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Looking for Alibrandi

By: Melina Marchetta

For as long as Josephine Alibrandi can remember, it’s just been her, her mom, and her grandmother. Now it’s her final year at a wealthy Catholic high school. The nuns couldn’t be any...

Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

Soon-to-be fourth-grader Mason Dixon does not want a pet, but his parents think it will be good for him. Goldfish dies soon after his arrival (from overfeeding). Mason is relieved. Hamster escapes. Mason...

Just Me and My Mom/Just Me and My Dad (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter)

By: Mercer Mayer
illustrated by: Mercer Mayer

This deluxe storybook features two Little Critter stories in one book! In the first story, Little Critter enjoys a day in the city with his mom. Then boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can flip the book over to...


The Lighter Side of Life and Death

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

Acclaimed YA author C. K. Kelly Martin offers a sexy, soulful story of one confused boy, two girls, and all the complications that ensue in this romantic feel-good love story that celebrates friendship,...

Me Too! (Little Critter)

By: Mercer Mayer

True Love: Three Novels

By: Lurlene McDaniel

Love, romance, and friendship abound in this three-in-one omnibus edition of Lurlene McDaniel's bestselling inspirational young adult novels, all of which explore the timeless question "Can love survive,...


Sophie's Squash

By: Pat Zietlow Miller
illustrated by: Anne Wilsdorf

On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents'...


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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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Along the River

By: Adeline Yen Mah

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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature...

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Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

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Ruthie and Jack find themselves visiting and revisiting the miniature Thorne Rooms in Chicago’s Art Institute.  During their clandestine visits, they discover that items from the dollhouse-like...

Moon Pie

By: Simon Mason

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Martha and her brother Tug have a perfect life until their mother dies and their father starts acting strange.  Soon after the funeral, their father quits his job and they have to move...


Don’t Expect Magic

By: Kathy McCullough

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Delaney Collin’s life has been anything but Bippity-Boppity-Boo lately. After her mother’s death from cancer, Delaney is moved from New Jersey to California to live with...

Zipped

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

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Mick opens the wrong e-mail and learns a secret about his stepmom Nora that shatters everything in his life. He doesn't want to know, but now that he does, his attitude toward...

The Decoding of Lana Morris

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

Sixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different: her Ice Queen of a foster...

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You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

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Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road – but not the one he’s about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to Independence,...

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The War Between the Classes

By: Gloria Miklowitz

What are Amy and Adam going to do about their love life? Neither Amy's traditionalist Japanese parents nor Adam's snobby, upper-class mother will accept their relationship. To make things worse, Amy and...

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Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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Have you ever wished you were an only child?  Well, let me tell you…it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.Your parents spend way too much time focused on you and what they...

Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar, an army...

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Meant to Be

By: Lauren Morrill

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Some things in life can be planned and predicted: what to wear, which sports to play, which classes to take, where to go to college. Other decisions, like who you’re going to fall in love...