2019 Children’s Fiction

The Girl Who Sailed the Stars

Written by Matilda Woods In the village of a thousand ships a fortune teller’s prediction will change a girl’s life. Oona was meant to be a boy according to the famous fortune teller who visited her village ten years ago. Unwanted and unloved by every member of her family, Oona looks forward to her birthday …

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Pie in the Sky

Written and Illustrated by Remy Lai How many lessons can be learned from a cake? Jingwen’s family moves from China to Australia, leaving behind his grandparents and friends. Jingwen feels like he moved to Mars. His inability to speak “martian” makes him isolated. His only companion is his annoying “booger” little brother, Yanghao, because the …

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Fantastic Fist/MowTown

Midnight Arcade: A Play-Your-Way Adventure Written by Gabe Soria, Illustrated by Kendall Hale Gabe Soria has found a fun way to combine gaming with reading. The adventure begins when you take a subway to the end of the line and that’s when things get a bit bizarre. Soon you find yourself in the dark, creepy …

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The Moon Within

Written by Aida Salazar 11-year-old Celi Rivera’s body is quickly changing and with it, the promise of a period. For Celi, this means a moon ceremony to celebrate her transition from girl to young woman. Celi, however, doesn’t want to share the things happening to her body with other people. Celi also finds herself torn …

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Captain Rosalie

Written by Timothée de Fombelle, Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, Translated by Sam Gordon Captain Rosalie, translated from French to English, is an endearing, creative, insightful, and powerful story that tears at your heart. Rosalie’s father is fighting in the war and her mother works to help the war effort from sunrise until sunset. Rosalie is …

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Lost Stars (Warriors: The Broken Code, #1)

Written by Erin Hunter This book was a brilliant opening to this new Warriors series, The Broken Code. I enjoyed reading it from the beautifully illustrated front cover to the back cover. I especially like how Erin Hunter left room for many theories throughout the book, and I can’t wait for the next one to …

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Orange for the Sunsets

Written by Tina Athaide Asha and Yesofu are best friends living in Uganda. There’s just one problem: Uganda’s new president has decided to expel all Indians from his country and Asha and her family are Indian. Native Ugandans want their country back. As a native Ugandan, Yesofu is confused about how he should feel. He …

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