The secret sheriff of sixth grade / Jordan Sonnenblick.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageMaverick Falconer is just starting middle school and he wishes he were a hero like his father because maybe then he could deal with his mother's drinking and series of abusive boyfriends, not to mention the kids who bully him in middle school (pretty much the same ones who bullied him in elementary school)--but as the year passes he begins to realize that other kids have problems too, and maybe if they can all survive sixth-grade things will get better.

Speediest! : 19 very fast animals / Steve Jenkins.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageDescribes nineteen of the fastest animals on the planet, including the cheetah, the sailfish, the peregrine falcon, and the Panamanian termite.

Dude! / word by Aaron Reynolds ; pictures by Dan Santat.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageA platypus and a beaver who love surfing encounter a shark -- with unexpected results. Using just the one word "dude" this almost wordless picture book shows how much gnarly fun the dudes have surfing together.

Stinkiest! : 20 smelly animals / Steve Jenkins.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageDescribes the odors that some animals have developed to stay safe and thrive in their environments, including the striped skunk, the bombardier beetle, and the honey badger.

I really want to see you, Grandma / Taro Gomi.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageYumi and her grandmother really want to see each other, but when they both set out from their homes at the same time they keep missing each other.

Astronaut Annie / Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageWhen Annie has a career day at her school, each member of her family wonders if she will choose their career path--her grandfather the news photographer, her father the mountain climber or her mother the basketball player--until she reveals a dream that is all her own.

A feel better book for little tempers / by Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen ; illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageIllustrations and simple, rhyming text provide young children with tools for dealing with feelings of anger, such as pretending the anger is a baseball that can be batted away or breathing deeply.

Flying deep : [climb inside deep-sea submersible Alvin] / Michelle Cusolito ; illustrated by [Nicole Wong].

  • 24 May 2018
cover image"Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean.Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Extensive back matter explains how Alvin works, describes the author's research, and includes a glossary and further reading."--Amazon.com.

Roar : a dinosaur tour / Michael Paul.

  • 24 May 2018
cover image"Simple text and bold illustrations take young readers on a tour through the time of the dinosaurs"--Dust jacket.

Saffron ice cream / by Rashin Kheiriyeh.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageRashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she used to eat.

My pet wants a pet / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Eric Barclay.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageA boy's mother, reluctant to allow him even one pet, is increasingly unhappy as each pet wants a pet of its own.

I got a chicken for my birthday / Laura Gehl ; illustrated by Sarah Horne.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageA girl is disappointed when she receives a chicken as a birthday gift from her abuela, until she realizes the chicken is planning a bigger present for her special day.

The burning maze / Rick Riordan.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageThe Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth as the ungifted human teenager Lester Papadopoulos, and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest.

Possum and the summer storm / words and pictures by Anne Hunter.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageAfter their home is swept away in a summer flood, Possum and his children build a new home with the help of the other animals.

Mary had a little lab / Sue Fliess ; pictures by Petros Bouloubasis.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Hoping for a friend, Mary invents a way to make a sheep, but when she starts making sheep for her new friends, chaos abounds"--Provided by publisher.

Bigger! Bigger! / Leslie Patricelli.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imagePutting on her construction hat, a young girl uses her imagination as she builds a doghouse, a bridge, and a skyscraper.

First star : a Bear and Mole story / Will Hillenbrand.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageWhile camping, Bear tells Mole the story of how the First Bears created the moon and the stars.

Max explains everything : grocery store expert / Stacy McAnulty ; illustrated by Deborah Hocking.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"From choosing the perfect cart to navigating the produce section, expert extraordinaire Max explains all there is to know about going to the grocery store"-- Provided by publisher.

Crash! boom! : a math tale / Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Chris Chatterton.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Build, balance, count - question, estimate, measure - predict, crash, and build again with Elephant and a bucket full of blocks. Follow along as Elephant goes through the ups and downs of creating something new and finally celebrates the job of pride and success." -- Jacket.

Beware the monster / Michaël Escoffier.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"In this book, young children are introduced to a ravenous monster that eats everything in its path. Apples, leaves, trees, and even cows don't stand a chance as he ploughs his way through the woods satisfying his enormous appetite. Who will his next victim be? Be careful! His favourite dish is little children! But don't worry. The surprise ending will make children sigh with relief--and laugh out loud."-- Provided by publisher.

Perfectly Norman / Tom Percival.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageNorman is thrilled to discover he grew a pair of wings overnight, but his excitement turns to doubt when he realizes he is now different from everyone else, causing him to question whether there is such thing as perfectly normal.

A dog called bear / Diane and Christyan Fox.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageLike so many children, Lucy wants a dog. But, unlike other children, Lucy interviews animals to fill the pet vacancy. And she gets a little more than she expected. Endearing and heart-warming, this story shows (with a humour that never overshadows the message) that being different is good. Another classic from this husband-and-wife team, told with simplicity and portrayed through appealing characters, illustrated with style and confidence.

The worry box / by Suzanne Chiew ; illustrated by Sean Julian.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Murry Bear has so many worries! Luckily, his sister, Molly, knows just what to do. "Sharing worries always makes them feel smaller," she says. She also tells him about her worry box. "When I'm worried about something," she says, "I write it down, then put it inside." Then Molly offers to help make one for Murray, and he takes it on their journey to the waterfall -- but will it really help?"--Back cover.

The big red rock / Jess Stockham.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"When Bif finds a big red rock blocking his way, he decides it has to go. But how? Nothing he tries will remove it. Bif's friend Bop knows some monsters who might be able to help. When none of their ingenious methods work, they all have to decide what to do next-- with surprising results!"--Jacket.

Wash on! / Mich̀èle Marineau ; illustrations by Manon Gauthier ; translated by Erin Woods.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageOne day when Mrs. Gillis is giving her daughter a bath, Petronilla cries, "Wash on!" "Wash off, dear," Mrs. Gillis corrects her. But Petronilla's words seem to have power. The blue of the washcloth has stained the girl's cheek. And that is only the beginning. Colors start transferring between every object Petronilla touches. And every person. And every person who touches an object that has been touched. Before long, the entire world is a spreading mess of colors, and only Petronilla can stop it. But will she?

The bagel king / written by Andrew Larsen ; illustrated by Sandy Nichols.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Every Sunday in winter, spring, summer and fall - through snow, rain, heat and gloom - Zaida delivers bagels to his neighbors and to his grandson, Eli. Warm, chewy, salty bagels. But their Sunday tradition comes to a halt when a slip on some schmutz leaves Zaida flat on his tuches and bedridden - and bagel-less! Who will bring the bagels if Zaida's not well in time for next Sunday's delivery? Told with a schmear of love and baked with humor, The Bagel King celebrates family tradition and the special bond between grandparent and grandchild."-- Provided by publisher.

The true adventures of Esther the wonder pig / by Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, and Caprice Crane ; illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Esther the Wonder Pig was adopted as a teacup pig, but her dads Steve and Derek quickly find that she's actually a full-size pig who is far too big for their little apartment, so the family expands to a full-size farm with Esther and all her animal friends."-- Provided by publisher.

A round of robins / Katie Hesterman ; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Follow a pair of robin parents from nest-building and egg-laying, to raising their hungry hatchlings, and finally sending off their flying fledglings"-- Provided by publisher.

DOLL-E 1.0 / Shanda McCloskey.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageCharlotte has a talent for anything technological, so when she receives a doll as a present, she upgrades it with a few spare parts and some code to create a new and improved friend.--Provided by Publisher.

Tim's goodbye / written and illustrated by Steven Salerno.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"A group of children says goodbye to a beloved pet turtle who has died."--Colophon.

I sleep in a big bed / Maria van Lieshout.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageA child who used to sleep in a crib celebrates graduating to sleep in a big kids' bed--even though waking up there in the middle of the night can be a little scary.

The grand expedition / Emma Adbøge ; translated from Swedish by Annie Prime.

  • 23 May 2018
cover imageTwo children plan a camping adventure and set up a tent in their own backyard, but when the pickles run out and mosquitoes arrive, they are ready to find Dad.

Bear and wolf / by Daniel Salmieri.

  • 23 May 2018
cover image"Bear and Wolf become unlikely companions one winter's evening when they discover each other out walking in the falling snow"-- Provided by publisher.

The joy of cookies : Cookie Monster's guide to life / by me...Cookie Monster.

  • 23 May 2018
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The miscalculations of Lightning Girl / Stacy McAnulty.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageA lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.

Felix Yz / Lisa Bunker.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageThirteen-year-old Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure meant to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child.

The Penderwicks at last / Jeanne Birdsall.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageThe Penderwick family return to Arundel for Rosalind's wedding, but Lydia, who has only heard stories of the grand estate, is eager to explore the place where her older siblings had endless adventures.

