Realistic Fiction

Tia Isa Wants a Car

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Tía Isa wants a car. A shiny green car the same color as the ocean, with wings like a swooping bird. A car to take the whole family to the beach. But saving is hard when everything goes into two piles, one for here and one for Helping Money, so that family members who live far away might join them someday. While Tía Isa saves, her niece does odd jobs for neighbors so she can add her earnings to the stack. But even with her help, will they ever have enough?

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AD630L
Tia Isa Wants a Car

As Simple as It Seems

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Copies: 8

Moving and funny, this heartwarming and memorable novel follows one girl's discovery that life is not always as simple as it seems.

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910L
As Simple as It Seems

Front and Center (Unabridged)

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"After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I'm always in the background...."

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980L
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05:55
Front and Center (Unabridged)

Moving Day: Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, Book 1 (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

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When nine-year-old Allie Finkle's parents announce that they are moving her and her brothers from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian in town, Allie is sure her life is over.

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850L
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04:14
Moving Day: Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, Book 1 (Unabridged) [Unabridged  Fiction]

Hope Was Here (Unabridged)

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Hope's used to thinking on her feet - she hasn't become a terrific waitress by accident. But when she and her aunt Addie move from New York City to a small town in Wisconsin to run the Welcome Stairways Diner, she isn't sure she'll fit in.

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710L
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04:32
Hope Was Here (Unabridged)

Best Foot Forward (Unabridged)

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I'm a real ace at arguing with myself. Take a subject like Tanner Cobb. On the one hand, he stole. On the other, he helped his little brother read and count. Then again, he stole shoes in front of his little brother. But, he brought the shoes back and offered to make up for what he'd done. My mind said, Don't trust him. My instincts said, He might not be all bad.

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640L
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04:42
Best Foot Forward (Unabridged)

Thirteen Reasons Why (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

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Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

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550L
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12:50
Thirteen Reasons Why (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

Crossing the Wire (Unabridged)

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The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger.

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670L
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05:46
Crossing the Wire (Unabridged)

Dairy Queen (Unabridged)

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When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.

Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D.J. can't help admitting, maybe he's right.

When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.

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990L
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06:09
Dairy Queen (Unabridged)

Junie B. Jones Collection: Books 3-4 (Unabridged)

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Junie B. does her best, but life just has so many interesting possibilities, which often land her in trouble with the teacher and her parents. No matter how mixed-up things get, one thing's for sure, you'll have a good laugh listening to Junie B.'s adventures!

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01:16
Junie B. Jones Collection: Books 3-4 (Unabridged)

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