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Everybody Needs a Buddy

James Preller · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

The Big Idea Gang is back at it in this exciting new chapter book series on how to make a claim and back it up, by the author of Jigsaw Jones! It's pirate ship vs. buddy bench! When third-graders Deon, Kym, Lizzy, and Connor formed the Big Idea Gang, their mission was simply to oust...
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Freya & Zoose

Emily Butler · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan will treasure this timeless tale about a magnificent adventure to the North Pole and the even more astounding feat of true friendship. A perfect purchase for animal and adventure lovers alike.Freya has always craved--and feared--adventure....
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Fuzzy Fights Back

BRUCE HALE · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 192
Format: Library Binding

Is this the end of class pets?When Fuzzy accidentally gets a kid hurt, he feels awful. But worse -- the PTA president demands to get rid of all the class pets!Fuzzy and his friends get to work. A cuteness campaign? Their selfies fall short. A hunger strike? The pets get hungry. Could the PTA president's...
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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Anika Aldamuy Denise · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring picture book biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York...
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Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly!

Kara West · Little Simon
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

In this second adventure of the brand-new Mia Mayhem chapter book series, Mia learns to fly!When Mia gets placed in a beginner's flying class with kindergarteners, she struggles and is ready to give up! But luckily, with help from her best friend, Eddie, and the superschool's most...
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Max and the Midknights

Lincoln Peirce · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Join Max's quest to become a knight in this laugh-filled adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series!"Max is epic fun!" --JEFF KINNEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID seriesMax wants to be a knight! Too bad that...
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The Unteachables

GORDON KORMAN · Balzer Bray
Pages: 288
Format: Library Binding

A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordan Korman about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher - perfect for fans of Ms. Bixby's Last Day. The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents,...
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The Friendship War

Andrew Clements · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Stickers, Silly Bandz, Rainbow Looms, fidget spinners . . . buttons?! A brand-new school story about friendship and fads from the bestselling author of Frindle.This is war. Okay--that's too dramatic. But no matter what this is called, so far I'm winning.And it feels wonderful.Grace...
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Mummy Fairy and Me: Fairy-in-Waiting

Marta Kissi (illustrator) Sophie Kinsella · Puffin
Format: Paperback

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Winterhouse

BEN GUTERSON · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut -- the first book in a trilogy -- set in a magical hotel full of secrets.Orphan Elizabeth Somers's malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly...
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