Aguirre, Jorge. Giants Beware. Graphic Novel (GN 741.5 AGU) Since the wall went up in Mont Petit Pierre many years ago, no one has left the tiny village, but Claudette is determined to change that . She secretly sets out to slay the giant she’s heard so much about in stories, and she’s even tricked her best friend and younger brother into joining her. Will this quest be all that she’s dreamed or will it turn into a nightmare? Sequel = Dragons Beware
Brown, Jeffrey. Jedi Academy. Graphic Novel (GN FIC BRO) Attending pilot school just like his dad and older brother has always been Roan's dream, but when the school rejects his application, he's forced to consider Plan B. Instead of learning to be a pilot, Roan will be learning to use the Force in Jedi Academy, but Roan's not sure he's up to the challenge. Sequel = Return of the Padawan and Phantom Bully
Cammuso, Frank. Knights of the Lunch Table 3: Battling Bands. Graphic Novel (GN 741.5 CAM) Winning the Battle of the Bands doesn’t seem realistic for Artie and his pals because none of them has any real musical talent. They’ll need the power of the Singing Sword if they want any hope of winning. More from this series: Dodgeball Chronicles and Dragon Players.
Chad, Jon. Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis. (GN 741.5 CHA) While working in his lab at the Fizzmont Institute, Leo Geo discovers that a comet is headed right for his brother's space station. Meanwhile, Leo's brother Matt discovers that a computer virus is about to turn Leo's computer into something evil. The two brothers set off to save each other, but will they be in time?
Chmakova, Svetlana. Awkward. (GN 741.5 CHM) Peppi is the new girl and trying to fit in isn't going so well. In fact, she actually pushed away a person who tried to help her. Joining the art club was supposed to help her make friends, but actually seems to distance her from the one person she thinks could be a real friend. Why does everything have to make her feel so AWKWARD? Sequel= Brave
Davis, Eleanor. Secret Science Alliance and the Copy Cat Crook. (GN 741.5 DAV) Julian gets a fresh start at a new school where no one sees him as a nerd. Before long he joins a group of other inventors that works together to keep an adult from stealing their ideas and using them for evil.
Deas, Mike. Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus. (GN 741.5 DEA) While investigating one of their race competitors on their home planet called Budap, Dalen and Gole enter a portal that transports them to Earth. There they find that the mysterious fuel their competitor was using is causing much bigger problems for Earth.
Eaton, Maxwell. Flying Beaver Brothers and the Fishy Business. (GN 741.5 EAT) Something’s fishy on Beaver Island, but Ace and Bub aren’t quite sure what it is. They do know that ever since the Fish Stix Environmental Manufacturing Company went into business, the trees on their island began to disappear. Could there be a connection?
Fearing, Mark. Earthling! Mystery/Fantasy/Adventure (GN 741.5 FEA) Ben's first day at his new school is really out of this world after he gets on the wrong bus that takes him to Cosmos Academy on a new planet. The residents of this new planet thing Earthlings are dangerous, so Bud really needs to keep his identity secret while he figures out a way to return to Earth.
Friesen, Ray. Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken: Problems with Frenemies. Graphic Novel (GN 741.5 FRI) Sometimes they’re friends, but other times they’re enemies. These frenemies will have you laughing with their arguments and adventures.
Grine, Chris. Chickenhare. (GN 741.5 GRI) A rabbit with chicken legs and a turtle with a beard are just two of the unique characters being chased by an evil taxidermist who wants to stuff them for his collection. Help from an unlikely source just might be the key to their safety.
Hale, Nathan. One Trick Pony. (GN 741.5 HAL) In a future where technology is being eaten by hungry aliens, three human children on a food-finding mission for their movable village discover a hidden stash of new robots including an amazing mechanical horse. The discovery puts the three in danger as the aliens sense the technology and are quickly approaching. While making their escape, the three lose their way and can't find their way back to their village which has already moved on to safer territory.
Hale, Shannon. Real Friends. Graphic Novel (GN B HAL) Friendships can be tough. Shannon is having trouble deciding whether the girls in her group are friends, frenemies, or just plain enemies. She's also having a difficult time with her older sister and isn't sure how to work things out as her mom suggests. Shannon doesn't know what to do, but she knows she can't hide in the bushes forever.
