Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut
“When a soldier’s work takes him halfway around the world, he enlists the help of the North Star for a nightly game of catch with his son.” [JPB EHRMANTRAUT]
My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer by Jennifer Gennari
“Twelve-year-old June Farrell is sure of one thing—she’s great at making pies—and she plans to prove it by winning a blue ribbon in the Champlain Valley Fair pie competition. But a backlash against Vermont’s civil union law threatens her family’s security and their business. Even when faced with bullying, June won’t give up on winning the blue ribbon; more importantly, she won’t give up on her family.” [J GENNARI]
My Brother is a Big Fat Liar by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou
“Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed.
“Resolving to excel in all the areas her troublemaking brother failed, Georgia is dismayed when nobody at middle school will give her a chance to prove herself, and her life becomes complicated by a group of snooty popular girls, a blossoming crush and her band’s involuntary performance at a school dance.” Middle School series, volume 3 [J PATTERSON]