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GRRL's top 20 of 2020: chapter books for kids

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Check out what titles were most popular with kids in 2020.


J. K. Rowling, Jim (Illustrator) Kay
Description: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Call Number: J FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
J. K Rowling
Description: When the chamber of secrets is opened again at the Hogswart School of Witchcraft and Wizadry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.
Call Number: J FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Jeff Kinney
Description: An unexpected inheritance allows the Heffley family to make major improvements to their home, but construction causes so much trouble they consider just moving, instead.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Dav Pilkey
Description: Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever -- Li'l Petey (and the world) is counting on them!
Call Number: J FIC Pil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Dav Pilkey, Jose Garibaldi
Description: The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li'l Petey. But when Petey's own father arrives, Petey must face his past to understand the difference between being good and doing good.
Call Number: J FIC Pil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
J. K Rowling, Mary. ill GrandPré
Description: Harry Potter, a fourth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, longs to escape his hateful relatives, the Dursleys, and live as a normal fourteen-year-old wizard, but what Harry does not yet realize is that he is not a normal wizard, and in his case, different can be deadly.
Call Number: YA FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
J. K Rowling
Description: During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.
Call Number: J FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Dav Pilkey, Jose Garibaldi
Description: When Dog Man is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit, his friends work to prove his innocence.
Call Number: J FIC Pil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Rick Riordan
Description: Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
Call Number: J FIC Rio
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Jeff Kinney
Description: Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Jeff Kinney
Description: When snow closes Greg Heffley's middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Dav Pilkey, Jose Garibaldi
Description: When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?
Call Number: J FIC Pil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
J. K. Rowling
Description: Harry Potter, now a fifth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, struggles with a threatening teacher, problematic house elf, the dread of upcoming final exams, and haunting dreams that hint toward his mysterious past.
Call Number: J FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Jeff Kinney
Description: Greg Heffley tells about his summer vacation and his attempts to steer clear of trouble when he returns to middle school and tries to keep his older brother Rodrick from telling everyone about Greg's most humiliating experience of the summer.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Jeff Kinney
Description: The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie... and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
J. K Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Description: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at this point in the midst of the storm of this battle of good and evil.
Call Number: J FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Jeff Kinney
Description: After being dumped by his best friend and having a hard time finding new friends in middle school, Greg decides to change his luck and turn all his decisions over to chance.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Jeff Kinney
Description: In his first journal, middle schooler Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley's sidekick, records his experiences and misguided decision to write a biography of Greg, who, in his own mind, is destined to become rich and famous.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Jeff Kinney
Description: Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
Dav Pilkey, Jose Garibaldi, George (Fictitious character) Beard, Harold (Fictitious character) Hutchins
Description: When a new sitter arrives and a movie star goes missing, Dog Man and Cat Kid investigate, but Petey, the world's most evil cat, complicates their case.
Call Number: J FIC Pil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2021
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. Rowling, Jim (Illustrator) Kay
J FIC Row
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Meltdown
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
J. K Rowling
J FIC Row
Dog Man. 05, Lord Of The Fleas
Dav Pilkey, Jose Garibaldi
J FIC Pil
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : Wrecking Ball
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
J. K. Rowling
J FIC Row
Dog Man. 08, Fetch-22
Dav Pilkey
J FIC Pil
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
Dog Man. 07, For Whom The Ball Rolls
Dav Pilkey, Jose Garibaldi
J FIC Pil
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : Double Down
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
J. K Rowling, Mary. ill GrandPré
YA FIC Row
Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince
J. K Rowling, Mary GrandPré
J FIC Row
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
J. K Rowling
J FIC Row
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
Dog Man. 06, Brawl Of The Wild
Dav Pilkey, Jose Garibaldi
J FIC Pil
Diary Of An Awesome Friendly Kid : Rowley Jefferson's Journal
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
J FIC Rio
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Getaway
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
Dog Man. 04, Dog Man And Cat Kid
Dav Pilkey, Jose Garibaldi, George (Fictitious character) Beard, Harold (Fictitious character) Hutchins
J FIC Pil

Spy School Readalikes!

