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Middle Reader Book Club

This year, Middle Reader Book Club this summer has a Cook & Book theme and is taking direction from National Ambassador for Children's Literature Gene Luen Yang, and the Reading Without Walls Challenge.

The Red Pencil Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316247825
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015

Andrea Pinkney's lyrical verse and Shane Evans' evocative illustrations combine in a powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey inspired by true tales of life in Sudan.

 


Life in Amira's peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when Janjaweed attackers arrive, unleashing unspeakable horrors. After losing nearly everything, Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey on foot to safety at a refugee camp. She begins to lose hope, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind -- and all kinds of possibilities.

 

The story is written in verse and includes illustrations throughout, capturing the feel of a personal journal.


The Red Pencil Cover Image
$1.99
ISBN: 9780316247818
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2014

Middle Reader Book Club

This year, Middle Reader Book Club this summer has a Cook & Book theme and is taking direction from National Ambassador for Children's Literature Gene Luen Yang, and the Reading Without Walls Challenge.

The Pearl-shell Diver: A Story of Adventure from the Torres Strait Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781760290474
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Allen & Unwin - November 1st, 2016

AVAILABLE IN-STORE - $11.99

 

Sario lives with his family on a remote Torres Strait island, which he never wants to leave—but the winds of change are stirring. The year is 1898, and the pearl-shell trade is at its height. When his father is coerced to join a white trader on his pearling lugger, 13-year-old Sario must go to work as a swimming diver to support the family. He can earn more as a pump diver, and is excited by the idea of walking on the sea floor, but the competition is fierce, and the only captain who will take him on runs the worst outfit in the fleet. With the constant danger of shark attack and the storm of the century approaching, can Sario provide for his family and realize his dream?


The Pearl-shell Diver: A Story of adventure from the Torres Strait Cover Image
$7.86
ISBN: 9781952533365
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Published: Allen & Unwin - March 21st, 2016

Middle Reader Book Club

This year, Middle Reader Book Club this summer has a Cook & Book theme and is taking direction from National Ambassador for Children's Literature Gene Luen Yang, and the Reading Without Walls Challenge.

Listen, Slowly Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062229199
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Published: HarperCollins - May 17th, 2016

This New York Times bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she discovers the true meaning of family.

 

Mai has been shipped off to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is traveling there to find out what happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai’s parents think this trip is a great opportunity for her to learn more about her roots. But Vietnam is hot, smelly, and the last place Mai wants to be during vacation. Besides barely speaking the language, she doesn’t know the geography, the local customs, or even her distant relatives. To survive this trip, Mai will be forced to find the balance between her two completely different worlds.

 

Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale of a girl who discovers that home is not found on a map, but is instead made up of the people she surrounds herself with and who she calls family.


Listen, Slowly Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062229205
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Published: HarperCollins - February 16th, 2015

Middle Reader Book Club

This year, Middle Reader Book Club this summer has a Cook & Book theme and is taking direction from National Ambassador for Children's Literature Gene Luen Yang, and the Reading Without Walls Challenge.

I Lived on Butterfly Hill (The Butterfly Hill Series) Cover Image
By Marjorie Agosin, Lee White (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416994022
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 10th, 2015

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

 

Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.

 

The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered “subversive” and dangerous to Chile’s future. So Celeste’s parents—her educated, generous, kind parents—must go into hiding before they, too, “disappear.” Before they do, however, they send Celeste to America to protect her.

 

As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again?

 

Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet’s catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heartwrenchingly graceful.


I Lived on Butterfly Hill Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442494763
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2014

Middle Reader Book Club

This year, Middle Reader Book Club this summer has a Cook & Book theme and is taking direction from National Ambassador for Children's Literature Gene Luen Yang, and the Reading Without Walls Challenge.

Blue Birds Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147511874
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Published: Puffin Books - January 5th, 2016

Author of the critically acclaimed May B. returns with a stirring novel in verse.

 

Alis and her parents make the long journey from England to settle the New World. But it doesn’t go as planned and Alis, her parents, and the others of their small community soon find themselves at odds with the Roanoke tribe. As tensions rise between the settlers and the Native peoples, twelve-year-old Alis forms an impossible friendship with a Roanoke named Kimi. Despite language barriers, the two become as close as sisters, risking their lives for one another until Alis makes a decision that will change her life forever.


Blue Birds Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780698173514
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2015

Minecraft Party II

Monday, June 26th
and
Thursday, June 29th
10 AM

 

Looking for something cool to do this summer with your elementary student? Check out one of our Minecraft parties!

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior (Book 1 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781449480059
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - May 17th, 2016

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: From Seeds to Swords (Book 2 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781449480080
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 16th, 2016

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: Crafting Alliances (Book 3 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781449482282
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 17th, 2017

Minecraft Party

Monday, June 26th
and
Thursday, June 29th
10 AM

 

Looking for something cool to do this summer with your elementary student? Check out one of our Minecraft parties!

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior (Book 1 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781449480059
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - May 17th, 2016

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: From Seeds to Swords (Book 2 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781449480080
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 16th, 2016

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: Crafting Alliances (Book 3 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781449482282
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 17th, 2017

Dragons Love Tacos Party with the Dragon II

The dragon from Dragons Love Tacos is stopping by KBB twice to celebrate the release of his new book, Dragons Love Tacos 2!

Bring the little ones by for a fun Storytime event with the dragon to kick off the start of summer.

 

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525428886
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Published: Dial Books - May 2nd, 2017

Dragons Love Tacos Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803736801
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Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

Dragons Love Tacos Party with the Dragon

The dragon from Dragons Love Tacos is stopping by KBB twice to celebrate the release of his new book, Dragons Love Tacos 2!

Bring the little ones by for a fun Storytime event with the dragon to kick off the start of summer.

 

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525428886
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - May 2nd, 2017

Dragons Love Tacos Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803736801
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

Storytime with Terri Sabol

Terri SabolChildren's author and former teacher Terri Sabol joins us during storytime to share her book, Oscar and Emmy Get Rescued.

Oscar and Emmy Get Rescued Cover Image
By Terri Sabol, Anna Edwards (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781946428004
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Burning the Midnight Oil Publishing - December 8th, 2016

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Follow Oscar and Emmy on their journey from being born to a stray mama cat to being rescued by an animal shelter and then adopted by a loving family. This book not only showcases these two kittens, who will continue in their own Oscar and Emmy book series, but it also educates children and adults on the rescue process and promotes pet adoption. Oscar and Emmy Get Rescued is inspired by the author’s true adoption story of her own two kittens.

A must read for animal lovers, especially if you are considering getting a new pet.

 

The real Oscar and Emmy!


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