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Who Killed Darius Drake?

              Who Killed Darius Drake? by Rodman Philbrick Arthur Bash is the school thug-for-hire (paid in candy bars), mostly because he just looks the part, so when orphan Darius Drake offers him three candy bars to accompany him to the run-down Stompanado Housing Complex, and just look menacing, he agrees–and soon finds himself deep ... Read More »

Elizabeth and Zenobia

              Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller; illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova When timid Elizabeth’s father takes her and her fearless friend, Zenobia, to his family home, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost there, and then Elizabeth learns she had an aunt who disappeared from the house years ago.   Read More »

Under-The-Bed Fred

              Under-The-Bed Fred by Linda Bailey ; illustrated by Colin Jack Leo knows that there is a monster under his bed, and when he finally works up the courage to speak to him, he is surprised to find out that he is more of a friend than a foe.     Read More »

Robots and Repeats

              Secret Coders : Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes The Coders uncover a clue that may lead them to Hopper’s missing dad, but they may need to use Professor Bee’s Turtle of Light to find him.   Read More »

The Explorer

              The Explorer by Katherine Rundell Left stranded in the Amazon jungle when their plane crashes on their way back to England from Manaus, Brazil, four children struggle to survive for days until one of them finds a map that leads them to a ruined city and a secret hidden among the vines.   Read More »

Sleep Tight Charlie

              Sleep Tight, Charlie by Michaël Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo Charlie goes through his bedtime preparations, closes his eyes, and drifts off to sleep, only to be awakened repeatedly by noisy animals outside his window.   Read More »

Artists and Their Pets

              Artists and Their Pets : True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends by Susie Hodge ; art by Violet Lemay Did you know that the great Pablo Picasso had many pets, including a white mouse and a goat? And that Andy Warhol loved his dachshunds, Salvador Dalí liked ocelots and anteaters, ... Read More »

When Will Fall Arrive

              When Will Fall Arrive? by Sanne Miltenburg Bunny loves spending time with his friend Hedgehog, but when he finds out that Hedgehog is going to hibernate through the fall and winter he begins hiding fall leaves in his cellar, so Hedgehog will not know that it is fall.   Read More »

The Girl Who Thought In Pictures

              The Girl Who Thought In Pictures : The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca; illustrated by Daniel Rieley Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagnosis through her journey to become a livestock expert.   Read More »