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The Little Mermaid

By: Deborah Hautzig

Illus. in full color. Andersen's sweet, sad story is beautifully retold for young readers. When the little mermaid gives up her voice in exchange for legs and a chance to meet her beloved human prince,...

A Boy Called Dickens

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: John Hendrix

For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child,...

Road to Tater Hill

By: Edith M. Hemingway

Annie can always count on spending summers at her grandparents'. This summer should be even better because Mama is going to have a baby soon. Before Daddy leaves for his Air Force assignment, he gives...


Stone Rider

By: David Hofmeyr

"Intense, original, compelling . . . bristles with attitude. So cool. Just read it."--Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author In the vein of the cult classic Mad Max series, crossed with Cormac...

Full of Beans

By: Jennifer Holm

Return to the wonderful world of Newbery Honor Book Turtle in Paradise through the eyes of Turtle’s cousin Beans!  Five Starred Reviews!A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016Grown-ups...

Shifty

By: Lynn E. Hazen

Fifteen-year-old Shifty knows all about moving around and next to nothing about where he came from. When he's assigned to a new foster home and family, he tries hard to keep cool and stay out of trouble....


Nightbird

By: Alice Hoffman

Bestselling author Alice Hoffman’s bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.  Twig...

Gran, You've Got Mail!

By: Jo Hoestlandt
illustrations by Aurélie Abolivier; translated from the French by: Y. Maudet

ANNABELLE’S FATHER WANTS her to master her computer keyboard. Annabelle thinks the chore will be more tolerable if she writes letters to someone. She chooses Gran, her great-grandmother. Of course,...

Ten Days and Nine Nights

By: Yumi Heo
illustrated by: Yumi Heo

How many days until a little girl’s adopted sibling is brought home?Follow a little girl as she and her family prepare for the new baby that will soon be joining them. And simultaneously, watch the...


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After

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Lacey, her dad, and two brothers leave the house just like every other Saturday to go eat breakfast, when a crazy woman hits their car and Lacey's life forever changes when her father dies....

Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

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Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of...

Scat

By: Carl Hiaasen

From Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen comes this New York Times bestseller set in Florida's Everglades in which an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute...

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Hoot

By: Carl Hiaasen

This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A New York Times bestseller!

Everybody loves...

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Flush

By: Carl Hiaasen

Take a romp in the swamp with this New York Times bestselling mystery adventure set in the Florida Keys from Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen!

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen...

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Chomp

By: Carl Hiaasen

The hysterical #1 New York Times bestseller from Newbery honoree Carl Hiaasen featuring gators, snakes, bats that bite, and reality show hosts gone wild!
 
When Wahoo Cray’s dad—a...

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Rumble Fish

By: S.E. Hinton

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Rusty-James is the toughest guy in the group of high-school kids who hang out and shoot pool down at Benny's, and he enjoys keeping up his reputation. What he wants most of all is...

1001 Cranes

By: Naomi Hirahara

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Angie was looking forward to a summer of fun in the sun with friends, lazy days at the beach, and ice cream cones. Unfortunately, Angie's mom has different plans for her daughter. Angie...

The Whole Story of Half a Girl

By: Veera Hiranandani

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Life is good for fifth grader Sonia Nadhamuniai. There are only two weeks until summer, when she can spend more time with best friend, Sam, and they can plan for next year’s play at their...


Penny from Heaven

By: Jennifer L. Holm

Jennifer Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor Winner is the story of a summer of adventures and secrets that will change everything, at a time in America’s history, just after...

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Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick

By: Jennifer L. Holm
illustrated by: Elicia Castaldi

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Ginny has big plans for eighth grade, and none of them involve her stepdad losing his job or a new baby on the way.  She's going to try out for cheerleading, join the Virtual Vampire Vixens,...

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

By: Kimberly Willis Holt

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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny–Detectives Extraordinaire!

By: Mrs. Bunny (translated from the Rabbit by Polly Horvath)
illustrated by: Sophie Blackall

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When Madeline’s flighty parents are kidnapped, Madeline goes to her even crazier Uncle with the ransom note.  He tries to solve the secret code in the ransom note, but has no luck. ...

One Year in Coal Harbor

By: Polly Horvath

Readers rejoice—Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor.

Even though...

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Calli Be Gold

By: Michele Weber Hurwitz

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Have you ever felt like your best just wasn’t good enough?  Calli sure has.  The youngest in a family of three kids whose motto is “Be Gold,” Calli just doesn’t fit in.  Her...


The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance

By: Catherine Ryan Hyde

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Cynnie thinks her life can?t get any worse than it already is. She has an alcoholic mother, a younger brother with Down?s syndrome, and a father who is dead. Even though it?s...

Diary of a Witness

By: Catherine Ryan Hyde

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