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Lexie

Audrey Couloumbis · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Ten-year-old Lexie used to love going to the shore. For as long as she can remember, shes spent every summer there with her parents, eating hamburgers, swimming in the ocean, and combing the beach for treasure.  This summer is going to be different though. Lexies Mom and Daddy are divorced,...
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Dani Noir

Nova Ren Suma · Aladdin; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

If this were a movie, you'd open to the first page of this book and be transported to a whole other world. Everything would be in black and white, except maybe for the girl in pink polka-dot tights, and this really great music would start to swell in the background. All of a sudden,...
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Step by Wicked Step

Anne Fine · Little Brown and Company; 1st U.S. ed edition
Format: Hardcover

Gathered together during one long, stormy night, five youngsters spend their time relating stories about their different families--feuding parents, off-the-wall sister, new stepmother--and learn valuable lessons about family, relationships, and personal identity.
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Water Balloon

Audrey Vernick · Clarion Books
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

Marley's life is as precarious as an overfull water balloon - one false move and everything will burst. Her best friends are pulling away from her, and her parents, newly separated, have decided she should spend the summer with her dad in his new house, with a job she didn't ask for and certainly...
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Bigger than a Bread Box

Laurel Snyder · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A magical breadbox that delivers whatever you wish for—as long as it fits inside? It's too good to be true! Twelve-year-old Rebecca is struggling with her parents' separation, as well as a sudden move to her Gran's house in another state. For a while, the magic bread box,...
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How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life

Art Corriveau · Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover

Nicky Flynn’s life just got a whole lot harder. His parents are going through a messy divorce, and as a result he’s starting a new life, in a new city, in a new school. Now his mom has brought home Reggie, an eighty-pound German shepherd fresh from the animal shelter, who used...
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I, Lorelei

Yeardley Smith · HarperColl
Format: Hardcover

Lorelei Connelly is no ordinary eleven-year-old. She's practical and a forward thinker. When her favorite cat, Mud, dies, she starts a journal to him, chronicling her daily life as a sixth grader so that he can continue to follow her rise to fame and fortune as a beloved actress, celebrated...
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Bird Lake Moon

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Spencer thought the house might be haunted.Mitch knew it wasn't. And he knew why.The whole time Spencer and Mitch hung out together at Bird Lake that summer, there were secrets keeping them apart.And maybe a secret knowledge keeping them together, too—together like members of the same...
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Eggs over Evie

Alison Jackson · Henry Holt
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Evie Carson lives with her mom. In an apartment across the lake, Evie's celebrity-chef dad is starting a new life with his young second wife, Angie, who's expecting twins. To make matters worse, Evie's dad has custody of the beloved family dog. Navigating her new family...
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Candyfloss

Jacqueline Wilson · Roaring Brook Press; Arc/Galley edition
Format: Hardcover

CHOOSING BETWEEN PARENTS AND FRIENDS Candyfloss is the perfect introduction to jacqueline Wilson.  When Floss's mother and stepfather announce they are moving to Australia for six months, Floss has to decide whether to go with them or stay home with Dad--inept, but loving and...
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The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood

Barb Bentler Ullman · Katherine Tegen Books; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Welcome toNutfolk Wood population 52In the country town of Plunkit, where Willa and her mom start anew after her parents' divorce, Willa catches sight of a strange sparkle by the creek and in the old woods. Her older-than-old neighbor, Hazel Wicket, has an amusing story about these...
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Hugging the Rock

Susan Taylor Brown · Tricycle Press; English Language edition
Format: Hardcover

When her mom runs away from home, Rachel is left behind with her emotionally distant father and many questions she cannot answer. Over time, she learns the truth about her mom. But it's only when she learns the truth about her dad, the rock- immoveable and always there for her to lean...
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Sketches From a Spy Tree

Tracie Vaughn Zimmer · Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover

Perched in the branches of her favorite tree with her sketchbook, Anne-Marie watches the world go by. While recording her observations of neighbors, friends, and family, she thinks about her father, who left two years before; about Mike, who seems to be trying to take his place; about her twin...
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Home Is East

Many Ly · Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Ever since she was a tiny child, Amy’s father’s friends have told her that her young, pretty mother is going to leave her. Of course Amy knows that could never happen—her parents love each other and her, so how could her mother ever leave? Then, one chilly afternoon, Amy’s...
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Naming Maya

Uma Krishnaswami · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

West meets EastAlthough Maya has done her best to avoid it, she is spending part of her summer in Chennai, India, with her mother, who is trying to sell her grandfather's old house. Soon Maya is drawn into a complicated friendship with eccentric Kamala Mami, who has been a housekeeper...
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Buttermilk Hill

Ruth White · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Finding a way to cope through poetryThe days seem carefree for Piper Berry in her hometown of Buttermilk Hill, North Carolina -- days filled with fishing with her daddy and ten-year-old aunt/best friend Lindy and listening to her grandmother's stories. But then Mama, Tiny Lambert (whom...
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Stand Tall

Joan Bauer · G. P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 182
Format: Print book

Size matters, but Tree needs convincing. At six feet, three and a half inches, he's the tallest seventh grader in the history of his school, and people expect big things. But he's not good at basketball, he looks much older than he feels, and his parents' divorce is all too new. He copes...
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Separate Sisters

Nancy Springer · Holiday House; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Donnie is so upset over her parents' divorce that she gets into increasingly serious trouble at school and does not recognize how much her older sister is hurting as well.
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Melonhead

Michael de Guzman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Print book

A road novel for young readersTwelve-year-old Sidney T. Mellon has an unfortunate name considering that his head is round and much too large for his body, his red hair stands straight up in a long crew cut, and his expression is perpetually flushed. A cantaloupe is what usually comes to mind....
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Skinny Melon and Me

Jean Ure · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

A smart and sassy novel about the inevitable changes that come with divorce, remarriage, and step-parents."One of the worst things about Roland Butter is his name. I thought at first it was just one of his dorky jokes, like: "Where do pigs leave their cars? At porking meters."...
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