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Denmark

Robert Pateman; Laura L Sullivan · Cavendish Square Publishing
Pages: 144
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : English : [Revised edition]View all editions and formats

Denmark is a country that has existed since the age of the Vikings. It has a vibrant history, a unique way of life, and deeply rooted beliefs. Today, Denmark helps make up an area called Scandinavia. It is a proud country with unique traditions and customs, and its own language. This book...
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Awkward

Svetlana Chmakova · Yen Press
Pages: 210
Format: Hardcover

Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids.Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet...
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

Lemony Snicket · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 259
Format: Hardcover

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world. Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve thirteen mini-mysteries. Paintings have been falling...
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Inkdeath

Cornelia Funke · Chicken House/Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

The masterful conclusion to the epic, award-winning, bestselling INKHEART trilogy by internationally acclaimed author Cornelia Funke.The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense...
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The Last Council

Kazu Kibuishi · GRAPHIX; Original edition

Kazu Kibuishis thrilling, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series continues!Emily and her friends think theyll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isnt right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy...
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The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Medicine

M. M. Eboch · The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Medicine (Technology Breakthroughs) Library Binding – January, 2015
Format: Hardcover

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Medicine ntroduces 12 of the most influential moments in the development of medicine. Amazing facts are included, along with information about key players and the science behind each breakthrough.
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Big Nate Lives It Up

Lincoln Peirce · Balzer + Bray
Format: Print book

For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, here comes the seventh novel in the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate.BIG NATE IS LIVING IT UP!Principal Nichols wants Nate to be buddies with new kid Breckenridge Puffington III and show him around. But that's no easy...
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The Rise of Humans

David West · Smart Apple Media
Format: Hardcover

In twelve beautifully crafted scenes, discover a world where a new kind of mammal has appeared from the disappearing forests and has begun to walk on two legs. From simple tool-making to mastering a control over fire, witness the evolution of our ancestors as they leave Africa and spread...
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Book One

Jon Scieszka · Amulet Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing." - Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid "Huge laughs and great science - the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend." - Mac Barnett, author of Battle...
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The Mask of Power: Spyro Versus the Mega Monsters #1

Onk Beakman · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 156
Format: Paperback

Spyro versus the Mega Monsters is the first in an ongoing Mask of Power series of original novels set in the Skylanders universe. These all new stories feature favorite characters from Spyro's Adventure, Giants and beyond.
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How Do Fire Trucks Work?

Buffy Silverman · Lerner Publications
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Fire trucks have loud sirens and flashing lights. They race to fires to keep people and property safe. But what are some different kinds of fire trucks? And what special equipment do they use to fight fires? This exciting look at fire trucks reveals how they work, the special equipment...
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12 Mammals Back from the Brink

Nancy Furstinger · Black Rabbit Books
Format: Print book

Survival stories are more gripping than endangered stories and this book describes the Mammals populations that have been able to recover from the human and climater factors that drove them to the edge of extinction. Both success story and science learning...and social strategizing..
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Tools and Treasures of Ancient Greece

Matt Doeden · Lerner Publications
Format: Book

Have you ever watched the Olympic Games? Voted in a class election? Used an alphabet with twenty-six letters? All these things came from ancient Greece. More than two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks invented tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient...
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A Rock Is Lively

Dianna Aston · Amicus
Format: Book

From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Butterfly Is Patient comes a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased...
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Bone Volume 3: Eyes of the Storm

Jeff Smith · GRAPHIX
Format: Hardcover

In "Eyes of the Storm," book three in the epic BONE series, Gran'ma Ben reveals long-kept secrets about Thorn's royal heritage and the ancient enmities that may lead to war.In "Eyes of the Storm," volume three of the nine-book BONE saga, Lucius, Smiley, and Phoney...
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Soccer Star Andres Iniesta

Jeff Burlingame · Speeding Star
Format: Hardcover

This sports biography tells the story of Andrés Iniesta from his childhood to his position as an elite soccer star for F.C. Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Iniesta has helped both teams win multiple championships, including the 2010 World Cup. In 2012, he was named the Best...
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24 Hours in a Tropical Rain Forest

