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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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Earthling! Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
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Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
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The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
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Penelope Crumb Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
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Always October Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Scary, fast-paced monster tale lacks character development.
By Bruce Coville
(2012)
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Gustav Gloom and the People Taker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
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Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
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The Familiars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical animal adventures for kids not ready for Potter.
By Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson
(2010)
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Escape From Hat Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
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Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
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Elvis and the Underdogs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
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Runt Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
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The Fantastic Family Whipple Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
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The Year of Billy Miller Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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A Hundred Horses Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
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Seven Stories Up Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
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The Secret of Ferrell Savage Book Poster Image
age 8+
Silly, fast-moving story of sleds and family secrets.
By J. Duddy Gill
(2014)
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Dreamer, Wisher, Liar Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, heartfelt summer tale of time-traveling tween.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2014)
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