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Courage for beginners by Harrington, Karen, 1967-

Courage for beginners

"Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy of Texas wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fiction, she'd know how to solve her problems at school, take care of her family when her dad has to spend time in the hospital, and deal with her family's secret: that her mother is agoraphobic and never leaves the house"--

Sep 10, 2014
Emperor Pickletine rides the bus by Angleberger, Tom, author, illustrator.

Emperor Pickletine rides the bus

In this final book in the series, the seventh graders of McQuarrie Middle School and their Star Wars-inspired Origami finger puppets go on a field trip to Washington, D.C., on what proves to be a very long trip full of shifting alliances, betrayals, carsickness, and sugar rushes.

Sep 10, 2014
Heidi Heckelbeck gets the sniffles by Coven, Wanda.

Heidi Heckelbeck gets the sniffles

Heidi is excited about Brewster's fall festival, but she catches a cold and her magic may not be enough to make her well in time .

Sep 10, 2014
Awake and Dreaming by Pearson, Kit/ Oppel, Kenneth (INT)

Awake and Dreaming

Sep 10, 2014
Katie starting from scratch by Simon, Coco.

Katie starting from scratch

"Katie's mom asks Katie for a huge favor: will she spend some time with Emily, her boyfriend's daughter? Katie agrees and brings Emily to a Cupcake Club meeting. Things go well--almost too well. Everyone likes Emily so much, Katie wonders if her friends like Emily more than they like her! And if her mom marries Emily's dad, will Emily become her favorite daughter? Katie is an only child, so all this sibling stuff is new to her. She's starting from scratch!" --

Sep 10, 2014
Into the blue by Baglio, Ben M.

Into the blue

"Jody can't believe her dolphin voyage has begun. A whole world of discovery awaits her abord the Dolphin Dreamer. But an unexpected passenger threatens to spoil the trip of a lifetime. And when a sudden storm puts Jody's life in danger, who can she turn to for help?"

Sep 10, 2014
Reason to Read- Linking Literacy and the Arts by Landay, Eileen

Reason to Read- Linking Literacy and the Arts

Sep 10, 2014
Shadows of the silver screen by Edge, Christopher.

Shadows of the silver screen

At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures and, with Monty as the star, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only Penny can uncover the cause.

Sep 10, 2014
Rocket man by Coates, Jan, 1960- author.

Rocket man

Feeling invisible as the middle child, Bob gets the chance to shine when he is asked to plan a basketball game to support cancer research, but his father, who suffers from cancer, may not be able to make the game when he lands in a wheelchair after a fall.

Sep 10, 2014
The brilliant world of Tom Gates by Pichon, Liz, author, illustrator.

The brilliant world of Tom Gates

Irritating his teachers with his lack of focus and creative excuses, Tom Gates spends his time drawing pictures and writing down observations about everything from his grumpy sister and annoying classmate to an unsatisfying camping trip.

Sep 10, 2014
The assistant vanishes! by Dahl, Michael.

The assistant vanishes!

When the magician Theopolis makes a boy from school disappear during the magic show at the Abracadabra Hotel, Charlie Hitchcock and Tyler Yu are determined to find out what really happened.

Sep 10, 2014
Quest for the diamond sword - an awesome minecraft adventure. by Morgan, Winter.

Quest for the diamond sword - an awesome minecraft adventure.

Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NCP village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for for

Sep 10, 2014
Disney Christmas storybook collection. by Risco, Elle D./ Glass, Calliope

Disney Christmas storybook collection.

Offers a collection of eighteen stories about Christmas featuring characters from popular Disney and Disney-Pixar movies, including "Monsters, Inc.," "Frozen," and "Wreck-It Ralph."

Sep 10, 2014
The Graham cracker plot by Tougas, Shelley.

The Graham cracker plot

Calamity ensues when almost twelve-year-old Daisy and her sometimes best friend Graham try to break Daisy's father out of prison.

Sep 10, 2014
Fleabrain loves Franny by Rocklin, Joanne.

Fleabrain loves Franny

"This middle-grade novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952-53. The protagonist is Franny, a young girl of imagination, curiosity, and stubbornness. While recovering from polio, she begins a correspondence with a flea named Fleabrain"--

Sep 10, 2014
The thirteenth mystery by Dahl, Michael, author.

The thirteenth mystery

Abracadabra, owner of the Abracadabra Hotel, has disappeared, and Charlie Hitchcock and Tyler Yu team up again to solve the mystery of the hidden thirteenth floor and try to foil a theft that could cost the hotel millions.

Sep 10, 2014
Of sorcery and snow by Bach, Shelby, author.

Of sorcery and snow

"Rory Landon sets off on another tale from The Ever After School in order to end the reign of the Snow Queen"--

Sep 10, 2014
The book of bad things by Poblocki, Dan, author.

The book of bad things

Although twelve-year-old Cassidy Bean keeps a book of bad things, she did not expect her summer with the Tremont family in rural New Jersey to be one of them--but this year Ursula, a local hoarder, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Cassidy finds that there a great many bad and dangerous things hidden in her house, including, perhaps, her vengeful ghost.

Sep 11, 2014
Amy Namey in ace reporter by McDonald, Megan.

Amy Namey in ace reporter

Sep 11, 2014
The hole to China by Rex, Michael, author, illustrator.

The hole to China

"He's digging a hole to China, in his backyard. He found a free toilet in someone's garbage. He fell into a pigpen with a muddy mega-pig. Icky Ricky is up to his eyeballs in trouble--and ick"--

Sep 11, 2014