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Abby in Oz

Abby in Oz

Mlynowski, Sarah, author
2020

Abby, her two friends Robin and Frankie, and the annoying Penny, are in their treehouse arguing about what to do for their special school project when a tornado appears out of nowhere, scoops up the treehouse, and transports them all to the land of Oz, where they are soon confronted by Wicked Witch of the East (who is very much alive, and rather angry), and must save a story that is going completely sideways--all because of the evil Gluck.

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The blackbird girls

The blackbird girls

Blankman, Anne, author
2020

"On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work--Chernobyl--has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who've always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina's estranged grandmother, Rita Grigorievna. In their new lives in Leningrad, they begin to learn what it means to trust another person. Oksana must face the lies her parents told her all her life. Valentina must keep her grandmother's secret, one that could put all their lives in danger. And both of them discover something they've wished for: a best friend. But how far would you go to save your best friend's life? Would you risk your own? Told in alternating perspectives among three girls--Valentina and Oksana in 1986 and Rifka in 1941--this story shows that hatred, intolerance, and oppression are no match for the power of true friendship."-- Publisher's description.

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Deeplight

Deeplight

Hardinge, Frances, author
2020

The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists, and a secret fanatical cult so that he can use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt gradually and eerily transforms. How long should Hark stay loyal to his friend when he's becoming a monster and what is Hark willing to sacrifice to save him?

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Fish eyes : a book you can count on

Fish eyes : a book you can count on

Ehlert, Lois
1990

A counting book depicting the colorful fish a child might see if he turned into a fish himself.

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Ninja, ninja, never stop

Ninja, ninja, never stop

Tuell, Todd, author
2020


Notorious

Notorious

Korman, Gordon, author
2020

Told in different voices, on Centerlight Island, halfway between the United States and Canada, middle-schoolers Keenan and ZeeBee team up to seek gold rumored to be hidden there a famous gangster.

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The sticky situation

The sticky situation

Stilton, Geronimo, author
2020

"Geronimo and Trap decide to start making organic honey with the help of some beekeepers. When the honey is ready, they face up against the evil Madam No"--Provided by publisher.

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To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts

To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts

Siegel, Rebecca. author
2020

This narrative nonfiction work recounts the early years of air and space exploration and the daring exploits of America's first astronauts--both the men and women who were called upon to train.

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