2019 Children’s Fiction

Now with Fleas! (Cats vs. Robots #2)

Written by Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson, Illustrated by Kay Peterson Do you like Star Wars? Well, this series is like Star Wars except with robots and cats. Obi is a transformed robot cat who has had the Singularity Chip fused in his system. The chip allows him to have his original mind even though …

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Dragon Pearl

Written by Yoon Ha Lee Dragon Pearl definitely has some action. Lee focuses his tale around Korean folklore and chooses a Kumiho, a shape-shifting fox, as his heroine. Thirteen year old Min sets out to find her brother and clear his name. Though she has chosen, like most of the Kumiho, to take a human …

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Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

Written by Jennifer Robin Barr Have you ever wanted something so bad, you would do anything to get it? Jimmy has. He lives in Philadelphia just across the street from Shibe Ballpark. From his roof, you can watch a baseball game of the Philadelphia A’s. His family supplements their income by charging for tickets to …

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Strike Zone

Written by Mike Lupica Nick has two best buddies that are as close as family to him: Ben and Diego. Baseball is what they love to do together the most. They are in the Little League Championship. They win game after game, even when Nick has a bad night and can’t pitch his best. There …

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Not If I Can Help It

Written by Carolyn Mackler While Sensory Processing Disorder gives Willa something to cause her to feel out of place and “weird,” she has managed to make a best friend who doesn’t know anything about Willa’s condition. Compartmentalizing and therapy help Willa appear “normal” and allow her to feel like she is more like other people. …

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