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Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award

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    2010

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    Home of the brave

    Applegate, Katherine.

    Kek, a refugee from Sudan, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth-grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

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    Shark girl

    Bingham, Kelly L., 1967-

    After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, an aspiring artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future.

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    Shooting the moon

    Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

    When her brother is sent to fight in Vietnam, twelve-year-old Jamie begins to reconsider the army world that she has grown up in.

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    DOW

    Shooting the moon

    Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

    When her brother is sent to fight in Vietnam, twelve-year-old Jamie begins to reconsider the army world that she has grown up in.

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    FRE

    Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott

    Freedman, Russell.

    Presents the story of the Montgomery bus boycott and the key persons and events that contributed to the year-long struggle for equal rights on Montgomery's city buses.

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    GEO

    Dragon slippers

    George, Jessica Day, 1976-

    Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

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    All the lovely bad ones : a ghost story

    Hahn, Mary Downing.

    Travis and his sister Corey decide to boost business at their grandmother's Vermont inn by staging a few "hauntings" that soon draw tourists from across the country, but when their antics awaken a dark force, they must find a way to put to rest the ghosts they have disturbed.

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    Crossing the wire

    Hobbs, Will.

    Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores journeys north in a desperate attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the United States to support his family in central Mexico.

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    Kimchi and calamari

    Kent, Rose.

    Adopted from Korea by Italian parents, fourteen-year-old Joseph Calderaro begins to make important self-discoveries about race and family after his social studies teacher assigns an essay on cultural heritage and tracing the past.

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    The Wednesday wars

    Schmidt, Gary D.

    During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.

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    The white giraffe

    St. John, Lauren, 1966-

    After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe.

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    2009

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    The lightning thief - Audio #1

    Riordan, Rick.

    Percy, expelled from six schools for being unable to control his temper, learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood, a special camp to prepare him to stop a war among the gods.

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    The Lightning Thief / Percy Jackson and The Olympians - #1

    Riordan, Rick.

    Percy, expelled from six schools for being unable to control his temper, learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood where he is befriended by a satyr and the demigod daughter of Athena who join him in a journey to the Underworld to retrieve Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a catastrophic war.

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    Blood on the river : James Town 1607

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.

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    SCH

    A drowned maiden's hair : a melodrama

    Schlitz, Laura Amy.

    In the early twentieth century, young orphan Maud Flynn hopes to finally be loved when she is adopted by the elderly Hawthorne sisters, but she is instead roped into the family's crooked séance business.

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    Gossamer

    Lowry, Lois.

    While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.

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    Gossamer

    Lowry, Lois.

    While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.

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    Heat

    Lupica, Mike.

    Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof.

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    Heat

    Lupica, Mike.

    Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof.

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    SEL

    The invention of Hugo Cabret

    Selznick, Brian.

    Hugo, an orphan, clock keeper, and thief who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, finds his life and most precious secrets in jeopardy when he becomes involved with an eccentric girl and a bitter old man.

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    Life as we knew it

    Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-

    Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

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    MAR

    Oh, rats! : the story of rats and people

    Marrin, Albert.

    Describes rat behavior and survival skills and aspects of their relationship with humans, including disease, rats as food, rats as pests, and the training of rats as rescuers.

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    PAR

    Project Mulberry

    Park, Linda Sue.

    Julia, a Korean-American, and her friend Patrick learn about tolerance, friendship, and patience while working together on a project about silkworms.

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    Rules

    Lord, Cynthia.

    Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.

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    HAN

    Shug

    Han, Jenny.

    A twelve-year-old girl learns about friendship, first loves, and self-worth in a small town in the South.

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    Wolf brother / #1

    Paver, Michelle.

    Twelve-year-old Tarak and his guide, a wolf cub, set out on a dangerous journey to fulfill an oath the boy made to his dying father--to travel to the Mountain of the World Spirit seeking a way to destroy a demon-possessed bear that threatens all the clans.

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    2008

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    BIR

    The Penderwicks [a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy]

    Birdsall, Jeanne.

    While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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    BIR

    The Penderwicks : a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy / #1

    Birdsall, Jeanne.

    While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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    BRO

    Shakespeare's secret

    Broach, Elise.

    Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.

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    Code talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

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    The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

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    The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

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    Chicken boy

    Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

    Since the death of his mother, Tobin's family life and school life have been in disarray, but after he starts raising chickens with his seventh-grade classmate, Henry, everything starts to fall into place.

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    Princess Academy / #1

    Hale, Shannon.

    While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

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    East

    Pattou, Edith.

    A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.

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    Yankee girl

    Rodman, Mary Ann.

    When her FBI-agent father is transferred to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly-integrated school.

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    HOB

    Defiance

    Hobbs, Valerie.

    While vacationing in the country, eleven-year-old Toby, a cancer patient, learns some important lessons about living and dying from an elderly poet and her cow.

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    2007

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    Chasing Vermeer / #1

    Balliett, Blue, 1955-

    When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

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    Peter and the Starcatchers / #1

    Barry, Dave.

    Peter, an orphan boy, and his friend Molly fight off thieves and pirates in order to keep the secret safe away from the diabolical Black Stache and his evil associate Mister Grin.

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    Peter and the Starcatchers

    Barry, Dave.

    Peter, an orphan boy, and his friend Molly, fight off thieves and pirates in order to keep a safe full of magical "starstuff" away from the diabolical Black Stache and his evil associate Mister Grin.

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    Gregor the Overlander/ #1

    Collins, Suzanne.

    When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

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    Gregor the Overlander / #1

    Collins, Suzanne.

    When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving humans, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

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    CRE

    Heartbeat

    Creech, Sharon.

    Twelve-year-old Annie ponders the many rhythms of life the year that her mother becomes pregnant, her grandfather begins faltering, and her best friend (and running partner) becomes distant.

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    FEI

    Last shot

    Feinstein, John.

    After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

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    FEI

    Last shot : a Final Four mystery

    Feinstein, John.

    After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

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    VAN

    Meet The Gecko

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    When Nolan meets Chase Morton, the boy who plays his favorite television superhero, Nolan learns that everyone has problems and decides to help Chase outsmart a sleazy tabloid reporter.

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    FER

    Once upon a Marigold

    Ferris, Jean.

    A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

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    HAN

    Ida B-- : and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster, and (possibly) save the world

    Hannigan, Katherine.

    In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.

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    NEW

    Hachiko waits

    Newman, LeslŽa.

    Professor Ueno's loyal Akita, Hachiko, waits for him at the train station every afternoon, and even after the professor has a fatal heart attack while at work, Hachiko faithfully continues to await his return until the day the dog dies. Based on a true story.

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    Airborn

    Oppel, Kenneth.

    Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

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    RYA

    Becoming Naomi Leon

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.

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    Secrets of a Civil War submarine : solving the mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

    Walker, Sally M.

    Tells the story of the "H. L. Hunley," the Confederate submarine that in 1864 became the first to ever sink an enemy ship but lay missing on the ocean floor for more than a century, describing its creation, its discovery, skeletons and objects found onboard, and facial reconstructions of several crew members by forensic anthropologists.

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    WIL

    Each little bird that sings

    Wiles, Debbie.

    Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her beloved great-uncle Edisto.

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    Locomotion

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Inspired by his teacher, eleven-year-old Lonnie begins to write about his life in a series of poems in which he discusses his feelings about his friends, his foster mom, his little sister Lili, and the death of his parents.

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    2006

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    Eragon / #1

    Paolini, Christopher.

    In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

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    Pao

    Eragon / #1

    Paolini, Christopher.

    In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

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    Eragon / #1

    Paolini, Christopher.

    In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

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    Eragon / #1

    Paolini, Christopher.

    In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

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    Al Capone does my shirts

    Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-

    A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

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    Granny Torrelli makes soup

    Creech, Sharon.

    With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door.

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    DIC

    The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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    Despereaux : es la historia de un ratón, una princesa, un cucharada de sopa y un carrete de hilo

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Chronicles the adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents and the princess that he loves, a servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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    DIV

    The conch bearer : a novel

    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-

    Twelve-year-old Anand is entrusted with a conch shell that possesses mystical powers and sets out on a journey to return the shell to its rightful home many hundreds of miles away.

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    DUP

    The city of Ember #1

    DuPrau, Jeanne.

    In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

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    The city of Ember #1

    DuPrau, Jeanne.

    In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

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    Darby

    Fuqua, Jonathon Scott.

    In 1926, nine-year-old Darby Carmichael stirs up trouble in Marlboro County, South Carolina, when she writes a story for the local newspaper promoting racial equality.

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    A strong right arm : the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

    Green, Michelle Y.

    Tells the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, a woman who had to overcome the obstacles of gender and race to pursue her dream of playing baseball, and who finally got her chance when she and other African-American women were invited to play in the Negro Leagues after male players were allowed on major league teams.

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    IBB

    Journey to the river sea

    Ibbotson, Eva.

    Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her dream of exploring the Amazon River.

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    Joh

    Any small goodness : a novel of the barrio

    Johnston, Tony, 1942-

    Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang.

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    NAI

    The other side of truth

    Naidoo, Beverley.

    Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are abandoned in London when their uncle fails to meet them at the airport and they are fearful of their new surroundings and of what may have happened to their journalist father back in Nigeria.

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    PAR

    A single shard

    Park, Linda Sue.

    Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.

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    PAR

    A single shard

    Park, Linda Sue.

    Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.

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    The river between us

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.

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    2005

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    Hoot

    Hiaasen, Carl.

    Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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    Hoot

    Hiaasen, Carl.

    Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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    Hoot

    Hiaasen, Carl.

    Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

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    Runt

    Bauer, Marion Dane.

    Runt, the smallest wolf cub in the litter, seeks to prove himself to his father King and the rest of the pack and to earn a new name.

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    Ruby Holler

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    Ruby Holler

    Creech, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby Holler.

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    Ruby Holler

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    Ruby Holler

    Creech, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old fraternal twins Dallas and Florida have grown up in a terrible orphanage but their lives change forever when an eccentric but sweet older couple invites them each on an adventure, beginning in an almost magical place called Ruby Holler.

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    The house of the scorpion

    Farmer, Nancy.

    In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patr—n, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

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    The house of the scorpion

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    The house of the scorpion

    Farmer, Nancy.

    In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

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    The house of the scorpion

    Farmer, Nancy, 1941-

    In the country of Opium lives a boy named Matt, who is a clone of the powerful drug lord, El Patron. His purpose is to extend the life of El Patron when his own body fails him. It is impermissible for him to meet others, but when he sees a group of children outside the window, curiosity besets him.

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    Far

    The house of the scorpion

    Farmer, Nancy, 1941-

    In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

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    Phineas Gage : a gruesome but true story about brain science

    Fleischman, John.

    The true story of Phineas Gage, whose brain had been pierced by an iron rod in 1848, and who survived and became a case study in how the brain functions.

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    Pictures of Hollis Woods

    Giff, Patricia Reilly.

    A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.

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    Pictures of Hollis Woods

    Giff, Patricia Reilly

    A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.

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    MCC

    The kite rider : a novel

    McCaughrean, Geraldine.

    In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.

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    The kite rider

    McCaughrean, Geraldine.

    In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.

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    PAR

    When my name was Keoko

    Park, Linda Sue.

    With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.

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    PEA

    Trouble don't last

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    Samuel, an eleven-year-old Kentucky slave, and Harrison, the elderly slave who helped raise him, attempt to escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad.

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    Surviving the Applewhites

    Tolan, Stephanie S.

    Jake, a budding juvenile delinquent, is sent for home schooling to the arty and eccentric Applewhite family's Creative Academy, where he discovers talents and interests he never knew he had.

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    MANDELBAUM

    Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps

    Warren, Andrea.

    A biography of Jack Mandelbaum, who survived Nazi concentration camps when he was a teenager.

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    Stormbreaker

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

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    Stormbreaker

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    "They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seat belt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back."

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    CAR

    Storm warriors

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    In 1895, after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to Pea Island off the coast of North Carolina, where he hopes to join the all-black crew at the nearby lifesaving station, despite his father's objections.

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    CLE

    Things not seen

    Clements, Andrew, 1949-

    When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

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    CLE

    Things not seen

    Clements, Andrew, 1949-

    When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

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    CRE

    Love that dog

    Creech, Sharon.

    A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.

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    Love that dog

    Creech, Sharon.

    A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.

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    Dow

    Dovey Coe

    Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

    When accused of murder in her North Carolina mountain town in 1928, Dovey Coe, a stronged-willed twelve-year-old girl, comes to a new understanding of others, including her deaf brother.

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    ELL

    The breadwinner

    Ellis, Deborah, 1960-

    Conscious of the strict limitations imposed by the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to earn money so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

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    Wild Man Island

    Hobbs, Will.

    After fourteen-year-old Andy slips away from his kayaking group to visit the wilderness site of his archaeologist father's death, a storm strands him on Admiralty Island, Alaska, where he manages to survive, encounters unexpected animal and human inhabitants, and looks for traces of the earliest prehistoric immigrants to America.

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    Hoo

    The ghost in the Tokaido Inn

    Hoobler, Dorothy.

    While attempting to solve the mystery of a stolen jewel, Seikei, a merchant's son who longs to be a samurai, joins a group of kabuki actors in eighteenth-century Japan.

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    KOR

    No more dead dogs

    Korman, Gordon.

    Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

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    Mik

    Touching Spirit Bear

    Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-

    After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.

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    PEC

    Fair weather : a novel

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    In 1893, thirteen-year-old Rosie and members of her family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World's Columbian Exposition which, along with an encounter with Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell, turns out to be a life-changing experience for everyone.

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    RYA

    Esperanza rising

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

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    RYA

    Esperanza rising

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

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    Smi

    Zach's lie

    Smith, Roland, 1951-

    When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.

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    VAN

    Flipped

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.

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    WIL

    Love, Ruby Lavender

    Wiles, Debbie.

    When her quirky grandmother goes to Hawaii for the summer, nine-year-old Ruby learns to survive on her own in Mississippi by writing letters, befriending chickens as well as the new girl in town, and finally coping with her grandfather's death.

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    2003

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    Fever, 1793

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

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    Hope was here

    Bauer, Joan, 1951-

    When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.

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    Hope was here

    Bauer, Joan, 1951-

    When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.

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    Through my eyes

    Bridges, Ruby.

    Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.

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    FOG

    Crossing Jordan

    Fogelin, Adrian.

    Twelve-year-old Cass meets her new African-American neighbor, Jemmie, and despite their families' prejudices, they build a strong friendship around their mutual talent for running and a pact to read Jane Eyre.

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    Crossing Jordan

    Fogelin, Adrian.

    Twelve-year-old Cass meets her new African-American neighbor, Jemmie, and despite their families' prejudices, they build a strong friendship around their mutual talent for running and a pact to read Jane Eyre.

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    Nory Ryan's song

    Giff, Patricia Reilly.

    When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity help her family and neighbors survive.

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    GUT

    Jackie and me : a baseball card adventure

    Gutman, Dan.

    With his ability to travel through time by using baseball cards, Joe goes back to 1947 to meet Jackie Robinson, turning into a black boy in the process.

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    HIL

    The year of Miss Agnes

    Hill, Kirkpatrick.

    Ten-year-old Fred (short for Frederika) narrates the story of school and village life among the Athapascans in Alaska during 1948 when Miss Agnes arrived as the new teacher.

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    HOB

    Jason's gold

    Hobbs, Will.

    When news of the discovery of gold in Canada's Yukon Territory in 1897 reaches fifteen-year-old Jason, he embarks on a 10,000-mile journey to strike it rich.

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    LAW

    The wreckers

    Lawrence, Iain, 1955-

    Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with an evil secret about the Cornish coastal town where they are stranded.

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    LIS

    The art of keeping cool

    Lisle, Janet Taylor.

    In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents' Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a German artist who is suspected of being a spy.

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    LOW

    Gathering Blue/ #2 - The Giver Quartet

    Lowry, Lois.

    Lamed and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her gifts as a weaver to do the bidding of the all-powerful Guardians.

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    MOR

    The squire's tale #1

    Morris, Gerald.

    In medieval England, fourteen-year-old Terence finds his tranquil existence suddenly changed when he becomes the squire of the young Gawain of Orkney and accompanies him on a long quest, proving Gawain's worth as a knight and revealing an important secret about his own true identity.

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    PAR

    The graduation of Jake Moon

    Park, Barbara.

    Fourteen-year-old Jake recalls how he has spent the last four years of his life watching his grandfather descend slowly but surely into the horrors of Alzheimer's disease.

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    PEC

    A year down yonder

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

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    A year down yonder

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

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    PUL

    I was a rat!

    Pullman, Philip, 1946-

    A little boy turns life in London upside down when he appears at the house of a lonely old couple and insists he was a rat.

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    ROB

    Walking to the bus-rider blues

    Robinet, Harriette.

    Twelve-year-old Alfa Merryfield, his older sister, and their grandmother struggle for rent money, food, and their dignity as they participate in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott in the summer of 1956.

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    SPI

    Love, Stargirl

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    Still moping months after being dumped by her Arizona boyfriend Leo, fifteen-year-old Stargirl, a home-schooled free spirit, writes "the world's longest letter" to Leo, describing her new life in Pennsylvania.

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    WHE

    Homeless bird

    Whelan, Gloria.

    When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.

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    2002

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    SAC

    Holes

    Sachar, Louis.

    AS further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

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    Shipwreck at the bottom of the world : the extraordinary true story of Shackleton and the Endurance

    Armstrong, Jennifer, 1961-

    Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, their ship, Endurance, was finally crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men to make a very long and perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land.

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    Backwater

    Bauer, Joan, 1951-

    While compiling a genealogy of her family of successful attorneys, sixteen-year-old history buff Ivy Breedlove treks into the mountain wilderness to interview a reclusive aunt with whom she identifies and who in turn helps her to truly know herself and her family.

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    FLE

    Bandit's moon

    Fleischman, Sid, 1920-

    Twelve-year-old Annyrose relates her adventures with Joaqu’n Murieta and his band of outlaws in the California gold-mining region during the mid-1800s.

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    Among the Hidden / #1

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

    In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

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    HAD

    Among the Hidden / The Shadow Children Series / #1

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

    In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

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    When Zachary Beaver came to town

    Holt, Kimberly Willis.

    During the summer of 1971 in a small Texas town, thirteen-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act, 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world.

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    HOR

    The trolls

    Horvath, Polly.

    Eccentric Aunt Sally comes from Canada to babysit the Anderson children while their parents are on a trip to Paris and every night the bedtime story adds another piece to a very suspect family history.

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    KLI

    Regarding the fountain : a tale, in letters, of liars and leaks

    Klise, Kate.

    When the principal asks a fifth-grader to write a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for their school, he finds that all sorts of chaos results.

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    LEV

    Dave at night

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys where he is treated cruelly, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music- and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance.

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    SPI

    Crash

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family.

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    VAN

    Sammy Keyes and the hotel thief

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    Thirteen-year-old Sammy's penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street from the seniors' building where she is living with her grandmother.

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    Sammy Keyes and the hotel thief

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    Thirteen-year-old Sammy's penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street from the seniors' building where she is living with her grandmother.

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    CUR

    Bud, not Buddy

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

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    Bud, not Buddy

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader H. E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

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    DIC

    Because of Winn-Dixie

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

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    Because of Winn-Dixie

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

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    2001

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    ROW

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone [#1]

    Rowling, J. K.

    Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

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    ROW

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone [#1]

    Rowling, J. K.

    Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

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    Row

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone [#1]

    Rowling, J. K.

    Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

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    Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal

    Rowling, J. K.

    Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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    ALM

    Skellig

    Almond, David, 1951-

    Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.

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    AVI

    Poppy and Rye

    Avi, 1937-

    When their home next to a brook is destroyed by beavers, a large family of golden mice is aided by Poppy the deer mouse and her grumpy porcupine friend, who in the process forges a relationship with the son he had abandoned.

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    Rules of the road

    Bauer, Joan, 1951- .

    Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas, and along the way hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to stand up to her alcoholic father.

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    Tangerine

    Bloor, Edward, 1950-

    Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

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    CLE

    The Landry News

    Clements, Andrew, 1949-

    A fifth-grader starts a newspaper with an editorial that prompts her burnt-out classroom teacher to really begin teaching again, but he is later threatened with disciplinary action as a result.

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    Shadow spinner

    Fletcher, Susan, 1951-

    When Marjan, a thirteen-year-old crippled girl, joins the Sultan's harem in ancient Persia, she gathers for Shahrazad the stories which will save the queen's life.

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    Shadow spinner

    Fletcher, Susan, 1951-

    When Marjan, a thirteen-year-old crippled girl, joins the Sultan's harem in ancient Persia, she gathers for Shahrazad the stories which will save the queen's life.

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    The maze

    Hobbs, Will.

    Rick, a fourteen-year-old foster child, escapes from a juvenile detention facility near Las Vegas and travels to Canyonlands National Park in Utah where he meets a bird biologist working on a project to reintroduce condors to the wild.

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    HOL

    My Louisiana sky

    Holt, Kimberly Willis.

    Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.

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    Small steps : the year I got polio

    Kehret, Peg.

    The author describes her battle against polio when she was thirteen and her efforts to overcome its debilitating effects.

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    My life in dog years

    Paulsen, Gary.

    The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Phillippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

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    PEC

    A Long Way from Chicago

    Peck, Richard.

    Audio book. A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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    A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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    PEC

    A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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    Ella enchanted

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

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    Ella enchanted

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    Audio book. 330 min. Read by Eden Riegel. In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

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    FLE

    Seedfolks

    Fleischman, Paul.

    One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and, in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed.

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    GIF

    Lily's crossing

    Giff, Patricia Reilly.

    During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently.

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    HEN

    Sun & Spoon

    Henkes, Kevin.

    After the death of his grandmother, ten-year-old Spoon tries to find the perfect artifact to preserve his memories of her.

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    The view from Saturday

    Konigsburg, E. L.

    Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

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    The butterfly lion

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    Trying to run away from boarding school in England, a boy encounters an old woman who tells him the story of Bertie and his beautiful white lion.

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    Stones in water

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    After being taken by German soldiers from a local movie theater along with other Italian boys including his Jewish friend, Roberto is forced to work in Germany, escapes into the Ukrainian winter, before desperately trying to make his way back home to Venice.

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    Saving Shiloh

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Sixth-grader Marty and his family try to help their rough neighbor, Judd Travers, change his mean ways, even though their West Virginia community continues to expect the worst of him.

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    OPP

    Silverwing

    Oppel, Kenneth.

    When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

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    Leon's story

    Tillage, Leon, 1936-

    The son of a North Carolina sharecropper recalls the hard times faced by his family and other African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes that the civil rights movement helped bring about.

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    Orphan train rider : one boy's true story

    Warren, Andrea.

    Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.

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    1999

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    CLE

    Frindle

    Clements, Andrew, 1949-

    When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

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    Frindle

    Clements, Andrew, 1949-

    Clever fifth-grader Nick Allen, determined to turn his teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, invents a new word and sets off a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

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    AVI

    Poppy's return

    Avi, 1937-

    Poppy, accompanied by her troublesome son Junior, his skunk friend, and Uncle Ereth the porcupine, responds to a summons to return to her ancestral home, Gray House, to save the mice there from destruction by a bulldozer.

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    AVI

    Poppy

    Avi, 1937-

    Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.

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    Tell them we remember : the story of the Holocaust

    Bachrach, Susan D., 1948-

    Provides a general pictorial history of the Holocaust and its effect on the children and teenagers involved, examining the rise of Hitler, the ghettos, the transports, the camps, and more.

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    Tell them we remember : the story of the Holocaust

    Bachrach, Susan D., 1948-

    Provides a general pictorial history of the Holocaust and its effect on the children and teenagers involved, examining the rise of Hitler, the ghettos, the transports, the camps, and more.

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    DEF

    The apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker

    DeFelice, Cynthia C.

    After his family dies of consumption in 1849, twelve-year-old Lucas becomes a doctor's apprentice.

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    HOB

    Far North

    Hobbs, Will.

    After the destruction of their floatplane, sixteen-year-old Gabe and his Dene friend, Raymond, struggle to survive a winter in the wilderness of the Northwest Territories of Canada.

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    MEA

    Junebug

    Mead, Alice.

    An inquisitive young boy who lives with his mother and younger sister in a rough housing project in New Haven, Connecticut, approaches his tenth birthday with a mixture of anticipation and worry.

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    NAY

    Shiloh season

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    When mean and angry Judd, who has never known kindness, takes to drinking and mistreats his dogs, Marty discovers how deep a hurt can go and how long it takes to heal.

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    PAT

    Jip : his story

    Paterson, Katherine.

    While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place.

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    WHI

    Belle Prater's boy

    White, Ruth, 1942-

    Woodrow, a misfit boy whose mother has disappeared, and his beautiful cousin, Gypsy, whose father has died, share secrets and help each other cope with loss after he moves in with his grandparents in 1950s Virginia.

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    WHI

    Belle Prater's boy

    White, Ruth, 1942-

    When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.

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    1998

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    CRE

    Absolutely normal chaos

    Creech, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Mary Lou grows up considerably during the summer while learning about romance, homesickness, death, and her cousin's search for his biological father.

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    Phoenix rising

    Hesse, Karen.

    Thirteen-year-old Nyle learns about relationships and death when fifteen-year-old Ezra, who was exposed to radiation leaked from a nearby nuclear plant, comes to stay at her grandmother's Vermont farmhouse.

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    MAC

    Skylark

    MacLachlan, Patricia.

    When a drought tests the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family.

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    Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

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    MUR

    The great fire

    Murphy, Jim, 1947-

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    PAU

    Harris and me : a summer remembered

    Paulsen, Gary.

    Sent to live with relatives on their farm because of his unhappy home life, an eleven-year-old city boy meets his distant cousin Harris and is given an introduction to a whole new world.

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    SAL

    Under the blood-red sun

    Salisbury, Graham.

    Tomikazu Nakaji's biggest concerns are baseball, homework, and a local bully, until life with his Japanese family in Hawaii changes drastically after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941.

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    1997

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    BYA

    Wanted-- Mud Blossom

    Byars, Betsy Cromer.

    Convinced that Mud is responsible for the disappearance of the school hamster that was his responsibility for the weekend, Junior Blossom is determined that the dog should be tried for his "crime."

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    CRE

    Walk two moons

    Creech, Sharon.

    After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

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    CUS

    Catherine, called Birdy

    Cushman, Karen.

    The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.

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    GEO

    Julie

    George, Jean Craighead, 1919-

    When Julie returns to her father's Eskimo village, she struggles to find a way to save her beloved wolves in a changing Arctic world and she falls in love with a young Siberian man.

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    Mat

    Daniel's story

    Matas, Carol, 1949-

    Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp and his eventual liberation.

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    Phi

    Freak the Mighty

    Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

    At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

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    PHI

    Freak the Mighty

    Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

    At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

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    POL

    Pink and Say

    Polacco, Patricia.

    Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops. Based on a true story about the author's great-great-grandfather.

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    REI

    Time windows

    Reiss, Kathryn.

    Thirteen-year-old Miranda moves with her family to an old house in Massachusetts where she discovers a dollhouse that replays scenes from the tragic lives of past inhabitants, and when she realizes the house is exerting an evil power over its female inhabitants--including her mother--she knows she must take drastic steps to end the spell.

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    1996

    The Giver / #1 - The Giver Quartet

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    LOW

    The Giver / #1 - The Giver Quartet

    Lowry, Lois.

    Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

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    The Giver / #1 - The Giver Quartet

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    LOW

    The Giver / #1 - The Giver Quartet

    Lowry, Lois.

    Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

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    The giver The Giver Quartet, Book 1

    Lowry, Lois.

    Lois Lowry's The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue , Messenge r, and Son . Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

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    Bau

    Squashed

    Bauer, Joan, 1951- .

    Sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan pursues her two goals -- growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds -- and finds romance and family ties along the way.

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    Bau

    Squashed

    Bauer, Joan, 1951-

    As a sixteen-year-old pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds herself--she strengthens her relationship with her father and meets a young man with interests similar to her own.

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    Buried in ice

    Beattie, Owen.

    Probes the tragic and mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin's failed expedition to find the Northwest Passage in 1845.

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    COV

    Jennifer Murdley's toad : a magic shop book

    Coville, Bruce.

    When an ordinary-looking fifth grader purchases a talking toad, she embarks on a series of extraordinary adventures.

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    DEU

    Heart of a champion : a novel

    Deuker, Carl.

    Seth faces a strain on his friendship with Jimmy, who is both a baseball champion and something of an irresponsible fool, when Jimmy is kicked off the team.

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    FLE

    Bull Run

    Fleischman, Paul.

    Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys, and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill, and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.

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    MCK

    The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.

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    STE

    Backyard dragon

    Sterman, Betsy.

    With the help of three friends, a young boy and his grandfather help a fifteenth-century Welsh dragon find its way home.

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    1995

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    DRU

    Jacob's rescue : a Holocaust story

    Drucker, Malka.

    In answer to his daughter's questions, a man recalls the terrifying years of his childhood when a brave Polish couple, Alex and Mela Roslan, hid him and other Jewish children from the Nazis. Based on a true story.

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    HAH

    Stepping on the cracks

    Hahn, Mary Downing.

    In 1944, while her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret gets a new view of the school bully Gordy when she finds him hiding his own brother, an army deserter, and decides to help him.

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    HES

    Letters from Rifka

    Hesse, Karen.

    In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in Belgium for a while when the others emigrate to America.

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    PAU

    The haymeadow

    Paulsen, Gary.

    14-year-old John comes of age and gains self-reliance during the summer he spends up in the Wyoming mountains tending his father's herd of sheep.

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    SLO

    Finding Buck McHenry

    Slote, Alfred.

    Eleven-year-old Jason, believing the school custodian Mack Henry to be Buck McHenry, a famous pitcher from the old Negro League, tries to enlist him as a coach for his Little League team by revealing his identity to the world.

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    1994

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    NAY

    Shiloh

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

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    HES

    Love you, soldier

    Hest, Amy.

    Katie, a Jewish girl living in New York City during World War II, sees many dynamic changes in her world as she ages from seven to ten waiting for her father to return from the war.

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    JAC

    Mattimeo/ #3

    Jacques, Brian.

    Sequel to Redwall. Young Mattimeo, son of Matthias (hero of Redwall) becomes a triumphant hero when he is among the woodland children kidnapped by the cunning fox, Slagar the Cruel. Number 3 in the series.

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    MOR

    Waiting for Anya

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    Jo and Benjamin devise an elaborate escape plan to save a band of Jewish children in Vichy, France during World War II.

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    TAY

    Mississippi bridge

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River.

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    WRE

    Searching For Dragons / Enchanted Forest Chronicles/ #2

    Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-

    Princess Cimorene enlists the help of Mendanbar, King of the Enchanted Forest, to join her quest to save the kidnapped king of the dragons Kazul.

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    WRE

    Searching for Dragons / #2

    Wrede, Patricia C.

    With the aid of King Mandanbar, Princess Cimorene rescues the dragon Kazul and save the Enchanted Forest from a band of wicked wizards.

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    1993

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    SPI

    Maniac Magee : a novel

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

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    AVI

    The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    Avi, 1937-

    As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.

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    CON

    R-T, Margaret, and the rats of NIMH

    Conly, Jane Leslie.

    The further adventures of the intelligent young rat Racso and his friends Christopher and Isabella as they try to ensure the survival of their secret community in Thorn Valley after its accidental discovery by two human children.

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    Coo

    The face on the milk carton

    Cooney, Caroline B.

    Fifteen-year-old Janie suddenly has questions about her identity and her family when she recognizes a kidnapped little girl pictured on a milk carton as herself.

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    Mye

    Scorpions

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun--until a tragedy occurs.

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    PAU

    The voyage of the Frog

    Paulsen, Gary.

    When David goes out on his sailboat to scatter his recently deceased uncle's ashes to the wind, he is caught in a fierce storm and must survive many days on his own as he works out his feelings about life and his uncle.

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    WRE

    Dealing with dragons / Enchanted Forest Chronicles / #1

    Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-

    Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.

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    Wre

    Dealing with dragons

    Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-

    Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.

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    Dealing with dragons The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book 1

    Wrede, Patricia C.

    Princess Cimerone and the dragon Kazul share a spirited adventure with an extraordinary cast of characters in this first book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series.

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    1992

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    LOW

    Number the stars

    Lowry, Lois.

    In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

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    Redwall

    Jacques, Brian.

