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    2016

    Anton and Cecil

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    Anton and Cecil : cats at sea

    The high-seas adventures of two cat brothers.

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    Anton and Cecil

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    Anton and Cecil : cats at sea

    Martin, Lisa, 1965-

    Cecil and Anton are brothers, but they're as different as port and starboard. Cecil thirsts for seafaring adventure as he roams the docks of his harborside home, taking day trips on fishing boats. Anton prefers listening to the sailors' shanties at the town saloon. But one day when Anton goes to port, he's taken to be a ratter on a ship bound for the high seas. Cecil boards another ship in hopes of finding Anton, but what begins as a rescue mission turns into a pair of high-seas adventures.

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    Brown girl dreaming

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    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story. but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery."-The New York Times Book Review"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Brown girl dreaming

    Brown girl dreaming

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story. but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery."-The New York Times Book Review"-- Provided by publisher.

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    El Deafo

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    El Deafo

    Bell, Cece, author, artist.

    The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

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    Fish in a tree

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    Fish in a tree

    Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.

    "Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn't know how to read"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Gabriel Finley & the raven's riddle

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    Gabriel Finley & the raven's riddle

    Hagen, George, 1958-, author.

    Eleven-year-old Gabriel, with the help of the young raven Paladin, which whom he has a magical bond, travels to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face challenges and unanswerable riddles to rescue his long-missing father.

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    Half a chance

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    Half a chance

    Lord, Cynthia, author.

    Lucy, with her mother and her photographer father, has just moved to a small rural community in New Hampshire, and with her new friend Nate she plans to spend the summer taking photos for a contest, but pictures sometimes reveal more than people are willing to see.

    Due 09/28/18

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    Half a chance

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    Half a chance

    Lord, Cynthia, author.

    Lucy, with her mother and her photographer father, has just moved to a small rural community in New Hampshire, and with her new friend Nate she plans to spend the summer taking photos for a contest, but pictures sometimes reveal more than people are willing to see.

    Due 09/28/18

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    The honest truth

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    The honest truth

    Gemeinhart, Dan, author.

    A boy named Mark, tired of being sick with cancer, conceives a plan to climb Mount Rainier, and runs away from home with his dog, Beau--but with over two hundred miles between him and his goal, and only anger at his situation to drive him on nothing will be easy, and only his best friend, Jessie, suspects where he is heading.

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    Loot

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    Loot : how to steal a fortune

    Watson, Jude.

    When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.

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    The Luck Uglies

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    The Luck Uglies

    Durham, Paul (Paul Joseph), 1972-, author.

    Eleven-year-old Rye O'Chanter and her two friends delve into the secret lore of their village when mysterious creatures of legend reappear on the night of the Black Moon, leading them to the notorious secret society, the Luck Uglies.

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    A million ways home

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    A million ways home

    Dorisi-Winget, Dianna, author.

    When her grandmother and guardian suffers a stroke, twelve-year-old Poppy Parker's life turns upside down--but when she witnesses a murder and has to go into witness protection with Detective Brannigan's mother it becomes hard to believe she will ever find a way home, let alone save Gunner, a beautiful German shepherd with an uncertain future.

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    Murphy, Gold Rush dog

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    Murphy, Gold Rush dog

    Hart, Alison, 1950-, author.

    "In 1900, a dog named Murphy wants to help Sally and Mama build a new life in Nome, but life in the mining town is not easy. Can the three of them find a home--and maybe a fortune?"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Running out of night

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    Running out of night

    Lovejoy, Sharon, 1945-

    "Journey of an abused twelve-year-old white girl and an escaped slave girl who run away together and form a bond of friendship while seeking freedom"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The terrible two

    The terrible two Terrible Two Series, Book 1

    Barnett, Mac.

    "A double helping of fun and mischief!"—Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series"Hilarious."—Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants seriesMiles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town's best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time."The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What's not to love about the Terrible Two?"—Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series"You don't have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two."—Dave Eggers"This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful."—Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series"The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what's more, they're kids' kind of kids."—Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series

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    The vanishing coin

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    The vanishing coin

    Egan, Kate.

    Mike reluctantly bonds with good-girl neighbor Nora while learning fun skills at The White Rabbit magic shop, the owner of which believes Mike could become a great magician.

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    The war that saved my life

    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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    The war that saved my life

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    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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    The war that saved my life

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    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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