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  Cover Art: The Crossover Alexander, Kwame
The Crossover
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
237 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Anything but Typical Baskin, Nora Raleigh
Anything but Typical
Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.
195 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Trouble-maker Clements, Andrew
Trouble-maker
When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.
140 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Boy On the Porch Creech, Sharon
The Boy On the Porch
One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents.
151 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Because of Winn-Dixie DiCamillo, Kate
Because of Winn-Dixie
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
182 p. 2000
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Second Life of Abigail Walker Dowell, Frances O'Roark.
The Second Life of Abigail Walker
Bullied by two mean girls in her sixth-grade class, a lonely, plump girl gains self-confidence and makes new friends after a mysterious fox gently bites her.
228 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon
Out of My Mind
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
295 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: After Iris Farrant, Natasha
After Iris
Blue Gadsby's twin sister, Iris, died three years ago and her family has never been the same.Her histrionic older sister, Flora, changes her hair color daily; her younger siblings, Jasmine and Twig, are completely obsessed with their pet rats; and both of her parents spend weeks away from home-and each other.
2014
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  Cover Art: Dead End in Norvelt Gantos, Jack
Dead End in Norvelt
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.
341 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Winter Sky Giff, Patricia Reilly
Winter Sky
Almost twelve-year-old Siria, who chases firetrucks in the middle of the night to ensure her fire fighter dad's safety, learns about bravery one winter as she tries to mend a broken friendship.
152 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Words with Wings Grimes, Nikki
Words with Wings
Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Then her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook "thick with daydreams," Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future.
84 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: True (--sort Of) Hannigan, Katherine
True (--sort Of)
For most of her eleven years, Delly has been in trouble without knowing why, until her little brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend, Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--again.
360 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Sure Signs of Crazy Harrington, Karen
Sure Signs of Crazy
Twelve-year-old Sarah writes letters to her hero, To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, for help understanding her mentally ill mother, her first real crush, and life in her small Texas town, all in the course of one momentous summer.
280 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: 33 Minutes Hasak-Lowy, Todd
33 Minutes
An epic lunch period leads to a fateful showdown as small, skinny seventh-grader Sam's former best friend--now a popular athlete--promises to beat Sam up at recess in exactly thirty-three minutes.
210 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Year of Billy Miller Henkes, Kevin
The Year of Billy Miller
Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.
229 p. 2013
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Secret Hum of a Daisy Holczer, Tracy
The Secret Hum of a Daisy
After 12-year-old Grace's mother's sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she's never met. Then she discovers clues in a mysterious treasure hunt--one that will help her find her true home.
312 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: One Year in Coal Harbor Horvath, Polly
One Year in Coal Harbor
In a small fishing village in British Columbia, twelve-year-old Primrose tries to be a matchmaker for her Uncle Jack, befriends Ked, a new foster child, tries to decide if she is willing to go to jail for her convictions, and together with Ked, publishes a cook book to raise money for the Fisherman's Aid.
216 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Odd Weird & Little Jennings, Patrick
Odd Weird & Little
Befriending a very strange new student, Toulouse, helps outsider Woodrow stand up to the class bullies who have been picking on them both.
149 p. 2014
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Runaway Twin Kehret, Peg
Runaway Twin
Thirteen-year-old Sunny, accompanied by a stray dog, takes advantage of a windfall to travel from her Nebraska foster home to Enumclaw, Washington, to find the twin sister from whom she was separated at age three.
197 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Ungifted Korman, Gordon
Ungifted
Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
280 p. 2012
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