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              Hippopotamister by John Patrick Green Hippo is unhappy in the Zoo and decides to live among the humans as a Hippopatamister. He tries many disguises and many different jobs but discovers, to be truly happy, he must find a way to be himself. Read More »

On the Farm, At the Market


                On the Farm, At the Market by G. Brian Karas On the farm, workers pick vegetables, collect eggs, and make cheese. At the market the next day, the workers set up their stands and prepare for shoppers to arrive. Amy, the baker at the Busy Bee CafĂ©, has a very special meal ... Read More »

A Storm Too Soon


          A Storm Too Soon : A True Storm Rescue by Michael Tougia When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall. Read More »

The Crimson Skew


              The Crimson Skew by S.E. Grove In a world transformed by 1799’s Great Disruption–when all of the continents were flung into different time periods–Sophia Tims journeys home to Boston, anticipating her reunion with Theo, but he has been conscripted to fight in the Western War, Prime Minister Broadgirldle’s twisted vision of Manifest Destiny. ... Read More »

Behind The Canvas


              Behind the Canvas by Alexander Vance Seventh-grader Claudia Miravista loves art, but socially she is always the odd girl out–but on a trip to the local art museum she sees a boy in a painting, who moves from painting to painting, and soon she embarks on an adventure behind the canvas, determined to ... Read More »

This Kid Can Fly


              This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (Not Disability) by Aaron Philip with Tonya Bolden Fourteen-year-old creator of the Tumblr blog, Aaron Philip, traces his remarkable experiences that demonstrate how his abilities and achievements have defined him more than the challenges of his cerebral palsy.   Read More »

The Ghostfaces


              The Ghostfaces by John Flanagan Book 6 of The Brotherband Chronicles Series When a massive storm at sea blows the Brotherband crew off course to a land so far west Hal cannot recognize it from his maps, they face an unknown enemy.   Read More »