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Grades K-2

Inky the Octopus by Erin Guendelsberger, illustrated by David Leonard

Based on a true story, an aquarium octopus dreams of being free to live in the sea. With rhyming text and bright, colorful illustrations, you’ll root for Inky to escape to the ocean!

Grades 3-5

Annie’s Life in Lists by Kristin Mahoney

Fifth grader, Annie thinks it’s all her fault when her parents decide to move their family from Brooklyn, NY to Clover Gap, population 8,432 and so does her brother! Annie blames her amazing memory on the move and hides her ability from her new friends. Then Annie discovers a secret hidden among papers in the attic. What really brought her family to Clover Gap and will they ever be able to call it home?

Grades 6-8

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark

Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel are preparing for the Guildcullen. The day where children find what path they will take for the rest of their life. Before they can be chosen, they find themselves drafted into the Adventurer’s Guild, the guild that travels outside the walls of Freestone, into the wild lands between cities filled with monsters and “Dangers.” When the boys uncover that the city might have a new traitor, looking to destroy all the city had worked for, they have to work with new allies to save their town and prove their worth.

Grades 9-12

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Catarina Agatta is a DNA hacking genius living in the future where a plague is killing the human population and technology can change and heal a person’s DNA. Cat’s father, Dr. Lachlan Agatta, is the last hope for saving humanity by defeating the plague. While working on the cure, he is kidnapped by the Cartaxus organization. After surviving two years on her own, Cole, a Cartaxus soldier, has come to tell Cat her father is dead and she is the only one who can decode her father’s notes. Cat has been taught by her father not to trust Cartaxus. Can she trust Cole? Should she believe her father? Can she even trust herself?

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