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Hana's Suitcase

By: Karen Levine

This award-winning true Holocaust story, newly updated, connects generations through one woman’s quest to find the truth behind a mysterious suitcase.   In March 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator...

Hanging by a Thread

By: Sophie Littlefield

“Dark secrets, a dangerous romance, and a chilling murder mystery I won’t soon forget.” —Stacey Jay, author of Juliet Immortal In a town where appearance means everything,...

Happy Birthday to You!

By: Dr. Seuss

Today is your birthday! Today you are you!...There is no one alive that is you-er than you! Six pages of rollicking pop-ups animate this simple adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. It's the best-of-the-best...


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Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Anthony Burns:
The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Virginia Hamilton
Grades 7-10
Anthony Burns may be considered an obscure person in American history,...

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....

Runemarks

By: Joanne Harris

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Alice-Miranda on Vacation

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After her first term at Winchesterfield-Downsdordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, Alice-Miranda takes her friend Jacinta home for the holiday break.  The girls have great plans and...

10 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning

By: Mary Hershey

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So my Dad was sent to prison, big deal. It's not like he killed someone or anything. He just stole some money. Okay, a lot of money. Even so, that doesn't mean me, Maxey, or my mom had anything...

Chomp

By: Carl Hiaasen

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Wahoo Cray’s father, an animal wrangler, hasn’t worked since a dead iguana fell from a tree and hit him in the head, causing a concussion. Now, Expedition Survival, the famous reality-TV...


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...

Unleashed

By: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

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When Kat suddenly finds herself an orphan, she is forced to leave her friends and the life she knows and loves in California to join a grandfather she barely knows in Arkansas. ...

Squish #1: Super Amoeba

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

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It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  No, it’s…it’s…it’s Squish, Super Amoeba!  Join Squish, his amoeba friend, Pod, the very cute paramecium, Peggy, and the most evil amoeba of...


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,...

Dinosaurs

By: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
illustrated by: Luis V. Rey

The one book every dinosaur fan needs!
 
Written by one of the world’s foremost experts on dinosaurs, this award-winning title—honored by the NSTA and the AAAS—is an...

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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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One Year in Coal Harbor

By: Polly Horvath

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Primrose Squapp has her hand in just about everything that happens in Coal Harbor, including the romance between her uncle and the beautiful Miss Bowzer, the arrival of Ked, the new foster...

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...


Diary of a Witness

By: Catherine Ryan Hyde

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