New Chapter Books

September 2014

Clara Lee and the Applie Pie Dream by Jenny HanClara Lee and the Applie Pie Dream
Han, Jenny
Call Number: J HAN
2014
Follows eleven-year-old Masha and her "evil genius" little sister, Sunny, through one very adventurous day, as Masha faces scary situations, meets new people, and gains new insight into life with her hardworking, single mother.  
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel by Mo O'HaraMy Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel
O'Hara, Mo
Call Number: J OHAR
2014
After Tom rescued Frankie the goldfish from his big brother Mark's toxic science experiment by zapping him back to life with a battery, Frankie somehow became a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with dangerous hypnotic powers. Fortunately, Frankie has appointed himself Tom's bodyguard, and together, with a little help from their friends, they thwart Mark's Evil Scientist plans.Tom is looking forward to their annual family trip to the seaside, right up until he hears about the Evil Eel of Eel Bay - a monster that Mark is entirely too interested in. After all, even a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH might have a little trouble with a Super Electric Zombie Eel!Then, Frankie takes center stage to rescue Tom's school play from Mark's evil plans.
Cupcake Cousins by Kate HanniganCupcake Cousins
Hannigan, Kate
Call Number: J HANN
2014
During a family vacation at Lake Michigan, nine-year-old cousins Willow and Delia, desperate to avoid being flower girls in their aunt's wedding, try to demonstrate that they would do better as chefs for the reception.
Minnie & Moo:  Hooves of Fire by Denys CazetMinnie & Moo: Hooves of Fire
Cazet, Denys
Call Number: J CAZE
2014
To raise money for a down payment on a new tractor for Mr. and Mrs. Farmer, cow friends Minnie and Moo organize the First Annual Hoot, Holler, and Moo Talent Festival.
All Four Stars by Tara DairmanAll Four Stars
Dairman, Tara
Call Number: J DAIR
2014
Eleven-year-old Gladys Gatsby loves food and cooking, so when she lands an assignment to write a restaurant review for a New York City newspaper, she will do anything to make it happen, even risk the wrath of her fast-food loving parents.
 Ollie and the Science of Treasure Hunting by Erin Dionne Ollie and the Science of Treasure Hunting
Dionne, Erin
Call Number: J DION
2014
While spending two weeks at Wilderness Camp on the Boston Harbor Islands, thirteen-year-old Ollie, short, half Vietnamese, asthmatic, and overweight, must find and protect hidden pirate treasure from those who would steal it for themselves.

March 2013

Destiny Rewritten by Kathyrn FitzmauriceDestiny Rewritten
Fitzmaurice, Kathyrn
Call Number: J FITZ
2013
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
2012
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
2013
 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
2013
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
2012
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
2012
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
2012
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
2012
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
2012
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
2012
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.