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                    Title            Author     Summary                                                                                                     Year
                                                On the afternoon that eleven-year-old Miri spots a piece of glass taped to the wall of her room, her
         Magic Half, The     Barrows, Annie     world changes. Undaunted by the barest of clues, her mean cousin, and the mystery of time, Miri             2008    4.1
                                                finds magic is really just a way of setting things right.
                                                Ellie writes and doodles in a journal about her family's move to a new home and her struggle to make
Ellie McDoodle: new kid       Barshaw, Ruth
                                                friends, which gets a lot easier as she leads a nonviolent protest about long lunch lines at school. Book   2008    3.2
               at school           McNally
                                                Evan and his younger sister, Jessie, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same
       The lemonade war                         class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade             2007    4.1
                                                stands, each trying to be the first to earn $100.
                                                In a remote area of Alaska, twelve-year-old Willow helps her father with their sled dogs when she is
        Diamond Willow           Frost, Helen   not at school, all the while unaware that the animals around her carry the spirits of dead ancestors        2008    4.3
                                                and friends who care for her.
  The truth about horses,
                                                As she fearfully begins learning to ride and manage the horses she never wanted her family to own,
 friends, and my life as a   Gibson, Sarah P.                                                                                                               2008    5.6
                                                Sophie Groves also begins to acquire friends on the Maine island she calls home.
                                    Haddix,     Thirteen-year-old Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves
     Found: The Missing            Margaret     the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere, and people who seem          2008    5.0
                                   Peterson     to appear and disappear at will. Book #1
                                  McKissack,    In 1954, when desegregation comes to Kirkland, Missouri, twelve-year-old Rosemary faces many
Friendship For Today, A                                                                                                                                     2007    4.1
                                    Patricia    changes and challenges at school and at home as her parents separate.
       Simon Bloom, the            Reisman,     Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but
                                                                                                                                                            2008    4.9
          gravity keeper            Michael     when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself.
 Knucklehead: Tall takes
                                                Part memoir, part scrapbook, this trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the
and almost true stories of       Sciezka, Jon                                                                                                               2008    4.6
                                                formation of a creative mind and a free spirit.
    growing up Scieszka
                                                When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles
              First Light     Stead, Rebecca    upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life and begins an adventure he never             2007    4.8
                                                imagined possible.
                                                While his widowed mother continues to search for him, eleven-year-old Tom, presumed dead after
           Leepike Ridge        Wilson, N.D.    drifting away down a river, finds himself trapped in a series of underground caves with another             2008    4.8
                                                survivor and a dog and pursued by murderous treasure hunters.
                                                As her thirteenth birthday approaches, JoEllen decides to bring together her two separate lives, one as
                             Zimmer, Tracie
                42 Miles                        Joey, who enjoys weekends with her father and other relatives on a farm, and another as Ellen, who          2008    5.8
                                                lives with her mother in a Cincinnati apartment.

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