Graphic, YA Fiction

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge

Grades 9-12

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Wilhelmina “Will” Huckstep loves creating and fixing lamps, first because she feels like she was born in the wrong time, and has an old soul, and second because she’s secretly afraid of the dark. She lives with her aunt since her parents have passed, and they run an antiques shop together. Then one day there is a blackout, and Will has to face her fears, as well as come to terms with her parents’ deaths.

Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Grades 3-6

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Liesl’s evil stepmother makes her live alone, locked in the attic, with no friends. Until one day, she meets Po, a ghost who is also lonely and they become friends.

Then Will, the alchemist’s apprentice, makes a huge mistake when he switches two boxes: one has very powerful magic, and the other one is just a plain old box. This accidental switch brings consequences for Liesl and Po, and together they embark on an incredible journey.

Adventure, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Grades 3-6

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This is the female version of the Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series and it was filled with puzzles that the kids had to crack. The premise of the game is this: there are books hidden all over the country and clues online to find them. But when the game’s creator is left in a coma, Emily and her friends have to figure out what the idea is for his next game. Can they do it?

Middle Grade Fiction, Mystery

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein

Grades 3-6

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Mr. Luigi Lemoncello is holding the first ever library olympiad! Kyle and his friends are back and ready for the challenge, but this time it’s not all fun and games. Someone is messing with the library! Books are missing, and Mr. Lemoncello can tell that someone trying to censor them. Can he and the kids come together and figure out who?