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Lions & Liars

              Lions & liars by Kate Beasley ; illustrations by Dan Santat Fifth-grader Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp where he and his terrifying troop mates have just started forging a friendship when they learn a Category 5 hurricane is headed their way.   Read More »

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell

              The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Gérard DuBois Joey Cornell collected everything — anything that sparked his imagination or delighted his eye. His collection grew and grew until he realized that certain pieces just looked right together. He assembled his doodads to create wonderful, magical creations out ... Read More »

Fair Ball

              Fair Ball by Derek Jeter ; with Paul Mantell “Derek is juggling finals and a baseball tournament during the last few weeks of school, but when his friend Dave starts ignoring him, Derek’s perfect summer starts to look less fun”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »

How To Be A Lion

              How To Be a Lion by Ed Vere “When Leonard the lion and his friend Marianne, a duck, are confronted by a pack of lion bullies, they find a creative way to stand up for themselves”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »


              Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin “A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team”– Provided by publisher.   Read More »

Truly Devious

              Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson When Stevie Bell, an amateur detective, begins her first year at a famous private school in Vermont, she sets a plan to solve the cold case involving the kidnapping of the founder’s wife and daughter shortly after the school opened.   Read More »

The Penderwicks at Last

                The Penderwicks At Last by Jeanne Birdsall The Penderwick family return to Arundel for Rosalind’s wedding, but Lydia, who has only heard stories of the grand estate, is eager to explore the place where her older siblings had endless adventures.   Read More »

The Dinosaur Expert

              The Dinosaur Expert by Margaret McNamara ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas Future scientist Kimmy eagerly shares information about dinosaurs during a school field trip until classmate Jake tells her “girls aren’t scientists,” but Mr. Tiffin sets her straight.   Read More »