Clarice the Brave by Lisa McMannClarice is a young ship mouse grieving the loss of her mother when a mutiny forces her onto a small, leaky boat with a dangerous cat. Worse, she is separated from her younger brother, Charles Sebastian, who is trapped aboard the great ship. Clarice and Charles Sebastian were taught to always be careful--but they will need to grow bold if they are to survive . . . and find one another again.
Call Number: PZ7.M478757 Ckr 2021
Cornbread and Poppy by Matthew CordellCelebrating both partnership and the value of what makes us individuals, young readers will find this classic odd-couple irresistible as they encounter relatable issues with humor and heart.
Call Number: PZ7.C815343 Co 2022
Count the Wings: the life and art of Charley Harper by Michelle HoutsWhen you look at a bird, do you see feathers and a beak? Or do you see circles and triangles? Artist Charley Harper spent his life reducing subjects to their simplest forms, their basic lines and shapes. This resulted in what he called minimal realism and the style that would become easily recognized as Charley Harper's. Art fans and nature lovers around the world fell in love with Harper's paintings, which often featured bright colors and intriguing nature subjects.
Call Number: N6537.H3495 H68 2018
A Court of Thorns and Roses (streaming audio) by Sarah J. Maas; Jennifer Ikeda (Narrated by)- a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.
Family Reunion by Chad and Dad Richardson; Ashleigh Corrin (Illustrator)In this contemporary #OwnVoices tale, a boy is reluctant to go to his family reunion, which he's sure will be boring. Vivid, poetic language and rich illustrations bring readers along for the boy's emotional journey, as he ultimately finds himself enjoying the large and joyous gathering in spite of himself. This modern kid's-eye view depiction of a Black American extended family celebrates the importance of kinship and intergenerational ties.
The First Blade of Sweetgrass by Gabriel Frey; Nancy Baker (Illustrator); Suzanne GreenlawMusquon must overcome her impatience while learning to distinguish sweetgrass from other salt marsh grasses, but slowly the spirit and peace of her surroundings speak to her, and she gathers sweetgrass as her ancestors have done for centuries, leaving the first blade she sees to grow for future generations. This sweet, authentic story from a Maliseet mother and her Passamaquoddy husband includes backmatter about traditional basket making and a Wabanaki glossary.
Gallant (streaming audio) by V.E. SchwabOlivia Prior has grown up at the grim Merilance School for Girls with no no past except for her one treasure, her mother's journal, so when a letter arrives inviting her to come home to ruinous manor, Gallant, she seizes the chance to find out about her family.
Ground Zero: a novel of 9/11 by Alan GratzThe instant #1 New York Times bestseller. In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present.
It Fell from the Sky by Terry Fan (Illustrator); Eric Fan (Illustrator)None of the insects know where it came from, or what it is. Some say it's an egg. Others, a gumdrop. But whatever it is, it fell near Spider's house, so he's convinced it belongs to him. Spider builds a wonderous display so that insects from far and wide can come look at the marvel. Spider has their best interests at heart. So what if he has to charge a small fee? So what if the lines are long? So what if no one can even see the wonder anymore? But what will Spider do after everyone stops showing up?
Call Number: PZ7.1.F3542 It 2021
Just Harriet by Elana K. ArnoldThere are a few things you should know about Harriet Wermer: She just finished third grade. She has a perfect cat named Matzo Ball. She doesn't always tell the truth. She is very happy to be spending summer vacation away from home and her mom and dad and all the wonderful things she had been planning all year. Okay, maybe that last one isn't entirely the truth. Of course, there's nothing Harriet doesn't like about Marble Island, the small island off the coast of California where her nanu runs a cozy little bed and breakfast. And nobody doesn't love Moneypenny, Nanu's old basset hound. But Harriet doesn't like the fact that Dad made this decision without even asking her. When Harriet arrives on Marble Island, however, she discovers that it's full of surprises, and even a mystery.
Call Number: PZ7.A73517 Ju 2022
King Sejong Invents an Alphabet by Carol Kim; Cindy Kang (Illustrator)A Junior Library Guild Selection March 2022 In 15th-century Korea, King Sejong was distressed. The complicated Chinese characters used for reading and writing meant only rich, educated people could read--and that was just the way they wanted it. But King Sejong thought all Koreans should be able to read and write, so he worked in secret for years to create a new Korean alphabet. King Sejong's strong leadership and determination to bring equality to his country make his 600-year-old story as relevant as ever.
Call Number: PL918 .K49 2021
Mina by Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)Mina and her father live in a hollowed-out tree stump on the edge of a pond on the edge of a forest. Nothing ever bothers Mina, until one day, her father brings home a suspicious surprise from the woods. Should Mina trust her father--or listen to her own instincts?
