I Am Not a Number
By Jenny Duprius
Orca Book Pub, 2016. Intermediate. 32 p.
When Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school, she is confused, frightened and terribly homesick.
Mango and Bambang: the Not-a-Pig
By Polly Faber
Candlewick Press, 2016. Intermediate. 135 p.
Bambang, a displaced tapir, requires a great deal of coaxing and comforting to help him acclimate to the big city, and Mango is just the girl for the job. But when Mango faces a nerve-racking challenge of her own, will Bambang be able to return the favor?
Where are You Going, Baby Lincoln?
(Tales from Deckawoo Drive #3)
By Kate DiCamillo
Timid Baby Lincoln has always lived in the shadow of her bossy sister. One day she decides to take a “necessary” journey into the unknown all by herself.
(Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet #1)
By Jacqueline Kelly
Henry Holt, 2016. Intermediate. 106 p.
When Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can't help but bring it home and take care of it. But when Travis discovers Stinky's litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help, things get complicated around the Tate house.
The Sea Pony
(Piper Green and the Fairy Tree #3)
By Ellen Porter
Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Intermediate. 114p.
On an island off the coast of Maine, where children ride lobster boats to school, Piper wants a horse but finds, instead, another object hidden in the red maple tree.
Juana & Lucas
By Juana Medina
Candlewick Press, 2016, Intermediate. 88 p.
A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.
The Poet’s Dog
By Patricia MacLachlan
HarperCollins, 2016. Intermediate. 88 p.
A dog with unusual communication talents loses his poet owner before rescuing two children trapped in a snowstorm and leading them to the poet's cabin, where the children explore the memories that the poet has left behind.
Life According to Dani
By Rose Legercrantz
Gecko Press, 2016. Intermediate. 103 p.
It's Dani's first summer vacation and she is staying on an island with Ella, her best friend in the world. Dad is still in hospital but he calls every day, and Ella and Dani stay busy building huts, fishing, exploring, and swimming.