Topical Term

Impossible moon

Mable goes on an impossible quest to the moon hoping that will cure her beloved Grana, and is aided by constellations associated with African and African American history along the way. Includes brief descriptions of the constellations mentioned, and a note on the myth or history associated with each.

Bear feels sick

The forest friends all gather to help care for Bear when he feels sick, and when they come down with the same symptoms, the newly recovered Bear returns the favor.

Sick day jitters

Mrs. Hartwell is home sick today, and throughout the day her students send her emails informing her about what is happening as the other teachers take turns watching the class--and the room becomes increasingly messy.

A sick day for Amos McGee

Zookeeper Amos McGee, who is adored by all the animals, gets some unexpected guests while home sick one day.

Dragon fire

a story about family and cancer
Each evening, a family of dragons has a fire-breathing competition, until Mrs. Dragon becomes ill and, despite the loving care she receives from her husband, children, and doctor, finally dies, but she remains with her loved ones even when they go out to see who can breathe the most beautiful flame. Includes the story of An Dom, who wrote this while terminally ill.

Sniffles and surprises

"When Lily has to stay home sick from magic school she is worried her whole day is ruined, until her best friend Sirena and their kitten-mermaid pals visit with a surprise"--Provided by publisher.

Abuela's super capa

"Saturdays are superhero days. Equipped with their milkshakes and capas, Luis and his abuela can turn anything into an adventure. But when Abuela gets sick, Luis has to learn a new way to be a hero"--Provided by publisher. Includes glossary of Spanish words.

The great germ hunt

In the Maker Maze, third graders Violet and Pablo, along with their classmate Aria, learn about good and bad germs and why it is important to stay home until fully recovered from an illness.

Shakespeare bats cleanup

When a fourteen-year-old baseball player catches mononucleosis, he discovers that keeping a journal and experimenting with poetry not only helps fill the time, it also helps him deal with life, love, and loss.


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