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Leaping at Shadows
Author: Megan Atwood

  • "Madeline, a new student at the Quincy dance school, sneaks out after curfew with a group of other girls and discovers a network of hidden passages underneath the building. A series of disturbing coincidences begins to follow the girls afterward, and Madeline suspects that the school may be haunted"-- publisher.

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Stolen Luck
Author: Megan Atwood

Quincy school lore tells that the shoes of a former school head, displayed in the academy's front hall, impart incredible luck to anyone who wears them. Kayley is struggling to compete, and she makes the drastic decision to steal the footwear. But as Kayley's dancing improves, terrible things begin happening to the girls around her. Now Kayley has to get rid of the shoes without letting anyone know she stole them and before something truly tragic happens"-- publisher.

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The Nightmare Gnomes of Neary Heights
Author: Megan Atwood

  • Eleven-year-old Stan cannot convince anyone that the garden gnomes he has always feared are connected to reports of missing persons and the strange sights and sounds he has observed.

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The Night Gardener
Author: Jonathan Auxier

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

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The Memory Book
Author: Lara Avery

  • When a rare genetic disorder steals away her memories and then her health, teenaged Sammie records notes in a journal to her future self, documenting moments great and small.

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Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood -- those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard -- a growing Red rebellion -- even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

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City of Orphans
Author: Avi

Child fiction book. In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Grade: 5+

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Author: Avi

Child fiction book, e-book, and audiobook on CD and Playaway. In the small, 14th-century English village where he has lived his entire life, the boy has grown up with no name of his own, known only as "Asta's son." But when his mother dies, the boy receives both his rightful name, Crispin, and a lead cross, inscribed with a secret that soon has him fleeing for his life. Best-selling, award-winning Avi delights children and adults with historically accurate tales of high adventure. Book 1 in the Crispin series. Grade 5+

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Don't You Know There's a War On?
Author: Avi

Child fiction book. In wartime Brooklyn in 1943, eleven-year-old Howie Crispers mounts a campaign to save his favorite teacher from being fired. Grade: 4+

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Hard Gold : The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859
Author: Avi

Child fiction book, e-book, and audiobook on CD. Determined to find his nineteen-year-old uncle and best friend, Jesse, who left for Colorado to find enough gold to pay the mortgage and save the family's Iowa farm, twelve-year-old Early Whitcomb joins up with a barber, his wife, and his daughter on a wagon train heading for the gold fields near Pike's Peak in 1858. Part of the I Witness series. Grade: 5+

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Iron Thunder : The Battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac
Author: Avi

Child fiction book, and e-audiobook. 13-year-old Tom Carroll takes a job at a Brooklyn ironworks after his father is killed. Tom learns that the men are building a ship from iron to be used by the Union Army against the Confederate ironclad called the "Merrimac." Tom's job as an assistant to Captain John Ericsson, the inventor of the Monitor, makes him a target of Confederate spies. Illustrated with period photos, drawings, and maps. Part of the I Witness series. Grade: 4+

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The Fighting Ground
Author: Avi

Child fiction book. At thirteen, Jonathan dreams of fighting in the American Revolution. Almost by accident, he is recruited into a fighting unit and experiences the reality of war, including being taken prisoner and coming to grips with his feelings about shooting to kill. Grade: 5+

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The Good Dog
Author: Avi

McKinley, a malamute, is the top dog of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. But trouble brews when a she-wolf named Lupin urges the dogs to break free and join her dwindling pack. McKinley is drawn to her wildness, and he's torn between his loyalty to humans and a desire to be free.

