eBooks for All: School District-Library Shared Collection
eBooks for All: School District-Library Shared Collection
We will be purchasing a number of eBook and audiobook titles each month on OverDrive that are specifically chosen as favorites of the students in the School District of the Chathams. Check out the latest additions to the collection!
Ms. Sue Has No Clue! (eBook)
By Dan Gutman
In this ninth book in the My Weirder School series, it’s time for the annual Ella Mentry School fund-raiser, and guess who’s in charge? Alexia’s mom, Ms. Sue! She has the teachers selling everything from summer sausages and cheesy popcorn to dead goldfish in plastic bags to raise money for new playground equipment. But what happens when Ms. Sue crosses the line? Somebody’s going to end up in the big house (and by “big house,” we don’t mean a big house!).
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (eBook)
By Ben Clanton
Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.
The Catcher in the Rye (eBook)
By J. D. Salinger
The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.
Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star (eBook)
By Rachel Renée Russell
Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and her friends as they record their hit song together, plus there are voice lessons, dance practice, and little sister Brianna’s latest wacky hijinks. Nikki’s sure she can handle everything, but will all the excitement cause new problems for Nikki and Brandon, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki goes?
Because of Mr. Terupt (eBook)
By Rob Buyea
It’s the start of a new year at Snow Hill School, and seven students find themselves thrown together in Mr. Terupt’s fifth grade class. They don’t have much in common, and they’ve never gotten along. Not until a certain new teacher arrives and helps them to find strength inside themselves—and in each other. But when Mr. Terupt suffers a terrible accident, will his students be able to remember the lessons he taught them? Or will their lives go back to the way they were before—before fifth grade and before Mr. Terupt?
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (eBook)
By Lenore Look
Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’ s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad. From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake (Audiobook)
By Michael B. Kaplan
Betty Bunny knows that her parents think she is a “handful”, but as with most of her misunderstandings, she determines it must be something good. But when it comes to understanding patience, she hasn’t quite got the knack—especially after tasting chocolate cake for the first time. How the family deals with Betty’s first true love (she intends to “marry chocolate cake”) adds to the fun in this realistic and deliciously sweet story.
100 Most Feared Creatures on the Planet (eBook)
By Anna Claybourne
The next book in the successful 100 MOST series, 100 Most Feared Creatures features the scariest beasts in the animal kingdom! This book will explore the world’s most ferocious creatures and reveal the deadliest facts about these terrifying animals. Who fights off predators by spraying blood from its eyes? How does the slender, deep-sea gulper swallow prey twice its size? Who sucks out body fluids with its short, sharp mouth parts? Readers will learn everything they ever wanted to know about some of the scariest creatures on the planet.
The Sixth Extinction (eBook)
By Terry Glavin
A fresh narrative take on the usual doom and gloom environmentalism, The Sixth Extinction draws upon zoology, biology, ecology, anthropology, and mythology to share the joys hidden within the long human struggle to conserve the world’s living things. Here, we find hope in what’s left: the absolute and stunning beauty in the Earth’s last cultures and creatures.
The LEGO Ideas Book (eBook)
By Daniel Lipkowitz
The LEGO Ideas Book is packed full of tips from expert LEGO builders on how to make jet planes reach new heights, create fantastic fortresses, swing through lush jungles, have fun on the farm and send space shuttles out of this world! This awesome ideas book is divided into six themed chapters – transport, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure, and useful makes – to inspire every member of the family to get building. With over 500 models and ideas, this book is perfect for any LEGO fan – young or young at heart – who want to make their models cool, fun and imaginative.
11 Birthdays: Willow Falls Series, Book 1 (eBook)
By Wendy Mass
It’s Amanda’s 11th birthday and she is super excited—-after all, 11 is so different from 10. But from the start, everything goes wrong. The worst part of it all is that she and her best friend, Leo, with whom she’s shared every birthday, are on the outs and this will be the first birthday they haven’t shared together. When Amanda turns in for the night, glad to have her birthday behind her, she wakes up happy for a new day. Or is it? Her birthday seems to be repeating itself. What is going on?! And how can she fix it? Only time, friendship, and a little luck will tell. . .
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Captain Underpants Series, Book 1 (eBook)
By Dav Pilkey
George and Harold are a couple of class clowns. The only thing they enjoy more than playing practical jokes is creating their own comic books. And together they’ve created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school: Captain Underpants! His true identity is SO secret, even HE doesn’t know who he is!
