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Library staff share their recommendations for books, music, ebooks, magazines audiobooks, and more.
Sharon M Draper
“Promise me you’ll remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“The point is—as far as the Society is concerned—if you are not honest, and determined, and brave, then it doesn’t matter how talented you are.” ― Jessica Townsend, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
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We Are Wolves by
This haunting, heart-stopping middle grade novel follows three of the Wolfskinder, German children left to fend for themselves in the final days of World War II, as they struggle to hold onto themselves and each other while surviving in the wild.
When the Russian Army marches into East Prussia at the end of World War II, the Wolf family must flee. Being caught by the Russians or Americans would be the end for them. Liesl, Otto, and baby Mia's father has already been captured, and they get separated from their mother in a blizzard after only a few days on the run.
Far too quickly they learn that, sometimes, to survive, you have to do bad things. Dangerous things. Wild things. Sometimes you must become a wolf.
Ginger Meggs by
Kids and grown-ups alike will revel in the rambunctious adventures and comical capers of the ginger kid who never gets old.
A beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.
Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be--with Pax.
He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . .
The Dogs of Winter by
When Ivan's mother disappears, he's abandoned on the streets of Moscow, with little chance to make it through the harsh winter. But help comes in an unexpected form: Ivan is adopted by a pack of dogs, and the dogs quickly become more than just his street companions: They become his family.
But Ivan can't stay hidden from the world of people forever. When help is finally offered to him, will he be able to accept it? Will he even want to? A heart-pounding tale of survival and a moving look at what makes us human.
Henry Hoey Hobson by
Osbert the Avenger by
Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow by