Child fiction book. Although he is uncertain why his father is so angry and what secret his mother is keeping from him, eleven-year-old Sonny knows that he is different from his classmates in their small New York town. Age: 9-12.
E-book. Uses drama to tell seven different stories from Native American traditions including the Abenaki, Ojibway, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Snohomish, Tlingit, and Zuni. Age: 7-11.
Child fiction book, and e-book. Part of the “My Name is America” series. Alternate title: On This Long Journey. Jesse Smoke, a sixteen-year-old Cherokee, begins a journal in 1837 to record stories of his people and their difficulties as they face removal along the Trail of Tears. Includes a historical note giving details of the removal. Age: 9+
Child fiction book, and e-audiobook. As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage. Age: 10+
Child nonfiction book. “Celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.“ —from Follett. Age: 5-10.
Child nonfiction book. When Beaver challenges Turtle to a swimming race for ownership of the pond, Turtle outsmarts Beaver, and Beaver learns to share. Age: 3-8.
Child fiction book, and e-book. After falling in love with an Abenaki Indian woman, a white great horned owl named Wabi transforms into a human being and has several trials and adventures while learning to adapt to his new life. Age: 10+
Child fiction book. An ancient and terrifying Narragansett Native American legend begins to come true for a teenage long-distance runner, whose recovery from the accident that killed her parents has stunned everyone, including her guardian aunt in Providence, Rhode Island. Age: 10+
"Year after year, high school seniors open rejection letters that destroy their confidence and lead them to believe they have failed at one of life's most critical junctures—something that has happened in so many American households with college-bound kids. While there are countless books teaching people how to identify and get into the colleges of their dreams, there's a deep need for dialogue questioning the intensity of those dreams, emphasizing that the college admissions moment isn't the most important in a lifetime, illustrating that college is what a student makes of it, and exhorting people to look at it in a different, less status-oriented way. Expanding on an April 2014 column titled, "Our Crazy College Crossroads"—which went viral, generated numerous emails to Bruni, and topped the "most viewed" and "most emailed" categories of the New York Times for days—Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be is the manifesto that puts the college admissions process into desperately needed perspective. It not only dissects the limited meaning of a rigged and sometimes random admissions process, it also discusses many of the hugely successful Americans who didn't go to Ivy League schools. It sketches profiles of young adults who were denied their dream colleges but found that the schools where they ended up were perfect for them, making the case that the attitude with which a student approaches college matters more than the college itself. It presents data and expert opinions that question the advantages of diplomas from Ivy League schools (and their ilk) and looks at the abundance of fantastic schools—and fantastic programs—outside the few dozen elite institutions that parents focus relentlessly on. All the while, Bruni weaves in larger life lessons—that setbacks can be springboards, that the wisest course isn't always the most obvious one—that make this book a corrective tool and a balm not just for high school graduates eyeing the horizon. Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be serves as a thought-provoking antidote, an impassioned rallying cry, and a poignant retort to aspirational thinking."
Child nonfiction book. In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew. Age: 7-11.
Child nonfiction book, e-book, and DVD. "Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 9+
Child nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Artist Ashley Bryan's experience as a Black soldier in the segregated army of WWII.” —Provided by publisher. Age: 9-11.
In this, her fourth outing, Rhiannon finds an enigmatic puzzle and many challenges on all sides, and her resilient nature is put to the test once again. We find Rhi deep in dilemma, and she will have to call on all her retro, rockin', resourceful, rad spirit to find her way to the solution. She and her best friend Didi Spencer are accused of burglary. Her daughter Tabby has painted all the windows in the house in trompe l'oeil murals which she calls "altered states of reality." A whole convent full of nuns considers Rhi a personal enemy. There are a few terminally annoying criminals trying to kill her. Hairy Mary and Mr. Pavalik are as endearingly goofy as ever. Sgt. LeCaptain seems more than ever determined to invent new reasons for giving Rhi tickets, and the old crones of the village have a lot to say about her retro Dusty Springfield hairdo, among other things. And then there is the little problem of a missing set of beautiful twenty year old identical twins who may be mixed up in something a lot more serious than fashion dilemmas. One has run away from the convent, one has gone missing from rehab, and both of them are running around with the wrong boy. Talk about bad habits Rhi's enemies play her false, lie to her, deceive and frighten her, threaten her, and attempt to kill her. She has the worst hairdresser in cheese head land, has trouble sticking to a diet, and a boyfriend who finds it difficult to articulate his feelings. And if he did manage to communicate his undying admiration, would his eighty year old mother let him go out on a date? Rhi is also being chased by a few inappropriate men. Is there any other kind for Rhiannon? Her children are in a state of rebellion, her home in need of constant repair, and her finances, as well as her wardrobe, are in disarray. Will she rise to the occasion? Of course she will.
Adult fiction book, and e-book. “On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer's twin sister Summer walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again, the door to the roof is locked, and no footsteps are found. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing woman, Autumn must pursue answers on her own, all while grieving her mother's recent death. With her friends and neighbors, Autumn pretends to hold up through the crisis. She falls into an affair with Summer's boyfriend to cope with the disappearance of a woman they both loved. But the loss becomes too great, the mystery too inexplicable, and Autumn starts to unravel, all the while becoming obsessed with murdered women and the men who kill them."-- Provided by publisher. Age: Adult.
Child nonfiction book. There's a new girl in Romelie's class named Camila. Camila speaks Spanish, and she's teaching it to Romelie. That gets Romelie thinking. What other languages do people speak? Her own family uses English and American Sign Language. Her mom's friend knows Somali and Arabic. Can Romelie discover more languages in her city? How are they like her own? How are they different? A diverse cast gives multiple points of comparison. Age: 5-8.
