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Ida B : . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and

Katherine Hannigan · Greenwillow Books; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other, and her story will resonate long after this audiobook has ended. How does Ida B. cope when outside forces--life, really--attempt to derail...
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Here Lies Linc

Delia Ray · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

When 12-year-old Linc Crenshaw decides he wants to go to public school, his professor mom isnt so happy with the idea. Hes convinced it will be the ticket to a new social life. Instead, its a disaster when his mom shows up at their field trip to the local cemetery to lecture them on gravestones,...
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Henrietta Hornbuckle's Circus of Life

Michael de Guzman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

A HEART-BREAKING COMEDY ABOUT CIRCUS LIFE AND LIFE ITSELF
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Julia Gillian

Alison Mcghee · Scholastic Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

In this stunning conclusion to the JULIA GILLIAN trilogy, Julia Gillian discovers the hardest part of being human: to love what is mortal.Sixth grade is proving to be less than dreamy: Julia Gillian's new homeroom teacher is serious about school work and has the class "controlling...
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Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze

Alan Silberberg · Aladdin
Format: Hardcover

MILO is the funny and poignant story, told through text and cartoons, of a 13-year-old boy's struggle to come to terms with the loss that hit the reset button on his life. Loveable geek Milo Cruikshank finds reasons for frustration at every turn, like people who carve Halloween pumpkins...
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Umbrella Summer

Lisa Graff · HarperCollins; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Annie Richards knows there are a million things to look out for—bicycle accidents, food poisoning, chicken pox, smallpox, typhoid fever, runaway zoo animals, and poison oak. Thats why being careful is so important, even if it does mean giving up some of her favorite things, like bike...
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Walking Backward

Catherine Austen · Orca Book Publishers
Format: Paperback

When Josh's mother dies in a phobia-induced car crash, she leaves two questions for her grieving family: how did a snake get into her car and how do you mourn with no faith to guide you? Twelve-year-old Josh is left alone to find the answers. His father is building a time machine. His four-year-old...
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Missing May

Cynthia Rylant · Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition

This critically acclaimed winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award joins Scholastics paperback line.When May dies suddenly while gardening, Summer assumes shell never see her beloved aunt again. But then Summers Uncle Ob claims that May is on her way back--she has sent...
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Chasing Redbird

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

It started out as an ordinary summer. But the minute thirteen-year-old Zinny covered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family's house, she realized that things were about to change.Right from the start, Zinny knew that uncovering the trail would be more...
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Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson · HarperCollins

This Newbery Medal-winning novel by bestselling author Katherine Paterson is a modern classic of friendship and loss.Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him....
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Kira-Kira

Cynthia Kadohata · Atheneum Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Paperback

A Japanese-American family struggles to build a new life in the Deep South of Georgia in this luminous novel, winner of the Newbery Medal.kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra) : glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira...
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Freak The Mighty

W R Philbrick · Blue Sky Press
Pages: 169
Format: Hardcover

Two boys - a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces - forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. (Made into the film, The Mighty.) * \u201cA wonderful story of triumph over imperfection, shame, and loss.\u201d...
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The Bald-Headed Princess: Cancer, Chemo, and Courage

Maribeth R. Ditmars · Magination Press; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

What is a girl with cancer to do? Will her friends still want to hang out with her now that she has cancer? Can she play soccer? How will she deal with being out of school? How will she manage homework from home and the hospital? Can she please get back to a normal life? A life with hair...
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When Eagles Fall

Mary Casanova · Hyperion; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Still coping with her brother's death and her parents' subsequent divorce, thirteen-year-old Alex finds herself stranded on a small, deserted island in Minnesota with an injured eaglet.
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Love, Ruby Lavender

Deborah Wiles · Harcourt Children's Books
Pages: 199
Format: Hardcover

Ruby Lavender and Miss Eula are a pretty good team, for a couple of chicken thieves. What other granddaughter-grandmother duo could successfully drive the getaway car for chickens rescued from a journey to the slaughterhouse, paint a whole house shocking pink, and operate their own personal...
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Notes from the Dog

Gary Paulsen · Wendy Lamb Books
Format: Hardcover

"Sometimes having company is not all it's cracked up to be." Fifteen-year-old Finn is a loner, living with his dad and his amazing dog, Dylan. This summer he's hoping for a job where he doesn't have to talk to anyone except his pal Matthew. Then Johanna moves in next door. She's...
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The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane

Polly Horvath · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

When an accident leaves teenage cousins Meline and Jocelyn parentless, they come to live with their unknown and eccentric Uncle Marten on his private island. They soon discover that the island has a history as tragic as their own: it was once an air force training camp, led by a mad commander...
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Ways To Live Forever

Sally Nicholls · Arthur A. Levine Books; First Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Eleven-year-old Sam McQueen, who has leukemia, writes a book during the last three months of his life, in which he tells about what he would like to accomplish, how he feels, and things that have happened to him.
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Lenny's Space

Kate Banks · Farrar
Pages: 151
Format: Print book

Nine-year-old Lenny Brewster is captivated by the world - the mysteries of machines, the magic of snow, the pure joy of a perfect ride down a slippery slide. He knows a lot, but not how to share it with others. Of course, it doesn't help having an absent father, a preoccupied mother, and a teacher...
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Holding at Third: A Novel

Linda Zinnen · Dutton Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Matt Bainter is a crack centerfielder and the middle child in a large family. This baseball season, he has more at stake than ever before. If he does everything right, he bargains, his older brother Tom will survive bone cancer. While Tom undergoes treatment, Matt has to cope...
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