There are a few things you should know about Harriet Wermer: She just finished third grade; She has a perfect cat named Matzo; She doesn't always tell the truth; She is very happy to be spending summer vacation away from home and her mom and dad and all the wonderful things she had been planning all year. When Harriet arrives on Marble Island, however, she discovers that it's full of surprises, and even a mystery; One that seems to involve her Dad and one that Harriet is absolutely going to solve. And that's the truth.
Word Travelers and the Taj Mahal Mystery by Raj Haldar; Neha Rawat (Illustrator)
This action-packed story follows two best friends as they race to different parts of the world to solve mysteries and uncover lost treasures!
Catalina Incognito by Jennifer Torres; Gladys Jose (Illustrator)
Catalina Castaneda is not persnickety, even though that's what her parents and sister, Coco, like to think. Catalina just likes things the way she likes them--perfect. That's why it's very hard to hide her disappointment when her glamorous Tía Abuela, a famous telenovela actress, gives her an old sewing kit for her eighth birthday. However, Catalina soon discovers the sewing kit isn't as boring as she thinks--it's magic, turning ordinary clothing into magical disguises. But, Tía Abuela warns her, the magic is only as strong as her stiches, and Catalina doesn't always have the patience for practice...
The Weird Sisters: a Note, a Goat, and a Casserole by Mark David Smith; Kari Rust (Illustrator)
One spring evening, three strange visitors arrive in the town of Covenly. Sisters Hildegurp, Yuckmina, and Glubbifer are hoping to start fresh with a new business: a pet store! Their first customer is nine-year-old Jessica Nibley, who has lost her pet goat and hopes the sisters can help track it down. But when the sisters discover a mangled note with missing pieces that suggests they aren't welcome in town, they suddenly have two mysteries to solve.
Lily to the Rescue by W. Bruce Cameron; Jennifer L. Meyer (Illustrator)
Lily lives with her girl, Maggie Rose. Once a stray, Lily was rescued by the kind people at the animal shelter run by Maggie Rose's mom. Now she has a very important purpose: to rescue other animals in trouble. In Lily to the Rescue, Lily meets a crow with a broken wing, so she and Maggie Rose take the crow home to Mom. But when the crow starts to become too tame, some unexpected problems arise. It's Lily to the rescue!
Franklin Endicott and the Third Key by Kate DiCamillo; Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
Frank Endicott is a worrier. He worries about lions, submarines, black holes, leprosy, and armadillos. He lists his worries alphabetically in a notebook and suffers vivid nightmares that even a certain neighborhood pig can't dispatch. When he accompanies Eugenia Lincoln on an errand to duplicate a key at her favorite dark and dusty thrift shop where Frank earns fresh cause for alarm. Can Frank come to terms with the mystery without buckling under his mounting dread?
Audrey l and Audrey W: Best Friends-Ish by Carter Higgins; Jennifer K. Mann (Illustrator)
More than anything, second-grader Audrey wants to be the best at something. It always feels like she's not-quite-enough--not smart enough, not fast enough, not funny enough. When her beloved Miss Fincastle announces that a new girl, another AUDREY, is joining the class, Audrey suddenly becomes Audrey L., which makes her feel worse than ever. But is the new Audrey all bad? Might the two Audreys have more in common than just their name? And if the girls become friends, how will Audrey ever figure out how to be her best self--if she can't even be the best Audrey?
Book Buddies: Ivy Lost and Found by Cynthia Lord; Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
A lonely doll helps a child adjust to a blended family in the first of a charming series about library toys and the children who borrow them.
Ways to Grow Love by Renée Watson; Nina Mata (Illustrator); Renée Watson
Ryan Hart loves her family and friends. She's looking forward to summer vacation, spending time with loved ones, and her first trip to sleepaway camp! But when an unexpected camper shows up, Ryan finds it's hard to share your best friend and harder to be a friend to someone who isn't a good friend to you. She's also waiting for her new sister to be born -- and hoping the baby doesn't ruin everything. The Hart family is experiencing a lot of changes, and Ryan needs to grow her patience in many ways and this summer just might give Ryan the chance to show how she grows and glows!
Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister? by Chitra Soundar; Jen Khatun (Illustrator)
Sona Sharma's house is full of three generations of people who joke often and argue sometimes. Relatives come over unannounced, the phone rings frequently, and friends drop by all the time. Then one day Amma tells Sona that she is going to have a baby. Is that good? Sona isn't so sure. But when she learns there will be a baby-naming ceremony, she's determined to find the best name for her new brother or sister--one as nice as her own, a Hindi word for "gold."
Mermicorns #1: Sparkle Magic by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; Vivien Wu (Illustrator)
When a mermicorn's horn starts to sparkle, that means she's ready for Magic School! Sirena can't wait to learn how to do ALL kinds of magic around the ocean! But magic isn't as easy to learn as she'd hoped. And to make matters worse, her school partner, Lily is way better at magic than she is! It's not fair! Turns out, it's hard to do magic when you're jealous or angry. Can Sirena learn to be a good friend and master her first magic lesson?
Unicorn Island by Donna Galanti; Bethany Stancliffe (Illustrator)
When Sam arrives in Foggy Harbor, population 3,230, all she can see is a small, boring town that's way too far from home. And knowing that she's stuck there all summer with her grumpy Uncle Mitch only makes things worse But when Sam discovers a hidden trapdoor leading to a room full of strange artifacts, she realizes Foggy Harbor isn't as sleepy as it seems. With the help of a new friend, Sam discovers an extraordinary secret beyond the fog: an island of unicorns whose fates are intertwined with hers.
Wednesday Wilson Gets down to Business by Bree Galbraith; Morgan Goble (Illustrator)
The most important thing to know about Wednesday Wilson is that she's an entrepreneur. She hasn't started any businesses yet, but she's pretty sure today is the day. She and her best friend, Charlie (Wednesday's future Vice President of Operations), with some help from her little brother, Mister, have made a list of potential businesses. But before they get to move forward on one, there's an unfortunate incident in class with the Emmas (whose last initials happen to spell M.E.A.N.) It figures that Wednesday's archnemeses would be the ones to mess up her plans! But maybe this is just the opportunity Wednesday and her friends needed to come up with a brilliant business idea that will save the day and make them millionaires. Or... not?
The Coral Kingdom by Linda Chapman; Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
Marina is new in Mermaids Rock. She has traveled the world with her scientist dad, and she can't wait to settle down and make friends! She meets some mermaids who love animals and the environment as much as she does. Soon, the group faces their first challenge: The beautiful coral caves nearby have been damaged. Who--or what--could have caused the destruction? And are the creatures dangerous?
Mr. Lemoncello's Very First Game by Chris Grabenstein
Luigi has a knack for games and puzzles. But sometimes it feels like the cards are stacked against him. UNTIL a carnival arrives in town and Luigi gets the CHANCE OF A LIFETIME--the opportunity to work for the world famous Professor Marvelmous--a dazzling, banana-hat-wearing barker who puts the SHOW in SHOWMAN! When the carnival closes, Professor Marvelmous leaves behind a mysterious puzzle box along with a clue. A clue that will lead Luigi and his friends on a fantastical treasure hunt to a prize beyond anything they could imagine--if they can find it!