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ANNIE B , MADE FOR TV
by Dixon, Amy, 1975- author.
J DIX
Eleven-year-old Annie, who always feels not quite as good as her best friend, feels her time to shine has come when she gets to audition for a local show.
A CASE OF THE CLONES
by Hopper, Ada, author.
J HOP
Dr. Bunsen is just trying to help. Really, he is. This time, when Dr. Bunsen overhears the kids complaining about all their chores, he lends an extra hand by creating clones out of Gabe, Laura, and Cesar! But when the clones start acting out and Bunsen s solution goes haywire, can the kids undouble the DATA Set trouble?
THE COLLECTORS
by West, Jacqueline, 1979- author.
J WES
Overlooked in class, a hearing-impaired boy who collects lost or discarded trinkets discovers a dangerous underground world full of stolen wishes and the people who collect them.
COURAGE
by Binns, Barbara.
J BIN
"Ever since T'Shawn's dad died, his mother has been struggling to keep the family afloat. So when he's offered a spot on a prestigious diving team at the local private swim club, he knows that joining would only add another bill to the pile. But T studies hard and never gets into trouble, so he thinks his mom might be willing to bear the cost... until he finds out that his older brother, Lamont, is getting released early from prison. Luckily, T'Shawn is given a scholarship, and he can put all his frustration into diving practices. But when criminal activity increases in the neighborhood and people begin to suspect Lamont, T'Shawn begins to worry that maybe his brother hasn't left his criminal past behind after all. And he struggles to hold on to the hope that they can put the broken pieces of their damaged relationship back together." -- Amazon.;ages 8-12.
DOG DREAMS  BOOK 2
by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.
J MAC
Barkus is a large and very clever dog, and Baby is a cat, and together their adventures make life exciting for seven-year-old Nicky and her family.
DON
by Hopper, Ada.
J HOP
Thanks to Dr. Bunsen's latest wacky invention, second-graders Gabriel, Laura, and Caesar, aka the DATA Set, are blasted back to the prehistoric era, where they quickly find themselves dashing from flying pterosaurs, stomping stegosaurus stampedes, and a sharp-toothed T-rex.
DREAMING DANGEROUS
by DeStefano, Lauren, author.
J DES
At Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary, twelve-year-old Plum and her best friends share adventures in dreams each night, but when Artem disappears they discover alarming secrets about Brassmere and its intentions.
EARTH TO DAD
by Van Dolzer, Krista, author.
J VAN
After Astra Primm arrives at Minnesota's Base Ripley, eleven-year-old Jameson O'Malley begins to discover that people are hiding plenty from him about his father and the Mars colony where he lives, and about the strain between Jameson's parents.
EVERLASTING NORA
by Cruz, Marie Miranda.
J CRU
After surviving a fire in which her father dies, Nora and her mother live in a shantytown in the cemetery, but when her mother disappears and a loan shark steals her savings, Nora finds support from her cemetery neighbors to earn some money and search for her mother.
INTO THE JUNGLE : STORIES FOR MOWGLI
by Rundell, Katherine. author.
J RUN
Into the Jungle is a modern classic in the making, as Katherine Rundell creates charming and compelling origin stories for all Kipling's best-loved characters, from Baloo and Shere Khan to Kaa and Bagheera. As Mowgli travels through the Indian jungle, this brilliantly visual tale, which weaves each short story together into a wider whole, will make readers both laugh and cry. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, first published by Macmillan in 1894, is one of the most enduring books of children's literature, delighting generations of children. Katherine Rundell has taken this as the basis of her new and enchanting tale, sharing the early years of favorite characters and informing the creatures they become in Kipling's classic, with stories about family and friendship, loyalty and jungle law, and a final battle which will decide the future of the forest.
INVASION OF THE INSECTS
by Hopper, Ada, author.
J HOP
"The town of Newtonburg has been invaded by all sorts of creepy-crawlies from mosquitoes to bees to ants and more! What's worse is that they are all mysteriously swarming toward Dr. Bunsen's house when the kids get shrunk down to the size of insects"-- Provided by publisher.
THE JAMIE DRAKE EQUATION
by Edge, Christopher, author.
J EDG
Jamie has a close encounter with an alien who tells him his father, an astronaut on a mission at the International Space Station, is in trouble and needs Jamie's help.
THE KEY TO EVERYTHING
by Schmatz, Pat, author.
J SCH
Returning from camp, eleven-year-old Tash is dismayed to find that her elderly next-door neighbor has disappeared and is compelled to use the key that may possess magic.
LIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG
by Birney, Betty G., author.
J BIR
When Og the Frog first comes to Room 26, he doesn't know what to think. He misses his friends from the pond, there are all kinds of strange noises, and the water is his tank just might be too clean (you know, a little muck never hurt anyone). But the furry, squeaky fellow living next to him is endlessly entertaining, the kids sure are friendly, and--BING, BANG, BOING!--they put big fat crickets right into his tank. All of this gives Og lots of ideas for one of his favorite passtimes--making up poems and songs. But he gets stumped when talk turns to sending him back to the pond. Will he have to say good-bye to Tabitha whose whole life just changed like his? Or Mandy who just started seeing the bright side of things with his help? And Humphrey, who he's finally beginning to figure out?
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD
by Callander, Drew, author.
J CAL
"It's morning. You wake up in a strange land--Astorya--a world entirely made up of stories. Well, with one crucial exception: you. You're as real as it gets! And here, everything you write, draw, or scribble comes to life. Which turns out to be enormously helpful, because Astorya is in danger. Enter Manteau, a quick-witted French stoat with dangerous dance moves and, seemingly, all the answers. Immediately your confidante and friend, he becomes your guide on this (quite honestly, unasked for) adventure. But with perils and pitfalls at every turn, a captive prince, a nasty queen, and a while lot of characters relying on you, will you survive to tell the tale? Grab your pencil and keep it close! There's a world to save."--Page [4] of cover.
MY FATHER
by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.
J MAC
Declan O'Brien always had a gentle word to share, odd phrases he liked to repeat, and songs to sing while he played basketball. His favorite song was Dona Nobis Pacem, "Grant Us Peace." His family loved him deeply and always knew they were loved in return. But a terrible accident one day changes their lives forever, and Fiona and Finn O'Brien are left without a father. Their mother is at a loss. What words are there to guide them through such overwhelming grief? At the suggestion of their friend Luke, Fionna and Finn volunteer at an animal rescue shelter, where they meet two sweet dogs who are in need of comfort, too. Perhaps with time, patience, and their father's gentle words in their hearts, hope will spark once more." -- front flap.
NEWS FROM ME, LUCY MCGEE
by Amato, Mary, author.
J AMA
Lucy avoids her school's new Uke Club to help neighbor Scarlet create a Poetry Club, although Scarlet keeps telling her to do things that seem wrong.
ON POINT
by Khan, Hena, author.
J KHA
"Zayd is so excited to finally be on the Gold Team in basketball but when the team starts struggling and his best friend quits to play football he must step up for his team"-- Provided by publisher.
ROBOTS RULE THE SCHOOL
by Hopper, Ada, author.
J HOP
Mrs. Bell challenges her science students to invent their own robots but when they start malfunctioning it becomes up to the DATA Set to deprogram the machines before an army of robots take over the school.
THE SKY IS FALLING
by Hopper, Ada, author.
J HOP
When Dr. Bunsen's newest invention brings extraterrestrials down to Earth, can second-graders Gabriel, Laura, and Caesar, aka the DATA, keep their town from being space invaded?
SMALL SPACES
by Arden, Katherine, author.
J ARD
"After eleven-year-old Ollie's school bus mysteriously breaks down on a field trip, she has to take a trip through scary woods, and must use all of her wits to survive. She must stick to small spaces"-- Provided by publisher.
SQUIRM
by Hiaasen, Carl, author.
J HIA
"This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father. Carl Hiaasen tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what's really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go."--Amazon.com.
SUNNY
by Reynolds, Jason, author.
J REY
Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help, Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.
TOAFF
by Voigt, Cynthia, author.
J VOI
Toaff is a small squirrel full of big questions. Why must I stay away from the human's house? Why shouldn't I go beyond the pine trees? Why do we fight with the red squirrels across the drive? His sister shrugs--that's just the way things are. His brother bullies--because I said so. And the older squirrels scold--too many questions! Can Toaff really be the only one to wonder why?
THE TRAIL
by Hashimoto, Meika, author.
J HAS
Toby and his friend Lucas made a list of things to do the summer before they entered middle school, but now Lucas is gone, and Toby sets out to fulfill the promise he made to his friend, to finish the list by hiking the Appalachian Trail from Velvet Rocks to Mt. Katahdin, an undertaking that he is poorly prepared for--and which will become not only a struggle for survival, but a rescue mission for the starving and abused dog who he finds along the way.
WHY CAN
by Walker, Melissa, author.
J WAL
Claire Ladd knows that this summer is going to be special. She and her two best friends, Ronan and Brianna, are turning twelve. She is leaving camp behind and gets to do what she wants all day. She feels everything starting to change. But things don't always change for the better. With Brianna's cousin Eden visiting for the summer, Claire feels like a third wheel. Even though she is only a year older, Eden seems so much more sophisticated and glamorous... and when she's around, she takes up everyone's attention, including Brianna's. But that doesn't explain why things have felt awkward with Brianna ever since she moved to a fancy new house, or why Ronan, who lives in the trailer next to Claire's, has started acting moody anytime anyone mentions his dad. Claire has always been happy with her life just as it is, but as the summer wears on and the issues with her friends start to grow, she can't help but wonder: Would everything be better if she could just be someone else?

 


 

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