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Another quest for Celeste Another quest for Celeste / Henry Cole

Ages 8-12 - Ok, there just can't be a cuter, braver, more adventurous mouse than Celeste, except for maybe Ralph S. Mouse (by Beverly Cleary). Who wouldn't want to live in Abe Lincoln's pocket and learn to read and write with your tail? (Amy 4/21)


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As brave as you As brave as you / Jason Reynolds

A precious coming of age story about family, friendship, acceptance of self and others, curiosity, and being brave. Reynolds writing and character development is phenomenal! A great young adult novel and family read together title as well. (Amy 3/20)


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Bat and the end of everything Bat and the end of everything / written by Elana K. Arnold ; with pictures by Charles Santoso

Grades 2-5 and third in the "Bat" series.


Bat grows anxious as his third-grade year comes to an end and the time to release his pet skunk, Thor, out into the wild approaches. (Publisher) (Amy 1/22)


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Beetle boy Beetle boy / M.G. Leonard

Darkus Cuttle has taken care of his father ever since his mother died, but one day his father vanished from a locked vault at the Natural History Museum, and now he lives with his eccentric uncle--but one day he finds a large and unusually intelligent and self-aware beetle, and soon he and his two friends are caught up in a struggle to protect an intelligent super species of beetles. (Amy 2/20)


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Black Boy Joy Black Boy Joy / edited by Kwame Mbalia

Black boy joy is...Picking out a fresh first-day-of-school outfit. Saving the universe in an epic intergalactic race. Finding your voice—and your rhymes—during tough times. Flying on your skateboard like nobody’s watching. And more! From seventeen acclaimed Black male and non-binary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood.
(Kristen 3/22)


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Boris gets a lizard Boris gets a lizard / Andrew Joyner

Boris has a lot of pets, but what he really wants is a Komodo dragon, so he comes up with a plan--and invites his class to come and see his lizard. (Amy 1/22)


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Charlotte the scientist finds a cure Charlotte the scientist finds a cure / written by Camille Andros ; illustrated by Brianne Farley

Charlotte the rabbit takes readers through a wonderful story of the scientific method and a pursuit of a cure. She also consults the "Comprehensive Compendium of Carrot Conditions". A fun scientific story! (Amy 6/20)


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The Day you begin The Day you begin / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by Rafael López

Multiple awards winning book! Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider. (Amy 6/20)


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Finding Langston Finding Langston / Lesa Cline-Ransome

Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied. (Publisher)

An invaluable author and another excellent book by her is "Before She Was Harriet" - a children's biography about Harriet Tubman. (Amy 7/21)


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The House that wasn't there The House that wasn't there / Elana K. Arnold

"Alder has always lived in his cozy little house in Southern California. And for as long as he can remember, the old, reliable, comforting walnut tree has stood between his house and the one next door. That is, until a new family—with a particularly annoying girl his age—moves into the neighboring house and, without warning, cuts it down. Oak doesn’t understand why her family had to move to Southern California. She has to attend a new school, find new friends, and live in a new house that isn’t even ready—her mother had to cut down a tree on their property line in order to make room for a second floor. And now a strange boy next door won’t stop staring at her, like she did something wrong moving here in the first place. As Oak and Alder start school together, they can’t imagine ever becoming friends. But the two of them soon discover a series of connections between them—mysterious, possibly even magical puzzles they can’t put together. At least not without each other’s help."--Amazon.com.(Amy 1/22)


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Infinite hope Infinite hope / Ashley Bryan

Biography of amazing children's author/illustrator/puppet maker, Ashley Bryan as he shares pictures, poems, and letters, of his experience being a Black soldier during World War II. Bryan, who is 98 years young has celebrated beauty and love throughout his career and exudes this in his art and writing for children. Love this memoir.
(Amy 1/22)


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Just ask! Just ask! / Sonia Sotomayor ; illustrated by Rafael López

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor shares "how differences make us stronger in a good way" and that we all have so much in common. A wonderful story and beautifully illustrated, of course, by Rafael López. (Amy 6/20)


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Kiki's delivery service Kiki's delivery service / Eiko Kadono ; translated by Emily Balistrieri ; illustrated by Yuta Onoda

So fun and for grades 4-6. Thisis a great adventure story of a little witch who starts her own delivery service using her broom driving skills. She meets characters of all kinds and learns about her own strength and has support from her kitty co-pilot, Jiji! Highly recommend. (Amy 3/22)


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The Lemonade war The Lemonade war / Jacqueline Davies

Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn 100 dollars. Includes mathematical calculations and tips for running a successful lemonade stand. (Amy 3/21)


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Leonard Leonard / Carlie Sorosiak

Oh my! What a brave kitty...wait, Leonard is an alien that wanted to arrive on Earth to be a Yellowstone National Park Ranger. Thank goodness he is rescued by courageous Olive! What a wonderful adventure. I also suggest reading "I, Cosmo" by the same author about a dog...just to be fair. (Amy 7/21)


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The Littlest voyageur The Littlest voyageur / Margi Preus ; illustrated by Cheryl Pilgrim

Can't go wrong with a Margi Preus title! This cute adventure story sees our little red squirrel, Jean Pierre Petite Le Rouge (little red squirrel) stowing away in one of the canoes traveling from Montreal to a faraway trading post in 1792. Adventure and friendship abound in this brave little book. (Amy 4/21)


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The Lonely pony The Lonely pony / Paula Harrison ; illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller

Super cute series called Royal Rescues for grades 1-3.

When Princess Bea discovers a beautiful pony alone on the beach, she is determined to find its owner, but the pony won't stay put! Can Bea find its home before it runs into trouble?
Another series by this author for this grade range is "Kitty". (Amy 1/22)


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Maybe maybe Marisol Rainey Maybe maybe Marisol Rainey / Erin Entrada Kelly

Looking forward to more of Erin Entrada Kelly's books about Marisol! A brave, curious, and creative kid with a super love for cats, her family and her best friend Jada. Love this! (Amy 7/21)


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Maybe maybe Marisol Rainey Maybe maybe Marisol Rainey / Erin Entrada Kelly

"Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard named Peppina...but she's way too scared to climb it. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe"-- (Amy 1/22)


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Mr. Lemoncello's all-star breakout game Mr. Lemoncello's all-star breakout game / Chris Grabenstein

Fans of the Lemoncello series will enjoy the next adventure! "Mr. Lemoncello is at it again, this time with an escape-room-style TV game show, and the kids from Alexandriaville return to compete. Kyle and his friends enter the competition to break out of the Lemoncello library, now using the Fictionasium, a 3-D augmented reality game that makes stories come to life." (Booklist Reviews) - (Jennifer 4/21)


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Ninth Ward Ninth Ward / Jewell Parker Rhodes

Coretta Scott King Award author honor (2011) -
In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them. (Publisher)

I could not stop rooting and believing in Lanesha, Mama Ya-Ya, TaShon, and Ginia in this eye opening, powerful, and tender story. (Amy 12/21)


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The other half of happy The other half of happy / Rebecca Balcárcel

Pura Belpre Honor author.

From publisher -
Twelve-year-old Quijana is a biracial girl, desperately trying to understand the changes that are going on in her life; her mother rarely gets home before bedtime, her father suddenly seems to be trying to get in touch with his Guatemalan roots (even though he never bothered to teach Quijana Spanish), she is about to start seventh grade in the Texas town where they live and she is worried about fitting in--and Quijana suspects that her parents are keeping secrets, because she is sure there is something wrong with her little brother, Memito, who is becoming increasingly hard to reach.

