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Lions & Liars

KATE BEASLEY · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Frederick Frederickson has a food-chain theory about life. There are lions, like the school bully. Gazelles, like the bullied kids. There are meerkats, and the fleas that live on the butts of meerkats. Frederick's a flea.Fifth grade is off to a terrible start when Frederick is sent...
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DK Eyewitness Books: Mythology

Neil Philip · DK Children
Pages: 72
Format: Paperback

A visual and informative guide to the myths of world civilizations, now revised and updated in the relaunched DK Eyewitness Books format.Get up close and personal and be an eyewitness to the mythological stories of cultures throughout the world with DK Eyewitness Books: Mythology.Whether...
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The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs

Kate Messner · Chronicle Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world. The ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs - with hammer and glue, and grafts of newly grown coral - are the living legacy of Ken Nedimyer, founder...
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The Tale of Angelino Brown

DAVID ALMOND · Candlewick
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In this hilarious yet touching story from the masterful David Almond, life takes a surprising turn after a bus driver finds a tiny boy angel in his pocket.Do you believe in angels? Bert and Betty Brown do, because Bert discovered one in his shirt pocket the other day while he was driving...
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Lauren Magaziner · Dial Books
Pages: 295
Format: eBook

Take the hilarious, magic-infused world of Eva Ibbotson's Which Witch, add the lovable feuding family from The Incredibles, and you'll get Wizardmatch--funny, fantastical, action-packed, and totally heartwarming.Twelve-year-old Lennie Mercado loves magic. She practices her invisibility...
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Judy, prisoner of war

Laurie Calkhoven · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Born in Shanghai, China in 1936, Judy is an English pointer who finds her place on a English gunboat patrolling the Yangtze River, battling pirates, contending with the Japanese occupiers, and protecting her human shipmates--until they all end up in a Japanese prison camp in Sumatra at the beginning...
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The Family With Two Front Doors

Anna Ciddor · Kar-Ben Pub
Pages: 204
Format: Hardcover

Meet the Rabinovitches: mischievous Yakov, bubbly Nomi, rebellious Miriam, solemn Shlomo, and seven more! Papa is a rabbi and their days are full of intriguing Jewish rituals and lots of adventures in 1920s Poland. But the biggest adventure of all is when big sister Adina is told she is to be married...
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Grump: The

Liesl Shurtliff · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rump, comes the true story behind another unlikely hero: a grumpy dwarf who gets tangled up in Snow White's feud with the wicked queen.Ever since he was a dwarfling, Borlen (nicknamed "Grump") has dreamed of visiting The Surface,...
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From You to Me

KA Holt · Scholastic Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Amelia Peabody lives in a small town where nothing changes. And that's just fine by her. After losing her big sister, Clara, a few years ago, Amelia can't handle any more change. But when she starts eighth grade, she accidentally receives a letter that Clara had written to herself....
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Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Angela Cervantes · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A room locked for fifty years.A valuable peacock ring.A mysterious brother-sister duo.Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time...
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