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Okay. Here's the final box that I shipped from ALAAC15. How am I ever going to get these read AND learn robotics this summer?
Big Game by Stuart Gibbs. A FunJungle novel. 339 p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, October 15, 2015. 9781481423335.
Publisher synopsis: Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident zoo sleuth when a rhinoceros is at risk in Big Game, a companion to Belly Up and Poached—which Kirkus Reviews called a “thrill-ride of a mystery.”
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin. 350 p. Little, Brown and Company, September, 9780316380836.
Publisher synopsis: A stunning debut about how grief can open the world in magical ways.
Stone Wall: breaking out in the fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum. 120 p. Viking/ Penguin Group (USA), May, 2015. 9780670016792.
Publisher synopsis: That’s the Stonewall.
Untamed: the wild life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey. 96 p. National Geographic Kids, June, 2015. 9781426315190.
Publisher synopsis: Jane Goodall, one of the most recognized scientists in the Western world, became internationally famous because of her ability to observe and connect with another species. A girl of humble beginnings and training, she made scientific breakthroughs thought impossible by more experienced field observers when she was only in her twenties. Then these animals shaped Jane's life. She began tirelessly fighting to protect the environment so that chimpanzees and other animals will continue have a place and a future on our planet. Jane Goodall continues to leave the modern world with an extraordinary legacy and has changed the scientific community forever.
The Rain Wizard: the amazing, mysterious, true life of Charles Mallory Hatfield by Larry Dane Brimner. 120 p. Calkins Creek/ Highlights, September 8, 2015. 9781629794358.
Publisher synopsis: In December 1915, San Diego’s leaders claimed the town’s reservoirs were nearly dry. Knowing the city would not survive and grow unless it had water, they hired Charles Mallory Hatfield, whose skills at making rain were legendary. But when torrents and torrents of rain came, disaster struck. Roads were closed, people drowned, and dams burst. The town elders blamed Hatfield and refused to pay him. Was Hatfield really a rain wizard, or simply a fraud? Renowned author Larry Dane Brimner examines the man and the myth by relying on personal recollections from growing up in California, as well as extensive research. Readers will be captivated by Hatfield—a man once known as the Frankenstein of the air—and his secret rainmaking formulas. Includes author’s note, source notes, and bibliography.
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. 243 p. Feiwel & Friends, September, 2015. 9781250043238.
Publisher synopsis: Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.
Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith. 283 p. Roaring Brook Press, May, 2015. 9781626720541.
Publisher synopsis: Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale--or at least in Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his father. At least Augie has his notebook and his best friend Britt to confide in... until the unthinkable happens and Augie's life is turned epically, even paranormally, upside down.
Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot by Dav Pilkey. 205 p. Scholastic Inc., August 25, 2015. 9780545690751.
Publisher synopsis: There's something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it's smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks! Steer clear -- it's Sir Stinks-A-Lot!
Untwine by Edwidge Danticat. 303 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., October . 9780545423038.
Publisher synopsis: A haunting and mesmerizing story about sisterhood, family, love, and loss by literary luminary Edwidge Danticat.
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen. 317 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., August 25, 2015. 9780545682428.
Publisher synopsis: From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.
Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson. 320 p. graphix/ Scholastic Inc., August 25, 2015. 9780545565431.
Publisher synopsis: Highly acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson's debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad.
Ticket to India by N.H. Senzai. 198 p. Simon & Schuster, November 17, 2015. 9781481422581.
Publisher synopsis: A trip to India turns into a grand adventure in this contemporary novel about the Great Partition, from the award-winning author of Saving Kabul Corner and Shooting Kabul.
The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon. 218 p. Beach Lane Books/ Simon & Schuster, May, 2015.
Publisher synopsis: Ivy and Paul hatch a secret plan to find Ivy’s missing mom and say good-bye to the space shuttle in this evocative, heartfelt novel reminiscent of Each Little Bird that Sings and Because of Winn-Dixie.
My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson. 416 p. Aladdin/ Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, November 3, 2015. 9781442483873.
Publisher synopsis: Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.
Old Wolf by Avi. Illustrated by Brian Floca. A Richard Jackson Book/ Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, August 4, 2015. 9781442499218.
Publisher synopsis: Hunting—the predator, and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca.
Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee. Illustrated by Christopher Denise. 291 p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, August 18, 2015. 9781442423367.
Publisher synopsis: Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their ways in the world that can feel oh-so-big? Delve into this lush, unforgettable tale in the tradition of Charlotte’s Web and The Rats of NIMH, from the author of the New York Times bestselling Someday.
That's a lot of books! What's new with you?