New Books to the MMS Library

New Books - Fall 2019

Fiction

Bibliography
Sorted by Call Number / Author.
FIC AUX

Auxier, Jonathan, author. Sweep : the story of a girl and her monster.
In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.

FIC BAI

Bailey, Kristin, author. Shadow of the war machine. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition February 2015.
"Meg has searched the globe for answers about why her parents were killed; where her grandfather disappeared to; and above all the identity of the man with the clockwork mask behind all of this treachery. At last, she has clues that will lead her to the shocking truth"--Provided by publisher.

FIC BER

Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss, author. The unbreakable code. First Square Fish edition.
"Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there's the coded note he drops at a book event. Then Emily and James uncover a trail of encrypted messages in books by Mark Twain hidden through Book Scavenger. What is most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers an arson"--OCLC.

FIC BOU

Bouwman, H. M., author. A crack in the sea.
"Pip, a young boy who can speak to fish, and his sister Kinchen set off on a great adventure, joined by twins with magical powers, refugees fleeing post-war Vietnam, and some helpful sea monsters"--Provided by publisher.

FIC CAR

Carroll, Michael Owen, 1966-. Super human.
A ragtag group of young superheroes takes on a powerful warrior who is transported from 4,000 years in the past to enslave the modern world.

FIC CHI

Child, Lauren, author. Blink and you die. First U.S. edition.
"... Ruby Redfort is running scared. A whole bunch of people want her dead. And worst of all, one of them is on her team"--Jacket flap.

FIC CON

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Crossed. New York : Speak, 2013, c2011.
Cassia, having arrived in the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, learns he has escaped from the Society and follows a series of clues he left, which result in rebellion, betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander.

FIC CON

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Matched. New York : Speak, 2011, c2010.
Cassia has always had complete trust in the Society to make decisions for her, but when she is being paired with her ideal mate, a second face flashes on the screen, and Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility as she tries to decide which man she truly loves.

FIC CON

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Reached.
Cassia, Ky, and Xander continue to resist the Society with Cassia working as a sorter in Central and looking for clues to the start of the rebellion, Ky in the outer provinces awaiting orders and flying planes, and Xander working as a medical officer and witnessing the start of a plague that was engineered by the Rising.

FIC ELL

Ellis, Deborah, 1960-. The breadwinner trilogy. Toronto, Ont. ; : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2009.
The breadwinner -- Parvana's journey -- Mud city. Contains three novels that look at conditions in Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban through the experiences of Parvana and Shauzia, two young girls who must disguise themselves as boys in order to be able to move about freely and help their families and the people of their country.

FIC EME

Emerson, Kevin, author. The oceans between stars. First paperback edition.
"Liam and Phoebe, having barely escaped our exploding sun with their lives, are in stasis for the decade-long journey to the rogue planet Delphi, where they hope to meet up with the rest of the human refugees, find help for their injured parents, and pass along the devastating things they discovered on Mars: that someone destroyed their world intentionally, and that that someone might still be after them, trying to finish the job."--OCLC.

FIC EVE

Eves, Rosalyn, author. Lost crow conspiracy. First Ember edition.
After her cousin Matyas' blood breaks the Binding, effectively disarming the spell restricting magic to the elite Luminates, Anna Arden believes that the magical, inhuman Praetheria will be safe, Hungary will be independent of Hapsburg rule, and she can freely love the Romani Gábor, but instead by May 1848, Anna feels pressure to lend her support to opposing political factions, attempts to master her chimera nature, and ends up seeking the aid of the outlaw the King of Crows.

FIC GEM

Gemeinhart, Dan, author. The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise. First edition.
Twelve-year-old Coyote and her father rush to Poplin Springs, Washington, in their old school bus to save a memory box buried in a park that will soon be demolished.

FIC HAD

Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author. Redeemed. First Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers paperback edition September 2016.
Jonah was able to save all of time from collapsing but in doing so gained a twin brother, Jordan, who must learn what has happened and do his own part to save time--and his parents.

FIC HAD

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Uprising. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2011.
In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two best friends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes.

FIC HAR

Hartnett, Sonya, author. The midnight zoo. First Candlewick Press paperback edition.
Twelve-year-old Andrej, nine-year-old Tomas, and their baby sister Wilma flee their Romany encampment when it is attacked by Germans during World War II, and in an abandoned town they find a zoo where the animals tell their stories, helping the children understand what has become of their lives and what it means to be free.

