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|Author||: Barbara O'Connor|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)|
Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.
|Author||: Gail Carson Levine|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored -- until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto! Everything changes. Now Wilma has more best friends than she can keep track of and forty dates to the Graduation Night Dance; and someone is writing her love poetry. What more could she want? Nothing! But will it last? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again? From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern-day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want to be liked for who we are.
|Author||: Chris Turnham,Kyo Maclear|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways. The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round.
|Author||: Alex Lemon|
|Editor||: Milkweed Editions|
In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance and candor. Whether in unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload or tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, Lemon blurs that nebulous line between the personal and the pop-cultural. These poems are full of frenetic energy and images pleasantly, strangely colliding: jigsaws and bathtubs and kung-fu and X-rays. It's a distinct brand of edginess that readers of Lemon will once again applaud. A lean and muscular collection, The Wish Book marks a new high in this poet's unstoppable career.
|Author||: Chris Saunders|
|Editor||: words & pictures|
Wish is a touching story about the power of kindess and the magic of friendship with beautiful and emotive illustrations from Chris Saunders. Rabbit has never had a wish before but one day he gets not one, but three! He asks his friends what they would do if they had a wish and, being selfless and kind, Rabbit grants all three wishes to his friends.They are so grateful for his kindness and genorisity they share their wishes with him.
|Author||: Lori Evert|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
Celebrate the season with this New York Times bestselling wintry tale that will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor all winter long! In the merry tradition of classics like The Polar Express, this special picture book captures the holiday spirit. This is a timeless classic one to reread every year and savor all winter long! Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves.So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, extraordinary photographs, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season. And don't miss the other "Wish" books: The Reindeer Wish The Tiny Wish The Brave Little Puppy The Puppy's Wish The Polar Bear Wish
|Author||: Matthew Cordell|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
A parent's ode to "anticipatory joy," by Caldecott Award-winner Matthew Cordell. The sweet companion to Dream and Hope. As an elephant couple embarks on their life together, thoughts of children are far away -- at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it's only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true. This "deceptively simple" story celebrates the profound joy of becoming a parent.
|Author||: Kami Kinard|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
For anyone who's ever felt that boys were a different species.... Wildly creative seventh grader Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. She's going to take notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a seemingly simple question: How can she get a boyfriend? But Kara's project turns out to be a lot more complicated than she imagined. Soon there are secrets, lies, and an embarrassing incident in the boy's bathroom. Plus, Kara has to deal with mean girls, her slightly spacey BFF, and some surprising uses for duct tape. Still, if Kara's research leads her to the right boy, everything may just be worth it. . . . Full of charts and graphs, heart and humor, this hilarious debut will resonate with tweens everywhere.
|Author||: Kyo Maclear|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways. The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.
|Author||: Eoin Colfer|
|Editor||: Disney Electronic Content|
Eoin Colfer has made millions of fans around the world with his much-loved character, Artemis Fowl, the star of his hugely best-selling series. Now, in a beautifully written novel that is already breaking records in his native Ireland, Colfer introduces readers to a lovable but troubled heroine, who has been given the opportunity for a special kind of redemption.Meg Finn is in trouble-unearthly trouble.
|Author||: Andrea Koehle Jones|
Inspiring and uplifting, The Wish Trees is rooted in the idea that every child can help make the world a better place. Pre-readers and early readers will love turning the pages to reveal children planting Wish Trees and making wishes. Kids will discover the wonder of trees and enjoy searching for different animals and signs with each new page. Thoughtful, empowering and beautifully written by Canadian writer Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees features adorable and engaging illustrations by talented Venezuelan children's book illustrator Alicia Padron.
|Author||: Sandra Schwartz|
|Editor||: Lindhardt og Ringhof|
Vigga laughs. "You have to put the eyelash on top of your chest, and then you can wish." I roll my eyes. "Come on!" "That‘s how it is," Vigga says. "There are rules for all wishes." Frida does not believe in wish magic. When she loses and eyelash, Vigga and Runa gets her to make a wish. It is as if Vigga has bewitched Runa with her magic stuff. But then the wish comes true ... "Sandra Schwartz has managed to write yet another amazing book, and with the prettiest illustrations from Lars Horneman, it hits you right in the heart." - www.bogormenogmig.wordpress.dk A series about the everyday struggles of three girls and their friendship, with just a hint of magic... Sandra Schwartz was born in 1979, and currently lives in Valby, Denmark with her husband and two kids. Growing up her mother would often take her to the most magical place in the world – the library. And her grandmother would make up dramatic stories about the Kitchen knife that went down the drain and had amazing adventures all over the world. She writes in several different genres, but her biggest passion is writing books for children and young adults.
|Author||: Lisa Papademetriou|
|Editor||: Scholastic Paperbacks|
Struggling with her parents' divorce and family's financial crisis, Hayley discovers her talent for baking cupcakes at her grandmother's tea shop at the same time her best friend pursues other friendships and the PTA considers banning cupcakes.
|Author||: Sarah Aronson|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
Happily Ever After? Not so fast! With two levels of fairy godmother training behind her, Isabelle is actually looking forward to Level Three. But when half the trainees go on strike, regular training seems to go up in sparkles again. But Isabelle's too close to becoming a real fairy godmother to let her skills get rusty. And when she finds out her first two princesses are unhappy at summer camp, she has to do something! Can Isabelle grant a few wishes without crossing the picket line?
|Author||: Tara McCarton|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
The Wish is a magical story about two young fairies, Audrey and Vivienne, who live in a colorful village. Audrey does not speak with words yet, and Vivienne is kind and includes Audrey in all that she does. They are surprised by a fairy godmother that grants them three wishes, and what they do with these wishes will warm your heart and spread joy and kindness to all who read this book. The Wish will inspire and teach everyone about kindness, inclusion, and the value of focusing on the ability in disability. www.audreymccarton.com
|Author||: Lisa Ann Scott|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
When Brooke rescues a fairy from the clutches of her cat, she is granted seven wishes. She can't wait to see what magic she can create -- but as everyone knows, you have to be careful what you wish for!
|Author||: Audrey Carlan|
|Editor||: HQN Books|
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon Calendar Girl series brings readers a poignant and honest look at life’s most complicated relationships. When their mother passed away, Evie Ross and her sister were each given a stack of letters, one to be opened every year on their birthday; letters their free-spirited mother hoped would inspire and guide them through adulthood. But although Evie has made a successful career, her desire for the stability and security she never had from her parents has meant she’s never experienced the best life has to offer. But the discovery of more letters hidden in a safe-deposit box points to secrets her mother held close, and possibly a new way for Evie to think about her family, her heart and her dreams. “Audrey Carlan has created a gem of a story about sisterhood, love, second chances, and the kind of wanderlust that won’t be silenced, reminding us that sometimes the most important journey is the one we take home.” —Lexi Ryan, New York Times bestselling author
|Author||: Robyn Carr|
Come back to Thunder Point! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River series, book 7 in her beloved Thunder Point novels, where second chances can be complicated, but finding love might be simple… Grace Dillon was a champion figure skater until she moved to Thunder Point, Oregon, to escape the ruthless world of fame and competition. Though she’s proud of the quiet, self-sufficient life she’s created running a successful flower shop, she knows something is missing. Her life could use a little excitement. In a community where there are few eligible singles, high school teacher Troy Headly appoints himself Grace’s fun coach. When he suggests a little companionship with no strings attached, Grace is eager to take him up on his offer, and the two enjoy…getting to know each other. But things get complicated when Grace’s past catches up with her, and she knows that’s not what Troy signed up for. Faced with losing her, Troy realizes Grace is more than just a friend with benefits. He’s determined to help her fight for the life she always wished for but never believed she could have—and maybe they can find real love along the way. First published in 2015
|Author||: Catherine Chidgey|
|Editor||: Random House|
'A wonderful new talent' Nick Hornby Germany, 1939. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin. Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Both children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Drawn together as Germany’s hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theatre amidst the rubble of Berlin. The days they spend there together will shape the rest of their lives. Winner of the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction