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Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie

Lincoln Peirce · Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 174
Format: Paperback

Join the unstoppable Big Nate for another round of middle school adventures! From homework and hygiene to hilarious hiijnks - no one quite does sixth grade like Nate and his friends.Need a way to shut up some snooty kid when he gloats about his private school? Looking for the perfect response...
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North America's First People

Janey Levy · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Who were the earliest Americans? When, how, and from where did they enter and spread across the continent? And what is their relationship to modern Native Americans? Anthropologists develop theories to answer these questions based on the evidence they discover. Their theoriesand the discoveries...
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The Trojan War: An Interactive Mythological Adventure

B A Hoena · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

What happens when the gods disagree? They send the mightiest of heroes to fight a war. But which hero will you be, and who will you side with: Greeces King Menelaus or Paris, a prince from the city of Troy? If the gods favor you, you just may survive the fighting. Full-page illustrations,...
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Tornado Terror

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Press
Pages: 157
Format: Hardcover

The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado strike in American history, tearing through three states and killing 700 people. Almost a century later, the Joplin Tornado was a mile-wide monster that nearly destroyed the heart of a vibrant city. The author of the New York Times...
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Do You Really Taste with Your Nose?: Questions about the Senses

Thomas Canavan · Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell. These five senses help people understand the world around them and raise some interesting questions. Can people live without their senses? Is there really such a thing as a sixth sense? This engaging book answers these questions and more. Readers will...
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The Notations of Cooper Cameron

Jane H O'Reilly · Carolrhoda Books
Format: Hardcover

"Eleven-year-old Cooper Cameron likes things to be in order. When he eats, he chews every bite three times on each side. Sometimes he washes his hands in the air with invisible water. He invented these rituals after the death of his beloved grandfather to protect others he loves from...
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Soil for Building Materials

Rebecca Stefoff · Cavendish Square Publishing
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

Soil is something we dont just live on, its something we live in. Throughout history, mankind has developed ways of using soil to build dwellings. The ancients built cities out of bricks, the Native Americans of the Southwest used soil to build adobe settlements, and the pioneers on the prairies...
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Short

Holly Goldberg Sloan · Dial Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this heartwarming, funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she'll...
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The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide

CHRIS COLFER · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters--heroes and villains--are no longer...
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The People and Culture of the Chumash

Tatiana Ryckman · Cavendish Square Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Library Binding

For thousands of years, Native Americans have called North America home. They built great cities, communities, and cultures in the continents hills, valleys, deserts, and forests. However, for many, with the arrival of Europeans, traditional ways of life were challenged and sometimes eradicated...
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Sarah Mather and Underwater Telescopes

Ellen Labrecque · Cherry Lake Publishing
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Sarah Mather and Underwater Telescopes examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to underwater exploration. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material...
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Mermaids

Virginia Loh-Hagan · 45th Parallel Pr
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Books in the Magic, Myth, and Mystery series explore those strange creatures that go bump in the night, fill our dreams (or nightmares!) , and make us afraid of the dark. In Mermaids you'll learn more about these whimsical creatures. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more...
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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

ALEXANDRA BRACKEN · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness ."
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The Castle in the Mist

Amy Ephron · Philomel Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Edward Eager and E.L. Konigsburg, a novel about the excitement - and the dangers - of wishing.Tess and her brother, Max, are sent for the summer to their aunt's sleepy village in the English countryside, where excitement is as rare as a good wifi signal. So when...
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The Way to Bea

Kat Yeh · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

With a charming voice, winning characters, and a perfectly-woven plot, Kat Yeh delivers a powerful story of friendship and finding a path towards embracing yourself.Everything in Bea's world has changed. She's starting seventh grade newly friendless and facing big changes at home, where...
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