FIC HIR

Hiranandani, Veera, author. The night diary.
Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary.

FIC HOL

Holt, K. A., author. From you to me. First edition.
"On the first day of eighth grade Amelia finds a letter that her older sister Clara wrote to herself before she drown, and it contains a list of the things Clara planned to do in her own eighth grade year--so Amelia, with the help of her best friend Taylor, resolves to complete the list, in the hope that it will bring some closure and ease her still raw emotions"--Provided by publisher.

FIC HUN

Hunter, Erin, author. Midnight. Revised paperback edition, 2015.
Called by StarClan to fulfill a new prophecy, a group of young cats sets out on a long and dangerous journey, knowing only that trouble threatens the forest, as the adventures of the warrior clans continue.

FIC HUN

Hunter, Erin, author. Moonrise. Revised paperback edition, 2015.
As they journey home to warn their clans of the coming destruction, the six cats, guided by StarClan's prophecy, meet an unfamilar tribe of cats with their own set of beliefs--and their own mysterious prophecy.

FIC JAC

Jacobson, Jennifer, 1958- author. The dollar kids. First edition.
"Twelve-year--old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town giving away homes for just one dollar. It not only seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city, but an opportunity for his mum to run her very own business. Fortunately, his family is willing to give it a try. But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in horrible shape, and the locals are less than welcoming. Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers' troubles? Or will they find they've traded one set of problems for another?"--Provided by publisher.

FIC JOH

Johnson, Varian, author. The Parker inheritance.
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.

FIC KAD

Kadarusman, Michelle, 1969- author. Girl of the southern sea. This is a first edition.
"A 14-year-old girl living in the Jakarta slums who longs to be a writer sees an opportunity to raise money for school fees when she survives a minibus accident and the locals begin saying she has magical good luck. But when the crowd turns against her and she discovers her father's plan to marry her off to an older man, she must summon courage and conviction to write her own story"--Provided by publisher.

FIC LEN

L'Engle, Madeleine. Many waters. New York : Square Fish :, [2007], c1986.
The fifteen-year-old Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are accidentally sent back to a strange Biblical time period, in which mythical beasts roam the desert and a man named Noah is building a boat in preparation for a great flood.

FIC LEN

L'Engle, Madeleine. A swiftly tilting planet.
The youngest of the Murry children must travel through time and space in a battle against an evil dictator who would destroy the entire universe.

FIC LEN

L'Engle, Madeleine. A wind in the door. 1st Square Fish ed.
With Meg Murry's help, the dragons her six-year-old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.

FIC LOR

Lore, Pittacus, author. Fugitive six. First paperback edition.
"The Human Garde Academy was created in the aftermath of an alien invasion of Earth. It was meant to provide a safe haven for teens across the globe who were suddenly developing incredible powers known as Legacies. Taylor Cook was one of the newest students and had no idea if she'd ever fit in. But when she was mysteriously abducted, her friends broke every rule in the book to save her. In the process, they uncovered a secret organization that was not only behind Taylor's kidnapping but also the disappearance of numerous teens with abilities. An organization that has dark roots in the Loric's past untold resources, and potentially even a mole at their own school"--Amazon.

FIC MAR

Marsh, Katherine, author. Nowhere boy. First edition.
"Fourteen-year-old Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, and thirteen-year-old Max, an American boy, are bound by a secret that sets them on the adventure of a lifetime"--Provided by publisher.

FIC MES

Messenger, Shannon, author. Flashback. First Aladdin hardcover edition November 2018.
"After the Neverseen prove how vulnerable she is, Sophie decides to learn how to fight, but battle training won't help her friend facing a different kind of danger"--OCLC.

FIC MEY

Meyer, Marissa, author. Renegades. First Square Fish edition.
"The Renegades are human, but with extraordinary abilities. They emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and is on a mission for vengeance. Adrian is a Renegade boy who believes in justice-- and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both."--Provided by publisher.

FIC MUL

Mull, Brandon, 1974- author. Wrath of the dragon king.
Seth and Kendra, newly appointed caretakers of Wyrmroost, soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when the dragons, led by Celebrant, rebel.

