• Allies

    by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2019 Fiction

    June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world.  The only way to stop them?  The biggest, most top-secret endeavor ever, with the Allied nations coming together t storm German-occupied France.

    Welcome to D-Day.

    Dee, a young US soldier, in on a boat racing toward the French coast.  And Dee- along with his brothers-in-arms-is terrified.  He fells the weight of World War II on his shoulders.

    But Dee is not alone.  Behind enemy lines in France, a girl named Samira works as a spy, trying to sabotage the German army.  Meanwhile, paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid.  And in the thick of battle, Henry, a medic, searches for lives to save.

    In a breathtaking race against time, they all must fight to complete their high-stakes missions.  but with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn, can the Allies do what it takes to win?


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  • Guts

    by Raina Telgemeier Year Published: 2019 Graphic Novel

    Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach.  Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug.  Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows:  friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session.  It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away...and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships.  What's going on?

    Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face - and conquer - her fears.

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  • Archie at Riverdale High

    by Frank Doyle, George Gladir, and Bob Bolling Year Published: 2019 Graphic Novel

    Take a trip back to a much-loved period in Archie history, and see the lessons learned from the day-to-day happenings at Riverdale High! The Archie at Riverdale High series blends humor and drama in a way that is sure to keep readers on the edges of their seats AND cracking up!

    This chronological collection features over 30 stories from the original 1970's run of the Archie at Riverdale High series.

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  • The Echo Park Castaways

    by M.G. Hennessey Year Published: 2019 Fiction

    Nevaeh, Vic, and Mara are veterans of the Los Angeles foster care system.  For over a year they've been staying with Mrs. K in Echo Park.  It's not ideal, but it's the best home they'be found. However living together doesn't necessarily make them close.  Mara barely speaks, Vic won't stop talking (and spends most of his time living in a dream world), and Nevaeh is forced to act as a backup parent.  Still, they all have good reasons to tolerate each other, doing whatever it takes to keep Mrs. K happy.

    But when Child Protective services places Quentin in their home, everything is turned upside down.  Nevaeh isn't sure she can handle watching over anyone else, especially a boy on the autism spectrum.  Plus, Quentin tries to run away, creating a crisis:  if Mrs. K finds out, she might decide to stop fostering altogether.  So, when Vic relaizes that Quentin just wants to see his mom, he decides to help him out.  This "epic quest" could result in the foster siblings getting sent to different group homes- but maybe it's worth the risk if it brings them closer together.  

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  • When you Reach Me

    by Rebecca Stead Year Published: 2009 Fiction



    Miranda is an ordinary sixth grader, until she starts receiving mysterious messages from somebody who knows all about her, including things that have not even happened yet.  Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death.  Until the final note makes her think she's too late.

    When You Reach Me is on the 2010 Lone Star Book List.  It also won the John Newberry Medal in 2010.

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