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Finished all the Spy School books? We've got more good reads for you! 


Stuart Gibbs
Description: The CIA forces twelve-year-old Charlotte "Charlie" Thorne, a rebellious genius, to use her code-breaking skills on an epic global chase to locate Einstein's last equation before dangerous agents discover it and unlock the solution to harnessing energy.
Call Number: J FIC Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Chris Rylander
Description: "When a desperate man in a nondescript black suit asks thirteen-year-old Carson Fender to deliver a mysterious package for him, the middle schooler discovers there's something going on in his sleepy North Dakota hometown he had never expected--something involving the CIA"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Ryl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Andrea Beaty
Description: Robbie Darko is an old-school, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat-style magician, but despite his best efforts, something always goes wrong with his tricks until crotchety Grandma Melvyn moves in and teaches him something about the true meaning of magic.
Call Number: J FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
James Ponti
Description: In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret help thwart the biggest art heist in United States history.
Call Number: J FIC Pon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Henry H. Neff
Description: For over three thousand years, the Faeregine dynasty has ruled Impyrium. But the family’s magic has been fading, and with it their power over the empire. Whether it’s treachery from a rival house, the demon Lirlanders, or rebel forces, many believe the Faeregines are ripe to fall. Hazel, the youngest member of the royal family, is happy to leave ruling to her sisters so that she can study her magic. But the empress has other plans for her granddaughter, dark and dangerous plans to exploit Hazel’s talents and rekindle the Faeregine mystique.
Call Number: J FIC Nef
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
L. R. (Lamar R.) Giles
Description: When adventurous cousins Otto and Sheed Alston accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, they find the secrets between the unmoving seconds are not as much fun as they expected.
Call Number: J FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery
Description: One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Dan Gutman, Michael Goldstrom, Inc Blackstone Audio
Description: Twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald didn't want to jump off a cliff. They didn't want to get hit by poisoned darts from blowguns either. And they certainly don't want to get locked in their burning school, thrown into a pit at the top of a sand dune, or drowned in a vat of liquefied SPAM. But what are you supposed to do when you're being chased by your insane health teacher and two guys in bowler hats who are trying to kill you? On a cross-country vacation with their parents, they fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files. One thing's for sure, it'll be a snap for Coke and Pep to write their essays on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation."
Call Number: J FIC Gut
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Beth McMullen
Description: Twelve-year-old Abigail is shocked to discover her elite boarding school is really a cover for a huge spy ring, and must undergo Spy Training 101 in order to save her mother, who happens to be the spy ring's top agent.
Call Number: J FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Michael Buckley, Ethen Beavers
Description: While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.
Call Number: J FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Kimberly Baker, Tim Probert
Description: Using a bogus name, the League of Picklemakers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.
Call Number: J FIC Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Kevin Sands
Description: In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.
Call Number: J FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Jackson Pearce
Description: Overweight and non-athletic, twelve-year-old Hale may have been born and raised to be a spy for the Sub Rosa Society but it seems he is unlikely to become a Field Agent until his parents are captured by the evil League and Hale sets out on a solo mission to save them.
Call Number: J FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Mark Shulman, Juliana Neufeld
Description: "Following clues left by their missing father, twelve-year-old twins Bickford and Rebecca Kidd sail from the Caribbean to New York City with their siblings to finish the dangerous quest of their world-famous treasure-hunting parents"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Gordon Korman
Description: Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
Call Number: YA FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
Jason Pinter
Description: When average kid Zeke Bartholomew is kidnapped and mistaken for a spy, he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous mission to stop the evil mastermind Le Carré from turning the children of the world into mindless zombies.
Call Number: J FIC Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2021
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Charlie Thorne And The Last Equation
Stuart Gibbs
J FIC Gib
Mrs. Smith's Spy School For Girls
Beth McMullen
J FIC McM
Codename Zero
Chris Rylander
J FIC Ryl
Nerds : National Espionage, Rescue, And Defense Society
Michael Buckley, Ethen Beavers
J FIC Buc
Dorko The Magnificent
Andrea Beaty
J FIC Bea
Pickle : The Formerly Anonymous Prank Club Of Fountain Point Middle School
Kimberly Baker, Tim Probert
J FIC Bak
Framed!
