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Beck, Robert (Robert John)

Summary: Désirée Rabbit dreams of being a famous ballet dancer in her hometown of Paris, France, but is continually told there are no bunnies in the ballet, yet after taking classes she wins over her classmates and has a chance to shine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

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Ingalls, Ann

Summary: Watercolor illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a baby bird as it tries, fails, and tries again to fly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dawn Publications 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E ING

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ING

Lee, Lucas

Summary: Ara is the odd turtle out in his family, preferring his rock collection to new or wild adventures until he meets Baeoh, a confident tiger who practices martial arts. Unsure if he has what it takes to join Baeoh's taekwondo team, Ara must learn how to come out of his shell, persist through failure, and accept the help of his new friends to complete the Tiger Fitness Challenge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale Kids, an imprint of Rodale Books 2017

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Neimark, Jill

Summary: Told in rhyming text, a little tree clings tenaciously to a granite cliff, determined to live, tended by a little boy, and ultimately loved by the people in the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magination Press, American Psychological Association 2016

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Rinker, Sherri Duskey

Summary: Tiny is a small, but very determined dog and right now he smells a big bone buried deep in the earth of the garden--and he is going to get that bone no matter how far down he has to dig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RIN

Deming, Sarah

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Gravity Delgado has been breaking records and competitors since she started boxing with a legendary coach at age twelve, and now will reach the Olympics if her home life and romance do not distract her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Make Me a World 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DEM

Summary: Greater follows the true story of Brandon Burlsworth, the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Brandon dreams of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks but is told he isn't good enough to play Division 1.The awkward kid who once was an embarrassment to his teammates and annoyance to his coaches ends up becoming an All-American player and the 63rd pick in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GRE RATED PG

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Gr

Patterson, James

Summary: Imaginative middle schooler Jimmy follows his dream to start a unique book company while he is still a child.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAT

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

Patterson, James

Summary: "I'm Jimmy, and I've got an awesome idea to start a kids' book company -- run by kids! It'll be like an amusement park, mad scientist's laboratory, and secret club headquarters all in one. But can a kid like me really make such a big, crazy, outrageous dream come true? Listen on and find out!"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC PAT

Santat, Dan

Summary: After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SAN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SAN

Cena, John

Summary: Elbow Grease, a small, electric truck with a lot of gumption, enters the Monster Truck Grand Prix to prove to his brothers that he is just as capable as they are.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE CEN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Funke, Cornelia Caroline.

Summary: Violetta, a little princess, is determined to become as big and strong as her brothers. She secretly teaches herself to become the bravest and cleverest knight in the land until she must face the king's best knights in a jousting tournament. Will she be ready?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2004

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FUN

Pitcher, Caroline.

Summary: Four, the youngest and smallest owlet of his brood, has a positive attitude that gets him through most challenges of life in a nest, but it may not be enough when a storm threatens his treetop home before he has learned to fly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Good Books 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E Pit

Brown, Peter

Summary: Lucy, a young bear, starts her day determined to make a new friend but her enthusiasm leads to all sorts of problems until, just as she is about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Corbett, Sue.

Summary: Twelve year old Patrick's mother is missing and unless he can get her back, he faces a life of waiting on his brothers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2007

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

Dubé, Pierrette

Summary: "Rosie is a little pig determined to learn how to ride a bike and see the world, no matter how many mishaps it takes for her to get there!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2018

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Hinton, S. E.

Summary: Ponyboy and his 2 brothers struggle to find their place in a difficult world after the deaths of their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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2 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HIN

Meyer, Joyce

Summary: Shares the inspirational stories of fifty people who overcame adversity to realize their dreams, from the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge and the chemists who invented Post-It notes to an African-American woman who had to go to Paris to learn to fly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Faith Words 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.4 MEY

Meyer, Joyce

Summary: Offers stories, scriptural principles, and advice encouraging readers to never give up on themselves or God, regardless of the setbacks or obstacles that they encounter.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 248.86 MEY

Summary: When Clara arrived in America, she didn't know that young women had to go to work and grow up fast. But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school and helped her family by sewing in a factory. She never accepted that girls should be treated poorly with low pay, so she led the largest walkout of women workers the country had seen. She learned that everyone deserved a fair chance, to stand...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bloom, P. C.

Summary: Monkey, having spied a banana tree across the water, will stop at nothing to get a snack.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N Abrams Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BLO

Forleo, Marie

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Let's be honest--none of us were given an owner's manual at birth. If you're having trouble solving a problem or making a dream happen, the problem isn't you. It's not that you're not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven't yet installed the one key belief that will change everything. My mom, who has the tenacity of a bulldog and curses like a truck driver, explained it to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Todd, Barbara Feinman

Summary: Revealing what it’s like to get into the heads and hearts of some of Washington’s most compelling and powerful figures, Feinman Todd offers authentic portraits that go beyond the carefully polished public personas that are the standard fare of the Washington publicity factory. At its heart, Pretend I’m Not Here is a funny and forthcoming story of a young woman in a male-dominated world trying...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TODD, BARBARA FEINMAN TOD

Summary: In 1983, Francis Ford Coppola's film of S.E. Hinton's novel struck a powerful chord with audiences. Coppola has revisited the film and reintegrated 22 minutes of character-enriching footage, including a new beginning and ending more true to the book.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA OUT