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RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE [AUDIO]

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE [AUDIO]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
DiCamillo
Author's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's First Name: 
Jenna
Narrator's Last Name: 
Lamia
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2017

 Raymie has decided that the only way to get her father to return home is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. What starts off as a desire to best the other girls becomes a poignant story of learning to see other people's truths. The narrator brings authenticity to Raymie's voice and her struggle between what she wants and what the other girls need.

KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY [AUDIOBOOK]

KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lloyd
Author's First Name: 
Natalie
Narrator's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's Last Name: 
Simses
Publisher: 
Scholastic Audio
Publication Date: 
2016

 Emma knows she is special: her mother told her so before she died. When she finds the clue to a hidden treasure Emma knows she will fulfill her destiny. This wonderfully voiced audio is perfect for lovers of magic, traditional music, and quirky but cool characters.

MY LIFE WITH THE LIARS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Carter
Author's First Name: 
Caela
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
3/8/16

 Ten days before her 13th birthday, Zylynn is plucked from The Children Inside the Light and made to live with a man claiming to be her father. Told through the eyes of a confused child, this is a thought-provoking story about family and cults.

I USED TO BE AFRAID

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Seeger
Author's First Name: 
Laura Vaccaro
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Bright, bold illustrations and subtle cut-outs show a young girl overcoming her fears. A surprise ending lets the reader know that it is okay to be afraid sometimes.

SUNNY SIDE UP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Second Author's First Name: 
Holm
Second Author's Last Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Holm
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 A summer in Florida should mean Disney World; instead Sunny gets boring errands with her grandfather far from her troubled family. Hopeful and humorous graphic historical fiction with a 1970s setting.

ADVENTURES WITH WAFFLES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Parr
Author's First Name: 
Maria
Second Author's First Name: 
translated from the Norwegian by Guy
Second Author's Last Name: 
Puzey
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kate
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Forrester
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 Lena is so bold, daring and exciting that Trille will follow her anywhere even if it’s onto a boat with a cow or sledding down an icy hill with a chicken.

BOATS FOR PAPA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bagley
Author's First Name: 
Jessixa
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Date: 
2015

 The boats that Buckley sends out to sea for his Papa reach someone else who loves Buckley, too.

2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Featuring Brian Selznick

The DC Public Library is proud to be hosting the 2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children. Brian Selznick's presentation is entitled "Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books." The event is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at 7:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Registration is free, but tickets are required. A reception with book sales and signing will follow.

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bradley
Author's First Name: 
Kimberly Brubaker
Narrator's First Name: 
Jayne
Narrator's Last Name: 
Entwistle
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 Ada only knows her family's one room London flat and the occasional glimpse of the outside world through her window. When Hitler threatens to bomb London, she flees with her younger brother Jamie to the county. Entwistle moves brilliantly between regional and class dialects, emotions and actions, drawing the listener into the widening world of Ada and her brother.

MY GRANDFATHER'S COAT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Aylesworth
Author's First Name: 
Jim
Illustrator's First Name: 
Barbara
Illustrator's Last Name: 
McClintock
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2014
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

 

 

A new version of the Yiddish folk tale in exhilarating repetitive rhyme joyfully portrays the events in a life of a new immigrant to America. Lively, sharp illustrations enhance and extend the text for the careful reader.

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