Educator Resources

  • Love, Ish

    by Karen Rivers

    Mischa "Ish" Love's celestial-sized dreams for a future on Mars go heartbreakingly awry when her best friend moves away and an unexpected medical diagnosis threatens to rewrite her future.

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

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  • Here We Are

    by Kelly Jensen

    Let’s get this feminist party started! Essays, poems, photos, lists, comics and illustrations about modern feminism to enlighten, and inspire from 40+ contributors and voices from well-known actors, writers, and entertainers.

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • Wrecked

    by Maria Padian

    On the same night college freshman Haley sustains a career-ending concussion on the soccer field, her bookish roommate Jenny arrives home shell-shocked from a wild party. The next morning, on the other side of campus, Jordan brags to his housemate, Richard, about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny formally accuses Jordan of rape, gossip spreads like wildfire through the campus.

    Category: Teens • Ages 14+ • Grades 9+

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  • Brightwood

    by Tania Unsworth

    When Daisy Fitzjohn’s mother leaves their crumbling Gothic home early one morning and doesn’t return, Daisy, with no one to help her but her imaginary friends, must fight  to save her home and her life from a dangerous and mysterious stranger.

    Category: Children • Ages 9+ • Grades 5+

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  • The Unbelievable FIB 2: Over the Underworld

    by Adam Shaughnessy

    ABE and Pru team up with Mr. Fox and Ratatosk, the insult squirrel, for a new adventure among the gods and lands of Norse mythology as they race to stop the chain of events foretold to lead to Ragnarok — the war that ends the world.

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

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  • 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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