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    Coping with decision-making

    Smith, Sandra Lee.

    Tips for making appropriate decisions about life's important aspects.

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    Cov

    The 7 habits of highly effective people : powerful lessons in personal change

    Covey, Stephen R.

    A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.

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    158.1
    Chi

    Chicken soup for the teenage soul III : more stories of life, love, and learning

    Inspirational stories on life, love, and learning for teens, including contributions by teens.

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    When you're on your own : ten things every young woman needs to know as she faces an adult world / Ruth Senter

    Senter, Ruth Hollinger, 1944 -.

    Advice for young women on building self-esteem, healthy relationships, and a knowledge of God.

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    SAL

    The force of kindness : change your life with love & compassion

    Salzberg, Sharon.

    Offers guidance to help people discover the power of loving kindness within themselves and use that power to transform their lives.

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    Fre

    Free to choose : decision making for young men

    Essays for young men about choices involving sex, relationships, liberation, turning on, religion, athletics, and education.

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    Gra

    Real girl/real world : tools for finding your true self

    Gray, Heather M.

    Provides information for teenage girls about sexuality, birth control, health, body image, eating disorders, and feminism.

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    Am I the last virgin? : ten African American reflections of sex and love

    A collection of essays discussing issues surrounding the sexual coming-of-age experiences of African American women.

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    Pac

    Bringing up parents : the teenager's handbook

    Packer, Alex J., 1951-

    Discusses ways that teenagers can improve their relationship with their parents and help each other develop mutual trust and respect.

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    What teens need to succeed : proven, practical ways to shape your own future

    Benson, Peter L.

    Describes forty "developmental assets" that teenagers need to succeed in life, such as family support, positive peer influences, and religious community, and suggests ways to acquire these assets.

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    Girl's guide to soccer life

    Women's United Soccer Association players provide insights and advice about soccer and life, based on their experiences on and off the field.

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    Koj

    Buddha boy

    Koja, Kathe.

    Justin spends time with Jinsen, the unusual and artistic new student whom the school bullies torment and call Buddha Boy, and ends up making choices that impact Jinsen, himself, and the entire school.

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    Buddha Boy

    Koja, Kathe.

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    Lyg

    I hunt killers

    Lyga, Barry.

    Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist.".

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    Shane

    Schaefer, Jack, 1907-1991.

    Wyoming territory, 1889. A mysterious stranger named Shane rides into the Starretts' ranch and learns of the trouble between cattle baron Fletcher and the homesteaders. Shane decides to stay and help the family keep their stake.

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    Zad

    Boy Nobody a novel

    Zadoff, Allen.

    Sixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves.

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    Edelman

    Lanterns : a memoir of mentors

    Edelman, Marian Wright.

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    The rest of us just live here

    Ness, Patrick, 1971-, author.

    "What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions"--Dust jacket flap.

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    DAH

    Roald Dahl's Charlie and the chocolate factory : a play

    George, Richard.

    Five children find entry tickets to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. The tour brings out the best and worst in them. Reader's Theater.

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    Ale

    El libro de la alegria : alcanza la felicidad duradera en un cambio constant

    Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-, au

    Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.

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    Ari

    The travelling cat chronicles

    Arikawa, Hiro, 1972- author.

    "With simple yet descriptive prose, this novel gives voice to Nana the cat and his owner Satoru as they take to the road on a journey with no other purpose than to visit three of Satoru's longtime friends. Or so Nana is led to believe. With his crooked tail--a sign of good fortune--and adventurous spirit, Nana is the perfect companion for the man who took him in as a stray. And as they travel in a silver van across Japan, with its ever-changing scenery and seasons, they will learn the true meaning of courage and gratitude, of loyalty and love"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Bac

    The drowned cities

    Bacigalupi, Paolo.

    In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her.

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    Bac

    Ship breaker

    Bacigalupi, Paolo.

    In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

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    Will

    Boyd, Maria.

    Seventeen-year-old Will's behavior has been getting him in trouble at his all-boys school in Sydney, Australia, but his latest punishment, playing in the band for a musical production, gives him new insights into his fellow students and helps him cope with an incident he has tried to forget.

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    Bra

    Evolution, me & other freaks of nature

    Brande, Robin.

