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Nory Ryan's Song

Patricia Reilly Giff · Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. Every year Nory's father goes away on a fishing boat and returns with the rent money for the English lord who owns their cottage...
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Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked

Jarrett J. Krosoczka · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

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Blackbird Fly

Erin Entrada Kelly · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Future rock star or friendless misfit? That's no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers; and with following her dreams. Publishers Weekly called Blackbird Fly "a true triumph," and the Los Angeles...
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The Fourteenth Goldfish

Jennifer L. Holm · Random House
Pages: 195
Format: Hardcover

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked...
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Menorahs, Mezuzas, and Other Jewish Symbols

Miriam Chaikin · Clarion Books
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Explains the history and significance of many Jewish symbols and discusses how these symbols are used in holiday rituals.
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Dragonbreath #2: Attack of the Ninja Frogs

Ursula Vernon · Puffin Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Danny Dragonbreath knows girls are nothing but trouble. And the new foreign exchange student, Suki the Salamander, is the worst: she's reduced his best friend, Wendell, to a blithering, lovesick tadpole. But when a group of ninja frogs attempt to kidnap her, Danny knows he must step...
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Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

Nan Marino · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

In Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino, eleven-year-old musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, was supposed to win the most coveted reality show on television, Tween Star. None of the other contestants even came close to his talents. But in the middle of the biggest night, with millions...
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Platypus Police Squad: The Ostrich Conspiracy

Jarrett Krosoczka · Harpercollins Childrens Books
Pages: 218
Format: Hardcover

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is back with The Ostrich Conspiracy, the second installment in a fast-paced, action-packed, and hilarious middle-grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Lunch Lady.The opening of the Kalamazoo City Dome...
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The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

Sandra Markle · Millbrook Press
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

Little brown bats do us a big favor. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large populations of little brown bats have been dying off each winter. Is a virus killing them? Could climate...
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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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Malaysia

Michael Burgan · C. Press/F. Watts Trade
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

In each title of this enchanting series, readers are transported to distant lands with the fascinating text and attention-grabbing photos. Each country's culture, history, and geography are explored in detail, allowing readers a chance to see how people live in faraway nations.
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Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

Robin Herrera · Harry N Abrams Inc
Pages: 261
Format: Hardcover

Ten-year-old Star Mackie lives in a trailer park with her flaky mom and her melancholy older sister, Winter, whom Star idolizes. Moving to a new town has made it difficult for Star to make friends, when her classmates tease her because of where she lives and because of her layered blue...
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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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