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Aya

Abouet, Marguerite, 1971-

Offers the first three volumes of the fictional graphic memoir of nineteen-year-old Aya, her easy-going friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling neighbors and relatives, all caught up in the simple pleasures of everyday life in Yop City.

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Who was Anne Frank?

Abramson, Ann

Looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary.

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My Little Cities: New York

Adams, Jennifer, 1970- author.

Take a whirlwind tour of the Big Apple with your little one.

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Baby Girl

Adams, Lenora

With her tough façade and hard attitude, Sheree doesn’t make friends easily, but when she gets pregnant and decides to keep the baby with the intention of finding unconditional love, Sheree learns important lessons about herself that change her entire outlook on life.

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Americanah

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-

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The Multicultural Cookbook for Students

Albyn, Carole Lisa

Presents a collection of recipes from over 120 countries and briefly discusses the culture and culinary habits of each country.

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Little Women

Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888

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The Crossover

Alexander, Kwame

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood.

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Dancing in the Wings

Allen, Debbie

Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.

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Where Do They Go?

Alvarez, Julia

Children wonder what happens to their loved ones after death.

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On Your Potty, Little Rabbit

Amant, Kathleen

Anna shows her toy bunny how to use the potty, including knowing when to use the potty and how to wash one's hands afterwards.

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It’s Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden

Ancona, George

A portrait of a community garden, showing how citizens work together.

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Feed

Anderson, M.T.

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble. Most of the action is psychological rather than physical.

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Trombone Shorty

Andrews, Troy

A Grammy-nominated headliner for the New Orleans Jazz Fest describes his childhood in Tremé and how he came to be a bandleader by age six.

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Flowers in the Attic

Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)

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The One and Only Ivan

Applegate, Katherine

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

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Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses

Arena, Jen author.

Simple text in English and Spanish show how love is the same in any language.

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Hi Fly Guy

Arnold, Tedd

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

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Fifty Cents and a Dream

Asim, Jabari, 1962-

A biography of the former slave and inspiring educator describes the hardships he overcame in youth, the circumstances that challenged his efforts to learn how to read, and his triumphant pursuit of a college education.

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Whose Knees Are These?

Asim, Jabari.

Takes a loving look at knees from the vantage point of a mother's lap.

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Foundation (Series)

Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992

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A Seed is Sleepy

Aston, Dianna Hutts

Introduces young readers to the characteristics, growth, and movement of a variety of seeds as they become plants.

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The Thanksgiving Door

Atwell, Debby

After burning their Thanksgiving dinner, Ann and Ed head for the local cafe, where they are welcomed by an immigrant family into an unusual celebration that gives everyone cause to be thankful.

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

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Pride and Prejudice

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

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Worm Loves Worm

Austrian, J. J.

Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?

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A Man Called Ove

Backman, Fredrik, 1981-

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Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

Bagge, Peter

Peter Bagge has defied the expectations of the comics industry by changing gears from his famous slacker hero Buddy Bradley to documenting the life and times of historical 20th century trailblazers. If Bagge had not already had a New York Times bestseller with his biography of Margaret Sanger, his newest biography, Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, would seem to be an unfathomable pairing of author and subject. Yet through Bagge's skilled cartooning, he turns what could be a rote biography into a bold and dazzling graphic novel, creating a story as brilliant as the life itself. Hurston challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston's writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. With admiration and respect, Bagge reconstructs her vivid life in resounding full-color.

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Boats for Papa

Bagley, Jessixa

Buckley and his mother cope with the loss of their father/husband by sending small wooden boats, built by Buckley, off into the ocean.

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Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress

Baldacchino, Christine, 1977-

Morris faces taunts and criticism when he wears an orange dress to school, but things begin to change for him after he uses his imagination to paint a fantastic picture that he shares with his classmates.

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Another Country

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

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Crown : an ode to the fresh cut

Barnes, Derrick D. author.

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

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Crown: an ode to the fresh cut

Barnes, Derrick D. author.

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

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Drummer girl

Bass, Karen

Sid is a great drummer, but what is she willing to do to become part of the band?

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Drummer Girl

Bass, Karen, 1962-

Sid is a great drummer, but what is she willing to do to become part of the band?

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Ready, set, potty! : toilet training for children with autism and other developmental disorders

Batts, Brenda

In this book, Brenda Batts shows how you can overcome problems, big and small, and provides tried and tested methods that really work, tailored to each individual child.

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Rick & Lanie’s Excellent Kitchen Adventures: chef-dad, teenage daughter, recipes and stories

Bayless, Rick

The award-winning chef-proprietor of Chicago's Frontera Grill and his daughter present more than 100 international recipes, complemented by reminiscences about their shared family and travel experiences.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Beaty, Andrea

A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.

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Knock Knock

Beaty, Daniel

A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there,

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

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Dykes to Watch Out For

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-

Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.

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Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.
Journey

Becker, Aaron, 1974- author.

Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.

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Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

Becker, Shelly

A group of superheroes are having a bad day and learn to cope with their emotions.

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El Deafo (youth)

Bell, Cece author, artist.

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How Do You Feel?

Bender, Rebecca, 1980- author, illustrator.

A hedgehog asks each of his animal friends how they feel, then reveals his own answer to this question.

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The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work
The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work

Bennett, Scott, 1962-

Examines the elements that are crucial for crafting a successful résumé or cover letter, from the layout and presentation to where to send it and how to request salary requirements.

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Audrey, wait!

Benway, Robin

While trying to score a date with her cute co-worker at the Scooper Dooper, sixteen-year-old Audrey gains unwanted fame and celebrity status when her ex-boyfriend, a rock musician, records a breakup song about her that soars to the top of the Billboard charts.

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Audrey, Wait!

Benway, Robin

While trying to score a date with her cute co-worker at the Scooper Dooper, sixteen-year-old Audrey gains unwanted fame and celebrity status when her ex-boyfriend, a rock musician, records a breakup song about her that soars to the top of the Billboard charts.

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Rock What Ya Got

Berger, Samantha author.

An artist, displeased with her drawing, tries to make it better but the figure, Viva, comes to life and proclaims that she is happy just as she is.

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What If…

Berger, Samantha author.

A child who likes to draw and write stories imagines what would happen if there were no pencils, paper, or other tools for being creative.

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Your Own Big Bed

Bergstein, Rita M.

Introduces how different animals and even human babies grow from being newly-hatched or born, through being carried everywhere, to having their own special place to sleep.

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The Bus for Us

Bloom Suzanne.

Tess is eagerly waiting for the school bus on her first day of school.

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The Blue House Dog

Blumenthal, Deborah

A boy whose beloved dog has died, and a dog whose owner also died, find each other and slowly begin to trust one another.

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Beautiful Moon: a child’s prayer

Bolden, Tonya

Under a radiant moon and surrounded by all the noises of the city at night, a little boy prays for those in need, for wars to end, for the sick to be healed, and for all the members of his family.

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What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes
What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes : write a winning resume and cover letter and land your dream job

Bolles, Richard Nelson

A guide to writing resumes for the twenty-first century provides tips, frequently asked questions, and keywords in order to ensure an interview.

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Grandma’s Purse

Brantley-Newton, Vanessa author, illustrator.

When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, her granddaughter cannot wait to see what treasures she has hidden in her purse.

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Feminist Baby

Brantz, Loryn author, illustrator.

Feminist Baby likes pink and blue, playing with cars and dolls, and the choice to become whatever she dreams.

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The Caregiver’s Companion : caring for your loved one medically, financially and emotionally while caring for yourself

Brent, Carolyn.

In this extensive guide, caregiver advocate Carolyn Brent outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what to ask in every situation that may arise, including: Signs that your loved one needs more assistance, What to look for in a retirement home, Caretaking in your own home, How to ensure wills are in order, How to manage difficult family relationships.

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Through My Eyes

Bridges, Ruby

Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.

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I Remember Miss Perry

Brisson, Pat

When his teacher, Miss Perry, is killed in a car accident, Stevie and his elementary school classmates take turns sharing memories of her, especially her fondest wish for each day.

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Jane Eyre

Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855

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Wuthering Heights

Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848

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Candy

Brooks, Kevin

After falling in love with Candy, a drug addict, Joe becomes desperate as he tries to keep his dream of working as a musician alive while trying to save Candy from her self-destructive ways.

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Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten

Brown, Marc Tolon

Kindergarten is just a week away and monkey is not ready, but with help and encouragement from family and friends, he begins to get excited.

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My Name is Celia: The life of Celia Cruz

Brown, Monica, 1969-

Brightly colored illustrations and text follow the life of salsa singer Celia Cruz from her home in Havana, Cuba, to New York and Miami where she brings joy to herself and others through her music. Presented in English and Spanish.

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Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden

Brown, Renata Fossen

Ideas to help children learn how to grow their own garden and encourages families to enjoy nature. Features 52 creative plant-related activities set into weekly lessons.

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My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

Brown, Tameka Fryer

Jamie describes his mood throughout the day, using colors and rhythmic text, as he changes from an "easy green mood" while drawing a picture for his sister to a "brooding black mood" when he is teased for doing so.

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How Do You Feel?

Browne, Anthony, 1946-

A young chimp describes a variety of emotions he experiences

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Squanto’s Journey

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Squanto recounts how in 1614 he was captured by the British, sold into slavery in Spain, and ultimately returned to the New World to become a guide and friend for the colonists.

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Can’t Scare Me

Bryan, Ashley

A fearless little boy ignores Grandma's warning about nighttime monsters until he runs away and meets the two-headed giant's three-headed brother.

