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A Bear-y Good Neighbor

By: RH Disney

When your neighborhood is as wonderful as the Hundred-Acre Wood, it’s easy to be a good neighbor–just ask Pooh!

A Begonia for Miss Applebaum

By: Paul Zindel

Henry and Zelda are stunned to discover that their favorite teacher, Miss Applebaum, won't be back at school teaching science.  In fact, Miss Applebaum hasn't very long to live.  When...

A Big Easter Adventure (Peter Cottontail)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books

Boys and girls ages 3-7 will love this new big activity book starring Peter Cottontail! With oversized coloring pages, over 50 stickers, and a die-cut handle, it makes an egg-cellent Easter gift!


A Big, Bright Christmas (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

By: Golden Books
illustrated by: Golden Books

Celebrate Christmas with everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer!Girls and boys will have a holly jolly Christmas when they find a giant Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer coloring book under the tree!...

A Bitter Magic

By: Roderick Townley

A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.   Everything is in place: the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician's mysterious assistant. Some have called...

A Boo-tiful Halloween! (Barbie)

By: Mary Man-Kong with Emily Ocasio
illustrated by: Kellee Riley

Join Barbie and her sisters for a spook-tacular Halloween in this all-new storybook that features glow-in-the-dark pages and glow-in-the-dark stickers.


A Boo-tiful Halloween! (Barbie)

By: Mary Man-Kong with Emily Ocasio
illustrated by: Kellee Riley

Join Barbie and her sisters for a spook-tacular Halloween in this all-new storybook that features glow-in-the-dark pages and glow-in-the-dark stickers.

A Boy and A Bear in a Boat

By: Dave Shelton

A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long. But then they...

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat

By: Dave Shelton

A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long. But then they...


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A Ball for Daisy

By: Chris Raschka
illustrated by: Chris Raschka;

Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal

This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any...

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A Day No Pigs Would Die

By: Robert Newton Peck
Guide Prepared by: Pat Scales, Director of Library Services, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, South Carolina

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this classic autobiographical novel set in the 1920s in rural Vermont, 12-year-old Robert Peck comes of age when his father dies and leaves him to manage the...

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A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

BOOK TALK
The streets of Vienna are swarming with Nazi soldiers and Jewish families aren't safe. Stephie and Nellie Steiner are sent to Sweden to await their parents' escape to Amsterdam, where they...


A Gathering of Wings

By: Kate Klimo

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After the events of Daughter of the Centaurs, Malora has finally made her home on Mount Kheiron, surrounded by true friends and the herd of horses that have become her family. The only thing...

A la Carte

By: Tanita S. Davis

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Recipe for a disastrous junior year:
1 Julia Childs–obsessed vegetarian who has no life and is in love with her best friend
1 popular rebel who obviously has no interest...

The ABC’s of Kissing Boys

By: Tina Ferraro

BOOK TALKS
Appalled :
An understatement for how junior Parker Stanhope feels when she is put on the JV soccer team  especially when all of her friends make varsity.
 Blindsided :
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Aces Up

By: Lauren Barnholdt

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Thirty thousand dollars. That’s the only thing stopping math-wiz Shannon Card from being excited about her early acceptance to Wellesley College. Since her dad’s lost his job, she’s...

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....

The Alchemyst

By: Michael Scott

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Josh and Sophie, 15-year-old twins, take summer jobs across the street from one another, one in a bookstore and one in a coffee shop. But the arrival of a sinister man in a sleek, dark car...


Alice Miranda Takes the Stage

By: Jacqueline Harvey

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Alice Miranda is at it again; winning the hearts of the outcasts and saving the day.  In her newest adventure, the girls at the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy and the boys at the...

Alice-Miranda at School

By: Jacqueline Harvey

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Alice-Miranda is so full of energy and kindness that everyone at Winchesterfield-Downsdordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies falls in love with her immediately; everyone, that is, except...

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

By: Joe R. Lansdale

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Fans of the legendary Joe R. Lansdale will want to buckle up as they take a road trip with Jack Catcher.  When Jack’s mom dies of sickness and his father of a broken heart,...


All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This warm and touching novel tells the story of Brick and Mariel, two 11-year-old friends who know firsthand about adversity and together embark on a journey that...

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All Unquiet Things

By: Anna Jarzab

BOOK TALK
Neily suffers from terrible nightmares since the night he discovered Carly's dead body on the bridge. Carly believed herself to be invincible, until the night she left a frantic call for...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

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Alvin doesn’t really like birthday parties. They are unpredictable and you have to be on your best behavior the whole time. He did want to get invited to Hobson’s party though because...


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

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Alvin Ho is back with an updated list of fears and phobias. This time, his father insists on taking him camping...in a tent...in the woods...with a pit for a toilet! He tries to talk his...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

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He’s conquered birthday parties, he’s spent the night in the wild, but when Alvin Ho volunteers to go with GungGung to his best friend’s funeral (gulp), he has to come...

The Amber Spyglass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

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Join Lyra and Will as they travel into the Land of the Dead. Lyra?s parents, Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter, continue to play important roles in the action. Lord Asriel sends spies...


Amen, L.A.

By: Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld

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Natalie makes a personal decision that she later regrets the night before her family moves from small-town Minnesota to Los Angeles, California.  Her minister mother has accepted...

And We Stay Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenny Hubbard

When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden...

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Ashtown Burials Series Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: N. D. Wilson

Fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones will be captivated by the lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure found in the third book of the Ashtown Burials series, an action-packed adventure...

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The Aviary

By: Kathleen O'Dell

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Imagine spending your entire life confined to the rooms of a mysterious house because of an unexplained heart condition.  That is the life of twelve-year-old Clara Dolley, who...