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by Rob Harrell JF HARRELL, R. Middle School can be a little rough for anyone, but for Ross, it's especially rough. He's just been diagnosed with cancer of his eye! So not only does he have to go for radiation treatments, he also has to go to school wearing an eye patch (like a pirate!), and  he has to keep putting some…

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Scritch Scratch

by Lindsay Currie JF CURRIE, L. Do you like ghost stories? How about ghost stories that aren’t too scary? Well, author Lindsay Currie has a great one for you! (And it even takes place in Chicago!)  Claire’s dad gives ghost tours around the city. (There are really people who do that; I’ve gone!) Claire hates…

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Nat Enough

by Maria Scrivan J GRAPH SCRIVAN, M. When Natalie sees that her Best Friend for Always is also going to the same middle school that she is, she’s delighted! Now they can be the bestest of friends, just like before! Or can they? Her (former) best friend has moved on to the “In” crowd, the…

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Pie by Sarah Weeks

What’s your favorite type of pie? No matter; whatever your favorite is, it would be available and free at PIE, Aunt Polly’s bakery. She just loved baking pies, and didn’t need the money, so her pies would all be free! But then she died, and no one, not her sister, not her favorite niece, Alice,…

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E-audio and E-book-Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker

Move over, Ramona, Junie B. Jones, and Gooney Bird Green! Clementine is here! Clementine, by Sarah Pennypacker, brings us into this 8 year old’s life, where she joins her father in fighting off pigeons, and “fixes” her friend’s hair by first cutting most of it off, and then coloring it using permanent marker (including little…

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E-book- Restart by Gordon Korman 

Have you ever wished you could have a “do over” for one day? How about a “do over” for your entire life?   This is what happens to Chase. He survives a fall from his roof, but he has loses all his memory. He doesn’t even recognize his mother or dad! And he doesn’t understand why some of…

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Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

No one can know the difference that is made by making one choice instead of another. Rarely, though, do our decisions mean the difference between life and death. It did for Ken. It was 1940 and WW II was at its peak. Britain prepared for the invasion they were expecting from Hitler and his armies.…

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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

It is September 9, 2001. A day like any other day. Children in school, parents working, families settling down to their dinners – nothing out of the ordinary in any way. Our story begins here, introducing us to four children and their families, one each in Chicago, Illinois; Shanksville, Pennsylvania; Brooklyn, New York; and Columbus,…

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