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Levy, Dana Alison.

Summary: Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LEV

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary: "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library/Random House 2017

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Cheng, Jack

Summary: 11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan, named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD CHE

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny follows Skye for a school project and learns about her life with two homes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

James, Simon

Summary: "When Stanley's Mom has to go away for work, Stanley decides to take off, too--all the way to Mars. Can the Martian who takes his place on Earth get by in Stanley's family even in Mom's absence?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC JAM

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JAM

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JAM

Schiffer, Miriam B

Summary: Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Summary: It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him? The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SCH

Erskine, Kathryn

Summary: Nine-year-old Julian almost died when he was born and he believes that he has a special connection to the universe because of that, and he wants to make his two moms and his sister (who turned into a black hole of discontentment when she turned fourteen)happy because he is convinced that soon he will die and travel to the dog star--but now they have moved to Maine and he resolves to also use...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ERS

Kramer, Richard

Summary: Wesley, a tenth grader, tries to navigate through life, despite having divorced parents, a father who has come out as gay ,and a popular friend who also comes out as gay right after winning a school election.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Unbridled Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KRA

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAR

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny follows Connor for a school project and learns about his life with a military mom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

Cerato, Mattia

Summary: A young boy is reluctant to accept his mom's new friend, Dan. However, when they all go on a road trip together, he finds that Dan is not as bad as he imagined.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Chair Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CER

Hart, Ellen.

Summary: "PI and restaurateur Jane Lawless must track down two missing teenagers Although Eric and Andrew have been trying to keep up a semblance of normal life, they know their thirteen-year-old son Jack has been having a tough time of it since they separated.They've been concerned, but now they're terrified--Jack has run away from home. It happened once before, just after the separation, but then it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Silvestro, Annie

Summary: "Rosie can't wait to start kindergarten--she's had her pencils sharpened and her backpack ready for weeks. But suddenly, on the night before the big day, her tummy hurts. Rosie's mom reassures her that it's just butterflies in her belly, and she'll feel better soon. Much to Rosie's surprise, when she says hello to a new friend on the bus, a butterfly flies out of her mouth! As the day goes on,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SIL

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny, the class reporter, follows Elsie for a school project and learns about her life with her two moms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

Allen, Tina Alexis

Summary: The actress reveals her struggle growing up as a gay woman in a strict Catholic family until the age of eighteen, when her father discovered the truth about her sexuality and revealed that he too was gay, leading them to live their double lives together without their family's knowledge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.76 ALL

Rivers, Daniel Winunwe.

Summary: Based on extensive archival research and 130 interviews conducted nationwide, the author looks at lesbian and gay parenthood from the early 1950s through today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 RIV

Rice, Luanne

Summary: Ever since her mother left, Maia has struggled with depression, which has only gotten worse since her father remarried; so Maia decides run away to Canada to find her mother, together with Billy, a boy who now lives in a group home and has his own family tragedy--but when they finally arrive in Tadoussac, Quebec, Maia discovers that even her mother has been keeping secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RIC

Barshaw, Ruth McNally.

Summary: Ellie pet-sits for her neighbor's African grey parrot Alix, about whom she is writing a report, while her family argues over whether to get a cat or a dog, and her little brother accidentally lets Alix out of his cage, all of which is chronicled in Ellie's ever-present sketchbook.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION BAR

Barshaw, Ruth McNally.

Summary: When her teacher assigns a report about animals and all the popular animals get snatched up, Ellie McDoodle is stumped for a topic. Then a neighbor asks Ellie to pet-sit her African gray parrot and it seems her problem is solved. But when the parrot flies the coop-literally-Ellie has an even bigger problem. With help from a librarian, a zookeeper, and Ellie's own pet-obsessed family, the bird...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAR

Nelsen, Jane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prima Pub. 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.29 NEL

Goebel, Jenny

Summary: Normally, Olivia spends all year looking forward to her family's summer vacation in Florida. But not this year. Not when her parents have recently separated, and her father has to stay behind in Colorado. Olivia doesn't know what she'll do all summer without him. They've always been a pair, and she's never felt the same bond with her mother or younger sister. So Olivia plans to spend the summer...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GOE

Dunbar, Helene

Summary: "Michael Sterling disappeared from his Maine town five years ago. Everyone assumed he was kidnapped. The truth is worse--he ran away and found the life he always dreamed of. Now, at seventeen, he's Sean Woodhouse. And he's come "home," to the last place he wants to ever be, to claim the small inheritance his grandparents promised him when he graduated high school, all so he can save Trip, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sky Pony Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC DUN

Masurel, Claire.

Summary: A young boy named Alex enjoys the homes of both of his parents who live apart but love Alex very much.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Masur