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The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

Laura Shovan · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Laura Shovan's engaging, big-hearted debut is a time capsule of one class's poems during a transformative school year. Families change and new friendships form as these terrific kids grow up and move on in this whimsical novel-in-verse about finding your voice and making sure others...
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Horrible Harry and the Birthday Girl

Suzy Kline · Viking Children'S Books, 2016.
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

Mary is always neat and organized, while Harry is horribly messy. But even Mary's carefully planned schedule can't help when things go wrong at her own birthday party. The party is supposed to start with the kids from Room 3B taking an exciting train ride, but when their train is delayed...
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Future Flash

Kita Helmetag Murdock · Sky Pony Press

For as long as she can remember, Laney has been having “future flashes”—visions of the future that she sees when she makes physical contact with another person. Left on a doorstep as a baby, Laney’s past has always been cloudy to her, despite the clarity with which...
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The Swallow: A Ghost Story

Charis Cotter · Tundra Books
Format:  Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

In 1960s Toronto, two girls retreat to their attics to escape the loneliness and isolation of their lives. Polly lives in a house bursting at the seams with people, while Rose is often left alone by her busy parents. Polly is a down-to-earth dreamer with a wild imagination and an obsession...
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May B.

Caroline Starr Rose · A Yearling Book
Pages: 231
Format: Print book

I've known it since last night:It's been too long to expect them to return. Something's happened."If May is a brave, stubborn fighter, the short, free-verse lines are one-two punches in this Laura Ingalls Wilder-inspired ode to the human spirit," raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred...
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Wish Girl

Nikki Loftin · Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Group USA
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

A dying girl gives a boy the strength to live in this lyrical novel that will break your heart and lift your spirit Peter Stone's parents and siblings are extroverts, musicians, and yellers - and the louder they get, the less Peter talks, or even moves, until he practically fits his last...
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Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids

Rob Elliott · Revell

Popular author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids turns his witty pen to the classic knock-knock joke, providing hours of entertainment for young and old.,
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When Audrey Met Alice

Rebecca Behrens · Sourcebooks Inc
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

Living in the White House is like being permanently grounded. Only with tighter security. "A fun look into the private life of an inspiring first daughter."--Marissa Moss, bestselling author of the Amelia's Notebook and Mira's Diary series When First Daughter Audrey Rhodes discovers...
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So Not Okay: An Honest Look at Bullying from the Bystander

Nancy N. Rue · Thomas Nelson

There is no such thing as neutral. According to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, one out of every four students is bullied—and 85 of these situations never receive intervention. Parents, students, and teachers alike have amped up the discussion of how to solve the bullying problem for a networked...
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The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 3: Countdown

Natalie Standiford · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 190
Format: Hardcover

Life or DeathThe clock has run out for thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill. As head of the most powerful family the world has ever known, he and his older sister, Amy, have been in the crosshairs for too long. Dan and Amy have always managed to stay a step ahead of their enemies, but it was only...
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