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    Daniel X

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    Daniel X : alien hunter

    Patterson, James, 1947-

    Daniel takes on number 7 on the list of Alien outlaws that he inherited after the death of his parents.

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    Buddha boy

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    Buddha boy

    Koja, Kathe.

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

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    The bean trees

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    The bean trees

    Kingsolver, Barbara.

    Growing up in a poor, rural Kentucky home, young Taylor Greer dreams of a better life. Heading out west with a beat-up car, Taylor finds herself caring for an abandoned Cherokee infant, who she names Turtle. Settling in Arizona, Taylor raises Turtle as her own and eventually aids a couple of Guatemalan immigrants.

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    Life of Pi

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    Life of Pi [a novel]

    Martel, Yann.

    After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy names Pi.

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    The ruby in the smoke

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    The ruby in the smoke

    Pullman, Philip, 1946-

    In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.

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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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    Counting by 7s

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    Counting by 7s

    Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-, author.

    Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

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    Vida de Pi

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    Vida de Pi

    Martel, Yann.

    Pi Pattel es un joven que vive en India, su padre es el propietario y encargado del zoológico de la ciudad pero deciden emigrar a Canadá y procurarse una vida mejor con la venta de los animales. Tras complejos trámites, la familia Pattel inicia una travesía que se verá truncada por la tragedia: una terrible tormenta hace naufragar el barco donde viajaban. Pi tendrá que echar mano del ingenio para sobrevivir mientras los animales se ocupan de ocupar puesto en la cadena de alimentación y, a la postre, tendrá que defender su liderazgo frente al único que, previsiblemente, quedará vivo, un tigre. El joven intentará domar a la fiera, demostrar quien es el macho alfa y, de este modo, sobrevivir.

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    Green on blue

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    Green on blue : a novel

    Ackerman, Elliot, author.

    A "debut novel about a young Afghan orphan and the harrowing, intractable nature of war"--Amazon.com.

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    The drowned cities

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    The drowned cities

    Bacigalupi, Paolo.

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

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    Shadow and bone

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    Shadow and bone

    Bardugo, Leigh.

    Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

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    The cruel prince

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    The cruel prince

    Black, Holly, author.

    Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.

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    The wicked king

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    The wicked king

    Black, Holly, author.

    As seneschal to High King Cardan, Jude must fight to keep control of the Faerie throne while her younger brother, Oak, enjoys the childhood she never knew.

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    Eighth grade bites

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    Eighth grade bites

    Brewer, Heather.

    In addition to being harassed by the principals and the bullies at his school, thirteen-year-old outcast Vlad has to find a way to curb his vampire cravings and hide his enlarged fangs, but when a substitute teacher becomes too inquisitive and he learns that he is being hunted by a vampire killer, Vlad's social life becomes the least of his concerns.

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    Eleventh grade burns

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    Eleventh grade burns

    Brewer, Heather.

    Another year at Bathory High goes bad for Vlad Tod when his former friend Joss, now a vampire slayer, returns to town, a mysterious and powerful new vampire, Dorian, arrives with a thirst for Vlad's blood, and archenemy D'Ablo brings Vlad's Uncle Otis to trial.

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    Ninth grade slays

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    Ninth grade slays

    Brewer, Heather.

    While half-vampire Vlad, his best friend Henry, and Henry's cousin Joss make their way through their freshman year at Bathory High, a hired vampire slayer seeks to destroy Vlad.

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    Tenth grade bleeds

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    Tenth grade bleeds

    Brewer, Heather.

    As the evil vampire D'Ablo seeks the ritual that would steal half-vampire Vlad's powers, Vlad struggles to resist feeding on the people around him, has a conflict with his best friend Henry, and gives up all hope of a normal year at Bathory High.

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    Molly Moon & the morphing mystery

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    Molly Moon & the morphing mystery

    Byng, Georgia.

    Having acquired the skill of morphing, Molly Moon can inhabit any creature she wants but, unless she can find the ancient book of hypnotism in time, she risks never getting back into her own body.

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    Molly Moon stops the world

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    Molly Moon stops the world

    Byng, Georgia.

    Believing that she has been sent to Los Angeles by her librarian friend, Lucy Logan, to stop an evil plot by the wealthy Primo Cell, Molly Moon and her friend Roger, orphans with unusual hypnotic powers, find themselves in danger from an unsuspected source.

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    Molly Moon's incredible book of hypnotism

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    Molly Moon's incredible book of hypnotism

    Byng, Georgia.

    Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.

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    Jane, unlimited

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    Jane, unlimited

    Cashore, Kristin, author.

    "Recently orphaned Jane accepts an unexpected invitation from an old acquaintance to an island mansion where she will face five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her newly untethered life"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The reader

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    The reader

    Chee, Traci, author.

    "Set in a world where reading is unheard-of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Clockwork angel

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    Clockwork angel

    Clare, Cassandra.

    When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.

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    Clockwork prince

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    Clockwork prince

    Clare, Cassandra.

    As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, sixteen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork army, learning the secret of her own identity while investigating his past.

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    Clockwork princess

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    Clockwork princess

    Clare, Cassandra.

    When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.

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    The miseducation of Cameron Post

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    The miseducation of Cameron Post

    Danforth, Emily M.

    In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.

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    David Copperfield

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    David Copperfield

    Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

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    Songs of Willow Frost

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    The graveyard book

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    The graveyard book

    Gaiman, Neil.

    An orphaned boy is raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

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    Across the nightingale floor

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    Grass for his pillow

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    Grass for his pillow

    Hearn, Lian.

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    Eagle Strike

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    Eagle Strike

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    After a chance encounter with assassin Yassen Gregorovich in the South of France, teenage spy Alex Rider investigates international pop star and philanthropist Damian Cray whose new video game venture hides sinister motives involving Air Force One, nuclear missiles, and the international drug trade.

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    Point Blank

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    Point Blank

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    Fourteen-year-old Alex continues his work as a spy for the British MI6, investigating an exclusive school for boys in the French Alps.

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    Russian roulette

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    Russian roulette

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    Presented with an unexpected assignment, Alex Rider's greatest nemesis, Yassen Gregoravich, recalls his life and the path that led him to become an assassin while his one-time friend, Alex's uncle, became a spy.

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    Scorpia

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    Scorpia

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    After being told that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, fourteen-year-old Alex goes to Italy to find out more and becomes involved in a plan to kill thousands of English schoolchildren.

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    Scorpia rising

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    Scorpia rising

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    When the world's deadliest terrorist organization, Scorpia, stirs up trouble in the Middle East, it is up to fourteen-year-old MI6 agent Alex Rider to thwart their plans.

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    Skeleton Key

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    Skeleton Key

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    Reluctant teenage-spy Alex Rider, on a routine mission at the Wimbledon tennis championships, gets caught up in Chinese gangs, illegal nuclear weapons, and the suspect plans of his Russian host, General Sarov.

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    Snakehead

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    Snakehead

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

    While working with the Australian Secret Service on a dangerous mission, teenaged spy Alex Rider uncovers information about his parents.

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    Stormbreaker

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    Stormbreaker

    Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-

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

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    Tiger's curse

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    Tiger's curse

    Houck, Colleen.

    Seventeen-year-old Oregon teenager Kelsey forms a bond with a circus tiger who is actually one of two brothers, Indian princes Ren and Kishan, who were cursed to live as tigers for eternity, and she travels with him to India where the tiger's curse may be broken once and for all.

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    Tiger's quest

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    Tiger's quest

    Houck, Colleen.

    Kelsey returns home to Oregon, where Mr. Kadam has enrolled her in college, but danger sends her back to India to begin another quest, this time with Kishan, to try to break the curse that forces Kisham and his brother Ren to live as tigers.

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    Les misérables

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    Les misérables

    Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.

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    Buddha boy

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    Buddha boy

    Koja, Kathe.

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

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    Crow Lake

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    Crow Lake

    Lawson, Mary, 1946-

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    Ash

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    Ash

    Lo, Malinda.

    In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.

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    Genuine fraud

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    Genuine fraud

    Lockhart, E., author.

    Told through flashbacks, this is the story of best friends Jule and Imogen, orphaned outcasts who'll do almost anything to attain a happy, wealthy life.

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    Life of Pi

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    The sacrifice

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    The sacrifice

    Matcheck, Diane.

    When her father's death leaves her orphaned and an outcast among her Apsaalooka (Crow) people, a fifteen-year-old sets out to avenge his death and prove that she, not her dead twin brother, is destined to be the Great One.

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    Bloody Jack

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    Bloody Jack : being an account of the curious adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy

    Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-

    Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

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    Curse of the blue tattoo

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    Curse of the blue tattoo : being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady

    Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-

    In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.

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    Zazoo

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    Zazoo

    Mosher, Richard.

    Amid old secrets revealed and rifts healed, a thirteen-year-old Vietnamese orphan raised in rural France by her aging "Grand-Pierre" learns about life, death, and love.

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    The demon trapper's daughter

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    The demon trapper's daughter : a demon trapper novel

    Oliver, Jana G.

    In 2018 Atlanta, Georgia, after a demon threatens seventeen-year-old Riley Blackthorne's life and murders her father, a legendary demon trapper to whom she was apprenticed, her father's partner, Beck, steps in to care for her, knowing she hates him.

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    Soul thief

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    Soul thief

    Oliver, Jana G.

    In 2018 Atlanta, Georgia, seventeen-year-old apprentice Demon Trapper Riley Blackthorne must deal with unwanted fame, an unofficial bodyguard, an overprotective friend, the Vatican's own Demon Trappers, and an extremely powerful Grade Five demon who is stalking her.

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    Delirium

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    Delirium

    Oliver, Lauren, 1982-

    Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.

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    Unseen companion

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    Unseen companion

    Orenstein, Denise Gosliner, 1950-

    In rural Alaska in 1969, the lives of several teenagers come together while trying to find out what happened to a sixteen-year-old boy who is missing.

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    The dangerous days of Daniel X

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    The dangerous days of Daniel X

    Patterson, James, 1947-

    Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents' footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma, but when he faces his first of the top ten outlaws, the very existence of Earth and another planet are at stake.

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    Rage

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    Rage : a love story

    Peters, Julie Anne.

    At the end of high school, Johanna finally begins dating the girl she has loved from afar, but Reeve is as much trouble as she claims to be as she and her twin brother damage Johanna's self-esteem, friendships, and already precarious relationship with her sister.

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    Snowfall

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    Snowfall

    Peyton, K. M.

    Desperate to see the world beyond her grandfather's vicarage, sixteen-year-old Charlotte convinces her older brother to take her along on a mountain-climbing trip to Switzerland, where her life becomes intertwined with an assortment of people in Victorian society.

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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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    Count Karlstein

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    Count Karlstein

    Pullman, Philip, 1946-

    In the mountains of Switzerland the wicked Count Karlstein plots to abandon his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and his ghostly hounds.

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    The ruby in the smoke

    Pullman, Philip, 1946-

    In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.

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    Library of souls

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    Library of souls

    Riggs, Ransom, author.

    When a madman is on the loose and Miss Peregrine in peril, Peculiar Children Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom stage rescue missions, meet new allies, and face great dangers.

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    The invention of Hugo Cabret

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    The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures

    Selznick, Brian.

    When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

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    Bec

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    Bec

    Shan, Darren.

    As the demonic Fomorii ravage their land, Bec and her warrior companions leave the devastated area not only to answer a call for help but also to find information that will enable Bec to unlock the secrets of her past.

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    Counting by 7s

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    Counting by 7s

    Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-

    Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

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    The Scorpio Races

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    The Scorpio Races

    Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-

    Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

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    The last summer of the Death Warriors

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    The last summer of the Death Warriors

    Stork, Francisco X.

    Seventeen-year-old Pancho is bent on avenging the senseless death of his sister, but after he meets D.Q, who is dying of cancer, and Marisol, one of D.Q.'s caregivers, both boys find their lives changed by their interactions.

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    Strange the dreamer

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    Strange the dreamer

    Taylor, Laini, author.

    War orphan and junior librarian Lazlo Strange gets an unexpected opportunity to follow his dream of seeking the mythic lost city of Weep with the Godslayer and his band of legendary warriors.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Nora & Kettle

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    Nora & Kettle : a Paper stars novel

    Taylor, Lauren Nicolle, author.

    "Set in 1953, [this book] explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary hardship. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing. Their stories, a collection of events, are each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they change the world"--Page 4 of cover.

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    The good thief

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    The good thief : a novel

    Tinti, Hannah.

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    Wishing moon

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    Wishing moon

    Tunnell, Michael O.

    After a fourteen-year-old orphan named Aminah comes to possess a magic lamp, the wishes granted her by the genie inside it allow her to alter her life by choosing prosperity, purpose, and romance.

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    Miracle's boys

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    Miracle's boys

    Woodson, Jacqueline

    Twelve-year-old Lafayette's close relationship with his older brother Charlie changes after Charlie is released from a detention home and blames Lafayette for the death of their mother.

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    Alfred Kropp

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    Alfred Kropp : the seal of Solomon

    Yancey, Richard.

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

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    Alfred Kropp

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    Alfred Kropp : the thirteenth skull

    Yancey, Richard.

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

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    The curse of the Wendigo

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    Yan

    The curse of the Wendigo

    Yancey, Richard.

    In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a New England scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh.

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    The extraordinary adventures of Alfred Kropp

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    Yan

    The extraordinary adventures of Alfred Kropp

    Yancey, Richard.

    Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.

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    The Isle of Blood

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    Yan

    The Isle of Blood

    Yancey, Richard.

    When Dr. Warthrop goes hunting for the "Holy Grail of Monstrumology" in 1888, twelve-year-old orphan Will Henry follows him to Socotra, plunging into depths of horror worse than anything he has experienced so far.

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    The monstrumologist

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    Yan

    The monstrumologist : William James Henry

    Yancey, Richard.

    In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.

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    The BFG

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    DAH

    The BFG

    Dahl, Roald.

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

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    Oliver Twist

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    Oliver Twist

    Malam, John, 1957-

    A graphic novel adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic story about an orphan in Victorian England; includes notes on Dickens and his world.

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    Little Vampire does Kung Fu!

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    Little Vampire does Kung Fu!

    Sfar, Joann

    Little Vampire and his monster companions help their human friend learn to defend himself against a bully.

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    Little vampire goes to school

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    Little vampire goes to school

    Sfar, Joann.

    A lonely little vampire, yearning for a friend, gets permission from the other monsters to go to school and makes the acquaintance of a boy who does not believe that vampires are real.

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    Eight cousins, or, the Aunt-Hill

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    ALC

    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.

    Lost

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    The king's shadow

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    ALD

    The king's shadow

    Alder, Elizabeth.

    After he is orphaned and has his tongue cut out in a clash with the bullying sons of a Welsh noble, Evyn is sold as a slave and serves many masters, from the gracious Lady Swan Neck to the valiant Harold Godwinson, England's last Saxon king.

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    Urchin of the riding stars - CD-Book 1

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    Urchin of the riding stars - CD-Book 1

    McAllister, Margaret (Margaret I.)

    A group of animals, led by an orphaned squirrel, learns about friendship and loyalty when they band together to defend their island kingdom against evil forces.

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    Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

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    Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

    Auxier, Jonathan.

    Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime.

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    Peter and the Starcatchers

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    BAR

    Peter and the Starcatchers

    Barry, Dave.

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

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    Ruby Holler

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    CRE

    Ruby Holler

    Creech, Sharon.

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

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    Eleven

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    GIF

    Eleven

    Giff, Patricia Reilly.

    When Sam, who can barely read, discovers an old newspaper clipping just before his eleventh birthday, it brings forth memories from his past, and, with the help of a new friend at school and the castle they are building for a school project, his questions are eventually answered.

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    The Willoughbys

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    LOW

    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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    Heat

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    LUP

    Heat

    Lupica, Mike.

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

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    Anne of Green Gables

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    MON

    Anne of Green Gables

    Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942.

    Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

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    The invention of Hugo Cabret

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    The invention of Hugo Cabret

    Selznick, Brian.

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

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    The bad beginning #1

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    The bad beginning #1

    Snicket, Lemony.

    After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

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    The carnivorous carnival #9

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    AUDIO
    SNI

    The carnivorous carnival #9

    Snicket, Lemony.

    On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they must masquerade as freaks in order to hide from the evil Count Olaf.

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    The grim grotto #11

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    AUDIO
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    The grim grotto #11

    Snicket, Lemony.

    Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important meeting, but first they travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dark underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.

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    The mysterious howling

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    The mysterious howling

    Wood, Maryrose.

    Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.

