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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World

Shannon Hale

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS! Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of . . . a squirrel! After failing at several attempt
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Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk · Dutton Children's Books
Pages: 291
Format: Print book

"This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn't flinch." - People

"[A] powerful debut . . . beautifully written." - The Wall Street Journal

"Wrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lee's To...
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Book you're not supposed to have.

Stephan Pastis · Candlewick Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Banishment from his life's calling can't keep a comically overconfident detective down in the latest episode by New York Times bestseller Stephan Pastis.

This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there's a Merry, a Larry,...
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The Wearle

Chris D'Lacey · Scholastic Press
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

A Wearle of dragons set out on an expedition from their home planet and was never heard from again. Now, a new Wearle, determined to find the first, has come to the place its creatures call Erth. Gabrial, who still has the blue scales of a young dragon, is eager to prove himself, and to find...
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Theodore Boone: The Scandal

John Grisham · Dutton Children's Books
Pages: 212
Format: Print book

Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows every judge, police officer, and court clerk in Strattenburg. He has even helped bring a fugitive to justice. But even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with statewide standardized testing.

When an anonymous tip leads the school board...
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Waiting for Augusta

Jessica Lawson · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 329
Format: Print book

With a fresh, funny voice, lots of adventure, and a healthy dose of magic, from the author of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher and Nooks & Crannies - which School Library Journal called "original, engaging, and funny" in a starred...
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The Cat Who Came In off the Roof

Annie M G Schmidt

A charming Dutch classic that withstands the test of time worldwide and will appeal to readers young and old - and dog and cat lovers alike!

"A charming, refreshing, and funny treat." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Shy reporter Mr. Tibble is clos
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Holly Goldberg Sloan · Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz

Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer...
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War Horse

Nick Stafford · Scholastic Press; Reprint edition
Format: Kindle Edition

A powerful tale of war, redemption, and a hero's journey--now available in paperback! In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy,...
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One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia · Amistad; 1 edition
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's...
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