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    Out of the Easy

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    Out of the Easy

    Sepetys, Ruta.

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

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    One unhappy horse

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    One unhappy horse

    Adler, C. S. (Carole S.)

    Things are difficult for twelve-year-old Jan and her mother after her father's death, and when it turns out that her beloved horse needs an operation, Jan reluctantly gets money from an elderly woman whom she has befriended.

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    Addy's surprise

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    Addy's surprise : a Christmas story

    Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-

    Addy and her mother forgo their Christmas plans to help the newly freed slaves arriving in Philadelphia during the Civil War.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Keeper

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    Keeper

    Appelt, Kathi, 1954-

    Ten-year-old Keeper heads to a sandbar in a small boat along with her dog BD and a seagull named Captain in order to find her mother, a mermaid who left her when Keeper was only three.

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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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    Almost home

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    Almost home

    Bauer, Joan, 1951-

    Sixth-grader Sugar and her mother lose their beloved house and experience the harsh world of homelessness.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Hugging the rock

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    Hugging the rock

    Brown, Susan Taylor, 1958-

    Through a series of poems, Rachel expresses her feelings about her parents' divorce, living without her mother, and her changing attitude towards her father.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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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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    Hilda and the hidden people

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    Hilda and the hidden people

    Davies, Stephen, 1976-

    "Hilda encounters her very first troll, negotiates with some very persnickety elves, and seeks to discover the mystery behind the giant who only appears at midnight as she faces the prospect of leaving her beloved wilderness home with hermom for Trolberg City."--Provided by publisher.

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    The sacrifice

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    The sacrifice

    Duble, Kathleen Benner.

    Two sisters, aged ten and twelve, are accused of witchcraft in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1692 and await trial in a miserable prison while their mother desperately searches for some way to obtain their freedom.

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    Much ado about Anne

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    Much ado about Anne

    Frederick, Heather Vogel.

    Entering seventh grade at Walden Middle School, four girls continue their mother-daughter book club, reading Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" while dealing with a mean, troublemaking classmate.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    I, Coriander

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    I, Coriander

    Gardner, Sally.

    In 17th century London, Coriander, a girl who has inherited magic from her mother, must find a way to use this magic in order to save both herself and an inhabitant of the fairy world where her mother was born.

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    My mixed-up berry blue summer

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    My mixed-up berry blue summer

    Gennari, Jennifer.

    Twelve-year-old June Farrell spends the summer at her Vermont home getting used to the woman her mother is planning to marry and practicing her pie-baking skills, as she hopes to win the blue ribbon at the fair.

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    Braced

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    Braced

    Gerber, Alyson.

    When twelve-year-old Rachel learns that her scoliosis has worsened and she will need to wear a back brace to keep her spine straight, she is devastated; afraid that she will not be able to play soccer, and terrified that she will not be able to hide her condition from her friends and classmates--but her mother is determined to spare her the spinal fusion surgery that she herself had as a teenager.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Unbroken

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    Unbroken

    Haas, Jessie.

    Following her mother's death in the early 1900s, thirteen-year-old Harry lives on Aunt Sarah's farm where an accident with her spirited colt leaves her a changed young woman.

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    Deep and dark and dangerous

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    Deep and dark and dangerous : a ghost story

    Hahn, Mary Downing.

    When thirteen-year-old Ali spends the summer with her aunt and cousin at the family's vacation home, she stumbles upon a secret that her mother and aunt have been hiding for over thirty years.

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    The Star of Kazan

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    The Star of Kazan

    Ibbotson, Eva.

    Annika, a twelve-year-old foundling in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, and soon afterwards a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The Parker inheritance

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    The Parker inheritance

    Johnson, Varian.

    Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.

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    Fern Verdant & the Silver Rose

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    Fern Verdant & the Silver Rose

    Leszczynski, Diana.

    Fern Verdant's mother, a famous botanist, disappears just before Fern's thirteenth birthday, and when Fern discovers that she has inherited the ability to communicate with plants, she realizes that this is the only way she will be able to find and save her mother.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Milagros

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    Milagros : girl from away

    Medina, Meg.

    Twelve-year-old Milagros barely survives an invasion of her tiny, Caribbean island home, escapes with the help of mysterious sea creatures, reunites briefly with her pirate-father, and learns about a mother's love when cast ashore on another island.

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    Almost paradise

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    Almost paradise

    Shofner, Corabel.

    When twelve-year-old Ruby's mother goes to jail, Ruby finds her Aunt Eleanor, an ornery nun with some dark secrets, who Ruby hopes will help free her mother.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Seven stories up

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    Seven stories up

    Snyder, Laurel.

    In 1987, while her mother sits in a Baltimore hotel at the deathbed of a grandmother twelve-year-old Annie never knew, Annie travels back fifty years and shares adventures with the lonely girl who will grow up to be her feisty grandmother.

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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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    Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood mummy

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    Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood mummy

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    A Hollywood actress, who had been competing with Sammy's mother for an important role, is murdered, but thirteen-year-old Sammy and her friend Marissa are on the case.

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    Nappy

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    Nappy

    Carney-Nunes, Charisse.

    An African-American mother styling her young daughter's hair teaches her to be proud of her heritage, showing her that she shares her "nappy" hair with strong African-American women who came before her, such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks.

    Due 09/04/19

    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Mama's nightingale

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    Mama's nightingale : a story of immigration and separation

    Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

    When Saya's mother is sent to jail as an illegal immigrant, she sends her daughter a cassette tape with a song and a bedtime story, which inspires Saya to write a story of her own--one that just might bring her mother home.

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    Floating on Mama's song

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    Floating on Mama's song

    Lacámara, Laura.

    A mother whose singing makes people float becomes very sad when she is told not to sing anymore, but her young daughter finds a way to make her smile again.

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    Megan's birthday tree

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    Megan's birthday tree : a story about open adoption

    Lears, Laurie.

    Every year on Megan's birthday, her birth mother, Kendra, sends a picture of the tree she planted the day Megan was born, so when Kendra decides to get married and move to a new house, Megan worries that she will be forgotten.

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    Mommy's khimar

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    Mommy's khimar

    Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah.

    A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her mother, she also imagines herself as a queen, the sun, a superhero, and more.

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