Bob / Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead ; with illustrations by Nicholas Gannon.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageVisiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.

The fish and the cat / Marianne Dubuc.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"A playful cat, a courageous fish... Where will their adventures take them?"--Page [2] of cover.

Alphabet boats / Samantha R. Vamos ; illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"Following on the successful heels of Samantha Vamos's Alphabet Trucks and anticipating even more success from Alphabet Trains, readers are invited to join the journey through each letter of the alphabet. With colorful, kid-friendly art, this third entry into the series captures the uniqueness of twenty-six different kinds of boats and involves each letter of the alphabet in a supporting role"-- Provided by publisher.

My seventh-grade life in tights / Brooks Benjamin.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer. And if he wins a summer scholarship at Dance-Splosion, he's on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to play football. And Dillon's freestyle crew, the Dizzee Freekz, says that dance studios are for sell-outs"-- Provided by publisher.

The seventh wish / Kate Messner.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageAfter Charlie finally gets the hang of communicating with a magical wishing fish, a family crisis with her older sister brings reality into sharp focus, and Charlie quickly learns that life's toughest challenges cannot be fixed by a simple wish.

James to the rescue / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"Marvin the beetle is going collecting with his family. All is good and well until Uncle Albert gets hurt. Marvin needs his human friend James's help to save Uncle Albert before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

Trouble at school for Marvin & James / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageMarvin the beetle finds adventure when his human friend James takes him to school.

Saving Mr. Terupt / Rob Buyea.

  • 22 May 2018
cover image"The kids from Mr. Terupt's fifth- and sixth-grade classes are entering their first year of junior high school. There's a lot to be excited about, but there are new challenges, too. Everyone is missing Mr. Terupt. When a fight threatens to break up the group forever, they think their favorite teacher is the only one who can help them. But the kids soon find out that it's Mr. Terupt who needs saving"-- Provided by publisher.

Rosetown / Cynthia Rylant.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageIn 1972, Flora Smallwood, nine, copes with her parents' separation with the help of her friends, Yury and Nessie, a new pet, and the familiar routines of life in Rosetown, Indiana.

Waste of space : a Moon Base Alpha novel / Stuart Gibbs.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageIn 2041 on Moon Base Alpha, thirteen-year-old Dash must solve the mystery of how Lars was poisoned before the base loses oxygen, forcing the colonists to return to Earth.--Provided by publisher.

Head in the clouds / Abby Hanlon.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageDory, nicknamed Rascal, has her first loose tooth, but her excitement turns to concern when imaginary evil robber Mrs. Gobble Gracker captures the tooth fairy.

Molly's story : a dog's purpose novel / W. Bruce Cameron ; illustrations by Richard Cowdrey.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageMolly's purpose is to take care of her girl, CJ, but CJ's mom will not allow her to have a dog, so Molly must stay hidden in CJ's room.

Ellie's story : a dog's purpose novel / W. Bruce Cameron ; illustrations by Richard Cowdrey.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageTrained as a search-and-rescue dog since puppyhood, Ellie can track and find people who are physically lost, but it is her owners, widower Jakob and lonely Maya, who challenge her to find a way to save people who are lost in other ways.

Al Capone throws me a curve / Gennifer Choldenko.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageMoose has his hands full during the summer of 1936 watching his autistic sister, Natalie, and the warden's daughter, Piper, and trying to get on a baseball team by proving he knows Al Capone.

The miniature world of Marvin & James / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageWhen his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.

The center of everything / Linda Urban.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageFor Ruby Pepperdine, the center of everything is on the rooftop of Pepperdine Motors, stargazing from the circle of her grandmother Gigi's hug. That's how everything is supposed to be--until it goes spinning out of control. Now Ruby's best friend, Lucy, is mad at her. Her new friendship with Nero is pretty bumpy too. Worst of all, Ruby regrets what happened with Gigi. How Ruby didn't listen. And now it's too late to make things right. But Ruby has one last hope. It all depends on what happens on Bunning Day, when the entire town will hear her read her winning essay. And it all depends on her twelfth birthday wish-- unless she messes that up too.

A whole lot of lucky / Danette Haworth.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageWhen twelve-year-old Hailee's family wins the lottery, her life changes in unexpected--and not always good--ways.

The desperado who stole baseball / John H. Ritter.

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageIn 1881, the scrappy, rough-and-tumble baseball team in a California mining town enlists the help of a quick-witted twelve-year-old orphan and the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to win a big game against the National League Champion Chicago White Stockings. Prequel to: The boy who saved baseball.

The breaking news / written & illustrated by Sarah Lynne Reul.

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageWhen devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers-the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead ... and then another, and another. Small things can compound, after all, to make a world of difference. Both timely and timeless, this charmingly illustrated debut picture book from Sarah Lynne Reul touches on themes of community, resilience, and optimism with an authenticity that will resonate with readers young and old.

We are brothers / Yves Nadon ; illustrated by Jean Claverie.

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageWith his big brother's support, a young boy finds the courage to jump off the big rock at the lake.

If you had a jetpack / by Lisl Detlefsen ; illustrated by Linzie Hunter.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageInvites the reader to imagine what it would be like to build and use a jetpack at home, at school, and even on a long voyage or two.

A lion is a lion / Polly Dunbar.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageIs a lion still a lion if he... wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? Is so polite... but then asks for lunch?!

Be kind / Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Jen Hill.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageWhen Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend.

Raccoons / by K.M. Kostyal.

  • 20 May 2018
cover imagePhotographs and text introduce the physical characteristics and habits of the raccoon.

Sunny / Jason Reynolds.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageSunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.

River of fire / Erin Hunter.

  • 19 May 2018
cover image"StarClan's prophecy has been fulfilled, and the long-lost SkyClan has returned to its rightful place among the other four warrior Clans. Many cats believe the danger is past. But after moons of division and strife, ShadowClan is in danger of falling apart forever"--Amazon.com.

The creature of the pines / by Adam Gidwitz ; illustrated by Hatem Aly ; created by Jesse Casey, Adam Gidwitz, and Chris Smith.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageAfter encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their weird teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers.

The lighthouse family. The whale / Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Preston McDaniels.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageA family of animals that lives in a lighthouse helps a lost baby beluga whale find his mother.

I walk with Vanessa / Kerascoët.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageAn elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl, but she is not sure how to help.

Two peas in a pod / Sarah Mlynowski.

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageAbby is feeling slighted by not being chosen festival leader at school, and her brother Jonah thinks that a trip through the magic mirror is just what she needs--but when they find themselves in a strange version of the Princess and the pea, and Abby is tagged as the princess, who will be the next ruler of the Kingdom of Bog (which is very damp and infested with alligators), she is not so much complimented as desperate to find an alternate princess, and get herself and her brother home.

Goldfish on vacation / words by Sally Lloyd-Jones ; pictures by Leo Espinosa.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageThree goldfish live in a small bowl, in an apartment building, in the middle of a big city, until one summer they get to go on vacation--in a fountain, with lily pads, and reeds, and other neighborhood goldfish.

The last / Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Max Kostenko.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageByx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. Along the way, she meets new allies--animals and humans alike--who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family--one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.--Amazon.com.

Jack's acrobatics : a fun step-by-step guide to acrobatic exercise for the whole family / Rika Taeymans & Laura Van Bouchout ; with illustrations by Emma Thyssen ; foreword by Peter Duncan.

  • 18 May 2018
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Moon / Alison Oliver.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageThroughout her busy days, Moon wonders what it would be like to be wild and free until the day she meets a wolf and learns his "wolfy ways."--Provided by Publisher.

A most unusual day / by Sydra Mallery ; illustrations by E. B. Goodale.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageCaroline is anxious all day at school, nervous about her newly-adopted sister's arrival from far away.

Boy bites bug / Rebecca Petruck.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageTo defuse a situation between his best friend and a new student, Nolan eats a live stink bug, gaining popularity and a class project idea but, perhaps, losing a friend.

Prince & knight / by Daniel Haack ; illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageA prince and a knight in shining armor find true love in each other's embrace after fighting a dragon together.

Magnolia Mudd and the super jumptastic launcher deluxe / by Katey Howes ; illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti.

  • 18 May 2018
cover image"Magnolia Mudd is a high energy inventor, most recently of the SUPER JUMPTASTIC ROCKET LAUNCHER DELUXE. Magnolia's favorite lab partner is her Uncle Jamie, but when she finds out that he's marrying Miss Emily (who ruins everything), Magnolia is blown away. And NO, she will not wear a flower-girl dress! Uncle Jamie promises Magnolia that she can be part of the wedding in a different way, so she creates inventions based on various wedding traditions from around the world--with hilarious results!"--Page [2] of cover.
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