James Ponti
J FIC Pon
The Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands
J FIC San
Impyrium
Henry H. Neff
J FIC Nef
The Doublecross : (And Other Skills I Learned As A Superspy)
Jackson Pearce
J FIC Pea
Last Last-day-of-summer
L. R. (Lamar R.) Giles
J FIC Gil
Treasure Hunters
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Mark Shulman, Juliana Neufeld
J FIC Pat
Mac Undercover
Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery
J FIC Bar
Ungifted
Gordon Korman
YA FIC Kor
Mission Unstoppable [Audiobook]
Dan Gutman, Michael Goldstrom, Inc Blackstone Audio
J FIC Gut
Zeke Bartholomew : Superspy
Jason Pinter
J FIC Pin

Easy Biographies

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Here are some easy reading biographies for kids!


Michael J. Rosen, Matt Tavares
Description: "Young Benjamin Franklin wants to be a sailor, but his father won't hear of it. The other trades he tried bored him through and through. But each time he fails to find a career, he took some important bit of knowledge with him, and that tendency is exactly what made him the versatile genius we remember today." -- inside front jacket flap.
Call Number: E Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2020
Megan Hoyt, Iacopo Bruno
Description: Gino Bartali pedaled across Italy for years, winning one cycling race after another, including the 1938 Tour de France. Gino became an international sports hero! But the next year, World War II began, and it changed everything. Soldiers marched into Italy. Tanks rolled down the cobbled streets of Florence. And powerful leaders declared that Jewish people should be arrested. To the entire world, Gino Bartali was merely a champion cyclist. But Gino's greatest achievement was something he never told a soul--that he secretly worked with the Italian resistance to save hundreds of Jewish men, women, and children, and others, from certain death, using the one thing no authority would question: his bicycle.
Call Number: E Hoy
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Sheldon Pearce, Heather Alicia Simms, Robin Miles, Fred Sanders, Cary Hite
Description: An intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur's life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. In the summer of 2020, Tupac Shakur's single "Changes" became an anthem for the worldwide protests against the murder of George Floyd. The song was vaulted back onto the iTunes charts more than twenty years after its release--making it clear that Tupac's music and the way it addresses systemic racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, income inequality, and a failing education system is just as important now as it was back then. Sheldon Pearce interviews dozens who knew Tupac throughout various phases of his life. The book focuses on the individuals who are lesser known and offer fresh stories and rare insight. Their voices combine to portray Tupac in all his complexity and contradiction. This book illustrates not only how he changed during his brief twenty-five years on this planet, but how he forever changed the world-- From publisher's website.
Call Number: 781.649 Pea
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 17, 2021
Kelly Starling author Lyons, Laura (Illustrator) Freeman, Philip G. Freelon
Description: "A biography of Philip Freelon, whose rich family history and deep understanding of Black culture brought him to the role of lead architect for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Lyo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Dave McGillivray, Nancy Feehrer, illustrator Shululu (Hui Li)
Description: "Finish Strong: Seven Marathons on Seven Continents in Seven Days is the inspiring true story of Dave McGillivray's epic marathon experience! In 2018, McGillivray formed a team called "Hold the Plane" to enter the World Marathon Challenge. The first stop was a desert. And not the kind of desert that has lots of sand and cacti. No, the first marathon took place in Antarctica! From there, Team Hold the Plane flew to Cape Town, South Africa; Perth, Australia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Lisbon, Portugal; Cartagena, Columbia; and finally, Miami, Florida, United States!"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Erin McGill
Description: "A clever, funny, and informative look at the pets--from Calvin Coolidge's wallaby to Teddy Roosevelt's flying squirrels--that have passed through the White House gates."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Suzanne Slade, Elisa Paganelli
Description: "Scientist June Almeida's skill in using the electron microscope helped identify viruses, and when she was 34 years old, she discovered the first human coronavirus"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Sla
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Amy Guglielmo, Brett Helquist
Description: "Salvador Dalí struggles to follow the rules and fit in with his peers, until one day he realizes that artists can be and do anything they like. This realization gives him the freedom to truly be himself"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Gug
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Elizabeth Spires, Emily Arnold McCully
