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Find a mix of books that have absolutely nothing to do with school — perfect for summer break.
 
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One Crazy Summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia

Eleven-year-old Delphine has it together. Even though her mother, Cecile, abandoned her and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, seven years ago. Even though her father and Big Ma will send them from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to stay with Cecile for the summer.

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The Lucky Baseball Bat
by Matt Christopher Illustrated by Robert Henneberger
Martin wants to be the star of the team! When he loses his bat, will he lose his luck too?
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The House of Dies Drear
by Virginia Hamilton

In this Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning novel, a black family moves into an enormous house once used to hide runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.

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The Suburb Beyond the Stars
Series: The Norumbegan Quartet, Book #2
by M. T. Anderson

Something very strange is happening in Vermont. It's not the Game of Sunken Places — Brian and Gregory have been through that before, and there's not supposed to be another Game until they say there's a Game. Still, when they go to visit a relative in the Vermont woods, they find many things are...well, off.

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Raiders' Ransom
by Emily Diamand

It's the 22nd century and, because of climate change, much of England is underwater. Poor Lilly is out fishing with her trusty sea-cat when greedy raiders pillage the town — and kidnap the prime minister's daughter.

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