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    Education and Ideas:
    001.4 Roc
    Rockliff, Mara. Mesmerized : how Ben Franklin solved a mystery that baffled all of France. 1st ed. 2015. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2015.
    Relates the story of Benjamin Franklin's involvement in the early development of the scientific method during a visit to France during the American Revolution to drum up support for the colonists. When asked to determine if the invisible force that Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer claimed he was using to cure patients was genuine, Franklin devised a series of tests that provided the answer in clear results.
    002 Woo
    Woolf, Alex, 1964-. You wouldn't want to live without books! New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
    Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe the history of books and how important they have been to civilization.

    Cultures:
    305.6 Gui
    Guillain, Charlotte. Islamic culture. Chicago : Heinemann Library, c2013.
    Introducing Islamic culture -- Architecture and ornament -- Performance -- Beliefs and festivals -- Family and community -- Customs and activities -- Islamic culture in the 21st century. Examines different characteristics of Islamic culture and how it has influenced other parts of the world.
    305.8 McM
    McManus, Lori. Mexican culture. Chicago : Heinemann Library, c2013.
    Examines different characteristics of Mexican culture and how it has influenced other parts of the world.
    306 Col
    Colson, Mary. Chinese culture. Chicago : Heinemann Library, c2013.
    Examines different characteristics of Chinese culture and how it has influenced other parts of the world.
    306 Gan
    Ganeri, Anita, 1961-. Indian culture. Chicago : Heinemann Library, c2013.
    Introducing indian culture -- Beliefs and festivals -- Family and society -- Art and architecture -- Performance --Daily life -- Indian culture in the 21st century. Examines different characteristics of Indian culture and how it has influenced other parts of the world.
    306 Hea
    Heapy, Teresa. Japanese culture. Chicago : Heinemann Library, c2013.
    Introducing Japanese culture -- Family and society -- Ceremony and beliefs -- Ornament -- Performance -- Leisure and community -- Japanese culture in the 21st century -- Timeline -- Map -- Glossary -- Find out more -- Index. Examines different characteristics of Japanese culture and how it has influenced other parts of the world.

    Social Sciences:
    331.3 Bur
    Burgan, Michael. Breaker boys : how a photograph helped end child labor. Mankato, MN : Compass Point Books, c2012.
    Recounts photographer Lewis Hines' fight against child labor in the early 1900s and discusses how his work and the work of others revealed truths about the issue to the public.
    333.79 Fau
    Faust, Daniel R. Energy crisis : the future of fossil fuels. 1st ed. New York : PowerKids Press, 2009.
    Describes, in graphic form, where fossils fuels come from, their uses and forms, the harm they cause to the environment, and sources of renewable energy.
    363.34 Fau
    Faust, Daniel R. After Earth : living on a different planet. 1st ed. New York : PowerKids Press, 2009.
    Describes, in graphic form, the reasons humans may need to leave Earth and inhabit another planet; discusses what has been discovered about living in space; and examines how humans can help keep the environment on Earth safe.
    363.738 Fau
    Faust, Daniel R. Global warming : greenhouse gases and the ozone layer. 1st ed. New York : PowerKids Press, 2009.
    A graphic introduction to global warming that explains ultraviolet radiation, the ozone layer, the greenhouse effects, and how global warming can be prevented.
    363.738 Fau
    Faust, Daniel R. Sinister sludge : oil spills and the environment. 1st ed. New York : PowerKids Press, 2009.
    A graphic introduction to oil spills that describes the negative effects of spills caused by ships, drilling, and underwater pipelines on the surrounding environment, and also explains how to clean up and prevent oil related disasters.
    363.738 Nel
    Nelson, John, 1960-. Polar ice caps in danger : expedition to Antarctica. 1st ed. New York : PowerKids Press, 2009.
    College students Ajay Singh and Rachel Liu join professors Harriet Adams and Ralph Atkinson at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station where they learn about ice caps, their importance to the world's climate, the dangers of global warming, and what people can do to help save the planet. Presented in graphic novel form.
    370.973 Hin
    Hinman, Bonnie. The scoop on school and work in colonial America. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2012.
    "Describes various educational and work opportunities in colonial America"--Provided by publisher.
    392.3 Mac
    Macdonald, Fiona, 1958-. You wouldn't want to live without toilets! New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
    Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe what it would be like to live without the toilet and describes how people managed to dispose of their waste in the past.
    394.1 Faj
    Fajardo, Anika. The dish on food and farming in colonial America. Mankato, Minn : Capstone Press, c2012.
    Describes food and farming practices in colonial America.
