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Book Cover: Nothing But Trouble

Nothing But Trouble

Author: Jacqueline Davies

ISBN: 9780062369888

From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new book starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town - one epic prank at a time.Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie's big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply...

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Book Cover: You Go First

You Go First


ISBN: 9780062414182

Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly's You Go First is an engaging exploration of family, bullying, spelling, art, and the ever-complicated world of middle school friendships. Her perfectly pitched tween voice will resonate with fans of Kate DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale.Twelve-year-old Charlotte Lockard and eleven-year-old Ben Boxer are separated by...

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Book Cover: Wish


Author: Barbara O'Connor

ISBN: 9780374302733

A touching story about a girl and her dog, perfect for young animal loversEleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end...

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Book Cover: Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood

Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood

Author: Pat McKissack

ISBN: 9780375870880

"Part songbook, part research text, this work is perfect for families to share together or for young scholars who seek to discover an important piece of cultural history. "-- School Library Journal, starred review From Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney comes an...

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Book Cover: Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

Author: Sy Montgomery

ISBN: 9780544352995

Considered the "lungs of the world," the Amazon provides a full fifth of the world's oxygen, and every year unsustainable human practices destroy 2.7 million acres. What can be done to help? That's where Project Piaba comes in. Join the award-winning author Sy Montgomery and the photographer Keith Ellenbogen as...

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Book Cover: Pie


Author: Sarah Weeks

ISBN: 9780545270113

From the award-winning author of SO B. IT, a story about family, friendship, and...pie! When Alice's Aunt Polly passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily surly cat Lardo . . ...

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Book Cover: You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!

You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!


ISBN: 9780545956246

Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister Emma is born Deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. A big fantasy reader, Jilly connects with another fan, Derek, who is a Deaf Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for advice but doesn't...

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Book Cover: A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

Author: Linda Sue Park

ISBN: 9780547251271

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours' walk from her home: she...

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Book Cover: Ivy


Author: Katherine Coville

ISBN: 9780553539752

For fans of Jessica Day George and E. D. Baker comes a charming young fantasy about a girl, her grandmother, and an animal hospital devoted to fantastical creatures. Ivy's grandmother is a healer - to mostly four-legged patients of the forest. Although the woodland creatures love her, the residents of...

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Book Cover: Slider



ISBN: 9780763690700

Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact, he'll have to do better...

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Book Cover: Cucumber Quest: The Ripple Kingdom

Cucumber Quest: The Ripple Kingdom

Author: Gigi D. G.

ISBN: 9781250159823

The quest to save Dreamside continues! After a surprise attack at sea, Cucumber finds himself in the Ripple Kingdom, home to white sand, blue waves . . . oh yeah, and the giant, terrible squid monster holding Almond and Sir Carrot captive. Can our so-called "legendary hero" rescue his companions...

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Book Cover: The Stone Girl's Story

The Stone Girl's Story

Author: Sarah Beth Durst

ISBN: 9781328729453

Exploring the power of stories and storytelling, Sarah Beth Durst presents the mesmerizing adventure of a girl made of living stone who braves unforeseen dangers and magical consequences on a crucial quest to save her family. Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into...

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Book Cover: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus


ISBN: 9781454923459

"Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned." - School Library Journal (Starred review) Chosen for the Autumn 2017 Kids' Indie Next List! Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator...

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Book Cover: Tricked


Author: Jen Calonita

ISBN: 9781492652373

Things are changing at Fairy Tale Reform School.At least, that's what Gilly's heard through the Enchantasia rumor mill. Word is, notorious trickster Rumpelstiltskin has taken over management from Headmistress Flora, and he's locked down the school tighter than the Pied Piper's pants. Not that this news concerns Gilly. She's been...

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Book Cover: Secret Coders

Secret Coders

Author: Gene Luen Yang

ISBN: 9781626722767

Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery...

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