Description: "When Kate Kaird immigrated with her young son Jacob from Germany to America in 1882, she couldn't have predicted the surprising turn her life would take. She soon met and married John Walker, keeper of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. They moved to Robbins Reef Lighthouse in New York Harbor in 1885 and she became assistant keeper. At first Kate wondered if she could live in such a lonely place, but she gradually grew to love life at Robbins Reef. When her husband died several years later, she was determined to stay on. After convincing the Lighthouse Board that she could do the job alone, Kate was appointed permanent keeper of the lighthouse, becoming one of the first women on the Eastern seaboard to be put in charge of an offshore lighthouse. She lived there 34 years and was known for her many rescues." -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: E Spi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Tracy Maurer, Ginnie Hsu
Description: "A lively picture book biography of Lady Bird Johnson, with a focus on her environmentalist passion and legacy as First Lady"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Karin Hepburn Ferrer, Dominique Corbasson, François Avril
Description: "Meet Audrey Hepburn as you've never seen her before in Little Audrey's Daydream: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, an empowering children's book by her son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Karin Hepburn Ferrer. Little Audrey's Daydream tells the story of Audrey Hepburn's life from her own perspective as a child growing up in Belgium and Holland, and into her adult life as an actress, mother, and humanitarian. Little Audrey's Daydream is an essential addition to the library of all Audrey Hepburn fans and a beautiful introduction to the life of Audrey Hepburn for children." -- Amazon.com
Call Number: E Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara, Pauline Morgan
Description: Discover the life of Megan Rapinoe, the world record-breaking footballer and activist. Chasing a ball in the school playground, Megan discovered her calling at a young age. Even if she didn't always fit in at school, she was a star on the field- and her teammates thought so too. Her passion, skill and leadership took Team USA to Olympic Gold and a World Cup victory, while she continues to champion women's and LGBTQ+ rights and representation in sport.
Call Number: E San
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Peter Sís
Description: "In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia-a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved. Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatizes Winton's story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky's efforts with the story of one of the children he saved-a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky's aid when the Germans occupied their country."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Sis
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Sigal Samuel, Vali Mintzi
Description: Osnet, the world's first female rabbi, was born almost five hundred years ago, during a time when few girls were allowed to read. Her father was a great scholar whose house was filled with books, and she convinced him to teach her. She grew up to teach others, becoming a wise and famous scholar in her own right. -- adapted from inside front jacket flap and Amazon.com.
Call Number: E Sam
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Evan Griffith, Joanie Stone
Description: The biography of Jeanne Villepreux-Power, whose curiosity about undersea life led her to pioneer the use of glass tanks for research.
Call Number: E Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Kathryn Lasky, Julianna Swaney
Description: "Ever since Williamina Fleming was little she was curious, and her childhood fascination with light inspired her life's work. Mina became an astronomer in a time when women were discouraged from even looking through telescopes. Yet Mina believed that the universe, with its billions of stars, was a riddle--and she wanted to help solve it. Mina ultimately helped to create a map of the universe that paved the way for astronomers." -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: E Las
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Moira Rose Donohue, Laura (Illustrator) Freeman
Description: "Black American jazz drummer William Henry "Chick" Webb led one of the big bands of the swing era, earning him the nickname the "King of the Savoy.""-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Jill Heinerth, Jaime Kim
Description: "A picture book autobiography about Jill Heinerth's experiences as a female diver, exploring life under the water."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Hei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Marcie Wessels, Beatriz Castro
Description: "A picture book biography of Ralph Baer, nicknamed "The Father of Videogames," which shows how a great inventor found a way to transform the early television set into a vehicle for gaming"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Isabelle Marinov, Deborah Marcero
Description: "How many stars are in the sky? How did the universe begin? Where did it come from? This is the story of Edwin Hubble, a boy fascinated by the stars who surmounted many hurdles to follow his dreams of becoming an astronomer. Using the insights of great mathematicians and endlessly observing the sky, he succeeded in confirming two things that altered human life forever: that there are more galaxies than our own, and that the universe is always expanding. Hubble's message to us is to find peace in the vastness of the mystery surrounding us, and to be curious. "We do now know why we are born into the world," he said, "but we can try to find out what sort of world it is.""-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Julie Leung, Julie Kwon
Description: An inspiring picture book biography about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American woman to fly for the US military.
