Educator Resources

  • 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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  • Anton and Cecil: Cats On Track

    by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin
    Illustrated by Kelly Murphy

    The adventurous cats who sailed the open seas in Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea head west by train to rescue a missing mouse friend. With few clues, the two depend on the help of prairie dogs, bison, ferrets, and a wise lynx to solve the mystery of Hieronymus's whereabouts.

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

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  • Three-Ring Rascals #4: Pop Goes the Circus!

    by Kate Klise
    Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

    Two favorite characters from Sir Sidney's Circus, Bert the circus mouse and Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta, have run away from their troubles. But can the duo evade bad drivers, angry mobs, and greedy robbers? And just how long can they survive on their own?

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

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  • Hit Count

    by Chris Lynch

    Acclaimed author Chris Lynch explores the American love affair with football and our attempts to come to terms with the dangers of the sport through Arlo Brodie, a teen who loves being at the heart of the action on the football field, getting hit hard and hitting back harder.

    Category: Teens • Ages 14+ • Grades 9+

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  • The Jumbies

    by Tracey Baptiste

    When eleven-year-old Corinne stumbles into the forest on her Caribbean island home, she rouses a jumbiea malevolent spiritwho emerges to wreak havoc. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and use ancient magic to stop the jumbie and save the island.

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

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  • Catch You Later, Traitor

    by Avi

    From Newbery Medalist Avi comes the thrilling and suspenseful story of an ordinary American family that falls under suspicion in 1950s New York. When twelve-year-old Pete Collison is labeled a communist by his teacher, he sets out to discover the truth about his family.

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

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