Brownell Middle School

260 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Brownell Library Media Center

Welcome to the
Brownell Library Media Center
Teacher-Librarian/Media Specialist -- Available by Appointment
Library Assistant -- Available Monday through Friday
Library Hours:  
Monday --8:55-3:18
Tuesday-Friday -- 8:10-3:18
Homework Help held in library on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday

New Books @ Brownell!

  •  Frogkisser


    by Nix, Garth Year Published: 2017

    Princess Anya has a big problem: Duke Rikard, her step-stepfather is an evil wizard who wants to rule the kingdom and has a habit of changing people into frogs, and her older sister Morven, the heir, is a wimp--so with the help of the librarian Gotfried (who turns into an owl when he is upset), and the Royal Dogs, she must find away to defeat Rikard, save her sister, and maybe even turn Prince Denholm back into a human being.

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  •  Secretkeepers


    by Stewart, Trenton Lee Year Published: 2016

    "When twelve-year-old Reuben finds a peculiar, magical watch that has the power to turn its wearer invisible, he's propelled on the adventure of a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.

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  •  Fish Girl

    Fish Girl

    by Wiesner, David Year Published: 2017

    "Fish Girl, a young mermaid living in a boardwalk aquarium, has never interacted with anyone beyond the walls of her tank until a chance encounter with an ordinary girl, Livia. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank"-- Provided by publisher.

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  •  Flying Lessons & Other Stories

    Flying Lessons & Other Stories

    by Edited by: Ellen Oh Year Published: 2017

    From basketball dreams and family fiascos to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

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  •  Loving vs. Virginia

    Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

    by Powell, Patricia Hruby Year Published: 2017

    Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

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  •  Scar Island

    Scar Island

    by Gemeinhart, Dan Year Published: 2017

    Twelve-year-old Jonathan Grisby has been sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys, a former lunatic asylum which is currently run by a sadist who enjoys punishing the boys and setting them against each other; but when a lightning strike kills all the adults the boys find themselves suddenly free--and trapped on Scar Island which seems to be sinking into the ocean.

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  •  The Homework Strike

    The Homework Strike

    by Pincus, Greg Year Published: 2017

    Now in seventh grade Gregory K. is frustrated by all the homework that leaves him no time for writing, which is what he loves to do--so he decides to go on a homework strike, and with his history teacher's encouragement he learns a valuable lesson in civics and standing up for what you believe in.

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  •  The Warden's Daughter

    The Warden's Daughter

    by Spinelli, Jerry Year Published: 2017

    Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.

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