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    The prince and the dressmaker

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    The prince and the dressmaker

    Wang, Jen, 1984-, author, illustrator.

    "Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride-- or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia-- the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!"--Front flap.

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    Parrot in the oven

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    Parrot in the oven mi vida

    Martinez, Victor, 1954-

    Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle.

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    The mighty Miss Malone

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    The mighty Miss Malone

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.

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    Gracefully Grayson

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    Gracefully Grayson

    Polonsky, Ami.

    "Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Insurgente

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    Insurgente

    Roth, Veronica.

    Tris Prior survives the Erudite simulation attacks that occur during the time she expected to be celebrating her achievement of being ranked first among the initiate class of her chosen faction, Dauntless. Even though the Dauntless have been freed from Erudite mind control, a war develops and secrets emerge.

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    A land of permanent goodbyes

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    A land of permanent goodbyes

    Abawi, Atia, author.

    After their home in Syria's bombed, Tareq, his father, and his younger sister seek refuge, first with extended family in Raqqa--a stronghold for the militant group Daesh--and then abroad.

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    The dead girls of Hysteria Hall

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    The dead girls of Hysteria Hall

    Alender, Katie, author.

    Sixteen-year-old Cordelia and her family move into the house they just inherited in Pennsylvania, a former insane asylum the locals call Hysteria Hall--unfortunately the house does not want defiant girls like Delia, so it kills her, and as she wanders the house, meeting the other ghosts and learning the dark secrets of the Hall, she realizes that she has to find a way to save her sister, parents, and perhaps herself.

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    The last treasure

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    The last treasure

    Anderson, Janet, 1946-

    Thirteen-year-old Ellsworth leaves his father to visit the relatives he has never met and eventually joins forces with Jess, his distant cousin, to uncover family secrets and search for their ancestor's hidden treasure.

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    Backwater

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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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    Zero at the bone

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    Zero at the bone

    Cadnum, Michael.

    When eighteen-year-old Anita fails to return home from work, her parents and younger brother try to understand and cope with her disappearance.

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    The first man

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    The first man

    Camus, Albert, 1913-1960.

    The final book by Camus, covering the years of his fatherless childhood in Algeria, taken from his incomplete, handwritten manuscript.

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    American panda

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    American panda

    Chao, Gloria, 1986- author.

    A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.

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    Freakboy

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    Freakboy

    Clark, Kristin.

    Told from three viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Brendan, a wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum while Vanessa, the girl he loves, and Angel, a transgender acquaintance, try to help.

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    Many stones

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    Many stones

    Coman, Carolyn.

    After her sister Laura is murdered in South Africa, Berry and her estranged father travel there to participate in the dedication of a memorial in her name.

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    Bombay blues

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    Bombay blues

    Desai Hidier, Tanuja, author.

    Indian American Dimple Lala questions her heart while on a trip to Bombay, on which her boyfriend pushes her away to embark on a spiritual journey, her cousin tests the boundaries of tradition, and her sister opens up about her homosexuality.

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    Saint Anything

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    Saint Anything : a novel

    Dessen, Sarah, author.

    Sydney's charismatic older brother Peyton has always been the center of attention in the family, but when he's sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.

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    Shutout

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    Shutout

    Halpin, Brendan, 1968-

    Fourteen-year-old Amanda and her best friend Lena start high school looking forward to playing on the varsity soccer team, but when Lena makes varsity and Amanda only makes junior varsity, their long friendship rapidly changes.

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    Thursday's child

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    Thursday's child

    Hartnett, Sonya.

    A young woman, looking back on her childhood, recounts her farm family's poverty, her father's cowardice, and her younger brother's obsession for digging tunnels and living underground.

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    Kissing doorknobs

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    Kissing doorknobs

    Hesser, Terry Spencer.

    Fourteen-year-old Tara describes how her increasingly strange compulsions begin to take over her life and affect her relationships with her family and friends.

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    The outsiders

    Hinton, S. E.

    The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

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    Five flavors of Dumb

    John, Antony.

    Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.

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    The Bermudez Triangle

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    The Bermudez Triangle : a novel

    Johnson, Maureen, 1973-

    The friendship of three high school girls and their relationships with their friends and families are tested when two of them fall in love with each other.

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    Kimchi and calamari

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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 singing mountain

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    The singing mountain

    Levitin, Sonia, 1934-

    While traveling in Israel for the summer, seventeen-year-old Mitch decides to stay and pursue a life of Jewish orthodoxy, forcing him to make some important decisions about the family and life he is leaving in southern California.

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    Inexcusable

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    Inexcusable

    Lynch, Chris.

    High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend whose date has left her stranded, things go terribly wrong.

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    Infinite in between

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    Infinite in between

    Mackler, Carolyn, author.

    Five students who meet in freshman orientation agree to write notes to their future selves and promise to reunite in exactly four years when they are ready to graduate from high school.

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    Parrot in the oven

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    Parrot in the oven : mi vida : a novel

    Martinez, Victor, 1954-

    Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle.

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    When Dimple met Rishi

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    When Dimple met Rishi

    Menon, Sandhya, author.

    When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents' obsession with "marriage prospects" but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting arranged marriage with him.

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    The art of starving

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    The art of starving

    Miller, Sam J., author.

    A bullied gay teen boy with an eating disorder believes he's developed super powers via starvation.

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    The fashion disaster that changed my life

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    The fashion disaster that changed my life

    Myracle, Lauren, 1969-

    Seventh-grader Alli inadvertently arrives on the first day of school with underwear static-clinging partly outside her pant leg.

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    A step from heaven

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    A step from heaven

    Na, An, 1972-

    A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America.

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    Alice the brave #7

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    Alice the brave #7

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    The summer before eighth grade, Alice tries to confront her fears, not the least of which is a fear of deep water.

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    Lovingly Alice Prequel #3

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    Lovingly Alice Prequel #3

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Fifth grade is tumultuous for Alice as she tries to help others through the many changes occurring at home and in school, including learning about sex when Rosalind gets her period and shares a book that explains what is happening.

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    Outrageously Alice #9

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    Outrageously Alice #9

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Alice is in the eighth grade, and while she wants her life to be exciting and outrageous, she also wants to feel protected and safe.

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    Patiently Alice #15

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    Patiently Alice #15

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    The summer after ninth grade, Alice and her friends spend three weeks working as assistant counselors at a camp for disadvantaged children and cope with all kinds of changes.

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    You don't know my name

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    You don't know my name

    Orlando, Kristen, author.

    Sixteen-year-old Reagan, raised to be an elite spy, is torn between honoring her family's legacy and living a normal life with the boy she loves.

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    Life as we knew it

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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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    This world we live in

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    This world we live in

    Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-

    When the moon's gravitational pull increases, causing massive natural disasters on earth, Miranda and her family struggle to survive in a world without cities or sunlight, and wonder if anyone else in still alive.

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    Gracefully Grayson

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    Gracefully Grayson

    Polonsky, Ami.

    Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world.

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    The broken bridge

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    The broken bridge

    Pullman, Philip, 1946-

    Over the course of a long summer in Wales, sixteen-year-old Ginny, the mixed-race, artist daughter of an English father and a Haitian mother, learns that she has a half-brother from her father's earlier marriage, and that her own mother may still be alive.

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    Plague land

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    Plague land

    Scarrow, Alex, author.

    An unidentified virus wipes out most of the Earth's population and Leon, his mother, and younger sister Grace, who just moved to London from New York, must run for their lives.

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    Wonderstruck

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    Wonderstruck : a novel in words and pictures

    Selznick, Brian.

    Relates the stories of twelve-year-old Ben, who loses his mother and his hearing in a short time frame and decides to leave his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he has never known in New York City; and Rose, who lives with her father but feels compelled to search for what is missing in her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.

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    Dread locks

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    Dread locks

    Shusterman, Neal.

    Accustomed to a carefree existence, fifteen-year-old Parker Baer meets the girl next door and finds his life taking a menacing turn as he begins to absorb some of her terrible powers.

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    Falling over sideways

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    Falling over sideways

    Sonnenblick, Jordan, author.

    Harassed at her middle school, not taken seriously at home, and with a "perfect" older brother, Matthew, to live up to, thirteen-year-old Claire has always felt like her life was cursed-- then one morning, when she are her beloved father are talking at breakfast, her father suddenly falls over with a stroke, and suddenly everything changes.

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    Places to look for a mother

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    Places to look for a mother

    Stansbury, Nicole.

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    Calling my name

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    Calling my name

    Tamani, Liara, author.

