The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

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Aladdin #ad - When her little brother’s doll starts crying real tears, Tessa realizes that someone—or something—is trying to communicate with her. A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful mystery. Tessa woodward isn’t exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida.

But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening in her new house. Things like flickering lights, mysterious drawings appearing out of nowhere, and a crackling noise she can feel in her bones. And it involves a secret that’s been shrouded in mystery for more than one hundred years.

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street #ad - With the help of three new friends, tessa begins unraveling the mystery of what happened in the house on Shady Street—and more importantly, what it has to do with her! .

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Joplin, Wishing

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HarperCollins #ad - Cursed to grant wishes for the owner of the platter for all of time, she has been trapped for centuries. While cleaning out her reclusive grandfather’s house, Joplin discovers pieces of a broken platter in a cookie tin. A heartfelt and magical middle grade novel in the tradition of Tuck Everlasting and Bridge to Terabithia, about family, wishes, and the power of true friends to work magic.

. A girl who looks remarkably like the girl in the platter…The girl introduces herself as Sofie, and she has a terrible secret. Harpercollins. Joplin and barrett vow to help her, but freeing Sofie is more complicated than they could have imagined, and the three friends end up against a sinister foe who could put them all in terrible danger.

Joplin, Wishing #ad - After having the platter repaired, Joplin wishes that she could both find a friend at school, and befriend the girl pictured in the platter. The next day, joplin befriends a boy named Barrett, and also notices a girl outside her apartment.

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Walking with Miss Millie

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Nancy Paulsen Books #ad - Its ending is satisfying though sobering and there are elements of this story that stay with you long after the last page has been read. Karen english, georgia—a too small, coretta scott king honor award authora poignant middle grade debut about the friendship between a white girl and an elderly black woman in the 1960s South  Alice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, too hot, dried-up place she’s sure will never feel like home.

Harpercollins. Then she gets put in charge of walking her elderly neighbor’s dog. But clarence won’t budge without Miss Millie, so Alice and Miss Millie walk him together. Strolling with clarence and miss Millie quickly becomes the highlight of Alice's day and opens her eyes to all sorts of new things to marvel over.

Walking with Miss Millie #ad - Tamara bundy’s beautifully written debut celebrates the wonder and power of friendship: how it can be found when we least expect it and make any place a home. And with miss millie, alice is finally able to express her own heartache over why her family had to move there in the first place. Nancy paulsen.

Miss millie shares her family’s story with Alice, showing her the painful impact segregation has had on their town. A memorable and lovely debut. Kirkus reviews   “walking with Miss Millie is full of subtle wisdom.

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Saving Marty

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Dial Books #ad - At first, but as he approaches 350 pounds, the family farm seems like the perfect home for Marty, it becomes harder for Renzo to convince his mom that a giant pig makes a good pet. Marty is extraordinary—he thinks he’s a dog and acts like one too—and his bond with Renzo is truly one of a kind. Harpercollins.

Eleven-year-old lorenzo ventura knows heroes are rare—like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician. Renzo would never describe himself as a hero, but his chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet. He’d do anything and everything for his best friend, but will everything be enough to save Marty?   Paul Griffin masterfully melds the heartrending and the hopeful in this unforgettable story about the power of friendship.

Saving Marty #ad - And the unsung heroes all around us. Fans of because of winn dixie will adore this warm and heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog. So when marty causes a dangerous and expensive accident, Renzo knows Marty’s time is up. Nancy paulsen.

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Halfway Normal

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Aladdin #ad - A cancer survivor must readjust to “normal” middle school life in this hopeful novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Truth or Dare. Norah levy has just completed two years of treatment for leukemia and is ready to go back to the “real world” of middle school. But how do you explain something to others that you can’t explain to yourself? Can Nora take her cue from her favorite Greek myth? And then, once she finds the words, can she move forward with a whole new ‘normal’? Harpercollins.

Norah’s classmates don’t know what to make of her. Norah’s other good friend, Silas, is avoiding her. And norah decides not to tell him her secret—that she was “that girl" who had cancer. But when something happens to make secret-keeping impossible, Norah must figure out a way to share her cancer story.

Halfway Normal #ad - Nancy paulsen. But seventh grade turns out to be trickier than she thought. Her best friend, but she doesn’t get it, Harper, tries to be there for her, really—and is hanging out with a new group of girls. She knows it'll be tricky—but like the Greek mythological characters she read about while she was sick, Norah’s up for any challenge.

What’s that about, anyway? when norah is placed with the eighth graders for math and science she meets Griffin, a cute boy who encourages her love of Greek mythology and art.

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

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Sterling Children's Books #ad - Nancy paulsen. Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned. School library journal starred review aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus #ad - It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But aven’s about to discover she can do it all. Even without arms. Autumn 2017 kids’ indie next pick junior library Guild Selection Library of Congress's 52 Great Reads List 2018   Harpercollins. And when her parents take a job running stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again.

Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined.

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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

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Clarion Books #ad - Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, a liar, Annie, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a new girl at school, and a thief. Harpercollins. Young readers who revel in spooky stories will relish this chilling tale of a girl haunted by a vengeful ghost.

One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story #ad - . Elsie dies from influenza, but then she returns to reclaim Annie's friendship and punish all the girls who bullied her. Nancy paulsen. Soon annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie.

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Walking with Miss Millie

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Puffin Books #ad - During their walks, and alice sees that although there are some bullies and phonies, there are plenty of kind folks, they meet a mix of people, too. And with miss millie, alice is finally able to express her own heartache over why her family had to move there in the first place. Then she gets put in charge of walking her elderly neighbor’s dog.

Harpercollins. Miss millie shares her family’s story with Alice, showing her the painful impact segregation has had on their town. Its ending is satisfying though sobering and there are elements of this story that stay with you long after the last page has been read. Karen english, coretta scott king honor award authora poignant middle grade debut about the friendship between a white girl and an elderly black woman in the 1960s South  Alice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, Georgia—a too small, too hot, dried-up place she’s sure will never feel like home.

Walking with Miss Millie #ad - Nancy paulsen. But clarence won’t budge without Miss Millie, so Alice and Miss Millie walk him together. Strolling with clarence and miss Millie quickly becomes the highlight of Alice's day and opens her eyes to all sorts of new things to marvel over. Tamara bundy’s beautifully written debut celebrates the wonder and power of friendship: how it can be found when we least expect it and make any place a home.

A memorable and lovely debut. Kirkus reviews   “walking with Miss Millie is full of subtle wisdom.

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Mustaches for Maddie

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Shadow Mountain #ad - She will need all of her courage not only to face her illness, but also to face Cassie at school. She's been self-conscious lately because her right arm only feels normal when it's curled against her chest and she's constantly tripping over her feet. A funny, inspiring story about when life's raindrops fall.

But that's probably just part of growing up and not something weird, right? When Maddie's arm continues to bother her, her parents take her to a doctor who gives them a shocking diagnosis: the cause of the abnormal behavior of her limbs is a brain tumor and she must have surgery to remove it. She's understandably afraid as he describes the procedure, but knows she must find a way to be brave and must face her fears--all of them--at the hospital, at home and at school.

Mustaches for Maddie #ad - Innocently and unknowingly, her example encourage those around her. Maddie has a quirky sense of humor and a fondness for sporting fake mustaches, the more outrageous-looking, the better. Harpercollins. Nancy paulsen. Maddie hopes that the class queen, Cassie, will find her mustaches as funny as she does and want to play with her at recess.

She likes to make people laugh and slapping on a mustache, especially a fuzzy pink or neon green one, always gets a smile. What if something goes wrong? what if the doctors don't get all the tumor out of her brain? What will happen to her family? What will happen to her? It will take all of Maddie's vibrant imagination, a lot of kindness-both given and received-and of course, the perfect mustache to overcome the tough stuff ahead of her.

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Mustaches for Maddie

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Shadow Mountain #ad - A funny, inspiring story about when life's raindrops fall. She will need all of her courage not only to face her illness, but also to face Cassie at school. Both cassie and maddie are auditioning for the same role in the school play, but when Cassie accuses Maddie of lying about her tumor in order to get attention, Cassie's bossiness turns into bullying.

And as maddie's surgery approaches, she begins to worry more and more about the outcome. She's been self-conscious lately because her right arm only feels normal when it's curled against her chest and she's constantly tripping over her feet. Harpercollins. But that's probably just part of growing up and not something weird, right? When Maddie's arm continues to bother her, her parents take her to a doctor who gives them a shocking diagnosis: the cause of the abnormal behavior of her limbs is a brain tumor and she must have surgery to remove it.

Mustaches for Maddie #ad - She's understandably afraid as he describes the procedure, but knows she must find a way to be brave and must face her fears--all of them--at the hospital, at home and at school. What if something goes wrong? what if the doctors don't get all the tumor out of her brain? What will happen to her family? What will happen to her? It will take all of Maddie's vibrant imagination, a lot of kindness-both given and received-and of course, the perfect mustache to overcome the tough stuff ahead of her.

Maddie has a quirky sense of humor and a fondness for sporting fake mustaches, the more outrageous-looking, the better. Based on a true story. Maddie hopes that the class queen, Cassie, will find her mustaches as funny as she does and want to play with her at recess.

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street 1

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home. Harpercollins. It's practically another member of the family. Nancy paulsen. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are.

From new york times best-selling author karina yan glaser comes one of times'  Notable Children's Books of 2017: “In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big-family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose their beloved brownstone home, but win it back with an all-out charm offensive.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street 1 #ad - The vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street.

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