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  • Al Capone throws me a curveAl Capone throws me a curve

    Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-, author.

    Moose has his hands full during the summer of 1936 watching his autistic sister, Natalie, and the warden's daughter, Piper, and trying to get on a baseball team by proving he knows Al Capone.

  • Does my head look big in this?Does my head look big in this?

    Abdel-Fattah, Randa.

    Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style.

  • Hard timesHard times : an oral history of the great depression

    Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008.

  • Bat and the waiting gameBat and the waiting game

    Arnold, Elana K., author.

    When Bat's older sister Janie gets a part in the school play, and can't watch him after school, it means some pretty big changes. For one, someone else will have to take care of the skunk kit in the afternoons.

  • Code girlsCode girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II

    Mundy, Liza, 1960-, author.

  • National Geographic guide to scenic highways & bywaysNational Geographic guide to scenic highways & byways

    The fifth and latest edition of National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways provides more than 300 possibilities for spectacular getaways in your local area and throughout the 50 states. Whether you're looking for a short day trip close to home or a several-weeks-long vacation, you'll find a host of ideas in this beautifully illustrated, detail-packed book, which celebrates America's regional diversity, rich history, and jaw-dropping splendor. Suggested drives include Maine's rocky coastline, the Southeast's mystical swamplands, the Southwest's striking red-rock plateaus, the West's majestic mountains, and many more. Veteran National Geographic authors with deep knowledge of each area employ superb storytelling techniques to enliven your journeys. Each drive features mile-by-mile directions, as well as all the practical info you'll need to make your next road trip an experience to remember.--Amazon.com.

  • Destinations of a lifetimeDestinations of a lifetime : 225 of the world's most amazing places

  • LumberjanesLumberjanes : a bird's-eye view

    Watters, Shannon, author.

    "The High Council is coming to camp and counselor Jen is determined to make everything perfect, even though a storm is brewing and kittens from the boys' camp are manifesting magical powers. It's every Lumberjane on deck as the girls do their best to prep the grounds for inspection-- but there are some storms no one can prepare for".

  • Complete national parks of the United StatesComplete national parks of the United States : featuring 400+ parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, scenic trails, recreation areas, and seashores

    White, Mel, 1950-, author.

    From New England to Alaska, this 544 page resource is filled with helpful advice, historical background, and practical facts on how to reach scores of park system properties, when to go, and what to do there.

  • Mustaches for MaddieMustaches for Maddie

    Morris, Chad, author.

    "Inspired by the true story. Maddie is a normal twelve-year-old, but when a CT scan reveals she has a brain tumor, it will take all her imagination, courage, and support from her friends and family to meet this new challenge"--

  • Funny in FarsiFunny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America

    Dumas, Firoozeh.

    An autobiography of growing up as an Iranian-American describes the author's family's 1971 move from Iran to Southern California, the members of her diverse family, and their struggle with culture shock.

  • Harbor meHarbor me

    Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

    "When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--

  • The thing about jellyfishThe thing about jellyfish

    Benjamin, Ali, author.

    Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend's death.

  • The brief wondrous life of Oscar WaoThe brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

    Díaz, Junot, 1968-, author.

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ-the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

  • AllegedlyAllegedly : a novel

    Jackson, Tiffany D., author.

    Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn't say. Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn't really "home"--No place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home. There wasn't a point to setting the record straight before, but now she's got Ted -- and their unborn child -- to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?.

  • Ultimate Spider-ManUltimate Spider-Man : Power & Responsibility

    Jemas, Bill; Bendis, Brian Michael.

    Powers granted to bookish Peter Parker by a radioactive spider have fueled the imaginations of fans worldwide for nearly 40 years. With the dawning of a new age, however, comes a hero for a new millennium - Ultimate Spider-Man!

  • ArestanaArestana : The Key Quest

    Robinson, Shawn, B Arestana.

    Liam is about to find his normal day of school and dealing with bullies is going to take an unexpected turn when he gets flushed down a toilet!