    Cluny the Scourge, the evilist rat ever, attacks Redwall Abbey with a hoarde of wicked rodents, and the salvation of the Abbey and its gentle folk lies with young apprentice mouse-monk Matthias.

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    JAC

    Redwall : the graphic novel

    Jacques, Brian.

    When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

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    B
    PEE

    Bill Peet : an autobiography

    Peet, Bill.

    The well-known author and illustrator relates the story of his life and work.

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    1991

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    DAH

    Matilda

    Dahl, Roald.

    Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

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    Locked in time

    Duncan, Lois, 1934-

    Nore arrives at her stepmother's Louisiana plantation to find her new family odd and an aura of evil and mystery about the place.

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    KIN

    Harry's Mad

    King-Smith, Dick.

    Harry's legacy from his great-uncle, a talking parrot, proves to be a much more exciting gift than he ever imagined.

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    1990

    J
    HAH

    Wait till Helen comes : a ghost story

    Hahn, Mary Downing.

    Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister, Heather, but realize that they must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom.

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    1989

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    WRI

    The dollhouse murders

    Wright, Betty Ren.

    A dollhouse filled with a ghostly light in the middle of the night, and dolls that have moved from where she last left them, lead Amy and her mentally handicapped sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly murders that took place years ago.

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    BYA

    The not-just-anybody family

    Byars, Betsy Cromer.

    With a young brother in the hospital, a grandfather in jail, and their mother traveling with a rodeo, Maggie and Vern try to settle family problems.

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    CON

    Racso and the rats of NIMH

    Conly, Jane Leslie.

    Timothy Frisby, a field mouse, teams up with the adventurous young rat Racso as together they try to prevent the destruction of a secret community of rats that can read and write.

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    DAH

    The BFG

    Dahl, Roald.

    Kidnapped from her orphanage by the Big Friendly Giant, Sophie concocts a plan with him to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

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    DAH

    The BFG

    Dahl, Roald.

    Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

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    FLE

    The whipping boy

    Fleischman, Sid.

    A poor orphan boy is plucked from the city sewers and given the worst job in the kingdom, being whipped instead of the king's bratty son.

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    MAN

    Be a perfect person in just three days!

    Manes, Stephen, 1949-

    Milo, tired of problems with his sister, parents, and classmates, finds a book in the library which promises to make him perfect in just three days.

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    ODE

    Streams to the river, river to the sea : a novel of Sacagawea

    O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989.

    A young Indian woman, accompanied by her infant and cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition seeking a way to the Pacific.

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    The new kid on the block : poems

    Prelutsky, Jack.

    Humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloopers.

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    To space & back

    Ride, Sally.

    Describes in text and photographs what it is like to be an astronaut on the space shuttle. Includes a glossary of terms.

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    To space & back

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    To space & back

    Ride, Sally.

    Describes in text and photographs what it is like to be an astronaut on the space shuttle. Includes a glossary of terms.

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    VOI

    Dicey's song

    Voigt, Cynthia.

    Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage.

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    WIN

    The castle in the attic

    Winthrop, Elizabeth.

    A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving magic and a personal quest.

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    1988

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    KIN

    Babe : the gallant pig

    King-Smith, Dick.

    A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.

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    AVI

    The fighting ground

    Avi, 1937-

    Thirteen-year-old Jonathan goes off to fight in the Revolutionary War and discovers the real war is being fought within himself.

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    BAU

    On my honor

    Bauer, Marion Dane.

    When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their disobedience.

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    CLE

    Dear Mr. Henshaw

    Cleary, Beverly.

    In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

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    LOR

    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    Lord, Bette.

    In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

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    AUDIO
    LOR

    In the year of the boar and Jackie Robinson

    Lord, Bette Bao.

    Audio book. 3.5 hours. Read by Christina Moore. In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

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    NAY

    The agony of Alice #1

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Eleven-year-old, motherless Alice decides she needs a gorgeous role model who does everything right; and when placed in homely Mrs. Plotkins's class she is greatly disappointed until she discovers it's what people are inside that counts.

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    811
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    A light in the attic

    Silverstein, Shel.

    A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

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    Voi

    Homecoming

    Voigt, Cynthia.

    Abandoned by their mother, four children begin a search for a home and an identity.

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    2010

    First Light.

    Stead, Rebecca

    Not Owned by Library

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    A small white scar

    Nuzum, K. A.

    Not Owned by Library

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    The Mozart question

    Morpurgo, Michael

    Not Owned by Library

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    The naked mole-rat letters

    Amato, Mary

    Not Owned by Library

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    Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree

    Tarshis, Lauren

    Not Owned by Library

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    Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

    Mass, Wendy

    Not Owned by Library

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    Elephant run

    Smith, Roland

    Not Owned by Library

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    The thing about Georgie : a novel

    Graff, Lisa

    Not Owned by Library

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    A crooked kind of perfect

    Urban, Linda

    Not Owned by Library

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    2009

    Letters from Wolfie

    Sherlock, Patti

    Not Owned by Library

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    The green glass sea

    Klages, Ellen

    Not Owned by Library

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    Cornelia and the audacious escapades of the Somerset sisters

    Blume, Lesley M.M.

    Not Owned by Library

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    Black storm comin'

    Wilson, Diane Lee

    Not Owned by Library

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    Alabama moon

    Key, Watt

    Not Owned by Library

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    Penny from heaven

    Holm, Jennifer L

    Not Owned by Library

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    Hattie Big Sky

    Larson, Kirby

    Not Owned by Library

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    Black Duck

    Lisle, Janet

    Not Owned by Library

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    2008

    Drums, girls, & dangerous pie

    Sonnenblick, Jordan

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Winner

    Adam Canfield of the Slash

    Winerip, Michael

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Crooked river

    Pearsall, Shelley

    Not Owned by Library

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    Worth

    LaFaye, A.

    Not Owned by Library

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    MVP* : *Magellan Voyage Project

    Evans, Douglas

    Not Owned by Library

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    The misadventures of Maude March, or, Trouble rides a fast horse

    Couloumbis, audrey

    Not Owned by Library

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    The old Willis place : a ghost story

    Hahn, Mary Downing

    Not Owned by Library

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    Thunder from the Sea

    Harlow, Joan Hiatt

    Not Owned by Library

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    Listening for lions

    Whelan, Gloria

    Not Owned by Library

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    2007

    So B. It

    Weeks, Sarah

    Not Owned by Library

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    Thin wood walls

    Patneaude, David

    Not Owned by Library

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    Shackleton's stowaway

    McKernan, Victoria

    Not Owned by Library

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    The star of Kazan

    Ibbotson, Eva

    Not Owned by Library

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    Hana's suitcase : a true story

    Levine, Karen

    Not Owned by Library

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    The Sea of Trolls

    Farmer, Nancy

    Not Owned by Library

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    Red Kayak

    Cummings, Priscilla

    Not Owned by Library

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    2006

    The Ravenmaster's secret : escape from the Tower of London

    Woodruff, Elvira

    Not Owned by Library

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    Sahara Special

    Codell, Esne Raji

    Not Owned by Library

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    Tadpole

    White, Ruth

    Not Owned by Library

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    The boy who saved baseball

    Ritter, John H

    Not Owned by Library

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    The young man and the sea

    Philbrick, W.R.

