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Bader, Bonnie

Summary: "Exposing children to a diverse range of literary and informational texts, the Core Concepts program helps develop important literacy and cognitive skills necessary to meet many of the Common Core State Standards. Did you know that every year hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies migrate 2,500 miles to Mexico for the winter? It takes four generations of butterflies to make the trip, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 940.53 HOO

Lourie, Peter.

Summary: Documents the annual efforts of a pair of biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey team to locate and tranquilize polar bears in the Alaskan wilderness to collect important information about species conservation and global warming.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2012

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Alexander, Kwame

Summary: Kwame Alexander shares inspiring lessons about the rules of life, as well as uplifting quotes from athletes such as Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other exemplars like Sonia Sotomayor and Michelle Obama.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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2 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 796 ALE

Pollack, Pam.

Summary: ""Remember the Alamo!" is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days. The Alamo was a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution, and led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

Burleigh, Robert.

Summary: "As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with painting light and shadow and his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2014

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

Peabody, Erin.

Summary: "The summer of 1871, a team of thirty-two men set out on the first scientific expedition across Yellowstone. Through uncharted territory, some of the day's most renowned scientists and artists explored, sampled, sketched, and photographed the region's breathtaking wonders--from its white-capped mountain vistas and thundering falls to its burping mud pots and cauldrons of molten magma. At the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sky Pony Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 978 PEA

Brooks, Ben

Summary: More true tales of amazing boys who found the courage to be themselves, and achieved something remarkable at the same time. This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for boys who dare to be different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves. What have the footballer Kylian Mbappe, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Heos, Bridget.

Summary: "This hard-hitting look at climate change tackles the past, present, and future of global warming, examining the effects it's having across the world, the politics behind denial, and the ways in which we can all work to lessen the harsh effects of our warming world. Perfect for young environmentalists looking to learn about the ways in which we can take action against global warming"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 363.7 HEO

Lewis, Anna M.

Summary: "Reporting on a range of historical and contemporary female builders and designers, this educational book strives to inspire a new generation of girls in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. With many of the profiles set againstthe backdrop of such landmark events as the women's suffrage and civil rights movements and the Industrial Revolution, and with original...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 LEW

Ziefert, Harriet.

Summary: "Clever word groupings list three alike things and one that it is different. For example, there are living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms--but a mushroom is not a room! Picture clues will help kids figure out which "of these things is not like the other" and will begin to grasp the more fine-tuned nuances of word parts, roots, and meanings"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Apple Books 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 428.1 ZIE

Garcia, Gabi

Summary: "Listening to My Body is an engaging and interactive picture book that introduces children to the practice of paying attention to their bodies. Through a combination of story, and simple experiential activities, it guides them through the process of noticing and naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them so that they can build on their capacity to engage mindfully,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Take Heart Press 2017

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Herman, Gail

Summary: "Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier, is a man of legend. He is said to have killed his first bear when he was three years old. His smile alone killed another, and he skinned a bear by forcing him to run between two trees. Fact or fiction? Find out the real story of this folk hero, who did love to hunt bears, served as a congressman for Tennessee, and fought and died at the Alamo"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2013

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Demuth, Patricia

Summary: "Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. It wasn't until after she was sixty that Laura Ingalls Wilder started chronicling those times, which resulted in nine Little House books, a hit TV series that ran for eight years, and her own permanent place as a heroine of the American West"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 WIL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET WILDER

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

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Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Summary: "A narrative history of the Motown music label covering the historical context, personalities, and ongoing legacy of the "sound of young America.""--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 781.5 PIN

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 781.5 PIN

Siwa, JoJo

Summary: "You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo's nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation's version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood's belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo's personal experience and playful...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2017

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Van Dijk, Sheri

Summary: "In Relationship Skills 101 for Teens, Sheri Van Dijk offers tools based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you regulate your emotions so you can build better relationships with your parents, friends, and peers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Instant Help Books, and imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 155.5 VAN

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 158.2 VAN

Wagenen, Maya van.

Summary: " A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Juvenile 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 921 WAG

Bass, Jennifer Vogel.

Summary: An illustrated celebration of unusual fruits and vegetables reveals how familiar produce can be different colors and still be delicious, from red bananas and purple broccoli to yellow cherries and green carrots.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2014

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Bausum, Ann.

Summary: "That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.7 BAU

Connell, Tom

Summary: "Alpaca your bags and join some cheeky globe-trotting llamas and their cacti buddies on this hilarious search-and-find adventure, full of jam-packed scenes, fun artwork, exotic locations, quirky characters and llama puns galore! The llamas live in paradise, but this herd has itchy hooves. These curious llamas want to trot off to see the world, playing hide and seek at each and every stopover....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Red Shed, an imprint of Egmont UK 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E CON

Hale, Nathan

Summary: "World War I set the tone for the 20th century and introduced a new type of warfare: global, mechanical, and brutal. Nathan Hale has gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales from the war and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist. Easy to understand, funny, informative, and lively, this series is the best way to be introduced to some of the most well-known battles (and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC HAL

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J940.3 HAL

Herrera, Juan Felipe.

Summary: "An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world. This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 HER