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Bookjacket for  5,000 awesome facts (about everything!) 3

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5,000 awesome facts (about everything!) 3 5,000 awesome facts (about everything!) 3

More fun than a barrel of monkeys and more interesting than reality TV-- this brain candy-filled book is an explosion of information about sensational topics kids love: royalty, gravity, bioluminescence, sloths, wildfires, bubblegum, cars, breakfast, aliens, you name it! It's a fantastic, fact-filled edition with all-new info on hundreds of topics, and the same great design that captures kids' attention and keeps them yearning for more.


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The Absent Author The Absent Author / Ron Roy ; illustrated by John Gurney

Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace.


Bookjacket for  Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

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Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things / [text by] Lenore Look ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.


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The Amazing Mystery Show The Amazing Mystery Show / Gertrude Warner Chandler

The Boxcar Children have been chosen to play in an exciting new game show! A camera crew is following the Aldens around the city of Philadelphia as they compete with another brother-and-sister team in a search for clues. The search isn't easy, though, especially when someone has tampered with the Aldens' map and stolen one of Benny's treasures! Why is their team being sabotaged?


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Amber Brown is Not a Crayon Amber Brown is Not a Crayon / Paula Danziger ; illustrated by Tony Ross

The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.


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Archie Takes Flight Archie Takes Flight / Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer ; illustrated by Elise Gravel

On "Take Your Kid to Work Day," eight-year-old Archie discovers that his father drives a space taxi that shuttles aliens from one area of the universe to another.


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Bad Kitty School Daze Bad Kitty School Daze / Nick Bruel

When Kitty's owners have finally had enough of her bad behavior, it's time to ship her off to obedience school.


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Bink and Gollie Bink and Gollie / Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee ; illustrated by Tony Fucile

Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.


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The bravest dog ever The bravest dog ever / Natalie Standiford ; illustrated by Donald Cook

Recounts the life of Balto, the sled dog who braved a snowstorm to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska, during a 1925 diphtheria epidemic.


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Cam Jansen and the Joke House Mystery Cam Jansen and the Joke House Mystery / David A. Adler ; illustrated by Joy Allen

While Cam's Aunt Molly is competing in a comedy contest, the expensive plate the winner will receive disappears and Cam and Eric set out to find it before the contest's over.


Bookjacket for  Camp time in California

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Camp time in California Camp time in California / Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by AG Ford

"When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time, they land in the tallest tree in Yosemite, California where they join nature conservationist, John Muir, and US President Teddy Roosevelt on a historic trip through the woods"--


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Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 / Dav Pilkey ; with color by Jose Garibaldi and Corey Barba

The monstrous Turbo Toilet 2000 is determined to take revenge on George, Harold, and Captain Underpants.


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The case of the perfect dog The case of the perfect dog / John R. Erickson ; illustrations by Gerald L. Holmes

"When a strange twist of events brings a yellow Labrador onto the scene of a roundup gone wrong, the entire ranch quickly falls in love with this newest addition to the ranch's Security Division. Who can help loving a Lab? Hank quickly begins to feel the pressure of measuring up to this perfect dog, but it isn't long before everyone begins to notice that their sweet new pet, Happy, has a few personality quirks of his own. Will Happy stay on the ranch forever? Will Hank manage to solve the crisis that erupts when Happy's quirks get out of hand, before Happy eats the ranch into bankruptcy?" -- p. [4] of cover.


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The Chicken Squad The Chicken Squad / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell

Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar might be chicks, but they sure aren't chicken. They're the Chicken Squad, and it's up to them to figure out what Tail, the not-so-brave squirrel, is so afraid of. When he describes it as BIG and Scary, that doesn't give much insight as to what is lurking beyond the coop. Can our fecklees, fluffy heroes defeat something that could very well be -- gulp -- from out of this world?


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Clementine, Friend of the Week Clementine, Friend of the Week / Sara Pennypacker ; pictures by Marla Frazee

With her kitten, Moisturizer, missing and having fought with her best friend, Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine finds it hard to concentrate on doing her best as her classmate's Friend of the Week.


