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The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade

Jordan Sonnenblick · Scholastic Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

In sixth grade, bad things can happen to good kids. Bullies will find your weakness and jump on it. Teachers will say you did something wrong when really didn't mean to do anything wrong. The kids who joke the loudest can drown out the quieter, nicer kids. Maverick wants to change all that....
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The Player King

Avi · Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From Newbery Award-winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter to become the King of England.England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim,...
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Trials of Apollo, The Book Two The Dark Prophecy

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 414
Format: Hardcover

Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles...
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Saving Marty

PAUL GRIFFIN · Dial Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Because of Winn Dixie will adore this warm and heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog. Renzo is a quiet kid, content to let his charismatic friend Paloma do all the talking while he dreams of playing the guitar and surfing out in California,...
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Applewhites Coast to Coast

Stephanie S Tolan · HarperCollins
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

This third story about the madcap family introduced in Stephanie Tolan's Newbery Honor Book Surviving the Applewhites features even more outlandish adventures and will appeal to fans of the Applewhites and those meeting them for the first time.E.D. and Jake are doing their best to forget...
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The Explorer

Katherine Rundell · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes.Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they're on crashes and the pilot dies...
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He Has Shot the President!: April 14, 1865: The Day John Wilkes Booth Killed President Lincoln

Don Brown · Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

The headline that shocked the nation: President Lincoln Shot by Assassin John Wilkes Booth! One of the most exciting stories in American history told with full color illustrations. The fifth installment in Don Brown's Actual Times series featuring significant days in American history covers...
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Spirit Animals: Book 2: Hunted

Maggie Stiefvater · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The adventure continues in this second book in the New York Times bestselling series.In the world of Erdas, only a rare few are able to summon a spirit animal in the way Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have. The bond they share with their animals is a partnership that allows them to access...
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Smile

Raina Telgemeier · GRAPHIX
Format: Hardcover

Raina Telgemeiers 1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood! Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey...
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Deadzone

Jennifer A Nielsen · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The survivors have made it out of the jungle, but they may be sorry they ever left when they stumble upon a whole new ecosystem, populated with entirely new threats.And the greatest threat of all may come from within. Because one of the kids is changing...The seven-book series begun by #1 New York...
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