Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Here are some of our favorite Dr. Seuss titles, what are yours?

Hop on Pop was a favorite Dr. Seuss book of mine and also of my children. I read the dickens out of that book to my boys and then they in turn read the dickens out of it to me. It was this book that taught them to read, with its hilarious rhymes and funny illustrations. How proud they were the first time they were able to read to me! We laughed a lot at what Pat sat on and what a bad day Dad had. And who can forget Mr. Brown and Mr. Black! All in all, looking through the book again after all these years brings back such warm memories of time shared with my precious children. Now, onto One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!

Marlene Patten, Library Assistant

Favorite Dr. Seuss book:
I can’t pick just ONE favorite Dr. Seuss book! How about I give you my top 5 instead?
1.) The Sleep Book
2.) Fox in Socks
3.) One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
4.) Green Eggs and Ham
5.) Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Least favorite Dr. Seuss book:

I would have to say The Foot Book. (But, that’s probably because I don’t like feet in general!) 

Dr. Seuss Fun Facts!

Real Name: Theodor Geisel

Where he got his name: Seuss was his middle name, and his mother’s maiden name.

Other Pen Names: Theophrastus Seuss, Theo LeSieg, and Rosetta Stone

Honors: Academy Award (x2), Emmy Award (x2), a Peabody Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, The Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (x2), the Inkpot Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Dr. Seuss has been in Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid dead celebrities every year since the list was started in 2001.

 “I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, happy birthday to me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

Jess – Young Adult Librarian.

Favorite?

Dr. Seuss’s ABC: I love a good, simple, and fun ABC book. They’re perhaps the pinnacle of all Children’s Books for me! If you can make the ABC’s fun, you can do anything. Seuss does just that with this one.

Least favorite?

I don’t think I have one. There’s a thread of consistency and quality in all of his books, and I think that is something we should recognize.

One additional observation: is it just me, or does anyone else get really hungry if they read “The Butter Battle Book”???

Justin

Dr. Seuss wrote more than 40 books for children!  I have read MANY of them, though I won’t claim to have read them all!

Green Eggs and Ham was one of Dr. Seuss titles I read when learning to read. – Believe it or not, the book only uses 50 different words.  Amazing!

As Jess pointed out earlier, I don’t think I have only one favorite, I enjoy the rhythm of his words.  The illustrations draw me in.  Some of the titles are rather intriguing.

Horton Hears a Who has a wonderful message – one that we should all remember – people are people – size, shape, color, gender, abilities, challenges –  “a  person’s a person, no matter how small”.

Ann Russell, Technology Librarian

Favorite

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories: I like this book the most because as a child I had the big hard copy of this book for myself.

Least Favorite

I did not dislike any of his books but disliked some of the words that he would use, that as a child I could not pronounce.

As a child I would receive books in the mail through an “I Can Read” program. This was one of my greatest memories growing up.

Ginni Nichols, Children’s Librarian

New Items ~ January 2022

FICTION

Autopsy (Kay Scarpetta, #25) by Patricia Cornwell. Relaunching the electrifying, landmark thriller series, chief medical examiner Scarpetta hunts those responsible for two wildly divergent and chilling murders.

The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale. Dare Me meets Black Swan in a captivating, debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Opera Ballet School – with all culminating in a twist you won’t see coming.

Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding. A visceral, tender, and brave portrait of addiction, recovery, and motherhood on a journey towards rehabilitation and redemption.

Burntcoat by Sarah Hall. Set against the backdrop of a deadly global virus in an unnamed British city, a sculptor isolates in her immense studio, Burntcoat, with a lover she barely knows in a tale of mortality, passion, and human connection.

The Cat Who Saved Books by Sōsuke Natsukawa, translated by Louise Heal Kawai. An enthralling tale of books, first love, fantasy, and an unusual friendship with a talking cat — a story for all those for whom books are much more than words on paper.

City of Shadows (Counterfeit Lady, #5) by Victoria Thompson. Elizabeth Miles has returned from her honeymoon, proud of forsaking her past life as a con artist – that is, until a friend needs her devious skills to help take down a slew of professional fraudsters.

Criminal Mischief (Stone Barrington, #60)by Stuart Woods. Well needed downtime is quickly lost as Stone suddenly finds himself on an international chase and, with the help of old friends – and alluring new ones – facing a foe more unpredictable than ever.

