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A bandit's tale - the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket by Hopkinson, Deborah, author.

A bandit's tale - the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket

In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York CIty where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.

May 3, 2016
Across the wide dark sea - the mayflower journey by Van Leeuwen, Jean.

Across the wide dark sea - the mayflower journey

A boy and his family endure a difficult nine-week journey across the ocean and survive the first winter at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts.

May 3, 2016
Allie, first at last by Cervantes, Angela, author.

Allie, first at last

Born into a family of over-achievers, fifth-grader Allie Velasco has never finished first in anything, and lately things have been going badly: her science project is ruined by a well-meaning student, her former best friend is hanging out with another girl--but now she is determined to win the Trailblazer contest with a photographic presentation about her great grandfather, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner from their town.

May 3, 2016
Arf - a Bowser and Birdie novel by Quinn, Spencer, author.

Arf - a Bowser and Birdie novel

Birdie Gaux's dog, Bowser, considers himself in charge of security at 19 Gentilly Lane, so when the house is broken into Bowser wants to find the man with the limeade aftershave (and the cat) responsible--but nobody seems to know what the culprits were looking for, or why a strange girl is asking questions about Birdie's father, a policeman who was killed in the line of duty years before Bowser was adopted.

May 3, 2016
Astra's mixed-up mission by Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author.

Astra's mixed-up mission

"Life on Starland is anything but normal these days. The Star Darlings continue to experience mysterious phenomena while trying to focus on their studies and maintain their cover. Star athlete Astra is chosen for the next Wish Mission. Her overconfident nature leads her to quick conclusions about her Wisher's true wish. Can Astra put aside her own interests and assumptions and help Emma before time runs out?"--Back cover.

May 1, 2016
Attack of the dragons by Stilton, Geronimo, author.

Attack of the dragons

When the village's cook falls ill, Mouseking Geronimo Stiltonord departs in search of a cure, and ends up snout-to-snout with terrifying dragons.

May 3, 2016
Awol in North Africa by Watkins, Steve, 1954-

Awol in North Africa

"Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie have been doing everything they can to avoid the battered trunk full of old military things in the basement of his family's junk shop. Only, staying away seems impossible, and this time Anderson discovers a dusty World War II medic's bag inside the trunk. But who does it belong to?"--Back cover.

May 3, 2016
Baby-sitting is a dangerous job by Roberts, Willo Davis, author.

Baby-sitting is a dangerous job

A baby sitter and her three willful charges make a formidable team to outwit their surprised kidnappers.

May 3, 2016
Booked by Alexander, Kwame, author.

Booked

Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

May 3, 2016
California dreaming by Moss, Marissa, author illustrator.

California dreaming

"Mira explores the past of her familiar Bay Area, discovering layers of history in San Francisco and learning the real reason her mother has been working to change history"--

May 3, 2016
Celebrity cat caper by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.

Celebrity cat caper

The Aldens are excited to meet their favorite celebrity|Walter the Cat, who makes the funniest videos on the Internet! And when this celebrity cat inherits a million dollars from his owner, he becomes even more famous! But someone seems to be angry about the will and is stealing things from Walter|s house. Is this cat too famous for his own good?

May 3, 2016
Chloe the Kitten / Bella the Bunny / Paddy the Puppy by Small, Lily

Chloe the Kitten / Bella the Bunny / Paddy the Puppy

May 3, 2016
Clash of the Worlds by Columbus, Chris/ Vizzini, Ned/ Rylander, Chris

Clash of the Worlds

May 3, 2016
Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Springstubb, Tricia, author.

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe

"Cody|s best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody can|t wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. How|s Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream "Ow! Ow!" just as they start spying? Or that the ominous window sign would change ov

May 3, 2016
Counting Thyme by Conklin, Melanie, author.

Counting Thyme

"Thyme Owens moves across the country with her family so her younger brother can take part in a promising cancer drug trial, and though all she wants is for him to get better, adjusting to life in Manhattan is anything but easy"--

May 3, 2016
Cronus and the threads of dread by Holub, Joan, author.

Cronus and the threads of dread

With a giant spiderweb in the sky with the words "Surrender Olympians" written in it, Zeus and his friends know they are in for a fight, but the webs actually contain a hidden gem, Athena's magical item.

May 3, 2016
Crossing the deadline - Stephen's journey through the Civil War by Shoulders, Michael, author.

Crossing the deadline - Stephen's journey through the Civil War

Stephen, an accomplished bugler in the town band, joins the Union effort in the Civil War and endures trial after trial, from battle to Confederate prison and the shipwreck of the steamboat Sultana, and through luck and fortitude, Stephen survives.

May 3, 2016
Crystal City lights - a novel by Moulder, Holly.

Crystal City lights - a novel

In 1943, when her German-born father is accused of plotting to aid the Nazis, twelve-year-old Dottie Zorn and her family are sent to the Internment Camp for Enemy Aliens in Crystal City, Texas, where Dottie uncovers a terrible secret about her best friend's family that could endanger her younger brother.

May 3, 2016
Danger! Tiger Crossing by Oliver, Lin

Danger! Tiger Crossing

Apr 28, 2016
Danger! Tiger crossing by Oliver, Lin, author.

Danger! Tiger crossing

Ten-year-old Tiger and his new friend, Luna, are drawn into a copy of Henri Rousseau's painting, Surprised!, through a magical golden frame by which their neighbor's son disappeared fifty years earlier.

May 3, 2016