Kathryn S. Crawford Library Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Kathryn S. Crawford Library Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

Established in 2005 in memory of Kathryn S. Crawford by her husband, Robert L. Crawford, faculty emeritus, and other members of her family and friends, to purchase books and other materials to augment the children’s collection at the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.

  • Board Book SPIRO
    Spiro, Ruth
    Baby Loves Coding!
    Publication Year:2018

  • Picture Book DEWDNEY
    Duncan, Reed
    Llama Llama loves to read
    Publication Year:-1

  • Picture Book HIGGINS
    Higgins, Carter
    Everything you need for a treehouse
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:A tree, timber, tools, a rope of twisted twine all all things you need to build a treehouse–but most of all you need time and imagination.

  • Picture Book KERASCOET
    I walk with Vanessa : a story about a simple act of kindness
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:An elementary school girl witnesses the bullying of another girl, but she is not sure how to help.

  • Picture Book REYNOLDS
    Reynolds, Aaron
    Publication Year:2018

  • Picture Book VERDE
    Verde, Susan
    The water princess
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"The story of one young girl’s quest to bring clean drinking water to her African village"–

  • Picture Book Biography SESSIONS
    Hopkins, H. Joseph.
    The tree lady : the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:Learn about Katherine Olivia Sessions who brought trees to San Diego and created what eventually became Balboa Park.

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    Ignotofsky, Rachel
    Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.

    Adeyemi, Tomi
    Children of blood and bone
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

    Alexander, Kwame
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family’s past.

    Anderson, M. T.
    Landscape with invisible hand
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth–but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive.

    Angleberger, Tom.
    The strange case of Origami Yoda
    Publication Year:2010
    Summary:Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

    Bardugo, Leigh
    The language of thorns : midnight tales and dangerous magic
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Travel to Grishnaverse, a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price. Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love." —

    Bardugo, Leigh
    Wonder Woman : Warbringer
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Diana, Princess of the Amazons, journeys to the World of Man in this coming-of-age young adult story"–

    Benway, Robin.
    Far from the tree
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Three teenagers, biological siblings separated by adoption, explore the meaning of family in all its forms–how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.,"Perfect for fans of NBC’s "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. Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including– Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him. Don’t miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care."

    Brosgol, Vera
    Be prepared
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:A misfit girl and her brother attend summer camp, where they struggle with primitive plumbing, snobby tentmates, and boys-versus-girls competitions.

    Brown, Peter
    The wild robot escapes
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:After being captured by the Recons and returned to civilization for reprogramming, Roz is sent to Hilltop Farm where she befriends her owner’s family and animals, but pines for her son, Brightbill.

    Chee, Traci
    The speaker
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Sefia and Archer’s adventure continues as Archer searches for a way to combat his nightmares of his time with the impressors and Sefia becomes more and more consumed by her study of the Book"–

    Chupeco, Rin
    The bone witch
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Tea’s gift for death magic means that she is a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community, but when an older bone witch trains her to become an asha–one who can wield elemental magic–Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice in the face of danger as dark forces approach.

    Crowley, Cath
    Words in deep blue
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Teenagers Rachel and Henry find their way back to each other while working in an old bookstore full of secrets and crushes, love letters and memories, grief and hope.

    Dahl, Roald.
    The BFG
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:Snatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

    Whittemore, Jo
    Lights, Music, Code!
    Publication Year:2018

    Dimaline, Cherie
    The marrow thieves
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:In a world where most people have lost the ability to dream, a fifteen-year-old Indigenous boy who is still able to dream struggles for survival against an army of "recruiters" who seek to steal his marrow and return dreams to the rest of the world.

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    Gibbs, Stuart
    Space case
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon’s most prominent doctors"–

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    Gibbs, Stuart
    Spaced out
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:In 2041 twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is a resident of Moon Base Alpha, and at the moment he is faced with a number of problems: coping with the nasty Sjoberg twins, finding out how the commander of the base has managed to disappear from a facility no bigger than a soccer field, and dealing with the alien Zan who communicates with him telepathically from afar–and who is hiding a secret which may threaten the whole Earth.

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    Gibbs, Stuart
    Waste of space : a moon based alpha novel
    Publication Year:2018

    Hatke, Ben
    The return of Zita the spacegirl
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures. Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita has to plot the galaxy’s greatest jailbreak before the evil prison warden can execute his plan of interstellar domination!"–Publisher’s web site.

    Comics Squad. Detention!
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:An anthology of comics by well-known graphic novelists on the theme of detention.

    Comics Squad : lunch!
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"A collection of comics about every kid’s favorite school subject: lunch!"–

    Holm, Jennifer L.
    The power of the Parasite
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:At swim camp, Squish’s new friend Basil helps him avoid learning to swim with pranks that sometimes go too far, but the comic book exploits of Squish’s idol, "Super Amoeba," help him deal with Basil and conquer his fear.

    Libenson, Terri
    Positively Izzy
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:On the day of the school talent show, the lives of shy Bri and dreamer Izzy converge to create an event even more dramatic than either could even imagine.

    Maaren, Kari
    Weave a circle round
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Freddy wants desperately to not be noticed. She doesn’t want to be seen as different or unusual, but her stepbrother Roland gets attention because he’s deaf, and her little sister Mel thinks she’s a private detective. All Freddy wants to do is navigate high school with as little trouble as possible. Then someone moves into the house on Grosvenor Street. Two extremely odd someones. Cuerva Lachance and Josiah aren’t . . . normal. When they move in next door, the house begins to exhibit some decidedly strange tendencies, like not obeying the laws of physics or reality. Just as Freddy thinks she’s had enough of Josiah following her around, she’s plunged into an adventure millennia in the making and discovers the truth about the new neighbors."–

    McManus, Karen M.
    One of us is lying
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom alive. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. He died on a Thursday. But that Friday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates. Now, all four of them are suspects in his murder. Are they guilty? Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? They all have a motive. They all have something to hide. They all have a history with Simon. And one of them is definitely lying.

    Maihack, Mike.
    Cleopatra in space. Target practice Book one,
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"When a young Cleopatra finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian."

    Maihack, Mike
    Cleopatra in space. Secrets of the time tablets Book three,
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"Cleo and her friends journey from Yasiro Academy to the city of Hykosis, where some of the most notorious thieves and assassins live. They’re in search of information about the time tablets that could determine Cleo’s fate — whether she wants them to or not. But the group is separated when Xaius Octavian’s fleet attacks their ship, and Cleo and Akila are on their own until they run into an old nemesis. Will Cleo find the information she needs and get out of Hykosis alive?"

    Maihack, Mike
    Cleopatra in space. The golden lion Book four:
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Feeling guilty after the events that occured on planet Hykosis, Cleopatra sets out on a solo mission to Cada’duun to investigate the Golden Lion, a weaponized star, that puts her in the path of a murderous assassin.

    Menon, Sandhya
    When Dimple met Rishi
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents’ obsession with "marriage prospects" but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting arranged marriage with him.

    Meyer, Marissa
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:As she nears her goal of avenging the Renegades, who overthrew the villains to establish order from ruin, Nova grows close to justice-seeking Renegade Adrian, but her allegiance to the villains could destroy them both.

    Older, Daniel José
    Shadowhouse fall
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:In addition to the ordinary problems of a Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn, Sierra Santiago is working on developing her shadowshaping skills, and she is beginning to think she may need all the skill she can summon because it seems that when she channeled hundreds of spirits through herself in order to defeat Wick she woke up something very powerful and very unfriendly and put her family and friends at risk.

    Paolini, Christopher.
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.

    Perkins, Mitali
    You bring the distant near
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:From 1965 through the present, an Indian American family adjusts to life in New York City, alternately fending off and welcoming challenges to their own traditions.

    Poston, Ashley
    Geekerella : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Geek girl Ellie hopes to go to ExcelsiCon Cosplay to meet the actor (closet nerd Darien) scheduled to play Federation Prince Carmindor in a reboot of the movie Starfield.

    Reynolds, Jason
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:Sunny, the Defenders’ best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother’s death, but with his coach’s help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.

    Riley, James
    Pick the Plot
    Publication Year:2018

    Riordan, Rick
    The burning maze
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:The Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth as the ungifted human teenager Lester Papadopoulos, and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor–and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles–somewhere in the American Southwest.

    Sánchez, Erika L.
    I am not your perfect Mexican daughter
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.

    Shusterman, Neal
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, and the Thunderhead is not pleased.

    Simpson, Dana
    Unicorn of many hats : another Phoebe and her unicorn advenures
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:Phoebe and her exceptional hooved pal are back in this all-new collection of comics! Laugh alongside the lovable duo as they question the idea of "coolness," gain a deeper appreciation for the power of friendship, and put off summer reading assignments for as long as physically possible.

    Stone, Nic
    Dear Martin
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

    Taylor, Whitney
    Definitions of indefinable things
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Follows three teens in a small town whose lives intersect in ways they never expected, teaching them that there are no one-size-fits-all definitions of depression, friendship, and love"–

    Yang, Gene Luen
    Secret coders : potions & parameters
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:Dr. One-Zero won’t stop until the whole town–no, the whole world–embraces the "true happiness" found in his poisonous potion, Green Pop. And now that he has the Turtle of Light, he’s virtually unstoppable. There’s one weapon that can defeat him: another Turtle of Light. Unfortunately, they can only be found in another dimension! To open a portal to this new world, Hopper, Eni, and Josh’s coding skills will be put to the test.

Kathryn Crawford Book Fund