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Secret of the Forbidden City
Author: James Patterson

The Kidd children--including twelve-year-old twins Rebecca and Bickford--follow mysterious clues that take them from China to Germany, in the hopes of finding their missing father and the treasure that will finally free their kidnapped mother. 

Book 3, Treasure Hunters

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Treasure Hunters
Author: James Patterson

The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and travelling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives.  

Book 1, Treasure

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Treasure Hunters
Author: James Patterson

The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and travelling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives.

Book 1, Treasure Hunters

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Nine months: Before a Baby is Born
Author: Miranda Paul

"As a baby grows in her mother's tummy, a soon-to-be big sister and her family spend nine months preparing for the newest member of the family to arrive."-- Provided by publisher.

Recommended for K - Grade 3

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Little Libraries, Big Heroes
Author: Miranda Paul

From an award-winning author and illustrator, the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol's first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around the world.

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The Field
Author: Baptiste Paul

Child picture book. English with some Haitian Creole text. 'Vini! Come! The field calls!' cries a girl as she and her younger brother rouse their community-- family, friends, and the local fruit vendor-- for a pickup soccer (futbol) game. Boys and girls, young and old, players and spectators come running-- bearing balls, shoes, goals, and a love of the sport. Friends versus friends teams are formed, the field is cleared of cows, and the game begins! But will a tropical rainstorm threaten their plans? Age: 4-8.

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Family Ties
Author: Gary Paulsen

"I'm the greatest family member you'll ever meet." Kevin Spencer has a history of big ideas going completely awry. This time around, it's personal--suddenly he's kind of in charge of a double wedding in his backyard, and a whole tribe of wacky relatives is crowding him out of his own house.

 

Kevin Books series

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Field Trip
Author: Gary Paulsen

Ben and his twin classmates, Charlotte and Jacob, are missing a school field trip so Ben's father takes them, his new apprentice Brig, and the dogs on an adventure. Ben manages to try out for a hockey academy against his parents' wishes and the twins turn the road trip into a learning experience.

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Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen

When the pilot of his small plane has a heart attack and the plane crashes, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
 

Book 1, Brian series

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The Forever Sky
Author: Thomas D. Peacock

Child picture book. Two young Ojibwe brothers, Niigaanii and Bineshiinh, look to the stars and spin stories, some inspired by Uncle and some of their own making, as they remember their grandmother. Age: 5-8.

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A Long Way from Chicago
Author: Richard Peck

What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--make their annual summer visits to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town? August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he isn't resting easy. August 1930: The Cowgill boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back. August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice help Grandma trespass, poach, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry--all in one day. And there's more, as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma's--each one funnier than the year before!

if you enjoy this book, try "A Year down Yonder" and "A Season of Gifts" for more adventures with Grandma Dowdel!

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I Am Not Your Negro
Author: Raoul Peck

Adult documentary DVD, and e-video. Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. Age: PG13.

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The River Between Us
Author: Richard Peck

During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.

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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself
Author: Lincoln Peirce

Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.
 

Big Nate series

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Big Nate: Silent But Deadly
Author: Lincoln Peirce

For more fun with Big Nate--Nate's alter ego the Great Nose-In! can smell trouble a mile away.

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Cracking the Code to a Successful Interview
Author: Evan Pellett

"Featured on CBS and WBZ Radio, Evan Pellett is the keynote guest speaker on Nightside with Dan Rea. You may have heard Evan as the radio expert on interviewing across the United States. Cracking the Code to a Successful Interview is a groundbreaking new scientific, proactive, cutting-edge, hands-on, proven approach to job interviews by an award-winning, highly decorated recruiter. This REAPRICH eight-step interview method will give you a proactive way to take control of your interview. You will learn the secret, never-before-published "questions behind the questions." These are the questions that every manager unconsciously needs answered in order to hire you. Evan Pellett is a #1-ranked recruiter with numerous awards. He has coached salespeople, new graduates, Harvard scientists, CEOs, engineers, consultants, teachers, nurses, and doctors, to name a few. Get hired and win!"

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All Are Welcome
Author: Alexandra Penfold

Child Picture Book:

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.

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The Kissing Hand
Author: Audrey Penn

 
 
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

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Clementine
Author: Sara Pennypacker

While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
 

Clementine series

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This Is It
Author: Daria Peoples-Riley

Child picture book. “A young dancer finds confidence in herself in this picture book about dance, individuality, and self expression."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 4-8.

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The First Rule of Punk
Author: Celia C. Perez

Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

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The First Rule of Punk
Author: Celia C. Pérez

Child fiction book, and e-book. Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos. Age: 9-12.

