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  Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One
Written by Judy Blume, Illustrated by James Stevenson
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-42094-1 (0-440-42094-6) | January 2010 | $5.99/6.99(Canada)

About this book
THE PAIN AND the Great One are going places! In these new stories the kids are on the go—the Pain needs a trip to the emergency room; the family goes to the mall and not everyone stays together; the kids visit a county fair and want to ride the Super Slide...
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  Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
Written by Judy Blume
Grades: Grades 4-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-40946-5 (0-440-40946-2) | September 1994 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
It's the end of seventh grade, and the stress of trying to be perfect is getting to Rachel. She's tired of being the straight-A student on every teacher's wish list. Plus she's busy dealing with her sister's junior prom mishaps, and harboring a secret crush on her brother's tutor. But most...
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  Just as Long as We're Together
Written by Judy Blume
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-40075-2 (0-440-40075-9) | August 1988 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
Rachel is Stephanie's best friend. Since second grade, they've shared secrets, good and bad. Now in seventh grade, Alison moves into the neighborhood. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, because Stephanie really likes Alison. But it looks as if it's going to be a case of two's...
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  Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One
Written by Judy Blume, Illustrated by James Stevenson
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-42092-7 (0-440-42092-X) | January 2009 | $5.99/6.99(Canada)

About this book
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:
My brother's name is Jacob Edward, but everyone calls him Jake. Everyone but me. I call him The...
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  Tennyson
Written by Lesley M. M. Blume
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-24061-7 (0-440-24061-1) | August 2009 | $6.99/8.99(Canada)

About this book
“Brilliant, unusual writing.”—Chicago Tribune

On the banks of the Mississippi River, Tennyson Fontaine and her sister, Hattie, play endless games of hide-and-seek and make up fantastical stories about the latest adventures of their wild dog, Jos. But when their mother doesn’t come home and their father sets off to find her, the...
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  Williwaw!
Written by Tom Bodett
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-375-80687-2 (0-375-80687-3) | October 2000 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
"Bodett, the genial voice in those Motel 6 commercials, offers a page-turner set in the wilds of Alaska, and he clearly knows the taste of sea and storm, the face of the landscape, and the sound of the loons and the scent of salmon. In this sentimental but rousing tale, September...
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  On the Run
Written by Clara Bourreau
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-307-97705-2 (0-307-97705-6) | October 2013 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
A young boy discovers the real whereabouts of his absent father--jail!

Anthony hasn't seen his dad in years. The reason: His father is busy traveling the world as a wildlife photographer—at least, according to Anthony's mom and sister. The real reason: His dad has been a fugitive from the law and is...
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  Noah Barleywater Runs Away
Written by John Boyne, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-385-75264-0 (0-385-75264-4) | July 2012 | $6.99/(Canada)

About this book
Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest.

Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop: it's a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #2: Kerka's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth, Illustrated by Andrea Burden
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-375-85183-4 (0-375-85183-6) | May 2010 | $6.99/8.99(Canada)

About this book
For girls who are fans of Harry Potter and have outgrown the Disney Fairies series and the American Girl books, the Fairy Godmother Academy is the perfect series—fantasy books filled with magic and adventure but grounded by contemporary girls and issues.

The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #2: Kerka's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth, Illustrated by Andrea Burden
Grades: Grades 4-7
eBook | Yearling | | 978-0-375-89334-6 (0-375-89334-2) | May 2010 | $6.99/8.99(Canada)

About this book
For girls who are fans of Harry Potter and have outgrown the Disney Fairies series and the American Girl books, the Fairy Godmother Academy is the perfect series—fantasy books filled with magic and adventure but grounded by contemporary girls and issues.

The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #4: Lilu's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-375-85187-2 (0-375-85187-9) | May 2011 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
For girls who have outgrown the American Girls books and Disney Fairies but aren't yet ready for Twilight.

When Lilu Hart wakes to discover herself in Aventurine—the place where girls train to become fairy godmothers, keepers of the earth and all its inhabitants—her mission is to travel across a dangerous marshland to...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #4: Lilu's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth
Grades: Grades 4-7
eBook | Yearling | | 978-0-375-89336-0 (0-375-89336-9) | May 2011 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
For girls who have outgrown the American Girls books and Disney Fairies but aren't yet ready for Twilight.

When Lilu Hart wakes to discover herself in Aventurine—the place where girls train to become fairy godmothers, keepers of the earth and all its inhabitants—her mission is to travel across a dangerous marshland to...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #5: Sumi's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-375-86575-6 (0-375-86575-6) | December 2011 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
Sumi Hara loves fashion. She always looks beautiful, and always wears the perfect outfit. When she arrives in Aventurine, Sumi is thrilled to learn that she's a shape-shifter.

Unfortunately, she's not very good at shape-shifting yet, so she's given a guide named Kano—who's distractingly gorgeous in his human form. But right...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #5: Sumi's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth
Grades: Grades 4-7
eBook | Yearling | | 978-0-375-89605-7 (0-375-89605-8) | December 2011 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
Sumi Hara loves fashion. She always looks beautiful, and always wears the perfect outfit. When she arrives in Aventurine, Sumi is thrilled to learn that she's a shape-shifter.

Unfortunately, she's not very good at shape-shifting yet, so she's given a guide named Kano—who's distractingly gorgeous in his human form. But right...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #6: Trinity's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-375-86576-3 (0-375-86576-4) | January 2013 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
Trinity has always been fearless—she loves climbing and finding the highest possible points to look out over New York City. In Aventurine, she arrives just as the fairy queens are meeting to determine the location of the baby that will one day succeed Queen Patchouli as the queen of all of...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #6: Trinity's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth
Grades: Grades 4-7
eBook | Yearling | | 978-0-375-89606-4 (0-375-89606-6) | January 2013 | $6.99/6.99(Canada)

About this book
Trinity has always been fearless—she loves climbing and finding the highest possible points to look out over New York City. In Aventurine, she arrives just as the fairy queens are meeting to determine the location of the baby that will one day succeed Queen Patchouli as the queen of all of...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #3: Zally's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth, Illustrated by Andrea Burden
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-375-85185-8 (0-375-85185-2) | August 2010 | $6.99/8.99(Canada)

About this book
For girls who are fans of Harry Potter and have outgrown the Disney Fairies series and the American Girl books, the Fairy Godmother Academy is the perfect series—fantasy books filled with magic and adventure but grounded by contemporary girls and issues.

The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to...
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  The Fairy Godmother Academy #3: Zally's Book
Written by Jan Bozarth, Illustrated by Andrea Burden
Grades: Grades 4-7
eBook | Yearling | | 978-0-375-89335-3 (0-375-89335-0) | August 2010 | $6.99/8.99(Canada)

About this book
For girls who are fans of Harry Potter and have outgrown the Disney Fairies series and the American Girl books, the Fairy Godmother Academy is the perfect series—fantasy books filled with magic and adventure but grounded by contemporary girls and issues.

The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to...
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  The Scorpions of Zahir
Written by Christine Brodien-Jones, Illustrated by Kelly Murphy
Grades: Grade 5 & Up
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-385-73934-4 (0-385-73934-6) | July 2013 | $7.99/8.99(Canada)

About this book
Zagora Pym has always wanted to be a desert explorer. Her father, Charlie Pym, is exactly that, and she's always loved to look over his maps of far away exotic places. One day she'd be trekking through the deserts of Africa and China, discovering hidden treasures from lost tribes. But Zagora...
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  Pieces of Georgia
Written by Jen Bryant
Grades: Grade 5 & Up
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-42055-2 (0-440-42055-5) | November 2007 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
Like her mother, Georgia McCoy is an artist, but her dad looks away whenever he sees her with a sketchbook. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what it was like when her mother was still alive . . . when they were a family . . . when they were happy. But...
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  Pieces of Georgia
Written by Jen Bryant
Grades: Grade 5 & Up
eBook | Yearling | | 978-0-375-89092-5 (0-375-89092-0) | November 2007 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
Like her mother, Georgia McCoy is an artist, but her dad looks away whenever he sees her with a sketchbook. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what it was like when her mother was still alive . . . when they were a family . . . when they were happy. But...
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  Laugh with the Moon
Written by Shana Burg
Grades: Grade 5 & Up
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-42210-5 (0-440-42210-8) | June 2013 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book

Laugh with the Moon is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.

  Thirteen-year-old Clare Silver is stuck. Stuck in denial about her mother’s recent death. Stuck in the African jungle for sixty-four days without phone reception. Stuck with her father, a doctor who seems able to heal everyone but Clare.
Clare feels...


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  A Thousand Never Evers
Written by Shana Burg
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-42209-9 (0-440-42209-4) | December 2009 | $7.99/10.99(Canada)

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IN KUCKACHOO, MISSISSIPPI, 1963, Addie Ann Pickett worships her brother Elias and follows in his footsteps by attending the black junior high school. But when her careless act leads to her brother’s disappearance and possible murder, Addie Ann, Mama, and Uncle Bump struggle with not knowing if he’s dead or alive...
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  Stealing Freedom
Written by Elisa Carbone
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-41707-1 (0-440-41707-4) | January 2001 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

About this book
Inspired by a true story, the riveting novel of a young slave girl's harrowing escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

The moment Ann Maria Weems was born, her freedom was stolen from her. Like her family and the other slaves on the farm, Ann works from sunup to sundown and obeys...
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  The Middle of Somewhere
Written by J.B. Cheaney
Grades: Grades 3-7
Trade Paperback | Yearling | | 978-0-440-42165-8 (0-440-42165-9) | October 2008 | $6.99/7.99(Canada)

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VERONICA SPARKS IS hitting the road and she is going to shake the dust of her little town off her shoes and see the world!

Well, someday. For now, she’s hitting the road in an RV with her cantankerous grandfather and her hyperactive little brother. Ronnie’s grandfather is a wind prospector, and...
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