    398.2 Tow
    Townsend, Michael (Michael Jay), 1981-. Michael Townsend's Amazing Greek myths of wonder and blunders. New York : Dial Books For Young Readers, c2010.
    The foolish King Midas and the golden touch -- Pandora and the box of mystery -- Pygmalion and his rocky relationship!!! -- The abduction of Persephone -- Arachne gets a big head -- Perseus vs. two nasty kings and a really ugly monster -- Pyramus and Thisbe: an icky love story -- The short flight of Icarus! -- Hercules and the ten labors (give or take a few) -- The drawn-out finale. A collection of comics that interpret Greek myths, depicting stories about characters such as King Midas, Pandora, Arachne, Icarus, Hercules, and others.

    Natural Sciences:
    509.73 Rau
    Raum, Elizabeth. The cold, hard facts about science and medicine in colonial America. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2012.
    Describes life in the American colonies, focusing on beliefs related to science and medicine.
    523.44 Nel
    Nelson, John, 1960-. Collision course : asteroids and Earth. 1st ed. New York : PowerKids Press, 2009.
    Describes asteriods, and examines, in graphic novel format, the affects of an large asteroid colliding with the Earth, and explains what can be done to prevent such an event.
    537 Gra
    Graham, Ian, 1953-. You wouldn't want to live without electricity! New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
    Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe what it would be like to live without the electric power that makes modern life possible.
    591.5 De
    De la Bédoyère, Camilla. Creatures of the night. Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2014.
    Provides information about nocturnal animals, including how they hunt, make their own light, see, and more.
    591.77 De
    De la Bédoyère, Camilla. Monsters of the deep. Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2014.
    Provides an examination of the creatures that live in the deep sea, including black dragonfish, lanternfish, and the pelican eel.
    595.7 Roo
    Rooney, Anne. You wouldn't want to live without insects! New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
    Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe the beneficial roles insects play.
    597.3 Roy
    Roy, Katherine. Neighborhood sharks : hunting with the great whites of California's Farallon Islands. 1st ed. 2014. New York : David Macaulay Studio/Roaring Brook Press, [2014].
    "An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge"--Provided by publisher.
    599.75 Mon
    Montgomery, Sy. Chasing cheetahs : the race to save Africa's fastest cats. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
    Provides an account of an expedition mounted by the Cheetah Conservation Fund to the African wilderness in an effort to learn more about the endangered cheetah and find ways to keep it from extinction.

    Applied Sciences:
    615.3 Roo
    Rooney, Anne. You wouldn't want to live without antibiotics! New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
    Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe how antibiotics were developed and what methods were used to fight infections and disease before antibiotics were available.
    615.3 Roo
    Rooney, Anne. You wouldn't want to live without vaccinations! New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
    Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe how vaccines were developed and how many lives were claimed by diphtheria and polio before vaccines were available.
    621.3845 Pip
    Pipe, Jim, 1966-. You wouldn't want to live without cell phones! New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
    Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe what it would be like to live without the cell phone and describes how people managed to communicate in the past.

    Graphic Novels:
    741.5 Bou
    Bouchard, Hervé, 1963-. Harvey : how I became invisible. Toronto, Ont. : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2010.
    Harvey and his brother are on their way home after playing in the slushy streets of early spring when they discover that their father has died of a heart attack.
    741.5 Com
    Comics squad : recess! 1st ed. New York : Random House, [2014].
    "A collection of comics about every kid's favorite school subject: recess"--Provided by publisher.
    741.5 Dau
    Dauvillier, Loïc, 1971-. Hidden : a child's story of the Holocaust. 1st American ed. 2014. New York : First Second, 2014.
    Dounia shares with her granddaughter her story of childhood in Paris during the Holocaust and how she was hidden in order to save her life.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Amelia rules!. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011.
    While trying to figure out the meaning of life, Amelia learns that even when the world is scary and life is as mystifying as ever, some things, such as friends, do last.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : Amelia and the otherside of Yuletide. Reinforced library bound ed. Edina, Minn. : Spotlight, 2011.
    At Christmas, Amelia and her friends in G.A.S.P. are determined to discover the truth about Santa Claus.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : Amelia vs. the sneeze barf. Reinforced library bound ed. Edina, Minn. : Spotlight, 2011.
    Nine-year-old Amelia and her friends form G.A.S.P., the Gathering of Awesome Super Pals, and dress up as superheroes in an attempt to deal with the bullies in their neighborhood.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : fireflies and time. Reinforced library bound ed. Minneapolis : Spotlight, 2013, c2010.
    As fourth grade comes to an end, Reggie, Rhonda, and Amelia let their imaginations soar.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : her three kisses. Reinforced library bound ed. Minneapolis : Spotlight, 2013, c2009.
