Read the latest in your favorite series over winter break!
Oracle of Doom (The Library Book 3) By D. J. MacHale
Marcus is an agent of the Library, a place filled with tales that don’t have an ending. Puzzles that won’t be solved until Marcus and his friends step in to finish them. This time it’s their own stories at stake.
Theo just visited the Oracle Baz, an old amusement-park machine that spits out fortunes for the cost of a quarter. Fun, right? The only problem is, the oracle’s cheap predictions have been coming true… and Theo’s fortune says that life as he knows it will end on his fourteenth birthday! Plus, Lu’s cousin, who also went to the oracle, is missing.
Marcus knows where to find help for his friends—the Library. It turns out that the Oracle Baz was a real man who died in a fire long ago. Can a glimpse into the fortune-teller’s past change all their futures?
The Penderwicks at Last By Jeanne Birdsall
Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array of adventures—these are the things that have shaped Lydia’s journey since readers first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring.
Now it’s summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister Batty to get home from college.
This is a very important dance and a very important wait because the two youngest sisters are about to arrive home to find out that the Penderwicks will all be returning to Arundel this summer, the place where it all began. And better still is the occasion: a good old-fashioned, homemade-by-Penderwicks wedding.
The Perfect Score
The Perfect Secret By Rob Buyea
These students are in for a year of secrets, discoveries, and kid power!
GAVIN finally joins the football team—a dream come true!—but Coach Holmes refuses to play him for reasons that also threaten to tear Gavin’s family apart. When RANDI attends an elite gymnastics camp, she uncovers a startling family connection. SCOTT starts researching an article for the school newspaper and stumbles right into a hornet’s nest of lies. With his loser older brother, Brian, out of the house, TREVOR’s life is loads better—until he realizes that only he can save Brian from getting into deep trouble. NATALIE’s top goals: (1) find out why Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Magenta no longer speak to each other—a mission shared by all the kids—and (2) teach a certain someone an important life skill without anyone knowing.
A Sam London Adventure
The Selkie of San Francisco By Todd Calgi Gallicano
Sam London didn’t mean to uncover an ancient secret, but when he found out that mythical creatures are real and living in our national parks, he became the newest recruit to the Department of Mythical Wildlife. Ever since, the middle schooler has been anxiously awaiting the call for his next case… and it finally arrives with the brazen appearance of a selkie in San Francisco Bay.
Along with Dr. Vance Vantana and the guardian Tashi, Sam pursues the selkie, who has taken a peculiar interest in fashion’s newest “it” girl and social media star, Pearl Eklund. But the closer he gets, the more questions emerge about Pearl’s mysterious connection to the mythical world. Is she the long-lost hope for an entire civilization or the harbinger of its doom? It’s up to Sam to find out the truth, and fast… . The fate of humanity hangs in the balance.
The Starlight Slippers By Susan Maupin Schmid
100 Daring Adventures
Inside an enchanted castle, there’s a closet–a closet with one hundred magical dresses that only Darling Dimple can wear. Each one disguises her as somebody else. And once again, Darling needs them!
You’ve heard of glass slippers? What about starlight slippers–delicate lace shoes studded with starlight opals? When Princess Mariposa reads about her grandmother’s bridal slippers, she wants to find them for her own wedding! Darling is only too happy to help look for the slippers . . . until she discovers they are connected to the castle’s magic. Could wearing them set the dragons free? With the help of her friends Roger, Gillian, and Dulcie and lots of dresses, Darling must save the castle–and Princess Mariposa’s wedding day.
Welcome to Wonderland
Welcome to Wonderland #3: Sandapalooza Shake-Up By Chris Grabenstein
Life’s a vacation when you live in the world’s wackiest motel! P.T. and his best friend, Gloria, are getting ready for St. Pete Beach’s first-ever Sandapalooza! The Wonderland’s biggest rival, the Conch Reef Resort, is doing everything it can to win the sand sculpture contest, but P.T. has bigger problems: The Wonderland has opened a new restaurant—the Banana Shack—and running a restaurant is harder than it looks! And to make matters worse, a royal guest’s priceless tiara has gone missing, and the prime suspect is the Wonderland’s beloved housekeeper! Can P.T. and Gloria win the contest, keep the restaurant going, and clear Clara’s name?