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September 11, 2014 by Kate Davie

There’s no better way to start the school year than with a DCF book. Here is this year’s DCF list, …
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Doll Bones

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Holly Black. Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary …
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Flora & Ulysses

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

 by Kate DiCamillo. Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is amazed …
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Better Nate Than Ever

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Tim Federle. An eighth grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away …
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Saturday Boy

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by David Fleming. Every school day seems to bring more trouble to eleven-year-old Derek, whose former best friend bullies him, …
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Salt: A Story of Friendship In A Time of War

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Helen Frost. Twelve year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort …
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Zebra Forest

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Adina Rishe Gewirtz. When eleven-year-old Annie first started lying to her social worker, she had been taught by an …
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Twerp

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Mark Goldblatt. In Queens, New York, in 1969, twelve-year-old Julian Twerski writes a journal for his English teacher in …
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Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Chris Grabenstein. Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous …
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The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan. Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The …
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Sure Signs of Crazy

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Karen Harrington. Twelve-year-old Sarah writes letters to her hero, To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch, for help understanding her …
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33 Minutes . . . Until Morgan Sturtz Kicks My Butt

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Todd Hasak-Lowy. An epic lunch period leads to a fateful showdown as small, skinny seventh-grader Sam’s former best friend–now …
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The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Deborah Hopkinson. Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is …
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The Thing About Luck

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Cynthia Kadohata. Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, …
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The Adventures of a South Pole Pig

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Chris Kurtz. Flora the pig ditches the sedentary life on the farm for an adventure in Antarctica, where she …
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The Vine Basket

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Josanne LaValley. Life has been hard for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul, a member of the Uyghur tribal group scorned by the …
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Boy on the Wooden Box

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Leon Leyson. The only memoir published by a former Schindler’s List child, this captures the innocence of a ten-year-old …
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Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Nan Marino. When musical prodigy Elvis Ruby completely freezes up on television, he is forced to hide out in …
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Far Far Away

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Tom McNeal. When Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest …
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Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Jim Ottaviani. An interesting and sometimes humorous look in graphic format at the lives of three of the most …
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The Mouse With the Question Mark Tail

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Richard Peck. A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham …
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Prisoner 88

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Leah Pileggi. In 1885, ten-year-old Jake is sent to prison for killing a man who threatened his father, and …
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Counting by 7s

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and …
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Courage Has No Color

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Tanya Lee Stone. Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s …
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Golden Boy

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Tara Sullivan. A Tanzanian albino boy finds himself the ultimate outsider, hunted because of the color of his skin.


“The President Has Been Shot!”: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by James Swanson. Recounts the 35th president’s assassination and details key events. Includes informative back matter and archival photographs


One Came Home

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Amy Timberlake. In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are …
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The Center of Everything

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Linda Urban. For Ruby Pepperdine, the center of everything is on the rooftop of Pepperdine Motors, stargazing from the …
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Frogged

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Vivian Vande Velde. When almost-thirteen-yearold Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the …
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Paperboy

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Vince Vawter. When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend’s newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating …
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P.S. Be Eleven

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June 21, 2014 by Kate Davie

by Rita Williams-Garcia. The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they …
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June 20, 2013 by Pam Burke

Please remember: Comments will not appear until they have been approved by a moderator. You do not need an e-mail …
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