Santa Cruz Education Foundation, on behalf of Santa Cruz City Schools:

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Santa Cruz Education Foundation: Wish List for Elementary Schools

These books have been selected for Westlake, DeLaveaga, Bay View, and Gault elementary schools and will be distributed by the Santa Cruz Education Foundation. Hardbacks are preferred whenever possible, and four copies of each title are requested. Not all books on the wish list are listed online. Ask to see the full list at our information desk.

By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442422476
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 2nd, 2012

6 copies requested

By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399246524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 2nd, 2012

Each kindness makes the world a little better

ISBN: 9780545273220
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - May 2012

Acclaimed Caldecott artist Molly Bang paints a stunning, sweeping view of our ever-changing oceans.

ISBN: 9781596437166
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Published: Flash Point - September 18th, 2012

Charles Darwin first visited the Galapagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain?

ISBN: 9780545429900
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 2012

The start of a stirring fantasy trilogy from Emily Rodda, the internationally bestselling author of Dragons of Deltora!

ISBN: 9780316125956
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2012

The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing?

By Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316123082
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

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. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.

By Louise Erdrich, Louise Erdrich (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060577902
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Published: HarperCollins - August 21st, 2012

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, Chickadee is the first novel of a new arc in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich.

Twin brothers Chickadee and Makoons have done everything together since they were born until the unthinkable happens and the brothers are separated.

ISBN: 9780060799847
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 28th, 2012

Z is for Zebra.

Zebra is absolutely certain hell be able to direct everyone to appear on the correct page, at the appropriate time, without any mishaps, unnecessary drama, or hurt feelings. Its the ABCs, for goodness sake. How difficult can it be?

Oh, dear.

Zebra forgot about moose.

By Germano Zullo, Albertine (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781592701186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - March 20th, 2012

Winner of the 2011 Prix Sorcieres, Little Bird is a quietly explosive meditation on generosity and freedom.

By Christine Peymani (Adapted by)
ISBN: 9780062200426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - September 18th, 2012

Based on the inspirational true story of surfing icon Jay Moriarity, Chasing Mavericks tells the story of a young man's quest to surf Northern California's most dangerous waves, and the local legend who takes him under his wing.

ISBN: 9780142419670
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 18th, 2011

Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself.

ISBN: 9780525425816
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Published: Dutton Books - September 27th, 2012

More Grimm tales await in the harrowing, hilarious companion to a beloved new classic
Take caution ahead--
Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound.
Lest you enter with dread.
Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.

By Jon Klassen, J. Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763655990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 9th, 2012

From the creator of the #1 "New York Times" best-selling and award-winning" I Want My Hat Back" comes a second wry tale.

ISBN: 9780385737432
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 7th, 2012

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book "When You Reach Me" a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs.

ISBN: 9780545284134
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 2012

"The False Prince" is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

ISBN: 9780142405772
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Published: Puffin Books - March 2nd, 2006

They say his clothes blend into the background, no matter where he stands. They say a lot of things about the Schwa, but one thing's for sure: no one ever noticed him. Except me. My name is Antsy Bonano, and I was the one who realized the Schwa was functionally invisible and used him to make some big bucks. But I was also the one who caused him more grief than a friend should.

By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416978169
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Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - May 4th, 2010

Seventh-grader Steve Brixton is an avid reader of the Bailey Brothers series, and he’s about to get a chance to put the detective tactics he’s read so much about into practice. He’s out to solve a mystery being investigated by America’s most secret crime solving agency: the United States Department of Library Sciences.

ISBN: 9780375869020
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

The extraordinary #1"New York Times"bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers and inspired a movement to choose kind.
"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. "

ISBN: 9780803735118
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Published: Dial Books - January 19th, 2012

When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village.


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