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Esperanza rising by Ryan, Pam Muñoz. author

Esperanza rising

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Jun 28, 2016
Lucky leopards! - and more true stories of amazing animal rescues by Newman, Aline Alexander, author.

Lucky leopards! - and more true stories of amazing animal rescues

Retells the stories of three animal rescues, including two orphaned leopards, a sea turtle, and a loon.

Jun 27, 2016
The green bicycle by Al-Mansour, Haifaa, 1974-

The green bicycle

Spunky eleven-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She desperately wants a bicycle so that she can race her friend Abdullah, even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes. Wadjda earns money for her dream bike by selling homemade bracelets and mixtapes of banned music to her classmates. But after she's caught, she's forced to turn over a new leaf (sort of), or risk expulsion from school. Still, Wadjda keeps scheming, and with the bicycle so closely in h

Jun 25, 2016
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy by Schmidt, Gary D., author.

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy

In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot.

Jun 25, 2016
Sweet home Alaska by Dagg, Carole Estby.

Sweet home Alaska

In 1934, eleven-year-old Terpsichore's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting the family from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska, where Terpsichore refuses to let rough conditions and first impressions get in the way of her grand adventure.

Jun 25, 2016
Voyagers. 5, Escape the Vortex by DuPrau, Jeanne, author.

Voyagers. 5, Escape the Vortex

Earth is in danger! The only thing that can save our planet are six essential elements that can fuse into a new source of clean energy. But the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy. And it's up to the Voyagers--a team of four remarkable kids and an alien--to gather them all and return to Earth.

Jun 25, 2016
Quiet power - the secret strengths of introverts by Cain, Susan.

Quiet power - the secret strengths of introverts

Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the domina

Jun 25, 2016
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Giff, Patricia Reilly.

Pictures of Hollis Woods

A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.

Jun 25, 2016
The first four years by Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

The first four years

Laura and Almanzo Wilder have just been married. Their life on a small prairie homestead begins with high hopes. But each year seems to bring unexpected disasters--storms, sickness, fire, and unpaid debts. These first four years call for courage, strength, and a great deal of determination. Always, though, there is love, especially for the newest member of the family--baby Rose.

Jun 24, 2016
Demon dentist by Walliams, David, 1971-

Demon dentist

Something strange is happening in Alfie's town. Instead of shiny coins from the tooth fairy, kids are waking up to dead slugs, live spiders, and other icky, terrible things under their pillows. Who would do something so horrific? Alfie is sure that Miss Root, the new dentist in town, is behind it all. There's nothing Alfie hates more than going to the dentist, but to solve this mystery, he may have to book a dreaded appointment.

Jun 24, 2016
Arf - a Bowser and Birdie novel by Quinn, Spencer, author.

Arf - a Bowser and Birdie novel

The death of Birdie's father may be a cold case, but Bowser can tell it's heating up fast. Someone is coming after Birdie and her family, and Bowser must be ready to protect them from anything. Even that awful cat.

Jun 24, 2016
A clatter of jars by Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen), 1981- author.

A clatter of jars

In this magical companion to the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots, it's summertime and everyone is heading off to camp. For Talented kids, the place to be is Camp Atropos, where they can sing songs by the campfire, practice for the Talent show, and take some nice long dips in the lake. But what the kids don't know is that they've been gathered for a reason--one that the camp's director wants to keep hidden at all costs.

Jun 23, 2016
The soccer surprise by Kelly, David A. (David Andrew), 1964- author.

The soccer surprise

"A famous soccer star is coming to town, but can practice with a pro help the MVP kids score big at their next game?"--

Jun 23, 2016