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    • What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors
      What color is my world? : the lost history of African-American inventors
      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld
      While twins Ella and Herbie help the handyman Mr. Midal work on their new home, he tells them about such inventors as Granville Woods, Dr. Henry T. Sampson, and James West, giving them a new view of their heritage as African-Americans.
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    • Cloud Island
      Cloud Island
      Rosie Banks.
      Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine are thrilled to be visiting Cloud Island, a fluffy wonderland high in the sky over the Secret Kingdom. But wicked Queen Malice has hidden a nasty thunderbolt among the cloud bunnies and cotton candy fields. If the girls can't find it, Cloud Island will be torn apart for good!
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    • Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak bandits
      Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak bandits
      Michael D. Beil.
      In 1937, ten-year-old Henry Shipley must rely on a talking cat named Lantern Sam and a kindly conductor named Clarence to help solve the kidnapping of a young heiress aboard the Lake Erie Shoreliner passenger train.
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    • Death spiral : a Faith Flores science mystery
    • Fluff dragon
      Fluff dragon
      by Platte F. Clark.
      "The second book in the Bad Unicorn trilogy features killer unicorns, good dragons, rogue fire kittens, and a boy who just might be a wizard"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Immortal Max
      Immortal Max
      Lutricia Clifton.
      Twelve-year-old Sammy's summer is full of complications, but he comes to appreciate what he already has even as he is working toward his long-held dream of owning a purebred puppy.
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    • Cheesie Mack is not exactly famous
      Cheesie Mack is not exactly famous
      Steve Cotler
      "Cheesie and Georgie unearth an artifact from Colonial times and become middle school celebrities"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Ghoulfriends 'til the end
      Ghoulfriends 'til the end
      written by Gitty Daneshvari
      It is bad times at Monster High because a secret organization of older monsters is determined to preserve their hierarchy, and it is up to the ghoulfriends--Rochelle, Rebecca, and Venus--to stop ASOME, protect their school, and rescue their friends.
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    • The ACB with Honora Lee
      The ACB with Honora Lee
      by Kate De Goldi
      "Perry's mother and father are busy people ... they're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry, should be kept busy. On Saturday mornings Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at the Santa Lucia rest home, but Gran never remembers them. 'Who is that man?' Honora Lee asks when Perry's father leaves the room. After movement class is abruptly cancelled, Perry is allowed to go to Santa Lucia on Thursday afternoons. She discovers her Gran has an unconventional interest in the alphabet, so Perry decides to make an alphabet book with the help of Honora and the others. Soon everyone is interested in Perry's book project" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures
      Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures
      Kate DiCamillo
      Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
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    • Balloon blow-up
      Balloon blow-up
      by Franklin W. Dixon
      Joe and Frank Hardy win a contest to be handlers for a Green Crawler balloon in the annual fall festival, but when the balloon is sabotaged the day before the parade, the brothers must investigate.
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    • Ice whale
      Ice whale
      Jean Craighead George
      In 1848, ten-year-old Toozak, a Yupik Eskimo, sees a whale being born and is told by a shaman that he and his descendants must protect that whale, which Toozak names Siku, as long as it lives.
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    • Jordan and the dreadful Golem
      Jordan and the dreadful Golem
      Karen Goldman
      The children of the Israeli town of Keshet are born with the ability to bend nature to their will and 13-year-old Jordan has just discovered his gift of the power to transform into water. All of Jordan's friends have unique powers: Noam can alter cloud formations, Ellah can spin webs, and little Eden can create the strange animals she sees in her dreams. No one knows the source of these powers except, perhaps, Miss Sara, the mysterious town matriarch who helps the children find and control their talents using Kabbalah and other mystical teachings from Israel's forgotten past. However, someone has discovered the secret of the children of Keshet, and wants to use their powers for his own sinister purposes. To prevent such a disaster, Jordan and his friends must use their gifts to defeat an enemy who wields the power to erase the line between the living and the dead. Incorporating Jewish mythology and referencing ancient practices, this book is a tale of friendship and the power of teamwork in the face of adversity.
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    • Painting the rainbow
      Painting the rainbow
      Amy Gordon.
      During Holly and Ivy's annual month-long visit to the family's New Hampshire lake house in 1965, the distance that seems to be growing between the thirteen-year-old cousins fades when they accidentally uncover hints of a family secret dating back to World War II.
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    • The 26-story treehouse
    • Words with wings
      Words with wings
      Nikki Grimes.
      Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her...until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook "thick with daydreams," Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future. This verse novel poignantly celebrates the power of writing and the inspiration a good teacher can deliver.
