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Kids

Big Nate in the zone book cover

Big Nate in the zone

Lincoln Peirce

jREAD-ALONG Peirce
Humor, Graphic Novels, Kids

Stuck in a rut of bad luck, Nate Wright gets a boost from Chad's lucky foot and suddenly, good luck is everywhere he turns.

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Big Nate goes for broke

Lincoln Peirce

jREAD-ALONG Peirce
Humor, Kids, Graphic Novels

Daredevil Nate's quest to achieve greatness lands him in the hospital with a broken bone, and while his family and friends are eager to help him cope, they soon tire of his increasingly ridiculous demands.

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Big Nate : in a class by himself book cover

Big Nate : in a class by himself

Lincoln Peirce

jREAD-ALONG Pierce
Kids, Humor, Graphic Novels

Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.

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The cricket in Times Square

George Selden

jREAD-ALONG Selden
Historical Fiction, Kids

The adventures of Chester, a very musical country cricket, who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.

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Ramona the pest

Beverly Cleary

jREAD-ALONG Cleary
Kids

Ramona meets lots of interesting people in kindergarten class, like Davy whom she keeps trying to kiss and Susan whose springy curls seem to ask to be pulled.

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Dog diaries : a middle school story book cover

Dog diaries : a middle school story

James Patterson

jREAD-ALONG Patterson
Humor, Kids

When the evil Mrs. Stricker threatens to send Junior, Rafe Khatchadorian's dog, back to the pound, Junior and Rafe go to obedience school to learn how to follow the rules.

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King and the dragonflies book cover

King and the dragonflies

Kacen Callender

jFICTION Callende Kacen
Read Woke, Kids, LGBTQ+

"In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself"--

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An important middle-grade read about a ten-year-old boy working through the grief he feels after his brother’s death and the questions he has surrounding his sexuality. It’s a beautifully written book about coping, identity, friendships, and safety. -Becky

Echo Mountain book cover

Echo Mountain

Lauren Wolk

jFICTION Wolk Lauren
Kids, Nature, Historical Fiction

When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.

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I loved this story, and it provides some pretty incredible perspective for kids in the modern age. Financially affected by the Great Depression, a family has no choice but to live off the land on a mountain. Ellie learns about her gift to heal when tragedy leaves her father gravely ill. Ellie uses the survivalist skills he taught her along with her own intuition to save her family and foster a community on the mountain. -Mari

The women who caught the babies : a story of African American midwives book cover

The women who caught the babies : a story of African American midwives

Eloise Greenfield

j811 Greenfield
Black Lives Matter, Nonfiction, Kids

Through historical information, poems, illustrations, and photographs, the author shows the ways in which African American midwives have helped families over the course of hundreds of years.

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Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present book cover

Young, gifted and black : meet 52 black heroes from past and present

Jamia Wilson

jBIOGRAPHY 920.996 Wilson
Black Lives Matter, Kids, Nonfiction, Biographies

This book brings together 52 iconic talents from the past and present and celebrates their inspirational achievements. Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams.

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