Cat Ninja by Matthew Cody, illustrated by Yehudi Mercado (ages 7 – 10)
By day Claude is Leon’s pet but by night, he’s Cat Ninja, Metro City’s protector! His nemesis is Leon’s sister’s evil hamster, Master Hamster. Learn the Cat Ninja’s origin story then follow his perilous, exciting, and humorous adventures!
Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer by Gillian Goerz (ages 9 – 12)
Virtual Unicorn Experience by Dana Simpson (ages 7 – 12)
How in the world does Dana Simpson make 12 books SO FUNNY!? Virtual Unicorn Experience is the 12th book in the series and cracked me up from the first page. It’s a symbiotic friendship of love, trust, deep thoughts, and SARCASM. I love this book from start to finish, don’t miss it!
Forget Me Nat by Maria Scrivan (ages 9 – 12)
Twins by Varian Johnson, illustrated by Shannon Wright (ages 9 – 12)
This year in sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran and wants to do different things than her twin Maureen. Maureen doesn’t understand but at least she has her other friends, right? Then, Fran decides to run for school president and so does Maureen. Will their relationship ever be the same? This book takes readers inside the world of twins, middle school, and changing friendships.
Class Act by Jerry Craft (ages 9 – 12)
An excellent story about growing up, in particular, growing up black...Drew’s private school’s inclusion and diversity are a train wreck of ignorance, racism, institutionalized stereotypes, and microaggressions. With all that he faces at school, Drew’s resentment fuels his decision to ignore his rich white friend, Liam, after visiting his house — with a butler and servants! This causes a rift in his friendship with Jordan, too who is friends with them both. Just like the previous book, New Kid, Craft develops three-dimensional characters in relatable, realistic situations. Important, funny, and eye-opening.
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha (ages 12+)
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