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Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded

Sage Blackwood · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 361
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the acclaimed Jinx trilogy comes a spellbinding fantasy, perfect for fans of the School for Good and Evil series, about a young heroine fighting to save a world that would dare to tame her.

Chantel would much rather focus on her magic than on curtsying, which...

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Mustaches for Maddie

Chad Morris · Shadow Mountain
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Based on a true story.

Maddie is a normal twelve-year-old girl. Well, except for the fake mustaches she carries in her pocket. She likes to make people laugh and slapping on a mustache, especially a fuzzy pink or neon green one, always gets a smile. Maddie hopes that...

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Girl vs. Boy Band: The Right Track

Harmony Jones · Bloomsbury
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Talented but painfully shy eighth-grader Lark secretly writes feisty, heartfelt songs about her life-about school, crushes on boys, not getting along with her mom, and missing her dad who lives in Nashville. But that secret becomes harder to keep when Lark's mother, a music record executive...
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Like a River: A Civil War Novel

Kathy Canon Wiechman · Calkins Creek
Format: Hardcover

Leander and Polly are two teenage Union soldiers who carry deep, dangerous secrets. Leander is underage when he enlists and Polly follows her father into war disguised as his son. The war proves life changing for both as they surviveincredible odds. Leander struggles to be accepted as a man and loses...
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Cleveland Indians

K. C. Kelley · Childs World Inc
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Take a trip to a Great Lakes city to watch the Cleveland Indians take on Major League Baseball's best. Meet the top players, read stories of past and present, and check out all the key stats. Root, root, root for the home team as you become an Indians expert! Additional features include...
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Lurching to the Beat: Book 1

Johanna Gohmann · Calico
Pages: 112
Format: Library Binding

Fab and his friends think they've found the perfect drummer for their rock band in his new neighbor, Zee. But Zee's bizarre behavior and slow, lurching movements seem odd to Lola and Emilio. Fab insists he's just a normal teenager. That is until Fab has a scary encounter with...
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The Penderwicks at Last

JEANNE BIRDSALL · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The finale you've all been waiting for: The Penderwicks at Last is the final, flawless installment in the modern classic series from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Birdsall!

Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs,...
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Chester and Gus

CAMMIE MCGOVERN · HarperCollins
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern presents a heartwarming and humorous middle grade novel about the remarkable bond that forms between an aspiring service dog and an autistic boy in need of a friend. "Joyful, inspiring, and completely winning, Chester and Gus is unforgettable,"...
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Easy Dinner Table Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull · Smart Apple Media
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

This book introduces the beginner magician to tricks he or she can do at the dinner table. Step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations encourage readers to develop a love for magic.
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Illinois

Michael Burgan · C. Press/F. Watts Trade
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover - Revised Ed.

America the Beautiful, Third Series is bursting with fascinating facts, up-to-date statistics, glorious full-color photographs, and unusual lists guaranteed to elicit at least one WOW! with the turn of every page. America the Beautiful's new dynamic design and editorial approach to the geography,...
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Shredding with the Geeks

Amy Cobb · Calico
Format: Hardcover

When her grandparents sign her up for the Benton Bluff Junior High band Tally Nguyen is horrified and worried about what the kids on her snowboarding team will think--but she comes to realize that she doesn't need to choose between the groups.
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DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out

Shea Fontana · DC Zoom
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

There's a new student at Super Hero High in DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out, and she's about to take some of her new friends on an out-of-this-world mission!

Earth's new Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz, learns that she must report to Oa and introduce herself to the Green Lantern...
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A Trio of Tolerable Tales

MARGARET ELEANOR ATWOOD · GROUNDWOOD
Pages: 52
Format: Print book

Wordplay and outrageous adventures rule the day in these three humorous stories from Margaret Atwood, with illustrations by Dušan Petricic. Now published together in a chapter book for the first time!

In Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, Ramsay runs away from his revolting...
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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: A Primary Source Exploration of the Struggle for Racial Equality

Lori Mortensen · Capstone Press
Format: Print book

The Civil Rights Movement brought about major changes in the United States, including the legal end of segregation between African-Americans and white Americans. Explore the points of view of the activists who fought for change and the people who opposed them through powerful primary sources...
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Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!

Andrea J Loney · Lee & Low Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

James Van Der Zee was just a young boy when he saved enough money to buy his first camera. He took photos of his family, classmates, and anyone who would sit still for a portrait. By the fifth grade, James was the school photographer and unofficial town photographer. Eventually he outgrew...
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