Virginia Schomp · Cavendish Square Publishing
Format: Print book

From School Library Journal Gr 4-6-Schomp introduces ecosystems by focusing on one day in a specific locale. Whether describing the Great Barrier Reef, Florida Everglades, or Sahara Desert, the easy texts reveal how plants, animals, and people adapt to challenges. For example,...
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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

Tom Angleberger · Amulet Books
Pages: 205
Format: Print book

The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won't...
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The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 3: Countdown - Library Edition

Natalie Standiford · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

Life or DeathThe clock has run out for thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill. As head of the most powerful family the world has ever known, he and his older sister, Amy, have been in the crosshairs for too long. Dan and Amy have always managed to stay a step ahead of their enemies, but it was only...
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Slavery in the United States

Rebecca Rissman · Core Library
Format: Book

Slavery existed as a legal institution in the United States beginning in colonial times. During and after the American Revolution, things began to change. See what events took place, who was involved, and what life was like for slaves. This title offers primary sources, Fast facts and sidebars,...
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Bacteria Up Close

Greg Roza · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format: Paperback

Readers take a look at these microscopic single-celled wonders and gain information about how they're able to survive in a variety of environments. Readers will be surprised to learn there are more bacteria in their body than human cells. Instructive photographs and diagrams accompany...
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School Days According to Humphrey

Betty G. Birney · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 151
Format: eBook

Humphrey is excited to get back to Room 26 and see all his old classmates. But on the first day of school, a bunch of strange kids arrive and no matter how loudly he squeaks up, they don't realize they're in the wrong room! Once Humphrey gets over the shock of being with a whole new group...
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The Story of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Nate Frisch · Creative Co
Format: Hardcover

Introduces the Cleveland Cavaliers, providing an overview of the history and key personalities of the team, along with memorable events since its founding in 1970.
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Big Nate: I Can't Take It!

Lincoln Peirce · Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Big Nate. He thinks big. He talks big. He acts big. And the Big Nate: I Can't Take It, featuring our mischievous middle-school hero, is big fun.The second collection of all-color Sunday Big Nate cartoons! Life can be stressful for Nate Wright. At school, Mrs. Godfrey makes every day a nightmare....
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The Missing Pieces of Me

Jean Van Leeuwen · Two Lions
Pages: 226
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 pleased....
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The Giver

Lois Lowry · Laurel-Leaf
Pages: 179
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true...
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Wayside School Is Falling Down

Louis Sachar · Avon Books
Pages: 179
Format: Paperback

More fun inThe Wacky World ofWayside School"Watch closely," said Mrs. Jewls. "You can learn much faster using a computer instead of paper and pencil." Then she pushed the new computer out the window The children all watched it fall thirty floors and smash against the sidewalk....
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Among the Hidden (Shadow Children Books (Prebound))

Margaret Peterson Haddix · Perfection Learning Pre Bind
Pages: 153
Format: Hardcover

This futuristic novel focuses on a totalitarian regime and the Internet. PW noted, "The plot development is sometimes implausible and the characterizations a bit brittle, but the unsettling, thought-provoking premise should suffice to keep readers hooked." Ages 8-12. (Mar.) Copyright...
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James and the Giant Peach

Roald Dahl
Format: Book

Roald Dahl's children's classic will be rediscovered with wonder and delight in this handsome gift edition with all-new black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor Book artist Lane Smith (who also designed the characters for the Disney animated film).  How James escapes from his miserable...
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The Black Power Movement

Rebecca Rissman · Core Library
Format: Book

Take an in-depth look at the Black Power movement, from who was involved to what the movement hoped to accomplish. This title offers primary sources, Fast facts and sidebars, prompts and activities, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library...
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Charlotte's Web

E. B. White · Harper & Brothers; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

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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Winter According to Humphrey

Betty G. Birney · Puffin; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

It’s the HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY holidays!The holidays are coming and Humphrey is unsqueakably excited. He loves to hear about all the different ways his friends in Room 26 celebrate and to watch them make costumes and learn songs for the Winter Wonderland pageant. (He even squeaks along!)...
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You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Toilets!