    After the funeral of a great-aunt she never met, Amelia McBride is pressured into joining a game of spin-the-bottle with "the ninjas," who turn out to be the sons of Aunt Tanner's childhood enemy, Julie.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : heroes and villains. Reinforced library bound ed. Minneapolis : Spotlight, 2013, c2009.
    After a shared homework assignment goes awry, Rhonda and Amelia figure out why they are always fighting, while "superhero" Reggie and "ninja" Kyle try to become archenemies.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : into Graceland. Reinforced library bound ed. Minneapolis : Spotlight, 2013, c2010.
    When Amelia's mother inherits her aunt's house across town, Amelia imagines her life changing in devastating ways, beginning with having to leave her group of friends and join the ninjas.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : joy and wonder. Reinforced library bound ed. Minneapolis : Spotlight, 2013, c2009.
    When Amelia and her friends tag along on Aunt Tanner's business trip to New York City, Amelia gets to visit with her father and best friend, Sunday Jones, and learns a lesson about home.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : life during wartime. Reinforced library bound ed. Minneapolis : Spotlight, 2013, c2009.
    Determined to conquer the ninjas and drive them out of a park, Reggie begins a campaign to recruit more members to the superhero club, G.A.S.P., which Amelia suspects is a bad idea.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : loosely in disguise and frightened. Reinforced library bound ed. Edina, Minn. : Spotlight, 2011.
    When her father cancels his plans to see Amelia for Halloween, Amelia's Aunt Tanner throws a Halloween party for Amelia and her friends.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : speak Softee to me. Reinforced library bound ed. Edina, Minn. : Spotlight, 2011.
    Amelia does not take it well when when her divorced father invites her friends along on their father-daughter camping trip.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : the gym class system. Reinforced library bound ed. Edina, Minn. : Spotlight, 2011.
    Amelia recalls her first days at Joe McCarthy Elementary, where she is in the fourth grade.
    741.5 Gow
    Gownley, Jimmy. Jimmy Gownley's Amelia rules! : what makes you happy. Reinforced library bound ed. Edina, Minn. : Spotlight, 2011.
    Nine-year-old Amelia McBride attempts to help her aunt Tanner, a retired rock singer, deal with a sudden resurge in her popularity.
    741.5 Luc
    Lucke, Deb. The lunch witch. New York : Papercutz, [2015].
    The witch Grunhilda takes a job in an elementary school lunchroom.
    741.5 Pea
    Pearson, Luke. Hilda and the Bird Parade. London : Flying Eye Books, c2012.
    "Hilda learns that it's the day of Trolberg's annual Bird Parade, a spectacular carnival in which crowds [of] people from all over the city gather to match the streets in colourful, awe-inspiring plumage"--From publisher's web page.
    741.5 Pea
    Pearson, Luke. Hilda and the midnight giant. This is a 6th ed. London : Flying Eye Books an imprint of Nobrow Ltd., [2013].
    Hilda's world is upset as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the city when her mother, an architect, is offered a job. As Hilda tries to make a case for staying where they are, she must find a way to befriend the tiny elves who have recently been causing trouble for the household, and at the same time, find out about the giant she keeps seeing at night.
    741.5 Pea
    Pearson, Luke. Hilda and the troll. This is a 1st ed. London : Flying Eye Books, an imprint of Nobrow Ltd., 2013.
    In the mountains where she lives with her mother, Hilda finds many adventures and friends to share them with, including an antlered fox named Twig, a lost giant, a wood man, a wandering water spirit, and a mistakenly-belled rock troll.

    Arts and Recreation:
    741.6 Bol
    Bolte, Mari. Hollywood style : fun fashions you can sketch. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2013.
    Text and illustrations describe how to draw Hollywood style fashions.
    741.6 Bol
    Bolte, Mari. Rock star style : fun fashions you can sketch. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2013.
    Text and illustrations describe how to draw rock star style fashions.
    741.6 Bol
    Bolte, Mari. Skater chic style : fun fashions you can sketch. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2013.
    Back to basics -- Vert style -- Punk you out -- Street league style -- Skater prep -- Surf skater -- Hanging with the homies -- Standing out in the skate traffic -- Top deck style -- Overall impression -- Supertech sparkle -- 1080 Winter wear -- At the park. Text and illustrations describe how to draw skater style fashions.
    746.9 Bol
    Bolte, Mari. All-American girl style : fun fashions you can sketch. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2013.
    Sweet simplicity -- Coordinated couture -- Dip-dyed diva -- The great American outdoors -- New West -- Urban outfit -- Natural earth tones -- Home team -- An Ono outfit -- Got it covered -- College cool -- Southwest seasoning -- Influential prints. Text and illustrations describe how to draw All-American style fashions.
