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Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.
By E.S. Farber
(2014)
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The Klaatu Terminus: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Multiple time lines converge in rewarding sci-fi finale.
By Pete Hautman
(2014)
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America Book Poster Image
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
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March: Book Two Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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The Book of Negroes Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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Challenger Deep Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
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How I Discovered Poetry Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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Under a Painted Sky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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My Left Foot Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty yet uplifting tale of artist with cerebral palsy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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The Detective's Assistant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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Sunless Sea Game Poster Image
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age 8+
A seafaring game of discovery and survival.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Murder Is Bad Manners Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
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Book Scavenger Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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