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Conception

Buckhanon, Kalisha, 1977-

Following in her single mother’s footsteps when she becomes pregnant at the age of fifteen, Shivana believes that all black women fall into the same trap until she meets Rasul, a teenager with problems of his own, with whom she forges a friendship

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Who Was Jesse Owens?

Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who became an Olympic legend and challenged Hitler's dream of Aryan superiority. Grades 2-4.

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Young Gardener

Buczacki, Stefan, 1945-

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Snowmen at Night

Buehner, Caralyn

Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching. Hidden pictures in each page to discover as you read!

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The Gardening Book

Bull, Jane, 1957-

An introduction to the basics of gardening.

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Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Bullard, Lisa

Where's the moon? -- Thinking about Allah -- Thinking about other people -- A big celebration -- Make a moon can -- Glossary -- To learn more.

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My Big Boy Bed

Bunting, Eve, 1928-

A little boy celebrates all the things he can do now that he has a big boy bed.

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There’s Going to be a Baby

Burningham, John

A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.

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The Magic Bed

Burningham, John

Georgie gets a new bed that takes him on magical adventures.

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Stress Free Potty Training

Butler, Geraldine

"Stress-free Potty Training" is a child-focused and supportive guide that will help you to potty train your child in a way that works for you both.

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Adventure Annie goes to kindergarten

Buzzeo, Toni

Even though there are rules to follow, a little girl who loves adventure has an exciting first day of kindergarten.

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I Am Enough

Byers, Grace, author.

Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.

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I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl!

Bynum, Betty K. author.

Mia considers the qualities that make her and her other African American friends--who all have different skin tones--pretty.

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Wild Roses

Caletti, Deb

In Washington State, seventeen-year-old Cassie learns about the good and bad sides of both love and genius while living with her mother and brilliant, yet disturbed, violinist stepfather and falling in love with a gifted young musician.

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Ollie’s school day : a yes-and-no book

Calmenson, Stephanie

Asks the reader a series of yes or no questions as Ollie gets dressed, spends a day at school, and returns home.

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STEM Labs for Middle Grades

Cameron, Schyrlet,

STEM Labs for Middle Grades offers activities that challenge students to apply scientific inquiry, content knowledge, and technological design to solve real-world problems. An excellent addition to your curriculum, this supplement will help cultivate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Wet Moon

Campbell, Ross, 1979-

An unusually usual day-to-day story in the Deep South, set in the gothic, swampy southern town of Wet Moon, a place fraught with lousy love lives, teen angst, and shadowy rednecks. As Cleo Lovedrop heads off for college at the local art school, she's haunted by her melancholic past: a lost love, a lost child. Friends and enemies live their lives around her, as trouble and dissent brews amongst them: an unseen social assailant spreads slander about Cleo, she is forced to deal with her two brusque roommates, and she discovers unsolved mysteries about the girl who lived in her room previously. Elsewhere, Trilby deals with unsettled emotional and sexual issues and keeps her secret habits hidden from everyone. And Audrey comes to the realization that, despite all her efforts, she always causes her friends distress, while Fern, a peculiar, deformed girl who lives in an isolated mansion in the bayous, begins to notice Cleo and her friends. As the moon grows full and lunar rays shine down, lunacy and moon-calves run free. Goths, friendship, romance, sex, betrayal, gossip, cats, murder, guilt, a squirrel monkey, and all the terrible and wonderful things people do to each other.

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Maybe Something Beautiful: how art transformed a neighborhood

Campoy, F. Isabel author.

Based on the story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, this story shows how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big.

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Teens Cook Dessert

Carle, Megan

Presents step-by-step dessert recipes for teenagers who want to make sweets, with detailed instructions, preparation tips, cooking calculations, and ingredient advice on preparing cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, and special occasion treats.

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Marco’s Run

Cartier, Wesley

A boy runs so fast that he imagines himself to be a rabbit, a bobcat, a horse, and a cheetah. Grades K-2.

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Don Quixote

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

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Maker Lab

Challoner, Jack author.

Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, the National Parenting Publication Award-winner Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun.

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Pashmina

Chanani, Nidhi

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions―the topic of India is permanently closed. In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

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The Three Lucys

Charara, Hayan, 1972-

A young Lebanese boy must learn to cope with loss and hope for a peaceful future after losing one of his beloved cats because of The July War. Based on the month-long conflict between Lebanon and Israel during the summer of 2006.

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I Am Absolutely Too Small for School

Child, Lauren

When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her.

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And Then There Were None

Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976

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Why Comics
Why Comics? : From Underground to Everywhere

Chute, Hillary L. author.

"The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every dayWhat is it that makes comics so special? What can this unique art form do that others can't?
In Why Comics?, comics scholar Hillary Chute reveals the history of comics, underground comics (or comix), and graphic novels, through deep thematic analysis, and fascinating portraits of the fearless men and women behind them. As Scott McCloud revealed the methods behind comics and the way they worked in his classic Understanding Comics, Chute will reveal the themes that Comics handle best, and how the form is uniquely equipped to explore them." -publisher

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Why Comics
Why Comics? : From Underground to Everywhere

Chute, Hillary L. author.

In Why Comics?, comics scholar Hillary Chute reveals the history of comics, underground comics (or comix), and graphic novels, through deep thematic analysis, and fascinating portraits of the fearless men and women behind them. As Scott McCloud revealed the methods behind comics and the way they worked in his classic Understanding Comics, Chute will reveal the themes that Comics handle best, and how the form is uniquely equipped to explore them.

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The Curious Kid’s Science Book

Citro, Asia

The 100+ hands-on activities in the book use household items to playfully teach important science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Each creative activity includes age-appropriate explanations and (when possible) real life applications of the concepts covered.

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Dragons and Marshmallows

Citro, Asia author.

After discovering that injured animals come to the barn in her backyard for help, it is up to Zoey and her cat Sassafras to help new arrival Marshmallow, a sick baby dragon. This is a great series to read aloud to your preschooler.

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Zoey and Sassafras Series

Citro, Asia author.

With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure -- the brand new series Zoey and Sassafras has something for everyone! Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages.

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A Little Bit of Dirt

Citro, Asia author.

Bursting with creative hands-on outdoor science and art activities, A Little Bit of Dirt is full of motivation to get outside and explore. Whether you're investigating the health of your local stream, making beautiful acrylic sunprints with leaves and flowers, running an experiment with your backyard birds, or concocting nature potions, you'll be fostering an important connection with nature.

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Things Hoped For

Clements, Andrew, 1949-

Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music student to solve the mystery when her grandfather suddenly goes missing.

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Black Panther : A Nation Under Our Feet

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (“Between the World and Me”) and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther's struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda--the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology, and warrior traditions--has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T'Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called the People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T'Challa knows the country must change to survive--the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

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Missing Mommy: a Book about Bereavement

Cobb, Rebecca

Daddy comforts and reassures a very young boy after Mommy dies.

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Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Cohn, Rachel

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart

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Pop Princess

Cohn, Rachel

Yearning to escape the small Massachusetts town where her family retreated after her sister's death, Wonder Blake gets her chance when her sister's manager offers Wonder a record contract on her sixteenth birthday.

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

Coles, Robert

For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

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Garden Fun : Indoors & Out, in Pots & Small Spots

Congdon, Vicky, 1958-

Provides step-by-step instructions for 28 indoor or outdoor gardening adventures, including a salad garden window box, a spiral flower garden, and a butterfly paradise in a patio pot.

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Sylvia and Aki

Conkling, Winifred

At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona, while Mexican-American third-grader Sylvia's family leases their Orange County, California, farm and begins a fight to stop school segregation.

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Heart of Darkness

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

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Max and the Tag-Along Moon

Cooper, Floyd

When Max leaves his grandfather's house, the moon follows him all the way home, just as Grandpa promised it would.

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The Golden Rule

Cooper, Ilene

Grandpa explains that the golden rule is a simple statement on how to live that can be practiced by people of all ages and faiths, then helps his grandson figure out how to apply the rule to his own life.

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The Nitty-Gritty Gardening Book : Fun Projects for All Seasons

Cornell, Kari A.

Become a gardener in any season with these fun and easy projects.

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Dig in! : 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps

Cornell, Kari A. author.

Grow your own fruits and vegetables from nothing but kitchen scraps!

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Jabari Jumps

Cornwall, Gaia author, illustrator.

After he passes his swimming test, little Jabari decides he's ready to try jumping off the diving board, but when the big moment arrives, Jabari needs to work up the courage to jump.

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Jurassic Park

Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008

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The Singing

Croggon, Alison, 1962-

The bard Maerad and her brother Hem hold the key to the mysterious Singing, and each of them must overcome terrible obstacles before they can unite and together unlock the Tree of Song, release the music of the Elidhu, and defeat the Nameless One.

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Stretch

Cronin, Doreen

Rhyming text describes the many ways to stretch. Pre-K.

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Turtle Girl

Crowe, Carole

As her grandmother taught her, Magdalena continues to protect the sea turtles that nest near her home even after Grandma's death.

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Deep in the Sahara

Cunnane, Kelly

In Mauritania, West Africa, an Arab girl who wants to wear a malafa, the veiled dress worn by her mother and older sister, learns that the garment represents beauty, mystery, tradition, belonging, and faith.

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I Took the Moon for a Walk

Curtis, Carolyn, 1958-

A boy takes the moon for a walk through his neighborhood. On board pages.

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Curtis, Christopher Paul

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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Duck Goes Potty

Dahl, Michael

Now that Duck is big, he learns how to use the potty.

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BFG

Dahl, Roald

Kid-snatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

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Loose Parts

Daly, Lisa

The hundreds of inspiring photographs showcase an array of loose parts in real early childhood settings. And the overviews of concepts children can learn when using loose parts provide the foundation for incorporating loose parts into your teaching to enhance play and empower children. The possibilities are truly endless.

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Say Hello!

Davick, Linda,

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal that "hello" can be said many ways, from a handshake to a dance of happiness, and that the world would be a lot more fun if more hellos were shared.

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You Look Too Young to be a Mom: teen moms speak out on love, learning, and success

Davis, Deborah, 1957-

Subjects :
Teenage mothers -- United States
Unmarried mothers -- United States.
Teenage pregnancy -- United States.
Self-realization

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I’m telling you, Dex, kindergarten rocks!

Davis, Katie (Katie I.)

Dexter knows everything there is to know about kindergarten and is not at all scared about his first day there, but his stuffed dog, Rufus, is very nervous.

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Sow and Grow : A Gardening Book for Children

Davis, Tina

A year’s worth of playtime ideas that combine fun and learning with a child’s sense of wonder at the natural world.

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Last Stop on Market Street

de la Peña, Matt

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

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Last Stop on Market Street

de la Peña, Matt

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

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Carmela Full of Wishes

de la Peña, Matt author.

Carmela, finally old enough to run errands with her brother, tries to think of the perfect wish, while his wish seems to be that she stayed home.

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Rafa Was My Robot

Dellevoet, Alexandra

Jacob and his robot Rafa do everything together, but one day, Rafa begins to slow down, becoming weaker with each day, and Jacob, unable to find a cure for his friend, must come to terms with possibly losing him.

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Saying Goodbye to Lulu

Demas, Corinne

When her dog Lulu dies, a girl grieves but then continues with her life.

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Just Listen

Dessen, Sarah

Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.

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This Lullaby

Dessen, Sarah

Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

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The Only Road

Diaz, Alexandra author.

Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous journey from his home in Guatemala to his older brother in New Mexico after his cousin is murdered by a drug cartel.

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Because of Winn Dixie

DiCamillo, Kate

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

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Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Mixed Me!

Diggs, Taye author.

Rhyming text shares a day in the life of a mixed-race child named Mike as he answers questions about being mixed.

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Stella Diaz has Something to Say

Dominguez, Angela

Stella Diaz wants to be friends with the new boy in class, but sometimes she accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. In addition, she has to get over her fear of speaking in front of the class.

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Tinkerlab: A hands-on guide for little inventors

Doorley, Rachelle

55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking, hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more, for children two and up.

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Crime and Punishment

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881

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Her Mother’s Face

Doyle, Roddy, 1958-

Siobhán and her father continue to feel sad in the years following the death of Siobhán's mother, until Siobhán follows the advice of a mysterious woman.

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November Blues

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school

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Out of My Mind

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

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Out of My Mind

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

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Out of My Mind (youth)

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

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Rebecca

Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

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It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel

Dumas, Firoozeh author.

Eleven-year-old Zomorod, originally from Iran, tells her story of growing up Iranian in Southern California during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis of the late 1970s.

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The Musician’s Daughter

Dunlap, Susanne Emily

In eighteenth-century Vienna, Austria, fifteen-year-old Theresa seeks a way to help her mother and brother financially while investigating the murder of her father, a renowned violinist in Haydn's orchestra at the court of Prince Esterhazy, after his body is found near a gypsy camp.

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A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A story about knitting and love

Edwards, Michelle author.

A celebration of winter mitzvahs, or kind deeds. Kara's adorable, radiant art adds to the heartwarming mood.

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The Whispering Town

Elvgren, Jennifer Riesmeyer author.

In Denmark during World War II, young Annet, her parents, and their neighbors help a Jewish family hide from Nazi soldiers until it is safe for them to leave Annet's basement.

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Drum Dream Girl: How one girl’s courage changed music

Engle, Margarita

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Engle, Margarita

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

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Forest World

Engle, Margarita author.

From award-winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively middle grade novel in verse that tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba for the first time—and meets a sister he didn’t know he had.

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All the Way to Havana

Engle, Margarita author.

A family drives to Havana and experiences the sights and sounds of neighbors talking, musicians playing, and beautiful, colorful cars.

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The Porcupine Year

Erdrich, Louise

In 1852, forced by the United States government to leave their beloved Island of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker, fourteen-year-old Omokayas and her Ojibwe family travel in search of a new home.

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Yasmin in Charge

Faruqi, Saadia, author.

In this collection of four stories, Yasmin takes charge of some sticky situations! At home, at school, or out and about, Yasmin faces challenges head on with creativity and quick thinking. Whether she's creating a new recipe, finding a way to rescue a stuck toy for a little friend, or calming down monkeys (and classmates!), a clever solution to any problem is just around the corner!

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How Will I Ever Sleep in this Bed?

Ferreri, Della Ross

A child's new bed feels big and lonely until it gets filled up with stuffed animals.

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Coding for Kids: Create your own video games with Scratch

Figus, Viviana, author.

Using Scratch 2.0, the free software created by the MIT Media Labs specifically for young people, this engaging guide teaches 8- to 12-year-olds how to create their own games and animated, interactive stories. Each engaging project has detailed, step-by-step explanations and comes with intriguing variants for children to try as their abilities grow.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940

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Wild berries = Pikaci-mīnisa

Flett, Julie author, illustrator.

Clarence, a young Cree Native American, and his grandmother pick blueberries together as they sing, look out for the animals, and enjoy sampling the fruit.

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Jasmine Toguchi

Florence, Debbi Michiko, author.

Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker! She's also tired of her big sister, Sophie, always getting to do things first. For once, Jasmine wishes SHE could do something before Sophie―something special, something different. The New Year approaches, and as the Toguchi family gathers in Los Angeles to celebrate, Jasmine is jealous that her sister gets to help roll mochi balls by hand with the women. Her mom says that Jasmine is still too young to join in, so she hatches a plan to help the men pound the mochi rice instead.

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Gone Girl

Flynn, Gillian, 1971-

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Where She Went

Forman, Gayle

Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier.

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New Mimimalism: decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living

Fortin, Cary Telander, author.

Your external space reflects your internal state. Fortin and Quilici help you get to the bottom of why you've accumulated too much stuff, so that you can make a lasting change in your life-- without filling up a landfill!

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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Fox, Mem, 1946-

Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes. On board pages.

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The Slave Dancer

Fox, Paula

Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.

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Once Upon a Potty: Boy

Frankel, Alona

Explains in simple text and illustrations why and how a little child uses a potty.

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Once Upon a Potty: Girl

Frankel, Alona

Explains in simple text and illustrations why and how a little child uses a potty.

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Monster trouble!

Fredrickson, Lane

Although Winifred thinks the monsters who creep into her bedroom each night are cute, she cannot get any sleep and tries to scare them away.

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Is Grandpa Wearing a Suit?

Fried, Amelie, 1958-

After his beloved grandfather dies, a young boy feels confused and sad as he struggles to understand the meaning of death.

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A Big Bed for Jed

Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-

When Jed is reluctant to move from his crib into a big-kid bed, his entire family comes up with a plan to make him change his mind.

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Gaar, Gillian G., 1959-

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The Rough Guide to Nirvana

Gaar, Gillian G., 1959-

Published to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, a photographic reference evaluates the iconic band's influence on fashion, culture, and the performing arts while listing member profiles and top-recommended playlists.

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Chu’s First Day of School

Gaiman, Neil

On the first day of school, a young panda (Chu's Day, Chu's Day at the Beach) learns about the special things his animal classmates can do.

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Planet Kindergarten

Ganz-Schmitt, Sue

A young child imagines going off to kindergarten as a journey to another planet.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014

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Potty Time

Genechten, Guido van

Joe discovers that all kinds of animals, from Nellie Elephant to Friendly Frog, can find a potty that fits their needs.

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Calling Dr. Laura

Georges, Nicole J.

After discovering that who she thought was her father was indeed not, Portland-based "zinester" Nicole Georges embarks upon a journey of identity.

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Lily and Dunkin

Gephart, Donna

Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.

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As the Crow Flies

Gillman, Melanie, author, artist.

When thirteen year-old lesbian African American Charlie questions her belief in God, she spends a week at an all-white Christian youth camp for some soul searching.

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Emma's Poem: The story of the statue of liberty
Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty

Glaser, Linda

Presents an accessible version of the inspirational story behind the famous poem that begins, "Give me your tired, your poor," while describing how the poem helped render the statue a defining symbol of America's ability to provide welcome and refuge.

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Eat Fresh Food: awesome recipes for teen chefs: more than 80 recipes!

Gold, Rozanne, 1954-

Step-by-step instructions and cooking tips are compiled in this cookbook for teens that features more than eighty recipes for healthy, tasty meals, treats, and desserts.

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Memoirs of a Geisha

Golden, Arthur, 1957-

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Children Also Grieve: Talking about Death & Healing

Goldman, Linda, 1946-

Henry the dog explains how he felt after his grandfather died and how the children who make up his family felt and worked through their feelings of grief.

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Yo Soy Muslim

Gonzales, Mark, 1975- author.

A lyrical celebration of multiculturalism as a parent shares with a child the value of their heritage and why it should be a source of pride, even when others disagree.

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My Colors, My World/ Mis Colores, Mi Mundo

Gonzalez, Maya Christina

Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset. On board pages.

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First Garden : The White House Garden and How it Grew

Gourley, Robbin

A history of White House gardens, including Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden, planted with help from 5th graders. Includes garden ideas.

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1621 : a new look at Thanksgiving

Grace, Catherine O'Neill, 1950-

A recreation of the first Thanksgiving reveals the actual events during the three days that the Wampanoag people and the colonists came together.

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The Big Book of Makerspace Projects

Graves, Colleen, author.

This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers

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You Hold Me Up

Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author.

Diverse families and friends help to hold one another up by being kind, sharing, learning, playing, laughing, and doing other supportive things together.

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What is Goodbye?

Grimes, Nikki

Alternating poems by a brother and sister convey their feelings about the death of their older brother and the impact it had on their family.

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Thanks a Million

Grimes, Nikki

Sixteen poems remind us how wonderful it is to feel thankful and how powerful a "Thank you" can be.

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Homegoing

Gyasi, Yaa author.

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King and King

Haan, Linda de, 1965-

When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected.

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Red: A Crayon’s Story

Hall, Michael, 1954-

Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

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Red: A Crayon’s Story

Hall, Michael, 1954-

Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

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What's next? : finding your passion and your dream job in your forties, fifties, and beyond
What’s next? : finding your passion and your dream job in your forties, fifties, and beyond

Hannon, Kerry

Shares advice on how to transition to a more meaningful career in midlife, covering such topics as assessing financial needs, finding a mentor, and turning a hobby into a profitable business.

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Design Your Own Butterfly Garden

Harkins, Susan Sales

How to prepare, design, plant and maintain butterfly habits and shelters.

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What’s in there? : all about before you were born

Harris, Robie H.

Follows the adventures of young Gus and Nellie, who watch their mother's pregnancy and anticipate the arrival of a new sibling while learning engaging facts about how unborn babies develop.

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The Caregiver’s Toolbox : checklists, forms, resources, mobile apps, and straight talk to help you provide compassionate care

Hartley, Carolyn P.

Caregivers today, more than ever, use technology to help manage schedules, medication routines and pharmacy reminders, legal and financial affairs, as well as travel and expenses. If you are a caregiver, could you access your parents' critical documents in an emergency, using their user IDs and passwords? Do you know how to get a second opinion? Do you have a communication plan to keep family engaged in caregiving? Are you managing schedules and special diets, plus overseeing treatment plans and medications from multiple providers? Statistics show that 85 percent of caregivers are not trained in caregiving, so many people are likely winging it, picking up pieces of information here and advice there. This is your guide to cool apps and online tools ... and much more.

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You’d Better Not Die or I’ll Kill You : a caregiver’s survival guide to keeping you in good health and good spirits

Heller, Jane

Jane shares her experiences of looking after her chronically ill husband with Nora Ephron–like wit, and offers practical guidance for handling it all without drowning. With advice on staying healthy while caring for a loved one and learning to communicate with medical staff, plus wisdom from other caregivers and experts, This is a personal and invaluable tool kit that also manages to prompt laughter and inspire.

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Catch-22

Heller, Joseph

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The Sun Also Rises

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

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Chrysanthemum

Henkes, Kevin

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

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Dune

Herbert, Frank

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Maggie the Mechanic

Hernandez, Jaime

Collects the first five years of Locas stories, about Maggie and Hopey and the ups and downs of their lives and relationships.

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I Am Jazz!

Herthel, Jessica

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.

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Siddhartha

Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962

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Dragonfly Kites

Highway, Tomson, 1951- author.

Cree brothers Cody and Joe, their parents, and their dog Ootsie spend the summers on the shores of a lake in Manitoba, where the boys play with the objects they find, make pets of the animals, and fly the dragonflies like kites.

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Six is so much less than Seven

Himler, Ronald

After the death of one of his seven cats, an old man finds how much he misses his cat as he goes about the activities of each day.

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My Own Big Bed

Hines, Anna Grossnickle

A child proudly shows off her very own brand new big bed while also telling herself that she can deal with fears about sleeping in it for the first time.

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The great big book of families

Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Features illustrations and descriptions of different types of families and how their lives are similar and different.

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Jacob’s New Dress

Hoffman, Sarah author.

Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school, too.

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Homemade Love

hooks, bell, 1952-

A girl who is Girlpie to her mama and Honey Bun Chocolate Dewdrop to her daddy savors the warmth and love of her family.

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Be Boy Buzz

hooks, bell, 1952-

Celebrates being Bold, All Bliss Boy, All Bad Boy Beast, Boy running, Boy Jumping, Boy Sitting Down, and being in Love With Being a Boy.

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Happy to be Nappy

hooks, bell, 1952- author.

Celebrates the joy and beauty of nappy hair.

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Motivated resumes & LinkedIn profiles!

Howard, Brian E.

Resumes are the cornerstone to any successful job search. Howard helps you learn how to create materials that get you interviews and job offers.

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Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation

Howard, Sheena C. (EDT)/ Jackson, Ronald L., II (EDT)

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Encyclopedia of Black Comics

Howard, Sheena C. author.

The Encyclopedia of Black Comics, focuses on people of African descent who have published significant works in the United States or have worked across various aspects of the comics industry. The book focuses on creators in the field of comics: inkers, illustrators, artists, writers, editors, Black comic historians, Black comic convention creators, website creators, archivists and academics--as well as individuals who may not fit into any category but have made notable achievements within and/or across Black comic culture

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Encyclopedia of Black Comics

Howard, Sheena C. author.

The Encyclopedia of Black Comics, focuses on people of African descent who have published significant works in the United States or have worked across various aspects of the comics industry. The book focuses on creators in the field of comics: inkers, illustrators, artists, writers, editors, Black comic historians, Black comic convention creators, website creators, archivists and academics—as well as individuals who may not fit into any category but have made notable achievements within and/or across Black comic culture.

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I, too, am American

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.

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Black Lightning

Isabella, Tony author, creator.

Black Lightning's first solo series and origin story! With the power to generate electricity from within, Jefferson Pierce has donned a colorful costume and the secret identity of Black Lightning! However, it will take all of his abilities to protect his Metropolis neighborhood of Suicide Slum from those who seek to destroy it. With guest appearances by Superman and some familiar villains, Black Lightning makes DC Comics history. Collecting for the first time Black Lightning #1-11 and World's Finest Comics #260, featuring work by creators Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, along with veteran inkers Frank Springer and Vince Colletta!

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A Sky Full of Stars

Jackson, Linda Williams author.

After the murder of Emmett Till, thirteen-year-old Rose is struggling with her decision to stay in Mississippi. Torn between the opinions of Shorty, a boy who wants to meet violence with violence, and Hallelujah, her best friend who believes in the power of peaceful protests, Rose is scared of the mounting racial tension and is starting to lose hope. But when Rose helps Aunt Ruthie start her own business, she begins to see how she can make a difference in her community.

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale From Tehran

Jahanforuz, Rita

After showing kindness to a strange old woman, Shiraz receives the gift of beauty but her lazy and unkind stepsister, Nargues, suffers a less pleasant fate in this adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale, Mother Hulda, reset in Tehran, Iran.

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Joy of Less

Jay, Francine author.

The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living. Part One provides an inspirational pep talk on the joys and rewards of paring down. Part Two presents the STREAMLINE method: ten easy steps to rid your house of clutter. Part Three goes room by room, outlining specific ways to tackle each one. Part Four helps you trim your to-do list and free up your time, and explains how saving space in your closets can save the planet.

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Nailed

Jones, Patrick, 1961-

An outcast in a school full of jocks, sixteen-year-old Bret struggles to keep his individuality through his interest in drama and music, while trying to reconnect with his father.

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An American Marriage

Jones, Tayari author.

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The Wheel of Time (Series)

Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007

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Never say a mean word again
Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain

Jules, Jacqueline, 1956- author.

When Samuel's father, the grand vizier, hears Hamza call Samuel names and tells his son to make sure Hamza never speaks an unkind word to him again, Samuel knows he must obey but has a hard time finding the right means to do so. Includes information about Jewish poet Samuel Ha-Nagid and the legend which inspired the story.

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Sweetest Kulu

Kalluk, Celina

"This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little "Kulu," an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants."-- Provided by publisher.

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I Am (Not) Scared

Kang, Anna

Two fuzzy creatures go to an amusement park and discover that being frightened may not be as scary as one thinks.

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The Very Tiny Baby

Kantorovitz, Sylvie

A very young boy tells his teddy bear about his mixed feelings over the premature birth of his new sibling, and his guilty resentment at the adult's preoccupation with the tiny baby.

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We Are On Our Own

Katin, Miriam

A full-length illustrated graphic memoir about the author and her mother's escape on foot from the Nazi invasion of Budapest recounts how they faked their deaths, abandoned their belongings and loved ones, and fled in disguise with German troops close behind.

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My First Ramadan

Katz, Karen

A boy observes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with his family.

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Anne Frank

Katz, Sandor

Traces the life of the young Jewish girl whose diary chronicles the years she and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic.

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Ahimsa

Kelkar, Supriya, 1980- author.

Gandhi asks for one member of each family to join the fight for independence from the British, and when ten-year-old Anjali's mother is jailed for doing so, Anjali must step out of her comfort zone to take over her mother's work.

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Hello, Universe (youth)

Kelly, Erin Entrada author.

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Hello, Universe

Kelly, Erin Entrada author.

Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

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Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

Khan, Hena

In simple rhyming text, a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.

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Golden domes and silver lanterns : a Muslim book of colors

Khan, Hena

In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.

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The Night of the Moon : a Muslim holiday story

Khan, Hena

Yasmeen has a wonderful time celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with her family and friends.

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Amina’s Voice

Khan, Hena author.

A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community.

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Under My Hijab

Khan, Hena author.

As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different way, she considers how to express her own style one day.

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King for a Day

Khan, Rukhsana, 1962-

Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival.

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Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Khorram, Adib, author.

Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a highschool sophmore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.