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    • Just Grace, star on stage
      Just Grace, star on stage
      written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper.
      When her teacher announces that the class will be putting on a play, Grace hopes she will win the part of the forest fairy queen.
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    • The children of the king
      The children of the king
      Sonya Hartnett.
      "Cecily and Jeremy have been sent to live with their Uncle Peregrine in the English countryside, safe from the war, along with a young refugee named May. But when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding in the ruins of a nearby castle, an extraordinary adventure begins. "--publishers web site.
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    • Handbook for dragon slayers
      Handbook for dragon slayers
      Merrie Haskell.
      Thirteen-year-old Princess Matilda, whose lame foot brings fear of the evil eye, has never given much thought to dragons, attending instead to her endless duties and wishing herself free of her royal responsibilities. When a greedy cousin steals Tilda's lands, the young princess goes on the run with two would-be dragon slayers. Before long she is facing down the Wild Hunt, befriending magical horses, and battling flame-spouting dragons. On the adventure of a lifetime, and caught between dreams of freedom and the people who need her, Tilda learns more about dragons -- and herself -- than she ever imagined.
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    • Also known as Elvis
      Also known as Elvis
      James Howe.
      While his friends Bobby, Joe, and Addie are spending the summer on exciting adventures, thirteen-year-old Skeezie Tookis must get a job and help around the house, and things only get worse when his long-lost father appears.
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    • The first battle
      The first battle
      Erin Hunter.
      A latest entry in the prequel story arc reveals new details about the history of the warrior cats and follows the efforts of Clear Sky to violently divide the territories of the forest cats in spite of Gray Wing's efforts to promote peace.
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    • The mark of the dragonfly
      The mark of the dragonfly
      Jaleigh Johnson.
      Since her father's death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.
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    • Transformers prime. Rage of the Dinobots
      Transformers prime. Rage of the Dinobots
      written by Mike Johnson and Mairghread Scott
      "The Dinobots hold the line as Cybertron falls! With Optimus Prime and the Ark long gone, the rest of the population make their escape from the dying world--but Shockwave remains behind, continuing his experiments!"-- Unedited summary from the book.
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    • Furious Jones and the assassin's secret
      Furious Jones and the assassin's secret
      Tim Kehoe.
      Upon witnessing his famous spy-novelist father's murder just seven months after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Furious, now an orphan, seeks clues in his father's latest novel to stop the murderer before he or she strikes again.
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    • Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck
      Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck
      by Jeff Kinney.
      "Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Armed for battle
      Armed for battle
      by Ace Landers.
      When Scorpionic rises from the Netherworld, the Power Rangers must morph into the MegaZord to defeat him.
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    • Fly away
      Fly away
      Patricia MacLachlan.
      While in North Dakota helping her Aunt Frankie prepare for a possible flood, Lucy finds her voice as a poet with the help of her two-year-old brother Teddy, the rest of their family, and a few cows.
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    • Archie takes flight
      Archie takes flight
      by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer
      On "Take Your Kid to Work Day," eight-year-old Archie discovers that his father drives a space taxi that shuttles aliens from one area of the universe to another.
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    • Adventure at skull rock
      Adventure at skull rock
      adapted by Kirsten Mayer
      "When a misunderstood fairy steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place"--Publisher's description.
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    • Judy Moody and Stink : the big bad blackout
      Judy Moody and Stink : the big bad blackout
      Megan McDonald
      As Hurricane Elmer hits, Judy, Stink, and the entire Moody clan hunker down and ride out the storm, but when the power goes out, Grandma Lou proposes some activities to pass the time in the dark.
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    • Nancy Clancy sees the future
      Nancy Clancy sees the future
      by Jane O'Connor
      Third-grader Nancy tries her hand at fortune-telling but quickly learns it is a bit more complicated than she thought.
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    • Timmy Failure : now look what you've done
      Timmy Failure : now look what you've done
      Stephan Pastis.
      Timmy Failure, founder, president, and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, perhaps the nation, is about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school competition to find a stolen globe.
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    • Mistakes were made
      Mistakes were made
      Stephan Pastis.
      Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation. And his lazy sidekick, Total, a 1,500-pound polar bear.
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    • Big Nate : in the zone
      Big Nate : in the zone
      Lincoln Peirce.
      "The latest illustrated novel from Lincoln Peirce is a laugh-out-loud must-read starring the one and only cartooning genius, king of detention, and Cheez Doodle connoisseur, Nate Wright. Nate's not having the best of luck . . . in fact; he's not having ANY luck. But with a little boost thanks to Chad's lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere Nate turns! Nate's in the zone! But how long will it last?" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Rio. 1, Snakes alive!
