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Most Recent Picks

LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead, ill. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter, October 2015, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-59643-932-0
MOST DANGEROUS: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR by Steve Sheinkin, Roaring Brook, September 2015, 384p., ISBN: 978-1-59643-952-8 
ORBITING JUPITER by Gary D. Schmidt, Clarion, October 2015, 192p., ISBN: 978-0-544-46222-9 
THE GOODBYE BOOK by Todd Parr, Little Brown/Megan Tingley Books, November 2015, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-316-40497-6
LILLIAN’S RIGHT TO VOTE: A CELEBRATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 by Jonah Winter and Shane W. Evans, ill., Random House/Schwartz & Wade, July 2015, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-385-39028-6 
LOST. FOUND. by Marsha Diane Arnold and Matthew Cordell, ill. Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, November 2015, 32p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-017-6
GEORGE by Alex Gino, Scholastic Press, August 2015, 240p., ISBN: 978-0-545-81254-2
ELVIS: THE STORY OF THE ROCK AND ROLL KING by Bonnie Christensen, Henry Holt, April 2015, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-8050-9447-3 
RUBY ON THE OUTSIDE by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Simon & Schuster, June 2015, 164p., ISBN: 978-1-4424-8503-7
MADE YOU UP by Francesca Zappia, Greenwillow, May 2015, 448p., ISBN: 978-0-06-229012-0 
OLD WOLF by Avi, Atheneum/Richard Jackson, August 2015, 160p., ISBN: 978-1-4424-9921-8

TOMMY: THE GUN THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Karen Blumenthal, Roaring Brook, June 2015, 240p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-084-8

OVERTURNING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS: SCIENCE SERVING JUSTICE by Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD, Twenty-First Century Books, January 2015, 120p., 978-1-4677-2513-2 
I, FLY: THE BUZZ ABOUT FLIES AND HOW AWESOME THEY ARE by Bridget Heos and Jennifer Plecas, ill., Henry Holt, March 2015, 48p., ISBN: 978-0-8050-9469-5
THE KIDNEY HYPOTHETICAL: OR HOW TO RUIN YOUR LIFE IN SEVEN DAYS by Lisa Yee, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, March 2015, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-545-23094-0 
ENCHANTED AIR: TWO CULTURES, TWO WINGS: A MEMOIR by Margarita Engle, Atheneum, August 2015, 208p., ISBN: 978-1-4814-3522-2 
HAVE YOU SEEN MY MONSTER? by Steve Light, Candlewick, May 2015, 48p., ISBN: 978-0-7636-7513-4
THE NEW SMALL PERSON by Lauren Child, Candlewick, February 2015, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-7636-7810-4

CHOCOLATE: SWEET SCIENCE AND DARK SECRETS OF THE WORLD’S FAVORITE TREAT by Kay Frydenborg, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2015, 272 p., ISBN: 978-0-544-17566-2

NO PARKING AT THE END TIMES by Bryan Bliss, Greenwillow, February 2015, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-06-227541-7

RED BUTTERFLY by A.L. Sonnichsen, Simon & Schuster, February 2015, 400p., ISBN: 978-1-4814-1109-7

PINSTRIPE PRIDE: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES by Marty Appel, Simon & Schuster, February 2015, 288p., ISBN: 978-1-4814-1602-3

RAINDROPS ROLL by April Pulley Sayre, Beach Lane, January 2015, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-4814-2064-8

WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES by Susin Nielsen, Wendy Lamb Books, May 2015, 256p., ISBN: 978-0-553-49686-4 
LITTLE BLUE TRUCK (Lapboard book edition) by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry, HMH, March 2015, 30p., ISBN: 978-0-544-05685-5
NOAH WEBSTER: MAN OF MANY WORDS by Catherine Reef, Clarion, August 2015, 224p., ISBN: 978-0-54412983-2
TALKIN’ GUITAR: A STORY OF YOUNG DOC WATSON by Robbin Gourley, Clarion, March 2015, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-544-12988-7 
SEEDS OF FREEDOM: THE PEACEFUL INTEGRATION OF HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA by Hester Bass and E.B. Lewis, ill., Candlewick, January 2015, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-7636-6919-5
THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, YOUNG READERS EDITION, VOLUME 1 1898-1945 by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, adapted by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Atheneum, December 2014, 400p., ISBN: 978-1-4814-2173-7

BLACKBIRD FLY by Erin Entrada Kelly, Greenwillow, March 2015, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-223861-0

TWENTY-TWO CENTS: MUHAMMAD YUNUS AND THE VILLAGE BANK by Paula Yoo and Jamel Akib, ill., Lee & Low, September 2014, 40p., ISBN: 978-1-60060-658-8
LISTEN, SLOWLY by Thanhha Lai, Harper, February 2015, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-06--222918-2
BLUE ON BLUE by Dianne White and Beth Krommes, ill., Beach Lane Books, December 2014, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-4424-1267-5

THE BULLIES OF WALL STREET by Sheila Bair, Simon & Schuster, April 2015, 272p., ISBN: 978-1-4814-0085-5

BECAUSE THEY MARCHED: THE PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN FOR VOTING RIGHTS THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Russell Freedman, Holiday House, August 2014, 96p., ISBN: 978-0-8234-2921-9

THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2014, 240p., ISBN: 978-0-544-10771-7 

THOMAS PAINE: CRUSADER FOR LIBERTY by Albert Marrin, Knopf, November 2014, 176p., ISBN: 978-0-385-38605-0

THE FAMILY ROMANOV: MURDER, REBELLION & THE FALL OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA by Candace Fleming, Random House/Schwartz & Wade Books, July 2014, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-375-86782-8

THE SCRAPS BOOK: NOTES FROM A COLORFUL LIFE by Lois Ehlert, Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books, March, 2014,  72 p., ISBN: 978-1-4424-3571-1

GUILTY? CRIME, PUNISHMENT, AND THE CHANGING FACE OF JUSTICE by Teri Kanefield, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2014, 144p., ISBN: 978-0-544-14596-1

BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, August 2014, 336p., ISBN: 978-0-399-25251-8 

 

 

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