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The Chalk Box Kid

Clyde Robert Bulla · Random House
Pages: 56
Format: Paperback

A classroom favorite about the power of art and creativity. A new neighborhood. A new school. A lonely birthday. Life isn't easy for nine-year-old Gregory. Then he finds an abandoned chalk factory behind his house. It's a secret place, just for him! Now he can draw anything he imagines...
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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

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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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book

Bruce Coville · Sandpiper
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

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 dragons egg.  ,
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MOO: A Novel

Sharon Creech · HarperCollins
Pages: 288
Format: Library Binding

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Love That Dog and Hate That Cat will love her newest tween novel, Moo. This uplifting tale reminds us that if we're open to new experiences, life is full of surprises. Following one family's momentous move from the city to rural Maine,...
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Out of My Mind

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

"If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind" should be it" (Denver Post") .Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything...
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The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

John R. Erickson · Maverick Books; Reprint edition
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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Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

JACQUELINE TOURVILLE · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Brigette Barrager team up to tell the joyful and unique story of the trailblazing Disney artist Mary Blair.

Mary Blair lived her life in color: vivid, wild color.

From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer,...
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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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Bearstone

Will Hobbs
Format: Hardcover

A troubled Indian boy goes to live with an elderly rancher whose caring ways help the boy become a man. Show more Show less #outer_postBodyPS { display: none; } #psGradient...
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Earthquake Terror

Peg Kehret

Left at their Magpie Island campsite when their mother is rushed to the hospital with a broken ankle, Jonathan Palmer, his young sister, and the family dog struggle for survival when a terrible earthquake strikes.
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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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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,...
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A Handful of Stars

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

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...
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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

Patricia MacLachlan · HarperCollins

"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...
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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

Barbara Robinson
Format: Paperback

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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Rowan of Rin

Emily Rodda · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

"Seven hearts the journey make. Seven ways the hearts will break."The wise woman's warning rings in Rowan's head as he and six companions set out to climb the forbidden Mountain that towers over their village, Rin. The stream Rin depends on has stopped flowing, and these...
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Each Little Bird That Sings

Deborah Wiles · Harcourt Children's Books
Format: Book

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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