New Books for Children
Avatar, the last airbender. Azula in the Spirit Temple
Hicks, Faith Erin, author
"Azula continues her destabilizing campaign against the Fire Nation and her brother, Fire Lord Zuko. But after a failed attack on her latest target, Azula finds herself in a mysterious forest temple inhabited by a solitary monk ... or is it something more mysterious? Azula must confront her past, and finally face her chance at redemption."--Back cover.
The best of Archie comics. Musical madness
"The Archies are the hottest band of the last century, with tours that have taken them around the world, the catchiest hit singles, and a dedicated fanbase all over the globe. And now you've got an all-access look at what makes The Archies?́?as well as many of their musically-minded friends?́?just so fun and appealing! Get ready for mirth, merriment, and plenty of melodies!"--Provided by publisher.
The Cardboard Kingdom. 3, Snow and sorcery
Sell, Chad, author, illustrator
"The kids of the Cardboard Kingdom go on a new adventure! This time, they are in search of new friends--but what they discover is a lot more like enemies... It's winter break in the Cardboard Kingdom, and kids from the town across the park want to play together! But according to the evil Sorceress, not just anyone can join the kingdom... So it's not long before the two communities spiral into battle. Will the Sorceress realize the error of her ways before all hope is lost? Will friendship still manage to win the day?"--Amazon.com
Senf, Lora, author.
To rescue her aunt from the ghost of a serial killer, twelve-year-old Evie Von Rathe embarks on a journey into a strange world filled with hungry witches, ghosts, and a story thief, all while trying to fulfill her deal with the Clackity.
Dawn of the jaguar
Cervantes, J. C. (Jennifer C.), author
After negotiating with the queen of the underworld for ten days above ground, teenage bruja Ren sets out to save her friends and put the Lords of Night back to sleep forever, all without the help of her shadow magic and time rope.
Funk, Josh, author.
When pen pals--and polar opposites--Connie and Nic prepare to meet for the first time at the end-of-year festival, they are in for quite a shock but find that nothing can get in the way of true friendship.
God is kind
Calloway-Hanauer, Jamie, author.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrates the blessings and kindness all around us.
The good luck book : a celebration of global traditions, superstitions, and folklore
Alexander, Heather, 1967-
Ever wondered why we knock on wood, cross our fingers, or say "white rabbits" on the first day of the month? Dive in and learn about fascinating traditions and superstitions from all over the world! The Good Luck Book explores the surprising -- and sometimes scary -- history of the world's most practiced traditions and superstitions (and plenty more that you probably won't have heard of!). Discover superstitions old and new from China to Chile, the USA to the Ukraine. Learn how and why they started, and why people still participate in them today.
I want 100 dogs
McAnulty, Stacy, author
After meeting a dog during a walk, a little girl declares that she wants one hundred dogs, but as her parents point out all the difficulties, she gradually reduces the number--until she gets the one dog she really wants.
I'm going to build a snowman
Awan, Jashar, author, illustrator.
A young child sets out to build the best snowman ever.
If I was a horse
Blackall, Sophie, author, illustrator
"A child imagines what life would be like as a horse"-- Provided by publisher.
Julia and the shark
Hargrave, Kiran Millwood, 1990- author.
My name is Julia. This is the story of the summer I almost lost my mum, and found a shark older than trees. Don't worry though, that doesn't spoil the ending.
Bulckaert, Jay, author
Family story with a fantasy appeal - a father working as a taxi driver in Yellowknife, the far north of the north, keeps the connection to his son back in Somalia alive with a fantasy story he tells featuring Somali, North American and Inuit elements. Then, his real life becomes more dramatic than the tale he’s telling.
Mnoomin maan'gowing = The gift of Mnoomin
Luby, Brittany, author.
In this bilingual book, an Anishinaabe child explores the story of a precious mnoomin seed and the circle of life mnoomin sustains.
Nell of Gumbling. 1, My extremely normal fairy-tale life
Steinkellner, Emma, author, illustrator
Seventh-grader Nell lives an ordinary life in the magical town of Gumbling, but yearns to land her dream apprenticeship and become an artist.
Plague-busters! : medicine's battles with history's deadliest diseases
Fitzharris, Lindsey, 1982-
"This book delves into several illnesses that have infected humans and affected civilizations. Each chapter explores the history of a specific disease, detailing the symptoms, cures, and medical breakthroughs that it spawned"-- Provided by publisher.
The quest of danger
Gibbs, Stuart, 1969- author.
Tim and his friends flee the hazardous Sea of Terror and head toward the city of Atlantis in pursuit of King Neptuna's stolen trident.
Seekers of the fox
Sands, Kevin, author
A dying friend, a terrible bargain, an underwater quest, and dangerous magic ... this thrilling adventure picks up right where Children of the Fox leaves off.
Shapes and shapes : with Annemarie : a Toon book
Brunetti, Ivan, author
In this fun, educational STEAM graphic novel by a master cartoonist, a diverse group of elementary school students learn about geometry and the simple shapes that make up our world, in both the classroom and the playground.
Three tasks for a dragon
"Studious Prince Lir is next in line to become the Wolfhound King, but he can't ride a horse, lift a sword, or summon the fabled wolfhounds. So his stepmother decrees that her own son will inherit the crown instead, sending Lir away on a seemingly impossible--and assuredly fatal--quest: to rescue the maiden Cethlenn from the once-fearsome dragon Lasvarg. Rather than wage battle, Lir insists that Lasvarg, now decidedly past his prime, honor tradition by setting him three tasks to perform--starting with tackling the mold encrusting the dragon's cave (and his feet!). As Lir improves Lasvarg's life, he also grows closer to Cethlenn... as well as the wolfhound puppy strangely devoted to her. In time, they learn more of the dark magic that may be making pawns of them all--and how Cethlenn herself could be the key to breaking a spell that clouds the entire kingdom."-- Provided by publisher.
Marx, Patricia (Patricia A.)
"This is the story of Nellie Bee Nightly, who is not tired at all. And swears she never will be! The popcorn is too pooped to pop, and the nightstand is too tired to stand up straight and must lie down -- but Nellie? Nope, she's wide awake, and not ready for bedtime AT ALL. Instead, she gives her goldfish a mustache and hangs her bed from the ceiling so that she can install a swimming pool in her room. Nellie, after all, went to sleep last night, and shouldn't that be enough sleep to last a lifetime?"-- Provided by publisher.
The treasures of the kingdom
Stilton, Geronimo, author
Geronimo Stilton must help the kidnapped Queen Imaginaria and stop a witch who is using the queen's wand to steal the kingdom's treasures.
The Vanderbeekers ever after
Glaser, Karina Yan, author, illustrator.
Amidst the anticipation of Mr. B and Aunt Penny's wedding, the Vanderbeekers' lives take an unexpected turn as Laney receives a dire diagnosis, leading them to the hospital where, despite their own challenges, they form a bond with a critically ill new friend in need of their support.
The voice in the hollow
Hillenbrand, Will, author
During a blizzard, Hubert takes a shortcut home from the library and finds himself in a story of his own when a mysterious woman appears to guide him
We are Palestinian : a celebration of culture and tradition
Kassis, Reem, author.