Heroes of the Dustbin by Tyler Whitesides

Heroes of the Dustbin

by Tyler Whitesides

Although their enemies are powerful, their allies few, Spencer and his team of Rebels are not giving up! But what chance do a handful of kids and one rescued janitor have against the combined evil of the Founding Witches and the Sweepers? Can the Rebels close the source of all Glop and stop the Toxites once and for all—or is the world doomed to fall under the control of the sinister Bureau of Educational Maintenance? This explosive series finale is a gripping ride through conflicted loyalties and daring escapes, unexpected alliances and betrayals, and an ending you’ll never forget!

book 5 in the Janitors series

Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter by Rachel Renee Russell

Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter

by Rachel Renée Russell

Nikki has to hide seven ADORKABLE puppies from two parents, one nosy little sister, an entire middle school, and…one mean girl out for revenge, Mackenzie Hollister. If anyone can do it, it’s Nikki…but not without some hilarious challenges along the way!

book 10 in the Dork Diaries series

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer

by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die…

book 1 in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series

Crystal Keepers by Brandon Mull

Crystal Keepers

by Brandon Mull

Cole Randolph is trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real. He found his friend Dalton and has survived the first two kingdoms of the Outskirts. But none of that has prepared him for the magnetic highways and robotic bounty hunters of Zeropolis.

Ruled by Abram Trench, the one Grand Shaper who stayed loyal to the evil High King, the government of Zeropolis uses advanced technologies to keep tight control. Luckily, the resistance in Zeropolis is anchored by the Crystal Keepers—a group of young rebels with unique weapons.

On the run from the High King’s secret police, Cole and Dalton venture to find more of their lost friends—and help their new friend, Mira, locate her sister Constance. But as their enemies ruthlessly dismantle the resistance, time runs out for Cole to uncover the secrets behind the Zeropolitan government and unravel the mystery of who helped the High King steal his daughters’ powers. Can Cole fix The Outskirts magic, or will he be stranded forever?

book 3 in the Five Kingdoms series

Winter by Marissa Meyer


by Marissa Meyer

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

book 4 in the Lunar Chronicles series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Rebekah rated it ★★★★.

Miranda rated it ★★★★ and said, “This is a huge book, but it almost has to be in order to get all of the details right and wrap the story up in the best way. Winter and her friends are ready to make the final stand and take back Luna from the evil Levana. Through death, destruction, and pain, they must overcome all or lose it forever. This was a great finale to the series. I love how all of the characters remain individuals, and even though there are many, they are also easy to keep track of and follow their individual storylines. Love this series!”

Bekka rated it ★★★★ and said, “I really enjoyed this final installment of the series! I think all the plot lines were tied up quite neatly, and all the questions were answered. Our characters stay true to themselves, and all is right with the world (and moon!)”

Betsy rated it ★★★★.

Old School by Jeff Kinney

Old School

by Jeff Kinney

In the latest installment of the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, author-illustrator Jeff Kinney brings the series back to its roots, as Greg starts a new school year and faces a challenge he never could’ve imagined.

book 10 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Lorna rated it ★★★.

The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale

The Forgotten Sisters

by Shannon Hale

After a year at the king’s palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher!

Instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses.

As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen’s interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home.

Fans of Shannon Hale won’t want to miss this gorgeously woven return to this best-selling, award-winning series.

book 3 in the Princess Academy series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Miranda rated it ★★★★ and said, “I really enjoyed this last book to the series. It was a great wrap up, and I liked it more than Palace of Stone and maybe even more than Princess Academy. I love Miri. She is so down to earth and relatable. I also really like the world these stories are set in and how the different parts of the country are so separated from each other. I am sad to see this series come to a close as I would really like to see more. Sus’s story would be a great addition. I can’t wait to see where Shannon Hale takes us next.”

Fridays with the Wizards by Jessica Day George

Fridays with the Wizards

by Jessica Day George

Celie and her friends and family are back in the Castle, safe and sound. But there’s still the problem of Wizard Arkwright. What do you do with an evil wizard?

Especially when he escapes from his cell, but doesn’t leave the Castle!

Now it’s up to Celie, with the help of her wizard brother Bran and her griffins, to track down Arkwright and get rid of him for good!

book 4 in the Castle Glower series

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Mark of the Thief

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods—magic some Romans would kill for.

Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing through his veins, Nic is determined to become free. But instead, he finds himself at the center of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and spark the Praetor War, a battle to destroy Rome from within. Traitors and spies lurk at every turn, each more desperate than the next to use Nic’s newfound powers for their own dark purposes.

In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire’s most powerful and savage leaders.

book 1 of the Mark of the Thief series

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Miranda rated it ★★★★.

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