Monday, June 13, 2016

Donated in memory of a beloved teacher

Peter White Public Library recently received many generous donations given in memory of local beloved teacher and children’s author, Ragene Henry.  The funds were used to purchase a benches for the children’s room atrium and the west entrance atrium as well as numerous middle grade fiction books.  Thank you to the many donors who chose to honor Mrs. Henry’s memory with your thoughtful gifts to the community.  Below are books purchased with the memorial gifts:

Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends) - Tui Sutherland - In the SeaWing kingdom, a young prince learns he is an animus -- capable of wonderful magic that comes with a terrible price.  In the mind of a NightWing dragonet, a thousand futures unfold -- and almost  all of them, she knows, lead to disaster and destruction.   

Dork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen - Rachel Renee Russell - Nikki's diary is up to the month of April, and springtime is sure to bring more wacky adventures with her friends Chloe, Zoey, and Brandon.

Eva and the New Owl - Rebecca Elliott - Eva wants to be friends with Hailey, the new owl in her class, but when Hailey seems to prefer Lucy's company, Eva starts to feel left out, and even a little jealous of her best friend.

The Firefly Code - Megan Frazer Blakemore - Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in their utopian community, Old Harmonie. In a world this safe and perfect, they've never had to question anything, never had to wonder about how their lives came to be--until a new girl moves in. She's "so" perfect that Mori and her friends are curious.  When Ilana's secret is revealed, the kids on Firefly Lane must decide if it is finally time to start questioning the only world they've ever

The Girl in the Well Is Me – Karen Rivers - Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a supposed initiation into a popular club.  Now trapped in the dark, waiting to be rescued, Kammie thinks about the best and worst moments of her life so far in this unforgettable story about a bullied girl.

Hippopotamister - John Patrick Green - The zoo isn't what it used to be. It's run down, and Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make it in the human world, Hippo will have to become a Hippopotamister: he'll have to act like a human, get a job, and wear a hat as a disguise.

The Hour of Magic (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #8) - Geronimo Stilton - I, Geronimo Stilton, was amazed to find myself called back to the Kingdom of Fantasy for another adventure.  Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, needed my help-- time itself was under threat!   Something evil was making the hands of the magical Tick Tock Timepiece spin faster and faster. It was causing Blossom to age at an alarming rate and if she perished, so would the entire Kingdom of Fantasy.

Lily and Dunkin - Donna Gephart - Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy--especially when you're in the
eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has
just moved from New Jersey.  This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother
meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.

The Lost Cipher - Michael Oechsle - After the death of his father, Lucas becomes obsessed with the legend of Thomas Jefferson Beale's lost treasure. To save his home, he leads his friends on a dangerous mission into the wilderness to find it.

Mayday - Karen Harrington - Twelve-year-old Wayne Kovok loses his uncle to war and his voice to a plane crash in the same year and must learn to speak up as he navigates relationships with his father, grandfather, and new friend, Denny Rosenblatt.

Nick and Tesla's Solar-Powered Showdown: A Mystery with Sun-Powered Gadgets
You Can Build Yourself
- Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith – Kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers.  Now they have to crack their biggest mystery yet: Where the heck are their parents? To outwit the criminal mastermind who’s holding their parents hostage, the twins will need all their brainpower, the help of their eccentric Uncle Newt, and an assortment of homemade solar gadgets.

Other titles purchased in memory of Ragene Henry include:
Platypus Police Squad: Never Say Narwhal – Jarrett Krosoczka
Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel – Melissa de La Cruz
Save Me a Seat – Sarah Weeks
The Scandal – John Grisham
Sea Change: A Toon Graphic – Frank Viva
The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper – Annabelle Fisher
Silence Is Goldfish – Annabel Pitcher
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat – Gary Paulsen
Skating with the Statue of Liberty – Susan Lynn Meyer
The Sleepover – Jen Malone
Some Kind of Happiness – Claire Legrand
Somewhere Among – Annie Donwert-Chikamatsu & Sonia Chaghatzbanian
Summer of Lost and Found – Rebecca Behrens
Trouble the Water – Frances O’Roark Dowell
Wolf Hollow – Lauren Wolk
The Brightest Stars of Summer – Leila Howland
A Clatter of Jars – Lisa Graff
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island – Dana Alison Levy
Fuzzy Baseball – John Steven Gurney

-- Heather Steltenpohl, Development Director

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