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Capture the flag Capture the flag / Kate Messner ; [character illustrations by Yuta Ohada]
When the original Star Spangled Banner is stolen, seventh-graders Anne, José, and Henry, all descendants of the Silver Jaguar Society, pursue suspects on airport carts and through baggage handling tunnels while stranded at a Washington, D.C., airport during a snowstorm. (Jennifer 11/16)

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Charlotte's web Charlotte's web / E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams
This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur--and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. I loved reading this fantasy story again. (Linda H. 12/16)

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Coraline Coraline / Neil Gaiman ; with illustrations by Dave McKean
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others. “The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.” (Diana Wynne Jones). (Melissa N., 12/16)

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Crenshaw Crenshaw / Katherine Applegate
"A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary." (Jennifer 10/16)

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The Friendship experiment The Friendship experiment / Erin Teagan
"When scientist-in-the-making Madeline Little starts sixth grade, she soon learns that middle school is nothing like a perfect lab experiment--and that she now has to find the cure for her newly messed-up life"-- (Jennifer 3/17)

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The Great Shelby Holmes The Great Shelby Holmes / Elizabeth Eulberg
Told from the view of 11-year-old John Holmes, this fun mystery pairs him with Shelby Holmes in search of a dog who has been dognapped. Shelby has amazing observation skills, but it takes John to help bring it all together. (Vicky 11/16)

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The Inquisitor's tale The Inquisitor's tale / Adam Gidwitz ; illuminated by Hatem Aly
Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution. (Marian 11/16)

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My house is alive! My house is alive! / Scot Ritchie
When I was a kid, how many times did I lie awake at night terrified of all the creepy sounds our house made. If only a book like this existed back then! It takes the mystery out of all those sounds by explaining to readers the basic scientific concepts involving energy, structures, and matter that explain all those things that go bump, bang, and creak in the night. (Karen 3/17)

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Nothing but trouble Nothing but trouble / Jacqueline Davies
"Two smart girls in one small town use their combined genius to liven up their world--one prank at a time". (Marian 11/16)

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The One and only Ivan The One and only Ivan / Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao
This is a great book that explores the good and bad sides of animals in different types of captivity and animals' relationships with humans. This may have been purposeful, but I felt there was a disconnect in the book where communication was concerned between animals and humans. The story was well written, and I believe children will quickly get wrapped up in this fast paced book. Suggested by Jessie (1/16)

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The Original cowgirl The Original cowgirl / Heather Lang ; illustrated by Suzanne Beaky
Who says girls can't be cowboys? Lucille Mulhall wasn't like most girls in the 1890s. She didn't give a lick about sewing or cooking or becoming a lady. Lucille had her heart set on roping and riding. At a time when most women couldn't vote or own property, Lucille never let society's expectations or the dangers of roping and riding stop her from pursuing her passion. Traveling around the country, she broke records and thrilled crowds with her daring acts. Soon cowboys, ranch hands, and folks all over the world cheered for the feisty and fearless girl cowboy. This inspiring picture book biography of "the original cowgirl" is sure to please. Suggested by Marian (4/16)

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Pax Pax / Sara Pennypacker ; [illustrated by Jon Klassen]
When his father joins the military and forces Peter to return his beloved pet fox, Pax, to the wild, Peter is heartbroken at what he's done. Though he's been sent to live with his grandfather hundreds of miles away, Peter runs away and sets off on a journey to fix things. But how can he find his fox again in the middle of a wilderness he doesn't understand? Will his fox be able to survive after being raised by humans? Peter knows his journey is almost impossible, but he tries and tries again anyway, to hopefully somehow be reunited with his dear Pax. (Diane 7/16)

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Pegasus Pegasus / Kate O'Hearn
What if Pegasus crashed into your New York apartment building and you were on the roof to witness his fall, and be immediately engaged in hiding him while he healed? In this book two worlds collide, and 13 yo Emily is called upon to make life changing decisions with courage and determination. Engaging from the first chapter, a wonderful read. (Bonnie 12/16)

Bookjacket for  Pip Bartlett's guide to magical creatures

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Pip Bartlett's guide to magical creatures Pip Bartlett's guide to magical creatures / Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater

A wonderful story about a young girl that can talk to magical creatures, although nobody believes her. She makes new friends, forms tighter bonds with family, and heads on an adventure that helps the town with a magical "pest" problem. The audiobook was captivating, leaving my very talkative children silent and eagerly waiting to hear what would happen next! Misty (1/16)


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Raymie nightingale Raymie nightingale / Kate DiCamillo
Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds while outmaneuvering a drama queen and a saboteur who become her unlikely friends and allies during a painful challenge. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of "The Tale of Despereaux". (Marian 5/16)

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The Riddle of the robin The Riddle of the robin / Valerie Tripp ; illustrated by Thu Thai
The WelliWishers, four girls who have backyard adventures after stepping into their colorful garden boots (wellies), make friends with a robin. Bright illustrations and brief large-type text add appeal for young readers.Includes related activities. This is the beginning of a new series from the "American Girl" publishers. (Marian 10/16)

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Rocket racers Rocket racers / Victor Appleton
"Tom Swift isn't your average teenager--he's a science prodigy! And, his inventions always involve cutting edge technology. With the help of his best friends Bud and Yo, Tom tests his gadgets and runs into all sorts of adventures." (Linda H. 6/16)

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The Séance The Séance / Iain Lawrence
Scooter King works for his mother who is a medium, someone who communicates with the spirit world. He "helps" out the spirits through a wardrobe's secret compartment and various spooky costumes. When Scooter has an opportunity to meet Harry Houdini, he is so excited that he sneaks backstage before Houdini's show starts to perhaps meet the legend, but he stumbles upon a murder instead. (Erin S. 8/16)

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Salt Salt / Helen Frost
This story of two friends, both 12 years old, is written in verse. One side of the page is devoted to Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and the other side to James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne. Their families have been friends for years, but tension is building between the Natives and the Americans at the Trading Post. The friendship is threatened by prejudice, fear, lack of food, and the salt that depends that life depends upon as tensions between their cultures bring on the War of 1812. This read is engrossing, and the format is unique. Definitely a new favorite book. (Bonnie 5/16)

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Secret coders Secret coders / Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes
A fun and imaginative story about a middle-schooler who solves a school mystery and learns computer coding along the way. Cleverly written and designed for students to learn code as the story unfolds. (Erin L. 5/16)

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The Seventh wish The Seventh wish / Kate Messner
"Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing...in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom"--

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Sisters Sisters / Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Braden Lamb
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. This graphic novel tells the story of two sisters (and a younger brother). Good formatting keeps the reader moving along with shaded pages for things that happened in the past. Good, quick read. (Vicky 9/16)

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Spooky & spookier Spooky & spookier / Lori Haskins Houran ; illustrated by Viviana Diaz
Four short spooky true (or not) stories for kids reading on their own. One of the stories is from Colorado. (Vicky 10/16)

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Stella by starlight Stella by starlight / Sharon M. Draper
Stella lives in the segregated South's in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn'€™t bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something theyâ€'re never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella'€™s community and her world is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don'€™t necessarily signify an end. (Erin S. 11/16)

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Sweet home Alaska Sweet home Alaska / Carole Estby Dagg

In 1934, eleven-year-old Terpsichore's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting the family from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska, where Terpsichore refuses to let rough conditions and first impressions get in the way of her grand adventure. Suggested by Marian (3/16)


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The Thing about Luck The Thing about Luck / Cynthia Kadohata
Written in first person format, this book clearly demonstrates the contrary nature of adolescent development- innocence and naïveté one moment, profound maturity the next. It was a delight to "listen" to the musings of the 12-year-old protagonist. And the explanation of wheat harvesting from her point of view was quite charming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would read more by the author. Suggested by Terri (1/16)