FIC MYR

Myracle, Lauren, 1969- author. The forgetting spell. First paperback edition, 2018.
"Most people in Willow Hill think Darya is the prickliest of the Blok sisters. What they don't realize is that on the inside, Darya is soft and gooey from feeling everything, all the time. When Darya turns thirteen, the goo gets stickier--and as Darya's Wishing Day approaches, all she wants is to forget the silly tradition ever existed. Except . . . she can't. Ten years ago, a wish made by Darya's mother splintered their family into pieces. Last year, Darya's sister Natasha wished for their broken mother to return . . . The past is something you're supposed to leave behind. Which is why Darya has locked and sealed her most painful memories inside the far corners of her mind . . . But when some of them begin to leak out, Darya realizes the decision about what to wish for--and what not to wish for--is probably the most important choice of her life"--Jacket flap.

FIC NIE

Nielsen, Jennifer A., author. Resistance. First edition.
In 1942 sixteen-year-old Chaya Lindner is a Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Poland, a courier who smuggles food and documents to the isolated Jewish ghettos in southern Poland, depending on her forged papers and "Aryan" features--but when a mission goes wrong and many of her colleagues are arrested she finds herself on a journey to Warsaw, where an uprising is in the works.

FIC NIX

Nix, Garth, author. Frogkisser!
"Princess Anya has a big problem: Duke Rikard, her step-stepfather is an evil wizard who wants to rule the kingdom and has a habit of changing people into frogs, and her older sister Morven, the heir, is a wimp--so with the help of the librarian Gotfried (who turns into an owl when he is upset), and the Royal Dogs, she must find a way to defeat Rikard, save her sister, and maybe even turn Prince Denholm back into a human being"--Provided by publisher.

FIC NIX

Nix, Garth, author. Grim Tuesday.
Seventh-grader Arthur Penhaligon returns to the parallel universe known as the House to fight his latest enemy, Grim Tuesday, whose greed threatens to destroy both the House and the Earth.

FIC NIX

Nix, Garth, author. Mister Monday.
Arthur Penhaligon, destined to die at a young age, is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock, but his survival invokes the wrath of the mysterious Mister Monday who will stop at nothing to get the key back, and Arthur is forced into a desperate quest to unravel the secrets of the key and discover his true fate.

FIC NIX

Nix, Garth, author. Sir Thursday.
When Arthur is drafted into the Glorious Army of the Architect by Sir Thursday, he must survive basic training, avoid getting posted to the Front, and figure out how to free Part Four of the Will, while Leaf tries to banish Arthur's doppelganger on Earth.

FIC SKR

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, author. Making bombs for Hitler.
In 1943 ten-year-old Lida is torn away from her home in the Ukraine, separated from her little sister Larissa, and sent to a slave labor camp in Germany, but when she is moved and set to making bombs she sees a way to strike back at the Nazis.

FIC SKY

Skye, Obert, author. Apprentice needed.
Ozzy thinks his life is finally becoming normal until someone delivers a mysterious plane ticket, and Ozzy, Sigi, and Clark find themselves in dire need of a wizard again.

FIC SKY

Skye, Obert, author. The gateway. This Aladdin paperback edition May 2011.
Fate brings fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps and thirteen- year-old Winter together, as they discover that for mankind to continue dreaming, the gateway between reality and the land of dreams and hopes--Foo--must be found and demolished.

FIC SKY

Skye, Obert, author. Wizard for hire.
After fourteen-year-old Ozzy's scientist parents are kidnapped, Ozzy's only help may be a classified ad that says "Wizards for hire.".

FIC SPI

Spinelli, Eileen, author. Birdie.
Still grieving for her father, twelve-year-old Birdie struggles to adjust to many changes, including when her grandmother, her mother, and her best friends all begin dating.

FIC TOL

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the rings.
Frodo the hobbit and a band of warriors from the different kingdoms set out to destroy the Ring of Power before the evil Sauron grasps control.

FIC TOL

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. The hobbit, or, There and back again. Rev. ed., Del Rey mass market ed. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2012, c1937.
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

FIC TOL

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. The return of the king : being the third part of the The lord of the rings. 5oth anniversary ed.
As the Shadow of Mordor grows, the companions find their way through danger and mystery as they defeat the Dark Lord and celebrate Aragorn's ascent to become King of the West.

FIC TOL

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. The two towers : being the second part of The lord of the rings.
Frodo and his companions have been beset by danger during the quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord, Gandalf has been lost in the Mines of Moria, and now they journey down the great River Anduin toward the Cracks of Doom.

FIC VEN

Venkatraman, Padma, author. The bridge home.
Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.

