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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

John Boyne · David Fickling Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. David Fickling Books,2006
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New Kid

Jerry Craft · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves...

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Walk Two Moons (Newbery Medal Book)

Sharon Creech
Format: Book

In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree...
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Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis · Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Book

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him:1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret things.2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things...
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On the Far Side of the Mountain

Jean Craighead George · Recorded Books
Pages: 170
Format: Audiobook

Two years ago, Sam ran away from New York City to live in the Catskill Mountains. Now his younger sister Alice has joined him and is quietly living in a tree house of her own nearby. Their peaceful life is shattered when a conservation officer confiscates Sam's falcon, Frightful, and Alice...
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Pictures of Hollis Woods (Newbery Honor Book)

Patricia Reilly Giff
Format: Print book

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful...
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Scary Stories for Young Foxes

Christian McKay Heidicker · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Christian McKay Heidicker draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship.

"Into the finest tradition of storytelling steps Christian McKay...

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Our Only May Amelia

Jennifer L Holm · HarperCollins
Pages: 253
Format: Hardcover

The beloved Newbery Honor book by the author of The Fourteenth Goldfish, about a spirited heroine growing up with trying circumstances, a sense of adventure, and tremendous heart.

It isn′t easy being a pioneer in the state of Washington in 1899. It′s particularly hard...

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A single shard

Linda Sue Park · Clarion Books
Pages: 152
Format: Book

In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work,...

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Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

James Patterson · jimmy patterson
Pages: 281
Format: Hardcover

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's...
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The Young Man and the Sea

W R Philbrick · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

A story of determination and survival from the acclaimed author of FREAK THE MIGHTY. "This thrilling and elegant book ... will hold the interest of even the most stalwart landlubber." -- PWTwelve-year-old Skiff Beaman's mom just died, and his fisherman dad is too depressed...
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Death Mountain

Sherry Shahan · Peachtree Pub Ltd
Pages: 202
Format: Hardcover

An afternoon hike in the Sierra Mountains turns into a struggle for survival when two teenage girls become hopelessly lost in an electrical storm and must rely on their own wits and strength to endure.Almost a year ago, Erin's mother Lannie suddenly left home without any explanation....
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Counting by 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan · Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 380
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of "Out of My Mind, " "Wonder, "and "Mockingbird, " this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with...
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Elephant Run

Roland Smith · Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Nick endures servitude, beatings, and more after his British father's plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941, and when his father and others are taken prisoner and Nick is stranded with his friend Mya, they plan a daring escape on elephants, risking their lives to save...
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The Egypt Game

Zilpha Keatley Snyder · Turtleback Books
Pages: 215
Format: Library Binding

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When eleven-year-old April and her friend Melanie invent a game about ancient Egypt, strange things start happening, and the girls worry that their game has gone too far.
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Baseball in April and Other Stories

Soto, Gary
Format: Book

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Chasing Lincoln's Killer

James L. Swanson · Scholastic Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincolns assassin.Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLNS KILLER is a fast-paced...
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Surviving the Applewhites

Stephanie S Tolan · HarperCollins
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The side-splittingly funny Newbery Honor Book about a rebellious boy who is sent to a home-schooling program run by one family - the creative, kooky, loud, and loving Applewhites!

Jake Semple is notorious. Rumor has it he managed to get kicked out of every school in Rhode Island,...

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The Running Dream

Wendelin Van Draanen · Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2012 Schneider Family Book Award

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?

As she struggles...
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Harbor Me

JACQUELINE WOODSON · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.

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