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If you have a request for new materials (books, audio books, DVDs, etc.) please contact us. Alicia will be out on maternity leave April-June, so all new materials and requests for spring use must be ordered as soon as possible.

NEW Math Concepts Kit for Primary

Elementary Math Concept Kit (450205)

Math children's books are also great for showing math is all around us! Teaching real world applications of math is a vital part of math education, but doing so in a meaningful way can take A LOT of time. Let these books tell the math story, show the applications, make the math come alive! Books included: Bad Luck Brad by Gail Herman; A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in it: A Book About Time by Brian P. Cleary; Bean Thirteen by Matthew McElligott; Monster Musical Chairs by Stewart J. Murphy; Money Madness by David A Adler; How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? By Margaret McNamara; Click, clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure by Doreen Cronin; Tally O’Malley by Stuart J. Murphy; One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by feet book by April Pulley Sayre; The Lion’s Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating it, too by Matthew McElligott; Whole-y Cow! Fractions Are Fun by Taryn Souders.

New for Primary & Intermediate Grades

Tigers at Twilight: Magic Tree House #19 (350619)

Mary Pope Osborne; Lexile: 510L; multiple books, PI

Tigers in trouble? That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, to a forest in India. The rare tigers are being trapped by greedy poachers! Can Jack and Annie find a way to help? Or will a fierce tiger eat them instead?


I Survived: The American Revolution, 1776 (350618)

Lauren Tarshis; Lexile: 660L; multiple books, PI

British soldiers were everywhere. There was no escape. Nathaniel Fox never imagined he'd find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He was only eleven years old! He'd barely paid attention to the troubles between America and England. How could he, while being worked to the bone by his cruel uncle, Uriah Storch? But when his uncle's rage forces him to flee the only home he knows, Nate is suddenly propelled toward a thrilling and dangerous journey into the heart of the Revolutionary War. He finds himself in New York City on the brink of what will be the biggest battle yet.


Eyewitness: Hurricane & Tornado (350615)

multiple books, PIJ

Eyewitness: Hurricane & Tornado is a compelling guide to nature's most dangerous and destructive forces. Striking images, models and illustrations offer a unique view of catastrophic weather conditions allowing readers to see into the eye of a cyclone, witness hailstones the size of tennis balls, and learn how a gentle mountain stream can become a raging surge within a few minutes. Learn the techniques developed through the centuries to forecast weather, see a chicken that was stripped of its feathers by a tornado, and how human activity can cause weather patterns to change. For over 25 years, DK's Eyewitness books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. In summer 2014 this award-winning series will get a fresh new look both inside and out.


DK Eyewitness Books: Volcano & Earthquake (350621)

Susanna Van Rose; Lexile: 1060L; multiple books, IJ

Discover the power and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes — from hotspots to tsunamis in this updated edition of a best-selling title in the Eyewitness series. Highlighting two of nature's most terrifying forces, Eyewitness: Volcano and Earthquake lets young readers witness truly terrifying volcanoes exploding with molten lava and devastating earthquakes that can rip apart and uproot a landscape in an instant. Discover how buildings are earthquake-proofed, find out how animals can detect earthquakes before people, how Pompeii was buried and destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, plus learn about the career of a volcanologist, the types of seismic waves and how lava can reach temperatures of up to 2,190 °F.


Weather (350622)

Seymour Simon; multiple books, I, FOLLETT LIBRARY RESOURCES

Ever wonder what makes the wind blow? Or where clouds come from, or rain? Every day you experience weather, but why do you experience the weather you do? Explore weather, a subject that changes every day, with award-winning science writer Seymour Simon.


I am a SEAL Team Six warrior: Memoirs of an American soldier (350620)

Howard . Wasdin; Lexile: 930L; multiple books, IJ

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit made up of the finest soldiers in the country, if not the world. This is the dramatic tale of how Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhood to live his dream and enter the exciting and dangerous world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers. His training began with his selection for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world. After graduating, Wasdin saw combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. But he was driven to be the best of the best—he wanted to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, and at long last he reached his goal and became one of the best snipers on the planet.

NEW for Junior & Senior Grades

Wolf Hollow (350617)

Lauren Wolk; Lexile: 800L; multiple books, J

Eleven-year-old Annabelle lives in a rural Pennsylvania community in 1943. The continued fighting of World War II haunts everyone, but life is mostly peaceful—until Betty Glengarry's arrival. Betty is cruel and threatening and thrives on inflicting pain. At first, Annabelle is slightly comforted to know that Toby is watching out for her. Toby is a local vagabond, a World War I veteran of few words who has become something like a friend of Annabelle's family. Meanwhile, Betty's violent malice only grows, until one day she goes missing. Toby immediately becomes the prime suspect in Betty's disappearance. Annabelle is sure of Toby's innocence and is determined to prove it. Readers are alerted from the outset that this is the story of how the narrator loses her childish naïveté in a life-altering way. The narrative is powerful, complex, and lifelike. There are pointlessly cruel people, courageously kind people, and those who simply pass the gossip.


Hidden Figures (Young Readers Edition) (350614)

Margot Lee Shetterly; Lexile: 1120L; multiple books, JS

Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.


The Hate U Give (350613)

Angie Thomas; Lexile: HL590L; multiple books, JS

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does-or does not-say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.


Unbroken : an olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive (140098)

Laura Hillenbrand; Lexile: 850L; audiobook collection, JS

The biography of Olympic runner and World War II bombardier, Louis Zamperini, who had been rambunctious in childhood before succeeding in track and eventually serving in the military, which led to a trial in which he was forced to find a way to survive in the open ocean after being shot down. Read by Edward Herrmann.


A Midsummer Night's Dream (350616)

William Shakespeare; Lexile: 590L; multiple books, JS

Folger Shakespeare Library Presents the text of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a comedy in which two sets of lovers, lost in the woods, get caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local thespians. Includes explanatory notes, plot summaries, and illustrations.


Wild China : a land of history, mystery and extraordinary diversity (020008)

DVD, JS, 300min.

An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau.


Friday Night Lights (020048)

DVD, JS, 118 min.

Based on the perennial nonfiction bestseller by H.G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights looks at high school football in the harsh light of reality, finding heart and hardness while stirring our emotions. Actor-director Peter Berg is Bissinger's cousin; he knows the material well, and understands how an obsession with winning turns high school kids into somber, over-pressured gladiators--expendable soldiers in a community war against shame and obscurity. **RATED PG-13**


Joy Luck Club (020047)

DVD, S, 139 min.

based on the powerful #1 best-selling book, THE JOY LUCK CLUB tells the uplifting story of four remarkable friends whose extraordinary lives are filled with joy and heartbreak. Their lifelong friendship reveals a mosaic of the startling events and conditions that have shaped their lives -- and how these experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children. Hailed as one of the must-see films of the year, this exceptional motion picture is sure to entertain and inspire you from beginning to end! **RATED R**

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