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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor 

This is Mason:  Mammoth in size  Always sweaty  Super at dog care  Outstanding friend  Not good at reading and writing  Not only is Mason big in size, he also seems to have a big amount of bad luck.  First, his grandpa dies, then his mom, and then fifteen months ago Benny Kilmartin, his best friend,…

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Checked by Cynthia Kadohata

Conor is a typical 11-year-old boy who eats and breathes hockey. After Conor, his dad, and his Doberman, Sinbad, temporarily relocate due to wildfires near their home, he discovers his dog is suffering from cancer and his dad is struggling with his stressful job as a police officer. Because hockey can be an expensive sport,…

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Breakout by Kate Messner

This exciting novel is told from three girls’ perspectives as they each write letters that will go into their small town’s time capsule. Two prisoners have just escaped from the local prison. Nora’s dad is the superintendent, and Elidee, who has just moved to town with her mom, has a brother who is an inmate…

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The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

The first rule of punk is to be yourself. How will Malú do that in a new city and school while living with her Mom? They have nothing in common. Malú likes punk music, skateboarding, and making zines, a type of collage magazine. Malú’s mom seems to only like things connected to her Mexican heritage.…

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Knockout by K.A. Holt

Levi is tired of being told what he can’t do, of having his mother and brother always hovering and worrying about him. He was born prematurely, and still has some health issues, but that doesn’t mean that he wants to be treated like a baby. His dad encourages him to try a new sport, and…

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Drum Roll Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow 

Melly and her best friend, Olivia, are all set for rock-'n'-roll summer camp and on their way when Melly's parents announce that they are getting a divorce. Then Melly and Olivia get placed in different cabins and bands...but Melly has only ever played with Olivia. Everyone else in her band has a different style of…

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Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

In Kate DiCamillo’s 2016 book entitled Raymie Nightingale, we were introduced to Louisiana Elephante. She’s a sweet girl, with a beautiful singing voice and trapeze artist parents!  In 2018 we get the pleasure of an entire book revolving around her in Louisiana’s Way Home. It can be read as a standalone, but I really enjoyed reading it as…

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The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Caleb and his brother Bobby Gene are having an average summer, playing in the woods behind their house, when they accidentally trade their baby sister for a bag of illegal fireworks. Shortly after, they meet Styx Malone, a 16 year old boy. He offers to help them get something better for the fireworks, but it…

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Best Buds Under Frogs by Leslie Patricelli

Making friends at a new school is hard, and its even harder when you throw up on someone's brand-new shoes during recess. Lily just wants to crawl into her imaginary turtle shell or better yet never ever go to school again.  But, luckily for her, she meets Darby, who doesn't seem to care what other…

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