Fault lines in the Constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today / written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson (2017 children’s non-fiction, J 342.73 Levinson)
Examines the Constitutional origins of modern-day political problems and outlines solutions for these issues.
Dazzle ships : World War I and the art of confusion / Chris Barton ; illustrated by Victo Ngai (2017 children’s non-fiction, J 940.4)
In working to protect their ships from German U-Boat attacks, the British Royal Navy created camouflaged Dazzle ships to confuse the enemy of their location and destination.
The drawing lesson : a graphic novel that teaches you how to draw / Mark Crilley (2016 children’s graphic novel, J Graphic Crilley)
An accomplished graphic novelist with a huge YouTube following due to his drawing instruction videos presents this one-of-a-kind instruction experience in a narrative graphic novel format that follows one aspiring young artist and his reluctant mentor who provides step-by-step lessons and drawing exercises.
An eagle in the snow / Michael Morpurgo (2017 children’s fiction, F Morpurgo)
When the train he is riding on takes shelter in a dark tunnel during a bombing during World War II, a young boy fleeing 1940 Germany learns from a fellow passenger the story of how the man was once a British soldier who met a young Adolf Hitler and might have prevented World War II.
The giant jumperee / written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (2017 children’s picture book, J Pic Blue Donaldson)
After Rabbit hears a scary voice coming from inside his burrow, he calls his friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant to help.
Blue Ethel / Jennifer Black Reinhardt (2017 children’s picture book, J Pic Yellow Reinhardt)
A fractious elderly tuxedo kitty, who is very set in her ways, accidentally turns blue after rolling in sidewalk chalk and becomes discouraged when she cannot wash herself clean before meeting a plucky kitten who has rolled in pink chalk.
Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina / by Misty Copeland with Brandy Colbert (2016 children’s biography, J 92 Copeland)
As the first female African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing-at the late age of thirteen-no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field.
Eye of the storm : NASA, drones, and the race to crack the hurricane code / Amy Cherrix (2017 children’s non-fiction, J 551.55)
Describes the ways in which technology is being used to study hurricanes in order to predict both the timing and strength of these storms, focusing on NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3) mission that uses drone technology.