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How to Avoid Extinction

Paul Acampora · Scholastic Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Since the death of his grandfather, Leo's number one chore has been to chase after his grandmother who seems to wander away from home every few days. Now, Gram's decided to roam farther than ever. And despite his misgivings, Leo's going along for the ride. With his seventeen-year-old...
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I Represent Sean Rosen

Jeff Baron · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 345
Format: Print book

Sean Rosen makes funny videos you can watch online. He also has ideas for movies, TV shows, and games that he knows are good enough to be produced by the biggest studios in Hollywood. The only problem is, he's a kid. And he's busy with school. And he lives far from Los Angeles or New York...
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Jack Gantos · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

"They say I'm wired bad, or wired sad, but there's no doubt about it -- I'm wired."Joey Pigza's got heart, he's got a mom who loves him, and he's got "dud meds," which is what he calls the Ritalin pills that are supposed to even out his wild mood swings. Sometimes Joey...
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The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter

John Gosselink · Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover

Designed like a case file, chock-full of notes, journal entries, letters, e-mails, illustrations, and more, The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter is a hilarious middle-grade novel that argues why Thaddeus should be released from his in-school suspension and explains the unbelievable circumstances...
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Marvin and the Moths

Matthew Holm · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Middle school is off to a rocky start for Marvin Watson. Doomed to misfit status, his only friends are a girl with major orthodontics, the smelliest boy in school, and the trio of sarcastic man-sized moths that live in his attic. No one said middle school would be easy! Also, no one said...
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A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

Richard Peck · Dial; 1st edition

This Newbery Honor Winner and National Book Award Finalist is an unforgettable modern classic and features the debut of the larger-than-life Grandma Dowdel   What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—make their annual summer visits...
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Colonial madness

Jo Whittemore · Aladdin, 2015.
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

Thirteen-year-old Tori Porter and her mother, fun-loving best friends, compete against other relatives in hopes of inheriting a fortune from eccentric Great Aunt Muriel by spending two weeks in a colonial mansion, with no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests.
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