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JLG Fall 2017

This is a listing of JLG titles for Fall 2017: September 2017 through February 2018.
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      Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

      by Juli Berwald

      Apr 2018

      Adult Crossover Nonfiction Plus

      The author, a former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems.

      The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily

      by Laura Creedle

      Mar 2018

      Young Adults

      Lily and Abelard discover a mutual interest in historical love letters and a mutual attraction—but can the two neurodivergent teens bridge their differences?

      Touchdown Kid

      by Tim Green

      Feb 2018

      Sports Middle Plus

      For Cory, football is his chance at a better future, but he is faced with the drama of trying to belong in a privileged world while also performing well on the field.

      The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

      by Colin Meloy

      Feb 2018

      Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

      The young son of an American diplomat joins a secret society of pickpockets in Marseille.

      Goldeline

      by Jimmy Cajoleas

      Feb 2018

      Fantasy/Science Fiction Elementary Plus

      Travel into a lush and magical forest where it's possible to happen upon an abandoned piano, a tree full of cardinals, or even a house on legs.

      Tool of War

      by Paolo Bacigalupi

      Feb 2018

      Young Adults Plus

      Tool, a half-man/half-beast designed for combathas found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters.

      The Littlest Train

      by Chris Gall

      Feb 2018

      Pre-Kindergarten Plus

      Farley Freighter can reach all the best sights, lickety-split. But when the day is done and the sun goes down, will the littlest train find his way home?

      Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

      by Ben Blum

      Feb 2018

      Adult Crossover Thrillers Plus

      Luke Elliott Sommer exists, but his demeanor, crimes, scheming, and ability to manipulate people rank up there with Hannibal Lecter.

      Beasts Made of Night

      by Tochi Onyebuchi

      Feb 2018

      Fantasy/Science Fiction High Plus

      Seventeen-year-old Taj is the most talented sin-eater indentured by the Guild, a ruthless organization of mages that runs a lucrative trade absolving the rich.

      Look! What Do You See?: An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs

      by Xu Bing

      Feb 2018

      Multicultural Elementary

      A puzzle, a work of art, and a collection of classic American and Chinese songs, fill this innovative book by one of the world’s foremost contemporary artists.

      Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

      by Elizabeth Rusch

      Feb 2018

      Nonfiction Middle

      Follow scientists as they search for dangerous asteroids in space, study asteroids that have smashed into the ground, and make plans to prevent an asteroid strike if one ever threatens our planet.

      Life on Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island

      by Loree Griffin Burns

      Feb 2018

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      On November 14, 1963, a volcano fifteen miles off the shore of Iceland exploded under the sea, resulting in a brand-new island. Scientists immediately recognized Surtsey for what it was: an opportunity to observe the way life takes hold.
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