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View from Saturday, The
by E. L. Konigsburg

HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team?

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Teacher's Funeral, The
by Richard Peck

"If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas.

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Series: Wayside School
by Louis Sachar Illustrated by Adam McCauley

Wayside School was supposed to be built with 30 classrooms all next to each other in a row. Instead, it is an architectural accident that was built sideways. The classrooms were stacked one on top of the other — 30 stories tall!

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Sahara Special (LC)
by Esmé Raji Codell
There are two files on Sahara Jones. The one the school counselor keeps is evidence that she's a fifth-grader who needs special education. The other is the book Sahara is secretly writing, her Heart-Wrenching Life Story and Amazing Adventures.
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Ramona's World
Series: Ramona Quimby
by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Tracy Dockray , Alan Tiegreen

The irresistible, irrepressible Ramona, who's now a fourth-grader, struggles with her spelling, gleefully battles her old nemesis, Yard Ape, and joyfully makes her first real girl friends. Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs.

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Olive's Ocean
by Kevin Henkes

"Olive Barstow was dead. She'd been hit by a car on Monroe Street while riding her bicycle weeks ago. That was about all Martha knew."

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My Teacher Is an Alien
by Bruce Coville Illustrated by Mike Wimmer

Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher, Mr. Smith,  is really weird. She doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face — and realizes Mr. Smith is really an alien! Now it is up to Susan and her friends to get rid of the extraterrestrial visitor.

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda!

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Loser
by Jerry Spinelli

Donald Zinkoff is a loser, but he doesn't know it. Even when his classmates discover it, Zinkoff is too busy experiencing life to listen to them.

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
by Jack Gantos

"They say I'm wired bad, or wired sad, but there's no doubt about it — I'm wired."

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Ida Bàand Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
by Katherine Hannigan

In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.

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Hundred Dresses, The
by Eleanor Estes Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

...for Maddie, this business of asking Wanda every day how many dresses and how many hats and how many this and that she had was bothering her. Maddie was poor herself. She usually wore somebody's hand-me-down clothes. Thank goodness, she didn't live up on Boggins Heights or have a funny name.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Series: Harry Potter, Book #4
by J. K. Rowling Illustrated by Mary GrandPré , Kazu Kibuishi

This special edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.

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Frindle
by Andrew Clements Illustrated by Brian Selznick

Fifth grader Nick Allen knows just how to make school more cool . In third grade, he transformed Miss Deaver's room into a tropical paradise with some paper palm trees and a sandy beach. In fourth grade, he taught his classmates to mimic the high-pitched calls of blackbirds.

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Dear Dumb Diary #3: Am I the Princess or the Frog
Series: Dear Dumb Diary, Book #3
by Jim Benton Illustrated by Jim Benton

Love is in the air. So you might just want to stay inside.

Dear Dumb Diary,

I got another poem today from You-Know-Who...

She is the fairest blossom, true,
she blooms in any weather.
But I must love her from afar.
We'll never be together.

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The Boy Trap
by Nancy Matson Illustrated by Michael Chesworth
Fifth-grader Emma decides to do a science-fair project to prove scientifically that girls are better than boys. But in the process, she learns more about herself, her friends, and about research methods.
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Blubber
by Judy Blume
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Amber Brown #1: Is Not a Crayon
Series: Amber Brown, Book #1
by Paula Danziger Illustrated by Tony Ross

Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They've known each other for practically forever, sit next to each other in class, help each other with homework, and always stick up for each other.

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Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Caroline Binch

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace longs to play the lead, but her classmates point out that Peter was a boy. Besides, he wasn't black.

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Amazing Days of Abby Hayes, The #06: The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword
by Anne Mazer
Abby's class is starting a newspaper, and Abby's ready to be the star reporter. Then she's picked to write an advice column. Abby can't imagine giving advice to anyone when her own life is out of control! And she definitely doesn't want to be known as Dear Abby.
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls (Bk 3): Best Friends and Drama Queens
by Meg Cabot

Allie Finkle is excited when a new girl, who comes all the way from Canada, joins her class at Pine Heights Elementary. Now Allie won't be the new girl anymore!

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Series: Captain Underpants, Book #1
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey
George likes to write. Harold likes to draw. They figure all superheroes look like they're wearing underpants — and so a new comic-book superhero is born. And this one's got Wedgie Power! The boys are just as creative in real life too.
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Geronimo Stilton #19: My Name Is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton
Series: Geronimo Stilton, Book #19
by Geronimo Stilton

Have you met my very young assistant editor, Pinky Pick? She is only thirteen years old, but she is one of the cleverest mice I've ever known. If you've ever wondered how Pinky came to work for me at The Rodent's Gazette, this is the book for you!

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Rescue on the Oregon Trail
Series: Ranger in Time, Book #1
by Kate Messner , Kelley McMorris Illustrated by Kelley McMorris
Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day!
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Jelly Bean
Series: Shelter Pet Squad, Book #1
by Cynthia Lord Illustrated by Erin McGuire

In this charming illustrated chapter book series by Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord, the Shelter Pet Squad kids find the perfect homes for animals in need!

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