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  • Little Unicorn is angry

    Little Unicorn is angry2019

    by Aurelie Chien Chow Chine , illustrator

    Series: Little Unicorn

    (154)

    Summary: Creative nonfiction picture book about a little unicorn who feels all kinds of emotions, including anger, and uses a breathing exercise to calm down. Teaches children to identify emotions and manage them effectively.

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    Call #: J P GROWING CHIEN CHOW

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

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  • Little Unicorn is scared

    Little Unicorn is scared2019

    by Aurelie Chien Chow Chine , illustrator

    (101)

    Summary: Creative nonfiction picture book about a little unicorn who feels all kinds of emotions, including fear, and uses a breathing exercise to calm down. Teaches children to identify emotions and manage them effectively.

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    Call #: J P GROWING CHIEN CHOW

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

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  • Pluto gets the call

    Pluto gets the call2019

    by Adam Rex

    (793)

    Summary: In this creative nonfiction work, just after learning that Earth's scientists no longer consider him a planet, an unhappy Pluto takes a visitor from Earth on a tour of the solar system, sharing facts along the way.

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    Call #: J 523.482 REX

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • Emily writes : Emily Dickinson and her poetic beginnings

    Emily writes : Emily Dickinson and her poetic beginnings2020

    by Jane Yolen

    (149)

    Summary: A creative nonfiction account of a young Emily Dickinson using scraps of paper and a pencil nub to write a poem, before she even knows her ABCs, and sharing it with her household and garden. Includes author's note about Dickinson's life and work.

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    Call #: J B DICKINSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • A year in Provence

    A year in Provence2010

    by Peter Mayle

    (70,943)

    Summary: They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provençal sun. And suddenly it happened. Here is the month-by month account of the charms...  more »

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    Call #: 944 MAY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return

    A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return2012

    by Zeina Abirached

    Series: Graphic Universe

    (3,523)

    Summary: When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by...  more »

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    Call #: B ABIRACHED YA

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  • The other side of the Wall

    The other side of the Wall2015

    by Simon Schwartz

    (630)

    Summary: "Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later, he left the country with his parents, and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his...  more »

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    Call #: B SCHWARTZ YA

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  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima1989

    by John Hersey

    (69,310)

    Summary: On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories...  more »

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    Call #: 940.5425 HER YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction

    The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction2016

    by Neil Gaiman

    (15,919)

    Summary: "The View from the Cheap Seats brings together... more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of...  more »

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    Call #: 828 GAI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Hostage
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    Hostage2017

    by Guy Delisle

    (5,882)

    Summary: "In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three...  more »

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    Call #: 364.154 DEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Maus I : a survivor's tale : my father bleeds history

    Maus I : a survivor's tale : my father bleeds history1986

    by Art Spiegelman , illustrator

    (273,633)

    Summary: The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel.

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    Call #: 940.5318 SPI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Maus II : a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began

    Maus II : a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began1991

    by Art Spiegelman

    (131,243)

    Summary: A memoir of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and history. Cartoon format portrays Jews...  more »

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    Call #: 940.5418 MAU YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Shackles from the deep : tracing the path of a sunken slave ship, a bitter past, and a rich legacy

    Shackles from the deep : tracing the path of a sunken slave ship, a bitter past, and a rich legacy2017

    by Michael H. Cottman

    (194)

    Summary: A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the sea floor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in...  more »

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    Call #: 306.362 COT YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Eiffel's tower : the story of the 1889 World's Fair for young people

    Eiffel's tower : the story of the 1889 World's Fair for young people2019

    by Jill Jonnes

    (27)

    Summary: Weaving together the behind-the-scenes history of the Eiffel Tower with an account of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris for which the tower was built, Jonnes creates a vivid, lively pageant of people...  more »

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    Call #: 944 JON YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history

    Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history2019

    by Keith O'Brien

    (83)

    Summary: Keith O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife;...  more »

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    Call #: 629.13 O'BR YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance

    The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance2019

    by Don Mitchell

    (195)

    Summary: When Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted across the continent, instead of returning home, she headed...  more »

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    Call #: 940.5486 MIT YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Locked in ice : Nansen's daring quest for the North Pole

    Locked in ice : Nansen's daring quest for the North Pole2019

    by Peter Lourie

    (46)

    Summary: A riveting adventure biography of Fridtjof Nansen, the pioneer of polar exploration, with a focus on his harrowing three-year journey to the top of the world. A celebrity among the ranks of polar...  more »

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    Call #: B NANSEN YA

    Location: YA Biographies

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  • Jop and Blip wanna know. Book 1, Can you hear a penguin fart on Mars? and other excellent questions

    Jop and Blip wanna know. Book 1, Can you hear a penguin fart on Mars? and other excellent questions2021

    by Jim Benton , artist

    Series: Jop And Blip Wanna Know

    (43)

    Summary: Jop and Blip follow their curiosity as they figure out the answers to life's most pressing questions, such as: Can you hear a penguin fart on Mars? What if you wanted a dragon sandwich? Why do we need two ears?

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    Call #: J GN BEN

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  • The eagle huntress : the true story of the girl who soared beyond expectations

    The eagle huntress : the true story of the girl who soared beyond expectations2020

    by Nurgaiv Aisholpan

    (87)

    Summary: Eagle huntress Aisholpan Nurgaiv shares her story.

