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Pointe

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ISBN: 9780399160349
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2014

Elite ballet dancer Theo has a secret, one she never thought she would have to reveal. But when her former best friend Donovan reappears four years after his abduction, Theo must decide whether to keep quiet about what she knows, or speak--and risk losing everything she's worked for.

 

Rebecca


Swim That Rock

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By John Rocco, Jay Primiano, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763669058
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Published: Candlewick - April 8th, 2014

Get ready to spend time with 14 year olds Jake and Tommy as they work to save a diner, raise $10,000, and catch as many quahogs as possible in Narragansett Bay. This is a wonderful heartwarming story filled with adventure, community, and just a touch of romance. A perfect summer read for 12 and up.

 

Carol


An Elephant in the Garden

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ISBN: 9780312593698
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 25th, 2011

A thoroughly humane and accessible tale of WWII survival that follows one family's trek across Germany after the fire bombing of Dresden, accompanied by a young zoo elephant. Recounted by an old lady in a nursing home to a young boy, and loosely based on real events, it is a poignant tale of the effects of war on both sides.  It includes just the right amount of danger to keep it exciting, but is thought provoking enough to raise awareness of the sacrifices made and bravery exhibited in WWII.

Susannah


Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

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By Jan Pinborough, Debby Atwell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780547471051
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

Learn the true story of Anne Carol Moore, the first children’s librarian in the United States! Told in lovingly crafted prose and Miss Rumphius-esque illustrations, this is a perfect read for both history and book lovers.

MacKenzie


The Islands of Chaldea

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ISBN: 9780062295071
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2014

The last book written by Diana Wynne Jones, The Islands of Chaldea brims with Jones's characteristic sense of wonder, wit, and whimsy. A fitting hurrah from the undisputed grandmaster of children's fantasy.

 

Rebecca


Virginia Wolf

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By Kyo Maclear, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554536498
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 1st, 2012

One morning, Virginia wakes up in such a wolfish mood that the whole house feels upside down. What can her sister Vanessa do to help banish the doldrums? A beautiful, poetic picture book based on real-life sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.

Mackenzie


Rooftoppers

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By Katherine Rundell, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442490581
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2013

At only a year old, Sophie was rescued from a shipwreck by an eccentric bachelor named Charles who raised  her to draw on the walls, use books as plates, and wear bright red trousers when all the other Victorian girls around her wear skirts. Never ignore the possible, says Charles, and when she turns twelve, Sophie starts to think it might just be possible her mother survived the shipwreck. So with a welfare agency intent on separating them on their tail, Sophie and Charles flee to Paris to begin searching for her mother with the only clue they have--the address on the inside of the cello case Sophie washed ashore in. Whimsical, magical, and wildly charming, this book will make you pine to scramble across Parisian rooftops.

Mackenzie


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