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Prairie dog song :

Prairie dog song : the key to saving North America's grasslands

by Susan L Roth and Cindy Trumbore
Ages 9 - 12
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Cumulative text based on an old folksong alternating with additional scientific information explores the role of prairie dogs, a keystone species in North America's grasslands, and conservation efforts to restore the balance of plants and animals of the Janos, Mexico, prairie dog complex. Backmatter includes timeline, photographs, music, prairie dog facts, glossary, and authors' sources.

more like this: [prairie dogs] [songs]

What this story needs is a munch and a crunch

What this story needs is a munch and a crunch

by Emma J Virjan
Ages 4 - 8
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A red-coiffed pig joins her friends for a picnic lunch that is hampered by a thunderstorm.

more like this: [picnics] [animals] [stories in rhyme] [humorous stories] [funny]

We came to America

We came to America

by Faith Ringgold
Ages 4 - 8
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Celebrates United States immigration and the country's diverse immigrant heritage.

more like this: [immigrants]

Thunder Boy Jr.

Thunder Boy Jr.

by Sherman Alexie
Ages 4 - 8
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Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name.

more like this: [identities] [names] [indians of north america]

The scandal

The scandal

by John Grisham
Ages 9 - 12
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Lawyer-in-training Theodore Boone returns to dispense more legal advice to friends and strangers.

more like this: [lawyers] [courts] [mysteries]

The airport book

The airport book

by Lisa Brown
Ages 4 - 8
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An exploratory journey through the airport.

more like this: [airports]

Six kids and a stuffed cat

Six kids and a stuffed cat

by Gary Paulsen
Ages 9 - 12
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Six misfits get stuck together in a middle school restroom and discover friendship. Includes playscript of the story.

more like this: [friendship] [schools] [humorous stories] [funny]

Save me a seat

Save me a seat

by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Ages 9 - 12
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Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.

more like this: [immigrants] [bullying] [friendship] [schools] [learning disabilities]

Royal Wedding Disaster

Royal Wedding Disaster

by Meg Cabot
Ages 9 - 12
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Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve-year-old, who was a half orphan who has never met her father and is forced to live with her aunt and uncle. Then one completely average day, a limo containing Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia pulls up to invite her to New York to finally meet her father, who promptly invites her to come live with him, Mia, Grandmère and her two fabulous poodles. Maybe Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison isn't so average after all!

more like this: [princesses] [families]

Our Great Big Backyard

Our Great Big Backyard

by Laura Bush
Ages 4 - 8
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Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country. Yet somewhere between the Everglades and Big Bend National Park, things begin to change. Jane starts paying attention to the magnificent sights and spends less time looking at her screen.

more like this: [national parks] [families] [nature]

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

by National Geographic Society (U S)
Ages 9 - 12
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This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more.

more like this: [almanacs]

Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow

by Lauren Wolk
Ages 9 - 12
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Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran

more like this: [families] [bullying] [veterans] [homeless]

Wishing Day

Wishing Day

by Lauren Myracle
Ages 9 - 12
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On the third night of the third month after a girl's thirteenth birthday, every girl in the town of Willow Hill makes three wishes. The first wish is an impossible wish. The second is a wish she can make come true herself. And the third is the deepest wish of her secret heart.

more like this: [wishes]

We will not be silent

We will not be silent : the White Rose student resistance movement that defied Adolf Hitler

by Russell Freedman
Ages 9 - 12
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The true story of the White Rose, a group of students in Nazi Germany who were active undercover agents of the resistance movement against Hitler and his regime

more like this: [anti-nazi movements] [college students]

This is not a picture book

This is not a picture book

by Sergio Ruzzier
Ages 4 - 8
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Duck finds a book and is surprised to discover that there are books with words and no pictures--and that even without pictures a book can interest and excite you.

more like this: [ducks] [books and reading]

There is a tribe of kids

There is a tribe of kids

by Lane Smith
Ages 4 - 8
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Simple text follows a young boy and the many animals he meets on his adventure through the jungle.

more like this: [animals]

A Tail of Two Kitties

A Tail of Two Kitties

by Tom Watson
Ages 9 - 12
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There's a new pet in town: Stick Cat! It's a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. There are treasures to hunt, songs to sing, pigeons to catch, and naps to take. But way up on the twenty-third floor, danger lurks just around the corner.

more like this: [cats] [funny] [humorous stories]

Swing Sideways

Swing Sideways

by Nanci Turner Steveson
Ages 9 - 12
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The story of two girls and the unforgettable summer in which they learn about true friendship and loss. Annie has been promised a summer of freedom in the country. Freedom from a difficult school year, freedom from her fake "friends" back in the city, and, most of all, freedom from her mom's life-governing spreadsheets and rigid schedules. When Annie meets California, who is visiting her grandfather's farm, it seems she has found the perfect partner for the summer she's always craved.

more like this: [friendship]

The House on the Cliff

Hardy Boys: The House on the Cliff

by Franklin W Dixon
Ages 9 - 12
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Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating a mysterious old house high on the cliffs above Barmet Bay when they are frightened off by a scream. The boys return to the apparently haunted house when they make a connection between the place and a smuggling case their father is working on. When their father goes missing, they have to investigate the caves beneath the house and confront the smugglers.

more like this: [mysteries] [detectives]

Rules of the house

Rules of the house

by Mac Barnett, Matt Myers
Ages 4 - 8
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Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does, but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister from being eaten by monsters.

more like this: [rules] [brothers and sisters] [monsters]

Clash of the Worlds

Clash of the Worlds

by Chris Columbus
Ages 9 - 12
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With their last adventure just barely over, the Walker kids thought life would finally go back to normal. But things don't remain calm for long . . . especially when the colossus Fat Jagger turns up in San Francisco Bay--and he's in danger! With the police closing in, the Walkers must figure out how to save their giant friend.

The Berenstain Bears take off!

The Berenstain Bears take off!

by Mike Berenstain
Ages 4 - 8
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Attending the Big Air Show at Bear Country Airport, the Berenstain Bears learn all about the history of flight.

more like this: [airplanes] [flight] [bears]

As brave as you

As brave as you

by Jason Reynolds
Ages 9 - 12
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When Genie and his older brother spend their summer in the country with their grandparents, he learns a secret about his grandfather and what it means to be brave.

more like this: [african americans] [blindness] [brothers] [courage] [grandparents]

The executioner's daughter

The executioner's daughter

by Jane Hardstaff
Ages 9 - 12
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The crowds at the Tower of London love nothing better than watching an execution. Preferably while eating a pie. Not Moss. She'll never get used to beheadings, no matter what Pa says. She watches the river as it flows past and longs to escape. Salter lives on the river. Using his wits and his boat, he believes that life is mostly about staying alive, and if that means stealing -- well, that's life! But danger is lurking on the riverbank, and its murky depths hide a secret that could change everything . . .

more like this: [adventures] [historical fiction]

The Worst Night Ever

The Worst Night Ever

by Dave Barry
Ages 9 - 12
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Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School-home of the Fighting Conchs-and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt's best friend but also unfortunately an idiot, decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school. Through an unfortunate series of events Frank ends up in the hands of the Bevin brothers, who are the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, but are also, as Matt soon discovers, the nastiest.

more like this: [schools]

Arf

Arf : a Bowser and Birdie novel

by Spencer Quinn
Ages 9 - 12
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Birdie Gaux's dog, Bowser, considers himself in charge of security at 19 Gentilly Lane, so when the house is broken into Bowser wants to find the man with the limeade aftershave (and the cat) responsible--but nobody seems to know what the culprits were looking for, or why a strange girl is asking questions about Birdie's father, a policeman who was killed in the line of duty years before Bowser was adopted.

more like this: [dogs] [mysteries] [detectives] [families]

Rain fish

Rain fish

by Lois Ehlert
Ages 4 - 8
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Through rhyme and mixed-media collage illustrations, 'rain fish'--the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms--come to life.

more like this: [stories in rhyme] [rainfall] [fishes] [imagination]

The Return

The Return

by Varian Johnson
Ages 9 - 12
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In the world of Erdas, every child must discover if they will summon a spirit animal, a rare and incredible gift. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan were rare even among those few. They summoned legendary animals-brave guardians who were reborn to protect their world. Now more of these legends are appearing across Erdas, bonded to special children. But a dark force has emerged. Older than memory, it has slept for centuries beneath the surface of the world. With the power to tear away spirit animals, it begins a rampage that will be felt in every corner of Erdas. If the young heroes can't stop it, the darkness will first consume the spirit animals. and then the world.

