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For Younger Readers 2014–2015

Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer
BR20035
1 volume
by Robert Burleigh
Biography of Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868–1921), an astronomer who helped discover the first method to correctly measure distances in space during a time when women were not allowed to use the telescope in observatories. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
BR21040
1 volume
by Lynne Cox
Recounts the story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Details the citizens’ concern over her love of lying in roads and their futile attempts to relocate the creature. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2014.

I Am Jazz
BR21044
1 volume
by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
Autobiography of Jazz Jennings, a transgender child, who recounts her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she found through a wise doctor who explained her natural transgender status. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2014.

Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons
BR21035
1 volume
by Sara Levine
Guide to discovering the similarities and differences between human and animal skeletons. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2014.

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
BR20036
1 volume
by Michelle Markel
Biography of Clara Lemlich, a young girl who came to America with her parents and was hired to sew women’s clothing. But the horrible working conditions in the clothing factories prompted Clara to demand change—and inspire a strike in 1909. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2013.

Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons
BR21016
1 volume
by Jon J Muth
Little panda bear Koo describes the four seasons in twenty-six haikus. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2014.

Boy and a Jaguar
BR21015
1 volume
by Alan Rabinowitz
Autobiography of a wildcat conservationist. Author discusses his lifelong struggle with stuttering and how his love of animals helped him to communicate better and propel him into a career in wildlife advocacy. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2014.

Plant a Pocket of Prairie
BR21034
1 volume
by Phyllis Root
Guide to understanding the importance of preserving an endangered prairie ecosystem. Encourages children to create their own prairie in their backyards. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2014.

One Hundred Things That Make Me Happy
BR21043
1 volume
by Amy Schwartz
Lists a wide variety of everyday items that are worth celebrating and can make one happy. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2014.

Digger, Dozer, Dumper
BR21008
1 volume
by Hope Vestergaard
Poems about different kinds of trucks, from a steamroller to a backhoe. Ever wonder what kind of truck you would like to drive? PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2013.

1 to 20, Animals Aplenty
BR21037
1 volume
by Katie Viggers
Learn to count numerically and quantitatively with amusing animals. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2014.

Pug and Other Animal Poems
BR20034
1 volume
by Valerie Worth
Eighteen poems about different animals and their behavior, from the thunder of powerful bulls and the rejoicing of a noisy flock of geese to the glee of a rat building a throne out of trash. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2013.

Cloning: Cutting-Edge Science
BR19662
1 volume
by Susan Aldridge
Guide to understanding cloning, the process of creating genetically identical copies of plants and animals. Surveys the benefits, ethical debates, and health concerns of replicating organisms. Includes the case of Dolly, the cloned sheep that received worldwide attention. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2010.

The Science of a Bridge Collapse
BR20693
1 volume
by Nikole Brooks Bethea
Discusses the science behind bridge collapses and their effects. Examines historical bridge failures, explains how bridges are designed and built, and shows how scientists and engineers are working to prevent future collapses. For grades 3-6. 2015.

Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries
BR19244
1 volume
by Niles Eldredge and Susan Pearson
Biography of English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809–1882) focuses on his five-year voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. Describes his efforts to gather fossils and facts about species, which led to his theory of evolution. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2010.

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature’s Undead
BR20094
1 volume
by Rebecca L. Johnson
Describes the life cycles of fungi, diseases, and parasites that infect creatures and take over their bodies and brains. Discusses a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide-causing worm, a cockroach-taming wasp, and other creatures that live off host animals. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, and Wetlands
BR19661
2 volumes
by Cathryn Berger Kaye
Discusses threats to the earth’s water system and describes what young people around the globe are doing to help save it. Recommends a five-step process for learning about and implementing solutions to local water problems and encourages teens to “go blue.” For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2010.

Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons
BR21035
1 volume
by Sara Levine
Guide to discovering the similarities and differences between human and animal skeletons. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3 and older readers. 2014.

Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries
BR19944
2 volumes
by Elizabeth MacLeod
Explores the ways that modern science uncovered the truth behind the suspicious deaths of historical figures such as King Tut, Napoleon, and the Russian princess Anastasia. Includes glossary and a timeline of advances in forensics. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013.

Plant a Pocket of Prairie
BR21034
1 volume
by Phyllis Root
Guide to understanding the importance of preserving an endangered prairie ecosystem. Encourages children to create their own prairie in their backyards.

