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Our Great Big Backyard

Laura Bush

Jane and her friends have their whole summer planned: computer games, YouTube videos, and movies galore! So when Jane's parents announce that her family is spending the summer on a road trip to national parks across the country, she's upset and disappointed, but determined to stay connected to her friends and her phone. But somewhere between the Florida Everglades and Big Bend National park, Jane begins paying attention to the wonders of the parks and spends less time looking at her screen. And the more she discovers, the more she begins to love what the outdoors have to offer. Ages 4 to 8.

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Pinkalicious: Story Time

Victoria Kan

Pinkalicious is surprised when the author of her favorite series, the Princess Plum books, turns out to be a man and not a princess! But after talking to him, she is inspired to write her own stories - and when she finds herself daydreaming about her ideas in class, Pinkalicious's teacher decides to have a writing festival. Beginning readers will love seeing how Pinkalicious uses her imagination to write a pinkamazing story! Ages 4 to 8.

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Save Me a Seat

Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

Joe's lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. Ravi's family just moved to America from India, and he's finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in. Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common -- but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week. Ages 8 to 12.

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Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat

Gary Paulsen

It seemed like a normal school day, until a horrible storm forced the very cautious school administration to make everyone hole up in a safe place. Six students find themselves stuck in a tiny, questionably smelly space—a school bathroom—with a stuffed cat for entertainment. Hijinks ensue and the unexpected happens. They enter as strangers…and leave as friends. Get to know the story even better with a special script that accompanies the novel, so any six kids can get together with their friends and perform the story anywhere they’d like. Ages 8 to 12.

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Thunder Boy Jr.

Sherman Alexie

Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky. Ages 4 to 8.

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