Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio
“When another girl has already purchased the most perfect birthday gift for Chloe’s friend Emma, Chloe decides she’ll make a present — something you can’t buy in a store. But crafting isn’t easy, and it’s beginning to look like she won’t have a great idea in time. Fortunately, with a good doodle session and a whole lot of glitter to inspire her, Chloe figures out just the thing to save the day — and with a little help from her trusty glue gun, she just might save a friendship, too!” [JPB DiPUCCHIO]
Angel of the Battlefield by Ann Hood
“A first entry in a new series, The Treasure Chest, finds twins Felix and Maisie moving with their recently divorced mother into the attic of a historic family mansion where they discover an ancestor’s secret artifacts, the first of which transports them back to 1836 Massachusetts into the world of Clara Barton.” [J HOOD]
Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
“For Tetsu, baseball is so much more than just a game
“On December 6, 1941, Tetsu is a twelve-year-old California boy who loves baseball. On December 7, 1941, everything changes. The bombing of Pearl Harbor means Tetsu’s Japanese-American family will be relocated to an internment camp.
“Gila River camp isn’t technically a prison, but with nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no time frame for leaving, it might as well be. So when someone has the idea of building a baseball diamond and starting a team, Tetsu is overjoyed. But then his sister gets dangerously sick, forcing him to choose between his family and his love of the game.” [J FITZMAURICE]