Curse of Salem (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #20) by Kay Hooper. The small town of Salem has been quiet for months – until an eerie and horrifying warning leads Bishop and team to hunt down a vicious killer and uncover a dark and ancient curse haunting Salem.

The Deathwatch Beetle (Ann Lindell Mysteries, #9) by Kjell Eriksson. Four years ago, a woman disappeared from an island off Sweden. When Lindell, no longer police, receives a tip that the woman has since been seen alive, she can’t help getting involved.

The Family by Naomi Krupitsky. A captivating debut novel about the tangled fates of two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia. Also a coming-of-age story of 20th-century Brooklyn itself.

48 Hours to Kill by Andrew Bourelle. A prison inmate on furlough learns a terrible secret about his sister’s mysterious death and then descends back into the criminal underworld to uncover the truth.

The Hanged Man’s Tale (Inspector Mazarelle Mystery #2)  by Gerald Jay. In the shadowy back alleys and opulent homes of Paris, hard-nosed police inspector Paul Mazarelle sets out on the trail of a serial killer.

Hello, Transcriber by Hannah Morrissey. A captivating mystery suspense debut featuring a female police transcriber who goes beyond the limits to solve a harrowing case.

A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw. A richly atmospheric debut novel following three residents of a secluded, seemingly peaceful commune as they investigate the disappearances of two outsiders.

Honor by Thrity Umrigar. Tender, riveting and immersive love stories tell the tales of two couples and their sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges across cultural divides. Two courageous women navigate truth to their homelands and themselves.

Invisible by Danielle Steel. The story of a woman who must decide how high a price she is willing to pay to pursue her passion—and whether it is possible to stay true to herself while she does.

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness. — (Or A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal.)

The Left-Handed Twin (Jane Whitefield #9) by Thomas Perry. Jane Whitefield helps people disappear. Her latest client’s case sets her on a harrowing chase that winds through the cities of the northeast, ultimately plunging into Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness in a pursuit where only one party will emerge alive. 

The Librarian Always Rings Twice (First Edition Library Mystery, #3) by Marty Wingate. When a mysterious stranger turns up making claims that threaten the legacy of Hayley Burke’s late-benefactor, she must uncover the truth and catch a conniving killer.

The Midnight Lock (Lincoln Rhyme #15) by Jeffery Deaver. When a Manhattan woman discovers that her personal items have been rearranged while she slept, police initially dismiss her complaint. But it soon becomes a murder that Rhyme is called to investigate.

My Darling Husband by Kimberly Belle. In this compelling domestic suspense thriller a masked home invader reveals the cracks in what appeared to be a perfect marriage.

The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden (A Laetitia Rodd Mystery, #3) by Kate Saunders. A cozy mystery set in the world of Victorian theater, with an indomitable lady detective.

Orphans of the Storm by Celia Imrie. An epic novel set against the backdrop of the sinking of the Titanic and based on a true story.

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart. Eight friends, one country house, four romances, and six months in isolation — a story of love and friendship that reads like a great Russian novel set in upstate New York.

The Paris Detective (Detective Luc Moncrief series, #1-3) by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo. The most revered detective in Paris puts his skills to the test with the NYPD in three thrilling cases.

The Postmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton. A haunting story of an indomitable woman, inspired by the real-life Chicago heiress, Mary Jayne Gold, who worked with an American journalist to smuggle artists and intellectuals out of France during WWII.

Psycho by the Sea (Constable Twitten Mysteries, #4) by Lynne Truss. This madcap mystery has 1950s Brighton detectives confounded by an odd disappearance, a puzzling death, and an escaped criminal obsessed with hunting policemen.

Renewed for Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries, #6) by Victoria Gilbert. Librarian Amy Webber dances with death in this cozy library mystery.

Rogue Asset (Presidential Agent, #9) by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson. In this revival of the W.E.B. Griffin series, the secretary of state has been kidnapped by Islamic extremists and his only hope for survival is a reconstituted Presidential Agent team.

Sea Hawke (Alexander Hawke, #12) by Ted Bell. Gentleman spy and MI6 legend, Hawke is in troubled waters when an around-the-world journey becomes a fight against terror.

Seasonal Work  by Laura Lippman. A diverse and suspenseful collection of diabolically clever stories featuring fierce women, deception, murder, dangerous games, and love gone wrong by one of today’s top crime writers.

