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Donavan's Double Trouble

Monalisa Degross · Amistad
Format: Library Binding

Donavan thought that fourth grade would be his best year ever. Instead, it's turning out to be nothing but trouble: 1. He's failing math class. 2. If his grades don't improve, his whiz-kid younger sister will have to tutor him! 3. When his beloved Uncle Vic returns from...
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The Great Quarterback Switch

Matt Christopher · Norwood House Press
Format: Book

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Twelve-year-old Michael, confined to a wheelchair after an accident, uses mental telepathy to communicate football plays to his quarterback twin brother Tom, then suddenly finds himself on the field in his brother's place. --This text refers to the School...
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Bungee Hero

Julie Bertagna · Stone Arch Books
Format: Print book

Adam is terrified of riding Mr. Vertigo's Big Ferris Wheel at the local carnival. He is tired of being afraid, so he plans to overcome his fear of heights in an extreme way, bungee jumping.
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Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

Lenore Look · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

When Ruby's cousin Flying Duck emigrates from China to live with her, Ruby decides the best thing about Flying Duck is that she is a great new friend. BUT the worst thing about Flying Duck is that now, no one speaks English at home. Plus, there's strange food on the table every...
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The Silent Boy

Lois Lowry · HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Katy Thatcher was the bright and curious daughter of the town doctor. She was fascinated by her father's work, and even as a child she knew that she too wanted to be a doctor. She wanted to know about people. Perhaps it was this, her insatiable curiosity, or simply the charm of Jacob's...
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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

Sharon Creech · HarperColl; 1st edition
Format: Print book

Bailey, who is usually so nice, Bailey, my neighbor, my friend, my buddy, my pal for my whole life, knowing me better than anybody, that Bailey, that Bailey I am so mad at right now, that Bailey, I hate him today.Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, don't always get along,...
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Spider Sparrow

Dick King-Smith · Crown Books for Young Readers; 1st American ed edition
Format: Hardcover

Spider Sparrow has always been different from other children. He can't walk like them, he can't talk like them, he can't learn like them. But Spider has a very special gift: He can perfectly imitate the sounds of animals, drawing them to him, soothing them. Spider amazes himself...
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Wheel Wizards

Matt Christopher · Little Brown and Company; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Seth Pender thinks his life came to an end when he suffered a spinal injury that left him confined to a wheelchair. Seth, an athlete who loves basketball, is sure he'll never play again. He grows sullen and silent, unresponsive when his family urges him to try to adjust....
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Me Too

Vera Cleaver · Lippincott
Pages: 158
Format: Book

Hoping to expunge neighborhood prejudice and to do something everyone else has failed to do, a twelve year-old desperately tries to teach her retarded twin.
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Bird Boy

Elizabeth Starr Hill · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

All his life, Chang has not been able to speak. The only sounds he can make are the squawks and caws of the cormorants his father trains for fishing. Chang loves the birds, and is thrilled when he is finally old enough to help raise a cormorant chick. But this is more challenging than Chang...
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Me and Rupert Goody

Barbara O'Connor · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Learning to share loveThings at Jennalee's house are just plain crazy, which is why she loves her predictable days helping Uncle Beau (who isn't really her uncle) at his general store. But then Rupert Goody shows up, claiming to be Uncle Beau's son. Jennalee can't believe...
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Bluish

Virginia Hamilton · Blue Sky Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The kids call her Bluish because leukemia is making her pale. But one girl, Dreenie, finds Bluish fascinating and encourages her friend, Tuli, to reach beyond her fear. One-by-one, the girls begin to construct the steely, unbreakable bonds of friendship in this humourous and hopeful novel.
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Swamp : Bayou Teche, Louisiana, 1851

Kathleen Duey · Aladdin

Bayou Teche, 1851 No one in Lily LeGrand's Cajun community is willing to help search for Paul Courville, missing in the bayou along with his mean-spirited older brothers, William and Mark. Why should they? Paul's wealthy plantation-owner father has made no secret of his disdain...
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My Louisiana Sky

Kimberly Willis Holt · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

Tiger Ann Parker wants nothing more than to get out of the rural town of Saitter, Louisiana--far away from her mentally disabled mother, her "slow" father who can't read an electric bill, and her classmates who taunt her. So when Aunt Dorie Kay asks Tiger to sp the summer...
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Seeing Lessons: The Story of Abigail Carter and America's First School for Blind People

Spring Hermann · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

In 1832, when Abigail Carter was only ten years old, two doctors from Boston invited her to be one of the first students in an experimental institution: a school for blind people. Abby and her younger sister Sophia, also blind, packed their bags and headed to the city. For the first time...
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Pay Attention, Slosh!

Gail Piazza · Albert Whitman & Company; Highlighting edition
Format: Hardcover

When Josh's friends call him "Slosh, " it's particularly painful. Although he's smart when it comes to computers and math, Josh also has ADHD--Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder. After talking to his teacher, Josh's parents decide to take him to a doctor,...
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Going With the Flow

Claire H. Blatchford · Carolrhoda Books
Format: Book

When Mark changes schools in mid-year, he is angry, lonely, and embarrassed by his deafness, but he soon begins to adjust. Includes information about deafness.
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Sees Behind Trees

Michael Dorris · Disney-Hyperion; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

In turns lyrical, wise, and funny, this compelling novel, set in sixteenth-century America, tells the story of how one Native American boy learns to turn handicap into an advantage as he crossed the often blurred boundaries between being a child and becoming a man.
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DK Classics: Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo · DK CHILDREN
Format: Hardcover

In medieval Paris, Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, struggles to save the gypsy dancer Esmeralda from being unjustly executed. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story.
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Fishy wishes

Judy Delton; Alan Tiegreen · Dell
Format:  Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

Mrs. Peters says that the extra-clever Pee Wees can combine their hobbies with the program the Scouts will perform for Grandparents Day, but every hobby Molly starts turns into disaster.
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