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Middle Years Books
Shouting at the Rain by
Call Number: E 363.72
Publication Date: 2019-05-07
A compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree. Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a "regular family." Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a friend who's outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he's endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.
I Wish I Knew That by
Call Number: *S\ 363.72 Siegle
Publication Date: 2017-05-01
Boost your general knowledge and jump to the head of the class!
Have you ever been excited to find out you knew something the other kids in your class didn't? Then just think about how you would feel if you knew hundreds of fascinating tidbits-on everything from art, literature, and history to geography, science, and math-from just one quick-and-easy read crammed with fun and cool stuff you shouldn't have to wait to find out about. With I Wish I Knew That you will speed through science, whiz through history, and take a dip into the classic Greek and Roman myths in no time at all.
How to rob a bank. by
Call Number: *S\ Mitchell
Publication Date: 2019
A life of crime – how hard can it be?
When fifteen-year-old Dylan accidentally burns down the house of the girl he’s trying to impress, he feels that only a bold gesture can make it up to her. A gesture like robbing a bank to pay for her new home. Only an unwanted Saturday job, a tyrannical bank manager, and his unfinished history homework lie between Dylan and the heist of century. And really, what’s the worst that could happen?
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by
Call Number: E MAC
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
She can do it all . . . even without arms.
The bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship--all while solving a mystery in a western theme park.
How not to lose it : mental health - sorted by
Call Number: S\ 616.89 Williamson
Publication Date: 2019
It's not just your body that should be fit and healthy - your mind needs to be, too!
The go-to mental health guide for kids! Exam stress? Friendship issues? Panic attacks? How Not to Lose It will help you be the boss of all of this, and more. How Not to Lose It is the go-to guide for achieving a balanced mind and strong emotional well-being.With immediate, heart of the matter advice and a chatty yet honest tone, Anna Williamson addresses all of the key issues affecting children today. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, relationships, phobias, bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, and much more.
Catching Teller Crow by
Call Number: S\ Kwaymullina
Publication Date: 2018
Weaves together themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family.
Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her - and he's drowning in grief. But now they have a mystery to solve together. Who is Isobel Catching, and what's her connection to the fire that killed a man? What happened to the people who haven't been seen since the fire? As Beth unravels the mystery, she finds a shocking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another. Told in two unforgettable voices.
The Weight of Our Sky by
Call Number: J BUT
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Melati Ahmad looks like your typical moviegoing, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied.
But there are things that Melati can't protect her mother from. On the evening of May 13th, 1969, racial tensions in her home city of Kuala Lumpur boil over. The Chinese and Malays are at war, and Mel and her mother become separated by a city in flames.
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
There's a lot of heart here, and also a lot of books, kindness, creative thinking, and learning to see things from other people's perspective.
Five years.That's how long twelve-year-old Coyote and her dad, River, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation.It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters.Coyote hasn't been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished--the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box--she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state . . . without him realizing it.On the way, they'll pick up an eclectic group of folks. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all, but that with friends, she just might be able to turn her 'once upon a time' into a 'happily ever after.'
Young Adult Books
Call Number: E AGE
Publication Date: 2019-05-14
Don't just fracture the fairy tale. Shatter it.
Isabelle should be blissfully happy - she's about to marry a prince. Except that Isabelle isn't the girl who lost the slipper. And the glass shoe on her foot is filling with blood . . . Isabelle isn't the beauty who captured the prince's heart. She's the ugly stepsister who cut off her toes to fool him. When the prince discovers Isabelle's deception, she's banished. It's no more than Isabelle deserves. She's a plain girl in a world that values beauty. A stubborn girl in a world that wants her to be pliant. Her destiny is a life of misery. That's what Isabelle believes until she finds herself in the midst of a battle between Fate and Chance. Cruel Fate believes that an "ugly" girl with so much bitterness in her heart can never change her destiny. Roguish Chance believes otherwise. And so, Isabelle is given the opportunity to harness strength she never knew she possessed, and learns that while "pretty" is a noose around your neck, "ugly" is the sword that cuts you free.
The uninhabitable earth by
Call Number: S\ 304.2 Wallace-Wells
Publication Date: 2019
An impassioned call to action.
In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await--food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today.
We Hunt the Flame by
Call Number: E GRE
Publication Date: 2019-05-14
A gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.
Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man to brave the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed compassion, his father would brutally punish him. War is brewing in Arawiya, and when Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover an artifact that can restore magic and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs--and the prize they seek poses a threat greater than either can imagine.
Lair of dreams by
Call Number: S\ Bray (DIV #2)
Publication Date: 2019
The heart-stopping sequel to The Diviners
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to 'read' objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, 'America's Sweetheart Seer'. But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities . . .
Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?
Love from a to Z by
Call Number: E PEN
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also a Star mixed with Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip.
A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes--because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together. An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb's teacher, who won't stop reminding the class how "bad" Muslims are. But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn't bad. She's angry. When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt's house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break. Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, "nicer" version of herself in a place where no one knows her. Then her path crosses with Adam's. Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam's stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister. Adam's also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father. Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals. Until a marvel and an oddity occurs... Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting. Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.
Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist by
Call Number: E WAL
Publication Date: 2017-09-15
A fresh and bold debut novel full of heart, guts and raw emotion.
Quick-witted, sharp-tongued Connor Lambert won't take it any longer: the bullying, the secrets, the sympathy. He's been dying from cancer for years, but he's not dead yet. He's going down fighting. Forming an unlikely friendship with fellow juvenile delinquent Skeates, the pair stage a break out and set off on a crazy tour across Scotland -- dodging the police, joy riding and extreme partying -- to find Connor's dad, an inmate at Shotts Prison. But Connor's left two things behind -- the medication he needs to keep him alive, and the girl who makes living bearable.
Bounce: the myth of talent and the power of practice by
Call Number: S\ 153.9 Syed
Publication Date: 2011
If you've ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer.
Everyone knows that David Beckham crosses the ball better than anyone else and that Tiger Woods never 'chokes'. But what are the hidden factors which allow the most successful sports stars to rise above their competitors? Matthew Syed reveals what really lies behind world-beating achievement in sport, and other walks of life besides.
Turning the tide on plastic by
Call Number: S\ 363.72 Siegle
Publication Date: 2018
Now is the time to speak up, take action and demand the change you want to see in the ocean, in the supermarket aisles and on the streets. This book will show you how.
Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the
world 4 times.
More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year.
300 million tonnes of new plastic is produced every year.
An estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans.
A million plastic bottles are used per minute around the world.
500 million plastic straws are used per year.
Without big action, at the current rate, pieces of plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050. That is the legacy we are leaving our children and grandchildren.