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A Boy And A Jaguar

by Chien, Catia and Rabinowitz, Alan

2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner! Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion--their voice--but he stutters uncontrollably...

Rain Reign

by Martin, Ann M.

Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special.

Girls Like Us

by Giles, Gail

With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world.


A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

by Bryant, Jen and Sweet, Melissa

As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him.

Handbook for Dragon Slayers

by Haskell, Merrie

Tilda has never given much thought to dragons, attending instead to her endless duties and wishing herself free of a princesss responsibilities.

Rose Under Fire

by Wein, Elizabeth E.

Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War.


Back To Front And Upside Down

by Alexander, Claire

While the rest of the class makes birthday cards for the principal, Stanley struggles with his words and letters.

A Dog Called Homeless

by Lean, Sarah

My name is Cally Louise Fisher and I haven't spoken for thirty-one days. Talking doesn't always make things happen, however much you want them to. When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking - what's the point if no one is listening?

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

by Lerangis, Peter and Mazer, Harry

A soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel from award-winning authors-one a veteran.Ben lives a charmed life--effortlessly landing the lead in the high school musical, dating the prettiest girl in school.


Close to Famous

by Bauer, Joan

A novel full of heart, humor, and charm from Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer! When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, they don't know what to expect. But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody's business.


by Selznick, Brian

From Brian Selznick, the creator of the Caldecott Medal winner THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, comes another breathtaking tour de force. Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

The Running Dream

by Draanen, Wendelin Van

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?


The Pirate of Kindergarten

by Lyon, George Ella

Ages 4-8 Summary: Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured.

After Ever After

by Sonnenblick, Jordan

Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen in remission. Even though the cancer should be far behind him, life still feels fragile.

Five Flavors of Dumb

by John, Antony

Winner of the 2011 Schneider Family Teen Book Award! The Challenge: Piper has one month to get the rock band Dumb a paying gig. The Deal: If she does it, Piper will become the band's manager and get her share of the profits.


Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist

by Christensen, Bonnie

Born into extreme poverty in a gypsy encampment, Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) overcame tremendous obstacles, including a debilitating injury, to become the world's most acclaimed jazz guitarist.

Anything But Typical

by Baskin, Nora Raleigh

Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it's just a matter of time before something goes wrong.

Marcelo in the Real World

by Stork, Francisco X.

Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mail room of a corporate law firm.


Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum

by Parker, Robert Andrew

Regardless of whether they've heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful and energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it.

Waiting for Normal

by Connor, Leslie

Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mom has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, jubilation or gloom, her way or no way. All or nothing never adds up to normal.

Jerk, California

by Friesen, Jonathan

Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.


Kami and the Yaks

by Stryer, Andrea Stenn

In the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, a deaf Sherpa boy proves himself to his family by rescuing the family's yaks.

Reaching for Sun

by Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn

Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father.

Hurt Go Happy

by Rorby, Ginny

Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis is used to being left out of conversations. Though she's been deaf since the age of six, Joey's mother has never allowed her to learn sign language.


The Deaf Musicians

by Seeger, Pete and Jacobs, Paul Dubois

Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.

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