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Awesome Minds


              Awesome Minds: The Inventors of LEGO Toys by Erin Hagar; art by Paige Garrison You love to play with LEGOs and now you can discover how they were invented. Learn how Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen made it through hardship to develop this beloved toy. Read More »

Click, Clack, Surprise!


              Click, Clack, Surprise! by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin Little Duck celebrates his first birthday with the other animals on the farm by copying their examples, from shearing off all his feathers to taking a mud-bath, before enjoying Farmer Brown’s yummy frosted maple cake. Read More »

The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs


              The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs by Cylin Busby ; illustrated by Gerald Kelley Jacob Tibbs is a sea-faring cat on the ship, Melissa Rae. Coming from humble beginnings as the smallest among his siblings, Jacob grows into a experienced ship’s mouser throughout his sorrowful and thrilling adventures on the high seas. Read More »

Spaced Out


              Spaced Out by Stuart Gibbs A moon base alpha Novel In 2041 twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is a resident of Moon Base Alpha, and at the moment he is faced with a number of problems: coping with the nasty Sjoberg twins, finding out how the commander of the base has managed to disappear from ... Read More »

The Memory Of Things


              The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner On September 11, 2001, Kyle Donohue watches the first tower come down. As he runs from the disaster he discovers a girl in the street, covered in ash. When the two of them escape to the safety of his home he realizes the girl doesn’t remember ... Read More »



              Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson’s Super-soaking Stream of Inventions / Chris Barton ; illustrated by Don Tate Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun. Read More »