Educator Resources

  • Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft

    by Lisa Martin & Valerie Martin
    Illustrated by Kelly Murphy

    In the thrilling final adventure of the critically acclaimed trilogy, cat brothers Anton and Cecil team up with a police dog to search for puppies stolen right off their leashes at the Chicago World’s Fair.

    Category: Children • Ages 8-12 • Grades 3-7

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  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon

    by Kelly Barnhill

    In this New York Times bestselling epic fantasy, a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon must unlock the dangerous magic buried deep inside her. The New York Times Book Review calls The Girl Who Drank the Moon “impossible to put down . . . as exciting and layered as classics like Peter Pan or The Wizard of Oz."

    Category: Children • Ages 10-14 • Grades 5-9

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  • Ghostly Echoes

    by William Ritter

    In the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series, Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her fellow residents  to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died.

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • Three-Ring Rascals #5: Secrets Of The Circus

    by Kate Klise
    Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

    When the New Pork Times announces a pig race at the Iowa State Fair with a five-thousand-dollar prize, the circus members and Farmer Farley all rush to the fair in hopes that they can win the prize and save Pablo, Gert's secret pig pen pal, and Farmer Farley’s farm.

    Category: Children • Ages 7 - 10 • Grades 2 - 5

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  • The Girl in the Well Is Me

    by Karen Rivers

    Newcomer Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into a club whose members have no intention of letting her join. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark, growing increasingly claustrophobic, and waiting to be rescued—or possibly not.

    Category: Children • Ages 10+ • Grades 5+

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  • The Secret Of Dreadwillow Carse

    by Brian Farrey

    After a chance meeting, Princess Jeniah and peasant girl Aon hatch a plan to send Aon into the heart of the Dreadwillow Carse, a desolate bog, to unlock its darkest secret. But when Aon doesn’t return, a guilt-stricken Jeniah must enter the carse to try and rescue her friend--even if it means risking the entire Monarchy.

    Category: Children • Ages 8 - 12 • Grades 3 - 7

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  • Beastly Bones

    by William Ritter

    In this highly anticipated sequel, Abigail and Sherlockian detective of the supernatural Jackaby follow a trail of mysterious murders from New Fiddleham to nearby Gad's Valley. There they are reunited with exiled police detective Charlie Caine, and the three race to find the culprit before more lives are lost.

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • Radioactive!: How Irène Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

    by Winifred Conkling

    Irene Curie won a Nobel Prize, but was denied admission to the French Academy. Lise Meitner solved the riddle of nuclear fission, but was written out of the record. This is the first book for young readers that sets the story straight and explains the importance of these two women in science and world history.

    Category: Children • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • If You’re Lucky

    by Yvonne Prinz

    After Georgia’s brother, Lucky, drowns in a surfing accident, a charming stranger comes to town for his funeral. As Georgia seeks the truth about what really happened to Lucky and her suspicions about the stranger grow, the line between Georgia’s increasingly fragile mental state and reality begin to blur.

    Category: Teens • Ages 14+ • Grades 9+

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  • The Unbelievable FIB 1: The Trickster’s Tale

    by Adam Shaughnessy

    In Adam Shaughnessy's  debut, the first in an adventurous new series, 11-year-old Pru and her classmate ABE—with help from an uncommonly rude squirrel and the enigmatic Mr. Fox—must save their town from being destroyed by battling Norse gods. But first they have to find the lost Eye of Odin.

    Category: Children • Ages 8 - 12 • Grades 3 - 7

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