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Clash of the Class Clowns

Kirk Scroggs · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Ever since transforming into a Muppet, Danvers Blickensderfer's life has gone a little bonkers. Not only does he have a cool fuzzy nose and flip-top mouth, he's also the right-hand man to his hero, The Great Gonzo. To top it off, he's singing boy band hits with the coolest guy in school,...
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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse

Nicholas Gannon · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums, which the New York Times called "a dreamy charmer of a book," is a second tour-de-force by author-illustrator Nicholas Gannon. It brims with the spirit of exploration and celebrates the bond of friendship. The exquisite package features...
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I Funny: A Middle School Story

James Patterson · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair...
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The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books)

Allison Lassieur · Capstone Press; 1st edition
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Describes the people and events of the Underground Railroad in the 1850s after the Fugitive Slave Act was passed. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a runaway slave, a slave catcher, and an abolitionist.
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The Map Trap

Marie Powell · Amicus
Pages: 16
Format: Print book

Young readers meet a young girl and her friend Hap as they attempt to follow a map to the lake, while learning words in the ap word family. Includes word family word bank.
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The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

Kwame Alexander · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller! You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what...
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Be the Best at Reading

Rebecca Rissman · Raintree
Format: Book

Learn to outsmart your classmates with the tips in this exciting, top secret book! The secret tips included in this simple, easy-to-read text will have you reading different genres, navigating text structures and more in no time!,
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Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

Sean O'Donoghue · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States and opened the nation to the West. This book follows the history and politics that led up to this momentous land deal. Readers will learn about important events that affected the purchase, from the French Revolution and rise of Napoleon...
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Calico Girl

Jerdine Nolen · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 164
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of Eliza's Freedom Road comes the powerful tale of a slave girl's triumphant journey to freedom with her family during the Civil War.Twelve-year-old Callie Wilcomb and her family are slaves, and the Civil War gives them hope that freedom may be on the horizon....
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Magic Tree House #55: Night of the Ninth Dragon

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House
Pages: 121
Format: Print book

Magic Tree House is the #1 bestselling chapter book series! In their NEW adventure, Jack and Annie return to Camelot! Please come to Camelot. When Jack and Annie receive a mysterious note inviting them to Camelot, they wonder what their mission is -- and who has called for them! The magic...
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Secrets at Sea

Richard Peck · Dial Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Desperaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story of the tiny individuals who secretly live among us humans.Helena is the oldest of four mouse siblings who live in the walls of the Cranston estate....
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Dragonbreath #8: Nightmare of the Iguana

Ursula Vernon · Dial Books
Pages: 202
Format: Hardcover

Danny Dragonbreath has seen a lot of weird things, but nothing quite like the inside of his best friend Wendell's brain. Wendell has been having terrible nightmares, and Danny and Wendell's totally-not-girlfriend Suki agree to venture into the iguana's mind to get rid of the thing causing...
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The Life of Sacagawea

Caitie McAneney · PowerKids Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Sacagaweas life is shrouded in mystery. Although she died around the age of 24, her role as a guide and interpreter during the Lewis and Clark Expedition have landed her a permanent place in history. Readers explore the history of Sacagawea and the Lemhi Shoshone people, learning how she and her tribe...
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Haunted Battlefields

Alix Wood · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Even today, more than 150 years after the Battle of Antietam of the American Civil War, visitors to the battleground report hearing gunfire and smelling gun smoke. Others have heard battle cries. In every case, there is no convincing argument about why these things occurredexcept that Antietam...
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