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Spring 2019

Castle of Lies

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Thelia isn't in line to inherit the crown, but she's been raised to take power however she can. She's been friends with Princess Corene her whole life, and she's scheming to marry Bayled, the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

Grade 5 - Grade 8

John Doe and his infant daughter, Jane, appeared on the steps of the Manor the night the earthquakes started and the gateway to the Otherworlds closed. The people on the remote island of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Last of the Name

Grade 5 - Grade 8

Twelve-year-old Danny O'Carolan and his sister, Kathleen, arrive in New York City in 1863. Kathleen refuses to be parted from her only remaining relative, so she finds a job in domestic… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Riley lives in TropeTown, where everyone plays stock roles in novels. Riley, a Manic Pixie Dream Boy, is sent to group therapy after going off-script. Riley knows that breaking the rules… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Flight of a Starling

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Best friends and sisters Lo and Rita have spent their lives flying through the air on the trapeze under the lights in the big top. The nomadic circus community is a close-knit family, but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Aly Raisman: Athlete and Activist

Grade 4 - Grade 8

US Olympian Aly Raisman is a leader on and off the mat. She is an outspoken voice against sexual assault. Learn about the most fascinating details of her life as a gold-winning gymnast. Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 796.44092 [B]
Spring 2019

Bartleby, the Scrivener: And Other Piazza Tales

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Considered one of the greatest American writers, Herman Melville leaves the sea behind in this short story collection to write about Wall Street offices, the Galapagos Islands, a sinister… Read More →

  • Dewey: 813/.3
Spring 2019

Common Sense and Other Works by Thomas Paine

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Known as the Father of the American Revolution, English-American author Thomas Paine became famous for two pamphlets that inspired the colonists to fight for their independence. Common Sense… Read More →

  • Dewey: 320.51
Spring 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac: A Play in Five Acts

Grade 5 - Grade 12

Cyrano de Bergerac is a man with the gift of language, but a strong temper and unusually large nose. Cyrano finds himself deep in love with Lady Roxane, but due to his unfortunate appearance… Read More →

  • Dewey: 842
Spring 2019

Escape!

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Four high school friends sign up for a TV escape-room competition, but they're assigned to a set that's actually a series of rooms. They have twelve hours to find a way out, but the faster… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Exposing Hate: Prejudice, Hatred, and Violence in Action

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Experts have documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century, driven by anger over immigration and demographic projections showing that whites will no… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • Dewey: 305.5/68
Spring 2019

Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction

Grade 8 - Grade 12

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • Dewey: 070.4/3
Spring 2019

First Avenue Classics ™: New for Spring 2019

Series

From Alice and the Wizard of Oz to Hamlet and Don Quixote, your favorite characters from literature are now accessible from any digital device. First Avenue Classics transform unabridged… Read More →

Spring 2019

Forest Talk: How Trees Communicate

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Trees are essential. They provide water, shelter, and food for millions of plant and animal species, including humans. They deliver proven health benefits, and they capture and store carbon… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 581.7/14
Spring 2019

Gravity's Pull: Book 2

Grade 9 - Grade 12

When Claudia Jones returns to her high school after a mysterious disappearance, she exerts a strange effect on the classmates around her. Meanwhile, her fellow students also struggle with the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5/973
Spring 2019

Kim Jong Un: Secretive North Korean Leader

Grade 4 - Grade 8

In 2017 the secretive Asian country of North Korea publicly demonstrated its arsenal of new bombs, missiles, and cyber and chemical weapons. For years, North Korea had isolated itself from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 951.9305/2092 [B]
Spring 2019

Little Monsters of the Ocean: Metamorphosis under the Waves

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Everyone knows that butterflies and frogs go through metamorphosis. But a number of sea creatures do too! Experienced science writer Heather L. Montgomery explores wacky details in the life… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • Dewey: 591.77
Spring 2019

Living Simply: A Teen Guide to Minimalism

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Twenty-first-century minimalism is an increasingly mainstream response to global environmental crises such as climate change, the garbage glut, fast fashion, and other manifestations of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 646.700835
Spring 2019

Martin Luther King Jr.: Walking in the Light

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential and inspiring leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. His life, work, and death are brought to life for readers like never before. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 323.092 [B]
Spring 2019

Never Again: The Parkland Shooting and the Teen Activists Leading a Movement

Grade 4 - Grade 8

This biography of a movement and the teen activists behind it delves into the quest for gun safety legislation in light of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
Spring 2019

No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 362.883
Spring 2019

Off Road

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Wyatt has spent most of the summer mountain biking with his best friend Tanka. But when the friends decide to test out a new trail, they face potentially deadly challenges. After a crash… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

On Edge

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Trevor and Micah set out on what they think will be a fun day of rock climbing and hiking. But after Micah takes a bad fall, injuring himself in the process, the trip is off to a bad start… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Riptide

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Big waves and competition with other surfers send friends Maya and Paige out to surf the notoriously dangerous and secluded Rippers Cove. Soon the big waves turn into a big storm, and a bad… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: [Fic]