There are always new things to check out at the Helen Hall Library. These are just some of the amazing new fiction and nonfiction books for children that are just waiting to be checked out!
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda book by Tom Angleberger (J-F ANGLEBERGER) - McQuarrie Middle School's students miss Origami Yoda when Dwight leaves
for Tippett Academy, but he sends Sara a paper Fortune Wookiee that
seems to give advice just as good as Yoda's--even if, in the hands of
girls, it seems preoccupied with romance.
Canterwood Crest series by Jessica Burkhart (J-F BURKHART) - Follow Sasha Silver, her horse Charm, and other students in their adventures at Canterwood Crest Academy, a school for equestrian riders.
Little Magic Shop of Horrors by Annette Cascone (J-F CASCONE) - A boy must save his headless best friend when a talent show magic act goes horribly awry.
Darkbeast by Morgan Keyes (J-F KEYES) - Twelve-year-old Keara runs away rather than sacrifice Caw, the darkbeast
she has been bound to all her life, and, pursued by the Inquisitors who
would punish her for heresy, she joins a performing troupe of
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (J-F LIN) - An innkeeper's chore boy discovers that a visitor's stories hold the key to returning the moon to the Starry River of the Sky.
Here Where the Sunbeams are Green by Helen Phillips (J-F PHILLIPS) - Sisters Madeline and Ruby travel to a Central American jungle to help
find their missing father, a renowned bird watcher, only to discover a
nefarious plot that puts their lives in danger.
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Schlitz (J-F SCHLITZ) - When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned
assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping
chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a
trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance
to shed before it is too late.
Never Girls: The Space Between by Kiki Thorpe (J-F THORPE) - While wondering if she has a talent for animals, Lainey, along with her
three friends and the fairies of Pixie Hollow, discovers a passage
between Earth and Never Land.
Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces by J. H. Everett (J 133.122 EVE) - Shares facts about the locations where calamitous historical events
occurred, covering topics ranging from the Tower of London and the
torture methods used there, to dungeon life for prisoners, and the most
popular poisoning methods.
The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India by Marcia Williams (J 398.2 WIL) - Draws eight stories from well-known collections of Indian
folktales--Hitopadesha tales, Jataka tales, and Panchantra tales--and
presents them with cartoon-like illustrations.
The Glaciers are Melting! by Donna Love (J 551.312 LOV) - Presents facts about the melting of glaciers around the world and the
impact this has on the animals that live near them, in a text with a
story about Peter Pika and his friends who go to the Mountain Monarch to
find out what they can do about it.
Animal Grossapedia by Melissa Stewart (J 591.5 STE) - A collection of gross animal facts details the strange behaviors of
different animals, including desert tortoises who use urine to protect
themselves from predators and penguin chicks who feed on regurgitated
food from their parents.
Wild Horse Scientists by Kay Frydenborg (J 599.665 FRY) - Traces the work of two wildlife veterinarians who protect and chart the
lives of Assateague Island's wild horses, describing their shared
efforts to balance the horses' ecosystem and raise awareness.
Every Day's A Dog's Day: A Year in Poems by Marilyn Singer (J 811.54 SIN) - A lighthearted treasury of canine-themed poems presents a year's worth
of seasons and holidays as experienced by dogs and celebrates such
special occasions as Hole Digging Day and the dreaded Visit to the Vet
Make Magic Do Good by Dallas Clayton (J 811.6 CLA) - Presents a collection of poems that features such elements as a boy with
a beard who wants to remain six years old forever, a frightful monster
who fears children, and a magical rope to the sky that invites
youngsters to climb.