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1 NCC WINTER BOOKTALK Samantha Hendzell Young Adult Librarian Westlake Porter Public Library

2 BIOGRAPHIES & NON-FICTION Great non-fiction for grades K-12

3 FLY GUY PRESENTS: INSECTS By Tedd Arnold Coming in January: Fly Guy and Buzz are ready for their next field trip! And in FLY GUY PRESENTS: INSECTS they go outside to learn all about other insects like Fly Guy! With straightforward text, humorous asides, and kid-friendly full-bleed photographs throughout, young readers will learn lots of fun facts about all sorts of bugs. Award- winning author/illustrator Tedd Arnold really brings nonfiction to life! Grades 1-2

4 SCIENCE OF FUN STUFF SERIES By Jordan Brown Coming in February INNINGS AND OUTS OF BASEBALL Learn all about the science behind America’s favorite pastime in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core-vetted extras on subjects like anatomy and history, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! THRILLS AND CHILLS OF AMUSEMENT PARKS Young science lovers will flip when they learn about the science behind amusement parks in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core-vetted extras on subjects like geography and math, and there’s even a fun quiz. Grades 1-2

5 ABOVE THE DREAMLESS DEAD Edited by Chris Duffy Presents graphic novel adaptations of twenty works of trench poetry from World War I, including pieces from such poets as Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling, and Isaac Rosenberg. Grades 9 & Up

6 EYES WIDE OPEN By Paul Fleischman A summary of today's environmental challenges also counsels teens on how to decode conflicting information, explaining the role of vested interests while identifying the sources behind different opinions and sharing suggested online resources to help teens make informed consumer choices. Grades 9 & Up

7 ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE Edited by Tavi Gevinson Collects articles, interviews, photographic editorials, and illustrations from the first year of the online magazine. Grades 7-12

8 POISONED APPLES By Christine Heppermann An evocative treasury of 50 free-verse poems that juxtapose fairy-tale elements against the life of a modern teen explores the universal cruelty of judgment, pressure and self-doubt while reflecting how girls are taught to think about themselves, their friends and their bodies. Grades 7-12

9 MAKE YOUR OWN LUNCH By Ryan Porter Outlines ways in which young adults can explore their dreams through unconventional methods of philanthropy, travel, and education. Grades 9 & Up

10 POSITIVE: A MEMOIR By Paige Rawl A teen survivor of bullying describes how her HIV positive status was discovered at school and made her the target of abuse by peers and school officials, actions that prompted a suicide attempt and subsequent dedication to advocacy. Grades 9 & Up

11 BREAKING FREE By Abby Sher Tells the stories of three girls who survived sexual slavery and how they are now working to help others who face the same struggle. Grades 9 & Up

12 LITTLE HUMANS By Brandon Stanton Presents a selection of street photographs of young children, depicting how they stand up tall, hang out with their friends, fall and get back up, play, need a hug, and are proud of what they know. Grades K-1

13 I AM MALALA YOUNG READERS ED. By Susan Stryker A chronological account of transgender theory documents major movements, writings, and events, offering insight into the contributions of key historical figures while discussing treatments of transgenderism in pop culture. Grades 9-12

14 I AM MALALA YOUNG READERS ED. By Malala Yousafzai Documents the educational pursuits of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee who became an international symbol of hope and inspiration when she challenged the traditions of her Pakistan community, offering insight into the influential role of her courageous father. Formatted for younger readers Grades 5-8

15 ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE GRADE FICTION Great reads for grades K-8

16 CIRCLE, SQUARE, MOOSE By Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky Moose loves shapes! Circles! Squares! Triangles! Hooray! So when Moose mysteriously finds himself in a shape book he is the very picture of a happy Moose. Life is great! Until, well, until he wrecks everything. Now, don't you worry! Zebra will handle it. Zebra always fixes Moose's messes. And what thanks does Zebra get? Really... does anyone ever think about Zebra? A favorite of our Early Literacy Librarian! Grades K-2

17 IRON TRIAL By Holly Black & Cassandra Clare Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past. A planned trilogy for your Percy Jackson & Harry Potter fans! Grades 5-8

18 CAVECAT PETE By James Dean Coming in January: The next installment in the ever popular Pete the Cat series… Pete lives happily among the dinosaurs. He's friends with everyone. But when Pete organizes a picnic with all his friends and some herbivores and carnivores can't seem to get along, it's up to Cavecat Pete to show them that they can all have fun together. Fans of Pete the Cat will enjoy going back in time with Pete. Grades K-1

19 SPARKY AND TIDBIT By Kathryn O. Galbraith Coming in April: Brave and bold Sparky receives a K-9 badge for his birthday and cannot wait to start doing heroic things. But he’s having a hard time finding ways to help. Then he hears Tidbit, the neighborhood pup, yipping and howling away because he is the worst in his class at reading. Sparky sighs. He can’t possibly help with that or can he? Grades 1-2

20 PRINCESS IN BLACK By Shannon and Dean Hale Hiding her secret identity as a monster- fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom's goats. Grades K-3

21 FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH By Jennifer Holm Hating change and missing both her best friend and her dead goldfish, 11-year-old Ellie encounters a boy who strongly resembles her immortality-obsessed grandfather, in a story that introduces the work of famous historical scientists. By the three-time Newbery Honor-winning author of Turtle in Paradise. Grades 4-6

22 FLORA AND THE PENGUIN By Molly Idle In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness. A favorite of our Early Literacy Librarian! Grades K-1

23 FLIGHT SCHOOL By Lita Judge Longing to soar like an eagle but possessing a body that was not designed to fly, little Penguin adamantly follows his dream to "flip, flap, fly" with a little technical assistance. By the creator of Pennies for Elephants. Grades K-1

24 AQUALICIOUS By Victoria Kann Coming in March: The next installment in the ever popular Pinkalicious series… Pinkalicious and her family go on a trip to the beach for a day of sun, fun, and sand castles! The day gets even more exciting when Pinkalicious finds a mini-mermaid named Aqua while she's collecting shells. Aqua wants to find her way home, and Pinkalicious and Peter decide to help—after they show her all of the pinkamazing things to do at the seashore! Grades K-1

25 FROGGY IS THE BEST By Jonathan London Coming in March: Froggy steps into the world of Easy Readers… Froggy isn't the best at everything (like soccer or swimming), but he knows he has to be the best at something. Grades 1-2

26 RAIN REIGN By Ann Martin Struggling with the challenges of OCD and Asperger's syndrome, Rose, a homonym enthusiast, shares an inseparable bond with a beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places in order to search for her pet. Grades 4-6

27 By Nancy Rose Mr. Peanuts, a rather unusual squirrel who enjoys playing the piano and reading, learns that everything is more fun with a friend. A fan favorite around our library! Grades K-1 SECRET LIFE OF SQUIRRELS

28 NIGHTMARES By Jason Segel and Kristin Miller A first installment in a planned trilogy co- written by the actor from How I Met Your Mother and The Muppets follows the misadventures of young Charlie Laird, who struggles with nightmares and a conviction that his stepmother is a witch. Apparently the audiobook is great too! Grades 4-6

29 SISTERS By Raina Telgemeier A companion to the Eisner ever-popular, Award-winning Smile finds Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage. In high demand right now! Grades 4-6

30 MIX IT UP By Herve Tullet Introducing the companion to “Press Here” Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page. Grades K-1

31 By Deborah Underwood Coming in May: When Cat loses a tooth, the Tooth Fairy delivers a wholly unwanted sidekick: a mouse. Together, Cat and Mouse are tasked with running a few Tooth Fairy-related errands, a challenge, since Mouse is just as competitive and mischievous and hilariously self-involved as Cat. Perfect for fans of Pete the Cat, Bad Kitty, and Mo Willems's Pigeon books. Grades K-1 HERE COMES THE TOOTH FAIRY CAT

