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Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure (WALKER), ©2014 by Ann Walker


Auxier, Jonathan. The Night Gardener. Abrams/Amulet. May 2014. p. 138.

Bassoff, Leah & Laura DeLuca. Lost Girl Found. Groundwood. 2014. p. 157.

Blackall, Sophie. The Baby Tree. illus. by author. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen. May 2014. p. 112.

Cole, Henry. Big Bug. illus. by author. S. & S./Little Simon. Apr. 2014. p. 116.

De Lint, Charles. Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale. illus. by Charles Vess. Little, Brown. 2014. p. 142.

De los Santos, Marisa & David Teague. Saving Lucas Biggs. HarperCollins. Apr. 2014. p. 142.

Floca, Brian. Five Trucks. illus. by author. S. & S./Atheneum/Richard Jackson Bks. Jun. 2014. p. 119.

Gavin, Rohan. Knightley & Son. Bloomsbury. 2014. p. 146.

Han, Jenny. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. S. & S. Apr. 2014. p. 164.

Herrera, Robin. Hope Is a Ferris Wheel. Abrams/Amulet. 2014. p. 148.

Kuhlmann, Torben. Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse. illus. by author. NorthSouth Books. May 2014. p. 126.

Light, Steve. Have You Seen My Dragon? illus. by author. Candlewick. Apr. 2014. p. 127.

Lockhart, E. We Were Liars. Delacorte. May 2014. p. 168.

Lucier, Makiia. A Death-Struck Year. Houghton Harcourt. 2014. p. 169.

MacColl, Michaela. Always Emily. Chronicle. Apr. 2014. p. 170.

Miller, Lauren. Free to Fall. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. May 2014. p. 171.

Pizzoli, Greg. Number One Sam. illus. by author. Hyperion. May 2014. p. 132.

Preus, Margi. West of the Moon. Abrams/Amulet. Apr. 2014. p. 152.

Rowand, Phyllis. It Is Night. illus. by Laura Dronzek. Harper Collins/Greenwillow. May 2014. p. 134.

Santat, Dan. Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. illus. by author. Little, Brown. Apr. 2014. p. 134.

Soman, David. Three Bears in a Boat. illus. by author. Dial. May 2014. p. 136.

Sovern, Megan Jean. The Meaning of Maggie. Chronicle. May 2014. p. 154.

Venkatraman, Padma. A Time to Dance. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen. May 2014. p. 154.

Walker, Anna. Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure. illus. by author. Clarion. 2014. p. 137.


Captured World History Series. Capstone/Compass Point. 2014. (Series Made Simple, p. 108).

Albee, Sarah. Bugged!: How Insects Changed History. illus. by Robert Leighton. Walker. Apr. 2014. p. 184.

Bausum, Ann. Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog. National Geographic. May 2014. p. 185.

Dillon, Patrick. The Story of Buildings. illus. by Stephen Biesty. Candlewick. 2014. p. 186.

Jarrow, Gail. Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat. Boyds Mills Press/Calkins Creek. Apr. 2014. p. 188.

Mulder, Michelle. Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home. (Orca Footprints Series). Orca. Apr. 2014. p. 190.

Raschka, Chris. The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening. illus. by author. Candlewick. May 2014. p. 182.

Schmidt, Annie M. G. A Pond Full of Ink. tr. from Dutch by David Colmer. illus. by Sieb Posthuma. Eerdmans. 2014. p. 183.

Sís, Peter. The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Farrar/Frances Foster. May 2014. p. 192.

Professional Reading

Brown, Amy. Let’s Start the Music: Programming for Primary Grades. ALA. 2014. p. 193.

Heller, Mary Jo & Aarene Storms. Sex in the Library: A Guide to Sexual Content in Teen Literature. VOYA. 2013. p. 194.

From the Adult Books 4 Teens blog

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Invention of Wings. Viking. (Feb. 18 post)

Levine, Daniel. Hyde. Houghton Harcourt. (Feb. 12 post)

Waters, M. D. Archetype. Dutton. (Feb. 24 post)


Lincoln@Gettysburg. Dist. by PBS. p. 57.

Wadjda. Dist. by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. p. 59.


Jinks, Catherine. How to Catch a Bogle. Listening Library. p. 60.

Sheinkin, Steve. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights. Listening Library. p. 64

Timberlake, Amy. One Came Home. Listening Library. p. 62.

Headline | Stars Listing for April 2014

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