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  • Ender's Game

    Orson Scott Card

    Paperback (Tor Books, May 4, 2021)
    Orson Scott Card's science fiction classic Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut―young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.THE ENDER UNIVERSEEnder seriesEnder’s Game / Ender in Exile / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the MindEnder’s Shadow seriesEnder’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in FlightChildren of the FleetThe First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth AwakensThe Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)The Swarm /The HiveEnder novellasA War of Gifts /First Meetings
  • Baa! Moo! What Will We Do?

    A. H. Benjamin, Jane Chapman

    Paperback (Tiger Tales., May 4, 2021)
    A new animal, Kangaroo, is arriving at Buttercup Farm and the other animals are worried that Kangaroo will take away their jobs.
  • My First I Can Draw

    Ltd. Make Believe Ideas

    Paperback (Make Believe Ideas, May 4, 2021)
    Learn how to draw awesome animals and objects in this sweet book. Follow the simple steps to create amazing drawings in My First I Can Draw. From dinosaurs and unicorns, to things that go, and more, this book is packed with objects and animals that kids will love to draw.
  • Summer in the City

    Marie-Louise Gay, David Homel

    Paperback (Groundwood Books, May 4, 2021)
    Charlie can’t wait for school to be over. But he’s wondering what particular vacation ordeal his parents have lined up for the family this summer. Canoeing with alligators in Okefenokee? Getting caught in the middle of a revolutionary shootout in Mexico? Or perhaps another trip abroad?Turns out, this summer the family is staying put, in their hometown. Montreal, Canada. A “staycation,” his parents call it. Charlie is doubtful at first but, ever resourceful, decides that there may be adventures and profit to be had in his own neighborhood.And there are. A campout in the backyard brings him in contact with more than one kind of wildlife, a sudden summer storm floods the expressway, various pet-sitting gigs turn almost-disastrous, and a baseball game goes awry when various intruders storm the infield — from would-be medieval knights and an over-eager ice-cream vendor to a fly-ball-catching Doberman. Then of course there’s looking after his little brother, Max, who is always a catastrophe-in-the-making.
  • Dangerous!

    Tim Warnes

    Paperback (Tiger Tales., May 4, 2021)
    Mole loves to stick labels on objects. One day, he finds something unusual in the woods. He puts a bunch of labels on the beast that read, lumpy, bumpy, gigantic. Then the thing frightens Mole, so Mole adds the label "dangerous". But is the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing really all that dangerous?
  • Truth Worth Telling

    Scott Pelley

    Paperback (Hanover Square Press, May 4, 2021)
    An inspiring memoir from the front lines of history by the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent.Don’t ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what’s the meaning of you?With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who discovered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times.A 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley writes as a witness to events that changed our world. In moving, detailed prose, he stands with firefighters at the collapsing World Trade Center on 9/11, advances with American troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq and reveals private moments with presidents—and would-be presidents—he’s known for decades. Pelley also offers a resounding defense of free speech and a free press as the rights that guarantee all others.Above all, Truth Worth Telling offers a collection of inspiring tales that reminds us of the value of values in uncertain times. For readers who believe that values matter and that truth is worth telling, Pelley writes, “I have written this book for you.”
  • Because Your Daddy Loves You

    Andrew Clements, R. W. Alley

    Board book (HMH Books for Young Readers, May 4, 2021)
    Now in a sturdy board book format, the classic Because Your Daddy Loves You makes the perfect gift—whether you're celebrating Father's Day, a new dad, or just the special bond between a father and child . . . any old day of the year!
  • We Got Game!: 35 Female Athletes Who Changed the World

    Aileen Weintraub, Sarah Green

    eBook (Running Press Kids, May 4, 2021)
    A middle grade anthology of 35 amazing and empowering women in sports from around the world and throughout history to inspire young readers to be their best selves and to get involved in social change. Do you play sports? Maybe you dream about scoring a goal on the soccer field or hitting a home run in baseball. Perhaps you're thinking about trying a new sport, but you're still not sure. In We Got Game you'll meet thirty-five female athletes who played hard, broke records, and inspired girls around the world. Some of these athletes have retired. Others are still competing. But they have one thing in common: they all got game! You'll read about the first woman horse jockey to compete in the Kentucky Derby, the number one tennis player in the world, a surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack, and a snow boarder who landed a death-defying jump, along with many others. These female athletes prove that girls can do anything!Simone Biles * Gretchen Bleiler * Hannah Cockroft * Misty Copeland * Diane Crump * Sasha DiGiulian * Gabby Douglas * Grete Eliassen * Marlen Esparza * Lisa Fernandez * Althea Gibson * Bethany Hamilton * Mia Hamm * Jackie Joyner-Kersee * Billie Jean King * Phaidra Knight * Silken Laumann * Nancy Lopez * Tatyana McFadden * Ibtihaj Mohammad * Danica Patrick * Megan Rapinoe * Mary Lou Retton * Manon Rhéaume * Ronda Rousey * Wilma Rudolph * Junko Tabei * Dara Torres * Elana Myers Taylor * Marianne Vos * Abby Wambach * Maria Toorpakai Wazir * Jen Welter * Serena Williams * Kristi Yamaguchi
  • The Magical Land of Birthdays

    Amirah Kassem

    Paperback (Amulet Paperbacks, May 4, 2021)
    The first in a delicious new middle-grade series by Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem, an authority on the sweeter side of life! After receiving a magical cookbook and baking her special birthday cake, 10-year-old—wait, make that almost 11-year-old—Amirah is transported to the Magical Land of Birthdays, where she meets three of her birthday buddies from different corners of the world—kids who share her exact birthday and are also about to turn 11. In the Magical Land of Birthdays, a place filled with wonder and whimsy (and plenty of cake!), you can celebrate your birthday every moment of every day. As they explore the land, Amirah and her new friends learn about each other and the special bond they share, and discover exciting and wonderful birthday traditions from around the world.
  • The Big Blizzard: Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

    Julia Ogina, Emily Jackson, Amanda Sandland

    Hardcover (Inhabit Education Books Inc., May 4, 2021)
    Niaqualuk and Haugaaq live in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. There is a big blizzard coming! Haugaaq wishes she could play outside more, but Niaqualuk is excited about playing inside. See what fun things the sisters do all day as the blizzard howls outside.
  • Junior Field Guide: Fishes of Nunavut

    Jordan Hoffman

    Paperback (Inhabit Education Books Inc., May 4, 2021)
    Learn about the different types of fishes that live in Nunavut waters. This non-fiction science book provides information about what different types of fishes look like, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting facts about them, along with colourful illustrations and photographs.
  • Fractions and Decimals Activity Book

    Penny Worms, Kasia Dudziuk

    Paperback (Arcturus, May 15, 2021)
    Children can take their first steps into the world of fractions and decimals with this beautifully illustrated, full-color activity book. With over 80 fun activities to complete, this book will help support kids using fractions and decimals in a variety of different sums. Gradually they will increase their speed, confidence, and proficiency, with friendly animal characters to guide them on their way! Activities include: • Write in the fractions and decimals on Croc's number line of tenths. • Help Cinderella identify the odd-pumpkin out by solving fraction sums• Choose the path of the cycling course by following the increasing decimals These books are designed such that they can both support those readers who are nervous of math, and provide a structured way for gifted youngsters to stretch themselves. Designed specially for readers aged 7+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Math Skills Workbooks are a series of mathematical activity books which provide a fun and friendly way for young readers to pick up new numeracy skills, brilliantly illustrated in full-color by Kasia Dudziuk.