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    Call #: J B NURGAIV

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The American dream? : a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito

    The American dream? : a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito2019

    by Shing Yin Khor

    (664)

    Summary: An illustrated comic travelogue about an American immigrant driving alone through all that's left of "The Mother Road," Route 66.

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    Call #: 325.1 KHO YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Moon! : Earth's best friend

    Moon! : Earth's best friend2019

    by Stacy McAnulty

    Series: Our Universe

    (640)

    Summary: A light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon and its history in relation to earth -- told from the perspective of the moon itself!

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    Call #: J 523.3 MCA

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • Every falling star [eBook] : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea

    Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea2016

    by Sungju Lee

    (3,610)

    Summary: "This is YA nonfiction. It's the memoir of a boy named Sungju who grew up in North Korea and, at the age of twelve, was forced to live on the streets and fend for himself after his parents...  more »

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  • Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea

    Every falling star : the true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea2016

    by Sungju Lee

    (3,664)

    Summary: "This is YA nonfiction. It's the memoir of a boy named Sungju who grew up in North Korea and, at the age of twelve, was forced to live on the streets and fend for himself after his parents...  more »

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    Call #: 951.93 LEE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Champion : the comeback tale of the American chestnut tree

    Champion : the comeback tale of the American chestnut tree2018

    by Sally M. Walker

    (93)

    Summary: American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America's eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many,...  more »

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    Call #: J 582.16 WAL

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Nature attacks!

    Nature attacks!2015

    by Lauren Tarshis

    Series: I Survived True Stories - #2

    (551)

    Summary: From 14-year-old Joseph Dunn who was the lone survivor of the Shark Attacks of 1916, to 9-year-old Mike Kramer who, with the help of his quick-thinking parents, survived the Peshtigo fire of 1871...  more »

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    Call #: J 613.69 TAR

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories

    The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories2016

    by Mark Bowden

    (194)

    Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America|s leading journalists and nonfiction writers. His new collection, The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True...  more »

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    Call #: 958.104 BOW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board

    Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board2004

    by Bethany Hamilton

    (12,188)

    Summary: Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Not even the loss of her arm keeps her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.

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    Call #: B HAMILTON YA

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  • Jim Thorpe : original All-American

    Jim Thorpe : original All-American2008

    by Joseph Bruchac

    (296)

    Summary: Jim Thorpe played professional football and major league baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. He'll be forever revered by the sports community and by his Native American...  more »

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    Call #: B THORPE YA

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  • The upstairs room

    The upstairs room1987

    by Johanna Reiss

    (12,881)

    Summary: A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two and a half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.

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    Call #: B REISS YA

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  • The girl with seven names [eBook] : escape from North Korea

    The girl with seven names : escape from North Korea2015

    by Hyeonseo Lee

    (73,113)

    Summary: In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back." The reprisals for all of them would have been...  more »

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  • All the things we never knew : chasing the chaos of mental illness

    All the things we never knew : chasing the chaos of mental illness2015

    by Sheila Hamilton

    (1,329)

    Summary: "Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant,...  more »

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    Call #: 616.895 HAM

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The endless steppe : growing up in Siberia

    The endless steppe : growing up in Siberia1987

    by Esther Hautzig

    (5,644)

    Summary: During World War II, when she was eleven years old, the author and her family were arrested in Poland by the Russians as political enemies and exiled to Siberia. She recounts here the trials of the...  more »

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    Call #: J B HAUTZIG

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The life and the adventures of a haunted convict

    The life and the adventures of a haunted convict2016

    by Austin Reed

    (167)

    Summary: "The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a rare and original autobiography, a first-person account of a young black man's life as an indentured servant, a juvenile delinquent, and a...  more »

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    Call #: 365 REE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The iceberg

    The iceberg2014

    by Marion Coutts

    (1,278)

    Summary: The author recounts the painful time in her life when her husband was dying of a brain tumor while her young son was just developing language.

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    Call #: 616.99481 COU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Raising the barre : big dreams, false starts, & my midlife quest to dance The Nutcracker

    Raising the barre : big dreams, false starts, & my midlife quest to dance The Nutcracker2015

    by Lauren Kessler

    (685)

    Summary: An award-winning author's journey to turn off the comfortable cruise-control of midlife and reclaim the daring of her girlhood by dancing in the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker, with a professional company.

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    Call #: 792.8 KES

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing

    The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing2016

    by Rod Nordland

    (1,062)

    Summary: "An astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world....  more »

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    Call #: 958.1 NOR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The keeper : the unguarded story of Tim Howard

    The keeper : the unguarded story of Tim Howard2014

    by Tim Howard

    (296)

    Summary: "In this heartwarming and candid memoir, US national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. Howard opens up for the first time about...  more »

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    Call #: J B HOWARD

    Location: Junior Biographies

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  • Will & I : a memoir

    Will & I : a memoir2016

    by Clay Byars

    (137)

    Summary: Twins Clay and Will Byars have different lives after Clay is in a traffic accident and suffers a stroke.

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    Call #: 616.81 BYA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Titanic : young survivors

    Titanic : young survivors2016

    by Allan Zullo

    Series: 10 True Tales

    (289)

    Summary: Documents the stories of ten real-life survivors of the Titanic disaster, including seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer and eleven-year-old Billy Carter.

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    Call #: J 909 ZUL

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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  • The secret agent : and other spy kids

    The secret agent : and other spy kids2015

    by Allan Zullo

    (103)

    Summary: Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Spying on your enemy from the attic of their hideout? Read all about kids who risked their lives to be spies.

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    Call #: J 909 ZUL

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

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