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Hide and Seek (Upside-Down Magic #7)

by Sarah Mlynowski; Lauren Myracle & Emily Jenkins
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, school & education, parents

The Upside-Down Magic kids are back in another topsy-turvy adventure in the next installment of this New York Times bestselling series, now a Disney Channel Original Movie!

 

 

When Nory's magic first appeared, her father wanted her to go to fancy, selective Sage Academy, where he is the headmaster. But Nory's magic went upside-down at the worst possi …

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Do You Know Where the Animals Live?

Discovering the Incredible Creatures All Around Us

by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: animal welfare, trees & forests

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals comes a book for kids ages 8-12 about animals at home and around the world. Get ready to become an animal expert!

Have you ever wondered …. 

  • Are worms afraid of the rain?
  • Do fish use farts to communicate?
  • Why do elephants stomp their fe …
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Travels in Cuba

by Marie-Louise Gay & David Homel
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Audiobook Audiobook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: caribbean & latin america, travel, politics & government

Even for an experienced traveler like Charlie, Cuba is a place unlike any he has visited before — an island full of surprises, secrets and puzzling contradictions.

When Charlie’s artist mother is invited to visit a school in Cuba, the whole family goes along on the trip. But the island they discover is a far cry from the all-inclusive resorts th …

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City of Water

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Katy Dockrill
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

The second book in the ThinkCities series explores water as a precious, finite resource, tracing its journey from source, through the city, and back again.

Living in cities where water flows effortlessly from our taps and fountains, it’s easy to take it for granted. City of Water, the second book in the ThinkCities series, shines a light on the w …

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On the Other Side of the Forest

by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Gérard DuBois
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, non-classifiable, rabbits, environment

What’s on the other side of the forest? A young rabbit and his father are determined to find out in this modern picture book that feels like a classic, calling to mind the tender work of Beatrix Potter.

Some say that wolves, ogres, and giant badgers live in the forest beside Arthur’s house. That’s why no one ever goes in there, to see what’s …

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Like a Duck

by Deborah Kerbel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, emotions & feelings

 

From the author of My Deal with the Universe, a lighthearted, tender story of a girl and her steadfast duck.

 

I spend a lot of time thinking about what Grandad said that day Webster first went missing. How if you spend too much time dwelling on the things you’ve lost, you might not notice what you’ve got in its place. And how sometimes those th …

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Storm from the East

by Joanna Hathaway
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: historical

Part war drama, part romance,Storm from the East is the second epic fantasy adventure in Joanna Hathaway’s Glass Alliance series.
War has begun in the South. The days of soldier Athan and Princess Aurelia’s secret summer romance feel like a long-distant memory.
On the frontlines of combat, Athan proves a star fighter pilot as he struggles to j …

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Body Image

Deal with it because all bodies are great bodies

by Tierra Hohn, illustrated by Marne Grahlman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: social topics, emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying

Too fat, too thin. Muffin top, flat bum, thunder thighs, spaghetti arms. From an early age, kids learn they are judged for how they look. Both boys and girls are bombarded with messages of what they should look like and are shamed for not measuring up. When kids encounter conflict based on stereotypes of body image, they need the understanding and …

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The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky

by Victoria Forester
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic

InThe Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky--the conclusion to the fantasy adventure series that began with theNew York Times bestsellerThe Girl Who Could Fly--Victoria Forester shows readers that life is always exceptional, and "abilities" come in many forms.
What happens when the girl who could fly can't fly anymore?
Piper's ability to fly has disappeare …

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