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Emmanuel’s Dream


              Emmanuel’s Dream : The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson and Illustrated by Sean Qualls The story of a West African youth who pursued an education, helped support his family, and became a record-setting cyclist in spite of a disability traces his ongoing achievements as an activist. 2016 Schneider ... Read More »

The Arctic Code


                The Arctic Code by Matthew J. Kirby The Earth is in the grip of a new Ice Age, and when twelve-year-old Eleanor’s scientist mother disappears in the Arctic, Eleanor sets off on a dangerous journey to find her–and uncovers a mystery, a crime, and evidence that Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials. Read More »

Earmuffs For Everyone!


              Earmuffs For Everyone! : How Chester Greenwood Became Known As the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarth “This picture book biography of Chester Greenwood explores the invention of the earmuffs and the patenting process.”– Provided by publisher. Read More »

When Santa Fell To Earth


              When Santa Fell To Earth by Cornelia Funke When he and his caravan come crashing down to earth during a thunderstorm two weeks before Christmas, Santa is befriended by two children, Charlotte and Ben, who try to help him save the holiday from the tricks and moneymaking schemes of Gerold Geronimus Goblynch and ... Read More »

Finding Serendipity


              Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks “When Tuesday McGillycuddy and her beloved dog Baxterr discover that Tuesday’s mother–the famous author Serendipity Smith–has gone missing, they set out on a magical adventure. In their quest to find Serendipity, they discover the mysterious and unpredictable place that stories come from.”– Provided by publisher. Read More »

Little Santa


              Little Santa by Jon Agee A resident of the North Pole with the ability to slide up and down chimneys meets a flying reindeer and some industrious elves in this fictional biography of Santa Claus.   Read More »

The Wishbone Wish


              Judy Moody & Stink: The Wishbone Wish by Megan McDonald; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds Judy and Stink prepare for this year’s “Turkey Trot,” with the main prize being a juicy turkey, but they worry that if they don’t win, the family won’t have a Thanksgiving meal.   Read More »