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Soldier Dog
Soldier Dog

Sam Angus · Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 249
Format: Print book

With his older brother gone to fight in the Great War, and his father prone to sudden rages, 14-year-old Stanley devotes himself to taking care of the family's greyhound and puppies. Until the morning Stanley wakes to find the puppies gone.Determined to find his brother, Stanley runs away...
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Ruby Holler (Carnegie Medal (Awards))
Ruby Holler (Carnegie Medal (Awards))

Sharon Creech

As they pulled onto a narrow dirt road, Sairy said, "You are now entering Ruby Holler, the one and only Ruby Holler! Your lives are never going to be the same -- "Dallas and Florida have been dubbed the "trouble twins." They have been shuffled between foster families...
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Bud, Not Buddy
Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis · Delacorte Press
Pages: 245
Format: Print 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 for Having a Funner...
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The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember
The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau · Random House
Pages: 270
Format: Book

The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher...
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Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems
Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems

John Grandits

An eleven-year-old boy named Robert voices typical - and not so typical - middle-grade concerns in this unique, memorable collection of hilarious poems. His musings cover the usual stuff, like pizza, homework, thank-you notes, and his annoying older sister. In addition, he specula
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Ida B : . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and
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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Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks
Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks

Kate Klise · HarperCollins; 1st edition
Format: Print book

The Dry Creek Middle School drinking fountain has sprung a leak, so principal Walter Russ dashes off a request to Flowing Waters Fountains, Etc. asking "...We need a new drinking fountain. Please send catalog. "Florence Waters responds:"I'd be delighted. . . But please...
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Worth
Worth

A. LaFaye · Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers; 1ST edition
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

After Nathaniel's leg is crushed in an accident, his father brings home an orphan boy, John Worth, to help work the fields. Worth has come to Nebraska from New York City on the Orphan Train, which brings homeless children west to find new lives. Nathaniel feels increasingly jealous...
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Nim and the War Effort
Nim and the War Effort

Milly Lee · Farrar
Pages: 40
Format: Paperback

"Details place the affecting story in a real, not idealized, America." --Kirkus Reviews"It's the last day of the newspaper drive and Nim, a Chinese-American girl in San Francisco during World War II, is determined to win. Her nearest rival has cheated. Undaunted, she leaves...
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Rules
Rules

Cynthia Lord · transcribed by Seedlings Braille Books for Children
Pages: 181
Format: Audio CD

A heartfelt and witty debut about feeling different and finding acceptance--beyond the rules.Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach...
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Rain Reign
Rain Reign

Ann M Martin · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 226
Format: Book

A New York Times Bestseller!Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein) , which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose's...
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Snow Treasure
Snow Treasure

Marie McSwigan

A daring adventure based on a true story about a group of Norwegian children who smuggled nine million dollars in gold past Nazi sentries during World War II. "A story of courage and wits and grim determination."--The New York Times.
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The Great Bicycle Experiment
The Great Bicycle Experiment

Kay Moore · Mountain Press Publishing Company
Pages: 86
Format: Paperback

In 1896 Lt. James Moss, second lieutenant at Fort Missoula, Montana, had a revolutionary idea: that bicycles, a relatively new innovation, could be employed by the military to replace cavalry horses for certain operations. Bikes did not need food, water, or rest; they would not die; they...
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War Horse
War Horse

Michael Morpurgo · Scholastic Press; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

A powerful tale of war, redemption, and a hero's journey--now available in paperback!In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy,...
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Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover

Lincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history - of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers - and grown-ups too - hooked...
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Bridge To Terabithia
Bridge To Terabithia

Katherine Paterson
Format: Book

Tilly, Tom and Tiny from Tots TV have adventures in these pocket-sized books.

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Summer of the Monkeys
Summer of the Monkeys

Wilson Rawls · Laurel Leaf
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Monkeys Out In The Middle Of Nowhere Staring At Him! A tree full of monkeys the last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee thought he'd find on one of his treks through Oklahoma's Cherokee Ozarks. Jay learns from his grandfather that the monkeys have escaped from a circus and there...
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling · Scholastic
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry...
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Night of the Twisters
Night of the Twisters

Ivy Ruckman

A fictional account of the night freakish and devastating tornadoes hit Grand Island, Nebraska, as experienced by a twelve-year-old, his family, and friends.
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Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One

Patricia C Wrede · Magic Carpet Books Harcourt
Pages: 212
Format: Paperback

Cimorene is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomboyish, smart. . . .
And bored. So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon . . . and finds the family and excitement she's been looking for.
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