Only Ants for Andy by Jashar AwanI'm Andy And I like what I like!? Andy is a very particular anteater. He has his favorite toys, his favorite song, his favorite food . . .? Ants! They're the best!? But when Andy goes for a sleepover with his favorite friend, Sam Sloth, he's faced with unfamiliar things to play with and strange new foods for dinner.
Call Number: PZ7.1.A976 On 2021
Opposites Abstract by Mo WillemsMo Willems, award-winning, best-selling author/illustrator and inaugural Education Artist-in-Residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, delivers a masterfully inquisitive look at opposites.
Call Number: PE1591 .W495 2021
Pepper and Boo: Puddle Trouble by Charise Mericle HarperCharise Mericle Harper (Crafty Cat, Just Grace, Fashion Kitty) delivers another hilarious and charming early graphic novel series starring Pepper and Boo, two darling dogs, and their suspicious housemate, the cat. Harper cleverly shifts point-of-view between the cat and two dogs, creating laugh-out-loud moments through her text and art that younger readers will want to return to again and again.
Revolution in Our Time: the Black Panther Party's Promise to the People by Kekla MagoonWith passion and precision, Kekla Magoon relays an essential account of the Black Panthers--as militant revolutionaries and as human rights advocates working to defend and protect their community. In this comprehensive, inspiring, and all-too-relevant history of the Black Panther Party, Kekla Magoon introduces readers to the Panthers' community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, which taught Black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country that treated them like second-class citizens.
Call Number: E185.615 .M238 2021
Shelter by Christie MathesonA heart-wrenching middle grade debut that considers homelessness from one girl's perspective and explores deep truths about the resounding impact of empathy.
Call Number: PZ7.M424764 Sh 2021
Snow Angel, Sand Angel by Lois-Ann Yamanaka; Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)A celebration of home, family, and finding beauty in your heritage, beautifully illustrated by the artist behind Anti-Racist Baby. Claire has been surrounded by the deep blue waves of Hapuna Beach and the magnificent mountains of Hawai'i all her life, but has never, ever seen snow. When her father drives her and her family to the top of the Mauna Kea, she can't help but to be disappointed...it's not the winter wonderland she's always dreamed of. And that's what she wants, more than anything. But as Claire edges ever closer to the new year, she wonders if maybe-- just maybe--she can delight in the special joys of winter in her own way--right there, on her Big Island of Hawaii.
Call Number: PZ7.Y19155 Sn 2021
Spike It, Mo! by David A. Adler; Sam Ricks (Illustrator)Mo and his parents are enjoying a sunny day at the beach! When the water is too cold to swim, Mo and his dad go for a walk and run into some of Mo's friends who are playing volleyball. After learning the rules, Mo and his dad join in to serve, set, and spike the ball. When the score is tied, will the smallest boy on the team be able to secure the game-winning point?
Stuck by Jennifer SwenderA coming-of-age story about a boy who is used to flying under the radar, and the classroom of kids determined to help him stand out.
Call Number: PZ7.1.S936 St 2021
Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds; Raúl the Raúl the Third (Illustrator)Portico Reeves's superpower is making sure all the other superheroes--like his parents and two best friends--stay super. And safe. Super safe. And he does this all in secret. No one in his civilian life knows he's actually...Stuntboy! But his regular Portico identity is pretty cool, too. He lives in the biggest house on the block, maybe in the whole city, which basically makes it a castle.
Tell It True by Tim LocketteLisa spends her schooldays dodging creepy boys and waiting to graduate. Then she finds herself in charge of her high school newspaper, which is the last thing she wanted - school newspapers are for popular kids and club-joiners, not outcasts like her, and besides, the stories are never about anything you actually want to know. But after accidentally tipping the scales in the school election, then deciding to cover a 'real' story - the upcoming execution of a local man charged with murder - and becoming a surprise news story herself, Lisa learns some hard lessons about friendship and truth-telling.
We Shall Overcome by Bryan Collier (Illustrator)."We Shall Overcome" is one of the most recognizable anthems of the Civil Rights movement, widely performed at protests and rallies to promote nonviolent civil rights activism. Now, these inspirational, empowering, legendary lyrics are brought to life with the stirring, evocative, and breathtaking illustrations from multi-award-winning talent Bryan Collier.
Wildfire! by Ashley Wolff (Illustrator)With stunning, cinematic art, this fact-based picture book takes readers into the heart of a forest fire and shows how animals survive, how heroic first responders curb the flames, and how life gradually returns to the forest. There is a flash. Then a crack. Bluejay spreads the news: "Firefirefire in the forest!" There's a wildfire on Spruce Mountain! High up in the Evergreen Tower, dispatcher Maria sees it, too. She calls on expert teams of pilots, smokejumpers, and firefighters to battle the blaze. Meanwhile, the animals of the forest, from bears to deer to turtles, take shelter from the smoke and flames. Featuring detailed end matter about forest fires and firefighting techniques and tools, this timely picture book is perfect for anyone interested in firefighting and protecting our natural spaces.