    The toilet turns out to be a portal to another world and this world is unlike anything Liam could ever have imagined!

    Join Liam in this riveting and hilarious adventure as he battles monsters and joins up with some very strange friends to complete a quest. If Liam cannot complete his quest in time, he may find he is stuck in this strange new world... forever.

  • 8th Grade Middle School Chronicles: The Year That Changed Everything8th Grade Middle School Chronicles: The Year That Changed Everything

    Moore, Essynce E.

    6th grade was child's play. 7th grade was a taste of what was to come. But 8th grade, was the year that changed everything. That includes me, my "friends," and the Middle School Chronicle Series. It was one of the most memorable, educating, and heartbreaking years of my life. A school year I will never forget! A story that you may not want to remember. I bring you the trilogy in the Middle School Chronicle Series, 8th Grade Middle School Chronicles, the true story of my 8th grade year!.

  • Little WorldsLittle Worlds : Short story classics to inspire readers

    Guthrie, Peter; Page, Mary.

    The purpose of this text was to make available a large collection of stories that are high in literary quality yet accessible to middle-school students. Its widespread acceptance in schools throughout the country attests that this anthology has indeed achieved its goal. It presents students with a variety of issues, styles, conflicts, and points of view through the stories of Maupassant, Lessing, Hemingway, Welty, Hawthorne, Porter, as well as many others.

  • Magic the Gathering Strategy and Deck Building TipsMagic the Gathering Strategy and Deck Building Tips : A complete guide to building a magic deck that wins!

    Hockman, Stephen.

    Magic the Gathering Strategy and Deck Building Tips: A Complete Guide to Building a Magic Deck that Wins! Magic the Gathering is an amazing game to play. At its core it's a game of strategy, planning and execution. If you're deck is weak in strategy and you haven't planned correctly you'll never be able to execute a good game. If you're reading this book, then you've taken it upon yourself to learn exactly how to become a better player by learning Magic the Gathering strategy. And, by the end you will be. In this book you'll discover Magic the Gathering deck building tips and tricks that pro players use to build competitive decks. Through a specific set of strategies, that anyone can learn, you'll soon be able to increase your chances of winning. Guaranteed. Throughout each chapter, you'll learn key strategies that you can instantly use to build a better, more competitive deck. If you're looking to take your Magic the Gathering deck building skills to the next level, then this book is perfect for you. If you want to become a great Magic the Gathering player and learn the art of building a magic deck that rivals the most competitive opponent, then Grab your copy today. The key strategies await you. Inside You'll Discover - How to craft the optimal size deck - How much mana you should really include in your deck to harness the best advantage - What a mana curve is and why it so important to winning the game - A proven card selection strategy that increases your odds of drawing a great hand - Ways to construct a deck around key cards that can generate a win - Tips on developing a winning strategy for any type of deck - How a deck theme can work to your advantage and help you dominate your opponent - A break down of what exactly makes up a good card with numerous examples of good cards versus bad cards - Crucial game play tips you must consider if you want to win the game - And so much more! Grab your copy of this Magic the Gathering deck building and strategy guide today. Starting from the first chapter.

  • The  Law of Tall GirlsThe Law of Tall Girls

    Macgregor, Joanne.

    When you really stand out, can you ever fit in?

    Seventeen-year-old Peyton Lane is a tall girl. So tall, it’s the only thing most people notice about her.

    On impulse, she accepts a bet to prove she can be as attractive and desirable as other girls. Now she just needs to go on four dates (including the prom) with one of the guys on her very short list of very tall boys.

    Number one on the list is Jay Young – the new guy that Peyton already likes way more than she should. Because not only is Jay already taken, he’s also breaking her Law of Tall Girls, and he’s determined to discover the awful secret she’s been hiding for most of her life.

    Funny and romantic, The Law of Tall Girls is a feel-good, heart-warming read for anyone who’s ever felt different, or like they just don’t belong.

  • Ghost TrainGhost Train : Images from America's railroad heritage

    James P. Bell.