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Here I Am

Kim, Patti, 1970-

Tells the story in pictures of a family newly immigrated to the United States and the challenges of starting a life in a new place.

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The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah

Kimmelman, Leslie

No one will help the Little Red Hen make the Passover matzah, but they all want to help her eat it. Includes information about Passover, a recipe for matzah, and a glossary of Yiddish words used in the story.

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The Stand

King, Stephen, 1947-

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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John, 1926-2001

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Spark Joy: an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up

Kondō, Marie author.

Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance

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Born to Rock

Korman, Gordon

High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.

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I Know A Lot!

Krensky, Stephen

Celebrates a toddler's increasing knowledge of the world, such as that rocks are heavy and flowers are light.

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The Teen’s Vegetarian Cookbook

Krizmanic, Judy

Recipes for all types of vegetarian dishes are accompanied by information and advice on vegetarian diet and quotes from teenage vegetarians.

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On the Way to Kindergarten

Kroll, Virginia L.

A mother describes the increasing accomplishments of her five-year-old, from crying and sleeping, to riding a tricycle, then preparing for school.

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Wilma Unlimited

Krull, Kathleen

A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics. Grades K-2.

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Dr. Baruch Kushnir’s toilet-training sytem : a parent’s guide

Kushnir, Baruch

Dr. Kushnir has synthesized over 25 years of experience to present this step-by-step manual which focuses on the positive aspects of each individual child's behavior.

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A Wrinkle in Time

L'Engle, Madeleine

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

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The Big Bed

Laditan, Bunmi, author.

A young girl tries to persuade her father that he is the one who should sleep in a special, little bed while she shares the big bed with Mommy.

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The Caregivers : a support group’s stories of slow loss, courage, and love

Lake, Nell author.

The Caregivers chronicles the daily experiences--heart-breaking, poignant, and redemptive--of ordinary Americans as they face their final life passages.

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Families, Families, Families!

Lang, Suzanne

A host of animals portrays all kinds of non-traditional families.

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Unbored

Larsen, Elizabeth Foy/ Glenn, Joshua/ Leone, Tony/ Frauenfelder, Mark (INT)/ Kasunick, Heather

Unbored is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world.

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Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Technology

LeBoutillier, Linda

Fascinating facts, figures, and pictures highlight informative text about some of the most interesting and extreme jobs that use technology. Young readers will learn what kind of training it takes to be a roller coaster designer, how much money a space robotics engineer makes, and what exactly a wind turbine technician does!

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Something for School

Lee, Hyun Young

On the first day of kindergarten, Joon's teacher mistakes Joon, who has short hair and is wearing trousers, for a boy, something she finds very upsetting until she figures out a way to let everyone know who she is.

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Please, Baby, Please

Lee, Spike

A toddler's antics keep his mother busy as she tries to feed him, watch him on the playground, give him a bath, and put him to bed.

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Some Kind of Happiness

Legrand, Claire, 1986- author.

Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents' house for the summer, but her anxiety and overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings which soon turn mysteriously real and she realizes she must save this magical world in order to save herself.

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The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

Levinson, Cynthia author.

Presents the life of nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks who became the youngest known child to be arrested for picketing against Birmingham segregation practices in 1963.

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Ida, Always

Levis, Caron

A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York's Central Park Zoo.

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The Chronicles of Narnia (Series)

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963

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March

Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-

A first-hand account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.

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When to Jump
When to jump : if the job you have isn’t the life you want

Lewis, Mike (Michael C.), author.

A collection of inspirational offerings detailing the experiences of people who have left unfulfilling jobs outlines four fundamental steps to pursuing one's dreams, revealing how others have managed the risks, emotional fallout and setbacks of living life on their own terms.

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The Rough Patch

Lies, Brian author, illustrator.

Farmer Evan and his dog do everything together and, especially, in the garden but when his dog passes away Evan lets his garden fill with weeds until a pumpkin vine brings new hope.

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Home Decluttering Diet

Lifford, Jennifer, author.

Think of every item in your house-- and every item you bring in-- as calories in food. To maintain weight, calories in must equal calories out. To lose weight, calories in must be less than calories out. New habits must be developed; psychological issues must be addressed; and sensible rewards must be established. This yearlong plan can help you organize your way to a clean and lean house.

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Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same

Lin, Grace

Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.

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The Call of the Wild

London, Jack, 1876-1916

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Julián Is a Mermaid

Love, Jessica, author, illustrator.

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he's seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes -- and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?

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Stand Tall, Molly Melon

Lovell, Patty, 1964-

Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.

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Number the Stars

Lowry, Lois

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

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My Secret Bully

Ludwig, Trudy

A girl confides to her mother that her best friend is treating her badly, and together they figure out what to do about it in a story that also includes a note to parents and teachers, as well as related resources.

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Just Kidding

Ludwig, Trudy

With help from his father, older brother, and teacher, D.J. learns how to handle a classmate who claims that his mean-spirited "teasing" is just a joke.

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Trouble Talk

Ludwig, Trudy

Maya gets help from a school counselor when the new student she has tried to befriend upsets her, as she has other students, by spreading rumors, saying hurtful things, and sharing information that is not hers to share.

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The Gift of Ramadan

Lumbard, Alexis York, 1981- author.

Sophie tries to fast for Ramadan for the first time, but her grumbling stomach and her little brother's cookies are too much and she must find a different way to celebrate.

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Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean

Lynch, Jane, 1960-

Marlene is the class bully until Big Freddy stands up to her.

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Ellen’s Broom

Lyons, Kelly Starling

Cherishing the special broom resting above her hearth for its representation of the slave heritage that once forbade legal marriages, Ellen prepares for her parents' triumphant registry at a Reconstruction-era courthouse as lawful husband and wife and proudly carries the broom so that they can repeat a cultural wedding tradition.

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Running Rivals

Maddox, Jake

Amy hurt her knee in a race. Now she's back on the team, but will have to get her confidence back in order to compete. Grades 2-3.

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Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Magnusson, Margareta,

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." Margareta instructs readers to embrace minimalism, and suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you'd ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children's art projects).

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Ben’s Flying Flowers

Maier, Inger M.

Emily introduces her younger brother, Ben, to butterflies, which he calls "flying flowers," and when his illness makes him too weak to go see them she draws him pictures, but after his death she no longer wants to draw happy things. Includes note to parents.

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Amira’s Totally Chocolate World

Mair, J. Samia.

Every night Amira asks Allah to make everything chocolate, and on Eid ul-Fitr she discovers her wish has come true, but at a price.

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Millie Fierce

Manning, Jane

Tired of being overlooked, Millie takes on a loud and obnoxious personality, which makes people notice her--for a little while.

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Strictly No Elephants

Mantchev, Lisa

A boy is excluded from joining his friends' pet club because of his unusual pet. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend.

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Happy In Our Skin

Manushkin, Fran

Depicts families of different colors and orientations as they play at a park, swim, and celebrate at a block party.

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Spacer and Rat

Margaret Bechard

Jack's predictable existence on Freedom space station is transformed when Kit, the Earthie rat, enters his life and enlists him and a sensitive robot in an effort to outwit the Company.

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Thanks for thanksgiving
Thanks for Thanksgiving

Markes, Julie

At Thanksgiving time, children express their gratitude for the people and things in their lives.

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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

Marshall, Joseph, 1945-

Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior, in a tale that weaves the past with the present. Includes historical note and glossary.

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When Aunt Mattie Got Her Wings

Mathers, Petra

When Aunt Mattie dies, best friends Lottie and Herbie console each other and celebrate Aunt Mattie's life by scattering her ashes and preparing her favorite snack--peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (with bananas).

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Dragondrums

McCaffrey, Anne

When his boy soprano voice begins to change, Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventures.

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Dragonsinger

McCaffrey, Anne

Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper learning that more is required than a facility with music and a clever way with words. Sequel to Dragonsong.

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Dragonsong

McCaffrey, Anne

On the planet Pern, after her father forbids her to indulge in music in any way, fifteen-year-old Menolly, runs away and takes shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her

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Have you filled a bucket today? A guide to daily happiness for kids

McCloud, Carol

Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this book encourages positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

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Hardware : the Man in the Machine

McDuffie, Dwayne

Inventor/engineer Curt Metcalf breaks free of his employer, businessman Edwin Alva, who refused to share the profits from Metcalf's many creations. Discovering that Alva is tied to organized crime, and learning that no law enforcement agency would touch him, Metcalf creats the high tech Hardware armor that enabled him to work against Alva.

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Bye-bye Crib

McGhee, Alison, 1960-

A big boy and his best stuffed friend seek the courage to move to a gigantic new bed.

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Countdown to Kindergarten

McGhee, Alison, 1960-

Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler cannot tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst.

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Lola Reads to Leo

McQuinn, Anna

Lola reads story books to her new baby brother Leo, and even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime.

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Moby-Dick

Melville, Herman, 1819-1891

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Junk Drawer Physics

Mercer, Bobby, 1961-

Turn a plastic cup into a pinhole camera using waxed paper, a rubber band, and a thumbtack. Build a swinging wave machine using a series of washers suspended on strings from a yardstick. Or construct your own planetarium from an empty potato chip canister, construction paper, scissors, and a pin. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief explanation of the scientific principle being demonstrated.

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As Good as anybody
As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom

Michelson, Richard

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality. Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause. Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance. Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

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The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

Miller, Pat Zietlow author.

Growing up in the segregated town of Clarksville, Tennessee, in the 1960s, Alta's family cannot afford to buy her new sneakers--but she still plans to attend the parade celebrating her hero Wilma Rudolph's three Olympic gold medals. Grades K-2.

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Izzy Barr, Running Star

Mills, Claudia

The third book in the Franklin School Friends series is a fast and funny story about sports, friendship, and sibling rivalries. Grades 2-3.

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La Frontera / The Border: El viaje con papá/ My Journey With Papa

Mills, Deborah (Architect), author.

Join a young boy and his father on a daring journey from Mexico to Texas to find a new life. They’ll need all the resilience and courage they can muster to safely cross the border and to make a home for themselves in a new land.

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949

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My Name is Bilal

Mobin-Uddin, Asma

When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage.

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Exit Wounds

Modan, Rutu

A young man unravels the mysteries of his father's death and entire identity after learning he may have been a victim of a suicide bombing, in a graphic novel set in modern Israel.

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Anne of Green Gables

Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942

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The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Moore, David Barclay author.

Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.

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I Remember

Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer

Helps children deal with grief by showing how a young boy explores his feelings about loss and sadness after the death of his pet.

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Gracias

Mora, Pat

A young boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.

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Dreamers

Morales, Yuyi author.

Dreamers is a celebration of what migrants bring with them when they leave their homes and it's a story about family, both beautiful and powerful.

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Beloved

Morrison, Toni

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Super Pooper and Whizz Kid : potty power!

Moyle, Eunice, author.

A superhero cat and dog team use rhyming text to encourage young readers to utilize the potty.

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Enemy Pie

Munson, Derek

Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.

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Barefoot Gen

Nakazawa, Keiji

In this graphic depiction of nuclear devastation, three survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima--Gen, his mother, and his baby sister--face rejection, hunger, and humiliation in their search for a place to live.

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Rock Star, Superstar

Nelson, Blake, 1965-

When Pete, a talented bass player, moves from playing in the high school jazz band to playing in a popular rock group, he finds the experience exhilarating even as his new fame jeopardizes his relationship with girlfriend Margare

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The Sky is Everywhere

Nelson, Jandy

In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.

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If You Plant a Seed

Nelson, Kadir

With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.

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Ready? Set. Raymond!

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux

Three stories in which a little boy does everything fast, from brushing his teeth to making friends to running races. Grades K-2.

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Donovan’s Big Day

Newman, Lesléa

From the moment Donovan wakes in the morning, he painstakingly prepares for his special role in the wedding ceremony of his two mothers.

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Mommy, Mama, & Me

Newman, Lesléa

A baby drinks juice, plays in the park, reads, and gets put to bed by her two loving mothers. On board pages.

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The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

Newman, Lesléa

A young boy's fascination with everything he sees around him causes him to be late and upsets his parents, until they come to realize his special gift.

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The Best Cat in the World

Newman, Lesléa

A young boy deals with the loss of his beloved cat Charlie, eventually accepting the arrival of another, very different cat.

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Plastic Angel

Nields, Nerissa, 1967-

Thirteen-year-old Randi, an aspiring singer-songwriter, spends the summer forming a band called Plastic Angel with her friend Gellie, and together they also make some decisions about the kind of people they want to be.

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Unbroken: 13 stories starring disabled teens (teen)

Nijkamp, Marieke (EDT)/ Alexander, William/ Benwell, Fox/ Brown, Keah/ Clayton, Dhonielle

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The Beasties

Nimmo, Jenny

When Daisy can't sleep in the big new bed in her unfamiliar new room, a group of tiny beasties tell her stories of their adventures to help ease her into dreams.

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The Turtle of Oman

Nye, Naomi Shihab

This accessible, exquisite novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration. It tells the story of Aref Al-Amri, who must say good-bye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is acclaimed poet and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye's first novel set in the Middle East since her acclaimed Habibi.

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I’m New Here

O'Brien, Anne Sibley

Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.

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Danny is Done with Diapers: A Potty ABC

O'Connell, Rebecca, 1968-

Celebrates the accomplishments of children, from Adam to Zach, as each learns to use the toilet for him or herself.

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The Recess Queen

O'Neill, Alexis, 1949-

Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.

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Ready, set, go! : a gentle parenting guide to calmer, quicker potty training

Ockwell-Smith, Sarah, author.

If you're like most parents, you're probably feeling pretty nervous about potty training. But don't worry, help is on the way. This supportive guide provides step-by-step advice for a compassionate and emotionally aware process - one that focuses on positive connection rather than relying on gimmicks, pressure, or rewards (which usually backfire).

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1984

Orwell, George, 1903-1950 author.

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The New Baby

Packard, Mary

A boy is a little jealous of his new baby brother until mommy gives him a hug and the new baby gives him a smile.

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Wonder

Palacio, R. J.

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

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We're all wonders
We’re All Wonders

Palacio, R. J. author, illustrator.

Augie enjoys the company of his dog, Daisy, and using his imagination, but painfully endures the taunts of his peers because of his facial deformity.

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The Feelings Book

Parr, Todd

Children express different moods, including "I feel very mad," "I feel like reading books all day," and "I feel like wearing funny underwear."

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The Thankful Book
The Thankful Book

Parr, Todd

Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.

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Potty

Patricelli, Leslie

Baby, a toddler, decides to use the potty for the first time.

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1-2-3 a calmer me : helping children cope when emotions get out of contro

Patterson, Colleen A. author.

A young girl learns a technique for dealing with anger--and it works.

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Girlosophy: real girls eat

Paul, Anthea

Taking a holistic approach to loving, accepting, and nurturing oneself, this vibrantly illustrated cookbook offers healthy tips for both the mind and body.

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The Daughters Take the Stage

Philbin, Joanna

Fourteen-year-old Hudson is a gifted singer/songwriter like her mother, pop sensation Holla Jones, but while working on her debut album, Hudson struggles to convince her mother that she would rather stick with her own, intimate style than follow her mother's path to fame.

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Handle with Care

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-

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House Rules

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-

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Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

Pimentel, Annette Bay author.

Offers an illustrated telling of the story of Bobby Gibb and how her persistence led her to become the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon in 1966. Grades K-3.

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This Day in June

Pitman, Gayle E.

A picture book illustrating a Pride parade. The end matter serves as a primer on LGBT history and culture and explains the references made in the story.

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In Our Mothers’ House

Polacco, Patricia

Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.

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Someone Very Special Died

Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young girl describes the anger and sadness she feels after someone she loved dies, and makes a scrapbook to remember the things they did together.

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Fox’s Garden

Princesse Camcam, 1982-

When a lost fox enters a village on a snowy night, a young boy, seeing that the animal has been chased away by the town's adults, leaves a basket of food for the fox in a greenhouse where it has taken shelter.

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The Godfather

Puzo, Mario, 1920-1999.

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Over the river and through the woods
Over the River and Through the Wood

Randall, Emma (ILT)

In this stunning paper-over-board picture book, a blustering wind stings the toes and bites the nose, but hearts are warm and there's lots to eat-for 'tis Thanksgiving Day.

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The Sandwich Swap

Rania, Queen, consort of Abdullah II, King of Jordan, 1970-

Best friends Lily and Salma disagree over their preferred foods, but after trading sandwiches to see how they taste, the girls change their minds.

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A Teen Guide to Fast, Delicious Lunches

Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971-

Information and recipes help readers create quick, healthy, and tasty lunches"--Provided by publisher.

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A Teen Guide to Breakfast on the Go

Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971-

"Information and recipes help readers create quick, healthy, and tasty breakfasts"--Provided by publisher.

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Always My Brother

Reagan, Jean, 1965-

Becky slowly returns to the activities she enjoyed with her big brother, John, after learning that he is still part of her family, even after his death.

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Ghost

Reynolds, Jason

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And Tango Makes Three

Richardson, Justin, 1963-

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

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Harlem Renaissance Party

Ringgold, Faith

Lonnie and his uncle Bates go on an unforgettable journey back in time to the Harlem Renaissance, where they meet such famous writers, musicians, artists, and athletes as Louis Armstrong, Jack Johnson, Josephine Baker, and Langston Hughes.

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Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Ringtved, Glenn, 1968- author.

When Death comes to take their grandmother away, he shares a story with four siblings that helps them realize the value of loss and the importance of being able to say goodbye.

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Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013

Robbins, Trina

A revised, updated and rewritten history of women cartoonists, with more color illustrations than ever before, and with some startling new discoveries (such as a Native American woman cartoonist from the 1940s who was also a Corporal in the women's army, and the revelation that a cartoonist included in all of Robbins's previous histories was a man!) In the pages of Pretty in Ink you'll find new photos and correspondence from cartoonists Ethel Hays and Edwina Dumm, and the true story of Golden Age comic book star Lily Renee, as intriguing as the comics she drew. Although the comics profession was dominated by men, there were far more women working in the profession throughout the 20th century than other histories indicate, and they have flourished in the 21st. Robbins not only documents the increasing relevance of women throughout the 20th century, with mainstream creators such as Ramona Fradon and Dale Messick and alternative cartoonists such as Lynda Barry, Carol Tyler, and Phoebe Gloeckner, but the latest generation of women cartoonists-Megan Kelso, Cathy Malkasian, Linda Medley, and Lilli Carre, among many others.

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Ramadan Moon

Robert, Na'íma bint

Celebrates Ramadan and Eid, marking the fasting, good deeds, prayer, and gatherings of the month-long holiday with the changing phases of the moon.

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What Happens When a Loved One Dies?: Our First Talk About Death

Roberts, Jillian, 1971- author.

Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death. Using questions posed in a child's voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows adults to guide the conversation to a natural and reassuring conclusion. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion.

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When We Were Alone

Robertson, David, 1977- author.

"When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength." -- Provided by publisher

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Gilead

Robinson, Marilynne

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The Roller Coaster Kid

Rodman, Mary Ann

Even though Zach finds roller coasters scary, he rides one with Grandpa in an attempt to make him happy again after Grandma's death.

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Counting with Frida/ Contado con Frida

Rodríguez, Patty, author.

Introduce your little one to Frida Kahlo while teaching them their numbers 1 to 10, in English and Spanish.

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That’s Me Loving You

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse author.

Shares messages about how a parent's presence and devotion can be recognized in the natural world, from a soft breeze to a shimmering star.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Rowling, J. K.

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Esperanza Rising

Ryan, Pam Muñoz

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

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Mr. Putter and Tabby pour the tea

Rylant, Cynthia

Mr. Putter gets an old cat to share his life with him.

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Amal Unbound

Saeed, Aisha author.

In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.

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The Little Prince

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944

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The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010

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First Salmon

Salonen, Roxane B.

During the ceremony of First Salmon, an event celebrated by the Northwest Pacific tribes to honor and welcome back the salmon each year, Charlie remembers his beloved uncle and starts the process of accepting his death.

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After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

Santat, Dan author, illustrator.

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

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Persepolis

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-

Collects a two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.

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Stella Brings the Family

Schiffer, Miriam B.

Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.

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I Got the Rhythm

Schofield-Morrison, Connie

On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other childen join her.

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Art Lab for Kids

Schwake, Susan.

A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist’s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media.

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Dog and Bear : two friends, three stories

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro

Three easy-to-read stories reveal the close friendship between Dog and Bear

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The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

Sehgal, Surishtha author.

In this twist on the classic song "The Wheels on the Bus," the wheels on the tuk tuk go round and round all over the city in India.

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Betty Before X

Shabazz, Ilyasah author.

In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty’s house doesn’t quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can’t shake the feeling that her mother doesn’t want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for a little while. The singing, the preaching, the speeches from guest activists like Paul Robeson and Thurgood Marshall stir African Americans in her community to stand up for their rights. Betty quickly finds confidence and purpose in volunteering for the Housewives League, an organization that supports black-owned businesses. Soon, the American civil rights icon we now know as Dr. Betty Shabazz is born.

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One Family

Shannon, George

A family can be many things, in this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten.

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Sheep in a Jeep

Shaw, Nancy (Nancy E.)

Follows a group of hapless sheep as they careen through treacherous landscapes in a jeep.

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Dinosaur vs the Potty

Shea, Bob

Dinosaur keeps insisting that he doesn't need to use the potty, as he makes lemonade, splashes in the sprinkler, and eats a three-juice-box lunch, until his victory dance makes him change his mind.

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Frankenstein

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851

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Jingle Dancer

Smith, Cynthia Leitich

Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.

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My Daddy Rules the World

Smith, Hope Anita author.

A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning poet.

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(H)afrocentric

Smith, Juliana,

This unflinching visual and literary tour-de-force tackles the most pressing issues of the day--including racism, patriarchy, gentrification, police violence, and the housing crisis--with humor and biting satire. When gentrification strikes the neighborhood surrounding Ronald Reagan University, Naima Pepper recruits a group of disgruntled undergrads of color to launch the first and only anti-gentrification social networking site, mydiaspora.com. The motley crew is poised to fight back against expensive avocado toast, muted Prius cars, exorbitant rent, and cultural appropriation. Whether Naima and the gang are transforming social media, leading protests, fighting rent hikes, or working as "Racial Translators," the students at Ronald Reagan University combine their technically savvy and Black Millennial sensibilities with their individual backgrounds, goals, and aspirations.

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My Heart Fills with Happiness

Smith, Monique Gray, author.

A board book that invites young readers to reflect on what makes them happy.

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The Bad Mood and the Stick

Snicket, Lemony author.

Curly's bad mood travels from person to person, unexpectedly leaving opportunities for forgiveness, laughter, and love in its wake.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts

Solomon, Rivers author.

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Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie

Sonnenblick, Jordan

When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.

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The juice box bully : empowering kids to stand up for others

Sornson, Robert

Pete has a hard time fitting in at his new school, but he soon learns that bullying and tolerating bad behavior is not in keeping with Mandell Elementary’s "Promise."

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The Notebook

Sparks, Nicholas

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How to Pee: Potty Training for Girls

Spector, Todd

Family physician Dr. Todd Spector presents a fresh and outrageously fun way to encourage little children to give up their diapers.

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How to Pee: Potty Training for Boys

Spector, Todd

Family physician Dr. Todd Spector presents a fresh and outrageously fun way to encourage little children to give up their diapers.

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Thankful

Spinelli, Eileen

"Combines rhymes and illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Most Magnificent Thing

Spires, Ashley, 1978-

A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing, but despite their hard work, the end result is not what the girl had envisioned and she must develop a new strategy for success.

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All the Animals Where I live

Stead, Philip Christian author, illustrator.

With his dog Wednesday, the author shows readers the animals that share his space, from stuffed bears and quilted chickens to dragonflies and coyotes. Stead lives in Michigan, so these scenes will be very familiar to our eyes!

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The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

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Real Food, Real Fast

Stern, Sam, 1990-

Provides a collection of healthy recipes made from basic ingredients that can be prepared in less than thirty minutes, including such dishes as flash omelettes, zucchini fritter pita, and Thai-style chicken burger.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

Stewart, Trenton Lee

After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

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The Help

Stockett, Kathryn

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I Love School!

Sturges, Philemon

A brother and sister describe the things they love to do during their day at kindergarten.

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Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

Sturm, James, 1965-

Satchel Paige began his baseball career in the Negro Leagues in Alabama in the 1920s. For years, Jim Crow laws, which segregated blacks and whites, kept him out of the major leagues. But they couldn't stop him from becoming a world-class athlete. This is a fictionalized account of a real-life sports hero.

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Pregnant Butch

Summers, A. K.

The author explores, in graphic novel memoir format, her adventures of being a butch/dyke and becoming pregnant, while dealing with the stereotypes and judgment of those around her.

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Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks

Sutherland, Margaret

A child lists all the things for which he is thankful, especially at Thanksgiving.

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Balloons Over Broadway
Balloons Over Broadway

Sweet, Melissa, 1956-

In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Parade.

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Gulliver’s Travels

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745

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Skim

Tamaki, Mariko

Presents the whole gamut of tortured teen life--friends, love, depression, suicide, and cliques--through the eyes of Skim, a.k.a. Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a would-be Wiccan goth at a girls' academy in Toronto during the 1990s.

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Cilla Lee-Jenkins: future author extraordinaire (chapter book for ages 7+)

Tan, Susan author.

No one in Cilla's family really understands what it is like to be her, and while that bothers her, she is not looking forward to sharing her family-or anything else-with the new baby who is on the way.

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Grumpy Bird

Tankard, Jeremy

Feeling too grumpy to fly, Bird begins to walk and finds that his mood changes as other animals join him.

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Art of Discarding

Tatsumi, Nagisa

Practical and inspiring, The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back--as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place.

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Push Man

Tatsumi, Yoshihiro, 1935-2015

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Spin It Like That

Taylor, Chandra Sparks

Despite the disapproval of her parents, sixteen-year-old Jasmine Richardson cannot help but turn her love of music into a hobby as a DJ, a talent that earns her the attention of music industry executives.

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From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

Thom, Kai Cheng,

A magical gender variant child brings transformation and change to the world around them thanks to their mother's enduring love. In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. And Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can't decide what to be: a boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star? At school, though, they must endure inquisitive looks and difficult questions from the other children, and have trouble finding friends who will accept them for who they are. But they find comfort in the loving arms of their mother, who always offers them the same loving refrain: "whatever you dream of / i believe you can be / from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea." In this captivating, beautifully imagined picture book about gender, identity, and the acceptance of the differences between us, Miu Lan faces many questions about who they are and who they may be. But one thing's for sure: no matter who this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same.

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I miss you : a first look at death

Thomas, Pat, 1959-

Explains why people die and what death means, the purpose of funerals, and how people react when loved ones die.

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One, Two, Three…Crawl

Thompson, Carol, 1951- author, illustrator.

Help build confidence and control. Ready? One, two, three...let's move! Pre-K.

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The New Policeman

Thompson, Kate, 1956-

Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tír na n'Óg, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed.

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The Wishing Tree

Thong, Roseanne

Ming's wishes at the tree on Lunar New Year with his grandmother always seemed to come true, but one year the tree does not help, and he alone must make peace with the loss of his grandmother and the spirit of the tree.

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Green is a chile pepper: a book of colors

Thong, Roseanne author.

A little girl discovers all the bright colors in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

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Green is a chile pepper : a book of colors

Thong, Roseanne author.

A little girl discovers all the bright colors in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

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Billy’s Big-Boy Bed

Tildes, Phyllis Limbacher

As Billy gets too big for his crib, his parents buy him a new bed, but Billy is not sure he is ready for the change, until his favorite teddy bear ends up sleeping in the new bed.

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The Crown on Your Head

Tillman, Nancy

Celebrates each child's unique individuality, symbolized by a crown that each are born with and which will always be there.

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The Lord of the Rings (Series)

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973

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War and Peace

Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910

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Pancho Rabbit and the coyote : a migrant’s tale

Tonatiuh, Duncan

When Papa Rabbit does not return home as expected from many seasons of working in the great carrot and lettuce fields of El Norte, his son Pancho sets out on a dangerous trek to find him, guided by a coyote. Includes author's note.

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A Confederacy of Dunces

Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969

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Press Here

Tullet, Hervé

Instructs the reader on how to interact with the illustrations to create imaginative images.