    Following her conscience leads high school freshman Mena to clash with her parents and former friends from their conservative Christian church, but might result in better things when she stands up for a teacher who refuses to include "Intelligent Design" in lessons on evolution.

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    Bra

    3 willows : the sisterhood grows

    Brashares, Ann.

    Ama, Jo, and Polly, three close friends from Bethesda, Maryland, spend the summer before ninth grade learning about themselves, their families, and the changing nature of their friendship.

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    Bra

    Forever in blue : the fourth summer of the Sisterhood

    Brashares, Ann.

    As their lives take them in different directions, Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget discover many more things about themselves and the importance of their relationship with each other.

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    Bra

    Girls in pants : the third summer of the Sisterhood

    Brashares, Ann.

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants graduates from high school and spends their last summer before college learning about life and themselves.

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    Cab

    Pants on fire

    Cabot, Meg.

    Having become a proficient liar in order to keep everyone happy, rising high school senior Katie Ellison is stunned when her old middle school friend and local pariah Tommy Sullivan returns to town, and suddenly things start looking a lot different to her.

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    Cab

    Princess lessons : a princess diaries guide

    Cabot, Meg.

    Princess Mia from "The Princess Diaries" offers advice on inner and outer beauty, character development, etiquette, and dating.

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    Cab

    Teen idol

    Cabot, Meg.

    When teenage heartthrob Luke Stryker shows up at a small-town Indiana high school to do research for a movie role, he persuades junior Jenny Greenley to use her considerable talents to try to change things at school for the better.

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    Cam

    Someday this pain will be useful to you

    Cameron, Peter, 1959-

    Eighteen-year-old James living in New York City with his older sister and divorced mother struggles to find a direction for his life.

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    Cha

    Hush

    Chayil, Eishes.

    After remembering the cause of her best friend Devory's suicide at age nine, Gittel is determined to raise awareness of sexual abuse in her Borough Park, New York, community, despite the rules of Chassidim that require her to be silent.

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    Che

    She's so money

    Cheva, Cherry.

    Maya, a high school senior bound for Stanford University, goes against her better judgement when she and a popular but somewhat disreputable boy start a profitable school-wide cheating ring in order to save her family's Thai restaurant, which she fears will be shut down due to her irresponsible actions.

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    Cum

    Red kayak

    Cummings, Priscilla, 1951-

    Living near the water on Maryland's Eastern Shore, thirteen-year-old Brady and his best friends J.T. and Digger become entangled in a tragedy which tests their friendship and their ideas about right and wrong.

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    Fle

    Ten cents a dance

    Fletcher, Christine, 1964-

    In 1940s Chicago, fifteen-year-old Ruby hopes to escape poverty by becoming a taxi dancer in a nightclub, but the work has unforeseen dangers and hiding the truth from her family and friends becomes increasingly difficult.

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    Flo

    American road trip

    Flores-Scott, Patrick, author.

    Brothers Teodoro and Manny Avila take a road trip to address Manny's PTSD following his tour in Iraq, and to help T. change his life and win the heart of Wendy Martinez. Includes information and resources about PTSD.

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    Fuq

    King of the pygmies

    Fuqua, Jonathon Scott.

    After hearing what he believes are other peoples' thoughts and learning that he may have schizophrenia, high school sophomore Penn has to decide whether to accept the diagnosis.

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    God

    The luxe

    Godbersen, Anna.

    In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others.

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    Rumors : a Luxe novel

    Godbersen, Anna.

    As rumors continue about the untimely demise of Elizabeth Holland, an outwardly stricken Penelope Hayes determines to use any means necessary to claim her friend's pre-eminent place in 1899 Manhattan society and to get and keep the attentions of Elizabeth's former fiancé, the wealthy Henry Schoonmaker.

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    God

    Splendor : a Luxe novel

    Godbersen, Anna.

    In 1900 New York City, fashionable debutante Diana Holland and married soldier Henry Schoonmaker flaunt the rules of society to be with one another.

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    c2

    The luxe

    Godbersen, Anna.

    In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others.

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    c2

    Rumors : a Luxe novel

    Godbersen, Anna.