FIC WED

Nix, Garth, author. Drowned Wednesday.
Everyone is after Arthur Penhaligon including strange pirates, shadowy creatures, and Drowned Wednesday, whose gluttony threatens both her world and Arthur's.

FIC WHI

White, J. A., author. Nightbooks. First paperback edition.
"A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive"--Provided by publisher.

FIC WOO

Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.), author. The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA.
"Gabriel, twelve, gains new perspective when he becomes friends with Meriwether, a Black World War II hero who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South"--Provided by publisher.

FIC WOO

Woodson, Jacqueline, author. Harbor me.
"When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--Provided by publisher.

GN 741.5 JOH

Johnston, Antony, author, illustrator. Alex Rider. : the graphic novel. First U.S. edition 2017.
"When his relaxing holiday with Sabine Pleasure and her family is interrupted by a ruthless attack, teenage MI6 agent Alex Rider knows it's no accident. Determined to hunt down the hit man who sent Sabine's father into a coma, Alex plunges headfirst into a world of violence and mystery, uncovering a sinister plan to start a nuclear war. And once the missiles are launched, Alex has just ninety minutes to save the world...."--Amazon.com.

GN 741.5 JOH

Johnston, Antony, author. Alex Rider. : the graphic novel.
A graphic novelization of Anthony Horowitz's "Scorpia" in which fourteen-year-old Alex Rider goes to Italy after being told that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, and becomes involved in a plan to kill thousands of English school children.

GN 741.5 JOH

Johnston, Antony. Point blank.
A graphic novel adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's novel in which fourteen-year-old Alex continues his work as a spy for the British MI6, investigating an exclusive school for boys in the French Alps.

GN 741.5 JOH

Johnston, Antony. Skeleton Key.
Alex Rider is forced to hide out when an MI6 reconnaissance mission sets off a chain of events that could rewrite history, and as Alex tries to outwit an insane Russian general, he fears he is the only one who can stop a deadly cataclysmic explosion.

GN 741.5 JOH

Johnston, Antony. Stormbreaker. 1st American ed.
Presents a graphic novel adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's novel in which fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his deceased uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, M16.

GN 741.5 KIB

Kibuishi, Kazu, 1978- author, illustrator. Amulet. First edition.
"When Emily loses control of her Amulet, she is imprisoned in the Void, where she must escape the influence of the Voice, while her brother, Navin, travels to a space station where the Resistance is preparing to battle the approaching Shadow forces"--OCLC.

HL BUT

Butcher, Kristin, 1951- author. Winter road.
"Ever since her dad died and her mom took over their family's long-distance trucking business, Kat has felt alone. Her recent diabetes diagnosis hasn't helped either. On impluse, Kat stows away in the back of her mom's semi just as she's about to start a dangerous journey across a frozen lake known as 'the winter road.' By the time her mom discovers her, it's too late to turn back"--Back cover.

HL LOU

Loughead, Deb, 1955- author. Wildfire.
". . . Dylan tries to find the source of a series of mysterious fires"--Title page verso.


Alexander, Kwame, author. Booked.
Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

​​Nonfiction

Bibliography
Sorted by Call Number / Author.
362.29 BUR

Burling, Alexis, author. Cocaine.
"Cocaine is a deadly, addictive drug that ruins people's lives. This title explores the history of cocaine, how it affects the body, the laws and policies surrounding it, and ways in which people suffering from addiction can recover and quit"--Provided by publisher.

362.29 EDW

Edwards, Sue Bradford, author. Meth.
"Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a devastating drug that ravages users' bodies and can destroy their lives. This title explores the effects of meth on the body, examines the laws and policies surrounding it, and discusses the road to recovery"--Provided by publisher.

362.29 HAN

Hand, Carol, 1945- author. Tobacco.
"Tobacco use is the world's leading preventable cause of death. This title explores the history of tobacco, its effects on the body, government policies toward it, and ways that users can quit"--Provided by publisher.

362.29 VAP

Vaping. First edition.
"Explore the facts that are currently available on vaping along with its relationship to addictive substances"--Amazon.

363.11 BOD

Bodden, Valerie, author. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill. First edition.
"A historical account--including eyewitness quotes--of the . . . 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the resulting oil spill's harmful environmental impact, ending with how the disaster's victims are memorialized today"--Provided by publisher.