Fiona MacDonald · Franklin Watts
Format: Book

What would life be like if you had to do without modern inventions? How would you cope without a toilet or live without electricity? Starting from these thought-provoking questions, each title takes us on a historical journey to see how people coped in the past, and how they developed ingenious...
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Lowriders in Space

Cathy Camper · Chronicle Books
Format: Book

Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders - cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around...
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The Civil Rights Movement

Max Winter · Core Library
Format: Book

This great effort to bring about an end to racial segregation and discrimination brought people, and political and social change to the forefront that would go down in history. From brave people like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. to events like Brown v. Board of Education, this...
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Scrumptious Statistics

Lisa Arias · Rourke Pub Group
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From School Library Journal Gr 4-8-Jocular titles and rhyming text aside, these slim volumes each provide short, straightforward definitions, explanations, and plentiful demonstration problems set in large print numerals. Photographs and small pictorial elements are used...
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Bad Magic

Pseudonymous Bosch · Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosh, the bestselling author of the Secret Series
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Tips for Better Researching

Louise Spilsbury · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format: Paperback

Tips for Better Researching teaches readers essential study skills to help them achieve their academic goals. It also gives advice on using these skills in everyday life to help readers gain valuable life skills and gain confidence in extra-curricular activities. Research is an important...
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Geysers and Hot Springs

Therese Shea · Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Water that lurks beneath the Earths surface is usually far easier to ignore than the water that covers it, until that water bursts forth above ground as geysers and hot springs. This engaging volume explains to young readers where this water comes from and its relationship to volcanic activity...
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Theodore Boone: the Fugitive

John Grisham · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

quot;Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist. quot; -The New York Times Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone thought the danger had passed, but he's about to face off against an old adversary: accused mur­derer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip...
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Binny in Secret

Hilary McKay · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

School has started, and secrets and adventures await Binny and her family in this delightful novel which Horn Book called "a vigorous blend of screwball comedy and heartfelt emotion" in a starred review.School has started, and Binny can't stand it. She has a horrid hand-me-down...
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Girls' Hockey

Chris Peters · Sportszone
Format: Print book

On the court, on the field, on the course, or in the gym, female athletes are getting it done. This title highlights the stars who rule girls hockey today and the skills theyve mastered on the way. You will find informative chapters that help readers better understand the skills of each...
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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger: Book Two

Jon Scieszka · Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover

"Huge laughs and great science - the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend." - Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two In this second book in the series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson,...
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Karate

Mark McNulty · Sportszone
Format: Hardcover

48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Supernovas

Ruth Owen · Windmill Books
Format: Book

Book annotation not available for this title.Title: SupernovasAuthor: Owen, RuthPublisher: Rosen Pub GroupPublication Date: 2012/08/10Number of Pages: 32Binding Type: LIBRARYLibrary of Congress: 2012001527
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Half a Chance

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 218
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 meet his high...
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Mark Zuckerberg:: Creator of Facebook

Jamie Weil · Core Library
Format: Hardcover

Mark Zuckerberg's story is an interesting one: who knew that a quiet, code-writing nerd would be the creator of what we call social media, the Chairman and CEO of Facebook Inc., and the youngest self-made billionaire. Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, timeline,...
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12 Marine Animals Back from the Brink

Nancy Furstinger · Black Rabbit Books
Format: Print book

Survival stories are more gripping than endangered stories and this book describes the Marine Animal populations that have been able to recover from the human and climater factors that drove them to the edge of extinction. Both success story and science learning...and social strategizing..
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High-Tech Diy Projects With Flying Objects

Maggie Murphy · PowerKids Press
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Provides information about the maker movement while teaching readers how to build flying objects with step-by-step instructions.
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Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates

Bill Harley · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Charlie, Tommy, and Hector have high hopes for their soccer team this season until they find out that their new coach isn't all that interested in the fantabulous plays the three friends have worked out together.
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Sioux

Sarah Tieck · Big Buddy Books
Format: Book

Informative, easy-to read text and oversized photographs draw in readers as they learn about the Sioux. Traditional ways of life, including social structure, homes, food, art, clothing, and more are covered. A map highlights the tribes homeland, while fun facts and a timeline with photos...
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Tyrannosaurus Rex