    "Taja Brown, growing up in a conservative and tightly knit African American family, battles family expectations to discover a sense of self and find her unique voice and purpose"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Golden boy

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    Golden boy : a novel

    Tarttelin, Abigail, 1987-

    The Walker family seems to be the perfect family, but they are hiding a secret about their son Max.

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    Celebration!

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    Celebration!

    Thomas, Jane Resh.

    Grandmother, aunts and uncles, and assorted cousins gather for the annual picnic in Maggie's backyard, complete with good food and family fun.

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    Welcome to the Ark

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    Welcome to the Ark

    Tolan, Stephanie S.

    When four child prodigies transfer from a center for research and rehabilitation to an experimental group home, they face another way of connecting with their world.

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    The good Negress

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    The good Negress

    Verdelle, A. J., 1960-

    After leaving rural Virginia for Detroit in 1963, a young black girl struggles with divided loyalties as she begins to see her family in a new light.

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    The distance from the heart of things

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    The distance from the heart of things

    Warlick, Ashley.

    Mavis Black finds an emotional distance has grown between her and her family when she returns after graduating from college to become the accountant for her grandfather's vineyard.

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    My heartbeat

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    My heartbeat

    Weyr, Garret.

    As she tries to understand the closeness between her older brother and his best friend, fourteen-year-old Ellen finds her relationship with each of them changing.

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    See you down the road

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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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    Such a pretty girl

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    Such a pretty girl

    Wiess, Laura, 1960-

    Haunted by flashbacks, fifteen-year-old Meredith learns that three years in prison has not changed the abusive father who molested her.

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    Girls out late

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    Girls out late

    Wilson, Jacqueline.

    Thirteen-year-old Ellie misses curfew by going to a park with a boy she just met, gets caught lying to her father and stepmother, and is put in a dangerous situation in London by her two best friends.

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    Heart on my sleeve

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    Heart on my sleeve

    Wittlinger, Ellen.

    From the end of high school to the beginning of college, Chloe and Julian deal with major changes in their families and friendships and explore their feelings for each other through emails, letters, and a visit.

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    If you come softly

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    If you come softly

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.

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    Thirteenth child

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    Thirteenth child

    Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-

    Eighteen-year-old Eff must finally get over believing she is bad luck and accept that her special training in Aphrikan magic, and being the twin of the seventh son of a seventh son, give her extraordinary power to combat magical creatures that threaten settlements on the western frontier.

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    The way to Bea

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    The way to Bea

    Yeh, Kat, author.

    Recently estranged from her best friend and weeks away from shifting from only child to big sister, seventh grader Beatrix Lee consoles herself by writing haiku in invisible ink and hiding the poems, but one day she finds a reply--is it the librarian with all the answers, the editor of the school paper who admits to admiring her poetry, an old friend feeling remorse, or the boy obsessed with visiting the local labyrinth?

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    Pride

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    Pride

    Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.

    "Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can't stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick's changing landscape, or lose it all"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    What's happening to grandpa?

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    What's happening to grandpa?

    Shriver, Maria.

    Kate struggles to understand what it happening when her grandpa starts showing signs of Alzheimer's disease, and she decides to try to do something to help him always remember his life and the people he loves.

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    Ramona empieza el curso

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    Ramona empieza el curso

    Cleary, Beverly.

    The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.

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    Keeping the night watch

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    Keeping the night watch

    Smith, Hope Anita.

    A thirteen-year-old African American boy chronicles what happens to his family when his father, who temporarily left, returns home and they all must deal with their feelings of anger, hope, abandonment, and fear.

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    Dancing home

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    Dancing home

    Ada, Alma Flor.

    When Margie's cousin Lupe comes from Mexico to live in California with Margie's family, Lupe must adapt to America, while Margie, who thought it would be fun to have her cousin there, finds that she is embarrassed by her in school and jealous of her at home.

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    Love, Amalia

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    Love, Amalia

    Ada, Alma Flor.

    Sixth-grader Amalia learns many important life-lessons while spending Friday afternoons with her beloved grandmother, and the teaching goes on even after Abuelita's sudden death as Amalia finds a way to connect with relatives and a friend who has moved away.

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    The cat who got carried away

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    The cat who got carried away

    Ahlberg, Allan.

    It is an exciting couple of days for the Gaskitt family and their community--with missing pets, an unusual substitute teacher, and a special addition to their household.

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    Eight cousins, or, the Aunt-Hill

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    Eight cousins, or, the Aunt-Hill

    Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.

    Orphaned Rose Campbell finds it difficult to fit in when she goes to live with her six aunts and seven mischievous boy cousins.

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    I can't believe I have to do this

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    I can't believe I have to do this

    Alford, Jan.

    Twelve-year-old Dean Matthews receives a journal as a birthday present from his mother and records the events of the following year.

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    Skellig

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    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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    Happy birthday, Felicity!

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    Happy birthday, Felicity! : a springtime story

    Tripp, Valerie, 1951-

    As her tenth birthday approaches, Felicity is excited by her grandfather's visit, but she is also concerned about the growing tensions between the colonists and the British governor in Williamsburg.

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    Crenshaw

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    Crenshaw

    Applegate, Katherine.

    "A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary"--Provided by publisher.

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    Sounder

    Armstrong, William Howard, 1914-

    Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.

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    One-handed catch

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    One-handed catch

    Auch, Mary Jane.

    After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.

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    Ramona and her mother

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    Ramona and her mother

    Cleary, Beverly.

    Seven-year-old Ramona Quimby, feeling that she is perhaps not as loved as her younger sister, tries a number of ploys to get her mother's attention.

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    The trolls

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    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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    The Willoughbys

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    The Willoughbys

    Lowry, Lois.

    A tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, in which the four Willoughby children set out to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

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    The kite rider

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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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    Saffy's angel

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    Saffy's angel

    McKay, Hilary.

    After learning that she was adopted, thirteen-year-old Saffron's relationship with her eccentric, artistic family changes, until they help her go back to Italy where she was born to find a special momento of her past.

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    Little house in the big woods

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    Little house in the big woods

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

    Follows a year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives and neighbors.

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    Little house on the prairie

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    Little house on the prairie

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

    A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, dig a well, and fight a prairie fire.

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    On the banks of Plum Creek

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    On the banks of Plum Creek

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

    Ma, Pa, Laura, Mary, and Carrie settle on the prairie land of Minnesota where runaway cattle, wolves, torrential creeks, a grasshopper plague, and a long blizzard offset the joys of a new house, school friends, and church socials.

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    Wolf Hollow

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    Wolf Hollow

    Wolk, Lauren, 1956-, author.

    Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her rural Pennsylvania town. Until the day Betty Glengarry moves to town. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying at first seems isolated, things quickly spin out of control, escalating until Betty mysteriously disappears. As the town searches for Betty and days pass, fingers begin to point toward Toby, a World War I veteran who carries deep and secret scars. While others see his strangeness, Annabelle sees only kindness, and soon must find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

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    Crispin

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    Crispin : at the edge of the world

    Avi, 1937-

    Branded as traitors by the king's authorities, Crispin and his guardian, Bear, flee to coastal towns in fourteenth-century England, where they perform a musical juggling act and bond as a family after befriending a disfigured girl.

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    Becca at sea

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    Becca at sea

    Baker, Deirdre F. (Deirdre Frances), 1955-

    Becca has often spent time with her parents at her grandmother's cabin by the sea, but with her mother expecting a baby, she begins visiting on her own and by the time her new sibling arrives, has stored up a season full of friends and adventures.

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    Dillon Dillon

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    Dillon Dillon

    Banks, Kate, 1960-

    During the summer that he turns ten years old, Dillon Dillon learns the surprising story behind his name and develops a relationship with three loons, living on the lake near his family's New Hampshire cabin, that help him make sense of his life.

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    Ivy + Bean Bound to be Bad / #5

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    Ivy + Bean Bound to be Bad / #5

    Barrows, Annie.

    Ivy and Bean decide to be good, kind, and pure of thought in the hopes that the wild animals will befriend them, but when their plan doesn't work, they decide sometimes it's good to be a little bad.

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    Anything but typical

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    Anything but typical

    Baskin, Nora Raleigh.

    Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.

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    Kate the great except when she's not

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    Kate the great except when she's not

    Becker, Suzy.

    Fifth-grader Kate faces a challenge when her mother asks her to be especially nice to Nora, a classmate and fellow flute player who is sometimes mean.

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    The Penderwicks at last

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    The Penderwicks at last

    Birdsall, Jeanne.

    ". . . it's summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister Batty to get home from college. This is a very important dance and a very important wait because the two youngest sisters are about to arrive home to find out that the Penderwicks will all be returning to Arundel this summer, the place where it all began. And better still is the occasion: a good ol' fashion, homemade-by-Penderwicks wedding . . ."--Publisher provided.