Hansen, Justin. Brothers Unite. (GN 741.5 HAN) When their mother gives them used scarves and an umbrella from an estate sale in their neighborhood, brothers Hudson and Tucker are not excited. Their attitudes change when they realize that the scarves and umbrella give the brothers special powers which they resolve to use by fighting evil. Unfortunately, that evil is closer than they realized, and their powers can take them to another place and time.
Howard, Abby. Earth Before Us: Dinosaur Empire. ( GN 741.5 HOW) After failing a test on dinosaurs, a 5th grader named Ronnie enlists the help of a retired paleontologist to prepare for the retake. Soon Ronnie finds herself traveling through time and space to come face to face with stegosauruses, velociraptors, and thalattosaurs. She'll be well-prepared for the test IF she can survive.
Jamieson, Victoria. All's Faire in Middle School. Graphic Novel (GN 741.5 JAM) Imogene has been homeschooled by her parents who work at the Renaissance Faire, but as she enters 6th grade, Imogene wants to go to the regular school. Trying to find friends at the middle school seems harder than battling any dragon, but when Imogene does something terribly mean, it seems that Imogene might be the real dragon. She'll have to decide whether fitting in is more important than being herself, but first she'll have to discover who she really is on the inside. Author of Roller Girl
Kibuishi, Kazu. Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper. (GN 741.5 KIB) After a car accident killed their father, Emily, Navin, and their mother move to the home that was abandoned by their great grandfather many years ago. When Emily finds a mysterious amulet left behind by her great grandfather, she must learn to control it before it controls her. Others in this series: Stonekeeper’s Curse, Cloud Searchers, and The Last Council. 2015 Bluestem Nominee.
Krosoczka, Jarrett. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitues. (GN 741.5 KRO) When the creepy substitute tries to take the Teacher of the Year Award, Lunch Lady and her sidekick must fight against his evil plan. The Spatu-copter, Chicken Nugget Bombs, and Lunch Tray Laptop are just a few of the weapons she’ll use.
Lucke, Deb. Lunch Witch. (GN 741.5 LUC) Grunhilda has had a tough time finding a job where she can use all her witchy talents. That is until she takes a position as a school lunch lady. It seems like a perfect fit for a witch where she can hand out curdled milk to all the school children. When she is blackmailed by a student who suspects her secret, Grunhilda is not sure what to do. What will her ancestors say if they find out what she's been doing?
Maihack, Mike. Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice. (GN 741.5 MAI) While exploring with her friend in ancient Egypt after escaping from her tutor, Cleopatra is transported far into to future to help save the galaxy. In the meantime, she attends school as part of her education and training for the battles ahead. She'll need all the skills she has mastered and a few she hasn't to defeat Xaius Octavian.
McCranie, Stephen. Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever. (GN 741.5 MCC) Even though he’s only in 4th grade, Mal is a super-genius with a talking dog. They use Mal’s invention to travel through time having adventures filled with danger and excitement.
Morse, Scott. Magic Pickle. (GN 741.5 MOR) JoJo Wigman has enough problems dealing with Lu Lu Deederly, so the last thing she needs is to have a mutant pickle crash through her bedroom from the secret lab under her floor. While the Magic Pickle does battle with the Brotherhood of the Evil Produce, JoJo tries to handle her situation with the school bully.
Napoli, Donna Jo. Fish Girl. (GN 741.5 NAP) Fish Girl is a mermaid living a lonely life in a sideshow aquarium with a man she knows as Neptune, the god of the sea. After meeting a human girl named Livia, Fish Girl begins to question everything she thought to be true. She longs to be free but doesn't understand what she'll face if she gets her wish.
Ostertag, Molly. Witch Boy. (GN 741.5 OST) No one expects Aster to become a witch. According to tradition, the girls in his family become witches, and the boys become shapeshifters. However, when several boys mysteriously disappear while attempting to shape shift, Aster and his skill with witchcraft could be their only hope.
Peyo. Benny Breakiron: The Red Taxis. (GN 741.5 PEY) Benny is the strongest boy in the world and is very upset when a new taxi company threatens to put his neighbor's company out of business. He becomes even more alarmed when his friend disappears after visiting the new company's office. How can Benny use his super strength to save his neighbor and his neighbor's taxi company without causing too much damage?
Phelan, Matt. Snow White. (GN 741.5 PHE) During the Great Depression the daughter of a wealthy steel magnate loses her mother when she is very young and loses her father soon after he marries a show girl. Snow must rely on seven street urchins if she hopes to avoid the evil fate her stepmother has in store for her once she realizes that the money will go to Snow.
