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Parked by Danielle Svetcov on May 29th
Jeanne Ann is smart, stubborn, living in an orange van, and determined to find a permanent address before the start of seventh grade. Cal is tall, sensitive, living in a humongous house across the street, and determined to save her. Jeanne Ann is roughly as enthusiastic about Cal’s help as she is about living in a van. But as the two form a rare and remarkable friendship, they’re buoyed by a cast of complex, oddball characters, who let them down, lift them up, and leave you cheering. From debut novelist Danielle Svetcov comes a warm, funny, and poignant story about the wonderful weirdness of friendship and family, and learning how to accept help enough to help yourself.
Orphan Eleven by Gennifer Choldenko on June 19th
An engaging adventure from a Newbery Honor-winning storyteller for readers who love the circus, and anyone who has dreamed of finding the perfect home. Four orphans have escaped from the Home for Friendless Children. One is Lucy, who used to talk and sing. No one knows why she doesn’t speak anymore; silence is her protection. The orphans find work and new friends at a traveling circus. Lucy loves caring for the elephants, but she must be able to speak to them, and to warn others of danger. If Lucy doesn’t find her voice, she’ll be left behind when the circus goes on the rails. Meanwhile, people are searching for Lucy, and her puzzling past is about to catch up with her.
Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit by Judd Winick on July 31st
“An action-packed page turner with heart!”–Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
For five books, Razorwark has chased Hilo through the Universe. Now the chase is over. Find out how the epic war between Razorwark and Hilo ends and get ready to start the next adventure with The New York Times bestselling graphic novel series that kids and critics love!
Being a hero isn’t easy. But Hilo had no idea it would be this hard. Hilo came to earth because he was running from Razorwark. But he’s done running. Razorwark has come to earth. And the time has come for one final face to face showdown. What happens will decide the fate of the robot world . . . and Hilo’s future. The sacrifice will be great. But with Izzy’s help, Hilo finally knows what he has to do. Because THIS is how all the pieces fit.