Sharpe’s Assassin: Richard Sharpe and the Occupation of Paris, 1815 (Sharpe, #22) by Bernard Cornwell. Outsider, Hero, Rogue, and the one man you want on your side. With the dust still settling after the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington needs a favor, he turns to Sharpe. For Wellington knows that the end of one war is only the beginning of another.

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. The tale of one man’s courage and a remarkable portrait of love and family comprise this deeply affecting story of hope, quiet heroism, and empathy.

Tell Me How to Be by Neel Patel. An irreverent and tender novel about life’s early betrayals and the cost of reconciliation, as well as a love story of a mother and son each trying to figure out how to be in the world.

Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson. A sweeping, prescient thriller that transports readers to a near-future world in which the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and deadly pandemics.

The Winter Guest (Winter Guest, #1) by Pam Jenoff. A stirring novel of first love in a time of war and the unbearable choices that could tear sisters apart.

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. Diana O’Toole’s perfectly planned life is right on track—until a virus breaks out and she finds herself solo and stranded in the Galápagos Islands. In her time alone, she examines her relationships, her choices, and herself – and wonders if she will have evolved into someone completely different when she returns home. (Rights sold for adaptation as a feature film.)

You Feel it Just Below the Ribs by Jeffrey Cranor & Janina Matthewson. A fictional autobiography in an alternate, dystopian 20th Century that chronicles one woman’s unusual life, including the price she pays to survive and the cost her choices hold for the society she is trying to save.

NON FICTION

Apparently There Were Complaints by Sharon Gless. A laugh-out-loud, juicy, and touching personal and professional memoir of Gless’s five groundbreaking decades in Hollywood.

Around the World in 80 Books by David Damrosch. A transporting and illuminating bibliographic voyage around the globe, seeing our world and its literature in new ways.

Audience-ology: How Moviegoers Shape the Films We Love by Kevin Goetz. Discover the fascinating and secretive process of audience testing of Hollywood movies through these first-hand stories from famous filmmakers, studio heads, and stars.

Brothers in Arms: One Legendary Tank Regiment’s Bloody War from D-Day to VE-Day by James Holland. Celebrated military historian James Holland chronicles the experiences in World War II of the legendary tank unit, the Sherwood Rangers.

Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman. This debut collection, full of musical language, exploring themes of identity, grief, and memory, is a lyric of hope and healing.

The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine’s Daughters by Dr. Rachel Trethewey. Previously unpublished letters from the Churchill archives help to bring these women out of the shadows to tell their remarkable stories for the first time.

Citizen Cash: The Political Life and Times of Johnny Cash by Michael Stewart Foley. In addition to American icon, Foley argues that Cash was also the most important, albeit unrecognized, political artist in the United States.

The Defense Lawyer: The Barry Slotnick Story by James Patterson & Benjamin Wallace. Known for his sharp mind, sharp suits, and bold courtroom strategies, Slotnick is known as the best criminal lawyer in the US. His brilliance defines a profession, a city and an era.

New Children’s Titles

New Items ~ October 2021

FICTION

Among Thieves by M.J. Kuhn. A high-stakes heist novel set in a gritty world of magic and malice.

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. The Delaney family love one another dearly–it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other. If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney. Four young people pair up, break up, have wild flirtations and worry about their friendships and the world they live in while pondering their eroding youth.

Bewilderment by Richard Powers. Following the death of his wife, an astrobiologist searches for life throughout the cosmos while raising his unusual nine-year-old son. He learns of an experimental treatment that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain.

Bloodless (Pendergast #20) by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. When completely bloodless bodies are found in Savannah, Georgia, FBI Agent Pendergast investigates amid growing panic and whispers of an infamous local vampire.

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki. An inventive novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things. 

Bullet Train by Kōtarō Isaka. A dark, satirical thriller following the perilous train ride of five highly motivated assassins. 

The Burning (Clay Edison #4) by Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman. A raging wildfire. A massive blackout. A wealthy man shot to death in his palatial hilltop home. Things get personal for the Deputy Coroner Edison when a murder hits close to home. 

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. The latest by the author of All the Light We Cannot See connects teenagers in three timelines (1450s, the present, and the far future) through an ancient love letter to books and their stewards.

Dark Things I Adore by Katie Lattari. Lattari unravels the realities behind campfire legends, the horrors that happen in the dark, the girls who become cautionary tales, and the guilty who go unpunished… until now.

