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ALIEN SUPERSTAR
by Winkler, Henry, 1945- author.
J WIN
Buddy Burger escapes his home planet, lands in Hollywood, and is cast in a new television series, but must pretend his six eyes and suction-cup feet are the costume and his human skin, real.
ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS
by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942, author.
J MON
Anne's teaching job away from Avonlea involves dealing with the proud Pringle family and the brusque Katharine Brooke. But she quickly becomes the whole town's friend and confidante in her loveable, spirited way.
ARNICA, THE DUCK PRINCESS
by Lázár, Ervin, 1936-2006, author.
J LAZ
Princess Arnica is so sweet and gentle that when she smiles even wolves and bears forget their fierceness. Everyone loves her, but she loves only Poor Johnny. Luckily, he loves her too, and even more luckily she has a very sensible king for a father, who is happy for her to marry whomever her heart desires. So, no problems then? Well, maybe just one - The Witch with a Hundred Faces has cast a spell on Arnica and Johnny which means that one of them, at any one time, must always be a duck, and the other human! Who can help them? Only the Seven-headed Fairy. Will they be able to find her? You'll just have to read the book and find out!
ASTRONUTS  MISSION ONE  THE PLANT PLANET
by Scieszka, Jon, author.
J GN SCI
Carbon dioxide is out of control on Earth, and the fate of humankind rests in the paws of four experimental, untested Animal Astronauts (AlphaWolf, SmartHawk, LaserShark, and StinkBug) who are seeking another habitable planet first destination is the Plant Planet which at first looks perfect, except that the abundant plant life can think for itself--and it thinks that it really does not like the AstroNuts.
BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE
by DiCamillo, Kate, author.
J DIC
Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn't want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn't want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can't help forming connections with the people around her, and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes.
THE BIG GAME
by Green, Tim, 1963- author.
J GRE
Danny Owens is dedicating his seventh-grade football season to his recently-deceased father, an NFL legend, but the pressure to succeed is magnified by his inability to read.
THE BOOKWANDERERS
by James, Anna (Anna Lois), author.
J JAM
Eleven-year-old Tilly Pages, who has found comfort in her grandparents' bookshop since her mother's disappearance, now learns that she can bookwander into any stories, and decides to seek her mother.
THE BOOTLACE MAGICIAN
by Beasley, Cassie, author.
J BEA
"Micah Tuttle loves living at the magical Circus Mirandus, but when a dangerous enemy from the past threatens his new home, every magician will have to be ready to fight--including Micah"-- Provided by publisher.
THE CROSSOVER
by Alexander, Kwame, author.
J GN ALE
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.
FAIRY IN WAITING
by Kinsella, Sophie, author
J KIN
Fairy-in-training Ella is impatient to finish growing up and her wish to prove her readiness leads to discoveries about how she can save the day without magic.
FIELD TRIP DISASTER
by Fridolfs, Derek, author.
J GN SH FRI
FROM AN IDEA TO NIKE : HOW MARKETING MADE NIKE A GLOBAL SUCCESS
"Today, Nike is the biggest athletic shoe company in the world, but a long time ago runner businessman Phil Knight started out with just an idea. Find out more about Nike's history, how the business grew, and the role that marketing played in this illustrated nonfiction book!" -- Back cover.
GUTS
by Telgemeier, Raina, author, illustrator.
J GN TEL
Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?
I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE
by Day, Christine, 1993- author.
J DAY
"When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn about her family's history and her own identity"-- Proviced by publisher.
LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA
by Kelly, Erin Entrada, author.
J KEL
"Twelve-year-old Lalani Sarita takes on the impossible task of traveling to the legendary Mount Isa, towering on an island to the north. Generations of men and boys have died on the same quest--how can a timid young girl in a tiny boat survive the epic tests of the archipelago?"-- Provided by publisher.
MALAMANDER
by Taylor, Thomas, 1973- author.
J TAY
It's winter in the town of Eerie-on-Sea, where the mist is thick and the salt spray is rattling the windows of the Grand Nautilus Hotel. Inside, young Herbert Lemon, Lost and Founder for the hotel, has an unexpected visitor. It seems that Violet Parma, a fearless girl around his age, lost her parents at the hotel when she was a baby, and she's sure that the nervous Herbert is the only person who can help her find them. The trouble is, Violet is being pursued at that moment by a strange hook-handed man. And the town legend of the Malamander -- a part-fish, part-human monster whose egg is said to make dreams come true -- is rearing its scaly head. As various townspeople, some good-hearted, some nefarious, reveal themselves to be monster hunters on the sly, can Herbert and Violet elude them and discover what happened to Violet's kin? This lighthearted, fantastical mystery, featuring black-and-white spot illustrations, kicks off a trilogy of fantasies set in the seaside town. A quirky, creepy fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea finds a colorful cast of characters in hot pursuit of a sea monster thought to convey a surprising gift.
