Your picks this month
Title: The One and Only Bob
Author: Katherine Applegate
Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.
Title: The Elephant’s Girl
Author: Celesta Rimington
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
An elephant never forgets…but Lexington Willow can’t remember her past. When she was a toddler, a tornado swept her away from everyone and everything she knew and landed her near an enclosure in a Nebraska zoo, where an elephant named Nyah protected her from the storm. Now that she’s twelve, Lex is finally old enough to help with the elephants. Can Lex summon the courage to hunt for who she really is–and why the tornado brought her here all those years ago?
Title: Tornado Brain
Author: Cat Patrick
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books
In this heartfelt and powerfully affecting coming of age story, a neurodiverse 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it’s too late. Things never seem to go as easily for thirteen-year-old Frankie as they do for her twin sister, Tess. Unlike Tess, Frankie is neurodiverse. In her case, that means she can’t stand to be touched, loud noises bother her, she’s easily distracted, she hates changes in her routine, and she has to go see a therapist while other kids get to hang out at the beach. It also means Frankie has trouble making friends. She did have one–Colette–but they’re not friends anymore. It’s complicated.
Title: Layla and the Bots
Authors: Vicky Fang, Christine Nishiyama
Layla and the Bots are in an awesome rock band! They also use problem-solving and creativity to build cool inventions. When a local amusement park is in danger of shutting down, Layla knows just how to bring in the crowds… build an amusement park for DOGS! But will cool doggie rides like the Rub-a-Dub Mud Slide and the Tummy Rubbing Machine be enough to keep the park open?
Title: Mila Has Two Beds
Author: Judith Koppens
Mila has two homes: some days she lives with Mommy and some days she lives with Daddy. Today she is going to her mommy’s house. Everything is a little different at Mommy’s than at Daddy’s. But Mommy and Daddy both think Mila is the sweetest girl in the whole world. A warm and simple story about a girl whose parents are divorced.