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    Standish, Ali
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    Danny Timmons has looked up to Jack Bailey ever since Jack saved two small children from drowning during the Great Flood of 1940. Now, with his father away fighting in World War II and his mother about to have a new baby, Danny relies on Jack's friendship and guidance more than ever. So when Jack goes missing without a trace from their small Appalachian town, Danny is determined to find him.

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    Krulik, Nancy E.
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    With just one more good deed to do, Princess Pulverizer's Quest of Kindness is almost complete. But when she discovers that a fierce pirate named Cap'n Bobbie has captured a beautiful mermaid, she disobeys her father's strict rule not to go beyond the sea and stays onboard The Seasick Soaker, vowing to free the gentle creature-even if it means losing her chance to become a knight. Can Princess Pulverizer and her pals rescue the mermaid and escape the pirate's clutches, or are they doomed to walk the plank?

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    Chaud, Benjamin
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    In this Spanish edition of Junior Library Guild selection I Didn't Do My Homework Because...'omework (or the lack thereof) is the inspiration for a laugh-out-loud look at the not-so-true stories that ensue when an assignment is left undone: giant lizards invaded the neighborhood; gremlins hid all the pens; the dog was swallowed up by another dog and the afternoon was spent at the vet. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants...' The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next. With detail-rich illustrations and a delightfully wry text, this favorite by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud is guaranteed to amuse kids and their parents, not to mention anyone (and isn't that everyone') who has experienced a slacker student moment.

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    Hartt-Snowbell, Sarah
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    Annie can't believe her eyes! The "Santa" in the mall looks so much like her grandfather's friend, Simon. A Jewish Santa? Annie lines up to get a closer look and ends up "placing an order." Simon Greenbaum, flat broke, has taken the job at the Winter Castle to earn a few dollars between jobs. And after all, with his long white beard, he looks just like Santa already. "Don't breathe a word to your Zaideh that you saw me here," he says. "If you don't tell him that I'm a Santa Claus, I won't tell him what you asked for. It's a deal?" When Annie's parents find out, however, that she has placed an order with Santa for a Christmas tree, they are disappointed and tell her that she must learn to be her own person and stand up for her beliefs in order to earn the respect of others. Meanwhile, Annie wants to help Mr. Greenbaum and comes up with a plan. But to carry out her plan, she must reveal his secret. What will she do?

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    Mulder, Michelle
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    Yeny and her family have escaped from the violence in their mountain village in Colombia to live in the city. But danger remains all around her — from groups of armed men who have kidnapped her uncle to a scary bully at school. Yeny feels powerless until her new friends decide to organize a peace carnival. Before long, the peace movement has attracted young people from across the country, and they decide to hold a national vote for peace. Inspired by the Colombian Children’s Movement for Peace – on October 25, 1996, millions of kids throughout Colombia held a vote that resulted in one full day with no bombs, shootings, or kidnappings. The group has been nominated every year since for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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    Roy, Jennifer Rozines
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    From 1939, when Syvia is four and a half years old, to 1945 when she has just turned ten, a Jewish girl and her family struggle to survive in Poland's Lodz ghetto during the Nazi occupation.

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    Warner, Gertrude Chandler
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    Years ago, a man vanished from the yellow house on Surprise Island. Why? The Aldens have found a clue to the mystery!

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    Körner, Miriam
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    Jeremy lives in a small community where winters are long and stray dogs roam the streets. When peer pressure leads Jeremy into a bad prank, he is immediately struck with guilt - and that's when Jeremy's life changes forever. Trying to make amends Jeremy befriends Yellow Dog - and in the process meets a curious old man who introduces him to the adventures of dog sledding. Soon Jeremy is forming his own old-time dog team with Yellow Dog at lead - and in the process discovers more about himself - and the old man - than he ever thought possible.

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    Sauder, B.L.
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    Hong Mei and her single mother have had to move from town to town in modern China – as soon as townsfolk get suspicious that her mother's magical healing powers are, in fact, truly magical, they move on, usually in the middle of the night. But Hong Mei has started getting emails from someone named Madam Ching, who claims to have information on her long-missing father.

    Ryan and Alex are Chinese-Canadian brothers who have lived with their aunt and uncle since their parents died in a mysterious fire. They are just going to visit relatives in Hong Kong as far as they know, just as the New Year's celebrations begin for the Chinese Year of the Golden Dragon.

    What they are about to discover, as they magically connect with Hong Mei, is that there is a link between the fire that killed their parents and Madam Ching, between the ancient jade pendants they all wear and the Chinese myth of the Black Dragon. And why all these strange things start happening on the eve of the Year of the Golden Dragon.

    East and West, ancient and modern, the mystical and practical, all collide as the trio races against time from Hong Kong to Beijing and finally to the famous Imperial tomb of Xian, where they meet their fate and discover what they are truly made of.

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    Szpirglas, Jeff
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    Leo's penchant for exploring lands him in trouble at school until he uses his mapping skills on a class field trip to prove he really can be responsible.

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    Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
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    A twist on the traditional rebus, combining letters with numbers to create the sounds of words and simple sentences. Inspired by William Steig's classic "C D B!"

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    Beil, Michael D.
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    Lark is spending the summer on Swallowtail Island for the first time since her mom passed away. But she discovers something that others on the island would do anything to keep buried.

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    Ziegler, Jennifer
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    A bullied boy must find a new normal after his mother has a stroke and his life is turned upside down. Feeling lost and overwhelmed, he searches for a new sanctuary and ends up finding the Literary Club.

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    Little, Jody J.
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    Readers who love Leslie Connor and Ann M. Martin will adore this story of a citywide scavenger hunt and a girl who learns that family—and weirdness—is relative. Summer Coding Camp Incoming 7th graders only Eight-week session begins June 28 This is it, my summer plan. Hoping to ditch two months of chicken coops, kale, and her parents' antiscreen rules, Mac MacLeod sets out to win a citywide food cart scavenger hunt and the money she needs for the summer coding camp of her dreams. But Mac discovers more than just clues during her cross-city sprint—like how her weird parents might not be the worst thing compared to the circumstances of those around her. With the same humor and hope of her debut novel, Mostly the Honest Truth, Jody J. Little gives readers another spunky, unforgettable character to root for.

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    Colfer, Chris
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    With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world?

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    Arato, Rona
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    Josiah Hensons life is an epic tale of one mans battle against evil and ignorance. By the time he was six, Josiah had been sold three times. When he was nine, his familys owner beat him for trying to learn to read. In spite of his physical pain and emotional heartache, he never lost the sense of morality that was his bedrock. After his escape, Josiah became an advocate for those still in bondage. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, he led 118 slaves to safety in Canada. Working for Freedom is the story of a man who proved that one person can make a difference in defending and promoting human rights.

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    Reedy, Trent
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    FORMAT: Unabridged AudiobookZulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her—"Inshallah," God willing.Then she meets Meena, who offers to teach her the Afghan poetry she taught her late mother. And the Americans come to her village, promising not just new opportunities and dangers, but surgery to fix her face. These changes could mean a whole new life for Zulaikha—but can she dare to hope they'll come true?

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    Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin
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    When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich, friendless nerd Ambrose, forced to be home-schooled by his overprotective mother, coerces his neighbor Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where people accept him for who he is.

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    Le Guin, Ursula K.
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    After being rescued by a flying cat, Alexander the cat decides to make good on a promise to do wonderful things.

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    Palacio, R. J.
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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face — who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird. And don't miss R.J. Palacio's highly anticipated new novel, Pony, available now! I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie's point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

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