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Humphrey's Highland Elementary School Library
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August 17 - First Day of School 2021-2022
September 6 - Labor Day Holiday
September 24 - End 1st 6-weeks
October 8 & 11 - Student Holiday & Staff Development
October 18-22 - Scholastic Book Fair
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December 20-21 - Staff Development
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Maurice and His Dictionary by This is the story of one refugee family's harrowing journey, based on author Cary Fagan's own family history. The graphic novel follows a young Jewish boy, Maurice, and his family as they flee their home in Belgium during the Second World War. They travel by train to Paris, through Spain to Portugal, and finally across the ocean to Jamaica, where they settle in an internment camp. All the while, Maurice is intent on continuing his education and growing up to be a lawyer. He overcomes obstacles to find a professor to study with, works toward a high school diploma while in the camp, and is ultimately accepted to university in Canada. His English dictionary becomes a beloved tool and beacon of hope through the danger and turmoil of the family's migration. Moments of lightness and humor balance the darkness in this powerful story of one refugee family's courage and resilience, and of the dictionary that came to represent their freedom.
Call Number: 940.53 FAG
Publication Date: 2020-10-15
The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey by Melvil Dewey's love of organization and words drove him to develop and implement his Dewey Decimal system, leaving a significant and lasting impact in libraries across the country. When Melvil Dewey realized every library organized their books differently, he wondered if he could invent a system all libraries could use to organize them efficiently. A rat-a-tat speaker, Melvil was a persistent (and noisy) advocate for free public libraries. And while he made enemies along the way as he pushed for changes--like his battle to establish the first library school with women as students, through it all he was EFFICIENT, INVENTIVE, and often ANNOYING as he made big changes in the world of public libraries--changes still found in the libraries of today!
Call Number: B Dewey
Publication Date: 2020-11-10
William Still and His Freedom Stories by From Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate comes the highly anticipated and remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad. ?Inspirational.? ?School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW ?Brings deserved attention to the life of a man who dedicated himself to recording the lives of others.? ?Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW William Still?s parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William?s office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be? Motivated by his own family?s experience, William began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry ?Box? Brown, and William and Ellen Craft. Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate brings to life the incredible, stranger-than-fiction true story of William Still, a man who dedicated his life to recording the stories of enslaved people fleeing to freedom. Tate?s powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire young readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad. Also available from Don Tate: Carter Reads the Newspaper Poet
Call Number: B Still
Publication Date: 2020-11-01
A Pig in the Palace by A pig is invited to dinner with the queen in this delightfully funny misfit tale Bobo is rolling around in the mud when somebody slips a letter under his door. It's an invitation to have dinner with the queen! "Why me?" Bobo wonders. What will he do at a fancy palace? He's covered in fleas. He doesn't know which fork to use. He has never been anywhere so grand! Indeed, when he arrives, Bobo feels terribly out of place. And trouble is following him wherever he turns! But maybe . . . he's not the only one who'd like to let loose? For any kids who have tried their hardest to behave at a grown-up gathering, Bobo the boar is just the itchy, clumsy, endearing hero they've been waiting for.
Call Number: E Bah
Publication Date: 2020-10-13
Poppy and Sam and the Search for Sleep by The seasons are changing in the garden, and Poppy and Sam are stocking up for a long winter's nap. There's just one problem: Poppy can't sleep! Determined to hibernate like her friends, Poppy and her panda buddy, Sam, go hunting for advice on how to get to sleep. Other garden creatures are full of ideas on how to nod off. The bees suggest snuggling into a honeycomb. The frog says a mug of fly milk does the trick, while the ants recommend a good book before bed. But will anything help Poppy fall asleep? The third book in the Poppy and Sam series, this picture book/graphic novel hybrid is full of delightful, detailed illustrations, adorable characters, and a sweet, funny storyline sure to draw young readers in.
Call Number: Graphic F Cat
Publication Date: 2020-10-15
Evelyn Del Rey Se Muda by Evelyn Del Rey es la mejor amiga de Daniela. Hacen todo juntas e incluso viven una al frente de la otra en la misma calle en apartamentos que son casi iguales: Daniela con su mami y su hámster, y Evelyn con su mami, su papi y su gato. Pero no después de hoy--no después de que Evelyn se mudé de su casa. Mientras tanto, las niñas juegan entre las cajas de mudanza hasta la hora de despedirse, y se prometen mantenerse en contacto, pues saben que su amistad siempre será especial. Esta es una tierna historia sobre la amistad y los cambios en la vida, bellamente escrita por Meg Medina, realzada con las ilustraciones coloridas y vibrantes de Sonia Sánchez que describen el vecindario urbano de las niñas.
Call Number: Spa E Med
Publication Date: 2020-09-08
Pulpo Guisado by What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? Put on your superhero cape and rescue her! Award-winning Afro-Latino artist Eric Velasquez's delightfully meta story is now in Spanish. The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. "¡Tenga cuidado!" Ramsey shouts. "Be careful!" But it's too late. The octopus traps Grandma! Ramsey must use both art and intellect to free his beloved abuela. Then the story takes a surprising twist. And it can be read two ways. Open the fold-out pages to find Ramsey telling a story to his family. Keep the pages folded, and Ramsey's octopus adventure is real. This beautifully illustrated picture book, drawn from the author's childhood memories, celebrates creativity, heroism, family, grandmothers, grandsons, Puerto Rican food, Latinx culture and more. With an author's note and the Velasquez family recipe for Octopus Stew! A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year Una selección del Junior Library Guild
Call Number: Spa E Vel
Publication Date: 2020-10-27
Félix y Calcita / Felix and Calcita by La nueva serie de cómic infantil de Artur Laperla, creador de Superpatata. ¡Épico! ¡Una trol se ha colado en la habitación de Félix! Y ¡puaaaj! Huele como a ¡queso podrido! Se llama Calcita, ha llegado a través del baúl de los juguetes y come piedras, sí, sí, ¡piedras! Félix descubrirá que su casa conecta con el mundo de los troles, viajará hasta allí con Calcita y descubrirá que llevan años peleados con los gnomos. ¿Conseguirá Félix que troles y gnomos vuelvan a ser amigos? Y ¿logrará volver a tiempo a casa para la cena? Acción, aventuras, mundos increíbles y personajes fantásticos en la primera aventura de Félix y Calcita, la nueva serie de cómics de Artur Laperla, creador de Superpatata. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "The new comic series for children from Artur Laperla, creator of Superpotato. Epic! A troll has made his home in Felix's bedroom! And yuuuck! It smells like moldy cheese! It's named Calcita and he's come here through the toy box and he eats rocks, yes, yes, rocks! Felix will discover that his house is connected to the troll world, and he'll travel there with Calcita and discover that they've spent years fighting the gnomes. Will Felix be able to get the trolls and gnomes to be friends again? And will he get back to his house in time for dinner? Action, adventure, incredible worlds, and fantastical characters in the first adventure of Felix and Calcita, the new comic series for children from Artur Laperla, creator of Superpotato."
Call Number: Spa F Lap
Publication Date: 2020-07-21
Los espeluznantes casos de Margo Maloo by Charles has just moved to Echo City and he is none too pleased. Soon strange things begin to happen. Some of his neighbors give him the creeps. They sneak into his room, steal his toys, and sometimes try to eat him! The place is full of monsters! Luckily for Charles, Margo Maloo knows how to handle any kind of monster problem.
Call Number: Spa F Wei
Publication Date: 2019-11-01