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THE SKUNK

The Skunk
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Barnett
Author's First Name: 
Mac
Illustrator's First Name: 
Patrick
Illustrator's Last Name: 
McDonnell
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 What is a man to do when a skunk appears on his doorstep? Follow the man’s journey as he escapes the skunk’s clutches only to search for him once again.

A DRAGON'S GUIDE TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMANS

A DRAGON'S GUIDE TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF HUMANS
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Yep
Author's First Name: 
Laurence
Second Author's First Name: 
Joanne
Second Author's Last Name: 
Ryder
Narrator's First Name: 
Susan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Denaker
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 The voice of curmudgeonly dragon Miss Drake is outstanding in this wonderful tale of magic, loss, and friendship. Despite different assumptions, Miss Drake thinks she has a new pet human while Winnie thinks she has a new pet dragon, a friendship is forged. Winnie is a talented artist whose drawings magically crawl off the page into an unsuspecting San Francisco. Will the two friends be able to corral the creatures? A great family listen.

ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Niven
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Publisher: 
Penguin (Anchor/Knopf/ Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Violet Markey meets Theodore Finch at the top of their school’s bell tower the day they were both planning on jumping off in this heartbreaking story about love, friendship and the powerful effects of mental illness.

GOODBYE STRANGER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Rebecca
Publisher: 
Penguin (Wendy Lamb/Random House)
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2015

 Seventh grade brings changes and challenges including family breakups, cell phone photography, and changing friendships. Three stories intertwine with humor and drama.

CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rundell
Author's First Name: 
Katherine
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2014

Vivid prose renders Wilhelmina “Wildcat” Silver as fierce and true as the vast beauty of the Zimbabwe farm where she lives with her father. Tragedy and removal to a “land of commonsense” force her to find the strength to cartwheel "into the wind."

EL DEAFO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bell
Author's First Name: 
Cece
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lasky
Illustrator's Last Name: 
David
Publisher: 
Amulet
Publication Date: 
2014

Starting a new school is difficult enough, but it’s even harder if you’re the only one wearing hearing aids. Creating a superhero persona helps, but CeCe soon realizes she can’t always hide behind a cape, even an imaginary one.

NUTS TO YOU

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Perkins
Author's First Name: 
Lynne Rae
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lynne Rae
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Perkins
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2014

A squirrel scooped up by a hawk manages to trick the hawk into dropping him and thus begins his eventful journey home. Accompanied by charming line drawings that bring the characters to life, this clever and amusing adventure is told from the squirrel’s perspective.

WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2014

See annotation under "Audiobooks."

THE FARMER AND THE CLOWN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Frazee
Author's First Name: 
Marla
Publisher: 
Beach Lane
Publication Date: 
2014

Multiple interpretations are possible for this wordless encounter between a dour farmer and a small clown who tumbles from a train. Black pencil and gouache illustrations in muted colors convey their emotions and growing bond.

WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Narrator's First Name: 
J. B.
Narrator's Last Name: 
Adkins
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2014

When a hip party gets out of hand and his friend Noodles is severely beaten Ali—who has always managed to stay above the fray in his Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood—is caught in the middle. Adkins’ narration brings the grit of Ali’s world to life.

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