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The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

Cara Natterson · American Girl
Pages: 102
Format: Paperback

This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, your growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more! Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care...
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The Zoo at the Edge of the World

Eric Kahn Gale · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 233
Format: Hardcover

From the author of The Bully Book comes a timeless story about a young boy, his father, and the world that comes between them, which New York Times-bestselling author Peter Lerangis called "magical, mysterious, fresh, original, and full of heart."Marlin is not slow, or mute; what...
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The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

Dana Alison Levy · Delacorte Press
Pages: 260
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 as the Fletcher brothers...
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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook

Eleanor Davis · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Hardcover

Super-smart Julian Calendar thinks starting junior high at a new school will mean he can shed his nerdy image-but then he meets Ben and Greta, two secret scientists like himself! The three form a secret club, complete with a high-tech lair. There, they can work to their hearts content on projects...
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The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher

Jessica Lawson · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 215
Format: Hardcover

Becky Thatcher has her side of the story to tell - and it's a whopper - in this creative spin on Mark Twain's beloved The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, complete with illustrations.Tom Sawyer's and Huckleberry Finn's adventures are legendary, but what about the story you haven't heard? In 1860,...
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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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Templar

Jordan Mechner · First Second
Format: Hardcover

Martin is one of a handful of Templar Knights to escape when the king of France and the pope conspire to destroy the noble order. The king aims to frame the Templars for heresy, execute all of them, and make off with their legendary treasure. Thats the plan, anyway, but Martin and several...
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Rogue Knight

Brandon Mull · Aladdin Books
Pages: 466
Format: Print book

Magic and danger abound in the second book in a series of "fanciful, action-packed adventure" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.Cole Randolph never meant to come to The Outskirts, but when...
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A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

Laurence Yep · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter. Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems...
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Catch You Later, Traitor

Avi · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Brooklyn, New York, 1951. Twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas, but when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep accusing his father of being a Communist, Pete finds himself caught in a real-life mystery. Could there...
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The badger knight

Kathryn Erskine · Scholastic Press, 2014.
Pages: 325
Format: Print book

In England in 1346 Adrian has three problems: he is small for his twelve years, he is an albino, so people are suspicious of him, and his father wants him to be a scribe, while he wants to be an archer--but when he runs away to join his friend in the fight against the invading Scots, he learns...
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Star Wars Jedi Academy - Return of the Padawan

Jeffrey Brown · Scholastic, Inc.
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.....
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When Will This Cruel War be Over? : the Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, VA,1864.

Barry Denenberg · Scholastic
Pages: 156
Format: Hardcover

A Confederate girl growing up in the South during the Civil War reveals the hardships of Southern life as the war tore her family and the nation apart. Emma can't bear the ravages of war - disfigured and defeated soldiers returning home, the threat of disease, the Yankee soldiers who rob and burn...
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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible

Ursula Vernon · Dial Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of DragonbreathHarriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one) , but she is not so great at trailing around...
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