Caitlyn's Recommendation: Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
For fans of Raina Telgemeier! This graphic novel follows Bree, a girl who's just moved to Florida and is starting at a new school. She's horrified when she learns that the only election that is available is Swim 101. Bree can't swim, and she's terrified of the water. But with the help of her neighbor (and former swimming champion), she'll learn to brave her fears and swim, and maybe even save the community pool while she's at it. Best for grades 4 and up!
Kristy's Recommendation: Tales to Keep You up at Night by Dan Poblocki
Attention all spooky book lovers! This book will do exactly what the title says... After her grandmother goes missing, Amelia finds a mysterious book while cleaning out her home. It's called "Tales to keep you Up at Night," and it appears to be an old library book. Instead of leaving the book at the library, she starts reading it herself and finds many eerie similarities between the stories in the book and the people and places in her grandmother's town. Perfect for fans of Goosebump books!
Felicia's Recommendation: Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim
In the hidden city of Qalia, secret spice magic awakens affinities in those who consume it. A year ago, seventeen-year-old Imani's brother was discovered stealing the spice before he disappeared. Everyone believed him to be dead until Imani uncovers evidence he may be alive and sharing their nation's magic beyond the desert. She strikes a deal with the Council to find him and bring him back to Qalia. Joined by Qayn, a roguish djinni, and Taha, an arrogant yet powerful beastseer, they set out on their mission. A fun new world and a great start to a series Recommended for grades 6 and up.