363.325 THI

Thiel, Kristin, 1977- author. True teen stories from Nigeria : surviving Boko Haram. First edition.
Nigeria, Boko Haram, and daily life in a fascinating part of the world -- The rise of Boko Haram -- Teen recruits -- The youngest casualties of Boko Haram -- Solving terror. Looks at the reality of daily life under the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram.

363.34 FOR

Ford, Jeanne Marie, 1971- author. Extreme weather events. First edition.
"A book about climate change and extreme weather events in the 21st century"--Provided by publisher.

364.106 MIL

Miller, Derek L., author. True teen stories from Mexico : surviving gangs and the drug wars. First edition.
"A book for high school students about the dangers of growing up in Mexico amidst the drug wars and violent gang culture"--Provided by publisher.

507 HAL

Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957- author. Goo makers.
A collection of goo-based science projects for home or the classroom.

507 HAL

Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957- author. Simple science projects.
A collection of science projects for home or the classroom.

523.01 HAG

Hagler, Gina, author. Dark energy explained.
Einstein, Noether, Hilbert, and theoretical cosmology -- Hubble and the expanding universe -- Supernova searches and accelerated expansion -- The cosmological constant -- Evidence of the Big Bang -- What's next in dark energy?. "Dark energy is a mysterious force causing the universe to expand in an accelerating manner. Although Edwin Hubble discovered observational proof of expansion in 1929, the first direct evidence for dark energy came from supernova observations in the late 1990s. Untangling complex physics theories,. . . this text explores the development and evaluation of scientific theories behind dark energy. Students will learn about the tools and methods scientists use to unravel dark energy's origins, dynamics, and effects on the universe"--Provided by publisher.

523.1 FAR

Farber, Ryan Jeffrey, author. Parallel universes explained.
Wormholes in space-time -- Beyond the edge of the universe -- Eternal inflation -- The many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics -- Hyperspace: a fifth dimension? -- Strings and branes: eleven dimensions. "Since the time of Einstein, ideas of parallel universes have grown from far-out concepts to mature scientific theories. Using everyday analogies and do-it-yourself models to simplify . . . concepts, students will learn about . . . topics in modern cosmology, such as the big bang theory, inflation, wormholes, and higher dimensions. This book supports the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on evidence-based theories by discussing past observations and future tests of each parallel universe theory"--Provided by publisher.

523.1 GAU

Gaughan, Richard, author. Wormholes explained.
Wormholes in the imagination -- Theories of gravity -- What is the universe? -- Scientific reasoning -- Proving general relativity -- Through the wormhole. "A wormhole is a tubelike distortion of time and space connecting distant places in the universe. Wormholes have been featured in many movies, but can they really exist? Wormholes are a prediction of scientific theories, and the precision of mathematics allows them to be described, even before they have ever been seen. Untangling complex physics theories with accessible language and captivating imagery, this text explores the development and evaluation of scientific theories behind wormholes. Supporting the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on scientific collection and analysis of data and evidence-based theories, this book will help students grasp the importance of mathematical models of reality, laying the groundwork for a deeper understanding of the nature of science"--Provided by publisher.

523.1 LEW

Lew, Kristi, author. Dark matter explained.
The visible universe -- The discovery of dark matter -- More evidence of dark matter -- What is dark matter? -- The hunt for dark matter -- Alternatives to dark matter. "Scientists believe that the universe is mostly made up of dark matter, a mysterious substance that is different from the ordinary matter people can touch, smell, see, and interact with. Dark matter cannot be directly observed, but it can be studied by examining its effect on ordinary matter. Simplified explanations of complex scientific concepts and . . . images will help students understand how physicists employ Kepler's laws of planetary motion, gravitational lensing, particle colliders, and other theories and tools to learn about dark matter"--Provided by publisher.

523.8 NEG

Negus, James (Children's author), author. Black holes explained.
Birth of a giant -- Galactic heart -- Cosmic exploration -- Merging companions -- Event horizon -- Cosmic worm -- Miniature black holes -- Black hole's fate. "On December 26, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves generated from merging black holes for the first time in human history. But why is this significant? The origins, dynamics, and ultimate fate of black holes are . . . unraveled so that students without a scientific background can grasp complex physics theories. This text supports the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on scientific collection and analysis of data and evidence-based theories by discussing the methods research universities and space agencies use to explore black holes"--Provided by publisher.

