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11 Birthdays 11 Birthdays / Wendy Mass

After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.


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Because of Winn-Dixie Because of Winn-Dixie / Kate DiCamillo

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


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Becoming Naomi León Becoming Naomi León / Pam Muñoz Ryan

From the Pura Belpre and Jane Addams Peace Award winning author of Esperanza Rising comes a riveting novel about family and identity, drawn from the warmth, wisdom, and love of Pam Munoz Ryan's own Mexican and Oklahoman heritages. Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life: her name for one thing. Then there are her clothes (sewn of polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status among her classmates as "nobody special." But according to Gram's self-prophecies, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. Luckily, Naomi also has her soap carving, a talent at which she excels. And life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in Lemon Tree, California, with Gram and her little brother, Owen, is happy and peaceful. That is, until their mother reappears after seven years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover who she really is. Library of Congress Summary. When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.


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Beezus and Ramona Beezus and Ramona / Illustrated by Louis Darling

Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.


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Bliss Bliss / Kathryn Littlewood

Twelve-year-old Rose Bliss wants to work magic in her family's bakery as her parents do, but when they are called away and Rose and her siblings are left in charge, the magic goes awry and a beautiful stranger tries to talk Rose into giving her the Bliss Cookery Booke.


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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond / Brenda Woods

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


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Blue Mountain Blue Mountain / Martine Leavitt
"Tuk, a bighorn sheep of the Canadian Rockies, leads his herd beyond the snares of man and the wiles of predators to the freedom of the blue mountain"-- Provided by publisher.

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Bo at Ballard Creek Bo at Ballard Creek / Kirkpatrick Hill ; illustrations by LeUyen Pham

"It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village"--


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The Boundless The Boundless / Kenneth Oppel
Aboard "The Boundless," the greatest train ever built, on its maiden voyage across Canada, teenaged Will enlists the aid of a traveling circus to save the train from villains.

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Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia / Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.


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Bud, Not Buddy Bud, Not Buddy / Christopher Paul Curtis

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


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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms / Katherine Rundell

"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.


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The Case of the Stolen Sixpence The Case of the Stolen Sixpence / written by Holly Webb ; illustrated by Marion Lindsay

Junior sleuth Maisie Hitchins, who lives in her grandmother's boarding house in Victorian London, uncovers an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies, and a fast-paced bicycle chase.


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Chasing Vermeer Chasing Vermeer / Blue Balliett ; illustrated by Brett Helquist

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


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The Cheshire Cheese Cat : a Dickens of a Tale The Cheshire Cheese Cat : a Dickens of a Tale / Carmen Agra Deedy

A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.


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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again / Frank Cottrell Boyce ; illustrated by Joe Berger

Down on their luck, the Tooting family buys an old camper van and begins repairing it, but after installing an engine that once belonged to an extraordinary car, they are off to find other original parts, pursued by a sinister man who wants Chitty for himself.


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Chomp Chomp / Carl Hiaasen

When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father


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Dash Dash / Kirby Larson

When her family is forced into an internment camp, Mitsi Kashino is separated from her home, her classmates, and her beloved dog Dash; and as her family begins to come apart around her, Mitsi clings to her one connection to the outer world--the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash.


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Doll Bones Doll Bones / Holly Black

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.


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Drizzle Drizzle / Kathleen Van Cleve

When a drought threatens her family's magical rhubarb farm, eleven-year-old Polly tries to find a way to make it rain again.


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Ella Enchanted Ella Enchanted / Gail Carson Levine

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


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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library / Chris Grabenstein

"Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape"-- Provided by publisher.


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Esperanza Rising Esperanza Rising / Pam Muñoz Ryan

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


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Finally Finally / Wendy Mass

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


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Flora & Ulysses : the Illuminated Adventures Flora & Ulysses : the Illuminated Adventures / Kate DiCamillo

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.


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The Fourteenth Goldfish The Fourteenth Goldfish / Jennifer L. Holm

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


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Frankly Frannie Frankly Frannie / AJ Stern

Frannie Miller, who cannot wait to grow up and work in an office with a swivel chair and her own assistant, causes havoc when she tries to help out while on a school field trip to the local radio station.


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Frindle Frindle / Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick

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


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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.


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The Garden of My Imaan The Garden of My Imaan / Farhana Zia

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


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The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing / Sheila Turnage

"When Miss Lana accidentally buys a haunted inn at the Tupelo Landing town auction, Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friend Dale--opens up a paranormal division to solve the ghost's identity before the town's big 250th anniversary bash"-- Provided by publisher.


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Gloria Rising Gloria Rising / Ann Cameron ; pictures by Lis Toft

A chance meeting with a woman astronaut encourages Gloria to try to be her best self, even with her difficult fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Yardley.


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The Great Cake Mystery The Great Cake Mystery / Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrated by Iain McIntosh

Before becoming the first female private investigator in Botswana, eight-year-old Precious Ramotswe tracks down a thief who has been stealing her classmates' snacks.


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Henry and Ribsy Henry and Ribsy / Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Louis Darling

Henry Huggins makes a deal with his father--if Henry can keep his dog Ribsy out of trouble for a month, he can go fishing with his father. Ribsy does his best to make Henry lose the deal.


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How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over / Julia Alvarez ; [illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi]

Worried that Papa Espada cannot find a job, Tía Lola, Juanita, Miguel, and the "Sword" sisters decide to start a bed and breakfast at Colonel Charlebois's Vermont house.


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How to Train Your Dragon How to Train Your Dragon / Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III ; translated from the Old Norse by Cressida Cowell

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.


