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463358
Bandit's tale : the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket by Hopkinson, Deborah 

BTSB Prebound(Knopf, 2016)

BTSB #: 463358 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG RC: 4.5 6-8 Lexile: 740 F&P: W

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Conduct of life - Fiction Child labor - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Italians - New York (State) - New York - Fiction Animals - Treatment - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - History|y19th century - Fiction


Summary: In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York City where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.


6.50 *

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973208
Cast off : the strange adventures of Petra De Winter and Bram Broen by Yohalem, Eve 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books, 2015)

BTSB #: 973208 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.1 MG Lexile: 760

Genres: Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Seafaring life - Fiction Gender role - Fiction Racially mixed people - Fiction Runaways - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Sea stories


Summary: Told in their separate voices, twelve-year-olds Petra, who escaped her abusive father's Amsterdam house in 1663, and Bram, a half-Javanese/half-Dutch boy, relate their adventures at sea after Petra stows away and Bram, son of the ship's carpenter, helps her disguise herself as a boy.


6.50 *

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305688
Find Layla : a novel by Elison, Meg 

Paperback(Skyscape, 2020)

BTSB #: 305688 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.2 MG+

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Poor people - Fiction High school students - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Social media - Fiction California - Fiction


Summary: Underprivileged and keenly self-aware, SoCal fourteen-year-old Layla Bailey isn't used to being noticed. Except by mean girls who tweet about her ragged appearance. All she wants to do is indulge in her love of science, protect her vulnerable younger brother, and steer clear of her unstable mother. Then a school competition calls for a biome. Layla chooses her own home, a hostile ecosystem of indoor fungi and secret shame. With a borrowed video camera, she captures it all.


8.19 *

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529999
Fort by Korman, Gordon 

Publisher Edition - Large Print Hardcover(Thorndike Press, 2023)

BTSB #: 529999 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5 MG+

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Large print books Friendship - Fiction Secrets - Fiction Air raid shelters - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction


Summary: The morning after Hurricane Leo rips through the town of Canaan, residents awaken to widespread destruction. Four eighth-grade friends--Evan, Jason, Mitchell, and CJ--meet to explore the devastation. The new kid in town, Ricky, also tags along. The boys find a fully stocked bomb shelter in the woods and vow to keep it secret. What started out as a fun place to escape to soon becomes a serious refuge for one of the kids. In large print hardcover format.


23.24 *

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530012
Fort by Korman, Gordon 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2022)

BTSB #: 530012 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5 MG+

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Secrets - Fiction Air raid shelters - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction


Summary: The morning after Hurricane Leo rips through the town of Canaan, residents awaken to widespread destruction. Four eighth-grade friends--Evan, Jason, Mitchell, and CJ--meet to explore the devastation. The new kid in town, Ricky, also tags along. The boys find a fully stocked bomb shelter in the woods and vow to keep it secret. What started out as a fun place to escape to soon becomes a serious refuge for one of the kids who is trying to avoid an abusive home situation.


22.58 *

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307204
Harrow Lake by Ellis, Kat 

Paperback(Dial Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 307204 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.9 UG

Genres: Family Life Scary/Horror Stories


Subjects: Monsters - Fiction Father-daughter relationship - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Secrets - Fiction Horror films - Fiction


Summary: Lola Nox is sent to live with her estranged maternal grandmother in the mining town where her horror movie director father's most iconic film was set, when paranormal incidents and whispers of a century-old monster make her question if she'll make it out alive.


9.01 *

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254039
Iqbal : a novel by D'Adamo, Francesco 

Paperback(Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005)

BTSB #: 254039 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG RC: 4 3-5 Lexile: 730

Subjects: Masih, Iqbal,|d1982-1995 - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Rug and carpet industry - Pakistan - Fiction


Summary: A fictionalized account of a Pakistani child who escaped from bondage and went on to help liberate other children before his death at the age of thirteen.


5.73 *

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833247
My Jasper June by Snyder, Laurel 

Paperback(Walden Pond Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 833247 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4 MG RC: 3.4 3-5 Lexile: 610

Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Grief - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Homeless persons - Fiction


Summary: The story of two girls dealing with separate hardships, and one summer that changes both their lives. Leah, a white Jewish 13-year-old, has been dealing with grief along with her parents after the drowning death of her younger brother. Jasper, 14, is on the run from an abusive home situation, living in an abandoned cottage. Will their friendship be enough to save them both?


6.55 *

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833248
My Jasper June by Snyder, Laurel 

BTSB Prebound(Walden Pond Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 833248 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4 MG RC: 3.4 3-5 Lexile: 610

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Grief - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Homeless persons - Fiction


Summary: The story of two girls dealing with separate hardships, and one summer that changes both their lives. Leah, a white Jewish 13-year-old, has been dealing with grief along with her parents after the drowning death of her younger brother. Jasper, 14, is on the run from an abusive home situation, living in an abandoned cottage. Will their friendship be enough to save them both?


916931
Nowhere special by Wallace, Matt 

BTSB Prebound(Katherine Tegen Books, 2023)

BTSB #: 916931 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Gangs - Fiction City and town life - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Stan and Elpidia find hope in an unexpected friendship as they navigate challenging family circumstances and a dangerous local gang in the desolate Southern California desert.


23.28 *

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786842
Orbiting Jupiter by Schmidt, Gary D. 

Paperback(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)

BTSB #: 786842 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.4 MG+RC: 6.5 6-8 Lexile: 740

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Emotional problems - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Teenage fathers - Fiction Foster home care - Fiction


Summary: Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.


8.19 *

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786865
Orbiting Jupiter by Schmidt, Gary D. 

Publisher Edition - Large Print Hardcover(Thorndike Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 786865 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.4 MG+RC: 6.5 6-8 Lexile: 740

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Large print books Friendship - Fiction Emotional problems - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Teenage fathers - Fiction Foster home care - Fiction


Summary: Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice. In large print hardcover format.


25.10 *

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P03194
Orbiting Jupiter by Schmidt, Gary D. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC ;, 2015)

BTSB #: P03194 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   


Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Emotional problems - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Teenage fathers - Fiction Foster home care - Fiction


Summary: Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.


64.59 *

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567526
Take me with you when you go by Levithan, David 

BTSB Prebound(Knopf, 2021)

BTSB #: 567526 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.6 UG Lexile: 700 HL

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Siblings - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Runaway teenagers - Fiction Secrets - Fiction


Summary: Ezra Ahern wakes up one day to find his older sister, Bea, gone. No note, no sign, nothing but a hidden email address. He never expected to be left alone with their abusive stepfather and their neglectful mother--how can he navigate life without Bea? Bea Ahern already knew she needed to get as far away from home as possible. She's alone in a new city chasing someone who might not want to be found. As things unravel at home for Ezra, Bea confronts life-changing secrets about their past.


23.28 *

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642568
Touching Spirit Bear by Mikaelsen, Ben 

Paperback(HarperTrophy, 2002)

BTSB #: 642568 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.3 MG RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 730

Subjects: Juvenile delinquents - Rehabilitation - Fiction Anger - Fiction Forgiveness - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Tlingit Indians - Fiction Native Americans - North America - Alaska - Fiction


Summary: After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to go to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.


7.37 *

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532799
You can't see the elephants by Kreller, Susan 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 2015)

BTSB #: 532799 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
RC: 5.2 6-8 Lexile: 790

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Child abuse - Fiction Siblings - Fiction


Summary: When she suspects that her young neighbors are being abused by their father, one brave girl takes a stand to protect them.


21.88 *

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