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  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    Judy Blume

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 29, 2014)
    Margaret shares her secrets and her spirituality in this iconic Judy Blume novel, beloved by millions, that now has a fresh new look.Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends—Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong. But none of them can believe Margaret doesn’t have religion, and that she isn’t going to the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don’t know is Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything—family, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush. Margaret is funny and real, and her thoughts and feelings are oh-so-relatable—you’ll feel like she’s talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.
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  • Daddy Calls Me Man

    Angela Johnson, Rhonda Mitchell

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Sept. 1, 2000)
    "This story...consists of four short verses about the happy home life of a young African-American boy. Family love and the shared stories and symbols that connect the generations are pervasive themes." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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  • Forever . . .

    Judy Blume

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 29, 2014)
    Is there a difference between first love and true love? Judy Blume’s groundbreaking novel about teen sexuality has a fresh new look.The bed is brass, covered with a patchwork quilt, and “nice and firm,” Michael says, “in case you’re interested.” Katherine is interested. Katherine and Michael are in love, and Katherine knows it’s forever—especially after she loses her virginity to him. But when they’re separated for the summer, she begins to have feelings for another boy. What does this say about her love for Michael? And what does “forever” mean, anyway? Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?
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  • Forever . . .

    Judy Blume

    Hardcover (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 29, 2014)
    Is there a difference between first love and true love? Judy Blume’s groundbreaking novel about teen sexuality has a fresh new look.The bed is brass, covered with a patchwork quilt, and “nice and firm,” Michael says, “in case you’re interested.” Katherine is interested. Katherine and Michael are in love, and Katherine knows it’s forever—especially after she loses her virginity to him. But when they’re separated for the summer, she begins to have feelings for another boy. What does this say about her love for Michael? And what does “forever” mean, anyway? Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?
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  • Blubber

    Judy Blume

    Hardcover (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 29, 2014)
    What happens when teasing goes too far? This classic middle grade novel from Judy Blume addresses the timeless topic of bullying and has a fresh new look.“Blubber is a good name for her,” the note from Caroline said about Linda. Jill crumpled it up and left it on the corner of her school desk. She didn’t want to think about Linda or her dumb report on whales just then. Jill wanted to think about Halloween. But Robby grabbed the note and before Linda stopped talking it had gone halfway around the room. There was something about Linda that made a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they could go…but nobody, Jill least of all, expected the fun to end where it did.
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  • Boats Float!

    George Ella Lyon, Benn Lyon, Mick Wiggins

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, Sept. 1, 2015)
    Set sail into the world of boats in this buoyant companion to Trucks Roll! and Planes Fly!Sails and engines paddles and oars make the trip from shore to shore. Boats float! From steamships to ghostships, to the little and big in-between ships, this fun, rhyming book explores a wide array of boats. The third in George Ella Lyon’s transportation series, Boats Float! Takes to the seas with dynamic illustrations that will keep even the youngest of readers eager to turn the page.
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  • Then Again, Maybe I Won't

    Judy Blume

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 29, 2014)
    Get a guy’s perspective on adolescent hang-ups in this classic Judy Blume novel, now with a fresh new look.“That’s an interesting way to solve the problem, Tony.” Miss Tobin is talking about a math problem on the blackboard, but Tony is thinking about real problems. If his parents or his friend Joel or Joel’s sixteen-year-old sister Lisa knew what Tony was thinking about a lot of the time, they’d probably freak out. About snitching on Joel, who Tony knows is a shoplifter. About watching Lisa undress each night and liking what he sees. About money and the changes money makes in people (especially his mother). Hung up at thirteen. That’s Tony Miglione—especially this morning in math class in front of Miss Tobin, for everyone to see...
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  • Ring! Yo?

    Chris Raschka

    Hardcover (DK Publishing, March 1, 2000)
    In a conversation on the telephone, the two friends from Yo! Yes? one black and one whitehave a disagreement and then make up.By the creator of Like Likes Like.
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  • Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet: Selections from the People Pieces

    Jo Carson

    Hardcover (Orchard Books, April 1, 1989)
    A collection of first-person poems taken from the actual conversations of Appalachian people
  • The Great Good Thing

    Roderick Townley

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Oct. 1, 2002)
    Sylvie had an amazing life, but she didn't get to live it very often.Sylvie has been a twelve-year-old princess for more than eighty years, ever since the book she lives in was first printed. She's the heroine, and her story is exciting -- but that's the trouble. Her story is always exciting in the same way. Sylvie longs to get away and explore the world outside the confines of her book.When she breaks the cardinal rule of all storybook characters and looks up at the Reader, Sylvie begins a journey that not even she could have anticipated. And what she accomplishes goes beyond any great good thing she could have imagined...
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  • One Lucky Girl

    DK Publishing, George Ella Lyon, Irene Trivas

    Hardcover (DK CHILDREN, March 1, 2000)
    Even though their trailer is destroyed by a tornado one summer Sunday in 1961, Nick's family is grateful because they find his baby sister alive still in her crib. By the author of Book.
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  • Hannah and the Whistling Teakettle

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK CHILDREN, March 1, 2000)
    When she goes to visit her grandparents in the Bronx, Hannah wonders if her grandmother will consider the whistling tea kettle Hannah is bringing a necessity worth keeping when it helps to foil a robbery.
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