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jacket/cover - click for larger view Goblin secrets
William Alexander.
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Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays.
2012; 223 p.; isbn:1442427264 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Marble queen
by Stephanie J. Blake
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Freedom Jane McKenzie does not like following rules, especially about what girls should do, but what she wants most of all is to enter and win the marble competition at the Autumn Jubilee to prove herself worthy of the title, Marble Queen
2012; 178 p.; isbn:9780761462279 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Circle of gold
Candy Dawson Boyd
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Ten-year-old Mattie copes with the loss of her father and her mixed feelings towards her mother who is under pressure to support the family
1984; 124 p.; isbn:0590432664 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Kong : the 8th wonder of the world : the junior novel
adapted by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz ; based on a motion picture screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace
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Carl Denham could not have imagined a better place to shoot his movie. Skull Island was perfect -- its lush jungle, massive ruins, and exotic creatures looked incredible through his camera lens. But when his lead actress, the stunning Ann Darrow, is taken by the islanders and captured by a giant gorilla called Kong, the movie takes on a life of its ...
140 p.; isbn:0060773049 More Information

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Matthew Cody.
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"In this sequel to POWERLESS, the superpowered kids of Noble's Green are once again threatened by an unknown force that may be trying to steal their powers"--Provided by publisher.
2012; 298 p.; isbn:0375868941 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The mighty Miss Malone
Christopher Paul Curtis.
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With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.
2012; 307 p.; isbn:0385734913 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Will Sparrow's road
Karen Cushman.
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In 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances.
2012; 216 p.; isbn:0547739621 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The bell bandit
by Jacqueline Davies.
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Siblings Evan and Jessie must solve the mystery of a missing cherished family treasure while coming to terms with their beloved grandmother's unsettling behavior.
2012; 174 p.; isbn:0547567375 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Return to the willows
Jacqueline Kelly ; illustrations by Clint Young.
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In this sequel to Kenneth Grahame's classic "The Wind in the Willows," the escapades continue for four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.
2012; 281 p.; isbn:080509413X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view True colors
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock.
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In 1952 Vermont, ten-year-old Blue decides to set out in the middle of her town's sesquicentennial celebration to find the mother who abandoned her as a baby, but a series of events reminds her that she already has everything she needs.
2012; 242 p.; isbn:0375860991 More Information

image not found The brilliant fall of Gianna Z.
Kate Messner
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Gianna has less than one week to complete her leaf project if she wants to compete in the upcoming cross-country sectionals, but issues like procrastination, disorganization--and her grandmother's declining health--seem destined to keep her from finishing
2009; 198 p.; isbn:9780545279451

jacket/cover - click for larger view Twelve kinds of ice
by Ellen Bryan Obed ; illustrated by Barbara McClintock.
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From the first ice, a thin skin on a bucket of water, through thickly-iced fields, streams, and gardens, a girl, her family, and friends anticipate and enjoy a winter of skating, ending with an ice show complete with costumes, refreshments, and clowns.
2012; 64 p.; isbn:0618891293 More Information

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