Charles Lennie · Abdo Kids
Format: Book

Travel millions of years back in time to meet the tyrannosaurus rex! Learn everything from what the tyrannosaurus rex looked like to what it ate, and even where their goliath fossils have been found today. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Young readers will...
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Joe Flacco

Ryan Nagelhout · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format:  Book : Biography : Primary school : English : First EditionView all editions and formats

Every major college football team in America passed on Joe Flacco, but hes a superstar in the NFL. In this book, learn how the Delaware quarterback set school records and worked his way to a Super Bowl championship in 2013. With fun facts about his life and a detailed timeline of his football...
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Loki (Short Tales: Norse Myths)

Rob M. Worley · Looking Glass Library
Pages: 32
Format: Book

Loki goes by many names, including Maker of Lies, Sly God, Shapeshifter, Trickster, and Wizard of Lies. At times, he just seemed like a harmless prankster. Often, he used his quick wit to undo the very trouble that he had caused. How Loki caused the destruction of Asgard, the land of the gods...
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Sleuth on Skates

Clémentine Beauvais · Holiday House
Format: Hardcover

In Book I of the hysterical Sesame Seade Mystery series, after eleven years, five months, and seventeen days of waiting, Sesame finally has the chance to prove what a brilliant supersleuth she can be!Sophie Margaret Catriona Seade aka Sesame has a penchant for roller skating, sophisticated...
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Weather Robots

Christine Zuchora-Walske · 21st Century
Format: Book

What kind of robots fly into the atmosphere to help scientists predict the weather? Or monitor our climate by taking measurements in Antarctica? Weather robots! These robots give us valuable information about our environment.,
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The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

Dana Alison Levy · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

”Fans of Beverly Cleary’s Quimbys, Judy Blume’s Hatchers, and, more recently, Jeanne Birdsall’s Penderwicks will fervently hope that more Fletcher misadventures are yet to come.” —School Library Journal, Starred The start of the school year is not going...
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Cool Knitting for Kids: A Fun and Creative Introduction to Fiber Art

Alex Kuskowski · Checkerboard Library
Format: Book

From School Library Journal Gr 4-8-Attractive projects and a clean, colorful page design will tempt readers to try out these traditional skills, which are making a comeback. While fiber arts do require an initial investment in tools and materials, those who master them...
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Police Cars

Allan Morey · Bullfrog Books
Format: Hardcover

In Police Cars, early readers will learn about the different parts of a police car and how they help police officers do their jobs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines.
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Tools and Treasures of Ancient China

Candice Ransom · Lerner Publications
Format: Print book

Have you ever worn silk? Eaten rice? Used a calendar? All these things came from ancient China. More than two thousand years ago, the ancient Chinese invented tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Chinese lived, what their lives were like, and what happened...
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Trumpet

Kate Riggs · Creative Educ; New edition
Format: Hardcover

A primary prelude to the trumpet, including what the brass instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
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Flamingos

Melissa Gish · Creative Education
Format: Hardcover

"A scientific look at flamingos, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their coloration, behaviors, relationships with humans, and numbers of the tropical birds in the world today"--
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The Jim Crow Era

Kathleen M. Muldoon · Core Library
Format: Book

Learn about the Jim Crow laws that segregated public schools, public places, transportation, and even drinking fountains. This title offers primary sources, Fast facts and sidebars, prompts and activities, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core...
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National Geographic Kids Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines: Real-life Stories You Have to Read to Believe

National Geographic Kids · National Geographic Children's Books
Format: Book

Have you ever heard about about Boston's Great Molasses flood of 1919, in which 21 people drowned in molasses?  Or the armless archer who used his feet to set a world record? These are just a few of the bizarre stories from history and today that you'll find in this exciting...
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The Penderwicks in Spring

Jeanne Birdsall · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 339
Format: Print book

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street,...
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Drumming

Ian Adams · PowerKids Press
Format: Book

Introduces drumming, discusses the types of equipment available, and provides techniques to practice.Title: DrummingAuthor: Adams, IanPublisher: Rosen Pub GroupPublication Date: 2011/08/15Number of Pages: 32Binding Type: LIBRARYLibrary of Congress: 2010046326
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Healthy Plates Proteins

Valerie Bodden · Creative Education
Format: Hardcover

Offers information on the health benefits of proteins, nutritional concepts such as vitamins, and a recipe for peanut butter-banana pops.
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Wetlands Inside Out

James Bow · Crabtree Pub Co
Format: Print book

Wetlands Inside Out,
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The Penultimate Peril

Lemony Snicket · HarperCollins; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed! Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What we do know is contained in the following...
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Jinx's Fire

Sage Blackwood · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The young wizard Jinx concludes his suspenseful and dryly humorous adventures in the magical forest of the Urwald with this third installment in the series that ALA BOOKLIST says "deserves a permanent place in the children's fantasy pantheon, with Narnia and Earthsea" (Jinx's...
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Lord and Lady Bunny--Almost Royalty!

Polly Horvath · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 293
Format: Print book

In this hilarious sequel to Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire! - that even includes a guest appearance by J. K. Rowling a.k.a. "Oldwhatshername" - Madeleine wants nothing more than to save money for college, but her impractical, ex-hippie parents are broke. When the family...
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Everest Book Three: The Summit

Gordon Korman · Scholastic Inc.
Format: Paperback

A thrilling adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman about a number of kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest Four kids. One mountain. Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ever to climb Everest. But they are not prepared...
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Ghost Light Burning:: An Up2u Mystery Adventure

Abdo Publishing · Calico
Format: Hardcover

Andy has been looking forward to mountain biking all day. Finally school is over, and he can hit the trail with his friend Josh. But Josh gets sidetracked by a nest of snakes and comes up with the idea to catch one and take it to school the next day to pull a prank on their classmate Megan....
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Healthy Plates Dairy

Valerie Bodden · Creative Education/Creative Paperbacks
Format: Hardcover

"An early reader's introduction to the connections between the dairy food group and staying healthy, benefits of dairy products such as yogurt, nutritional concepts such as calcium, and recipe instructions"--
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Monster on the Hill

Rob Harrell · Top Shelf Productions
Pages: 186
Format: Paperback

Top Shelf is proud to announce the arrival of Rob Harrell, creator of the syndicated comic strip Big Top, and his first graphic novel series, Monster on the Hill. In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster - much to the townsfolk's delight!...
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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 231
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never...
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The Bolds

Julian Clary · Carolrhoda Books
Pages: 266
Format: Print book

The Bold family seems fairly normal: they live in a nice house, the parents have good jobs, and they all love to have fun. One slight difference: they're hyenas. That's right - they're covered in fur, have tails tucked into their clothes, and really, really like to laugh.For years, the Bolds...
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Ancient Homes

Saranne Taylor · Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

From mighty castle strongholds to the buried ruins of Pompeii, this engaging title unearths ancient homes. Concepts include how and why ancient homes were built, as well as their discovery through archaeological digs.
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What Do Roots, Stems, Leaves, and Flowers Do?

Ruth Owen · Powerkids Pr
Format: Book

From School Library Journal Gr 2-4-In specific, methodical language (with rare fumbles: "When the animal then goes to the bathroom some time later, the seeds leave its body..."), Owen offers solidly informative explanations of how plants nourish themselves, grow,...
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Target Practice

Mike Maihack · GRAPHIX
Pages: 167
Format: Hardcover

A funny, action-packed graphic novel featuring a young Cleopatra -- yes, THAT Cleopatra -- who's transported to the future and learns it's up to her to save the galaxy! When a young Cleopatra (yes, THAT Cleopatra) finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future,...
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Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil Degrasse Tyson

Marne Ventura · Lerner Publications
Format: Print book

"Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. The universe was calling him. Tyson pursued his interest in astronomy and studied to be an astrophysicist. In 1996, he became the director...
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Map My Neighborhood

Jennifer Boothroyd · Lerner Publishing Group
Format: Print book

Come along as a girl maps her neighborhood to show her visiting grandmother where everything is. Simple text takes early readers step by step through the types of features a neighborhood map needs to have.
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Explore With Leif Eriksson

Natalie Hyde · Crabtree Pub Co
Format: Print book

This exciting book follows the travels of Viking explorer Leif Eriksson from Iceland to Greenland and on to North America. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in a tabloid-news style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries....
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl · Puffin Books
Pages: 189
Format: Paperback

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way. Charlie Bucket's wonderful adventure begins when he finds one of Willy Wonka's precious Golden Tickets and wins...
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Careers in Forensic Science

Adam Woog · Cavendish Square Publishing
Format: Paperback

Explains how to apply for an internship, what specialties exist in the field and how much money can be made in various departments.
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Meet Josefina- Hc Book

Valerie Tripp · American Girl Publishing Inc
Pages: 93
Format: Hardcover

Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.
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Minerals

Chris Bowman · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to minerals. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--
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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts

R. J. Palacio · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

In the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. This companion book features conversations between Mr. Browne and Auggie, Julian, Summer, Jack Will, and others, giving readers a special peek at their...
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Futuristic Homes

Saranne Taylor · Crabtree Publishing Company
Format: Hardcover

What will houses look like in the future? From space stations to pod living, this innovative title examines how architects design and plan for the world of tomorrow. Readers put concepts to work when they design their own home based around a unique shape.,
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The Stonekeeper's Curse

Kazu Kibuishi · GRAPHIX
Format: Hardcover

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi returns with his mysterious world full of new allies . . . and old enemies!Emily and Navin's mother is still in a coma from the arachnopod's poison, and there's only one place to find help: Kanalis, the bustling, beautiful city of waterfalls....
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Big Nate Doodlepalooza

Lincoln Peirce · HarperCollins
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Big Nate himself would love Big Nate Doodlepalooza by Lincoln Peirce, a super-cool activity book that's jam-packed with over 150 boredom-blasting activities. Big Nate is a self-described genius. Instead of doing homework, he’d rather do these all-new brain-busting crossword...
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Twilight Sparkle

Thomas Zahler · Spotlight
Format: Hardcover

"Twilight Sparkle takes a job as the Archivist's assistant"--
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Aikido

Alex Monnig · Sportszone
Format: Hardcover

Aikido - translating to "the way of harmonious sprit" - is used to protect oneself without harming the attacker. Learn about Aikido's history, moves, training, and more with this title. Complete with a photo diagram, informative sidebars, and glossary. SportsZone is an imprint...
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You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water

Roger Canavan · Childrens Pr
Format: Print book

What would life be like if you had to do without modern inventions? How would you cope without a toilet or live without electricity? Starting from these thought-provoking questions, each title takes us on a historical journey to see how people coped in the past, and how they...
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Danny the Champion of the World

Roald Dahl · Puffin Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell?Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers...
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The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate · Harper
Pages: 305
Format: Book

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated...
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Meet Plateosaurus

Henley Miller · Cavendish Square Publishing
Format: Print book

Learn about the life and times of the Plateosaurus through incredible illustrations of its habitat, feeding habits, mating, and more. Get inside Plateosaurus with an in-depth diagram of its skeleton. Get ready to Meet Plateosaurus!
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Ed Sheeran

Marie Morreale · C. Press/F. Watts Trade
Format: Paperback

From the hottest stars in pop music to the greatest athletes in the world, these biographies explore the lives of todays biggest celebrities. This thrilling new series gives readers an inside look at how their favorite stars grew up, how they conquered the entertainment world, and where...
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A Seed is Sleepy

Dianna Hutts Aston · Amicus
Format: Book

Award-winning artist Long and author Aston have teamed up to create this gorgeous follow-up to their "An Egg Is Quiet," introducing children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts. A Junior Library Guild Selection. Full color.
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Robots at Home

Christine Zuchora-Walske · 21st Century
Format: Book

Robots work in homes every day. Some vacuum floors or mow lawns. Others keep people company. And some help kids have fun! What robots might you find in someones home? Read this book to find out!,
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Haunted! The Tower of London

Drew Nelson · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format: Book

From School Library Journal Gr 3-5-The drab color scheme, no-nonsense font, and concrete block textural design of "History's Most Haunted" gives an ominous first impression This set presents many diverse historical facts about some of the Western world's...
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Hydrofracking: The Process That Has Changed America's Energy Needs

