Young Adult /Middle Grade

Coyote Summer by Margo Solod

For thirteen-year-old Jessie Silva, life on Bayberry Island is at its best in the summertime. That’s when the seasonal renters return to spend their vacations on the island, bringing with them Jessie’s best friend, Amanda. This year, though, change has come to Bayberry.

Danger on My Doorstep: The Anita Flora Powitzer Story by Linda Schubert

Berlin had been safe for Anita Powitzer for as long as she could remember. But when Hitler came to power, everything changed. Now policemen harmed instead of helped, and Anita couldn't even talk to her best friend. Flung from her secure childhood into a fearful world, she and her family had to find a way to flee Berlin before it was too late.

Friday Adventure by PV Jackson

It’s been years since Kate and Grace went on their last “Friday Adventure” with Dad, wandering around Richmond, doing interesting things, and having fun. Since their father passed away, the sisters have left home to lead their own lives. Kate is studying biology in Costa Rica, and Grace is busy at college. Neither has much time to spend with family. . .or to mourn.

The Defenders: Bully Patrol by William and Monika Carter

It’s the first day of a new school year, and Tommy’s little brother Matthew is just starting kindergarten. Tommy can’t wait to show him the ropes. But when some older kids start picking on Matthew, Tommy knows Matthew needs more than a big brother: he needs a defender.

The Sylvan by Judy Witt

This beautiful story, illustrated with the author's mystical watercolors, revolves around a highly imaginative child named Sarah who discovers and befriends a wise, old man named Sylvania, who lives in a nearby forest. Sarah and Sylvania take the reader on their fantastical journey as they learn the secrets of life.

The Woods of Wicomico by Nuala Galbari

During the hot, lazy days of summer, life in the woods of Wicomico is peaceful. Mukki the muskrat makes herbal teas, Cornelius the crow fruitlessly tries to take a midday nap, and young Timothy Trumble the tortoise marvels at the world around him. But when humans plan to build a new development in their woodland, the community of animals springs into action to save their homes.