Featured Books: Sunny Side Up, My Family For War, & Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

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Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer. At first she thought Florida might be fun—it is the home of Disney World, after all. But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park. It's full of . . . old people. Really old people.

Luckily, Sunny isn't the only kid around. She meets Buzz, a boy who is completely obsessed with comic books, and soon they're having adventures of their own: facing off against golfball-eating alligators, runaway cats, and mysteriously disappearing neighbors. But the question remains—why is Sunny down in Florida in the first place? The answer lies in a family secret that won't be secret to Sunny much longer. 


My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve

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Escaping Nazi Germany on the kindertransport changes one girl's life forever.

At the start of World War II, ten-year-old Franziska Mangold is torn from her family when she boards the kindertransport in Berlin, the train that secretly took nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers who soon become more like family than her real parents, Frances (as she is now known) courageously pieces together a new life for herself because she doesn't know when or if she'll see her true family again. Against the backdrop of war-torn London, Frances struggles with questions of identity, family, and love, and these experiences shape her into a dauntless, charming young woman.


Auggie & Me:  Three Wonder Stories by R. J. Palacio

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Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. 

These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.