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The Wright 3

by Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist

From the New York Times-bestselling team behind Chasing Vermeer comes another thought-provoking art mystery featuring Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house--now in After Words paperback! Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings throw a spotlight on Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and it's up to the two junior sleuths to piece together the clues. Stir in the return of Calder's friend Tommy (which creates a tense triangle), H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, 3-D pentominoes, and the hunt for a coded message left behind by Wright, and the kids become tangled in a dangerous web in which life and art intermingle with death, deception, and surprise.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Mystery

The Word Eater

by Mary Amato and Christopher Ryniak

Life is miserable for sixth grader Lerner Chanse at her new shool, where the MPOOE (Most Powerful Ones On Earth) Club ruthlessly rules over the SLUGs (Sorry Losers Under Ground). It looks as if Lerner is destined to be a SLUG, until she finds a magical worm that eats printed words instead of dirt. If Fip eats a word, that item simply disappears from the world -- forever.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Fantasy

Tracker

by Gary Paulsen

A young hunter must confront the value of life as he faces the loss of his grandfather.For John Borne's family, hunting has nothing to do with sport or manliness. It's a matter of survival. Every fall John and his grandfather go off into the woods to shoot the deer that puts meat on the table over the long Minnesota winter. But this year John's grandfather is dying, and John must hunt alone. John tracks a doe for two days, but as he closes in on his prey, he realizes he cannot shoot her. For John, the hunt is no longer about killing, but about life.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Realistic Fiction

Tales of Famous Americans

by Connie Roop and Peter Roop

A perfect introduction to some of the people who built, changed, and challenged the U.S.A., Tales of Famous Americans will delight young readers. Thrilling childhood stories about people from Pocahontas and Ben Franklin to Yo-Yo Ma and Mia Hamm lead into exciting accounts of their incredible accomplishments as adults. With lively art and lots of fun facts, this book is sure to inspire the next generation of famous Americans!

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Informational Text

Something Upstairs

by Avi

There is a reason Avi's books are wildly popular with teens, middle schoolers and the adults lucky enough to discover him. Like his other stories, Something upstairs moves fast, paints a vivid picture of the America of the past, and asks complex moral questions of its characters and readers. A new city. A new house. Unopened boxes piled high. And Kenny Huldorf, just arrived in Providence, Rhode Island, senses that there is something upstairs. From the moment that something rises from the dark stain on the floor of a small attic room, Kenny is caught up in a truly timeless adventure that merges the present day with a long-forgotten tragedy of 1800. Is it a ghost that's haunting him? Or is Kenny haunting it? And what about the mysterious Pardon Willinghast, the one person who seems to understand what's happening? Is he there to help Kenny, or to entrap him in a time and place where Kenny does not belong? In this intense and gripping tale, history haunts more than one teenager: it is seen to haunt us all. AVI is the author of nineteen books for young people: mysteries, comedies, fantasies, and historical novels. He won a Christopher Award for Encounter at Easton, and the O'Dell Award for The Fighting Ground. In 1987, Avi moved from Los Angeles to Providence, Rhode Island, the city whose history he presents so vividly in Something Upstairs.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Mystery

Replay

by Sharon Creech

Leo's papa stood in the doorway, gazing down at him. "Leo, you make gold from pebbles," and the way he said it, Leo could tell that this was a good thing. He may have been given a bit part in the school play ... but Leo dreams he is the biggest star on Broadway. Sure, his big, noisy family makes him feel like a sardine squashed in a tin ... but in his fantasy he gets all the attention he wants. Yes, his papa seems sad and distracted ... but Leo imagines him as a boy, tap-dancing and singing with delight. That's why they call Leo "fog boy." He's always dreaming, always replaying things in his brain. He fantasizes about who he is in order to discover who he will become. As an actor in the school play, he is poised and ready for the curtain to open. But in the play that is his life, Leo is eager to discover what part will be his.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Realistic Fiction

The Power of Un

by Nancy Etchemendy

When he is given a device that will allow him to "undo" what has happened in the past, Gib Finney is not sure what event from the worst day in his life he should change in order to keep his sister from being hit by a truck.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Science Fiction

Orphan Train Rider

by Andrea Warren

The history of the orphan trains combined with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Biography

My Librarian is a Camel

by Margriet Ruurs

Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library?

In many remote areas of the world, there are no library buildings. In many countries, books are delivered in unusual way: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train, even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus?

Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "Books are as important to us as air or water!" This is the intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Informational Text

Mudshark

by Gary Paulsen

Mudshark is the go-to guy for any mysteries that need solving. Lost your shoe? Can’t find your homework? Ask Mudshark. That is, until the Psychic Parrot takes up residence in the school library and threatens to overturn Mudshark’s position as the guy who knows all the answers. The word in school is that the parrot can out-think Mudshark. And right now, the school needs someone who’s good at solving problems. There’s an escaped gerbil running rampant, an emergency in the faculty restroom, and all the erasers are disappearing from the classrooms. When Mudshark solves the mystery of who’s stealing the erasers, he discovers the culprit has the best of intentions. Now he has to think of a way to prevent the Psychic Parrot from revealing the eraser-thief’s identity. With a bit of misdirection and a lot of quick thinking, Mudshark restores order to the chaos . . . just for the moment. From the Hardcover edition.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Mystery

Looking At Lincoln

by Maira Kalman

Abraham Lincoln is one of the first giants of history children are introduced to, and now Maira Kalman brings him to life with her trademark style and enthusiasm. Lincoln's legacy is everywhere - there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together. But who was he, really? The little girl in this book wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat. From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death, Kalman shares Lincoln's remarkable life with young readers in a fresh and exciting way. .