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    Double Fudge / #5

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    Double Fudge / #5

    Blume, Judy.

    His younger brother's obsession with money and the discovery of long-lost cousins Flora and Fauna provide many embarrassing moments for twelve-year-old Peter.

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    Fudge-a-Mania / #4

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    Fudge-a-Mania / #4

    Blume, Judy.

    Pete describes the family vacation in Maine with the Tubmans, highlighted by the antics of his younger brother Fudge.

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    Lola Levine is not mean!

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    Lola Levine is not mean!

    Brown, Monica, 1969-

    Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh, and they all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.

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    The berry-picking man

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    The berry-picking man

    Buchanan, Jane, 1956-

    Nine-year-old Meggie resents spending time with a strange, smelly old man who calls her mother whenever he needs a ride, but when Christmas finds him in the hospital she knows what she must do.

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    The cartoonist

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    The cartoonist

    Byars, Betsy Cromer.

    Threatened with the loss of his private place in the attic of his crowded home, a young boy determines to keep it at all costs.

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    Wanted-- Mud Blossom

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    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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    Moving day / #1

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    Moving day / #1

    Cabot, Meg.

    Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.

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    The new girl / #2

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    The new girl / #2

    Cabot, Meg.

    Guided by her rules, nine-year-old Allie works to get past being just the new girl at school, eagerly awaits the arrival of her kitten, and faces turmoil when her grandmother visits while the family is still settling into their new home.

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    Stage fright / #4

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    Stage fright / #4

    Cabot, Meg.

    Allie's theatrical hopes are crushed when, instead of being cast as the princess, she is given the role of the evil queen in the fourth-grade class play.

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    Julian, dream doctor

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    Julian, dream doctor

    Cameron, Ann, 1943-

    Julian and Huey try to find the perfect birthday gift for Dad with amusing results.

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    More stories Huey tells

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    More stories Huey tells

    Cameron, Ann, 1943-

    Huey, his older brother Julian, and their family and friends plant a garden, play basketball, try to get Huey's father to stop smoking, learn about the universe, and more.

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    The stories Huey tells

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    The stories Huey tells

    Cameron, Ann, 1943-

    Huey invents banana spaghetti, is frightened by a bad dream, becomes an animal tracker, and leaves on a trip to Africa.

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    The double life of Zoe Flynn

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    The double life of Zoe Flynn

    Carey, Janet Lee.

    When Zoe's family has to live in their van for months after moving from California to Oregon so her father can find work, Zoe tries to keep her sixth-grade classmates from discovering that she is homeless.

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    The family under the bridge

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    The family under the bridge

    Carlson, Natalie Savage.

    An old hobo in Paris finds his life changed when he discovers three children under a bridge.

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    Allie, first at last

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    Allie, first at last

    Cervantes, Angela.

    Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning student, her former best friend is hanging out with another girl--but now she is determined to win the Trailblazer contest with a photographic presentation about her great grandfather, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner from their town.

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    Clarice Bean spells trouble

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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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    Ramona and her mother

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    Ramona and her mother

    Cleary, Beverly.

    Seven-year-old Ramona Quimby, feeling that she is perhaps not as loved as her younger sister, tries a number of ploys to get her mother's attention.

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    Ramona forever

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    Ramona forever

    Cleary, Beverly.

    Ramona's year in third grade is highlighted by the arrival of Howie's rich uncle, a change in her after-school situation, a surprise wedding, a death and a new arrival in the family, and her father's getting a job.

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    Ramona's world

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    Ramona's world

    Cleary, Beverly.

    Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs. Meacham's class.

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    The skull of truth

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    The skull of truth : a magic shop book

    Coville, Bruce.

    Charlie, a sixth-grader with a compulsion to tell lies, acquires a mysterious skull that forces its owner to tell only the truth, causing some awkward moments before he understands its power.

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    Absolutely normal chaos

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    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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    Chasing Redbird

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    Chasing Redbird

    Creech, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Zinnia Taylor uncovers family secrets and self truths while clearing a mysterious settler trail that begins on her family's farm in Kentucky.

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    Walk two moons

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    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.

    Due 03/06/19

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    The Wanderer

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    The Wanderer

    Creech, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.

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    The mighty Miss Malone

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    The mighty Miss Malone

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Deza Malone, the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, accompanies her mother and older brother on a trip to find her father, an African American man who left to find work after the Great Depression hit. They end up in a Hooverville outside of Flint, Michigan, and her brother attempts to be a performer while Deza and her mother search for a home.

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    The ballad of Lucy Whipple

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    The ballad of Lucy Whipple

    Cushman, Karen.

    In 1849, twelve-year-old California Morning Whipple, who renames herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town.

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    Rats!

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    Rats!

    Cutler, Jane.

    Fourth-grader Jason and his younger brother Edward shop for school clothes, get ready for Halloween, acquire a couple of pet rats, and deal with not-birthday presents from Aunt Bea.

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    A line in the sand

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    A line in the sand : the Alamo diary of Lucinda Lawrence

    Garland, Sherry.

    In the journal she receives for her twelfth birthday in 1835, Lucinda Lawrence describes the hardships her family and other residents of the "Texas colonies" endure when they decide to face the Mexicans in a fight for their freedom.

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    Dreams in the golden country

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    Dreams in the golden country : the diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish immigrant girl

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    Twelve-year-old Zippy, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, keeps a diary account of the first eighteen months of her family's life on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1903-1904.

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    Salsa stories

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    Salsa stories

    Delacre, Lulu.

    A collection of stories within the story of a family celebration where the guests relate their memories of growing up in various Latin American countries. Also contains recipes.

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    The dazzle disaster dinner party

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    The dazzle disaster dinner party

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Sassy's fancy dinner turns into a disaster, but with the help of the items in her handy sack and a little ingenuity, Sassy manages to make the meal memorable.

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    Little Sister is not my name!

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    Little Sister is not my name!

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Nine-year-old Sassy Simone Sanford, known to her family members as "Little Sister," relies on her fashion sense and friends to help her solve any problems that come her way.

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    The silver secret

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    The silver secret

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Sassy, who cannot sing, wants to be in the school musical, but must first prove to her music teacher that she can make a positive difference in the program.

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    The breadwinner

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    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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    The four-story mistake

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    The four-story mistake

    Enright, Elizabeth, 1909-1968.

    The Melendy family moves to a house in the country where a secret room, a cupola, a stable, and a brook provide Mona, Rush, Randy, and Oliver with adventures far different from the city life to which they are accustomed.

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    Spiderweb for two

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    Spiderweb for two : a Melendy maze

    Enright, Elizabeth, 1909-1968.

    Left alone when Rush, Mark, and Mona go away to boarding school, Randy and Oliver are lonely and bored until a mysterious letter brings the first of many clues to a mystery that takes all winter to solve.

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    Chickadee

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    Chickadee

    Erdrich, Louise.

    In 1866, Omakayas's son Chickadee is kidnapped by two ne'er-do-well brothers from his own tribe and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting and dangerous journey to get back home.

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    The Moffats

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    The Moffats

    Estes, Eleanor, 1906-

    Portrays the adventure-studded existence of the poor, but resourceful, Moffat family, whose members live in a yellow house on New Dollar Street.

    Due 03/11/19

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    Pinky Pye

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    Pinky Pye

    Estes, Eleanor, 1906-

    While spending a bird-watching summer on Fire Island, the Pye family acquires a small black kitten that can use a typewriter.

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    The man in the ceiling

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    The man in the ceiling

    Feiffer, Jules.

    Although not very good at sports or in his schoolwork, Jimmy can draw and dreams of being a great cartoonist; that dream seems within reach when star athlete Charley Beemer suggests they create comics together.

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    Once upon a Marigold

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    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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    Mallory's guide to boys, brothers, dads, and dogs

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    Mallory's guide to boys, brothers, dads, and dogs

    Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-

    Ten-year-old Mallory's crush on J.T., a boy in her older brother's class, gets her in trouble with her teacher, her family, and her friends but no matter what she does, J.T. does not seem interested in her.

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    Zebra Forest

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    Zebra Forest

    Gewirtz, Adina.

    Eleven-year-old Annie and her younger brother are being raised by their Gran and are surrounded by family secrets, but everything changes when an escaped criminal shows up at their house and takes them all hostage.

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    Rosie's Nutcracker dreams

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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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    Moxy Maxwell does not love Stuart Little

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    Moxy Maxwell does not love Stuart Little

    Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth.

    With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.

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    Moxy Maxwell does not love writing thank-you notes

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    Moxy Maxwell does not love writing thank-you notes

    Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth.

    Ten-year-old Moxy Maxwell has promised to write twelve thank-you notes by the day after Christmas so that she and her twin brother Mark can go to Hollywood to visit their father, but all her brilliant ideas to help finish the task more efficiently end up creating chaos in the house.

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    Home run

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    GRE

    Home run

    Green, Tim, 1963-

    "Josh's life has just fallen apart. His father will no longer be coaching the travel baseball team and is moving to Florida, forcing his mom and little sister to move into a small apartment on the wrong side of town. To make matters worse, the new coach of the travel team is an unforgiving drill sergeant. But then Benji tells Josh of a home-run derby in which the winner gets a brand-new house. All Josh has to do to qualify is hit twenty home runs during his travel-team season. With Benji and Jaden's help, Josh is hoping to hit it out of the park and save his family, because if he strikes out, he may just lose everything"--Amazon.com.

    Available

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    Sister

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    Sister

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    After her father dies a young black girl watches her sister withdraw from her and her mother.

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    Planet Middle School

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    Planet Middle School

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A series of poems describes all the baffling changes at home and at school in twelve-year-old Joylin's transition from tomboy basketball player to not-quite-girly girl.

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    Words with wings

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    Words with wings

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents' divorce, and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her. Until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook "thick with daydreams," Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future.

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    Mission Unstoppable / #1

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    Mission Unstoppable / #1

    Gutman, Dan.

    On a cross-country vacation with their parents, twins Coke and Pepsi, soon to be thirteen, fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files.

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    You Only Die Twice / #3

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    You Only Die Twice / #3

    Gutman, Dan.

    As thirteen-year-old twins, Coke and Pepsi McDonald, continue their dangerous road trip, they find themselves being chased by an evil Elvis impersonator and trapped by flesh-eating soda pop.

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    Head in the Clouds / Dory Fantasmagory / #4

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    Head in the Clouds / Dory Fantasmagory / #4

    Hanlon, Abby, author.

    Dory, nicknamed Rascal, has her first loose tooth, but her excitement turns to concern when imaginary evil robber Mrs. Gobble Gracker captures the tooth fairy.

    Due 03/15/19

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    Dory and The Real True Friend / Dory Fantasmagory / #2

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    Dory and The Real True Friend / Dory Fantasmagory / #2

    Hanlon, Abby.

    Dory, a highly imaginative youngest child, makes a new friend at school but her brother and sister are sure Rosabelle is imaginary, just like all of Dory's other friends.

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    Dory Fantasmagory / #1

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    Dory Fantasmagory / #1

    Hanlon, Abby.

    Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.

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    Ida B

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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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    Listening for Leroy

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    Listening for Leroy

    Hearne, Betsy Gould.

    Growing up in rural Alabama in the 1950s, ten-year-old Alice has no one to talk to but Leroy, the black farm hand, but when Alice's doctor father moves the family to Tennessee, she has trouble fitting in and she sorely misses Leroy.

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    Olive's ocean

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    HEN

    Olive's ocean

    Henkes, Kevin.

    On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer.

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    The year of Billy Miller

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    HEN

    The year of Billy Miller

    Henkes, Kevin.

    Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.

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    The zebra wall

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    The zebra wall

    Henkes, Kevin.

    When ten-year-old Adine's mother has a new baby, eccentric Aunt Irene comes to stay and shares Adine's bedroom--an event which requires a great deal of adjustment.

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    Just Juice

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    Just Juice

    Hesse, Karen.

    Realizing that her father's lack of work has endangered her family, nine-year-old Juice decides that she must return to school and learn to read in order to help their chances of surviving and keeping their house.

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    Cassie was here

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    HIC

    Cassie was here

    Hickey, Caroline.

    After moving to a new neighborhood, eleven-year-old Bree's long-forgotten imaginary playmate returns, to the dismay of her parents and brother, but the only other girl on the street is thirteen-year-old Cassie, whose behavior may lead to big trouble.

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    The fourteenth goldfish

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    The fourteenth goldfish

    Holm, Jennifer L.

    Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.

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    The third mushroom

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    The third mushroom

    Holm, Jennifer L.

    When thirteen-year-old Ellie's Grandpa Melvin, a world-renowned scientist in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy, comes for an extended visit, he teaches her that experimenting--and failing--is part of life.

    Due 03/06/19

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    The trolls

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    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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    Totally Joe

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    Totally Joe

    Howe, James, 1946-

    As a school assignment, a thirteen-year-old boy writes an alphabiography, and explores issues of friendship, family, school, and the challenges of being a gay teenager.

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    Hissy Fitz

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    Hissy Fitz

    Jennings, Patrick.

    Hissy, a sleep-deprived British shorthair in the extremely noisy Fitz household, recounts his frustrating day trying to find a place to sleep where people--particularly an annoying three-year-old human--will not bother him.

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    Toning the sweep

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    JOH

    Toning the sweep

    Johnson, Angela.

    On a visit to her grandmother Ola, who is dying of cancer in her house in the desert, fourteen-year-old Emmie hears many stories about the past and her family history and comes to a better understanding of relatives both dead and living.

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    Lost Goat Lane

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    Lost Goat Lane

    Jordan, Rosa.

    Two families--one white, one black--living near one another in rural Florida overcome their suspicions of each other and find ways to work together, with the help of their children and a few goats.

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    When Hitler stole pink rabbit

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    KER

    When Hitler stole pink rabbit

    Kerr, Judith.

    Recounts the adventures of a nine-year-old Jewish girl and her family in the early 1930s as they travel from Germany to England.

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    On point

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    On point

    Khan, Hena.

    "Zayd is so excited to finally be on the Gold Team in basketball but when the team starts struggling and his best friend quits to play football he must step up for his team"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Me and Marvin Gardens

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    Me and Marvin Gardens

    King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-, author.

    Obe Devlin spends a lot of his time cleaning up the creek that runs through what little is left of his family's once extensive farmland, and worrying about what the developers are doing nearby, and the pollution it is causing--but one day he finds a strange creature by his creek that eats plastic, and soon the animal he calls Marvin Gardens becomes his personal secret, which he believes needs to be protected from pretty much everybody.

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    The school mouse

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    KIN

    The school mouse

    King-Smith, Dick.

    Flora, the world's most educated mouse, saves her family during a crisis.

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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Getaway / #12

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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Getaway / #12

    Kinney, Jeff, author, illustrator.

    Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venemous creatures all threaten their vacation.

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    Diary of a wimpy kid #2

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    KIN

    Diary of a wimpy kid #2 : Rodrick rules

    Kinney, Jeff.

    Greg Heffley tells about his summer vacation and his attempts to steer clear of trouble when he returns to middle school and tries to keep his older brother, Rodrick, from telling everyone about Greg's most humiliating experience of the summer.

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    Diary of a wimpy kid #3

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    KIN

    Diary of a wimpy kid #3 : the last straw

    Kinney, Jeff.

    Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school.

    Due 02/26/19

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    Diary of a wimpy kid #6

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    KIN

    Diary of a wimpy kid #6 : cabin fever

    Kinney, Jeff.

    Middle-schooler Greg Heffley is the prime suspect when it is discovered that school property has been damaged, but when a surprise blizzard hits and school is closed, Greg is stuck indoors with his family, unable to prove his innocence.

    Due 02/26/19

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    Diary of a wimpy kid

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    Diary of a wimpy kid : old school / #10

    Kinney, Jeff.

    "Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive?"--Provided by publisher.

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    Diary of a wimpy kid

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    Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul / #9

    Kinney, Jeff.

    The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

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    Diary of a wimpy kid :#5

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    KIN

    Diary of a wimpy kid :#5 : the ugly truth

    Kinney, Jeff.

    While trying to find a new best friend after feuding with Rowley, middle-school slacker Greg Heffley is warned by older family members that adolescence is a time to act more responsibly and to think seriously about his future.

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    How I saved Hanukkah

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    KOS

    How I saved Hanukkah

    Koss, Amy Goldman, 1954-

    Marla, the only Jewish student in her fourth-grade class, wishes she celebrated Christmas like her best friend Lucy, until one year when she decides to learn all about Hanukkah and to teach her family about it too.

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    Polly Diamond and the magic book

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    Polly Diamond and the magic book

    Kuipers, Alice, 1979-

    Polly loves words, writing, and telling stories, so when she finds a fancy book on her doorstep labeled "Special Delivery from the Writing and Spelling Department for Polly Diamond" she is thrilled; and when she finds that anything she writes in it actually happens she is really excited--but Polly soon realizes that she has to be very careful what she writes because that kind of power can be dangerous.

    Due 03/01/19

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    Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus / #3

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    Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus / #3

    La Fevers, R. L. (Robin L.)

    Eleven-year-old Theodosia's ability to detect black magic raises her suspicions about a magician known as the Great Awi Bubu, while Henry, home for the spring holidays, discovers an artifact at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities that is coveted by every black-cloaked occultist in London.

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    Listen, slowly

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    Listen, slowly

    Lai, Thanhha.

    Twelve-year-old Mai is sick of being perfect and her straight A's and extracurricular activities have gotten her a much unwanted trip to Vietnam with her family so she can learn more about her roots. But as time goes on, Mai grows closer to her family and she begins to understand her culture.

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    Code word courage

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    Code word courage

    Larson, Kirby.

    "In September 1944 eleven-year-old Billie lives with her great aunt, Doff, eagerly waiting for her older brother Leo to return from boot camp, and desperate to find the father that left when she was little; but Leo brings a friend with him, a Navajo named Denny, and the injured dog they have rescued and named Bear--and when the two young men go off to war Bear becomes the thread that ties them all together, and helps Billie to find a true friend"--Provided by publisher.

    Due 02/27/19

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    Switch

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    Switch

    Law, Ingrid, 1970-

    "Gypsy Beaumont's magical savvy switches to its opposite when she learns that her mean and decidedly non-magical grandma has Alzheimer's and is going to move in with her family"--Provided by publisher.

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    When the sergeant came marching home

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    When the sergeant came marching home

    Lemna, Don, 1936-

    When his father returns from the war in 1946, a ten year old boy and his family move from their home in a Montana town to an old, run-down farm in the middle of nowhere where they work hard trying to make ends meet.

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    Meet the Austins

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    Meet the Austins

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    The warm, happy life of the Austin family is disturbed by a spoiled, sullen girl who has been orphaned by the sudden death of her father.

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    The moon by night

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    The moon by night

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    The summer camping trip the Austins take when Vicky is fourteen years old is an eventful one, thanks to Zachary and Andy, two completely different boys she meets on the trip.

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    The misadventures of the family Fletcher / #1

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    The misadventures of the family Fletcher / #1

    Levy, Dana Alison.

    Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

    Due 03/04/19

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    This would make a good story someday

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    LEV

    This would make a good story someday

    Levy, Dana Alison.

    Although not thrilled when her summer plans are upended for a surprise cross-country train trip with her family and embarrassed because one of her moms is writing a tell-all book about the trip, twelve-year-old Sara Johnston-Fischer finds herself changing along with the landscape outside the train windows.

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    The year of the dog

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    LIN

    The year of the dog : a novel

    Lin, Grace.

    Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

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    The children of Noisy Village

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    The children of Noisy Village

    Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.

    Ten-year-old Lisa tells about her brothers and playmates and the happy times they spend at work and at play in their Swedish village.

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    A snicker of magic

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    A snicker of magic

    Lloyd, Natalie, author.

    The Pickles are new to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee, a town which legend says was once magic--but Felicity is convinced the magic is still there, and with the help of her new friend Jonah the Beedle she hopes to bring the magic back.

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    Ruby Lu, brave and true

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    Ruby Lu, brave and true

    Look, Lenore.

    "Almost-eight-year-old" Ruby Lu spends time with her baby brother, goes to Chinese school, performs magic tricks and learns to drive, and has adventures with both old and new friends.

    Due 03/12/19

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    Anastasia again!

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    LOW

    Anastasia again!

    Lowry, Lois.

    Twelve-year-old Anastasia is horrified at her family's decision to move from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs.

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    The Willoughbys

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    LOW

    The Willoughbys

    Lowry, Lois.

    In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

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    A corner of the universe

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    MAR

    A corner of the universe

    Martin, Ann M., 1955-

    The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town.

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    Here today

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    MAR

    Here today

    Martin, Ann M., 1955-

    In 1963, when her flamboyant mother abandons the family to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, eleven-year-old Ellie Dingman takes charge of her younger siblings, while also trying to deal with her outcast status in school and frightening acts of prejudice toward the "misfits" that live on her street.

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    Finally

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    MAS

    Finally

    Mass, Wendy, 1967-

    After her twelfth birthday, Rory checks off a list of things she is finally allowed to do, but unexpected consequences interfere with her involvement in the movie being shot at her school, while a weird prediction starts to make sense.

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    A mango-shaped space

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    MAS

    A mango-shaped space : a novel

    Mass, Wendy, 1967-

    Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special color with every letter, number, and sound, keeps this a secret until she becomes overwhelmed by school, changing relationships, and the loss of something important to her.

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    The kite rider

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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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    Judy Moody and the bad luck charm

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    MCD

    Judy Moody and the bad luck charm

    McDonald, Megan.

    "The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning-at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C."--Provided by publisher.

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    The daydreamer

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    MCE

    The daydreamer

    McEwan, Ian.

    An imaginative ten-year-old boy, who is best understood by his family, recounts some of the adventures he has while daydreaming.

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    Saffy's angel

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    MCK

    Saffy's angel

    McKay, Hilary.

    After learning that she was adopted, thirteen-year-old Saffron's relationship with her eccentric, artistic family changes, until they help her go back to Italy where she was born to find a special momento of her past.

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    Never forgotten

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    Never forgotten

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A lyrical story-in-verse that details the experiences of an African boy who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.

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    Amelia writes again

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    MOS

    Amelia writes again

    Moss, Marissa.

    A ten-year-old draws and writes about her daily life in the journal she receives for her birthday.

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    Eleven

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    Eleven

    Myracle, Lauren, 1969-

    The year between turning eleven and turning twelve brings many changes for Winnie and her friends.

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    Twelve

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    Twelve

    Myracle, Lauren, 1969-

    Winnie relates the events of her twelfth year and the many changes in her relationships and in her attitude toward growing up.

    Due 03/05/19

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    Alice in April #5

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    NAY

    Alice in April #5

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    While trying to survive seventh grade, Alice discovers that turning thirteen will make her the Woman of the House at home, so she starts a campaign to get more appreciated for taking care of her father and older brother.

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    Alice in lace #8

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    NAY

    Alice in lace #8

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    While planning a wedding as part of an assignment for her eighth-grade health class, Alice thinks about her father's and older brother's love lives and learns that you cannot prepare for all of life's decisions.

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    Alice in-between #6

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    NAY

    Alice in-between #6

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    When motherless Alice turns thirteen she feels in-between, no longer a child but not yet a woman, and discovers that growing up can be both frustrating and wonderful.

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    Reluctantly Alice #3

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    NAY

    Reluctantly Alice #3

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    Alice experiences the joys and embarrassments of seventh grade while advising her father and older brother on their love lives.

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    Saving Shiloh

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    NAY

    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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    Starting with Alice Prequel #1

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    NAY

    Starting with Alice Prequel #1

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    After she, her older brother, and their father move from Chicago to Maryland, Alice has trouble fitting into her new third grade class, but with the help of some new friends and her own unique outlook, she survives.

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    Ways to live forever

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    NIC

    Ways to live forever

    Nicholls, Sally, 1983-

    Eleven-year-old Sam McQueen, who has leukemia, writes a book during the last three months of his life, in which he tells about what he would like to accomplish, how he feels, and things that have happened to him.

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    Twelve kinds of ice

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    OBE

    Twelve kinds of ice

    Obed, Ellen Bryan, 1944-

    From the first ice, a thin skin on a bucket of water, through thickly-iced fields, streams, and gardens, a girl, her family, and friends anticipate and enjoy a winter of skating, ending with an ice show complete with costumes, refreshments, and clowns.

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    The war in Georgia

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    OUG

    The war in Georgia

    Oughton, Jerrie.

    Living in Georgia during World War II, thirteen-year-old Shanta sometimes feels that her family and neighborhood are more hopeless battlefields than those in foreign lands.

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    Jacky Ha-Ha

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    PAT

    Jacky Ha-Ha

    Patterson, James, 1947-

    "Twelve-year-old Jacky "Ha-Ha" Hart is a class clown with a penchant for pranking--and when she's required to act in the school play to appease her frustrated teachers, she must conquer her stutter"--Provided by publisher.

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    The best man

    J
    PEC

    The best man

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    "Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget"--Provided by publisher.

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    Fair weather

    J
    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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    Clementine

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    Clementine

    Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

    While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

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    Clementine and the family meeting

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    Clementine and the family meeting

    Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

    Third-grader Clementine tries to adjust to the news that her perfect family of four is adding a new brother or sister.

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    Clementine's letter

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    Clementine's letter

    Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

    While finding new vegetable names to call her little brother, eight-year-old Clementine hatches a plan to prevent her beloved teacher from being selected to go on a once-in-a-lifetime research trip to Egypt.

