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3X4 WITH ANNEMARIE
by Brunetti, Ivan, author, illustrator.
J GN BRU
Annemarie and eleven other classmates find various ways to draw sets of twelve and learn about multiplication along the way.
ALL THE THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG
by Foster, Stewart, 1963- author.
J FOS
Dan and his friends, Sophie and the Georges, are bullies who target obsessive-compulsive Alex, but when Dan is in trouble, Alex is the one who conquers his fears to show up.
ASTRID THE UNSTOPPABLE
by Parr, Maria, 1981- author.
J PAR
Speed and self-confidence, that's Astrid's motto. Nicknamed "the little thunderbolt," she loves to spend her days racing down the hillside on her skis or sled, singing merrily as she goes, and drinking hot chocolate made from real chocolate bars with her grumpy best friend and godfather, Gunnvald. She just wishes there were other children to share in her hair-raising adventures. But her world is about to be turned upside down, first by the arrival of a family with children to her village, and then by a mysterious woman whom everyone but Astrid seems to know. Gunnvald has been keeping a big secret from her --one that will test their friendship. Astrid isn't happy about all the changes in Glimmerdal. Luckily, she has a plan to set things right. --Dust jacket.
CLICK
by Miller, Kayla, author, illustrator.
J GN MIL
"Olive 'clicks' with everyone in the fifth grade—until one day she doesn't. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups...without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up?"--Back cover.
THE DAM KEEPER  WORLD WITHOUT DARKNESS
by Kondo, Robert, author.
J GN KON
"Beyond the dam lies certain death--this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well. Yet, when a poisonous black tidal wave carries Pig, Fox, and Hippo over the dam and into the wastelands, they don't find death. Instead they find bustling cities, each with their own dams. Pig can't help but wonder, who is the mysterious dam keeper behind it all? But he doesn't have time to unravel this mystery. The wave of deadly black fog will return to Sunrise Valley in four days, and its dam can't withstand another assault. In a stolen truck and with a deranged lizard leading the way, Pig and his friends are in a race against the clock. but can they reach home in time?"--Amazon.
THE END OF THE WORLD AND BEYOND : CONTINUES THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF OLIVER CROMWELL PITTS: BEING AN ABSOLUTELY ACCURATE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF MY FOLLIES, FORTUNE & FATE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF
After his thievery conviction in 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts is sent from England across the Atlantic to America where he is enslaved on a tobacco farm, never giving up on finding his sister, Charity, brought to the colonies on a different ship.
EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY
by Winkler, Henry, 1945- author.
J WIN
When a well-known author visits their school, Hank and his two best friends get the chance to be her guide for the day and introduce her at an assembly, but the situation forces Hank to find creative ways to hide his struggles with reading.
FANTASTIC MR  FOX
by Dahl, Roald, author.
J DAH
Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try all-out warfare to get rid of the fox and his family.
FREYA & ZOOSE
by Butler, Emily, 1968- author.
J BUT
Freya, a penguin, and Zoose, a mouse, become friends while stowaways on Salomon August Andrée's 1897 hot air balloon expedition to the North Pole.
THE FRIENDSHIP WAR
by Clements, Andrew, 1949- author.
J CLE
When Grace takes boxes of old buttons from a building her grandfather bought, she starts a fad at school that draws her closer to one friend, but further from another.
LIZZY LEGEND
by Smith, Matthew Ross, author.
J SMI
Unhappy at not being allowed to play on the boys' basketball team, Lizzy Trudeau, thirteen, wishes to never miss another shot and soon finds herself playing in the NBA against her hero, the greatest player of all time.
A LONG LINE OF CAKES
by Wiles, Deborah, author.
J WIL
Aurora County, Mississippi, is only the latest stop on the Cakes' nomadic lifestyle, opening bakeries wherever they go but Emma Alabama Lane Cake (only girl of the six Cake children) is sick of it, and determined not to form any friendships here because they will just disappear as soon as the family moves again--but Aurora County has other ideas, and so does a girl named Ruby Lavender who plans to teach Emma a thing or two about friendship.
LUMBERJANES  THE INFERNAL COMPASS
by Sturges, Lilah, author.
J GN STU
"When the Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls. Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers."--Amazon.com.
MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS
by Peirce, Lincoln, author, illustrator.
J GN PEI
"Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley!"-- Provided by publisher.
MEENA MEETS HER MATCH
by Manternach, Karla, author.
J MAN
"Third-grader Meena Zee navigates the triumphs and challenges of family, friendship, and school while being diagnosed with epilepsy"-- Provided by publisher.
MEET YASMIN!
by Faruqi, Saadia, author.
J FAR
In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.
MY YEAR IN THE MIDDLE
by Weaver, Lila Quintero, author.
J WEA
At Lu Olivera's school the white kids and black kids sit on different sides of the classroom while Lu just wants to get along with everyone, but growing racial tensions will not let Lu stay neutral about the racial divide in school.
NEW SCHOOL, NEW ME!
by Klein, J. M., author.
J KLE
"Dani's parents have just separated and she moved with her mom to a new town. Not only does she live with her grumpy grandparents now, she also has to start at a new school. Dani pretends that she was a popular drama club star at her old school and starts to attract new, cool friends. Can she keep up her lies forever, or will she totally blow her cover?"--Back cover.
THE NO-GOOD NINE
by Marciano, John Bemelmans, author.
J MAR
In 1931, nine naughty children who received coal in their stockings travel from Pittsburgh to the North Pole to plead their case to Santa Claus.
ONE-THIRD NERD
by Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957- author.
J CHO
Ten-year-old Liam and his two younger sisters, precocious third-grader Dakota and second-grader Izzy, who has Down syndrome, face the possibility of losing their beloved dog, Cupcake, who keeps urinating on their apartment's carpet. So they try to earn the money to pay for a specialist veterinarian to help their dog.
THE PHANTOM TOWER
by Graff, Keir, 1969- author.
J GRA
"When the missing button for their new apartment building's thirteenth floor suddenly appears, identical twins Mal and Colm are pulled into an eerie adventure in an parallel dimension"-- Provided by publisher.
THE POLAR BEAR EXPLORERS
by Bell, Alex, 1986- author.
J BEL
"Stella Starflake Pearl just wants to be part of the Polar Bear Explorers Club. But Stella's a girl, and everyone knows that girls aren't allowed to be explorers. Stella's ready to prove everyone wrong"-- Provided by publisher.
THE PRINCE PROBLEM
by Vande Velde, Vivian, author.
J VAN
Prince Telmund has been cursed to transform into a new animal every time he falls asleep and Princess Amelia has been kidnapped by the dangerous Prince Sheridan if either of them want a happy ending they will have to work together.
THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE
by Gemeinhart, Dan, author.
J GEM
Twelve-year-old Coyote and her father rush to Poplin Springs, Washington, in their old school bus save a memory box buried in a park that will soon be demolished.
SANITY & TALLULAH
by Brooks, Molly (Molly Grayson), author, illustrator.
J GN BRO
"Sanity and Tallulah live in a space station at the end of the galaxy. When Sanity's illegally created three-headed kitten escapes, the girls have to turn their home upside down to find her in this graphic novel"-- Provided by publisher.
SAVING WINSLOW
by Creech, Sharon.
J CRE
"Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. So when his father brings home a sickly newborn mini donkey, he's determined to save him. He names him Winslow. Taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far, far away in the army. Everyone worries that Winslow won't survive, especially Louies quirky new friend, Nora, who has experienced loss of her own. But as Louie's bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined."--Dust jacket.
SWEEP : THE STORY OF A GIRL AND HER MONSTER
by Auxier, Jonathan, author.
J AUX
In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.
THIS IS WAR
by Stohl, Margaret, author.
J STO
The longstanding and galaxy-spanning war between cats and robots escalates when each learns of inventions designed to extend their lives, and the potential of the devices is revealed when two kittens come into the lives of twin siblings on Earth.
THE UNTEACHABLES
by Korman, Gordon, author.
J KOR
The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents, and academic train wrecks. Like Aldo, with anger management issues Parker, who can’t read Kiana, who doesn’t even belong in the class—or any class and Elaine (rhymes with pain). The Unteachables have been removed from the student body and isolated in room 117. Their teacher is Mr. Zachary Kermit, the most burned-out teacher in all of Greenwich. He was once a rising star, but his career was shattered by a cheating scandal that still haunts him. After years of phoning it in, he is finally one year away from early retirement. But the superintendent has his own plans to torpedo that idea—and it involves assigning Mr. Kermit to the Unteachables. The Unteachables never thought they’d find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. And Mr. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction—and maybe even a shot at redemption.
THE VANDERBEEKERS AND THE HIDDEN GARDEN
by Glaser, Karina Yan, author.
J GLA
"When catastrophe strikes their beloved upstairs neighbors, the Vanderbeeker children set out to build the best, most magical healing garden in Harlem--in spite of a locked fence, thistles and trash, and the conflicting plans of a wealthy real estate developer"-- Provided by publisher.

 


 

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