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Horrible Bear!

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              Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Zachariah OHora When Bear breaks a little girl’s kite, she thinks he is a “HORRIBLE BEAR!”–until she makes a mistake of her own and learns the power of saying “I’m sorry.” Read More »

The Hidden Oracle

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              The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor. Read More »

My House Is Alive!

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                My House Is Alive! : The Weird and Wonderful Sounds Your House Makes by Scot Ritchie Introduces readers to some of the strange, creepy, and apparently unexplained noises a house can make, and offers clear, simple scientific explanations for what those sounds might be. Read More »

Oh No, Astro!

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            Oh No, Astro! by Matt Roeser ; illustrated by Brad Woodard Astro, an asteroid that wants nothing more than for his personal outer space to be respected, is hit by a passing satellite and sent on what turns out to be a great adventure from the asteroid belt to Earth. This picture book concludes ... Read More »

100 Events That Made History

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                100 Events That Made History : Memorable Moments That Shaped the Modern World by Clare Hibbert, Andrea Mills, Rona Skene, and Sarah Tomley Shares facts about one hundred events from history that shaped the modern world, including the French Revolution, Cuban missile crisis, and Columbus’ discovery of the Americas. Read More »

Raymie Nightingale

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              Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.   Read More »

The Hero Two Doors Down

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              The Hero Two Doors Down : Based On the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson Eight-year-old Steve Satlow is thrilled when Jackie Robinson moves into his Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn in 1948, although many of his neighbors are not, and when Steve actually meets his ... Read More »

Soar

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              Soar by Joan Bauer Moving to Hillcrest, Ohio, when his adoptive father accepts a temporary job, twelve-year-old Jeremiah, a heart transplant recipient, has sixty days to find a baseball team to coach. Read More »

The Only Game

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              The Only Game by Mike Lupica Sixth grade was supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan would lead his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls’ softball team, seems ... Read More »