Middle

ELA (X) - Middle (X) - Brothers and sisters (X)

Disappearing Act

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What do you do when your mother disappears and a strange man starts stalking you? If you're Kevin and Holly Kidd, you try to lose yourself in the wacky world of Venice Beach, California, where boardwalk entertainers do everything from juggling watermelons to telling fortunes as they try to make a living. Soon Kevin and Holly are making a new home among these larger-than-life characters. But just when Holly seems set to achieve her dream of starring in an opera, their stalker reappears, more menacing than ever. What is he after? And how can Kevin save the show—and his sister?

Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?

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Copies: 4

Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? Sibling rivalry at its finest! Whether it's on the hockey ice, at school, or at home, Greg and Megin just can't seem to get along. She calls him Grosso, he calls her Megamouth. They battle with donuts, cockroaches, and hair. Will it take a tragedy for them to realize how much they actually care for each other?

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600L
Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?

The Year Money Grew on Trees

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Copies: 7

In early 1980's New Mexico, thirteen-year-old Jackson Jones recruits his cousins and sisters to help tend an elderly neighbor's neglected apple orchard for the chance to make big money and, perhaps, to own the orchard.

Lexile: 
810L
The Year Money Grew on Trees

The Thing About Luck

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Summer knows that kouun means "good luck" in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan--right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother are left in the care of their grandparents -- Obaachan and Jiichan -- who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills.

The Thing About Luck

Peter Pan

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The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. Also includes an author profile, contextual notes, questions for reflection, and ideas for activities.

Peter Pan

The Railway Children

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When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally learning a good deal about themselves.

The Railway Children