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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Sisters.  Being a sister is a very complicated thing.  Carly, the protagonist, has a younger sister named Anna. Carly is a free-spirit and resists the Buckhead lifestyle.  Anna likes girly things and doesn’t mind the luxuries living in the ritziest … Continue reading

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SLOB by Ellen Potter

Who stole Owen’s Oreos?  Owen is really smart and really fat, 57% fat; and the three Oreos his mom puts in his lunch sack are the one good thing about his day.   The day the Oreos are stolen gets worse when … Continue reading

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The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts

Libby Ryan lives 14-1/2 miles from Nowhere–Nowhere, IN. Her family owns Ryansmeade, a cattle farm. Libby is getting ready for her FFA (Future Farmers of America) project–raising a calf to show in the next Practical County Fair. Libby takes this … Continue reading

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Dancing Shoes & Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Was is it about orphans?  Orphan stories are big in the history of children’s literature:  Sara Crewe, Dorothy Gale, Mary Lennox, Lucy Pevensie and her siblings, Harry Potter, Anne Shirley as well as countless others including the characters in the Streatfeild novels.  … Continue reading

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary things

 Alvin Ho is allergic to everything, mostly because he is afraid of everything. The thing he is most allergic to is school. Alvin is so allergic to school that he can’t speak in school.  It’s hard to make friends when you … Continue reading

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