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Meena is a third-grader who loves colors. She likes to include every color of the rainbow in her meals. She likes to color her hair with permanent marker. But most of all, she loves to collect colorful trash to use in her art projects. Meena also likes to be the best. She wants to have the craziest hair at school, wants to win every race, and she wants to decorate the best box for Valentine’s Day. Mostly, she wants to beat her best friend, Sophia, who has been staying in at recess and ignoring Meena.

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BRAiN RiDE is a first-person story told from the view of two teenage boys, Jason and Logan. After a horrific bike accident, Logan is left with a serious brain injury. Although his change in mental capacity has put a strain on their brother-like relationship, they train together for an important bike race across the state. Aided by a teacher, they set out to keep moving from their past and maybe earn some money for Logan’s medical bills.

 

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What is it like to be starting middle school while dealing with a bunch of problems? As Karma Khullar is preparing for middle school, it feels super hard and nerve-racking.

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Have you ever wondered why the Hindenburg actually exploded? Sorry, no one can tell you that. But if you read this book, you will understand what probably happened.

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A boy who has been sitting alone at lunch for 622 days straight, and who has a mental disorder, learns that his crush's dad just died in a car crash. Together, they face school bullies and the struggles of having a mental disorder in high school. When she comes to him to solve the mystery of why her father actually died, it leads to a clue that unravels the whole story. Then her world is turned upside down by a family secret that changes everything.

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Sirius Soum de Gaia was a purebred Pyrenees Patou.  Bred for beauty and show-winning, he told the story of his life, starting with his earliest memories in the womb, jostling alongside his brothers and sisters, and following his life to adulthood, showing how he dealt with adversity, trials, and tribulation.  Ultimately, he searched for one thing in life: someone he could look up to.

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Dearie, the Deer is about a deer named Dearie that was born very weak. He soon recovered his health and was able to stand, but Dearie had another problem. He was very timid! He wouldn’t move when there was danger around him. One day the herd decided to make him leave so that he would learn to survive on his own. Without the herd, will Dearie learn to run away when there is danger, and defend himself when needed?

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