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P01458
Blimpo by Basye, Dale E. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2011)

BTSB #: P01458 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   


Subjects: Future life - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Siblings - Fiction


Summary: Eleven-year-old Milton Fauster puts aside his own escape plans to help his sister, Marlo, who is in training to be an underworld secretary, and his best friend, Virgil, who is stuck in the circle of Heck reserved for overweight children.


56.99 *

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529162
Bridge by Konigsberg, Bill 

Paperback(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 529162 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.6 UG

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Suicide - Fiction Depression (Psychology) - Fiction Psychotherapy - Fiction Gays - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Friendship - Fiction George Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: Aaron and Tillie do not know each other, but they both feel suicidal and arrive at the George Washington Bridge at the same time, intending to jump. Includes resources about suicide prevention and suicide prevention for LGBTQIA+ youth.


9.01 *

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638237
Chunky [Chunky (HarperAlley)]by Mercado, Yehudi 

Paperback(HarperAlley, 2021)

BTSB #: 638237 Temp OS

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 2.8 MG

Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Jews - Fiction Imaginary playmates - Fiction Sports - Fiction Graphic novels


Summary: Hudi needs to lose weight, according to his doctors. Concerned about the serious medical issue Hudi had when he was younger, his parents push him to try out for sports. Hudi would rather not, but then he meets Chunky, his imaginary friend and mascot. Together, they decide to find the right sport. As the only Mexican and Jewish kid in his neighborhood, Hudi has found the cheerleader he never had. Chunky eventually encourages Hudi to pursue his true love--comedy. In graphic novel format.


10.65 *

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638234
Chunky [Chunky (HarperAlley)]by Mercado, Yehudi 

BTSB Prebound(HarperAlley, 2021)

BTSB #: 638234 In Bindery

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 2.8 MG

Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Jews - Fiction Imaginary playmates - Fiction Sports - Fiction Graphic novels


Summary: Hudi needs to lose weight, according to his doctors. Concerned about the serious medical issue Hudi had when he was younger, his parents push him to try out for sports. Hudi would rather not, but then he meets Chunky, his imaginary friend and mascot. Together, they decide to find the right sport. As the only Mexican and Jewish kid in his neighborhood, Hudi has found the cheerleader he never had. Chunky eventually encourages Hudi to pursue his true love--comedy. In graphic novel format.


18.58 *

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638232
Chunky goes to camp [Chunky (HarperAlley)]by Mercado, Yehudi 

Paperback(HarperAlley, 2022)

BTSB #: 638232 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   


Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Mexican Americans - Fiction Jews - Fiction Imaginary playmates - Fiction Camps - Fiction Graphic novels


Summary: Hudi and his imaginary friend, Chunky, head to Jewish summer camp where the dynamic duo meet a new friend who can see Chunky, too, and get mixed up in a prank war. In graphic novel format.


10.65 *

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665186
Dear Sweet Pea by Murphy, Julie 

Paperback(HarperCollins, 2019)

BTSB #: 665186 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 810

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Divorce - Fiction Advice columns - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Self-esteem - Fiction Family life - Fiction


Summary: Thirteen-year-old Patricia, widely known as Sweet Pea, navigates her parents' unconventional divorce and finds herself in the unlikely role of her town's advice columnist.


6.55 *

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664951
Faith : taking flight by Murphy, Julie 

Paperback New title.(HarperCollins, 2021)

BTSB #: 664951 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.2 UG

Genres: Adventure Fiction Mystery Fiction


Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Superheroes - Fiction Missing persons - Fiction Drugs - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories


Summary: When her investigation into missing people and pets puts those she loves in danger, high school senior Faith Herbert is forced to confront her hidden past and use her newfound abilities, risking everything to save her friends and town.


9.01 *

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240506
Fake by Cooner, Donna D. 

Paperback(Point, 2019)

BTSB #: 240506 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-14   
AR: 4.6 UG RC: 4.8 9-12 Lexile: 660 HL

Genres: General Fiction


Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Social media - Fiction Self-acceptance - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Secrets - Fiction High schools - Fiction School stories Fort Collins (Colo.) - Fiction


Summary: Maisie Fernandez has just about convinced herself that she does not care about her weight or her looks, or about only having one friend in Fort Collins High School (nerdy Owen Carpenter), but "Sienna", the internet profile she creates, is beautiful, skinny, and confident; the profile is part of her plan to humiliate the popular kids who bully and make fun of her, but suddenly the deception gets complicated--because the actual Sienna, whose photos Maisie has been using, shows up in real life.


7.37 *

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P02089
Fat Angie by Charlton-Trujillo, e. E. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2013)

BTSB #: P02089 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-18   


Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Family problems - Fiction School stories Bullies - Fiction Friendship - Fiction


Summary: Angie deals with her problems at home and the bullies at school by overeating. Having failed to kill herself in front of a gym full of kids she's back at high school just trying to make it through each day. And then she finds a friend who looks past her outward appearance.


52.24 *

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597611
Fat chance, Charlie Vega by Maldonado, Crystal 

Paperback(Holiday House, 2022)

BTSB #: 597611 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 4.3 UG

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Self-esteem - Fiction Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Dating (Social customs) - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction


Summary: Overweight sixteen-year-old Charlie yearned for her first kiss while her perfect best friend, Amelia, fell in love, so when she finally starts dating and learns the boy asked Amelia out first, she is devastated.


10.65 *

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556403
I'll be the one by Lee, Lyla 

Paperback New title.(HarperCollins, 2021)

BTSB #: 556403 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 5.4 UG Lexile: 810

Subjects: Korean Americans - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Singing - Fiction Contests - Fiction Family life - Fiction


Summary: Follows a plus-sized teenage girl who shatters expectations on a televised competition seeking the next big K-pop star.


9.01 *

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556404
I'll be the one by Lee, Lyla 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2020)

BTSB #: 556404 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 5.4 UG Lexile: 810

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Korean Americans - Fiction Obesity - Fiction Singing - Fiction Contests - Fiction Family life - Fiction


Summary: Follows a plus-sized teenage girl who shatters expectations on a televised competition seeking the next big K-pop star.


22.08 *

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307072
Pretty funny for a girl by Elliott, Rebecca 

Paperback(Peachtree, 2021)

BTSB #: 307072 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
Lexile: 820

Genres: Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Obesity - Fiction Family life - Fiction Comedians - Fiction


Summary: Haylah Swinton is a stellar best friend, a loving daughter, and an incredibly patient sister to a four-year-old nutcase of a brother. Best of all, she's pretty confident she's mastered making light of every situation -- from her mom's new boyfriend to unsolicited remarks on her plus-sized figure. Besides, she has a big secret: one day, she'll be a stand-up comedian star.


9.01 *

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665121
Pumpkin [Dumplin']by Murphy, Julie 

Paperback(HarperCollins, 2022)

BTSB #: 665121 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.3 UG

Genres: Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Gay teenagers - Fiction Obesity - Fiction High schools - Fiction Texas - Fiction


Summary: In the small West Texas town of Clover City, creating a drag-show audition tape that culminates in an unkind nomination for prom queen, an overweight and openly gay teen partners with a girl who has been nominated for prom king to embrace their true selves.


9.83 *

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P01969
Skinny by Cooner, Donna D. 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2012)

BTSB #: P01969 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-18   


Subjects: Obesity - Fiction


Summary: After undergoing gastric-bypass surgery, a self-loathing, obese teenaged girl loses weight and makes the brave decision to start participating in high school life, including pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and finding love.


61.74 *

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