A Darker Reality (Elena Standish #3) by Anne Perry. The next installment in the spy thriller series following a young British photographer and secret agent in the 1930s, when the world was a place of increasing fear and uncertainty.

Enemy at the Gates (Mitch Rapp #20) by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn. The CIA’s top operative searches for a high-level mole with the power to rewrite the world order.

The Garden House by Marcia Willett. A charming and heartwarming novel about family, yearning, and long-buried secrets, set in the Devon countryside.

Halloween Party Murder (Maine Clambake Mystery #9.5) by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis & Barbara Ross. Small town holiday traditions are celebrated throughout Maine, but when it comes to Halloween, some people are more than willing to reap a harvest of murder.

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Whitehead’s latest genre shift is a heist novel set in 1960s Harlem.

Harrow by Joy Williams. Enter an uncertain landscape after an environmental apocalypse; a world in which only the man-made has value, but some still wish to salvage the authentic. 

Hemlock (China Bayles #28) by Susan Wittig Albert. Bayles visits the Hemlock House Library, a haunted North Carolina mountainside mansion, where the most valuable book in the collection is missing and her friend, the director, is under suspicion.

Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Everyone knows Lily Atwood—and that may be her biggest problem. She has it all—fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable seven-year-old daughter. To keep it, all she has to do is protect one life-changing secret. Her own. 

The Heron’s Cry (Two Rivers #2) by Ann Cleeves. When Detective Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists, he finds an elaborately staged murder, and must tread carefully through lies that fester at the heart of his community.

Inseparable by Simone de Beauvoir.  Deemed too intimate to publish during her lifetime, Inseparable offers fresh insight into the groundbreaking feminist’s own coming of age. 

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey. A Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com. A Hollywood “It Girl” cut off from her wealthy family is exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong.

The Jailhouse Lawyer by James Patterson & Nancy Allen. A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown – and ends up in jail herself.

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward.  In a boarded-up house on a dead-end street at the edge of the wild Washington woods lives a family of three. What is buried out among the birch trees may come back to haunt them all. 

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers. An intimate, sweeping novel that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to today.

The Magician by Colm Tóibín. A complex portrait and novelization of Thomas Mann, the most successful novelist of his time; a public man whose private life remained a secret.

The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club #2) by Richard Osman. A letter arrives from an old colleague. He’s made a big mistake, he needs help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life.

Matrix by Lauren Groff. Young Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. A mesmerizing portrait of a woman that history moves both through and around.

The Matzah Ball: A Novel by Jean Meltzer. Rachel is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. She’s hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family, while a chronic illness has kept the love she writes about out of reach.

Nice Girls by Catherine Dang. A deviously dark psychological novel that explores the hungry, angry, dark side of girlhood and wonders what is most dangerous to a woman: showing the world what it wants to see, or who she really is?

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell. A cold case, an abandoned mansion, family trauma and dark secrets lie at the heart of this novel.

Palmares by Gayl Jones. The story of Almeyda, a Black slave girl who comes of age on Portuguese plantations, escapes to a fugitive slave settlement called Palmares, and embarks on a journey across colonial Brazil to find her husband, lost in battle.

Robert B. Parker’s Stone’s Throw (Jesse Stone #20) by Mike Lupica. Paradise is rocked by the mayor’s untimely death in the latest novel starring police chief Jesse Stone.

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins. A new thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train.When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him.

Snowflake by Louise Nealon. A tale of love and family, depression and joy; an affecting coming-of-age story about a young woman learning to navigate a world that constantly challenges her sense of self.  

The Stolen Hours by Allen Eskens. A riveting, hold-your-breath” mystery in which a woman finds herself in a race not only for justice but for her life.

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune. A contemporary fantasy about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with.

The War for Gloria by Atticus Lish. A story about fathers and sons, sons and mothers, and a young boy’s struggle to become a man; while yearning to protect his mother requires him to dismantle the myth of (and possibly destroy) his father.

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks. A novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever. 

NON-FICTION

Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang. A memoir of living undocumented after immigrating with her parents from China to New York City in 1994. Qian’s “illegal” family fights to survive, working in sweatshops and finding refuge in the library.

50 Hikes with Kids New England by Wendy Gorton. Designed to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes highlights kid-friendly New England hikes – all under five miles and with an elevation gain of 900 feet or less – plus plenty of helpful information and fun ideas.

