New Materials!

New Multiple Books


WSWHE BOCES MultiMedia has recently added many new items to the collection. Please keep in mind that we accept recommendations and requests all year- so if there is a title you would like to use, contact us!

Many of the multiple books added to the collection are part of the NYS modules. If your school follows the NYS modules, keep in mind that WSWHE BOCES MultiMedia has most books necessary for grades PK-8 and many for grades 9-12. If you have any problems accessing your account, please contact us.

Multiple Books for Primary Students

Camping Catastrophe! (Ready, Freddy!, Book #14) (350587)

Abby Klein; Lexile: 520L; multiple books, P

First-grader Freddy, who is afraid of the dark, is apprehensive about going on a wilderness camping trip.

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams (350577)

Jennifer Bryant & Melissa Sweet; Lexile: AD820L; multiple books, PI

From the Publisher: A Junior Library Guild Selection. Willie loved to write-words gave him freedom and peace. But he also knew that he needed to earn a living, so when he grew up he went off to medical school and became a doctor-one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing. In this picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and Melissa Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man whose poems about ordinary, everyday things will inspire young readers to create poems of their own.

Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution (350570)

Seymour Reit; Lexile: 900L; multiple books, PI

In the bitter winter of 1775-76, Colonel Henry Knox and his younger brother Will, both of the Continental Army, become frustrated with the British blockade of Boston and decide to attempt to move 183 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, over 300 miles of mountainous wilderness, to defend the besieged city.

How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark (350569)

Rosalyn Schanzer; Lexile: AD890L; multiple books, PI

Venture through the unknown lands beyond the Mississippi with Lewis and Clark, their crew of army men, the slave York, the young Shoshone guide Sacagawea, and a dog named Seaman. See the party brave all kinds of hair-raising obstacles in its search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Rosalyn Schanzer's marvelously detailed and engaging illustrations work beautifully with excerpts from Clark's journal and other primary resources to re-create one of America's greatest adventures. From hostile terrain to helpful Indians, from boating disaster to grizzly bear encounter, the people, places, and events of this amazing expedition come to life on every page of this outstanding picture book.

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #5: Rain Forests: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #6: Afternoon on the Amazon (350036)

Mary Pope Osborne; Lexile: 730L; multiple books, PI

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5: Afternoon on the Amazon, they had lots of questions. How much rain falls in a rain forest? What is the world's heaviest insect? What the heck is a sausage tree? Why is it important to preserve the world's rain forests? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.

Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17) (350072)

Lexile: 340L; multiple books, PI

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Titanic trouble! Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic. Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?

Titanic : a nonfiction companion to Tonight on the Titanic (350002)

Will Osborne & Mary Pope Osborne; Lexile: 680L; multiple books, PI

Presents the history of the steamship Titanic and its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912 and examines some of the questions concerning the sinking of the famous "unsinkable" ship.

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (350578)

Virginia Hamilton; Lexile: AD480L; multiple books, PIJS

In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away.

Brown Girl Dreaming (350579)

Jacqueline Woodson; Lexile: AD990L; multiple books, IJ

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

Fish in a Tree (350567)

Lynda Mullaly Hunt; Lexile: 550L; multiple books, I

The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in.

“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid." Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities."

Brooklyn Bridge (350573)

Karen Hesse; Lexile: 630L; multiple books, IJ

In 1903 Brooklyn, fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom's life changes for the worse when his parents, Russian immigrants, invent the teddy bear and turn their apartment into a factory, while nearby the glitter of Coney Island contrasts with the dismal lives of children dwelling under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Devil's Bridge (350046)

Cynthia DeFelice; Lexile: 810L; multiple books, IJ

The annual Striped Bass Derby is a favorite event for residents of Martha's Vineyard. But to no one is it as important as to twelve-year-old Ben Daggett, son of the island's record holder. If anyone is going to beat his father's record, Ben wants it to be himself. An honest catch superior to Jack Daggett's would be hard to make. Nevertheless, Ben is shocked to discover a local man conspiring to cheat with a stranger. Worse, he finds there's nothing he can do to stop them - and that by trying he's only endangering his life.

