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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 267
Format: Paperback

"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious." - BOOKLIST (starred review) Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea....
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SPHDZ Book #1!

Jon Scieszka · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 163
Format: Hardcover

The perfect combination of the age old experience of holding and poring over a physical book with newest media technology that kids love! Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn't hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren't kids...
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By the Great Horn Spoon!

Sid Fleischman · Little, Brown
Pages: 193
Format: Hardcover

It is 1849 and Jack Flagg stows away on a ship headed for the California gold fields where he plans to recoup his Auntie Arabella's fortune.
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Mr. Tucket

Gary Paulsen · Yearling

Fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family by wagon train. When he receives a rifle for his birthday, he is thrilled that he is being treated like an adult. But Francis lags behind to practice shooting and is captured by Pawnees. It will take wild...
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Valerie Hobbs · Square Fish
Pages: 115
Format: Paperback

The sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket. The puppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life. Soon he was racing, feinting, dodging--learning what it means to be one of the proud breed of Border collies, the finest sheepherders in the world. Then, almost overnight,...
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Chris Grabenstein · Yearling Books
Pages: 290
Format: Book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action-packed New York Times bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson!Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games - board...
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The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 377
Format: Paperback

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The
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The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series)

Jacqueline Davies
Format: Paperback

For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King. Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other...
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Capture the Flag

Kate Messner · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 231
Format: Paperback

A stolen flag, a secret society, and three complete strangers . . .Anna, José, and Henry have never met, but they have more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington, DC, airport, they encounter a mysterious tattooed man, a flamboyant politician, and a rambunctious...
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Dying to Meet You

Kate Klise · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer's block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven-year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive....
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Charlotte's Web

E. B. White · Harper & Brothers; 1st edition
Format: Large print book

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's...
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