more like this: [animals]

Change Up

Change Up

by Derek Jeter
Ages 9 - 12
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Derek's father keeps his promise to coach his son's youth baseball team. Derek is sure this will be the best season yet! He has it all planned--his dad will have him start at shortstop, and the team will cruise to a championship. But sometimes life doesn't go according to plan. Change Up focuses on a key life lesson of Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation--Deal with Growing Pains--in the series companion to Hit & Miss and The Contract , about which The Wall Street Journal said, "the play by play action is exciting and the lessons many."

more like this: [baseball]

The Most Important Thing :

The Most Important Thing : Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers

by Avi
Ages 9 -12
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In a compellingly honest collection of stories, multiple-award-winning author Avi introduces seven boys -- boys with fathers at home and boys whose fathers have left, boys who spend most of their time with their grandfathers and boys who would rather spend time with anyone but the men in their lives. By turns heartbreaking, hopeful, and funny, the stories show us boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Each one shines a different light on the question "What is the most important thing a father can do for his son?"

more like this: [fathers] [grandfathers] [sons] [relationships]

Little Shaq takes a chance

Little Shaq takes a chance

by Shaquille O'Neal
Ages 4 - 8
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Little Shaq doesn't love trying new things, especially if he might not be very good at them. So when his class is assigned projects for the school's upcoming art show, he's not sure that his skills will transfer from the basketball court to the art studio. Can Little Shaq find the confidence to embrace his own style and create a piece for the show?

more like this: [african americans] [basketball]

Derek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium

Derek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium

by Phil Bildner
Ages 4 - 8
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A baseball stadium comes to life in this magical picture book brought to you by legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter. Seven-year-old Gideon is overjoyed to be at Yankee Stadium watching his favorite team win! And when the game is over, he's going to get an autograph from his favorite player.

more like this: [baseball]

Red's Planet

Red's Planet

by Eddie Pittman
Ages 9 - 12
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Red's Planet , an intergalactic graphic novel fantasy series from award-winning cartoonist Eddie Pittman, is a nonstop adventure with a unique cast of characters unlike any you've ever seen before. Meet Red, a quirky, headstrong 10-year-old who longs to live in her own perfect paradise far away from her annoying foster family. But when a UFO mistakenly kidnaps her, Red finds herself farther away than she could have possibly imagined--across the galaxy and aboard an enormous spaceship owned by the Aquilari, an ancient creature with a taste for rare and unusual treasures.

more like this: [graphic novels] [planets]

Oh no, Astro!

Oh no, Astro!

by Matt Roeser
Ages 4 - 8
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Astro, an asteroid that wants nothing more than for his personal outer space to be respected, is hit by a passing satellite and sent on what turns out to be a great adventure from the asteroid belt to Earth. Includes "space facts."

more like this: [asteroids] [meteorites] [solar system]

It's Backward Day!

It's Backward Day!

by Jane O'Connor
Ages 4 - 8
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Why is everything topsy-turvy today? It's Backward Day at Fancy Nancy's school! Everyone is dressed for the occasion. When Ms. Glass can't think of any more backward ideas for the class, Nancy comes up with the perfect way to celebrate the day. Beginning readers will laugh along as Nancy and her friends do everything backward in this Fancy Nancy Level One I Can Read, perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Amazing animal journeys

Amazing animal journeys

by Chris Packham
Ages 4 - 8
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Shares the migration stories of such species as wildebeest, butterflies, bats, and whales, with the help of a map that plots the course for each.

more like this: [animals] [animal migrations]

Good night Owl

Good night Owl

by Greg Pizzoli
Ages 4 - 8
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Owl takes drastic measures to have a good night's sleep.

more like this: [owls] [bedtime]

Tales from a galaxy far, far away.

