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Hope in The Holler

Lisa Lewis Tyre · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The poignant--and funny--story of a girl trying to be brave and find her place in the world after she's sent to live with scheming relatives.Right before Wavie's mother died, she gave Wavie a list of instructions to help her find her way in life, including this one: Be brave, Wavie...
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All Three Stooges

Erica S Perl · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable coming-of-age story about comedy, loss, and friendship for fans of Jennifer L. Holm and Gary D. Schmidt.Spoiler alert: This book is not about the Three Stooges. It's about Noah and Dash, two seventh graders who are best friends and comedy junkies. That is, they were...
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Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

Steve Sheinkin · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

History and hijinks collide in a hilarious new series from acclaimed author Steve Sheinkin. When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids saying "history is boring," he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln quits history -- to pursue his dream of becoming a professional...
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The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes

Ying Chang Compestine · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors:...
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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

Tonya Bolden · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass's story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. Facing Frederick captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. Statesman,...
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The Uncanny Express

Kara LaReau · Amulet Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Jaundice and Kale are back from their adventure on the high seas, and they are settling back into a quiet life in Dullsville, just the way they like it. The tea is tepid, the oatmeal is tasteless, and the socks are ripe for darning . . . until Aunt Shallot shows up and reveals herself to be anything...
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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Laura Veirs · Chronicle Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Elizabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers (it was her big brother's) , and it wasn't strung right for her (she was left-handed) . But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway....
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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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I Am Loved

Nikki Giovanni · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Newbery Award honoree Ashley Bryan has hand-selected a dozen of National Book Award winner Nikki Giovanni's poems to illustrate with his inimitable flourish.There is nothing more important to a child than to feel loved, and this gorgeous gathering of poems written by Nikki Giovanni...
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Ellie, Engineer

Jackson Pearce · Bloomsbury UK
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Ellie is an engineer. With a tool belt strapped over her favorite skirt (who says you can't wear a dress and have two kinds of screwdrivers handy, just in case? ) , she invents and builds amazing creations in her backyard workshop. Together with her best friend Kit, Ellie can make...
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