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BROWN GIRL DREAMING [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Woodson
Author's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Narrator's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Narrator's Last Name: 
Woodson
Publisher: 
Audible
Publication Date: 
2014

Woodson shares her life and influences as she grew from a child in South Carolina to a young woman in Brooklyn in a remarkable, lyrical memoir. It is stories that sustain her all along and foreshadow the brilliant career that awaits her. Woodson’s mellifluous voice complements her text perfectly and makes the poetry soar.

THE GOSPEL OF WINTER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Kiely
Author's First Name: 
Brendan
Publisher: 
Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: 
2014

16-year-old Aidan is being abused by his priest, Father Greg, a man Aidan has long admired. Hauntingly tragic and appropriately claustrophobic, Kiely's beautifully written novel on a difficult subject is geared for older teens.

BREATHE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Magoon
Author's First Name: 
Scott
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2014

Like any human toddler, a baby beluga whale actively and enthusiastically explores his world. With dreamy illustrations and no more than seven words per two-page spread, this gentle book provides a perfect bedtime reading experience for very young children.

THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Publisher: 
Random House
Publication Date: 
2014

Ellie's grandfather is a teenager, again. Even more humorous than dealing with newfound everlasting youth are the struggles of attending middle school. Science and philosophy on life and death are seamlessly woven into this lighthearted tale.

RAIN REIGN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Martin
Author's First Name: 
Ann M.
Publisher: 
Feiwel & Friends
Publication Month: 
Oct
Publication Date: 
2014

Lonely and misunderstood because of her obsessive behaviors and unconventional interest in homonyms, Rose finds welcome companionship with the dog her father brings home—and her tenacity and sense of fairness ultimately triumph.

I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nelson
Author's First Name: 
Jandy
Publisher: 
Dial
Publication Date: 
2014

At sixteen, formerly inseparable twins Noah and Jude have stopped speaking to each other after a horrific accident. Their alternating voices tell how they begin to heal by sharing their lives and art again. A powerful story of sibling love and rivalry.

EMILY'S BLUE PERIOD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daly
Author's First Name: 
Cathleen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lisa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Brown
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2014

Learning about the colorful mixed up artwork of Pablo Picasso helps young Emily deal with her newly mixed up family. A lovely tale of coping and growing.

WE WERE LIARS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lockhart
Author's First Name: 
E.
Publisher: 
Delacorte
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
5/13/14

Cadence struggles to remember what happened her fifteenth summer two years ago when an accident occurred to change everything on her wealthy family’s private island off of Cape Cod. A captivating mystery.

A TANGLE OF KNOTS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Graff
Author's First Name: 
Lisa
Publisher: 
Philomel
Publication Date: 
2013

An eclectic cast of characters, each with their own unique magical talent link like puzzle pieces in the space above the Lost Luggage Emporium. Mouthwatering cake recipes, lyrical descriptive language, and wistful humor make this adventure worth the telling.

THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2013

Billy Miller fears not being smart enough for second grade after a summer bump on his head. Appropriate emotional nuances in Billy’s encounters with his parents, sister, teacher, and classmates help Billy’s father’s pronouncement that this is Billy’s year come true.  

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