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Cabin Fever by Kinney, Jeff, author. Cabin Fever

Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, hes innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts hes going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?.

Jul 13, 2021
Camp time in California by Osborne, Mary Pope, author, narrator. Camp time in California

"Jack and his sister, Annie, must go to California! They must look at nature! They must save the wilderness! Save it from what, exactly? That's what Jack and Annie must find out when the magic tree house lands in the tallest tree on earth. The nature around them is so grand and peaceful-is it really in danger? Two travelers, two sketchbooks, and one grizzly bear will show Jack and Annie that danger isn't always seen with the eyes. Sometimes it's felt with the heart."--

Jul 15, 2021
Dead Wednesday by Spinelli, Jerry, author. Dead Wednesday

Fans of Stargirl and Maniac Magee rejoice! Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli delivers a brilliant new novel about being bold, and taking charge of your life. Worm Tarnauer has spent most of eighth grade living down to his nickname. He prefers to be out of sight, underground. He walked the world unseen. He's happy to let his best friend, Eddie, lead the way and rule the day. And this day--Dead Wednesday--is going to be awesome. The school thinks assigning each eighth grader the name of a teenager

Jul 13, 2021
Dog Days by Kinney, Jeff, author. Dog Days

Jeff Kinney has reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list with his Wimpy Kid seriesa true publishing phenomenon. This fourth hilarious installment finds Greg Heffley approaching every kids favorite part of the school yearsummer vacation. Greg has a clear plan for the summer: Stay inside and play as many video games as possible. Unfortunately, his mother has a much different idea about how the summer will transpireshe envisions lots of outdoor activities and family togetherness. Pouring

Jul 13, 2021
Frindle by Clements, Andrew, author. Frindle

Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever - the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, an

Jul 13, 2021
Heart of the Moors by Black, Holly, author. Heart of the Moors

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Jul 13, 2021
Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Entrada Kelly, Erin, author. Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey

Meet eight-year-old Marisol Raineyan irresistible new character from Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly. This immediately engagingand funny!young middle grade novel will appeal to fans of Clementine, The Year of Billy Miller, and Ramona the Pest and features black-and-white drawings by the author on every page.

Jul 13, 2021
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Atwater, Richard, author. Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper dreams about leaving his boring life and going on an adventure to the Antarctic. When the legendary Admiral Drake sends him a live penguin in response to his letter, he is thrilled. Very soon, he also receives a female companion for his penguin and they have 10 children. But Mr. Popper has enough trouble supporting his human family, and so he has the idea to take his penguins to the stage. Soon, Mr. Popper is up to his ears in adventure as he tries to manage 12 performing penguins and

Jul 13, 2021
Never and Forever by Cowell, Cressida, author. Never and Forever

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Jul 13, 2021
Number the Stars by Lowry, Lois, author. Number the Stars

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend, Ellen Rosen, often think about the way life was before the war. It's now 1943, and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town. The Nazis won't stop. The Jews of Denmark are being "relocated," so Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family. Then Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission. Somehow she must find the strength and courage to save her

Jul 13, 2021
Oddity by Brown, Eli, author. Oddity

A Teapot that never empties, an Ice Hook that freezes any water it touches, an Ember that burns without endClover Elkin lives in a land of marvels at the edge of the eleven Unified States. She dreams of a life of buck-skinned adventure, collecting wondrous oddities as her late mother did before her, but her everpractical doctor father tells her to see to the body before you. Across the border is French Louisiana, rival to her young country and the source of escalating tensions that threaten mor

Jul 13, 2021
Ozma of Oz by Baum, L. Frank, author. Ozma of Oz

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Jul 13, 2021
Race to the Bottom of the Earth by Barone, Rebecca E.F., author. Race to the Bottom of the Earth

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Jul 13, 2021
Redwall by Jacques, Brian, author. Redwall

Perfect for fans of C. Alexander London's The Wild Ones,and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. The question in thisfirst volume is resoundingly clear: What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats? If only they had the sword of Martin the Warrior, they might have a chance. But the legendary weapon has long been forgotten-except, that is, by the bumbling young apprentice Matthias, who becomes the unlikeliest o

Jul 13, 2021
Simon B. Rhymin' by Reed, Dwayne, author. Simon B. Rhymin'

A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together. Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he's just a Chicago fifth grader who's small for his age and afraid to use his voice. Simon prefers to lay low at school and at home, even though he's constantly spitting rhymes in his head. But when his new teacher assigns the class an oral present

Jul 13, 2021
Sparrow Rising by Khoury, Jessica, author. Sparrow Rising

In the Clandoms, everyone is born with wings, with tight-knit communities formed around bird types: Jay, Falcon, Crow. Ellie Meadows dreams of growing up to join the Goldwings -- the famed knights who defend all the people of the Clandoms. It was a Goldwing, after all, who saved her life on that terrible day her parents were killed. There's just one problem: Ellie is a Sparrow, and the Goldwings are almost invariably picked from the higher clans like Eagles and Ospreys. This rigid hierarchy mean

Jul 13, 2021
Stowaway by Anderson, John David, author. Stowaway

The beloved author of Posted returns with the first book in a coming-of-age sci-fi duology about Leo, a kid trying to navigate the galaxy in order to save his familyand, possibly, the planet Earth.

Jul 13, 2021
The Explorer's Code by Hymas, Alison K., author. The Explorer's Code

Idlewood Manor has been uninhabited for decades, until now . . .Math whiz Charlie won admission in a puzzle contest?and hes intrigued by the strange numbers he finds on Idlewoods walls. His restless sister Anna had to be dragged to the house?but then she discovers its hidden floor. Emilys parents brought her to the mansion on a secret mission?and shes determined to prove herself to them.All three kids soon unlock clues to Idlewoods mysterious past and the famous female explorer whos connected to

Jul 13, 2021
The Last Straw by Kinney, Jeff, author. The Last Straw

The third book in the #1 New York Times best-selling series from Jeff Kinney, The Last Straw is sure to please young readers. Greg Heffley makes a New Year's resolution to help others improve, but his brand of truthful advice doesn't go over well. Plus, Greg's dad thinks military school might be just the attitude adjustment Greg needs. "Kinney's spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text are back in full force."-Publishers Weekly.

Jul 13, 2021
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Currie, Lindsay, author. The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful story that Kirkus Reviews calls "just the ticket for a cold autumn night.".

Jul 13, 2021

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