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Be Brave, Persist, Survive (Winter 2017)

We are showcasing stories that remind kids of how brave they are every time they face their fears and save themselves. Whether it’s middle school, new siblings, family issues, or just something new, we survive everyday we’re alive. This showcase is also perfect for tales of animal survival, stories from history that inspire and excite, camping, family, and so much more!

 
Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany

Eleanor’s Story

By: Eleanor Ramrath Garner
ISBN: 9781561452965
 
If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and their Mothers

If My Mom Were A Platypus

By: Dia L. Michels
Illustrated by:
Andrew Barthelmes
ISBN: 9782938492112
 
Bristol Bay Summer

Bristol Bay Summer

By: Annie Boochever
ISBN: 9780882409948
 
The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

By: Heather Forest
Illustrated by:
Susan Gaber
ISBN: 9781939160713
 
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

By: Brenda Woods
ISBN: 9780142421864
 
Up from the Sea

Up from the Sea

By: Lesa Lowitz
ISBN: 9780553534740
 
Neema Wants To Learn/ Neema Anataka Kujifunza

Neema Wants To Learn/ Neema Anataka Kujifunza

By: Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier
Illustrated by:
Mary Birdsell (Photography)
ISBN: 9781947541061
 
Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub

Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Kitty Harvill
ISBN: 9781629440019
 
Half Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide

Half Spoon of Rice

By: Icy Smith
Illustrated by:
Sopaul Nhem
ISBN: 9780982167588
 
Odd & True

Odd & True

By: Cat Winters
ISBN: 9781419723100
 
Stories of Hope and Spirit

Stories of Hope and Spirit

By: Dan Keding
ISBN: 9780874837278
 
The Language of Angels: A Story About the Reinvention of Hebrew

The Language of Angels

By: Richard Michelson
Illustrated by:
Karla Gudeon
ISBN: 9781580896368
 
A World Full of Animal Stories

A World Full of Animal Stories

By: Angela McAllister
Illustrated by:
Aitch
ISBN: 9781786030450
 
Yellow Kayak

Yellow Kayak

By: Nina Laden
Illustrated by:
Melissa Castrillon
ISBN: 9781534401945
 
Don’t Forget Dexter!

Don’t Forget Dexter!

By: Lindsay Ward
Illustrated by:
Lindsay Ward
ISBN: 9781542047272
 
The Scarlet Rose #1: “I Knew I’d Meet You”

The Scarlet Rose #1

By: Patricia Lyfoung
Illustrated by:
Patricia Lyfoung
ISBN: 9781629918266
 
The Boy Who Grew Flowers

The Boy Who Grew Flowers

By: Jen Wojtowicz
Illustrated by:
Steve Adams
ISBN: 9781846867491
 
Little Home Bird

Little Home Bird

By: Jo Empson
Illustrated by:
Jo Empson
ISBN: 9781846438899
 
The Dollmaker of Krakow

The Dollmaker of Krakow

By: R. M. Romero
ISBN: 9781524715397
 
Sketch Monsters Volume 1: Attack of the Scribbles

Sketch Monsters Volume 1

By: Josh Williamson
Illustrated by:
Vicente Navarette
ISBN: 9781934964699
 
A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma

A Terrible Thing Happened

By: Margaret M. Holmes
Illustrated by:
Cary Pillo
ISBN: 9781557986429
 
Lesson of the White Eagle

Lesson of the White Eagle

By: Barbara Hay
Illustrated by:
Peter Hay
ISBN: 9781937054007
 
Wishtree

Wishtree

By: Katherine Applegate
ISBN: 9781250043221
 
Just Like Brothers

Just Like Brothers

By: Elizabeth Baguley
Illustrated by:
Aurélie Blanz
ISBN: 9781782853459
 
Ashfall

Ashfall

By: Mike Mullin
ISBN: 1933718552
 
Chasing the Nightbird

Chasing the Nightbird

By: Krista Russell
ISBN: 9781561455973
 
Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

By: Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by:
David Roberts
ISBN: 9781419708459
 
Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

By: Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 9780399252518
 
When No One is Watching

When No One is Watching

By: Eileen Spinelli
Illustrated by:
David A. Johnson
ISBN: 9780802853035
 
Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree

By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
ISBN: 9780399162596
 
The Boy Who Carried Bricks — A True Story

The Boy Who Carried Bricks — A True Story

By: Alton Carter
Illustrated by:
Janelda Lane
ISBN: 9781937054342
 
The War Within These Walls

The War Within These Walls

By: Aline Sax
Illustrated by:
Caryl Strzelecki
ISBN: 9780802854285
 
A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery

By: Robin Newman
Illustrated by:
Deborah Zemke
ISBN: 9781939547170
 
Finder, Coal Mine Dog

Finder, Coal Mine Dog

By: Alison Hart
Illustrated by:
Michael G. Montgomery
ISBN: 9781561458608
 
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

By: Laurie Wallmark
Illustrated by:
April Chu
ISBN: 9781939547200
 
The Girl Who Saved Yesterday

The Girl Who Saved Yesterday

By: Julius Lester
Illustrated by:
Carl Angel
ISBN: 9781939547248
 
Bully Goat Grim: A Maynard Moose Tale

Bully Goat Grim

By: Willy Claflin
Illustrated by:
James Stimson
ISBN: 9780874839524
 
The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday: An Appalachian Folktale

The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday

By: Donald Davis
Illustrated by:
Jennifer Mazzucco
ISBN: 9780874838510
 
Bobbie the Wonder Dog

Bobbie the Wonder Dog

By: Tricia Brown
Illustrated by:
Carey Porter
ISBN: 9781943328369
 
Secondhand Summer

Secondhand Summer

By: Dan Walker
ISBN: 9781943328420
 
Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan

By: Adrian Fogelin
Illustrated by:
Suzy Schultz
ISBN: 9781561452811
 
Tuktuk: Tundra Tale

Tuktuk

By: Robin Currie
Illustrated by:
Phyllis Saroff
ISBN: 9781628558791
 
Every Falling Star

Every Falling Star

By: Sungju Lee and Susan McClelland
ISBN: 9781419721328
 
Lola Goes to Work

Lola Goes to Work

By: Marcia Goldman
ISBN: 9781939547002
 
Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

By: Edited by Ellen Oh
ISBN: 9781101934593
 
The Youngest Marcher

The Youngest Marcher

By: Cynthia Levinson
Illustrated by:
Vanessa Brantley Newton
ISBN: 9781481400701
 
Grizzly Peak (Aaron’s Wilderness – Book #3)

Grizzly Peak (Aaron’s Wilderness – Book #3)

By: Jonathan London
Illustrated by:
Sean London
ISBN: 9781943328772
 
Waiting for Pumpsie

Waiting for Pumpsie

By: Barry Wittenstein
Illustrated by:
London Ladd
ISBN: 9781580895453
 
Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education

Malala

By: Raphaelle Frier
Illustrated by:
Aurelia Fronty
ISBN: 9781580897853
 
Another Castle: Grimoire

Another Castle

By: Andrew Wheeler
Illustrated by:
Paulina Ganucheau
ISBN: 9781620103111
 
Kaitlyn Wants To See Ducks/Kaitlyn quiere ver patos

Kaitlyn Wants To See Ducks/Kaitlyn quiere ver patos

By: Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier
Illustrated by:
Photography by Mary Birdsell
ISBN: 9781944764470
 
Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl

By: Ruth Behar
ISBN: 9780399546440
 
Denni-Jo and Pinto

Denni-Jo and Pinto

By: Buck Buchanan
Illustrated by:
Christina Wald
ISBN: 9781943328468
 
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 2: A Recipe for Disaster

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 2

By: Natalie Riess
Illustrated by:
Natalie Riess
ISBN: 9781620104040
 
The Losers Club

The Losers Club

By: Andrew Clements
ISBN: 9780399557552
 
The Wendy Project

The Wendy Project

By: Melissa Jane Osborne
Illustrated by:
Veronica Fish
ISBN: 9781629917696
 
Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz

Surviving the Angel of Death

By: Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri
ISBN: 9781933718576
 
Wisdom, The Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years

Wisdom, The Midway Albatross

By: Darcy Pattison
Illustrated by:
Kitty Harvill
ISBN: 9780979862175
 
Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

By: Marissa Moss
Illustrated by:
April Chu
ISBN: 9781939547330
 
Three Years and Eight Months

Three Years and Eight Months

By: Icy Smith
Illustrated by:
Jennifer Kindert
ISBN: 9780985623784
 
Mei Ling in China City

Mei Ling in China City

By: Icy Smith
Illustrated by:
Gayle Garner Roski
ISBN: 9780970165480
 
The One Day House

The One Day House

By: Julia Durango
Illustrated by:
Bianca Diaz
ISBN: 9781580897099
 
Jaya and Rasa, A Love Story

Jaya and Rasa, A Love Story

By: Sonia Patel
ISBN: 9781941026861
 
Falcon Wild

Falcon Wild

By: Terry Lynn Johnson
ISBN: 9781580897884
 
Traveling the Blue Road

Traveling the Blue Road

By: Lee Bennett Hopkins (editor)
Illustrated by:
Bob and Jovan Hansman
ISBN: 9781633222762
 
Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me

Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me

By: Pendred Noyce
ISBN: 9781943431304
 
Little Iffy Learns to Fly

Little Iffy Learns to Fly

By: Aaron Zenz
Illustrated by:
Aaron Zenz
ISBN: 9781503939868
 
I See You

I See You

By: Michael Genhart, PhD
Illustrated by:
Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
ISBN: 9781433827587
 
Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

By: Heather Forest
Illustrated by:
Susan Gaber
ISBN: 9781939160713
 
Conejito

Conejito

By: Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrated by:
Geraldo Valerio
ISBN: 9781939160966
 
Adventures of High John the Conqueror

Adventures of High John the Conqueror

By: Steve Sanfield
Illustrated by:
Wendell Hall
ISBN: 9780874837742
 
Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game

Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game

By: Amy Gutierrez
Illustrated by:
Ariana Killoran
ISBN: 9781944903084
 
Lulu & Pip

Lulu & Pip

By: Nina Gruener
Illustrated by:
Stephanie Rausser
ISBN: 9781937359607
 
Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women’s Olympics

Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women’s Olympics

By: Jean L. S. Patrick
Illustrated by:
Adam Gustavson
ISBN: 9781580895460
 
OE Wants It To Be Friday: A True Story of Inclusion and Self-Determination

OE Wants It To Be Friday

By: Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier
Illustrated by:
Mary Birdsell
ISBN: 9781944764227
 
Onika Wants To Help: A True Story of Inclusion and Self-Determination

Onika Wants To Help

By: Jo Meserve Mach and Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier
Illustrated by:
Mary Birdsell
ISBN: 9781944764401
 
Team Taekwondo: Ara’s Rocky Road to White Belt

Team Taekwondo

By: Master Taekwon Lee & Jeffrey Nodelman
Illustrated by:
Ethen Beavers
ISBN: 9781623368821
 
Esme Dooley

Esme Dooley

By: Jane Donovan and Rosie McTozy
Illustrated by:
Jane Donovan
ISBN: 9781939360038
 
I Am Jack

I Am Jack

By: Susanne Gervay
Illustrated by:
Cathy Wilcox
ISBN: 9781610671286
 
Ahgottahandleonit

Ahgottahandleonit

By: Donovan Mixon
ISBN: 9781941026472
 
Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York

Streetcar to Justice

By: Amy Hill Hearth
ISBN: 9780062673602
 
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Shaking Things Up

By: Susan Hood
ISBN: 9780062699459
 
Notorious RBG Young Readers’ Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Notorious RBG Young Readers’ Edition

By: Irin Carmon
ISBN: 9780062748539
 
Dear Girl,

Dear Girl,

By: Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal
Illustrated by:
Holly Hatam
ISBN: 9780062422507
 
