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Darkstalker

Darkstalker

by Tui T Sutherland
Ages 9 - 12
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Long before the SandWing and the Dragonet Prophecy, Darkstalker, half NightWing and half IceWing, is hatched under the three moons--born into a divided heritage, he is destined to become the most powerful and dangerous dragon Pyrhhia will ever know, and it will take the combined efforts of a SeaWing named Fatham and a NightWing seer named Clearsight to come up with a way to save all the kingdoms from his anger.

more like this: [dragons] [prophecies] [adventures] [fantasy]

Pete the cat :

Pete the cat : Sir Pete the Brave

by James Dean
Ages 4 - 8
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When a dragon kidnaps Lady Callie, Sir Pete the Brave must come to her rescue.

more like this: [cats] [knights] [dragons]

Dumbness is a dish best served cold

Dumbness is a dish best served cold

by Jamie Kelly
Ages 9 - 12
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Jamie and her friends Angeline and Isabella are studying "personal finance" in school, so they decide to put their heads together and come up with a way to earn serious money by creating some kind of food--the only trouble is none of them know anything about cooking.

more like this: [cooking] [friendship]

Lincoln and Kennedy

Lincoln and Kennedy : a pair to compare

by Gene Barretta
Ages 4 - 8
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An insightful picture book biography comparing two of our nation's most popular presidents.President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin. President John F. Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury.

more like this: [presidents]

Sports

Sports

by Dan Gutman
Ages 9 - 12
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Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School! Did you know that the only sport that's been played on the moon is golf? Did you know that an NFL quarterback once threw a touchdown pass to himself?! Learn more weird-but-true sports facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman's bestselling My Weird School series.

more like this: [sports]

Forget-Me-Not Lake

Forget-Me-Not Lake

by Poppy Green
Ages 4 - 8
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Sophie Mouse wants to prove how wonderful mice are for a school project she is doing with her brother, Winston, but starts to have doubts when, even with Hattie and Owen's help, she is unable to learn to swim.

more like this: [mice] [swimming] [frogs] [snakes]

Ms. Bixby's Last Day

Ms. Bixby's Last Day

by John David Anderson
Ages 4 - 8
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Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile.

more like this: [schools] [teachers]

Rappy goes to school

Rappy goes to school

by Dan Gutman
Ages 4 - 8
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On the first day of school, Rappy the Raptor uses his raps and rhymes to deal with a bully and make a new friend.

more like this: [stories in rhyme] [dinosaurs] [schools] [rap music]

School of the dead

School of the dead

by Avi
Ages 9 - 12
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Starting at the Penda School after his uncle's death, Tony Gilbert starts seeing his uncle's ghost everywhere.

more like this: [ghosts] [family life] [schools] [mysteries] [detectives]

Brave like my brother

Brave like my brother

by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Ages 9 - 12
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When Charlie's older brother Joe is called up in 1942, Charlie learns about the tedium and dangers of war through Joe's letters--and his brother's bravery in dealing with a spy as D-Day approaches, finally gives Charlie the strength to stand up to the local bully.

more like this: [brothers] [world war ii] [bullying] [courage]

Nine, ten

Nine, ten

by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Ages 9 - 12
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Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001.

more like this: [terrorist attacks] [september 11 2001]

A whale in the bathtub

A whale in the bathtub

by Kylie Westaway
Ages 4 - 8
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Bruno, who is known for his imaginative tales, is unable to convince his family that he is really trying to take his bath, but the whale in the tub refuses to leave.

more like this: [whales] [baths] [family life]

Buster the Very Shy Dog and the Great Bone Game

Buster the Very Shy Dog and the Great Bone Game

by Lisze Bechtold
Ages 4 - 8
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When Buster comes to live at Roger's house as a shy puppy, he has a lot to learn. Thank goodness Phoebe, an older and wiser dog, is there to teach him a few tricks. Top dog Phoebe has a plan to teach Buster how to collect and train bones to stay. Why then are Buster's bones mysteriously disappearing? Buster may be young and somewhat gullible, but he's also good-hearted, generous, and smart enough to figure out the mystery on his own. He also learns a lesson on making and keeping friends.

more like this: [dogs]

The best worst thing

The best worst thing

by Kathleen Lane
Ages 9 - 12
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Maggie sees injustice and danger everywhere, and she does not like it one bit, so she devises intricate ways of controlling her own world, and a larger, more dangerous plan for protecting everyone else.

more like this: [safety]

Frank and Lucky get schooled

Frank and Lucky get schooled

by Lynne Rae Perkins
Ages 4 - 8
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A boy and his dog learn about each other, go to school to learn more, then explore the world around them as they study science, geography, and even foreign languages together.

more like this: [dogs] [humorous stories] [learning]

The moon's almost here

The moon's almost here

by Patricia MacLachlan
Ages 4 - 8
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he moon's almost here. Robin sings in her nest. Babies fly back to her, ready to rest. The moon's almost here. There's no time to play. Mama sheep hurries; Sun's going away. Nighttime is approaching as each animal readies itself for bed.

more like this: [stories in rhyme] [bedtime] [animals] [moon]

