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Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

by Shari Green
edition:Paperback
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age: 8 to 12
Grade: 3 to 7
tagged : multigenerational, marriage & divorce, friendship

Sent to stay with her estranged grandmother while her parents try to save their crumbling marriage, 11-year-old Bailey feels helpless and cast away. When a self-proclaimed prophet predicts “a stranger from the sea will change everything,” Bailey hopes this stranger can solve her problems—little suspecting her own ability to influence the worl …

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Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

by Liane Shaw
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 12 to 16
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 16
tagged : disabilities & special needs, loners & outcasts, friendship

Sixteen-year-old Frederick has a lot of rules for himself. Like if someone calls him Freddy he doesn’t have to respond; he only wears shirts with buttons and he hates getting dirty. His odd behavior makes him an easy target for the “Despisers” at school, but he’s gotten used to eating lunch alone in the Reject Room.

Angel, in tenth grade but …

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A Boy Named Queen

A Boy Named Queen

by Sara Cassidy
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
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age: 8 to 11
Grade: 3 to 6
Reading age: 8 to 11
tagged : friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, peer pressure

Evelyn is both aghast and fascinated when a new boy comes to grade five and tells everyone his name is Queen. Queen wears shiny gym shorts and wants to organize a chess/environment club. His father plays weird loud music and has tattoos.

How will the class react? How will Evelyn?

Evelyn is an only child with a strict routine and an even stricter moth …

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Everyday Hero

Everyday Hero

by Kathleen Cherry
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : special needs, friendship

Alice doesn’t like noise, smells or strangers. She does like rules. Lots of rules. Nobody at her new school knows she has Asperger’s, so it doesn’t take long for her odd behavior to get her into trouble. When she meets Megan in detention, she doesn’t know what to make of her. Megan doesn’t smell, she’s not terribly noisy, and she’s no …

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In a Cloud of Dust

In a Cloud of Dust

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : africa, friendship, values & virtues

In a Tanzanian village school, Anna struggles to keep up. Her walk home takes so long that when she arrives, it is too dark to do her homework. Working through the lunch hour instead, she doesn’t see the truck from the bicycle library pull into the schoolyard. By the time she gets out there, the bikes are all gone. Anna hides her disappointment, …

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West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Aurélie Grand
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
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age: 7 to 10
Grade: 2 to 5
tagged : mysteries & detective stories, friendship, school & education, special needs

Meet Myron: a third-grade detective who loves logic, facts and solving mysteries. He does not love new things. Unfortunately, everything is new this year: Myron has a new baby sister, his family has moved across town, and now he’s starting his first day at a new school. But when the school kitchen is burgled, leaving the morning snacks nowhere t …

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

A story about self-esteem
by Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 5 to 8
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, friendship

Shaun is strong enough to know that even things that don't come easily can be mastered through determination and hard work. Learning to ride his two-wheeler with the help of his friend Nadia, he overcomes his fear and the teasing of the other children in the park and manages to impress friends and bullies alike.

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