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Pugs of the Frozen North

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              Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre New friends Sika and Shen try to beat the odds and win the Great Northern Race–in a sled pulled by a team of sixty-six pugs–in hopes of meeting the Snowfather and having him grant their wish.   Read More »

Absolutely Truly

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              Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick “Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy’s family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter”– Provided by publisher. Read More »

Etiquette & Espionage

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              Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage. The Finishing School Series – Book the 1st Read More »

The Hired Girl

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              The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours ... Read More »

First Flight Around the World

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                First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove This account of the 1924 race between six nations to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by airplane describes the efforts of the U.S. team as they struggled to overcome limited technology, dangerous weather, ... Read More »

Emmanuel’s Dream

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              Emmanuel’s Dream : The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson and Illustrated by Sean Qualls The story of a West African youth who pursued an education, helped support his family, and became a record-setting cyclist in spite of a disability traces his ongoing achievements as an activist. 2016 Schneider ... Read More »

The Arctic Code

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                The Arctic Code by Matthew J. Kirby The Earth is in the grip of a new Ice Age, and when twelve-year-old Eleanor’s scientist mother disappears in the Arctic, Eleanor sets off on a dangerous journey to find her–and uncovers a mystery, a crime, and evidence that Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials. Read More »