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Igraine the Brave Igraine the Brave / Cornelia Funke ; with illustrations by the author ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery.


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Jackie and Me Jackie and Me / Dan Gutman

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


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Journey's End Journey's End / Christopher Holt
"Canine heroes Max, Rocky, and Gizmo journey deep into the desert, intent on reaching the silver wall that separates them from their families, helped along the way by a ragtag group of friendly animals, and coming snout-to-snout with wolf pack leader Dolph for a final showdown"-- Provided by publisher.

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Julie of the Wolves Julie of the Wolves / pictures by John Schoenherr

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.


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Liar & Spy Liar & Spy / Rebecca Stead

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.


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The Lightning Thief The Lightning Thief / Rick Riordan

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.


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Maniac Magee Maniac Magee / Jerry Spinelli

From the Publisher: He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend. Even today kids talk about how fast he could run; about how he hit an inside-the-park "frog" homer; how no knot, no matter how snarled, would stay that way once he began to untie it. But the thing Maniac Magee is best known for is what he did for the kids from the East Side and those from the West Side.


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The Meaning of Maggie The Meaning of Maggie / a novel by Megan Jean Sovern
Eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield is an A-plus student with big plans for herself, but at this moment she is also facing a lot of problems--like starting middle school and figuring out how to help her father who is out of work and in a wheelchair.

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The Mouse and the Motorcycle The Mouse and the Motorcycle / Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Tracy Dockray

A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.


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Northward to the Moon Northward to the Moon / Polly Horvath

When her stepfather loses his job in Saskatchewan, Jane and the rest of the family set off on a car trip, ending up in Nevada after improbably being given a bag full of possibly stolen money.


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Number the Stars Number the Stars / Lois Lowry

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


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Nuts to You Nuts to You / Lynne Rae Perkins

After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.


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The Odd Squad : Bully Bait The Odd Squad : Bully Bait / Michael Fry

When his school counselor insists that he needs better socialization skills after being stuffed into a locker by a bully, middle-schooler Nick finds himself, along with two other misfits, joining the school's lamest club: Safety Patrol.


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One Crazy Summer One Crazy Summer / Rita Williams-Garcia

In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.


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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy / Karen Foxlee

Ophelia, a timid eleven-year-old girl grieving her mother, suspends her disbelief in things non-scientific when a boy locked in the museum where her father is working asks her to help him complete an age-old mission.


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The Penderwicks The Penderwicks / Jeanne Birdsall

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


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Poppy Poppy / Avi ; illustrated by Brian Floca

A hoot owl, Ocax, rules Dimwood Forest and promises to protect the mice as long as they ask his permission to move about. Poppy is a deer mouse under the owl's protection, but when her fiance is killed by Ocax she defies the owl and begins a journey to a new place. Poppy wants to find a place where her family can live away from Ocax, but she has to do it without Ocax catching her.


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Project Superhero Project Superhero / E. Paul Zehr

Keeping a diary of her class's research project on superheroes, thirteen-year-old Jessie wonders what it would take to become one herself and prove that she's more than a sidekick.


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Rain Reign Rain Reign / Ann M. Martin
Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.

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The Red Pyramid The Red Pyramid / Rick Riordan

After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.


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

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Rooftoppers Rooftoppers / Katherine Rundell
When authorities threaten to take Sophie, twelve, from Charles who has been her guardian since she was one and both survived a shipwreck, the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie's mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of "rooftoppers."

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Saffy's Angel Saffy's Angel / Hilary McKay

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


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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook / Eleanor Davis

Eleven-year-old Julian Calendar thought changing schools would mean leaving his "nerdy" persona behind, but instead he forms an alliance with fellow inventors Greta and Ben and works with them to prevent an adult from using one of their gadgets for nefarious purposes.


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The Secret Zoo The Secret Zoo / Bryan Chick

Noah and his friends follow a trail of mysterious clues to uncover a secret behind the walls of the Clarksville City Zoo--a secret that must be protected at all costs.


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Sisters Sisters / Raina Telgemeier
Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. The story of two sisters and their relationship, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

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Star in the Forest Star in the Forest / Laura Resau

After eleven-year-old Zitlally's father is deported to Mexico, she takes refuge in her trailer park's forest of rusted car parts, where she befriends a spunky neighbor and finds a stray dog that she nurses back to health and believes she must keep safe so that her father will return.


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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda The Strange Case of Origami Yoda / Tom Angleberger

Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.


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The Tale of Despereaux The Tale of Despereaux / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

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


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A Tangle of Knots A Tangle of Knots / Lisa Graff

"Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever"--Provided by publisher. Includes cake recipes.


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Three Times Lucky Three Times Lucky / Sheila Turnage

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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Turtle in Paradise Turtle in Paradise / Jennifer L. Holm

In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.


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The Turtle of Oman The Turtle of Oman / Naomi Shihab Nye

When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.


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The View from Saturday The View from Saturday / E.L. Konigsburg

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


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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Where the Mountain Meets the Moon / Grace Lin

Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.


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Winter Camp Winter Camp / Kirkpatrick Hill

Eleven-year-old Toughboy and his younger sister must survive the harsh Alaskan winter at a friend's winter trapping camp. Sequel to "Toughboy and Sister." To teach them the ways of the wild, Natasha, an Athapascan Indian, and her 2 stepchildren spend a winter in an Alaskan bush camp. Bowker Authored Title code. To teach them the ways of the wild, Natasha, an Athapascan Indian, & her two stepchildren spend a winter in an Alaskan bush camp.


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Wonder Wonder / R.J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.


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The Year of the Dog The Year of the Dog / Grace Lin

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

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