Multcolib Kids Picks: Rainbow Kids: LGTBQ Chapter books
Annotation:(Gr 3-5) India, an unusual nine-and-a-half-year-old living in small-town Maine, has a series of adventures which bring her closer to her artist-mother, strengthen her friendship with a neighbor boy, and help her to accept the man for whom her father moved away.
Annotation:(Gr 4-7) On the night of the blue moon when mermaids are said to gather on a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico, ten-year-old Keeper sets out in a small boat, with her dog BD and a seagull named Captain, determined to find her mother, a mermaid, as Keeper has always believed, who left long ago to return to the sea.
Annotation:(Gr. 5-7) Growing up near Boston with her free-spirited mother and old-world grandfather, twelve-year-old Emma has always felt out of place but when she attends the family reunion her father's family holds annually in Wisconsin, she is in for some surprises.
Annotation:(Gr 4-6) Baker's debut is a lighthearted romp with cross-gender appeal. When good-natured sixth-grader Ben Diaz stumbles on the chance to pull a perfect prank at school (involving ball pit balls), his schoolmates' reaction inspire him to do more. He recruits two classmates who are soon joined by two more, creating a multicultural and personable crew of mischief-makers. Together they go undercover as an official school club --the League of Pickle Makers.
Annotation:(Gr 5-8) An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.T."
Annotation:(Gr 4-5) Twelve-year-old June Farrell spends the summer at her Vermont home getting used to the woman her mother is planning to marry and practicing her pie-baking skills, as she hopes to win the blue ribbon at the fair.
Annotation:(Gr 3-6) "It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners (Papa Jack and Papa Arvid) who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village"-- Provided by publisher.
Annotation:(Gr 4-6) Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd. Novel appears in the form of a scrapbook.
Annotation:(Gr 5-8) In the spring of 1851 San Francisco is booming. 12-year-old Amelia Forrester has just arrived with her family and they are eager to make a new life in Phoenix City. But the mostly male town is not that hospitable to females and Amelia decides she will earn more money as a boy. Cutting her hair and donning a cap, she joins a gang of newsboys, selling Eastern newspapers for a fortune.
Annotation:(Gr 6-9) Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible in her family, where grumpy eighteen-year-old Sarah is working at the family restaurant, fourteen-year-old Holden is struggling with school bullies and his emerging homosexuality, and adorable, three-year-old Charlie is always the center of attention, and when tragedy strikes, the fragile bond holding the family together is stretched almost to the breaking point.
Annotation:(Gr 4-6) Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.
Annotation:(Gr 6-8) "Two best friends and junior high students attempt to break into the high school prom so that one of them can confess his love for the adorable bass player of the prom band"-- Provided by publisher.
Annotation:(Gr 6 and up) "Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophecy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death--and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process."-- Provided by publisher.
Annotation:(Gr 5-7) Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.