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Creepy pair of underwear! Creepy pair of underwear! / Aaron Reynolds ; illustrated by Peter Brown

"A young rabbit is frightened by his underwear"--


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The day you begin The day you begin / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by Rafael López

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.


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Didi Dodo, future spy Didi Dodo, future spy / Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Jared Chapman
When Koko Dodo's secret chocolate sauce is stolen just before an important cooking contest Didi, a dodo bird, devises a daring plan to help--whether he wants her to or not.

Bookjacket for  El deafo

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El deafo El deafo / Cece Bell ; color by David Lasky

The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."


Bookjacket for  Everybody needs a buddy

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Everybody needs a buddy Everybody needs a buddy / James Preller
Third-graders Deon, Kym, Lizzy, and Connor, armed with Miss Zips' persuasive tips, set out to convince the PTA to use their cash surplus to put a "buddy bench" on the playground.

Bookjacket for  Facts vs. opinions vs. robots

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Facts vs. opinions vs. robots Facts vs. opinions vs. robots / Michael Rex

"Robots try to figure out the difference between facts and opinions"--


Bookjacket for  Fly Guy Presents

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Fly Guy Presents Fly Guy Presents / Tedd Arnold

During a visit to a space museum, Fly Guy and Buzz learn all about planets, space crafts, space suits, and even dirty snowballs (i.e. comets)!


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Fortunately, the Milk Fortunately, the Milk / Neil Gaiman

While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space


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The good egg The good egg / from the creators of The bad seed John Jory and Pete Oswald

When the other eggs in his carton behave badly, the good egg feels like he needs to be perfect.


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Gooney Bird Greene Gooney Bird Greene / Lois Lowry : illustrated by Middy Thomas

A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.


Bookjacket for  Hello, Nebulon!

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Hello, Nebulon! Hello, Nebulon! / Ray O'Ryan ; illustrated by Colin Jack

Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people.


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Horrible Harry says goodbye Horrible Harry says goodbye / Suzy Kline ; illustrated by Amy Wummer

As the last day of third grade looms, Doug learns that Harry is moving to a new town and wonders how he'll survive fourth grade without him, while Harry wonders about the new neighbors across the street and what they could mean for their friendship.


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Ivan : the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla Ivan : the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla / Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

"The true story of Ivan, known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, who lived alone in a small cage for almost 30 years before being relocated to the gorilla habitat at Zoo Atlanta." --


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Ivy + Bean Ivy + Bean / written by Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.


Bookjacket for  Judy Moody : Around the World in 8 1/2 Days

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Judy Moody : Around the World in 8 1/2 Days Judy Moody : Around the World in 8 1/2 Days / Megan McDonald
Judy Moody's new friendship with Amy Namey causes problems with her old friends and the school project they are working on together.

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Just Grace Gets Crafty Just Grace Gets Crafty / written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper

"There's a new crossing guard in town named Marie who needs a bit of help making friends, a fun substitute teacher for Miss Lois, and most exciting, Grace and Mimi are going to have their own table at the craft fair"--


Bookjacket for  Kali's story : an orphaned polar bear rescue

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Kali's story : an orphaned polar bear rescue Kali's story : an orphaned polar bear rescue / Jennifer Keats Curtis ; photography by John Gomes

"Follow the photographic journey of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) as he is rescued and whisked away to the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English). Villagers care for him until a plane flies him to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. There, he grows and learns skills from zookeepers filling in for his mother. Since young cubs need companionship, animal experts find a friend for Kali, Luna, a female polar bear, at the Buffalo Zoo in New York"--


Bookjacket for  Katie Woo, Where Are You?

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Katie Woo, Where Are You? Katie Woo, Where Are You? / Fran Manushkin ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon

While shopping with her parents in a mall, Katie helps a lost boy, not realizing that she may be lost, too.


