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CHAPTER BOOKS
  Cover Art: Little Dog Lost Bauer, Marion Dane
Little Dog Lost
A boy, a dog, and an old man are all lonely. Then the boy plans a rally, the dog looks for a boy, and all the townspeople run to the old man's aid when lightning strikes his home --- and something miraculous happens.
2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tango : the Tale of an Island Dog Beha, Eileen
Tango : the Tale of an Island Dog
Lost at sea while sailing with his wealthy owners, a Yorkshire terrier washes up, nearly dead, in a village on Prince Edward Island. There he is nursed back to health by a lonely widow and is befriended by a fox -- and an abandoned waif, who is also struggling to find a home for herself somewhere.
2009
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap Bouwman, H. M.
The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap
The year is 1788, thirteen years after English convicts are shipwrecked on the magical islands of Tathenland. Two twelve-year-old girls, one a native Colay, the other the child-governor of the English, set out on a journey to stop the treachery from which both peoples are suffering.
2008
Children's Fiction Book BOUWMAN
  Cover Art: The Klipfish Code Casanova, Mary
The Klipfish Code
After the Germans bomb Norway in 1940, Marit and her little brother Lars are sent to Godoy Island to live with her aunt and grandfather. She quickly realizes that her grandfather is a coward -- he refuses to stand up to the Nazis, as they invade their island and take over their lives in every way. When Marit discovers something in the forest, she must decide whether to complete a dangerous mission for the resistance.
2007
Children's Fiction Book CASANOV
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  Cover Art: Love of the Game Coy, John
Love of the Game
Sixth-grader Jackson is having a rough start in middle school. There are bullies on his bus, only a few classes with his friends, and some not-so-good changes at home. He misses his dad, who's serving in Afghaniatan, and hopes to forget his worries out on the football field.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bink & Gollie, Two for One DiCamillo, Kate and Alison McGhee
Bink & Gollie, Two for One
The state fair is in town, and now Bink and Gollie--utter opposites and best friends extraordinaire--must use teamwork and their gray matter while navigating its many wonders. Will the energetic Bink win the world's largest donut in the Whack-a-Duck game? Will the artistic Gollie wow the crowd in the talent show? As the undaunted duo steps into the mysterious tent of fortune-teller Madame Prunely, one prediction is crystal clear: this unlikely pair will always be the closest of pals.
2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Journal of C.J. Jackson : a Dust Bowl Migrant Durbin, William
The Journal of C.J. Jackson : a Dust Bowl Migrant
Thirteen-year-old C.J. records in a journal the conditions of the Dust Bowl that cause the Jackson family to leave their farm in Oklahoma. After finally making the difficult journey to California, they find a harsh life as migrant workers.
2002
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chickadee Erdrich, Louise
Chickadee
It's 1866 and just like the bird that is his namesake, Chickadee is small and clever. When Chickadee's twin brother pulls a prank, Chickadee is kidnapped as revenge. He's taken farther from home than he's ever been. But Chickadee is not afraid because he remembers that small things have great power. To find his way back to his home and his family, Chickadee must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships and set out on the most exciting and dangerous journey he's ever taken.
2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Grape Thief Franklin, Kristine L.
Grape Thief
In a small Washington mining town in 1925, 12-year-old Cuss, so named because he can curse in 14 languages, has to grow up fast when his older brothers get into trouble and leave the family.
2003
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Barn Boot Blues Friend, Catherine
Barn Boot Blues
When her parents swap urban life in Minneapolis for rural life on a farm 100 miles away, twelve-year-old Taylor feels as if she is living on another planet.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Last Martin Friesen, Jonathan
The Last Martin
Thirteen-year-old Martin Boyle struggles to break a family curse after discovering that he has only twelve weeks to live.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Crows & Cards : a Novel Helgerson, Joseph.
Crows & Cards : a Novel
It's 1849, and even though 12-year-old Zeb wants to stay in their log cabin with his six brothers and sisters, Pa places him onboard a steamship bound for St. Louis and Great-Uncle Seth's tannery to learn the trade of tanning. Ughh! Zeb does not want to work with smelly old hides. On the way he encounters a slick riverboat gambler who who offers to mentor Zeb in the high-class world of cardsharping and underhanded dealing--but profits will go to orphans. When Zeb realizes he's been flimflammed, he tries to figure out what to do.
2009
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Raiders from the Sea Johnson, Lois Walfrid
Raiders from the Sea
In one harrowing day, Viking raiders capture Bree and her brother Devin and take them from their home in Ireland. After the young Viking prince Mikkel sets Devin free on the Irish coast far from home, Bree and Devin embark on separate journeys to courage. Bree sails to Norway on the Viking ship and Devin travels the dangerous road home. They both must trust their all-powerful God in the midst of difficult situations.
2003
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry Jonell, Lynne
Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry
Ten-year-old Emmy and her rodent friends must fend off the evil former nanny, Miss Barmy, as they search for Ratty's missing mother.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Runaway Twin Kehret, Peg
Runaway Twin
When she finds a canvas bag filled with money, Sunny knows what she wants to do with it. After no one claims the money, Sunny leaves her foster home in Nebraska to travel to Enumclaw, Washington. She is longing to find her identical twin sister Starr, whom she has been separated from for 10 years.
2009
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Mad Hatter's Movie Madness Lemke, Donald B.
Mad Hatter's Movie Madness
Billionaire Bruce Wayne and his teenage sidekick, Tim Drake, have tickets to the new Alice in Wonderland movie. Unfortunately, the Mad Hatter has infiltrated the theater and installed his micro-circuitry into the 3-D glasses. When the movie begins, dozens of Gotham teens are brainwashed, and rob the city's jewlery stores that night. The Dark Knight must follow the teens, try to stop the Mad Hatter, and save the Boy Wonder from Wonderland.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Winona's Pony Cart Lovelace, Maud Hart
Winona's Pony Cart
Almost-eight-year-old Winona, living in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Minnesota, knows she has a special red dress and lots of friends for her birthday party, but she wonders if she will really get the pony that she is longing for.
2000
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Gifts from the Gods : Ancient Words & Wisdom from Greek & Roman Mythology Lunge-Larsen, Lise
Gifts from the Gods : Ancient Words & Wisdom from Greek & Roman Mythology
Minnesota author Lunge-Larsen brings ancient names to life in this fascinating mysthology book. Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him? You'll discover that other words - such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus - also come from ancient stories of the Greeks.
2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Snap : a Novel McGhee, Alison
Snap : a Novel
Eleven-year-old Edwina makes lists for just about everything and everyone in her life. And for matters of real importance, she wears (and snaps), an array of colored rubber bands on her left wrist. Unfortunately, the world is not always so orderly - and when her best friend Sally faces something very sad, Eddie is left to question everything she knows about life, friendship, and the future.
2004
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sparrow Road O'Connor, Sheila
Sparrow Road
Twelve-year-old Raine spends the summer at a mysterious artists colony and discovers a secret about her past.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
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