Endangered (350575)

Eliot Schrefer; Lexile: 900L; multiple books, IJ

Sophie is not happy to be back in the Congo for the summer, but when she rescues an abused baby bonobo she becomes more involved in her mother's sanctuary--and when fighting breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, it is up to Sophie to rescue the apes and somehow survive in the jungle.

Night of the Twisters (350585)

Ivy Ruckman; Lexile: 790L; multiple books, IJ

A fictional account of the night freakish and devastating tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska, as experienced by a twelve-year-old, his family, and friends.

El Deafo (350253)

Cece Bell; Lexile: GN420L; multiple books, IJ

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for. A 2015 Newbery Honor Book

The Crossover (350110)

Kwame Alexander; Lexile: 750L; multiple books, IJS

Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights (350574)

Steve Sheinkin; Lexile: 950L; multiple books, IJS

Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

Multiple Books for Middle / High Students

We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History (350491)

Phillip M. Hoose; Lexile: 950L; multiple books, IJS

From the boys who sailed with Columbus to today's young activists, this unique book brings to life the contributions of young people throughout American history. Based on primary sources and including 160 authentic images, this handsome oversized volume highlights the fascinating stories of more than 70 young people from diverse cultures. Young readers will be hooked into history as they meet individuals their own age who were caught up in our country's most dramatic moments-Olaudah Equiano, kidnapped from his village in western Africa and forced into slavery, Anyokah, who helped her father create a written Cherokee language, Johnny Clem, the nine-year-old drummer boy who became a Civil War hero, and Jessica Govea, a teenager who risked joining Cesar Chavez's fight for a better life for farm-workers.

Fangirl: A Novel (350572)

Rainbow Rowell; Lexile: HL570L; multiple books, JS

Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School (350580)

Carlotta Walls Lanier; Lexile: N/A; multiple books, JS

When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America.

Pygmalion and My Fair Lady (Signet Classics) (350584)

George Bernard Shaw; Lexile: 1340L; multiple books, JS

The ancient Greeks tell the legend of the sculptor Pygmalion, who created a statue of a woman of such surpassing beauty that he fell in love with his own creation. Then, Aphrodite, taking pity on this man whose love could not reach beyond the barrier of stone, brought the statue to life and gave her to Pygmalion as his bride. Centuries later, George Bernard Shaw captured the magic of this legend in his celebrated romantic play, Pygmalion. Pygmalion became Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, his statue an untutored flower girl from the streets of London, and the barrier between them the difference in their stations in life. In My Fair Lady, Alan Jay Lerner takes the legend one step further—the barrier is swept away and Higgins and Eliza are reunited as the curtain falls on one of the loveliest musical plays of our time—winning seven Tonys® for its original Broadway production, and seven Oscars® for its film adaptation.

All Quiet on the Western Front (350583)

Erich Maria Remarque; Lexile: 830L; multiple books, S

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--if only he can come out of the war alive.

Catch-22 (350581)

Joseph Heller; Lexile: 1140L; multiple books, S

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him.

Slaughterhouse-Five (350582)

Lexile: 850L; multiple books, S

Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.

My War: Killing Time in Iraq (350576)

Colby Buzzell; multiple books, S

Like many of his generation, Colby Buzzell was jumping from one dead-end job to another, a paycheck away from moving back home. He spent his time skateboarding and killing as many brain cells as humanly possible. Tired of the monotony, he found himself in front of an army recruiter. Within months he was in Iraq, a machine gunner in the controversial Stryker Brigade Combat Team, an army unit on the cutting edge of combat technology, and the first of its kind. This is the startlingly honest story of a young man and a war: trapped amid "guerrilla warfare, urban-style" in Mosul, Buzzell was struck by the bizarre, absurd, often frightening world surrounding him. He began writing an online web log describing the war as he experienced it. As the popularity of his "blog" grew, Buzzell became the embedded reporter the army couldn't control.

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