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Ozy and Millie

DANA SIMPSON · Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

From the creator of the enormously popular Phoebe and Her Unicorn series comes Ozy and Millie, a playful comic exploring the friendship between two foxes. Ozy and Millie features an introduction by author Dana Simpson and a hand-selected collection of her favorite strips from the comic's...
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Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems,...
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In the Rainforest

Louise Spilsbury · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

The rainforest habitat is incredibly diverseso diverse that scientists are discovering new species of plants and animals all the time! In this book, readers journey deep into the rainforest with many kinds of scientists and learn about what they study, their methods, and recent discoveries....
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Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret

TRUDI TRUEIT · Under the Stars
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers.Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become...
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All's Faire in Middle School

Victoria Jamieson · Dial Books
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working...
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I, Q The Windy City

Roland Smith · Sleeping Bear Press
Format: Paperback

After Q and Angela help foil a Ghost Cell plot in San Antonio, they head to Chicago, the next stop on the Match tour. Since theyve been busy fighting international terrorism, theyre behind on their school assignments. Their parents tell them if they dont get caught up, its off to boarding...
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King of kazoo.

Norm Feuti · Graphix
Pages: 203
Format: Print book

Scatterbrained Cornelius, King of Kazoo, and his resourceful daughter, Bing, explore a mysterious cave at the top of Mount Kazoo. There they discover a famous alchemist named Quaf is planning a dangerous and forbidden experiment. Now Cornelius, Bing, and the brilliant royal inventor Torq...
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Hundred Percent

Karen Romano Young · Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The last year of elementary school is big for every kid. In this novel, equal parts funny and crushing, utterly honest and perfect for boys and girls alike, Christine Gouda faces change at every turn, starting with her own nickname - Tink - which just doesn't fit anymore. Readers will relate...
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Drama

Raina Telgemeier · Graphix
Pages: 240
Format: eBook

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer...
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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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Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A 2017 Newbery Honor BookNew York Times BestsellerA young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. * An NPR Best Book of the Year* A BOOKLIST Best Book of the Year* An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of the Year* A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year* A Shelf...
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Echo

Pam MunÌ?oz Ryan · Scholastic Press
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades...
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This Is Just a Test

Madelyn Rosenberg · Scholastic Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot on his plate. Preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah would be enough work even if it didn't involve trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything. But David just wants everyone to be happy.That includes his friend Scott,...
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Fish in a Tree

Lynda Mullaly Hunt · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller!The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who's ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn't fit in. "Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge...
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Patina

JASON REYNOLDS · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds...
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