523.8 NEG

Negus, James (Children's author), author. Supernovas explained.
Supernova origins -- Stellar creation and destruction -- Stellar variety -- Cosmic influence -- Peering into the universe -- Remnant core -- Celestial expansion -- Luminous horizon. "This . . . volume guides readers into the hearts of massive stars on a journey toward understanding one of the universe's . . . occurrences--a supernova event that signifies the end of a star's life. By exploring the origins of star formation and stellar evolutionary paths, students will come to understand the conditions that lead to the explosive deaths of massive stars, including an in-depth look at the . . . detection of Supernova 1987A, the closest supernova observed in the past four hundred years. Additionally, readers will learn about the supernova research currently being conducted by universities across the world and by space agencies such as NASA"--Provided by publisher.

539.7 GAU

Gaughan, Richard, author. Gravitational waves explained.
What is a wave? -- Getting on the right wavelength -- Learning from waves -- Gravitational waves -- Detecting the barely detectable -- A new view of the universe. "In September of 2015, the scientific world was buzzing: gravitational waves had been detected. It was a . . . conclusive demonstration of Einstein's theory of general relativity--the most complex and far-reaching theory in the history of physics. Through detailed diagrams, . . . analogies, and . . . sidebars, this text . . . provides an . . . introduction to the physics of waves, the implications of general relativity, and the ways in which gravitational waves can bring new understanding of the universe around us"--Provided by publisher.

592 VIS

A visual guide to invertebrates.
An overview of invertebrates, with information on origins and habitats, crustaceans, arachnids, insects, and more.

597 VIS

A visual guide to fish and amphibians.
An overview of fish and amphibians, with information on general characteristics, life in the water, diversity, and more.

597.9 VIS

A visual guide to reptiles and dinosaurs.
An overview of reptiles and dinosaurs, with information on the roles that they played in myths and religions, the trouble that some endangered species face, different theories for the cause of dinosaurs' mass extinction, and more.

628.5 DUL

Duling, Kaitlyn, author. Air quality and pollution. First edition.
Discusses the issue of air pollution, focusing on the changes in the air, the history of the problem, and solutions on how to make the air cleaner.

629.45 OLS

Olson, Tod, author. Lost in outer space : the incredible journey of Apollo 13. First edition, February 2017.
"April 13, 1970: Two hundred thousand miles from Earth and counting, an explosion rips through Jim Lovell's spacecraft. The crippled ship hurtles toward the moon at three times the speed of sound, losing power and leaking oxygen into space. Lovell and his crew were two days from the dream of a lifetime - walking on the surface of moon. Now, they will count themselves lucky to set foot on Earth again. From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time"--Provided by publisher.

641.86 EBO

Eboch, M. M., author. Foolproof frozen treats with a side of science : an augmented recipe science experience.
"Budding chefs and popsicle aficionados will find . . . frozen treat recipes with a . . . side of science. Video tutorials and bonus materials offer an augmented reality experience through the free Capstone 4D app"--Amazon.

720 KOO

Koontz, Robin Michal, author. Biomimic building.
"Learn how designers and engineers use biomimicry to come up with safer, more sustainable, and energy efficient buildings. This title supports NGSS for Engineering Design"--Amazon.com.

741.5 WHI

Whitten, Samantha. How to draw manga chibis & cute critters.
Presents drawing techniques on how to draw chibi characters and doe-eyed manga animals.

747.7 WUT

Wutschke, Heather, author. Bright and happy room : DIY projects for a fun room.
Presents thirteen do-it-yourself projects to transform your personal space into a unique place.

780 ALB

Albertson, Margaret E., author. Music : the sound of science.
"This book introduces students to the basics of STEAM subjects--science, technology, engineering, art, and math--through the eyes of a musician"--Back cover.

794.8 HAN

Hansen, Dustin, author. Game on! : video game history from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and more. First Square Fish edition.
"A middle-grade nonfiction book about the history and impact on pop culture of video games"--Provided by publisher.

794.8 SCH

Schwartz, Heather E., author. The unofficial guide to Minecraft construction.
"Minecraft construction is the ultimate way to get creative. Players build castles, famous structures, and even entire cities with the game's construction materials. . . Readers will learn the ins and outs of construction and be inspired by other gamers' creations. Screenshots and sidebars that highlight STEM and coding concepts round out the experience"--Provided by publisher.

794.8 SCH

Schwartz, Heather E., author. The unofficial guide to Minecraft mining and farming.
"Mining and farming are at the heart of the Minecraft experience. Players use mined and farmed materials to build structures, from the simplest shelter to entire cities. Learn about mining and farming techniques and strategies within the game, and gain insights from screenshots and STEM and coding sidebars"--Provided by publisher.

