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Dongweck, James

Summary: By walking a tight-rope extended across the Uncrossable Canyon, a Goblin and his friend are determined to become the first creatures of the forest to cross the canyon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Golden Monkey Pub. 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Dongweck 2013

Manushkin, Fran

Summary: Katie is enrolled in a gymnastics class, but when she has trouble doing some of the moves she gets discouraged and considers dropping out.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Dongweck, James

Summary: A gnome builds a strange device on the edge of the Uncrossable Canyon despite criticism from creatures of the forest.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Golden Monkey Pub. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Dongweck 2008

Hernandez, Laurie

Summary: "Even Olympians have to start somewhere. And in this charming illustrated book, Laurie Hernandez tells the story of Zoe, a little girl who dreams of flying--and becoming a gymnast. When Zoe sees a gymnast on TV, she realizes that gymnastics is just like flying. But when she first goes to class and falls off the balance beam, she discovers that following her dreams is harder and scarier than she...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2020

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Reid, C. L.

Summary: Emma is taking tap dance lessons and she wants to learn the routine perfectly, but it is not easy because the tapping of the dancers makes it difficult for her cochlear implant to pick up the final notes of the music and so her timing is off--but with a little help from her teacher and her best friend Izzie, Emma will make it work. Includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, glossary, and...

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 REI

Kenney, Daniel.

Summary: "Learning to face your fears is critical for happiness and success. And parents, guardians, and mentors play an important role in teaching kids how to face their fears. With the help of You Can Face Your Fears, your child will be inspired to face some of the challenging things in their life. And room is made at the end of the book for adults and children to discuss how to face some of these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trendwood Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEN

Joven, C. C.

Summary: Lily is performing in her first gymnastics meet, and her routines begin well, but she falls off the balance beam--however she does not quit, but gets back up and finishes her performance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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Sorell, Traci

Summary: "A group of Native American kids from different tribes presents twelve historical and contemporary time periods, struggles, and victories to their classmates, each ending with a powerful refrain: we are still here"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2021

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Wohl, Lauren L.

Summary: Nico is a blueberry guy. He loves helping his parents take care of the blueberry bushes in their yard. He's even found ways to keep a bear out of their orchard and to get neighbors and classmates to join in harvesting the fruit. His big hope is to earn money to donate to the Community Center, and he creates a plan to make that happen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Persnickety Press 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Kenney, Daniel.

Summary: "You and your child can work together to explore how even the most daunting challenges can be navigated with a little creativity ... and a lot of determination."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEN

Wakefield, Vikki

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He's worried about a lot of things - how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop in his bedroom; his reckless friend, Merrick. Nate hangs out at the local youth centre and fills his notebooks with things he can't say. But when some of his pages are stolen, and his words are graffitied at the centre, Nate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Text Publishing Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Cordell, Ryan

Summary: Two sisters, Cadence and Emi, show great persistence and ingenuity in trying to persuade their father that they're ready to adopt a puppy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E COR

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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

Holabird, Katharine

Summary: "Angelina is chosen as the lead dancer in Sleeping Mouseling. It's her dream come true! But she can't land all of the steps in her routine...will she keep trying and get it right before the big performance?"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN HOL

Smith, Elliott

Summary: Grace loves hockey, but her inability to shoot has her tempted to quit the team until she and her friend Myles work together to improve their skills. Includes glossary and activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity-- but persisted. Among others: actress Alia Shawkat was told she was too "ethnic" for parts. Former NFL player Wade Davis bullied other gay classmates in an attempt to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 814 NEV

Agaoglu, Basak

Summary: A rabbit is inspired to fulfill his dream of flying after seeing a colorful bird in the sky, and works to find success with the help of his friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE AGA

Kim, JiYu.

Summary: "Zippy the runner loves to run. Although Zippy has a skinny body, short legs, and has never won a race, he never gives up. With the encouragement from his friends, Zippy keeps running, hoping that next time he will do better"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norwood House Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KIM

Dunklee, Annika

Summary: When a young boy plants an avocado seed, his patience is tested while waiting for the seed to sprout and eventually grow into a tree.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DUN

Grant, Allison Sweet

Summary: A worried leaf who fears falling when autumn approaches resolves to find a different way down and races the wind to work with a friend to create a net, a kite, and a parachute in the hope of softening his landing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRA

Wicker, Valeria

Summary: Inspired by a visit to an art museum, Raven sets out to create a masterpiece but her discarded mistakes start stalking her, teaching her to accept her imperfections.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: JIMMY Patterson Books/Little, Brown and Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIC

Becker, Bonny.

Summary: Despite Bear's efforts to ignore his birthday, Mouse will not rest until his friend celebrates.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2009

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Bourgeois, Paulette.

Summary: "Determined to ride his bike without training wheels, Franklin cannot understand why it seems so easy for his friends - and why it is so hard for him"

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE FRA

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

Summary: When Biscuit the puppy and his best friend, Puddles, head to the park to fly kites, they learn that it is not as easy as it looks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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