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Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: When motherless Alice turns thirteen she feels in-between, no longer a child but not yet a woman, and discovers that growing up can be both frustrating and wonderful.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Mix 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC NAY

Kraulis, Julie

Summary: "Pepper is getting a dress made for a special occasion. It's the first dress that has ever been made just for her, and she wants it to be perfect. But what pattern is right for her? Pepper is particular, and nothing works at first. Dotted Swiss? Too plain. Houndstooth? Not enough color. Pinstripe? Too glum. As Pepper learns about each fabric, she finds a reason why it's just not the one. Will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2017

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Grisham, John.

Summary: When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GRI

Messner, Kate

Summary: Believing his long-absent father is missing and leaving clues behind through geocaching, Zig, thirteen, relies on his love of electronics, a garage sale GPS unit, and his best friend, Gianna, to search for answers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Asch, Frank

Summary: Follows the Bear family who decides to spend the day in pajamas and eat pancakes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ASC

McDonald, Kirsten

Summary: "After a three-day rainstorm, twins Carlos and Carmen go out to play in their wet and muddy backyard--and soon their parents join in the fun" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO 2015

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Howe, James

Summary: While his friends Bobby, Joe, and Addie are spending the summer on exciting adventures, thirteen-year-old Skeezie Tookis must get a job and help around the house, and things only get worse when his long-lost father appears.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Howe 2014

Carman, Patrick

Summary: Stanley Darrow isn't sure what to expect when the mysterious Mr. Gedrick appears on his doorstep. He is certain, however, that his family could use Mr. Gedrick s help: Their lives and their house have been a mess since Stanley's dad died.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC CAR

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CAR

Berenstain, Mike

Summary: "Welcome to Bear Country! Explore the world of the Berenstain Bears, where Brother, Sister, and Honey visit exhibits, investigate caves, and return to the coziest place in town -- their tree house!" --back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperFestival, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Kuipers, Alice

Summary: Polly loves words, writing, and telling stories, so when she finds a fancy book on her doorstep labeled "Special Delivery from the Writing and Spelling Department for Polly Diamond" she is thrilled; and when she finds that anything she writes in it actually happens she is really excited--but Polly soon realizes that she has to be very careful what she writes because that kind of power can be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED KUI

Wolk, Lauren

Summary: Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a tiny skiff as an infant and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbor across the sandbar. But it isn't until the night when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD WOL

Arnaldo, Monica

Summary: "Little sisters and little brothers all long for the same few things when it comes to their older siblings: a turn to play, a place on the team, a chance to shine. Little Brothers & Little Sisters starts with four pairs of siblings in and around an apartment complex, each expressing through play and daily life the many gripes and pitfalls of younger siblings. Subtly, the narrative shifts to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ARN

López, Diana

Summary: Fifth grader Luna Ramos has a great many cousins, mostly on her father's side, but one of them, Claudia, is a source of constant annoyance; their current feud begins when Luna is punished for locking Claudia in the restroom at another cousin's quinceanera--but when there's a bullying situation at school, Luna realizes that, despite their disagreements, cousins have to stand up for each other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LOP

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: Alice experiences the joys and embarrassments of seventh grade while advising her father and older brother on their love lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin MIX 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC NAY

DiTerlizzi, Tony

Summary: When Mallory and Jared attempt to rescue Simon from goblins, they use a magical stone which enables them to see things that are normally invisible.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DIT

Baragrey, Wen Jane

Summary: "Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow, twelve, lives in a house that seems to attract trouble, so when a satellite is expected to crash she races to learn the truth about her long-lost father before it is too late." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAR

Spinelli, Eileen

Summary: Still grieving for her father, twelve-year-old Birdie struggles to adjust to many changes, including when her grandmother, her mother, and her best friends all begin dating.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION SPI

Sidney, Margaret

Summary: In New England in the late nineteenth-century, a fatherless family, happy in spite of its impoverished condition, is befriended by a very rich gentleman and his young son.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ingram Pub Services 0000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SID

James, Simon

Summary: "When Stanley's Mom has to go away for work, Stanley decides to take off, too--all the way to Mars. Can the Martian who takes his place on Earth get by in Stanley's family even in Mom's absence?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC JAM

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JAM

Reinhardt, Dana.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mother's cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick, but when her widowed mother begins dating, Drew's father's book of lists, her pet rat, and Emmett, a boy on a quest, help her cope.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD REI

Martinez-Neal, Juana

Summary: Alma quiere saber por qué su nombre es tan largo, así que Papi le cuenta a su pequeña la gran historia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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Chen, Justina

Summary: Teenager Viola Li and her sister Roz are selling bean buns at a science fiction gathering in Seattle when she suddenly collapses--she wakes up in the hospital to find that somehow she has developed an extreme case of photosensitivity (so bad that even ordinary lights can cause blisters), and somehow, in her senior year of high school, she has to craft a new life that will still include...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC CHE

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

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Summary: Shares messages about how a parent's presence and devotion can be recognized in the natural world, from a soft breeze to a shimmering star.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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Cabot, Meg.

Summary: Allie's theatrical hopes are crushed when, instead of being cast as the princess, she is given the role of the evil queen in the fourth-grade class play.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2009

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CAB

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC CAB