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Maine Regional Library System Cream of the Crop List 2017

Each year publishing houses send thousands of review copies of new children’s and young adult books to the Maine Examination Collection to the Southern Maine Library District. The books are reviewed at monthly book review meetings by local librarians. A “Cream of the Crop” Collection of the best titles published in the previous year is prepared containing books from preschool to high school age levels.

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      Lucy and Linh

      by Alice Pung

      Feb 2017

      Young Adults

      Chapter Book, Fiction
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price

      A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love

      by Michelle Edwards

      Jan 2017

      Easy Reading

      Picture Book, Fiction
      $12.75  $7.50  Member Price

      My Name Is James Madison Hemings

      by Jonah Winter

      Jan 2017

      Intermediate Readers Plus

      Picture Book, Nonfiction
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price

      The Thousandth Floor

      by Katharine McGee

      Nov 2016

      High-Interest High Plus

      Chapter Book, Fiction
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price

      Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

      by Lynne Rae Perkins

      Oct 2016

      Easy Reading Plus

      Picture Book, Fiction
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price

      Ms. Bixby’s Last Day

      by John David Anderson

      Oct 2016

      Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

      Chapter Book, Fiction

      A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas

      by Michael J. Tougias

      Sep 2016

      Nonfiction Middle

      Chapter Book, Nonfiction
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price

      Circle

      by Jeannie Baker

      Aug 2016

      Nonfiction Early Elementary Plus

      Picture Book, Nonfiction
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price

      A Bandit’s Tale:The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

      by Deborah Hopkinson

      Jun 2016

      Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

      Chapter Book, Fiction
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price

      Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

      by Pamela S. Turner

      May 2016

      Young Adults Plus

      Chapter Book, Fiction
      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
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