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MacHale, D. J. STORM
New York : Razorbill, 2014
Tucker and his friends have been held prisoner on Pemberwick Island off the coast of Maine. A group of Navy military personnel, known as SYLO are holding the islanders captive. The teens have successfully escaped and are determined to tell the world what SYLO is doing. But things are not going to happen the way they plan. When the arrive in Portland, they find that a major battle has occurred few people are left. They meet up with a couple of survivors and hear a message on the radio that tells them to head for Nevada. The kids are not sure what to do now. Is there anything left of the eastern seaboard? Or even the world? They decide to head to Boston to see what is going on. What they find is that it is not always easy to figure out who the "good guys" are. The second book of the SYLO trilogy keeps us in suspense and unsure what is going on.
MacHale, D. J. SYLO
New York : Razorbill, 2013
It was just a typical night on Pemberwick Island off the coast of Maine. Tucker was occupying the bench at the football game as usual. It all began to change when the star player just keeled over and died. Just like that. How could a perfectly normal athlete just die? As Tucker and his friend Quinn try to figure it out, they witness an explosion in the sky. And military people parachuting onto the island. This can't be happening. Special forces from the Navy have now occupied the island and everyone is cut off from the rest of the world. When people try to leave, they are dealt with harshly -- and permanently. To make this all even harder to understand, Tucker learns that his parents are working for SYLO. Why would his parents be working for the enemy. The kids feel their only hope is to escape the island and let the rest of the world know what is going on.
Lord, Cynthia. HOT ROD HAMSTER MONSTER TRUCK MANIA
New York : Scholastic, 2014
Hot Rod Hamster and his friends are really looking forward to the Fair. Fearless Franco is going to be there with his Monster Truck. Hot Rod Hamster and his friends go on all the rides but they can't figure which one is the best. Until Fearless Franco offers Hot Rod Hamster what may be the best ride of all.
Lewis, J. Patrick. POEM-MOBILES
New York : Schwartz Wade, 2014
Cars are always changing. Can you use your imagination to think about what cars will look like in the future? This book is full of way out cars. What is your favorite? The bathtub car? The eel-ectric car? I know my favorite is the giant bookmobile car!
Lefebvre, Jason. TOO MUCH GLUE
New York : Flashlight Press, 2013
IL K-3, RL 3.0
Matty just loves to use glue. He is not alone in that. His father loves glue also. But his teacher tells him not to use too much glue because it won't dry. During a project at school, Matty uses too much glue. He just can't help himself. But when he finds himself glued to the table, it will take all his friends and some helpful adults to get him out of this mess.
Lerangis, Peter. THE COLOSSUS RISES
New York : Harper, 2013
IL 5-8, RL 4.1
When thirteen-year-old Jake McKinley is kidnapped and brought to a mysterious island, the fun begins. He and three other teens have a rare gene that is fatal. Only the scientists on this island can keep them alive. But what they find is that the gene also gives them superpowers. They are apparently descended from the inhabitants of the lost continent of Atlantis and now they set off to solve the mystery. This is an action packed page turner that will have you racing along with the teens.