Ann O. Squire · Scholastic
Format: Paperback

This definitive series introduces the events that have helped shape the United States, from the countrys beginning to the present day. Strong narratives and eye-catching images tell the stories behind the nations growth and development. Key Features Sidebars illustrate how history affects...
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The Miserable Mill

Lemony Snicket · Harper Collins
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable...
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Rodrick Rules

Jeff Kinney · Amulet Books
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it.As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older...
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Words with Wings

Nikki Grimes · WordSong; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Gabby's world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents' arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer, and words that carried her away might allow her to soar. Written...
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Rainbow Dash

Ryan K. Lindsay · Spotlight
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

At head of title: My little pony, pony tales, featuring.
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Cool Outdoor Activities: Great Things to Do in the Great Outdoors

Alex Kuskowski · Abdo Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Cool Outdoor Activities makes the great outdoors fun and exciting. Make a marvelous mini kite or bury a time capsule. Create a giant tic-tac-toe board or a twist-it game in the grass. This book is full of easy-to-follow steps and bright photography for every activity. Plus, its written...
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Multiplication Meltdown

Lisa Arias · Rourke Pub Group
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From School Library Journal Gr 4-8-Jocular titles and rhyming text aside, these slim volumes each provide short, straightforward definitions, explanations, and plentiful demonstration problems set in large print numerals. Photographs and small pictorial elements are used...
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Zero Tolerance

Claudia Mills · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 231
Format: Hardcover

Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in the knife at the school office. Much to her surprise, her beloved principal places her in in-school...
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Anne of Green Gables

L M Montgomery · Bantam
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever... but would the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected -- a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only...
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The Stonekeeper

Kazu Kibuishi · Scholastic
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a talking fox, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a mission.After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather,...
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Meet Josefina (American Girls Collection)

Valerie Tripp · American Girl
Pages: 104
Format: Paperback

Josefina Montoya is growing up on a rancho near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1824. Ever since Mamá died a year before, Josefina and her three sisters have been struggling to carry on without her. One bright fall day, happy news arrives--their beloved grandfather is returning home after...
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The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Food Technology

Marne Ventura · 12-Story Library
Format:  Print book : English

This book features 12 of the most influential food technology breakthroughs covering the major players in each breakthrough, its main turning points, and how it changed the way we live.
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Mark of the Thief

Jennifer A. Nielsen · Scholastic Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved...
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The Dolphins of Shark Bay

Pamela S. Turner · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Ride alongside the author Pamela S. Turner and her scientific team and meet a cast of dolphin characters large enough and charismatic enough to rival a Shakespearean play—Puck, Piccolo, Flute, and Dodger among them. You will fall in love with this crew, both human and finned, as they...
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The Lost Heir

Tui Sutherland · Scholastic Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a thrilling underwater adventure -- and a mystery that will change everything!The lost heir to the SeaWing throne is going home at last...She can't believe it's finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under...
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Rabbits

Wil Mara · Cavendish Square Publishing
Format: Book

The world of nature awaits you right in your own backyard. Search your bushes for fleet-footed Rabbits. While on safari, learn how to identify and observe these extraordinary creatures and discover their interesting behaviors, life cycle, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.,
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Tibet

Patricia Levy · Cavendish Square Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

Nicknamed the roof of the world, Tibet is best known for its snow-capped mountains and as the home of the Dalai Lama. In this title, readers will discover the distinct Tibetan culture, its peoples, religion, history, geography, and customs. Recipes for traditional dishes and colorful maps...
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Fire and Ice

Erin Hunter · HarperCollins; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

Deep in the heart of the forest, four clans of warrior cats coexist in uneasy harmony -- but uncertain times are upon them, and dangers threaten the precarious balance of the forest.Fireheart is a ThunderClan warrior cat now, but his troubles are far from over. As the chill of winter sets...
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Among the Barons (Shadow Children Books)

Margaret Peterson Haddix · Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers; 1 edition
Pages: 182
Format: Hardcover

Smits had nothing left of his brother. He was gone. And Luke had taken his name. How could anyone hear Smits sobbing and think he was merely a foolish, homesick kid? Luke knew what grief was like....What if Oscar suddenly understood, too? Smits's grief was dangerous. Smits's...
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