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The Darkhouse

Barbara Radecki · Dcb
Pages: 244
Format: Paperback

Fifteen-year-old Gemma's life on a small New Brunswick island with her father, Jonah, is not an exciting one. Her mother ran off when she was an infant, and Jonah, an amateur scientist, spends most of his time conducting experiments he thinks will one day bring him fame. But when a woman...
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Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family's Farm

Michael J Rosen · Darby Creek
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Our Farm is a real-life look at a family and the farm they work together, season by season. Told through the voices of the children, this inside view of life on their farm is authentic and sometimes surprising. Readers will learn about baling hay, tending cattle, work dogs, hunting, manure,...
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Iron Cast

Destiny Soria · Amulet Books
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

It's Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths - whose "afflicted" blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art - Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night...
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Ten Things I Hate About Me

Randa Abdel-Fattah · Orchard Books
Pages: 297
Format: Print book

Randa Abdel-Fattah's new novel about about finding your place in life . . . and learning to accept yourself and your culture."At school I'm Aussie-blonde Jamie -- one of the crowd. At home I'm Muslim Jamilah -- driven mad by my Stone Age dad. I should win an Oscar for my acting...
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Nest

Esther Ehrlich · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 329
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise) , a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi...
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The Hunt

Andrew Fukuda · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback

Don't Sweat. Don't Laugh. Don't draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can't run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn't hurt him and he doesn't have...
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Starfall

Melissa Landers · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home but not in the way she imagined. Shackled by bounty hunters,...
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Finding Hope

Colleen Nelson · Dundurn
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

Hope leaves her small town for a fresh start, but her plans are derailed by an online romance and the appearance of her brother. Hope lives in a small town with nothing to do and nowhere to go. With a drug addict for a brother, she focuses on the only thing that keeps her sane, writing...
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Photos Framed: A Fresh Look at the World's Most Memorable Photographs

Ruth Thomson · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Portrait. Nature. Art. Documentary. A look at some of the worlds most iconic photographs invites viewers to focus on the mediums place in art and history.Photographs can be beautiful or harrowing, honest or manipulative, dramatic or comforting. Photos Framed explores twenty-seven of the most...
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The Very Tiny Baby

Sylvie Kantorovitz · Charlesbridge
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Jacob learns that adults can be scared, too, when his new sibling is born prematurely. While Jacob has his grandma and his faithful teddy bear, Bob, with him at home while his parents are at the hospital, he still feels alone. The book portrays the range of emotions older siblings often...
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A Desert Food Chain

A. D. Tarbox · Creative Co
Format: Book

The Circle of life is made up of food chains – the relationships that explain who eats whom. Nature's Bounty takes readers to five distinct biomes of the natural world and explains a food chain unique to each, introducing predators, prey, and scavengers. --This text refers to the Paperback...
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Dragonfly

Julia Golding · Marshall Cavendish
Pages: 390
Format: Print book

Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal in order to unite their lands. And he's not too pleased, either. They hate each other on sight. So, when Tashi and Ramil are kidnapped, they fear there's no escape - from...
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