New Library Materials for January 2021
New Large Print Materials from the AKCAM Grant
My side of the mountain / written and illustrated by Jean Craighead George. Thorndike Press, 2005.
Description: A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.
Hatchet / Gary Paulsen. Thorndike Press, 2018.
Description: After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents’ divorce.
The outsiders / S.E. Hinton. Thorndike Press, 2005.
Description: Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents’ death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find themselves “outsiders.”
A monster calls / Patrick Ness ; inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Thorndike Press, 2020.
Description: “At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting — he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd — whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself –Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.” — Provided by publisher.
The giver / Lois Lowry. Thorndike Press, 1993.
Description: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Tuck everlasting / Natalie Babbitt. Thorndike Press, 2003.
Description: The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing older.
Charlotte’s web / E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams. HarperCollins Publishers, [2006?].
Description: Wilbur the pig is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer’s Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
The red badge of courage / Stephen Crane. [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], 2013.
Description: Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a “red badge of courage,” to counteract his cowardice.
The hobbit, or, There and back again / J.R.R. Tolkien. Thorndike Press, 2003.
Description: Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Romeo and Juliet / by William Shakespeare. Loki’s Publishing, .
Description: An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, the County Paris.
The call of the wild / Jack London. Dover, 2001.
Description: The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.
Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O’Dell. ABC-Clio, 1987.
Description: Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast.
Number the stars / Lois Lowry. Thorndike Press, 2018.
Description: In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian / by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney. Thorndike Press, 2008.
Description: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
The scarlet letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne. Thorndike Press, 2002.
Description: This is a story of love, sin, guilt, and redemption played out against the stark background of Puritan New England.
Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins. Gale Cengage Learning, 
Description: The Capitol is angry that Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice, stirring unrest by having defied the rules, and President Snow has made it clear that she, her family and friends, and the people of District 12 may all be held accountable. Hunger Games ; bk. 3
Catching fire / Suzanne Collins. Gale Cengage Learning, 
Description: By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion. Hunger Games ; bk. 2
Monster / Walter Dean Myers. Thorndike Press, 2004.
Description: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
A wrinkle in time / Madeleine L’Engle. Thorndike Press, 2017.
Description: Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin are guided by unearthly strangers as they go on a journey through space and time to search for Meg’s and Charles’ scientist father who disappeared while experimenting with a new form of space travel.
Other New Materials
Handbook of behavioral interventions in schools : multi-tiered systems of support / edited by Keith C. Radley and Evan H. Dart. Oxford University Press, 
Description: Tasked chiefly with providing effective instruction, classroom teachers must also manage student behavior. Prevalence of student problem behavior is a strong indicator of failing schools, and has been linked to reduced academic achievement, truancy, bullying, and loss of teacher time. As such demand is on the rise for intervention programs that may effectively reduce levels of problem behavior in schools. … a comprehensive collection of evidence-based strategies for addressing student behavior in the classroom and other school settings. Experts in the fields of special education and school psychology provide practical guidance on over twenty behavior interventions that can be used to promote appropriate student behavior. Framed within a multi-tiered system of support, a framework representing one of the predominant service delivery models in schools, interventions are categorized as Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III, and chapters provide insight into how students might be placed in and moved through respective levels of service intensity. Each chapter details a specific intervention strategy, and includes reproducible materials to facilitate use of the intervention, case studies, and further reading for school-based practitioners. Introductory chapters on behavior analysis, multi-tiered systems of support, and law and ethics place the practical guides in a context that is relevant for school-based practice. Walking readers through the entire process of assessment of problem behaviors to intervention and progress monitoring, Handbook of Behavioral Interventions in Schools is an invaluable resource for special education teachers, school psychologists, and trainees in these fields. –From publisher’s description.
Differentiated instruction : creating inclusive classrooms / by Jacqueline Thousand and Richard Villa. National Professional Resources, Inc., 
Description: n today’s diverse classrooms, teachers need to be equipped with the necessary tools to address the wide range of learning differences among all students, including students who are learning English along with the curriculum, students with identified disabilities, and students impacted by poverty and homelessness. This quick-reference laminate guide by Jacqueline Thousand and Richard Villa provides a framework, examples, as well as technology and print resources to help classroom teachers differentiate their instruction using Retrofit and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approaches and Multiple Intelligences theory. It also provides actions administrators can take to promote inclusive schooling and differentiated instruction.
Show and Go school pack / Pyramid Educational Consultants. Pyramid Educational Products, [201-?]
Description: “… a set of 10 of the most commonly used directions in a classroom setting. The directions are from our Pics for PECS™ collection and are printed on virtually indestructible plastic and joined on a ring. We include one blank card for you to add a direction or to store tokens.”–publisher’s website.
Special needs tool box – card set / Sex Ed Mart. Sex Ed Mart, [201-?]
Description: These cards were designed to teach students with social impairments about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. There are 16 card sets, each cataloged separately, in five educational themes.:
Contents: These Sequencing Card cover the following topics and answer questions such as:
1) Private and Public: Private and Public, Appropriate Self Touch Sequencing Cards for Boys and Girls.
2) Boundaries & Safety: Friendly versus Friend Cards, Staying Safe on the Internet.
3) Dating & Consent: Rules for Online Dating Cards, Dating Cards (fun ideas for dates), Steps to Asking Someone Out Cards, Rules for Consent Cards, Grown Up Rules.
4) Body Language and Flirting: Universal Expressions: Faces and Bodies, Reading Body Language: Flirting Cards.
5) How-To Sequencing Cards: Menstrual Hygiene, How To Use a Condom, Masturbation Sequencing Cards for Males and Females.
Updated January 20, 2021