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby (eBook)
By Nick Bruel
Kitty’s owners are home with a big surprise for Kitty. But what is it? Kitty, reeling in horror, thinks it’s a . . . dog. The neighbor cats are convinced it’s a cat. But we all know that it’s really a BABY!
With Nick Bruel’s trademark mix of antic humor (this time involving a Kitty game show and the Kitty Olympics—which the baby wins hands down), riotous illustrations, total mayhem, and Uncle Murray Fun Facts, this may be the funniest Kitty book yet, and the one that hits closest to home.
Battle Royale (eBook)
By Jerry Pallotta
Which dangerous animals would win in a fight? Find out in this awesome bind-up of five books in the popular Who Would Win? series! The collection features a range of mammals, sea creatures, reptiles, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans, including Wolverine vs. Tasmanian Devil, Rhino vs. Hippo, Alligator vs. Python, Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark, and Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Velociraptor. Kids will learn about each animal’s anatomy, behavior, and more alongside photos, charts, illustrations, and amazing facts.
The Book with No Pictures (eBook with narration)
By B.J. Novak
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
BLORK. Or BLUURF.
Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.
Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse (eBook)
By Rebecca Janni
In Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse, Nellie Sue does everything with a western flair. Whether it is cleaning up the animal sty (picking up her stuffed animals) or rounding up cattle (getting the neighborhood kids together for her birthday party), she does it like a true cowgirl. All she really needs is a horse. So when Dad announces at her birthday party, “I got a horse right here for you,” Nellie Sue is excited. But when her horse turns out to be her first bicycle, it will take an imagination as big as Texas to help save the day.
Far from the Tree (eBook)
By Robin Benway
National Book Award Winner, PEN America Award Winner, and New York Times Bestseller! Perfect for fans of This Is Us, Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms—how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it. …
The Great Gatsby (eBook)
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
Island of Silence: The Unwanteds Series, Book 2 (eBook)
By Lisa McMann
The second book in the middle-grade dystopian fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter,” by New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann.
Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of The Unwanteds, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of Artimé are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt: Narwhal and Jelly Series, Book 2 (eBook)
By Ben Clanton
Narwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure! Join Super Narwhal and sidekick Jelly Jolt as they take on three SUPER new stories in this early graphic novel series.
Who Wants to Play Just for Kicks? (eBook)
By Chris Kreie
It’s spring break, and Josh’s friends are spending their free time on the soccer field. Josh isn’t catching on to the sport, and he starts wondering, “Who wants to play just for kicks?” Will Josh learn that sometimes it’s fun to play just for fun?
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (eBook & audiobook)
By Suzanne Collins
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
By Dave Cullen
What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we “know” is wrong. It wasn’t about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world’s leading forensic psychologists, and the killers’ own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.
Escaping the Giant Wave (eBook)
By Peg Kehret
When an earthquake hits on their family vacation, can Kyle and his sister survive the following tsunami?
Owl Diaries #12: Eva’s Campfire Adventure (eBook)
By Rebecca Elliott
Eva can’t wait to go camping with her classmates! They pitch tents, eat yummy campfire treats, and build useful inventions. Best of all, they go on a treasure hunt through the forest. Join Eva and her friends as they work together to find the treasure!
The Hate U Give (eBook & audiobook)
By Angie Thomas
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.
Narwhal and Jelly #3: Peanut Butter and Jelly (eBook)
By Ben Clanton
In this third book, Narwhal and Jelly star in three new stories about trying new things, favorite foods and accepting who we are. Always funny and never didactic, this underwater duo charms again through their powerful combination of positive thinking, imagination and joyfulness.
By Cynthia Lord
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She’s spent years trying to teach David the rules from “a peach is not a funny-looking apple” to “keep your pants on in public” — in order to head off David’s embarrassing behaviors.
But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she’s always wished for, it’s her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
The Unwanteds #1: The Unwanteds (eBook)
By Lisa McMann
A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”
Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.
You Gotta Be Kidding!: The Crazy Book of “Would You Rather…?” Questions (eBook)
Gross, embarrassing, and just plain silly questions about boogers, bugs, smelly socks, itchy scabs, and more!
Adapted from the hugely popular board game, this interactive and completely engaging book serves up hundreds of bizarre, embarrassing, sometimes ethical and sometimes stomach-churning dilemmas that kids will love to pose to their friends and siblings, whether in the backseat, on a sleepover, at a party, on a rainy day, or during a lull in the lunchroom (if you dare).