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Public School Superhero


              Public School Superhero : A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts ; illustrated by Cory Thomas In Kenny Wright’s active imagination he’s a world famous superhero, but in the real world he’s a sixth grade “Grandma’s Boy” whose struggles to fit in at his Washington D.C. inner city school will put ... Read More »

What’s the time, mr. wolf?


            What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf? by Deb Gliori Mr. Wolf’s day is packed, not only with his own activities and errands, but with such characters as three giggling pigs and a fiddling cat continually asking him what time it is, until, at last, it is bedtime. Read More »

Lost in the Sun


              Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.   Read More »

School for Sidekicks


              School For Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough Superhero geek Evan survives a supervillian’s death ray, and is sent to the Academy for Metahuman Operatives. Unfortunately, instead of fighting bad guys, Evan finds himself blacklisted, and on the wrong side of the school’s director. Can he convince his semi-retired has-been mentor to become a real ... Read More »

Music Lab : We Rock!


              Music Lab : We Rock! A Fun Family Guide For Exploring Rock Music History by Jason Hanley From Elvis and the Beatles to Ray Charles and the Ramones. Includes bios, historical context, and extensive playlists. Rocking activities for the whole family! Read More »

We are all made of molecules


              We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen Thirteen-year-old brilliant but socially-challenged Stewart and mean-girl Ashley must find common ground when, two years after Stewart’s mother died, his father moves in with his new girlfriend–Ashley’s mother, whose gay ex-husband lives in their guest house. Read More »

Silver in the blood


              Silver In the Blood by Jessica Day George In 1897, seventeen-year-olds Dacia and Lou, New York socialites and cousins, visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret–that they are shapeshifters, expected to take their rightful places and marry proper husbands. Read More »

Pieces and Players


                Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett When thirteen high-value pieces of art are stolen from a secret museum, Calder, Petra, and Tommy are grouped with two new companions to solve puzzles that are complicated by the clever Mrs. Sharpe. Read More »

El Deafo


              El Deafo by Cece Bell The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her “superpower.”   Read More »