Self-Esteem

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

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690L
Hello, Universe

Someday

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A mother's love leads to a mother's dream--every mother's dream--for her child to live life to its fullest.

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Primary
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00:11
Someday

The Very Fairy Princess

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While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a Very fairy princess.

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Primary
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00:09
The Very Fairy Princess

Exclamation Mark!

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From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery! He stood out here.He stood out there.He tried everything to be more like them.It's not easy being seen.

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Primary
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00:06
Exclamation Mark!

Casey at the Bat

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"And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out." Those lines have echoed through the decades, the final stanza of a poem published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of the San Francisco Examiner. Its author would rather have seen it forgotten. Instead, Ernest Thayer's poem has taken a well-deserved place as an enduring icon of Americana.

Loser

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Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip."

Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero."

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650L
Loser

River Secrets (Unabridged)

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Bayern has triumphed in its war with Tira. But though the war is over, simmering anger remains among the Tirans and new hostilities could erupt at any moment. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, King Geric sends an ambassador to the Tiran capitol. Of course, an ambassador needs a military guard.

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860L
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07:22
River Secrets (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)

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)

Wintergirls (Unabridged)

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"Dead girl walking," the boys say in the halls.

"Tell us your secret," the girls whisper, one toilet to another.

I am that girl.

I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.

I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

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730L
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07:05
Wintergirls (Unabridged)

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