Mae Among the Stars

Mae Among the Stars

By: Roda Ahmed
Illustrated by:
Stasia Burrington
ISBN: 9780062651730
 
Water In May

Water In May

By: Ismee Willaims
ISBN: 9781419725395
 
Hannah and Sugar

Hannah and Sugar

By: Kate Berube
Illustrated by:
Kate Berube
ISBN: 9781419718908
 
Sidetracked

Sidetracked

By: Diana Harmon Asher
ISBN: 9781419726019
 
Big-Enough Anna

Big-Enough Anna

By: Pam Flowers
Illustrated by:
Bill Farnsworth
ISBN: 9780882405803
 
The Snowbear

The Snowbear

By: Sean Taylor
Illustrated by:
Claire Alexander
ISBN: 9781910277430
 
30 People That Changed The World

30 People That Changed The World

By: iNK Think Tank
ISBN: 9781633223776
 
Ella, Queen of Jazz

Ella, Queen of Jazz

By: Helen Hancocks
ISBN: 9781847809186
 
Young, Gifted and Black

Young, Gifted and Black

By: Jamia Wilson
Illustrated by:
Andrea Pippins
ISBN: 9781786031587
 
Escape from Aleppo

Escape from Aleppo

By: N. H. Senzai
ISBN: 9781481472173
 
Long Way Down

Long Way Down

By: Jason Reynolds
ISBN: 9781481438254
 
The Explorer

The Explorer

By: Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 9781481419451
 
Kaleidoscope Song

Kaleidoscope Song

By: Fox Benwell
ISBN: 9781481477673
 
I Am (Not) Scared

I Am (Not) Scared

By: Anna Kang
Illustrated by:
Christopher Weyant
ISBN: 9781503937451
 
Go To School, Little Monster

Go To School, Little Monster

By: Helen Ketteman
Illustrated by:
Bonnie Leick
ISBN: 9781477826362
 
The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill

The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill

By: Andrea Warren
ISBN: 9781477827185
 
Cowboy Car

Cowboy Car

By: Jeanie Franz Ransom
Illustrated by:
Ovi Nedelcu
ISBN: 9781503950979
 
Garman’s Summer

Garman’s Summer

By: Stian Hole
ISBN: 9780802853394
 
The Only Living Boy #5: “To Save a Shattered World”

The Only Living Boy #5

By: David Gallaher
Illustrated by:
Steve Ellis
ISBN: 9781629917481
 
Bound By Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story

Bound By Ice

By: Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace
ISBN: 9781629794280
 
Now Or Never: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery

Now Or Never

By: Ray Anthony Shepard
ISBN: 9781629793405
 
The Great American Foot Race

The Great American Foot Race

By: Andrew Speno
ISBN: 9781629796024
 
Catching a Storyfish

Catching a Storyfish

By: Janice Harrington
ISBN: 9781629794297
 
The Girl with a Brave Heart

The Girl with a Brave Heart

By: Rita Jahanforuz
Illustrated by:
Vali Mintzi
ISBN: 9781846869310
 
Lola’s Fandango

Lola’s Fandango

By: Anna Witte
Illustrated by:
Micha Archer
ISBN: 9781846866814
 
Prince of Fire

Prince of Fire

By: Jatinder Verma
Illustrated by:
Nilesh Mistry
ISBN: 9781782853077
 
Greek Myths

Greek Myths

By: Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden
Illustrated by:
Carole Hénaff
ISBN: 9781782853497
 
Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon

Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon

By: Jules Bass
Illustrated by:
Debbie Harter
ISBN: 9781905236473
 
Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency – INITIATIONS

Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency – INITIATIONS

By: Jason Edwards
Illustrated by:
Jeffrey Friedman
ISBN: 9780978951276
 
Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

By: Richard O'Neill
Illustrated by:
Hannah Tolson
ISBN: 9781846439254
 
Yokki and the Parno Gry

Yokki and the Parno Gry

By: Richard O'Neill
Illustrated by:
Marieke Nelissen
ISBN: 9781846439278
 
Mayday Mouse

Mayday Mouse

By: Sebastien Braun
Illustrated by:
Sebastien Braun
ISBN: 9781846437595
 
Ice in the Jungle

Ice in the Jungle

By: Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
Illustrated by:
Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
ISBN: 9781846437311
 
