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Gertie's leap to greatness by Beasley, Kate, author. Gertie's leap to greatness

"Gertie is a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever in order to show her estranged mother that Gertie doesn't need her--not one bit!"--

Sep 29, 2016
I survived the eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 by Tarshis, Lauren, author. I survived the eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980

On May 18, 1980, eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe and her best friends, Eddie and Sam, are in a forest near Mount St. Helens when the months of wondering whether the volcano will erupt are finally answered--all three are badly burned, but it is up to Jessie to protect the boys as best she can and hope that somebody comes to rescue them.

Sep 29, 2016
The littlest Bigfoot by Weiner, Jennifer, author. The littlest Bigfoot

"The story of twelve-year-old Alice, a misfit who is ignored by her own family and shipped off to boarding school. She'd love a friend, and one day she rescues mysterious Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake. Millie, it turns out, is a Bigfoot, part of a clan that lives deep in the woods. Alice swears to protect Millie and her tribe, and the two girls try to find a place where they both fit in."--

Sep 29, 2016
Last-but-not-least Lola and a knot the size of Texas by Pakkala, Christine, author. Last-but-not-least Lola and a knot the size of Texas

"In her fourth hilarious adventure, good-hearted Lola can't help getting into trouble. Her friends are all traveling for the Thanksgiving holidays, so she offers to dog-sit--but fails to mention this to Mom, who is desperately trying to finish a batch of Lola dresses for a new client. Now Lola is juggling her dog-sitting responsibilities with her worries. Will her parents discover the growing knot in her hair and cause her excruciating pain brushing it out? Will her grandmothers discover that sh

Sep 29, 2016
Jubilee by Giff, Patricia Reilly, author. Jubilee

"Judith stopped talking long ago when Mom left her in the care of beloved Aunt Cora. Going back into a regular fifth-grade classroom won't be easy, but she has her Dog and new friend who will help her through"--

Sep 29, 2016
The creeping shadow by Stroud, Jonathan, author. The creeping shadow

"A terrible crime forces Lockwood to turn to Lucy for help, setting them on the trail of dark secrets at the heart of London society. Both professionally and personally, their investigation stirs up forces they may not be able to control. . ."--

Sep 29, 2016
Class election by Swaab, Neil, author, illustrator. Class election

Self-proclaimed middle school expert and campaign manager Max Corrigan offers advice and practical tips on how to run for class president and win votes, including the essential skills needed to make a viral video, trade your lunch in the school cafeteria, and put a positive spin on any situation.

Sep 29, 2016
Children of exile by Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author. Children of exile

A twelve-year-old girl raised in a foster village is returned to her biological parents, and discovers home is not what she expected it to be.

Sep 29, 2016
Cat in the night by Dunphy, Madeleine. Cat in the night

A little girl falls asleep just as her cat wakes up. Children will experience the world through the cat's eyes, ears, nose, whiskers, and feet as he travels the neighborhood, meeting up with other denizens of the night.

Sep 29, 2016
Beautiful blue world by LaFleur, Suzanne M., author. Beautiful blue world

Sofarende is at war and the army is paying families well to recruit children, so if twelve-year-old Mathilde or her best friend Megs is chosen, they hope to help their families but fear they will be separated forever.

Sep 29, 2016
Wish by O'Connor, Barbara, author. Wish

"A story about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers that family doesn't always have to be related--they are simply people who love you for who you are"--

Sep 29, 2016
A guide to the other side by Imfeld, Robert, author. A guide to the other side

Thirteen-year-old Baylor Bosco does not like ghosts, but as a medium he sees them--including his twin sister Kristina--everywhere but Kristina disappears after a strange ghost shows up and Baylor must try to find her on his own.

Sep 29, 2016
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.

Sep 29, 2016
Going wild by McMann, Lisa, author. Going wild

Discovering a mysterious bracelet after moving to Arizona, Charlie Wilde finds that she has developed superhuman abilities and speed and teams up with new friends to discover what is happening to her and how to control her powers.

Sep 29, 2016
Hawkwing's Journey by Hunter, Erin/ Barry, James L. (ILT) Hawkwing's Journey

Sep 29, 2016
Frazzled - everyday disasters and impending doom by Vivat, Booki, author, illustrator. Frazzled - everyday disasters and impending doom

Nervous about middle school because her family does not get her and her friends know exactly what they want to do, Abbie Wu searches for her own passion before discovering a knack for leadership when injustices in the cafeteria come to light.

Sep 29, 2016
Bridge to Terabithia by Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm. All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win. But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn't even know enough to stay on the girls' side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess

Sep 29, 2016
Isabella for Real by Palatini, Margie/ Pham, Leuyen (ILT) Isabella for Real

Sep 29, 2016
The infinity year of Avalon James by Middleton, Dana, author. The infinity year of Avalon James

Facing bullying at home and her family being torn apart, Avalon anxiously waits with her best friend, Atticus, for the magical power they are supposed to inherit between their tenth and eleventh birthdays.

Sep 29, 2016
How to avoid extinction by Acampora, Paul, author. How to avoid extinction

Leo's grandfather died a year ago, and ever since Leo has been tasked with tracking his grandmother down whenever she wanders away from their home in Allentown, Pennsylvania--but when she abruptly decides to take the trip to Utah that her husband was planning, Leo finds himself on the way to visit dinosaurs, in an old Buick with his grandmother, his seventeen-year-old cousin Abby, and Abby's old, smelly Golden retriever, Kermit, without telling his mother.

Sep 29, 2016