The Night Garden

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - Franny writes, sina sculpts, and Old Tom tends to their many gardens―including the ancient, mysterious night garden. Their peaceful life is interrupted when their neighbor, Crying Alice, begs Sina to watch her children while she goes to visit her husband at the military base because she suspects he’s up to no good.

From newbery honor and national Book Award–winning author Polly Horvath is this magical middle-grade novel about a garden that grants wishes. Soon after the children move in, hermits, letters arrive from their father that suggest he's about to do something to change their lives; and appearances from a stubborn young cook, UFOs, and ghosts only make life stranger.

The Night Garden #ad - . Can the forbidden night garden that supposedly grants everyone one wish help them all out of trouble? And if so, at what cost? The Night Garden is a poignant and hilarious story from acclaimed children's author Polly Horvath. It is world war ii, and franny and her parents, Sina and Old Tom, enjoy a quiet life on a farm on Vancouver Island.

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Merci Suárez Changes Gears

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Candlewick #ad - Winner of the 2019 newbery medalthoughtful, family, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina. Merci suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. They don’t have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition.

No one in her family will tell merci what's going on, so she’s left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school. For starters, roli, merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, are scholarship students. So when bossy edna santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci’s school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna’s jealousy.

Merci Suárez Changes Gears #ad - . Things aren't going well at home, either: merci’s grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately — forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change that defines middle school — and the steadfast connection that defines family.

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Finding Langston

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Holiday House #ad - In the city, they live in a small apartment surrounded by noise and chaos. But langston's new home has one fantastic thing. At home he's lonely, his father always busy at work; at school he's bullied for being a country boy. Lesa cline-ransome, author of the coretta scott King Honor picture book Before She Was Harriet, has crafted a lyrical debut novel about one boy's experiences during the Great Migration.

Langston's mother has just died, and now they're leaving the rest of his family and friends. It doesn't feel like a new start, or a better life. It's 1946. A coretta scott king honor bookwinner of the scott o'dell award for Historical FictionWhen eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.

Finding Langston #ad - Includes an author's note about the historical context and her research. A junior library guild selection!a cla notable children's book in Language ArtsA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, with 5 Starred ReviewsA School Library Journal Best Book of 2018. He misses everything-- grandma's Sunday suppers, the red dirt roads, and the magnolia trees his mother loved.

Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the Chicago Public Library welcomes everyone. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston--a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him.

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The Light Jar

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Scholastic Press #ad - A story of fear and hope, and propulsive, loneliness and friendship -- full of the heart, engaging characters, page-turning mystery that made The Goldfish Boy so beloved. Nate and his mother are running away. Has she run into trouble, or simply abandoned him? He is left alone and afraid, with the dark closing in on him.

The Light Jar #ad - But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places: like a strange girl trying to solve the mystery of a treasure hunt, and the reappearance of a friend from his past. Will nate find the bravery he needs to face down his fears, loneliness and friendship, survive on his own, and ultimately illuminate his future?The Light Jar is a captivating story of fear and hope, and finding the light within, even in the darkest of times.

Fleeing from an emotionally abusive situation, they hide out in an abandoned cottage in the middle of a forest. Though it's old and run-down, at least it's a place of their own. Then nate's mother heads off for groceries and doesn't return.

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Catching a Storyfish

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Wordsong #ad - This lyrical and deeply emotional novel-in-verse celebrates the power of story and of finding one's individual voice. A kirkus reviews best book of the year This lyrical middle-grade novel-in-verse celebrates the power of story and of finding one’s individual voice. Gradually, she makes her first new friend.

. Keet knows the only good thing about moving away from her Alabama home is that she'll live near her beloved grandfather. Now keet, who can "talk the whiskers off a catfish, " doesn't want to open her mouth. But just as she's beginning to settle in, and even though he's still nearby, her grandfather has a stroke, he suddenly feels ever-so-far-away.

Catching a Storyfish #ad - Slowly, while fishing with her grandfather, though, she learns the art of listening. When keet starts school, it's even worse than she expected, as the kids tease her about her southern accent. Keet is determined to reel him back to her by telling him stories; in the process she finds her voice and her grandfather again.

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Saving Winslow

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HarperCollins #ad - Animal lovers in particular will relish Louie’s hard-won triumphs and find joy in Winslow’s strength. Publishers weekly starred review“woven into this narrative is a convincing portrayal of human growth and blossoming—the story is told simply but subtly, celebrating the unexpected strength of the vulnerable.

Horn book starred review. White’s charlotte’s web and Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie. School library journal starred review“Creech packs a tremendous amount of emotion between the lines of her understated prose. He names him Winslow. Indie next list pick · ala notable children’s Book · Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner“A winning tale of love.

Saving Winslow #ad - Kirkus starred reviewperfect for fans of charlotte’s web and the one and Only Ivan, Saving Winslow is an uplifting modern classic in the making about a young boy who befriends an ailing newborn donkey and nurses him back to health, from New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech.

Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. Taking care of him helps louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far, far away in the army. Everyone worries that winslow won't survive, Nora, especially Louie’s quirky new friend, who has experienced loss of her own. But as louie's bond with winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined.

Written in the spirit of creech favorites Moo and Love That Dog, this standout tale about love and friendship and letting go will tug at the heartstrings.

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The Lifters

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Yearling #ad - With luck on their side, and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, they might just emerge as heroes. In the lifters, critically acclaimed author Dave Eggers establishes himself as a storyteller who can entertain and inspire readers of any age. Discover an underground world full of tunnels and mystery in this middle-grade adventure from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of Heroes of the Frontier and Her Right Foot.

The Lifters #ad - What if nothing was as it seemed? what if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana?What if it were up to just two kids to stop these forces? What would it feel like to know the fate of an entire town rested on your shoulders?Twelve-year-old Gran Flowerpetal is about to find out.

When gran's friend, he knows that she is extraordinary and brave, and that he will have no choice but to follow her, the difficult-to-impress Catalina Catalan, presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway underground, and help her save the town and the known world.

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New Kid

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HarperAlley #ad - Can jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.

New Kid #ad - As he makes the daily trip from his washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. A new york times bestseller! winner of the 2019 kirkus prize for young readers’ literature!Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life.

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

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Aladdin #ad - Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. Great product! Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award-winning classic by notable children's author Robert C. Fortunately, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, she encounters the rats of NIMH, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma.

But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Frisby in turn renders them a great service. And Mrs. O'brien. Mrs. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death.

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Front Desk Scholastic Gold

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Arthur A. Levine Books #ad - But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language?It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Winner of the asian / pacific american Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages.

Kirkus reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: she lives in a motel, not a big house. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams?Featuring exclusive bonus content! Great product! Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.

Front Desk Scholastic Gold #ad - Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed. Number 3: she wants to be a writer.

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The Lifters

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Knopf Books for Young Readers #ad - . Eggers's story moves along briskly thanks to mounting suspense and bite-size chapters. Booklista junior Library Guild selection Great product! . With luck on their side, and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, Gran and Catalina might just find a way to lift their town--and the known world--out of danger.

In the lifters, critically acclaimed author Dave Eggers establishes himself as a storyteller who can entertain and inspire readers of any age. This book is a ripper, mystery, full of all the good stuff: adventure, and lots of great jokes. Mac barnett, magic, caldecott Honor-winning author of Extra Yarn"Full of surprises, and heart.

The Lifters #ad - Rebecca stead, newbery award-winning author of When You Reach Me"A cozy contemporary novel about lifting spirits and rebuilding community through teamwork and imagination. Publishers Weekly"A heart-gladdening work of allegorical genius. The guardian"A warm and rewarding read. Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.

Journey to an underground world where adventure awaits and heroes are made in this middle grade novel from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of The Monk of Mokha and Her Right Foot. When gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret.

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