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One Crazy Summer

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              One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia After travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, Delphine and her two sisters discover that their mother, a dedicated poet, wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. Notable Awards: Coretta Scott King Award Winner Newbery ... Read More »

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 »

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 »