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The Chalk Box Kid
The Chalk Box Kid

Clyde Robert Bulla
Format: Book

Random House is proud to present the tenth anniversary edition of a book Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a book...a story that goes straight to the heart." When nine-year-old Gregory experiences several upsets in his life, he responds by creating a fantastic c
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The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

Betty G. Birney · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Deckle Edge]

When Eben McAllister reads about the Seven Wonders of the World, he longs to escape the small farming community of Sassafras Springs and do some exploring f his own. No one else ever seems to want to leave Sassafras however -- not even his best pal, Jeb -- and so, for now, Eben figures...
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Wanted...Mud Blossom
Wanted...Mud Blossom

Betsy Cromer Byars · Holiday House
Format: Paperback

Perfect for young dog lovers, this fifth Blossom Family title is a mysterious and touching finale to the best-selling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars. When Junior brings home the classroom hamster, Scooty, he decides to build the best hamster tunnel ever. But when Scooty...
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Ralph S. Mouse
Ralph S. Mouse

Beverly Cleary · Morrow
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

In this third and final Mouse novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, Ralph heads to school to see what humans do all day . . . and to discover what the S in Ralph S. Mouse stands for!With his rowdy cousins constantly wearing out his motorcycle and the Mountain View Inn manager...
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Eleanor Coerr · Putnam Juvenile; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book

Bruce Coville

Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon's egg. "A funny, enjoyable, imaginative story whose serious under
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Out of My Mind
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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The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

John R Erickson · Maverick Books
Pages: 127
Format: Paperback

Hank has been accused of murder! In a fit of despair, Hank resigns his position as Head of Ranch Security and decides to join the outlaw coyotes. There he's known as Hunk (that's Hank in coyote language) . Hank meets Missy Coyote, sister to Scraunch -- the meanest, roughest, toughest,...
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Million Dollar Shot, The
Million Dollar Shot, The

Dan Gutman · Disney-Hyperion
Format: Paperback

Eddie Ball has the chance of a lifetime: to win a million dollars by sinking a foul shotduring halftime at the NBA finals, no less. But someone really wants Eddie to shoot an air ball on the big day, and will do anything to sabotage the million dollar shot...
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Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Ellen Levine · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that...
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin · Little, Brown
Pages: 278
Format: Paperback

This Newbery Honor book features magic, adventure, friendship, and even a dragon who can't fly!In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon,...
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Lenore Look · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 172
Format: Hardcover

Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything - elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most...
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A Handful of Stars
A Handful of Stars

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers.When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago...
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All About Sam (Sam Krupnik)
All About Sam (Sam Krupnik)

Lois Lowry · Houghton Mifflin Books for Children; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Sam Krupnik finally gets to tell his version of life with his big sister, Lowry's popular Anastasia Krup-nik.
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Sarah, Plain and Tall
Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan · Harper & Row
Pages: 58
Format: Hardcover

"Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister Anna."Every-single-day," she answers. "Papa sang, too."This Newbery Medal-winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family. Set in the late nineteenth...
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Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller

Doreen Rappaport · Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

This picturebook biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential luminaries. With her signature style of prose laced with stirring quotes, Doreen Rappaport brings to life Helen Keller's poignant narrative....
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The Best School Year Ever
The Best School Year Ever

Barbara Robinson

The Herdmans are the most famous kids at Woodrow Wilson School. In fact, they are the most famous kids in the whole town - and they are the worst kids in the history of the world. They are dirty, rotten, lazy, and ornery. They tell lies and smoke cigars and set fire to things. The
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Candy Bomber
Candy Bomber

Michael O. Tunnell · Charlesbridge; New edition
Format: Hardcover

After World War II the United States and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail S. Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute.Michael O. Tunnell...
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Zorgamazoo
Zorgamazoo

Robert Paul Weston · Razorbill
Pages: 281
Format: Hardcover

Are You a Believer in Fanciful Things? In Pirates and Dragons and Creatures and Kings? Then sit yourself down in a comfortable seat, with maybe some cocoa and something to eat, and I?ll spin you the tale of Katrina Katrell, a girl full of courage (and daring, as well!), who down in the subway,...
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Each Little Bird That Sings
Each Little Bird That Sings

Deborah Wiles · Harcourt Children's Books
Format: Audiobook

Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals. But thats not surprising, considering that her family runs the town funeral home. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead--just like that--six months later,...
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