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Primary Library Highlights - February/March 2021: Home
This is a small selection of the books that have arrived in the library in the past few weeks. The UWCSEA Community should login to Destiny to locate the books in the library and check availability.
Clicking the icons next to each title will take you to lists of books that are linked to the UWCSEA Learner Profile.
Don't throw out those old cardboard boxes and tubes. Make some awesome projects from them instead!
Inventive readers will love making amazing cardboard projects such as swords and armor, solar cookers, movie projectors, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have young readers building incredible cardboard creations in a flash!
From the internationally-bestselling creators of The Wonky Donkey comes a third member of the family!
Another sequel to the laugh-out-loud viral sensation, The Wonky Donkey, is here! This time, readers will meet Dinky Donkey's grandma: a grinny granky plunky-plinky swanky clinky-clanky zonky dunky-drinky clunky donkey!
A wonderfully humorous story, playing on repetitions that will delight children!
A surfer gives a ride to a soon-to-be married diver, a tired superhero, a bored alligator, a wanted criminal, and a scared little girl . . . But will the occupants of the increasingly crowded car make it to the beach?
A mindful, humorous, musical, and uniquely entertaining book!
Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends! Young readers will meet a big blue whale and speedy cheetahs, tiny beetles and graceful swans. Each has a special secret to share.
Sharp, simple and insightful, this book gets to the heart of anti-racist principles and show us all how to truly be better allies.
Do you want to be an anti-racist ally? This punchy, pocket-sized guide shows you how, whether you’re using your voice for the first time, or are looking for ways to keep the momentum and make long lasting change.
Can Farah find a way to defeat the bully and rock fifth grade?
Farah and her best friend, Allie Liu, are getting excited to turn in their applications to the Magnet Academy, where they both hope to attend sixth grade. But when new girl Dana Denver shows up, Farah's world is turned upside down. As Dana starts bullying Farah's little brother, Samir, Farah begins to second-guess her choice to leave him behind at Harbortown Elementary/Middle School. Determined to handle it on her own, Farah comes up with a plan--a plan that involves lying to those closest to her. Will her lies catch up with her, or can Farah find a way to defeat the bully and rock fifth grade?
A warm and thought-provoking tale from a master storyteller.
When a new boy joins the class, everyone thinks he’s a bit strange, but he’s brilliant at football and loves crisps, and that’s all that matters to Dan and Maxie. However, the truth about George is stranger than anyone could have imagined ... and more sinister, too. Can his new pals help him to become truly free?
Secrets from the past are the keys to the future...if two children can find them.
Usha is devastated when her grandmother Kali Ma passes away. Not quite fitting in at school, with her best friend moving away, and with an annoying new adoptive sister arriving, Usha feels lost. That is until Kali Ma's ghost appears...with a task for her.
Perched high on the snowy slopes of the Mabombo Ranges lies The Grandest Hotel on Earth. It's wilder than the African savanna, more fantastical than Disneyland and more magical than Shangri-la.
When ordinary eleven-year-old Vincent meets the hotel's young Florence he sets off on a path leading into his most wondrous dreams. But of course, dreams have a funny way of taking strange and surprising turns and, before long, Vincent is torn between right and wrong, friendship and family and the most enticing of desires - to see into the future . . .
Twelve-year-old Abigail Hensley is a socially awkward aspiring anthropologist who has always had trouble connecting with her peers.
Abigail is hopeful that a week at sleepaway camp is the answer to finally making a friend. But just when it seems that she is off to a good start, her bunkmate's phone gets stolen, and Abigail is the main suspect. Can she clear her name, find the real culprit, and make a friend before the week is done?
This striking portrait of our world in numbers makes statistics fun and accessible to kids!
Every Second offers a unique introduction to numbers and statistics, perfect for kids in kindergarten and at elementary school. Full of fascinating and fun facts, and clear, colorful infographic illustrations, this book will help develop math skills and an understanding of our world. This book also provides the perfect launch-pad for thought and discussion about a wide range of issues, including the environment.
Propulsive and laugh-out-loud funny, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates is a heartwarming story about the true meaning of family.
Facts are everything to eleven-year-old Freddie Yates: once you know a fact it’s yours to keep. After his grandmother dies and Freddie discovers his biological father might be alive and well in Wales, he decides to follow the facts. Together with his best friends Ben and Charlie, he sneaks off on the adventure of a lifetime (or at least, the summer holidays) to track down Freddie’s father.
After telling his brother and sister that cobwebs are ghost trails, Adam's practical joke starts to get out of control.
Is there a ghost in Grandpa's creaky old house? Strange things show up there, and spooky noises fill the night. Adam decides to search for answers down the Ghost Trail. Will his brother and sister be brave enough to go along?
Twelve-year-old JJ Jacobson convinces his mom to accept an offer for an all-expenses-paid, weekend vacation at the Barclay Hotel in hopes of doing some ghost hunting.
Five murder suspects are invited to the haunted Barclay Hotel for a weekend getaway, and it is up to twelve-year-old JJ and eleven-year-old Penny--and a lonely ghost--to figure out who committed the crime.
A graphic novel about a spunky pup who gets trapped in a world filled with magic, adventure, and one giant, grumpy monster.
While trying to bury a shoe in the backyard, a young dog who lives with two humans and three cats is transported to a world filled with magic and adventure,