(Amy 1/22)


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Other words for home Other words for home / Jasmine Warga

Ages 8-12 - Newbery Honor book in 2020 -
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises. (Publisher) (Amy 3/21)


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The Pepper party picks the perfect pet The Pepper party picks the perfect pet / Jay Cooper

The problem solving Pepper family have fun along the way in this series. This first book in the series has animal antics and family hilarity! (Amy 2/22)


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Saucy Saucy / Cynthia Kadohata ; illustrated by Marianna Raskin

Grades 4-6 - gotta' love a book about quadruplets who are 11 and find a baby pig and try to care for it inside their house! A book about caring, friendship, family, and cute a cute little piglet named Saucy...until she's 100 pounds cute! (Amy 3/21)


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The Someone new The Someone new / written by Jill Twiss; illustrated by EG Keller

"Because kindness ins stronger than fear." This is a beautiful book for exploring the immigrant story with young children. Animal friends help each other in welcoming a new friend into their community and they all had come from somewhere else as well. (Amy 6/20)


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The Superlative A. Lincoln The Superlative A. Lincoln / Eileen R. Meyer ; illustrated by Dave Szalay

Did you know President Lincoln put notes to himself inside of his top hat? There's a fun poem just about that in this creative book of poems all about Abraham Lincoln. (Amy 7/21)


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Sydney & Taylor explore the whole wide world Sydney & Taylor explore the whole wide world / Jacqueline Davies ; illustrated by Deborah Hocking

Best-selling author Jacqueline Davies tells the story of two unlikely friends: Sydney and Taylor, a skunk and a hedgehog who strike out to discover the great unknown, despite how afraid they are of it. (Publisher) (Amy 3/21)


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Three times lucky Three times lucky / Sheila Turnage

A great upper elementary grade mystery about a small town and the adventures and sleuthing that happen in order to solve a local murder! (Amy 3/21)


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The Unicorn in the barn The Unicorn in the barn / written by Jacqueline Ogburn ; illustrated by Rebecca Green

Fifth-grader Eric's life transforms when he encounters a unicorn in the woods around Chinaberry Creek and discovers a special veterinary clinic that cares for "supernatural exotic patients." (Publisher)
(Amy 9/21)


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When you trap a tiger When you trap a tiger / Tae Keller

Sensitive, funny, heartfelt, challenging, and a truly powerful display of word crafting and storytelling. MAGICAL! No wonder it won the 2021 Newbery Award. Please enjoy this precious story and read it together as a family. (Amy 2/21)


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The Wise fool The Wise fool / [retold by] Shahrukh Husain ; and [illustrated by] Micha Archer

So fun! A retelling of twenty-two Middle Eastern folktales about Mulla Nasreddin Hoca, a wise man remembered for his insightful and humorous stories. (Amy 7/20)


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The World between blinks The World between blinks / Amie Kaufman & Ryan Graudin

Whenever Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that. Her epic trips and treasure hunts were legendary. With the whole family reuniting for one last summer vacation at Nana's home, the cousins are prepared for an extraordinary trip of their own. Following a map Nana left behind, Jake and Marisol sneak out to a nearby lighthouse, then accidentally slip into another world! The World Between Blinks is a magical place, where all sorts of lost things and people wind up. Everywhere they turn, the cousins find real mysteries from history and a few they thought were just myths, from pilot Amelia Earhart to the fabled city of Atlantis. But the man who holds the key to Jake and Marisol's journey home doesn't want to be found . . . and if the cousins don't catch him fast, they could end up lost in this world. (Jennifer 1/22)


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Zoo camp puzzle Zoo camp puzzle / Gail Herman ; illustrated by Bryan Langdo

Great series from Animal Planet called Animal Planet Adventures and for grades 1-3.

"Life is a zoo, literally, for twin sisters Ava and Rosie when their family moves to the Fieldstone Zoo. Now the zebras seem upset and a pregnant pronghorn has gone into hiding. Will the twins' knowledge of animal behavior help them solve the mystery in time for the arrival of the pronghorn babies?"--Back cover. (Amy 1/22)


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The Zoo switcheroo The Zoo switcheroo / Alan Katz ; illustrated by Alex Lopez

Super cute series called S.O.S. Society of Substitutes for grades 1-3.

Oh no! Noah--part time classroom pet, full-time evil mastermind--has his paws set on setting free all the animals at the city zoo. Good thing that when there's a problem, there's no substitute for the super substitute teachers of the S.O.S. (Amy 1/22)

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(970) 221-6740

Including the collection of
Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus