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Cow Girl

Amy Cobb (author) Alexandria Neonakis (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532132636

The county fair is coming up! Libby wants to enter a contest. She decides to show Fred the cow. When Fred acts up in the show ring, it appears all is lost. But Libby and Fred work together and learn first place isn't the only winner.

Mother Hen

Amy Cobb (author) Alexandria Neonakis (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532132643

There's big news in the barn--Doodle the rooster is going to be a dad! But when the hen won't sit on the eggs to keep them warm, it's up to Libby to care for the soon-to-be hatchlings.

Star Striker

Bill Yu (author) Renato Siragusa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133046

Katie Flanagan was a star striker on her old school's soccer team. But at Peabody, there is no girls' soccer team. The school district allows Katie to try out for the boys' team. Having a girl play on the boys' team causes some conflict. Can Katie overcome these barriers? Includes discussion prompts, a soccer quiz, and fun facts about soccer.

Vaulting to Victory

Bill Yu (author) Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133053

Isabella Clemente is a champion all-around gymnast. After a summer at gymnastics camp, she is looking forward to winning a national championship. But then the current national champion transfers to Peabody! Isabella sees Morgan as a rival. Can she get past this when Morgan offers Isabella help? Includes discussion prompts, a gymnastics quiz, and fun facts about gymnastics.

The Big Splash

Kirsten McDonald (author) Fátima Anaya (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532135217

The Garcias are spending the afternoon at the pool in the park. The twins are having fun in the shallow end until Carlos gets water in his eyes. Just when it seems like the fun will be over, Carmen figures out how to let everybody have a splashing good time.

Keep it Fresh

Felicia Law (author) Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781911625728

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

Making Choices

Felicia Law (author)Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688691

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

Looking Good

Felicia Law (author) Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688714

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

Tú eres tú

Richard Van Camp (author) Julie Flett (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825482

Richard Van Camp, cuentacuentos renombrado internacionalmente y el autor de bestsellers como los libros Welcome Song for Baby y We Sang You Home, ha unido fuerzas con la ilustradora talentosa Julie Flett para crear un libro tierno en cartoné para los lectores más pequeños que honra el niño que hay en todo el mundo. Con sus ilustraciones contemporáneas y encantadoras, Tú eres tú es perfecto para ser compartido o leído a todos los seres pequeños en su vida–¡e incluso con los pequeños que vienen de camino!

Mi corazón se llena de alegría

Monique Gray Smith (author) Julie Flett (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825376

La luz del sol en la cara. El aroma de bannock caliente horneándose. Agarranr la mano de alguien querido. ¿Qué llena tu corazón de alegría? Este hermoso libro en cartoné, con ilustraciones de la artista de renombre Julie Flett, sirve como recordatorio tanto para pequeños como adultos a pensar en y apreciar los momentos de la vida que nos llenan de alegría. La ponente internacional y premiada autora Monique Gray Smith escribió Mi corazón se llena de alegría para reforzar el bienestar de niños y familias indígenas y para incentivar que los niños pequeños reflexionen en las cosas que les hacen sentir alegría.

J'ai le cœur rempli de bonheur

Monique Gray Smith (author) Julie Flett (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825352

Qu’est-ce qui te remplit le cœur de bonheur ? Le soleil sur ton visage? L’odeur de la banique qui cuit au four? Tenir la main d’une personne que tu aimes? Ce magnifique album cartonné, illustré par la talentueuse artiste Julie Flett, rappelle aux petits et aux grands de penser aux moments de la vie qui leur apportent de la joie et d’en profiter. La conférencière et autrice de réputation internationale Monique Gray Smith a écrit J’ai le cœur rempli de bonheur pour soutenir le bien-être des enfants et des familles autochtones, et pour encourager les bambins à chérir les moments qui les rendent heureux.

The King of Jam Sandwiches

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825574

Thirteen-year-old Robbie leads a double life. It's just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isn't like most parents. Sometimes he wakes Robbie up in the middle of the night to talk about dying. Sometimes he just leaves without telling Robbie where he’s going. Once when Robbie was younger, he was gone for more than a week. Robbie was terrified of being left alone but even more scared of telling anyone in case he was put into foster care. No one can know. Until one day when Robbie has to show the tough new girl, Harmony, around school. Their first meeting ends horribly and she punches Robbie in the face. But eventually they come to realize that they have a lot more in common than they thought. Can Robbie's new friend be trusted to keep his secret?

A Girl Like Me

Angela Johnson (author) Nina Crews (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541578913

Empower young readers to embrace their individuality, reject societal limitations, and follow their dreams. This inspiring picture book brings together a poem by acclaimed author Angela Johnson and Nina Crews's distinctive photocollage illustrations to celebrate girls of color.

How to Do It Now Because It's Not Going Away

Leslie Josel (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401621

With distance learning, teens are having to manage their time and attention now more than ever. Procrastination is especially tough for young adults. Getting started is overwhelming, it's hard to get motivated, not knowing how long things take messes up planning, and distractions are everywhere. We are all wired to put things off, but we can learn tools and techniques to kick this habit. This book is a user-friendly guide to help teens get their tasks done. Simple, straightforward, and with a touch of humor, it's packed with practical solutions and easily digestible tips to stay on top of homework, develop a sense of time, manage digital distractions, create easy-to-follow routines, and get unstuck.

