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The Night Gardener by Jonthan Auxier

the night gardener

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house

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The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham

the luck uglies

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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Another Day as Emily by Eileen Spinelli

another day as emily

Susie is jealous when her brother is deemed a town hero, so she finds solace in the poetry and reclusive lifestyle of Emily Dickinson

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The Barftastic Life pf Louie Burger: Class B.U.R.P. by Jenny Meyerhoff

barftastic life of louie burger:  class b.u.r.p.

After a video of ten-year-old Louie Burger is aired on a comedy television show, Louie hopes that he will no longer be a Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-downs (B.U.R.P.), but his popularity is very short-lived.

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Dreamwood by Heather Mackey


12-year-old Lucy Darrington goes on a quest to find her missing father in a remote, magical territory in the Pacific Northwest

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Fire and Ice by shannon Hale

fire and ice

Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan, supported by their spirit animals, follow a lead in the cold North only to arrive in a deceptively beautiful village where everything is not as it seems

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The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

the great greene heist

Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disaster he is trying to go straight--but when it looks like Keith Sinclair may steal the election for school president from Jackson's former best friend Gabriela, he assembles a team to make sure Keith does not succeed.

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Loot: How to steal a Fortune by Jude Watson

loot:  how to steal a fortune

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 Battle for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

the battle for wondla

When all hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost, Eva Nine, with help from an unlikely ally, tries to thwart the evil Loroc's ultimate plan for life on Orbona.

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found Things by Marilyn Hilton

found things

Eleven-year-old River Rose, bullied at school and missing her older brother, Theron, makes friends with a strange new classmate, Meadow Lark, and the two search for a miracle by floating wishes down the river

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The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern

the meaning of maggie

Eleven-year-old Maggie Mayfield is an A-plus student with big plans for herself, but at this moment she is also facing a lot of problems--like starting middle school and figuring out how to help her father who is out of work and in a wheelchai

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Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens by Julie Mata

kate walden directs: night of the zombie chickens

Budding film director Kate Walden navigates middle school girl politics and chores on her mother's chicken farm while trying to become the next Spielberg

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