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Titles selected by Children's Librarian Eileen Corbett

May 5, 2019

The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly

Rebecca K.S. Ansari · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"As puzzle pieces click into place, The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly reveals that it's stories - and family - that make us whole. A deeply satisfying and beautiful book." - Elana K. Arnold, National Book Award finalist and author of The Question of Miracles

Charlie...

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Sanity & Tallulah

Molly Brooks · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten,...
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New Kid

Jerry Craft · Heinemann
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Why are reading conferences so important?

What do effective reading conferences look and sound like?

How do I fit reading conferences into my literacy block?

"Conferring," writes Jennifer Serravallo, "is where the magic happens." In this primer,...

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Saving Winslow

SHARON CREECH · HarperCollins
Pages: 176
Format: Book

Louie's father brings home a very small, sickly baby donkey and Louie is  determined to save him.

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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Dan Gemeinhart · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart's finest book yet -- and that's saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book."
-- Katherine Applegate,...

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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Carlos Hernandez · Rick Riordan Presents
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents a brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence that poses this question: What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway)...
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Merci Suárez Changes Gears

MEG MEDINA · Candlewick
Pages: 368
Format: Book

2019 Newbery Award Winner.

 

Sixth grade is complicated for Merci when her grandfather starts acting strangely and a feud develops with bossy Edna Santos at school.

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Inkling

KENNETH OPPEL · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Book

After the death of his mother, Ethan's father is unable to draw his graphic novels but a splotch of ink makes its way off the sketchbook page and changes everything for the whole family.  

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Rise of the Dragons

Angie Sage · Scholastic Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Comes with 9 collectible game cards that allow YOU to join the dragon battle!

Once our world was full of dragons who lived in harmony with humans. But after a group of rogue dragons, the Raptors, tried to take over Earth, all dragons were banished to another realm.

Most humans...
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The Guggenheim Mystery

Robin Stevens · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Book

A sequel to The London Eye Mystery.

When Aunt Gloria is accused of stealing a valuable painting, Ted, Kat and Salim resolve to solve the mystery.

 

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Harbor Me

JACQUELINE WOODSON · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 192
Format: Book

The ARTT - A Room To Talk, becomes a safe space for Haley and her fellow students to open up about their worries and their fears. 

 

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