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Klages, Ellen

Summary: It is 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is traveling west on a train to live with her scientist father--but no one will tell her exactly where he is. When she reaches Los Alamos, New Mexico, she learns why: he's working on a top secret government program.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2006

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

Rea, Amy C.

Summary: "Offers readers a captivating look into the race between three countries to build the world's most destructive weapon. Learn about the Manhattan Project, the atomic bomb, and how the United States used this weapon to end World War II"-- www.childsworld.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 REA

Gall, Chris

Summary: Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this nonfiction picture book offers a step-by-step explanation of how the Apollo 11 spacecraft worked, as told by a young enthusiast. Includes glossary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GAL

Summary: This miniseries opens in Berkeley, California in 1938, where pampered, tenured professors, safe on the shores of peaceful America, dabble in radical politics as the world heads inevitably towards war. J. Robert Oppenheimer is such a one. Two events--one personal, one scientific--combine to change Oppy's life forever and catapult him from a moderately successful theoretician to a world famous...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: British Broadcasting Corp. 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV OPP

Young, Judy

Summary: As the Apollo 11 mission draws to a close there is a crisis at the tracking station on Guam: the antenna that will track the spacecraft during reentry, and allow mission control to communicate with the astronauts is stuck--and ten-year-old Marty is the only one small enough to reach in and grease the ball bearings that allow the antenna to move.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE YOU

Beard, Janet

Summary: "In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn't officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has sprung up in a matter of months -- a town of trailers and segregated houses, twenty-four-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young women operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Simmons, Dan

Summary: German physicist Paul Haber fled to America to work on the atomic bomb and avenge the loss of his family to the Nazis, but when he learns that his family is alive in Nazi hands, he must spy on his new homeland to protect them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Rosenheim, Andrew

Summary: In this gripping third book in Andrew Rosenheim's critically acclaimed Jimmy Nessheim series, the fate of America's fledgling nuclear program and the outcome of World War II itself are at stake. Fall, 1942. Special agent James Nessheim has quit the FBI and enrolled as a law student at the University of Chicago. It isn't long before his former boss, Assistant Director Harry Guttman, comes to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROS

Engle, Margarita

Summary: "Los seres alados han de ser libres. Y también lo han de ser los artistas, pero el gobierno cubano ha criminalizado cualquier arte que no tenga su aprobación. Soleida y sus padres protestan contra esta injusticia con su jardín secreto de esculturas de aves encadenadas. Luego, un huracán derriba las paredes y deja al descubierto el arte ilegal, y sus padres son arrestados...Soleida huye sola a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH ENG

Davies, Jacqueline

Summary: Evan and his younger sister, Jessie, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn one hundred dollars.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 CAM SPANISH

Hagedorn, Ann

Summary: "The little-known story of a spy on the atom-bomb project in World War II who had top security clearance -- American born, Soviet trained, he was never even suspected until after his information was in Soviet hands and he was safe in the USSR. It's LeCarre and "The Americans" for real"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KOVAL, GEORGE HAG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B KOVAL HAG

Summary: Click, clack, moo: A bunch of literate cows go on strike after Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their typed demands of electric blankets when the barn gets too cold. The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash: Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm. The Pigs' wedding: all the pigs must get cleaned up for the big wedding. Hendrika, a Dutch cow, wants to visit the city. Charlie...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

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

Beard, Janet

Summary: In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesnt officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of monthsa town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BEA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Beard 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P BEA

Allegra, Mike

Summary: Kimmie decides to trap the tooth fairy to earn money to build a burglar alarm trap.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2022

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

Montague, Liz

Summary: Rose, Amethyst, and Lavender, fifth-year students at the Brooklyn School of Magic, need to pass the Equinox Test in order to move up to Middle Magic--but they soon face self-doubts, a cheating scandal, and trouble brewing in the magical community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2024

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: Third-grader Azaleah Lane has been chosen STEM lab monitor for the week, but on her first day Harry the lab guinea pig gets out of his cage and escapes, and Azaleah has to figure out a strategy to locate where in the room he is hiding and catch him; but she also has another problem--how to get Terrance to listen to Rose, Jamal, and herself and work with the group on their Rube Goldberg machine...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SMI

Brown, Don

Summary: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn't just one man who got us to the moon. The Moon Landing explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one person's life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 629.45 BRO

Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.)

Summary: This graphic retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COL

Watson, Bruce

Summary: "In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote. The campaign was called "Freedom Summer." But on the evening after volunteers arrived, three young civil rights workers went...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 WAT

Page, Nathan

Summary: "Discover the true story behind Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission. From his childhood experiments to his first encounters with flight, explore the calculated risks this astronaut took in order to become the first person to walk on the moon"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ARM

Robinson, Gary

Summary: After a failed suicide attempt, seventeen-year-old Rhonda Runningcrane is inspired to help a crew protesting against an oil company running a pipeline through sacred Native land in North Dakota.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation 2019

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

Nnachi, Ngeri

Summary: "Voting gives people a voice in their communities. In the past, racist laws and practices kept Black American voices silent. No place was more affected by this racism than the state of Mississippi. In 1964, organizers and volunteers brought change to Mississippi. This movement to register Black voters became known as Freedom Summer, and it led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2024

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.2 NNA

Rocco, John

Summary: "This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.45 ROC

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Space Rocco

Platt, Christine A.

Summary: "It's a surprise visit! Ana & Andrew are excited when Grandma comes to visit. While she is there, the family tours the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and learns about important African American achievements"--Page [2].

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2020

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: JBR PURPLE SPANISH PLA

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