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Kinda like brothers by Booth, Coe, author.

Kinda like brothers

When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy.

Oct 21, 2014
Walking wounded by Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.

Walking wounded

Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends at home and in Vietnam, but now Rudi has been killed in action, and the remaining three are the only ones who know the truth about their friend's death--and the knowledge threatens to tear them apart.

Oct 21, 2014
Voices from the March on Washington by Lewis, J. Patrick/ Lyon, George Ella

Voices from the March on Washington

Oct 21, 2014
Mikis and the donkey by Dumon Tak, Bibi.

Mikis and the donkey

"Mikis is thrilled when his grandfather buys a new donkey, but soon begins to worry that he is overworking the animal"--

Oct 21, 2014
How do you pee in space? by Krulik, Nancy E, author.

How do you pee in space?

In order to win an interview with an astronaut and a trip to space camp, George competes in a physical fitness contest, but in his determination to win, he misses how much this prize means to his friend, Alex.

Oct 21, 2014
Unstoppable Octobia May by Flake, Sharon, author.

Unstoppable Octobia May

In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.

Oct 21, 2014
Tucker's countryside by Selden, George, 1929-1989.

Tucker's countryside

The adventures of a city-bred cat and mouse when they go to the country in Connecticut to visit their friend, Chester Cricket.

Oct 21, 2014
My heart is laughing by Lagercrantz, Rose, 1947-

My heart is laughing

Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani's class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events ... It would all be okay if only Ella would move back. The standalone sequel to the acclaimed illustrated chapter book, My Happy Life.

Oct 21, 2014
My brother's shadow by Avery, Tom (Children's story writer)

My brother's shadow

Eleven-year-old Kaia, who has felt emotionally isolated since her brother's suicide, befriends a wild boy who mysteriously appears at her London school, finding a way to communicate with him despite his being mute.

Oct 21, 2014
The serpent's curse by Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.

The serpent's curse

As Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca continue their search for an ancient relic, Wade's mother is kidnapped by Galina Krause, leader of the present-day Teutonic Knights.

Oct 21, 2014
The witch's boy by Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.

The witch's boy

When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.

Oct 21, 2014
Winterfrost by Houts, Michelle, author.

Winterfrost

"Christmas has come, and with it a sparkling white winterfrost over the countryside. But twelve-year-old Bettina's parents have been called away unexpectedly, leaving her in charge of the house, the farm, and baby Pia. In all the confusion, Bettina's family neglects to set out the traditional bowl of Christmas rice pudding for the tiny nisse who are rumored to look after the family and their livestock. No one besides her grandfather ever believed the nisse were real, so what harm could there be

Oct 21, 2014
Somebody on this bus is going to be famous by Cheaney, J. B.

Somebody on this bus is going to be famous

Cheaney's novel opens with a bus accident on a torrentially rainy night and the promise that one character will be famous by book's end; she then rewinds nine months with news of a robbery in the sleepy Hidden Acres subdivision. But these early tinges of suspense wind up being peripheral as the novel unfolds. Over nine months, Cheaney (My Friend the Enemy) follows the stories of nine characters, fourth through seventh graders, who ride Mrs. B's school bus, switching between characters each month

Oct 21, 2014
Red berries, white clouds, blue sky by Dallas, Sandra.

Red berries, white clouds, blue sky

"After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado"--

Oct 21, 2014
Mira's Diary - bombs over London by Moss, Marissa, author.

Mira's Diary - bombs over London

Instructed by her time-traveling mother to travel to World War I London and steal a German spy's briefcase, thirteen-year-old Mira enjoys meeting famous suffragists and such writers as Arthur Conan Doyle, but soon begins to struggle with whether the changes she has been working for are the right thing to do, or if history should be allowed to unfold without interference.

Oct 21, 2014
Liz at Marigold Lake by Barkley, Callie.

Liz at Marigold Lake

Liz is excited that her three best friends are visiting her family's cabin at Marigold Lake, but something seems to go wrong with every activity she planned.

Oct 21, 2014
The king of Scotland's sword by Stevenson, Steve, author.

The king of Scotland's sword

Agatha Mistery heads to the Highlands to investigate the disappearance of a priceless sword said to have belonged to a legendary Scottish king.

Oct 21, 2014
A whole new ball game by Payton, Belle, author.

A whole new ball game

When their father takes a new job as a Texas high school football coach, twelve-year-old twins, Alex and Ava, face challenges adjusting to their new home and school which might compromise their sisterly bond.

Oct 21, 2014
Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.

Treasure Island

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

Oct 21, 2014
Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy by Gunhus, Jeff, 1972-

Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy

After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. Joined by his friends Will and T-Rex, and led by Eva, the mysterious one-handed monster hunter, Jack sets out for the Monster Hunter Academy where he hopes to find answers to his questions. Little does he suspect that the Academy is filled with dangers of its own, many of them more t

Oct 21, 2014