796.323 ABD

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947- author. Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court. First edition: November 2017.
"An autobiography about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change"--Provided by publisher.

796.357 CON

Cone, David, 1963- author. Full count : the education of a pitcher. First edition.
"A Mets and Yankees All-Star pitcher shares lessons from his seventeen-year career, detailing his passion, frustrations, and strategies, and offering stories from the memorable teams he played on"--OCLC.

796.52 GUT

Gutman, Matt, 1977- author. The boys in the cave : deep inside the impossible rescue in Thailand. First edition.
Shares the story of the Thai soccer team of twelve boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave miles underground for three weeks. Including the team's time in the cave, failed plans and mistakes from the rescue team, and the mission that saved them.

799.2 DEE

Dee, Elizabeth, 1957- author. Hunting safety, licensing, and rules.
Explores the rules and regulations for hunting, focusing on the safety precautions and how to prepare before going hunting.

813 AND

Anderson, Laurie Halse, author. Shout : a poetry memoir.
"A memoir [that] shares the author's life, covering her rape at thirteen, her difficult early childhood, and her experiences surrounding her publication of 'Speak'"--OCLC.

956.91 THI

Thiel, Kristin, 1977- author. True teen stories from Syria : surviving civil war. First edition.
Syria and civil war -- A conflict centuries in the making -- Teen recruits -- The youngest casualties of the Syrian civil war -- Solving terror in Syria. Looks at reality of daily life during the Syrian civil war.

956.93 SPI

Spilling, Michael, author. Cyprus. Third edition.
Examines the island of Cyprus, including its geography, history, government, economy, environment, people, culture, religion, and more.

958.104 SCH

Schumacher, Cassandra, author. True teen stories from Afghanistan and Pakistan : surviving the Taliban. First edition.
The Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- A closer look at the rise of the Taliban -- Young recruits -- The casualties of the Taliban : living with terror -- Solving terror. A book for high school students about the reality of daily life under control of the Taliban.

961.1 BRO

Brown, Roslind Varghese, author. Tunisia. Third edition.
Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Tunisians -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of Tunisia -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Time line. Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Tunisia.

966.3 BJO

Bjorklund, Ruth, author. Senegal.
Describes the geography, wildlife, history, economy, religion, and culture of Senegal.

966.68 BJO

Bjorklund, Ruth, author. Côte d'Ivoire.
Unity and growth -- A lush landscape -- Tropical splendor -- Paths through time -- Governing the republic -- On the rise -- People and community -- Faith and ritual -- Color and song -- Family and home -- Timeline -- Fast facts. "This book details the history, culture, geography and government of Ivory Coast"--Provided by publisher.

966.7 LEV

Levy, Patricia, 1951- author. Ghana. Third edition.
Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Ghanaians -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food. Examines the African country of Ghana, including its geography, history, government, economy, environment, people, culture, religion, and more.

967.3 SHE

Sheehan, Sean, 1951- author. Angola. Third edition.
Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Angolans -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of angola -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Timeline -- Glossary. Examines the African country of Angola, including its geography, history, government, economy, environment, people, culture, religion, and more.

967.51 HEA

Heale, Jay, author. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Third edition.
Democratic Republic of the Congo today -- Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Congolese -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of the Democratic Republic of the Congo -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Time line -- Glossary. Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, lifestyle, religion, languages, arts, leisure, festivals, and food of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

967.61 BAR

Barlas, Robert, author. Uganda. Third edition.
Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Uganda.

972.81 SHE

Sheehan, Sean, 1951- author. Guatemala. Third edition.
Introduces the geography, history, religion, government, economy, and culture of Guatemala.

972.83 MCG

McGaffey, Leta, author. Honduras. Third edition.
"A book for young readers about the history and culture of the Central American country of Honduras"--Provided by publisher.

972.981 ELI

Elias, Marie Louise, author. Barbados. Third edition.
Examines the island of Barbados, including its geography, history, government, economy, environment, people, culture, religion, and more.

989.2 JER

Jermyn, Leslie, author. Paraguay. Third edition.
Examines the South American country of Paraguay, including its geography, history, government, economy, environment, people, culture, religion, and more.

989.5 JER

Jermyn, Leslie, author. Uruguay. Third edition.
Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Uruguayans -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food. Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Uruguay.