Educator Resources

  • 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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  • The Walls Around Us

    by Nova Ren Suma

    The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one dead. Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

    Category: Teens • Ages 14+ • Grades 9+

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  • Jackaby

    by William Ritter

    Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • The Witch’s Boy

    by Kelly Barnhill

    “A lightning bolt erupted from the cloud and aimed directly at Ned’s heart. He couldn’t cry out. He couldn’t even move. He could just feel the magic sink into his skin and spread itself over every inch of him, bubbling and slithering and cutting deep, until he didn’t know where the magic stopped and he began.”

    Category: Children • Ages 9+ • Grades 4+

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  • Three-Ring Rascals #3: The Circus Goes to Sea

    by Kate Klise
    Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

    The rascals hit the high seas in the third installment of the popular fully illustrated Three-Ring Rascals series.

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

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  • Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson’s Flight from Slavery

    by Winifred Conkling

    The page-turning, heart-wrenching true story of one young woman willing to risk her safety and even her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history.

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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