    746.9 Bol
    Bolte, Mari. Girly girl style : fun fashions you can sketch. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2013.
    Text and illustrations describe how to draw Hollywood style fashions.
    746.9 Bol
    Bolte, Mari. Harajuku style : fun fashions you can sketch. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2013.
    Text and illustrations describe how to draw Harajuku style Japanese street fashions.

    Literature and Poetry:
    808.88 Pal
    Palacio, R. J. 365 days of wonder : Mr. Browne's book of precepts. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014].
    "A book of precepts, with one saying for each day, from Auggie's teacher Mr. Brown"--Provided by publisher.
    811 Lat
    Latham, Irene. Dear wandering wildebeest : and other poems from the water hole. Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2014].
    To All the Beasts Who Enter Here -- Impala Explosion -- The Watchman's Song -- Elephant Digs for Salt -- Oxpecker Cleaning Service -- Triptych for a Thirsty Giraffe -- Stripes vs. Stripes -- Dung Beetle at Work -- Tree for All -- Lifestyles of the Sleek and Sinuous -- Dear Wandering Wildebeest -- Calling Carcass Control -- Dust Bath at Dusk -- What Rhino Knows -- Lioness, After the Hunt -- Says Nightjar to the Stars. A collection of poems about the wild animals of the African grasslands. Includes facts about the animals featured in the poems.
    861 Arg
    Argueta, Jorge. Salsa : un poema para cocinar : a cooking poem. Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2015.
    In this bilingual poem, family members dance and sing as they gather the ingredients for, prepare, and anticipate eating a traditional salsa.

    Biography:
    920 Her
    Herrera, Juan Felipe. Portraits of Hispanic American heroes. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014].
    "Showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics."--Provided by publisher.
    921 Bell
    Bell, Cece. El Deafo. New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
    A graphic novel memoir of author/illustrator Cece Bell who grew up hearing impaired.
    921 Big Show
    Armstrong, Jesse. Big Show. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    The debut -- Who is big show? -- Life before WWE -- A WWE superstar -- Winning moves -- Glossary -- To learn more -- Index. "Engaging images accompany information about Big Show. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--Provided by publisher.
    921 Cena
    Markegard, Blake. John Cena. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    Profiles the life and career of WWE professional wrestler John Cena.
    921 Henry
    Armstrong, Jesse. Mark Henry. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    The debut -- Who Is Mark Henry? -- Life before WWE -- A WWE Superstar -- Winning moves -- Glossary -- To learn more -- Index. "Engaging images accompany information about Mark Henry. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--Provided by publisher.
    921 Jericho
    McClellan, Ray. Chris Jericho. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    A brief biography of Canadian wrestler Chris Jericho.
    921 Kane
    McClellan, Ray. Kane. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    Profiles the life and career of WWE professional wrestler Kane.
    921 Kingston
    Armstrong, Jesse. Kofi Kingston. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    The debut -- Who is Kofi Kingston? -- Life before WWE -- A WWE superstar -- Winning moves -- Glossary -- To learn more -- Index. "Engaging images accompany information about Kofi Kingston. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--Provided by publisher.
    921 Marella
    Markegard, Blake. Santino Marella. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    Profiles the life and career of WWE professional wrestler Santino Marella.
    921 Miz
    Markegard, Blake. The Miz. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    Profiles the life and career of WWE professional wrestler The Miz.
    921 Orton
    Armstrong, Jesse. Randy Orton. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    "Engaging images accompany information about Randy Orton. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--Provided by publisher.
    921 Rey Mysterio
    Markegard, Blake. Rey Mysterio. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    Profiles the life and career of WWE professional wrestler Rey Mysterio.
    921 Rio
    Markegard, Blake. Alberto Del Rio. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    Profiles the life and career of WWE professional wrestler Alberto Del Rio.
    921 Ryder
    Markegard, Blake. Zack Ryder. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    A brief biography of American wrestler Zack Ryder.
    921 Undertaker
    McClellan, Ray. Undertaker. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2015.
    Profiles the life and career of WWE professional wrestler Undertaker.

    History:
    932 Hal
    Hall, Brianna. Mummies of ancient Egypt. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2012.
    "Describes history of mummies of ancient Egypt"--Provided by publisher.
    940.3 Bar
    Barroux. Line of fire : diary of an unknown soldier (August, September 1914). London : Phoenix Yard Books, 2014.
    A nonfiction graphic novel in which text taken from the World War I diary by an unknown French soldier is paired with illustrations depicting the action.
    940.3 Hal
    Hale, Nathan, 1976-. Treaties, trenches, mud, and blood : a World War I tale. New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
    Presents in graphic novel format a history of World War One.
    960 Cha
    Chambers, Catherine, 1954-. African culture. Chicago : Heinemann Library, c2013.
    Family and community -- Customs and activities -- Religious beliefs and practices -- Decorative arts -- Performance -- African culture in the 21st century. Examines different characteristics of African culture and how it has influenced other parts of the world.
    970.004 Wei
    Weil, Ann. American Indian cultures. Chicago : Heinemann Library, c2013.
    Examines different characteristics of American Indian cultures and how they have influenced other parts of the world.
    973.2 Ass
    Asselin, Kristine Carlson. The real story about government and politics in colonial America. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2012.
    An introduction to the government and politics of colonial America that explains how laws were created and enforced, who ran the government, what Native American laws were like, and more.
    973.2 Ass
    Asselin, Kristine Carlson. The real story on the weapons and battles of Colonial America. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2012.
    "Describes various weapons and battles of the colonial period in America"--Provided by publisher.
    973.2 Rau
    Raum, Elizabeth. The scoop on clothes, homes, and daily life in colonial America. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2012.
    Describes life in the American colonies, focusing on the colonists' clothing, homes, jobs, and other aspects of daily life.
    979.4 Hal
    Hale, Nathan, 1976-. Donner dinner party. New York : Amulet Books, 2013.
    Presents in graphic novel format the experiences of the Donner Party, a group of eighty-seven individuals that headed West from Illinois in 1846, became trapped in a snowstorm, and was forced to take desperate measures to stay alive.

    FICTION:
    F Alv
    Alvarez, Julia. De cómo Tía Lola terminó empezando otra vez. 1st Yearling ed. New York : Yearling, 2012.
    Worried that Papa Espada cannot find a job, Tía Lola, Juanita, Miguel, and the "Sword" sisters decide to start a bed and breakfast at Colonel Charlebois's Vermont house.
    F Avi
    Avi, 1937-. Catch you later, traitor : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Young Readers, 2015.
    "It's 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid in Brooklyn, New York, who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas. But when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep, accusing Pete's father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in Pete's family?"--Provided by publisher.
    F Bar
    Barnett, Mac. The terrible two. New York : Amulet Books, 2015.
    When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.
    F Bec
    Becker, Aaron, 1974-. Quest. 1st ed. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
    "On a rainy day in a city park, the girl who starred in 'Journey' and the boy introduced at the end take refuge by a doorway under a bridge. To their surprise, a king emerges from the door just long enough to pass the two a map before soldiers apprehend him. Returning to the magical Pallonezia, they find the walled city in flames, under siege."--OCLC.
    F Boo
    Booth, Coe. Kinda like brothers. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
    "When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy"--OCLC.
    F Bra
    Bradman, Tony. The fairy godmother takes a break. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, 2009, c2006.
    Tired of never being thanked for helping people live happily ever after, the Fairy Godmother decides to quit her job, but finds it difficult to be left alone, even when she takes a vacation.
    F Bra
    Bradman, Tony. Goldilocks and the Just Right Club. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, 2009, c2006.
    Goldilocks has a hard time finding friends at her new school which is full of princesses, trolls, and ninjas.
    F Bra
    Bradman, Tony. Mr. Giant and the beastly baron. North Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2014].
    After his encounter with Jack, Mr. Giant is living peacefully in a small village--so when a new baron shows up and demands more taxes from the villagers he must confront the baron without losing his temper.
    F Bra
    Bradman, Tony. Red Riding Hood takes charge. Minneapolis : Stone Arch Books, 2009, c2006.
    After Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother recovers from the trauma of the Big Bad Wolf, Red worries about her grandmother's loneliness and seeks to find new hobbies and friends to entertain her.
    F Bra
    Bradman, Tony. Snow White and the magic mirror. North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Stone Arch Books a Capstone imprint, [2014].
    Snow White wants to enter a painting contest, but she keeps getting interrupted by people asking for favors--until the magic mirror offers her some practical advice.
    F Bra
    Bradman, Tony. The wicked stepmother helps out. North Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2014].
    Cinderella's wicked stepmother wants to make amends for her past by helping people, but she has trouble finding the perfect place--until she opens the Fairy Tale Clinic for Recovering Villains.
    F Bro
    Browne, Anthony, 1946-. What if--? 1st U.S. ed. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
    As Joe and his mom walk down a darkening street looking for his friend's house for a birthday party, his imagination starts to run wild as he worries that he will not like the people, food, or games at the party. And as they search for the right place, he wonders 'what if' at each house, peeking in to see some surprising sights.
