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Great Reading

For the week of Feb. 12 to 19, 2020    



Finding Lucy
By Eugenie Fernandes
How do you paint the colour of laughter, the flutter of birds, or the whimsy of the wind? Lucy, a thoughtful girl with a brush, a smock, and a sassy cat, is determined to find out. But after a snide rabbit appears with his own opinion of what Lucy should paint, the young artist's confidence is shaken. With wise encouragement from her cat, Lucy finds her authentic self in her work again and painting is rewarding once more.

You’re Here For a Reason
By Nancy Tillman
You're here for a reason. If you think you're not I would just say that perhaps you forgot ... a piece of the world that is precious and dear would surely be missing if you weren't here. If not for your smile and your laugh and your heart, this place we call home would be minus a part. Thank goodness you're here! Thank goodness times two! I just can't imagine a world without you.



Ember and the Ice Dragons
By Heather Fawcett
Ember was born a dragon but was magicked into a human child by her rescuer-turned-adoptive-father. Though she appears human, a few peculiar dragon traits remain! So the fire-prone Ember abandons London for her aunt's scientific outpost in Antarctica, where she quickly finds herself in a different type of dragon drama.

Accidental Trouble Magnet
By Zanib Mian
When Omar's family moves to a new house, he must start the year at a new school. Luckily for Omar, he has a great new teacher and makes a new friend, Charlie, right away. But Omar and Charlie become the target of a bully, Daniel, who seems to dislike Omar because he is Muslim. But when Omar and Daniel are thrown together into a scary situation, the boys realize that maybe they don't have to be enemies.


Fun Facts

Box Creations
By Courtney Sanchez
The winter months can be a great time for craft projects involving the whole family. Big boxes are perfect building materials. This book is filled with 12 fun and unique cardboard box projects you can create with step-by-step pictures and easy to follow directions. Try making an indoor doghouse or a lemonade stand for hot summer months.

Baby Dolphin’s First Swim
A baby dolphin is born in the ocean and rises to the water’s surface to take his first breath. Follow along as one baby dolphin explores the world around him. The photography and information is provided by the American Museum of Natural History.


Young Adult

By Joelle Charbonneau
Sixteen-year-old Meri receives a mysterious paper with an unfamiliar word on it: "verify". She embarks on a dangerous journey in a dystopian America where history books have been rewritten and subversive words have been erased. Meri is determined to fight for the truth.

What I Carry
By Jennifer Longo
In her final year of foster care, 17-year-old Muir tries to survive high school. When Muir moves to a new household, she’s determined to do whatever it takes to stay. Longo uses her experience as a foster and adoptive parent to write a happy and hopeful story for teens experiencing foster care.



How To Do Nothing: Resisting the attention economy
By Jenny Odell
When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for personal branding, and products to be monetized, nothing can be quite so radical as … doing nothing. Here, Jenny Odell sends up a flare from the heart of Silicon Valley, delivering an action plan to become more meaningfully connected in the process.

All Things Being Equal: Why math is the key to a better world
By John Mighton
Mighton argues that math study is an ideal starting point to break down social inequality and empower individuals to build a smarter, kinder, more equitable world. Bringing together the latest cognitive research and incremental learning strategies, Mighton goes deep into the classroom and beyond to offer a hopeful – and urgent – vision for a numerate society.