LACROSSE FIRESTORM - Matt Christopher
At the end of last season, Garry sabotaged Michael's chances of becoming the league's top scorer. Now Michael is taking his revenge. He's got plenty of opportunity, too, for the Rockets are taking part in a week-long lacrosse tournament held at an overnight camp. Garry tries to ignore Michael, but the bullying finally gets to him-and what happens next sets off a string of near-disasters that finds Garry in the heart of a firestorm. Reading this book is almost like playing for the Medfield High Varsity Lacrosse Team!
ANOTHER DAY AS EMILY - Eileen Spinelli
After tom boy Susie's younger brother is branded a hero for making a clutch, life-saving 911 call, she decides to get some attention of her own by deciding to spend her summer vacation posing as her favorite author, Emily Dickinson. She takes it a bit too seriously ans as school approaches, wonders if she'll be able to find a way back to becoming her true self. Written in Dickinsonian free verse style!
CURIOSITY - Gary Blackwood
In 1830's Philadelphia, "The Turk" is an early computer-like machine which competes against humans in chess. It's undefeated - will a real human ever take it down? Twelve-year-old Rufus, trying to earn money to get his father our of debtor's prison is about to find out the hard way! From the author of The Shakespeare Stealer".
WELCOME TO DOG BEACH - Lisa Greenwald
Remy, Micayla, and Bennett have been best summer friends since they were very young and their families first began spending the season on Seagate Island. This year is different, though, because Remy is without her other best friend and constant companion—her dog, Danish. Fortunately, she is asked to help out with a neighbor’s dog, and before too long she and her friends have started a full-time doggie day care business. Even as the three friends work and hang out together every day, their summer friendships are strained as new faces and interests come between them – and that’s when the trouble begins!
THE MORGUE AND ME - John C. Ford
Christopher just needed a job to kill time the summer after graduation. He didn’t expect to stumble across a murder cover-up when he was hired as a janitor at the morgue. With the sheriff as his prime suspect, he turns to Tina, a gorgeous newspaper reporter, to help him get to the bottom of the case. Suddenly they find themselves in a full-blown investigation involving bribery, kidnappings, more murders…and his best friend.
GREETINGS FROM NOWHERE - Barbara O'Connor
Aggie's been trying to make a go of her Sleepy Time Motel, located deep in the heart of the Great Smokey Mountains, but the place is just too out of the way to stay in business. Reluctantly, she places an ad to sell, which ends up attracting an odd group of characters who not only end up saving the motel, but also saving each other!
A HUNDRED HORSES - Sarah Lean
Nell isn't happy about spending her vacation on a farm, but when she meets a half-wild and mysterious girl named Angel, the two girls are tied in an adventure that may help Nell discover something special about herself—and the most special of a hundred horses. Fitting an old horse music box back together may unravel the mystery!
SCREAMING AT THE UMP – Audrey Vernick
Casey Snowden knows everything about being an umpire. His dad and grandfather run a New Jersey umpire school, Behind the Plate, and Casey lives and breathes baseball. Casey’s dream, however, is to be a reporter—objective, impartial, and fair, just like an ump. But when he stumbles upon a sensational story involving a former major league player in exile, he’s not sure if should tell the world or not – what should he do?
THE RULE OF THRE3 – Eric Walters
One afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At Adam Daley's high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam's are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival. A story that just could happen in real life!
PAPERBOY – Vince Vawter
“Little Man” throws the meanest fastball in town. But talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering. When he takes over his best friend’s paper route for the month of July, he’s not exactly looking forward to chatting with his customers. A neighborhood junk dealer, a tough, and a thief end up making matters even worse. Will his fastball be able to bail him out?