Middle Grade Reader

$150,000 Rugelach

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$16.99
"This sweet story is a delightful, quick read with a wonderfully charming cast of characters. The delicious descriptions of baked goods are sure to make readers' mouths water; fortunately, three recipes are included. A refreshing and uplifting book filled with friendship, heartache, and a generous sprinkling of love." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The Markses excel at creating goofy but appealing characters: extrovert Jack seems beyond embarrassment, yet he honors Jillian's wish to keep her mom's story private; Grandma Rita has no cooking skills, but she rocks at martial arts and plumbing repairs; and Phineas Farnsworth exploits everyone he encounters but has a soft spot for the memory of the nanny who raised him." -- Kay Weisman, Booklist


A delicious tale of rivalry, friendship, heartache, and dessert! Fame-obsessed Jack and somber Jillian, who is mourning the loss of her mother, become a mismatched duo selected to compete for $150,000 in a high-stakes baking contest jam-packed with hilarious high jinks.

Exploding with loud, rock 'n' roll attitude, eleven-year-old Jack Fineman dreams of becoming the greatest pastry chef who ever lived. His plans are thrown off course when his butterscotch basil brownies are upstaged at his sixth-grade holiday party by a simple plate of chocolate rugelach brought in by Jillian Mermelstein-the new girl at school whose mother has just died and who only wants to be left alone.

These budding bakers' lives are mixed together when they are selected to compete as teammates in a nationally televised competition. For Jack, this is his chance to advance one step closer to culinary greatness. For Jillian, it's an opportunity to help her father by winning her share of the $150,000 top prize.

Preparing to face bakers from the city's other middle schools, Jack and Jillian struggle to find the right recipe for working together. Along the way, they make the world's most irresistible oatmeal cricket cookies, battle Jack's checkered-pants-wearing brother for miniature golf supremacy, and discover the troubling reasons why each of them was chosen for the contest.

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100 Things to Know About the Oceans

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Do fish wear pyjamas? What's the sound of an iceberg melting? How many sheep did it take to launch a Viking longship? Which is faster - a tsunami or a bullet train? Find the answers to these and many more questions in a book that explores the history, science, environment and art of our planet's seas and oceans. Richly illustrated and perfect for broadening children's knowledge of an essential subject, away from the classroom.
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9780794551711
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2022 Almanac of Fun: A Year of Puzzles, Fun Facts, Jokes, Crafts, Games, and More!

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The 2022 edition of the most engaging activities from Highlights has 304 pages jam-packed with hundreds of brand-new puzzles, activities, jokes, crafts, quizzes, recipes, facts, and more for kids to enjoy all year long.

Get ready for a year of fun in 2022 with favorite Highlights puzzles and activities that celebrate traditional and wacky holidays, historical anniversaries, world events, and everything in between. Kids can puzzle their way through each month while learning lots of interesting facts and documenting their own occasions!

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9781644723265
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26-Story Treehouse: Pirate Problems!

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Andy and Terry live in a 26-story treehouse. (It used to be 13 stories, but they've expanded.) It has a bumper car rink, a skate ramp, an antigravity chamber, an ice cream parlor with 78 flavors, and the Maze of Doom--a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again. Well, not yet, anyway.

This time, the two friends have a whole week to finish their next book, and Andy even knows what it should be about--the story of how he and Terry first met. But, life is NEVER boring in the treehouse, and emergency shark operations, giant storms, and wooden pirate heads are just the beginning....

This title has Common Core connections.

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9781250073273
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39-Story Treehouse: Mean Machines & Mad Professors!

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Andy and Terry are once again inviting readers to come hang out with them in their astonishing 39-story treehouse (it used to be 13 stories, then 26 stories, but they keep expanding). And this year they will have even more time to jump on the world's highest trampoline, toast marshmallows in an active volcano, swim in the chocolate waterfall, pet baby dinosaurs, and go head-to-trunk with the Trunkinator, since Terry has created the greatest invention that he--or anyone else--has ever invented . . . a Once-upon-a-time machine that will write and illustrate their entire book for them!

Join New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton on another wild storytelling adventure in a series Publishers Weekly described as Anarchic absurdity at its best. Welcome to The 39-Story Treehouse...What are you waiting for? Come on up!

This title has Common Core connections.

