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770601
Any day with you by Respicio, Mae 

Paperback(Wendy Lamb Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 770601 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.6 MG Lexile: 700 F&P: V

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Family life - California - Los Angeles - Fiction Filipino Americans - Fiction Great-grandfathers - Fiction Motion pictures - Production and direction - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: During the summer before seventh grade, Kaia, who enjoys living in Southern California, visiting the beach with her family, and creating movie make-up effects, makes a film with her friends to win a contest and hopefully prevent her beloved great-grandfather from moving back to the Philippines.


6.55 *

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770606
Any day with you by Respicio, Mae 

BTSB Prebound(Yearling, 2021)

BTSB #: 770606 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.6 MG Lexile: 700 F&P: V

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Family life - California - Los Angeles - Fiction Filipino Americans - Fiction Great-grandfathers - Fiction Motion pictures - Production and direction - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: During the summer before seventh grade, Kaia, who enjoys living in Southern California, visiting the beach with her family, and creating movie make-up effects, makes a film with her friends to win a contest and hopefully prevent her beloved great-grandfather from moving back to the Philippines.


15.39 *

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P00611
Chato's kitchen : and other stories from the Hispanic tradition

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2009)

BTSB #: P00611 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   


Subjects: Quezada, Juan Cats - Fiction Mice - Fiction Animals - Fiction Mexico - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Three stories from Mexican tradition.


42.74 *

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901185
Colossus of Roads by Uss, Christina 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2020)

BTSB #: 901185 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Family life - California - Los Angeles - Fiction Traffic congestion - Fiction Motion sickness - Fiction Scouts and scouting - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Eleven-year-old Rick Rusek, nearly homebound by motion sickness, wants to help his family's catering business by unsnarling Los Angeles traffic, but first he must help a Girl Scout troop with an art project.


902697
Fenris & Mott by Van Eekhout, Greg 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2022)

BTSB #: 902697 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Adventure Fiction Folk Tales, Fables, Mythology


Subjects: Wolves - Fiction Norse mythology - Fiction End of the world - Fiction Fate and fatalism - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Mott's life becomes complicated when the abandoned puppy she found turns out to be a mythical Norse wolf who is partly responsible for bringing about the end of the worlds.


21.38 *

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909509
Fifteen hundred miles from the sun : a novel by Villa, Jonny Garza 

Paperback(Skyscape, 2021)

BTSB #: 909509 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.9 UG

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Gay teenagers - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Texas - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Julian Luna has a plan for his life: Graduate. Get into UCLA. And have the chance to move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the suffocating expectations of others that have forced Jules into an inauthentic life. Then in one reckless moment, with one impulsive tweet, his plans for a low-key nine months are thrown-literally-out the closet. The downside: the whole world knows, and Jules has to prepare for rejection. The upside: Jules now has the opportunity to be his real self.


8.19 *

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872588
For what it's worth by Tashjian, Janet 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2012)

BTSB #: 872588 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.8 MG+RC: 6.4 6-8 Lexile: 920

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Rock music - Fiction Family life - Fiction Teachers - Fiction Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Quinn's life is consumed by music & famous musicians who live nearby, but in 1971, his eyes are opened about the Vietnam War.


6.50 *

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P01387
Haters by Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2011)

BTSB #: P01387 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-18   


Subjects: Interpersonal relations - Fiction School stories High schools - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Having tried for years to deny her psychic abilities, high school sophomore Paski has disturbing visions about the popular girl at her new high school in Orange County, California.


61.74 *

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P02622
Island of excess love by Block, Francesca Lia 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2014)

BTSB #: P02622 Available

Dewey: FAges: 15-18   


Genres: Science Fiction


Subjects: Virgil.|tAeneid - Fiction Survival - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Love - Fiction Visions - Fiction Science fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living on hard work, companionship, and dreams in the pink house by the sea until a foreboding ship arrives and all start having strange visions of destruction and violence then, trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles, with Pen using Virgil's epic Aeneid as her guide.


61.74 *

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178377
Kindred [Black Women Writers Series]by Butler, Octavia E. 

Paperback(Beacon Press, 2003)

BTSB #: 178377 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
Lexile: 580

Subjects: African American women - Fiction Time travel - Fiction Slavery - Fiction Slaves - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction Southern States - Fiction


Summary: Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end.


13.12 *

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P00840
L.A. Candy : a novel by Conrad, Lauren 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2009)

BTSB #: P00840 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-18   


Subjects: Reality television programs - Fiction Interpersonal relations - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: When nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts is cast in a new reality show, she discovers that the fame and fortune of her new life come at a high price to herself and her friendships.


56.99 *

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774628
Land of the cranes by Salazar, Aida 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 774628 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG Lexile: 890 F&P: Z

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Novels in verse Mexicans - United States - Fiction Families - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Illegal aliens - Fiction Deportation - Fiction Detention of persons - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Nine-year-old Betita and her parents fled Mexico after her uncle was killed by the cartels, and settled in Los Angeles seeking political asylum in what her father calls Aztlan, the land of the cranes; but now they have been swept up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, her father deported back to Mexico, and Betita and her mother confined in a family detention camp.


22.08 *

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P02140
Love in the time of global warming by Block, Francesca Lia 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2013)

BTSB #: P02140 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-18   


Genres: Science Fiction


Subjects: Survival skills - Fiction Families - Fiction Love - Fiction Voyages and travels - Fiction Earthquakes - Fiction Science fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: After a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, causing seventeen-year-old Penelope to lose her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother, she navigates a dark world, holding hope and love in her hands and refusing to be defeated.


61.74 *

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P01863
Messy by Cocks, Heather 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2012)

BTSB #: P01863 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-18   


Subjects: Interpersonal relations - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Brooke wants to start a blog revealing the inner-workings of Hollywood in order to be in the spotlight but has no time to write one, so she enlists the help of a ghost-writer, seventeen-year-old Max McCormack, who needs the money but not the hassles when the adorable actor, Brady Swift, comes between them.


61.74 *

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872626
My life as a gamer [My life Volume: bk. 5]by Tashjian, Janet 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2015)

BTSB #: 872626 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.3 MG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 850

Subjects: Video games - Fiction Tutors and tutoring - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories Family life - California - Los Angeles - Fiction Children's art Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Book 5--Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime when he is asked to test software for new video games, but he soon discovers that his dream job isn't all it's cracked up to be.


19.98 *

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872630
My life as a joke [My life Volume: bk. 4]by Tashjian, Janet 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2014)

BTSB #: 872630 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 840

Subjects: Maturation (Psychology) - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories Family life - California - Los Angeles - Fiction Children's art Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Book 4--Derek Fallon discovers all the angst that comes with being twelve--he just wants to feel grown up, but life gets in the way with a series of mishaps that make him look like a baby.


19.98 *

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872624
My life as a stuntboy [My life Volume: bk. 2]by Tashjian, Janet 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2011)

BTSB #: 872624 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5 MG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 810

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Stunt performers - Fiction Motion pictures - Production and direction - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Book 2--Derek, 12, has the opportunity to perform stunts in a movie, but complications arise, including his lack of focus on schoolwork.


20.68 *

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276601
Paletero man by Diaz, Lucky 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2021)

BTSB #: 276601 In Bindery

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2 LG Lexile: 420 AD

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Ice cream trucks - Fiction Food trucks - Fiction Community life - Fiction Stories in rhyme Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: A boy passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man to satisfy his craving for an icy-cold paleta. But when he finally catches up with him, the boy's pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the community to get the tasty treat now.


815472
Search for Baby Ruby by Shreve, Susan 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic, 2015)

BTSB #: 815472 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 780

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Kidnapping - Fiction Infants - Fiction Nieces - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Jess O'Fines is resentful that she is expected to watch her baby niece in a Los Angeles hotel room while the rest of her dysfunctional family go off to a wedding rehearsal party -- but when Baby Ruby disappears, Jess is convinced she knows who kidnapped her and is determined to get her back on her own, whatever the danger.


6.50 *

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774642
Tierra de las grullas by Salazar, Aida 

PaperbackSPANISH(Scholastic, 2021)

BTSB #: 774642 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Spanish Language Multicultural


Subjects: Novels in verse Mexicans - United States - Fiction Families - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Illegal aliens - Fiction Deportation - Fiction Detention of persons - Fiction Spanish language - Reading materials Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction


Summary: Nine-year-old Betita and her parents fled Mexico after her uncle was killed by the cartels, and settled in Los Angeles seeking political asylum in what her father calls Aztlan, the land of the cranes; but now they have been swept up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, her father deported back to Mexico, and Betita and her mother confined in a family detention camp. In Spanish.


7.37 *

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