New Chapter Books

May 2014

Lucky Dog: Twelve Tales of Rescued Dogs by  Williams-GarciaLucky Dog: Twelve Tales of Rescued Dogs
Williams-Garcia,
Call Number: J LUCK
2014
  A collection of stories about the Pawley Rescue Center, where rescued dogs find their way into hearts and homes.
Switched at Birthday by Natalie StandifordSwitched at Birthday
Standiford, Natalie
Call Number: J STAN
2014
Lavender sees herself as the miserable but tough outsider at school, while Scarlet knows she is talented and popular, but insecure on the inside--then, on their mutual thirteenth birthday, they wake up in each other's bodies and are forced to learn what it means to walk in someone else's shoes.
The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy GriffithsThe 26-Story Treehouse
Griffiths, Andy
Call Number: J GRIF
2012
Andy and Terry recount the story of how they first met, an adventure marked by emergency shark operations, giant storms, and wooden pirate heads.
Benji Franklin:  Kid Zillionaire by Raymond BeanBenji Franklin: Kid Zillionaire
Bean, Raymond
Call Number: J BEAN
2014
Rewritten for a new audience, this compilation of two separately published works tells the story of Benji Franklin, a twelve-year-old genius who becomes an overnight zillionaire after writing a computer application that generates excuses--and soon discovers that a lot of people want him to solve their problems.
Sasquatch and Aliens:  Alien Encounter by Charise HarperSasquatch and Aliens: Alien Encounter
Harper, Charise
Call Number: J HARP
2014
Nine-year-old Morgan of the Pacific Northwest is fascinated with aliens and the sasquatch, but his real adventures begin when he meets Lewis, whose parents just bought a motel named the Sasquatch Inn.
 I Even Funnier:  a Middle School Story by James Patterson I Even Funnier: a Middle School Story
Patterson, James
Call Number: J PATT
2013
"While on a mission to win the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic regional competition, New York middle schooler Jamie Grimm copes with rival comics and bullies, a buddy in trouble, and a sudden family emergency, all with a sense of humor and a loyal group of friends"

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.