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    The night gardener

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    The night gardener

    Auxier, Jonathan.

    Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes

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    AUX

    Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes : a story

    Auxier, Jonathan.

    Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes, that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime.

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    Sweep

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    AUX

    Sweep : the story of a girl and her monster

    Auxier, Jonathan.

    In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Crispin

    J
    AVI

    Crispin : the end of time

    Avi, 1937-

    Crispin and Troth, wandering the French countryside following the death of their beloved mentor, Bear, find refuge at a convent, and when Troth decides to stay, Crispin continues on alone, joining a band of traveling musicians who he soon realizes are murderous thieves.

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    Murder at midnight

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    Murder at midnight

    Avi, 1937-

    Falsely accused of plotting to overthrow King Claudio, scholarly Mangus the magician, along with his street-smart servant boy, Fabrizio, face deadly consequences unless they can track down the real traitor by the stroke of midnight.

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    Peter and the Starcatchers / #1

    J
    BAR

    Peter and the Starcatchers / #1

    Barry, Dave.

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

    Due 08/30/19

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    The Shakespeare stealer

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    BLA

    The Shakespeare stealer

    Blackwood, Gary L.

    A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

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    Jinx's Fire / #3

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    BLA

    Jinx's Fire / #3

    Blackwood, Sage.

    "Jinx travels throughout the Urwald to unite its people and creatures against encroaching threats"--Provided by publisher.

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    Jinx's Magic / #2

    J
    BLA

    Jinx's Magic / #2

    Blackwood, Sage.

    "A young wizard's apprentice, Jinx, learns that his forest home, the Urwald, is under threat, and to save it he must travel to a new land"--Provided by publisher.

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    The problem child #3

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    The problem child #3

    Buckley, Michael.

    Sabrina and Daphne Grimm enter the hideout of the Scarlet Hand, the sinister group of Everafters who have kidnapped their parents, and confront a famous fairy-tale character in an effort to rescue their Mom and Dad.

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    The sisters Grimm

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    BUC

    The sisters Grimm : Fairy-Tale Detectives #1

    Buckley, Michael.

    Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

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    The unusual suspects #2

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    BUC

    The unusual suspects #2

    Buckley, Michael.

    Although filled with anger over her parents' disappearance, eleven-year-old Sabrina Grimm--along with her grandmother, sister, and several fairy-tale characters--tries to discover who has killed her teacher.

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    The secret garden

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    BUR

    The secret garden

    Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924.

    Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Secret garden

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    BUR

    Secret garden ; A little princess ; Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924.

    A collection of three well-known works, telling of orphans or near orphans, both penniless and heirs to fortunes, struggling to find a place for themselves in Victorian England.

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    Virginia bound

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    Virginia bound

    Butler, Amy, 1968-

    Thirteen-year-old orphaned beggar Rob Brackett is kidnapped from the streets of London and taken to the New World for a cruel tobacco farmer master, who also owns a Pamunkey Native American girl named Mattoume.

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    Bronze and Sunflower

    J
    CAO

    Bronze and Sunflower

    Cao, Wenxuan, 1954-

    Taken in by a poor family in a rural village after the death of her father, Sunflower bonds with the family's only child, Bronze, who has not spoken since being traumatized by a terrible fire.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Into the mist

    J
    CAR

    Into the mist

    Carman, Patrick.

    Captain Roland Warvold tells Alexa and Yipes about the adventures he shared with his brother Thomas in Elyon, before the wall went up and divided the world in two.

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    The secret garden

    J
    CLA

    The secret garden

    Dubose, Martha Hailey.

    An abridged version of the tale of ten-year-old Mary who, after the death of her parents, comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

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    Oliver Twist

    J
    CLA

    Oliver Twist

    Olmstead, Kathleen.

    An abridged version of the adventures of the orphan boy who is forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London.

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    The supernaturalist

    J
    COL

    The supernaturalist

    Colfer, Eoin.

    In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from an abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

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    Ruby Holler

    J
    CRE

    Ruby Holler

    Creech, Sharon.

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

    Due 08/30/19

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    The BFG

    J
    DAH

    The BFG

    Dahl, Roald.

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

    Lost

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    The journal of William Thomas Emerson

    J
    DEA

    The journal of William Thomas Emerson: a Revolutionary War patriot

    Denenberg, Barry.

    William, a twelve-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots who are opposed to the British rule.

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    The journal of James Edmond Pease

    J
    DEA

    The journal of James Edmond Pease : a Civil War Union soldier

    Murphy, Jim, 1947-

    James Edmond, a sixteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his experiences and those of "G" Company which he joined as a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War.

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    Voyage on the great Titanic

    J
    DEA

    Voyage on the great Titanic : the diary of Margaret Ann Brady

    White, Ellen Emerson.

    In her diary in 1912, thirteen-year-old Margaret Ann describes how she leaves her lonely life in a London orphanage to become a companion to a wealthy American woman, sails on the Titanic, and experiences its sinking.

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    The apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker

    J
    DEF

    The apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker

    DeFelice, Cynthia C.

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

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    Dreaming dangerous

    J
    DES

    Dreaming dangerous

    DeStefano, Lauren.

    "At Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary, twelve-year-old Plum and her best friends share adventures in dreams each night, but when Artem disappears they discover alarming secrets about Brassmere and its intentions"--Provided by publisher.

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    The magician's elephant

    J
    DIC

    The magician's elephant

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day who tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures in an attempt to find her.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The broken mirror

    J
    DOU

    The broken mirror : a novella

    Douglas, Kirk, 1916-

    After the Nazis destroy his family, twelve-year-old Moishe gives up his Jewish faith, calls himself Danny, and is taken to New York where he tries to make the best of his life in a Catholic orphanage.

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    Where I'd like to be

    J
    DOW

    Where I'd like to be

    Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

    A group of foster children build a home of their own.

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    Moonsilver / The Unicorn's Secret / #1

    J
    DUE

    Moonsilver / The Unicorn's Secret / #1

    Duey, Kathleen.

    A lonely young girl named Heart finds companionship at last when she discovers a pregnant mare in the forest, but she has a fight on her hands when her mean-spirited guardian decides to have the mare and her disfigured foal slaughtered by the town soap maker.

    Overdue

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    The Mountains of the Moon / The Unicorn's Secret / #4

    J
    DUE

    The Mountains of the Moon / The Unicorn's Secret / #4

    Duey, Kathleen.

    Heart hopes to unlock the secrets of her dreams by interpreting mysterious symbols on papers found in Lord Dunraven's castle.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The Silver Bracelet / The Unicorn's Secret / #3

    J
    DUE

    The Silver Bracelet / The Unicorn's Secret / #3

    Duey, Kathleen.

    Heart hopes to use her mysterious silver bracelet to find a safe place to hide her beloved unicorn, Moonsilver, from Lord Dunraven's hunters.

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    The Silver Thread / The Unicorn's Secret / #2

    J
    DUE

    The Silver Thread / The Unicorn's Secret / #2

    Duey, Kathleen.

    Heart, forced to flee in order to keep her guardian from discovering that the animals he believes to be horses are really unicorns, comes to depend on the protection of a magic silver thread given to her by Ruth.

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    Shadows of the silver screen

    J
    EDG

    Shadows of the silver screen

    Edge, Christopher.

    At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures and, with Monty as the star, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only Penny can uncover the cause.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Then there were five

    J
    ENR

    Then there were five

    Enright, Elizabeth, 1909-1968.

    A summer that promises to be eventful turns into something extra special when the four Melendy children become friends with the orphaned Mark Heron.

    Available

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    FIS

    Understood Betsy

    Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958.

    Timid and small for her age, nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann discovers her own abilities and gains a new perception of the world around her when she goes to live with relatives on a farm in Vermont.

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    The midnight horse

    J
    FLE

    The midnight horse

    Fleischman, Sid, 1920-

    Touch enlists the help of The Great Chaffalo, a ghostly magician, to thwart his great-uncle's plans to put Touch into the orphan house and swindle The Red Raven Inn away from Miss Sally.

    Available

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    Hope

    J
    GAE

    Hope

    Gaeddert, LouAnn Bigge.

    In 1851 orphans Hope and John are placed in a community of Shakers, where they encounter a way of life that is strange yet comfortable.

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    The graveyard book

    J
    GAI

    The graveyard book

    Gaiman, Neil.

    An orphaned boy is raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Dragon slippers

    J
    GEO

    Dragon slippers

    George, Jessica Day, 1976-

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

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    Pictures of Hollis Woods

    J
    GIF

    Pictures of Hollis Woods

    Giff, Patricia Reilly.

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

    Due 08/30/19

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    Unbroken

    J
    HAA

    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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    The ghost of Crutchfield Hall

    J
    HAH

    The ghost of Crutchfield Hall

    Hahn, Mary Downing.

    In the nineteenth century, ten-year-old Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.

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    Fly trap

    J
    HAR

    Fly trap

    Hardinge, Frances.

    Adventurous orphan Mosca Mye, her savage goose, Saracen, and their sometimes-loyal companion, Eponymous Clent, become embroiled in the intrigues of Toll, a town that changes entirely as day turns to night.

    Overdue

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    13 Curses / #2

    J
    HAR

    13 Curses / #2

    Harrison, Michelle, 1979-

    When fairies steal her brother, thirteen-year-old Rowan Fox promises that in exchange for his return she will find the thirteen charms that the fairies have enchanted and hidden in the human world.

    Available

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    Maggie & Oliver, or, A bone of one's own

    J
    HOB

    Maggie & Oliver, or, A bone of one's own

    Hobbs, Valerie.

    A dog whose beloved owner has died and an orphaned ten-year-old girl find each other while enduring poverty and homelessness in early twentieth-century Boston.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Jason's gold

    J
    HOB

    Jason's gold

    Hobbs, Will.

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

    Available

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    The robber and me

    J
    HOL

    The robber and me

    Holub, Josef, 1926-

    Because he knows that the man accused of robbery is innocent, an eleven-year-old orphan struggles to find the courage to reveal the truth to his uncle in their small German village in 1867.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Dial-a-ghost

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    IBB

    Dial-a-ghost

    Ibbotson, Eva.

    A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The haunting of Granite Falls

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    The haunting of Granite Falls

    Ibbotson, Eva.

    When twelve-year-old Alex's Scottish castle of Carra is sold, dismantled, and moved to Texas, the ghosts that raised him from a child have difficulty relocating.

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    Journey to the river sea

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    Journey to the river sea

    Ibbotson, Eva.

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

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    Voyage of slaves

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    JAC

    Voyage of slaves : a tale from the castaways of the Flying Dutchman

    Jacques, Brian.

    Continuing their adventures through space and time, Ben and his faithful dog, Ned, find themselves in the Mediterranean region in 1703, befriended by a troupe of traveling entertainers and relentlessly pursued by ruthless Barbary slave traders.

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    The secret of zoom

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    JON

    The secret of zoom

    Jonell, Lynne.

    Ten-year-old Christina lives a sheltered life until she discovers a secret tunnel, an evil plot to enslave orphans, and a mysterious source of energy known as zoom.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Goose chase

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    KIN

    Goose chase

    Kindl, Patrice.

