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A Semi-Charming Kind of Life: a School Story
by Suzanne Selfors Details
Darling Charming is expected to excel in Damsel-In-Distressing class, but she yearns for adventure and envies her brothers, Daring and Dexter, who are learning to joust in Hero Training class.
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Ever After High
Best Friend Next Door
by Carolyn Mackler Details
Two girls who share a birthday and palindromic names struggle with respective parental challenges and loneliness while gradually overcoming their differences to become close friends.
Blackbird Fly
by Erin Entrada Kelly Details
Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, decides to change her life by learning how to play the guitar.
Hat Trick
by Alex Morgan Details
With the playoffs over, Devin and her seventh-grade friends decide to try out for a soccer travel team, but friendships are threatened because not everyone makes it on to the tough, competitive team.
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The Kicks
My Secret Guide to Paris
by Lisa Schroeder Details
Twelve-year-old Nora has always dreamed of going to Paris with her grandmother, but when her grandmother dies it seems like Paris is gone with her--until Nora finds three airline tickets in a trunk, and sets out to persuade her mother to use them.
Pompom Problems
by Julie Bowe Details
Victoria Torres is new to middle school and she decides that being a cheerleader is the key to popularity--but the competition is stiff, especially since it includes the awful, bossy Annelise and even with the support of her best friend, Bea, Victoria needs to work on both her cartwheels and her confidence.
Shadows of Sherwood
by Kekla Magoon Details
When Nott City is taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown, and her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley flees for her life and joins a group of children trying to take back what is rightfully theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood.
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Robyn Hoodlum
Summer Showers
by Kate Hanningan Details
Cousins Willow and Delia return to the kitchen as their family welcomes a new baby in the second book in the illustrated Cupcake Cousins serie
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Cupcake Cousins
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly Details
In rural Texas in 1900, when a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, twelve-year-old Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams.
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Calpurnia Tate
The Girl With the Glass Bird
by Esme Kerr Details
At Knight's Haddon, a remote all-girls boarding school, feisty orphan Edie is assigned to spy on fragile, exotic Anastasia. Instead, the two become best friends--and discover a sinister mystery.
Updated 09/10/2015
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