2021-2022 Crown Book List

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Beyond Me Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Publisher Atheneum Books ISBN# 9781481437899 (HB) Copyright 6/30/2020 Intl. Setting Reading Level 0.00

In the aftermath of the natural disasters that have struck her country, eleven-year-old Maya is luckier than many. Her family didn’t lose their home, their lives, or each other. But Maya still can’t help feeling paralyzed with terror, and each aftershock that ripples out in the days that follow makes her fear all over again that her luck could change in an instant.

Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God Shirley Raye Redmond 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Publisher Harvest House ISBN# 9780736977340 (HB) Copyright 1/7/2020 Intl. Setting Reading Level 0.00

Meet women who have used their God-given talents to live out their faith to the fullest. They come from a variety of backgrounds, eras, and ethnicities, but each one has answered the Lord’s call on their life in bold and innovative ways.

Finding Home Karen Kingsbury 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Publisher Simon & Schuster ISBN# 9781534412187 (HB) Copyright 2/25/2020 Intl. Setting Reading Level 3.20

Summer is over and Dad begins his important position at an Indiana hospital. Like it or not, Bloomington is the Baxter Family’s new home. As school starts, everyone finds reasons to be excited about the move. Everyone that is except Ashley. Ashley desperately misses the home and friends she left behind. As she realizes her siblings have their struggles, too, she can’t help but wonder if unlikely friends can be the best friends of all? And could time and love from her family be enough to make a house feel like home?

Finding Narnia: The Story of C.S. Lewis and His Brother Caroline McAlister 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Jessica Lanan Publisher Roaring Book Press ISBN# 9781626726581 (HB) Copyright 11/19/2019 Intl. Setting Reading Level 0.00

Before C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, he was a young boy named Jack who spent his days dreaming up stories of other worlds filled with knights, castles, and talking animals. His brother, Warnie, spent his days imagining worlds filled with trains, boats, and technology. One rainy day, they found a wardrobe in a little room next to the attic, and they wondered, What if the wardrobe had no end?

Lety Out Loud Angela Cervantes 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Publisher Scholastic Press ISBN# 9781338159349 (HB) Copyright 2/26/2019 Intl. Setting Reading Level 4.50

Lety Muñoz’s first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don’t care if she can’t always find the right word. When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles—so now they have to work as a team. Hunter’s not much of a team player, though. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. The loser scoops dog food.

Saving Hanno: The Story of a Refugee Dog Miriam Halahmy 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Publisher Holiday House ISBN# 9780823441655 (HB) Copyright 4/23/2019 Intl. Setting Reading Level 0.00

What if you had to leave your dog behind when you fled? Nine-year-old Rudi has a chance to leave the dangers of Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport to England. However, he cannot bring Hanno, his wonderful dachshund. Luckily, his family finds a way to smuggle Hanno to London. But with England on the brink of war, Hanno is still not safe.

Squirrel in the Museum Viviann Vande Velde 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Steve Björkman Publisher Holiday House ISBN# 9780823441679 (HB) Copyright 3/19/2019 Intl. Setting Reading Level 5.30

When Twitch hears that the school children are taking a field trip to the science museum, he decides he wants to join in the fun—so he stows away on the school bus and hides in a backpack to get in. But as always, not everyone is glad to see a squirrel in their midst. Pursued by security guards, Twitch turns the exhibits into his own private carnival rides—swinging on a Foucault pendulum, riding a model Mars Rover, and skittering across the Bernoulli air pressure table. Just when it seems like there’s no escape, Twitch’s chaotic romp turns up some surprises for the museum staff. . . and a friendly boy in a wheelchair saves the day for the squirrel, sneaking him back out.

Squirreled Away (The Dead Sea Squirrels) Mike Nawrocki 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Luke Séguin-Magee Publisher Tyndale Kids ISBN# 9781496434982 (PB) Copyright 5/7/2019 Intl. Setting Reading Level 0.00

In the first installment of this hilarious new chapter-book series, ten-year-old Michael and his friend Justin sneak into the Dead Sea caves near the archaeological dig where Michael’s dad is working. Michael finds two 2,000-year-old squirrels petrified in sea salt. Hijinks ensue as Michael tries to bring them back to the U. S., hidden in his backpack. What Michael thinks are just cool souvenirs may turn out to be something much more! The Dead Sea Squirrels series is humorous, fun, and filled with character-building lessons.

Trouble at Table 5: Busted by Breakfast Tom Watson 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Marta Kissi Publisher Harper Collins ISBN# 9780062953445 (HB) Copyright 2/25/2020 Intl. Setting Reading Level 3.50

Simon always has a lot to say. And sometimes he can’t stop talking—even in the middle of class. When Simon gets in trouble for jabbering at school, his best friends, Molly and Rosie, think up a plan to keep him from getting grounded at home! It involves cars, suds, and pink plastic flamingos! But will their big plan turn into an even bigger disaster?

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Don Tate 2021-2022
Crown
Illustrated by Publisher Peachtree ISBN# 9781561459353 (HB) Copyright 11/1/2020 Intl. Setting Reading Level 0.00

William Still’s parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William’s office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be?