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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <i>Abby鈥檚 Ultimate Dance Competition</i>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <i>Dance Moms</i>. JoJo鈥檚 nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation鈥檚 version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood鈥檚 belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo鈥檚 personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo鈥檚 story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<br /> 聽
Meet Ryan! (pocket.watch)
by Ryan Kaji

Language

English

Pages

16

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<b>Meet Ryan, the seven-year-old YouTube mega-star from <i>Ryan ToysReview,</i> in this 8x8 storybook that鈥檚 perfect for his millions of fans! This story is filled with fun facts about Ryan鈥檚 videos, family, and hobbies!</b><br /><br />This is Ryan! You probably know him from his YouTube channel, <i>Ryan ToysReview</i>. But do you know what his favorite food is? Or what he wants to be when he grows up? Learn all about Ryan, like how he got started on YouTube, what he does when he鈥檚 not making videos, and how much he loves his fans鈥ike you!<br /> <br />Watch it. Read it. Love it!<br /> <br />漏 2018 RTR Production, LLC, RFR Entertainment, Inc., and Remka, Inc., and PocketWatch, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven鈥攁t only 15鈥攖hat she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Best Friends (Real Friends Book 2)
by Shannon Hale

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<p><b>A National and <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller!</b></p><p><b>The creators of <i>Real Friends </i>Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path in the graphic novel, <i>Best Friends</i>.</b></p><p><i>Follow your heart. Find your people.</i></p><p>Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon鈥檚 got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school. </p><p>But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and who she鈥檚 allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules, anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them?</p><p><b>A <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of 2019</b><br /><b>A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of 2019</b><br /><b>A National Public Radio (NPR) Best Book of 2019</b><br /><b>One of NBC <i>Today</i>'s 26 Best Kids' Books of 2019</b></p>
The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Li...
by Mike Winchell

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<p><b>The spellbinding true account of the scientific competition to light the world with electricity.</b></p><p>In the mid-to-late-nineteenth century, a burgeoning science called electricity promised to shine new light on a rousing nation. Inventive and ambitious minds were hard at work. Soon that spark was fanned, and a fiery war was under way to be the first to light鈥攁nd run鈥攖he world with electricity. Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of direct current (DC), engaged in a brutal battle with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, the inventors of alternating current (AC). There would be no ties in this race鈥攐nly a winner and a loser. The prize: a nationwide monopoly in electric current. Brimming with action, suspense, and rich historical and biographical information about these brilliant inventors, here is the rousing account of one of the world鈥檚 defining scientific competitions. </p><p><b>A Christy Ottaviano Book</b></p>
Real Friends
by Shannon Hale

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><b>鈥淔resh and funny.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York Times </i>Book Review</b></p><p>Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends鈥攁nd why it's worth the journey.</p><p><b>When best friends are not forever . . . </b></p><p>Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.</p><p>Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group鈥攐r out?</p><p><b><i>Parents Magazine </i>Best Graphic Novel of 2017</b><br /><b>A <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A 2017 <i>Booklist </i>Youth Editors' Choice</b><b></b><br /><b>A </b><b>2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel</b></p>
Free Outside: A Trek Against Time and Distance
by Jeff Garmire

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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A man walked into the woods, destined to spend 8 months living in the wild. Exhausted and emotionally ruined living the fast-paced life of a successful young professional it was all too easy to give up. The challenges came on the adventure of a lifetime. Months in the woods that would provide adversity, healing, and tranquility. <br /><br />Setting out to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Continental Divide Trail in a single calendar year was an audacious goal but the 8,000 mile Calendar Year Triple Crown would be the story of a lifetime. The journey was riddled with inclement weather, shady characters, wildlife attacks, and injuries. The trails crossed frozen rivers, were rerouted around wildfires, and packed with snow. The physical challenge was soon overshadowed by the mental toughness required. It became a mental battle.<br /><br />Free Outside is a captivating story of strength and courage. Hiking through remote areas in America, Jeff is continually overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of strangers. Free Outside is the fascinating story of Jeff Garmire鈥檚 journey along the national scenic trails that define wild America. <br />
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's...
by Melissa Sweet

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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<p>Everyone鈥檚 a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy鈥檚 Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these "upside-down puppets"? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America鈥攖he inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy鈥檚 Parade. Winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award.</p>
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe -- and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <br />Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends--and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book)
by Jacqueline Woodson

Language

English

Pages

17

Publication Date

August 28, 2014

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<b><b>Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People鈥檚 Literature</b><br /><br />A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller and National Book Award Winner</b><br /> <i><br /> <i>Jacqueline Woodson, </i>the acclaimed <i>author </i>of </i>Another Brooklyn<i>,<i> tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. </i></i><br /> 聽<br /> Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child鈥檚 soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson鈥檚 eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.<br />聽<br /><b>A National Book Award Winner<br />A Newbery Honor Book</b><br /> <b>A Coretta Scott King Award Winner</b><br /><br /> Praise for Jacqueline Woodson:<br /> Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.鈥濃€?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /></i>

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