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Pine Tree 2016-17

 The Annotated List of Pine Tree Titles:

The Code by Jeff Gottesfield
Fiction: Chris gets tired of Phil’s bullying at school and decides to do something about it, despite the fact that the other kids are too scared to do anything.


My New Team by Ryan & Krystle Howard
Fiction: Little Rhino loves baseball and is excited that grandpa signed him up for a team. But he quickly learns that it is not always easy being a good teammate.


The Whispering Lake Ghosts: a Mystery About Sound  by Lynda Beauregard
Mystery: Braelin, Megan and the other campers at Camp Dakota hear whispering coming from the lake. They need to use their “sound” smarts to help them investigate.


The Best Friend Battle by Lindsay Eyre
Fiction: When it seems like Georgie is getting between Sylvie and her best friend Miranda, Sylvie sets out to make Miranda remember who her REAL best friend is, and forget about Georgie forever.

Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner
Fiction: Rip and Red are ready for 5th grade, but when their new teacher and basketball coach changes things up, the two boys are in for a crazy year.

Ballerina Dreams from Orphan to Dancer by Michaela & Elaine DePrince
Biography: Becoming a ballerina would seem like an impossible dream for orphan, Michaela. But after her adoption, she worked hard to make this dream come true.

Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon by Judy Donnelly
Nonfiction: With the space race on between Russia and the U.S. in the 1960’s, the United States Space Program works around the clock to put the first man on the moon.

Cool Beans: The Further Adventures of Beanboy by Harkrader
Graphic Novel:
Tucker MacBean tries to keep his art club alive and faces a bully through a game of dodgeball.

Race the Wild #1: Rainforest Relay by Kristin Earhart
Adventure: Russell and his four friends enter The Wildlife Rainforest Relay competition deep in the Amazon. But when they get placed on different teams, Russell needs to use all of his skills to survive.

Malala: A Hero for All by Shana Corey
Biography:  As a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke up about the importance of girls’ education. Because of her stance, Malala was shot, but she survived the attack and it did not silence her.

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Perfectly Prima by Whoopi Goldberg
Fiction: Jerzey Mae desperately wants to be a ballet dancer, but she's frustrated by her own lack of talent. She is determined to learn her dance for the recital even if it means getting help in an unexpected way.

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur by Luke Sharpe
Fiction: Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc. invented the All Ball and now wants to help other kids achieve their inventing dreams just like he has!

Who Was George Washington Carver?  by Jim Gigliotti
Biography: George began life as a slave, but with hard work and perseverance, his work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him famous and changed agriculture forever.

Eddie Red Uncover: Mystery on Museum Mile  by Marcia Wells
Mystery: Not many 6th graders work undercover for the NYPD, but Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, code name Eddie Red, does. Things get dangerous when Eddie is recruited to help track down the infamous Picasso Gang.

Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holmes
Sci-fi/fantasy: Eleven-year-old Ellie Cruz's life changes dramatically when her mother brings a teenage boy home one night. She learns it is her grandfather who is a scientist and has figured out how to reverse aging.

Blossoming World of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods
Fiction: Biracial, 11-year-old Violet feels like a piece of her is missing because her dad died before she was born. She wants to meet her artistic grandmother and learn about her African American heritage.

Who Could that Be at This Hour? By Lemony Snicket
Mystery/Adventure: In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind.

Where is the Great Wall of China? by Patricia Brennan Demuth
Nonfiction: More than two thousand years ago, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution for the constant attacks on his country. He built a wall to keep out enemies.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (visiting author)
Folklore/Historical Fiction: Living in the shadow of  Fruitless Mountain, Minli and her parents spend their days working in the rice fields, barely growing enough to feed themselves until Minli sets out to change their fortune.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Classic Fantasy: Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is while living with his ordinary aunt and uncle. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright.

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood Sports by David Stabler
Nonfiction: Collection of sports stories that examines the problems and challenges of an impressively diverse group of influential athletes during their childhood years. 

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