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Audacity Jones to the rescue Audacity Jones to the rescue / Kirby Larson
In 1910, Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan living a monotonous life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls, and wondering why nothing exciting ever happens--but when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield whisks her away to Washington D.C., she finds herself involved in a sinister and dangerous plot against the president of the United States.

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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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The Bronze key The Bronze key / Holly Black and Cassandra Clare ; with illustrations by Scott Fischer
Things have been better for Callum Hunt since the evil Constantine Madden was "officially" destroyed, even his relations with his father have improved, so he is happy to get back to the Magisterium for his Bronze Year to continue his magical studies--but when one of the students is murdered, Call and his friends, Tamara and Aaron, must track down the killer, without revealing the fact that Call is Madden reborn.

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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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Dream on Dream on / Sarah Mlynowski
In this third adventure, Abby, her brother Jonah, and her friend Robin get sucked into the magic mirror and end up in the story of Sleeping Beauty, but when Robin pricks her finger and uses up the sleeping spell, Abby has to come up with a clever solution and a new happily-ever-after.

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Eight days : a story of Haiti Eight days : a story of Haiti / Edwidge Danticat
Junior tells of the games he played in his mind during the eight days he was trapped in his house after the devastating January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti. Includes author's note about Haitian children before the earthquake and her own children's reactions to the disaster.

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Everest : the climb Everest : the climb / Gordon Korman
As Tilt, Dominic, Sammi, and Perry ready themselves to ascend Everest, they must deal with altitude sickness, an unknown person's messages to the tabloids about their expedition, and a troubled rescue attempt.

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Far North Far North / Will Hobbs

After the destruction of their floatplane, sixteen-year-old Gabe and his Dene friend, Raymond, struggle to survive a winter in the wilderness of the Northwest Territories.


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The Final kingdom The Final kingdom / Michael Northrop
Alex and Ren must confront the Death Walkers, The Order, and an army of the dead in an attempt to save themselves, Alex's mother, and the world--and hope that Ammit, the Devourer of Egyptian legend, will be able to separate the guilty from the innocent.

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Gator on the loose! Gator on the loose! / Sue Stauffacher
Chaos ensues when Keisha's father brings an escaped alligator home to Carter's Urban Rescue, but it gets out of the bathroom while Grandma is guarding it.

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

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Going wild Going wild / Lisa McMann ; illustrations by Brandon Dorman
Discovering a mysterious bracelet after moving to Arizona, Charlie Wilde finds that she has developed superhuman abilities and speed and teams up with new friends to discover what is happening to her and how to control her powers.

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Hatchet Hatchet / Gary Paulsen

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.


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Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro / Margi Preus
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.

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Irena Sendler and the children of the Warsaw Ghetto Irena Sendler and the children of the Warsaw Ghetto / Susan Goldman Rubin
Using toolboxes, ambulances, and other ingenious measures, Irena Sendler defied the Nazis and risked her own life by saving and then hiding Jewish children. Her secret list of the children's real identities was kept safe, buried in two jars under a tree in war-torn Warsaw. An inspiring story of courage and compassion, this biography includes a list of resources, source notes, and an index.

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Journey's end Journey's end / Christopher Holt ; illustrated by Allen Douglas

"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"--


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The Jungle book The Jungle book / Rudyard Kipling ; illustrated by Nicola Bayley
Presents three adventures of Mowgli, the boy reared by a pack of wolves in an Indian jungle, including "Mowgli's brothers," Kaa's hunting," and "Tiger! Tiger!".

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Kaspar the Titanic cat Kaspar the Titanic cat / Michael Morpurgo
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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Lea leads the way Lea leads the way / Lisa Yee ; illustrations by Sarah Davis
During a hike with her brother through the Amazon rainforest, fifth-grader Lea discovers a badly injured baby sloth.

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Long road to freedom Long road to freedom / Kate Messner ; illustrated by Kelley McMorris
This time the mysterious box that Ranger the Golden retriever found transports him to a Maryland plantation before the Civil War, where he must help a young house slave named Sarah and her younger brother Jesse find their way to the underground railroad and North to freedom, before Jesse is sold to a plantation further South.

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Loot Loot / Jude Watson
When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.

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Lost children of the far islands Lost children of the far islands / Emily Raabe
After their mother falls mysteriously ill, eleven-year-old twins Gus and Leo and their mute younger sister, Ila, learn that they share their mother's ability to transform into animals, and to defeat the evil King of the Black Lakes, they must harness this newfound power.

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The Lost Compass The Lost Compass / Joel Ross
"Thirteen-year-old tetherboy Chess and his crew may have escaped the slums, but they cannot escape the Fog. When they retreat to the mountaintop sanctuary of Port Oro, they discover that the deadly white mist will soon swallow the entire city. Will the slumkids be able to save Port Oro, or will they run out of time?"--

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Mayhem Mayhem / Jeffrey Salane
M Freeman has been through the Lawless School for criminal masterminds and the Fulbright Academy for extreme law enforcement, but her memory has been erased and she thinks she is a normal middle school student--but when a hitman from Lawless targets her, everything comes back, and she goes on the run with the help of the Ronins, a ragtag group made up of expelled students of both schools who have their own agenda.

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The Maze of bones The Maze of bones / Rick Riordan
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away ... or get the first clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

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

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The Mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg The Mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg / Rodman Philbrick
Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.

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Ms. Rapscott's girls Ms. Rapscott's girls / Elise Primavera
"At Great Rapscott School for Girls of Busy Parents, Ms. Rapscott teaches her students How to Get Lost on Purpose, resulting in a series of fantastical adventures that makes each learn a little something about courage, strength, bravery, and teamwork" -- Provided by publisher.

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Nim's island Nim's island / Wendy Orr
Nim loves her island home and the animals she shares it with even while her scientist father is away doing research, but trouble is on the way and a new e-mail friend could be the only one who can help.

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The Nine lives of Jacob Tibbs The Nine lives of Jacob Tibbs / Cylin Busby ; illustrated by Gerald Kelley
"The story of cat Jacob Tibbs, runt of the litter, and his exploits on the high seas as a ship's mouser" --

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The Not-a-pig The Not-a-pig / Polly Faber, illustrated by Clara Vulliamy
"Mango Allsorts is good at all sorts of things, not just karate and chess. Bambang is most definitely not-a-pig and is now lost in a very busy city. When the two unexpectedly meet, a friendship begins. Bambang requires a great deal of coaxing and comforting to help him acclimate to the big city, and Mango is just the girl for the job. But when Mango faces a nerve-racking challenge of her own, will Bambang be able to return the favor? Filled with adventures and plenty of banana pancakes, this collection of four stories is sure to amuse and inspire any child -- or not-a-pig."--Provided by publisher.

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One dog and his boy One dog and his boy / Eva Ibbotson
When lonely, ten-year-old Hal learns that his wealthy but neglectful parents only rented Fleck, the dog he always wanted, he and new friend Pippa take Fleck and four other dogs from the rental agency on a trek from London to Scotland, where Hal's grandparents live.

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Peril at the top of the world Peril at the top of the world / James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Juliana Neufeld
When a set of priceless paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt go missing in Russia, the Kidd siblings head to St. Petersburg and the wild Arctic tundra to find the bad guys and locate the treasure.

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The Quest for the diamond sword The Quest for the diamond sword / Winter Morgan
"Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NCP village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for forty diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld. He wants to craft these diamonds into a diamond sword to shield him and the villagers from the Zombies. Far from his home, with night about to set in, Steve fears for his life. Nighttime is when users are most vulnerable in Minecraft. As he looks for shelter in a temple, he meets a trio of treasure hunters, Max, Lucy, and Henry, who are trying to unearth the treasure under the temple. Steve tells them of his master plan to mine for the most powerful mineral in the Overworld-- the diamond. The treasure hunters are eager to join him. Facing treacherous mining conditions, a thunderstorm, and attacks from hostile mobs, these four friends question if it's better to be a single player than a multiplayer, as they try to watch out for each other and chase Steve's dream at the same time."--Amazon website.

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Savanna showdown Savanna showdown / Kristin Earhart
"When the teams take on the African savanna, the competition heats up, and Mari starts to feel the pressure. She's never been the strongest or the fastest racer. Sure, she knows almost everything about lions and rhinos and zebras. But facts can only get the team so far. She better keep up, or she might let her friends down. Because the finish line is in sight, and Team Red wants to win!" --

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The Stone warriors The Stone warriors / Michael Northrop
Twelve-year-olds Alex and Renata are on the run from the Order, which is on the brink of creating an army of indestructible stone warriors to carry out their evil schemes, and only the Lost Spells which his mother used to bring Alex back to life can stop them--and undoing the powerful magic that created the chaos that is now loose in Egypt might very well kill him.

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Treasure at Lure Lake Treasure at Lure Lake / S.L. Schwarz
Stumbling upon a treasure map connected to an old family secret, Bryce is determined to follow the clues to unearth both treasure and secret, even it means hiking in the wilderness with his bickering brother, Jack.

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Tsunami! Tsunami! / Kimiko Kajikawa
A wealthy man in a Japanese village, who everyone calls Ojiisan, which means grandfather, sets fire to his rice fields to warn the innocent people of an approaching tsunami.

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Wild blood Wild blood / Kathryn Lasky
The filly Estrella, her human friend, Tio, and her small herd of horses have temporarily escaped from the evil human El Miedo, but he has not given up, and as the dawn horses keep searching for the sweet grasses that will give them strength, new friends--and enemies--both human and animal, will emerge from the shadows.

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Wild river Wild river / P.J. Petersen

Considered lazy and unathletic, twelve-year-old Ryan discovers a heroic side of himself when a kayak trip with his older brother goes horribly awry.


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Zapato power : Freddie Ramos makes a splash Zapato power : Freddie Ramos makes a splash / Jacqueline Jules
Freddie Ramos uses his super powers to give himself courage to learn how to swim and to deal with a new neighbor who is a bully.
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