Youth Advisory Council Recommendations


Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (Unicorn Rescue Society #3) by Adam Gidwitz and Joseph Bruchac

Among the towering fir trees of the Pacific Northwest, a famously elusive creature is in serious trouble. Professor Fauna whisks school kids Elliot and Uchenna off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to expose Bigfoot to the world, and the Schmoke logging company is bringing in some awfully large machinery. Can the Unicorn Rescue Society escape the blades of the Schmokes' chain saws and outsmart a cable news team?

“I liked it a lot. It was mysterious and funny. Recommended for ages 7 and up.”

–Maura, age 9


Charlie Hernandez & the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. Thanks to his abuela's stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the past 500 years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than myth, Charlie's always thought the stories were just make-believe, until…

“…one day, Charlie wakes up with feathers and horns. He and Violet Rey, middle school students in Florida, set out to find out why he has these characteristics and how he can get rid of them. Recommended for ages 11 and up.”

–Ilona, age 13


Resolutions by Mia Garcia

From hiking trips to four-person birthday parties to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable. But now with senior year on the horizon, they've been growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan. Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year's Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them to one another--dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, find your calling outside your mom's Puerto Rican restaurant, finally learn Spanish, and say yes to everything. But as the year unfolds, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora test the bonds that hold them together.

“I enjoyed this book because of the writing style and the interesting storyline. I liked that each chapter was about a character. Recommended for ages 13 and up.”

–Avery, age 14