• Below is a list of books the NC library would love to add to our collection. You may purchase the book for the library and ask us to include a book plate in recognition of someone special in your life. Birthdays are great occasions to donate books as are anniversaries. Book plates are added to all donated books in honor of the person donating unless otherwise indicated. A book plate request form is included at the bottom of this page. North Coventry appreciates all the help our community provides!
    Please purchase picture books in Hardcover only! Paperback picture books are not durable and not appropriate for the library.  We will not put book plates in paperback picture books. 
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  • Bats in the Band

    by Brian Lies Year Published: Picture book
    A late-spring night sky fills with bats flocking to a theater, already echoing and booming with delightful sounds of music. Bat music—plunky banjoes, bat-a-tat drums, improvised instruments, country ballads, and the sweet cries of a bat with the blues.
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  • Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

    by Tom Angleberger Year Published: 9-12
    The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.
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  • Give and Take

    by Chris Raschka Year Published: Picture
    Watch the farmer’s ear.

    Now watch the two small, clever fellows in pointy hats whispering into it, first one, then the other.

    Give and Take. They cannot agree.
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  • Nightmares

    by Jason Segel Year Published: 8-12
    Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!
    Charlie Laird has several problems. 
    1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
    2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.
    3.He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap. 
    What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.
    And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.
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  • The Boundless

    by Kenneth Oppel Year Published: 8-12
    The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and the first-class passenger Will Everet is about to embark on the adventure of his life! When Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car containing priceless treasures, he becomes the target of sinister figures from his past.  
    In order to survive, Will must join a traveling circus, enlisting the aid of Mr. Dorian, the ringmaster and leader of the troupe, and Maren, a girl his age who is an expert excape artist. 
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  • The Eye of Minds

    by James Dashner Year Published: YA
    Micael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the acutal world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?
    But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And one gamer has been doing exactly that, with murderous results. 
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  • The Glass Sentence

    by S.E. Grove Year Published: 9-12
    She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.
    Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods.  Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself.

    Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack’s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack’s life, they are in danger of losing their own.
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  • The Iron Trial

    by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Year Published: 8-12
    Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.
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  • I Am Number Four

    by Pittacus Lore Year Published: YA
    Nine of us came here.
    We look like you.
    We talk like you.
    We live among you - but
    We are not you.
    We have powers you dream of having.
    We are superheroes you worship in movies and comic books - but
    We are real. 
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  • Julia's House for Lost Creatures

    by Ben Hatke Year Published: Picture
    When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is!
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  • The Power of Six

    by Pittacus Lore Year Published: YA
    Book 2 of the Lorien Legacies. 
    They know about the charm.
    They know about our legacies.
    They caught Number One, Number Two, and Number Three.
    They killed them all.
    I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
    We are growing stronger.
    We are starting to come together.
    We are ready to fight.
    We are the last defense. 
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  • The Rise of Nine

    by Pittacus Lore Year Published: YA
    Lorien Legacies 3
     The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have taken refuge on Earth.
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  • The Watermelon Seed

    by Greg Pizzoli Year Published: 6-8
    With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love.
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  • The Fall of Five

    by Pittacus Lore Year Published: YA
    Lorien Legacies 4
    John Smith - number 4 - thought that things would change once the Garde found one another. But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared. 
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