New Books to the MMS Library

New Books - Spring 2021

(Updated 9/28/21)

Sorted by Call Number / Author.
362.7 OGL

Ogle, Rex, author. Free lunch.
Rex Ogle recounts his first semester in sixth grade in which he and his younger brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies and he was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger -- that of a child for his parents' love and care.

940.54 HEI

Heiligman, Deborah, author. Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of "The Children's Ship"
"A true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII"--Provided by publisher. As German bombs rained over England during World War II, British parents by the thousands sent their hcildren out of the country to avoid harm's way. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set sail for Canada with one hundred children on board. When the warships escorting the Benares departed, a German submarine torpedoed what became known as the Children's Ship. Out of tragedy, ordinary people became heroes. This is their story. --.


Gansworth, Eric L., author. Apple, skin to the core : a memoir in words and pictures.
Eric Gansworth tells the story of his life and family through poems about their Onondaga heritage, from the horrible legacy of government boarding schools, to watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to his fight to be an artist who balances multiple worlds.


Girma, Haben, 1988- author. Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law. First trade edition.
"Documents the story of the first deaf and blind graduate of Harvard Law School, tracing her refugee parents' harrowing experiences in the Eritrea-Ethiopian war and her development of innovations that enabled her remarkable achievements"--OCLC.


Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965- author. Lost. First Square Fish edition: 2016.
"Sarah Robinson and her family are shipwrecked on a remote and mysterious island. Their food is running out, and their fear is escalating-there is no sign of rescue. The mysterious girl they found unconscious at the beach is healing, and what she tells them about the strange island and especially about someone called the Keeper has the family on edge. When Sarah's dad and Marco's younger brother go missing, the mystery becomes dangerous"--Provided by publisher.


Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965- author. Shipwreck island. First Square Fish edition: 2015.
When her father remarries, Sarah Robinson gets a new stepmom and two stepbrothers, and when the new family takes a vacation to get to know each other by sailing for a few days near Fiji things go horribly wrong.


Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker, author. Fighting words.
"Ten-tear-old Della has always had her older sister, Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Suki is Della's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she has always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud"--Publisher.


Calonita, Jen, author. Cursed.
"The evil Rumplestiltskin is planning to cast a curse that will erase Enchantasia as the world knows it, and a fairy prophecy declares that Gilly Cobbler will play a key role. Never one to shy away from adventure, Gilly and her friends embark on an epic, swashbuckling journey to stop Stiltskin from getting the ingredients he needs before it's too late"--Provided by publisher.


DiCamillo, Kate, author. Beverly, right here. First US paperback edition.
"Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. Now that she's fourteen years old, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn't want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn't want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can't help forming connections with the people around her--and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes"--Provided by publisher.


Kephart, Beth, author. The great upending. First Atheneum Books for Young Readers paperback edition.
If eleven-year-old Sara and her brother Hawk can complete a task involving the reclusive author renting out the silo on their farm for the summer, they will receive reward money that will pay for Sara's life-saving surgery.


Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick.
Herman Melville's classic novel about a young seaman who joins the crew of a whaling ship commanded by the fanatical Captain Ahab, who is in pursuit of a white whale. Includes introduction, textual and explanatory notes, and chronology.


Ponti, James, author. Blue moon. First Aladdin paperback edition September 2014.
While helping the Omega team track down the identity of the original thirteen zombies in New York City, Molly tries to keep her mother's secret and uncovers a sinister plan of the undead.


Ponti, James, author. Dark days. First Aladdin paperback edition October 2016.
"Molly Bigelow and her Omega team have been banned from investigating Marek Blackwell and his plans for New York City. But when they discover that Blackwell is raising money for a zombie army they have to act. But will they be in time?"--Provided by publisher.


Rupp, Rebecca, author. After Eli. First paperback edition 2015.
After the death of his older brother, Daniel Anderson became engrossed in recording details about dead people, how they died, and whether their deaths mattered but he is eventually drawn back into interaction with the living by two unexpected friends, Walter and Isabelle.


Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, author. The war below.
"Luka, a Ukrainian boy working in a slave labor camp, plays dead after an explosion at the factory and escapes, eventually joining a resistance group that opposes both the Nazis and the Soviets, and through the danger of the guerilla fighting he has two overriding goals--find out if his parents are still alive, and reunite with Lida, a girl who was a friend in the labor camp"--Provided by publisher.


Soontornvat, Christina, author. A wish in the dark. First edition.
"All light in Chattana is created by one man--the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong's prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden's perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family's good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear"--Publisher.


Taylor, Jordyn, author. The paper girl of Paris. First paperback edition.
"Now: Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn't there for pastries and walks along the Seine. When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more than seventy years. Then: Sixteen-year-old Adalyn doesn't recognize Paris anymore. Everywhere she looks, there are Nazis, and every day brings a new horror of life under the Occupation. When she meets Luc, the dashing and enigmatic leader of a resistance group, Adalyn feels she finally has a chance to fight back"--OCLC.


Wolk, Lauren, 1956- author. Echo Mountain.
"When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose their livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer"--Provided by publisher.


Wolkenstein, M. Evan, author. Turtle boy. First edition.
Seventh-grader Will's Bar Mitzvah community service project, visiting an incurably ill older boy in the hospital, leads to a friendship that is life-changing for both them and those around them.


Woodson, Jacqueline, author. Before the ever after.
ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.

GN 940.54 HAL

Hale, Nathan, 1976- author, illustrator. Raid of no return.
Retells, in graphic-novel format, of the American aviators who led an air raid on Tokyo and other Japanese cities four months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

q-ba-maze 2.0 mega stunt set.
A marble maze with numerous ways to build.