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Kyle Keeley and his teammates, Miguel, Akimi, Sierra, and Haley are back. Kyle and his friends have become celebrities, starring on television commercials for Luigi L.

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Young children have always been among the most vulnerable members of society, and yet they have not always been regarded as such.

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“undeniable charm of Kinney’s art.  . . . hilarious. . . . remarkable. . . . good comic timing.”

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The Marvels by Brian Selznick, author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is a multilayered masterpiece in which the illustrated story tells of a theatrical family, t

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“What was the point of being different if you couldn’t be special?”

“Imaginary friends are like books. We’re created, we’re enjoyed, we’re dog-eared and creased, and then we’re tucked away until we’re needed again.”  

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“When did the rules change, she wondered. When did it become bad to be good?”

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“deliciously funny . . .”

The world’s most unusual nanny pig is back in this side-splitting sequel to The Adventures of Nanny Piggins!

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In this third book in Ms. Warren Smith’s series, we are once again privy to the antics and concerns of nine-year-old Katie Jordan.

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“Turkey Monster Thanksgiving portrays the angst of a young motherless girl and how she deals with her feelings of not having a ‘normal’ family.

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“Enhanced with Ms. McGuire’s frosty, atmospheric illustrations, Breadcrumbs intersperses elements of fairy tales and fantasies with the contemporary conflicts of the two friends.

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“The author and illustrator beautifully balance this troubling tale with just the right amount of optimism. Even the dog with the red ball has reason to yelp with joy, . . .”

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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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