• The Last Cuentista

    The Last Cuentista

    Higuera, Donna Barba

    "A girl named Petra Pena, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children - among them Petra and her family - have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet - and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard - or purged them altogether. Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again? " --

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View The Last Cuentista
  • When Women Were Dragons: A Novel

    When Women Were Dragons: A Novel

    Barnhill, Kelly Regan

    "Alex Green is a young girl in a world much like ours. But this version of 1950's America is characterized by a significant event: The Mass Dragoning of 1955, when hundreds of thousands of ordinary wives and mothers sprouted wings, scales and talons, left a trail of fiery destruction in their path, and took to the skies. Was it their choice? What will become of those left behind? Why did Alex's beloved Aunt Marla transform but her mother did not? Alex doesn't know. It's taboo to speak of. Forced into silence, Alex nevertheless must face the consequences of this disturbing event: a mother more protective than ever; a father growing increasingly distant; the upsetting insistence that her aunt never even existed; and helping to raise a beloved younger girl obsessed with dragons far beyond propriety. In this timely and timeless speculative novel, award-winning author Kelly Barnhill boldly explores rage, memory, and the forced limitations of girlhood. When Women Were Dragons exposes a world that wants to keep women small-their lives and their prospects-and examines what happens when they rise en masse and take up the space they deserve"--

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View When Women Were Dragons: A Novel
  • Bloom of the Flower Dragon

    Bloom of the Flower Dragon

    West, Tracey

    Drake and the other Dragon Masters help Wildroot, a Flower Dragon whose home is in danger, find his Dragon Master Oskar after Oskar's identity is revealed to them by the Dragon Stone.

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Bloom of the Flower Dragon
  • The Flames of Hope

    The Flames of Hope

    Sutherland, Tui

    "With talons united... Luna has always wanted to change the world -- to fix it, to free it -- even if she's never actually known how. Now that all of dragon - and humankind are in mortal danger, Luna is flying back home to Pantala with a team of dragons on a rescue mission, determined to be brave and useful. But saving a continent isn't as easy as a prophecy makes it sound, and "facing a great evil" definitely requires more than the fiery silk that Luna is uniquely able to create. As she fights her way to the abyss that hides the dark roots poisoning Pantala, Luna must uncover a long-buried secret and unite her friends, her enemies, and her own powers. If she doesn't, she won't get to change the world. She'll have to say goodbye to it -- forever."--

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View The Flames of Hope
  • The Final Case

    The Final Case

    Guterson, David

    "A provocative new novel from the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars--a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life. In a small rural town outside Seattle, Joanna, an Ethiopian girl adopted by a white fundamentalist Christian family, is found dead of hypothermia in her own backyard--setting in motion a gripping journey into the complexities of human emotion. How does it feel to be a child taken into a family that doesn't share her background, her religion, or the color of her skin? What does it mean to be a mother on trial for murder? And why would a lawyer choose to defend such a woman? Royal is a criminal attorney in his eighties, and this is his final case. His son, our narrator, drives Royal every day from his office to the town where the tragedy took place, and observes the trial as it unfolds. The consequences will reach beyond what he could have anticipated. Bracing, astute, and intensely imagined, The Final Case is a tightrope walk of a novel, a deeply affecting work of fiction that dares to confront life's most irreconcilable moral quandaries. It will make an indelible impression on every reader"--

    Format: Book

    Availability: Available

    View The Final Case
  • Stuntboy, in the Meantime

    Stuntboy, in the Meantime

    Reynolds, Jason

    Portico Reeves' secret identity as Stuntboy allows him to use his superpower keep everybody safe, but when his superhero parents start fighting a lot he feels the responsibility to save them.

    Format: Graphic Novel

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Stuntboy, in the Meantime
  • Howl of the Wind Dragon

    Howl of the Wind Dragon

    West, Tracey

    The wizard Astrid is planning to cast the False Life spell which will bring to life the bones of giant ancient beasts and allow her to conquer all the kingdoms; in order to prevent her the Dragon Masters must find the Wind Dragon, the final dragon needed to undo the spell--but that dragon and her Dragon Master are captives, and it is up to Drake and his friends to rescue them, and hope they are in time to stop Astrid.

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Howl of the Wind Dragon
  • Troublemaker

    Troublemaker

    Cho, John

    On the first night of rioting in the wake of the Rodney King verdict, Jordan's father leaves to check on the family store, spurring twelve-year-old Jordan and his friends to embark on a dangerous journey through South Central and Koreatown to come to his aid, encountering the racism within their community as they go.

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Troublemaker
  • The Beatryce Prophecy

    The Beatryce Prophecy

    DiCamillo, Kate

    "We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home. In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood, and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret, one that imperils them all--for the king of the land seeks just such a girl, and Brother Edik, who penned the prophecy himself, knows why. And so it is that a girl with a head full of stories--powerful tales-within-the-tale of queens and kings, mermaids and wolves--ventures into a dark wood in search of the castle of one who wishes her dead. But Beatryce knows that, should she lose her way, those who love her--a wild-eyed monk, a man who had once been king, a boy with a terrible sword, and a goat with a head as hard as stone--will never give up searching for her, and to know this is to know everything. With its timeless themes, unforgettable cast, and magical medieval setting, Kate DiCamillo's lyrical tale, paired with resonant black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, is a true collaboration between masters"--

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View The Beatryce Prophecy
  • Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere

    Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere

    Gravel, Elise

    Discovering a smelly creature in her garbage can that she names after herself, Olga befriends and studies the eccentric Olgamus using the scientific method, the practices of Jane Goodall, and other scientific concepts. (7/4/2022 2:14:00 AM)

    Format: Book

    Availability: All copies in use

    View Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere