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Firegirl

Tony Abbott · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

...there is... Mrs. Tracy was saying quietly, there is something we need to know about Jessica... From this moment on, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. They learn that Jessica has been in a fire and was badly burned, and will be attending St. Catherines...
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Al Capone Does My Shirts

Gennifer Choldenko · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she's denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms...
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Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos · Square Fish, 2013. Â2011
Pages: 341
Format: Paperback

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!

Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible...

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Nory Ryan's Song

Patricia Reilly Giff · Yearling
Pages: 9
Format: Paperback

Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. Every year Nory's father goes away on a fishing boat and returns with the rent money for the English lord who owns their cottage...
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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 is smart...
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Breaking Through

Francisco Jiménez · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home in California, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona....
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The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Liz Kessler
Format: Book

A young girl learns she's half mermaid and plunges into a scheme to reunite with her father in this entrancing, satisfying tale that beckons readers far below the waves.

For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just...
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Hattie Big Sky

Kirby Larson · Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncles homesteading claim.For years, sixteen-year-old Hatties been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncles homestead claim near Vida, Montana....
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The Call Of The Wild

Jack London · Scholastic
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Stolen from his family, a dog named Buck must quickly learn the harsh law of survival among the men and dogs of the goldcrazed North. With an introduction by award-winning author, Avi.
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End-User Revolution: Cdrom, Internet and the Changing Role of the Information.....

Ben Mikaelsen · HarperCollins; 1St Edition edition
Format: Book

Within Cole Matthews lie anger, rage and hate. Cole has been stealing and fighting for years. This time he caught Alex Driscal in the, parking lot and smashed his head against the sidewalk. Now, Alex may have permanent brain damage'and Cole is in the Biggest trouble of his life.Cole...
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Black Star, Bright Dawn

Scott O'Dell

In this redesigned edition of Scott O'Dell's classic novel, a young Eskimo girl encounters frightening obstacles when she takes her father's place in the Iditarod, the annual 1,172-mile dogsled race in Alaska.
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Project Mulberry

Linda Sue Park · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback


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The Teacher's Funeral : A Comedy in Three Parts

Richard Peck · Dial
Pages: 190
Format: Print book

"If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas....
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The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan · Disney Hyperion
Pages: 340
Format: eBook

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.
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Missing May

Cynthia Rylant · Orchard Books
Pages: 89
Format: Print book

Twelve-year-old Summer, her classmate Cletus, and her grieving Uncle Ob set off across West Virginia in search of a "Small Medium at Large" in fond hopes of reaching Aunt May beyond the grave. Their journey is heartening, funny, and altogether unforgettable. 1993 Newbery Medal.
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Fuzzy Mud

Louis Sachar · Delacorte Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes Fuzzy Mud, a New York Times bestseller. "Sachar blends elements of mystery, suspense, and school-day life into a taut environmental cautionary tale. "--Publishers...
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The Wednesday Wars

Gary D Schmidt · Clarion
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year in Long Island, New York.

Meet Holling...

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Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Steve Sheinkin · Flash Point
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked...

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Uglies

Scott Westerfeld · Simon Pulse
Pages: 225
Format: Paperback

The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience. Tally's adventures begin...

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The Devil's Arithmetic

Jane Yolen · Puffin; later printing edition
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

This critically acclaimed novel by award-winning author Jane Yolen is now available in a beautifully designed new edition. Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically...
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