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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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