Penny from Heaven

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Yearling #ad - Includes an author’s note with photographs and background on World War II, internment camps, and 1950s America, as well as additional resources and websites. School’s out for summer, swim at the local pool, and penny and her cousin Frankie have big plans to eat lots of butter pecan ice cream, and cheer on their favorite baseball team—the Brooklyn Dodgers! But sometimes things don’t go according to plan.

Things can work out in the most unexpected ways!   set just after World War II, this thought-provoking novel also highlights the prejudice Penny’s Italian American family must confront because people of Italian descent were “the enemy” not long ago. Frankie is constantly getting into trouble, and Penny feels caught between the two sides of her family.

Penny from Heaven #ad - Penny’s mom doesn’t want her to swim because she’s afraid Penny will get polio. Newbery honor–winning, new york Times–bestselling, and as full of fun and adventure as it is of deeper family issues. Booklist: “holm impressively wraps pathos with comedy in this coming-of-age story, populated by a cast of vivid characters.

”. Inspired by three-time newbery honor winner jennifer Holm’s own Italian American family, Penny from Heaven is a story about families—about the things that tear them apart and the things that bring them back together. But even if the summer doesn’t exactly start as planned.

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Turtle in Paradise

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - In jennifer L. It's hot and strange, turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she's spent her life building, full of rag tag boy cousins, and as she does, scams, family secrets, and even buried pirate treasure! Before she knows what's happened, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. But then again, 11-year-old turtle is no Shirley TempleShe's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending.

Holm's new york times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. So when turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to live with relatives she's never met.

Turtle in Paradise #ad - . Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before though. A hilarious blend of family drama seasoned with a dollop of adventure. ". Filled with adventure, humor and heart,  Turtle in Paradise is an instant classic both boys and girls with love. Includes an author's note with photographs and further background on the Great Depression, as well as additional resources and websites.

Starred review,  Kirkus Reviews:"Sweet, funny and superb. Starred review,  booklist:"Just the right mixture of knowingness and hope.

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The Third Mushroom

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - In the body of a fourteen-year-old boy. Believe in the unexpected" with this hilarious, heartwarming, and much-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Fourteenth Goldfish!Ellie's grandpa Melvin is a world-renowned scientist. His feet stink, and he eats everything in the refrigerator--and Ellie is so happy to have him around.

The formula for eternal youth may be within their reach! And when Ellie's cat, gets sick, Jonas Salk, the stakes become even higher. Grandpa may not exactly fit in at middle school, but he certainly keeps things interesting. But is the key to eternal life really the key to happiness? Sometimes even the most careful experiments yield unexpected--and wonderful--results.

The Third Mushroom #ad - . When he and ellie team up for the county science fair, no one realizes just how groundbreaking their experiment will be.

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Full of Beans

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - Children will love Beans. Shelf awareness, starred"A novel as entertaining as the motion pictures Beans loves to see. The horn book magazine,  starred“Inspired by actual events, Holm’s talent for writing historical fiction is on full display. That’s one truth Beans knows for sure. Big plans. Not that beans really minds; it’s 1934, the middle of the Great Depression.

And the consequences might surprise even Beans himself. Return to the wonderful world of newbery honor Book Turtle in Paradise through the eyes of Turtle’s cousin Beans!"A surprising coming-of-age story with a remarkably honest message. The new york times"holm captures this colorful slice of Depression history with her usual vivacious wit.

Full of Beans #ad - With no jobs on the island, and no money anywhere, who can really blame the grown-ups for telling a few tales? Besides, Beans isn’t anyone’s fool. Interesting family and small-town dynamics further enrich this fascinating account of a young boy’s life in Florida’s ‘Recovery Key. Booklist, heart,  Starred"Filled with humor, and warmth.

Kirkus review, Starred"Entertaining and illuminating historical fiction. Publishers Weekly, Starred.

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The Fourteenth Goldfish

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Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - He looks a lot like ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be grandpa melvin? has he finally found the secret to eternal youth? With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality .

Holm. He’s cranky. A perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather! Galileo. He’s bossy. She misses her old best friend. She misses fifth grade. Salk. It makes you wonder what's possible. Rebecca stead, newbery medal-winning author of when You Reach MeSUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST! . And weirdly enough.

The Fourteenth Goldfish #ad - Newton. But can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. With this "warm, witty, and wise" New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L.

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Swing it, Sunny

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Scholastic Inc. #ad - . Middle school. When her gramps calls her from Florida to ask how she's doing, she always tells him she's fine. But the truth? Sunny is NOT having the best time. Not only is the whole middle school thing confusing. Because he's changed. But life at home is confusing, too. Instead, she's going to remain Sunny-side up!

Sunny misses her brother Dale, who's been sent to boarding school. Luckily sunny's got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side. But when dale comes back, she STILL misses him. Summer's over and it's time for Sunny Lewin to enter the strange and unfriendly hallways of. Because she is NOT going let all this confusion get her down.

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Sunny Side Up

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Graphix #ad - It’s full of. But the question remains -- why is sunny down in Florida in the first place? The answer lies in a family secret that won’t be secret to Sunny much longer. Really old people. Luckily, sunny isn’t the only kid around. She meets buzz, a boy who is completely obsessed with comic books, runaway cats, and soon they’re having adventures of their own: facing off against golfball-eating alligators, and mysteriously disappearing neighbors.

. When is a summer vacation not really a summer vacation?Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer. But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park. At first she thought florida might be fun -- it is the home of Disney World, after all. Old people.

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Invisible Emmie

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Balzer + Bray #ad - All the crushes, boredom, humiliations, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel. And don't miss terri Libenson's next book, Positively Izzy! This is the story of two totally different girls—quiet, outgoing, athletic Katie—and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, artistic Emmiepopular, shy, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands.

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer L. Holm, creator of the internationally syndicated, Invisible Emmie is a humorous and surprising debut graphic novel by Terri Libenson, Reuben Award-winning comic strip The Pajama Diaries.

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Positively Izzy

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Balzer + Bray #ad - Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Jennifer Holm, and Victoria Jamieson. Middle school is all about labels. Izzy is the dreamer. There’s nothing Izzy loves more than acting in skits and making up funny stories. Bri is the brain. Award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie Terri Libenson returns with a companion graphic novel that captures the drama, angst, and humor of middle-school life.

. The downside? she can never quite focus enough to get her schoolwork done. At the same time, she wishes her mom would accept her the way she is and stop bugging her to “break out of her shell” and join drama club. The girls’ lives converge in unexpected ways on the day of a school talent show, which turns out to be even more dramatic than either Bri or Izzy could have imagined.

Positively Izzy #ad - But she wants people to see there’s more to her than just a report card full of As.

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Hello, Universe

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Greenwillow Books #ad - And chet bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball. They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil.

Kaori tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. Virgil salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Winner of the newbery Medal“A charming, intriguingly plotted novel. Washington postnewbery medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.

Hello, Universe #ad - Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani hero. Readers will be instantly engrossed in this relatable neighborhood adventure and its eclectic cast of misfits. Booklistin one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways.

Valencia somerset, who is deaf, brave, is smart, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. The acclaimed and award-winning author of blackbird Fly and The Land of Forgotten Girls writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible tween voice that will appeal to fans of Thanhha Lai and Rita Williams-Garcia.

Readers across the board will flock to this book that has something for nearly everyone—humor, bullying, cross-generational relationships, self-acceptance, and a smartly fateful ending.

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Crush Berrybrook Middle School Book 3

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JY #ad - But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants? The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends.

Following the overwhelming success of awkward and brave, svetlana Chmakova's award winning Berrybrook Middle School series continues with its next installment - CRUSH!Jorge seems to have it all together.

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