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My Brother's Shadow

Tom Avery · Schwartz & Wade
Format: Library Binding

Fans of David Almond's Skellig and Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls will embrace this deeply affecting middle grade novel in which a girl suffering from terrible grief befriends a mysterious wild boy. When I saw him that first time I screamed - a small and silent scream, all inside,...
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Bad Luck

Pseudonymous Bosch · Little
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

The plot thickens in this New York Times-bestselling sequel to Bad Magic Some people have all the luck. Unfortunately, Clay isn't one of them: He's the only camper at Earth Ranch without a magical talent. As if feeling totally useless isn't enough, Clay has to figure out what to do about...
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The Notations of Cooper Cameron

Jane H O'Reilly · Carolrhoda Books
Format: Hardcover

"Eleven-year-old Cooper Cameron likes things to be in order. When he eats, he chews every bite three times on each side. Sometimes he washes his hands in the air with invisible water. He invented these rituals after the death of his beloved grandfather to protect others he loves from...
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I Am Drums

Mike Grosso · Clarion Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"This book is the song of my middle-school heart." - Michelle Schusterman, author of the I Heart Band! series Sam knows she wants to be a drummer. But she doesn't know how to afford a drum kit, or why budget cuts end her school's music program, or why her parents argue...
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Thursdays with the Crown

Jessica Day George · Bloomsbury Usa, 2016.
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Castle Glower has been acting weird, so it's no surprise when two towers transport Celie and her siblings to an unknown land. When they realize that no one from home is coming to get them, the kids--along with Celie's pet griffin Rufus--set out through the forest to figure out where...
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Sophia the Snow Swan Fairy

Daisy Meadows · Scholastic Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

Rachel and Kirsty are off on another exciting adventure - with the Magical Animal Fairies!Rachel and Kirsty are heading to outdoor adventure camp -- and another fairy adventure is just around the corner! The Magical Animal Fairies seven animals are missing. The animals each look after a special...
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My Life as a Joke

Janet Tashjian · Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

Derek Fallon discovers all the angst that comes with being twelve -- he just wants to feel grown up, but life gets in the way with a series of mishaps that make him look like a baby. He passes out during a worm dissection in science class, falls flat on his face in gym class and gets a fat lip that...
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Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars

Nathan Hale · Amulet Books
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

From Nathan Hale, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List maker, comes the definitive graphic novel about the Alamo. Hale relays the facts, politics, military actions, and prominent personalities that defined the Texas Revolution in factual yet humorous...
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Growing flowers

William Decker · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format:  Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Flowers are delightful to look at, but they also play a critical role in ecosystems around the world. Budding gardeners get a comprehensive look at flowers with this beginners guide, which comes complete with diagrams, colorful photos, and fact boxes. The age-appropriate text is driven...
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Ghost

Jason Reynolds · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award-winning author Jason...
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African American women who shaped history.
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Relaxation and yoga

John Son · Childrens Press
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Yoga means to connect or bring together in Sanskrit, an ancient language of India. Through the practice of yoga, people bring together their mind, body, and heart to make themselves calm and relaxed. Readers will learn about different styles of yoga and learn basic poses they can practice...
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The Iroquois

Emily J. Dolbear · Childrens Pr
Format: Paperback

Explores how the Iroquois lived, including the sports they played, the roles of men and women within their society, and the effects of war on the nation.Title: The IroquoisAuthor: Dolbear, Emily J./ Benoit, PeterPublisher: Scholastic Library PubPublication Date: 2011/03/01Number of Pages:...
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Thornhill

PAM SMY · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned Thornhill Institute next door. 1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors....
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