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Par Denene Millner, Gladys Jose. 2019
Meet Destiny - a cool, energetic, and strong-willed young girl who approaches every day with her own signature style! That…is, until she moves to a brand-new neighborhood, where nothing looks quite the same as it did at her old house. Even with new challenges and new friends to make, Destiny always has a plan. With a few reminders from her loving family and after remembering what being the Fresh Princess is all about, she may just take the leap and jump right in! Grades K-3
Par Rachel K. Laurgaard, Elizabeth Michaels. 1989
Based on actual happenings in the fateful Donner Party crossing in 1846, this is the story told through the eyes…of a small wooden doll who traveled from Illinois to California in young Patty Reed's pocket. The doll recounts the life aboard a Conestoga wagon train as the party's first successful weeks out of Independence are followed later by mishaps, violence, and tragedy on the journey to Sutter's Fort in Sacramento. For grades 4-7
Par Kathleen Krull, Carlyn Beccia, Marin Marinov. 2013
Before her success as an author, Louisa May Alcott served her country as a nurse during the Civil War. This…is the story of her work with wounded soldiers and later publication of her classic novel, Little Women. 2013. For grades 3-6
Par Roderick Townley. 2015
A dark, fantasy-filled tale of one girl's journey to find her mother. Along the way, she crosses the line between…illusion and magic and between magic and miracle. Some strong language and some violence. For grades 4-7
Par Jonah Winter, A. G. Ford. 2013
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. For grades K-3. 2013
Par Phyllis Webstad. 2018
When Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first…day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away from her and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day (an important day of remembrance for First Nations and non First Nations Canadians).
Par Denis Boucher. 2018
En Nouvelle-Écosse, sur les rives de la Baie Sainte-Marie, le fantôme d’un sorcier malfaisant revient hanter une communauté acadienne... qui…n’en est pas à un mystère près ! Les Trois Mousquetaires, Gabriel, Ania, Mamadou, sans oublier leur fidèle chien Dali, quittent donc le Nouveau-Brunswick pour cette huitième aventure palpitante. Avec l’aide de mamie Georgette, du professeur Jarnigoine et d’un sosie un peu ridicule d’Indiana Jones, cette petite équipe réussira-t-elle à vaincre un revenant maléfique ? Et ce, avant que les malheurs ne se multiplient ?
Par Orysia Dawydiak. 2020
Five years had passed since Kira discovered that she was a mermaid adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Her…birth parents were merrow royalty who had been imprisoned by their enemies, the shape shifting Finfolk. The Finfolk had also taken over Merhaven, the hereditary undersea home of the West Atlantic merrows. Encouraged by merrow clans and supported by the local fishing community, Kira decided to join a Merhaven recovery mission. Also volunteering for the operation was Janus, a mysterious, handsome young merrow from the North Sea, as well as several Spegars, large merrows from across the Atlantic, who hunted with spears. In the chaos that followed the mission, Kira found herself on an unexpected journey that would take her across the continent and a fight for her own survival.
Par Hope Dalvay. 2019
?Welcome to Camp Fill-in-the-Blank is about a fourteen-year-old girl named Page (without an "i"), who lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,…where her Canadian parents work. Page's perfectly organized life turns upside down when her parents send her to Prince Edward Island to babysit her cousins Crusoe and Danger (those are their real names) for the summer. The only problem is that her cousins feel that they are too old to have a babysitter—they would rather be at summer camp. Page realizes the solution to the problem is to give her cousins exactly what they want: summer camp in their own backyard. Despite Page's meticulous efforts to plan a different theme for each week of Camp Fill-in-the-Blank, she quickly learns that life with her cousins rarely goes according to plan.
Par John Boileau. 2019
Celebrate the amazing accomplishments of kids from across the East Coast in this book, the first in a new illustrated…series about Amazing Atlantic Canadians. Learn about incredible young people excelling as athletes and inventors, overcoming adversity and even saving lives. Includes over 50 amazing, diverse youth from history to present day and shows young readers that greatness has no age limit.
Par Bryan Collier, Sandra Neil Wallace. 2018
Recounts the life of reluctant NFL player Ernie Barnes, who followed his dreams after growing up in the segregated South…and became one of the most influential artists of his generation--known for his unique style of elongation and movement. For grades 2-4. 2018
Par Susan Goldman Rubin. 2017
A short biography of Maya Lin, the architect and artist whose design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial won a competition…while she was a senior at Yale University. She later designed the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, and the Langston Hughes Library in Tennessee. For grades 4-7. 2017
Par Larry Dane Brimner. 2017
Recounts the twelve days in May, 1961, when thirteen black and white Freedom Riders traveled by bus from Washington, D.…C., into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Their peaceful protest was met by violence. Violence. For grades 5-8. 2017
Par Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney. 2018
The history of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Recounts the original campaign in the…early 1900s to build a national museum honoring the experiences and contributions of African Americans. Also explores the museum's historical and modern-day exhibits. For grades 5-8. 2016
Par Marion Lindsay, Asia Citro. 2017
An unexpected snowstorm causes problems for the caterflies of the forest and their eggs. The fuzzy creatures enlist the help…of Zoey and Sassafras, who must act before the eggs hatch!For grades K-3. 2017
Par Jane Yolen, Barbara Diamond Goldin, Vali Mintzi. 2018
Retellings of Bible stories from the points of view of women, such as Eve from the Book of Genesis. Includes…sidebars to pose questions and provides additional information and nondenominational interpretations. For grades 5-8. 2018
Par Jonathan Bécotte. 2020
Par Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen. 2017