    As rumors continue about the untimely demise of Elizabeth Holland, an outwardly stricken Penelope Hayes determines to use any means necessary to claim her friend's pre-eminent place in 1899 Manhattan society and to get and keep the attentions of Elizabeth's former fiancé, the wealthy Henry Schoonmaker.

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    The fault in our stars

    Green, John, 1977-, author.

    Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

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    Gur

    If I tell

    Gurtler, Janet.

    Raised by her grandparents, seventeen-year-old Jasmine, the result of a biracial one night stand, has never met her father but has a good relationship with her mother until she sees her mother's boyfriend kissing Jaz's best friend.

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    Had

    Among the Betrayed / #3

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

    Thirteen-year-old Nina is imprisoned by the Population Police, who give her the option of helping them identify illegal "third-born" children, or facing death.

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    Among the Enemy / #6

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

    In a society that allows families to have only two children, third child Matthias joins the Population Police to infiltrate their system.

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    Had

    Among the Free / #7

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

    When thirteen-year-old Luke Garner unwittingly sets off a rebellion which sweeps the country and ousts the Population Police from power, he quickly realizes that the new regime is corrupt and he may hold the only key to true freedom.

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    How

    The adventures of Blue Avenger

    Howe, Norma.

    On his sixteenth birthday, still trying to cope with the unexpected death of his father, David Schumacher decides--or does he--to change his name to Blue Avenger, hoping to find a way to make a difference in his Oakland neighborhood and in the world.

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    Hub

    Paper covers rock

    Hubbard, Jenny.

    In 1982 Buncombe County, North Carolina, sixteen-year-old Alex Stromm writes of the aftermath of the accidental drowning of a friend, as his English teacher reaches out to him while he and a fellow boarding school student try to cover things up.

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    Jar

    The crystal prison

    Jarvis, Robin, 1963-

    When Audrey, a spirited town mouse, reluctantly keeps a promise to accompany a black rat to the country, she witnesses the return of a supernatural evil she thought had been destroyed.

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    Hot girl

    Jordan, Dream.

    Kate, a fourteen-year-old Brooklyn girl and former gang member, risks losing her first good foster family when she adopts the risqué ways of her flirtatious new friend, Naleejah.

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    Kie

    Tradition

    Kiely, Brendan, 1977-, author.

    At Fullbrook Academy, where tradition reigns supreme, James Baxter and Jules Devereux take on privilege, sexism, and the importance of consent

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    Kla

    Girl's guide to witchcraft

    Klasky, Mindy L.

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    Koj

    Buddha boy

    Koja, Kathe.

    Justin spends time with Jinsen, the unusual and artistic new student whom the school bullies torment and call Buddha Boy, and ends up making choices that impact Jinsen, himself, and the entire school.

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    Kor

    Jake, reinvented

    Korman, Gordon.

    Rick becomes friends with the popular new boy, Jake Garrett, football player and host of superlative parties, and in the process discovers the true nature of his schoolmates and uncovers the mystery of Jake's past.

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    Lev

    Are we there yet?

    Levithan, David.

    Tricked by their parents into taking a trip to Italy together, two brothers--one in high school and the other recently graduated from college--reflect on the directions of their own lives and on the distance that has grown between them.

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    Lub

    Sleeping freshmen never lie

    Lubar, David.

    While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.

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    Lyg

    I hunt killers

    Lyga, Barry.

    Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his father, but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer.

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    Tight

    Maldonado, Torrey, author.

    After his quick-tempered father gets in a fight and is sent back to jail, sixth-grader Bryan, known for being quiet and thoughtful, snaps and follows new friend Mike into trouble.

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    Mln

    Ten things we did : (and probably shouldn't have)

    Mlynowski, Sarah.

    Sixteen-year-old April, a high school junior, and her friend Vi, a senior, get a crash course in reality as the list of things they should not do becomes a list of things they did while living parent-free in Westport, Connecticut, for the semester.

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    Mly

    Gimme a call

    Mlynowski, Sarah.

    After accidentally dropping her cell phone into a fountain at the mall, fourteen-year-old Devi Banks starts to get phone calls--and an earful of advice on how to live her life to avoid making disastrous choices--from her seventeen-year-old self.

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    Moo

    This way home

    Moore, Wes, 1978-, author.

