A list of MPL Librarians' favorite recent Juvenile Fiction books The First Rule of Punk Celia C.PerezViking2017Malu 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. Beyond the Bright Sea LaurenWolkDutton2017Crow 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... Mary Anning's Curiosity MonicaKullingMelissa CastrillionGroundwood2017A fictionalized account of the early years of one of the greatest, and unsung, fossil hunters of all time. Flying Lessons & Other Stories EllenOhCrown2017An anothology of stories by a diverse group of superstar children's writers. A great choice for kids who love bite-sized reads Stef Soto, Taco Queen JeniferTorresLittle Brown2017Stef 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. Hello Universe ErinEntrada KellyHarperCollins2017This 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. Quests for Glory Soman ChainaniHarper Collins2017The 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... Midnight Without a Moon Linda WiliamsJacksonHoughton Mifflin Harcourt2017A 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. Forget Me Not EllieTerryFeiwel and Friends2017Terry 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. Refugee AlanGratzScholastic2017This powerful novel ties together the stories of 3 children, spanning contents and decades, who are seeking refuge.