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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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EASY

Look What I Can Do! By Nancy Viau

Slither like a snake! Leap like a frog! It’s not easy to learn new things. A celebration of how baby animals in the forest overcome challenges, whether it’s a young spider spinning a web or a small bird flying from the nest for the first time, and compares them to the little readers who also accomplish so much each day.

Miss Maple’s Seeds By Eliza Wheeler

Each year Miss Maple finds seeds that have not found a place to grow and keeps them safe until the next planting season. She takes them on field trips to places they might grow, and teaches them about the big wide world and how to take care of themselves. Miss Maple keeps the seeds warm through the winter, and when spring arrives again she sets them on their way to bright futures, with love.

FUN FACTS

Citizen Scientists By Loree Griffin Burns

Butterflies, birds, frogs, and ladybugs provide a year round opportunity for young scientists, like you, to observe and discover the world of nature. This book, full of photos and useful tips, will show you how to experience science close to home.

Usborne Book of Paper Flowers By Ray Gibson

While you are waiting for the garden flowers to bloom, have fun making flowers out of various kinds of paper. Detailed directions and templates are provided to help make your flowers as realistic as possible. Now you can enjoy springtime crocuses and summertime poppies and sunflowers all year round!

JUNIOR

A Question of Magic By E.D. Baker

Serafina was living a normal life, when she gets a mysterious letter – her first letter ever – from a great aunt she's never heard of. Little does Serafina know, her great aunt is actually a Baba Yaga, a magical witch. Serafina's life takes a turn as she is destined to become the new Baba Yaga! But leaving behind home and the boy she loves isn't easy, and as Serafina grows into her new role she also learns about the person she's meant to be.

Lily’s Crossing By Patricia Reilly Giff

Lily has planned a spectacular summer in Rockaway, in her family's cozy house near the Atlantic Ocean. But by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone's life. Lily's best friend and her family have moved to a factory town, and Lily's father is on his way overseas to the war. There's no one else Lily's age in Rockaway until Albert comes, a refugee from Hungary. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; but when they join together to rescue and care for a kitten, they begin a special friendship.

YOUNG ADULT

The Theory of Everything By Kari Luna

Sophie Sophia has an eccentric physicist father who has been known to vanish for days and sees things that aren’t there, like Walt, Sophie’s shaman panda and guide. When her father disappears for good, Sophie teams up with her (human) friend Finny to travel to New York City to find him. Along this peculiar journey Sophie gains insight into her visions and the world’s infinite possibilities.

The Impossible Knife of Memory By Laurie Halse Anderson

For the past five years, Hayley has spent her life on the road with her father as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. They end up moving to her father’s hometown and actually begin to live a “normal” life, until drugs push her father to the edge and hidden secrets threaten the future of her new relationship with the one guy that can make her laugh.

ADULT

One Hundred Years of Solitude By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A modern masterpiece that introduced the world to magic realism from the Nobel laureate who passed away last week. The rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo is told, wonderfully, through the story of the Buendía family.

Lion Heart By Justin Cartwright

For St. George’s Day, an intriguing story of an English academic’s investigation into Richard the Lionheart's quest for the True Cross. The project begins as a way to learn more about a dead father, but soon grows into a adventure that takes us around the globe, like a literary Da Vinci Code.