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#1
THE BAT SCIENTISTS
by CARSON, MARY KAY

Bats fly the night skies the world over, but are the least studied of all mammals. Follow Dr. Tuttle and his colleagues as they study these fascinating nocturnal creatures.

#2
COUNTING BY 7S
by SLOAN, HOLLY GOLDBERG

An intensely moving novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.

#3

A gripping account of one of America's defining tragedies and most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001. This story is about disaster but also immigration, hard work and changed laws.

#4
LINKED
by HOWSON, IMOGEN

Sparked with danger and tinged with romance, this action-paced novel offers readers a classic sci-fi and space travel adventure at its best.

#5
A LONG WALK TO WATER
by PARK, LINDA SUE

Based on a true story, this novel weaves two lives, two stories, joined by water and a Sudanese homeland.

#6
THE MAZE RUNNER
by DASHNER, JAMES

Thomas wakes up in the Glade with no memory of his parents or how he got there. The situation becomes even stranger and the suspenseful adventure will keep you guessing until the very end.

#7

An inspirational story about the fugees, a youth soccer team made up of diverse refugees from around the world.

#8
THE RAFT
by BODEEN, S A

A thrilling novel of survival. They have no water. Their only food is a bag of Skittles. There are sharks. There is an island. But there's no sign of help on the way.

#9

Explores the life of Daniel Hernandez, the teen who was with US Representative Gabrielle Giffords the day she was shot.

#10

Follows a wildlife photographer and describes his inspiration, training, and typical job duties.

#11

A Chinese-American woman, Li Keng Gee remembers her journey to America with her family during a time of racism and poverty.

#12

A collection of Native American folktales. Classic stories told in the updated format of a comic strip.

#13

Life has been difficult for Ben Coffin and he doesn't make friends easily, so he spends most of his time with his favorite characters from science fiction books.

#14
BREAKING BARRIERS
by HETRICK, HANS

Profiles ten athletes or teams that either broke racial or gender barriers, overcame odds, or pushed the boundaries of their sports.

#15
GHOST
by REYNOLDS, JASON

Four kids with different backgrouns and personalities could potentially become their middle school track team's elite squad, and maybe even qualify for the Jr. Olympics.

#16
PROJECT MULBERRY
by PARK, LINDA SUE

While working on a project, two students learn not just about their project topic but also about tolerance, prejudice, friendship, patience, and more.

#17

A graphic adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and his associate, Dr. Watson.

#18

Profiles different types of working dogs who use their sense of smell to help humans.

#19
STRANDED AT SEA
by LINNIHAN, ELLEN

Presents stories of troubles at sea and describes their outcomes.

#20

Camp Dakota experiences mysterious phenomena that are explained through science.

#21
THE DETECTIVE'S ASSISTANT
by HANNIGAN, KATE

When 11-year-old Neil is left on her Aunt Kitty's doorstep, she is whisked into a new life of treacherous detective work.

#22

Profiles thirty-three women whose lives and work changed the scientific world.

#23
ASTRONAUTS : A SPACE DISCOVERY GUIDE
by Margaret J. Goldstein

Did you know that astronauts work on Earth and in space to study places beyond our planet's atmosphere?

#24
GHOST BOYS
by Jewell Parker Rhodes

This book delves into the topic of racism and its effects on people in the United States.

#25
RED PENCIL
by Andrea Davis Pinkney

A moving story of the scarring effects of war but also shines light on messages of hope and inspiration through the voice of a 12-year old.

#26

Discover how scientists conduct studies in these hostile conditions, and how their research has helped us learn to predict when volcanoes will erupt.

#27

After tragedy strikes during a meningitis outbreak in her neighborhood, Sylvia Acevedo turns to the Girl Scouts, which gave her the strength and skills to become a rocket scientist and eventually CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

#28
SLIDER
by Pete Hautman

After David accidentally puts $2,000 on his mom's credit card, he begins training as a competitive eater in order to win the money back. As he trains, he has to keep an eye on his kid brother, who has special needs, and on his friends, Cyn and HeyMan, who are becoming more than friends.

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