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Dara Palmer's Major Drama

Emma Shevah · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 282
Format: Print book

"'The lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music goes to ..."I could practically hear her say "Dara Palmer." This was going to be my big break! But what really came out of my teacher's mouth was "Ella Moss-Daniels."My heart went huuuuggggggghhhhht.Dara Palmer...
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Fierce Predators

Steve Parker · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Seeing a wolf stalking its prey would be almost impossible to witness up close. It wouldnt be safe to be so near such a deadly predators jaws when its on the hunt. But in this book, readers can see wolves, owls, and many more terrifying predators do what they do best, capture prey. Up-close,...
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The Pet War

Allan Woodrow · Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

THE PET WAR is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing.Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog. His twelve-year-old perfect sister, Lexi, wants a cat. Their mother, who works very long hours as a nurse, wants neither. Pets are expensive...
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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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Pet Dogs

Cecelia H Brannon · Enslow Publishing
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

With large, easy-to-read text and color photos, beginning readers will learn about dogs, including what tricks they can learn, what they eat, and why they chew on bones. An illustrated Words to Know section at the beginning of the book prepares readers to understand the vocabulary they...
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Lucky

Chris Hill · Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2016. ©2015
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Lucky, a lost little squirrel, finds himself in Albion Park surrounded by native squirrels that are very big, very tough, and VERY different than him. He needs lots of luck to fit in, and even more to pass the Squirrel Trial that will give him a permanent place in the park. But when he discovers...
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Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make

Deanna F. Cook · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 143
Format: Spiral-bound

The kids are taking over the kitchen! Deanna F. Cook presents more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 12. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn...
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The Winchester Mystery House: A Chilling Interactive Adventure

Matt Doeden · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Experience the Winchester Mystery House as you've never seen it before--up close and personal! YOU CHOOSE the path you take through this haunted house's twisted stairways and hidden hallways. Follow the path of a modern-day visitor in this thrilling nonfiction title.
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Galaxy's Most Wanted #2: Into the Dorkness

John Kloepfer · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Kid genius Kevin Brewer and his friends must defend Earth from an invasion of vengeful aliens in the second installment of John Kloepfer's hilarious illustrated middle grade series Galaxy's Most Wanted, a perfect fit for reluctant readers.With a full-blown intergalactic war brewing,...
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Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society

Betsy Byars · Faber And Faber
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of all different backgrounds and breeds have gathered together to listen to the stories of twelve dogs from around the world and throughout history. Abu is the ruler of ancient Egypt, but Miu, the Royal Cat, continues to challenge...
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Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man

Donald J. Sobol · Spotlight
Format: Hardcover

The Sherlock Holmes of Idaville, Encyclopedia Brown solves another set of mysteries with his usual style and resourcefulness.
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Island of Shipwrecks

Lisa McMann · Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Alex and his friends from Artime' are stranded on a newly-discovered island, and they are not alone. While in Quill, his twin Aaron's power base grows as he joins with an unlikely ally in a risky plan to finally conquer Artime'.
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The Junkyard Bot: Robots Rule, Book 1

C. J. Richards · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Worker robots keep the high-tech town of Terabyte Heights humming, but ten-year-old George Gearing is the only one who has a robot for a best friend. When his scrappy but beloved pal Jackbot is hit by a car, the whiz kid re-engineers him with fancy parts from state-of-the-art TinkerTech...
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The Distance to Home

Jenn Bishop · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 230
Format: Print book

For fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Rita Williams-Garcia, Jenn Bishop s heartwarming debut is a celebration of sisterhood and summertime, and of finding the courage to get back in the game. Last summer, Quinnen was the star pitcher of her baseball team, the Panthers. They were headed for the championship,...
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