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  • Topic 2

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    Rumble Tum

    Rumble Tum


    Stephanie True Peters

    With help from her brother and parents, Beth takes very good care of her new kitten, Rumble Tum, but when she closes her eyes for a moment one stormy day, her beloved pet disappears.

    This is an E = Everybody book (a fiction picture book)
    • Topic 3

      Cicada summer

      Cicada Summer


      Andrea Beaty

      Twelve-year-old Lily misses her brother, and has not spoken since the accident she feels she could have prevented, but the summer Tinny comes to town she is the only one who realizes Lily's secret.

      This is one of our fiction chapter books.

      • Topic 4

        Claim to fame

        Claim to Fame


        Margaret Peterson Haddix

        Sixteen-year-old Lindsay, a former child star whose career ended when she developed the ability to hear what anyone, anywhere says about her and apparently suffered a nervous breakdown, comes to see this as an asset when, after her father's death, she learns that she is not alone.

        This is one of our fiction chapter books.

        • Topic 5

          I m the biggest thing

          I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean


          Kevin Sherry

          A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.

          This is one of our fiction picture books

          • Topic 6

            Keepers of the school

            Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School


            Andrew Clements

            Sixth-grader Ben Pratt's life is full of changes that he does not like--his parents' separation and the plan to demolish his seaside school to build an amusement park--but when the school janitor gives him a tarnished coin with some old engravings and then dies, Ben is drawn into an effort to keep the school from being destroyed.

            This is one of our fiction chapter books. It is the first in a series.

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