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Deep in the Sahara

By: Kelly Cunnane
illustrated by: Hoda Hadadi

"Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.Lalla lives in the Muslim...

Yesterday

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their...

Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride

By: Graham Salisbury
illustrated by: Jacqueline Rogers

Calvin's dad is a famous pop singer, and he's going to be in a concert on the island! Everyone wants to go. Dad gave Calvin's mom 10 tickets, and Calvin has to decide who gets the last ticket: teacher's...


Liar & Spy

By: Rebecca Stead

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building...

Nate the Great Goes Undercover

By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
illustrated by: Marc Simont

Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Somebody...

The Beginner's Guide to Running Away from Home

By: Jennifer LaRue Huget
illustrated by: Red Nose Studio

What kid hasn't wanted to make their parents feel sorry for treating him badly?And how better to accomplish this than to run away? Here's a guide showing how, from what to pack (gum--then you won't have...


Odessa Again

By: Dana Reinhardt

   Fourth grader Odessa Green-Light lives with her mom and her toad of a little brother, Oliver. Her dad is getting remarried, which makes no sense according to Odessa. If the prefix "re"...

Child of the Mountains

By: Marilyn Sue Shank

It's about keeping the faith.Growing up poor in 1953 in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia doesn't bother Lydia Hawkins. She treasures her tight-knit family. There's her loving mama, now widowed;...

Secrets from the Sleeping Bag: A Blogtastic! Novel

By: Rose Cooper

Sofia is spending the summer at Camp Krakatow! S'mores, crafts, bug juice, water sports, boys(!) . . . Sofia doesn't want to forget one second of sleepaway camp!