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Staff Picks for Kids

Biz Whiz by Sheila Greenwald

A young girl’s characteristic bossiness makes it hard for her to find a partner for a class project, until she decides to befriend a new kid and share well-intentioned, if haphazard, advice on how he can best fit in.

Genre: Fiction, Youth
Series: Bossy Flossie | Subjects: Bossiness, Friendship, Fund Raising, Schools

Get Coding!: Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Build a Website, App, and Game by Young Rewired State

Crack open this book and set off on several fun missions — while simultaneously learning the basics of writing code. Want to make a website from scratch? Create an app? Build a game? All the tools are here, laid out in a user-friendly format that leads kids on an imaginary quest to keep a valuable diamond safe from dangerous jewel thieves.

Genre: Juvenile works, Youth
Subjects: Computer Programming, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Keeper, The: A Novel by David Baldacci

Vega Jane and her friend Delph have taken the map that Quentin Harris left them and set out from the town of Wormwood, determined to brave the Quag and find freedom on the other side–but the Quag was designed to keep the town people in, and it is filled with bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic, and it is not going to let them escape unscathed.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth
Series: Vega Jane | Subjects: Escapes, Magic, Quests

Rapunzel’s Guide To All Things Brave, Creative, & Fun by Suzanne Francis

Everything from painting and hair art to archery and self-defense with a frying pan is covered in this special handbook, presented from Rapunzel’s uniquely imaginative point of view. Filled with step-by-step projects, engaging activities, and beautiful full-color illustrations, Rapunzel’s Guide details all the brave, creative, fun things everyone’s favorite long-haired princess loves to do!

Genre: Juvenile works, Youth
Series: Disney Tangled the series | Subjects: Amusements, Girls, Rapunzel

Unicorns vs. Goblins: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure by Dana Simpson

School’s out! That means no more teachers, no more books, and lots of time to compliment Marigold Heavenly Nostrils on her good looks. In this third volume, Phoebe and her obligational best friend, Marigold, learn that summer still has plenty of surprises for the both of them.

Genre: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Youth
Series: Phoebe and her Unicorn | Subjects: Comic Books, Friendship, Unicorns

Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals by Nancy Furstinger

Hear the stories of animals that are both benefiting from and helping out the world of prosthetic science – covering all species, situations, and science backgrounds. From the high-tech science of 3D printing, to inflatables, to toy wheels, this title has it all, including visits with subjects who are accessible for interviews and photography

Genre: Youth
Subjects: Artificial Limbs, Domestic Animals, Veterinary Surgery
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