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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel August 2022: Playing By the Book features the book CLICK HERE TO START by Denis Markell

Ted Gerson has spent most of his summer playing video games. So when his great-uncle dies and bequeaths him the all so-called treasure in his overstuffed junk shop of an apartment, Ted explores it like it’s another level to beat. And to his shock, he finds that eccentric Great-Uncle Ted actually has set the place up like a real-life escape-the-room game!

Using his specially honed skills, Ted sets off to win the greatest game he’s ever played, with help from his friends Caleb and Isabel. Ted and his friends work out the mystery one puzzle at a time. But someone dangerous is hot on their heels, and he’s not about to let them get away with the ultimate prize.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth features the book A NEARER MOON by Melanie Crowder

Along a lively river, in a village raised on stilts, lives a girl named Luna. All her life she has heard tales of the time before the dam appeared, when sprites danced in the currents and no one got the mysterious wasting illness from a mouthful of river water. These are just stories, though—no sensible person would believe in such things.

Beneath the waves is someone who might disagree. Perdita is a young water sprite, delighting in the wet splash and sparkle, and sad about the day her people will finally finish building their door to another world, in search of a place that humans have not yet discovered.

But when Luna’s little sister falls ill with the river sickness, everyone knows she has only three weeks to live. Luna is determined to find a cure for her beloved sister, no matter what it takes. Even if that means believing in magic.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth features the book WELL WITCHED by Frances Hardinge

Ryan and his friends don’t think twice about stealing some money from a wishing well. After all, who’s really going to miss a few tarnished coins?

The well witch does.

And she demands payback: Now Ryan, Josh, and Chelle must serve her and the wishes that lie rotting at the bottom of the well. Each takes on powers they didn’t ask for and don’t want. Ryan grows strange bumps–are they eyes?–between his knuckles; Chelle starts speaking the secrets of strangers, no matter how awful and bloody; and Josh can suddenly–inexplicably–grant even the darkest of wishes, the kind of wishes that should never come true.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth features the book MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK by Barbara Dee.

When Zinnia’s older brother is diagnosed with a mental illness, her parents wish to keep Gabriel’s condition “private” turns Zinny’s life into a giant “secret”. Loyalty to family makes it hard for Zinny to talk to friends, find her place in the Lunch Club, or dare to dream about going away to marine biology camp for the summer.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth features the book WATER KEEP by J. Scott Savage.

Marcus is bullied because he’s different—orphaned, branded, crippled. But he’s also indomitable, quick-witted, and has a strange talent that can only be described as magic. When the Dark Circle finds him in his Arizona boarding, their kidnapping attempt is foiled by a girl Marcus has only seen in his dreams. Kyja pulls him into Far World, a place where everything and everyone has magic … except her.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel June 2022: Books of the Future features the book THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi.

All Eva Nine has ever known is the Sanctuary and Muthr, her robot caretaker. But when an alien hunter breaks in and makes Eva his prey, she’s forced out of her home and into a world that doesn’t match anything from her lessons.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel June 2022: Books of the Future features the book ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke.

When Zita opens a portal and her best friend is dragged through, she jumps to his rescue, but she’ll need help getting him back. Befriending aliens along the way, she rallies them in order to save her friend … and save the world.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel June 2022: Books of the Future features the book LARKLIGHT by Philip Reeve.

Arthur Mumby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in the huge and rambling house, Larklight, travelling through space on a remote orbit far beyond the Moon. One ordinary sort of morning they receive a correspondence informing them that a gentleman is on his way to visit. Visitors to Larklight are rare if not unique, and a frenzy of preparation ensues. But it is entirely the wrong sort of preparation, as they discover when their guest arrives, and a Dreadful and Terrifying (and Marvellous) adventure begins.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel June 2022: Books of the Future features the book THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE by Michelle Cuevas

When a black hole follows Stella home one night, it’s up to her to care for the tiny, hungry phenomenon. Having a pet black hole can be convenient for getting rid of things that trouble her: Brussels sprouts, her brother’s annoying music, and things that remind her of her dad. But the more that goes into the void, the bigger her problems seem to grow.

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