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The War I Finally Won

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Copies: 6

When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now?

World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy?

Lexile: 
HL520L
The War I Finally Won

Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

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Copies: 6

Asteroids bombard our atmosphere all the time. Some are harmless, burning up completely in a flash of light, or breaking into bits of rock that scatter on the earth. But others explode in the sky with a great sonic boom, smashing windows and throwing people to the ground. Worst of all, some asteroids strike our planet head-on, blasting out massive craters and destroying everything nearby on impact.

Lexile: 
1070L
Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

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In the wooded heart of Pennsylvania, a house perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune echoes through its sunlight-dappled rooms, and the facade blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, an architectural masterpiece born from the marriage of meticulous research and unbounded imagination, the legacy of the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lexile: 
620L
Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners

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It's no secret that people and pups are best friends. But did you know that this special bond dates back tens of thousands of years?

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1020L
Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

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Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone know he can barely read or write. But those troubles don't compare with grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day.

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310L
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

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Dive into the fascinating world of dolphins in the spiritual and scientific exploration of the beloved sea creatures. Inspired by an encounter with a pod of spinner dolphins off the coast of Maui, author Susan Casey embarked on a two-year global adventure to study these remarkable beings.

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1070L
Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

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"Bertha, Richard, and Eugen pushed a strange machine out of the shop and into the alley. They were sneaking away with Papa's invention!"

Bertha Benz is no ordinary woman. She's determined to show the world a revolutionary invention: the automobile.

With her two young boys, Bertha defies Germany's law against motor vehicles and sets out to drive nearly sixty miles in her husband's Benz Motorwagen. The vehicle hits many bumps in the road, but nothing can stop Bertha - she's fearless and resourceful, and a savvy hands-on mechanic.

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NC940L
Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

Threads of Blue

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A war took Mathilde away from her family when she was chosen to serve her country, Sofarende, with other children working on a secret military project.

But now the other children—including her best friend, Megs—have fled to safety, and Mathilde is all alone, determined to complete her mission.

Lexile: 
500L
Threads of Blue

Science Comics: Dogs, From Predator to Protector

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How well do you know our favorite furry companion? Did they really descend from wolves? What's the difference between a Chihuahua and a Saint Bernard? And just how smart are they? Join one friendly mutt on a journey to discover the secret origin of dogs, how genetics and evolution shape species, and where in the world his favorite ball bounced off to.

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Science Comics: Dogs, From Predator to Protector

Higher Steeper Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

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Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.

Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds, but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.

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1150L
Higher Steeper Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

Moto and Me: My Years as a Wildcat's Foster Mom

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Moto and Me tells the remarkable firsthand story of wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas’s care for an orphaned baby serval—a small, spotted wildcat—in Kenya. When a grass fire separates the serval from his family, a ranger asks Suzi, who is living in a bush camp and is skilled with animals, to be the serval’s foster mom.

Lexile: 
860L
Moto and Me: My Years as a Wildcat's Foster Mom

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R. B. G. vs Inequality

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When Ruth Bader was growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and 1040s, women were not encouraged to work outside the home or go to college. But Ruth loved to read and learn. She went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There she found her calling as a lawyer, a job where she felt she could make a difference in the world.

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900L
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R. B. G. vs Inequality

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

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High-spirited young Jane is excited to be part of Mr. Mercer’s plan to bring Civil War widows and orphans to Washington Territory—but life out west isn’t at all what she expected.

Washington Territory is just the place for men of broad mind and sturdy constitution—and girls too, Jane figures, or Mr. Mercer wouldn’t have allowed her to come on his expedition to bring unmarried girls and Civil War widows out west.

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860L
The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

The Secret Sheriff of the Sixth Grade

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You don't need to be big or loud to be a hero. You just need to be brave.

In sixth grade, bad things can happen to good kids. Bullies will find your weakness and jump on it. Teachers will say you did something wrong when really you didn't mean to do anything wrong. The kids who joke the loudest can drown out the quieter, nicer kids.

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760L
The Secret Sheriff of the Sixth Grade

Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

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In this unique guide for young readers who dream of becoming writers, award-winning author Jack Gantos reveals his tried-and-true approaches to storytelling and shows you how to turn on your Writing Radar and use the everyday world around you for inspiration.

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940L
Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

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