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The Warden's Daughter

Jerry Spinelli · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl) comes the "moving and memorable" (Kirkus Reviews, starred) story of a girl searching for happiness inside the walls of a prison.

Cammie O'Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison--not...
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Scorpions

Kari Schuetz · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces scorpions to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--
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Crenshaw

Katherine Applegate · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 245
Format: Hardcover

In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much...

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Unsolved Crimes

Katie Dicker · Smart Apple Media
Format: Hardcover

Sometimes crimes are committed that never get solved and so they remain a mystery. Delve into the facts behind some of the worlds most mysterious crimes including murder, theft and missing persons to find out what we do know about these cold cases and what the possible explanations could...
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Neon Aliens Ate My Homework: And Other Poems

Nick Cannon · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 142
Format: Hardcover

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Nick Cannon, entertainer extraordinaire, debuts his poetry book for children.

Nick Cannon -- the unstoppable entertainer, comedian, actor, and musician -- was inspired to write Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems as a way to combine...
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Magic Delivery

Clete Barrett Smith · Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Nick is a natural born businessman. His schoolmates think he's a heartless hustler, but secretly he's just trying to earn money to help his mother, who works two jobs. Eager to be part of the popular circle, Nick wheedles an invitation to Hayley's upcoming Halloween party by agreeing...
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A Possibility of Whales

Karen Rivers · Algonquin Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The heartfelt story of a girl who - thanks to her friends, her famous single dad, and an unexpected encounter with a whale - learns the true meaning of family. Twelve-year-old Natalia Rose Baleine Gallagher loves possibilities: the possibility that she'll see whales on the beach near...
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Vasco Da Gama: First European to Reach India by Sea

Jennifer Landau · Rosen Publishing
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was a bold and brutal adventurer who was the first European to find an all-sea route to India. Along the way, he made contact with local people in South Africa, Mozambique, and the Indian kingdom of Calicut. Though revered in his time for helping Portugal...
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Touchdown! : The history of football

Vic Kovacs · Crabtree Publishing Company
Pages: 32
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

Do you know who invented football? Who won the first Super Bowl championship? When did the NFL start? What are the EFL and CFL? Find the answers to these questions and more in this jam-packed title. Fascinating fact boxes and clearly written text chronicle the historic triumphs and challenges...
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Chumash

Sarah Tieck · Big Buddy Books
Format: Hardcover

"Introuduces the Chumash Indians, including their history, religion, and customs"--Publisher's description.
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Bible Characters Visual Encyclopedia

INC DORLING KINDERSLEY · DK Children
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

More than 90 profiles of characters from the Old and New Testaments, from Adam and Eve to Moses, Abraham, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, and the Gospel writers.Packed with profiles of leaders, prophets, judges, and apostles, Bible Characters Visual Encyclopedia tells their stories and explains...
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DK Eyewitness Books: Eagle & Birds of Prey

David Burnie · Dk Publishing
Pages: 72
Format: Print book

From majestic bald eagles to nocturnal owls, meet the top aerial predators in DK Eyewitness Books: Eagles & Birds of Prey. See how raptors fly and hunt using their incredible speed and vision to take down their prey. Explore these birds' deep history, unique biology, and the different...
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The Last Gargoyle

Paul Durham · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Jonathan Auxier's The Night Gardener and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book will tremble with delight for this haunting tale about a lonely gargoyle who isn't alone at all.Penhallow is the last of his kind. The stone gargoyle--he'd prefer you call him a grotesque--fearlessly...
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Plants That Hide

Devi Puri · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Plants cant run, but some of them can hide, thanks to camouflage, an important plant defense. Readers learn why some plants must hide in order to survive, which fits into a larger discussion of plant life cycles and behavior. This curriculum-driven text uses a high-interest lens to explain...
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Diamondback Rattlesnakes

Betsy Rathburn · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

No venomous snake in North America is larger than the diamondback rattlesnake. The eastern diamondback species can stretch out to a sizable length of 8 feet! Young readers will get wrapped up in discovering the ostentatious ways diamondbacks behave in the face of predators and prey.
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