MR  WOLF
by Steinke, Aron Nels, author, artist.
J GN STE
"Mr. Wolf's students are having a "writer's workshop" and are learning about personal narratives. Sampson doesn't think anything worth writing has ever happened to him. He'd rather think about space pirates and zombies, anyway. But when Sampson and Margot go for a bike ride one morning, he has an accident that gives him a new perspective, and he thanks his lucky stars that he's going to be okay. Meanwhile, Penny gives the rats at school treats so that they'll leave surprise gifts for her, and Stewart and Oliver try to learn how to get along at recess." - from the publisher
NOODLEHEADS FORTRESS OF DOOM
by Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.
J GN ARN
Using knowledge from a library book, brothers Mac and Mac build a fortress but Meatball, armed with a book of his own, wants to take it from them.
PILU OF THE WOODS
by Nguyen, Mai K., author, artist edited by Robin Herrera designed by Kate Z. Stone.
J GN NGU
Willow loves the woods near her house. They’re calm and quiet, so different from her own turbulent emotions, which she keeps locked away. When her emotions get the better of her one day, she decides to run away into the woods. There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who can’t find her way back home—which turns out to be the magnolia grove Willow’s mom used to take her to. Willow offers to help Pilu, and the two quickly become friends. But the journey is long, and Pilu isn’t sure she’s ready to return home yet—which infuriates Willow, who’s determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely. As a storm rages and Willow’s emotions bubble to the surface, they suddenly take on a physical form, putting both girls in danger… and forcing Willow to confront her inner feelings once and for all.
PINKY AND REX AND THE BULLY
by Howe, James, 1946- author.
J HOW
Pinky learns the importance of identity as he defends his favorite color, pink, and his friendship with a girl, Rex, from the neighborhood bully.
PINKY AND REX AND THE DOUBLE-DAD WEEKEND
by Howe, James, 1946-
J HOW
Summary: Pinky and Rex share a weekend with their fathers camping indoors due to rain.
PINKY AND REX AND THE NEW BABY
by Howe, James, 1946-
J HOW
Determined to be a good big sister, Rex starts spending all her time with the baby her family has adopted, making her neighbor Pinky fear that he has lost her friendship.
ROLL WITH IT
by Sumner, Jamie, author.
J SUM
Twelve-year-old Ellie, who has cerebral palsy, finds her life transformed when she moves with her mother to small-town Oklahoma to help care for her grandfather, who has Alzheimer's Disease.
SMELL MY FOOT!
by Bell, Cece, author, artist.
J GN BEL
Shares the interactions of the rule-following Chick and the absent-minded Brain, whose friendship is tested by miscommunications and misunderstandings about good manners.
STARGAZING
by Wang, Jen, 1984- author, artist.
J GN WAN
Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.
STRANGE BIRDS : A FIELD GUIDE TO RUFFLING FEATHERS
by Pérez, Celia C., 1972- author.
J PER
After Ofelia, Aster, Cat, and Lane fail to persuade a local girls club to change an outdated tradition, they form an alternative group that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. Includes tips for beginning birders, characteristics of crystals, a cookie recipe, tips for aspiring journalists, directions for creating badges, and facts about the killing of birds for fashion.
STRIKE ZONE
by Lupica, Mike, author.
J LUP
Twelve-year-old Nick García dreams of winning MVP of his summer baseball league, of finding a cure for his sister, of meeting his hero, Yankee pitcher Michael Arroyo, and of no longer living in fear of the government and ICE agents.
TOUCHDOWN KID
by Green, Tim, 1963- author.
J GRE
Sharing a love of football and life in a rough neighborhood, Cory and his best friend, Liam, are tested when Liam sustains an injury that costs him a football scholarship and Cory is offered his friend's scholarship and must learn how to fit in with his privileged new classmates.
THE TRIALS OF APOLLO  BOOK 4  THE TYRANT
by Riordan, Rick, author.
J RIO
It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.
THE WHITE SNAKE : ADAPTED FROM A FAIRY TALE BY THE GRIMM BROTHERS
by Nadler, Ben, adapter, artist.
J GN NAD
A graphic novel adaptation of the tale of Randall, a young servant who eats a forbidden food, gains the ability to understand animals' speech, and attains great rewards.

 


 

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