    F Cas
    Castillo, Lauren. Nana in the city. Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
    A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.
    F Don
    Donbavand, Tommy. Attack of the trolls. 1st U.S. ed. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012, c2010.
    "Luke, Resus, and Cleo are eager to begin their new quest. First stop, Count Negatov's castle! As the three make their way through the bleak, murky wilds of Transylvania, it looks like this adventure will be dull, but easy. Until, that is, they are kidnapped by trolls"--Provided by publisher.
    F Don
    Donbavand, Tommy. Flesh of the zombie. 1st U.S. ed. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010, c2008.
    Luke helps his friends try to calm the riot that ensued after Sir Otto Sneer banished the rock zombie rock festival's headlining band, Brain Drain, but in order to succeed, Luke must venture out after the band and into the darkest depths of the earth.
    F Don
    Donbavand, Tommy. Invasion of the normals. 1st U.S. ed. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012, c2009.
    "Opening a doorway out of Scream Street seems to have brought with it a whole new set of problems--and now Luke, Resus, and Cleo are beginning to realize what they have unleashed. Scream Street faces a greater threat than ever before: normals!"--Provided by publisher.
    F Don
    Donbavand, Tommy. Terror of the nightwatchman. 1st U.S. ed., 2014. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
    When Luke and Resus discover that Cleo has been kidnapped, they try to find her and wind up getting caught in a plot involving the Nightwatchman, a monster who feeds on children's dreams in order to satisfy his own evil thirst for power.
    F Dum
    Dumon Tak, Bibi. Mikis and the donkey. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.
    "Mikis is thrilled when his grandfather buys a new donkey, but soon begins to worry that he is overworking the animal"--Provided by publisher.
    F Dur
    Durham, Paul (Paul Joseph), 1972-. The Luck Uglies. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
    "Eleven-year-old Rye O'Chanter and her two friends delve into the secret lore of their village when mysterious creatures of legend reappear on the night of the Black Moon, leading them to the notorious secret society, the Luck Uglies"--Provided by publisher.
    F Ell
    Ellis, Deborah, 1960-. The cat at the wall. Toronto, Ont. : Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, [2014].
    A North American girl comes back to life as a cat, and finds herself in the middle of a Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
    F Fit
    Fitzgerald, Laura Marx. Under the egg. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014].
    Her grandfather's dying words lead thirteen-year-old Theodora Tenpenny to a valuable, hidden painting she fears may be stolen, but it is her search for answers in her Greenwich Village neighborhood that brings a real treasure.
    F Fre
    Frederick, Heather Vogel. Absolutely Truly. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014].
    "Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy's family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter"--Provided by publisher.
    F Gra
    Graff, Lisa (Lisa Colleen), 1981-. Absolutely almost. New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014].
    Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, best at gym, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself.
    F Hag
    Hagen, George, 1958-. Gabriel Finley & the raven's riddle. 1st ed. New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2014].
    Eleven-year-old Gabriel, with the help of the young raven Paladin, with whom he has a magical bond, travels to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face challenges and unanswerable riddles to rescue his long-missing father.
    F Han
    Hanlon, Abby. Dory Fantasmagory. New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
    Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.
    F Han
    Hannigan, Kate. The detective's assistant. 1st ed.: April 2015. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2015.
    "In 1859, eleven-year-old Nell goes to live with her aunt, Kate Warne, the first female detective for Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. Nell helps her aunt solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and the mystery of what happened to Nell's own father. Includes author's note and bibliographic references"--Provided by publisher.
    F Har
    Harrison, Paul, 1969-. Attack of the giant hamster. New York : Scholastic, c2012.
    Billy's pet hamster keeps growing after he gives it a power snack.
    F Har
    Harrison, Paul, 1969-. Frogosaurus vs. the bog monster. New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2013].
    Twins Sammy and Tammy love the strange creatures and creepy plants in the boggy marshes near their home, and are dismayed to hear that business tycoon Maximus Sneer intends to drain the marshes and develop the area.
    F Har
    Harrison, Paul, 1969-. Night of the zombie goldfish. New York : Scholastic, c2012.
    Two boys try a science experiment and end up creating zombie goldfish.
    F Hei
    Heinz, Brian J., 1946-. Mocha Dick : the legend and fury. 1st ed. Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, 2014.
    "The original great white whale, first spied off the coast of Chile in 1810, becomes a prime target for whalers as he thrashes about the Pacific and achieves legendary status"--Provided by publisher.
    F Her
    Herrera, Robin. Hope is a ferris wheel. New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
    "After moving from Oregon to a trailer park in California, ten-year-old Star participates in a poetry club, where she learns some important lessons about herself and her own hopes and dreams for the future"--Provided by publisher.
