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by Bobbie Pyron

Piper’s life is turned upside down when her family moves into a shelter in a whole new city.  But while the shelter offers her new challenges, it also brings new friendships and a sweet street dog named Baby.  So when Baby’s person goes missing, Piper knows she has to help.  But helping means finding the courage to trust herself and her new friends, no matter what anyone says about them–before Baby gets taken away for good. 

 

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Paper Mice

by Megan Wagner Lloyd

With a snip and a clip, two paper mice are made.  They are given names: Della and Ralph.  Each alone, they explore their new house in the dark.  Della dashes up the stairs; Ralph skitters through the dining room.  There is so much to see and so much to discover! 

 

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Truman

by Jean Reidy

Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south.  He never worries about the world below…until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before.  She boards the bus!  Truman waits for her to return.  He waits. And waits. And waits. and when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do.  Even if it seems impossible. 

 

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Noodleheads Fortress of Doom

by Tedd Arnold

The Noodlehead brothers are back from the library with a joke book, a fantasy novel, and a dream: to build their very own Fortress of Doom.  If they can stop bickering for long enough.  And if they can defend it from their wily friend Meatball. 

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Marvin and James Save the Day(and Elaine Helps!)

by Elise Broach

James father, Karl and Christina, his friend from the museum, are getting married!  James is the ring bearer and he is excited but very nervous.  He loves Christina but he is worried about losing his dad to a different family and a different life.  And what if, at the wedding, James drops the ring?  His beetle best friend Marvin promises to help him, but Marvin ends up with an even more critical job when something big goes wrong.  Will the whole wedding be ruined?  Not if Marvin and James can help it. 

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Knights vs. Monsters

by Matt Phelan

A fast-paced adventure full of uproarious knightly hijinks, surprising secrets, and terrifying monsters.  When a magical boat sweeps the Knights of the Round Table off to Scotland, they take on the evil Queen Morgause and her horde of monsters. 

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Refugee 87

by Ele Fountain

Shif has a happy life, unfamiliar with the horrors of his country’s regime.  But the day that soldiers arrive at his door, Shif knows that he will never be safe agian–his only choice is to run.  Facing both unthinkable cruelty and boundless kindness, Shif bravely makes his way towards a future he can barely imagine. 

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