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Ruby Lost and Found
by Christina Li

Ruby Lost and Found by Christina Li

"It's the summer after seventh grade, and Ruby Chu is feeling more lost than ever. Her best friends aren't speaking to her. She ended the year in detention. Her sister's about to leave for college. Ruby's still grieving her grandfather Ye-Ye when it seems like no one else is. And without Ye-Ye and his annual scavenger hunts across San Francisco, their hometown doesn't really feel like home anymore. Things get worse when Ruby's forced to spend the summer with her distant grandmother Nai-Nai in Chinatown. Then the looming shutdown of a beloved former scavenger hunt stop, May's Bakery, and a secret about Nai-Nai threaten to change everything. Even though Ruby feels out of place, maybe this summer of forming unexpected friendships and fighting to save the bakery will help Ruby reconnect with the world -- and discover what it means to find home again."


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Previously Featured

The Last Cuentista
The Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman by Mari Lowe
New From Here by Kelly Yang
The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
Greenglass House by Kate Melford
Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
Scary Stories for Young Foxes
Lockwood & Co. the Screaming Staircase by Jonathon Stroud
The Other Side of the River by Alsa Dobbs
The Castle of Tangled Magic By Sophie Anderson
Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros
Everything Sad is Untrue (a true Story) by Daniel Nayeri

Identity

Louder than Hunger by John Schu
Between Two Brothers by Crystal Allen
Will on the Inside
The Firefly Summer
Where You've Got to Be
Good Different
Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca
Tumble by Celia Perez
The Daredevils
Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed
Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene by Emma Otheguy
Rain Rising by Courtne Comrie
Dream, Annie, Dream by Waka T. Brown
Confessions of a Class Clown by Arianne Costner
Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier
Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
Generation Misfits by Akemi Dawn Bowman
While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown
Amina's Song by Hena Khan
Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Mystery

Mystery on Magnolia Circle by Kate Klise
Undercover Latina by Aya De Leaon
The Swallowtail Legacy: Wreck at Ada's Reef
Butt Sandwich & Tree
The School for Whatnots by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Sisterhood of Sleuths by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter
The Ghoul of Windydown Vale by Jake Burt
The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family by Sarah Kapit
City Spies by James Ponti

Contemporary Fiction

The Partition Project by Saadia Faruqi
Drawing Deena by Hena Khan
Shark Teeth by Sherri Winston
Simon Sort of Says
Not an Easy Win
This is How I Roll
The Probability of Everything
Virtually Me
Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet Barbara Dee
Bhai for Now by Maleeha Siddiqui
Attack of the Black Rectangles
The Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart
The View from the Very Best House in Town by Meera Trehan
Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi
Consider the Octopus by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee
The One Thing You'd Save by Linda Sue Park
Merci Suárez Can't Dance by Meg Media
We Belong by Cookie Hiponia Everman
Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac

Fantasy Fiction

The World Famous Nine by Ben Guterson
Like a Charm
Sir Callie and the Dragon's Roost
The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan
The Worlds We Leave Behind
Come See the Fair
Windswept by Margi Preus
The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat
The Ogress and the Orpans by Kelly Barnhill
The Rat Queen by Pete Hautman
Eden's Everdark by Karen Strong
Black Bird, Blue Road
Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega
Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl by Julia Kagawa
Field Guide to the Supernatural by Alison Noel
Unseen Magic by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Tiger Honor (a Thousand Worlds Novel) by Yoon Lee
Solimar by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne
Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera
Root Magic by Eden Royce
The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as Told to His Brother) by David Levithan

Science Fiction

The First State of Being by Erin Entrada Kelly
A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga
You Only Live Once, David Bravo by Mark Oshiro
It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds
Field Guide to the Supernatural Universe by Alyson Noël
The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm
Cleo Porter and the Body Electric by Jake Burt
Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe (a Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 2) by Carlos Hernandez
Hatch by Kenneth Oppel

LGBTQ+

Dear Mothman by Robin Gow
Small Town Pride by Phil Stamper
Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino
Melissa by  Alex Gino
A-Okay by Jarad Green
Almost Flying by Jake Maia Arlow
Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake
Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan
King of the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith
Other Boys by Damian Alexander

