Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Star Scouts

Avani feels like a weirdo in her new town. It doesn’t help when her parents make her join the Flower Scouts, a girls group who seem to have nothing better to do than makeovers. But everything changes when she’s abducted by a friendly alien and allowed to join a troop of Star Scouts. Intense battles and engaging science await Avani, as well as some unorthodox (slimy) new foods. Has Avani found her tribe?

Falcon Wild


On a road trip to return her beloved gyrfalcon to its rightful owner, Karma and her family are in a car accident. Karma must go for help in Montana’s backcountry. An edge – of – your – seat outdoor adventure.




Josef’s family is fleeing Nazi Germany, Isabel’s family is trying to leave the riots and unrest of Cuba in 1994, and Mahmoud’s family is escaping the violence of modern – day Syria. Gratz weaves the harrowing journeys of these refugees into an exciting tale that describes the many struggles people face when fleeing their native countries for a better life elsewhere.


Last Day on Mars

A sci-fi thriller. Liam and Phoebe, who have grown up on Mars, are prepared to leave with 100 million passengers on board the Scorpius when their planet becomes uninhabitable–but are left behind when an explosion decimates their parents’ terraforming lab. Robots, extraterrestrials, and a universal struggle for survival. The first of a trilogy.

Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

Gratz, Alan. Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

In a thrilling and fascinating insider’s glimpse into the Hitler Youth, the son of an Irish ambassador to Germany poses as a member in order to support the Allies during World War II.


The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Gidwitz, Adam, The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog.

In 1242, a fascinating cast of characters come together by chance at an Inn in France to recount the story of three magical children. Mr. Gidwitz has proven that he has truly mastered the art of storytelling in this riveting tale told in many voices.

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Some Kind of Courage

Gemeinhart, Dan, Some Kind of Courage.

Joseph Johnson has lost just about everyone he’s ever loved. When his beloved horse Sarah is stolen and sold, there is nothing that Joseph won’t do to get her back. Joseph embarks on an unforgettable heart pounding adventure through the 1870’s wilderness of Washington State in hopes of being reunited with the only family he has left.


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