32 GREAT CHEESE ROBBERY By Tim Warnes Coming in March: Patrick Elephant is scared of lots of things, like the dark and the fluff under the sofa. His daddy isn't scared of anything - except mice! So when a mouse posing as a cheese inspector tries to steal the elephants' cheese, Daddy is too terrified to stop him! Can little Patrick Elephant save the cheese - and his father? Grades K-1

33 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Great reads for grades 8-12

34 EARTH GIRL By Janet Edwards Abandoned on Earth because of her inability to survive on other planets, Jarra crafts a fake background for herself to join a class of norms who are excavating the dangerous ruins of the old cities. Just named one of YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten! Genre- Science Fiction Grades 10-12

35 I WAS HERE By Gayle Forman Author of If I Stay and Just One Day Coming in January: Devastated by her best friend's suicide, Cody discovers links to a shady online support group that she infiltrates before realizing that she is also falling prey to their seductive messages. Genre- Realistic Grades 9-12

36 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM By Kerstin Gier Author of the Ruby Red trilogy Coming in January: Soon after moving in with her mother's boyfriend in London, fifteen-year-old Liv Silver's dreams turn bizarre, filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and strange rituals conducted by four boys who happen to be her new classmates. Genre- Fantasy Grades 8-12

37 CUT ME FREE By J.R. Johansson Coming in January: Seventeen-year-old Charlotte barely escapes her abusive parents by creating a new identity for herself that is quickly compromised when her attempt to save a young girl attracts a deadly stalker's attention Genre- Urban Fantasy Grades 10-12

38 EVIL LIBRARIAN By Michelle Knudsen Feeling suspicious about a gorgeous high school librarian who has become the object of her best friend's affections, Cynthia discovers that the man is actually a demon who is sucking the life force from the entire student population. Genre- Paranormal Grades 10-12

39 WHEN By Victoria Laurie Coming in January: Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI investigation. For those that loved the Numbers trilogy by Rachel Ward Genre- Realistic Grades 9-12

40 LOVE, LUCY By April Lindner Coming in January: In a tale inspired by A Room With a View, American backpacker Lucy falls in love with the Italian culture and a handsome street musician, Jesse, whom she has difficulty letting go of when she returns home. Genre- Realistic Grades 7 & Up

41 KILLING TIME IN CRYSTAL CITY By Chris Lynch Coming in January: Fleeing his abusive father to assume a new identity in the home of an estranged relative, Kevin makes new friends and enjoys wild adventures before being forced to confront his past Genre- Realistic Grades 7-9

42 EVERY BREATH By Ellie Marney Reluctantly assisting her friend Mycroft's investigation into the murder of a homeless man, Rachel Watts realizes her attraction to her bad-boy partner before finding herself targeted by the killer. For fans of Sherlock Genre- Mystery Grades 7-9

43 NAME OF THE BLADE By Zoe Marriott Sneaking her family's priceless ancestral sword out of her parents' attic, Mio accidentally unleashes a terrible ancient evil onto the streets of London as well as a fearless warrior boy who wins her affections. Genre- Urban Fantasy Grades 7-12

44 GHOSTING By Edith Pattou A novel in verse describes how an alcohol- fueled prank gone wrong changes the lives of eight teenagers in a small Midwestern town. Genre- Realistic, Novel in Verse Grades 9-12

45 BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING By Robyn Schneider In the wake of a tragic accident, former star athlete and prom king Ezra Faulkner finds his life irreparably transformed in ways that cause him to forge an unexpected bond with eccentric newcomer, Cassidy Thorpe. Great for your fans of John Green & Gayle Forman Genre- Realistic Grades 8-12

46 ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN By Ben Tripp In eighteenth-century England, Kit Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III. For anyone that loves modern fairy-tale fantasies. Genre- Fantasy Grades 8-12

47 QUESTIONS? Samantha Hendzell akelibrary.org


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