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Spring 2020

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 629.45/4
Spring 2020

Distant Stars: Book 3

From the Series Life on Earth

In the final volume of the Life on Earth trilogy, celebrated cartoonist MariNaomi concludes her tale of growing up, falling in and out of love, and possible alien interventions. Shy… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • Dewey: 741.5/973
Spring 2020

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement: Standing Up for Earth

On April 22, 1970, an estimated twenty million people held in a teach-in to show their support for environmental protections. This new celebration, Earth Day, brought together previously… Read More →

  • Dewey: 394.262
Spring 2020

Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World

The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks—light is everywhere in our world! Rhyming text and luminous illustrations follow four children as they experience many… Read More →

  • Dewey: 535
Spring 2020

I See 1, 2, 3: Count Your Community with Sesame Street ®

Count along with Sesame Street! The Count enlists his friends to demonstrate many ways to count: forwards, backwards, and by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Elmo and others also present simple addition and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 513.2
Spring 2020

If We Were Gone: Imagining the World without People

Water, air, sunlight, plants . . . we need these elements to live in this world. But does the world need us? And what would happen to the world if humans were gone? This is the premise of a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: 304.2
Spring 2020

Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling's Journey

"Can you hear me? Scritch, scratch. I'm a little sea turtle inside an egg." Follow a hatchling's treacherous journey from nest to sea. Longtime science writer Stephen Swinburne creates an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 380
  • Dewey: 597.92/89156
Spring 2020

The Wolf in Underpants Freezes His Buns Off

From the Series The Wolf in Underpants

In the second tale of The Wolf in Underpants, winter has arrived and the whole forest is freezing! As animals stock up on nuts, bread, and cheese wheels, they notice the Wolf is in a frosty… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: 741.5/973
Spring 2020

Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, so when one showed up dead along the side of a Florida highway in 1979, scientists wondered where it came from. No one knew the snakes had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 597.96/7809759
Spring 2020

Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1310
  • Dewey: 324.60973
Spring 2020

If I Go Missing

If I Go Missing is derived from excerpts of a letter that went viral and was also the basis of a documentary film. In her letter, Jonnie calls out the authorities for neglecting to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
Spring 2020

Letter to Pluto

From the Series Penpals on Pluto

"Mrs. Hall says we have to keep writing, it is a dying art. 'Good, let it die,' I said, and then she said, 'You are staying in at break Jon Fisher.'" Jon's teacher has started an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2020

A Girl Like Me

"Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: 811/.54
Spring 2020

All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing after the Oklahoma City Bombing

A profoundly moving nonfiction picture book about tragedy, hope, and healing from award-winning author Chris Barton. Sometimes bad things happen, and you have to tell everyone. Sometimes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • Dewey: 363.325/140976638
Spring 2020

Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 170/.44
Spring 2020

Miriam at the River

The biblical story of baby Moses as told by his big sister. Giving her baby brother a kiss, brave little Miriam places Moses's basket into the river. With one quick push, she sends him into… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: [E]
Spring 2020

On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring

Snowmen droop / Cardinals swoop, Rabbits bounce / Foxes pounce In the early days of spring when the snow begins to melt, plants and animals stir to life. High-impact photos and simple… Read More →

  • Lexile: 110
  • Dewey: 508.2
Spring 2020

Super Potato and the Mutant Animal Mayhem: Book 4

From the Series Super Potato

Super Potato is back, and crime is running wild! When a giant chicken goes on a rampage, only a tiny potato can stop it. But is the bird's mutation an accident or fowl play? An enemy linked… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: 741.5/973
Spring 2020

Theodosia Burr: Teen Eyewitness to the Founding of the New Nation

Theodosia Burr, daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr, came of age in New York City when the New Nation was growing up. She attended the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 973.4/6092 [B]
Spring 2020

Where Have All the Bees Gone?: Pollinators in Crisis

Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. Do you like to eat and drink? Then you might want to thank a bee. Bees pollinate 75 percent of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 595.79/9
Spring 2020

Powwow Summer

River is teased about her Indigenous heritage as a young girl, and she struggles with her identity. When she travels to spend the summer with her Indigenous father and grandmother, she finds… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2020

Where's My Stuff? 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide

A comprehensive guide for young adults on how to organize schoolwork, lockers, bedrooms, and even schedules. Take a quiz to identify your organizing style and get great advice about making… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 640
Spring 2020

A Garfield ® Guide to Online "Friends": Not the Same as Real Friends!

From the Series Garfield's ® Guide to Digital Citizenship

Nermal is determined to beat Cheesequest 7: Attack of the Cheddar Zombies no matter what. But when an online friend offers to help Nermal win in exchange for his user info and password… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: 004.67/8083
Spring 2020

A Garfield ® Guide to Online Etiquette: Be Kind Online

From the Series Garfield's ® Guide to Digital Citizenship

Nermal is bored, so he decides to post a funny photo of his friend Otto. He thinks he is just joking, but as more people comment, Nermal begins to worry that he has accidentally become a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • Dewey: 395.5