Author
Coelho, Joseph
Call Number
J 821.92 COE
Summary
Poems are for reading out loud! Tackle tongue twisters, confound your classmates with riddles, make your friends laugh, and transform into a ball of slime as you perform these poems and bring them to life.
Summary
Humorous poems spotlight hooved creatures from around the world, including Siberian musk deer, African gerenuks, and South American vicuñas
Author
Atkins, Jeannine
Call Number
J F ATKINS
Summary
A biographical novel in verse of seven girls from different time periods who used math to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovate work that changed history.
Author
Bowling, Dusti
Call Number
J F BOWLING
Summary
A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.
Author
Burg, Ann E.
Call Number
J F BURG
Summary
On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam built to create a man-made lake for America's wealthiest businessmen collapsed, unleashing twenty million tons of water onto the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, below; told in the voices of six children and many others this is the story of the ordinary people of the town, their losses and their survival--and of the bitter aftermath when those for whom the dam was built denied all responsibility for the shoddy dam and the unnatural disaster which it caused.
Author
Chang, Victoria
Call Number
J F CHANG
Summary
Frances Chin, a 10-year old Chinese-American girl, lives in the suburbs of Detroit with her immigrant parents and older sister, Clara. At school Frances copes with bullies and the loneliness that comes with not quite fitting in. At home, she feels a different kind of aloneness. Her parents are preoccupied with work and worry about Clara, whose hair is inexplicably falling out. But, with the help of her friend Annie, Frances is determined to play Nancy Drew and solve the mystery of Clara's condition.
Title
Moo
Author
Creech, Sharon
Call Number
J F CREECH
Summary
Follows the efforts of twelve-year-old Reena, who has recently moved to rural Maine, to adjust to a new environment while unexpectedly bonding with an ornery cow.
Title
Alone
Author
Freeman, Megan E.
Call Number
J F FREEMAN
Summary
Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town.
Author
Frost, Helen
Call Number
J F FROST
Summary
In 1939 six-year-old Henry, who is deaf, is taken from his family and placed in a home for the feeble-minded where, years later, his friends include a conscientious objector serving there during World War II.
Author
Giff, Patricia R.
Call Number
J F GIFF
Summary
Set during the Irish Land Wars (1879-1882) this novel in verse follows Anna Mallon through a series of tragedies as her mother dies, older sibling immigrate to America, and she and her father and sister with special needs are about to be evicted from their farm.
Author
Holt, K.A.
Call Number
J F HOLT
Summary
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer is a funny, clever novel-in-verse series about Ben Bellows--who failed the Language Arts section of the Florida State test--and three classmates who get stuck in a summer school class. But these kids aren't dumb--they're divergent thinkers, as Ms. J tells them: they simply approach things in a different way than traditional school demands.
Author
LaRocca, Rajani
Call Number
J F LAROCCA
Summary
Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she's the only Indian American student, and home, with her family's traditions and holidays. But Reha's parents don't understand why she's conflicted-they only notice when Reha doesn't meet their strict expectations. Reha feels disconnected from her mother, or Amma, although their names are linked-Reha means 'star' and Punam means 'moon'-but they are a universe apart. Then Reha finds out that her Amma is sick. Really sick. Reha, who dreams of becoming a doctor even though she can't stomach the sight of blood, is determined to make her Amma well again. She'll be the perfect daughter, if it means saving her Amma's life.
Author
Russell, Ching Yeung
Call Number
J F RUSSELL
Summary
Eleven-year-old Lam, her brothers, and other ethnic Chinese flee Vietnam in 1979, embarking on a long and perilous journey toward a refugee camp, where Lam finds new hope and happiness. Includes historical notes, glossary, and pronunciation guide.
Author
Warga, Jasmine
Call Number
J F WARGA
Summary
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
Author
Alexander, Kwame
Call Number
J NEWBERY ALEXANDER
Summary
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. (2015 Winner)
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