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    Completely Clementine

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    Completely Clementine

    Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

    Clementine faces changes at the end of her third grade year and anticipates the birth of her family's new baby.

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    The Littles

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    The Littles

    Peterson, John Lawrence, 1924-

    When the Biggs go on a three-month vacation and an untidy family from the city moves into the house, the Littles must take action.

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    The brilliant world of Tom Gates

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    The brilliant world of Tom Gates

    Pichon, Liz.

    "Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks, spilt water, lightening ... Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his 'Camping Sucks' holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill, which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him"--Provided by publisher.

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    January's sparrow

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    January's sparrow

    Polacco, Patricia.

    After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation, traveling north through the Underground Railroad in search of freedom.

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    Gracefully Grayson

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    Gracefully Grayson

    Polonsky, Ami.

    Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world.

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    Patina

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    Patina

    Reynolds, Jason.

    "A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons"--Provided by publisher.

    Due 02/22/19

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    A stitch in time

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    A stitch in time

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Shortly after the War of Independence, Hannah sees her family being torn apart by old secrets and new developments, as her sister resolves to marry a sea captain and other siblings prepare to help start a new town in the Northwestern Territory.

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    Shanghai shadows

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    Shanghai shadows

    Ruby, Lois.

    From 1939 to 1945, a Jewish family struggles to survive in occupied China; young Ilse by remaining optimistic, her older brother by joining a resistance movement, her mother by maintaining connections to the past, and her father by playing the violin that had been his livelihood.

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    In care of Cassie Tucker

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    In care of Cassie Tucker

    Ruckman, Ivy.

    When her teenage cousin moves in with her family on their Nebraska farm in 1899, eleven-year-old Cassie learns a lot, including the meaning of "heathen" and "bigot."

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    Echo

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    Echo

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.

    Due 02/22/19

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    The bears' house

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    The bears' house

    Sachs, Marilyn.

    Although she sucks her thumb, smells bad, and loses herself in the make-believe world of the three bears' dollhouse, ten-year-old Fran knows how to take care of her baby sister better than anybody else.

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    The one and only Stuey Lewis

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    The one and only Stuey Lewis : stories from the second grade

    Schoenberg, Jane, 1952-

    Stuey Lewis faces many challenges in the second grade, but while he struggles with reading, Stuey manages to pull off a great Halloween caper and joins the soccer team.

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    Wonderstruck

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    Wonderstruck : a novel in words and pictures

    Selznick, Brian.

    Relates the stories of twelve-year-old Ben, who loses his mother and his hearing in a short time frame and decides to leave his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he has never known in New York City; and Rose, who lives with her father but feels compelled to search for what is missing in her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.

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    The great wall of Lucy Wu

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    The great wall of Lucy Wu

    Shang, Wendy Wan Long.

    Eleven-year-old aspiring basketball star and interior designer Lucy Wu is excited about finally having her own bedroom, until she learns that her great-aunt is coming to visit and Lucy will have to share a room with her for several months, shattering her plans for a perfect sixth-grade year.

    Due 03/04/19

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    Pardon me

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    Pardon me

    Sheinmel, Courtney.

    "Third-grader Stella Batts needs to find a new best friend after her friend, Willa, moves away, but finding a new best friend is not easy"--Provided by the publisher.

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    Stella Batts / Needs a New Name / #1

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    Stella Batts / Needs a New Name / #1

    Sheinmel, Courtney.

    When a classmate makes fun of her name, eight-year-old Stella picks a new one for herself, but discovers that the name she abandoned suits her just fine.

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    Joshua T. Bates in trouble again

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    Joshua T. Bates in trouble again

    Shreve, Susan Richards.

    After finally being promoted to fourth grade in the middle of the year, Joshua is so worried about the bully who rules the fourth grade boys that he makes some unwise decisions.

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    The headless Cupid

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    The headless Cupid

    Snyder, Zilpha Keatley.

    Life is never quite the same again for eleven-year-old David after the arrival of his new stepsister, a student of the occult.

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    The unseen

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    The unseen

    Snyder, Zilpha Keatley.

    Feeling angry and out-of-place in her large family, twelve-year-old Xandra finds a magical key to a world of ghostly, sometimes frightening, phantoms that help her see herself and her siblings more clearly.

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    Red butterfly

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    Red butterfly

    Sonnichsen, A. L.

    In China, a foundling girl with a deformed hand raised in secret by an American woman must navigate China's strict adoption system when she is torn away from the only family she has ever known.

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    A whole nother story

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    A whole nother story

    Soup, Cuthbert.

    Ethan Cheeseman and his children, ages eight, twelve, and fourteen, hope to settle in a nice small town, at least long enough to complete work on a time machine, but spies and government agents have been pursuing them for two years and are about to catch up.

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    Crash

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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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    Eggs

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    Eggs

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an unlikely friendship with independent, quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose, as the two help each other deal with what is missing in their lives.

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    Loser

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    Loser

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    Even though his classmates from first grade on have considered him strange and a loser, Daniel Zinkoff's optimism and exuberance and the support of his loving family do not allow him to feel that way about himself.

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    Smiles to go

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    Smiles to go

    Spinelli, Jerry.

    Will Tuppence's life has always been ruled by science and common sense but in ninth grade, shaken up by the discovery that protons decay, he begins to see the entire world differently and gains new perspective on his relationships with his little sister and two closest friends.

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    The house of djinn

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    The house of djinn

    Staples, Suzanne Fisher.

    An unexpected death brings Shabanu's daughter, Mumtaz, and nephew, Jameel, both aged fifteen, to the forefront of an attempt to modernize Pakistan, but the teens must both sacrifice their own dreams if they are to meet family and tribal expectations.

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    Harry Sue

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    Harry Sue

    Stauffacher, Sue, 1961-

    Although tough-talking Harry Sue would like to start a life of crime in order to be "sent up" and find her incarcerated mother, she must first protect the children at her neglectful grandmother's home day care center and befriend a paralyzed boy.

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    My life as a book / #1

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    My life as a book / #1

    Tashjian, Janet.

    Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.

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    Ella of all-of-a-kind family

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    Ella of all-of-a-kind family

    Taylor, Sydney.

    When Jules comes to see her after his return from the war, Ella finds it difficult to have some time alone with him.

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    Vespers Rising / [39 clues #11]

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    Vespers Rising / [39 clues #11]

    Amy and Dan Cahill were never warned about the Vespers, powerful enemies, but when they rise from the shadows to seek out the Clues, the Cahills learn more about the legacy left to them by their grandmother, Grace. Includes six game cards.

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    Day of doom / Cahills vs. Vespers - #6

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    Day of doom / Cahills vs. Vespers - #6

    Baldacci, David.

    Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his sister, Amy, figure out Vesper One's endgame and realize they must stop the organization from using their ransoms to harm millions of people.

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    The Medusa plot / Cahills Vs. Vespers, Book #1

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    The Medusa plot / Cahills Vs. Vespers, Book #1

    Korman, Gordon.

    Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought the search for the thirty-nine clues leading to the source of their family's power was over, but when Cahills are kidnapped by the Vespers, Amy and Dan find themselves with only a few day to fulfill a bizarre ransom request before their friends start dying.

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    The Dead of Night /Cahills vs. Vespers, Book #3

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    The Dead of Night /Cahills vs. Vespers, Book #3

    Lerangis, Peter.

    Siblings Amy and Dan must find another way to outwit the Vespers when they target and kidnap Dan's only friend, eleven-year-old Atticus.

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    Trust No One / Cahills vs. Vespers, Book #5

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    Trust No One / Cahills vs. Vespers, Book #5

    Park, Linda Sue.

    Siblings Amy and Dan must find out who the Vesper mole is in their innermost circle.

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    Shatterproof / Cahills vs. Vespers, #4

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    Shatterproof / Cahills vs. Vespers, #4

    Smith, Roland, 1951-

    Vesper One commands Dan and Amy Cahill to steal the Golden Jubilee, one of the world's largest diamonds, but what they do not know is that the Jubilee theft is just a setup and someone is going to die.

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    A king's Ransom / Cahills vs. Vespers, #2

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    A king's Ransom / Cahills vs. Vespers, #2

    Watson, Jude.

    Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister Amy race against time to find an ancient map that has not been seen for half a century and use it to redeem their family members who have been kidnapped by a sinister organization called the Vespers.

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    Stef Soto, taco queen

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    Stef Soto, taco queen

    Torres, Jennifer, 1980-

    "Mexican-American Stef Soto is hoping to break free from her overprotective parents and embarrassing reputation from her family's taco truck business, but she soon learns that family, friendship, and the taco truck are important and wonderful parts of her life"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Hound dog true

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    Hound dog true

    Urban, Linda.