    Not Owned by Library

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    2005

    Heir apparent

    Vande Velde, Vivian

    Not Owned by Library

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    Doing time online

    Siebold, Jan

    Not Owned by Library

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    Straw into gold

    Schmidt, Gary

    Not Owned by Library

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    The shrouding woman

    Ellsworth, Loretta

    Not Owned by Library

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    Under the same sky

    DeFelice, Cynthia

    Not Owned by Library

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    Ashes of roses

    Auch, Mary Jane

    Not Owned by Library

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    Memory Boy

    Weaver, Will

    Not Owned by Library

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    2004

    Foster's war

    Reeder, Carolyn

    Not Owned by Library

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    The legend of Lady Ilena

    Malone, Patricia

    Not Owned by Library

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    Hidden talents

    Lubar, David

    Not Owned by Library

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    Ghost soldier

    Alphin, Elaine Marie

    Not Owned by Library

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    Belle Teal

    Martin, Ann M

    Not Owned by Library

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    2003

    Williwaw!

    Bodett, Tom

    Not Owned by Library

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    Dancing in Cadillac light

    Holt, Kimberly Willis

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    2002

    A letter to Mrs. Roosevelt

    De Yound, C. Coco

    Not Owned by Library

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    Sunwing

    Oppel, Kenneth

    Not Owned by Library

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    Ties that bind, ties that break

    Namioka, Lensey

    Not Owned by Library

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    You're a brave man, Julius Zimmerman

    Mills, Claudia

    Not Owned by Library

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    Can you feel the thunder?

    McEfresh, Lynn E

    Not Owned by Library

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    The million dollar shot

    Gutman, Dan

    Not Owned by Library

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    Burning up

    Cooney, Caroline

    Not Owned by Library

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    2001

    Gib rides home

    Snyder, Zilpha Keatley

    Not Owned by Library

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    The dark side of nowhere

    Shusterman, Neal

    Not Owned by Library

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    Riding freedom

    Ryan, Pam Munoz

    Not Owned by Library

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    The Turnabout Shop

    Rodowsky, Colby

    Not Owned by Library

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    Petey

    Mikaelson, Ben

    Not Owned by Library

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    Honus & me

    Gutman, Dan

    Not Owned by Library

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    2000

    Alphabet City ballet

    Tamar, Erika

    Not Owned by Library

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    Treasures in the Dust

    Porter, Tracey

    Not Owned by Library

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    Losers, Inc.

    Mills, Claudia

    Not Owned by Library

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    Stranded

    Mikaelsen, Ben

    Not Owned by Library

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    Earthquake terror

    Kehret, Peg

    Not Owned by Library

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    Lone wolf

    Franklin, Kristine

    Not Owned by Library

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    P.S. Longer letter later

    Danziger, Paula

    Not Owned by Library

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    A different kind of hero

    Blakeslee, Ann R.

    Not Owned by Library

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    1999

    Behind the bedroom wall

    Williams, Laura E.

    Not Owned by Library

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    Once on this island

    Whelan, Gloria

    Not Owned by Library

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    The well : David's story

    Taylor Mildred

    Not Owned by Library

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    The junkyard dog

    Tamar, Erika

    Not Owned by Library

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    Hannah in between

    Rodowsky, Colby

    Not Owned by Library

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    The only alien on the planet

    Randle, Kirsten D.

    Not Owned by Library

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    The richest kids in town

    Kehret, Peg

    Not Owned by Library

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    The ballad of Lucy Whipple

    Cushman, Karen

    Not Owned by Library

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    The bookstore mouse

    Christian, Peggy

    Not Owned by Library

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    1998

    Mick Harte was here

    Park, Barbara

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Winner

    The Fear Place

    Naylor, Phyliiis Reynolds

    Not Owned by Library

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    Climb or die

    Myers, Edward

    Not Owned by Library

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    The Twinkie Squad

    Korman, Gordon

    Not Owned by Library

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    Winners and losers

    Hoffius, Stephen

    Not Owned by Library

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    Hound Heaven

    High, Linda Oatman

    Not Owned by Library

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    Running Out of Time

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson

    Not Owned by Library

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    Yolanda's genius

    Fenner, Carol

    Not Owned by Library

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    Quake!

    Cottonwood, Joe

    Not Owned by Library

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    Mieko and the fifth treasure

    Coerr, Eleanor

    Not Owned by Library

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    The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963

    Curtis, Christopher Paul

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    1997

    The best school year ever

    Robinson. Barbara

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Winner

    George Washington's socks

    Woodruff, Elvira

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The man who loved clowns

    Wood, June Rae

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Who's there?

    Tolan, Stephanie S.

    Not Owned by Library

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    Cat running

    Snyder, Zilpha Keatley

    Not Owned by Library

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    Seven spiders spinning

    Maguire, Gregory

    Not Owned by Library

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    The Toilet Paper Tigers

    Korman, Gordon

    Not Owned by Library

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    Jim Dandy

    Irwin, Hadley

    Not Owned by Library

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    Bigger

    Calvert, Patricia

    Not Owned by Library

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    The mystery of the Cupboard

    Banks, Lynne Reid

    Not Owned by Library

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    1996

    Timothy of the cay

    Taylor, Theodore

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Canyons

    Paulsen, Gary

    Not Owned by Library

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    Someone was watching

    Patneaude, David

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Where the broken heart still beats : the story of Cynthia Ann Parker

    Meyer, Carolyn

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The day that Elvis came to town

    Marino, Jan

    Not Owned by Library

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    Baby

    Maclachlan, Patricia

    Not Owned by Library

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    Little house on Rocky Ridge

    MacBride, Roger Lea

    Not Owned by Library

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    Horror at the haunted house

    Kehret, Peg

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Time for Andrew : a ghost story

    Hahn, Mary Downing

    Not Owned by Library

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    The place of lions

    Campbell, Eric

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    1995

    Flight #116 is down

    Cooney, Caroline

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Winner

    Red Cap

    Wisler, G. Clifton

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Colt

    Springer, Nancy

    Not Owned by Library

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    There's a girl in my hammerlock

    Spinelli, Jerry

    Not Owned by Library

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    Song of the gargoyle

    Snyder, Zilpha Keatley

    Not Owned by Library

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    Judy Scuppernong

    Seabrooke, Brenda

    Not Owned by Library

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    The night the whole class slept over

    Pevsner, Stella

    Not Owned by Library

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    Bearstone

    Hoobs, Will

    Not Owned by Library

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    Randall's wall

    Fenner, Carol

    Not Owned by Library

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    Don't look behind you

    Duncan, Lois

    Not Owned by Library

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    The Boggart

    Cooper, Susan

    Not Owned by Library

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    1994

    A begonia for Miss Applebaum

    Zindel, Paul

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The year of the panda

    Schlein, Miriam

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Voices After Midnight

    Peck, Richard

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Gray Wolf, Red Wolf

    Patent, Dorothy

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Whispers from the dead

    Nixon, Joan Lowery

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Me and my name

    Miller, Mary Jane

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Journey

    Maclachlan, Patricia

    Not Owned by Library

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    Cages

    Kehret, Peg

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    I am Regina

    Keehn, Sally

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The journey home

    Holland, Isabelle

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Is anybody there?

    Bunting, Eve

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Nothing but the Truth

    Avi

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The leaves in October

    Ackerman, Karen

    Not Owned by Library

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    The Devil's arithmetic

    Yolen, Jane

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    1993

    Beauty

    Wallace, Bill

    Not Owned by Library

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    Erin McEwan, your days are numbered

    Ritchie, Alan

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Shades of gray

    Reeder, Carolyn

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Tall enough to own the world

    Rabe, Berniece

    Not Owned by Library

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    The last wolf of Ireland

    Malterre, Elona

    Not Owned by Library

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    Seeing Earth from space

    Lauber, Patricia

    Not Owned by Library

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    The mermaid summer

    Hunter, Mollie

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Toughboy and sister

    Hill, Kirkpatrick

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    This island isn't big enough for the four of us!

    Greer, gery

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    On the Devil's court

    Deuker, Carl

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Weasel

    DeFelice, Cynthia

    Not Owned by Library

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    Lisa's war

    Matas, Carol

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    1992

    Roots in the outfield

    Zirpoli, Jane

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Red dog

    Wallace, Bill

    Not Owned by Library

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    The princess in the pigpen

    Thomas, Jane

    Not Owned by Library

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    Appointment with a stranger

    Thesman, Jean

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Leave it to Christy

    Swallow, Pamela

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Stinker from space

    Service, Pamela

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    What could go wrong?

    Roberts, Willo Davis

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Park's quest

    Paterson, Katherine

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    My mother got married : and other disasters

    Park, Barbara

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Nightmare mountain

    Kehret, Peg

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The riddle of Penncroft Farm

    Jensen, Dorothea

    Not Owned by Library

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    Her own song

    Howard, Ellen

    Not Owned by Library

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    Blade of the poisoner

    Hill, Douglas

    Not Owned by Library

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    Good-bye, my wishing star

    Grove, Vicki

    Not Owned by Library

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    Say goodnight, Gracie

    Deaver, Julie

    Not Owned by Library

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    My Daniel

    Conrad, Pamela

    Not Owned by Library

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    Hedgehogs in the closet

    Carris, Joan

    Not Owned by Library

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    1991

    Through the hidden door

    Wells, Rosemary

    Not Owned by Library

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    When the dolls woke

    Stover, Marjorie

    Not Owned by Library

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    Too much magic

    Sterman, Betsy

    Not Owned by Library

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    Racing the sun

    Pitts, Paul

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Silver

    Mazer, Norma Fox

    Not Owned by Library

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    Missing since Monday

    Martin, Ann

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Anastasia on her own

    Lowry, Lois

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The secret life of Dilly McBean

    Haas, Dorothy

    Not Owned by Library

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    A family project

    Ellis, Sarah

    Not Owned by Library

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    Where it stops, nobody knows

    Ehrlich, Amy

    Not Owned by Library

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    The rookie arrives

    Dygard, Thomas

    Not Owned by Library

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    Cracker Jackson

    Byars, Betsy

    Not Owned by Library

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    The eyes of the killer robot

    Bellairs, John

    Not Owned by Library

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    Henry

    Bawden, Nina

    Not Owned by Library

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    Exploring the Titanic

    Ballard, Robert

    Not Owned by Library

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    Three dog winter

    Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth

    Not Owned by Library

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    1990

    Charley Skedaddle

    Beatty, Patricia

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: 2nd Place

    The friendship

    Taylor, Mildred

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Night of the twisters

    Ruckman, Ivy

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Hatchet

    Paulsen, Gary

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The kid in the red jacket

    Park, Barbara

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Night cry

    Naylor, Phyliiis Reynolds

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The magician's apprentice

    McGowen, Tom

    Not Owned by Library

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    Addie across the prairie

    Lawlor, Laurie

    Not Owned by Library

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    A murder for Her Majesty

    Hilgartner, Beth

    Not Owned by Library

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    Kevin Corbett eats flies

    Hermes, Patricia

    Not Owned by Library

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    Fudge

    Graeber, Charlotte

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Mrs. Abercorn and the Bunce boys

    Fosburgh, Liza

    Not Owned by Library

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    Halfback tough

    Dygard, Thomas

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    I am the universe

    Corcoran, Barbara

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders.

    Brittain, Bill

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Wild Timothy

    Blackwood, Gary

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Touch the moon

    Bauer, Marion Dane

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    1989

    So far from the bamboo grove

    Watkins, Yoko

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Cat walk

    Stolz, Mary

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Judge Benjamin : the superdog secret

    McLnerney, Judith

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    With you and without you

    Martin, Ann

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Prairie songs

    Conrad, Pamela

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The return of the Indian

    Banks, Lynne Reid

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The Illyrian adventure

    Alexander, Lloyd

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Daphne's book

    Hahn, Mary Downing

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    1988

    The Indian in the cupboard

    Banks, Lynne Reid

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Winner

    The sign of the beaver

    Speare, Elizabeth

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Remembering the good times

    Peck, Richard

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The blue sword

    McKinley, Robin

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Sarah plain and tall

    Maclachlan, Patricia

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Wilderness peril

    Dygard, Thomas

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Chapters: my growth as a writer

    Duncan, Lois

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Seven Days to a Brand New Me

    Conford, Ellen

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    The Cybil war

    Byars, Betsy

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    A lion to guard us

    Bulla, Clyde

    Not Owned by Library

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    The cat that was left behind

    Adler, C.S.

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

    Blackberries in the dark

    Jukes, Mavis

    Not Owned by Library

    Place: Nominee

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