Dystopian

Gone Wolf by Amber Mc Bride
The Town with No Mirrors by Christina Collins
Hunters of the Lost City by Kali Wallace
Alone by Megan E. Freeman
96 Miles by J. L. Esplin
Greystone Secrets #2: the Deceivers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
A Single Stone by Megan McKinlay

Horror

The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura
NIghtmare Island by Shakirah Bourne
The Stars Did Wander Darkling
Krazyland
The Whispering Fog
The Sleepover by Michael Regina
The Keeper by Guadalupe García McCall
What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Currie
The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

I

Camp Murderface by Saundra Mitchell; Josh Berk
Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie
Hide and Seeker by Daka Hermon

Historical Fiction

World Made of Glass
Light and Air by Mindy Nichols Wendell
Across So Many Seas by Ruth Behar
The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh
The Windeby Puzzle
A Sky Full of Song
When Winter Robeson Came by Brenda Woods
We Own the Sky by Rodman Philbrick
Lines of Courage by Jennifer Nielsen
Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves by L. M. Elliott
Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson
War and Millie Mcgonigle by Karen Cushman
Starting from Seneca Falls by Karen Schwabach
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus

Grief

Mid Air by Alicia Williams
Maybe It's a Sign by E.L. Shen
Eli Over Easy by Phil Stamper
The Labors of Hercules Beal
Wishing Season
If You Read This
The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga
Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark
Every Missing Piece by Melanie Conklin
Fire on Headless Mountain

Graphic Novels

Atana and the Fire Bird by Vivian Zhou
Curlfriends: New in Town (a Graphic Novel) by Sharee Miller
Cross My Heart and Never Lie by Nora Dåsnes
Alterations by Ray Xu
Duel by Jessixa Bagley
The Secret of the Ravens by Joanna Cacao
Atana and the Fire Bird
Parachute Kids by Betty C. Tang
Hoops by Matt Tavares
School Trip by Jerry Craft
Squished by Megan Wagner Lloyd
A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat
Dreamer by Akim Aliu
Red Scare by Liam Francis Walsh
Frizzy by Claribel Ortega
Speak Up!
The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat
Leon the Extraordinary by Jamar Nicolas
Freestyle by Gale Galligan
Crunch by Kayla Miller
Apple Crush by Lucy Knisley
Smaller Sister by Maggie Edkins Willis
Scout is Not a Band Kid by Jade Armstrong
Jose Pimienta
Batpig: Too Pig to Fail by Rob Harrell
The Rema Chronicles: Realm of the Blue Mist by Amy Kim Kibuishi
Bounce Back by Misako Rocks!
The Golden Hour by Niki Smith
Batman and Robin and Howard by Jeffrey Brown (Illustrator)
Fearless by Kenny Porter; Zach Wilcox (Illustrator)
The Leak by Kate Reed Petty; Andrea Bell (Illustrator, Illustrator)
Power Up by Sam Nisson
Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot; Cara McGee
Shark Summer by Ira Marc

Adventure

15 Secrets to Survival
Haven
The Unforgettable Logan Foster #1 by Shawn Peter
A Baker's Guide to Robber Pie by Caitlin Sangster
Escape from Atlantis by Kate O'Hearn
The Boy Who Met a Whale by Nizrana Farook
Wild Ride by Keith Calabrese
Northwind by Gary Paulsen
City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda
Karma Moon--Ghost Hunter by Melissa Savage
The Longest Night of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge
The Artifact Hunters by Janet Fox
Cover Art Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera

Sports

The Puttermans Are in the House
Learning to Fall by Sally Engelfried
Shot Clock by Caron Butler
Defending Champ by Mike Lupica
Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
Cover Art of Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! by Sarah Kapit
Cover Art of Jayla Jumps In by Joy Jones
Air by Monica Roe
Final Season by Tim Green
Cover Art of Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
Lupe Wong Won't Dance by Donna Barba Higuera
Cover Art of Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander
Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

Transitions

Kyra Just for Today by Sara Zarr
When Clouds Touch Us
The Year the Maps Change by Danielle Binks
New from Here by Kelly Yang
Wishing upon the Same Stars by Jacquetta Nammar Feldman
Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist
Tune It Out by Jamie Sumner
The Wild Path by Sarah R. Baughman
My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee
Stick with Me by Jennifer Blecher
Parked by Danielle Svetcov

Oldies but Goodies

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Are you There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen