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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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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel May 2022: Under Lock and Key features the book AGATHA ODDLY: THE SECRET KEY by Lena Jones

Agatha is smart, observant, and steeped in the fiction of her namesake, Agatha Christie. In fact, Hercule Poirot is her imaginary friend. But few people appreciate her little investigations. But when a new case presents itself, Agatha knows it’s her big chance to prove herself. But she and her friends are in way over their heads.

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When a mysterious parcel arrives at her family’s new home, eleven-year-old Lin Rosenquist has a curious feeling she’s meant to discover what’s inside.

Much to Lin’s surprise, the ornate key contained in the parcel unlocks a spellbinding world called Sylver, hidden behind the cellar door. Sylver is an enchanting land of eternal winter, inhabited by animals that shared a special connection with children in the real world, either as beloved pets or tamed wild animals. In death, they are delivered to Sylver, where they take on a curiously human-like form and still watch over the children they cherish.

While Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with her beloved pet, Rufus, she soon learns that the magic of the Petlings and Wilders is failing, and snow trolls want to claim Sylver for themselves. Lin must discover a way to stop them and save this enchanted world.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel May 2022: Under Lock and Key features the book THE LOCK-EATER by Zack Loran Clark.

Melanie Gate is a foundling with a peculiar talent for opening the unopenable—any lock releases at the touch of her hand. One night, her orphanage is visited by Traveler in need of an apprentice.

When Melanie is selected, her life changes in a flash, and in more ways than she knows—because Traveler is not at all what he seems. But then, neither is Melanie Gate.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel May 2022: Under Lock and Key features the book 100 CUPBOARDS by N. D. Wilson

Twelve-year-old Henry York arrives in Henry, Kansas to stay with his uncle’s family. Everything seems ordinary in their small farmhouse until something goes bump in the night—literally.

Soon Henry and his cousins are entangled in an adventure that includes strangers in the abandoned bedroom, secret cupboards in the guest room, and officiated messages from impossible places.

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Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief transform his family.

It would be easier if King could talk with his best friend, Sandy Sanders. But just days before he died, Khalid told King to end their friendship, after overhearing a secret about Sandy—that he thinks he might be gay.

But when Sandy goes missing, sparking a town-wide search, and King finds his former best friend hiding in a tent in his backyard, he agrees to help Sandy escape from his abusive father, and the two begin an adventure as they build their own private paradise down by the bayou and among the dragonflies.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel April 2022: Bookworms Bugging Out! features the book MAXIMILLIAN FLY by Angie Sage

Maximillian Fly wants no trouble. Yet because he stands at six feet two, with beautiful indigo wings, long antennae, and more arms than you or me, many are frightened of him.

He is a gentle creature who looks like a giant cockroach. This extraordinary human wants to prove his goodness, so he opens his door to two SilverSeed children in search of a place to hide.

Instantly, Maximillian’s quiet, solitary life changes. There are dangerous powers after them and they have eyes everywhere. But in this gray city of Hope trapped under the Orb, is escape even possible?

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