New materials for all grade levels
New Elementary Titles
The Keeping Quilt (350471)
Patricia Polacco; Lexile: 740L; multiple books, P
A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.
New Intermediate & Junior Tiles
George's Marvelous Medicine (350636)
Roald Dahl; Lexile: 640L; multiple books, I
George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.
Save me a Seat (350635)
Sarah Weeks; Lexile: 780L; multiple books, IJ
Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.
Gary Paulsen; Lexile: 930L; multiple books, IJ
Finding a skull on a camping trip in the canyons outside El Paso, Texas, fifteen-year-old Brennan becomes involved with the fate of a young Apache Indian who lived in the late 1800s.
The Lemonade War (350295)
Jacqueline Davies; Lexile: 630L; multiple books, IJ
Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He's good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings' lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win--or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny,emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone's intent.
One Crazy Summer (350294)
Rita Williams-Garcia; Lexile: 750L; multiple books, IJ
In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
Lincoln's Grave Robbers (350374)
Steve Sheinkin; Lexile: 930L; multiple books, I
An account of how counterfeiter Benjamin Boyd's gang stole the body of Abraham Lincoln and demanded Boyd's release from jail and two hundred thousand dollars as ransom and the efforts of the Secret Service to recover the remains.
Kwame Alexander; Lexile: 780L; multiple books, IJ
Prequel to: The crossover. In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (350364)
Elizabeth George Speare; Lexile: 850L; multiple books, I
In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.
New Senior Titles
Dear Martin: A Novel (350498)
Nic Stone; Lexile: HL420; multiple books, JS
Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.
We Were Liars (350123)
E. Lockhart; Lexile: HL600L; multiple books, JS
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
Holding Up The Universe (350470)
Jennifer Niven; Lexile: HL770; multiple books, JS
Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen." But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. I want to be the girl who can do anything. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can't recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He's the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don't get too close.
The Kite Runner (350634)
Khaled Hosseini; Lexile: 840L; multiple books, JS
Amir, haunted by his betrayal of Hassan, the son of his father's servant and a childhood friend, returns to Kabul as an adult after he learns Hassan has been killed, and attempts to redeem himself by rescuing Hassan's son from a life of slavery to a Taliban official.