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Titles selected by children's librarians Eileen Corbett & Sarah Rodriguez.

Sahara Special

Esm? Raji Codell · Hyperion Books for Children; 1st edition
Pages: 192
Format: Book

After being a Special Ed student, Sahara Jones begins 5th grade in a regular classroom with an unusual new teacher called Miss Pointy.  Grades 4+

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The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph Mouse, Book 1)

Beverly Cleary · Avon Books
Pages: 158
Format: Paperback

Ralph is a mouse with a dream... to ride a child's red toy motorcycle.

Grades 3+

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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

Sharon Creech · SCHOLASTIC INC.; First Edition edition
Pages: 141
Format: Book

Granny Torrelli and her recipes for soup and for life help Rosy resolve some problems she is having with her best friend Bailey. Grades 3+

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Rodzina

Karen Cushman · Clarion Books
Format: Book

Missing her family desperately, twelve-year-old Rodzina Brodsky finds herself headed west on an Orphan Train in search of a family and a better life.  Grades 4+

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The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep

John Hulme · Bloomsbury USA Childrens; First Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Book

Twelve year old Becker Drane becomes a "fixer" in a parallel universe and, on his first mission, faces the kind of problem that could threaten the wold as we know it.

 

Grades 5+

 

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Dragon Slippers

Jessica Day George · Bloomsbury Children's Books
Pages: 324
Format: Book

When Creel selects a pair of soft blue slippers from the treasure hoard of Theoradus the dragon, she sets off a chain of events that almost causes the destruction of the kingdom.

Grades 4+

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Found

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

A mysterious, unscheduled pand arrives at a terminal carrying 36 passengers -- all infants.  thirteen years later, Jonah receives a cryptic letter saying, " You are among the missing."

Grades 5+

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: 35th Anniversary Edition

E L Konigsburg · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 162
Format: Book

Claudia hatches a plan and convinces her brother Jamie to run not away from home, but TO the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Grades 4+

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Adam Canfield of the Slash

Michael Winerip · Candlewick; First Edition edition
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Adam Canfield, star reporter and co-editor of the Harris Middle School newspaper uncovers a story revealing that the principal has misappropriated funds.

Grades 5+

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Millicent Min, Girl Genius

Lisa Yee
Format: Book

It is not easy to fit in when you are a high school senior at age eleven, but when Millicent's mother forces her to join volleyball for the summer she makes her first real friend.  Grades 4+

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