middle school

Enchanted

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Brooke is having a rather bad time of it at her new school. She’s been dubbed a dork by her classmates. Her poor sense of direction leaves her unable to get to school or go home without a guide. And…

Awkward

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  Awkward, adj.1. Embarrassing or inconvenient; caused by lack of social grace: Penelope “Peppi” Torres, is starting middle school in a new town and automatically stumbles into an awkward moment in public. Adorable, adj. 1. Very attractive or delightful; charming:…

A Walk Through Dinosaurland

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  Matthew has bought a ticket to Dinosaurland with one purpose in mind: he needs to ask the Tyrannosaurus Rex an important question. When he arrives, he is greeted by John, a tour guide with more than a passing resemblance…

Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien

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    After pausing to recover from an illness and to draw the Harry Potter paperback covers, Kibushi returns with the anxiously awaited book six in his Amulet series. Plunging in where volume five left off, Amulet #6: Escape From…

The Great American Dust Bowl

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    The Dust Bowl was a time in American history when conditions on the plains got so bad that some people thought it was the apocalypse. Over-farming, deforestation, and drought created dust storms of magnificent proportions that took over…

Diabetes and Me

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    You may hesitate to pick up a book that sounds like an educational brochure for kids recently diagnosed with diabetes if you’re not one. That’s a crying shame, because Diabetes and Me is a surprisingly great read for…

March: Book One

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      After years of schoolwork, countless documentaries, and numerous film adaptations, the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s seems so familiar to us that we may feel there is no new way to approach it. I’m happy to say that March:…

Dogs of War

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    Not all soldiers are human, and some of the most valuable enlisted animals are dogs. Dogs of War glorifies the stories of three heroic canines assisting U.S. troops in World War I, World War II, and Vietnam. Though…

This One Summer

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  Every year Rose and her parents go to a lake house on Awago beach. The summer is normally full of swimming, campfires, and other warm-weather fun with her summertime best friend Windy. However, this year is different. Rose’s parents…