Sunday, June 14, 2020

June 14, 2020

Summer 2020 Edition


Hooray! After this Thursday you have 10 glorious weeks ahead of you to relax and recharge. When you use some of that time to read you become a smarter and better version of you. 

Audiobooks count as reading. It is simply reading with your ears. You have free audiobooks available to you through the Barrington Public Library's eZone and Hoopla Digital platforms as well as our school's RICAT catalog. So plug in your ear buds or AirPods and take that walk or swing in that hammock while listening to a great read. 




When I Hit the Road, (2020)
by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

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Ways to Make Sunshine, (2020)
by Renee Watson

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Here is another book I have posted about before but I think needs more love and attention.

Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen, (2018)
by Candace Fleming

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American as Paneer Pie, (2020)
by Supriya Kelkar

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Clean Getaway, (2020)
by Nic Stone

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A Song Below Water, (2020)
by Bethany Morrow

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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #1), (2020)
by Roseanne A. Brown

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Want to learn more about our country's history? Historical fiction provides us with a great way to access fictional characters' experiences in historical time periods.

One Crazy Summer (Gaither Sisters #1), (2010)
by Rita Williams-Garcia

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Countdown (The Sixties Trilogy #1), (2010)
by Deborah Wiles

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Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy #2), (2014)
by Deborah Wiles

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Anthem (The Sixties Trilogy #3), (2019)
by Deborah Wiles

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This one comes out on July 14 so be on the look out!

Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer, (2020)
by Gillian Goerz

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Trespassers, (2020)
by Breena Bard

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Stepping Stones (Peapod Farm #1), (2020)
by Lucy Knisley

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Snapdragon, (2020)
by Kat Leyh

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The Midwinter Witch (The Witch Boy #3), (2019)
by Molly Ostertag

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If you loved the incredible historical fiction novel in verse Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood, you will love this one just as much! Yes, I have posted about this book before but it is truly one of my favorites this year and I need you to know about it.

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship", (2019)
by Deborah Heiligman

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This next title features 50 children's authors and illustrators answering the question: "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?"

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, (2018)
edited by Wade Hudson

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This multiple award-winning title provides a memoir in verse about growing up African American in the United States. Jacqueline Woodson's writing is, as always, stunning.

Brown Girl Dreaming, (2014)
by Jacqueline Woodson

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020



Black Brother, Black Brother, (2020)
by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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This is available in ebook form through EZONE. It is also available as a physical copy through the public library.


Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story, (2020)
by Andrea L. Rogers

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This is available in ebook form through EZONE. It is also available as a physical copy through the public library.


Rick, (2020)
by Alex Gino

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This title is available in ebook and audiobook through EZONE. It is also available as a physical copy through the public library.




What Lane? (2020)
by Torrey Maldonado

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This title is available as a physical copy through the public library.


This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work, (2020)
by Tiffany Jewell

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This title is available as a physical copy through the public library.






Saturday, May 30, 2020

May 31, 2020


Black Girl Unlimited, (2020)
by Echo Brown

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This title is available in both eBook and audiobook form through eZone.



Parachutes, (2020)
by Kelly Yang

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This title is available in eBook and audiobook form through eZone.


This book won an Audie Award for Narration by the Author so it would be a fun audiobook option!

The Secret of Nightingale Wood, (2016)
by Lucy Strange

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This title is available in eBook and audiobook form through eZone.




True Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-Day Fairy Tales Written by Best-Selling Authors, (2015)
by Jonathan Diaz

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This title is available in eBook form through eZone.


I just finished this book and I wish I could buy a copy for EVERY person I know. 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, (2020)
by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

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This title is available in eBook and audiobook form through eZone.









Sunday, May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020


Awesome Dog 5000 (Awesome Dog 5000 #1), (2019)
by Justin Dean

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This title and the second title in the series, Awesome Dog 5000 vs. Mayor Bossypants, can be found through eZone in both ebook and audiobook form.


We Didn't Ask For This, (2020)
by Adi Alsaid
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This title is available through eZone in ebook form.


Better Nate Than Ever (Better Nate Than Ever #1), (2013)
by Tim Federle

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This title is available through eZone in ebook and audiobook form.



The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea, (2020)
by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

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This title is available through eZone in ebook form.


The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets, (2019)
by Sarah Miller

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This title is available through eZone in both ebook and audiobook form.