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My Last Best Friend (Friends for Keeps)

Julie Bowe - Harcourt
Format: Print book

As Ida May begins fourth grade, she is determined never to make another best friend--because her last best friend moved away. This is a doable plan at first. Thanks to bratty, bossy Jenna Drews who hates Ida, no one in class has ever really noticed her before. It's when the sparkly...
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Mystery of Meerkat Hill: A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers

Alexander McCall Smith - Anchor

Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister,...
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Henry and Mudge in the Green Time

Cynthia Rylant - Simon Spotlight
Format: Paperback

Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And in this third book of their adventures, they share summertime fun!
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Dino-Swimming

Lisa Wheeler - Carolrhoda Books
Format: Print book

The Land Sharks take on the Algae Eaters in a dino-swimming showdown! Raptor and Stegosaurus start it off in the individual medley, while the Ptero twins battle it out in the butterfly race. Then Galli and Diplo wow the crowd with their flips and tricks off the diving board! But which team...
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Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World

Sue Fliess - Millbrook Press TM
Format: Library Binding

The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks -- light is everywhere in our world! Rhyming text and luminous illustrations follow four children as they experience many different forms of light.
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball

Cynthia Rylant - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps - too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs.Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke...
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Planet Mars

Ann Squire - Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
Format: Paperback

Humans have long been fascinated by space exploration, from the earliest NASA probes to the latest journeys toward the distant edges of the solar system. Readers will learn about the discovery of new stars and planets, the ways celestial bodies are formed, and much more. Features: Engaging...
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DK Readers L1: LEGO® DC Super Heroes: Ready for Action!

DK Publishing - DK
Format: Book

In DK LEGO readers, lively illustrations and engaging age-appropriate stories create a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills! DK Readers: Level 1: LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes: Heroes in Action With this superpowered...
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A Case in Any Case

ULF NILSSON - GECKO PR
Format: Print book

The third and final book in the much-loved Detective Gordon series by one of Sweden's top children's writers.
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