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      A Skinful of Shadows

      by Frances Hardinge

      Mar 2018

      Mystery Middle Plus

      Young Adult
      This is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War.

      Life on Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island

      by Loree Griffin Burns

      Feb 2018

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Nonfiction
      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.

      Before She Was Harriet

      by Lesa Cline-Ransome

      Feb 2018

      Nonfiction Early Elementary

      Nonfiction
      An evocative poem and richly colored paintings celebrate the diverse accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, as revealed by her many names.

      Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

      by Elizabeth Rusch

      Feb 2018

      Nonfiction Middle

      Nonfiction
      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.

      The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

      by Mark Twain

      Jan 2018

      Intermediate Readers

      Middle Grade and Chapter Books
      A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children's story is brought to life by Caldecott Medal winners Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead.

      Wild Beauty

      by Anna-Marie McLemore

      Jan 2018

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      Young Adult
      For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They've also hidden a tragic legacy: If they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish.

      It All Comes Down to This

      by Karen English

      Sep 2017

      Advanced Readers

      Middle Grade and Chapter Books
      Los Angeles 1965:When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life—and her own place in it—is even more complicated than she'd once thought.

      Town Is by the Sea

      by Joanne Schwartz

      Jul 2017

      Easy Reading Plus

      Picture Books
      Stunning illustrations show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. Author's note. Full-color illustrations.

      When Dimple Met Rishi

      by Sandhya Menon

      Jul 2017

      Young Adults

      Young Adult
      This is a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

      Round

      by Joyce Sidman

      Jun 2017

      Pre-Kindergarten Plus

      Picture Books
      Whimsical and imaginative, this poetic ode to all that is round and full of wonder inspires curiosity and wonder for this (round) little Earth we call home. Further information on why so many things in nature are round. Full-color mixed media illustrations with printed texture.

      Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism

      by Marc Aronson

      May 2017

      History High

      Nonfiction
      Packed with dramatic photos, posters, and maps, this compelling book captures the fascinating story of photojournalism in modern times. Note to reader. Appendices. Cast of characters. Time line. Authors' notes. Sources. Notes. Bibliography. Web resources. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

      The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found

      by Martin W. Sandler

      Apr 2017

      History High

      Nonfiction
      Explore the exciting true story of the captaincy, wreck, and discovery of the Whydah —the only pirate ship ever found—and the incredible mysteries it revealed. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions of historical documents, illustrations, and maps.
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