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Rudolfo Anaya's The Farolitos of Christmas - with "Season of Renewal" and "A Child's Christmas in New Mexico, 1944" by Anaya, Rudolfo A.

Rudolfo Anaya's The Farolitos of Christmas - with "Season of Renewal" and "A Child's Christmas in New Mexico, 1944"

"Rudolfo Anaya, revered as one of the founders of Chicano literature, is a native son of New Mexico. This is his collection of Christmas memorias from rural New Mexico in the 1940s. Some of the traditions he beautifully describes--such as lighting farolitos and eating posole, tamales, and biscochitos on Christmas Eve--are still alive and well but others are all but lost. This book opens with the classic story The Farolitos of Christmas, presented here with new illustrations by Amy Cordova"--

Feb 4, 2016
Rumble of the coaster ghost by Cummings, Troy, author.

Rumble of the coaster ghost

Alexander's class is going on a field trip to an amusement park called Safety Land with really slow, boring rides--but this is Stermont, and when a weird magician tells Alexander and his friends that the roller coaster is haunted things start to get a lot more interesting.

Feb 10, 2016
Sadness saves the day by West, Tracey, 1965- author.

Sadness saves the day

After accidentally leaving headquarters, Sadness travels through Riley's mind, in a book where readers choose what happens next, with twenty possible outcomes.

Feb 10, 2016
Sara lost and found by Castleman, Virginia.

Sara lost and found

When their mother abandons them and their father ends up in jail again, ten-year-old Sara and her mentally troubled sister are thrust back into the foster care system.

Feb 10, 2016
Savanna showdown by Earhart, Kristin, author.

Savanna showdown

"When the teams take on the African savanna, the competition heats up, and Mari starts to feel the pressure. She's never been the strongest or the fastest racer. Sure, she knows almost everything about lions and rhinos and zebras. But facts can only get the team so far. She better keep up, or she might let her friends down. Because the finish line is in sight, and Team Red wants to win!" --

Feb 7, 2016
Saving Wonder by Knight, Mary, (E. Mary), author.

Saving Wonder

Curley Hines has lost his father, mother, and brother to coal mining, and now he lives with his grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky--but when the mining company prepares to destroy their mountain he must use the words his grandfather has taught him to save Red Hawk Mountain, even if it means losing the life he loves.

Feb 10, 2016
Scarlet discovers true strength by Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author.

Scarlet discovers true strength

"Scarlet has been keeping to herself. But she is convinced that her removal from the Star Darlings was a terrible mistake. With Vega's help she starts an investigation. Meanwhile, Ophelia is chosen to go on a Wishworld mission, for which she is hopelessly unprepared. Will Scarlet be the one to rescue Ophelia and the mission?"--Page [4] of cover.

Feb 10, 2016
Secrets of Bearhaven. Book 1 by Rocha, K. E., author.

Secrets of Bearhaven. Book 1

When Spencer Plain's uncle pulls him out of school, and they find themselves being chased by a strange car, Spencer does not know what is going on--but soon he is rescued from the woods by a bear, and taken to Bearhaven, a secret refuge his parents created, filled with bears who can talk, where, desperate to find his parents, he and a bear cub named Kate decide to take matters into their own hands.

Feb 10, 2016
Secrets of the dragon tomb by Samphire, Patrick, author.

Secrets of the dragon tomb

While dreaming of being a spy like those in his favorite magazine, twelve-year-old Edward has been stuck holding his eccentric family together but when his parents are kidnapped, he leads his sisters and cousin in an effort to rescue them across the danger-filled landscape of nineteenth-century Mars.

Feb 10, 2016
Secrets of valhalla by Richards, Jasmine, author.

Secrets of valhalla

Two friends awaken a world of myth and magic in this clever middle grade fantasy perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Anne Ursu. It's not every day that you find a famous weatherwoman bound by magic to a tree deep in the woods. Or discover that the weatherwoman is in fact Sunna, the Norse Goddess of the Sun, and one of the seven day guardians who keep time in order. But that's just what happens to new friends Buzz and Mary--and it's only the start of their adventure. Now, as the people of Earth

Feb 10, 2016
Seven wonders journals - The select + The orphan by Lerangis, Peter, author.

Seven wonders journals - The select + The orphan

Two novellas that supplement the "Seven Wonders" series tell the stories of Bert Wenders, the first carrier of the G7W gene, and Daria, an orphan who battles to rescue her friend from certain death.

Feb 10, 2016
Showdown at Widow Creek by Dixon, Franklin W, author.

Showdown at Widow Creek

When Joe and Frank Hardy stop a group of ranch hands from stealing the Welch family's prize horse, they are invited to help drive cattle back to the Welch ranch, where they encounter dangerous acts of sabotage.

Feb 10, 2016
Showstopper! by Fiedler, Lisa, author.

Showstopper!

"After the successful first performance by the Random Farm Kids' Theater troupe, founder and director twelve-year-old Anya Wallach turns her attention to their second show. But trouble rears its head when their barn venue is jeopardized. Is the second show doomed before they even start rehearsal?"--Provided by the publisher.

Feb 10, 2016
Showtime! by Siegal, Ida, author.

Showtime!

Sophia, Shakira, and Emma are ecstatic to learn their dance group is going to be in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, but when their special drum goes missing, they race to find it before the parade starts.

Feb 10, 2016
Silver spurs by Ferrell, Miralee, 1953- author.

Silver spurs

Horses and Friends is the perfect series for young girl's -- a horse lover's dream-come-true wrapped in stories of friendship, adventure, and faith led by a spunky thirteen-year-old heroine named Kate Ferris.

Feb 10, 2016
Simon Thorn and the wolf's den by Carter, Aimée, 1986-

Simon Thorn and the wolf's den

Simon Thorn, twelve, is able to talk with animals, but when his mother is kidnapped by a herd of New York City rats he learns he, his mother, and his uncle are all Animalgams--able to change into an animal at will--and that Simon may be able to save the beleaguered Five Animal Kingdoms.

Feb 10, 2016
Sit, stay, love by Howard, J. J. (Jennifer Jane), 1972- author.

Sit, stay, love

Cecilia Murray hopes to adopt Potato, a cute pug, from the animal shelter, but before she can, he is adopted by Eric Chung, a popular, arrogant boy from school, who hopes to train Potato to become a show dog.

Feb 10, 2016
Skyler the Fireworks Fairy by Meadows, Daisy

Skyler the Fireworks Fairy

Feb 10, 2016
Snowball by Miles, Ellen.

Snowball

Charles and Lizzie Peterson are very good with puppies. They want one of their own, but their mom isn't ready for them to have one full time. So for now, they take care of puppies that need help finding new homes. The Peterson kids hear about Snowball. Someone left the fluffy puppy all alone at the gas station. Snowball is sick and hungry. He needs a family of his own. Can Charles and Lizzy find one that is just right?

Feb 6, 2016
Soar by Bauer, Joan, 1951-

Soar

Moving to Hillcrest, Ohio, when his adoptive father accepts a temporary job, twelve-year-old Jeremiah, a heart transplant recipient, has sixty days to find a baseball team to coach.

Feb 10, 2016