Read the whole series!
The 13-Story Treehouse
The 26-Story Treehouse
The 39-Story Treehouse
The 52-Story Treehouse
The 65-Story Treehouse
The 78-Story Treehouse
The 91-Story Treehouse

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9781250026927
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ABCs of Wisconsin

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From A to Z, Wisconsin is an amazing place to be! Children and parents alike will be delighted to see their favorite landmarks and landscapes in a book that is not only educational, but speaks to the heart. The ABCs of Wisconsin will invite Little One's to explore their home and discover how wonderful their world is!
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9781728243320
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Aboard the Bulger

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It is 1934. Five children run away from a cruel orphanage, steal a magical steamship, and go on many marvelous adventures around the Hebridean Islands. A wild and rollicking tale where children take hold of their destinies. As timely now as it was when it was first published, climb Aboard the Bulger and sail out into uncharted waters, facing mysterious witches and harnessing your courage in the face of the unknown.

This is the resurrection of a successful children's adventure story. The book had a huge print run from Methuen, however, the books were lost in December 1940 when tens of thousands of incendiary bombs famously missed their target, St. Paul's cathedral, only to destroy more than five million books in the storage offices of four publishers. Consequently, there were very few copies in circulation.

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9781910895160
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Abominable Snowman

$7.99
You and Carlos are on an expedition to the world's highest mountains in the remote kingdom of Nepal to search for the Yeti, otherwise known as the Abominable Snowman. Carlos arrives a few days early and goes missing from Everest base camp. A yeti sighting was reported nearby. Did he go after it? Or was Carlos onto the trail of something else? "I know that cry. It's the battle cry of the Yeti! We must get help and come back for Carlos." "Why are they angry?" you ask Runal. "Too many people have tormented them. We must go." The rescue helicopter lies smashed on the snow. There is no sign of the pilot, just giant Yeti footprints, leading off to the icefall?the death zone. If you follow the prints, turn to page 56. If you stay at the wreckage, hoping for help, turn to page 57." YOU choose what happens next!
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9781933390017
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Acadia Files: Summer Science

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Acadia Greene wants answers. Who keeps stealing her blueberries just as they ripen on the bushes? Why is her hair curly? Why does the sun wake her up so early in the summer? Why does the tide submerge her sandcastles? How do rocks become sand? Acadia doesn't set out to do science, but she has these important questions and her scientist parents refuse to simply feed her the answers. "Conduct an experiment," they tell her. "Use the scientific method." So Acadia gathers evidence, makes hypotheses, designs experiments, uses the results to test her hypotheses, and draws conclusions. Acadia does science.

The author, Katie Coppens writes a recurring column for NSTA's middle school magazine Science Scope on science and literacy called The Integrated Classroom.

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9780884486022
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Accidental Apprentice

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A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this "wholesome, delightful" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut--perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.

The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure.

Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town's mushroom farmer, Barclay need only work hard and follow the rules to one day become the head mushroom farmer himself. No danger required. But then Barclay accidentally breaks his town's most sacred rule: never ever EVER stray into the Woods, for within the Woods lurk vicious magical Beasts.

To Barclay's horror, he faces a fate far worse than being eaten: he unwittingly bonds with a Beast and is run out of town by an angry mob. Determined to break this bond and return home, Barclay journeys to find the mysterious town of Lore Keepers, people who have also bonded with Beasts and share their powers.

But after making new friends, entering a dangerous apprenticeship exam, and even facing the legendary Beast of the Woods, Barclay must make a difficult choice: return to the home and rules he's always known, or embrace the adventure awaiting him.

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9781534477568
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Accused: My Story of Injustice

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Adama Bah grew up in East Harlem after immigrating from Conakry, Guinea, and was deeply connected to her community and the people who lived there. But as a thirteen-year-old after the events of September 11, 2001, she began experiencing discrimination and dehumanization as prejudice toward Muslim people grew. Then, on March 24, 2005, FBI agents arrested Adama and her father. Falsely accused of being a potential suicide bomber, Adama spent weeks in a detention center being questioned under suspicion of terrorism.

With sharp and engaging writing, Adama recounts the events surrounding her arrest and its impact on her life--the harassment, humiliation, and persecution she faced for crimes she didn't commit. Accused brings forward a crucial and unparalleled first-person perspective of American culture post-9/11 and the country's discrimination against Muslim Americans, and heralds the start of a new series of compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.

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9781324016632
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Across the Desert

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One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author.

Twelve-year-old Jolene spends every day she can at the library watching her favorite livestream: The Desert Aviator, where twelve-year-old "Addie Earhart" shares her adventures flying an ultralight plane over the desert. While watching this daring girl fly through the sky, Jolene can dream of what it would be like to fly with her, far away from her own troubled home life where her mother struggles with a narcotic addiction. And Addie, who is grieving the loss of her father, finds solace in her online conversations with Jolene, her biggest--and only--fan.

