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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 »

Harriet the Invincible

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              Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek ... Read More »

An Ambush of Tigers

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            An Ambush of Tigers : A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns by Betsy R. Rosenthal and Illustrated by Jago Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay. Clever rhymes and humorous illustrations bring these collective nouns ... Read More »

True Spirit

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            True spirit : The True Story of a 16-year-old Australian Who Sailed Solo, Nonstop, and Unassisted Around the World by Jessica Watson Told in Jessica’s own words, True Spirit is the story of her 2009/2010 epic voyage. It tells how a young girl, once afraid of everything, decided to test herself on an extraordinary adventure ... Read More »

The Crossover

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              The Crossover by Kwame Alexander   Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. Winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal Award 2015 Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award Honor Book Read More »

The Red Pencil

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              The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of ... Read More »

Blue Birds

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              Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose As tensions rise between the English settlers and the Native peoples on Roanoke Island, twelve-year-old Alis forms an impossible friendship with a native girl named Kimi.   Read More »