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Gifts for the boys and girls - mostly books

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Gifts for the boys and girls - mostly books

Gifts for the boys and girls - mostly books

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Graphic novels / comics with strong female lead

Graphic Novels for Younger Readers Featuring Female Leads

Leontyne Price : voice of a century An introduction to the life and career of the African American opera singer. #books, #childrensbooks #africanamericanwomen

Leontyne Price : voice of a century (Book, 2014) []

Nana in the city (Book, 2014) by Lauren Castillo [] A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.

Nana in the city (Book, 2014) []

Madame Martine by Sara Brannen (Book, 2014) [] On a chase to retrieve her new dog, a longtime resident of Paris ascends the Eiffel Tower for the first time, discovering how much beauty she has been missing all these years and deciding to try something new each week.

Madame Martine (Book, 2014) []

Tiptop cat by C. Roger Mader (Book, 2014) Primary School [] A cat finds the courage to climb again after a frightening fall from his owner's apartment balcony.

Tiptop cat (Book, 2014) []

The accidental highwayman by Ben Tripp (Senior High School) : being the tale of Kit Bristol, his horse Midnight, a mysterious princess, and sundry magical persons besides (Book, 2014) []

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick (Book, 2014) [] Elementary / Middle School Age "Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy's family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter"--

Absolutely Truly (Book, 2014) []

Draw! by Raul Colon - In this wordless picture book, a boy who is confined to his room fills his sketch pad with lions and elephants, then imagines himself on a safari.

Draw! (Book, 2014) []

Discover: The story of a song that threads its way through the most pivotal moments in U.S. history. Via shelf life. Ages 6-8

Mexican whitely by Matt De La Pena As the child of a Mexican father and blond, blue-eyed mother, Danny finds it difficult that everyone thinks they know who and what he is just by the color of his skin.

Cuba 15 : a novel by Nancy Osa Violet is about to turn 15 and is unsure what to make of the looming quinceañera party planned by her Cuban grandma. Half Polish and half Cuban, Violet feels more American than anything else.

American born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang's funny and sensitive drawings weave together the stories of Jin Wang, a Chinese-American kid who just wants to fit in at his new school; basketball player Danny, whose life is bedeviled by his stereotypical cousin Chin-Kee; and the mythical Monkey King, whose desire to become a god gets him in rather a lot of trouble.(NPR)

American born Chinese (Book, 2006) []

My happy life by Rose Lagercrantz (Author) , Eva Eriksson (Illustrator) A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism—even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy.

My happy life by Rose Lagercrantz (Author) , Eva Eriksson (Illustrator) A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism—even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy.

Kids love to express themselves, and are designers by nature - whether making posters for school, deciding what to hang in their rooms, or creating personalized notebook covers. Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. It's written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang China’s Boxer Rebellion is the unlikely backdrop for this graphic treatment of young villagers on the opposite sides of history. (Graphic Novel - best of 2013)

The 5th Wave by Richard Yancy: The first wave was an electromagnetic pulse; the second, disasters that destroy the world’s coasts; the third, an ebola-like plague; and the fourth, “Silencers” picking off those unlucky enough to remain. Now Cassie and Ben must survive the fifth assault by an alien species intent on eliminating the human race. This high-octane thriller by a Printz Honor winner famous for his ability to scare delivers apocalyptic thrills (Library Journal best of 2013)

The 5th Wave (Book, 2013) []

Rowell, Rainbow. Fangirl. Griffin: St. Martin’s. ISBN 9781250030955. $18.99. Cath is a popular fan fiction author, more at home in the magical world of Simon Snow than in her freshman year at the University of Nebraska. The author of Eleanor and Park (2012) celebrates the magic of reading and fandom with a lovable (anti)heroine venturing out of her comfort zone. (Library Journal - on best of 2013 list)

Witch and Wizard Series / The Gift by James Patterson. After escaping imprisonment by the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, siblings Wisty and Whit Allgood, who possess magical powers, establish themselves as leaders of the Resistance, a hidden community of teenagers like themselves, hunted by the state and determined to defy its ban on the arts, magic, and all other forms of creativity.

The Mortal Instruments Trilogy / City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace. Ages 8+ (if you like Harry Potter)

This book shows kids a pathway from their current interests and talents to a future career or interest. And in so doing, it also adventure, exploration, and discovery, three core principles of National Geographic's mission (ages 4-8) "daring photographs and invigorating text aim to inspire-- and succeed (PW)

The world is waiting for you (Book, 2013) []

When three Lake Oswego High School girls from different social groups, good-girl Elodie, popular Tabitha, and tough Moe, meet in a rehabilitation group, they discover they have much more in common than shoplifting. (Ages 14+) "funny, smart, perceptive book" (PW)

"Seventeen-year-old Fia and her sister, Annie, are trapped in a school that uses young female psychics and mind readers as tools for corporate espionage--and if Fia doesn't play by the rules of their deadly game, Annie will be killed" Ages 12+ "White's paranormal thriller is a tour de force of perspective and unreliability (PW)

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Dani has been waiting to go to school her whole life, and cannot wait for the joys it will bring, such as the friendship of Ella. However, school also brings many unexpected things that Dani isn't sure she is ready to face. Ages 6+