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jacket/cover - click for larger view Prairie Evers
Ellen Airgood.
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"Ten-year-old Prairie is happy being home-schooled and raising her flock of chickens, so transferring to regular school is a big change, but fortunately she meets a wonderful friend"-- Provided by publisher.
2012; 215 p.; isbn:0399256911 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Ghoulish song
William Alexander.
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When the music of a bone flute given to her by a goblin separates Kaile's shadow from herself, her family believes she has died and become a ghoul, and Kaile must set out to prove that she still lives.
2013; 166 p.; isbn:1442427299 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Cornelia and the audacious escapades of the Somerset sisters
Lesley M.M. Blume
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Eleven-year-old Cornelia lives in New York City and is the daughter of world-famous pianists--a legacy that should feel fabulous, but instead feels just plain lonely. She surrounds herself with dictionaries and other books to isolate herself from the outside world. But when a glamorous writer named Virginia Somerset moves next door with her servant ...
2006; 264 p.; isbn:9780440421108 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the race against time
Frank Cottrell Boyce ; illustrated by Joe Berger.
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The Tootings plan to go home, but they accidentally send themselves back to the Jurassic Age, and after being chased by a T-rex they head to Prohibition-era New York where Chitty enters a race to the lost city of El Dorado and back again.
2013; 234 p.; isbn:0763659827 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Catherine, called Birdy
by Karen Cushman
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The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off
1994; 169 p.; isbn:0395681863 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Vengekeep prophecies
Brian Farrey ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.
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"A magical tapestry prophesies doom for the town of Vengekeep, and to everyone's surprise twelve-year-old Jaxter Grimjinx and his family of con artists appear to be the town's saviors"-- Provided by publisher.
2012; 390 p.; isbn:0062049283 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Beholding Bee
Kimberly Newton Fusco.
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In 1942, when life turns sour at the carnival that has always been her home, eleven-year-old Bee takes her dog, Peabody, and piglet, Cordelia, and sets out to find a real home, aided by two women only Bee and her pets can see.
2013; 329 p.; isbn:0375868364 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view You only die twice
Dan Gutman.
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Genius twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald embark on a trip to Graceland and are horrified by the reappearance of their supposedly deceased arch nemesis Dr. Herman Warsaw, who marries their aunt Judy.
2013; 289 p.; isbn:0061827703 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Homesick
Kate Klise.
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When his parents separate, Benny's father begins hoarding, cluttering the house, and growing more distant.
2012; 180 p.; isbn:1250008425 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made No. 1,
Stephan Pastis.
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Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, eleven-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise "Total Failure, Inc." challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.
2013; 294 p.; isbn:0763660507 More Information

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