LYRC 2024-2025 3-5 Grade

Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep By Elaine M. Alexander, Fiona Fogg (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elaine M. Alexander, Fiona Fogg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536213966
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - April 5th, 2022

Deep in the darkest part of the ocean, visit a primordial, fierce-toothed fish that draws in prey with its own bioluminescent lure.


Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky By Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Daniel Minter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984894366
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

Discover a world of creativity and tradition in this fascinating picture book that explores the history and cultural significance of the color blue. From a critically acclaimed author and an award-winning illustrator comes a vivid, gorgeous book for readers of all ages.


Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams By Andrea J. Loney, Keith Mallett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea J. Loney, Keith Mallett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593429075
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Discover the remarkable story of an orphaned Black boy who grew up to become the groundbreaking architect to the stars, Paul R. Williams. A stunning nonfiction picture-book biography from the Caldecott Honor–winning author and NAACP Image Award–nominated artist.


Endlessly Ever After: Pick YOUR Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings! By Laurel Snyder, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452144825
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 19th, 2022

This funny, original, choose-your-path picture book of fractured fairy tales will charm any young fan of the genre, putting the power of storytelling right in the reader's hands!

Grab your basket and your coat.


The Gardener of Alcatraz: A True Story By Emma Bland Smith, Jenn Ely (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emma Bland Smith, Jenn Ely (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541606
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 5th, 2022

A prisoner gardens his way to freedom in this inspiring picture-book biography.


Hide and Geek By T. P. Jagger Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593377956
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Published: Yearling - February 14th, 2023

Four friends know that being a geek is a superpower -- and they're about to prove it as they solve a puzzlemaker's last clue and uncover a long lost treasure!

The GEEKs:


Just Right Jillian By Nicole D. Collier Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358755302
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Published: Versify - January 3rd, 2023

In this heartfelt middle grade novel from debut author Nicole D. Collier, fifth grader Jillian must learn to speak and break free of her shell to enter her school's academic competition and keep her promise to her grandmother. 


Just Wild Enough: Mireya Mayor, Primatologist By Marta Magellan, Clémentine Rocheron (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780807540855
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 22nd, 2022

2022 Russell Freedman Award for Nonfiction - Finalist
2022 Foreword INDIES Finalist - Juvenile Nonfiction
2023 Green Earth Book Award Long List for Picture Book

Primatologist Mireya Mayor is living proof that courage and determination can make the impossible possible.


Killer Underwear Invasion!: How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories By Elise Gravel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797214917
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 20th, 2022

A hilarious and timely tool to help kids learn how to tell what news is true and what isn't.
 
Can peanuts give you super strength? Were unicorns discovered on the moon? Did Martians really invade New Jersey?


Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion By Shannon Stocker, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Stocker, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109694
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Published: Dial Books - April 12th, 2022

* Schneider Family Book Award Winner *

A gorgeous and empowering picture book biography about Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world. (Cover may vary)


"No. You can't," people said.
But Evelyn knew she could. She had found her own way to listen.


Maizy Chen's Last Chance: (Newbery Honor Award Winner) By Lisa Yee Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984830272
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Published: Yearling - April 4th, 2023

NEWBERY HONOR AWARD • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST •
ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR YOUTH LITERATURE WINNER • Twelve year-old Maizy discovers her family’s Chinese restaurant is full of secrets in this irresistible novel that celebrates food, fortune, and family.


Welcome to the Golden Palace!


Nour's Secret Library By Wafa' Tarnowska, Vali Mintzi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wafa' Tarnowska, Vali Mintzi (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781646862924
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Published: Barefoot Books - March 29th, 2022

★ "A beautiful and poignant coming-of-age book . . .


The Polter-Ghost Problem By Betsy Uhrig Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665916110
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 29th, 2023

Three best friends discover a haunted orphanage and get swept up in ghoulish shenanigans in this “laugh-out-loud, high-action read” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) for fans of Best Nerds Forever and the Fear Street series.

One haunted orphanage + two types of ghosts + three freaked-out friends = plenty of trouble.

Best friends Aldo, Pen, and


Sort of Super By Eric Gapstur, Eric Gapstur (Illustrator), Dearbhla Kelly (Colorist) Cover Image
By Eric Gapstur, Eric Gapstur (Illustrator), Dearbhla Kelly (Colorist)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534480285
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Published: Aladdin - March 22nd, 2022

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova meets the HiLo series in this first book in a funny, lighthearted new middle grade graphic novel series about a boy struggling with new superpowers—and middle school.

Eleven-year-old Wyatt Flynn had something amazing happen to him: he got superpowers! Good ones too, like super-flight, super-strength, and super-speed. The only problem?


Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales By R. L. Stine Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250836359
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Published: Square Fish - August 29th, 2023

From New York Times bestselling author R.L. Stine, the master of horror for young readers, comes ten new stories that are sure to leave you shivering.