|Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, FA 19086
Jacob discovers clues to a mystery and stumbles upon Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. However the mystery is deeper than he had thought, as he gets to know the residents and learn about their special powers. Jacob discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends.
|Pete’s Dragon, KZ 1248
For years, Mr. Meacham has told tales of the fierce dragon deep in the woods. To his daughter, Grace, these stories are little more than tall tales, until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious ten-year-old with no family who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot.
|Poldark: the Complete Second Season, RO 19065/2
The drama that has become a cultural phenomenon continues for a second season on the stunning beaches of Cornwall. It’s 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark, the character redefined by the smoldering Aidan Turner, must fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries to have him hanged as a revolutionary. While Francis and Elizabeth watch on in horror, can Demelza save Ross from himself?
|Monster Science: Could Monsters Survive (and Thrive!) in the Real World?, Helaine Becker
Helaine Becker places six different kinds of monsters under her microscope to expose the proven scientific principles behind the legends. There’s also historical background on each monster, as well as trivia and jokes in sidebars, and quizzes at the end of every chapter for readers to test their knowledge. Becker uses the never-ending appetite for all things monsters to engage the imaginations of children and get them excited about science, especially anatomy and biology. This is a book with cross-curricular applications in life, earth and physical sciences, as well as in literature (myths and legends), history and literacy skills.
|Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World, Rachel Ignotofsky
A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.
|Are You an Art Sleuth? Look, Discover, Learn!, Brooke DiGiovanni Evans
From Chagall to Renoir and from Boston to Paris, kids search famous paintings to complete a checklist of things to find in each. The book also invites children to see what they can discover when they look at art very closely. Following each close-up is an accompanying spread full of fun facts and activities, including write-in and draw-in projects related to the painting and the story it tells.
|The Girl in Green, Derek. B. Miller
From the author of Norwegian by Night, a novel about two men on a misbegotten quest to save the girl they failed to save decades before.
|The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, Terry Pratchett
The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner is the second fabulously funny short-story collection from the late acclaimed storyteller Terry Pratchett. A follow-up to Dragons at Crumbling Castle, this second batch of storytelling gems features stories written when Sir Terry was just seventeen years old and working as a junior reporter. In these pages, new Pratchett fans will find wonder, mayhem, sorcery, and delight—and loyal readers will recognize the seeds of ideas that went on to influence his most beloved tales later in life.
|The Warden’s Daughter, Jerry Spinelli
Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O’Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.