Some Kind of Happiness

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents’ house and realizes the Everwood is real—and holds more mysteries than she’d ever imagined, trees covered in ash, including a family of pirates that she isn’t allowed to talk to, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones.

This happens a lot. Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. Reality and fantasy collide in this “beautiful and reflective tale” Booklist, starred review for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world in order to save herself.

Some Kind of Happiness #ad - Things finley hart doesn’t want to talk about: -Her parents, who are having problems. But they pretend like they’re not. Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she’ll first have to save herself.

With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. Never having met said grandparents. Simon byr.

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The Seventh Most Important Thing

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Yearling #ad - Remarkable. The christian Science Monitor Yearling Books. Amazingly, it’s the junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service. Working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, cardboard, foil, pieces of wood, coffee cans, lightbulbs, and mirrors.

Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. This “luminescent” kirkus reviews story of anger and art, loss and redemption will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff’s Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter’s Paperboy. Nominated for 16 state awards!an ala notable bookan ila teachers choicea kirkus reviews best book of the year  arthur T.

The Seventh Most Important Thing #ad - He can’t believe it—is he really supposed to rummage through people’s trash? But it isn’t long before Arthur realizes there’s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the “trash” he’s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine. A moving exploration of how there is often so much more than meets the eye.

Booklist, starred review   “There are so many things to love about this book. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. Inspired by the work of folk artist james Hampton, Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness.

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Small as an Elephant

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Candlewick #ad - But now she is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. A deeply perceptive look at the universal fear of abandonment. Booklist starred reviewever since jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and “spinning” wildly until it’s over.

Small as an Elephant #ad - Yearling Books. Can he find his way back to boston before the authorities realize what happened? With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties — and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Science of Breakable Things

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Yearling #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Which means it's time for natalie's friends to step up and show her that talking about a problem is like taking a plant out of a dark cupboard and giving it light. Think the fourteenth goldfish meets the thing about JELLYFISH. Named one of the best books of the year by npr * kirkus reviews * the chicago public library * "natalie's korean heritage is sensitively explored, as is the central issue of depression.

Publishers weekly"A compassionate glimpse of mental illness accessible to a broad audience. Kirkus reviews, starred review"Holy moly!!! This book made me feel. Colby sharp, teacher, editor of The Creativity Project, and cofounder of Nerdy Book Club Yearling Books. Natalie's mother has been suffering from depression, and Natalie is sure that the flowers' magic will inspire her mom to love life again.

The Science of Breakable Things #ad - There's prize money, and if she and her friends wins, then she can fly her botanist mother to see the miraculous Cobalt Blue Orchids--flowers that survive against impossible odds. With their help, love, Natalie begins an uplifting journey to discover the science of hope, and miracles. A vibrant, loving debut about the coming-of-age moment when kids realize that parents are people, too.

Hope is not. When natalie's science teacher suggests that she enter an egg drop competition, Natalie thinks that this might be the perfect solution to all of her problems.

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Nest

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Yearling #ad - Long after you finish Nest, the spirit of Chirp and her loving family will stay with you. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. But then chirp’s mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes. Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds.

I can’t wait to read her next book. Patricia reilly giff, two-time Newbery Honor–winning author Yearling Books. One can see cape cod and feel Chirp’s love for the birds wheeling overhead. Used book in Good Condition. I wanted this story to go on and on. Chirp is a marvelous character, and Joey's just plain lovable.

Nest #ad - Discovery. Nest is esther Ehrlich’s stunning debut novel. Praise for nest:"a poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship. Kirkus reviews, starred"A stunning debut, with lyrical prose and superbly developed characters. Holm, new york times bestselling author of Turtle in Paradise"Nest speaks to the heart.

Congratulations. The book is absolutely splendid and I hope everyone in the world notices.

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OCDaniel

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Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books #ad - He hopes no one notices that he’s crazy, and Raya, especially his best friend Max, the prettiest girl in school. Edgar award winner for best mystery bank street best book of the year silver birch award winner “complex and satisfying. With great voice and grand adventure, this book is about feeling different and finding those who understand.

