The Best Man

Dial Books - In fact, the first male teacher in the history of the school. Three of the best are his grandpa, ; and his uncle Paul, the great architect; his dad, the great vintage car customizer, who is just plain great. Dial. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does. Along the way he finds a fourth—Mr.

Mcleod, a teacher. Newbery medalist richard peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos. Archer magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. These are the three he wants to be.

The Best Man - Change. He doesn't see too far ahead, so every day or so a startling revelation breaks over him. But now here comes middle school and puberty. Then a really big one when he's the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. But that gets ahead of the story. In pages that ripple with laughter, there's a teardrop here and there.

And more than a few insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to being the best man he can be.





Towers Falling

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks.

Like, why does pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day. Little brown Books for Young Readers.

Towers Falling - But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow and heal, she uncovers new questions, too. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side.





Ghost Track

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - But ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, chased him and his mother through their apartment, when Ghost was a very little boy, who, with a loaded gun, then down the street, aiming to kill. Can ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him? Little brown Books for Young Readers.

Since then, ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. Patina. A national book award Finalist for Young People’s Literature. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds.

Ghost Track - Ghost. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Lu. Running. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together.





Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option. Until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. Now, the recycled orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation. Little brown Books for Young Readers.

From award-winning author susan hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers.

Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay - He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada—and her town—forever changed.





Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles

Chronicle Books - Meet viv, who has a new home and a new school by the sea, and follow her as she finds her way in a new place and helps bring together a whole community to save the sea turtles of the South Carolina coast. Acclaimed activist philippe cousteau and renowned author Deborah Hopkinson team up to offer a story of the powerful difference young people can make in the world.

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Wolf Hollow

Dutton Books for Young Readers - Comparisons to harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, things quickly escalate, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. Beautifully written. The wall street Journal“Wrenching and true.

. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount. They are merely doing justice to Wolk's beautiful story. Npr, best books of 2016 growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town.

But wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty. The new york times book review“when reviewers draw a parallel between Mockingbird and Lauren Wolk's Wolf Hollow,  they are being neither hyperbolic, nor lazy. A 2017 newbery honor booknew york Times BestsellerA young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying.

Wolf Hollow - An npr best book of the year★ a booklist best book of the year★ an entertainment weekly best middle grade book of the year★ a kirkus reviews best book of the Year★ A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year★ A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year★ A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year★ An ALA Notable Children's Book  “This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn’t flinch.

People “a powerful debut .





The Great Pet Escape Pets on the Loose!

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - Little brown Books for Young Readers. Impossible! just as gw gets barry and Biter to agree to leave with him, a mouse named Harriet and her many mouse minions get in their way. And maybe look at their class pets a little differently in the future. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry and Biter, he finds that they actually LIKE being class pets.

Flugelhorn Elementary School want OUT. The class pets at Daisy P. Holt. What follows is class-pet chaos guaranteed to make readers giggle. Chronicle Books Childrens. And gw short for george washington, the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead the way. Dutton books for Young Readers.

The Great Pet Escape Pets on the Loose! - Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.





The Key to Extraordinary

Scholastic Press - Chronicle Books Childrens. If emma fails, she'll let down generations of extraordinary ancestors. Her ancestors include revolutionary War spies, brilliant scientists, and famous musicians--every single one of which learned of their extraordinary destiny through a dream. But when emma's dream finally arrives, it points her toward an impossible task--finding a legendary treasure hidden in her town's cemetery.

Little brown Books for Young Readers. Scholastic. For emma, her own dream can't come soon enough. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. Holt. Everyone in Emma's family is special. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Including her own mother. Right before her mother died, emma promised that she'd do whatever it took to fulfill her destiny, and she doesn't want to let her mother down.

The Key to Extraordinary - Dutton books for Young Readers. But how can she find something that's been missing for centuries and might be protected by a mysterious singing ghost? With her signature blend of lyrical writing, quirky humor, and unforgettable characters, Natalie Lloyd's The Key to Extraordinary cements her status as one of the most original voices writing for children today.





The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective

Bloomsbury USA Childrens - The easy-going john isn't sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted read: only partner in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack. Don't miss the rest of the great shelby holmes series:the Great Shelby HolmesThe Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her MatchThe Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case Little brown Books for Young Readers.

When eleven-year-old john Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that's eluded her up till now: a friend. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Chronicle Books Childrens. She's nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen--always using logic and a bit of pluck which yes, some might call “bossiness” to solve the toughest crimes.

The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective - Holt. Sherlock holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg. Shelby holmes is not your average sixth grader. Bloomsbury. Dutton books for Young Readers. Scholastic.





In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

Harry N. Abrams - Scholastic. Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Dutton books for Young Readers. Chronicle Books Childrens. Along with sitting bull, crazy Horse was the last of the Lakota to surrender his people to the US army. Holt. 1840–1877. The book follows the heroic deeds of the lakota leader who took up arms against the US federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

American indian youth Literature Award   Little brown Books for Young Readers. Bloomsbury. Through his grandfather’s tales about the famous warrior, ultimately, Jimmy learns more about his Lakota heritage and, himself. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. When he embarks on a journey with his grandfather, the story of Crazy Horse, Nyles High Eagle, he learns more and more about his Lakota heritage—in particular, one of the most important figures in Lakota and American history.

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse - Jimmy mcclean is a lakota boy—though you wouldn’t guess it by his name: his father is part white and part Lakota, and his mother is Lakota. Drawing references and inspiration from the oral stories of the Lakota tradition, celebrated author Joseph Marshall III juxtaposes the contemporary story of Jimmy with an insider’s perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse c.





Unidentified Suburban Object

Scholastic Inc. - Dutton books for Young Readers. It's only when chloe's with her best friend, Shelly, that she doesn't feel like a total alien. Then a new teacher comes to town: Ms. They seem perfectly happy to be the only Asian family in town. The next person who compares Chloe Cho with famous violinist Abigail Yang is going to HEAR it.

Little brown Books for Young Readers. Chloe has just about had it with people not knowing the difference between someone who's Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. She's korean american, and for the first time Chloe has a person to talk to who seems to understand completely. Chronicle Books Childrens. Lee's class, Chloe finally gets to explore her family history.

Unidentified Suburban Object - Holt. She's had it with people thinking that everything she does well -- getting good grades, winning first chair in the orchestra, et CETera -- are because she's ASIAN. Of course, her own parents don't want to have anything to DO with their Korean background. Bloomsbury. Lee. But what she unearths is light-years away from what she expected.

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