    Elijah, seventeen, has always been sure of just one thing--basketball--and believes it will be his way out of West Baltimore, but when gang violence knocks him down, helping a veteran repair his rickety home helps Elijah see what really matters.

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    Mos

    Fortunate son

    Mosley, Walter.

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    Myr

    Rhymes with witches

    Myracle, Lauren, 1969-

    High school freshman Jane believes that she would do anything to be popular until she is selected to be in the school's most exclusive clique and learns that popularity has a price.

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    Nap

    Hush : an Irish princess' tale

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.

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    Nes

    The rest of us just live here

    Ness, Patrick, 1971-, author.

    "What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions"--Dust jacket flap.

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    Nic

    Jango

    Nicholson, William.

    Seeker, the Wildman, and Morning Star discover that the mysterious warrior sect they had been so desperate to join is not quite what it appears from the outside.

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    Seeker

    Nicholson, William.

    Having been rejected by the Nomana--the revered warrior-monk order they long to join--sixteen-year-olds Seeker and Morning Star, along with a curious pirate named Wildman, attempt to prove that they are worthy of joining the community, after all.

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    Pra

    Only you can save mankind

    Pratchett, Terry.

    Twelve-year-old Johnny endures tensions between his parents, watches television coverage of the Gulf War, and plays a computer game called Only You Can Save Mankind, in which he is increasingly drawn into the reality of the alien ScreeWee.

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    Perfect liars

    Reid, Kim, 1965- author.

    "Andrea Faraday, a society girl with a sketchy past, leads a crew of juvie kids in using their criminal skills for good"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Rey

    Long way down

    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    There are three rules in the neighborhood: Don't cry ; Don't snitch ; Get revenge. Will takes his dead brother Shawn's gun, and gets in the elevator on the 7th floor. As the elevator stops on each floor, someone connected to Shawn gets on. Someone already dead. Dead by teenage gun violence. And each has something to share with Will.

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    Rey

    When I was the greatest

    Reynolds, Jason.

    Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.

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    Rya

    Saints of Augustine

    Ryan, Patrick, 1965-

    In St. Augustine, Florida, former best friends Charlie Perrin and Sam Findley, now both sixteen, come to realize that their friendship is the only thing that will keep them afloat when each of their worlds is turned upside down through death, divorce, and the seemingly out-of-control direction of their lives.

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    Sep

    Out of the Easy

    Sepetys, Ruta.

    Josie, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.

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    She

    Flawless : a pretty little liars novel

    Shepard, Sara, 1977-

    #2 in series. After their friend who has been missing for more than three years turns up dead, four former best friends continue to receive frightening messages from someone who knows damaging secrets about them.

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    She

    Perfect : a pretty little liars novel

    Shepard, Sara, 1977-

    #3 in series. After their missing friend's body is found and another of their friends commits suicide, four former best friends live in fear of their secrets being exposed by someone who is stalking them via their cell phones.

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    Pretty little liars

    Shepard, Sara, 1977-

    #1 in series. When one of their tightly-knit group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find their friendship difficult to maintain when they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know everything about their past and present secrets.

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    Unbelievable : a pretty little liars novel

    Shepard, Sara, 1977-

    #4 in series. "Emily's been shipped off to Iowa to live with her überconservative cousins. Aria's boyfriend is behind bars--because of her. Spencer's afraid she was involved in Ali's murder. But Hanna's fate is far worse: she's clinging to life in the hospital because she knew too much. If these girls don't start listening to me, Hanna's going to look like the lucky one"--P. [4] of cover.

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    Dry

    Shusterman, Neal, author.

    A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.

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    The trap

    Smelcer, John E., 1963-

    In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-old Johnny Least-Weasel, who is better known for brains than brawn, worries about his missing grandfather, and the grandfather, Albert Least-Weasel, struggles to survive, caught in his own steel trap in the Alaskan winter.

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    Stay true : short stories for strong girls

    A collection of short stories by various authors, including Andrea Davis Pinkney, M.E. Kerr, and Anne Mazer, about adolescent girls coming of age.

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    Doppelganger

    Stahler, David.

    When a sixteen-year-old member of a race of shape-shifting killers called doppelgangers assumes the life of a troubled teen, he becomes unexpectedly embroiled in human life--and it is nothing like what he has seen on television.

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    All the rage

    Summers, Courtney, author.

    After being assaulted by the sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, Romy Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town, but when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.

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    The Final Four

    Volponi, Paul.

    Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

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    Rucker Park setup

    Volponi, Paul.

    While playing in a crucial basketball game on the very court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his own part in that murder and decide whether to maintain his silence or tell J.R.'s father and the police what really happened.

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    See you down the road

    Whitney, Kim Ablon.

    Sixteen-year-old Bridget, member of an Irish Traveller community in the United States, questions the traditions of her family's nomadic and criminal way of life and begins to wonder if she wants to continue living it.

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    Alfred Kropp : the seal of Solomon

    Yancey, Richard.

    The last descendant of Sir Lancelot, teenage misfit Alfred Kropp is drawn back into the OIPEP to battle a group of demons bent on freeing themselves from the confines of an ancient relic.

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    Alfred Kropp : the thirteenth skull

    Yancey, Richard.

    Teen misfit Alfred Kropp, the last descendant of Sir Lancelot, is once again in danger as he tries to uncover who is behind a top secret project called SOFIA, while eluding a new enemy who seems determined to kill him.

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    I am the traitor

    Zadoff, Allen, author.

    After breaking free of The Program, Boy Nobody is on a mission of his own to reclaim his life and rescue his friend Howard from the secret organization that has turned him and other orphaned children into trained assassins--but he has no idea who, if anyone, he can trust, or what the consequences will be if he succeeds in bringing down The Program.

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    Boy Nobody : a novel

    Zadoff, Allen.

    Sixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves.

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    What to do when you grumble too much : a kid's guide to overcoming negativity

    Huebner, Dawn.

    Teaches children cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce and overcome negativity, presenting writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies; and includes an introduction for parents and caregivers. Designed for children ages six to twelve.

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    A children's book about stealing

    Berry, Joy Wilt.

    This book is about Karen and her friend Lennie. Reading about Karen and Lennie can help you understand and deal with stealing.

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    Stealing is Bad but Giving is Good

    Hipskind, Shawn.

    Billy has a bunch of bikes and he's not even using all of them. Tom doesn't even have one bike. It wouldn't be so bad to take just one of the extra bikes and give it to him..would it?.

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    What does it mean to be present?

    DiOrio, Rana.

    Simple text and illustrations define what it means to be present and describes ways to enjoy life by being more aware of people and events.

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    Help! : an absolutely indispensable guide to life for girls!

    Holyoke, Nancy.

    Presents letters written to "American Girl" magazine from girls asking for advice about the problems they face in everyday life.

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    More help!

    Holyoke, Nancy.

    Presents more letters written to "American Girl" magazine by girls asking for advice about the problems they face in everyday life.

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    A smart girl's guide to manners : the secrets to grace, confidence, and being your best

    Holyoke, Nancy.

    An introduction to socially acceptable conduct in all sorts of situations.

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    Dear Mrs. Parks : a dialogue with today's youth

    Parks, Rosa, 1913-

    Presents correspondence between Rosa Parks and various children in which the "Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement" answers questions and encourages young people to reach their highest potential.

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    How Jackrabbit got his very long ears

    Irbinskas, Heather, 1955-

    Because he doesn't listen carefully to what the Great Spirit tells him about each of the animals he is supposed to lead to their desert homes, Jackrabbit causes much unhappiness with his careless answers to the animals' questions.

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    Daydreams of a solitary hamster

    Desbordes, Astrid.

    Relates in comic strip style the adventures of the often selfish and self-absorbed Hamster and his affectionate friends Mole, Hedgehog, Snail, Squirrel and Rabbit as they ponder aspects of life and prepare to celebrate Hamster's birthday.

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    The spider and the fly

    Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888.

    An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.

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    Addy saves the day : a summer story

    Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-

    Addy and Harriet feud over everything, including fund-raising plans to help the families of freed slaves, but tragedy finally forces them to stop fighting and work together.

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    Meet Kaya : an American girl

    Shaw, Janet Beeler, 1937-

    In 1764, when Kaya and her family reunite with other Nez PercŽ Indians to fish for the red salmon, she learns that bragging, even about her swift horse, can lead to trouble. Includes historical notes on the Nez PercŽ Indians.