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Hey Black Child
Author: Useni Eugene Perkins

E-book. “A lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dream big and achieve their goals."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 4-7.

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Hey Black Child
Author: Useni Perkins

Child Nonfiction:

This picture book is "a lyrical, empowering poem that celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young ones to dream big and achieve their goals"-- publisher.

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Rickshaw Girl
Author: Mitali Perkins

In her Bangladesh village, ten-year-old Naimi excels at painting designs called alpanas, but to help her impoverished family financially she would have to be a boy--or disguise herself as one.

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Breathe : A Letter to My Sons
Author: Imani Perry

Adult nonfiction book. "Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love--finding beauty and possibility in life--and she exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find steady footing and inspiration in Black tradition." -- Provided by publisher. Age: 14+

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Patient Zero : Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics
Author: Marilee Peters

Child nonfiction book. Follows the work of the men and women who solved the mystery of seven killer epidemics, including yellow fever, typhoid, and ebola.

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On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness : adventure, peril, lost jewels, and the fearsome toothy cows of Skree
Author: Andrew Peterson

The three Igiby children and their family will need all their gifts to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice. Waterbrook Press

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The Littles
Author: John Peterson

The Littles are a family of tiny people who live in the Bigg family's house. Mr. Little is only six inches tall, and he is big for a Little. The Littles develop a plan to get rid of the mice in the Bigg's house.
 

The Littles series

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Ripper
Author: Stefan Petrucha

Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.

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The Stars and the Blackness between Them
Author: Junauda Petrus

YA fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Told in two voices, sixteen-year-old Audre and Mabel, both young women of color from different backgrounds, fall in love and figure out how to care for each other as one of them faces a fatal illness. Age: 14+

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A Different Pond
Author: Bao Phi

"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- publisher

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A Different Pond
Author: Bao Phi

Child Picture Book:

This picture book by Minneapolis poet Bao Phi was a 2018 Caldecott Honor Book. "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- publisher.

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A Different Pond
Author: Bao Phi

Child picture book, and e-book. “As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 4-8.

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Freak the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
Author: Ben Philippe

YA fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. When Norris, a Black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as clichés from "a bad 90s teen movie." Age: 14+

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Blood at the Root : A Racial Cleansing in America
Author: Patrick Phillips

Adult nonfiction book. “A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia and ... testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America ... Patrick Phillips breaks the century-long silence of his hometown and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher. Age: Adult.

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Living Weapon : Poems
Author: Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Adult nonfiction book. "A bracing renewal of civic poetry, from the award-winning essayist and poet."-- Provided by publisher. Age: Adult.

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Dog Man
Author: Dav Pilkey

George and Harold create a new comic book hero in Dog Man, a crimefighter with the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman, who faces off against his archnemesis Petey the cat.

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Dog Man, Lord of the Fleas
Author: Dav Pilkey

When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action--and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?

Book 5, Dog Man series

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The adventures of Captain Underpants
Author: Dav Pilkey

George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their school - and now they're about to bring him to life! MEET CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS! HIS TRUE IDENTITY IS SO SECRET, EVEN HE DOESN'T KNOW WHO HE IS! FIGHTING FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND ALL THINGS PRE-SHRUNK AND COTTONY!

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Bright
Author: Duanwad Pimwana

Adopted by the community, Kampol is soon being raised by figures like Chong the shopkeeper, who rents out calls on his telephone and goes into debt while extending his customers endless credit. Kampol also plays with local kids like Noi, whose shirt is so worn that it rips right in half, and the sweet, deceptively cute toddler Penporn.

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Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children
Author: Sandra L. Pinkney

Child picture book. Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of African American children. Age: 3-11.

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The lion & the mouse
Author: Jerry Pinkney

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

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The Lion and the Mouse
Author: Jerry Pinkney

 
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

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The Red Pencil
Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Child fiction book, and e-audiobook. “After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 10-13.

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The Ugly Duckling
Author: Jerry Pinkney

In this fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, an "ugly"duckling spends an unhappy youth ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.  Retold and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

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The Little Engine that Could
Author: Watty Piper

Even though the little blue train is small, she tries her best to bring the stranded toys to the children on the other side of the hill.

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Sewing the rainbow : the story of Gilbert Baker and the rainbow flag
Author: Gayle Pitman

Sewing the Rainbow is the powerful story of Gilbert Baker and the creation of the rainbow flag. For ages 4-8

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This day in June
Author: Gayle Pitman

A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The endmatter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story. For ages 4-8

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