Forever Young: A Memoir by Hayley Mills. Iconic actress Hayley Mills shares personal memories from her storied childhood, growing up in a famous acting family and becoming a Disney child star, trying to grow up in a world that wanted her to stay forever young.

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach. One of the most popular, accessible science writers of today, Roach explores the science behind human/wildlife interactions.

Humane:  How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War by Samuel Moyn. As American wars have become more humane, they have also become endless. This provocative book argues that this development might not represent progress at all.

Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love by Rebecca Frankel. From a little-known chapter of Holocaust history, one family’s inspiring true story.

Land by Simon Winchester. The author of The Professor and the Madman explores the notion of property through human history, how it has shaped us and our future.

Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies by Kinshasha Holman Conwill. The companion volume to the new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Own Your Morning: Refresh Your A.M. Routine & Unlock Your Potential by Liz Plosser. Women’s Health Editor Plosser helps identify core values to reshape morning habits, improve physical and mental health and set a positive, productive tone for the day.

The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century by Amia Srinivasan. A provoking and promising, transformation of many of our most urgent political debates, upending the way we discuss—or avoid discussing—the problems and politics of sex.

Robert E. Lee: A Life by Allen C. Guelzo. From the acclaimed author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, a sweeping, intimate biography of the Confederate general. 

The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA’s Double Helix by Howard Markel. A lively and sweeping narrative of  Watson & Crick’s 1953 landmark discovery of the double helix structure of DNA  – and one that finally gives the woman at the center of this drama her due. 

The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People by Rick Bragg. A warm-hearted and hilarious story of how the author’s life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog.

Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy by Nathaniel Philbrick. Philbrick argues for Washington’s unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies.

Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire by Liz Brown. The unbelievable true story of Harrison Post–the enigmatic lover of one of the richest men in 1920s Hollywood–and the battle for a family fortune.

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana BurkeFrom the founder and activist behind the largest movement of the 20th and 21st centuries, Burke shares her never before revealed life story of how she first came to say Me Too and launch one of the largest cultural events in American history.

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper & Katherine Howe. A chronicle of the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—Cooper’s mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.

Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury by Evan Osnos. After a decade abroad, the Pulitzer Prizewinning Osnos returns to three places he has lived —Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL—to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury.

NEW DVDs & MEDIA

FILMS

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Captain Ron (1992)

In the Heights (2021)

Land (2021)

Sitting Pretty (1948)

The Truffle Hunters (2021)

Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

SERIES

Detectorists (Complete 1-3, 2018)

Lovecraft Country (Season 1, 2021)

Parks and Recreation (Complete 1-7, 2020)

The Undoing (Ltd., 2021)

Watchmen (Ltd., 2020)

MUSIC

John Prine, John Prine (1971)

Mickey Guyton, Remember Her Name (2021)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

PICTURE BOOKS

Chowder Rules! The True Story Of An EPIC Food Fight by Anna Crowley Redding

The Couch Potato by Jory John

Grandma’s Gardens by Hillary Clinton

Sounds Like School Spirit by Meg Fleming

What I am by Divya Srinivasan

CHAPTER BOOKS

Letters From Cuba by Ruth Behar

Minecraft: the Dragon by Nicky Drayden

The Vanderbeekers: Make a Wish #5 by Karina Yan Glaser

NON-FICTION

Children’s Illustrated History Atlas by Simon Adams

Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt

Finish the Fight: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Veronica Chambers

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows

History Smashers: The Titanic by Kate Messner

Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide by Annette Whipple

Lizzie Demands a Seat ! Elizabeth Jennings Fight for Streetcar Rights by Beth Anderson

Murder on the Baltimore Express: The Plot to Keep Abraham Lincoln from Becoming President by Suzanne Jurmain

Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words That Built America by Anna Crowley Redding

Sakamoto’s Swim Club: How a Teacher Led an Unlikely Team to Victory by Julie Abery

Unbound: The Life and Art of Judith Scott by Joyce Scott

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford

Who Would Win? Extreme Animal Rumble by Jerry Pallotta

GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Cardboard Kingdom: Roar of the Beast by Chad Sell

Dog Man. Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey

History Comics: the Wild Mustang: Horses of the American West by Chris Duffy

DVDs

Paw Patrol: Moto Pups Nickelodeon

Straight Outta Nowher. Scooby-doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog starring Frank Welker

Notes from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, New York Times Book Review, Goodreads and publishers.