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The Quiet Book

Underwood, Deborah

From the quiet of being the first one awake in the morning to "sweet dreams quiet" when the last light is turned off, simple text explores the many kinds of quiet that can exist during the day.

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Little You

Van Camp, Richard

Rhyming text that celebrates the potential of every child and the wonder of babies.

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Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

Vernick, Audrey

Although kindergarten provides unique challenges for a young buffalo, one who follows the rules and tries his best will get along fine.

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Leap : leaving a job with no Plan B to find the career and life you really want

Vigeland, Tess

An account of leaving the traditional workforce and pursuing a career less ordinary shows how to recalibrate notions of what makes people important, what makes them valuable, and what role work plays in both of those things.

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Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Viorst, Judith

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

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Hurricane Song

Volponi, Paul

Twelve-year-old Miles Shaw goes to live with his father, a jazz musician, in New Orleans, and together they survive the horrors of Hurricane Katrina in the Superdome, learning about each other and growing closer through their painful experiences.

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The Color Purple

Walker, Alice, 1944-

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A Night Out with Mama

Wallis, Quvenzhané, 2003- author.

A very talented little girl has a very special night ahead of her. A night where she’ll get to wear a new dress in the most beautiful shade of blue with shoes that match it perfectly. A night where she’ll get to ride in the biggest car she’s ever seen! A night that will, of course, include ice cream.

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Harlem’s Little Blackbird

Watson, Renée

Born to parents who were both former slaves, Florence Mills knew at an early age that she loved to sing, and that her sweet, bird-like voice, resonated with those who heard her. Performing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired everyone from songwriters to playwrights, while choosing to support and promote works by her fellow black performers while heralding a call for their civil rights.

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Even Firefighters Go to the Potty

Wax, Wendy (Wendy Anne)

From firefighters to zookeepers, toddlers can discover where each person has gone despite their busy day-to the potty! With fun gate-fold flaps, this hilarious story teaches children that everyone needs to take time to go to the potty.

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Freedom in Congo Square

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

A poetic tribute to a lesser-known part of African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in nineteenth-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square.

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Moving Forward
Moving forward in mid-career : a guide to rebuilding your career after being fired or laid off

Weiss, John Henry, author.

A guide for workers who have been fired or laid off and are in process of rebuilding not only their careers, but also their personal identities independent of a job title.

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Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels & Anime

Whaley, Deborah Elizabeth

Black Women in Sequence takes readers on a search for women of African descent in comics subculture. From the 1971 appearance of the Skywald Publications character "the Butterfly"--The first Black female superheroine in a comic book--to contemporary comic books, graphic novels, film, manga, and video gaming, a growing number of Black women are becoming producers, viewers, and subjects of sequential art. As the first detailed investigation of Black women's participation in comic art, Black Women in Sequence examines the representation, production, and transnational circulation of women of African descent in the sequential art world. In this groundbreaking study, which includes interviews with artists and writers, Deborah Whaley suggests that the treatment of the Black female subject in sequential art says much about the place of people of African descent in national ideology in the United States and abroad.

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Charlotte’s Web

White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985.

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The Intuitionist

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-

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Under the Ramadan Moon

Whitman, Sylvia, 1961-

Simple text and illustrations describe how an American Muslim family observes the holy month of Ramadan.

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The Art of Tinkering

Wilkinson, Karen author.

Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work and use this book to do some tinkering yourself.

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Four Feet, Two Sandals

Williams, Karen Lynn

Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers. Includes author's note about refugees.

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One Crazy Summer

Williams-Garcia, Rita

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

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Ms. Marvel : No Normal

Wilson, G. Willow, 1982-

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City -- until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, New York!

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The Night Before Kindergarten

Wing, Natasha

In the narrative tradition of "The Night before Christmas," shows children from all over town preparing for their first day of kindergarten, imagining what wonders they will see.

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In My Heart: a Book of Feelings

Witek, Jo, 1968-

A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.

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In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

Witek, Jo, 1968-

A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.

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Hello in there! A big sister’s book of waiting

Witek, Jo, 1968-

Combines lighthearted illustrations and interactive flaps in a whimsical tale about a soon-to-be older sibling's happy anticipation of a new baby that compels her to sing loudly to her mother's tummy and describe everything that is waiting in the outside world.

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Dad’s First Day

Wohnoutka, Mike

Oliver and Dad have spent a fun summer together but when it comes time for the first day of school, Dad discovers that he is not ready and does everything he can to postpone the big day.

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Each Kindness

Woodson, Jacqueline

When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

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Pecan Pie Baby

Woodson, Jacqueline

When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born.

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Woodson, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Woodson, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

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When the Black Girl Sings

Wright, Bil

Adopted by white parents and sent to an exclusive Connecticut girls' school where she is the only black student, fourteen-year-old Lahni Schuler feels like an outcast, particularly when her parents separate, but after attending a local church where she hears gospel music for the first time, she finds her voice.

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Jake Starts School

Wright, Michael, 1954-

No one can pry a frightened Jake away from his parents on the first day of school, and so the three must watch as his classmates have fun until, at the end of the day, his teacher finally gets him to let go.

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Knock 'em dead resumes : a killer resume gets more job interviews!
Knock ’em dead resumes : a killer resume gets more job interviews!

Yate, Martin John

"Your resume is the most important financial document you'll ever create. When it works, so do you. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience, bestselling author Martin Yate shows you how to write a dynamic, effective resume that stands out in a resume database, builds a strong persona brand employers will want on their team, passes recruiters' six-second scan test, speaks to exactly what employers are looking for."--Publisher information.

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If You Build It, They Will Learn

Yeany, Bruce

If You Build It, They Will Learn is the perfect do-it-yourself guide for physics teachers who want custom-made demonstration projects to use in their classrooms. Devices like Galileo's Track, Coupled Pendulum, and Gum-Wrapper Thermostat will help you teach forces, energy, properties of matter, and much more. Best of all, you don't need an engineering degree to assemble these devices.

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My Blue is Happy

Young, Jessica (Jessica E.) author.

Invites readers to explore the infinite possibilities of emotional expression through color, discussing how people respond differently when seeing colors and how these experiences help broaden the world in wonderful new ways.

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The Shack

Young, William P.

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Malala’s Magic Pencil

Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- author.

The author presents her story and life philosophy, describing how she wished for a magic pencil that she would use to fix the world's problems, and how she realized that even if she never found the pencil, she could still have a positive impact.

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Diabetes Resources and Tools

Ypsilanti District Library

Diabetes is a complicated disease that requires management. This kit contains books, a DVD, and a sample magazine to support learning about diabetes.

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Arthritis Kit

Ypsilanti District Library

Learn about arthritis and ways to manage daily activities with the resources in this kit. Various aids such as the Iso ball, which provides gentle isometric exercise for the hand, and a key turner that gives added leverage for turning keys in a lock, allow users to find the tools that make life easier.

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STEM Kit: Architecture

Ypsilanti District Library.

Learn about architecture by building with magna-tiles. Design houses, buildings, and structures by making your own blueprints. Ages 5-10.

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Youth STEM Kit : Circuits

Ypsilanti District Library.

Learn about circuitry by creating over 100 possible projects with Snap Circuits. Ages 8 and up.

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Youth STEM Kit : Video Game Design

Ypsilanti District Library.

Have fun developing science, technology, engineering, and math skills by building your own video game with Bloxels (requires a smart device). Ages 8 and up.

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Youth STEM Kit : Simple Machines

Ypsilanti District Library.

Learn about simple machines by building realistic models and performing hands-on experiments. Ages 7-14.

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Youth STEM Kit : Magnetism

Ypsilanti District Library.

This kit includes books and manipulatives to help you learn about magnets and magnetism. Ages 8-14.

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Youth STEM Kit : The Human Body

Ypsilanti District Library.

This kit includes books and manipulatives to help you engage in educational play with children. Ages 3-8.

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Meditation Resources and Tools

Ypsilanti District Library.

Meditation is helpful in reducing stress and promoting physical healing. Learn about the healing practice of meditation with the books, DVDs, CD, and the aromatherapy diffuser in this kit.

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Memory Improvement Kit

Ypsilanti District Library.

Sharpen your memory with activities, tips, and understanding of how the brain works. This kit includes books and games to improve memory and brain power. Games can be used alone or with a group.

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Low Vision Resource Kit

Ypsilanti District Library.

Many types of assistive devices are available to help people with low vision, including a guide for writing legibly, a talking calculator with easy to read buttons, and a bar magnifier for reading a book or newspaper. This kit includes books and aids for those needing support with vision.

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Knee and Hip Resource Kit

Ypsilanti District Library.

Joint health is important to living an active lifestyle. Learn about preventing injury by strengthening knees and hips as well as information about knee and hip replacement and rehabilitation.

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Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!

Yum, Hyewon

A five-year-old boy, ready and eager on his first day at "the big kids' school," must calm his very worried mother.

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Made You Up (teen)

Zappia, Francesca author.

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Wet Pet

Ziefert, Harriet

Humorous illustrations and die-cut pages introduce words of the same family, such as pet, wet, jet, and then combine them in often-improbable phrases, including jet gets wet. An excellent series for ages 4+ who are beginning to notice words.

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Something Very Sad Happened: a Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death

Zucker, Bonnie, 1974- author.

When a loved one dies, it can be hard to know how to explain it to a young child, particularly if you are grieving the loss yourself.
Sensitively written and gently illustrated, Something Very Sad Happened explains death in developmentally appropriate terms for two-and three-year-old childern. It reassures the child that it is okay to feel sad, and that love never dies.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information about how to talk about death, answer your child's questions, and maintain your connection throughout the grieving process.

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