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The Best Worst Thing

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Front door locked,
kitchen door locked,
living room windows closed.
Nobody in the closet,
nobody under the beds.

Still, Maggie is worried. Ever since she started middle school, she sees injustice and danger everywhere--on the news, in her textbooks, in her own neighborhood. Even her best friend seems to be changing.

Maggie believes it is up to her, and only her, to make everything all right. Can she come up with a plan to keep everyone safe?

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820L
The Best Worst Thing

Animals by the Numbers

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Do all the insects in the world weigh more than all the humans?

Which animal can survive both boiling water and the vacuum of space?

Which animal sleeps more, a python or a bat?

Which animal is more dangerous: a shark or a hippopotamus?

In Animals by the Numbers, Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more. Mind-boggling facts, figures, and comparisons are explained with colorful, easy-to-understand infographics and illustrations. Filled with unexpected and accessible information, this is a book to pore over for hours!

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940L
Animals by the Numbers

The March Against Fear

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MISSISSIPPI. 1966. On a hot June afternoon, a black man set out to walk across his home state of Mississippi. He walked to confront racial fears, discrimination, and hate. He walked to make a statement. But two days into his journey, James Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside attack. Leaders of the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., and Stokely Carmichael, rushed to take up his cause. What started as one man's mission became the March Against Fear.

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1140L
The March Against Fear

Beautiful Blue World

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Sofarende is at war. For twelve-year-old Mathilde, it means food shortages, feuding neighbors, and bombings. Even so, as long as she and her best friend, Megs, are together, they’ll be all right.

But the army is recruiting children, and paying families well for their service. If Megs takes the test, Mathilde knows she will pass. Megs hopes the army is the way to save her family. Mathilde fears it might separate them forever.

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540L
Beautiful Blue World

Not As We Know It

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Twins Jamie and Ned do everything together, from watching their favorite show, Star Trek, to riding their bikes, to beachcombing after a storm. But Ned is sick with cystic fibrosis, and he may someday leave Jamie behind. One day the boys find a strange animal on the beach: smooth flesh on one end, scales at the other, and short arms and legs with long webbed fingers and toes. Could it be a merman, like in the old stories Granddad tells?

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550L
Not As We Know It

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

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In this emotional and thought-provoking book of poetry, bestselling author Nikki Grimes finds inspiration from poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Moved by the evocative verse of legendary writers from the era, Grimes has composed gorgeous new poetry with timely themes for today. By using the "Golden Shovel" poetic form, she has created wholly original poems based on the works of master poets like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Jean Toomer, and others who enriched history during the Harlem Renaissance.

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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi: Build gadgets, cameras, tools, home automation, games, and more

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The Raspberry Pi is the most versatile, affordable, and accessible computer ever made—and you don't need any coding skills to use it. Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi shows dozens of the most remarkable and ingenious ways to use your Raspberry Pi and will appeal to Pi fans of all ages.

  • Features 35 inspiring inventions, including instructions for 10 buildable projects
  • Accompanied by a dedicated website containing all of the code you need
  • Expert tips and secrets from Raspberry Pi pros around the world
Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi: Build gadgets, cameras, tools, home automation, games, and more

Binny Bewitched

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Binny Cornwallis is not a thief. Or is she? In one greedy moment, she snatches some bills left behind at an ATM. After all, it's her mother's birthday, and just think of what she could do with some cash in her never-quite-enough-money household. But she can't explain how she got the money - so she has to hide it. And in her tiny house, that's not so easy. After a few tries, Binny does hide it - and she hides it so well that she can't find it, even after she decides to give it back!

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700L
Binny Bewitched

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

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Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of species of whales. These intriguing animals, which capture humans' imagination, are a keystone species. They and other keystone species are indicators of the overall health of Earth's habitats. While whales have made a comeback through an international ban on commercial whaling, they are still threatened with extinction. In fact, two whale species - the Cook Inlet beluga whale and the Southern Resident killer whale - are endangered.

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1150L
Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

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"During World War I, British and American ships were painted with bold colors and crazy patterns from bow to stern. Why would anyone put such eye-catching designs on ships?

Desperate to protect ships from German torpedo attacks, British lieutenant-commander Norman Wilkinson proposed what became known as dazzle. These stunning patterns and colors were meant to confuse the enemy about a ship's speed and direction. By the end of the war, more than four thousand ships had been painted with these mesmerizing designs.

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990
Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

The Ethan I Was Before

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Ethan use to be many things - skateboarder, Red Sox fan, sidekick to his big brother, Roddie. Always up for a laugh, always willing to accept a dare, and always ready for an adventure with is best friend,Kacey.

But that was before.

Now Ethan just wants to escape from painful memories of the accident that cost him everything. When he and his family move from Boston to the small seaside town of Palm Knot, Georgia (the Hidden Jewel of the South), he doesn't know what he'll find there. The last thing he expects is to make a new friend.

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730
The Ethan I Was Before

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America

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Here is the story of Alexander Hamilton, America's first Secretary of the Treasury, the founding father who is on the ten-dollar bill - a brash and brilliant man who died in a duel and left a legacy that continues to this day.

Alexander Hamilton tells of his impoverished upbringing in the West Indies, journeying to New York City to attend college just before the Revolutionary War, writing in defiance of the king of England, acting as senior aide-de-camp to General George Washington, and helping to create a stable government for the new nation.

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1170
Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America

Revenge of the Green Banana

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A red folder with your name on it in BIG LETTERS is not a good sign.

On the first day of sixth grade, Jimmy Murphy is already in trouble. The worst student in the class, he was hoping to make a fresh start, but his new teacher, Sister Angelica Rose, is out to get him. She picks on him, humiliates him in front of his classmates, and makes new entries in the red MURPHY folder. Worst of all, she volunteers Jimmy to preform onstage with a bunch of second graders, wearing a green banana costume.

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890L
Revenge of the Green Banana

Two Truths and a Lie

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Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from fakes!

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1010L
Two Truths and a Lie

Short

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Julia spends a lot of time looking up. But please don't call her short; she is boycotting that word. She's not allowed to boycott the local theater production of The Wizard of Oz, however. Her mother insisted that she audition, and now she has been cast as a Munchkin - even though she can't dance or carry a tune. Her summer is not starting well.

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810L
Short

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