This funny and heartwarming sequel to Ungifted, which has become a word-of-mouth hit, cleverly sends up our ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity. Donovan Curtis has never been what anyone would call "gifted." But his genius friend Noah Youkilis is actually supergifted, with one of the highest IQs around. After years at the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, all Noah dreams of is the opportunity to fail if he wants to. And he's landed in the perfect place to do it--Donovan's school. Almost immediately, Noah finds himself on the wrong side of cheerleading captain Megan Mercury and alpha jock Hash "Hashtag" Taggart. Sticking up for Noah lands Donovan in the middle of a huge feud with Hashtag. He's told to stay away from the sports star--or else. That should be the end of it, but when a freak incident suddenly makes Donovan a hero, he can't tell anyone about it since Hashtag is involved. So Noah steps in and becomes "Superkid." Now he's gone from nerd to titan at school. And it may have gone more than a little bit to his head.
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
Call Number: F ROB h
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
Based on the true story of a boy in Brooklyn who became neighbors and friends with his hero, Jackie Robinson.Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing-the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. Aside from an occasional run-in with his teacher, life is pretty simple for Steve.But then Steve hears a rumor that an African American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Steve knows this is wrong. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before.Then it happens -- Steve's new neighbor is none other than Jackie Robinson! Steve is beyond excited about living two doors down from the Robinson family. He can't wait to meet Jackie. This is going to be the best baseball season yet! How many kids ever get to become friends with their hero?
New Graphic Novel
Narwhalicorn and Jelly (a Narwhal and Jelly Book #7) by Ben Clanton
Call Number: GN CLA n
Publication Date: 2022-10-04
NATIONAL BESTSELLER In the hilarious seventh book of this blockbuster graphic novel series, Narwhal wishes to see a unicorn -- and actually becomes one! When Jelly wonders what a unicorn is, Narwhal explains that they're pretty much narwhals of the land (!) -- and then gets carried away with a grand plan to see one. With the help of Star, Narwhal's wish comes true in the wildest, weirdest way: Narwhal gets some land legs and takes their first step ashore. After some wibble-wobbling and a bit of practice, Narwhal is soon galloping along in search of unicorns, though Jelly is a little land sick. Before they know it, Star has the duo blasting off to a magical planet where everyone is a unicorn! But Jelly's out-of-this-world adventure makes him feel out of his comfort zone, and he wishes he were at home . . . can Narwhal cheer Jelly up and also party down with their new unicorn pals?
New Picture Books
Return of the Underwear Dragon by Scott Rothman; Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
Call Number: E ROT r
Publication Date: 2021-10-26
In this hilarious sequel to the popular picture book Attack of the Underwear Dragon, a brave young knight teaches his former sworn enemy, a dragon, to read. With playful illustrations from the #1 New York Times bestselling artist of The Bad Seed! Once Sir Cole has saved the kingdom from the destructive wrath of the Underwear Dragon, he has the startling realization that the Underwear Dragon wasn't attacking because he was disobeying the signs that said not to. The Underwear Dragon just couldn't read the signs! Once again, Sir Cole sets out on a valiant quest. This time it isn't to conquer the Underwear Dragon--it's to help him learn how to read. But it's hard to teach a fire-breathing creature to read an actual book because he sets them all on fire. And when the Underwear Dragon finally succeeds, Sir Cole presents his star pupil with the perfect gift--gigantic alphabet underwear!
The Very Hungry Worry Monsters by Rosie Greening; Lara Ede (Illustrator)
Call Number: E GRE v
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
A funny story to help children talk about their worries. Have you heard of the worry monsters? They eat your worries and make them disappear! Children will love this funny story featuring the friendly worry monsters, designed to help children talk about their fears. Lara Ede's bright, friendly illustrations will engage them as they read.
Meet Mario! (Nintendo) by Malcolm Shealy; Random House (Illustrator)
Call Number: LVR-3
Publication Date: 2021-05-25
Power up your child's reading with Mario, Luigi and their friends in the Super MarioTM first-ever Step into Reading level reader! Nintendo and Super Mario fans ages 5-8 will love to meet Mario, Luigi, and all their friends and foes in this Step 3 Step into Reading level reader. Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own. Mario first appeared in 1981 with the arcade classic Donkey KongTM, and has since gone on to star in many adventures, allowing him to evolve into the beloved icon he is today. He is a video game sensation, appearing across all genres--from action-platformers to sports, kart racing and beyond.
Our Class Is a Family by Shannon Olsen; Sandie Sonke (Illustrator)
Call Number: E OLS o
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
2022 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner and Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient Self-Regulation Skills Series 14 Decisions Can Be HARD! Here's a great story for helping kids manage their emotions and anger. * Teaching kids how to make good choices * Every choice (good or bad) comes with consequences * Helps children with decision-making process * Learn how to behave, tolerate frustration, adapt to change * Teaching kids about empathy, kindness, and compassion It has a great message: "Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... Very good teaching tool for kids ages 3-5 and adults. " - Kelly "Love this book! We've only read it one time, but it has already helped my kids see things a little differently." - Taylor Explains choices & consequences: "The book flows really well, rhymes and paces just right. The illustrations are beautiful too. " - Emily "My 5 year old son's behavior changed immediately!" - Anne And * Cute illustrations with nice rhyming story * Not too long, grabs kid's attention * Print version includes COLORING PAGES *Perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten GET IT NOW and get the ebook for FREE!! Add this amazing kids book to your cart and ENJOY!
Made for Me by Zack Bush; Gregorio De Lauretis (Illustrator)
Call Number: E BUS m
Publication Date: 2018-03-01
Of all the children that ever could be, You are the one made just for me. From a child's first uttered "Dada" to his or her first unsteady steps, nothing can adequately convey the joy and awe of watching the birth and growth of a new child. Now releasing as a board book filled with adorable illustrations and the refrain, "You are the one made just for me," Made for Me is a winning presentation of tender moments that tie a father and his new child together--forever.
Will You Be the I in Kind? by Julia Cook; Jomike Tejido (Illustrator)
Call Number: E COO w
Publication Date: 2021-11-04
A Picture Book About Kindness, Empathy, and Compassion. From best-selling author, Julia Cook, comes a book that teaches children the many ways they can make the world a kinder place by being the "i" in "Kind." Join the fun as "K_nd" goes on an adventure to find his missing "i." Along the way, he meets a diverse group of children who learn what it means to share their kindness through everyday actions both big and small. Whether helping someone who's hurting, pitching in to protect our planet, allowing others to go first, or learning to share, this engaging story will spark conversations at home and in the classroom about the concepts of kindness, empathy, and compassion. Featuring beautiful illustrations and Cook's signature rhyming style, this book will encourage children to bring kindness along wherever they go!
Princesses Can Fix It! by Tracy Marchini; Julia Christians (Illustrator)
Call Number: E MAR p
Publication Date: 2021-05-04
The castle is crawling with wayward alligators, and the clueless king doesn't know how to fix it. Lila, Margaret, and Harriet have lots of ideas, but their father won't listen! According to him, the Princesses should be focusing on proper pursuits like drawing, jewelry, and music. When the three girls start falling asleep during the day, the King sends the Prince to investigate ... What he discovers is that the three princesses are gathering at night to use their knowledge of the six simple machines to invent an ingenious alligator removal contraption in their secret workshop. This STEAM-focused take on the classic fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses includes fun illustrations bursting with hilarious detail (and alligators), zany characters, and three inspiring princesses who know that they have what takes to save the day.
Looking for Yesterday by Alison Jay (Illustrator)
Call Number: E JAY l
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
If yesterday was the best day ever, wouldn't it be great to find a way to repeat it? A whimsical tale about happiness with sure appeal for science-minded kids -- and wise grandparents -- everywhere. What could beat yesterday's perfect day at the fair? Maybe nothing, one boy thinks, and he wishes he could go back and do it again. So he puts all his scientific knowledge to work, from stars to time machines to wormholes (is it possible he could find one in his garden?). He thinks that maybe Grandad could help him. But Grandad, in sharing some memories from his own past, reminds him that every new day brings the chance of a new adventure. With quirky illustrations imparting a sense of wonder, Alison Jay takes a fanciful look at being content in the here and now.