Pete the Cat Storybook Collection

Pete the Cat Storybook Collection : 7 Groovy Stories!

by James Dean
Ages 4 - 8
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New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a cool collection of seven of the grooviest Pete the Cat stories out there--Play Ball!, Construction Destruction, Pete's Big Lunch, Cavecat Pete, Pete at the Beach, Robo-Pete, and Too Cool for School. The Pete the Cat Storybook Collection comes in a vibrant and durable paper-over-board format that's perfect for young fans of the most awesome cat around--Pete.

more like this: [cats]

The seventh wish

The seventh wish

by Kate Messner
Ages 9 - 12
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Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing...in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom.

more like this: [families] [magic] [schools] [wishes]

Nancy Clancy seeks a fortune

Nancy Clancy seeks a fortune

by Jane O'Connor
Ages 9 - 12
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Nancy Clancy and her friend Bree try to start a business to get rich, but when things don't go as planned, Nancy learns a valuable lesson.

more like this: [entrepreneurship] [moneymaking projects]

Curious George discovers plants

Curious George discovers plants

by Monica Perez
Ages 4 - 8
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When George wants to help his friend Chef Pisghetti at his restaurant, he learns all about plants.

more like this: [plants] [gardening] [curious george]

Grayling's song

Grayling's song

by Karen Cushman
Ages 9 - 12
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In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell.

more like this: [magic] [healers] [adventures] [middle ages]

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1 : Locker Hero

by Rachel Renee Russell
Ages 9 - 12
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Introducing Max Crumbly! Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he's ever been: South Ridge Middle School. There's a lot that's great about his new school, but there's also one big problem--Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in his favorite comics. Unfortunately, Max's uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won't exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn't mean Max won't do his best to be the hero his school needs!

more like this: [schools]

Ninja! attack of the clan

Ninja! attack of the clan

by Arree Chung
Ages 9 - 12
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Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja who wants somebody to play with, but it seems Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy.

more like this: [ninjas] [play] [family]

Dead of night

Dead of night

by Erin Hunter
Ages 9 - 12
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Determined to find out the truth about Whisper's death, Wild Pack leader Storm searches for a traitor in the pack.

more like this: [dogs] [survival] [fantasy]

Oh no, bath time!

Oh no, bath time!

by Sam Garton
Ages 4 - 8
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After playing in the garden, muddy Otter and Teddy try to avoid bath time until they see fun bubbles and a duck in the tub.

more like this: [otters] [teddy bears] [baths] [cleanliness] [friendship]

Too big to hide

Too big to hide

by Stacy McAnulty
Ages 4 - 8
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Nine-year-old Frank, his cousin Sam, and cat Saurus's efforts to keep Peanut the newly-hatched dinosaur's existence a secret become more complicated when their grandmother finds a new fossil that looks like Peanut's horn, but a thousand times bigger, anda crew comes to make a movie about it.

more like this: [dinosaurs] [animals] [fossils] [paleontology]

The hour of magic

The hour of magic : the eighth adventure in the kingdom of fantasy

by Geronimo Stilton
Ages 9 - 12
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A visit to a mysterious clock store leads Geronimo Stilton back to the Kingdom of Fantasy which is facing a crisis: something is making the magical timepiece that measures out the life of Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, run fast so she is aging at an alarming rate--and if she dies, so does the Kingdom.

more like this: [mice] [fairies] [magic] [time] [quests] [adventures]

Where is the Amazon?

Where is the Amazon?

by Sarah Fabiny
Ages 9 - 12
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Without risking life or limb, readers can explore the wonders and beauty of the Amazon in this Where Is...? title.

more like this: [rain forests] [natural history] [amazon river]

Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks

Hensel and Gretel, Ninja Chicks

by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Ages 4 - 8
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When Hensel and Gretel's dad gets snatched by a fox, the sisters put their ninja skills to work to track him down before he can be stir-fried. But are these two little chicks ready to take on a dark tangled forest, a tricky house made of corn bread, and an even trickier fox? This plucky pair isn't giving up without a fight! Kiya!

more like this: [rhymes] [songs]

A clatter of jars

A clatter of jars

by Lisa Graff
Ages 9 -12
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Children with magical Talents attend a summer camp, where nothing is what it seems.

more like this: [fantasy] [magic] [camps]

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the unpleasant penguins from Pluto

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the unpleasant penguins from Pluto

by Dav Pilkey
Ages 4 - 8
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Infuriated by the declaration that Pluto is no longer a planet, President Penguin and his penguins invade Earth and it is up to Ricky and his robot pal to defeat them--with some help from Ricky's cousin Lucy and her pets.

more like this: [mice] [robots] [heroes] [penguins] [cousins] [ricky ricotta]

Aliens Love Dinopants

Aliens Love Dinopants

by Claire Freedman
Ages 4 - 8
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When aliens crash-land in the jungle, they have no idea that they are about to stumble into the biggest stash of underwear ever. Their happiness knows no bounds since all aliens share a love for zany underpants! But what will happen when the prehistoric owners of the oversized stash turn up?

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

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]

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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