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  • The Ambrose deceptionThe Ambrose deception

    Ecton, Emily, author.

    Three Chicago students, Melissa, Wilf, and Bondi, are unlikely participants in a competition for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, unaware that there is much more at stake.

  • The key to every thingThe key to every thing

    Schmatz, Pat, author.

    "Tash doesn't want to go to camp, doesn't want to spend the summer with a bunch of strangers, doesn't want to be separated from the only two people she has ever been able to count on: her uncle Kevin, who saved her from foster care, and Cap'n Jackie, who lives next door. Camp turns out to be pretty fun, actually, but when Tash returns home, Cap'n Jackie is gone. And Tash needs her -- the made-up stories of dolphin-dragons, the warm cookies that make everything all right after a fight, the key Cap'n Jackie insists has magic in it. The Captain has always said that all Tash has to do is hold it tight and the magic will come. Is it true? And can the key bring Cap'n Jackie back?"--from dust jacket.

  • The miscalculations of Lightning GirlThe miscalculations of Lightning Girl

    McAnulty, Stacy, author.

    A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.

  • The monarchs are missingThe monarchs are missing : a butterfly mystery

    Hirsch, Rebecca E.

    Monarch butterfly populations have been declining for the last two decades, and scientists aren't sure why. This book takes readers on a quest to discover what is happening and what scientists know. --

  • Abraham Lincoln's dueling wordsAbraham Lincoln's dueling words

    Bowman, Donna Janell, author.

    Abraham Lincoln was known for his sense of humor. But in 1842, early in his adult life, it nearly got him into trouble. He had to use his imagination to save his career--and maybe even his life.

  • HOW SWEET THE SOUND : THE STORY OFAMAZING GRACEHOW SWEET THE SOUND : THE STORY OFAMAZING GRACE

  • CuriosityCuriosity : the story of a Mars rover

    Motum, Markus, author, illustrator.

    "Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars and now she's ready to guide you through her journey firsthand. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosity and her mission: to discover more about the red planet and search for evidence of life"--Jacket.

  • Camp PandaCamp Panda : helping cubs return to the wild

    Thimmesh, Catherine, author.

    From the Sibert medal winning author of TEAM MOON and the bestselling GIRLS THINK OF EVERYTHING comes a riveting, timely account of panda conservation efforts in China, perfect for budding environmentalists and activists.

  • Stinkiest!Stinkiest! : 20 smelly animals

    Jenkins, Steve, 1952-, author, illustrator.

    Describes the odors that some animals have developed to stay safe and thrive in their environments, including the striped skunk, the bombardier beetle, and the honey badger.

  • Fairy spellFairy spell : how two girls convinced the world that fairies are real

    Nobleman, Marc Tyler, author.

    The true story of British cousins who fooled the world for more than 60 years with a remarkable hoax: photographs of real fairies. Exquisitely illustrated with art by Eliza Wheeler as well as the original photos taken by the girls.

  • Otis and Will discover the deepOtis and Will discover the deep : the record-setting dive of the Bathysphere

    Rosenstock, Barb, author.

    "A biographical account of engineer Otis Barton and naturalist Will Beebe's record-setting descent into the deep ocean in their Bathysphere craft, making the men the first humans to witness deep sea creatures in their natural habitat"--

  • VERNON IS ON HIS WAYVERNON IS ON HIS WAY

  • Chasma knightsChasma knights

    Petty, Kate Reed, author.

    Unable to catalyze with the magical toys of her world, Beryl spends her time turning broken toys into new creations, but when Coro, a powerful Oxygen Knight, discovers her secret, she wants in on the fun.

  • Prayers for young childrenPrayers for young children

    Steinkühler, Martina, author.

  • The truth about dolphinsThe truth about dolphins

    Eaton, Maxwell, author, illustrator.

    "Did you know that baby dolphins are usually born tail-first? Did you know that each dolphin has a unique whistle (like a human's fingerprints) that makes them instantly recognizable to their friends? Did you know that killer whales are actually a kind of dolphin?" -- Dust jacket.

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