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The Player King
Author: Avi

Child fiction book. In 1486 England, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is told by a mysterious friar that he, Lambert, is actually Prince Edward, the true King of England, setting him on a dangerous course to regain the throne. Based on a true story. Grade: 3+

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The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts
Author: Avi

Child fiction book, and audiobook on CD. In 1724 England, twelve-year-old Oliver Cromwell Pitts embarks on a journey from his seaside home in Melcombe Regis to London to find his father and his older sister, a journey filled with thieves, adventurers, and treachery. The sequel is "The End of the World and Beyond". Grade: 4+

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Set to music a wildfire
Author: Ruth Awad

Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. Winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. In Lebanon during the civil war, a teenage boy and his family witness leveled cities, displaced civilians, the aftermath of massacres. Resources are scarce and uncertainty is everywhere. What does it mean to survive? To leave behind a home torn apart by war? To carry the burden of what you've seen across an ocean? These poems follow a man in search of security as he leaves his country for America, falls in love, and becomes a single father to three daughters. Through the perspective of one man, his family, and even his country, SET TO MUSIC A WILDFIRE explores the violence of living, the guilt of surviving, the loneliness of faith, and the impossible task of belonging.

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Voices at Whisper Bend
Author: Katherine Ayres

Child fiction book. In their Pennsylvania town in 1942 twelve-year-old Charlotte and her classmates collect scrap metal for the war effort only to have it disappear from the school basement. Part of the American Girl series. Grade: 4+

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A Man Called Ove
Author: Fredrik Backman

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbor from hell.' But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

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A Man Called Ove
Author: Fredrik Backman

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbor from hell.' But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

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Who was Alexander Graham Bell?
Author: Bonnie Bader

This illustrated biography of inventor Alexander Graham Bell will fascinate readers interested in the history of modern technology. "Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study?" --publisher.

Target:  Ages 8 - 12

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National Velvet
Author: Enid Bagnold

Child fiction book. This classic takes place in mid-twentieth-century England where fourteen-year-old Velvet Brown, determined to turn the unruly horse she won in a raffle into a champion, learns that she needs more than hard work and dedication to achieve her goal of riding her horse in the Grand National steeplechase. Grade: 4+

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Index to names in the History of Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Author: Sturges W. Bailey

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Big Fat Hen
Author: Keith Baker

In this picture book for the young, the Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all their chicks.

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The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker
Author: E. D. Baker

Defying her mother's wishes and the Tooth Fairy Guild, Cory quits her tooth fairy training to explore such things as babysitting an adventurous Humpty Dumpty and helping Suzy organize her seashells by the seashore until, at last, Cory discovers a power she never knew she had.

 

Book 1, Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker : New York City Ballet
Author: George Balanchine

Adult nonfiction (ballet). Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet's iconic holiday classic on the big screen. Balanchine's stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects.

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The Other Half of Happy
Author: Rebecca Balcárcel

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Twelve-year-old Quijana is a biracial girl, desperately trying to understand the changes that are going on in her life; her mother rarely gets home before bedtime, her father suddenly seems to be trying to get in touch with his Guatemalan roots (even though he never bothered to teach Quijana Spanish), she is about to start seventh grade in the Texas town where they live and she is worried about fitting in--and Quijana suspects that her parents are keeping secrets, because she is sure there is something wrong with her little brother, Memito, who is becoming increasingly hard to reach. Age: 10+

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Author: Christine Baldacchino

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures and sings the loudest during circle time. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom's dress-up center -- he loves wearing the tangerine dress. Age: 3-6.

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Author: James Baldwin

Adult fiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd, and e-audiobook. Describes a day in the life of several members of a Harlem fundamentalist church. The saga of three generations of people is related through flashbacks. Age: 15+

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Saturday Night Live: Christmas Past
Author: Alec Baldwin

Adult TV show. A collection of Christmas themed sketches from Saturday Night Live.

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The Fire Next Time
Author: James Baldwin

Adult nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with his eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature. Age: 15+

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The Fire Next Time
Author: James Baldwin

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism

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Blast Off
Author: Nate Ball

Alien in my pocket series

Fourth-grader Zack McGee's life is turned upside-down when Amp, a tiny alien, crash-lands in his bedroom, then causes trouble at school while trying to get parts to repair his spaceship.

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Chasing Vermeer
Author: Blue Balliett

When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

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Blindspot : hidden biases of good people
Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji

In this accessible and groundbreaking look at the science of prejudice, Banaji and Greenwald show that prejudice and unconscious biases toward others are a fundamental part of the human psyche.

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Ten, Nine, Eight
Author: Molly Bang

Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.

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The grey lady and the strawberry snatcher
Author: Molly Bang

The strawberry snatcher tries to wrest the strawberries from the grey lady but as he follows her through shops and woods he discovers some delicious blackberries instead.

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The Paper Crane
Author: Molly Bang

Child nonfiction book, and featured on a DVD. Text in English and Hmong. A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances. Age: 5-8.

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When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry
Author: Molly Bang

 
In this classic picture book, a young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.

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Uprooted : A Canadian War Story
Author: Lynne Reid Banks

Child fiction book. In 1940 as war rages across Europe, ten-year-old Lindy waves goodbye to England and makes the long journey to Saskatoon, Canada, along with her Mother and her cousin Cameron. They may be far from the war but they are also far from home and everyone they know and love. Life in Canada is very different but it is also full of exciting new adventures. Grade: 4+

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The Night of the Blue Heads
Author: Jürgen Banscherus

When he is kidnapped, his head shaven, and painted blue, Klooz is out to find who did it and why.

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The Puzzle of the Power Drain
Author: Jürgen Banscherus

When the carnival's merry-go-round is repeatedly sabotaged, the owner asks Klooz to take the case.

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The other side
Author: Istvan Banyai

A wordless picture book that shows a series of familiar scenes through many twists in point of view, such as a boy looking down out of a jet's window and another boy on the ground looking up at the same jet.

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Author: Istvan Banyai

A wordless picture book presents a series of scenes, each one from farther away, showing, for example, a girl playing with toys which is actually a picture on a magazine cover, which is part of a sign on a bus, and so on.

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Author: Istvan Banyai, Istvan

A wordless picture book presents a series of scenes, each one from farther away, showing, for example, a boat which becomes the image on a magazine, which is held in a hand, which belongs to a boy, and so on.

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Kickoff!
Author: Tiki Barber

Child fiction book. NFL superstars and bestselling authors Tiki and Ronde Barber kick off a new, semi-autobiographical, middle-grade series with a story of teamwork, perseverance, family, and friendship.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Author: Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman's backstory is fairly well known but Bardugo breathes zippy new life into the story with a twisty plot, whip smart characters, and her trademark masterful writing. Diana is eager to prove her valor to the other Amazons on Themyscira, but her chosen act of heroism - rescuing teenage Alia from a shipwreck outside the boundary waters of the island - wreaks havoc on the island's delicate balance.  That's not all, Alia is a "warbringer" and her mere existence will spark global war unless Diana can intervene. Seamlessly integrating classic Wonder Woman lore with her own updated take, Bardugo fleshes out Diana's backstory and the mythology of Themyscira, adds in sly commentary on feminism and equality, and leavens the package with wry comedy. Diana's dour obliviousness to contemporary culture will make readers guffaw. This will certainly please seasoned fans of Wonder Woman, but with a cinematic plot and a diverse cast of thoughtfully well-rounded characters, don't be surprised if it garners wider appeal, too. - Sarah Hunter (Reviewed 6/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 19, p101)

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Author: Sara Barnard

A girl who can’t speak and a boy who can’t hear go on a journey of self-discovery and find support with each other in this gripping, emotionally resonant novel.

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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Author: Derrick Barnes

Child Picture Book:

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Author: Derrick D. Barnes

Child picture book, e-audiobook, and e-video. Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair. Age: 6-10.

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The Inheritance Games
Author: Jennifer Barnes

Teen fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. When a Connecticut teenager inherits vast wealth and an eccentric estate from the richest man in Texas, she must also live with his surviving family and solve a series of puzzles to discover how she earned her inheritance.

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