    F Hia
    Hiaasen, Carl. Skink : no surrender. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014].
    With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds.
    F Hol
    Holm, Jennifer L. The fourteenth goldfish. 1st ed. New York : Random House, [2014].
    Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.
    F Hol
    Holt, Kimberly Willis. Dear Hank Williams. 1st ed.--2015. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2015.
    In Rippling Creek, Louisiana, in 1948, eleven-year-old Tate writes letters to her favorite country singer, sharing her dreams of becoming a singer and revealing that her mother is in prison.
    F Jef
    Jeffers, Oliver. Once upon an alphabet. 1st American ed. New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
    "From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet"--Provided by publisher.
    F Kel
    Kelly, Jacqueline. The curious world of Calpurnia Tate. 1st ed.--2015. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2015.
    "In rural Texas in 1900, when a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, twelve-year-old Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams"--Provided by publisher.
    F Llo
    Lloyd, Natalie. A snicker of magic. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
    The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.
    F Lup
    Lupica, Mike. The only game. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2015].
    Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan leads his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls' softball team, seems to understand.
    F Mad
    Maddox, Jake. Bad-luck basketball. North Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015].
    Brandon's junior high school basketball team is struggling to make the playoffs, and Brandon is starting to feel that his bad luck is dragging them down--and when their bus breaks down on the way to the big game, Brandon has to turn luck into opportunity.
    F Mad
    Maddox, Jake. Gridiron showdown. North Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015].
    Jasper quit his school football team after blowing a big play, which is giving him a lot of time to get into trouble with his friends--but when he is allowed to rejoin the team rather than face detention he finds that everybody is mad at him: his teammates because he quit, and his friends because he is avoiding punishment.
    F Mad
    Mader, C. Roger. Tiptop cat. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
    A cat finds the courage to climb again after a frightening fall from his owner's apartment balcony.
    F Man
    Manzione, Lisa. Let's visit Barcelona! 1st ed. [Delray Beach, Fla.] : Bella & Harry, LLC, c2012.
    Two curious Chihuahuas, Bella and her brother Harry, are traveling the world with their human family and on this trip they will learn about the customs, history, and landmarks of Barcelona, Spain.
    F Man
    Manzione, Lisa. Let's visit Rome! 1st ed. [Delray Beach, Fla.] : Bella & Harry, LLC, [2013].
    Two curious Chihuahuas, Bella and her brother Harry, are traveling the world with their human family and on this trip they will learn about the customs, history, and landmarks of Rome, Italy.
    F Miy
    Miyares, Daniel. Float. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2015].
    "Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain"--Provided by publisher.
    F Mor
    Morpurgo, Michael. Christmas stories. London : Egmont, 2012.
    "This is a collection of Michael's existing Christmas books"--OCLC.
    F Nye
    Nye, Naomi Shihab. The turtle of Oman : a novel. 1st ed. New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
    When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.
    F Pei
    Peirce, Lincoln. Big Nate in the zone. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
    Sixth-grader and self-proclaimed genius Nate Wright's bad luck has turned around and suddenly he can do no wrong.
    F Pei
    Peirce, Lincoln. Big Nate lives it up. 1st ed. New York, NY : Balzar + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015].
    "As his school's centennial is coming up, Big Nate is stuck showing the dorky new kid around"--Provided by publisher.
    F Pin
    Pinfold, Levi. Black dog. 1st U.S. ed. Somerville, Mass. : Templar Books, 2012, c2011.
    The Hope family spots a large black dog outside of their home, and Small, the youngest member of the family, is the only one brave enough to face the dog.
    F San
    Santat, Dan. The adventures of Beekle : the unimaginary friend. 1st ed.: April 2014. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2014.
    An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.
    F Sch
    Schulz, Heidi. Hook's revenge. 1st ed. Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, [2014].
    Captain Hook's swashbuckling daughter must avenge her infamous father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile.
    F Sov
    Sovern, Megan Jean. The meaning of Maggie. 1st Chronicle Bks. LLC pbk. ed., published in 2015. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2015.
    Eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield is an A-plus student with big plans for herself, but at this moment she is also facing a lot of problems--like starting middle school and figuring out how to help her father who is out of work and in a wheelchair.
    F Spe
    Specter, Baron, 1957-. Approaching the undead. Minneapolis, Minn. : Magic Wagon, c2013.
    Stan Summer has been attacked by mysterious balls of light in Hilltop Cemetery and he and his new friend Amy need to solve the mystery of who these ghosts are and what they want.
    F Spi
    Spinelli, Eileen. Another day as Emily. 1st Yearling ed. 2015. New York : Yearling, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2015.
