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A Storm Called Katrina is one young boy’s experiences when Hurricane Katrina brought death and destruction to Louisiana in 2005.

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“All children who love animals and want to make a contribution to their salvation will love the direction the series is going and will enjoy reading this book.”

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Bindi’s Wildlife Adventures series creates a wonderful blend of adventure, suspense, and wildlife conservation.

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“Jo Treggiari, in her debut novel for ages 12 and up, provides an apocalyptic tale combining extreme climate change and mutated smallpox of unknown origin.

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This is not a diary like the other books in the Wimpy Kid series. As the author points out emphatically, The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book is a journal.

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Lemonade Lemonade is a literary explosion of free verse puzzle poetry and a visual feast of witty words and phrases.

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Fifteen-year-old Emma barely remembers the night ten years ago when her mother woke her, made her promise to look after her younger siblings Michael and Emma, and then packed her into a car and dis

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How cool is it to live at a hotel, especially a grand one built in the 1800s that has a history of stories to tell?

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Frank is tired of moving. After living in eight different places in the ten years of his short life, Frank wants to live someplace where he can make lasting friends and stay for a long time.

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Dogtag Summer brings to life a piece of American history so recent and so raw that most kids won’t get to study it history class, and it does so in a way that is both emotionally wrenching

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Why would a 10-year-old boy wish to die in battle? Could a life that has not yet truly begun be so easily forsaken?

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A Vampire’s Kiss is a combination of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight, but without real vampires, blood, or age-inappropriate material.

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Louis Armstrong was (and still is) a popular figure in 20th century American jazz.

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Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown opens with Lunch Lady having her van stolen, which makes it difficult to discern if this is part of the tale, or the briefing of a background story

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Twelve-year-old Claire Boucher loves to ice skate.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth is an absolute delight, sure to please the many fans of this mega-successful series.

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The Memory Bank starts quickly, introducing Hope Scroggins and her little sister Honey, as their parents kick Honey out of the car at the side of the road in punishment for laughing.

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 The summer before there were four girls: Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey, each individuals with their own interests, families, and even at times their own problems.

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Almost every family has a credit card. While it’s never a good idea to go into debt or to exceed your financial budget, the repercussions of such an action are not extreme in today’s society.

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 Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, February 2010 “Zeke’s tree wouldn’t speak to him.” This is one of the most intriguing opening lines I’ve ever read.

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When field worker Sucoh Sucop shows up at the Nicefolks’ farm looking for work, Ever and Ima Nicefolk hire him. In payment all they can offer him is a place to sleep and meals.

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What do you find when you place a curious girl in a house full of secrets?

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Desdemona was born a witch. For as long as she can remember, her mom, Callida, has dragged her and their beloved feline, Devalandnefariel—who is also her mom’s familiar—all over the globe.

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 (Harcourt Children’s Books, April 2009) Grumpy old Ignatius B.

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John Grisham is famous for his two-dozen bestselling adult thrillers, including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Client.

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