Tales from a galaxy far, far away.

by Landry Q Walker
Ages 9 - 12
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The worlds of Star Wars are full of countless alien species, each stranger and more fascinating than the last. Here you'll find six stories about just some of the amazing aliens who appear in the smash-hit movie. Featuring a dashing tale of piracy and double crosses, the story of a wise Jakku constable and an unfortunate droid, and a mystery that can be solved only by the gruff cook at Maz Kantata's castle, this collection will bring thrills and chills as it takes you deep into the corners of your favorite galaxy far, far, away.

more like this: [star wars] [extraterrestrials]

Anything but Ordinary Addie

Anything but Ordinary Addie : The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

by Mara Rockliff
Ages 9 - 12
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Be astonished and dazzled by the true story of Adelaide Herrmann, the Queen of Magic! Some girls are perfectly happy never doing anything out of the ordinary. But Addie was anything but ordinary. She longed for thrills and excitement!

more like this: [biographies] [magic]

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

by Dan Santat
Ages 4 - 8
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A boy goes on a long car ride to visit his grandmother and discovers time moves faster or slower depending on how bored he is.

more like this: [space and time] [automobile traveling]

Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale

by Kate DiCamillo
Ages 9 - 12
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Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy Louisiana Elefante and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship--and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.

more like this: [friendship]

Paws of courage

Paws of courage : true tales of heroic dogs that protect and serve

by Nancy Furstinger
Ages 9 -12
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Modern wars recruit more than just human soldiers. Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad. Readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion. Their touching stories are sure to inspire animal lovers everywhere.

more like this: [service dogs] [working dogs] [animal heroes]

Where's the party?

Where's the party?

by Ruth Chan
Ages 4 - 8
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Georgie the cat loves to throw parties but this time, not one of his friends can come.

more like this: [parties] [friendship] [surprise] [animals]

Adventure time

Adventure time. Volume 8.

created by Pendleton Ward; written by Ryan North
Ages 9 - 12
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When everyone in the Land of Ooo wakes up with no knowledge of how to cook, Princess Bubblegum tasks Finn and Jake to get to the bottom of the memory problems.

more like this: [graphic novels]

Waylon! :

Waylon! : One Awesome Thing

by Sara Pennypacker
Ages 9 - 12
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Waylon, a boy with the mind of a scientific genius and the vulnerable heart of an eight year old, is trying to understand his older sister and deal with changes among the kids at school.

more like this: [genius] [brothers and sisters] [schools]

The 52-story Treehouse

The 52-story Treehouse

by Andy Griffiths
Ages 9 - 12
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Andy and Terry live in a 52-Story treehouse. It has a chainsaw-juggling level, a make-your-own-pizza parlor, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a life-size snakes and ladders game, a remembering booth, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency, with all the latest high-tech detective technology, including the Disguise-o-Matic 5000!

more like this: [adventures] [humorous stories] [storytelling] [treehouses]

Booked

Booked

by Kwame Alexander
Ages 9 - 12
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In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

more like this: [basketball] [twins] [african americans]

Little Red

Little Red

by Bethan Woollvin
Ages 4 - 8
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On her way to Grandma's house, Little Red meets a wolf. Which might scare some little girls. But not this little girl. She knows just what the wolf is up to, and she's not going to let him get away with it.

more like this: [fairytales] [folklore]

The wild robot

The wild robot

by by Peter Brown
Ages 9 - 12
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Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

more like this: [robots] [animals] [survival]

I Didn't Do It!

I Didn't Do It!

by Tony/ Ross Ross
Ages 4 - 8
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When things start going wrong around the castle, everyone blames the Little Princess. No matter how much she cries, I didn't do it!, no one believes her. Who really is to blame?

more like this: [rhymes] [princesses]

Have Space Suit--Will Travel book jacket

Have Space Suit--Will Travel

by Robert Heinlein
ages 9 - 12
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A high school senior wins a space suit in a contest, takes a last walk wearing the suit before cashing it in for college tuition, and suddenly finds himself on a space odyssey.

more like this: [science fiction]

Billy's Booger

Billy's Booger

by William Joyce
Ages 4 - 8
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A young lad who would rather draw than do math, spell, or gargle finds the perfect outlet for his always-on imagination in this manifesto to creative joie de vivre, featuring a book within a book, from the brilliant minds that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

more like this: [authorship] [contests] [imagination] [schools] [ebooks]

Hat trick

Hat trick

by Alex Morgan
Ages 9 - 12
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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, and in the mean time the girls are faced with a crisis--budget cuts threaten to eliminate the soccer program at the elementary school Devin's little sister attends.

more like this: [friendships] [fundraising] [schools] [soccer] [teamwork] [ebooks]

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Dragons at Crumbling Castle : and other tales

by Terry Pratchett
Ages 9 - 12
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An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells" written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter.

more like this: [dragons] [knights] [short stories] [wizards] [ebooks]

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