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December 16, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Fiction books for children.

 

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The Birchbark House

The Birchbark House
Erdrich, Louise

Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. For as long as Omakayas can remember, she and her family have lived on the land her people call the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. Although the chimookoman, white people, encroach more and more on their land, life continues much as it always has. Every summer the family builds a new birchbark house; every fall they go to ricing camp to harvest and feast; they move to the cedar log house before the first snows arrive, and celebrate the end of the long, cold winters at maple-sugaring camp. In between, Omakayas fights with her annoying little brother, Pinch, plays with the adorable baby, Neewo, and tries to be grown-up like her beautiful older sister, Angeline. But the satisfying rhythms of their lives are shattered when a visitor comes to their lodge one winter night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever. Set on an island in Lake Superior in 1847, and filled with fascinating details of traditional Ojibwa life, The Birchbark House is a breathtaking novel by one of America's most gifted and original writers.


Format: Book
Holds: 59 on 67 copies

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Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle
Jones, Diana Wynne

Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.


Format: Book
Holds: 58 on 51 copies

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Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again
Lai, Thanhha

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.


Format: Book
Holds: 57 on 37 copies

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Refugee

Refugee
Gratz, Alan, 1972-

Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.


Format: Book
Holds: 54 on 24 copies

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The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

"As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 54 on 16 copies

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Minecraft: The Island

Minecraft: The Island
Brooks, Max

An official tie-in to the globally popular video game traces the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft who must survive a harsh environment while unraveling the secrets of a mysterious island.


Format: Book
Holds: 46 on 14 copies

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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate
Hale, Shannon

Noseholes and elephants! A pet-eating monster interrupts a perfect playdate with Princess Sneezewort . . . but who is that new masked avenger? Princess Magnolia and Princess Sneezewort have plans . . . mysterious plans, like a princess playdate! They dress-up slam! They karaoke jam! They playhouse romp and snack-time stomp! But then a shout from outside Princess Sneezewort's castle interrupts their fun. It's a monster trying to eat someone's kitty! This is a job for the Princess in Black. Yet when the Princess in Black gets there, she finds only a masked stranger and no monster in sight . . . or is there? Action and humor abound in this ode to friendship that proves that when shape-shifting monsters intrude on your plans, two heroes are better than one.


Format: Book
Holds: 42 on 50 copies

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The Stars Beneath Our Feet

The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Moore, David Barclay

Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.


Format: Book
Holds: 42 on 14 copies

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Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power

Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power
Frazier, Sundee Tucker, 1968-

Successful businesswoman Fortune A. Davies has announced a new website where "kidpreneurs" can upload ads for their businesses and Cleo and her friend Caylee are sure this is the their big break to get funding for their personalized barrettes, Passion Clips--but producing an internet ad using their classmates is proving difficult, and Cleo is further distracted by her desire to find her birth parents.


Format: Book
Holds: 41 on 28 copies

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

"Based on a set of unfinished Mark Twain notes for a children's story, this is the tale of Johnny, a young boy with a magical ability to speak to animals who sets off to rescue a stolen prince"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 34 on 16 copies

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