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Frozen Summer

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Copies: 29

It's 1816, and Remembrance Nye and her family are enduring a cold, hard summer in their new home in western New York. There's barely any food, since Papa's crops were destroyed by the late frosts. Mem's mama has never gotten used to their new home and finds it even harder to cope after she gives birth to baby Lily. Papa puts Mem in charge of caring for the baby, her younger brother, and their sick mother. Though Mem tries her best, it's hard to do the chores and watch them every moment. Then the worst happens: One stormy night Mama and Lily disappear.

Lexile: 
810L

Never Cry Wolf: The Incredible True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves

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Copies: 30

Hordes of bloodthirsty wolves are slaughtering the arctic caribou, and the government's Wildlife Service assigns naturalist Farley Mowat to investigate. Mowat is dropped alone onto the frozen tundra, where he begins his mission to live among the howling wolf packs and study their ways. Contact with his quarry comes quickly and Mowat discovers not a den of marauding killers but a courageous family of skillful providers and devoted protectors of their young.

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Never Cry Wolf: The Incredible True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves

Across Five Aprils

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Copies: 30

The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.

Newbery Medal Honor Book

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1100L
Across Five Aprils

Mary Marony and the Chocolate Surprise

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Copies: 25

Mary Marony's teacher has brought in chocolate bars for the whole class! She has hidden something inside the wrappers of five of them. Who will pick the chocolate surprises? Mary hopes not classmate Marvin Higgins—he wins everything and he's MEAN. When Mary takes the matter into her own hands, her actions reveal the biggest surprises of all.

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490L
Mary Marony and the Chocolate Surprise

Voices from the Civil War: A Documentary History of the Great American Conflict

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Copies: 27

Between the years 1861 and 1865, America faced the biggest crisis in its history. Countryman fought countryman, brother fought brother, in a savage civil war that was to determine the nation's future. With slavery as its central issue, and states' rights also paramount, the war spilled over into every facet of life - political, economic, social, military. And ultimately, the destiny of America was decided in blood.

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1170L
Voices from the Civil War: A Documentary History of the Great American Conflict

The Sign of the Beaver

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Copies: 30

Until the day his father returns to their cabin in the Maine wilderness, twelve-year-old Matt must try to survive on his own. Although Matt is brave, he's not prepared for an attack by swarming bees, and he's astonished when he's rescued by an Indian chief and his grandson, Attean.

Lexile: 
770L
The Sign of the Beaver

Shiloh

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There's nothing eleven-year-old Marty Preston enjoys more than spending time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia.

But this time is different. This time Marty sees a young beagle on the road past the old Shiloh schoolhouse.

Marty feels sure the dog is being abused by his owner. When the dog runs away to Marty's house, his parents say he must bring him back. But it hurts Marty to return the runaway dot to his cruel master.

That's when Marty secretly decides he'll do anything to save the dog he names Shiloh.

Lexile: 
890L

A Child Called "It", One Child's Courage to Survive

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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."

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Predicting Earthquakes

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The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

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In 1906, San Francisco endured one of the most devastating earthquakes to strike the United States. Within a matter of seconds, the city was thrown into chaos as the earth split open and buildings toppled over. As the dust settled, people quickly realized that the nightmare was not over. Massive fires had developed throughout San Francisco. The Army, police, and firefighters used creative strategies to put out the raging fires that were ravaging the city. The heroics of these people were all that kept San Francisco from burning to the ground.

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1010L

The San Francisco Earthquake

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The San Francisco Earthquake is a thorough examination of the April 18, 1906, earthquake that is considered one of the first environmental disasters of the modern age. Striking California's Bay Area, the quake and its resulting fires destroyed a rapidly growing, prosperous city and left more than 500 people dead, thousands homeless, and $500 million worth of property damage.

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1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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A huge earthquake rocked the West Coast on April 18, 1906. Worst hit was the city of San Francisco, where buildings collapsed and fires raged for days. Thousands of people died, and many more were left homeless. The disaster was just one of a long series of earthquakes triggered by the San Andreas Fault. It taught scientists valuable lessons about preparing for earthquakes.

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Journey to Nowhere

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Copies: 28

It is the spring of 1815, and eleven-year-old Remembrance "Mem" Nye is leaving the comforts of her farm in Hartland, Connecticut, to settle in the wilderness of western New York. Lured by the promise of a better life in the Genesee Country, Mem and her family set off in a covered wagon. Here is the story of Mem's unforgettable journey as she becomes separated from her family and then, after being reunited, almost loses them in a flood.

Lexile: 
770L

Jason & Marceline

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Jason and Marceline have been friends since the end of seventh grade. Now in ninth grade, Jason's starting to think that they could be more than friends, and Marceline's starting to think so, too. But does the beginning of romance mean the end of their friendship?

Sequel to Space Station Seventh Grade.

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620L
Jason & Marceline

The Library Card

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When Mongoose finds a blue library card hidden among the candy he's shoplifted, his friend Weasel tosses the card away. But the card comes back.

Brenda, a television addict, must endure the Great TV Turn-Off. No more "Teen Toons." No more "Dude Feud." Then the blue card appears...

On a hot summer day, Sonseray wanders into a library knowing he'll find air-conditioning - and finds much more.

And April Mendez takes a ride in a bookmobile unlike any other.

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690L

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