The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
BR19597
2 volumes
by Elizabeth Rusch
Recounts the events and the individuals involved in the launching of Spirit and Opportunity—two rover robots—to explore the surface of Mars. Details the goal of the mission, the development of the robots, and the discoveries they made. Some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Braille
The Twenty-five Greatest Baseball Players of All Time
BR19260
1 volume
by Len Berman
Panel of experts pick their favorite baseball stars. Discusses the players’ statistics, best games, and personalities on and off the field. Includes early greats like Cy Young and Ty Cobb and later ones like Mike Schmidt and Alex Rodriguez. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2010.

There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
BR19746
1 volume
by Matt Tavares
Biography of Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox slugger. Recounts his early years as an awkward youth, his rise to All-Star status in 1941, and his military service during World War II and the Korean War. Covers his return to baseball as Player of the Decade. For grades 2-4. 2012.

King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
BR19856
5 volumes
by Peggielene Bartels and
Eleanor Herman
Autobiography of Peggielene Bartels, an American working at the Ghanaian embassy in August 2008, who found herself as a ruler of seven thousand people of Otuam in Ghana, Africa, in September of the same year. Recounts the transformation of herself and her community. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Online Learning: A User-Friendly Approach for High School and College Students
BR19202
1 volume
by Leslie Bowman
Explains the preparation and skill set needed to take an online class. Discusses pitfalls such as procrastination and stresses successful strategies involving time commitment and organization. Assists students with additional study-skill tips. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World
BR20234
2 volumes
by Christine Fonseca
Guide for tween and teen girls to help them discover who they are, what is important to them, and who they want to be in life. Uses quizzes, activities, and other methods to encourage self-reflection. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2013.

In Her Footsteps: 101 Remarkable Black Women from the Queen of Sheba to Queen Latifah
BR16671
2 volumes
by Annette Madden
Brief biographies of black women including queens, slaves, politicians, scientists, athletes, singers, artists, and actresses. Introduces Russian television hostess Yelena Khanga, Cuban runner Ana Quirot, Brazilian politician Benedita da Silva, Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat, American astronaut Mae Jemison, and others. For senior high readers. 2000.

The Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth, and More
BR20569
2 volumes
by Kara McGuire
Provides a comprehensive guide for teenagers to saving, spending, and earning money. Includes information on starting a business, preparing for interviews, opening a bank account, and purchasing car and property insurance. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Digital Smarts: How to Stay within a Budget When Shopping, Living, and Doing Business Online
BR20179
1 volume
by Judy Monroe Peterson
Discusses ways to make a purchase, comparison shop, and use online auctions, classified ads, swaps, banking tools, and other resources. Covers protecting your financial information and avoiding pitfalls. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

First Budget Smarts: Get Smart with Your Money
BR18880
1 volume
by Judy Monroe Peterson
Guide to financial responsibility for young adults. Explains how to set up a budget by identifying both income sources and expenses and suggests incorporating saving to avoid living month to month. Provides tips on money-management skills, financial goals, and more. For senior high readers. 2010.

Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? The Crash Course; Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job
BR18515
3 volumes
by Ellen Gordon Reeves
Provides tips for applying and interviewing for jobs and suggests involvement in networking and mentoring to discover potential employers. Addresses attention-grabbing cover letters, résumé structure, interview basics, and physical preparation. Also answers frequently asked questions and discusses office etiquette. For senior high and older readers. 2009.

A Teen’s Guide to Creating Web Pages and Blogs
BR18803
1 volume
by Benjamin Selfridge and others
Guide to creating basic HTML pages, online journals, and Web photo albums. Demonstrates ways to incorporate lists, tables, images, and links into your site and publish the results. Includes instructions for using JavaScript, social-networking sites, and blogging sites. Provides advice on cyber safety. For senior high and older readers. 2009.

Self-Harm
BR20193
1 volume
by Cath Senker
Describes the warning signs, causes, and triggers of self-harm and discusses the methods used. Offers advice on reaching out and seeking help, finding professional resources, developing coping strategies, and more. Includes personal accounts, research, and glossaries. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words
BR19874
4 volumes
by Regine Stokke
Blog posts of Norwegian Regine Stokke (1991–2009), who was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myelogenous leukemia in 2008. Chronicles her treatments and details her thoughts about and struggles with cancer. Includes Regine’s poetry and messages from family and readers. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2010.

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