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Fiction - 2018

A list of MPL Librarians' favorite recent Juvenile Fiction books

Cover of The First Rule of Punk
Celia C.
Perez
Viking
2017

Malu is a middle schooler with a punk rock soul, and a traditional Mexican-American mother. A bright chapter book about finding your people in unexpected places.

Cover of Beyond the Bright Sea
Lauren
Wolk
Dutton
2017

Crow washed up on Elizabeth Island when she was a baby, and has lived a solitary but enchanted life wish Osh, her caregiver, ever since. As she gets more and more curious about her past, the mysteries start to build...

Cover of Mary Anning's Curiosity
Monica
Kulling
Melissa Castrillion
Groundwood
2017

A fictionalized account of the early years of one of the greatest, and unsung, fossil hunters of all time.

Cover of Flying Lessons & Other Sto
Ellen
Oh
Crown
2017

An anothology of stories by a diverse group of superstar children's writers. A great choice for kids who love bite-sized reads

Cover of Stef Soto, Taco Queen
Jenifer
Torres
Little Brown
2017

Stef just wants her dad to ditch his taco truck and get a normal job in this warm, earnest novel about family, friends, and hard work.

Cover of Hello Universe
Erin
Entrada Kelly
HarperCollins
2017

This Newbery Medal winner finds a boy trapped in a well after a prank gone wrong, and a band of neighborhood kids whose lives intertwine as they search for him.

Cover of Quests for Glory
Soman
Chainani
Harper Collins
2017

The students in The School of Good and Evil thought they had found their Ever After-- until a rash of kidnapping leads them to realize their work is not quite finished...

Cover of Midnight Without a Moon
Linda Wiliams
Jackson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2017

A young black girl in 1950's Mississippi dreams of going to Chicago to go to school against the backdrop of Emmett Till's murder. A great combination of history and story.

Cover of Forget Me Not
Ellie
Terry
Feiwel and Friends
2017

Terry and her mom move around a LOT since her father died. Always having to make new friends is hard enough, but when you have tourettes, starting from scratch over and over seems impossible.

Cover of Refugee
Alan
Gratz
Scholastic
2017

This powerful novel ties together the stories of 3 children, spanning contents and decades, who are seeking refuge.