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    Millions

    Cottrell Boyce, Frank.

    The Cunningham brothers, suddenly very rich when a fortune in cash literally lands at Damian's feet, have only seventeen days to spend the money before it becomes worthless, while trying to stay a step ahead of the crooks who stole it and want it back.

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    The prophet of Yonwood #3

    DuPrau, Jeanne.

    While visiting the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina, eleven-year-old Nickie makes some decisions about how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of one of their neighbors.

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    End zone

    Barber, Tiki, 1975-

    Co-captains Tiki and Ronde Barber lead their junior high teammates to the Virginia state football championship.

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    Extra innings

    Barber, Tiki, 1975-

    "Tiki and Ronde have their sights set on a big diamond--a baseball diamond! Sure, they're experienced athletes, but they've never played baseball before. Do they have what it takes to make the team?"--Provided by publisher.

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    The worst class trip ever

    Barry, Dave.

    "When the eighth grade civics class of Miami's Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend, Matt, has decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists and it is up to the boys to stop them"--Provided by publisher.

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    All alone

    Bishop, Claire Huchet.

    After climbing the high slopes of the French Alps to tend his family's cows, ten-year-old Marcel is faced with a difficult dilemma--obey his father or help a friend.

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    The lunch thief

    Bromley, Anne C., 1950-

    Rafael is angry that a new student is stealing lunches, but he takes time to learn what the real problem is before acting.

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    Clarice Bean spells trouble

    Child, Lauren.

    Clarice Bean, aspiring actress and author, unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting into trouble as she attempts to help a friend in need by following the rules of the fictional, "exceptionordinarily" spy, Ruby Redfort.

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    Gaff

    Correa, E. Shan.

    In Hawaii, thirteen-year-old Paul Silva is determined to find a way to get his family out of the illegal cockfighting business.

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    Millions

    Cottrell Boyce, Frank.

    The Cunningham brothers literally have money drop in their laps when a bag of cash falls from the sky; however, the crooks who initially stole the loot are hot on the trail to retrieve it.

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    The prophet of Yonwood #3

    DuPrau, Jeanne.

    While visiting the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina, eleven-year-old Nickie makes some decisions about how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of one of their neighbors.

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    Dead end in Norvelt

    Gantos, Jack.

    In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

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    Rosie's Nutcracker dreams

    Giff, Patricia Reilly.

    A clash with her rival may end Rosie's dream of playing the leading role in her ballet class's production of the Nutcracker.

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    Twerp

    Goldblatt, Mark, 1957-

    In Queens, New York, in 1969, twelve-year-old Julian Twerski writes a journal for his English teacher in which he explores his friendships and how they are effected by girls, a new student who may be as fast as Julian, and especially an incident of bullying.

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    Football hero

    Green, Tim, 1963-

    When twelve-year-old Ty's brother Thane is recruited out of college to play for the New York Jets, their Uncle Gus uses Ty to get insider information for his gambling ring, landing Ty and Thane in trouble with the Mafia.

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    Princess Posey and the tiny treasure

    Greene, Stephanie.

    Because Posey does not follow the rules when she takes her new toy to school, Miss Lee locks Poinky in the consequences drawer until Friday.

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    Roberto & me

    Gutman, Dan.

    Stosh travels back to 1969 to try to prevent the untimely death of Roberto Clemente, a legendary baseball player and humanitarian, but upon his return to the present, he meets his own great-grandson who takes him into the future, and what he finds there is more shocking than anything he has encountered in his travels to the past.

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    The Magic Misfits

    Harris, Neil Patrick, 1973-

    "Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner and his goons"--Provided by publisher.

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    Pay it forward : young readers edition

    Hyde, Catherine Ryan.

    Adapts for young readers Catherine Ryan Hyde's book in which acts of kindness are repaid by 'paying it forward' to three others who need help.

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    Chained

    Kelly, Lynne, 1969-

    To work off a family debt, ten-year-old Hastin leaves his desert village in India to work as a circus elephant keeper, but many challenges await him, including trying to keep Nandita, a sweet elephant, safe from the cruel circus owner.

