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Whether your child's a hipster, dreamer, or history buff, these popular boredom busters offer plenty of appeal.
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Alice the Brave
Series: Alice, Book #7
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

A month before eighth grade begins, Alice realizes she is going to have to face something she's been afraid of forever. Everybody, she knows, is afraid of something: elevators, dogs, planes, spiders . . . but her fear is worse.

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Anne of Green Gables
by L. M. Montgomery
One of the most loved books of all time, with an introduction by Anne Mazer

In one of the most beloved classics of all time, Anne brings mischief, adventure, and love to the countryside of Green Gables.
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Paperback Book: $5.59

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A Matter of Trust
Series: Bluford, Book #2
by Anne Schraff

In grade school, Darcy Wills and Brisana Meeks were friends. But all that changed at Bluford High when Darcy started hanging with "the zeros," a group of students Brisana despises. Now the former friends are bitter rivals, and the tension between them is getting worse.

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Paperback Book: $4.79

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Brian's Hunt
Series: Brian's Saga, Book #5
by Gary Paulsen

Millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, Brian's Winter, and Brian's Return know that Brian Robeson is at home in the Canadian wilderness. He has stood up to the challenge of surviving alone in the woods. He prefers being on his own in the natural world to civilization.

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Valley of the Moon
Series: Dear America
by Sherry Garland

Sherry Garland's compelling diary of Maria Rosalia de Milagros is set against the history of California. She is a mestizo servant in a Spanish home in 1845. Orphaned years ago, she and her brother, Domingo, work on the Medina rancho, run by the stern Senor Medina.

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The Amber Spyglass
Series: His Dark Materials, Book #3
by Philip Pullman Illustrated by Eric Rohmann

The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy.

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The Battle of the Labyrinth
by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

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Pigman's Legacy
by Paul Zindel

While walking home from school one day, sixteen-year-old Staten Islanders John Conlan and Lorraine Jensen see a face in the window of a house that is supposed to be empty. Who could it be?

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The Great Redwall Feast
by Brian Jacques Illustrated by Christopher Denise
The creatures of Redwall are planning a surprise feast in their dear Abbot's honor.
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