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The Goat

Anne Fleming · Groundwood Books
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

When Kid accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, she sees what looks like a tiny white cloud on the top of their apartment building. Rumor says there s a goat living on the roof, but how can that be? As Kid soon discovers, a goat...
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Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie

Lincoln Peirce · Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 174
Format: Paperback

Join the unstoppable Big Nate for another round of middle school adventures! From homework and hygiene to hilarious hiijnks - no one quite does sixth grade like Nate and his friends.Need a way to shut up some snooty kid when he gloats about his private school? Looking for the perfect response...
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What Does a Defensive Back Do?

Paul Challen · PowerKids Press
Format: Book

From School Library Journal Gr 4-8-Not only will these well-crafted guides give future football players a concise overview of each team position, but they're good resources for report writers as well. Each title makes good use of graphics, with well-labeled charts and photos....
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Battle of the Bulge

Rick Atkinson · Square Fish
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, launching a final bid to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of a battle that was nicknamed by the media as the Battle of the Bulge. Lasting more...
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Atlas of Adventures: A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe.

Rachel Williams · Wide Eyed Editions
Pages: 85
Format: Hardcover

A 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council) Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival...
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Massachusetts

John Hamilton · ABDO & Daughters
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Welcome to Massachusetts, the Bay State! Your students will climb the Berkshire Mountains, go whale watching at Cape Cod, visit the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, compete in the Boston Marathon, take a swan boat ride in Boston's Public Garden lagoon, and more as they...
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King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor

Andy Riley · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Edwin isn't any ordinary boy. He is a king with a crown, his own suit of armor, a castle with secret passages and water slides -- oh, and the most horribly evil man in the universe living next door. Emperor Nurbison is permanently up to no good. He wants Edwin's kingdom for himself, so when...
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DINOSAURS!: Explorer

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD · What on Earth Publishing
Pages: 46
Format: Hardcover

Dig deep with Dinosaurs!to uncover the fascinating world of of these ancient creatures. Our six-foot-long fold-out timeline features over 100 of the most incredible dinosaurs that ever lived--from their first appearance about 230 million years ago through to their living descendants, the birds,...
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Where Is Machu Picchu?

Megan Stine · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 112
Format: eBook

What's left of Machu Picchu stands as the most significant link to the marvelous Inca civilization of Peru. Now readers can explore these ruins in this compelling Where Is? title.Built in the fifteenth century and tucked away in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was abandoned after...
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Fast Facts: Incredible Human Body

Miranda Smith · Kingfisher
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

"This photographic information book features facts about the human body. Children can read about the bones that make up a skeleton, what organs - like the heart and lungs - do, and how DNA makes us all unique. Kids can also discover facts about body processes, like respiration, digestion,...
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Animal Planet Chapter Books: Farm Friends Escape!

Animal Planet · Animal Planet
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

During summer vacations, cousins Luke and Sarah help out at their grandparents' petting zoo. But what happens when the animals get loose overnight? Can Luke and Sarah use their knowledge of animals and their awesome problem-solving skills to get the animals back to safety?Perfect for reluctant,...
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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

DUSTI BOWLING · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned." - School Library Journal (Starred review) Chosen for the Autumn 2017 Kids' Indie Next List! Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms...
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Raccoons After Dark

Ruth O'Shaughnessy · Enslow Publishing, 2016.
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Many people think of raccoons as adorable little bandits or pests that rummage through their trash-and they are, but they are also much more interesting. Where do raccoons live? What do they eat? Do they have predators? Learn all about raccoons and view these masked creatures in a new light!
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Sticks & Stones

Abby Cooper · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs. At first it was just "cute" and "adorable," but as she's gotten older and kids have gotten meaner, words like "loser" and "pathetic"...
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The Forgetting Spell

Lauren Myracle · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

The Forgetting Spell is beloved and bestselling author Lauren Myracle's second book in the unforgettable Wishing Day series, perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo and Ingrid Law.Most people in Willow Hill think Darya is the prickliest of the Blok sisters. What they don't realize is that on the inside,...
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