    Mattie, a shy fifth grader, wants to hide out at her new school by acting as apprentice to her Uncle Potluck, the custodian, but her plan falls apart when she summons the courage to speak about what matters most and finds a true friend.

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    Flipped

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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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    How I survived being a girl

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    How I survived being a girl

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    Twelve-year-old Carolyn, who has always wished she were a boy, begins to see things in a new light when her sister is born.

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    Things too huge to fix by saying sorry

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    Things too huge to fix by saying sorry

    Vaught, Susan, 1965-

    "A family mystery leads Dani Beans to investigate the secrets of Ole Miss and the dark history of race relations in Oxford, Mississippi"--Provided by publisher.

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    Ramona and Beezus

    Follows the misadventures of young grade schooler Ramona Quimby from Beverly Cleary's popular children's book series.

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    The Swiss family Robinson

    Marooned on an island, the Robinson family must learn how to survive.

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    Dicey's song

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    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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    Homecoming

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    Homecoming

    Voigt, Cynthia.

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

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    Fake out #2

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    Fake out #2

    Wallace, Rich.

    Ben practices a new move that he hopes will help his soccer team make it to the league play-offs, but has trouble executing it on the field and worries he does not have what it takes to win.

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    Justin and the best biscuits in the world

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    Justin and the best biscuits in the world

    Walter, Mildred Pitts.

    Suffering in a family full of females, ten-year-old Justin feels that cleaning and keeping house are women's work until he spends time on his beloved grandfather's ranch.

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    The Mennyms

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    The Mennyms

    Waugh, Sylvia.

    The Mennyms, a family of life-size rag dolls living in a house in England and pretending to be human, see their peaceful existence threatened when the house's owner announces he is coming from Australia for a visit.

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    Little House in the Big Woods / Little House Series / #1

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

    A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

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    Little House on the Prairie / Little House Series / #3

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

    A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

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    Little Town on the Prairie / Little House Series /  #7

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    Little Town on the Prairie / Little House Series / #7

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

    Pa's homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.

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    The Long Winter / Little House Series /  #6

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    The Long Winter / Little House Series / #6

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

    After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.

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    Revolution

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    Revolution

    Wiles, Deborah.

    "It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe"--From publisher's description.

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    One thing I'm good at

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    One thing I'm good at

    Williams, Karen Lynn.

    Julie, a middle child, feels overwhelmed by problems with her schoolwork, her teenage sister's moodiness, and her father's recent heart attack, all of which make her feel dumb and useless.

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    Clayton Byrd goes underground

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    Clayton Byrd goes underground

    Williams-Garcia, Rita.

    Clayton is forbidden by his mother from playing the blues after his grandfather dies and runs away to the subways to join a band.

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    Don't call me Beanhead!

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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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    Beyond the bright sea

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    Beyond the bright sea

    Wolk, Lauren, 1956-

    Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a tiny skiff as an infant and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbor across the sandbar. But it isn't until the night when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Using her bravery and perseverance, Crow must follow clues that not only lead to a personal treasure, but to uncovering her lost identity and, ultimately, understanding what it means to be a family.

    Due 03/06/19

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    The blossoming universe of Violet Diamond

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    The blossoming universe of Violet Diamond

    Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.)

    "A biracial girl finally gets the chance to meet the African American side of her family"--Provided by publisher.

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    Feathers

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    Feathers

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.

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    The Swiss family Robinson

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    The Swiss family Robinson

    Wyss, Johann David, 1743-1818.

    Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life.

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    Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza

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    Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza

    Yaccarino, Dan.

    Luno delivers pizzas from his family's pizzeria all over the galaxy, often encountering dangerous planets and frustrating aliens, but serious problems evolve when someone wants the Zorgoochi family's secret ingredient, the Golden Anchovy, which happens to be the most powerful pizza topping in the Universe.

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    Stanford Wong flunks big-time

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    Stanford Wong flunks big-time

    Yee, Lisa.

    After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a secret from his friends, and satisfy his academically demanding father.

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    The serpent's children

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    The serpent's children

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    In nineteenth-century China, a young girl struggles to protect her family from the threat of bandits, famine, and an ideological conflict between her father and brother.

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    Thief of hearts

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    Thief of hearts

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    When Stacy is paired with a Chinese girl at school who is accused of theft, she must come to terms with her own Chinese and American heritage.

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    The amah

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    The amah

    Yep, Laurence.

    Twelve-year-old Amy finds her family responsibilities growing and interfering with her ballet practice when her mother takes a job outside the home.

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    The garden of my Imaan

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    The garden of my Imaan

    Zia, F. (Farhana)

    The arrival of new student Marwa, a fellow sixth-grader who is a strict Muslim, helps Aliya come to terms with her own lukewarm practice of the faith and her embarrassment over others' reactions to their beliefs.

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    Black is brown is tan

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    Black is brown is tan

    Adoff, Arnold.

    Describes in verse a family with a brown-skinned mother, white-skinned father, two children, and their various relatives.

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    Lucky beans

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    Lucky beans

    Birtha, Becky, 1948-

    During the Great Depression, Marshall, an African American boy, uses lessons learned in arithmetic class and guidance from his mother to figure out how many beans are in a jar in order to win her a new sewing machine in a contest.

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    Home for Christmas

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    Home for Christmas

    Brett, Jan, 1949-

    Rollo the troll is tired of chores, but after spending time on the tundra with various animal families, from owls to moose, he realizes that he wants to be home for Christmas even if that means behaving himself.

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    The different dragon

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    The different dragon

    Bryan, Jennifer.

    A young boy, who has two mothers, helps one of his moms create a bedtime story in which he helps a dragon cope with his differences.

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    Night tree

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    Night tree

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    A family makes its annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree with food for the forest animals at Christmastime.

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    Another brother

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    Another brother

    Cordell, Matthew, 1975-

    Davy the sheep wishes he had time alone with his parents, as he did before his twelve brothers came along and started imitating his every move, but when his wish comes true Davy misses playing with the youngsters.

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    My family plays music

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    My family plays music

    Cox, Judy.

    A musical family with talents for playing a variety of instruments enjoys getting together to celebrate.

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    Love

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    Love

    de la Peña, Matt.

    "Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate the bonds of love that connect us all"--Provided by publisher.

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    I lost my tooth in Africa

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    I lost my tooth in Africa

    Diakité, Penda.

    While visiting her father's family in Mali, a young girl loses a tooth, places it under a calabash, and receives a hen and a rooster from the African Tooth Fairy.

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    Papa's mechanical fish

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    Papa's mechanical fish

    Fleming, Candace.

    In the summer of 1851, with encouragement and ideas provided by his family, an inventor builds a working submarine and takes his family for a ride. Includes notes about Lodner Phillips, the real inventor on whom the story is based.

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    The patchwork quilt

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    The patchwork quilt

    Flournoy, Valerie, 1952-

    Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life.

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    A book

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    A book

    Gerstein, Mordicai.

    A young girl living in a book tries to find a story of her own while figuring out what a reader is and thinking about the stories of her family members.

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    The perfect Percival Priggs

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    The perfect Percival Priggs

    Graham, Julie-Anne.

    Enduring a life without free time in a high-achieving family, Percival Priggs worries that his relatives will not love him if he does not perform perfectly in every competition, until his parents reveal their own humorous imperfections.

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    Penny and her doll

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    Penny and her doll

    Henkes, Kevin.

    Penny instantly loves the doll her grandmother sends her, but finding the perfect name for her is a challenge.

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    Penny and her song

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    Penny and her song

    Henkes, Kevin.

    Penny comes home from school eager to share her very own song, but must wait until the time is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.

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    Jitterbug jam

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    Jitterbug jam

    Hicks, Barbara Jean.

    Grandpa Boo-Dad not only believes that Bobo has seen a pink-skinned boy with orange fur on his head hiding under the bed, he knows exactly how a little monster can scare off such a horrible creature.

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    A baby sister for Frances

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    A baby sister for Frances

    Hoban, Russell.

    When things change around the house after her baby sister is born, Frances decides to run away--but not too far.

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    Grace at Christmas

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    Grace at Christmas

    Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

    When her grandmother takes in a stranded family at Christmas, Grace is reluctant to share her favorite holiday with strangers, even though the visiting family includes a "real live ballerina."

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    Moon watchers

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    Moon watchers : Shirin's Ramadan miracle

    Jalali, Reza.

    Nine-year-old Shirin wants to join her family and other Muslims in fasting for Ramadan but is told she is too young, so she seeks other ways to participate including, perhaps, getting along better with her older brother, Ali.

