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Paloma

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

There's a big surprise for the Shelter Pet Squad: A group of sato puppies has arrived! Satos are homeless dogs -- of various breeds -- from Puerto Rico. The kids will help them settle in until they are ready for adoption.Suzannah plays with a pup named Paloma until the little dog falls...
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Dawn and the Impossible Three: Full-Color Edition

Ann M. Martin · Graphix
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always...
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Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?

Kelly Jones · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

This laugh-out-loud sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer has EVEN MORE MAGIC CHICKENS!Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers! But the arrival...
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Cabin Fever

Jeff Kinney · Thorndike Press Large Print
Format: Large print book

A #1 New York Times Bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits,...
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Full of Beans

Jennifer L Holm · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award Five Starred Reviews A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 Grown-ups lie. That's one truth Beans knows for sure. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means "locals")...
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The Elephant Keeper: Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia

Margriet Ruurs · Kids Can Press
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

When teenaged Aaron discovers a baby elephant nearly drowning in the swimming pool at the guest lodge where he works, he acts quickly and manages to save the animal just in time. The rescued baby is brought to an elephant orphanage for care, and given the name Zambezi. Though Aaron has been...
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Toy Academy: Some Assembly Required

Brian Lynch · Scholastic Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Playing is serious business.Welcome to Toy Academy: where toys learn to play. This is where action figures train to battle, stuffed animals study the art of the hug, and collectibles practice standing very, very still. Though Grumbolt isn't really any of those things, he's determined to fit in. But when...
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Mammoths

Sara Gilbert · Creative Education
Pages: 23
Format: Print book

Long ago, massive animals roamed the earth. During the last Ice Age, even as glaciers encroached on their homes, some of the beasts survived. Examining fossil remains for clues, scientists have learned how these Ice Age Mega Beasts lived in the harsh climate. In language fit for emerging...
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Are You Psychic?: Facts, Trivia, and Quizzes

Elsie Olson · Lerner Publications
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Have you ever felt like you could read a friend's mind? Is it possible to predict the future or move objects without touching them? Many people claim to have psychic abilities. Whether these abilities exist or not, they are a lot of fun to explore! Could you possess a special sixth...
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Just Like Jackie

LINDSEY STODDARD · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Family is family, no matter what it looks like. Readers will cheer for this pitch-perfect story, just right for fans of such books as The Great Gilly Hopkins and Fish in a Tree.For as long as Robinson Hart can remember, it's just been her and Grandpa. He taught her about cars, baseball,...
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Hamilton vs. Jefferson

Curtis Slepian · Teacher Created Materials
Pages: 32
Format: Perfect Paperback

In this nonfiction text, Hamilton Vs. Jefferson, readers will study the differences between two very important but distinct founding fathers: Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Through the use of dynamic primary sources like maps and letters, middle school students will be engaged...
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Different Days

Vicki Berger Erwin · Sky Pony Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Rosie is fiercely proud to be an American, and has a happy life with her family in their comfortable home in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii. Then, on the morning of December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor is bombed and everything changes. Rosie's parents, both of German descent -- but American...
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Rise of the lioness

Bradley Hague · National Geographic
Pages: 56
Format: Print book

Poaching and war damaged an isolated wilderness in West Zambia, reducing its lion population to just one: Lady, the last lioness. Witness Lady's fight for survival in this evocative narrative on the decline, fall, and rebirth of the Liuwa Plains. Follow Lady as she grapples with a landscape...
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Salton Sea Resort: Death in the Desert

Kevin Blake · Bearport Publishing
Format: Print book

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Salton Sea resort area was a vacationers paradise. People looking to go boating, swimming, and fishing flocked to Californias largest lake. Homes, hotels, and shops sprang up as more and more people moved to the region. However, something was lurking in the lakes...
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The Mad Wolf's Daughter

Diane Magras · Kathy Dawson Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home--with all the excitement of Ranger's Apprentice and perfect for fans of heroines like Alanna from The Song of the Lioness series.One dark night, Drest's...
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