Children’s Fiction

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    The backward season

    Myracle, Lauren, 1969- author.

    "Now that her sisters Natasha and Darya have had their turn, Ava Blok finally gets her Wishing Day. But after seeing the unintended consequences of the wishes her sisters made, shes not sure what to wish for. The only thing shes certain of is that its her....

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    How to sell your family to the aliens

    Noth, Paul, author.

    Ten-year-old Hap's grandmother has experimented on his family and confined them to the basement of a mansion paid for by his father's inventions, but his plan to sell her to aliens goes awry.....

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    Wedgie & Gizmo vs. the Toof

    Selfors, Suzanne, author.

    While Gizmo continues his quest to take over the world, Wedgie and his best friend, a micro-pig who lives next door, team up to stop him.....

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    Sneak thief

    Harkey, Faith, author.

    Gifted thief Hush finds that she needs to change her ways to stay out of trouble, so when she is assigned to a job at Miz Tromp's Nursery, she learns that she is capable of taking away the pain of others, and teams up with her new friend Desiree to heal h....

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    Elle of the ball

    Delle Donne, Elena, author.

    Having shot up to six feet tall over the summer, seventh-grader Elle not only has trouble controlling her limbs on the basketball court, she dreads the upcoming school cotillion.....

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    The battle of Junk Mountain

    Greenberg, Lauren Abbey, author.

    Twelve-year-old Shayne looks forward to spending her summers with her grandmother, but she is disappointed when her best friend is more interested in boys than making bracelets and her grandmother's hobby has become a hoarding problem.....

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    Bat and the waiting game

    Arnold, Elana K, author.

    When Bat's older sister Janie gets a part in the school play, and can't watch him after school, it means some pretty big changes. For one, someone else will have to take care of the skunk kit in the afternoons.....

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    Like Vanessa

    Charles, Tami, author.

    It is 1983 and Vanessa Martin, a thirteen-year-old African American girl in Newark's public housing, dreams of following in the footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but with a dysfunctional family (mother in jail, father withdrawn,....

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    The girl with more than one heart

    Geringer, Laura, 1948- author.

    Briana, devastated by the sudden death of her dad, imagines she has a new heart growing deep inside her belly that gives advice in her father's voice, providing her with the support she needs to navigate through her grief.....

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    Peasprout Chen : future legend of skate and sword

    Lien, Henry, 1970- author.

    "Peasprout Chen dreams of becoming a legend of wu liu, the deadly and beautiful art of martial arts figure skating. As the first students from the rural country of Shin to attend Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout and her little brother, ....

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    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.....

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    Lights, camera, disaster

    Dionne, Erin, 1975- author.

    Eighth-grader Hester Greene suffers from Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, plus anxiety, which is why she loves making movies where she is behind the camera and in complete control of the action--but if she cannot improve her language arts grade s....

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    You go first

    Kelly, Erin Entrada, author.

    Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.....

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