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image Alexander, Lloyd. Gawgon and the boy.
In Depression-era Philadelphia, when 11-year-old David is too ill to attend school, he is tutored by the unique and adventurous Aunt Annie, whose teaching combines with his imagination to greatly enrich his life.
AR=5.5
J ALEXANDER
image Balliett, Blue. Chasing Vermeer.
When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
AR=5.4
JM BALLIETT
image Beck, Ian. Secret history of Tom Trueheart.
When young Tom Trueheart's seven older brothers all go missing during their adventures in the Land of Stories, he embarks on a perilous mission to save them and to capture the rogue story-writer who wants to do away with the heroes.
AR=5.9
JSF BECK
image Birdsall, Jeanne. Penderwicks on Gardam Street.
The four Penderwick sisters are faced with the unimaginable prospect of their widowed father dating, and they hatch a plot to stop him.
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J BIRDSALL
image Blackwood, Gary. Shakespeare's spy.
Widge, an orphan boy turned actor, must play the spy to find out who has been stealing from Shakespeare's acting company. He also starts to write a play of his own ; will this bring him the fortune that a fortune-teller promised him?
AR=5.7
J BLACKWOOD
image Clements, Andrew. Frindle.
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
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J CLEMENTS
image Couloumbis, Audrey. Misadventures of Maude March, or Trouble rides a fast horse.
After the death of the stern aunt who raised them since they were orphaned, eleven-year-old Sallie and her fifteen-year-old sister escape their self-serving guardians and begin an adventure resembling those in the dime novels Sallie loves to read.
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J COULOUMBIS
image Crilley, Mike. Akiko on the Planet Smoo.
Ten-year-old Akiko has an adventure when she is whisked away to a distant planet and put in charge of the rescue mission that must search for the kidnapped Prince Froptoppit.
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JSF CRILLEY
image Curtis, Christopher Paul. Mr. Chickee's funny money.
Flint Future Detective Club members Steven Carter, his friend Russell, and Russell's huge dog Zoopy solve the mystery of a quadrillion-dollar bill with the image of James Brown on it.
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JM CURTIS
image Gannett, Ruth Stiles. My father's dragon.
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island. Newbery Award.
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JSF GANNETT
image Hannigan, Katherine. Ida B:--and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster, and (possibly) save the world.
Ida B is happy in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer, and her family must sell part of the orchard.
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J HANNIGAN
image Hort, Lenny. Did dinosaurs eat pizza? : Mysteries science hasn't solved.
Speculates in a playful manner about the mysteries surrounding dinosaurs, including their choice of food.
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J567.9 HOR
image Ibbotson, Eva. Secret of Platform 13.
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, and a giant ogre through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.
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JSF IBBOTSON
image Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa; retold by Verna Aardema.
A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa.
AR=5.0
J398.2 MISOSO
image Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Faith, hope, and Ivy June.
During a student exchange program, seventh-graders Ivy June and Catherine share their lives, homes, and communities, and find that although their lifestyles are total opposites they have a lot in common.
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J NAYLOR
image Weeks, Sarah. So B. It.
After spending her life with her mentally retarded mother and agoraphobic neighbor, twelve-year-old Heidi sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York to find out who she is.
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J WEEKS
image Weissman, Elissa Brent. Standing for socks.
Fara decides to wear mismatched socks as a statement of individuality, but once middle school starts, she's not so sure.
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J WEISSMAN