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Absolutely Almost
by Lisa Graff
Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, best at gym, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself.
Adventures of Jethro and Fritz
by K.R. Feinstein
Jethro, a stray dog living comfortably at Glenwood Memorial Cemetery, notices Fritz, an unfamiliar German shepherd, settling in on his territory. Although this new dog is unfriendly at first, an unexpected hurricane causes them to seek common shelter where Fritz discloses an adventurous past including a tour of Iraq as a soldier dog.
Cartboy Goes to Camp
by L.A. Campbell
Hopelessly hapless Hal Rifkind, a.k.a. Cartboy, is off to summer camp. And not just any old camp, but history camp. Campers have to learn how to churn butter, plant maize, and carry water from the stream--or they get punished for not doing their chores.
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Chasing the Milky Way
by Erin Moulton
Lucy Peevey, twelve, and her best friend Cam are perfecting the robot that could win a competition, a scholarship, and a way out of Sunnyside Trailer Park when Lucy's mother goes off her medication and her manic-depressive disorder goes out of control.
by Heather Mackey
12-year-old Lucy Darrington goes on a quest to find her missing father in a remote, magical territory in the Pacific Northwest.
Invasion Of the Ufonuts
by Laurie Keller
Arnie is shocked when he hears his neighbor tell news reporters that she was the victim of an alien abduction. And not just any aliens--alien doughnuts from outer spastry.
Journey's End
by Christopher Holt
Canine heroes Max, Rocky, and Gizmo journey deep into the desert, intent on reaching the silver wall that separates them from their families, helped along the way by a ragtag group of friendly animals, and coming snout-to-snout with wolf pack leader Dolph for a final showdown.
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Last Dogs
by Bruce E. Kaplan
Henry and Eve are going through a phase of fighting with each other all the time, and their battle quickly escalates from arguing over a toy to leaving a path of destruction across the United States and beyond.
Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully
by Rachel Vail
Embarking on a new school year filled with friends, tests, and other worries, Justin Case records the tribulations of fourth grade in his diary while struggling to outmaneuver a local bully.
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Justin Case
The Storm Tower Thief
by Anne Cameron
When Scabious Dankhart engineers an outbreak of deadly spores called Ice Diamonds, causing chaos and illness, twelve-year-old Angus, who can predict and control catastrophic weather, and his school chums must find the legendary Lightning Heart--a stone of great power--in order to put everything right.
Updated 07/20/2014
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