Children’s Room New Arrivals

Picture Books – May Arrivals


    • J EASY ALEXANDER
      Alexander, Kwame
      The undefeated
      Summary:“The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree”–
      ISBN:“1328780961 (hardcover)”, “9781328780966 (hardcover)”



    • J EASY ANDROS
      Andros, Camille
      The dress and the girl
      Summary:A little girl and her favorite dress have extraordinary adventures together, but when the girl emigrates from Greece to the United States they are separated, and the dress travels the world searching for her.
      ISBN:“1419731610 (hardcover with jacket)”, “9781419731617 (hardcover with jacket)”



    • J EASY ASHMAN
      Ashman, Linda
      Outside my window
      Summary:“Children from all over the world describe what they see when they look outside their windows”–
      ISBN:0802854656, 9780802854650



    • J EASY ATINUKE
      Atinuke
      B is for baby
      Summary:B is for Baby. B is for Brother. B is for going to see Baba! One morning after breakfast, Baby’s big brother is getting ready to take the basket of bananas all the way to Baba’s bungalow in the next village. He’ll have to go along the bumpy road, past the baobab trees, birds, and butterflies, and all the way over the bridge. But what he doesn’t realize is that his very cute, very curious baby sibling has stowed away on his bicycle. Little ones learning about language will love sounding out the words in this playful, vibrantly illustrated story set in West Africa”–Amazon.com.
      ISBN:1536201669, 9781536201666



    • J EASY BAJAJ
      Bajaj, Varsha
      The home builders
      Summary:Various woodland creatures make their homes and prepare for their young.
      ISBN:“0399166858 (hardcover)”, “9780399166853 (hardcover)”



    • J EASY BOSS
      Boss, Shira
      Up in the leaves : the true story of the Central Park treehouses
      Summary:Bob does not like the noisy, crowded streets and school hallways of his New York City home, so he decides to build a tree house in the cool, green calm of Central Park. Includes a note about the real Bob Redman.
      ISBN:“9781454920717 (hc-plc)”





    • J EASY CABRERA
      Cabrera, Cozbi A.
      My hair is a garden
      Summary:After being teased yet again about her unruly hair, MacKenzie consults her neighbor, Miss Tillie, who compares hair care with tending her beautiful garden and teaches MacKenzie some techniques. Includes tips for shampooing, conditioning, and protecting black hair, and recipes for hair products.
      ISBN:“080750923X (hardback)”, “9780807509234 (hardback)”



    • J EASY COX
      Cox, Judy
      My family plays music
      Summary:A musical family with talents for playing a variety of instruments enjoys getting together to celebrate.
      ISBN:“0823440397 : SAL”, “9780823440399 : SAL”



    • J EASY ELAND
      Eland, Eva
      When sadness is at your door
      Summary:A comforting primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests we approach the feeling of sadness as if it is our guest. Sadness can be scary and confusing at any age! When we feel sad, especially for long periods of time, it can seem as if the sadness is a part of who we are–an overwhelming, invisible, and scary sensation. In When Sadness Is at Your Door, Eva Eland brilliantly approaches this feeling as if it is a visitor. She gives it a shape and a face, and encourages the reader to give it a name, all of which helps to demystify it and distinguish it from ourselves. She suggests activities to do with it, like sitting quietly, drawing, and going outside for a walk.
      ISBN:0525707182, 9780525707189



    • J EASY ELLIOTT
      Elliott, David
      In the past
      ISBN:0763660736, 9780763660734



    • J EASY FAN
      Fan, Terry
      Ocean meets sky
      Summary:“A little boy builds a ship to honor his late grandfather and sets sail for the magical place where ocean meets sky from his grandfather’s stories”–
      ISBN:9781481470384, 148147037X, 9781481470377



    • J EASY FREEMAN
      Freeman, Martha
      If you’re going to a march
      Summary:Answers many questions about participating in a march, including what to wear, how to get there, and why marching is important.
      ISBN:1454929936, 9781454929932



    • J EASY GORDON
      Gordon, Gus
      The last peach
      Summary:Gus Gordon’s The Last Peach is the story of two indecisive bugs contemplating eating the last peach of the summer in a hilarious picture book about anticipation and expectation.
      ISBN:1626723508, 9781626723504



    • J EASY HALDAR
      Haldar, Raj
      P is for pterodactyl : the worst alphabet book ever ; all the letters that misbehave and make words nearly impossible to pronounce
      Summary:Turning the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, P is for Pterodactyl is perfect for anyone who has ever been stumped by silent letters or confused by absurd homophones. This whimsical, unique book takes silent letter entries like “K is for Knight” a step further with “The noble knight’s knife nicked the knave’s knee.” Lively illustrations provide context clues, and alliterative words help readers navigate text like “a bright white gnat is gnawing on my gnocchi” with ease. Everyone from early learners to grown-up grammarians will love this wacky book where “A is for Aisle” but “Y is definitely not for Why.”
      ISBN:1492674311, 9781492674313



    • J EASY HALL
      Hall, Michael
      Monkey time
      Summary:“Monkey tries to catch the brightly colored–and tasty-looking–minutes on the minute tree in his forest. Introduces basic concepts about time and how time passes and is measured”–
      ISBN:“0062383027 (hardback)”, “9780062383020 (hardback)”



    • J EASY HESSE
      Hesse, Karen
      Night job
      Summary:What is it like to work at night, while the rest of the city is asleep? Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse’s quietly powerful story of a boy and his father is tenderly brought to life by G. Brian Karas in this luminous tribute to an enduring, everyday sort of love.
      ISBN:0763662380, 9780763662387



    • J EASY HILL
      Hill, Janet
      Miss Mink : life lessons for a cat countess
      Summary:Cat countess Marcella Mink imparts twenty lessons that are practical and playful for cats and humans alike.
      ISBN:“1770499229 : HRD”, “9781770499225 : HRD”



    • J EASY IVINSON
      Ivinson, Yvonne
      Fox and the box
      Summary:A fox sets out across the sea in a floating box on a grand adventure full of endless possibilities.
      ISBN:“0062842870 : HRD”, “9780062842879 : HRD”



    • J EASY JAMESON
      Jameson, Catherine
      Zoe and the Fawn
      Summary:Zoe and her father find a lone fawn in the forest in this picture book for young readers.
      ISBN:1926886534, 1926886534, 9781926886534



    • J EASY JOHN
      John, Jory
      Giraffe problems
      Summary:“A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck”–
      ISBN:1524772046, 9781524772048, 1524772038, 9781524772031





    • J EASY KHAN
      Khan, Hena
      Under my hijab
      Summary:As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different way, she considers how to express her own style one day.
      ISBN:“1620147920 (hardback)”, “9781620147924 (hardback)”



    • J EASY KING
      King, Shani M.
      Have I ever told you?
      Summary:“Have I ever told you that, for me, there is no one more special than you? That for me, you are the most special child in the world, and that I love you now and will love you forever? Have I ever told you that?” Shani King wrote Have I Ever Told You? as a note to his children, to remind them that they are amazing in their individuality and that they have the power to choose who they want to be in this world. The illustrations create a masterful visual narrative: warm, witty, simple, profound, and as ferociously empowering as a children’s book can be.
      ISBN:0884487199, 9780884487197



    • J EASY KOUSKY
      Kousky, Vern
      Harold loves his woolly hat
      Summary:Harold is a very special bear who always wears a woolly hat, so when a crow steals the hat from him, he tries to win it back.
      ISBN:“152476468X (library binding)”, “9781524764685 (library binding)”, “1524764671 (hardcover)”, “9781524764678 (hardcover)”



    • J EASY LE
      Lê, Minh
      Drawn together
      Summary:A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.
      ISBN:1484767608, 9781484767603



    • J EASY LIPPERT
      Lippert, Tonya K.
      Goodbye, school
      Summary:Franny takes her time saying goodbye to the only school she has ever attended, remembering everything that has made it special.
      ISBN:“1433830299 : HRD”, “9781433830297 : HRD”



    • J EASY LUYKEN
      Luyken, Corinna
      My heart
      Summary:Rhyming text explores emotions, from moments of great joy to times of quiet contemplation, illustrating that each person can control their own feelings guided by their hearts.
      ISBN:“0735227934 (lib. bdg.) :”, “9780735227934 (lib. bdg.) :”



    • J EASY MALASPINA
      Malaspina, Ann
      A scarf for Keiko
      Summary:In Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, in 1942, after Sam’s Japanese neighbor, Keiko, is sent to an internment camp with her family, he makes a special effort to send her a gesture of friendship.
      ISBN:“9781541542181 (eb pdf)”, “1541521641 : SAL”, “9781541521643 : SAL”



    • J EASY MATHESON
      Matheson, Christie
      Bird watch
      Summary:“Count backward from ten as you search for hidden birds (and insects and animals) in this seek-and-find picture book”–
      ISBN:“0062393405 (hardback)”, “9780062393401 (hardback)”



    • J EASY MCKISSACK
      McKissack, Pat
      What is given from the heart
      Summary:Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, seven, whose family lost everything in a fire.
      ISBN:“9780375936159 (library binding)”, “9780375836152 (hardcover)”



    • J EASY MORALES
      Morales, Yuyi
      Dreamers
      Summary:“An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story”–
      ISBN:0823440559, 9780823440559



    • J EASY NEWMAN
      Newman, Jeff
      Found.
      Summary:While Jenn is seeking Prudence, her big, sleek and shiny, black and white dog, she meets and falls in love with Roscoe, a scruffy little golden dog.
      ISBN:1534410066, 9781534410060



    • J EASY PORTIS
      Portis, Antoinette
      Hey, Water!
      ISBN:0823441555, 0823441555, 9780823441556



    • J EASY QUINTAVALLE
      Quintavalle, Paola
      Crescendo
      ISBN:1592702554, 9781592702558



    • J EASY RANSOME
      Ransome, James
      The bell rang
      Summary:A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom. Daddy gathers wood. Mama cooks. Ben and the other slaves go out to work. Each day is the same. Full of grueling work and sweltering heat. Every day, except one, when the bell rings and Ben is nowhere to be found. Because Ben ran. Yet, despite their fear and sadness, his family remains hopeful that maybe, just maybe, he made it North. That he is free.
      ISBN:“1442421134 (hardcover)”, “9781442421134 (hardcover)”





    • J EASY ROBERT
      Robert, Nadine
      Bruno, the standing cat
      Summary:Bruno is an unusual cat who stands on two legs, loves riding his skateboard, and gives great back rubs.
      ISBN:0525647155, 9780525647157, 0525647147, 9780525647140



    • J EASY ROMANO
      Cronin Romano, Annie
      Night train : a journey from dusk to dawn
      Summary:A hardworking steam engine encounters a variety of landscapes and animals as it journeys through the night from a city to a small town.
      ISBN:“1624146570 : SAL”, “9781624146572 : SAL”





    • J EASY RUZZIER
      Ruzzier, Sergio
      Good boy
      Summary:“This is the story of a boy and his dog. Or is it a dog and his boy?”–Dust jacket.
      ISBN:1481499068, 9781481499064



    • J EASY SCOTTO
      Scotto, Thomas
      Jerome by heart
      Summary:“A young boy expresses his love for his friend Jerome”–
      ISBN:“1592702503 (alk. paper)”, “9781592702503 (alk. paper)”



    • J EASY SILVER
      Silver, Gail
      Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree
      Summary:Bea is anxiously waiting for her friends to show up for her birthday party. When the worries start to grow around her like tree branches, she uses breathing exercises and visualization techniques to calm herself down. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers by Ara Schmitt, PhD about the ways in which kids can respond to their anxious thoughts.
      ISBN:1433829541, 9781433829543



    • J EASY STEVENS
      Stevens, Janet
      The donkey egg
      Summary:After fast-talking Fox leaves him with a large, green egg, Bear spends minutes, hours, days, and weeks lovingly caring for it with the help of his neighbor Hare.
      ISBN:“0547327676 (hardback)”, “9780547327679 (hardback)”



    • J EASY SULLIVAN
      Sullivan, Tom
      Out There
      Summary:From the author-illustrator of “Blue vs. Yellow” and “I Used to Be a Fish” comes a stunning picture book sure to have young readers wondering about outer space and life on other planets while imparting a surprising and profound message of empathy and “otherness.” Full color..
      ISBN:0062854496, 9780062854490



    • J EASY THOMAS
      Thomas, Shelley Moore
      From Tree to Sea
      ISBN:1481495313, 9781481495318



    • J EASY UNDERWOOD
      Underwood, Deborah
      Ogilvy
      ISBN:1250151767, 9781250151766



    • J EASY WARE
      Ware, Marisa Aragón
      Where’s Buddha?
      Summary:Explores the concept that Buddha can be found everywhere, from a warm summer monsoon to the soft winter snow, in the home and in nature, and in the hearts of all.
      ISBN:“1611805872 : HRD”, “9781611805871 : HRD”



    • J EASY WILLIS
      Willis, Jeanne
      Stardust
      ISBN:1536202657, 1536202657, 9781536202656



    • J EASY WOODCOCK
      Woodcock, Fiona
      Hello
      Summary:A brother and sister enjoy a brilliant day full of spills, thrills, and silly adventures in this story comprised only of words that contain a double L. Full color.
      ISBN:0062644564, 9780062644565





    • J EASY ZUILL
      Zuill, Andrea
      Sweety
      Summary:Sweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat, but with encouragement from her Aunt Ruth, she begins to see that being herself is the best way to find a friend.
      ISBN:“0525580018 (library binding)”, “9780525580010 (library binding)”, “052558000X (hardcover)”, “9780525580003 (hardcover)”


Reader Books – May Arrivals





Graphic Novels – May Arrivals


  • J GRAPHIC ABOUET
    Abouet, Marguerite
    Akissi : tales of mischief
    Summary:Collects the adventures of Akissi, a young West African girl who is always getting into trouble.
    ISBN:“191117147X (pbk)”, “9781911171478 (pbk)”


  • J GRAPHIC BROOKS
    Brooks, Molly
    Sanity & Tallulah
    Summary:"Sanity and Tallulah live in a space station at the end of the galaxy. When Sanity’s illegally created three-headed kitten escapes, the girls have to turn their home upside down to find her"–Provided by the publisher.
    ISBN:1368008445, 9781368008440, “1368022804 (paperback)”, “9781368022804 (paperback)”


  • J GRAPHIC PILKEY
    Pilkey, Dav
    Brawl of the wild
    Summary:When Dog Man is sent to the pound for a crime he didn’t commit, his friends work to prove his innocence.
    ISBN:1338236571, 9781338236576


  • J GRAPHIC SUTHERLAND
    Sutherland, Tui
    Wings of fire. the graphic novel The lost heir : Book 2,
    Summary:She can’t believe it’s finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under the water to the great SeaWing Kingdom. Stolen as an egg from the royal hatchery, Tsunami is eager to meet her future subjects and reunite with her mother, Queen Coral. But Tsunami’s triumphant return doesn’t go quite the way she’d imagined. Queen Coral welcomes her with open wings, but a mysterious assassin has been killing off the queen’s heirs for years, and Tsunami may be the next target. The dragonets came to the SeaWings for protection, but this ocean hides secrets, betrayal, and perhaps even death."– Provided by publisher.
    ISBN:0545942217, 9780545942218, “0545942209 (pbk.)”, “9780545942201 (pbk.)”


  • J GRAPHIC TETRI
    Tetri, Emily
    Tiger vs. nightmare
    Summary:Tiger is best friends with Monster who lives under her bed and scares nightmares away so Tiger has only good dreams, but waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Tiger and Monster will need to work together to chase it away.
    ISBN:“1725426102 : PBD”, “9781725426108 : PBD”

Fiction – May Arrivals


  • J FICTION ALLEN
    Allen, Kate
    The line tender
    Summary:"Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier"–
    ISBN:“0735231605 (hardcover)”, “9780735231603 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION ANDERSON
    Anderson, John David
    Finding Orion
    ISBN:0062643894, 9780062643896


  • J FICTION APPLEGATE
    Applegate, Katherine
    The first
    Summary:Follows Byx and her friends into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreylnd, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony.
    ISBN:0062335561, 9780062335562


  • J FICTION BARNETT
    Barnett, Mac
    The Terrible Two’s last laugh
    Summary:As the Terrible Two face the end of their time together in Yawnee Valley, they are determined to pull a prank that changes the town forever.
    ISBN:1419725653, 9781419725654


  • J FICTION BARNETT
    Barnett, Mac
    The terrible two go wild
    Summary:"School’s out, and Miles and Niles are running wild in the woods outside town: climbing trees, exploring caves, and, yes, pranking. But these leafy, lazy days of mischief darken when bully Josh Barkin and his cadets from a nearby kids’ boot camp discover the merrymakers–and vow to destroy them"–
    ISBN:“1419721852 (hardcover)”, “9781419721854 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION BEATY
    Beaty, Andrea
    Ada Twist and the perilous pants
    Summary:"When Rosie Revere’s Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it’s up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what’s the best plan for getting him down?"–
    ISBN:“1419734229 (hardback)”, “9781419734229 (hardback)”


  • J FICTION BENJAMIN
    Benjamin, Ali
    The Next Great Paulie Fink
    Summary:Led by new student Caitlyn, seventh-graders at a tiny rural school in Vermont create a reality-show inspired competition to determine who will replace the school’s legendary class clown, Paulie Fink.
    ISBN:0316380881, 9780316380881


  • J FICTION BUNZL
    Bunzl, Peter
    Cogheart
    ISBN:1631632876, 9781631632877


  • J FICTION CERVANTES
    Cervantes, Angela.
    Lety out loud
    Summary:Lety Muñoz’s first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don’t care if she can’t always find the right word. When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. Can Lety find her voice before it’s too late?–Publisher’s description.
    ISBN:1338159348, 9781338159349


  • J FICTION CHOKSHI
    Chokshi, Roshani
    Aru Shah and the song of death
    Summary:Accused of stealing the god of love’s bow and arrow, Aru has ten days to find the real thief or risk being kicked out of the Otherworld.
    ISBN:1368013848, 9781368013840


  • J FICTION CLINE-RANSOME
    Cline-Ransome, Lesa
    Finding Langston
    Summary:Discovering a book of Langston Hughes’ poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.
    ISBN:“0823439607 (hardcover)”, “9780823439607 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION DASGUPTA
    DasGupta, Sayantani
    Game of Stars (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2)
    ISBN:133818573X, 9781338185737


  • J FICTION DOYLE
    Doyle, Catherine
    The Storm Keeper’s Island
    Summary:Fionn Boyle, terrified of the sea, must spend the summer with this older sister, Tara, and their grandfather on Arranmore, an island that has been known to make people disappear, and seems to be restless again.
    ISBN:1681199599, 9781681199597


  • J FICTION FERRUOLO
    Ferruolo, Jeanne Zulick
    Ruby in the sky
    Summary:When Ruby Moon Hayes, twelve, and her mother move to tiny Fortin, Vermont, Ruby is surprised to make friends at school and in the neighborhood, where a reclusive lady hides a huge secret.
    ISBN:“0374309051 : HRD”, “9780374309053 : HRD”


  • J FICTION FOXLEE
    Foxlee, Karen
    Lenny’s book of everything
    Summary:In 1970s Ohio, Lenny and her younger brother, Davey, who suffers from a rare form of gigantism, cope with his declining health by poring over each installment of Burrell’s Build-It-at-Home Encyclopedia Set.
    ISBN:“1524770124 (trade)”, “9781524770129 (trade)”, “1524770116 (lib. bdg.)”, “9781524770112 (lib. bdg.)”


  • J FICTION GIBBS
    Gibbs, Stuart
    Lion down
    Summary:Thirteen-year-old Teddy Fitzroy and his girlfriend, Summer, investigate when a mountain lion is accused of killing a prized dog outside of FunJungle Wild Animal Park in the Texas Hill Country.
    ISBN:“1534424741 (pbk.)”, “9781534424746 (pbk.)”, “1534424733 (hardcover)”, “9781534424739 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION GIBBS
    Gibbs, Stuart
    Spy School British invasion
    Summary:"Follows the spies-in-training on a hunt to find the leader of the evil organization SPYDER and take them down once and for all"–
    ISBN:“1534424717 (pbk.)”, “9781534424715 (pbk.)”, “1534424709 (hardcover)”, “9781534424708 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION GIBBS
    Gibbs, Stuart
    Spy school goes south
    Summary:Thirteen-year-old spy in training Ben Ripley is sent to Mexico to try to thwart the evil organization, SPYDER–the CIA’s main enemy.
    ISBN:“1481477862 (pbk.)”, “9781481477864 (pbk.)”, “1481477854 (hardcover)”, “9781481477857 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION GIBBS
    Gibbs, Stuart
    Waste of space : a Moon Base Alpha novel
    Summary:In 2041 on Moon Base Alpha, thirteen-year-old Dash must solve the mystery of how Lars was poisoned before the base loses oxygen, forcing the colonists to return to Earth.
    ISBN:“1481477803 (paperback)”, “9781481477802 (paperback)”, “148147779X (hardcover)”, “9781481477796 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION GILES
    Giles, Lamar
    The Last Last-Day-Of-Summer
    ISBN:1328460835, 9781328460837


  • J FICTION GRABENSTEIN
    Grabenstein, Chris
    Mr. Lemoncello’s all-star breakout game
    Summary:"To win Mr. Lemoncello’s new television game show, Kyle and his team have to break out of their comfort zone and walk a mile in other characters’ shoes and figure out how to unlock a series of locks and break out of the game before their competition!"–
    ISBN:“0525646450 ( library binging)”, “9780525646457 ( library binging)”, “0525646442 (hardcover)”, “9780525646440 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION GRAFF
    Graff, Lisa
    Far Away
    ISBN:152473859X, 9781524738594


  • J FICTION GRIFFITHS
    Griffiths, Andy
    The 104-story treehouse
    Summary:When Andy develops a severe toothache that prevents him from writing new jokes for their book, Terry uses their fantastical treehouse’s money-making machine funds to purchase a Joke Writer 2000, with unexpected results.
    ISBN:1250301491, 9781250301499


  • J FICTION HADDIX
    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
    The strangers
    Summary:Told from separate viewpoints, Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone, ages twelve, ten, and eight, investigate why their mother went missing and uncover their ties to an alternate world.
    ISBN:“0062838377 (hardback)”, “9780062838377 (hardback)”


  • J FICTION HERNANDEZ
    Hernandez, Carlos Alberto Pablo
    Sal and Gabi break the universe
    Summary:In order to heal after his mother’s death, thirteen-year-old Sal learns to reach into time and space to retrieve things–and people–from other universes.
    ISBN:“1368022820 (alk. paper)”, “9781368022828 (alk. paper)”


  • J FICTION KNOWLES
    Knowles, Jo
    Where the heart is
    Summary:It’s the first day of summer and Rachel’s thirteenth birthday. She can’t wait to head to the lake with her best friend, Micah. But as summer unfolds, every day seems to get more complicated. Her “fun” new job taking care of the neighbors’ farm animals quickly becomes a challenge, whether she’s being pecked by chickens or having to dodge a charging pig at feeding time. At home, her parents are more worried about money than usual, and their arguments over bills intensify. Fortunately, Rachel can count on Micah to help her cope with all the stress. But Micah seems to want their relationship to go beyond friendship, and though Rachel almost wishes for that, too, she can’t force herself to feel “that way” about him. In fact, she isn’t sure she can feel that way about any boy — or what that means. With all the heart of her award-winning novel See You At Harry’s, Jo Knowles brings us the story of a girl who must discover where her heart is and what that means for her future.
    ISBN:1536200034, 9781536200034


  • J FICTION LAGERCRANTZ
    Lagercrantz, Rose
    Where Dani goes, happy follows
    Summary:Dani, who is staying with her grandparents, decides to take the trip on her own to see Ella for her birthday.
    ISBN:“1776572254 : HRD”, “9781776572250 : HRD”


  • J FICTION LENZ
    Lenz, Niki
    Bernice Buttman, model citizen
    Summary:"Bernice Buttman is tired of being labeled a ‘bully,’ so when her mom leaves her with her aunt, who is a nun, Bernice decides to mend her ways and become a model citizen"–
    ISBN:“1524770442 (hardcover library binding)”, “9781524770440 (hardcover library binding)”, “1524770434 (paperback)”, “9781524770433 (paperback)”, “1524770418 (hardback)”, “9781524770419 (hardback)”


  • J FICTION LORD
    Lord, Cynthia
    Because of the rabbit
    Summary:On the last night of summer, Emma and her Maine game warden father rescue a small domestic rabbit stuck in a fence; the very next day Emma starts fifth grade after years of being home schooled, excited and apprehensive about making new friends, but she is paired with Jack, a hyperactive boy, who does not seem to fit in with anyone–except that they share a love of animals, which draws them together, because of the rabbit.
    ISBN:“0545914248 (hardcover)”, “9780545914246 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION MILLINER
    Milliner, Naomi
    Super Jake and the King of Chaos
    Summary:When life revolves around stressed-out parents and ER visits for his special needs little brother, 11-year-old Ethan escapes to a world of top hats, trick decks, and magic wands, and soon discovers that real magic can be found in the most unexpected places.
    ISBN:0762466154, 0762466154, 9780762466153


  • J FICTION PARR
    Parr, Maria
    Astrid the unstoppable
    Summary:Speed and self-confidence, that’s Astrid’s motto. Nicknamed "the little thunderbolt," She loves to spend her days racing down the hillside on her skis or sled, singing merrily as she goes, and drinking hot chocolate made from real chocolate bars with her grumpy best friend and godfather, Gunnvald. She just wishes there were other children to share in her hair-raising adventures. But her world is about to be turned upside down, first by the arrival of a family with children to her village, and then by a mysterious woman whom everyone but Astrid seems to know. Gunnvald has been keeping a big secret from her — one that will test their friendship. Astrid isn’t happy about all the changes in Glimmerdal. Luckily, she has a plan to set things right.
    ISBN:1536200174, 9781536200171


  • J FICTION PARRY
    Parry, Rosanne
    A Wolf Called Wander
    Summary:Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a grey wolf named OR-7 (or Journey), this irresistible tale of survival invites readers to experience and imagine what it would be like to be one of the most misunderstood animals on earth. Includes information about the real wolf who inspired the novel and a map. Illustrations.
    ISBN:0062895931, 9780062895936


  • J FICTION RAMEE
    Ramee, Lisa
    A good kind of trouble
    Summary:After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.
    ISBN:0062836684, 9780062836687


  • J FICTION RIORDAN
    Riordan, Rick
    The burning maze
    Summary:The Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth as the ungifted human teenager Lester Papadopoulos, and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor–and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles–somewhere in the American Southwest.
    ISBN:“1484746430 (hardback)”, “9781484746431 (hardback)”


  • J FICTION ROSOFF
    Rosoff, Meg
    Good Dog, McTavish
    ISBN:1536200581, 9781536200584


  • J FICTION SALAZAR
    Salazar, Aida
    The Moon Within
    ISBN:1338283375, 9781338283372


  • J FICTION SCHMIDT
    Schmidt, Gary D.
    Pay Attention, Carter Jones
    ISBN:0544790855, 9780544790858


  • J FICTION STANDISH
    Standish, Ali
    August Isle
    ISBN:0062433415, 9780062433411


  • J FICTION STARK-MCGINNIS
    Stark-McGinnis, Sandy
    Extraordinary birds
    Summary:Eleven-year-old December waits to sprout wings and fly away, until a new foster mother changes her perspective on home and family.
    ISBN:“1547601000 (hardcover)”, “9781547601004 (hardcover)”


  • J FICTION STILTON
    Hawaiian Heist
    ISBN:9781338306231


  • J FICTION TARSHIS
    Tarshis, Lauren
    I survived the battle of D-Day, 1944
    Summary:When Paul, a French boy living in a Nazi controlled village, finds an American paratrooper in a tree near his home, he has a chance to play a role in the Allies plan to crush the Nazis.
    ISBN:“1549088009 : PBD”, “9781549088001 : PBD”


  • J FICTION VENTRELLA
    Ventrella, Kim
    Bone Hollow
    Summary:Gabe was on top of his guardian’s roof, trying to rescue her prize chicken and worrying about his dog, Ollie, when the tornado struck, and after that he was dead, though it takes some time for him to realize it; but somehow he is still tied to this worldand generally only those who are close to death can actually see him (although there is a bit of a panic when he shows up at his own funeral)–and in that he discovers his new mission in "life:" helping others before they cross over into the light.
    ISBN:“1338042742 : HRD”, “9781338042740 : HRD”


  • J FICTION WATSON
    Watson, Tom
    Stick dog crashes a party
    Summary:Stick Dog and his hungry pals have found plenty of tasty treats at Picasso Park before. But it s never looked like it does on this dark, dark night. Strings of white lights, colorful fireworks, and an endless buffet of amazing food have transformed the park into a food-snatching wonderland. There s a party going on, and Stick Dog, Mutt, Poo-Poo, Stripes, and Karen are ready to crash it. But how will they do it?
    ISBN:0062410962, 9780062410962


  • J FICTION WOODSON
    Woodson, Jacqueline
    Harbor me
    Summary:"When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they’re together, it’s safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"–
    ISBN:“0399252525 (hardback)”, “9780399252525 (hardback)”


  • J FICTION YELCHIN
    Yelchin, Eugene
    Spy runner
    Summary:It’s 1953 and the Cold War is on. Communism threatens all that the United States stands for, and America needs every patriot to do their part. So when a Russian boarder moves into the home of twelve-year-old Jake McCauley, he’s on high alert. What does the mysterious Mr. Shubin do with all that photography equipment? And why did he choose to live so close to the Air Force base? Jake’s mother says that Mr. Shubin knew Jake’s dad, who went missing in action during World War II. But Jake is skeptical; the facts just don’t add up. And he’s determined to discover the truth’no matter what he risks.
    ISBN:1250120810, 9781250120816

Biographies – May Arrivals


  • J BIO BELPRE
    Denise, Anika
    Planting stories : the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré
    Summary:"A gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"–
    ISBN:“0062748688 (hardcover)”, “9780062748683 (hardcover)”


  • J BIO CHANEL
    Byrne, Eva
    Along came Coco : a story about Coco Chanel
    ISBN:“1419734253 : SAL”, “9781419734250 : SAL”


  • J BIO COLLINS
    Meadows, Michelle.
    Brave ballerina : the story of Janet Collins
    Summary:Presents the story of a remarkable pioneer, who was the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, in a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States.
    ISBN:“1250127734 (hardcover)”, “9781250127730 (hardcover)”


  • J BIO DAVIS
    Berman, Kathleen Cornell
    Birth of the cool : how jazz great Miles Davis found his sound
    Summary:A biographical portrait of the childhood and early career of jazz legend Miles Davis finds him developing his personal voice in his home and while attending Juilliard before appearing in the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. A first picture book.
    ISBN:“1624146902 (hardcover)”, “9781624146909 (hardcover)”


  • J BIO FRANKENTHALER
    Brown, Elizabeth
    Dancing through fields of color : the story of Helen Frankenthaler
    Summary:They said only men could paint powerful pictures, but Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) splashed her way through the modern art world. Channeling deep emotion, Helen poured paint onto her canvas and danced with the colors to make art unlike anything anyone had ever seen. She used unique tools like mops and squeegees to push the paint around, to dazzling effects. Frankenthaler became an originator of the influential “Color Field” style of abstract expressionist painting with her “soak stain” technique, and her artwork continues to electrify new generations of artists today. Dancing Through Fields of Color discusses Frankenthaler’s early life, how she used colors to express emotion, and how she overcame the male-dominated art world of the 1950s.
    ISBN:1419734105, 9781419734106


  • J BIO GERMAIN
    Bardoe, Cheryl
    Nothing stopped Sophie : a story of math and impossible dreams
    Summary:A biography of Sophie Germain, who grew up during the French Revolution and followed her dream of studying mathematics, becoming the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences and changing the world with her discoveries.–
    ISBN:“0316278203 (hardcover)”, “9780316278201 (hardcover)”


  • J BIO JEMISON
    Ahmed, Roda
    Mae among the stars
    Summary:Inspired by the story of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. When little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering.
    ISBN:0062651730, 9780062651730


  • J BIO JOHNSTON
    Fern, Tracey E.
    Wild Horse Annie : friend of the mustangs
    Summary:A picture book biography about activism, this is the story of Velma Johnston, a trailblazing woman who mobilized children in her crusade to save wild mustangs. Full color.
    ISBN:9780374303068, 0374303061


  • J BIO LOVELACE
    McCully, Emily Arnold
    Dreaming in Code: ADA Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer
    ISBN:0763693561, 9780763693565


  • J BIO PRESLEY
    Winter, Jonah
    Elvis is King!
    Summary:Presents the life and legacy of Elvis, from his birth in Mississippi through his music career, his time in the army, his marriage, and his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
    ISBN:0399554718, 9780399554711, 039955470X, 9780399554704


  • J BIO ROOSEVELT
    Cooper, Ilene
    Eleanor Roosevelt, fighter for justice : her impact on the civil rights movement, the White House, and the world
    Summary:"Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young readers how the former First Lady evolved from a poor little rich girl to a protector and advocate for those without a voice. Though now seen as a cultural icon, she was a woman deeply insecure about her looks and her role in the world. But by recognizing her fears and constantly striving to overcome her prejudices, she used her proximity to presidents and her own power to aid in the fight for Civil Rights and other important causes".
    ISBN:1419722956, 9781419722950

Nonfiction – May Arrivals


  • J 535 WICK
    Wick, Walter
    A ray of light : a book of science and wonder
    ISBN:0439165873, 0439165873, 9780439165877


  • J 567.9 DINOSAURS
    Dinosaurs : a visual encyclopedia.
    Summary:Presents an illustrated look at dinosaurs, as well as prehistoric life forms that preceded them, life forms that arose after their demise, and the fossils that allow us to know about them.
    ISBN:1465470115, 9781465470119, 1465469486, 9781465469489


  • J 577.7 MESSNER
    Messner, Kate
    The brilliant deep : rebuilding the world’s coral reefs : the story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation
    Summary:Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world’s coral reefs
    ISBN:“1452133506 (hbk.)”, “9781452133508 (hbk.)”


  • J 577.82 IGNOTOFSKY
    Ignotofsky, Rachel
    The wondrous workings of planet Earth : understanding our world and its ecosystems
    Summary:The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth explains how our planet works—and how we can protect it—from its diverse ecosystems and their inhabitants, to the levels of ecology, the importance of biodiversity, the cycles of nature, and more. Science and nature-loving readers of all ages will delight in this utterly charming guide to our amazing home.
    ISBN:“0399580417 (hardcover)”, “9780399580413 (hardcover)”


  • J 599.743 MONTGOMERY
    Montgomery, Sy
    The hyena scientist
    Summary:"Travel to the African bush with Sibert medal winning team Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop in this myth-busting new addition to the Scientists in the Field series as they join the internationally acclaimed woman researcher conducting one of the longest and most important studies of African mammals in the history of science."–
    ISBN:0544635116, 9780544635111


  • J 629.4 MCMAHON
    McMahon, Peter
    The space adventurer’s guide : your passport to the coolest things to see and do in the universe
    Summary:A guide to space travel describes how to prepare and the different trips a person could make, the steps that each trip would involve, and some things to do at each destination.
    ISBN:1771380322, 9781771380324


  • J 636 NARGI
    Nargi, Lela
    Karl’s New Beak: 3-D Printing Builds a Bird a Better Life
    ISBN:1684460263, 9781684460267


  • J 636.9 LORD
    Lord, Cynthia
    Borrowing bunnies : the surprising true tale of fostering rabbits
    Summary:"From Newbery Honor author, Cynthia Lord, comes the heartwarming true story of the author’s own journey in fostering two amazing bunnies, illustrated with photos and drawings"–
    ISBN:“0374308411 (hardcover)”, “9780374308414 (hardcover)”


  • J 782.42 WEATHERFORD
    Weatherford, Carole Boston
    The roots of rap : 16 bars on the 4 pillars of hip-hop
    Summary:Presents the history of hip-hop including, how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and breakdancing that formed around the art form.
    ISBN:1499804113, 9781499804119

DVDs – May Arrivals


  • RENTAL CHILD DVD FEATURE MARY (Marblehead pickup only)
    Mary Poppins returns
    Summary:After Mary Poppins departed London, Jane and Michael Banks grew up into loving and responsible adults. When Michael becomes a single father of three children after the death of his wife, Mary Poppins revisits the Cherry Tree Lane home again to try to help Michael and his family cope and move beyond their grief. Time passes quickly for most normal mortals. Mary Poppins has never been normal. Although it’s now the 1930s, she looks exactly the same. Her message to Michael, Annabel, John, George and Ellen, the family’s housekeeper, about enjoying life and loved ones is also still the same.
    ISBN:6317671389, 9786317671386


  • RENTAL CHILD DVD FEATURE RALPH (Marblehead pickup only)
    Ralph breaks the internet
    Summary:Ralph and Penelope are faced with a new challenge when they begin the search for a spare part to fix a beloved videogame.
    ISBN:6317621721, 9786317621725