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    13 gifts

    Mass, Wendy, 1967-

    Tara, a self-proclaimed shrinking violet, tries to break out of her shell by stealing the school mascot, a goat, but she gets caught and is shipped off for the summer to stay with relatives in the quirky town of Willow Falls, which she decides is as good a place as any to reinvent herself.

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    Kaspar the Titanic cat

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    Fourteen-year-old Johnny Trott, a bell-boy at London's Savoy Hotel in 1912, becomes caregiver to Kaspar Kandinsky, the Prince of Cats, and soon the two are stowing away on the Titanic, where they are befriended by the Stanton family of New York.

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    Surviving Brick Johnson

    Myers, Laurie.

    Afraid of getting maimed for making fun of Brick, the husky new kid in his fifth-grade class, Nick decides that even his baseball collection will not protect him so he signs up for karate class, despite his little brother's reassurances that Brick is not a bully.

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    How to steal a dog : a novel

    O'Connor, Barbara.

    Living in the family car in their small North Carolina town after their father leaves them virtually penniless, Georgina, desperate to improve their situation and unwilling to accept her overworked mother's calls for patience, persuades her younger brother to help her in an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer.

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    Wish

    O'Connor, Barbara.

    "A story about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers that family doesn't always have to be related--they are simply people who love you for who you are"--Provided by publisher.

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    Ms. Rapscott's girls

    Primavera, Elise, author.

    "At Great Rapscott School for Girls of Busy Parents, Ms. Rapscott teaches her students How to Get Lost on Purpose, resulting in a series of fantastical adventures that makes each learn a little something about courage, strength, bravery, and teamwork"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Lu

    Reynolds, Jason.

    "Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu's way--literally and not-so-literally--and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means"--Provided by publisher.

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    Amal unbound

    Saeed, Aisha.

    In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.

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    SHA

    Cirque du freak #1

    Shan, Darren.

    Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.

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    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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    STA

    Saving Sky

    Stanley, Diane.

    Sky Brightman, living happily off the grid on sixty acres in New Mexico, with no television or Internet to bring her news of the war going on in the United States, is forced to face reality when her friend Kareem is unjustly arrested.

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    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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    Diary of a wimpy kid

    Live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking junior high school student.

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    Don't call me Beanhead!

    Wojciechowski, Susan.

    Beany worries about everything whether she is at home or school. These five stories tells about some of the things that worry her.

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    Wolf Hollow : a novel

    Wolk, Lauren, 1956-

    "Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"--Provided by publisher.

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    The gold coin

    Ada, Alma Flor.

    Determined to steal an old woman's gold coin, a young thief follows her all around the countryside and finds himself involved in a series of unexpected activities.

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    Z is for Moose

    Bingham, Kelly L., 1967-

    Moose is terribly eager to play his part in Zebra's alphabet book, but when his letter passes him by, Moose behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.

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    Eddie the bully

    Cole, Henry, 1955-

    Eddie enjoys being mean and bullying his fellow students until a new girl arrives and shows him how good it can feel to be nice.

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    I just want to do it my way!

    Cook, Julia, 1964-

    "RJ's way of doing things isn't working out for him. His teacher is upset because so many of his assignments are missing or incomplete, but RJ blames other students for distracting him. He learns how to ask for help and stay on task, and discovers that by doing things the right way the first time, he no longer has to do them over and over again."--Publisher.

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    Red

    De Kinder, Jan, 1964-

    "Torn between her fear of the bully on the school playground and her sympathy for her classmate, a girl must make a difficult choice."--Provided by publisher.

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    If kids ran the world

    Dillon, Leo.

    In text and pictures, this book tells us how much better the world would be, if kids were allowed to run the world.

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    One good deed

    Fields, Terri, 1948-

    A young boy transforms his neighborhood by performing one good deed for his neighbor, which leads to a chain of kind and helpful actions.

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    FRE

    King of another country

    French, Fiona.

    A young African drummer learns the difference between extremes and moderation when the King of the Forest teaches him to say "yes" instead of "no."

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    Ouch! moments : when words are used in hurtful ways

    Genhart, Michael.

    The reader is encouraged to be caring and to take a stand when someone uses hurtful words.