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The Tilting house The Tilting house / Tom Llewellyn ; illustrations by Sarah Watts
"The Tilting House" is a magical, short read; a mystery that whisks two brothers up into a world of adventure, problem solving, and peril. Through it all, the brothers remain true to each other and true to their family, even when their parents make the questionable decision buy a house with tilting floors! Suggested by Laruel (4/16)

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To the rescue! To the rescue! / Monica Kulling ; illustrated by David Parkins
Shares the inspirational story of African-American inventor Garrett Morgan, whose incredible safety hood became a forerunner to the gas masks that saved thousands of soldiers during World War I. Suggested by Marian (4/16)

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Towers falling Towers falling / Jewell Parker Rhodes
When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day. (Marian 10/16)

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Tuesday tucks me in Tuesday tucks me in / Fmr. Captain Luis Carlos Montalván, USA with Bret Witter ; photographs by Dan Dion
Written from a service dog's perspective, with touching photographs, "Tuesday" tells how he helps his solider with daily life and of the love he receives in return. Suggested by Amanda (4/16)

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Under their skin Under their skin / Margaret Peterson Haddix
Once again Margaret Peterson Haddix has written a book I just can't put down! Twelve-year-old twins Nick and Eryn investigate why their mother and new stepfather are keeping secrets, why they are forbidden to meet their stepsiblings, and most important, why their lives are in danger. Unexpected twists and turns make this a page-turner! (Jennifer 10/16)

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Up in the garden and down in the dirt Up in the garden and down in the dirt / Kate Messner ; with art by Christopher Silas Neal
Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant picture book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. You'll join a young girl and her grandmother as they work and play in the garden, enjoying all these beautifully illustrated wonders together though the seasons. Suggested by Marian (4/16)

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Waylon! Waylon! / Sara Pennypacker ; pictures by Marla Frazee
Fourth grader Waylon has lots of ideas for making life more awesome through science, like teleportation, human gills, and attracting cupcakes by controlling gravity. But it's impossible for him to concentrate on his inventions when he's experiencing his own personal Big Bang. Arlo Brody is dividing the fourth grade boys into two groups. Waylon would rather be friends with everyone. Well, everyone except the scary new kid, Baxter Boylen. Waylon's older sister, Neon, is shooting away from the family. He wishes everything would go back to the way it was before she started wearing all black and saying "What's the point?" all the time. Just when it looks as though Waylon's universe is exploding, something happens to bring it all together again, and it is, without a doubt, One Awesome Thing. In a delightful touch, Waylon is in the same class with Clementine, star of another beloved series of books by Sara Pennypacker. Both series are very well-written and charming, humorous and memorable. We'll be seeing more of Waylon. Suggested by Marian (4/16)

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We came to America We came to America / Faith Ringgold

Complemented by vibrantly colorful illustrations, a picture book celebration of America's diversity explores the nation's unique blend of culture, history, ideas and determination. By the Caldecott Honor- and Coretta Scott King Award-winning creator of "Tar Beach". (Marian 5/16)


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When Santa fell to Earth When Santa fell to Earth / Cornelia Funke ; translated by Oliver G. Latsch ; illustrated by Paul Howard
When he and his caravan come crashing down to earth during a thunderstorm two weeks before Christmas, Santa is befriended by two children, Charlotte and Ben, who try to help him save the holiday from the tricks and moneymaking schemes of Gerold Geronimus Goblynch and to take off in time for his annual rounds. (Jennifer 12/16)

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Will you please feed our cat? Will you please feed our cat? / James Stevenson
James Stevenson is one of my family's favorite authors, and this is one of our favorite books; I love reading it to my Grands. My grown sons still quote Grandpa and Uncle Wainey. (Linda H. 10/16)

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Will's words Will's words / Jane Sutcliffe ; illustrated by John Shelley
Have fun finding out what common terms have been used all the way back to 15th Century because of William Shakespeare!! "What's done is done" and "for goodness' sake" and "laugh ourselves into stitches" and "too much of a good thing" are all in our daily conversations. He's a funny guy and the author and illustrator give us a great book about the "long and the short of it"! (Amy 9/16)
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