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Graceffa, Joey

Summary: Elite party girl Yarrow, the daughter of one of the most powerful women in Eden, and Rowan, whose very existence is illegal, discover threads that bind them and could change Eden forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Keywords Press/Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Twelve-year-old Maggie (Magnolia) and her twin sister Beatrice are both figure skaters, but Maggie is trying to find her own style (for instance, cutting her hair and dying it blue) while her sister remains firmly under their uptight mother's thumb--so when their old coach leaves and a man takes over, Maggie seizes the opportunity to try out some of the new spins she has been creating, even if...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MAD

Kranz, Linda

Summary: After exploring his ocean home and seeing many different types of sea life, a young fish named Adri talks to his parents and learns that differences make the world colorful and beautiful.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taylor Trade Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Kranz 2011

Esbaum, Jill

Summary: School shopping is no fun for Dylan--until he spots boots decorated with poison-dart frogs. They even glow in the dark! He can't wait to show them off in class. But then a kid exclaims: "Ms. Kory, that boy's wearing girl boots." Suddenly, everyone's laughing at Dylan and the boots don't seem so cool anymore. Will he ever wear them again? A timely story about staying true to yourself and defying...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ESB

Bates, Amy June

Summary: "A girl draws an unusual panda, who comes to life and draws all sorts of whimsical things with her, from a castle to a dragon and more"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2020

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Colfer, Chris

Summary: A friendless girl who is teased for being different runs away from her village in tears and finds herself having a conversation with a very unusual tree, who tells a story of how his differences not only saved his life, they helped him see that he is not so very different after all.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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Ross, Tony

Summary: Douglas, the only ant with a name in happy, busy Antworld, just wants to fit in, but he is told that because he is big, he will be a soldier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andersen Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ROS

Judge, Lita

Summary: "Hoot the owl is excited to teach his younger sister all of his wisdom--but much to his annoyance, Peep is more interested in capturing the magic of the world around her than in listening to his advice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JUD

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE JUD

Pate, Alexs D.

Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate things that make us special and how we can communicate who we are to others.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions 2018

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Pérez, Celia C.

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Summary: Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malu) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Binkow, Howard.

Summary: When the children at school laugh at him, Howard the rabbit decides to stop dancing even though he loves it, until he realizes his dancing is what makes him unique.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Thunderbolt Pub.] 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Bradman, Tony.

Summary: After her adventure at the Three Bear's house, Goldilocks starts a new school. She tries to fit in, but she's not a princess, a troll, or a ninja. Goldilocks wants a group of friends who are just right for her, but that's not so easy to find.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2009

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE BRA

Curry, Tyler

Summary: "Peter the peacock doesn't know how it happened, but he found himself growing up in a flock of pigeons. Surrounded by a world of grey, he found himself feeling less than his peers and was embarrassed by his feathers. After he fails to blend in, he decides that it's time to learn to fly on his own. Along the way, he meets new bird friends from all different flocks that teach him a lesson he will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mascot Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CUR

Garton, Sam

Summary: When Otter starts a school, Teddy becomes sad because the other students are all good at something and it seems he is not.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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McGill, Erin

Summary: Thanks to Mom, everything about Maria matches--her clothes, her socks, her underwear, her backpack, and her lunchbox. Maria even matches the dog, the duvet, and the doilies. But Maria doesn't want to be so matchy matchy. She wants to mix it up! Feathers and fringe! Pom-poms and plaid! Spikes and spots! Leopard and lace! Tie-dye and tutus! One day she does just that and asserts her very own...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cameron Kids, an imprint of Cameron + Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCG

McKee, David.

Summary: When Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd, they are surprised to find that she is pink, but even greater surprises are in store for them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andersen Press USA 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E MCK

Ocean, Davy

Summary: Harry the hammerhead shark wishes he could be any other type of shark, but when a class trip to a famous shipwreck almost ends in disaster, Harry realizes the importance of being exactly who he is.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2014

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC OCE

Reinhardt, Jennifer Black

Summary: Possums play dead when threatened so Alfred, an unusually nervous possum, avoids attention and even friendship until he meets Sofia, an armadillo who curls into a ball when nervous. Includes facts about the unusual defense mechanisms of animals pictured in the book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE REI

Schachner, Judith Byron

Summary: When Stretchy, a good looking street cat with an unusual personality, takes a break from his large, rambunctious family, he meets Beanie, a girl who is similarly unique.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, New York 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SCH

Summary: Tells the story of Oblio, a round-headed boy living in the land of "Point," where everything and everybody has one. Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, is banished to the Pointless Forest. Once there, the adventure begins. The tale is narrated by Ringo Starr and includes songs written and sung by Harry Nilsson.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MVD Visual 2012

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY POI

Griffin, Molly Beth

Summary: Unnoticed by humans, Stella the Mouse, Nico the Toad, Delilah the Spider, and Bo the Parakeet compete, in their own special ways, during the school's Field Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2020

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE GRI

Swenson, Jamie

Summary: A dog and a duck get together to play an unusual game of fetch in the park.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Pre-Reader (Orange), Call number: JBR ORANGE SWE

Vincent, Rachel

Summary: In a world where everyone is the same, Trigger 17 convinces Dahlia 16 that she is unique but this proves that both are flawed, which could lead to dire consequences for their entire genomes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION VIN

Barnaby, Hannah Rodgers

Summary: Third-grader Max did not want to invite Jeremy or the new student, Sam, to his birthday sleepover, but soon discovers that differences can make a person fun and interesting.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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