The ascension : a Super human clash by Michael Owen Carroll

Teenagers with super powers must try to stop a villain who has travelled from the past in order to irreversibly alter reality.

The cloak society by Jeramey Kraatz

Alex Knight, a twelve-year-old in training to be a supervillain in the elite Cloak Society, becomes friends with a young superhero and begins to question where his loyalty lies.

Convergence by Stan Lee

Follows the experiences of a Chinese-American teen who is thrown into the middle of an epic global chase involving the release of twelve magical superpowers.

Twelve-year-old Vincent and his fellow members of the Captain Stupendous Fan Club help out when someone new becomes Earth's most famous superhero, without knowing anything about him, just as evil Professor Mayhem and his robot arrive in Copperplate City.

Archvillain by Barry Lyga

Twelve-year-old Kyle Camden develops greater mental agility and superpowers during a plasma storm that also brings Mighty Mike, an alien, to the town of Bouring, but while each does what he thinks is best, Kyle is labeled a villain and Mike a hero.

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

As monsters roam Acropolis and swallow children into their shadowy underworld, twelve-year-old superhero Battling Boy steps in to save the city in the absence of genius vigilante Haggard West.

Fall of heroes by Jeramey Kraatz

Masquerading as a new group of superheroes, the evil Cloak Society has taken over Sterling City--and ex-villain Alex Knight must bring them to justice once and for all.

Hero by Mike Lupica

Fourteen-year-old Zach learns he has the same special abilities as his father, who was the President's globe-trotting troubleshooter until "the Bads" killed him, and now Zach must decide whether to use his powers in the same way at the risk of his own life.

Almost super by Marion Jensen

Two brothers in a family of superheroes are forced to reexamine everything they knew about being super when the powers they receive are total duds and their enemy is revealed to be just like they are.

When Eugene's parents go away for the weekend, he discovers that his babysitter is a true villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself--and his little sister--from the evil babysitter?

The cheerleaders of doom by Michael Buckley

Matilda "Wheezer" Choi, an asthmatic who uses nanobyte-enhanced inhalers and hates anything girlie, must infiltrate the cheerleading squad when former member of NERDS turned villain, Gerdie Baker, becomes a cheerleader and starts pillaging other worlds.

Chews your destiny by Rhode Montijo

When Mom issues a no-gum rule, Gabby Gomez sneaks a piece of special bubble gum that turns her into a superhero.


Battle in the batcave by Donald B Lemke

When Bane makes his way into the Batcave, it could spell the end for the Dark Knight.

Amidst their playtime pretending to be superheroes, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear get to be real life heroes when a young neighbor falls off his bike.

Bucky and Stu vs. the Mikanikal Man by Cornelius Van Wright

Self-proclaimed superheroes Bucky and Stu battle bad guys of their own invention.

There will be no NHS tutoring Monday, January 18 due to the school closure for Martin Luther King Jr Day.  Tutors will return Tuesday, January 19.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


*Also note there will be no tutoring Friday January 29 or Monday February 8.

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Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.
Make sure to check out these kid family video games for a night of fun with the kids. 

Explore a whole new world! Make your way to the goal pole on your own or with friends!.

Go undercover as officer Chase McCain using the Wii U GamePad controller, your ultimate detective tool..

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"The wildly popular 'Zoo Tycoon' series is fully reimagined and set to crank up the excitement, challenge and fun of building the ultimate zoo. Packed with a huge variety of visually stunning animals and incredibly detailed zoo environments. Create the zoo of your dreams with intuitive yet powerful controls designed for Zoo Tycoon fans of all ages." --. 


Also available for Nintendo DS and Xbox One 

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

The disappearing by Jennifer Torres

Tim, Max, Emily, Luke, and Nina, learn that their quiet town of Briny Deep isn't as safe as they once thought. With children vanishing, they need to find answers before all their friends disappear.

In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

The emerald atlas by John Stephens

Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.

Alien in a bottle by Kathy Mackel

With the help of a star-gazing classmate and an unusual assortment of aliens from outer space, teenager Sean Winger tries to find a way to convince his parents to let him pursue his dream of becoming a glass blower.

Always Neverland by Zoe Barton

Ashley is whisked away from her home by Peter Pan to help the Lost Boys with spring cleaning, but this "Wendy Girl's" love of adventure brings changes that are not enjoyed by all of Neverland's inhabitants.

Bewitched in Oz by Laura J Burns

Sorcery is forbidden in the land of Oz, so for two years Zerie, Vashti, and Tabitha have practiced magic in secret, fearing that otherwise their talents will be taken away--but when they are finally exposed they discover that there are more dangerous secrets in Oz than they ever suspected.

The broken spell by Erika McGann

Bored with studying pure theory, Grace and her four best friends jump at the chance to learn practical witchcraft from the glamorous Ms. Gold, but they make a magical mistake that drags the past into the present.

Relates tales of Sir Lancelot, the bravest knight in King Arthur's court.

At Camp Whatsitooya, twins Joules and Kevin and new friend Nelson face off against large, rabbit-like creatures from the Mallow Galaxy who thrive on sugar, but are not above hypnotizing and eating human campers.

Dragon's hoard by Paul Stewart

When Sir Knight saves a damsel in distress, she is forced to return the favor.


Hey Kids,

You may have noticed my new chapeau, as well as my new location in front of the Children's Department. There's a lot going on over here. A lot of very loud sawing and jackhammering that makes it difficult to get settled into a relaxing hibernation. You can look at what's coming on the Patron Service Improvement Project page.

In the meantime, you may find there are some books you are looking for that didn't make it to the temporary location for Children's materials in the East Wing. I found myself facing this very problem just the other day when I came across a book by an author I really like:

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble.


You'll notice that Castle Hangnail is marked TEMP RESERVE, which means that it's not going to be available until the Children's Library reopens. How distressing! Fortunately, the construction hasn't limited access to our eBooks, and I was able to listen to Castle Hangnail through the Hoopla app. I really enjoyed the narrator for this story, and the quirky fantasy might appeal to some upper elementary Readers as well. Check it out. As always, you can ask me or my friendly colleagues for help finding what you need.

Bear Hugs,



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