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Decoding Our DNA

By Karen Gunnison Ballen Lerner Books Ages 14-18 Think science consists of guys in white coats who never argue? Think again! Part of the “Scientific Rivalries and Scandals” series, this book discusses the Human Genome Project—a mapping of human DNA that began in 1990. First it provides background for the science of genetics, and the [...]

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Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks

ByG. Patrick Vennebush Robert D. Reed Publishers Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? A: Pumpkin pi. I knew I was in for trouble as I flipped through the last half of the book; an English major is no match for an elevated math joke, much [...]

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The Little Prince Book 2: The Planet of the Firebird

By Guillaume Dorison Lerner Books Ages 6-10 The Little Prince is back for new adventures in this graphic novel series. This isn’t quite the same Little Prince you might know from the Saint-Exupéry books, so read the introduction found in the book to understand the premise. Now he and Fox are traveling around the universe [...]

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Being a Model

By Adam Sutherland Lerner Books Ages 9-14 Have you ever thought about being a model? They seem to live exotic lives—traveling the world, having their faces splashed across billboards and magazine covers. This book gives you a taste of the profession.

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The Little Prince Book 1: The Planet of Wind

By Guillaume Dorison Lerner Books Ages 6-10 The Little Prince is back for new adventures in this graphic novel series. He’s changed a lot, however, from the original Little Prince of Saint-Exupéry fame. It helps to read the introduction pages to understand the characters and their abilities and roles. Accompanied by his friend Fox, the [...]

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Deadly Voyage

By Hugh Brewster Scholastic Canada Ages 9-12 Fourteen-year old Jamie Laidlaw is excited to be leaving his stuffy English boarding school and heading home on the Titanic. Jamie meets new friends on his voyage to help him explore the massive new ship, and together they search out every nook and cranny of the massive liner, [...]

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We Are Not Eaten by Yaks

By C. Alexander London Penguin Ages 9-13 Some people may think that having parents who are great adventurers would be terrific. Those people are wrong. Oliver and Celia Navel just want to watch television, not have adventures. They can learn everything they might need to know from that glowing screen…

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The Rock of Ivanore

By Laurisa White Reyes Simon & Schuster Ages 10-15 Every year all the boys in Quendel who have turned 14 are sent on a quest. The results of that quest will determine their status in the community as adults. This year they are told to find, and return with, the “Rock of Ivanore.” With this [...]

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Bunheads

By Sophie Flack Hachette Ages 10-15 Have you ever dreamed about becoming a prima ballerina? Imagined what it would be like to be on stage, graceful as a swan? This book brings the experience to life as 19-year-old Hannah dances with the Manhattan Ballet. It’s not all fluffy tutus and pretty pink slippers, however.

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Crush. Candy. Corpse.

By Sylvia McNicoll Lorimer Ages 13-17 Sunny has completed her mandatory forty hours of volunteer work on the Alzheimer’s ward, but after an extra visit to see her new crush Cole, she finds herself on trial for manslaughter. How did this happen?

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