Then daniel gets a note: “i need your help, signed, ” it says, Fellow Star Child—whatever that means. Which really means he’s the water boy. Yearling Books. Written from daniel’s point of view, this perceptive first-person narrative is sometimes painful, sometimes amusing, and always rewarding. Booklist starred review from the author of incredible Space Raiders from Space! comes a brand-new coming-of-age story about a boy whose life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder—until he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.

OCDaniel #ad - Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Actually, for example, he spends most of his time hoping no one notices his strange habits—he calls them Zaps: avoiding writing the number four, or flipping a light switch on and off dozens of times over. Used book in Good Condition. She doesn’t just notice him: she seems to peer through him.

He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cups—and hoping no one notices.

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Finding Perfect

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. 2 pencil―a crisp white pad of paper ―her neatly aligned glass animal figurinesWhat’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year.

Finding Perfect #ad - Right…? but as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. To twelve-year-old molly nathans, perfect is:―The number four―The tip of a newly sharpened No. Actually, and counting, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly's world from spinning out of control.

Fsg. Aladdin. Yearling Books. In this fresh-voiced debut novel, one girl learns there is no such thing as perfect. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Thing About Jellyfish

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Aladdin. Now available in paperback, this stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist! Everyone says that it was an accident. Little brown Books for Young Readers. An uncommonly fine first novel.

Booklist, starred review *"Has appeal well beyond a middle school audience. Kirkus reviews, starred review *"Reminiscent of works by Jennifer L. Holm and Sharon Creech. Ever. Used book in Good Condition. After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting.

The Thing About Jellyfish #ad - . Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe. And the potential for love and hope right next door. Oddlot entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.

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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria—even if it means getting a little messy. Victoria soon discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Used book in Good Condition. Aladdin. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. At the cavendish home for Boys and Girls, you will definitely learn your lesson.

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls #ad - Little brown Books for Young Readers. An atmospheric, and delightfully spooky novel for fans of Coraline, heartfelt, Splendors and Glooms, and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Victoria hates nonsense. And he’s not the only one. Lawrence does, too. But then Lawrence goes missing. Yearling Books. Or they don’t come out at all.

. Kids go in but come out…different. Fsg. He is a disaster—lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence.

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York: The Shadow Cipher

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Walden Pond Press #ad - By the present day, the puzzle has never been solved, however, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction. Tess and theo biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment—until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings.

Which means they have to solve it. An epic mission to solve one of the greatest mysteries of their time. I loved this book. It is full of twists and turns" from the Brightly. Com review, which named york: The Shadow Cipher one of the best books of 2017. Aladdin. Fsg. The book is shot through with humor, both laugh-out-loud and subtle.

York: The Shadow Cipher #ad - New york times book reviewfrom national book award finalist and printz Award winner Laura Ruby comes an epic alternate history series about three kids who try to solve the greatest mystery of the modern world: a puzzle and treasure hunt laid into the very streets and buildings of New York City. It was 1798 when the morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, and winding train lines, dazzling machines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before.

Fifty-seven years later, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher—a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, the enigmatic architects disappeared, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. Used book in Good Condition.

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Lily and Dunkin

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Yearling #ad - Little brown Books for Young Readers. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Fsg. Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community, but to humanity as a whole. Voyafor readers who enjoyed wonder and counting by 7's, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, award-winning author Donna Gephart crafts a compelling dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder.

Used book in Good Condition. Aladdin. Dunkin dorfman, birth name norbert dorfman,  is dealing with bipolar disorder and has just moved from the New Jersey town he’s called home for the past thirteen years. Here’s a book for anyone who’s ever struggled with being different--or anyone who’s ever loved someone who bears the burden of difference.

Lily and Dunkin #ad - Crucial, heart-breaking, and inspiring. Jennifer finney boylan, author of She’s Not There and Stuck in the Middle with You Yearling Books. Their powerful story will shred your heart, humor, then stitch it back together with kindness, bravery, and love. Lily jo mcgrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl.

This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.

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