      Rio. 1, Snakes alive!
      Stefan Petrucha - writer
      "Blu and Jewel, the last known surviving Blue Spix Macaws, are having a great time raising their children in the safety of the Blu Bird Sanctuary, but there may be trouble in paradise! When Blu overhears that Tulio and Linda may lose the Sanctuary, Blu takes it upon himself to save the family and keep them together. When bulldog Luiz tells Blu about a legendary elixir hidden somewhere in the jungle, Blu thinks that could be the answer. That is, of course, if cockatoo Nigel doesn't get there first, and if they can make it past the villainous snaky Ssssssalbatore in one piece!" -- from publihser's web site.
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    • Ninjas and knock outs!
      Ninjas and knock outs!
      Laurent Richard
      "Tao is a student at venerable master Kerozen's martial arts school. With his friends Rakai and Lee-Tou and his not-girlfriend Katimini, he tries to follow the teachings of the masters at the school--or, more often, finds a way around the masters' advice. Tao does not lack for ambition, but he has a tendency to get himself into trouble"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Transfarmers fruit processors in disguise!
      Transfarmers fruit processors in disguise!
      Scott Shaw! - writer & and artist
      "A family of gigantic aliens from outer space has invaded our planet. Their mission? Harvest all of Earth's fruit! Annoying Orange and his produce pals from Daneboe's Supermarket must to try and stop these monsters: Blendorr, a titanic living juicer; his colossal wife Juolie-Annn, a sentient slicing device; and their only-slightly-less-gargantuan son, Rronko, a mysterious gizmo of a thousand uses! If our band of fruitastic heroes can't pull off Orange's annoying defense plans, they'll be fed into the galactic juicers!" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Emma, lights! camera! cupcakes!
      Emma, lights! camera! cupcakes!
      by Coco Simon.
      "Hollywood star Romaine Ford is back in town, and she needs cupcakes for her movie premiere ... and her wedding! But everything is top-secret. Emma is asked to make the cupcakes, but she can't tell the rest of the club who they are for! Romaine doesn't want any paparazzi to ruin her wedding, and she feels the less people who know, the better. Can Emma fulfill this order without spilling the secret to her best friends?"--Publisher's website.
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    • File under: 13 suspicious incidents
      File under: 13 suspicious incidents
      Lemony Snicket
      "Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents in Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The hunt for the golden book
      The hunt for the golden book
      Geronimo Stilton
      "The hunt for the golden book: Geronimo's laptop is stolen just as he's finishing up writing a special book! Can he and his friends hunt it down in time for his tenth-anniversary party?"--Dust jacket.
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    • My life as a joke
      My life as a joke
      Janet Tashjian
      "Derek Fallon discovers all the angst that comes with being twelve--he just wants to feel grown up, but life gets in the way with a series of mishaps that make him look like a baby"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • One came home
      One came home
      Amy Timberlake.
      In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
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    • Lulu's mysterious mission
      Lulu's mysterious mission
      Judith Viorst
      When Lulu's parents go on vacation, the formidable Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky comes to babysit and Lulu behaves as badly as possible to get her to leave until Ms. Solinsky reveals her secret.
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    • Lords of Trillium
      Lords of Trillium
      by Hilary Wagner.
      "The conclusion to the Nightshade Chronicles reveals the secret of the Nightshade rats' unique powers and resolves old rivalries and conflicts"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Aftershock
      Aftershock
      Mark Walden.
      Scheming, extorting, menacing and general evilness are nothing new in the world of villainy - indeed it's expected. But there are codes of conduct. Until now. In an attempt to purge the Global League of Villainous Enterprises of its more destructive elements, Dr Nero has underestimated the cunning and resources of those who oppose him. Meanwhile, Otto and the rest of the Alpha stream have been sent to begin their most feared exercise: The Hunt, in the icy wastes of Siberia. But there is a traitor in their midst. The first strike against Nero will be a strike against the Alpha stream. Villain-kind is on the brink of civil war.
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    • Eddie Red undercover : mystery on Museum Mile
      Eddie Red undercover : mystery on Museum Mile
      Marcia Wells
      "Sixth grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, codename "Eddie Red," has a photographic memory and talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes their secret weapon to solve the case"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • P.S. Be eleven
      P.S. Be eleven
      by Rita Williams-Garcia.
      The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they grow up during the turbulent 1960s.
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    • Boys of Blur
      Boys of Blur
      N.D. Wilson.
      "When Charlie moves to Taper, Florida he discovers a secret world hidden within the sugar cane fields"-- Provided by publisher.
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