    "Susie is jealous when her brother is deemed a town hero, so she finds solace in the poetry and reclusive lifestyle of Emily Dickinson"--Provided by publisher.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. 23 Crow's Perch. North Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
    Middle school student Henry and his mother have just moved to the strange town of Ravens Pass and their new apartment is not only dirty and smelly, it also seems to be haunted by the former tenants.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. Basement of the undead. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
    Lew, Gary, and Lugnut, trapped in their middle school basement, must find a way to survive when they discover the room becomes the domain of zombie teachers and students at night.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. The demon card. North Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
    When thirteen-year-old Mark Dannon finds the DeathBringer character in his new pack of Epic Heroes cards, the fantasy card games he plays with his friends start turning into a dangerous reality.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. Faceless friend. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
    As the day goes on Chase Beckett realizes that no one seems to recognizes him, but without knowing who did this to him or why, Chase turns to the one person who will listen to him, his old friend Jessica.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. Full moon horror. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
    Paul, Jack, Nelson, and Zeek run out of gas on their way back from Ravens Pass on the night of a full moon, their fear grows after Zeke is attacked by a shadowy figure and Paul never comes back from his walk to the gas station.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. The graveyard plot. North Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
    While packing up his grandfather's belongings, twelve-year-old Damon Germaine and his companion Jaina find a treasure map that leads them to a graveyard--but in Ravens Pass things are rarely what they seem to be.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. The mothman's shadow. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2011.
    High school senior Ben takes his younger brother Noah and three friends to their family's abandoned cabin, where Noah is frightened by the legendary mothman but the others do not believe him.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. Realm of ghosts. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2011.
    Curtis Switzer reluctantly agrees to attend a party with his friend Junior, but they arrive at the video arcade where the event is supposed to be held to find it dark and boarded up, and when they manage to find their way in, Curtis, a gaming pro, is lured into a life or death contest with a mysterious, hooded man.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. Strays. North Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
    When fourteen-year-old Quentin's bike breaks down in the strange town of Ravens Pass, he and his friend Reese find themselves surrounded by feral cats.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. Text 4 revenge. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
    Three friends grieve over the loss of their friend, Adam, but they begin to question whether or not their friend is really dead when they each get text messages from him.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. To wake the dead. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2011.
    Grant worries he will not leave the theater alive after he is invited by a ghost to attend a midnight showing of a horror movie.
    F Str
    Strange, Jason. Zombie winter. Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2011.
    After his classmates are turned into zombies, Kane meets a hermit in the woods who tells him how to take care of the zombie queen in order to help the students return to normal.
    F Str
    Stroud, Jonathan. The whispering skull. 1st ed. Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, [2014].
    "Lockwood & Co. are hired to investigate Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead, while Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in a ghost jar"--Provided by publisher.
    F Sut
    Sutherland, Tui, 1978-. The brightest night. New York : Scholastic Press, [2014].
    Sunny, one of the dragonets of destiny, feels guilty for leaving Starflight with Morrowseer when she finds him hurt, and fights to rescue him, but is caught up in her own trouble when she does.
    F Sut
    Sutherland, Tui, 1978-. The dark secret. New York : Scholastic Press, [2013].
    When Starflight, one of the dragonets of destiny, is kidnapped by the NightWings he finds that the kingdom of his birth is a miserable place, full of terrible secrets--and that, with his fellow dragonets too far away to help, the fate of two kingdoms rests in his talons.
    F Sut
    Sutherland, Tui, 1978-. Moon rising. New York : Scholastic Press, [2015].
    "When Moonwatcher, a young NightWing with secret powers, begins school at the academy started by the dragonets of destiny after the end of the war, she soon realizes that someone is attacking the students. Moon must choose whether to help or continue to hide her gifts"--Provided by publisher.
    F Urs
    Ursu, Anne. The real boy. 1st pbk. ed., 2015. New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
    "A shy boy named Oscar who works as the hand to a powerful magic worker becomes the only person who can save his village from an evil monster"--Provided by publisher.
    F Van
    Van Leeuwen, Jean. The missing pieces of me. 1st ed. New York : Two Lions, [2014].
    Weezie, with friends Calvin and Louella, sets off to find her father, believing that if she does she can please her momma.
    F Wat
    Watson, Jude. Loot : how to steal a fortune. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
    "When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business"--Provided by publisher.
    F Wil
    Williams-Garcia, Rita. Gone crazy in Alabama. 1st ed. New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015].
    "Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles's half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that's been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible"--Publisher's web site.
    F Yel
    Yelchin, Eugene. Arcady's goal. 1st ed.--2014. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2014.
    When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person--and himself.