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Immigrant Kids
Immigrant Kids
by Russell Freedman
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Russell Freedman has been meticulously documenting children's history for over 20 years. The inspiration for Immigrant Kids came from an exhibition of photographs called "Street Kids: 1864–1977," held at the New York Historical Society in 1978. Once... (read more)

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The Kneebone Boy
The Kneebone Boy
by Ellen Potter
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When their artist father must leave suddenly on business, three children, ostracized since the mysterious disappearance of their mother, find their way to a great aunt's holiday residence in a castle keep. There, they attempt to rescue the "Kneebone Boy,"... (read more)

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29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown
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Is something nefarious happening at the Swinster Pharmacy? Snicket doesn’t tell, but the clues offered by our narrators are just the right kind of weird to keep things interesting in this ambiguously sinister, quietly wacky tribute to the intrigue of... (read more)

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Inkheart
Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke
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Meggie loves books more than just about anything. Her father, Mo, is a book binder and introduced her to reading at an early age; now she has a shoe box filled with her special books (so that she can grab them at a moment's notice). Meggie soon comes to... (read more)

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Guild Specialists #01: Operation Red Jericho
Guild Specialists #01: Operation Red Jericho
by Joshua Mowll
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Sure, this series has clever young heroes sailing to exotic locations around the world with their mysterious uncle, sword fights, secret codes, and battles at sea — what young reader wouldn't love that? But the real treat of these books are the copious... (read more)

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The Frog Princess
The Frog Princess
by E. D. Baker
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This debut novel follows the adventures of fourteen-year-old Princess Emeralda and the talking frog she meets one day in the swamp. The frog begs her to give him a kiss so that he will turn back into Prince Eadric, his identity before an evil witch... (read more)

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Ptolemy's Gate: Bartimaeus Trilogy Book Three
Ptolemy's Gate: Bartimaeus Trilogy Book Three
by Jonathan Stroud
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The Bartimaeus Trilogy brilliantly continues in Stroud's last addition to the series. This fast paced and wholly satisfying story brings Bartimaeus the djinni, Nathaniel the magician, and Kitty together again, fighting against demons, and evil wizards... (read more)

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Oddfellow's Orphanage
Oddfellow's Orphanage
by Emily Winfield Martin
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Adorable! Oddfellow's Orphanage follows the adventures of a group of misfits in a Wonderlandesque setting. A trick-performing bear family, an onion-headed boy, and a mute girl are just a few of the characters.... (read more)

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Everything on a Waffle
Everything on a Waffle
by Polly Horvath
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A straightforward, no-holds-barred account of eleven-year-old Primrose, her life and the loss of her parents. A wonderfully poignant story for all ages.... (read more)

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No More Dead Dogs
No More Dead Dogs
by Gordon Korman
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This book is so much fun. Who says middle readers should be read by, oh, you know, 9- to 12-year-olds? I recommend this book to everyone. Find out what happens when the English teacher forces one student to participate in a play that he has no interest... (read more)

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Skellig
Skellig
by David Almond
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A British novelist making his debut in young adult fiction tells the story of a young boy adjusting to a recent move, his younger sister's illness, and making new friends. But the real story begins when he discovers someone or something sleeping in the... (read more)

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Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
by Wendy Mass
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For Jeremy and his best friend, Lizzy, it's summer break. But this is not just any summer break. It's the most important one: Jeremy's turning 13. However, his life is turned upside down when he receives a mysterious postal delivery. It's from his dad... (read more)

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Here Lies the Librarian
Here Lies the Librarian
by Richard Peck
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Find out what tornadoes, librarians, and automobiles have to do with each other in this fun, highly readable of historical fiction.... (read more)

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Closed for the Season
Closed for the Season
by Mary Downing Hahn
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Three years ago, Myrtle Donaldson, a bookkeeper, was accused of embezzlement. She was later found murdered in her own home. The crime was never solved. Thirteen-year-old Logan Forbes is convinced that Myrtle was innocent of the crime and is bound and... (read more)

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A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril
A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril
by Lemony Snicket
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The stakes just got higher at Hotel Denouement — no orphan is safe, as plot twists abound and shudder-causing jeopardy is rife. Read this, the next-to-last installment, at your own risk!... (read more)

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The Teacher's Funeral
The Teacher's Funeral
by Richard Peck
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"If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it." So begins this story, full of school-boy shenanigans and hilarious high jinks. Russell Culver is hopeful that no teacher in August equals no school in September, but it turns out he... (read more)

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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
by E L Konigsburg
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Okay, the truth is it's been a while since I read The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, but I remember thinking it would be a great book to read on a beach somewhere. It starts out like a typical underdog-at-summer-camp story where the protagonist is having... (read more)

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The Wonderful O
The Wonderful O
by James Thurber
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This classic has been unavailable, but it is back! Black and Littlejack are bad men. They decree that the letter after N will never be used again. What will happen? Can we survive with fewer letters? Read this book and see! (The letter after N remains... (read more)

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Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthur
Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthur
by Jane Yolen
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This old legend retold by a master storyteller is woven with great respect, giving the well-known characters added depth and new life. Yolen captures the reader from the very beginning, luring one in without letting go until the spellbinding conclusion... (read more)

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Time Stops for No Mouse: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure
Time Stops for No Mouse: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure
by Michael Hoeye
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"Hermux ranks right up there with literature's greatest mice of mettle: Stuart Little and Redwall's Martin the Warrior."... (read more)

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