    Rather than marry a cruel king or a seemingly dim-witted prince, an enchanted goose girl endures imprisonment, capture by several ogresses, and other dangers, before learning exactly who she is.

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    Dave at night

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    LEV

    Dave at night

    Levine, Gail Carson.

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

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    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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    Fast break

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    Fast break

    Lupica, Mike.

    Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

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    Heat

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    LUP

    Heat

    Lupica, Mike.

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

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    Safe at home

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    LUP

    Safe at home

    Lupica, Mike.

    Nick Crandall's new foster parents are both professors who know nothing about sports, and his new teammates feel he is too young to play varsity baseball; but Nick is out to prove that he belongs not only to his team, but to his parents as well.

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    The haunting of Falcon House

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    LVO

    The haunting of Falcon House

    Lvov, Lev (Fictitious character)

    In 1891, twelve-year-old Lev Lvov travels to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to assume his duties as Prince, but must first use his special gift to rid the House of Lions of a ghost.

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    Nowhere boy

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    MAR

    Nowhere boy

    Marsh, Katherine.

    "Fourteen-year-old Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, and thirteen-year-old Max, an American boy, are bound by a secret that sets them on the adventure of a lifetime"--Provided by publisher.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Urchin and the heartstone / #2

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    MCA

    Urchin and the heartstone / #2

    McAllister, Margaret (Margaret I.)

    Trying to save the island of Mistmantle from evil, Urchin, an orphaned squirrel, travels to a hostile island to meet King Silverbirch and his sorcerer, Smokewreath, and faces many challenges.

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    Urchin of the riding stars / #1

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    MCA

    Urchin of the riding stars / #1

    McAllister, Margaret (Margaret I.)

    A group of animals, led by an orphaned squirrel, learns about friendship and loyalty when they band together to defend their island kingdom against evil forces.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Wildwood imperium

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    MEL

    Wildwood imperium

    Meloy, Colin.

    "A young girl's midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit... A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland... Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers in order to reanimate a mechanical boy prince... As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance"--Dust jacket.

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    Anne of Green Gables

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    MON

    Anne of Green Gables

    Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942.

    Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

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    Kaspar the Titanic cat

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    MOR

    Kaspar the Titanic cat

    Morpurgo, Michael.

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

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    Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation

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    MYK

    Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation

    Myklusch, Matt.

    Twelve-year-old Jack, freed from a dismal orphanage, makes his way to the elusive and impossible Imagine Nation, where a mentor saves him from dissection and trains him to use his superpower, despite the virus he carries that makes him a threat.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Jade green

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    NAY

    Jade green : a ghost story

    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

    While living with her uncle in a house haunted by the ghost of a young woman, recently orphaned Judith Sparrow wonders if her one small transgression causes mysterious happenings.

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    Charlie Bone and the castle of mirrors / #4

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    NIM

    Charlie Bone and the castle of mirrors / #4

    Nimmo, Jenny.

    Charlie and his magically gifted friends and relatives work together to rescue Billy Raven, a young orphan, from a mysterious and dangerous couple who have adopted him.

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    Charlie Bone and the shadow / #7

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    NIM

    Charlie Bone and the shadow / #7

    Nimmo, Jenny.

    Count Harken, who returns to get revenge on the Red King's heirs, begins with Charlie Bone's family, and when Charlie goes on a quest to save his ancestor with his best friend's dog, Runner Bean, the dog gets trapped in Badlock with everybody else.

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    The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg

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    PHI

    The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg

    Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

    Homer P. Figg escapes from his wretched foster home in Pine Swamp, Maine, and sets out to find his beloved older brother, Harold, who has been illegally sold into the Union Army.

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    Bird in a box

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    PIN

    Bird in a box

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    In 1936, three children meet at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans in New York State, and while not all three are orphans, they are all dealing with grief and loss which together, along with the help of a sympathetic staff member and the boxing matches of Joe Louis, they manage to overcome. Includes author's notes.

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    Gracefully Grayson

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    Pol

    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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    Pollyanna

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    POR

    Pollyanna

    Porter, Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman), 1868-1920.

    Unwanted and unloved, Pollyanna Whittier comes to her aunt's home without a warm welcome. Pollyanna's irrepressible spirits make punishments seem like treats and her cheerfulness brings happiness to her aunt and other members of the community.

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    Slob

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    POT

    Slob

    Potter, Ellen, 1963-

    Picked on, overweight genius Owen tries to invent a television that can see the past to find out what happened the day his parents were killed.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Count Karlstein

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    PUL

    Count Karlstein

    Pullman, Philip, 1946-

    In the mountains of Switzerland the wicked Count Karlstein plots to abandon his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and his ghostly hounds.

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    Spring-heeled Jack

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    PUL

    Spring-heeled Jack

    Pullman, Philip, 1946-

    Three children make their escape from a London orphanage and after a series of misadventures are reunited with their father through the efforts of the legendary Spring-Heeled Jack.

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    Cartwheeling in thunderstorms

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    RUN

    Cartwheeling in thunderstorms

    Rundell, Katherine.

    "Will must find her way after she's plucked out of a wonderful life in Zimbabwe and forced to go to boarding school in England"--Provided by publisher.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Paint the wind

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    RYA

    Paint the wind

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    After her overprotective grandmother has a stroke, Maya, an orphan, leaves her extremely restricted life in California to stay with her mother's family on a remote Wyoming ranch, where she discovers a love of horses and encounters a wild mare that her mother once rode.

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    Splendors and glooms

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    SCH

    Splendors and glooms

    Schlitz, Laura Amy.

    When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Brainboy and the Deathmaster

    J
    SEI

    Brainboy and the Deathmaster

    Seidler, Tor.