Then, one day, it all goes wrong: Addie's engine abruptly stops, and Jolene watches in helpless horror as the ultralight plummets to the ground and the video goes dark. Jolene knows that Addie won't survive long in the extreme summer desert heat. With no one to turn to for help and armed with only a hand-drawn map and a stolen cell phone, it's up to Jolene to find a way to save the Desert Aviator. Packed with adventure and heart, Across the Desert speaks to the resilience, hope, and strength within each of us.

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9780316494748
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Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try in the Fall

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An autumn-themed journal to capture memories, inspire activities, and stimulate creativity.

Write, draw, think, listen, and dare with the Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try in the Fall. Begin on any page and do as many activities as you can fit in a day, in any order you'd like. Activities are color coded to help you choose where to start: try pink for "Explore," yellow for "Dare," blue for "Make," and more! Make your own birdfeed; draw your local wildlife; carve faces into squash; and try a "daily dare." An extra page in the back of the book is a great place to jot down notes, pictures, and doodles from your adventures.

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9781423657101
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Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try in the Winter

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A winter-themed journal to capture memories, inspire activities, and stimulate creativity throughout the holiday season.

Write, draw, think, listen, and dare with the Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try in the Winter. Begin on any page and do as many activities as you can fit in a day, in any order you'd like. Activities are color coded to help you choose where to start: try pink for "Explore," yellow for "Dare," blue for "Make," and more! Count the Christmas trees; look out for colorful decorations; try ice skating; and try a "daily dare." An extra page in the back of the book is a great place to jot down notes, pictures, and doodles from your adventures.

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9781423657118
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African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History

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"In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner's guide to pre-colonial Africa."
--Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist

Meet ten real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago and changed the world.

Black history began long ago with the many cultures and people of the African continent.

Through portraits of ten heroic figures, author Tracey Baptiste takes readers on a journey across Africa to meet some of the great leaders and thinkers whose vision built a continent and shaped the world.

Illustrator Hillary D. Wilson's brilliant portraits accompany each profile, along with vivid, information-filled landscapes, maps, and graphics for readers to pore over and return to again and again.

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9781616209001
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Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park

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For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, Christmas becomes a lot more exciting when a dead body is found in this second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency.

Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is looking forward to Christmas. Having just solved a murder and survived her own brush with death inal her small town of Torquay on the coast of England, Aggie can't wait to spend the holidays with her sister Marjorie, the new Lady Greyson of Owl Park, an enormous manor house in the country; Grannie Jane and her fellow sleuth and partner in crime, Hector Perot. Owl Park holds many delights including Aggie's almost cousin Lucy, exciting and glamorous visitors from Ceylon and disguises aplenty in the form of a group of travelling actors, not to mention a secret passageway AND an enormous, cursed emerald. Not even glowering old Lady Greyson (the Senior) can interfere with Aggie's festive cheer. But when Aggie and her friends discover a body instead of presents on Christmas morning, things take a deadly serious turn. With the help of a certain nosy reporter, Aggie and Hector will once again have to put their deductive skills and imaginations to work to find the murderer on the loose.

Filled with mystery, adventure, unforgettable characters and several helpings of tea and Christmas pudding, Peril at Owl Park is the second book in a new series for middle-grade readers and Christie and Poirot fans everywhere.

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9780735265516
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Albert Einstein Was a Dope?

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Did you know that Albert Einstein was a high school dropout, and that he failed his physics class when he finally made it to college? Or that when he died, his brain and eyeballs were removed from his body? Ever wondered why his hair looked so wild? Siblings Paige and Turner do--and they've collected some of the kookiest and most unusual facts about the world-famous scientist, from his childhood and school days through his time studying relativity and working on the atomic bomb.

Narrated by the two spirited siblings and animated by Allison Steinfeld's upbeat illustrations, Albert Einstein Was a Dope? expertly balances authoritative information with Dan Gutman's signature zany humor.

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9781324017059
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Incredible stories. Award-winning storytellers. Epic adventure, mystery, and fun? We've got it all in Ghostwriter--the extraordinary new series from the Emmy-award winning hit Apple TV+ show, created by your friends at Sesame Workshop.

Masterfully adapted by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, this playful retelling of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is sure to delight today's readers for years to come. Featuring an introduction by Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winning poet and writer Kwame Alexander.

The book also includes bonus activities from the stars of the show:
  • Games
  • Quizzes
  • Puzzles
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • and Crafts!
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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

    $25.00
    A stunningly illustrated back-to-back edition of this one-of-a-kind classic of children's literature

    Alice's adventures in the dreamlike worlds of Wonderland and the Looking Glass Kingdom are some of the most original and best-loved children's stories ever written. These joyous, thrilling and utterly nonsensical tales are filled with vivid, unforgettable images and characters.

    This edition contains the texts of both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass in a beautiful, clothbound back-to-back edition - illustrated throughout in glorious colour, Floor Rieder's gorgeous drawings are an original and fresh imagining of Alice's topsy-turvy world.

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    9781782692843
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    Alice's Farm: A Rabbit's Tale

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    In Maryrose Wood's stunning middle-grade novel, Alice's Farm, a brave young rabbit must work with her natural predators to save her farmland home and secretly help the farm's earnest but incompetent new owners.

    When a new family moves into Prune Street Farm, Alice and the other cottontails are cautious. The new owners are from the city; the family and their dog are not at all what the rabbits expect, and soon Alice is making new friends and doing things no rabbit has done before. When she overhears a plan by a developer to run the family off and bulldoze the farm, Alice comes up with a plan, helped by the farmer's son, and other animals, including a majestic bald eagle.

    Here is a stunning celebration of life, the bitter and the sweet. Alice is some rabbit--a character readers will love for generations to come.

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    9781250224552
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    Alien Superstar (Book #1)

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    Don't miss the instant New York Times bestseller from Emmy Award winner Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver that Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney calls "truly out of this world!"

    No one is shocked by the six-eyed alien strolling around the Universal back lot. The tourists just think he's part of the show. It doesn't take long for Buddy to land a role on a popular TV show, playing (of course) an alien. He becomes an overnight heartthrob and is suddenly faced with legions of adoring fans, rides in glamorous limos, and appearances at "all-the-shrimp-you-can-eat" red carpet parties. But can Buddy maintain his secret identity while in the spotlight?

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    9781419733697
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    All About Volcanoes

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    Conditions on Earth are becoming more and more extreme and kids want to learn about it!

    Is it true that, at any given time, about 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere on Earth? Yes! Sometimes volcanoes erupt with a big, dangerous bang. Other times they spit out lava so slowly that you could walk faster than it flows.

    INSIDE, YOU´LL FIND:

    - How volcanoes form, when they erupt, and an account of the most devastating ones in recent history;

    - A hands-on activity, a timeline, photos, diagrams--and how scientists are studying volcanoes and their impact on our planet;

    - Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

    This new set in the ongoing A TRUE BOOK series will answer all of kids' questions about nature's most dangerous and destructive disasters! With an engaging layout, and spectacular photos, illustrations, diagrams and infographics, the past, present and future of extreme phenomenon happening on Earth will be explained. Readers will discover causes and consequences, as well as the cutting-edge science developed through the centuries to forecast them. First-hand accounts will bring science to life, and a special section will teach kids how to prepare for these extreme events.

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    9781338769692
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    All is Revealed in Russia

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    Has Grandma Agee gone off the deep end with her new plan? Is there any chance Grandma and Agnes can meet with Russian's supreme leader, Nikita Khrushchev? Is CIA Officer Miller or Mr. Borge of EI4 (the Norwegian Intelligence Service) going to catch up to them and force them to go home? Book III in the Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure Series is full of even more surprises, takes you on another exciting ride (this time through the heart of Russia), and Reveals All! including some things you would never expect!
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    9781949085136
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    All You Knead Is Love

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    Tanya Guerrero's All You Knead Is Love is a contemporary middle grade coming-of-age novel about a twelve-year-old multiracial Filipino and Spanish girl who goes to live with her grandmother for the summer, gaining confidence through a newly discovered passion for baking, perfect for fans of Hello, Universe and Merci Suarez Changes Gears.

    Sometimes you find home where you least expect it.

    Twelve-year-old Alba doesn't want to live with her estranged grandmother in Barcelona. She wants to stay with her mom, even if that means enduring her dad's cutting comments to them both.

    But in her new home, Alba forms a close relationship with her grandmother, gains a supportive father figure and new friends, and even discovers a passion and talent for baking. And through getting to know the city her mother used to call home, Alba starts to understand her mother better--and may just be able to make their family whole again.

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    9780374314231
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    Allergic: A Graphic Novel

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    A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!

    At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with getting ready for a new baby, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie loves animals and thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!

    Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd draws on her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.

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    9781338568905
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