2019 Children’s Fiction

The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins

Written by Gail Shepherd Lyndon Baines Hawkins, Lyndie, is an 11-year-old girl whose life is changing in ways that she doesn’t like. She and her parents are moving in with her grandparents, her mother is not well and her father is dealing with his service in the Vietnam War. Lyndie wants her old life back, …

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Cog

Written by Greg Van Eekhout What if a robot could be programmed to think and feel and make independent decisions? That is the secret project that Gina, an employee at uniMIND, is experimenting with, and Cog is her robot. Although Cog enjoys learning and processing information, he quickly comes to understand that consequences also accompany …

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Other Words for Home

I still smile at everyone in the street.Not everyone smiles back, though.When they don’t,I want to say,‘You don’t have to worry about me.I am just a girl who likes movies.’ –Jude, in Jasmine Warga’s Other Words for Home Written by Jasmine Warga This is the engaging story of Jude, a girl who lives in a …

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The Day the World Stopped Turning

Written by Michael Morpurgo Set in World War II France, autistic Lorenzo lives among the salt flats and the flamingos. As the Germans invade France, Lorenzo and his Romani friend Kezia find themselves on the list of the hunted. When eighteen-year-old Vincent collapses in the marshes near their isolated farm, he has a near-death experience. …

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Solving for M

Written by Jennifer Swender, Illustrated by Jennifer Naalchigar Mika just started 5th grade in middle school. Her life is changing rapidly, but surprisingly, her math class is what keeps her grounded. Her mom has a mole removed that is cancerous and the journey of this story is about how she quietly suffers through the stress …

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