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THE MEMORY OF LIGHT

THE MEMORY OF LIGHT
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stork
Author's First Name: 
Francisco X.
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine)
Publication Date: 
2016

 16-year-old Vicky Cruz is recovering from a suicide attempt, with the help of other young patients in the hospital. The descriptions of what depression feels like are powerfully realistic and have the potential to save lives.

LENNY & LUCY

Lenny & Lucy
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Philip C.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin E.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Stead
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Moving to a new home is not easy for Peter and his dog, Harold. This story of friendship, fear and loneliness is told beautifully with striking illustrations and only the words that are necessary to tell the tale.

I AM PRINCESS X

I Am Princess X
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Priest
Author's First Name: 
Cherie
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Mini-chapters in comic format propel this mystery-thriller towards the heart pounding climax as May pursues graffiti featuring a katana-wielding heroine she and her long lost best friend dreamt up in fifth grade.

A HANDFUL OF STARS

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lord
Author's First Name: 
Cynthia
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Chicken House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Lily’s aging dog wanders onto the blueberry farm where Salma’s family works each summer, and the girls make quick friends. Both girls know loss and work together to navigate life’s changes toward an optimistic future.

LEO: A GHOST STORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Christian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Robinson
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2015

 When Leo the ghost has to leave the house of his long-ago childhood behind he makes a new friend in the city.

ADVENTURES WITH WAFFLES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Parr
Author's First Name: 
Maria
Second Author's First Name: 
translated from the Norwegian by Guy
Second Author's Last Name: 
Puzey
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kate
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Forrester
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 Lena is so bold, daring and exciting that Trille will follow her anywhere even if it’s onto a boat with a cow or sledding down an icy hill with a chicken.

THE STORY OF DIVA AND FLEA

The Story of Diva and Flea
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Illustrator's First Name: 
Tony
Illustrator's Last Name: 
DiTerlizzi
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 A charming story of an unlikely friendship between Diva, a small and settled dog, and Flea, a wandering alley cat. Each learns to venture from their comfort zone to experience and share their worlds. DiTerlizzi’s elegant illustrations beautifully capture the look and feel of Paris.

LOST IN NYC: A SUBWAY ADVENTURE

New York City with cutaway view including subway
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Spiegelman
Author's First Name: 
Nadia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sergio
Illustrator's Last Name: 
García Sánchez
Publisher: 
TOON Books
Publication Date: 
2015

 In graphic novel format, the author and illustrator cleverly weave facts about the New York subway with a story about making new friends. Detailed illustrations packed with people and buildings convey the frenetic pace and scale of the city.

ROLLER GIRL

Roller Girl
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jamieson
Author's First Name: 
Victoria
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dial/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

When twelve-year-old Astrid ditches ballet and her best friend to try roller derby, her relationships and ego take the real hits. A bright graphic novel debut by a derby skater about adolescence and emerging independence.

 

WE ALL LOOKED UP

We All Looked Up
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wallach
Author's First Name: 
Tommy
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster( BFYR)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Four very different characters find their lives intertwined in unexpected ways as an asteroid appears in the sky (and may be heading to a collision with the earth).

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