Author
Harris, Chris
Call Number
J 811.6 HAR
Summary
An illustrated collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages, ranging in topic from avocados and anacondas to zombies and zebras (dressed like ghosts).
Author
Lowry, Lois
Call Number
J 940.542 LOW
Summary
A moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima
Author
Eggers, Dave
Call Number
J 974.71 EGG
Summary
In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.
Author
Rosen, Michael J.
Call Number
J BIO FRANKLIN
Summary
Young Benjamin Franklin wants to be a sailor, but his father won't hear of it. The other trades he tried bored him through and through. But each time he fails to find a career, he took some important bit of knowledge with him, and that tendency is exactly what made him the versatile genius we remember today.
Author
Kamkwamba, William
Call Number
J BIO KAMKWAMBA
Summary
When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes.
Author
Bryant, Jennifer
Call Number
J BIO ROGET
Summary
The story of Peter Mark Roget, creator of Roget's Thesaurus, one of the most widely used referrence books ever published, is presented in this delightful picture book biography by award-winning author and illustrator Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet. (2015 Sibert Medal winner)
Author
Yousafzai, Malala
Call Number
J BIO YOUSAFZAI
Summary
Malala retells her story of speaking out for girls' education rights for chapter book readers.
Author
Bell, Cece
Call Number
J COMICS BELL
Summary
The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower." (2016 Beehive Book Award winner)
Author
Colfer, Eoin
Call Number
J COMICS COLFER
Summary
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
Author
Fridolfs, Derek
Call Number
J COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE
Summary
My name is Bruce Wayne, and I'm the new kid (UGH) at Ducard Academy. I can't say for certain, but I think something fishy's going on. There's a gang of clowns roaming the halls, a kid named Bane wants to beat me up, and the guidance counselor, Hugo Strange, seems really, well, strange. At least I have two new friends -- Clark and Diana are kinda cool, I guess. We're going to solve this case no matter what, even if I have to convince Alfred to let me stay up past eleven.
Author
Martinez, Andres Vera
Call Number
J COMICS MARTINEZ
Summary
A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.
Author
Nguyen, Mai K.
Call Number
J COMICS NGUYEN
Summary
Willow, who has been struggling with her emotions since her mother's death, runs away into the woods and meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who cannot find her way back home.
Author
Ostertag, Molly
Call Number
J COMICS OSTERTAG
Summary
In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted ... and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch.
Author
Siegel, Mark
Call Number
J COMICS SIEGEL
Summary
Five imperiled worlds will be rendered extinct unless five ancient and mysterious beacons can be lit in the wake of erupting wars during which three unlikely heroes make surprising discoveries about their homes and themselves.
Author
Brown, Jeffrey
Call Number
J COMICS STAR WARS
Summary
My whole life I planned on going to pilot school like the rest of my friends--then I got rejected! Along came a little green guy named Yoda who invited me to Jedi Academy. Now I'm at a school with aliens, robots, and lightsaber-wielding bullies who can lift things with their minds! How am I supposed to compete with that? As if starting middle school wasn't hard enough ...
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