Staff: JANET'S PICKS

Janet likes historical fiction, humor, realistic stories, adventures.

JULY 17:  e

The Ascendance Series for 10-12 year olds by Jennifer A . Nielsen (The False Prince, The Shadow Throne, The Runaway King) is a fast-paced tale of deceit, adventure, heroism and the quest to save a nation.  We thought the trilogy would be enough, but more story needed to be told. The Captive Kingdom comes out in October. Cannot wait for you to see the new twists and ending (new beginning).

JULY 24: 

Do you remember Bob, the homeless dog who makes himself at home in Ivan’s cage in the Newbery award winning The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate?  Well now he has a home and a story of his own to tell in The One and Only Bob!  It’s a story of courage and rescues.

JULY 31: 

Kitray by Gideo Marcus is a science fiction story set in the year 2846 of a nineteen year old girl who puts all of her savings into a salvaged Navy spaceship so that she can travel throughout the galaxy.  She and her crew of friends end up stranded in hyperspace and it takes all of her crew's epertise to attempt the way home.  The book has great characterization and the reader can feel the tension and acknowledge the "reasonably accurate science" needed to return to her planet, Vatan.

Kitra Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781951320027
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Journey Press - January 27th, 2020

The One and Only Bob Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062991317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

The False Prince (The Ascendance Series, Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545284141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2013

The Runaway King (The Ascendance Series, Book 2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545284165
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 28th, 2014

The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Series, Book 3) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545284189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 27th, 2015

The Captive Kingdom (The Ascendance Series, Book 4) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338551082
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 6th, 2020