Schwarz, Viviane. Sleepwalkers. (GN 741.5 SCH) If you've ever had a nightmare but were saved at the last minute, you can thank a Sleepwalker. These helpful animals assist sleeping children having nightmares. It's time for some of the older Sleepwalkers to move on, but the new recruits don't know if they're up to the responsibility.
Siegel, Mark. 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior. (GN 741.5 SIE) Oona is a sand dancer who can create creatures from sand, but she can't always control them. An Tzu is a homeless orphan, and Jax Amboy is a famous starball player. They find themselves as unlikely alles trying to save their world from hostile invaders. Oona, An Tzu, and Jax have got to keep the five beacons lit if they hope to save their planet from destruction.
Steinberg, David. Adventures of Daniel Boom, a.k.a. Loud Boy. (GN 741.5 STE) Daniel Boom has no volume control. He’s always loud. That might just change if a noise-hating mad scientist’s Soundsucker LX is successful in silencing all the children in the world.
Telgemeier, Raina. Ghosts. (GN 741.5 TEL) Because her younger sister has cystic fibrosis and would benefit from moist air conditions Catrina and her family move to the coast of Northern California. Catrina begins to question whether the move will do more harm than good for Maya since her health suffers after a neighbor takes the girls to meet ghosts. Halloween will be a real test for both girls.
Telgemeier, Raina. Sisters. (GN 741.5 TEL) Amara did not turn out to be the kind of baby sister Raina had always wished for, that Amara is the sister she got anyway. Her patience will really be tested while confined to a car on a trip from California to Colorado for a family reunion. It's a good thing Raina has her trusty Walkman to block out the noise from her sister and younger brother, at least as long as the batteries hold out.
TenNapel, Doug. Cardboard. (GN 741.5 TEN) Cam's dad is out of work and can't afford to get a special gift. A cardboard box seems like the worst birthday gift ever until Cam realizes that anything he makes from it can come to life. He realizes that this is an amazing gift that will require extra responsibility. Cam will need to follow the rules from the strange man who sold the cardboard to his dad and keep it away from the neighborhood bully who wants to use the magical cardboard to create monsters.
TenNapel, Doug. Tommysaurus Rex. (GN 741.5 TEN) While staying at his grandpa's farm after his beloved dog dies, Ely finds the most unusual pet ever...a Tyrannosaurus rex! Ely desperately wants to keep the giant dinosaur, but feeding it and keeping others safe from it can be a real challenge. The greatest threat comes from a bully who puts the dinosaur and the whole town in danger. Ely really has his work cut out for him.
Thompson, Jill. Magic Trixie. (GN 741.5 THO) Magic Trixie is having a rough week. She’s fed up with her baby sister, and she still can’t think of a great magic trick to share at school. If the disappearing trick works, it just might solve all her problems, but it might also create a whole new set of troubles for Magic Trixie.
Townsend, Michael. Kit Feeney: The Ugly Necklace. (GN 741.5 TOW) When Kit moves to a new town, he tries to find a replacement for his best friend but soon discovers that some people are just too special to replace. How will Kit cope without his BFF, especially when he seems to have grabbed the attention of a real bully? Sequel = Kit Feeny, On the Move.
Weisner, Joey. Mermin: Out of Water. (GN 741.5 WEI) A day at the beach leads a small group of kids to the discover of Mermin, a merman from Mer. Mermin wants to blend in with the humans and won't go near the water because someone or something from his old life is tracking him. He'll need to decide where his loyalties lie when his human friends and his sea friends meet in a dangerous battle.
Williamson, Joshua. Dear Dracula. (GN 741.5 WIL) Sam can’t wait for Santa to get the toy vampire he’s been admiring. Instead, he decide to write to Dracula hoping he’ll grant his wish. Just be careful what you wish for!
Winick, Judd. Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. (GN 741.5 WIN) D.J. sees himself as the most ordinary boy on the planet, but his opinion is about to change after Hilo, an extraterrestrial with amnesia who is wearing only silver underpants, crash lands in D.J.'s yard. As Hilo's memory begins to return, D.J. realizes he's going to need to be extraordinary is he has any hope of helping Hilo save Earth from giant robotic insects.
Wood, Don. Into the Volcano. (GN 741.5 WOO) Visiting their aunt on the island of Kokalaha turns into the adventure of a lifetime when brothers Duffy and Sumo Pugg become trapped by an erupting volcano.