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Cynthia Rylant

There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Life is beautiful, ever changing, sometimes not easy, but always worth waking up in the morning to see what might happen. Explore the wonders of life through the eyes of the world's animals, including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more. Ages 4 to 8.

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Raybot and Weebot

Adam F. Watkins

Raybot now has two friends, and he's never been happier. That is, until Weebot arrives at the junkyard. At first, Raybot enjoys being Weebot’s big brother, but he soon sees that the little robot is noisy, messy, and always breaking Raybot’s toys. Can Raybot learn to embrace the chaos caused by this adorable little robot, or will Weebot’s excitability and endless energy become too much for Raybot to handle? Ages 4 to 6.

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The Someday Suitcase

Corey Ann Haydu

Clover and Danny are the kind of best friends who make each other even better, but their bond is tested when Danny falls ill from a mysterious malady. Suddenly it feels like time is running out for Clover and Danny to do everything they’ve planned together—to finally see snow, to go on a trip with the suitcase they picked out together. When the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong with him, Clover takes matters into her own hands by making lists—list of Danny’s symptoms, his good days, his bad days. As the evidence piles up, only one thing becomes clear: Danny is only better when Clover is around. Will science be able to save Danny, or is this the one time when magic can overcome the unthinkable? Ages 10 to 13.

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This is Just a Test

Wendy Wan-Long Shang & Madelyn Rosenberg

In 1983 seventh-grader David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot to worry about--his bar mitzvah is coming soon, his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers argue about everything, his teammates for the upcoming trivia contest, Scott and Hector, do not like each other, he's beginning to notice girls, and Scott has persuaded him to begin digging a fallout shelter just in case the Cold War heats up. Ages 8 to 12.

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