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Messner, Kate

Summary: Moving to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, a young gymnast hides a secret as she makes new friends and investigates her grandmother's claim that someone is trying to destroy her cricket farm.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Messner, Kate

Summary: Ranger, a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, heads to Normandy on the morning of the D-Day invasion where he meets Leo, a Jewish boy who is hiding with a local farmer, and Walt, a young American soldier fighting to free France from the Nazis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Messner, Kate

Summary: Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel playfully chronicle the process of becoming a writer in this fun follow-up to How to Read a Story, guiding young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process. From choosing an idea, to creating a problem for their character to resolve, to coming to The End, this empowering picture book breaks down the writing process...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2020

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Messner, Kate

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Summary: "Myths about the Mayflower and the Pilgrim's arrival in modern-day America debunked"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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Messner, Kate

Summary: Twelve-year-old Ava finds an old pencil in her family's junk drawer and discovers, during a math test, that it will answer factual questions, so she and her best friend Sophie have a great time--and Ava grows in self-confidence--until the pencil reveals atruth about her family that Ava would rather not know.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Messner, Kate

Summary: This time the mysterious box transports the golden retriever Ranger back to the shipyards of Belfast in 1912, where a ship is being prepared for her maiden voyage, and when he saves young Patrick Murphy from being crushed by falling boards, Ranger expects to be transported home; when he is not, he knows that somehow his job is not finished--but then, Ranger has never heard of the Titanic, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

Messner, Kate

Summary: Fergus and Zeke, the pet mice in Miss Maxwell's classroom, learn that Lucy wants to teach them how to run through a maze for the science fair, but they come up with their own idea for training Lucy to cheer them for their performance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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Messner, Kate

Summary: "Under the canopy of the rainforest, hundreds of animals make their homes--from the slender parrot snake to the colorful poison dart frog. But up in the trees hides a whole other world, where toucans and pale-billed woodpeckers chatter and call, capuchin monkeys swing from the vines, and sleek-furred jaguars rule the night. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 591.734 MESS

Messner, Kate

Summary: Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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Messner, Kate

Summary: "Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing ... in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MES

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

Messner, Kate

Summary: Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2018

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Messner, Kate

Summary: Fergus, the pet mouse in Miss Maxwell's classroom, stows away in a backpack on a field trip to the museum. He makes a new friend, Zeke, another mouse, who shows Fergus many interesting exhibits, but now he wonders how to get back to school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR Purple Messner 2017

Messner, Kate

Summary: When the mysterious first aid kit takes golden retriever Ranger to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina hits, he finds himself helping Clare Porter and her grandmother, who are waiting for Clare's father at their home in the Lower Ninth Ward--and when the levees break and Clare is separated from Nana, Ranger must somehow get her to the relative safety of the Superdome, and reunite her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

Messner, Kate

Summary: Henry, Anna, and Jose, the junior members of the Silver Jaguar Society, are on a mission in Paris to recover the Mona Lisa--but when senior members of the Society are taken hostage, it is up to Henry to rescue them while continuing to pursue the missing masterpiece.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Messner, Kate

4 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Celebrates the forms of life that live above and under a pond, including turtles, red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, minnows, frogs, and catfish.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2017

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Messner, Kate.

Summary: When the original Star Spangled Banner is stolen, seventh-graders Anne, José, and Henry, all descendants of the Silver Jaguar Society, pursue suspects on airport carts and through baggage handling tunnels while stranded at a Washington, D.C., airport during a snowstorm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Messner, Kate.

Summary: For five hundred years the Jaguar Cup, sacred to the Silver Jaguar Society, was hidden in a cave on the coast of Costa Rica-- so when a fake copy shows up on display in America, it is up to Jos©♭, Anna, and Henry, junior members of the society, to travel to Costa Rica and rescue the real cup from thieves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Messner, Kate

Summary: This time Ranger, the time-travelling Golden retriever finds himself transported to the deck of the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941, where he rescues the young sailor Ben Hansen who is badly burned when the ship explodes--and there is a Japanese-American boy and girl in a rowboat who also need his help to find their father amid the chaos of the attack.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Messner, Kate

Summary: From multiple perspectives, tells of a time capsule project and the middle schoolers who contribute, including future journalist Nora Tucker and newcomer Elidee Jones, whose brother is in the local prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Messner, Kate

Summary: Moving to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, a young gymnast hides a secret as she makes new friends and investigates her grandmother's claim that someone is trying to destroy her cricket farm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MES

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Messner, Kate

Summary: "A book of insects, with a focus on their 'super powers'--their extraordinary and very real abilities--and an art/design style that evokes comic-book-hero-and-villain awesomeness. The book will include profiles of the animals and their powers, mixed withspreads that compare, contrast, and pit the insects against each other in a kind of 'who would win??' action format. Head-to-head combat!...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2019

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Messner, Kate

Summary: Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever, has landed in Viking age Iceland, where he helps a girl named Helga journey through the ash and smoke of an erupting volcano to find her father and bring him home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Messner, Kate

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Over the snow, the world is hushed and white, but under the snow is a secret world of squirrels and snowshoe hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many others who live outside in the woods during the winter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2011

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Messner, Kate

Summary: "Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves ... and down in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2015

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