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  • Auteur:
    Lin, Grace
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    Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter. However, the peace is shattered when soldiers of the emperor arrive and kidnap her grandmother. Pinmei quickly embarks on a journey to save her grandmother--before it's too late.

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    Maruno, Jennifer
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    Short-listed for the 2012 Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award and for the 2011 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award Nine-year-old Michiko Minagawa bids her father good-bye before her birthday celebration. She doesn’t know the government has ordered all Japanese-born men out of the province. Ten days later, her family joins hundreds of Japanese-Canadians on a train to the interior of British Columbia. Even though her aunt Sadie jokes about it, they have truly reached the "Land of No". There are no paved roads, no streetlights and not streetcars. The house in which they are to live is dirty and drafty. At school Michiko learns the truth of her situation. She must face local prejudice, the worst winter in forty years and her first Christmas without her father.

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    Jamieson, Victoria
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    An Odyssey Honor audiobook and National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel—adapted for audio—is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl. Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar knows his nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future . . . but it would also mean leaving his brother, the only family member he has left, every day. Heartbreak, hope, and gentle humor exist together in this graphic novel—now adapted for audio—about a childhood spent waiting, and a young man who is able to create a sense of family and home in the most difficult of settings. It's an intimate, important, unforgettable look at the day-to-day life of a refugee, as told to  New York Times  Bestselling author/artist Victoria Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story. This audiobook is performed by a full cast and includes music and special effects. Cast of Narrators: Faysal Ahmed as Omar Barkhad Abdi as Jeri Robin Miles as Fatuma Ifrah Mansour as Nimo and Munira Bahni Turpin as Maryam and Ladan Hakeemshady Mohamed as Tall Salan Sadeeq Ali as Tall Ali Dominic Hoffman as Michael, Christine Avila as Susana Martinez, JD Jackson as Hassan and Jeri’s Dad Filsan Said as Nimo’s Mom, Sadiya, and Little Nimo Dion Graham as David Samba Schutte as Abdikarim and The Man who Finds Hassan Hana Robleh as Mama Abdi Iftin as Abdikarim’s Dad and Salat Susan Duerden as The Reporter and Steve West as The Cameraman with Omar Mohamed reading his Author's Note and Victoria Jamieson reading her Author's Note

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    Bang, Molly
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    Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott Honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

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    Getten, Kereen
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    "A wonderful story with great heart, mystery, and insight. Kereen Getten is a bright new voice."--Clare Vanderpool, author of Newbery Medal winner Moon Over Manifest and Printz Honor book Navigating Early For fans of deeply poignant middle grade about friendship and loss like The Thing About Jellyfish, comes the story about a young girl who can't remember anything from her previous summer after a hurricane. Twelve-year-old Clara lives on an island that visitors call exotic. But there's nothing exotic about it to Clara. She loves eating ripe mangos off the ground, running outside in the rain with her Papa during rainy season, and going to her secret hideout with Gaynah--even though lately she's not acting like a best friend. The only thing out of the ordinary for Clara is that something happened to her memory that made her forget everything that happened last summer after a hurricane hit. Sometimes things come back to her in drips like a tap that hasn't been turned off properly. Other times her Mama fills in the blanks ... only she knows those aren't her memories and it is hard feeling like she is not like everybody else. But this summer is going to be different for Clara. Everyone is buzzing with excitement over a new girl in the village who is not like other visitors. She is about to make big waves on the island--and give Clara a summer she won't forget.

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    Downing, Erin Soderberg
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    Mix together a used food truck, a road trip that doesn't exactly go as planned, and a lot of pie, and you have the recipe for this sweet middle grade series starter brimming with humor, heart, and a family you'll fall in love with. Sweet summer has taken a rotten turn . . . After a tough year, Lucy, Freddy, and Herb Peach are ready for vacation. Lucy wants to read all of the books on the summer reading list. Freddy wants to work on his art projects. Herb wants to swim every day. Then their dad makes a big announcement: one of the inventions their mom came up with before she passed away has sold, and now they're millionaires! But Dad has bigger plans than blowing the cash on fun stuff or investing it. He's bought a used food truck. The Peaches are going to spend the summer traveling the country selling pies. It will be the Great Peach Experiment-a summer of bonding while living out one of Mom's dreams. And there's one more issue Dad's neglected: none of them knows how to bake . . . A perfect blend of humor, heart, and family antics, When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie is a delectable treat to be gobbled down or savored slowly. (Slice of pie on the side highly recommended.)