What Should Darla Do? by Adir Levy; Ganit Levy; Doreen Kaiser (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LEB w
Publication Date: 2020-09-02
8 Stories in 1. Darla is a young and spunky astronaut-in-training. She wants to go to Mars one day, just like her favorite doll, Astronautica. But, to do so, she ll need to practice using her Power to Choose wisely. You can help Darla through her day by making choices for her There are eight stories in one, so the fun never ends
She's Got This by Laurie Hernandez; Niña Mata (Illustrator)
Call Number: E HER s
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
A New York Times bestseller! From gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnast and bestselling author Laurie Hernandez comes a picture book about chasing your dreams and never giving up. Even Olympians have to start somewhere. And in this charming illustrated book, Laurie Hernandez tells the story of Zoe, a little girl who dreams of flying--and becoming a gymnast. When Zoe sees a gymnast on TV, she realizes that gymnastics is just like flying. But when she first goes to class and falls off the balance beam, she discovers that following her dreams is harder and scarier than she thought. Through this heartwarming and inspirational story, featuring vibrant art from #1 New York Times bestselling and Geisel Honor-winning artist Nina Mata, Laurie imparts important lessons she learned on her way to Olympic glory: You always have to get back up and try again, and you always have to believe in yourself.
The Library Fish by Alyssa Satin Capucilli; Gladys Jose (Illustrator)
Call Number: E CAP l
Publication Date: 2022-03-22
In this sweet and adventurous picture book, an unusually literary fish leaves the safety of her bowl to explore her library home for the first time. When Mr. Hughes finds a fish all alone in the library and names her Library Fish, she knows she's found her true home. Library Fish makes friends in the library and on the bookmobile, checks that books are returned, and absolutely loves story time, when she can listen to all kinds of stories and poems, meet unforgettable characters, and travel around the world and even to other planets! But one day, everything outside is covered in snow and no one comes to the library. Will Library Fish be brave enough to venture outside her fishbowl for the very first time and explore the library she calls home?
What Would You Do in a Book about You? by Jean Reidy; Joey Chou (Illustrator)
Call Number: E REI w
Publication Date: 2021-04-06
For fans of Oh, The Places You'll Go! and The Wonderful Things You Will Be, What Would You Do in a Book About You will empower kids to reach for their dreams. From Zolotow Honor award-winning author Jean Reidy (Truman) and illustrated by Joey Chou, this lyrical picture book has pitch-perfect rhythm and rhyme and makes for a great read-aloud. No dream is too big or too small in this heartwarming, heart-building book about you! So, stop. Dream. Think it through. And remember, there is so much you can do. Here is an exuberant book that asks what wonderful, endless possibilities your story and your future might hold, making YOU the author of your own powerful tale. Perfect for a graduation, a new baby, a birthday, or any milestone in a child's or adult's life, this book celebrates everything you are capable of doing and becoming. For after all, the best stories are the ones that you will write . . .
The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz (Illustrator)
Call Number: E SHU t
Publication Date: 1986-09-01
Three times a voice comes to Isaac in his dreams and tells him to go to the capital city and look for a treasure under the bridge by the royal palace. Feeling a little foolish perhaps, but determined to see for himself if the dream is true, Isaac sets out on his long journey. What he finds makes a surprising and heart-warming ending to this retelling of a well-known folk tale. In a few words, Cadelcott Medal winner Uri Shulevitz draws a man who is innocent enough to have faith in a dream, and wise enough to understand the greatest reward of all. Isaac's solitary journey, his arrival at hte vast city, and his discovery there are all enriched by Mr. Shulevitz's beautifully detailed illustrations, which masterfully capture the spirit of the original tale while keeping it simple enough for the very youngest reader. The Treasure is a 1980 Caldecott Honor Book and a 1979 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
New Non-Fiction Books
The Who's Who of Grown-Ups by gestalten (Editor); Owen Davey (Illustrator)
Call Number: 331.702 DAV w
Publication Date: 2020-10-13
Have you ever dreamed of being a secret agent or a gardener, soccer player or singer, astronaut or pirate? Do you know what clothes they wear and what equipment they always carry with them? All these people and many more are in The Who's Who of Grown-Ups just waiting to be discovered.Bold illustrations show in detail the professions, hobbies, and pastimes that keep grown-ups busy throughout the day.
Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? by Chris Morphew; Emma Randall (Illustrator)
Call Number: 239 MOR w
Publication Date: 2021-05-01
Sooner or later, kids have big questions about God, life, faith and the Bible, especially when their friends start asking them about what they believe. A common one is: Why does God let bad things happen? Big questions deserve good answers. This warm, reassuring and fast-paced book looks at what the Bible says to help 9-13s think through this big question for themselves. It puts the problem of suffering in the context of the Bible's big story, and encourages readers to see that whatever they're facing, Jesus is with them. Lively stories and illustrations make this book easy for this age group to engage with.
National Geographic Readers: Gymnastics (Level 2) by Sarah Flynn
Call Number: LVR-2
Publication Date: 2021-06-22
From somersaults and backflips on the floor to aerial moves, mounts, and dismounts on bars and beams, kids will learn all about gymnastics history, events, and competitions. Kids will also love reading about how athletes train and how events are judged and scored. Level 2 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for independent readers. The expert-vetted text, along with brilliant photos and a fun approach to reading, have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Hero Dogs by Mary Quattlebaum
Call Number: 636.72 QUA h
Publication Date: 2017-07-25
Calling all dog lovers! Join the adventure as National Geographic Kids Chapters presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of canine heroism. From Glory the bloodhound, who saves lost pets, to terriers who help raise orphaned hippos, these brave pups are sure to inspire young animal lovers.
Timelines of Everything by DK; Smithsonian Institution (Contribution by)
Call Number: 909 TIM
Publication Date: 2018-10-30
Explore 13 billion years of history in the comfort of your own home! Journey through time and discover how some of the world's greatest events unfolded. From the Big Bang all the way through to the digital age, this incredible visual encyclopedia for children shows you just about everything that has ever happened in history. Witness history come alive as you travel through more than 130 stunning timelines. Packed with fantastic photographs and illustrations, along with informative text and fun facts. The history book covers the rise and fall of empires to ground-breaking scientific breakthroughs and inventions that changed our lives. This educational book is an imaginative way of illustrating world history for children age 8 and over. Throughout the pages, your child will get to meet the most bloodthirsty pirates of all time and discover what happened during the storming of the Bastille. It's a fantastic book for young readers with a natural curiosity about history around the world. Find your place in the world and understand where you fit in. Whether you want to discover the history of cinema, fashion, aviation, or espionage. There is something for everyone in this glorious guide through global history! The History of Everything... Ever! This fascinating reference book tells the story of a diverse range of subjects throughout history in an easily digested graphic format! After your kids dive into this book, you'll never hear them use the words "history" and "boring" in the same sentence again. Take a trip back in time! This history book covers the following eras: * Prehistory: Before 3000 BCE * The Ancient World: 3000 BCE - 500 CE * The Medieval World: 500 - 1450 * The Age of Exploration: 1450 - 1750 * The Age of Revolution: 1750 - 1914 * The Modern World: After 1914
The Digestive System by Susan H. Gray
Call Number: 612.3 GRA d
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
Presents an overview of the digestive system, including key parts of the system and their jobs, how to keep the system healthy, and fun facts.
What Happens When We Die? by Chris Morphew; Emma Randall (Illustrator)
Call Number: 236.1 MOR w
Publication Date: 2021-05-01
Sooner or later, kids have big questions about God, life, faith and the Bible, especially when their friends start asking them about what they believe. A common one is: What happens when we die? Big questions deserve good answers. This warm, empathetic book looks at what the Bible says to help 9-13s think through this big question for themselves. It tackles common fears and stereotypes about the afterlife, and will excite readers about the promise of the new creation. Lively stories and illustrations make this book easy for this age group to engage with.
Zeus by Heather C. Hudak
Call Number: 398.2 HUD z
Publication Date: 2021-12-15
Zeus was the king of the gods. He ruled over the sky and controlled the weather. Zeus explores the well-known god's backstory and why the ancient Greeks worshipped him. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Kids Core is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.