Crow

Crow

By: Barbara Wright
ISBN: 9780375873676
 
Too Shattered for Mending

Too Shattered for Mending

By: Peter Brown Hoffmeister
ISBN: 9780553538052
 
Anna’s Blizzard

Anna’s Blizzard

By: Alison Hart
Illustrated by:
Paul Bachem
ISBN: 9781682630020
 
Keep On!: The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-discoverer of the North Pole

Keep On!

By: Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by:
Stephen Alcorn
ISBN: 9781561458868
 
Alabaster Shadows

Alabaster Shadows

By: Matt Gardner
Illustrated by:
Rashad Doucet
ISBN: 9781620102640
 
Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Volume 1: A Brave is Brave

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Volume 1

By: Greg Smith & Michael Tanner
Illustrated by:
Zach Lehner
ISBN: 9781620101445
 
Terrible Lizard

Terrible Lizard

By: Cullen Bunn
Illustrated by:
Drew Moss & Ryan Hill
ISBN: 9781620102367
 
Shield Up! How Upstanding Bystanders Stop Bullying

Shield Up! How Upstanding Bystanders Stop Bullying

By: Marcella Marino Craver, MSEd, CAS
Illustrated by:
Amerigo Pinelli
ISBN: 9781433816512
 
The Tallest Bridge in the World: A Story for Children About Social Anxiety

The Tallest Bridge in the World

By: Ellen Flanagan Burns
Illustrated by:
Anthony Lewis
ISBN: 9781433827600
 
Emily Grace and the What-Ifs: A Story for Children About Nighttime Fears

Emily Grace and the What-Ifs

By: Lisa B. Gehring, MLIS
Illustrated by:
Regina Flath
ISBN: 9781433821066
 
Somebody Cares: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect

Somebody Cares

By: Susan Farber Straus, PhD
Illustrated by:
Claire Keay
ISBN: 9781433821097
 
One for the Murphys

One for the Murphys

By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
ISBN: 9780399256158
 
The Education of Ivy Blake

The Education of Ivy Blake

By: Ellen Airgood
ISBN: 9780399162787
 
Lindie Lou Adventure Series Flying High

Lindie Lou Adventure Series Flying High

By: Jeanne Bender
Illustrated by:
Kate Willows
ISBN: 9781943493142
 
Lindie Lou Adventure Series Up In Space

Lindie Lou Adventure Series Up In Space

By: Jeanne Bender
Illustrated by:
Kate Willows
ISBN: 9781943493180
 
Lindie Lou Adventure Series Harvest Time

Lindie Lou Adventure Series Harvest Time

By: Jeanne Bender
Illustrated by:
Kate Willows
ISBN: 9781943493005
 
The Survivor Tree

The Survivor Tree

By: Gaye Sanders
Illustrated by:
Pamela Behrend
ISBN: 9781937054496
 
Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush Adventure

Call of the Klondike

By: David Meissner and Kim Richardson
ISBN: 9781590788233
 
Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

Alabama Spitfire

By: Bethany Hegedus
Illustrated by:
Erin McGuire
ISBN: 9780062456700
 
Moxie

Moxie

By: Jennifer Mathieu
ISBN: 9781626726352
 
Because I Was a Girl

Because I Was a Girl

By: Melissa de la Cruz
ISBN: 9781250154460
 
Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

By: Bernie Sanders
ISBN: 9781250138903
 
The Librarian of Auschwitz

The Librarian of Auschwitz

By: Antonio Iturbe
ISBN: 9781627796187
 
Spinning

Spinning

By: Tillie Walden
ISBN: 9781626729407
 
Bubble

Bubble

By: Stewart Foster
ISBN: 9781481487429
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