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  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street [downloadable ebook]

    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street2008

    by Jeanne Birdsall

    (19,671)

    Summary: The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn't quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick's sister has decided it's time for him to...  more »

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  • For keeps [downloadable ebook]

    For keeps2010

    by Natasha Friend

    (2,249)

    Summary: Just as sixteen-year-old Josie and her mother finally begin trusting men enough to start dating seriously, the father Josie never knew comes back to town and shakes up what was already becoming a difficult mother-daughter relationship.

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  • A million miles from Boston [downloadable ebook]

    A million miles from Boston2011

    by Karen Day

    (168)

    Summary: Rising seventh-grader Lucy plans on a perfect summer at the Maine lake where her family has owned a cottage for decades, but family of a classmate she dislikes has bought a home there and her widowed father is bringing a girlfriend to visit.

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  • Saving Zasha [downloadable audiobook]

    Saving Zasha2011

    by Randi G Barrow

    (2,524)

    Summary: World War II has just ended when Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It's dangerous, some say traitorous, to own a German dog after Germany attacked Russia, so...  more »

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  • Bittersweet summer [downloadable ebook]

    Bittersweet summer2012

    by Anne Warren Smith

    (64)

    Summary: Nine-year-old Katie and her four-year-old brother, Tyler, have an emotional summer during which their father considers moving them to Portland and they are surprised by a visit with their mother, a country singer.

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  • Almost perfect [downloadable ebook]

    Almost perfect2009

    by Brian Katcher

    (8,511)

    Summary: With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan feels alone and unloved until a zany new student arrives at his small-town Missouri high school, keeping a big secret.

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  • A monster calls [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    A monster calls / a novel2011

    by Patrick Ness

    (222,515)

    Summary: Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

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  • The sorta sisters [downloadable ebook]

    The sorta sisters2007

    by Adrian Fogelin

    Summary: In Florida, Anna Casey lives with what she hopes is the last in a long line of foster mothers, and Mica Delano lives with her father on their small boat, and when the two of them begin corresponding, they discover they have a lot in common.

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  • Johnny Swanson [downloadable ebook]

    Johnny Swanson2011

    by Eleanor Updale

    (181)

    Summary: In 1929 England, eleven-year-old Johnny Swanson helps his widowed mother by starting a newspaper advertising scam, which leads him to a real-life murder mystery that places his mother in mortal danger.

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  • My one hundred adventures [downloadable ebook]

    My one hundred adventures2008

    by Polly Horvath

    (1,647)

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Jane, who lives at the beach in a run-down old house with her mother, two brothers, and sister, has an eventful summer accompanying her pastor on bible deliveries, meeting former...  more »

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  • My one hundred adventures [downloadable audiobook]

    My one hundred adventures2008

    by Polly Horvath

    (1,647)

    Summary: An ambitious 12-year-old named Jane has spent numerous summers with family and friends but now is ready for more adventurous times. The summer brings her an abundance of memorable encounters and...  more »

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  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street [downloadable audiobook]

    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street2008

    by Jeanne Birdsall

    (19,671)

    Summary: The Penderwick sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn't quite what they had in mind ... Mr. Penderwick's sister has decided it's time for him to...  more »

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  • The real question [downloadable ebook]

    The real question2006

    by Adrian Fogelin

    Summary: Fisher Brown, a sixteen-year-old over-achiever, is on the verge of academic burnout when he impulsively decides to stop cramming for the SATs for one weekend and accompany his ne'er-do-well neighbor to an out-of-town job repairing a roof.

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  • The Penderwicks [downloadable ebook] / a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy

    The Penderwicks / a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy2005

    by Jeanne Birdsall

    (49,894)

    Summary: While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four young sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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  • Joey Pigza swallowed the key [downloadable audiobook]

    Joey Pigza swallowed the key2003

    by Jack Gantos

    (16,367)

    Summary: To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

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  • The one hundredth thing about Caroline [downloadable ebook]

    The one hundredth thing about Caroline1983

    by Lois Lowry

    (357)

    Summary: When their mother starts to date the mystery man on the fifth floor who has been instructed by his agent to "eliminate the children" by the first of May, eleven-year-old Caroline and her older...  more »

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  • The exact location of home

    The exact location of home2017

    by Kate Messner

    (598)

    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.

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    Call #: J F MESSNER

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • The line tender
    Staff Pick

    The line tender2019

    by Kate Allen

    (3,029)

    Summary: "Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier." -- Provided by publisher

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    Call #: J F ALLEN

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Saving Zasha

    Saving Zasha2011

    by Randi G Barrow

    Series: Zasha Series

    (2,524)

    Summary: In 1945 Russia, those who own German shepherds are considered traitors, but thirteen-year-old Mikhail and his family are determined to keep the dog a dying man brought them, while his classmate Katia strives to learn his secret.

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    Call #: J F BARROW

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Also known as Harper

    Also known as Harper2009

    by Ann Haywood Leal

    (1,633)

    Summary: Writing poetry helps fifth-grader Harper Lee Morgan cope with her father's absence, being evicted, and having to skip school to care for her brother while their mother works, and things look even...  more »

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    Call #: J F LEAL

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

    The Penderwicks on Gardam Street2008

    by Jeanne Birdsall

    Series: The Penderwicks - #2

    (19,658)

    Summary: The four Penderwick sisters are faced with the unimaginable prospect of their widowed father dating, and they hatch a plot to stop him.

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    Call #: J F BIRDSALL

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Home in the woods

    Home in the woods2019

    by Eliza Wheeler , illustrator

    (1,164)

    Summary: During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tar-paper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. Based on the author's grandmother's childhood; includes historical notes.

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    Call #: E WHEELER

    Location: Picture Books

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  • The Penderwicks in spring

    The Penderwicks in spring2015

    by Jeanne Birdsall

    Series: Penderwicks Series

    (7,987)

    Summary: As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger's expected return from the war to Batty's new dog-walking business, but her plans to...  more »

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    Call #: J F BIRDSALL

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Saving Zasha [CD book]

    Saving Zasha2011

    by Randi G Barrow (read by Roger Mueller )

    Series: Zasha Series

    (2,524)

    Summary: World War II has just ended when Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It's dangerous, some say traitorous, to own a German dog after Germany attacked Russia, so...  more »

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    Call #: J CD BOOK F BARROW

    Location: Junior CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Five little Peppers and how they grew

    Five little Peppers and how they grew2000

    by Margaret Sidney

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (23,574)

    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.

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    Call #: J F SIDNEY

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Batting order

    Batting order2019

    by Mike Lupica

    (100)

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Matt Baker is the best all-rounder on his baseball team, but can he help Big Ben Roberson improve his hitting and stand up to his father?

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    Call #: J F LUPICA

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lemons

    Lemons2017

    by Melissa Savage

    (1,997)

    Summary: After her mother dies in 1975, ten-year-old Lemonade must live with her grandfather in a small town famous for Bigfoot sightings and soon becomes friends with Tobin, a quirky Bigfoot investigator.

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    Call #: J F SAVAGE

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Lemons [CD book]

    Lemons2017

    by Melissa Savage (read by Tara Sands)

    (2,017)

    Summary: Lemonade (Lem) Liberty Witt is forced to live with a grandfather she's never met after her mother passes away. She meets eleven-year-old Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives Inc., who is the sole...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J CD BOOK F SAVAGE

    Location: Junior CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Pie in the sky

    Pie in the sky2019

    by Remy Lai

    (1,491)

    Summary: When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he's landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn't speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his...  more »

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    Call #: J F LAI

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A dog called Homeless

    A dog called Homeless2012

    by Sarah Lean

    (2,999)

    Summary: "Fifth-grader Cally Louise Fisher stops talking, partly because her father and brother never speak of her mother who died a year earlier, but visions of her mother, friendships with a homeless man...  more »

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    Call #: J F LEAN

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lumber camp library

    Lumber camp library2002

    by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

    (354)

    Summary: Ruby wants to be a teacher, but after her father's death in a logging accident she must quit school to care for her ten brothers and sisters, until a chance meeting with a lonely old blind woman transforms her life.

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    Call #: J F KINSEY-WARNOCK

    Location: Junior Fiction

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  • Out of left field [Playaway]

    Out of left field2018

    by Ellen Klages

    (803)

    Summary: In 1957, ten-year-old Katy Gordon fights to be allowed to play Little League baseball and uses what she learns about civil rights and the history of female baseball players to challenge the league ban on girls.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J PLAYAWAY F KLAGES

    Location: Junior Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Finding Langston [eBook]

    Finding Langston2018

    by Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Summary: Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

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  • Finding Langston [eAudio]

    Finding Langston2018

    by Lesa Cline-Ransome

    (2,659)

    Summary: Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

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  • Just under the clouds

    Just under the clouds2018

    by Melissa Sarno

    (579)

    Summary: Since her father's death, Cora, twelve, longs for a permanent home for herself, her special-needs sister, and their mother while navigating middle school and studying trees using her father's field notes.

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    Call #: J F SARNO

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Finding Langston

    Finding Langston2018

    by Lesa Cline-Ransome

    (2,628)

    Summary: Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

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    Call #: J F CLINE-RANSOME

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sweeping up the heart [eAudio]

    Sweeping up the heart2019

    by Kevin Henkes

    (1,441)

    Summary: "Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her father--a cranky and stubborn English professor--has decided Florida is too much adventure....  more »

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  • Sweeping up the heart [eBook]

    Sweeping up the heart2019

    by Kevin Henkes

    (1,441)

    Summary: "Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her father--a cranky and stubborn English professor--has decided Florida is too much adventure....  more »

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  • Sweeping up the heart

    Sweeping up the heart2019

    by Kevin Henkes

    (1,441)

    Summary: "Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her father--a cranky and stubborn English professor--has decided Florida is too much adventure....  more »

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    Call #: J F HENKES

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lemons

    Lemons2018

    by Melissa Savage

    (2,018)

    Summary: After her mother dies in 1975, ten-year-old Lemonade must live with her grandfather in a small town famous for Bigfoot sightings and soon becomes friends with Tobin, a quirky Bigfoot investigator.

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    Call #: J F SAVAGE

    Location: Junior Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details