Elvin Link, Please Report to the Principal's Office! by Drew Dernavich (Illustrator)Meet an irrepressible kid doodler-turned-sketch artist, in this breakout illustrated diary fiction mystery from Drew Dernavich, Elvin Link, Please Report to the Principal's Office. Meet Elvin Link--slacker, notorious doodler, and the only kid in fifth grade who hasn't (yet) received a wedgie from the school bully Peter Zorber. Can Elvin navigate the last few weeks of school without getting into trouble for his incessant doodling? How will he steer clear of the class wedgie-master? And is it possible to turn a hobby into a crime fighting skill and solve a school mystery? Elvin Link is about to find out all the answers, and he'll do it with a flip disc in one hand and a bottle of hot sauce in the other!
Call Number: PZ7.1.D475 Elv 2020
The Explorer's Code by Allison K. HymasIdlewood Manor has been uninhabited for decades, until now . . . Math whiz Charlie won admission in a puzzle contest--and he's intrigued by the strange numbers he finds on Idlewood's walls. His restless sister Anna had to be dragged to the house--but then she discovers its hidden floor. Emily's parents brought her to the mansion on a secret mission--and she's determined to prove herself to them. All three kids soon unlock clues to Idlewood's mysterious past and the famous female explorer who's connected to it--and the secret treasure she left behind. But the adults around them are also hunting for the treasure. Charlie, Anna, and Emily will have to overcome their differences and work as a team to solve Idlewood's puzzles before it's too late.
Interrupting Cow by Jane Yolen; Joëlle Dreidemy (Illustrator)From critically acclaimed and prolific author Jane Yolen comes a delightfully funny Level 2 Ready-to-Read story that puts a twist on a classic a knock-knock joke! Knock, knock... Who's there? It's Interrupting Cow. Interrupting Cow wh--! Well, you know how the joke goes...or do you? Read this side-splitting book to discover the true, surprisingly heartwarming story of the one and only Interrupting Cow!
Call Number: PZ7.Y78 Ih 2020
In the Half Room by Carson EllisThe light of the half moon Shines down on the half room . . . The half room is full of half things. A half chair, a half cat, even half shoes--all just as nice as whole things. When half a knock comes on half a door, who in the world could it be? With inventive flair, Caldecott Honor winner Carson Ellis explores halves and wholes in an ingenious and thought-provoking picture book. Ink and gouache illustrations featuring wry detail and velvety textures conjure a dreamlike mood while leaving space for imagining. A celebration of the surreal and the serendipitous and the beauty of the two together, this brilliant picture book will have readers seeing halves with whole new eyes.
Call Number: PZ7.E4684 In 2020
I Want to Sleep under the Stars! by Mo WillemsIn I Want to Sleep Under the Stars, Zoom Squirrel dreams of sleeping under the night stars. The Squirrel pals are excited to help! But will their encouragement be enough-or too much? Do you know more about sleeping under the stars than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
Call Number: PZ7.W65535 Iav 2020
Izzy in the Doghouse by Caroline Adderson; Kelly Collier (Illustrator)The first title in this early chapter book series tells us why Isabel just has, has, has to get a dog! Isabel and Zoë are favorite friends --- most of the time. They have side-by-side cubbies at school. They never take off their friendship bracelets. And they make each other laugh like nobody else. But some of the time, Isabel isn't Zoë's favorite friend at all. Because some of the time, the fun things they do end in a no-fun way. Like how they've been sent to the principal's office because of Isabel's shenanigans with some kindergartners. Now Zoë is mad at Isabel, and Isabel is miserable. Isabel is trying everything to win her friend back. Will getting a new puppy help Isabel mend her friendship with Zoë?
Marie's Ocean: Marie Tharp maps the mountains under the sea by Josie JamesBorn in 1925, Marie Tharp came of age at a time when academic careers were largely unavailable to women. She earned her degree in geology in the 1940s, at which point women accounted for a small percentage of all Earth science degrees. Marie's vision and tenacity paved the way for her to make one of the most impactful discoveries of the 20th century: She created the first scientific chart of the Atlantic Ocean floor--a 40,000-mile-long map that confirmed the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift.
Call Number: GA407.T43 J36 2020
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley; Xavier Bonet (Illustrator)Twelve year old JJ Jacobson convinces his mom to accept an offer for an all-expenses-paid, weekend vacation at the Barclay Hotel. Aside from wanting to spend some quality time with his mom who has been working a lot lately, he hopes to do some ghost hunting in the most haunted place in town. But when they arrive, they learn that Mrs. Jacobson and the other guests are prime suspects in Mr. Barclay's murder. Now, with the help of his new friend, Penny, JJ needs to clear his mother's name, track down the real killer, and meet a ghost or two along the way.
Call Number: PZ7.1.B7285 Mi 2020
Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise by Alex T. Smith (Illustrator)Dashing detective Mr. Penguin and his adventuring gang board a luxury cruise ship for some much-needed rest and a little entertainment. With Colin, his kung fu spider sidekick, preparing to perform with the Ladies Choir and fish finger sandwiches available twenty-four hours a day, Mr. Penguin isn't even bothered by the fact that he can't swim and is deeply afraid of water. But when a series of odd events infiltrates a façade of glamorous parties filled with a who's who of film stars and politicians, Mr. Penguin can't help but feel that something shifty is happening on board. And when he befriends a young stowaway with a mystery of her own, he soon finds that adventures are lying in wait.
