Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The golden dream of Carlo Chuchio

By Alexander, Lloyd

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Naive and bumbling Carlo, his shady camel-puller Baksheesh, and Shira, a girl determined to return home, follow a treasure map through the deserts and cities of the infamous Golden Road, as mysterious strangers try in vain to point them toward real treasures.

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Jimmy takes vanishing lessons

By Brooks, Walter R.

Publishing Date: 2007, c2005

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

When he teaches Jimmy to disappear, an unwanted ghost doesn't realize he is losing his defense against humans.

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Turn left at the cow

By Bullard, Lisa

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"Thirteen-year-old Trav feels like a fish out of water in rural Minnesota in this coming-of-age mystery about a boy who discovers his dad may have been a bank robber"--

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Green boy

By Cooper, Susan

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Twelve-year-old Trey and his seven-year-old brother Lou, who does not speak, cross the barrier between two worlds, that of their island in the Bahamas, and a land called Pangaia, and play a mysterious role in restoring the natural environment in both places.

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Green boy

By Cooper, Susan

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Twelve-year-old Trey and his seven-year-old brother Lou, who does not speak, cross the barrier between two worlds, that of their island in the Bahamas, and a land called Pangaia, and play a mysterious role in restoring the natural environment in both places.

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Victory

By Cooper, Susan

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Alternating chapters follow the mysterious connection between a homesick English girl living in present-day America and an eleven-year-old boy serving in the British Royal Navy in 1803, aboard the H.M.S. Victory, commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson.

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Alchemy and Meggy Swann

By Cushman, Karen

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

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Rodzina

By Cushman, Karen

Publishing Date: c2003

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery.

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Dog days

By English, Karen

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Gavin wants to make a good impression at Carver Elementary, where no one knows he excels at soccer and skateboarding, but an annoying big sister, a bully, and his great aunt's Pomeranian are not helping.

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Words with wings

By Grimes, Nikki

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her...until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook "thick with daydreams," Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future. This verse novel poignantly celebrates the power of writing and the inspiration a good teacher can deliver.

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My Louisiana sky

By Holt, Kimberly Willis

Publishing Date: c1998

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.

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The circuit: stories from the life of a migrant child

By Jiménez, Francisco

Publishing Date: 1999, c1997

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Explores a migrant family's experiences moving through labor camps, facing poverty and impermanence, and discusses how they endure through faith, hope, and back-breaking work.

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The circuit: stories from the life of a migrant child

By Jiménez, Francisco

Publishing Date: [1998], c1997

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Offers a look at a migrant family, detailing their daily life and the struggles they endured to build an existence on the small opportunities they were given.

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A proud taste for scarlet and miniver

By Konigsburg, E. L.

Publishing Date: 1973

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

While waiting in heaven for divine judgement to be passed on her second husband, Eleanor of Aquitaine and three of the people who knew her well recall the events of her life.

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The mysterious edge of the heroic world

By Konigsburg, E. L.

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Amedo moves to a new town with a dream. He wants to discover something and he wants a friend to share his search.

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The outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

By Konigsburg, E. L.

Publishing Date: c2004

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Upon leaving an oppressive summer camp, twelve-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her grand uncles have been building in their back yard for over forty years.

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Word after word after word

By MacLachlan, Patricia

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

A visiting author teaches five friends about the power of words and writing.

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John Bunyan's a pilgrim's progress

By McCaughrean, Geraldine

Publishing Date: 2005, c1999

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

A retelling of John Bunyan's religious allegory about the journey of Christians toward "the heavenly city."

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Peter Pan in scarlet

By McCaughrean, Geraldine

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Peter Pan and his friends must intervene when nightmares escape from Neverland.

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The death-defying Pepper Roux

By McCaughrean, Geraldine

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Having been raised believing he will die before he reaches the age of fourteen, Pepper Roux runs away on his fourteenth birthday in an attempt to elude his fate, assumes another identity, and continues to try to outrun death, no matter the consequences.

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