February 20, 2019

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Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father's ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination.
Catching The Moon
Crystal Hubbard

Catching The Moon

By: Crystal Hubbard
Recommended for grade(s): 3

If there was anything in the world better than playing baseball, Marcenia Lyle didn't know what it was. As a young girl in the 1930s, she chased down fly balls and stole bases, and dreamed of one day playing professional ball. Catching the Moon is the story of the girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team. Readers everywhere will be inspired by her courage to dream and determination to succeed. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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The Time Travelers (Gideon Trilogy #1)
Linda Buckley-Archer

The Time Travelers (Gideon Trilogy #1)

By: Linda Buckley-Archer
Recommended for grade(s): 6, 7, 8

1763. Gideon Seymour, thief and gentleman, hides from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the twenty-first century, thanks to an experiment with an antigravity machine. Before Gideon and the children have a chance to gather their wits, the Tar Man takes off with the machine —From and Peter and Kate's only chance of getting home. Soon Gideon, Peter, and Kate are swept into a journey through eighteenth-century London and form a bond that, they hope, will stand strong in the face of unfathomable treachery. —from the website of Simon & Schuster

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The Girl From Everywhere (#1 of 2)
Heidi Heilig

The Girl From Everywhere (#1 of 2)

By: Heidi Heilig
Recommended for grade(s): 8, 9, 10

The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its sparkling wit, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo. As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father's ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend--Nix has been to them all. But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. Rae Carson meets Outlander in this epic debut fantasy. If there is a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he's uncovered the one map heÕs always soughtÑ1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix's mother died in childbirth--Nix's life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, whoÕs been part of their crew for two years. --From the website at HarperCollins

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The Ships of Earth (Homecoming #3)
Orson Scott Card

The Ships of Earth (Homecoming #3)

By: Orson Scott Card
Recommended for grade(s): 9, 10

The City of Basilica has fallen. Now Wetchik, Nafai, and all their family must brave the desert wastes, and cross the wide continents to where Harmony's hidden spaceport lies silent, abandoned, waiting for the command to make the great interstellar ships ready for flight again. But of these sixteen people, only a few have chosen their exile. The others, Rasa's spiteful daughters and their husbands; Wetchik's oldest son, Elemak, have been forced against their will. Their anger and hatreds will make the difficult journey harder. —from the website at Macmillan

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