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2019/2020


Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation

 

JFK by Jonah Winter

An illustrated tribute to the 35th president's White House years, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination, offers insight into JFK's cultural significance to everyday Americans.

 

Beauty and the Beak by Deborah Lee Rose

The true story of Beauty the eagle's rescue and rehabilitation. Beauty has been featured on Nat Geo WILD TV's Unlikely Animal Friends, in the National Wildlife Federation's Ranger Rick magazine, and on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) EngineerGirl website.

 

Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan

With the realm at peace and few dragons about, the Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all--dinosaurs.

 

Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord

On the last night of summer, Emma and her Maine game warden father rescue a small domestic rabbit stuck in a fence; the very next day Emma starts fifth grade after years of being home schooled, excited and apprehensive about making new friends, but she is paired with Jack, a hyperactive boy, who does not seem to fit in with anyone--except that they share a love of animals, which draws them together, because of the rabbit.

 

Hate that Cat by Sharon Creech

Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous poems and how they relate to his life.

 

Maxi's Secrets by Lynn Plourde

Fifth-grader Timminy, who's small for his age and new in town, isn't eager to start middle school--but he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi, a big, deaf, lovable dog

 

The Last Dogs (Book 1) by Christopher Holt

When all humans in his world disappear, Max, a yellow Labrador Retriever, searches for Madame Curie who, he knows, will help find his people but as he and friends Rocky and Gizmo search, they face angry wolves, a gang of subway rats, and the Corporation, a supposed "perfect" society for dogs.

 

Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard

Fifth grader Robbie is determined to stay out of trouble so that she does not worry her grandfather whose memory is failing and to make sure that she and her grandfather stay together as he is the only family she has left.

 

Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks

Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.

 

NightBooks by J.A. White

Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a different ending--and a way out of this twisted place. This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer's block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales

 

She Persisted: 13 American Women who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

A nonfiction picture book compilation of the stories of 13 American women who persisted in overcoming obstacles and changing the world

 

Trombone Shorty By Troy Andrews

Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest

 

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

 

Max Einstein by James Patterson

Max Einstein and a group of international geniuses use their creativity and curiosity to help solve some of the world's toughest problems with science