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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
by Rick Yancey
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Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur — the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly... (read more)

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Anastasia Krupnik
Anastasia Krupnik
by Lois Lowry
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To Anastasia Krupnik, being ten is very confusing. For one thing, she has this awful teacher who can't understand why Anastasia doesn't capitalize or punctuate her poems. Then, there's Washburn Cummings, a very interesting sixth-grade boy who doesn't... (read more)

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Bad Kitty
Bad Kitty
by Michele Jaffe
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With the glitz of Las Vegas and an entertaining cast of characters, this novel tells the story of 17-year-old Jasmine, who becomes tangled in the leash of a badly misbehaving pet cat and is tossed headlong into mystery, intrigue, and romance. This... (read more)

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Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail
Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
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The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #01)
The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #01)
by M. T. Anderson
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I'll say right out that The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing is disturbing on a number of levels: it makes historical America seem shockingly contemporary (or, perhaps, futuristic); it explores theories of scientific experimentation and whether the... (read more)

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Anahita's Woven Riddle
Anahita's Woven Riddle
by Meghan Nuttall Sayres
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In Iran, more than 100 years ago, a young girl with three suitors gets permission from her father and a holy man to weave into her wedding rug a riddle to be solved by her future husband, which will ensure that he has wit to match hers.... (read more)

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When My Name Was Keoko
When My Name Was Keoko
by Linda Sue Park
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Like the author's first three novels, this is historical fiction set in Korea. This time the period is World War II, during the Japanese occupation. Told alternately by a young girl, Sun-hee, and her older brother, Tae-yul, the story traces the gradual... (read more)

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Call Me Francis Tucket (Tucket Adventures #02)
Call Me Francis Tucket (Tucket Adventures #02)
by Gary Paulsen
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Alone. Francis Tucket now feels more confident that he can handle almost anything. A year ago, on the wagon train, he was kidnapped from his family by a Pawnee hunting party. Then he escaped with the help of the mountain man, Mr. Grimes. Now that he and... (read more)

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Life as We Knew It
Life as We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
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First came the storms.Then came the Fever.And the Wall.  After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption... (read more)

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Just in Case
Just in Case
by Meg Rosoff
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Meg Rosoff's books are so unique, so crafted, and so utterly beautiful, I have a hard time coming up with apt descriptions — summaries always fall short. Like her first book, How I Live Now, this novel captures the essence of young adulthood while... (read more)

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The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant
by Ted Hughes
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An iron giant saves the world in this contemporary classic. A mysterious creature stalks the land, eating barbed wire and devouring tractors and plows. The farmers are mystified—and terrified. And then they glimpse him in the night: the Iron Giant,... (read more)

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Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy
by Sharyn November
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Here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning anthology Firebirds! Firebirds Rising takes readers from deep space to Faerie to just around the corner. It is full of magic, humor, adventure, and?best of all?the unexpected. The one thing... (read more)

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Skinnybones
Skinnybones
by Barbara Park
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"Barbara Park is one of the funniest writers around"-Booklist From the Paperback edition.... (read more)

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Unicorn's Secret #01: Moonsilver
Unicorn's Secret #01: Moonsilver
by Kathleen Duey
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Heart Trilby has no family. She lives a hard and lonely life in the dusty village of Ash Grove -- until she finds a scarred, skinny mare in the forest. Against the wishes of her guardian, mean-spirited Simon Pratt, Heart adopts the mare and names her... (read more)

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My Life in Dog Years
My Life in Dog Years
by Gary Paulsen
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Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. In each chapter he tells of one special dog, among them Cookie, the sled dog who saved his life; Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting... (read more)

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Estrella's Quinceanera
Estrella's Quinceanera
by Malin Alegria
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For as long as Estrella Alvarez can remember, her mother has been planning to throw her an elaborate quinceaand#241;era for her fifteenth birthday -- complete with a mariachi band, cheesy decorations, and a hideous dress. Just thinking about her quince... (read more)

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Incantation
Incantation
by Alice Hoffman
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From a New York Times bestselling author comes a journey of loss and rebirth with a startling premise inspired by historical fact. Estrella is a Marrano: one of the Spanish Jews living double lives when those who refused conversion risked everything.... (read more)

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The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain)
The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain)
by Lloyd Alexander
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In the imaginary Land of Prydain, where "evil is never distant," it has become imperative that the Black Cauldron, chief implement of the diabolical Arawn, be destroyed. In this cauldron Arawn has created his terrible army of deathless warriors... (read more)

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The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse (Chet Gecko Mysteries)
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse (Chet Gecko Mysteries)
by Bruce Hale
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Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee — stinkbug pie. So when fellow fourth grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find her missing brother, Billy, Chet expects the case to be as easy a pie. But Billy's disappearance is... (read more)

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The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization
The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization
by Daniel Pinkwater
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Bestselling author Daniel Pinkwater's story of how Neddie, a shaman, a ghost, three pals, and a maneuver known as the French substitution determine the fate of the world. Melvin the Shaman. Sandor Eucalyptus. Billy the Phantom Bellboy. Daniel Pinkwater's... (read more)

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