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Provides an account of the racially-motivated bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963, which resulted in the deaths of four children, and discusses how the tragedy spurred the passage of the landmark 1964 civil rights legislation.

323.1196 BRI Brimner, Larry Dane. Published 2010 Reading Level: 8.2 Interest Level: 5-8

A comprehensive guide to understanding various sciencerelated topics that provides hands-on, interactive learning. 500 BIG [editor, Matilda Gollon]. Published 2010 Reading Level: 7.1 Interest Level: 5-8


In this graphic novel interpretation of "Jack and the beanstalk," Jack is a born schemer who climbs a magical beanstalk in the hope of exacting justice from a mean giant and gaining a fortune for his widowed mother, aided by some friends. 41.5 HAL Hale, Shannon. Published 2010 Reading Level: 5.2 Interest Level: 5-8


323.1196 BRI Brimner, Larry Dane. Birmingham Sunday. 1st ed. Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, c2010. Provides an account of the racially-motivated bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963, which resulted in the deaths of four children, and discusses how the tragedy spurred the passage of the landmark 1964 civil rights legislation. 500 BIG The big idea science book : the incredible concepts that show how science works in the world. North American ed. London ; : DK, 2010. A comprehensive guide to understanding various science-related topics that provides hands-on, interactive learning. 597.8 TUR Turner, Pamela S. The frog scientist. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009. Discusses the work of Tyrone Hayes and his efforts to study and protect frogs, and follows Hayes into the field with his students to perform experiments with various types of frogs. 741.5 HAL Hale, Shannon. Calamity Jack. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury, 2010. In this graphic novel interpretation of "Jack and the beanstalk," Jack is a born schemer who climbs a magical beanstalk in the hope of exacting justice from a mean giant and gaining a fortune for his widowed mother, aided by some friends. 741.5 SFA Sfar, Joann. The little prince. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. A graphic novel adaptation of the story of an aviator whose plane is forced down in the desert, where he encounters a little man from a small planet, who describes his adventures in the universe, seeking the secret of what is really important in life. 940.4 MUR Murphy, Jim, 1947-. Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting. New York : Scholastic Press, c2009. Tells the story of the December 25, 1914 truce between German and British soldiers as they laid down their weapons and met in No Man's Land to celebrate Christmas. 973.7 ALL Allen, Thomas B. Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war : how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, iron-clads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009. Examines how Abraham Lincoln's interest in technology played a role in the outcome of the Civil War; and explains how the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, and other inventions helped the North win the war and rebuild the economy. B KER


Bibliography Sorted by Call Number / Author 323.1196 BRI Brimner, Larry Dane. Birmingham Sunday. 1st ed. Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, c2010. Provides an account of the racially-motivated bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963, which resulted in the deaths of four children, and discusses how the tragedy spurred the passage of the landmark 1964 civil rights legislation. 500 BIG The big idea science book : the incredible concepts that show how science works in the world. North American ed. London ; : DK, 2010. A comprehensive guide to understanding various science-related topics that provides hands-on, interactive learning. 597.8 TUR Turner, Pamela S. The frog scientist. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009. Discusses the work of Tyrone Hayes and his efforts to study and protect frogs, and follows Hayes into the field with his students to perform experiments with various types of frogs. 741.5 HAL Hale, Shannon. Calamity Jack. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury, 2010. In this graphic novel interpretation of "Jack and the beanstalk," Jack is a born schemer who climbs a magical beanstalk in the hope of exacting justice from a mean giant and gaining a fortune for his widowed mother, aided by some friends. 741.5 SFA Sfar, Joann. The little prince. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. A graphic novel adaptation of the story of an aviator whose plane is forced down in the desert, where he encounters a little man from a small planet, who describes his adventures in the universe, seeking the secret of what is really important in life. 940.4 MUR Murphy, Jim, 1947-. Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting. New York : Scholastic Press, c2009. Tells the story of the December 25, 1914 truce between German and British soldiers as they laid down their weapons and met in No Man's Land to celebrate Christmas. 973.7 ALL Allen, Thomas B. Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war : how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, iron-clads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009. Examines how Abraham Lincoln's interest in technology played a role in the outcome of the Civil War; and explains how the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, and other inventions helped the North win the war and rebuild the economy. B KER Kerley, Barbara. The extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy). 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2010.


Thirteen-year-old Susy Clemens wants the world to know that her papa, Mark Twain, is more than just a humorist and sets out to write a comprehensive biography of the American icon. F BAC Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship breaker. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2010. In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. F BEL Bell, Ted. Nick of time. 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2008. Twelve-year-old Nick McIver tries to help his father and sister send vital information to England about imminent Nazi invasion, until he finds himself transported through time to help his ancestor stop a mutinous captain who is aiding the French fleet and endangering British sailors. F CAR Carmichael, Clay. Wild things. 1st ed. Honesdale, Pa. : Front Street, c2009. Stubborn, self-reliant, eleven-year-old Zoe, recently orphaned, moves to the country to live with her prickly half-uncle, a famous doctor and sculptor, and together they learn about trust and the strength of family. F DAS Dashner, James, 1972-. The Scorch trials. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2010. Thomas and the Gladers, having solved the Maze, plan on returning to their lives, but instead find the earth a wasteland with Cranks roaming the desert in search of their next meal and they are faced with the challenge of crossing the Scorch in two weeks in order to arrive at a safe haven. F FEI Feinstein, John. The rivalry : mystery at the Army-Navy game. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2010. Teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are assigned to cover the football game between long ime rivalries Army and Navy, and, after noticing the actions of secret service agents, they begin to suspect that the president, who is going to attend the event, is in danger. F GID Gidwitz, Adam. A tale dark & Grimm. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2010. Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs. F HAR Hardinge, Frances. The lost conspiracy. 1st American ed. New York : Harper, c2009. When a lie is exposed and their tribe turns against them, Hathin must find a way to save her sister Arilou--once considered the tribe's oracle--and herself. F PAU Paulsen, Gary. Woods runner. 1st ed. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2010. From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-


skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Native Americans who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes. F PER Perkins, Lynne Rae. As easy as falling off the face of the earth. 1st ed. New York : Greenwillow Books, c2010. A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck. F REE Reeve, Philip. Fever Crumb. 1st American ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2010, c2009. Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present. F RYA Ryan, Pam Mu単oz. The dreamer. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2010. A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who grew up a painfully shy child, ridiculed by his overbearing father, but who became one of the most widely-read poets in the world. F SHU Shulman, Polly. The Grimm Legacy. New York : Putnam's, c2010. New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "NewYork Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods. F SMI Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-. Ghost medicine. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2008. Still mourning the recent death of his mother, seventeen-year-old Troy Stotts relates the events of the previous year when he and his two closest friends try to retaliate against the sheriff's son, who has been bullying them for years. F VAN Vanderpool, Clare. Moon over Manifest. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2010. Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. F WIL Williams-Garcia, Rita. One crazy summer. 1st ed. New York : Amistad, c2010. In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. PB MAC


Mackel, Kathryn, 1950-. Boost. New York : Speak, 2010, c2008. Thirteen-year-old Savvy is the star player of the girls basketball team, but, despite her height and skills, Savvy struggles with her self-confidence and searches for some way to boost her performance, but when steroids are found in her bag, Savvy denies they are hers and the rumors start to fly. PB MAT Matti, Truus, 1961-. Departure time. 1st American ed. South Hampton, N.H. : Namelos, c2010. A girl suffering from amnesia finds herself in a run down motel filled with strange creatures who seem to know her and may be able to offer clues to her past. PB ST St. Crow, Lili. Strange angels. New York : Razorbill, c2009. Sixteen-year-old Dru Anderson travels from town to town with her father, who hunts "strange" creatures, but when he is turned into a zombie, Dru goes on the run with her friends Grave--freshly bitten by a werewolf--and Christophe--a half-human vampire hunter--to save herself.

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