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Biography

Jackie Robinson

by Sharon Robinson

Just in time for the major motion picture release, discover everything you wanted to know about Jackie Robinson! To tie- in with the April 2013 release of the movie 42, the life story of Jackie Robinson, this full-color comprehensive biography will feature everything there is to know about this inspiring American hero. The movie, featuring high-profile actors such as Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, and T.R. Knight, explores Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. The biography will explore what led up to Robinson's signing and what happened after. As the first black man to play major league baseball, his progress monumentally influenced the desegregation of baseball. Because of this, Robinson became an icon for not only the sport of baseball, but also for the civil -rights movement. Featuring photos throughout, this biography will be a sports tale and a history lesson. It will coincide with the movie and also provide many more Robinson details, introducing him to a new generation of readers.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Biography

It Only Looks Easy

by Pamela Curtis Swallow

[from the back cover] "In books, when you read something like "everything is great," you just know that something terrible is about to happen. But in real life, you can miss the warnings. And then, wham, slam, sneak attack. Everything skids out of control. BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SEVENTH grade is over, Kat Randall's year is nearly ruined. When her beloved dog, Cheddar, is run over by a woman with Alzheimer's disease, Kat reacts impulsively, leaving school on a "borrowed" bike to get to the veterinary hospital. Kat often does the wrong thing for the right reason, but now she has gone from being a person you can count on to someone you probably shouldn't. Suddenly she is looked at differently--by kids in school, the principal, and even the police. If "one of the best years" of her life starts out like this, what's next?"

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Realistic Fiction

Helen's Big World

by Doreen Rappaport and Matt Tavares

This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose laced with stirring quotes, Doreen Rappaport brings to life Helen Keller's poignant narrative. Acclaimed illustrator Matt Tavares beautifully captures the dynamism and verve of Helen Keller's life and legacy, making Helen's Big World an unforgettable portrait of a woman whose vision for innovation and progress changed America-and the world-forever.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Biography

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Eric-Shabazz Larkin and Will Allen

Will Allen is no ordinary farmer. A former basketball star, he's as tall as his truck, and he can hold a cabbage--or a basketball--in one hand. But what is most special about Farmer Will is that he can see what others can't see. When he looked at an abandoned city lot in Milwaukee he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world.

No space, no problem. Poor soil, there's a solution. Need help, found it. Farmer Will is a genius in solving problems. In 2008, the MacArthur Foundation named him one for his innovative urban farming methods, including aquaponics and hydroponics.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of the Caldecott Medal winner, Snowflake Bentley, and Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious , along with debut artist Eric-Shabazz Larkin's striking artwork, tells the inspiring story of the African American innovator, educator, and community builder.

Date Added: 10/31/2018


Category: Biography

Fair Weather

by Richard Peck

Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett has never strayed further from her family's farm than a horse can pull a cart. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder of the age"-a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair. Aunt Euterpe is inviting the Becketts to come for a visit and go to the fair! Award-winning author Richard Peck's fresh, realistic, and fun-filled writing truly brings the World's Fair-and Rosie and her family-to life.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Realistic Fiction

Drita, My Homegirl

by Jenny Lombard

A poignant story about the difficulties of leaving everything behind and the friendships that help you get through it.

Fleeing war-torn Kosovo, ten-year-old Drita and her family move to America with the dream of living a typical American life. But with this hope comes the struggle to adapt and fit in. How can Drita find her place at school and in her new neighborhood when she doesn?t speak any English?

Meanwhile, Maxie and her group of fourth-grade friends are popular in their class, and make an effort to ignore Drita. So when their teacher puts Maxie and Drita together for a class project, things get off to a rocky start.

But sometimes, when you least expect it, friendship can bloom and overcome even a vast cultural divide. .

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Realistic Fiction

Crossing Bok Chitto

by Tim Tingle

There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi. In the days before the War Between the States, in the days before the Trail of Tears, Bok Chitto was a boundary. On one side of the river lived the Choctaws. On the other side lived the plantation owners and their slaves. If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto, the slave was free.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Historical Fiction

Chronicle of America

by Joy Masoff

The text re-creates early American settlements by describing in words and pictures various aspects of the colonists' lives; including work, food, clothing, shelter, religion, and relationships with Native Americans.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Informational Text

Chasing Vermeer

by Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist

This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art.

When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth, they must draw on their powers of intuition, their problem solving skills, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI?

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Realistic Fiction

Bad News for Outlaws

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

BASS REEVES ...

"One of the bravest men this country has ever known."

"The most feared deputy U.S. Marshal that was ever heard of."

One of the first black deputy U.S. marshals west of the Mississippi.

Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. As a peace officer, he was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because Bass always got his man, dead or alive. He achieved all this in spite of some whites who didn't like the notion of a black lawman.

Born into slavery in 1838, Bass had a hard and violent life, but he also had a strong sense of right and wrong that others admired. When Judge Isaac Parker tried to bring law and order to lawless Indian Territory, he chose Bass to be a deputy U.S. marshal. Bass would quickly prove a smart choice.

For three decades, Bass was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He made more than 3,000 arrests, and though he was a crack shot and a quick draw, he killed only fourteen men in the line of duty. The story of Bass Reeves is the story of a remarkable African American and a remarkable hero of the Old West.

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Medal

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Biography

The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin

by James Cross Giblin

A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

Date Added: 10/19/2018


Category: Biography


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