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Sweet Home Alaska

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              Sweet Home Alaska by Carole Estby Dagg In 1934, eleven-year-old Terpsichore’s father signs up for President Roosevelt’s Palmer Colony project, uprooting the family from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska, where Terpsichore refuses to let rough conditions and first impressions get in the way of her grand adventure. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »