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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Tom Angleberger · Amulet Books
Pages: 141
Format: Hardcover

In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren't strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient....
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Ivy and Bean

Annie Barrows · Chronicle Books
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldnt be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, quick! Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots...
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The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin · Little
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy...
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Jeanne Birdsall · Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful...
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Because of Mr. Terupt

Rob Buyea · Delacorte Press
Pages: 269
Format: Print book

Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special.It's the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There's . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who's having a hard time fitting...
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Frindle

Andrew Clements · Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 10 Anv edition
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows...
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Jake Drake, Bully Buster

Andrew Clements · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 80
Format: Book

Meet Jake Drake. He's not the toughest kid in fourth grade or the fastest kid or the funniest. But he's got ideas -- big ideas, and boy, does he have stories to tell about what really goes on in school. Like bullies, for instance. Jake wants to know "if everybody who works...

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Out of My Mind

Sharon M Draper · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover

Possessing a photographic memory in spite of an inability to walk or speak, Melody is mistaken as mentally challenged by those who cannot see beyond her cerebral palsy, impelling her to discover a way to communicate.
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Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine · Philomel Books
Pages: 235
Format: Book

In Caitlin's world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That's the stuff Caitlin's older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon's dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old...

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Under the Egg

Laura Marx Fitzgerald · Dial
Format: Hardcover

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Chasing Vermeer in this clever middle grade debutWhen Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather's painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That's...
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My Side of the Mountain

Jean Craighead George
Format: Paperback

In this enthralling story, a boy builds a treehouse in the mountains and learns to live entirely by his wits. "(Emphasizes) the rewards of courage and determination."--The Horn Book. Show more Show less ...
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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Karina Yan Glaser · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home...
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Ida B : . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and

Katherine Hannigan · Greenwillow Books; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other, and her story will resonate long after this audiobook has ended. How does Ida B. cope when outside forces--life, really--attempt to derail...
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The Year of Billy Miller

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 229
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 Newbery Honor Book
A New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes...

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Fish in a Tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller!

The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in.

"Everybody...
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The Million Dollar Throw

Mike Lupica · Turtleback
Pages: 272
Format: Library Binding

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Thirteen-year-old quarterback nate has a chance to win a million dollars by throwing one pass through a target at halftime in the Patriots' Thanksgiving night game. And Nate's family really needs the money. The worry is more weight than Nate...
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Every Soul A Star

Wendy Mass · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Print book

And as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, I realize that I never saw real beauty until now.At Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun. It's also...
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Wonder

R J Palacio · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 315
Format: Print book

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!

Over 5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.

The...
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Adventures with Waffles

Maria Parr · Candlewick Press (MA)
Pages: 240
Format: Book

"Hardly a day passes without Trille and Lena inventing some kind of adventure that often ends in trouble. Whether it's coaxing a cow onto a boat or sledding down the steepest and iciest hill with a chicken, there is always a thrill--and sometimes an injury--to be had. Trille...

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Hatchet

Gary Paulsen · Aladdin
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Headed for Canada to visit his father for the first time since his parents' divorce, thirteen-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of a plane crash, with only the clothes he has on and a hatchet to help him shape a life for himself in the wilderness. Reprint. AB. K.
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Clementine

Sara Pennypacker · Hyperion Book CH; First Edition edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Clementine is having not so good of a week.On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she's sent to the principal again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts...
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Ghost

Jason Reynolds · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 181
Format: Paperback

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel in a new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award-winning author...
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A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Linda Urban · Harcourt Children's
Pages: 213
Format: Hardcover

Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has perfect piano dreams. She can practically feel the keys under her flying fingers; she can hear the audience's applause. All she needs is a baby grand so she can start her lessons, and then she'll be well on her way to Carnegie Hall.

But when Dad ventures...

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Save Me a Seat

Sarah Weeks · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL. Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. Ravi's family just moved to America from India,...
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