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      Astrid the Unstoppable

      by Maria Parr

      Apr 2019

      Intermediate Readers

      Astrid is the only child in her small Norwegian village. Then her world is turned upside down by two startling arrivals: first a new family, then a mysterious, towering woman who everyone seems to know but Astrid.

      The Book of Delights: Essays

      by Ross Gay

      Apr 2019

      Adult Crossover High Plus

      Every day for a year, Ross Gay wrote about one thing that delighted him, such as pickup basketball games, air quotes, and a volunteer crossing guard. Honest and full of humor, his book is itself a delight.

      A Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter

      by Paul J. Steinhardt

      Apr 2019

      Adult Crossover Nonfiction Plus

      Curious geometric patterns inspired physicist Paul Steinhardt to hypothesize the impossible: matter made of quasicrystals. His quest for a sample took decades, and led him to the ends of the Earth.
      Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions. Full-color photo insert.

      Straw Into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spun

      by Hilary McKay

      Apr 2019

      Intermediate Readers Plus

      This collection of inventive retellings gives modern sensibility, humor, and emotional depth to ten fairy-tale classics, including “The Princess and the Pea,” “Cinderella,” and “The Swan Brothers.”
      Introduction. Bibliography/further reading. Black-and-white illustrations.

      Stand on the Sky

      by Erin Bow

      Apr 2019

      Upper Elementary & Junior High

      Mongolia: Aisulu and her family are Kazakh nomads. To help her sick brother and keep her family from losing their way of life, Aisulu decides to train the orphaned eaglet she’s rescued and try to win the annual Eagle Festival.
      Glossary. List of characters.

      The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs

      by Fiona Robinson

      Apr 2019

      Biography Elementary Plus

      As a child, Anna loved to collect plants and insects with her scientist father. As an adult, she became a botanist, and in 1843, published the first book of photographs—cyanotype prints of her vast seaweed collection.
      Author’s note. Instructions for making cyanotypes. Bibliography. List of institutions holding Anna Atkins’s cyanotypes. Full-color mixed-media illustrations composed of pencil drawings, watercolor paintings, vintage fabrics and wallpapers, wood veneers, photographs, and reproductions of Anna Atkins’s cyanotypes.

      Song for a Whale

      by Lynne Kelly

      Apr 2019

      Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

      Iris, who is deaf, decides to invent a way to “sing” to a whale that is unable to speak to other whales. There’s just one problem: he’s three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?
      Author’s note about the 52-Hertz Whale.

      Genesis Begins Again

      by Alicia D. Williams

      Apr 2019

      Advanced Readers

      Genesis keeps a list of things she hates about herself: #86: Her skin is so dark, people call her Charcoal and Eggplant. And #73: Her family keeps getting evicted, their belongings laid out on the sidewalk. But an encouraging choir teacher helps her find something to love about herself: her singing voice.

      Backyard Biology Experiments

      by Wood, Alix

      Apr 2019

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 3-5

      Life is all around us, even in our backyard. This interactive book introduces readers to the wondrous field of biology with fun experiments they can do at home. Activities make learning fun and help readers grasp abstract concepts. Each project is simplified through step-by-step instructions. Stunning full-color photograps help readers visualize each step. "What's Happening" sidebars explain the science behind each project, which is perfect for hands-on learners. This innovative book teaches readers how to conduct experiments and introduces them to key biology topics, making this a valuable additoin to any library or classroom.

      Chasing Extreme Weather

      by Honders, Christine

      Apr 2019

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades 6-8

      Weather can take a turn for the worse with little to no warning. Following severe or extreme weather patterns has proven to be a great, albeit dangerous, way to study weather conditions. Some people even choose to chase extreme weather out of curiosity alone. This book provides information about different types of storm chasers, the technology they use, and the reasons they choose to put their lives in the path of danger. Primary sources and full-color photographs aid readers in understanding just how extreme weather can be.

      The Beauty of the Moment

      by Tanaz Bhathena

      Apr 2019

      City High School

      Recent Saudi transplant Susan struggles to adapt to her new culture. Toronto native Malcolm struggles to overcome past mistakes. Both find solace—and more struggles—in their budding relationship.

      This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality

      by Jo Ann Allen Boyce

      Apr 2019

      Advanced Readers Plus

      In 1956, one year before the Little Rock Nine, Jo Ann Allen and eleven black classmates integrated a public high school in Clinton, Tennessee. Fourteen-year-old Jo Ann was thrust into the national spotlight as a spokesperson for the cause.
      Introduction. Epilogue with further information on the Clinton 12. Author’s note. Note on poetic forms. “Scrapbook” of black-and-white photographs. Time line. Quotation sources. Selected bibliography. Further reading.
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