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Welcome Home

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              Welcome Home! by Kristin Earhart Book 1 in the Marguerite Henry’s Misty Inn Series When Willa and Ben’s family moves to Chincoteague Island to open a bed-and-breakfast, the siblings are unsure if it will ever feel like home.   Read More »

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

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              The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkawmba and Bryan Mealer This is the true story of a real life hero. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba’s tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season’s crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began ... Read More »

Poison

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              Poison by Bridget Zinn When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King’s army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.     Read More »

Blackout

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              Blackout by Peter Jay Black The world’s most destructive computer virus has been unleashed, and it’s up to the Urban Outlaws–five tough kids dedicated to bringing justice to their city–to destroy it. Book 2 in the Urban Outlaws Series 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 »