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Big Nate Lives It Up

Lincoln Peirce

In the seventh novel in the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce, Principal Nichols wants Nate to be buddies with dorky new kid Breckenridge Puffington III and show him around. That’s no easy task when Breckenridge is a total fun-sponge and his greatest passion is drawing plants. There’s also something really familiar about this guy...What in the world could it be? The shocking answer is sure to blow your pants off! Ages 8 to 12.

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The Boy & the Book

David Michael Slater

In this wordless story, a library book tries desperately to evade the destructive clutches of a little boy. What drives the Boy, however, is enthusiasm and love—not malice—and the Book eventually responds in kind, accepting his rough but worthy fate. Ages 2 to 5.

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Froggy's Birthday Wish

Jonathan London

Froggy is so excited. He's been waiting and waiting for his birthday and it's finally here, but no one has remembered. His parents don't seem to realize it's his special day, and none of his friends are at home to wish him a happy birthday. Will Froggy celebrate his birthday all alone? Has everyone really forgotten? Will Froggy’s birthday wish come true? Ages 3 to 5.

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Nightbird

Alice Hoffman

Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It’s time to break the spell. In her first novel for middle-grade readers, bestselling author Alice Hoffman tells a bewitching story of love and friendship that is truly magical. Ages 10 and up.

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Roller Girl

Victoria Jamieson

For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid’s life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and middle school!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school…in short, strong enough to be a roller girl. Ages 9 to 12.

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