Centralia Timberland Library
Summer 2015

Books that Linda, Alexis and Marla talked about included...

Bell, Cece     
El deafo
The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

Boniface, William     
The hero revealed
Ordinary Boy, the only resident of Superopolis without a superpower, uncovers and foils a sinister plot to destroy the town.

Cody, Matthew     
Soon after moving to Noble's Green, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Daniel learns that his new friends have super powers that they will lose when they turn thirteen, unless he can use his brain power to protect them.

Dorisi-Winget, Dianna     
A million ways home
When her grandmother and guardian suffers a stroke, twelve-year-old Poppy Parker's life turns upside down--but when she witnesses a murder and has to go into witness protection with Detective Brannigan's mother it becomes hard to believe she will ever find a way home, let alone save Gunner, a beautiful German shepherd with an uncertain future.

Gaiman, Neil     
Fortunately, the milk
While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

Grant, Holly     
The league of beastly dreadfuls
Anastasia, nearly eleven, is snatched from her elementary school and sent to live at a former insane asylum with two great-aunts she had never met after being told that her parents died in a tragic vacuum cleaner accident.

Greenwald, Tom     
Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to not reading
Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far.

Hatke, Ben     
Zita the spacegirl. Book one, Far from home
When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home.

Healy, Christopher     
The hero's guide to storming the castle
The four princes erroneously dubbed by Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales have to once again save the kingdom from a great threat.

Hiaasen, Carl     
When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.

Kelley, Jane A     
Nature Girl
Forced to spend the summer with her family in rural Vermont, eleven-year-old Megan, a rebellious, immature urbanite gains self-confidence and maturity as she and her dog survive being lost on the Appalachian Trail.

Mass, Wendy     
The candymakers
When four twelve-year-olds, including Logan, who has grown up never leaving his parents' Life Is Sweet candy factory, compete in the Confectionary Association's annual contest, they unexpectedly become friends and uncover secrets about themselves during the process.

Meloy, Colin     
When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.

Mills, Claudia     
Zero tolerance
Seventh-grade honor student Sierra Shepard faces expulsion after accidentally bringing a paring knife to school, violating the school's zero-tolerance policy.

Segel, Jason     
"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late"--|cProvided by publisher.

Shurtliff, Liesl     
Jack : the true story of Jack & the beanstalk
Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother's milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

Sovern, Megan Jean     
The meaning of Maggie
Eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield is an A-plus student with big plans for herself, but at this moment she is also facing a lot of problems--like starting middle school and figuring out how to help her father who is out of work and in a wheelchair.

Steinberg, David     
Sound off!

Telgemeier, Raina     

Toft, Di     
Twelve-year-old Nat, with help from family, friends, and his "pet" Woody, a wolf that turns into a boy, must face werewolves that have been altered as part of a dastardly plan.

Torday, Piers     
The last wild
In a world where animals no longer exist, Kester Jaynes feels like he hardly exists either. He's been locked away in a home for troubled children and cannot speak. Then one night some talking pigeons come to help him escape-- and the animals need him to save them too.

White, J A     
The Thickety : a path begins
"When twelve-year-old Kara discovers her mother's grimoire in the dangerous forest, she must decide if she'll use it, even though such magic is forbidden"--|cProvided by publisher.

  June 2015