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out.