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The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage

Chris Kurtz · Harcourt Children's Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

Flora the pig was born for adventure: "If it's unexplored and needs to get dug up, call me. I'm your pig," she says. The day Flora spots a team of sled dogs is the day she sets her heart on becoming a sled pig. Before she knows it, she's on board a ship to Antarctica for the most...
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All's Faire in Middle School

Victoria Jamieson · Dial Books
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working...
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The Borrowers

Mary Norton · Harcourt
Pages: 180
Format: Paperback

The Borrowers - the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise - are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs,...
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A Night Divided

Jennifer A. Nielsen · Scholastic Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl
Format: Paperback

Complete with stunning new movie art for the cover and an eight-page full-color insert of movie stills, Roald Dahl's treasured novel appears unabridged and complete in this movie tie-in edition of Dahl's best-selling beloved classic.
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Charlotte's web

E B White · HarperCollins
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

An affectionate pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, White reminds readers to open their eyes to the wonder and miracle found in the simplest of things. A special...
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Counting by 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan · Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 380
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of "Out of My Mind, " "Wonder, "and "Mockingbird, " this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with...
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The Cricket in Times Square

George Selden · Square Fish
Pages: 132
Format: Paperback

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City -- the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended...
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Echo

Pam MunÌ?oz Ryan · Scholastic Press
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades...
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El Deafo

Cece Bell · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 233
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator...
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Ella Enchanted

Gail Carson Levine · HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 238
Format: Paperback

How can a fairy'sblessing be such a curse?At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of a foolish fairy's gift--the "gift' of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day and a half, or chopping off her own head! But strong-willed...
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library

Chris Grabenstein · Random House
Pages: 291
Format: Print book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets A Night in the Museum in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson!Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games - board...
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Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan · Scholastic
Pages: 262
Format: Paperback

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryans bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.Esperanza thought shed always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--shed always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California...
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Jacqueline Kelly · Henry Holt
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones. With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers...
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Front Desk

Kelly Yang · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner,...
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Kelly Regan Barnhill · Algonquin Young Readers
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Award The New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School...
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The Green Glass Sea

Ellen Klages · Puffin Books
Pages: 321
Format: Paperback

A backlist gem gets a brand-new look! It's 1943, and eleven-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is en route to New Mexico to live with her mathematician father. Soon she arrives at a town that, officially, doesn't exist. It is called Los Alamos, and it is abuzz with activity, as scientists...
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Inside Out and Back Again

Thanhha Lai · Harper
Pages: 262
Format: Book

Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been...
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Loki's Wolves

K. L. Armstrong · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition
Format: Book

The runes have spoken. We have our champion...Matthew Thorsen.Matt hears the words, but he cant believe them. Hes Thors representative? Destined to fight trolls, monstrous wolves and giant serpents...or the world ends? Hes only thirteen.While Matt knew he was a modern-day descendent of Thor,...
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The Magic Thief

Sarah Prineas · HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 419
Format: Hardcover

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not....
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The Magician's Elephant

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected - and making the extraordinary come true.What if? Why not? Could it be?When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene...
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Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

James Patterson · jimmy patterson
Pages: 281
Format: Hardcover

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's...
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick; 1 Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary...
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Moon Over Manifest

Clare Vanderpool · Delacorte Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I'd seen only in Gideon's stories: Manifest - A Town with a rich past and a bright future. Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train,...
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Robert C. O'Brien · Sunburst Communications [production company]
Pages: 233
Format: Paperback

Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award-winning classic by notable children's author Robert C. O'Brien.Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters...
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The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate · Harper
Pages: 305
Format: Book

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated...
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Out of My Mind

Sharon M Draper · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover

"If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind" should be it" (Denver Post") .Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything...
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Peter and the Starcatchers

Dave Barry · Hyperion Books for Children
Pages: 451
Format: Paperback

Peter, an orphan boy, and his friend Molly fight off thieves and pirates in order to keep the secret safe away from the diabolical Black Stache and his evil associate Mister Grin.
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Princess Academy

Shannon Hale · Bloomsbury USA Childrens; New edition
Format: Print book

Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have lived a simple life. Then word comes that the kings priests have divined her village the home of the future princess. In a years time, the prince will choose his bride from among the village girls.The kings ministers set up an academy...
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Real Friends

Shannon Hale · First Second
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

"Fresh and funny." -- New York Times Book ReviewNewbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends -- and why it's worth the journey.When best friends are not forever...
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Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson · Dial Books
Pages: 239
Format: Paperback

The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby - perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile! For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything...
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Ruby on the Outside

Nora Raleigh Baskin · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 163
Format: Hardcover

Ruby's mom is in prison, and to tell anyone the truth is to risk true friendship in this novel from the author of The Summer Before Boys that accurately and sensitively addresses a subject too often overlooked.Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes is about to start middle school, and only her aunt...
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Rules

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 181
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants...
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Savvy

Ingrid Law · Puffin Books
Pages: 342
Format: eBook

A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic.For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy" - a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark...
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Starry River of the Sky

Grace Lin · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's...
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Stella by starlight

Sharon M Draper · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

When the Ku Klux Klan's unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella's segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.Stella lives in the segregated South - in Bumblebee, North...
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Ungifted

Gordon Korman · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program - and changes everything. For fans of Louis Sachar and Jack Gantos, this funny and touching underdog...
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The War that Saved My Life

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley · Dial Books
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times BestsellerNewbery Honor BookWinner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School) Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World...
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Westly: A Spider's Tale

Bryan Beus · Shadow Mountain,
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

This is tale of a caterpillar named Westly who is destined to be a Monarch butterfly and the next king of the butterfly kingdom. But sometimes things don't turn out the way we plan. When Westly emerges from his cocoon he is nothing like he expected. As a spider he must rediscover who he is. Adopted...
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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy

Madeleine L'Engle · Square Fish; 0050-Anniversary edition
Format: Book

Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe. Now their first three adventures are together in one volume. In the Newbery Award winner...
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