Saturday, December 22, 2018

Final Children's Staff Picks for 2018...Fiction!

Our favorite picks in fiction for 2018:

The Questioneers : Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty
Rosie is working with Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters, on designing a new invention, but when her designs keep failing, Rosie starts to lose hope until her friends Iggy and Ada offer some help. Find in One Step Up.
Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn't get too big, of course! Find in One Step Up.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
When snow shuts down Greg Heffleys middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the cross-hairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?  Find in Series.

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive. Find under JFic.
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is. Find under JFic.
As he grieves his best friend Benny's death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble. Find under JFic.
Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return. Find under JFic.

Echo's Sister by Paul Mosier
Eleven-year-old Echo finds the courage to help her younger sister fight cancer, and, in the process, finds the love and support of an entire community.  Find in 5/6.

Forced to leave school to care for her siblings in accordance with Pakistani village tradition, a disappointed Amal suffers an accidental run-in with the son of a corrupt landlord and is forced into indentured servitude, where her witness to her master's nefarious dealings compels her to make risky alliances in support of change. Find in 5/6.
The Breakfast Club meets middle school with a prank twist in this hilarious and heartwarming story about six very different seventh graders who are forced to band together after a vandalism incident. Find in 5/6.
When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. Find in 5/6.
The lives of two middle school girls, one a quiet artist, the other a popular overachiever, intersect on a day shaped by a misdelivered note, crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama. Find in Graphic Novels.
Living a quiet life in New York City, Bolivar, a dinosaur, finds his life complicated when Sybil, the girl next door, tries to prove his existence. Find in Graphic Novels.

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