How to Negotiate Everything (J NF)
by David Spellman with Lisa Lutz
Through several simple steps, you will learn the best way to ask for what you want, how to ask for more of what you want, and the importance of not overreaching.
That Is Not a Good Idea! (EE F)
by Mo Willems
A surprising lesson about the importance of listening to one’s inner gosling ensues when a very hungry fox issues a dinner invitation to a very plump goose.
The Case of the Missing Donut (J PIC)
by Alison McGhee
A little boy in a sheriff’s hat and his dog deputy are bringing donuts home when the “Sheriff” is unable to resist getting rid of a slightly squished powdered donut, then wonders how everyone knows he ate it.
Rooster is Off to See the World (EA C)
by Eric Carle
A simple introduction to the meaning of numbers and sets as a rooster, on his way to see the world, is joined by fourteen animals along the way.
Runt (J F)
by Nora Raleigh Baskin
From different perspectives, explores middle school bullying as Maggie, tired of Elizabeth Moon’s superior attitude, creates a fake profile on a popular social networking site to teach Elizabeth a lesson.
Paperboy (J F)
by Vince Vawter
When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend’s newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.
The Ghost in the Glass House (J F)
by Carey Wallace
In a seaside New England town in the 1920s, twelve-year-old Clare finds refuge from the cruelty of her society friends in a mysterious glass house inhabited by Jack, a charming and playful ghost who cannot remember his real name or how he died.
Volcano Rising (J NF)
by Elizabeth Rusch; illustrated by Susan Swan
Elizabeth Rusch explores volcanoes in their entirety, explaining how they re not all as bad as they re made out to be. Using examples of real volcanoes from around the world, Rusch explains how some volcanoes create new land, mountains, and islands where none existed before, and how the ash helps farmers fertilize their fields. Simple, straight-forward prose provides readers with the basics, while a secondary layer of text delves deeper into the science of volcanoes.
Can You Lick Your Own Elbow? (J NF)
by Paul Mason
and other questions about the human body.
One Bright Ring (J PIC)
by Gretchen Geser
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A little girl catches a ring as it falls from a man’s pocket, then pulls her mother along as she bravely pursues him past increasing numbers of obstacles trying to return his precious jewel.