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Paper Covers Rock

By: Jenny Hubbard

William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist"One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--Pat ConroyAt the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when...

Paper Covers Rock

By: Jenny Hubbard

"In the tradition of John Knowles's A Separate Peace."--Publisher Weekly, Starred"One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--Pat ConroyWilliam C. Morris Debut Award FinalistAt the beginning...

Paperboy

By: Vince Vawter

"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred  "An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt...


Paradox

By: A. J. Paquette

The Maze Runner meets Hatchet in this sci-fi adventure with a surprise twist ending that no one will see coming.   Survive one world. Save another.   Ana wakes on a barren alien world. The instructions...

Parties & Potions

By: Sarah Mlynowski

The fourth novel in Sarah Mlynowski's Magic in Manhattan series!Perfect hair, cute clothes, healthy tans—life’s a breeze when you’re a witch! Even special witchcraft classes Rachel agrees...

Parties & Potions

By: Sarah Mlynowski

Perfect hair, cute clothes, healthy tans—life’s a breeze when you’re a witch! Even special witchcraft classes Rachel agrees to attend with Miri turn out to be fun. The sisters meet other...


Party

By: Tom Leveen

It's Saturday night in Santa Barbara and it seems like everyone is headed to the same destination. The reason is simple: to celebrate the end of school. But for eleven different people the motives are...


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The Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

MEET THE PAIN:
My sister's name is Abigail. I call her The Great One because she thinks she's so great. Who cares if she's in third grade and I'm just in first?

MEET THE GREAT ONE:
...

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Paintings from the Cave

By: Gary Paulsen

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Three kids who tackle this tough world try to keep it together on their own.  For Jake, it is as he works the clay striving to find that beauty within himself.  With his friend...

Patricia Reilly Giff Author Study

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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The Penderwicks

By: Jeanne Birdsall

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect...

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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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Picture Book Biography Brochure

In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear.  Not many people in the world had.

But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inherit an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for...

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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly...

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Pocket Cats: Shadow Magic

By: Kitty Wells
illustrated by: Joanna Harrison

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Maddy is excited about her cousin, Chloe, coming to stay with her family.  When her formerly friendly cousin shows up distant and antagonistic, Maddy is shocked and sad.  She...

Pocket Cats: Shadow Magic

By: Kitty Wells
illustrated by: Joanna Harrison

BOOK TALK
 
Maddy is excited about her cousin, Chloe, coming to stay with her family.  When her formerly friendly cousin shows up distant and antagonistic, Maddy is shocked and sad.  She...


Poetry K-8 Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Random House; Guide Prepared By: Erica Rand Silverman and Sharon Kennedy, former high school English teachers and co-founders of Room 228 Educational Consulting

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Poetry Month

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Chris Raschka

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly rhymes capture the range of emotions, from winning to losing to the sheer joy of participating, that children experience as they discover the games of their choice....

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The Poisons of Caux: The Shepherd of Weeds (Book III)

By: Susannah Appelbaum
illustrated by: Andrea Offermann

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The only one who can fulfill the ancient Prophecy of Caux, 11-year-old Ivy Manx, is dead. Or at least that’s what most people think. Her journey in the last two books of The Poisons of...


Pompeii and Other Natural Disasters

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Bonnie Christensen

The famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius that snuffed out life in Pompeii and buried the town has long been a fascinating moment in history for children. This book presents that dramatic story with Mary Pope...

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The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

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In this post-apocalyptic version of our world, only the animals are left to tell the stories of their lives--including Casseomae, the bear.  Her life is full of fear.  The wolves rule...