Bookjacket for  Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up Leroy Ninker Saddles Up / Kate Dicamillo

Saddle up for this first volume in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from DiCamillo's "New York Times"-bestselling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse--until he meets Maybelline, and then it's love at first sight.


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Little Red Quacking Hood Little Red Quacking Hood / Noah Z. Jones
In her second adventure in the Land of Fake-Believe, Princess Pink meets Scaredy-Pants Wolf, a baker whose business has been robbed by Little Red Quacking Hood--and to save the bakery Princess must figure out why the ducks are suddenly so interested in pies.

Bookjacket for  Lola Levine is Not Mean!

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Lola Levine is Not Mean! Lola Levine is Not Mean! / Monica Brown ; illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh, and they all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.


Bookjacket for  Lulu and the Duck in the Park

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Lulu and the Duck in the Park Lulu and the Duck in the Park / Hilary McKay ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

Lulu, who loves animals, brings an abandoned duck egg to school, even though her teacher has banned Lulu from bringing animals to school ever again.


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Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel / Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.


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Max and the Midknights Max and the Midknights / Lincoln Peirce

"Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley!"--


Bookjacket for  Meet Josefina, an American Girl

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Meet Josefina, an American Girl Meet Josefina, an American Girl / Valerie Tripp ; illustrations, Jean-Paul Tibbles ; vignettes, Susan McAliley

Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.


Bookjacket for  Meet Yasmin!

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Meet Yasmin! Meet Yasmin! / written by Saadia Faruqi ; illustrated by Hatem Aly
In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue Mercy Watson to the Rescue / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.


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Mindy Kim and the yummy seaweed business Mindy Kim and the yummy seaweed business / Lyla Lee ; illustrated by Dung Ho

Mindy Kim wants to fit in at her new school, but her favorite lunch leads to scorn, then a thriving business, and finally big trouble.


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The Miniature World of Marvin & James The Miniature World of Marvin & James / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy

When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end.


Bookjacket for  More of Monkey & Robot

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More of Monkey & Robot More of Monkey & Robot / Peter Catalanatto
Presents four stories about best friends Monkey and Robot, who try out Halloween costumes, visit the beach, consider what to do with a tire they find, and figure out if it is morning or night.

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My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish / Mo O'Hara

When Tom?s big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a battery and bring him back to life! But there?s something weird about the new Frankie. He?s now a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with hypnotic powers ... and he?s out for revenge!--Amazon.


Bookjacket for  Nate the Great, Where Are You?

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Nate the Great, Where Are You? Nate the Great, Where Are You? / Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat
Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, have solved countless cases in their easy-to-read books. For once, they would like to take a break from detective work. Especially since new cases—cases they do not want—await them: Rosamond wants to track down a walking turnip, Annie wants to find Fang’s missing canine toothpaste, Claude wants to locate something special (whatever that means), and Harry wants to solve the mystery of the dog with four tails. Everyone demands Nate’s attention, but all Nate wants is to escape. And after trying on disguises so that he and Sludge can go unrecognized, the sleuthing duo try to hide out in the woods. It’s not long before they hear familiar voices shouting, “Nate the Great, where are you?” Is it asking too much for the pancake-eating detective and his bone-chewing partner to get a day off? Suggested by Marian (12/14)

Bookjacket for  Nikki & Deja

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Nikki & Deja Nikki & Deja / Karen English ; illustrated by Laura Freeman

When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.


Bookjacket for  Otto's Orange Day

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Otto's Orange Day Otto's Orange Day / Frank Cammuso

After a genie fulfills Otto the cat's wish by turning the whole world orange, Otto realizes that his favorite color is not the best color for everything.  Learn more about "Toon Books" at www.toon-books.com.


Bookjacket for  Owen & Mzee : the language of friendship

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Owen & Mzee : the language of friendship Owen & Mzee : the language of friendship / told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu ; with photographs by Peter Greste

Continues the story of the unusual friendship between Owen, a young orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year old Aldabra tortoise.


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Pedro's Big Goal Pedro's Big Goal / Fran Manushkin ; [illustrator, Tammie Lyon]

Pedro would love to be the goalie in the team's first game, but another boy is bigger--so all his friends come over to help him practice before the tryout.


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The pink umbrella The pink umbrella / words by Amélie Callot ; pictures by Geneviève Godbout

"When it's bright outside, Adele is the heart of her community, greeting everyone who comes into her café with arms wide open. But when it rains, she can't help but stay at home inside, under the covers. Because Adele takes such good care of her friends and customers, one of them decides to take care of her too, and piece by piece leaves her little gifts that help her find the joy in a grey, rainy day."--


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The Princess in Black The Princess in Black / Shannon and Dean Hale

Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom's goats.


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Racehorse in the rain Racehorse in the rain / Ben M. Baglio ; ill. by Ann Baum ; cover ill. by Mary Ann Lasher

Mandy is thrilled when her dad wins first prize in the Christmas raffle and wins a racehorse for the day.


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Rafi and Rosi Rafi and Rosi / Lulu Delacre

Two tree frogs, mischievous Rafi and his younger sister Rosi, learn about the plants and animals of Puerto Rico together.


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The Secret Chicken Society The Secret Chicken Society / Judy Cox

When Daniel's third-grade class raises baby chicks for a class project and he takes the five chickens home for the summer, he is surprised when one of them turns out to be a rooster.


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A Short Tale about a Long Dog A Short Tale about a Long Dog / New York Times best-selling authors Henry Winkler
Rescuing a Dachshund from an animal shelter after convincing his skeptical father to get the family a dog, Hank struggles to prove his trustworthiness after his new canine friend gets loose at the park.

Bookjacket for  Sly the Sleuth and the Code Mysteries

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Sly the Sleuth and the Code Mysteries Sly the Sleuth and the Code Mysteries / Donna Jo Napoli

Sly uses her detective skills to help her friends solve mysteries that all involve some kind of code.


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Spider Stampede Spider Stampede / Ali Sparkes

While seeking their lost dog, Piddle, twins Josh and Danny encounter their next-door neighbor, Petty Potts, a mad scientist whose SWITCH spray accidentally turns them into spiders.


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Stargazing Stargazing / Jen Wang ; color by Lark Pien

Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.


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Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold / Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

After learning about slime molds during the Saturday Science Club, Stink finds the organism growing in his room and starting to take over the world.


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Sylva and the Fairy Ball Sylva and the Fairy Ball / Margaret McNamara
Sylva Bell is not old enough to attend the Fairy Ball with her sisters Clara, Rosy, and Golden, but when a horde of trolls crashes the ball, Sylva bravely comes to the rescue.

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Tomas and the Library Lady Tomas and the Library Lady / Pat Mora ; illustrated by Raul Colon

While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomas finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.


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Toys Go Out Toys Go Out / Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.


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The Vanishing Coin. The Vanishing Coin. / Kate Egan with magician Mike Lane

Mike reluctantly bonds with good-girl neighbor Nora while learning fun skills at The White Rabbit magic shop, the owner of which believes Mike could become a great magician.


Bookjacket for  Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

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Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh / Sally M. Walker ; illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss

"When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training during World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the military camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot. But who could care for the bear when Harry went to battle? Harry found just the right place for Winnie--the London Zoo. There a boy named Christopher Robin played with Winnie--he could care for this bear too!"--


Bookjacket for The Year of the Book

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The Year of the Book The Year of the Book / Andrea Cheng ; illustrated by Abigail Halpin

Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.


Bookjacket for  Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery

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Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery / David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Cam's photographic memory helps a scatterbrained substitute teacher, especially when he discovers that he has misplaced his coat.


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Zelda and Ivy Zelda and Ivy / Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky

After fox sisters Zelda and Ivy and their best friend Eugene watch the new Secret Agent Fox movie, they are inspired to do some detective work then practice their new skills when rain threatens their campout plans.

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