Lacey Timberland Library
Summer 2017

Books that Kristi talked about...

Alexander, Kwame     
Animal ark : celebrating our wild world in poetry and pictures
"A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird - pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world. Featuring more than 40 unique animal portraits, the pages invite kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail, while calling on all of us to help protect each and every one. Three picture-packed gatefolds inside showcase even more familiar and exotic species. These images are part of Sartore's lifelong project to photograph every animal in the world, with special attention given to disappearing and endangered species"--|cProvided by publisher.

Alexie, Sherman     
Thunder Boy Jr.
"Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name ... one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name"--|cProvided by publisher.

Baptiste, Tracey     
The jumbies
Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.

Barton, Chris     
Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions
Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker     
The war that saved my life
"A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother." -- Verso.

Caldwell, S A     
The tomb of Tutankhamun : discover Egypt's greatest wonder
Provides a brief history of the ancient Egyptian civilization and discusses the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite     
Summerlost : a novel
It's been a year since the devastating car accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what's left of her family are spending the summer in her mother's hometown of Iron Creek and trying to mend their broken pieces. Memories surround Cedar, including strange gifts that begin to appear in the night -- the type of small household items her brother Ben used to collect. Until one day a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike, and everything about Cedar's summer changes. Soon, Cedar not only has a job working at the renowned Summerlost theater festival, but also a growing friendship with Leo that will blossom as they piece together clues about the short and tragic life of one of Iron Creek's most famous residents.

Dillard, Sarah     
Camp out
The Mouse Scouts are hitting the nature trail to earn their 'Camp Out' badge. But not all of the troopers are gung-ho about sleeping beneath the stars. When Miss Poppy goes missing, can the Scouts work together to track down their troop leader?

DiPucchio, Kelly     
Dragon was terrible
When a dragon has a temper tantrum, no one can tame him, except for a little boy with a good book.

Holm, Jennifer L     
Full of beans

Hu, Yue     
Chinese origami for children : fold zodiac animals, festival decorations and other creatures
Presents thirty paper-folding projects that include Chinese zodiac animals and festival-related objects.

Jennings, Patrick     
Guinea dog
When his mother brings home a guinea pig instead of the dog he has always wanted, fifth-grader Rufus is not happy--until the rodent starts acting exactly like a dog.

Jones, Kelly     
Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer
Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family's move to her Great Uncle Jim's farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.

King, A S     
Me and Marvin Gardens
Obe Devlin spends a lot of his time cleaning up the creek that runs through what little is left of his family's once extensive farmland, and worrying about what the developers are doing nearby, and the pollution it is causing--but one day he finds a strange creature by his creek that eats plastic, and soon the animal he calls Marvin Gardens becomes his personal secret, which he believes needs to be protected from pretty much everybody.

LaReau, Kara     
The infamous Ratsos
Rat brothers Louie and Ralphie Ratso try to prove they can be as rough and tough as their father in the Big City, but every time they try to show how tough they are, they end up accidentally doing good deeds instead.

Manushkin, Fran     
Cartwheel Katie
Katie is enrolled in a gymnastics class, but when she has trouble doing some of the moves she gets discouraged and considers dropping out.

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.

Riess, Natalie     
Space battle lunchtime. Volume one, Lights, camera, snacktion!
Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from Earth, Peony, is offered the chance to compete for fame, glory, and a 20,000 Solarbuck prize. All she has to do is impress the alien judges and beat the other five chefs (also aliens): mysterious Neptunia, sneaky Melonhead, intimidating Jacques, fierce Owline, and Rugged Meatabax. Surrounded by sabotaging contestants and otherworldly ingredients, Peony's got her work cut out for her. Is she ready for the cutthroat world of intergalactic cooking, or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

Rocco, John     
"After a massive blizzard, a boy becomes a hero when he manages to walk to the local store and bring supplies back to his neighborhood which has been snowed in for days. Based on the author's childhood experience"--|cProvided by publisher.

  June 2017