Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
The last installment brings the Harry Potter series to a satisfying conclusion. Will Harry survive, and what will happen to Voldemort? All the intricate plot lines come together as we say a final goodbye to the boy wizard.
“Stuff,” including post-it notes, school assignments, to-do lists, diary entries, and more reveal Ginny’s navigation through a typical bumpy year of seventh grade. This “graphic fiction” will intrigue readers who enjoy piecing together a story.
Unlike underdog Ishmael, new student James—quirky and independent—turns the tables on the class bully instead of avoiding him. An intrepid English teacher and some unlikely comrades round out this cheeky but touching Australian tale.
Twenty-four beautifully crafted sonnets evoke Miss Crandall's mid-nineteenth century school in Connecticut: the students' fervor, the local vigilantes, and the school's ultimate fiery end. Subdued illustrations complement this important and little-known story.
With the talent show looming and the class brimming over with ideas, Clementine struggles to find her own hidden gifts. Loosely limned line drawings add the perfect comic touch to this second story about the irrepressible imp.
Hour by hour, minute by minute, excuse by excuse, Moxy has not done her summer reading and it's the last day of vacation. Short chapters, wacky “photographs” taken by her brother, and a cheeky heroine add zippy appeal to this beginning chapter book.
Third-grader Oliver has overprotective parents, a loudmouth science partner, and a big idea that just might change his life. It's his time to shine in this stellar chapter book, but first he has to finish his diorama of the solar system!
Fiendish Miss Breakbone-a deliciously evil teacher who delights in tormenting her students- is no match for genius hero Einstein, who rallies his classmates in a battle of wits that ends, using deadpan humor and quirky illustrations, in perfect retaliation.
Deaf and blind from the age of three, Laura Bridgman's education in the 1840's laid the foundation for Helen Keller's successes some 50 years later. One of the co-authors of this fascinating biography is blind and partially deaf herself.