Elementary

Almost Paradise

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Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store, and her mother is wrongly jailed for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is an ornery nun who lives in the midst of a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch. With a little patience, she and Ruby begin to get along, but Eleanor has secrets of her own―secrets that might mean more hard times for Ruby.

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730L
Almost Paradise

Forever or a Long Long Time

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Love is never divided, only multiplied. I hold my breath to keep all the tears inside until I'm safely in the bathroom. Then I turn on the water and I breathe deep deep deep like Dr. Fredrick taught me. I stand there and breathe breathe breathe until the crying stops.
It's not happening again, I tell myself.
It will never happen again.
You have to believe.

It's the only promise Person has ever asked us to make.

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570L
Forever or a Long Long Time

Hello, Universe

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Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.

Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero). “Readers will be instantly engrossed in this relatable neighborhood adventure and its eclectic cast of misfits.”—Booklist

Lexile: 
690L
Hello, Universe

Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

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Because it is home to anacondas weighing over three hundred pounds, Goliath birdeater tarantulas with a leg span the size of your face, and electric eels who have enough voltage to stun a horse, you might think the Amazon is a place that can cause more harm than good. But you'd be wrong...

Considered the "lungs of the world," the Amazon provides a full fifth of the world's oxygen, and every year unsustainable human practices destroy 2.7 million acres of it. What can be done to help? That's where Project Piaba comes in.

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1050L
Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest

The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon

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British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest was an ancient city, lost for the ages. Most people didn’t even believe this city existed. But if Fawcett could find it, he would be rich and famous forever. This is the true story of one man’s thrilling, dangerous journey into the jungle, and what he found on his quest for the lost city of Z.

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NC1190L
The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon

The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation)

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The founding fathers argued about when to fight the English. They argued about how to fight the English. They tussled over taxes. They disagreed about foreign affairs. They fought each other in private. They fought each other in public. They used essays. They used whispers. One of them even used a pistol.

Some of the fights were settled in their own time. Some of them are still being fought in ours.

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920L
The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation)

This Would Make a Good Story Someday

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Twelve-year-old Sara Johnston-Fischer has BIG PLANS for this summer:
- Come up with her Reinvention Project list with her BFFs
- Totally nail the list so she can start middle school new and improved
-Start to write an AMAZING novel
- Figure out an idea for the amazing novel
- Learn to surf

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860L
This Would Make a Good Story Someday

Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

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In Elkhorn Slough, an inlet on the California coast, seagrass grows healthy and strong in the shallow water, providing homes for fish, preventing erosion, and trapping carbon from the environment.

This healthy seagrass baffled marine biologist Brent Hughes. Water in the slough is chock-full of nutrients from fertilizer runoff on nearby farms. Normally, nutrient-polluted water supports huge population of algae that block sunlight from reaching the seagrass, and the seagrass dies. Why has the slough's seagrass thriving?

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1060L
Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals

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Only a few dozen vertebrate animals have evolved true gliding abilities, but they include an astonishing variety of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

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980L
Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals

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