Book 1 Cogheart series (Steampunk): "When her father goes missing, thirteen-year-old Lily Hartman must team up with a clockmaker's son, Robert, and her mechanimal fox, Malkin, to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance and his world-changing invention, a perpetual motion machine called the Cogheart"-- Provided by publisher. 362 pages Also available as a listen along to Audiobook on CD or e-audiobook.
Recommended for Grade 5 - Grade 8
When her father goes missing, thirteen-year-old Lily Hartman must team up with a clockmaker's son, Robert, and her mechanimal fox, Malkin, to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance and his world-changing invention, a perpetual motion machine called the Cogheart.
Book 1, Cogheart
"From singer, model and YouTube celebrity Natasha Bure, the daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, comes a real, honest conversational book that doesn't hold back. Everywhere she goes and every video she posts has one basic message: this is real, this is life, and we all go through it. Whether it's acne, boyfriends, faith, stress, or having fun, Natasha's view is to simply be honest, simply be real, no matter what you face. Natasha's real and relatable tone paired with personal notes and stories will help readers see that living a "real" life is the best life."
In a poor village outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family, but dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor--then the earthquake hits and Serafina must summon all her courage to find her father and still get medicine for her sick baby brother as she promised.
"It's 1950 and the Communist country of North Korea has invaded its neighboring country of South Korea. The United Nations has stepped in to help South Korea by providing weapons and soldiers. Nearly all of these soldiers come from the United States. Will you: Serve as a pilot in Korea with the U.S. Marine Corps? Lie about your age to enlist as a 16-year-old member of the U.S. military reserves? Join in the fight for your country as a young South Korean man? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do"... (publisher)
Series: You choose books
"An introduction to the Green Bay Packers professional football team. Includes information about the team's history, stadium, star players, and uniforms."-- publisher.
Authors: Bill Burnett and Dave Evans #1 New York Times Bestseller "An inspiring and thought-provoking graduation gift: At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise."
We all know people who are hard to get along with. It might be your spouse, mother, neighbor, friend, or colleague. In his new book Feeling Good Together, Dr. David D. Burns describes Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy (CIT), a radically different method for developing more loving and satisfying relationships with the people you care about.
When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Anne, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they find a new opportunity in a very surprising place in this classic picture book.
In this Geisel 2019 Honor Book Kayla places her tooth in a Tooth Fairy pillow, but it disappears before the Tooth Fairy has a chance to visit--can her dog King help Kayla find the missing tooth? (4th book in King & Kayla series)
Child picture book. After being teased yet again about her unruly hair, MacKenzie consults her neighbor, Miss Tillie, who compares hair care with tending her beautiful garden and teaches MacKenzie some techniques. Includes tips for shampooing, conditioning, and protecting black hair, and recipes for hair products. Age: 5-7.
Child Picture Book:
After being teased yet again about her unruly hair, MacKenzie consults her neighbor, Miss Tillie, who compares hair care with tending her beautiful garden and teaches MacKenzie some techniques for managing her hair.
Mayhem ensues in their sleepy California beach town when three best friends, motivated by unlimited snacks, no parents, and earning money for an epic seventh-grade party, find an old copy of "The Babysitters Club" and decide to start their own babysitting business.
Book 1, Best Babysitters Ever series
Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes--and herself--to be brave.
Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time--quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team.
YA fiction book. Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen stories of fantasy, science fiction, and magic. Age: 12+
An introduction to the life and achievements of the star African-American track and field athlete describes how he took a stand against racism and made history by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics.
"Seventeen-year-old Ellie had no hope left. Yet the day after she dies by suicide, she finds herself in the midst of an out-of-body experience. She is a spectator, swaying between past and present, retracing the events that unfolded prior to her death. But there are gaps in her memory, fractured pieces Ellie is desperate to re-assemble. There's her mother, a songbird who wanted to break free from her oppressive cage. The boy made of brushstrokes and goofy smiles who brought color into a gray world. Her brooding father, with his sad puppy eyes and clenched fists. And Ellie's determined to find out why a piece of her was left behind."
"Felix Love, a transgender seventeen-year-old, attempts to get revenge by catfishing his anonymous bully, but lands in a quasi-love triangle with his former enemy and his best friend."
YA fiction book, and audiobook on cd. Felix Love, a transgender seventeen-year-old, attempts to get revenge by catfishing his anonymous bully, but lands in a quasi-love triangle with his former enemy and his best friend. Age: 14+
Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother. Age: 8-12.
Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.
For ages 8-12
Child picture book. Text includes English and Ntlakyapamuk. On an outing in Nicola Valley, British Columbia, a Native American family forages for herbs and mushrooms while the grandmother passes down her language and knowledge to her young grandchildren. Includes glossary. Age: 4-7.
Child picture book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate title: I won't bite. Touch-and feel the animals who will not bite, but look out for the crocodile's sharp teeth! Age: 5-8.
Adult drama - not rated. Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. But when she has to cook Christmas dinner on live TV trouble ensues. Elizabeth can't cook. This version stars: Dyan Cannon, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Curtis and Richard Roundtree.
Theater and murder! A lovely queer novel that isn't a coming-out story or a tragedy. An elegant love story incorporating a haunting mystery and a compelling exploration of the power dynamics of gender, age, race and professional status.
Children - G. A little girl wants a puppy for Christmas, but first she has to prove that she is able to take care of it by dog-sitting the mischievous dog of her uncle.
Adult world cinema - PG13. Loosely based on true episodes, this film tells the story of German, French, and Scottish soldiers in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. Follows a French lieutenant, a Scottish priest, and a German tenor and his beloved Danish soprano as music and the spirit of Christmas create bonds between enemies.