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    Pendziwol, Jean E.
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    When a child is asked to "Please, be quiet!" they sit silent ... and their imagination sweeps them away on a breathtaking journey. Through the window, the child can hear the trees breathe and watches them sway back and forth as they begin to dance. Then bears join in, accompanied by the child on their drum, making so much noise they wake up a dragon! The dragon's smoky breath fills the sky, and the wind forms a knight on a steed that gallops through the stars. The child's adventure continues, as one wonderful flight of fancy leads to the next, from pirates to mermaids to whales, until they find themselves sitting silent once again among the trees.

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    Turner, Matthew Paul
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    YOU, you... God thinks about you. God was thinking of you long before your debut. From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. Through playful, charming rhyme, When God Made You inspires young listeners to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God's divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. 'Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew, that the world needed someone exactly like you!

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    Snicket, Lemony
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    In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Is it really any of your business? These are all the wrong questions.

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    Andrews, Jan
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    Follows the foolish, yet wise, Ti-Jean through three adventures as he outwits a greedy princess, a tiny scoundrel, and a very clever girl, in a collection of stories based on French-Canadian folk literature.

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    Wishinsky, Frieda, Moore, Sean L.
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    In Where Are You, Bear?, Sophie and her best friend Bear discovered Canada from A to Z. Now, they’re off to explore New York City through nearly twenty pairs of opposites!  Sophie can’t wait to see New York, while Bear would much rather they just stay home. Sophie loves speeding around in a taxi cab, but Bear wishes the driver would slow down. Up and down, stop and go, tall and short, and many more opposite pairs are illustrated using iconic New York experiences, buildings, and landmarks. Then, when Sophie spies a window full of new bears in a toy store, Bear begins to worry he is too plain and old to compete with all the city has to offer. He’s proven right temporarily when Sophie forgets him in the toy store, but a helpful young boy and his mother find Bear and return him to Sophie at her hotel. The reunion is a happy one, and Sophie and Bear realize they love each other — no matter where they are! 

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    Johnston, Aviaq
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    Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than she is at a million other things. Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special--and that her superpower was right in front of her all along.

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    Clark, Henry
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    Finding a rare zucchini-colored crayon leads twelve-year-old River Monroe and his friends on an adventure with their eccentric neighbor to save Earth from invading interstellar storm troopers.

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    Hughes, Alison
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    In this picture book, the ripple effect of one child's small action shows how we can all make a big environmental difference. This edition combines both written and spoken words.

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    Hughes, Alison
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    What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the minuscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child's good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.

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    Coolidge, Susan
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    Twelve-year-old Katy always planned to do a great many wonderful things but in the end did something she never planned at all.

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    Vermette, Katherena
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    Miskwaadesi is puzzled about the teaching Truth. But she knows more than she thinks she does. The Seven Teaching of the Anishinaabe -- love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth -- are revealed in these seven stories for children. Set in an urban landscape with Indigenous children as the central characters, these stories about home and family will look familiar to all young readers.

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    Withrow, Sarah
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    What happens to best friends when one of them gets a boyfriend? Gloria and Shawna are about to start high school, but they still enjoy acting out their fantasy futures with cut-throat games of Barbie. Even in their real-life plans it's always bossy, doll-faced Shawna who gets the boyfriend first. And then she'll make him bring a friend for Gloria, and then they'll double-date and rule the school. But when school begins, it's Gloria who catches the eye of Marc, the hottest boy in grade nine. And she quickly discovers how difficult it is to juggle a jealous friend and a romance. A smart, sassy and deadly accurate depiction of every girl's dream-nightmare come true.

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    Gomi, Taro
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    When it comes to getting toddlers dressed, the struggle is real. Enter: Taro Gomi! The bestselling authorllustrator offers a creative and colorful look at animals, reimagining their fur, feathers, and fins as...clothes! A sheep wears a fluffy jacket, a zebra sports striped PJs, a snake is snug in a stocking, and a penguin looks dapper in a classic suit. Young children will be amused by the spirited take on animals, and they'll very likely be convinced that getting dressed is best!

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    Schmidt, Gary D.
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    In a desperate attempt for survival, a peaceful civilization on a faraway planet besieged by a dark lord sends its most precious gift across the cosmos into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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