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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Regan Barnhill · Algonquin Young Readers
Pages: 400
Format: Book

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny...
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Ruby Holler

Sharon Creech
Format: Book

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

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

Jeanne DuPrau · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover

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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Fortunately, the Milk

Neil Gaiman · HarperCollins
Pages: 101
Format: Hardcover

There's no milk for cereal. No matter--Dad will run down to the store to pick some up. The children wait. And wait. And wait. Dad better have a pretty good excuse for taking so long! In a delightful reversal of how things usually go, the father is the one making up wild, impossible stories,...
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Found

Margaret Peterson Haddix · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 314
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware!...
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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

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

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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Savvy

Ingrid Law · Puffin Books
Pages: 342
Format: eBook

A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic.For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy" - a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark...
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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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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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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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The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy

Jennifer A. Nielsen · Scholastic Press
Pages: 342
Format: Print book

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant...
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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

Andrew Davenport

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA KATHERINE PATERSON NEWBERRY AWARD WINNER
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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

J K Rowling · Scholastic
Pages: 309
Format: Paperback

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins...
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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

Patricia C Wrede

Determined not to be pushed into a marriage to a boring and proper prince, Princess Cimerone flees her kingdom and becomes an assistant to the dragon Kazul. Reprint.
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