Olympia Timberland Library
Summer 2017

Books that Sara and Emily talked about at your school!

Alvarez, Lorena     
Nightlights
Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy's bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings. When a mysterious new girl appears at school, Sandy's drawings are noticed for the first time, but Morfie's fascination with Sandy's talent soon turns into something far more sinister.


Bell, Cece     
El deafo
The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."


Blabey, Aaron     
The bad guys
The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.


Crilley, Mark     
The drawing lesson : a graphic novel that teaches you how to draw
An instructional story presented in comic book format, featuring a twelve-year-old boy who learns about drawing and life from an artist he meets in the park.


DieudonnĂ©, ClĂ©a     
Megalopolis : and the visitor from outer space
The citizens of Megalopolis welcome a very special visitor -- an alien has arrived from outer space to explore the many wonders of their towering town.


Flintham, Thomas     
Game over, Super Rabbit Boy!
When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.


Gemeinhart, Dan     
Scar Island
Twelve-year-old Jonathan Grisby has been sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys, a former lunatic asylum which is currently run by a sadist who enjoys punishing the boys and setting them against each other; but when a lightning strike kills all the adults the boys find themselves suddenly free--and trapped on Scar Island which seems to be sinking into the ocean.


Gillingham, Sara     
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie : the complete book of nautical codes
An introduction to maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signaling. Today's system of international maritime signal flags was developed in the 19th century, and is still used for communication between ships, or between ship and shore. Each flag, boldly colored for visual distinction at sea, stands for a letter as well as a phrase relevant to seafaring. The resulting code is both beautiful and functional, inviting readers to code and decode messages of their own!


Hahn, Mary Downing     
Took : a ghost story
"A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is 'took' to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years"--|cProvided by publisher.


Hale, Shannon     
The unbeatable Squirrel Girl : squirrel meets world
After Doreen, uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers she becomes a full-fledged superhero called Squirrel Girl.


Liss, David     
Randoms
"A twelve-year-old boy is chosen to join a four-person applicant team to work towards membership in the Confederation of United Planets, and stumbles across conspiracies resembling science fiction he's been a fan of his entire life"--|cProvided by publisher.


Mafi, Tahereh     
Furthermore


Medina, Juana     
Juana & Lucas
A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.


Montgomery, Ross     
Perijee & me
Caitlin, the only young person living on Middle Island, finds Perijee, a tiny alien, on the beach and he becomes her secret friend, but Perijee's rapid growth is a big problem.


Yardi, Robin     
The midnight war of Mateo Martinez
"Mateo, a Mexican-American fourth grader from California, spots two skunks stealing his sister's trike. He launches a crusade to retrieve the trike and soon learns that the skunks are not only thieves -- they can talk, too!" --|cProvided by publisher.


  May 2017