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The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky

Holly Schindler · Dial
Format: Hardcover

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" meets Because of Winn Dixie in this inspiring story of hope.August "Auggie" Jones lives with her Grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a poor part of town. So when her wealthy classmate's father starts the House Beautification Committee, it's...
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Rain Reign

Ann M. Martin · Feiwel & Friends
Format: Print book

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 obsessions, her rules,...
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Pennyroyal Academy

M.A. Larson · Putnam Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

Pennyroyal Academy Seeking bold, courageous youths to become tomorrows princesses and knights.Come one, come all!A girl from the forest arrives in a bustling kingdom with no name and no idea why she is there, only to find herself at the center of a world at war.  She enlists at Pennyroyal...
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All Four Stars

Tara Dairman · Putnam Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

An Amazon Best Book of the Month: July 2014An Amazon Editors' Pick for Middle Grade Summer Reading "A scrumptious gem of a story!" - Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince Meet Gladys Gatsby: New York's toughest restaurant critic. (Just...
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A Million Ways Home

Dianna Dorisi- Winget · Scholastic Press
Format: Book

A moving middle-grade story about love, loss, and the unlikely places we find home.Poppy's life has been turned upside down after her grandma (and guardian) had a stroke and ended up in the hospital. But Poppy is working on a plan to help Grandma Beth so their life together can go back...

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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

Rodman Philbrick · The Blue Sky Press
Format: Hardcover

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane...
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Half a Chance

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

A moving new middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES.When Lucy's family moves to an old house on a lake, Lucy tries to see her new home through her camera's lens, as her father has taught her -- he's a famous photographer, away on a shoot. Will her photos ever...
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Loot: How to Steal a Fortune

Jude Watson · Scholastic
Format: Audio CD

"LOOT hits the jackpot." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages...

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Space Case

Stuart Gibbs · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

It's a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School.

Like his fellow lunarnauts - otherwise known as Moonies - living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over...
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Pack of Dorks

Beth Vrabel · Sky Pony Press
Format: Hardcover

Lucy knows that kissing Tom Lemmings behind the ball shed will make her a legend. But she doesn't count on that quick clap of lips propelling her from coolest to lamest fourth grader overnight. Suddenly Lucy finds herself trapped in Dorkdom, where a diamond ring turns your finger green,...
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Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

Sandra Dallas · Sleeping Bear Press
Format: Hardcover

It's 1942: Tomi Itano, 12, is a second-generation Japanese American who lives in California with her family on their strawberry farm. Although her parents came from Japan and her grandparents still live there, Tomi considers herself an American. She doesn't speak Japanese and has never...
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The Missing Pieces of Me

Jean VanLeeuwen · Two Lions
Format: Book

More than anything, ten-year-old Weezie wants to please her momma. She babysits her spoiled half-sister, Ruth Ann, and little Jackson. She makes tea for Momma in Gramma Emmeline's beautiful teapot. She even tries to cook dinner. But nothing turns out quite right. And Momma is never...

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