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New Books (Kids) (July 2021)

Check out these new additions to our Youth collection!

Gotta warn the unicorns! by Nancy E Krulik

"Princess Pulverizer and her pals are well on their way to completing her Quest of Kindness. But they know they can't continue it until they help Fortune--the unicorn they recently rescued--find his family. So when a fearful king orders his knights to capture all the unicorns they can, it's up to the princess and her friends to warn the unicorns before it's too late!" --

Road trip! : a Whiskers Hollow adventure by Steve Light

Organizing a road trip to Elephant's Old Junk Tree to replace a broken headlight, Bear and his animal friends share a day of fun and misadventures in the heartwarming world of Whiskers Hollow.

Blue floats away by Travis Jonker

Little Blue is very close to his iceberg parents so when he suddenly breaks away from them, he promises to return and, after traveling far and undergoing big changes, he may succeed.

Newton and Curie : the science squirrels by Daniel Kirk

Newton the squirrel and his sister, Curie, conduct experiments based on what they hear through a classroom window, making simple machines to learn more about how the world works and to help their neighbors. Includes author's notes and glossary of scientific terms.

My day with the panye by Tami Charles

"In the hills above Port-au-Prince, a young girl named Fallon wants more than anything to carry a large woven basket to the market, just like her Manman. As she watches her mother wrap her hair in a mouchwa, Fallon tries to twist her own braids into a scarf and balance the empty panye atop her head, but realizes it's much harder than she thought"--

Jayden's impossible garden by Mélina Mangal

"Nine-year-old Jayden loves the outdoors, but his mother is nervous about him playing in their neighborhood. With the help of his neighbor Mr. Curtis, can Jayden help Mama see that nature and beauty are all around?"--

Sharing a smile by Nicki Kramar

Sophie is feeling a bit worried about the world and going outside lately means wearing a mask, but she realizes she is not the only one who feels a little scared and decides to spread a small act of kindness in her neighborhood.

Smart George by Jules Feiffer

"When George's mother asks him to add one plus one, two plus two, and three plus three, George would rather eat, go for a walk, and take a nap. But soon George finds himself in a colorful dream about . . . numbers!"

We laugh alike : a story that's part English, part Spanish, and a whole lot of fun by Carmen T Bernier-Grand

Six children are at the park, one group speaks only English and the other only Spanish, but soon they learn to communicate through playing, dancing, and singing.

Zonia's rain forest by Juana Martinez-Neal

Enjoying days spent with animal friends near her home in the Amazon, young Zonia wonders what to do on a day when the rainforest calls out to her for help, in a lushly illustrated story that is complemented by back matter about the Ashaaninka community.

Dr. Fauci : how a boy from Brooklyn became America's doctor by Kate Messner

"Before he was Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci was a curious boy in Brooklyn, delivering prescriptions from his father's pharmacy on his blue Schwinn bicycle. His father and immigrant grandfather taught Anthony to ask questions, consider all the data, and never give up-and Anthony's ability to stay curious and to communicate with people would serve him his entire life. This engaging narrative, which draws from interviews the author did with Dr. Fauci himself, follows Anthony from his Brooklyn beginnings through medical school and his challenging role working with seven US presidents to tackle some of the biggest public health challenges of the past fifty years, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Extensive backmatter rounds out Dr. Fauci's story with a timeline, recommended reading, a full spread of facts about vaccines and how they work, and Dr. Fauci's own tips for future scientists"--

Michelle Obama : advocate and role model by Rachel Rose

"Record-breaking author, beloved First Lady, and strong mother, Michelle Obama is a powerhouse. Coming from humble beginnings, this girl from the South Side of Chicago excelled in school. After a couple of years practicing law, Michelle left to follow herpassions to help improve the lives of those in her hometown of Chicago. She made her mark on the White House as a First Lady dedicated to the health of children, the lives of veterans, and the education of girls. And it seems that there's nothing stopping her from accomplishing even more in her life after the White House. Learn all about Michelle's spectacular life as an advocate, role model, and more"--

The adoptive parents' handbook : a guide to healing trauma and thriving with your foster or adopted child by Barbara Cummins Tantrum

"The essential guide to parenting adopted and foster kids--learn to create felt safety, heal attachment trauma, and navigate challenging behaviors and triggers"--

Big rig rescue! by Chris Gall

When a semi tips over on a mountain road, Big Orange and its driver arrive quickly with a boom, a winch, and more, but can they pull the truck out before the storm arrives?

My first book of baby signs : 40 essential signs to learn and practice by Lane Rebelo

Learn sign language alongside your baby with an adorable storybook designed to encourage you to learn new words and signs as you read together. Interactive learning that includes 40 real ASL signs

The vampire ate my homework by Andres Miedoso

"Kersville Elementary School has a problem: there's a very hungry vampire on the loose! But this creature doesn't thirst for blood. Instead, he's been eating the students' homework! Can Desmond Cole stop the monster from turning everyone's work into foodfor thought?"--

Henry Heckelbeck, dinosaur hunter by Wanda Coven

On a class field trip, Henry hopes to dig up a dinosaur bone with his lucky shovel.

The candy shop war by Brandon Mull

When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the new candy store owner Mrs. White, she gives them magical candy that endows them with super powers, but soon they find that along with these benefits are dangerous consequences.

Different--a great thing to be! by Heather Avis

Illustrations and rhyming text introduce Macy, whose conduct and bearing point to a kinder world where differences are celebrated and embraced.

Ali Cross : like father, like son by James Patterson

Ali Cross is followong in his father Alex Cross' footsteps as a detective. A crime at a concert near his school sparks his newest investigation, and it gets dangerous fast. When Ali sees a friend get hurt, he’s the best person to find out who did it. Even if he's only a kid. After all, he’s Alex Cross's son. Solving crimes runs in the family

The happiness of a dog with a ball in its mouth by Bruce Handy

"Starting from the happiness of waking up into a brand-new day, the picture book goes on to explore the kinds of relationships and contrasts that play out between our feelings and experiences every single day. Whether it's the nervousness of a beginning paired with the happiness of a middle; the indignity of a cut against the happiness of a scab; the boredom of nothing to do contrasted with the happiness of nothing to do; or the divide of mine against the happiness of our, these pages challenge the readerto think about daily activities and experiences and the feelings they conjure. The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth is a gentle, fun, and philosophical read"--

Hair twins by Raakhee Mirchandani

Follows a Sikh father and his daughter as they go through their daily hair routine.
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