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Dumpling days by Lin, Grace, author. Dumpling days

When Pacy, her two sisters, and their parents go to Taiwan to celebrate Grandma's sixtieth birthday, the girls learn a great deal about their heritage.

Oct 12, 2018
Monster blood for breakfast! by Stine, R. L. Monster blood for breakfast!

For an athlete like Matt Daniels, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's also the most dangerous. That's because somebody is about to pull a mean prank. The recipe is simple: just add monster blood.

Oct 12, 2018
Not so normal Norbert by Patterson, James, 1947- author. Not so normal Norbert

Norbert Riddle lives in the United State of Earth, where normal means following the rules, never standing out, and being exactly the same as everyone else, down to the plain gray jumpsuits he wears everyday. He's been normal his whole life, until a moment of temporary hilarity when he does a funny impression of their dictator, and gets caught. Now, Norbert's been arrested and banished to planet Zorquat Three in the Orion Nebula, where kids who defy the rules roam free in the Astronuts camp. Norb

Oct 12, 2018
Proud - my fight for an unlikely American dream by Muhammad, Ibtihaj, 1985- author. Proud - my fight for an unlikely American dream

Shares the life story of the Olympic fencer, including how she overcame feeling out of place in her sport and how she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

Oct 12, 2018
Rebound by Alexander, Kwame, author. Rebound

Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one

Oct 12, 2018
Refugee by Gratz, Alan, 1972- author. Refugee

Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three kids go on harrowing journeys

Oct 12, 2018
Royal crown by Cabot, Meg, author, illustrator. Royal crown

Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison should be having fun. Her best friend is visiting from America, her sister's royal coronation is only three days away, and she's even got a new boyfriend who is actually a very smart and charming prince! But it's hard to celebrate when her royal cousins are scheming to take over the throne.

Oct 12, 2018
Squirm by Hiaasen, Carl, author. Squirm

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Oct 12, 2018
Sunny by Reynolds, Jason, author. Sunny

"Sunny Lancaster is a winner. Wih-winner. As the best runner in the 1600 meter, Sunny can beat anyone by, well, a mile. But for Sunny, winning is boring. Buh-boring. Truth is, Sunny doesn't like running. Never has. What Sunny really loves ... is dancing. The boom-bap-bap of dance routines beats the chick chick chick of track meets any day. Sunny loves his team, though, so he can't quit, but he also can't be on a track team and not run. And he definitely can't be on a track team and dance. But it

Oct 12, 2018
The adventures of Captain Underpants by Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author. The adventures of Captain Underpants

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

Oct 12, 2018
The book of Boy by Murdock, Catherine Gilbert, author. The book of Boy

In 1350, a boy with a large hump on his back becomes the servant of a shadowy pilgrim on his way to Rome, who pulls the boy into a dangerous expedition across Europe to gather the seven precious relics of Saint Peter.

Oct 12, 2018
The cat of Bubastes - a tale of ancient Egypt by Henty, G. A. (George Alfred), 1832-1902, author. The cat of Bubastes - a tale of ancient Egypt

In 1250 B.C. the teenaged son of the Egyptian high priest sets off a series of harrowing events when he accidentally kills the sacred cat of Bubastes and, accompanied by his sister and two foreign slaves, embarks on a dangerous journey to find safe haven beyond the borders of Egypt.

Oct 12, 2018
The fiend and the forge by Neff, Henry H. The fiend and the forge

Young Max McDaniels battles trolls, water beasts, and other monsters in a hostile, poverty-stricken dystopian landscape profoundly transformed by the villainous Astaroth.

Oct 12, 2018
The house of the scorpion by Farmer, Nancy, 1941-, author. The house of the scorpion

In the country of Opium lives a boy named Matt, who is a clone of the powerful drug lord, El Patron. His purpose is to extend the life of El Patron when his own body fails him. It is impermissible for him to meet others, but when he sees a group of children outside the window, curiosity besets him.

Oct 12, 2018
The lost continent by Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author. The lost continent

"Blue the SilkWing is content. Life in his Hive is safe; he loves his family; he has enough to eat. And Pantala has been at peace for as long as he can remember -- SilkWings and HiveWings live and work together in harmony, and because they stay vigilant, no one has seen a dangerous LeafWing in years. Now that Blue's sister, Luna, is undergoing her Metamorphosis, Blue knows things are going to change. Luna will have her wings and her silk, be assigned a partner and a work order, and move to anoth

Oct 12, 2018
The scroll of kings by Prineas, Sarah, author. The scroll of kings

Alex is an apprentice librarian in a kingdom that keeps all the books locked up but doesn't know if it's to keep the books safe from readers or... to keep readers safe from the books! When the royal librarian suspiciously dies, Alex impersonates the old man so the young queen won't know who he really is. She gives the scruffy, obnoxious boy enough time to prove himself-- and enough time for them to learn that the books are more than just powerful, they're alive! Some of the books possess an anci

Oct 12, 2018
The Swiss family Robinson by Wyss, Johann David, 1743-1818. The Swiss family Robinson

Share with the Robinsons--a minister, his wife, and four sons--as they survive a shipwreck and then adapt to life on an island populated by exotic birds and animals. Through small successes and disappointments, not only does this courageous family survive, but comes to find a happiness that eluded them in their civilized homeland.

Oct 12, 2018