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The Arctic Code by Matthew J. Kirby

The Arctic code

The Earth is in the grip of a new Ice Age, and when twelve-year-old Eleanor's scientist mother disappears in the Arctic, Eleanor sets off on a dangerous journey to find her--and uncovers a mystery, a crime, and evidence that Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials.

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Josephine : the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

Josephine : the dazzling life of Josephine Baker

A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.

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The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab

The Turtle of Oman

When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.

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The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Way home looks now

Twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family are baseball lovers, who bond over back lot games and talk of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and baseball no longer seems to matter. Is that true? Peter wonders if just maybe the game they love can pull them together and bring them back, safe at home.

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Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan by Cynthia Rylant

Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan

Tumpy, Murray, Gwendolyn, and Kona recruit Herman the crow and 200 owls to help with their Master Plan to assist the animals of Gooseberry Park that are in trouble because of a months-long drought.

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Mikis and the Donkey by Bibi Dumon Tak

Mikis and the donkey

Mikis is thrilled when his grandfather buys a new donkey, but soon begins to worry that he is overworking the animal.

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Jack : the true story of Jack & the beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff

Jack : the true story of Jack & the beanstalk

Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother's milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

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Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget

Wonder at the edge of the world : a novel

Lu Wonder, a bright, curious girl who hopes to be a scientist, sets out from her Kansas home in 1855 with her best friend Eustace, a slave, on a journey to Antarctica to protect a mysterious artifact and hide it from the man responsible for her father's death.

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Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth

Kinda like brothers

When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy.

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The Year We Sailed the Sun by Theresa Nelson

The year we sailed the sun

In St. Louis, Missouri, in 1911, orphaned eleven-year-old Julia Delaney rails against countless disappointments and the nun's strict rules at the House of Mercy, especially after her sister Mary turns fourteen and must leave, but she, her family, and best friend get tangled up with a gangster and a decade-old mystery.

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Disney Lands by Ridley Pearson

Disny Lands

With the defeat of the Overtakers behind them, the five teenagers known as the Kingdom Keepers should be celebrating. By all accounts they saved Disneyland from certain destruction. Why then did their mentor leave one last puzzle for them to decipher? The Keepers must solve a puzzle of the past, or be crushed under an evil that makes the Overtakers seem like gentle souls.

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The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry

The worst class trip ever

When the eighth grade civics class of Miami's Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend Matt's decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists--and it's up to the boys to stop them.

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