Somebody Told Me

Mia Siegert (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582255

A novel of trauma, identity, and survival. After an assault, bi-gender seventeen-year-old Aleks/Alexis is looking for a fresh start—so they voluntarily move in with their uncle, a Catholic priest. In their new bedroom, Aleks/Alexis discovers they can overhear parishioners in the church confessional. Moved by the struggles of these "sinners," Aleks/Alexis decides to anonymously help them, finding solace in their secret identity: a guardian angel instead of a victim. But then Aleks/Alexis overhears a confession of another priest admitting to sexually abusing a parishioner. As they try to uncover the priest's identity before he hurts anyone again, Aleks/Alexis is also forced to confront their own abuser and come to terms with their past trauma.

Open Fire

Amber Lough (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582248

A dramatic page-turner that captures the devastating toll of war and the impact of women's struggles and solidarity, through the lens of a little-known slice of history. In 1917, Russia is losing the war with Germany, soldiers are deserting in droves, and food shortages on the home front are pushing people to the brink of revolution. Seventeen-year-old Katya is politically conflicted, but she wants Russia to win the war. Working at a munitions factory seems like the most she can do to serve her country—until the government begins recruiting an all-female army battalion. Inspired, Katya enlists. Training with other brave women, she finds camaraderie and a deep sense of purpose. But when the women's battalion heads to the front, Katya has to confront the horrifying realities of war. Faced with heartbreak and disillusionment, she must reevaluate her commitment and decide where she stands.

Into the Streets

Marke Bieschke (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541581463

What does it mean to resist? Throughout our nation's history, discrimination and unjust treatment of all kinds have prompted people to make their objections and outrage known. Some protests involve large groups of people, marching or holding signs with powerful slogans. Others start with quotes or hashtags on social media that go viral and spur changes in behavior. People can make their voices heard in hundreds of different ways.

Dictionary for a Better World

Irene Latham, Charles Waters (authors) Mehrdokht Amini (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541578937

How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary - each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a "try it" prompt for an activity.

Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School

Genevieve Morgan (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401652

For high school students all over the country, deciding what to do after graduation can be overwhelming. How do you know if college is your best choice? If it is, how do you plan for student loans? If it's not, what are your other options? That's where Undecided comes in! This updated and revised edition provides a comprehensive overview of the choices available after high school, from traditional four-year colleges and trade schools to military service and gap years. Teens can choose a career path and get advice on how to succeed. Checklists, anecdotes, brainstorming activities, and journal exercises lead to well-informed decisions. Find a future that works for you!

Noodle Helps Gabriel Say Goodbye

Caryn Rivadeneira (author) Priscilla Alpaugh (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781634409216

After losing her first two forever homes, Noodle the goldendoodle knows all about the sadness of goodbyes. But in her new home with Andrea and as an official Helper Hound, Noodle helps Gabriel deal with the loss of his grandfather and to discover that our loved ones can be found in the little things all around us even when they're gone.

Robot Helps Max and Lily Deal with Bullies

Caryn Rivadeneira (author) Priscilla Alpaugh (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781634407823

Max and his sister Lily are staying with relatives while their mom is away getting her own emotional help. Max and Lily are being teased and bullied at school. Their Aunt Eileen calls the Helper Hounds, and soon Robot, an endearing Rottweiler who knows all about bullies, comes to give support. A lot of people think Rottweilers are bullies, but that's because they don't really know how cuddly they can be. Robot and his handler Samuel help the kids at Max and Lily's school deal with bullies while Max and Lily gain new friends.

Roosevelt Banks, Good-Kid-in-Training

Laurie Calkhoven (author) Debbie Palen (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781947159204

When ten-year-old Roosevelt Banks discovers that his two best friends are planning a bike and camping trip, he wants more than anything to go along. There's just one problem—he doesn't have a bike. Roosevelt's parents agree to buy him a bike if he can manage to be good for two whole weeks. How can Roosevelt be good and be the same fun guy his friends want on the camping trip? Trying to be good leads to more trouble than expected—and to the discovery that being a good friend is more important than any bicycle.

Silent Journey

Carl Watson (author) Andrew Bosley (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781947159327

Scott Schroeder dreams of a day when he and his father can have a home of their own. Following an accident that took his mother's life eight years before, doctors discovered Scott was suddenly deaf. Blessed with being an accomplished gymnast and skilled at signing and reading lips, Scott's biggest challenge is convincing others he is able to do all the same things as those in the hearing world. Picking up on conversations he observes along the way, Scott figures out a big family secret concerning his father and uncle and makes his mind up to play a part in their reconciliation.

Pop Flies, Robo-Pets, and Other Disasters

Suzanne Kamata (author)Tracy Nishimura Bishop (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781947159389

Thirteen-year-old Satoshi Matsumoto spent the last three years living in Atlanta where he was the star of his middle-school baseball team—a slugger with pro potential, according to his coach. Now that his father's work in the US has come to an end, he's moved back to his hometown in rural Japan. Living abroad has changed him, and now his old friends in Japan are suspicious of his new foreign ways. Even worse, his childhood foe Shintaro, whose dad has ties to gangsters, is in his homeroom. After he joins his new school's baseball team, Satoshi has a chance to be a hero until he makes a major-league error.

Second Dad Summer

Benjamin Klas (author) Fian Arroyo (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781947159266

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.