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Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

by Dan Jolley, illustrated by Jacques Khouri
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: science fiction, action & adventure, dogs

The story of a girl and her dog—in space.
Sienna Barlow loves nothing more than riding around New Kansas on top of her mega-dog, Gus. He's one of the massive pooches protecting the human settlers of a strange planet. In fact, Sienna connects better with Gus than with other kids. So when a visiting official threatens to shut down the mega-dog prog …

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Emmy Noether

The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Kari Rust
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, women

In this engaging and inspiring biography, a groundbreaking but relatively unknown woman finally gets her due as one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century.

Emmy Noether is not pretty, quiet, good at housework or eager to marry --- all the things a German girl is expected to be in her time. What she is, though, is a genius at …

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Sometimes We Need Help

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by Jessie Hale, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, daily activities, friendship

Adamie and Taq always have a great time together. But lately, Adamie doesn’t seem like himself..In this wordless graphic novel, pictures tell the story of two best friends who are always there for each other. Adamie and Taq learn that when life gets overwhelming, it’s okay to ask for help.

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The Name I Call Myself

text by Hasan Namir, illustrated by Cathryn John
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: alternative family, self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbt

A sweet and moving picture book depicting Ari's gender journey from childhood to adolescence in order to discover who they really are.

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn't like to be called by their birth name Edward: "When I think of the name Edward, I imagine old kings who snore a lot." Throughout this beautiful and engaging picture book, we watch …

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Meg and Greg: Frank and the Skunk

by Elspeth Rae & Rowena Rae, illustrated by Elisa Gutiérrez
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: vocabulary & spelling, non-classifiable, word games, sounds, beginner

Frank and the Skunk is the second book in the Orca Two Read line designed for shared reading between a child learning to read or struggling to read and an experienced reader, following Duck in a Sock. The stories have special features to help a child with dyslexia or another language-based learning difficulty find reading success. 
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Jurassic Peck: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #5)

illustrated by Cyndi Marko
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: chapter books

Everyone's favorite crime-fighting superhero chicken is back!

 

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. B …

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If You Were Night

by Muon Thi Van, illustrated by Kelly Pousette
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, nocturnal, imagination & play

A poetic and evocative exploration of the natural world at night illustrated in illuminating paper-cut dioramas.

This dreamlike picture book asks the question: if you were night, what would you do? If you saw the moon tiptoe past your window, would you nestle under the covers? Or would you step outside to follow it? What if you felt a tail brush you …

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The Last Loose Tooth

by Tyler Clark Burke
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, new experience, daily activities

Everyone loses their baby teeth - but how do the teeth feel about leaving?
This funny reimagining of the Tooth Fairy myth from the teeth's perspective is the perfect purchase for any child with a loose tooth or those visiting the dentist for the first time!

Lou is the last loose baby tooth in the mouth. All of the other teeth take the plunge, one by …

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King of the Mole People: Rise of the Slugs

illustrated by Paul Gilligan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous stories

A new threat has oozed onto the scene in Book 2 of this hilarious middle grade series by Paul Gilligan starring Doug, King of the underworld.
The Wimpy Kid's got nothing on the King of the Mole People—he's got more laughs and more mud.” —Kirkus Reviews
Doug Underbelly has quit being King of the Mole People. No more Slug, Stone, Mole or Mu …

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