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A Room on Lorelei Street

Zoe's arms prickle. She turns, trying to take it all in. The ache inside returns. It is not for her. It is too much. A real room with real floors and walls. A...

"...Zoe's arms prickle. She turns, trying to take it all in. The ache inside returns. It is not for her. It is too much. A real room with real floors and walls. A.... Zoe's arms prickle. She turns, trying to take it all in. The ache inside returns. It is not for her. It is too much. A real room with real floors and walls. A room for sleeping, and reading and dancing and . . . in her imagination she has pictured the room, but she has never pictured herself in it. Can seventeen-year-old Zoe make it o..."

Mary E. Pearson Mary E. Pearson

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Defect

Maybe it was bad karma. Maybe it was just bad luck. Whatever the reason, fifteen-year-old David was born defective. His bug eyes, pinched face, and hearing...

Will Weaver Will Weaver

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Keeper of the Night

A powerful new novel from the award-winning author of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Isabel’s mother died peacefully. At least that’s what...

Kimberly Willis Holt Kimberly Willis Holt

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Scaredy-Cat Catcher

The latest book in the Gym Shorts series is a grand slam with new readers. Rocky was the best catcher in the league until an out-of-control runner broke...

"...The latest book in the Gym Shorts series is a grand slam with new readers. Rocky was the best catcher in the league until an out-of-control runner broke.... The latest book in the Gym Shorts series is a grand slam with new readers. Rocky was the best catcher in the league until an out-of-control runner broke his arm. Now his arm is healed, but he's developed a reflex that keeps him from tagging out the runner. Young readers will root for Rocky as he and his friends--and even his dog, Chops--set..."

By Betty Hicks and Adam McCauley

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Take Your Best Shot

Middle school and life on and off the basketball court are what four friends deal with in this satisfying conclusion to the 4 for 4 series. Here are four very...

John Coy John Coy

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Basketball Bats

UNBEATABLE TEAM--MAYBE. UNBEATABLE READING--FOR SURE! The first novel in Betty Hick's Gym Shorts series is a slam-dunk for newly-independent readers. Henry...

By Betty Hicks and Adam McCauley

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Love of the Game

Middle school is full of new challenges for Jackson, Gig, Isaac, and Diego, four sports-loving friends who have always stuck together. Lockers that won’t open,...

John Coy John Coy

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Big Slick

All in all, sixteen-year-old Andrew Lang has been dealt a pretty good hand in life. Sure, he has to spend his afternoons slaving away in the hellhole that is...

Eric Luper Eric Luper

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Big Slick

All in all, sixteen-year-old Andrew Lang has been dealt a pretty good hand in life. Sure, he has to spend his afternoons slaving away in the hellhole that is...

"...All in all, sixteen-year-old Andrew Lang has been dealt a pretty good hand in life. Sure, he has to spend his afternoons slaving away in the hellhole that is.... All in all, sixteen-year-old Andrew Lang has been dealt a pretty good hand in life. Sure, he has to spend his afternoons slaving away in the hellhole that is his dad’s dry-cleaning business, but even that’s not so bad with Jasmine, the seriously hot Goth-chick senior, working right beside him. So what if she’s got a boyfriend? Plus, An..."

Eric Luper Eric Luper

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Eyes on the Goal

The four friends from TOP OF THE ORDER are back—this time, attending soccer camp just before starting 6th grade.

"...The four friends from TOP OF THE ORDER are back—this time, attending soccer camp just before starting 6th grade.. Just before they’re due to start middle school, Jackson, Gig, Isaac, and Diego, four sports-loving friends, all attend the same weeklong soccer camp. Diego is an experienced soccer player, and Gig has a natural ability for the sport he never realized. But Jackson and Isaac are split into another group of players—a group with younger, smaller kids. For the first time, both boys aren’..."

John Coy John Coy

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Goof-Off Goalie

SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers. There’s nothing Goose wants more than to play...

"...SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers. There’s nothing Goose wants more than to play.... SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers. There’s nothing Goose wants more than to play goalie for his soccer team. It looks like such fun – and so easy! – on TV. But to say Goose has a little trouble focusing is a bit of an understatement.  Luckily, his friend Henry agrees to..."

By Betty Hicks and Adam McCauley

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Swimming with Sharks

DOES RITA HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SWIM WITH THE SHARKS? Rita’s times aren’t good enough to swim with the Sharks—the team where all her friends compete. At first...

"...DOES RITA HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SWIM WITH THE SHARKS? Rita’s times aren’t good enough to swim with the Sharks—the team where all her friends compete. At first.... DOES RITA HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SWIM WITH THE SHARKS? Rita’s times aren’t good enough to swim with the Sharks—the team where all her friends compete. At first she’s determined to improve, but is Rita ready to attempt complicated flip turns? Or is there another way for Rita to join the Sharks? Early readers will eagerly dive into this ..."

By Betty Hicks and Adam McCauley

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What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe?

A Green Activity Book About Reuse

What can Ruby do with her old red shoe? Use it as a planter for pansies! In this “green” craft book, children can appreciate that recycling is a part of...

Anna Alter Anna Alter

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KFK Dangerous Creatures brings some of the world's most ferocious or venomous animals almost too close for comfort! Discover the "weapons" that many creatures...

"...KFK Dangerous Creatures brings some of the world's most ferocious or venomous animals almost too close for comfort! Discover the "weapons" that many creatures.... KFK Dangerous Creatures brings some of the world's most ferocious or venomous animals almost too close for comfort! Discover the "weapons" that many creatures carry -- from the deadly bite of the malaria-carrying mosquito to the enormous size, weight, and sheer muscle power of the grizzly bear. Learn about the astonishing way chimpanz..."

Angela Wilkes

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KFK Castles & Forts takes you on an incredible journey through history. From the first Iron Age hill forts, travel to some of the world's greatest fortresses...

"...KFK Castles & Forts takes you on an incredible journey through history. From the first Iron Age hill forts, travel to some of the world's greatest fortresses.... KFK Castles & Forts takes you on an incredible journey through history. From the first Iron Age hill forts, travel to some of the world's greatest fortresses and castles. Find out more about Fort Ticonderoga and the part it played in the Revolutionary War; discover the secrets of Masada, King Herod's Judean fortress; visit Chateau Gail..."

Simon Adams Simon Adams

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Old Penn Station

A beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station...

"...A beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station.... A beautiful tribute to the glory of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station   During the first half of the 20th century, the original Pennsylvania Station was one of New York City’s grandest landmarks, a palace in the middle of Manhattan. William Low’s glorious illustrations pay close attention to detail while still encompassing the l..."

William Low William Low

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The Wall

Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER “I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain.” Through annotated...

Peter Sís Peter Sís

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Tasting the Sky

A Palestinian Childhood

Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. “When a war ends it does not go away,” my...

"...Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. “When a war ends it does not go away,” my.... Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors.   “When a war ends it does not go away,” my mother says.“It hides inside us . . . Just forget!”             But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember.   In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the..."

Ibtisam Barakat Ibtisam Barakat

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Elizabeth Leads the Way

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote

Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than...

"...Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than.... Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote.Here is the inspiring story of an extraordinary w..."

By Tanya Lee Stone and Rebecca Gibbon

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Charles and Emma

The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the...

Deborah Heiligman Deborah Heiligman

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On a summer day in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Until the day they arrested her, more than two years later, she kept a...

By Menno Metselaar, Ruud van der Rol and Arnold J. Pomerans

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Hole in My Life

"This true tale of the worst year in the author's life will be a big surprise for his many fans . . .This is a story of mistakes, dues, redemption, and finally...

Jack Gantos Jack Gantos

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I Am Scout

The Biography of Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It’s also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the...

Charles J. Shields Charles J. Shields

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Lincoln Shot

A President's Life Remembered

Noted children’s book biographer Barry Denenberg, award-winning illustrator Christopher Bing, and book designer Rich Deas collaborate on an intimate portrait...

By Barry Denenberg and Christopher Bing

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