Call Number: E Leu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Heather Lang, Jana Christy
Description: "Meg Lowman was always fascinated by the natural world above her head. The colors, the branches, and, most of all, the leaves and mysterious organisms living there. As a scientist, Meg set out to climb up and investigate the rain forest tree canopies-- and to be the first scientist to do so. But she encountered challenge after challenge. Male teachers would not let her into their classrooms, the high canopy was difficult to get to, and worst of all, people were logging and clearing the forests. Meg never gave up or gave in. She studied, invented, and persevered, not only creating a future for herself as a scientist, but making sure that the rainforests had a future as well."-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: E Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
Tootie Nienow, Erika Medina
Description: Brought to life by Erika Medina's dynamic and joyful illustrations, There Goes Patti McGee! walks us through Patti first place win in the women's division of the 1964 National Skateboard Championship. She wowed the judges with with what would become her signature move--the rolling handstand. Inspiring and unapologetic, Patti McGee proves that anyone can skate.
Call Number: E Nie
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 31, 2021
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A Ben Of All Trades : The Most Inventive Boyhood Of Benjamin Franklin
Michael J. Rosen, Matt Tavares
E Ros
Nicky & Vera : A Quiet Hero Of The Holocaust And The Children He Rescued
Peter Sís
E Sis
Bartali's Bicycle : The True Story Of Gino Bartali, Italy's Secret Hero
Megan Hoyt, Iacopo Bruno
E Hoy
Osnat And Her Dove : The True Story Of The World's First Female Rabbi
Sigal Samuel, Vali Mintzi
E Sam
Changes : An Oral History Of Tupac Shakur
Sheldon Pearce, Heather Alicia Simms, Robin Miles, Fred Sanders, Cary Hite
781.649 Pea
Secrets Of The Sea : The Story Of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist
Evan Griffith, Joanie Stone
E Gri
Dream Builder : The Story Of Architect Philip Freelon
Kelly Starling author Lyons, Laura (Illustrator) Freeman, Philip G. Freelon
E Lyo
She Caught The Light : Williamina Stevens Fleming : Astronomer
Kathryn Lasky, Julianna Swaney
E Las
Finish Strong : Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days
Dave McGillivray, Nancy Feehrer, illustrator Shululu (Hui Li)
E McG
Stompin' At The Savoy : How Chick Webb Became The King Of Drums
Moira Rose Donohue, Laura (Illustrator) Freeman
E Don
If You Want A Friend In Washington
Erin McGill
E McG
The Aquanaut
Jill Heinerth, Jaime Kim
E Hei
June Almeida, Virus Detective! : The Woman Who Discovered The First Human Coronavirus
Suzanne Slade, Elisa Paganelli
E Sla
The Boy Who Thought Outside The Box : The Story Of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer
Marcie Wessels, Beatriz Castro
E Wes
Just Being Dalí : The Story Of Artist Salvador Dalí
Amy Guglielmo, Brett Helquist
E Gug
The Boy Whose Head Was Filled With Stars : A Life Of Edwin Hubble
Isabelle Marinov, Deborah Marcero
E Mar
Kate's Light : Kate Walker At Robbins Reef Lighthouse
Elizabeth Spires, Emily Arnold McCully
E Spi
The Fearless Flights Of Hazel Ying Lee
Julie Leung, Julie Kwon
E Leu
Lady Bird Johnson, That's Who! : The Story Of A Cleaner And Greener America
Tracy Maurer, Ginnie Hsu
E Mau
The Leaf Detective : How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets In The Rainforest
Heather Lang, Jana Christy
E Lan
Little Audrey's Daydream : The Life Of Audrey Hepburn
Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Karin Hepburn Ferrer, Dominique Corbasson, François Avril
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