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    Antonio's card / La tarjeta de Antonio / cuento, Rigoberto González ; ilustraciones, Cecilia Concepción Álvarez

    González, Rigoberto.

    With Mother's Day coming, Antonio finds he has to decide about what is important to him when his classmates make fun of the unusual appearance of his mother's partner, Leslie. Presented in English and Spanish.

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    Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth

    Jeffers, Oliver.

    "In this salutation from Earth, the chronicler gives a tour of the planet and introduces those who call it home"--OCLC.

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    Big red lollipop

    Khan, Rukhsana, 1962-

    Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Rubina's fun, and later when that sister is asked to a party and baby sister wants to come, Rubina must decide whether to help.

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    MCK

    The honest-to-goodness truth

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    After promising never to lie, Libby learns that it's not always necessary to blurt out the whole truth either.

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    MED

    Seven spools of thread : a Kwanzaa story

    Medearis, Angela Shelf, 1956-

    When they are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold, the seven Ashanti brothers put aside their differences, learn to get along, and embody the principles of Kwanzaa. Includes information on Kwanzaa, West African cloth weaving, and instructions for making a belt.

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    MEL

    You can't be too careful!

    Mello, Roger.

    "Introduces a colorful cast of characters whose fates are connected in different ways, exploring the importance of kindness and the dangers of greed"-- Provided by publisher.

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    MEN

    Always remember

    Meng, Cece.

    When Old Turtle dies and is taken back by the sea, his friends remember that he was a wonderful teacher and friend who made his world a better place.

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    Be kind

    Miller, Pat Zietlow.

    "When a young girl named Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better and remembers that Mom always says, "Be kind." But what does it mean to be kind? As the child ponders everything from asking a new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this...story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference--or at least help a friend"--Inside dust jacket.

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    The Three Questions

    Muth, Jon J.

    Nikolai asks his animal friends to help him answer three important questions: "When is the best time to do things?" "Who is the most important?" and "What is the right thing to do?".

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    Zen socks

    Muth, Jon J.

    Stillwater the giant panda and his friends Leo and Molly teach each other about patience, sharing, and compassion.

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    Of thee I sing : a letter to my daughters

    Obama, Barack.

    President Barack Obama offers a tribute to thirteen historically important Americans and the ideals that have shaped the nation--from the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe to the courage of Jackie Robinson and the patriotism of George Washington.

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    Underwear do's and don'ts

    Parr, Todd.

    Presents pairs of do's and don'ts concerning underwear, such as "Do put your clean underwear away" but "Don't put it in the freezer."

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    So few of me

    Reynolds, Peter, 1961-

    After wishing there were two of him to complete all the items on his "to do" list, Leo discovers that the real problem is not the number of Leos, but the length of the list.

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    The smallest girl in the smallest grade

    Roberts, Justin.

    Sally McCabe is a very little girl, and nobody notices her, although she notices everything that goes on around her--but when she speaks out about the unkindness she sees, people start to pay attention.

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    Dear girl

    Rosenthal, Amy Krouse.

    "A celebration of girls everywhere [that] teaches girls to be themselves, be generous and kind, and to dance like no one's watching. Told from the point of view of a girl's guardian, this book delves into the life lessons we all hope to teach the strong girls in our lives"--OCLC.

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    A chance to shine

    Seskin, Steve.

    A child's father changes the life of a homeless man by giving him a job.

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    The kindness quilt

    Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth.

    Minna does a lot of thinking about her project to do something kind, make a picture about what she did, and share it with her classmates, but finally comes up with an idea that spreads to the whole school.

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    Rude cakes

    Watkins, Rowboat, 1967-

    A story about a rude cake, who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents, and a Giant Cyclops who is polite.

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    Dragonsong : a fable for the new millennium

    Young, Russell.

    As Chiang-An, a small Chinese dragon, travels the world in search of a special enduring gift for his village, he meets four other dragons, each of whom gives him a song, an unusual gift, and words of wisdom.

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    Close to the edge

    Miklowitz, Gloria D.

    In spite of having all the advantages money can provide, high-school senior Jenny sees little point in life until she volunteers to play the piano for a senior citizens' band and receives the benefit of elderly wisdom.

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