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Anne's kindred spirits

Anne's kindred spirits

George, K. (Kallie), 1983- author
2020

Anne is nervous and excited to meet Diana, a neighbor girl who she just knows will be a kindred spirit. She's even more excited when she learns that she's invited to her very first picnic! Until Marilla's precious brooch goes missing and it looks like it's Anne's fault. That is, Marilla is upset and Anne's picnic adventure is now in jeopardy.

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The barren grounds

The barren grounds

Robertson, David, 1977-, author
2020

"Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home -- until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything -- including them."-- Provided by publisher.

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Dog Man. 9, Grime and punishment

Dog Man. 9, Grime and punishment

Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, artist
2020

The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree? Could a cat-headed cop replace Dog Man?

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Don't stand so close to me

Don't stand so close to me

Walters, Eric, 1957- author.
2020

"Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends can't believe their luck when spring break is extended an extra two weeks--even if it's because of some virus. But when the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic becomes apparent, everyone, not just the students, has to learn to adjust to their new reality. Quinn's father is an ER doctor and has to self-isolate to protect his family from the virus. Isaac's mother is the chief of police and now has to enforce new physical-distancing bylaws. Reese can't visit her grandmother in her care home anymore. And their entire school has moved to online classes. Sacrifices have to be made to keep everyone safe, but there's more to life than rules and scary news reports. In an effort to find some good in all this uncertainty, Quinn comes up with an idea that she hopes will bring the entire community together."--Amazon.ca.

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Graystripe's vow

Graystripe's vow

Hunter, Erin, author.
2020

"During a time of great turmoil and amid silence from StarClan, respected ThunderClan warrior Graystripe must break a promise from his past and leave his Clan behind for a quest to heal his past and uncover his future"-- Provided by publisher.

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Iggy Peck and the mysterious mansion

Iggy Peck and the mysterious mansion

Beaty, Andrea, author
2020

Iggy is delighted when Ada Twist's Aunt Bernice inherits a mansion featuring his favorite architectural periods, but unless the Questioneers can find its missing antiques, the house may be lost forever. Includes information about Art Deco and Art Nouveau, facts about unusual cats, a recipe for ice cream, and a biographical note on Ida B. Wells.

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Jo : an adaptation of Little Women (sort of)

Jo : an adaptation of Little Women (sort of)

Gros, Kathleen, author, illustrator
2020

With the start of eighth grade, Jo March decides it's time to get serious about her writing and joins the school newspaper. But even with her new friend Freddie cheering her on, becoming a hard-hitting journalist is a lot harder than Jo imagined. That's not all that's tough. Jo and her sisters--Meg, Beth, and Amy--are getting used to a new normal at home, with their dad deployed overseas and their mom, a nurse, working overtime. What does it take to figure out who you are? Jo March is about to find out.

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The list of things that will not change

The list of things that will not change

Stead, Rebecca, author
2020

Despite her parents' divorce, her father's coming out as gay, and his plans to marry his boyfriend, ten-year-old Bea is reassured by her parents' unconditional love, excited about getting a stepsister, and haunted by something she did last summer at her father's lake house.

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The longest night of Charlie Noon

The longest night of Charlie Noon

Edge, Christopher
2020

As time plays tricks and night falls without warning, Johnny, Dizzy, and Charlie, who are lost in the woods, must elude the danger that lurks in shadows and work together to find a way out. Includes note about the science behind the story.

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One time

One time

Creech, Sharon, author.
2020

Imaginative, eleven-year-old Gina, her mysterious new neighbor, Antonio, and their classmates are inspired by an unusual young teacher to see who they are and envision who they are meant to become.

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The rescued puppy and other tales

The rescued puppy and other tales

Webb, Holly, author.
2020

Read three tales of animal rescue.

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Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly adventure

Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly adventure

Kinney, Jeff, author, illustrator
2020

From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland's mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure!

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The secret kitten and other tales

The secret kitten and other tales

Webb, Holly, author.
2020

"Three heartwarming kitten stories to treasure in one book from best-selling author, Holly Webb"-- Page [4] of cover.

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A slug story

A slug story

Kujawa, Mandi, author
2020

Marcus, a young boy who feels second best at school, suffers a serious brain injury as a side effect of a virus. In hospital, and with fellow patient Emily’s help, Marcus learns to embrace who he really is as he finds ways to cope with his condition. Semi-autobiographical story, from author Mandi Kujawa, beautifully illustrated in a familiar style which will make middle-grade readers feel at ease.

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Stick Dog meets his match

Stick Dog meets his match

Watson, Tom, 1962-, author
2020

"Stick Dog and his friends chase down a meat truck and make a new friend."-- Provided by publisher.

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Toto : the Wizard of Oz as told by the dog

Toto : the Wizard of Oz as told by the dog

Morpurgo, Michael, author.
2020

"I was there," Papa Toto said, and those magic words sent shivers down my spine. It was going to be the Wizard story. "Dorothy and me were both there."We were all silent, snuggled up together, waiting, waiting.Then Papa Toto began...When a twister descends on their Kansas farm, Toto and his owner Dorothy hide in the house - only to be plucked into the air and whisked away! Coming down with a crash in the mysterious land of Oz, the pair meet a series of extraordinary characters: a scarecrow who believes he has no brains, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion who may not be as cowardly as he thinks he is. But Toto and Dorothy are desperate to return home - after all, home is home, and home is best! So they set off with their new friends on a journey down the yellow brick road to find the only person who might be able to help them: the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. But what they find might surprise them. And on the way, all of them will learn that what they think they are missing might have been there, all along...

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Turtle boy

Turtle boy

Wolkenstein, M. Evan, author
2020

Seventh-grader Will's Bar Mitzvah community service project, visiting an incurably ill older boy in the hospital, leads to a friendship that is life-changing for both them and those around them.

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Veil of shadows

Veil of shadows

Hunter, Erin, author
2020

"With an impostor leading ThunderClan, threatening to exile any cats who challenge him, a small but growing group of cats must find a way to expose the truth and return ThunderClan's rightful leader-before the tensions among the Clans erupt into war"-- Provided by publisher.

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War is over

War is over

Almond, David, 1951- author
2020

John, an English boy whose father is a World War I soldier while his mother works in a munitions factory, and who has been taught that he, too, is at war with the Germans, has a strange encounter with a German boy called Jan who is just like him.

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Wayside School beneath the Cloud of Doom

Wayside School beneath the Cloud of Doom

Sachar, Louis, 1954- author
2020

Follows the adventures and misadventures of students and staff as they cope with the effects of a large, gloomy cloud that has settled over Wayside School.

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