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    Mini Mia and her darling uncle

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    Mini Mia and her darling uncle

    Lindenbaum, Pija.

    Mini Mia loves hanging out with her eccentric Uncle Tommy, but she is not at all pleased when his friend Fergus comes to visit, until she learns he plays soccer.

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    Big Cat

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    Big Cat

    Long, Ethan.

    A hefty feline puts up with all kinds of indignities from the children in her loving but rambunctious family.

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    Alma and how she got her name

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    Alma and how she got her name

    Martinez-Neal, Juana.

    "When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents"--OCLC.

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    One morning in Maine

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    One morning in Maine

    McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003.

    Sally loses her first tooth and takes a trip to the village.

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    Mango, Abuela, and me

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    Mango, Abuela, and me

    Medina, Meg.

    "Mia's Abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can't read the words inside"--Provided by publisher.

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    The talking cloth

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    The talking cloth

    Mitchell, Rhonda.

    When Amber and her father go to visit her Aunt Phoebe, she wraps herself in cloth from Ghana and learns the significance of the colors and symbols to the Ashanti people.

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    Five minutes' peace

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    Five minutes' peace

    Murphy, Jill.

    Mrs. Large tries to take a peaceful, relaxing bath but her family has other ideas.

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    Donovan's big day

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    Donovan's big day

    Newman, Lesléa.

    From the moment Donovan wakes in the morning, he painstakingly prepares for his special role in the wedding ceremony of his two mothers.

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    In my momma's kitchen

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    In my momma's kitchen

    Nolen, Jerdine.

    A child describes the family events, like making apple jelly and having relatives visit, that center around Momma's kitchen.

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    Pitching in for Eubie

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    Pitching in for Eubie

    Nolen, Jerdine.

    Lily tries to find a way to pitch in and help her family make enough money to send her older sister, Eubie, to college.

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    Jasper's day

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    Jasper's day

    Parker, Marjorie Blain.

    Riley and his family prepare for the death of their beloved dog by celebrating "Jasper's Day."

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    The family book

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    The family book

    Parr, Todd.

    Describes a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways, and special no matter what.

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    Meet the Dullards

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    Meet the Dullards

    Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

    "Mr. and Mrs. Dullard move their family to a boring town to avoid any excitement in their lives"--Provided by publisher.

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    My diary from here to there

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    My diary from here to there

    Pérez, Amada Irma.

    A young girl describes her feelings when her father decides to leave their home in Mexico to look for work in the United States.

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    Black dog

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    Black dog

    Pinfold, Levi.

    The Hope family spots a large black dog outside of their home, and Small, the youngest member of the family, is the only one brave enough to face the dog.

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    In our mothers' house

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    In our mothers' house

    Polacco, Patricia.

    Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.

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    Garth Pig steals the show

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    Garth Pig steals the show

    Rayner, Mary.

    During a musical concert for the mayor, the family Pig Players discover that their newest member, a lady sousaphonist, likes pigs just a little too much.

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    Still a family

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    Still a family

    Reeves Sturgis, Brenda.

    A young girl and her parents try to find family time amidst homelessness.

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    My very big little world

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    My very big little world : a SugarLoaf book

    Reynolds, Peter, 1961-

    SugarLoaf, named by her baker father and dentist mother, tells us about her family, her neighborhood, and what she likes to do.

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    Under the same sun

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    Under the same sun

    Robinson, Sharon, 1950-

    "It is Grandmother Bibi's eighty-fifth birthday, and when she travels to Tanzania from America to visit her son and grandchildren, they surprise her with a birthday safari. And while visiting an old African slave port, Jackie Robinson's seven African grandchildren discover how their family came to America"--Provided by publisher.

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    Blackout

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    Blackout

    Rocco, John.

    Neighbors gather on the roof after the power goes out on a hot night in the city and start having so much fun not everyone is happy when the lights go back on.

    Due 03/15/19

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    A Thanksgiving wish

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    A Thanksgiving wish

    Rosen, Michael J., 1954-

    Amanda's grandmother Bubbe always managed to make Thanksgiving a very special holiday for the entire family, but when Bubbe passes away, the family finds the task of recreating her special meal more than they can manage without the help of new friends.

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    The relatives came

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    The relatives came

    Rylant, Cynthia.

    The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.

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    Stella brings the family

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    Stella brings the family

    Schiffer, Miriam B.

    Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.

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    Pappy's handkerchief

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    Pappy's handkerchief

    Scillian, Devin.

    Young Moses and his family sell everything they own and leave their Baltimore, Maryland, home in 1889 to join many other settlers in a race to claim land in the newly-opened territory of Oklahoma.

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    One family

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    One family

    Shannon, George.

    A family can be many things, in this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten.

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    The monster in the third dresser drawer and other stories about Adam Joshua

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    The monster in the third dresser drawer and other stories about Adam Joshua

    Smith, Janice Lee, 1949-

    In a series of episodes, a young boy must cope with a move to a new town, a new baby sister, a new tooth, a baby-sitter, and his Great-Aunt Emily.

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    The happy Hocky family!

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    The happy Hocky family!

    Smith, Lane.

    A series of short silly stories takes a humorous look at the activities of various members of the Hocky family.

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    Charlie & Mouse

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    Charlie & Mouse

    Snyder, Laurel.

    Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.

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    The perfect Thanksgiving

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    The perfect Thanksgiving

    Spinelli, Eileen.

    Two families--one that is perfect and one that is far from it--celebrate Thanksgiving in their own loving ways.

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    One dad, two dads, brown dad, blue dads

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    One dad, two dads, brown dad, blue dads

    Valentine, Johnny.

    Two children, one with two blue dads and one with a more traditional family, compare notes and wonder what is so different about dads who are blue.

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    Bunny Christmas

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    Bunny Christmas : a family celebration

    Walton, Rick.

    An extended family of rabbits enjoys preparing for Christmas together.

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    Bunny day

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    Bunny day : telling time from breakfast to bedtime

    Walton, Rick.

    A bunny family keeps busy from eight o'clock in the morning when Father Rabbit wakes up his little bunnies, until eight o'clock at night when Mother Rabbit tucks them back into bed.

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    Stella's Starliner

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    Stella's Starliner

    Wells, Rosemary.

    Stella, a little fox, loves living in a tiny silver Starliner trailer with her mother and father and she has everything she needs, but the taunting words of a group of mean weasels hurt her feelings until her Starliner is moved to a new place and she makes some new friends.

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    Harry & Hopper

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    Harry & Hopper

    Wild, Margaret, 1948-

    Harry is devastated when he returns home from school to find that his beloved dog, Hopper, will no longer be there to greet him.

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    Nanette's baguette

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    Nanette's baguette

    Willems, Mo.

    "It's Nanette's first trip to get the baguette! Is she set? You bet!"--Provided by publisher.

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    Working cotton

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    Working cotton

    Williams, Sherley Anne, 1944-

    A young black girl relates the daily events of her family's migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.

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    A chair for my mother

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    A chair for my mother

    Williams, Vera B.

    A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.

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    Music, music for everyone

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    Music, music for everyone

    Williams, Vera B.

    Rosa plays her accordion with her friends in the Oak Street Band and earns money to help her mother with expenses while her grandmother is sick.

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    This is the rope

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    This is the rope : a story from the Great Migration

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.

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    We had a picnic this Sunday past

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    We had a picnic this Sunday past

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Teeka's family is having a picnic and everyone is dreading the arrival of Cousin Martha and her dried-up pie. However, this year Cousin Martha is late.

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    Arthur Yorinks's the flying latke

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    YOR

    Arthur Yorinks's the flying latke

    Yorinks, Arthur.

    A family argument on the first night of Chanukah results in a food fight and a flying latke that is mistaken for a flying saucer.

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    Home before dark

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    Home before dark : a novel

    Bridgers, Sue Ellen.

    Returning with her migrant family to her father's childhood home, a fourteen-year-old struggles with her new stationary life.

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    The island keeper

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    The island keeper

    Mazer, Harry.

    Longing to disappear after the death of her beloved younger sister, 16-year-old Cleo runs away from her overprotective and oppressive family and goes to a remote island where she is the only human inhabitant.

    Lost

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    Close to the edge

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    Mik

    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.

    Lost

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    A raisin in the sun

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    1961

    A raisin in the sun

    In the 1950s, an African-American family on Chicago's south side is torn by different dreams for the future when they receive an insurance settlement: son Walter Lee wants to open a liquor store; daughter Beneatha wants to go to medical school; and the matriarch, Lena, wants to buy a home in a white suburb.

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