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The composition by Skármeta, Antonio.

The composition

When a government official comes into a third grade classroom and tells the students to write a composition entitled "What My Family Does at Night," Pedro must decide how he feels about the military dictatorship that is running his country.

Sep 26, 2014
Fantastic beasts & where to find them by Rowling, J. K.

Fantastic beasts & where to find them

A description of beasts, believed by Muggles to be mythical, like the Quintaped, the Puffskein, and the Knarl.

Sep 26, 2014
The boxtrolls - a novel by Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody, author.

The boxtrolls - a novel

When the Boxtrolls are targeted by Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them, the kindhearted band of trolls must turn to their adopted charge Eggs and rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds.

Sep 26, 2014
The key that swallowed Joey Pigza by Gantos, Jack.

The key that swallowed Joey Pigza

"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"--

Sep 26, 2014
Danger down the Nile by Patterson, James, 1947- author.

Danger down the Nile

"Twelve-year-old twins Bickford and Rebecca Kidd and their two older siblings travel to Africa to track down priceless artifacts that will keep the family's treasure hunting business afloat long enough to rescue their kidnapped mother--and possibly find their missing father"--

Sep 26, 2014
Last-but-not-least Lola and the wild chicken by Pakkala, Christine.

Last-but-not-least Lola and the wild chicken

In her ongoing campaign to win back her ex-best-friend Amanda Anderson, Lola continues to be thwarted by her last name, as "Zuckerman" keeps them far apart, whether it's on the bus, at recess, or a field trip to a farm. Lola knows she needs to rise above, but it may just take a week with grandma and a chance encounter with a chicken to give her the determination she currently lacks.

Sep 28, 2014
Cinnabar, the one o'clock fox by Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997, author.

Cinnabar, the one o'clock fox

Cinnabar, a clever fox, comes out of his home every day at one o'clock to tease the fox hunters nearby and let them chase him until nightfall.

Sep 28, 2014
The case of the stolen sixpence by Webb, Holly, author.

The case of the stolen sixpence

Junior sleuth Maisie Hitchins, who lives in her grandmother's boarding house in Victorian London, uncovers an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies, and a fast-paced bicycle chase.

Sep 28, 2014
Escape to California by Greenhut, Josh, author.

Escape to California

While on vacation in San Francisco, Stanley meets a girl who enlists his help in performing a trick: escaping from Alcatraz.

Sep 29, 2014
Jack Templar Monster Hunter by Gunhus, Jeff

Jack Templar Monster Hunter

Sep 30, 2014
Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy by Gunhus, Jeff

Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy

Sep 30, 2014
Bramble and Maggie - spooky season by Haas, Jessie, author.

Bramble and Maggie - spooky season

Bramble, a persnickety but lovable horse, and Maggie, her patient owner, build an even stronger friendship as they brave the surprises of autumn. In their third adventure, Bramble and Maggie explore a new season together -- fall! Leaves crunch underfoot. Acorns ping off rooftops. It all makes Bramble feel wonderfully spooky. But Bramble's frisky-pretend-scary gait makes Maggie jumpy, and soon Bramble really is nervous. There are alarming new sights and sounds everywhere, like Mr. Dingle's scarec

Sep 30, 2014
Humphrey's really wheely racing day by Birney, Betty G.

Humphrey's really wheely racing day

"When Mandy, one of the students from classroom 26, brings a special hamster-sized racecar to class, it means just one thing--Humphrey is going to be in a hamster race"--

Oct 1, 2014
Humphrey's playful puppy problem by Birney, Betty G.

Humphrey's playful puppy problem

Humphrey, the pet hamster of Classroom 26, is helping Richie with a science project, but Richie's feisty puppy gets in the way.

Oct 1, 2014
The Haunted Cave by Pike, Christopher

The Haunted Cave

Oct 1, 2014
The girls of Gettysburg by Miller, Bobbi.

The girls of Gettysburg

"Pickett's Charge, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, is the climax of this Civil War adventure, told from the perspective of three girls: a Union loyalist, a free Black, and a girl from Virginia who disguised herself as a boy to fight in theConfederate Army"--

Oct 1, 2014
Friendship Over by Sternberg, Julie/ Wright, Johanna (ILT)

Friendship Over

Oct 1, 2014
Shadows of the silver screen by Edge, Christopher.

Shadows of the silver screen

At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures and, with Monty as the star, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only Penny can uncover the cause.

Oct 1, 2014
My mother got married - and other disasters by Park, Barbara.

My mother got married - and other disasters

Twelve-year-old Charles experiences many difficulties in adjusting to a new stepfather, stepsister, and stepbrother.

Oct 1, 2014
The Land of the Silver Apples by Farmer, Nancy, 1941-

The Land of the Silver Apples

After escaping from the Sea of Trolls, the apprentice bard Jack plunges into a new series of adventures, traveling underground to Elfland and uncovering the truth about his little sister Lucy.

Oct 1, 2014