    When Darryl, a twelve-year-old orphan, is adopted by a technology genius, he finds himself the star of his very own life-threatening video game.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The invention of Hugo Cabret

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    SEL

    The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures

    Selznick, Brian.

    When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

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    Alien feast

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    SIM

    Alien feast

    Simmons, Michael, 1970-

    In 2017, human-eating aliens have kidnapped two scientists who might cure the disease that is destroying them, and twelve-year-old William Aitkin, his elderly, ailing Uncle Maynard, and the scientists' daughter, Sophie, set out to rescue them.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Counting by 7s

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    SLO

    Counting by 7s

    Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-

    Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The austere academy #5

    J
    SNI

    The austere academy #5

    Snicket, Lemony.

    As their outrageous misfortune continues, the Baudelaire orphans are shipped off to a miserable boarding school, where they befriend the two Quagmire triplets and find that they have been followed by the dreaded Count Olaf.

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    The bad beginning #1

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    SNI

    The bad beginning #1

    Snicket, Lemony.

    After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

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    The carnivorous carnival #9

    J
    SNI

    The carnivorous carnival #9

    Snicket, Lemony.

    On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they must masquerade as freaks in order to hide from the evil Count Olaf.

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    The end #13

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    SNI

    The end #13

    Snicket, Lemony.

    Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The ersatz elevator #6

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    SNI

    The ersatz elevator #6

    Snicket, Lemony.

    The woeful saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as evil Count Olaf discovers their whereabouts at EsmŽ Squalor's seventy-one bedroom penthouse and concocts a new plan for stealing their family fortune.

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    SNI

    The grim grotto #11

    Snicket, Lemony.

    Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.

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    The hostile hospital #8

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    SNI

    The hostile hospital #8

    Snicket, Lemony.

    On the run after being falsely accused of murder, the three Baudelaire children find themselves in Heimlich Hospital, with the evil Count Olaf in close pursuit.

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    The miserable mill #4

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    SNI

    The miserable mill #4

    Snicket, Lemony.

    Accidents, evil plots, and general misfortune abound when, in their continuing search for a home, the Beaudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a sinister lumber mill.

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    The penultimate peril #12

    J
    SNI

    The penultimate peril #12

    Snicket, Lemony.

    The Baudelaire orphans begin their journey in a cab with a distraught pregnant woman named Kit Snicket while on route to the Hotel Denouement and must pose as concierges while trying to ferret out the secrets of the elusive sugar bowl.

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    The reptile room #2

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    SNI

    The reptile room #2

    Snicket, Lemony.

    After narrowly escaping the menacing clutches of the dastardly Count Olaf, the three Baudelaire orphans are taken in by a kindly herpetologist with whom they live happily for an all-too-brief time.

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    The slippery slope #10

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    SNI

    The slippery slope #10

    Snicket, Lemony.

    In the perilous Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet Baudelaire meet another well-read person, who helps them try to rescue Sunny from the villainous Count Olaf and his henchmen as they all near "the last safe place.".

    Due 08/30/19

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    The vile village #7

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    SNI

    The vile village #7

    Snicket, Lemony.

    Under a new government program based on the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by an entire town, with disastrous results.

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    The wide window #3

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    SNI

    The wide window #3

    Snicket, Lemony.

    Catastrophes and misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live with fearful Aunt Josephine who offers little protection against Count Olaf's treachery.

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    Orphan island

    J
    SNY

    Orphan island

    Snyder, Laurel.

    A group of orphans wait each year for a boat to arrive on the island, replacing the eldest with the youngest, never to be seen again, as each remaining child child learns what it means to say goodbye to childhood forever.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Red butterfly

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    SON

    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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    Heidi

    J
    SPY

    Heidi

    Spyri, Johanna, 1827-1901.

    A simplified retelling of the story of a Swiss orphan who is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

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    The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict

    J
    STE

    The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict

    Stewart, Trenton Lee.

    Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict, a boy without parents and afflicted with an unfortunate nose and narcolepsy, is sent to a new orphanage where he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances, and a mystery that could change his life forever.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The white giraffe

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    STJ

    The white giraffe

    St. John, Lauren, 1966-

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

    Due 08/30/19

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    Mouse

    J
    STO

    Mouse

    Stone, Jeff.

    Street urchin ShaoSu is befriended by Hok and Ying and feels he has finally found a new family, until he learns his new friends are two of China's most wanted criminals and their actions will place ShaoSu's life, and the future of China, in danger.

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    Day of doom / Cahills vs. Vespers - #6

    J
    THI

    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

    J
    THI

    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

    J
    THI

    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

    J
    THI

    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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    In too deep [39 Clues #6]

    J
    THI

    In too deep [39 Clues #6]

    Watson, Jude.

    Amy and Dan continue their search for the clues and cross oceans amid ruthless enemies and dangerous truths while following the trail of a famous aviator.

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

    J
    THI

    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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    Three times lucky

    J
    TUR

    Three times lucky

    Turnage, Sheila.

    Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

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    Hugo

    J
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    HUG

    Hugo

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

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    Ghosts in the gallery

    J
    WAL

    Ghosts in the gallery

    Wallace, Barbara Brooks, 1922-

    When eleven-year-old Jenny arrives at her grandfather's house but is not recognized as one of the family because of a servant's intrigue, the young orphan endures a difficult fate.

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    Sparrows in the scullery

    J
    WAL

    Sparrows in the scullery

    Wallace, Barbara Brooks, 1922-

    Despite horrible conditions at the boys' home where kidnappers left him, eleven-year-old Colley, an orphan, finds a reason and a way to live, along with comradeship.

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    The twin in the tavern

    J
    WAL

    The twin in the tavern

    Wallace, Barbara Brooks, 1922-

    A young orphan, afraid of being sent to the workhouse, finds himself at the mercy of the unsavory owner of a tavern in Alexandria, Virginia, while he tries to solve the mystery surrounding his past and a missing twin.

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    The Crowfield curse

    J
    WAL

    The Crowfield curse

    Walsh, Pat, 1954-

    In 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud, and ancient secrets.

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    The Crowfield demon

    J
    WAL

    The Crowfield demon

    Walsh, Pat, 1954-

    In March of 1348, the awakening of an ancient evil drives fay creatures from the woods, causes Crowfield Abbey to crumble, and haunts the dreams of the monks, but the demon seems especially drawn to Will, who is beginning to realize the significance of his Sight.

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    The boxcar children

    J
    WAR

    The boxcar children

    Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-

    Four orphans, two boys and two girls, set up housekeeping in an old boxcar.

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    The Niagara Falls mystery

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    The Niagara Falls mystery

    Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-

    While sightseeing in Niagara Falls, the Boxcar children investigate a rash of souvenir store thefts.

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    The boxcar children summer special

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    The boxcar children summer special

    Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.

    Contains three mystery novels featuring the Boxcar children; including "The Mystery at the Ballpark," "The Mystery of the Hidden Beach," and "The Summer Camp Mystery."

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    The boxcar children winter special

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    The boxcar children winter special

    Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.

    A collection of three mysteries in which the Boxcar Children face snow, ice, and cold as they set out on their latest adventures, including finding out who is trying to ruin the fun at a winter carnival, discovering a secret in the snowy wilderness, and solving puzzles at an old-fashioned New England inn.

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    The Indian school

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    The Indian school

    Whelan, Gloria.

    In 1839, newly orphaned eleven-year-old Mary goes to live with her missionary aunt and uncle who run a school for Indian children in northern Michigan.

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    Brothers in hope

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    Brothers in hope : the story of the lost boys of Sudan

    Williams, Mary, 1967-

    Eight-year-old Garang, orphaned by a civil war in Sudan, finds the inner strength to help lead other boys as they trek hundreds of miles seeking safety in Ethiopia, and then Kenya, before being offered sanctuary in the United States many years later.

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    Katarina

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    Katarina : a novel

    Winter, Kathryn.

    During World War II in Slovakia, a young Jewish girl in hiding becomes a devout Catholic and is sustained by her belief that she will return home to her family as soon as the war ends.

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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 08/30/19

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    The hidden gallery / #2

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    The hidden gallery / #2

    Wood, Maryrose.

    The three Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place learn they are under a curse after traveling to London in the company of fifteen-year-old governess Miss Penelope Lumley.

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    The mysterious howling / #1

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    The mysterious howling / #1

    Wood, Maryrose.

    Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.

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    The unseen guest / #3

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    The unseen guest / #3

    Wood, Maryrose.

    The children and Penelope, their governess, leave London and return to Ashton Place where Penelope decides to take matters into her own hands and do some investigating to find out the truth about the children, Lord Ashton, and herself.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The ghosts of Mercy Manor

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    The ghosts of Mercy Manor

    Wright, Betty Ren.

    Twelve-year-old Gwen, an orphan who comes to live with the Mercy family, discovers that the house is haunted by the ghost of a sad-looking young girl and is determined to solve the mystery behind her appearances.

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    The tiger's apprentice

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    The tiger's apprentice

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a twelve-year-old Chinese American boy fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of an enemy who would use its power to destroy the world.

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    The magic paintbrush

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    The magic paintbrush

    Yep, Laurence.

    A magic paintbrush transports Steve and his elderly caretakers from their drab apartment in Chinatown to a world of adventures.

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    Spring Pearl

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    Spring Pearl : the last flower

    Yep, Laurence.

    Called boyish by her new family for being able to read and write, twelve-year old orphaned Spring Pearl's "odd ways" help save the family during the 1857 Opium War in Canton, China.

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    Home now

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    Home now

    Beake, Lesley.

    After the death of her parents, young Sieta goes to live with her Aunty on the other side of the mountains, but she is sad and lonely until she meets a young elephant who has also lost his family.

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    Train to Somewhere

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    Train to Somewhere

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    In the late 1800s, Marianne travels westward on the Orphan Train in hopes of being placed with a caring family.

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    Paper son

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    Paper son : Lee's journey to America

    James, Helen Foster, 1951-

    Twelve-year-old Lee, an orphan, reluctantly leaves his grandparents in China for the long sea voyage to San Francisco, where he and other immigrants undergo examinations at Angel Island Immigration Station.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Ahmed and the feather girl

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    Ahmed and the feather girl

    Ray, Jane.

    Ahmed, a poor orphan who lives with a traveling circus and works for the cruel Madame Saleem, finds an egg in the forest that hatches into a little girl called Aurelia who sprouts wings as she grows, and when she is put in a cage on display at the circus, Ahmed knows he must free her, bringing down Saleem's wrath on himself.

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    Bonjour, Lonnie

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    Bonjour, Lonnie

    Ringgold, Faith.

    An African-American Jewish boy traces his ancestry with the help of the Love Bird of Paris.

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    Raising Sweetness

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    Raising Sweetness

    Stanley, Diane.

    Sweetness, one of eight orphans living with a man who is an unconventional housekeeper, learns to read and writes an important letter to improve their situation.

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    Batman's dark secret

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    Batman's dark secret

    Puckett, Kelley.

    The orphan boy Bruce Wayne conquers his fear of the dark, making it possible for him to grow up and become the crime-fighting hero Batman.

    Due 08/30/19

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