Call Number: PZ7.S6422 Mr bk.3 2020
The Nerviest Girl in the World by Melissa WileyThe Nerviest Girl in the World introduces a spunky heroine whose adventures will have kids on the edge of their seats and whose sense of humor will have them laughing until the very last line.
Call Number: PZ7.W64814 N47 2020
Noodleheads Lucky Day by Tedd Arnold; Martha Hamilton; Mitch WeissTwin brothers Mac and Mac are soooo lucky. How lucky are they? When they get hit on the head with an acorn, they're lucky that little acorns and not big watermelons grow on trees. When their frenemy Meatball gives them a bag full of bees, they're lucky that Mom has just built a beehive to put them in. And when their watermelon DOESN'T hatch a kitten, they're lucky that there's another way to get a pet.
Call Number: PZ7.A7379 Nos 2020
Our Little Kitchen by Jillian TamakiTie on your apron! Roll up your sleeves! Pans are out, oven is hot, the kitchen's all ready! Where do we start? In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen, and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchenis a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another. Bonus materials include a recipe and an author's note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.
Call Number: PZ7.T15867 Ou 2020
Ragweed and Poppy by Avi; Brian Floca (Illustrator)How did Ragweed and Poppy meet and become friends? This book tells their hilarious story! Adventurous golden mouse Ragweed is on a freight train leaving the city of Amperville. On his journey, he meets Lotar, a young and bothersome raccoon who has lost his mother. Though Ragweed doesn't really want to help the raccoon, by doing so he winds up in Dimwood Forest. Ragweed is now ready to strike off on his own, but it's not long before he hears a cry for help. Following the sound of the voice, he finds a cage with a deer mouse trapped inside. When he asks the mouse's name, she replies, "Poppy." The story of Ragweed comes to Poppy's aid, and how Poppy comes to his, is how their rousing and fateful friendship begins.
Call Number: PZ7.A953 Rap 2020
Rise of ZomBert by Kara LaReauAward-winning author Kara LaReau lets loose a fresh and sharply funny new mystery series, with an irresistible touch of the macabre. Fans of creepy stories and animal lovers alike will devour this fast-moving first episode in one gulp.
Spacebot by Mike TwohyWhen a mysterious visitor arrives in the night from outer space, it's up to the family dog to determine if they're friend or foe. This rhyming read-aloud by award-winning author-illustrator Mike Twohy will surprise and delight young readers. One quiet evening, a dog is settling down inside his family's house when a strange rumbling emerges from the sky. Electric energy surges and makes everything start to vibrate, including the family dog. When he darts outside to investigate, a UFO appears. Beep! Beep! Is it friend or foe? Over the course of the night, the dog might just make an unexpected friend in this story about seeing things from others' points of view and unlikely friendship.
A Thousand Questions by Saadia FaruqiMimi is not thrilled to be spending her summer in Karachi, Pakistan, with grandparents she's never met. Secretly, she wishes to find her long-absent father, and plans to write to him in her beautiful new journal. The cook's daughter, Sakina, still hasn't told her parents that she'll be accepted to school only if she can improve her English test score--but then, how could her family possibly afford to lose the money she earns working with her Abba in a rich family's kitchen? Although the girls seem totally incompatible at first, as the summer goes on, Sakina and Mimi realize that they have plenty in common--and that they each need the other to get what they want most.
Call Number: PS3606.A78 P53 2020
The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKayFrom award-winning author Hilary McKay comes a beautiful, enchanting story about a girl adjusting to her new family and their new house--which just might be magical.
Call Number: PS3563.C37345 T56 2020
We Will Rock Our Classmates by Ryan T. HigginsPenelope is a T. Rex, and she's very good at it. She also likes to rock out on guitar! With the school talent show coming up, Penelope can't wait to perform for her classmates. But sharing who you are can be show-stoppingly scary, especially when it's not what people expect. Will Penelope get by with a little help from her friends?
The Willoughbys Return by Lois LowryIt's been 30 years and with rising temperatures melting icy mountain tops the previously frozen Willoughbys have thawed out and are about to return! From living legend and Newbery medalist Lois Lowry comes a hilarious sequel toNew York Times bestsellerThe Willoughbys--soon to be an animated film starring Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, and Sean Cullen on Netflix! Although they grew up as wretched orphans, the Willoughby siblings also became heirs to the the Melanoff candy company fortune. Everything has turned out just splendidly, except for one problem: Richie Willoughby, son of Timothy Willoughby, is an only child and is quite lonely. Winifred and Winston Poore have long admired the toys of their neighbor Richie Willoughby and finally befriend the mysterious boy next door. But just as Richie finally begins to make friends, selling sweets is made illegal, and the family's fortune is put in jeopardy. To make matters worse, Richie's horrible Willoughby grandparents--frozen atop a Swiss mountain thirty years ago--have thawed, remain in perfect health, and are making their way home again. What is the point of being the reclusive son of a billionaire when your father is no longer a billionaire? What is the future without candy in it? And is there any escaping the odiousness of the Willoughbys?