Zoey’s mother is leaving on a business trip and entrusts her daughter with a very important job—caring for the magical creatures that come to her for help. Zoey’s first patient is a sick dragon. Along with her cat, Sassafrass, she must use science to figure out how to make the baby dragon feel better.
A fun family read-aloud.
Recommended for Kindergarten-3rd Graders
Reviewed by Heather McCue | Children's Librarian
New Kid by Jerry Craft
available as an ebook and eaudiobook through Hoopla
Jordan Banks has to leave his neighborhood and his friends behind to start seventh grade at a new school, Riverdale Academy Day or RAD. Can he survive making new friends, a mountain of homework and the stereotypes that abound as one of the few students of color?Read this award-winning graphic novel to find out how this aspiring comic book artist makes his mark.
Winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal and the 2020 Coretta Scott King Author Book Award Winner
A great read-alike for readers who enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Smile or Dork Diaries.
This SC Book Award Nominee is an action-packed survival story in the remote wilderness of Alaska. The President's son is kidnapped by a foreign enemy and his childhood best friend who is the daughter of the head of security devises a plan to rescue him. Together they must figure out how to escape the assailant and not let the bitter wilderness be their downfall either. This thriller with equal parts action and angst as well as a dash of romance is a fast-paced read.
Recommended for younger teen readers.
Reviewed by Alison Berry | Teen Services Associate
In the city of Cesarine, there is one truth: witches are burned. Set amidst an ancient war between magic and the Church, one runaway witch evades her enemies until she finds herself in an impossible situation with a boy sworn to hunt her down. As this unlikely pair is forced into holy matrimony, the battle between witches and witch hunters threatens a fate worse than anything they can imagine. Brimming with unique world-building, complex characters, and a slow-burn romance, this fantasy is perfect for fans for Sarah J. Maas.
Recommended for older readers.
Reviewed by Brittany Crowley | Teen Services Associate
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