Rocketship Run
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There isn't an album by the Laurie Berkner Band I would not recommend. Her songs don't talk down to kids. With lively vocals and musical styles ranging from samba to country, this is joyful music you can dance to.
Eruption!
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What if you lived in the shadow of a volcano? Learn about how volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister, and their team work to save the lives of billions of people living under the threat of volcanic eruptions. This book features great photography.
Trapped
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This book, for a third to fourth grade reading level or above, gives a great account of the rescue of Chilean miners from 2000 feet below the ground. Great pictures, too!
Plans (Death Cab for Cutie)
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Death Cab For Cutie writes incredibly catchy songs with great lyrics. This is my favorite album by them.
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls
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This modern day Nancy Drew sets off to find her stolen purse. This book will make you smile.
Book of a Thousand Days
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I loved this twist on a girl in a tower story. Shannon Hale is a wonderful writer.
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This audiobook is read by a full cast, and is a great introduction to English village life.
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This clique of "Sarahs" is finally caught after all the pranks they have been pulling on their town.
Much Ado About Nothing
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This is a great adaptation of the Shakespeare Classic. It keeps Shakespeare's dialogue, but gives it a film noir feel. Filmed in black and white, fans of Joss Whedon will definitely recognize many of the actors from other Whedon projects.
Rapunzel's Revenge
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After freeing herself from the tower, Rapunzel ignores the prince and instead teams up with Jack (of beanstalk fame.) Together they roam the Wild West, freeing the oppressed and fighting the evil witch Gothel who had kept Rapunzel imprisoned for so long. A fun retake on the fairy tale!
Smile
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This book tells the true story of the author's dental turmoil. One day she is a perfectly normal preteen, then she has a bad fall and severely damages her front teeth. The fall-out from this goes on for years. A book for anyone who has ever not fit in. Great illustrations and story line.
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Ree is a professional but she seems more like a friend. One longs to get into a kitchen with her and be a part of those luscious meals she prepares. Another winning cookbook!

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