    Ghost Trains features a new selection of James P. Bell's evocative black and white photographs of the remains of the American steam railroad. The book contains accounts of twenty-three iconic railroad journeys from around the country, fully illustrated with Bell's atmospheric images of trains under full steam, rusting locos, derelict branch lines, roundhouses, depots, and the rotting remains of once mighty rail tracks. Ghost Trains is a visual feast for any one interested in American steam, and its once-mighty railroad network.

  • Blood red roadBlood red road

    Young, Moira.

    In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.

  • Reflections of the WestReflections of the West : cowboy painters and poets

    Hadley, C.J.

  • The NFL, year oneThe NFL, year one : the 1970 season and the dawn of modern football

    Schultz, Brad, 1961-

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Popular Titles

  • GhostGhost

    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    "Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential"--

  • Ms. Bixby's last dayMs. Bixby's last day

    Anderson, John David, 1975-, author.

    Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

  • When friendship followed me homeWhen friendship followed me home

    Griffin, Paul, 1966-, author.

    Seventh-grader Ben has never been one for making friends. As a former foster kid, he knows people can up and leave without so much as a good-bye. Ben prefers to spend his time with the characters in his favorite sci-fi books...until he rescues an abandoned mutt named Flip. Flip leads Ben to befriend fellow book-lover Halley, who convinces Ben to write a novel with her. But as their story unfolds, Ben's life begins to unravel.

  • ScytheScythe

    Shusterman, Neal, author.

    ""In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"--

  • Wolf HollowWolf Hollow : a novel

    Wolk, Lauren, 1956-, author.

    "Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"--

  • Hour of the BeesHour of the Bees

    Eagar, Lindsay, author.

    At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by his amazing stories.

  • Top prospectTop prospect

    Volponi, Paul, author.

    Travis, a pre-teen quarterback with big potential, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the coach of Gainesville University football program offers him a scholarship before Travis even gets to high school.

  • Salt to the seaSalt to the sea : a novel

    Sepetys, Ruta, author.

    "As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--

  • House arrestHouse arrest

    Holt, K. A., author.

    Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations.

  • LumberJanes Beware the kitten holyLumberJanes Beware the kitten holy

    Stevenson, Noelle.

    Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance.

  • A night dividedA night divided

    Nielsen, Jennifer A., author.

    When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz are trapped on the eastern side where they were living, while her father, and her other brother Dominic are in the West--four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom.

  • FacelessFaceless

    Sheinmel, Alyssa B., author.

    Maisie is a normal sixteen-year-old, until an electrical fire caused by a lightning strike leaves her with severe burns, her face partially destroyed--she is lucky enough to get a full face transplant but she soon discovers how much her looks shaped her own identity and her relationship with those around her, including her boyfriend.

  • TookTook : a ghost story

    Hahn, Mary Downing, author.

    Moving to West Virginia is bad enough before Daniel and his little sister, Erica, learn that a witch lives close by. Daniel thinks it's just a tall tale...until Erica vanishes.

  • NeedNeed

    Charbonneau, Joelle, author.

    "In this exploration of the dark side of social media, and government control and manipulation, the teenagers in a small town are drawn deeper and deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need--regardless of the consequences"--

  • Evil twinsEvil twins

    Savage, J. Scott (Jeffrey Scott), 1963-, author.

    "Nick, Carter, and Angelo bring their monster expertise on a camping trip to the woods, where they accidentally unleash creatures that have the power to copy human appearance exactly"--

  • The 5th WaveThe 5th Wave

    Yancey, Richard.

    "Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them"--

  • CardboardCardboard

    TenNapel, Doug.

    When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

  • The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games

    Collins, Suzanne.

    In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

  • Sick! diseases and disorders, injuries and infectionsSick! diseases and disorders, injuries and infections

    Presents articles describing the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment (both traditional and alternative), prognosis, and prevention of various diseases, disorders, injuries, and infections.

  • Scary stories to tell in the darkScary stories to tell in the dark

    Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-

    Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.

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