Fear Itself
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Benjamin and Jill have figured out the first clue and found the first of the five safeguards. However, if they use it, they might just make things worse for themselves and the school. This series will have kids waiting impatiently for the next title so that they can find out what happens next.
We The Children
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Benjamin Pratt’s old school is about to be torn down to make room for an amusement park. That’s sounds pretty cool, but Benjamin and his friend Jill think there’s something fishy going on with the whole deal. These two kids with the help of five mysterious clues have only 28 days to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late. This is another good read from master storyteller Andrew Clements.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
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This is a brilliant collection of monologues which clearly and cleverly illuminate the lives of the young in the Middle Ages. Winner of the Newbery Medal – need I say more?
Will Sparrow's Road
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Cushman works her usual magic with her first major male hero. After his mother abandoned him and his father sold him, Will is on the run. Will he ever be able to trust anyone ever again?
Sick Day
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Very short sentences and lots of repetition combined with a simple story and McPhail’s wonderful illustrations make this feel better book a winner.
Never Kick A Ghost: And Other Silly Chillers
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Here is a collection of fun ghost stories and poems adapted from folklore for those just beginning to read.
Hugo
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Where else can you enjoy an innocent children's fantasy married with an love of the magic of cinema? This is a film for the entire family.
Ghost Knight
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When eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft’s mother sends him to father’s old boarding school in Salsbury, he feels as if he’s been banished. He’s determined to be miserable, though not as determined as the five vengeful ghosts who are out to kill him. So begins a good ghost story told by one of the stars of children's fiction.
Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater
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Here’s another clever, zany adventure with those silly cows Minnie and Moo. It’s the farmer’s birthday, and while Minnie decides to give the farmer one of her cream puffs, Moo knits him a sweater. This sweater though has one sleeve longer than the other, it has a lump in it and it sneezes when washed. Oh, by the way, has anyone seen Elvis?
Elvis the Rooster Almost Goes to Heaven
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Elvis the Rooster has a very high opinion of himself, and rightly so since his crows bring the sun up every morning. But when a bug flies into his mouth so that he fails to crow and the sun rises anyway, Elvis is devastated. He’s ready to go to heaven. Will Little Willie’s zany plan give Elvis his pluck back?
Lexie
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This vacation at the sea shore isn’t quite what ten-year-old Lexie expected. Sure, this was the first time after her parents’ divorce and her mom won’t be there, but she didn’t know that her father’s new girlfriend and her two sons were going to be spending the week with them! Beautifully written, this is the story of a girl who discovers that sometimes what seems like a disaster at first, can turn out to be a good thing.
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It
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The title says it all. If you are expecting lovely, sweet poems, you are reading the wrong book. These poems are witty, edgy and fun. Children will recognize the fairytales, nursery rhymes and songs that inspired many of these poems. Ms. Levine has also included brief instructions on how to write one’s own false apology poems. This is a must have for any public library.

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