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Been there, done that : school dazed / Winchell, Mike
School dazed
"To some kids, school means homework, bus rides, or band practice. To others it means bullies, tough teachers, or pranking the substitute. In this second collection in the Been There, Done That series, authors describe a standout story from their school days. As with the first anthology, each author will contribute a narrative nonfiction account that serves as the inspiration for an original fictional short story. The contributing award-winning and best-selling middle-grade authors include Holly Goldberg Sloan, Kelly Starling Lyons, Tommy Greenwald, Wendy Mass, Bruce Hale, Jacqueline West, Ellen Yeomans, Vince Evans, Nate Evans, Sarah Prineas, Steve Sheinkin, Shaun Hutchinson, Don Tate, Varian Johnson, Howard Cruse, Meg Medina, and Bruce Coville"--Provided by publisher.

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Cake and confessions / Remington, Laurel.

Scarlett's blog has found success beyond her wildest dreams. A TV show is in the cards, and the Secret Cooking Club has several new members. What's more, her mom is getting married, and Scarlett is baking the wedding cake. Everything is perfect ... or is it?


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Howl of the Wind Dragon / Howells, Graham

The wizard Astrid is planning to cast the False Life spell which will bring to life the bones of giant ancient beasts and allow her to conquer all the kingdoms; in order to prevent her the Dragon Masters must find the Wind Dragon, the final dragon needed to undo the spell--but that dragon and her Dragon Master are captives, and it is up to Drake and his friends to rescue them, and hope they are in time to stop Astrid.

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One smart sheep / Manning, Jane

Loyalty -- Fiction.
Problem solving -- Fiction.
Sheep -- Fiction.

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Out of my heart / Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Because she loves horses but is scared of them, Melody wants to conquer her fears, so she hopes a summer camp will be the place to welcome someone with cerebral palsy who wants to learn to ride.

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Power of a princess : a more than a princess novel / Baker, E. D.

Aislin, with a carefully chosen group of girls who are brave and loyal but not typical companions for a princess, sets out to restore balance and peace among magical creatures.


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Strange birds : a field guide to ruffling feathers / Pérez, Celia C.

After Ofelia, Aster, Cat, and Lane fail to persuade a local girls club to change an outdated tradition, they form an alternative group that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. Includes tips for beginning birders, characteristics of crystals, a cookie recipe, tips for aspiring journalists, directions for creating badges, and facts about the killing of birds for fashion.

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The breadwinner / Ellis, Deborah

Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban. Women cannot appear in public unless covered head to toe, go to school, or work outside the home, so the family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan.