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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Spindlefish and stars

By Andrews, Christiane M

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"When Clo's father goes missing, she takes the mysterious items he left behind and journeys across the sea to find him, but is stranded on a strange island and must learn to spin fish into yarn to unravel the secret of all that has happened"--

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Starla Jean: which came first: the chicken or the friendship

By Arnold, Elana K

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"Introducing Starla Jean! She's full of moxie, clever as a fox, and obsessed with catching a chicken she finds at the park. When Starla first sees the scrawny bird wandering around, she just knows they're destined for one another. Her dad says, 'If you can catch it, you can keep it,' and Starla Jean is not one to back down from a challenge." -- Macmillan.com.

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Fortunately, the milk

By Gaiman, Neil

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

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Duck days

By Leach, Sara

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Third-grader Lauren, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, is practising the skill of 'going with the flow,' but finds that difficult when she learns that her best friend Irma has made another friend, Jonas. Meanwhile, Lauren is dreading a looming mountain bike day at school. Her classmate Ravi teases anyone with training wheels like hers. Lauren feels better about Jonas when he tells her how important she is to Irma, and he helps her face the mountain bike day by imagining unkind words flowing off her the way water flows off a duck.

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Rugby rivals

By Levitt, Mike

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"Sam's grandfather, Pops, always taught Sam that the most important aspects of rugby are sportsmanship and teamwork. Things are not great at home, with Pops having Alzheimer's and Sam's mother trying to make ends meet, but Sam's struggles really begin when his school is shut down and he transfers to Rosedale Heights. Sam feels like he's alone against the world trying to prove himself -- and failing. He has trouble fitting in with the snobby Rosedale team, especially Bittner, who resents Sam's presence. In an act of retaliation, Sam breaks a teammate's nose, and he knows he's lost sight of what rugby is supposed to be about. When Sam scores the winning try in a game, he wonders if it was for his own glory or for the team. All seems lost when, set up by Bittner, Sam gets kicked off the team under suspicion of stealing. Can Sam prove his innocence and get back in play for the highly anticipated England game? And can he play the kind of rugby that will make Pops proud?"--

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Tristan Strong destroys the world

By Mbalia, Kwame

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Seventh-grader Tristan must return to Alke and enlist the help of African gods and black folktale heroes when Nana is abducted from the Strong family farm in Alabama.

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Chester and Gus

By McGovern, Cammie

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Chester, a service dog, is adopted into a family where he becomes a companion to Gus, a ten-year-old boy with nonverbal autism, who initially challenges Chester by requiring a different kind of friendship.

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In a flash

By Napoli, Donna Jo

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Caught in Japan and separated from their father when World War II begins, Italian sisters Simona, thirteen, and Carolina, ten, embark on a trying journey hoping to reach safety. Includes historical notes.

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The Popper penguin rescue

By Schrefer, Eliot

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Long after Mr. Popper found his famous penguins a proper home, his distant relatives, Nina and Joel, move to a new house with their mother and find mysterious eggs in the basement.

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