Goblin Secrets
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This was the kind of book I find hard to put down – there’s lots of action, imagination and mystery. No wonder it won the 2012 National Book Award.
The Whites Of Their Eyes
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Benjamin and Jill are so over being intimidated by Mr. Lyman, and now, its war. These kids are smart, but are they smart enough to outwit Lyman? There’s enough action and mystery here to keep readers coming back for more.
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?

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