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Call me Amy by Strykowski, Marcia, author.

Call me Amy

For Amy Henderson, 1973 has been a lonely year of too many awkward moments to count--that is, until she helps rescue an injured seal pup. To help save Pup, she forms an unlikely alliance with a questionable boy in a worn-out army jacket, and a peculiar older woman the kids in town call "Old Coot." Amy finds that people aren't always what they seem, as she nurtures Pup back to health with the help of Craig and Miss Cogshell, while trying to hide Pup from the harbormaster and a group of nosy popul

Dec 16, 2014
Bo at Iditarod Creek by Hill, Kirkpatrick.

Bo at Iditarod Creek

In 1920s Alaska, when five-year-old Bo and her two adoptive fathers move to Iditarod Creek to work at a new gold mine, Bo feels homesick until she realizes there is friendship to be found everywhere--and Iditarod Creek may hold some surprises for her already unconventional family.

Dec 16, 2014
The adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi knight by DiTerlizzi, Tony, author.

The adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi knight

Retells Luke Skywalker's journey from a Tatooine farm boy to a Jedi Knight, as he learns how to use the Force in the battle against the Empire.

Dec 16, 2014
Mia's recipe for disaster by Simon, Coco, author.

Mia's recipe for disaster

"When Mia reads about a Design-a-Dress contest in a magazine for "budding designers ages 12-16" she is excited. But she doesn't realize how much work designing--and sewing--a dress truly is until she starts on her contest entry. While Mia stresses out about all the work she has to do, she and Katie have an argument about, of all things, fashion preferences! Katie offers suggestions that don't really go with the outfit Mia has in mind. And when Mia makes (what she thinks) is an offhand joke about

Dec 16, 2014
Little man by Mann, Elizabeth, 1948- author.

Little man

On a small Caribbean Island, Albert must face middle school, where he is one of the shortest students, without his best friend who just moved away, but he is able to move past the teasing after getting involved in a troupe of Mocko Jumbies--Stiltwalkers--following a tradition brought by African slaves.

Dec 16, 2014
Just a drop of water by Cerra, Kerry O'Malley, author.

Just a drop of water

"Jake and Sam are best friends, but after the attacks on September 11, their friendship is in danger of crumbling as Sam and his family succumb to hatred for being Muslim American"--

Dec 16, 2014
Einstein the class hamster and the very real game show by Tashjian, Janet, author.

Einstein the class hamster and the very real game show

When Ms. Moreno's class appears on the hit game show Kids Know Stuff, the show's host walks off the set but with the assistance of a sound engineer, Ned and Marlon help Einstein get ready to host the show and save the day--if only he did not have stage fright.

Dec 16, 2014
Shamani the raging flame by Blade, Adam.

Shamani the raging flame

Great for boys, with a huge collectability factor bolstered by the collectors' cards in the back of the books, and links to an excellent interactive website.Malvel wants revenge on Tom! The Evil Wizard is using the ancient spirits of Avantian heroes to conjure bloodthirsty Beasts. Shamani the Raging flame is causing havoc...can Tom stop the Beast.

Dec 16, 2014
Grace by Casanova, Mary.


Nine-year-old Grace likes having a plan but she must find a way to be flexible and open to new ideas when she goes to Paris with her mother and has trouble getting along with her cousin, while at home her friends start the business she proposed without her.

Dec 16, 2014
I'm a scaredy-mouse! by Stilton, Geronimo, author.

I'm a scaredy-mouse!

After saving a baby dinosaur from the river, Geronimo Stiltonoot discovers that it is incredibly mischievous and tries to find a way to get it back to its herd.

Dec 16, 2014
I totally funniest - a middle school story by Patterson, James, 1947-

I totally funniest - a middle school story

As the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic finals near, Jamie faces a whirlwind of attention at school and in the media and the fame starts to go to his head, but in Hollywood with Uncle Frankie, some of his fellow comedians quickly show him what competition andpressure are all about.

Dec 16, 2014
The honest truth by Gemeinhart, Dan, author.

The honest truth

A boy named Mark, tired of being sick with cancer, conceives a plan to climb Mount Rainier, and runs away from home with his dog, Beau--but with over two hundred miles between him and his goal, and only anger at his situation to drive him on nothing willbe easy, and only his best friend, Jessie, suspects where he is heading.

Dec 16, 2014
Home Is the Place by Martin, Ann M.

Home Is the Place

Dec 16, 2014
Grace stirs it up by Casanova, Mary.

Grace stirs it up

Inspired by her grandparents' bakery and her recent visit to Paris, nine-year-old Grace leads her friends in starting La Petite Patisserie, making and selling French pastries at school and special events, but they soon discover that starting a new business is not always easy--or fun.

Dec 16, 2014
Sabotage by Autio, Karen, 1958- author.


Dec 16, 2014
Flying solo by Mercer, Sienna.

Flying solo

This is a funny, super-girly story with a vampire bite to it. Sink your teeth into Olivia and Ivy's eleventh fright-time adventure. We're still double trouble!' The twins are apart, but life is as batty as ever...Ivy's settling in to Wallachia Academy, but the school's strict rules are a real pain in the neck. Back in Franklin Grove, Olivia's begun dressing like Ivy - to get in to a vampire rock concert! It's bound to cause a coffin-load of chaos.

Dec 16, 2014
Silverwing by Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-


When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

Dec 16, 2014
Saara's passage by Autio, Karen.

Saara's passage

Saara, who survived the shipwreck of the "Empress of Ireland," tries to enjoy roller skating with her friend and going to school, but is plagued by nightmares, and when her family is struck by tuberculosis in Canada during the First World War, she learns to grow up quickly.

Dec 16, 2014
Rescue on the Oregon trail by Messner, Kate, author.

Rescue on the Oregon trail

Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.

Dec 16, 2014
The Quirks and the quirkalicious birthday by Soderberg, Erin.

The Quirks and the quirkalicious birthday

Twins Molly and Penelope Quirk are excited about Grandpa Quill's annual birthday scavenger hunt, but as they seek mini-gifts leading up to one special tenth birthday present, they argue about what kind of pet they hope they will receive until they are fighting non-stop.

Dec 16, 2014