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Kylie the Magnificent

by Marty Chan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, bullying

A true magician never reveals their secrets or takes "you can't" as an answer.

Fourteen-year-old Kylie really wants to be a part of the magician’s showcase. The problem is, the director has already decided that, because she’s a girl, Kylie would be better off assisting a magician rather than doing her own routine. Determined to prove him wrong, …

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The Dance of the Violin

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Dusan Petricic
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: music, self-esteem & self-reliance

Even Joshua Bell makes mistakes, but there is always a second chance.

As a young student of the violin, Joshua Bell learns about an international competition to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He chooses a piece of music, which his teacher suggests may be too difficult, but Joshua is determined. It’s a piece of music he loves. At the competition, …

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2018 Orca Limelights Full Collection

edited by Orca Book Publishers
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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The Orca Limelights Full Collection includes titles focused on music, dance, theater, circus and magic. Available until August 1, 2019.

Features of the Orca Limelights series:

  • Reading levels from grade 3.5 to 6.0
  • 128-168 pages each
  • Accelerated Reader selections
  • Lexile levels available

This collection includes the following 27 titles:
Across …

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Getting the Brush Off

by Mere Joyce
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: art & architecture

Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Sydney Hart was kicked out of the prestigious Burke Academy when her mother could no longer afford the tuition. She lost a promising future in the arts, as well as her best friend, who didn't want to be seen with an art-academy reject. But now, without Burke's rigid structure, Sydney has found her true passion in per …

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Show Mode

by Raquel Rivera
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, school & education

Adina has always wanted to be a part of the annual fashion show at her school for the arts. Now that she's finally in the ninth grade, she and her friends can audition. She knows their act could be perfect. They've got great music, gorgeous costumes and wicked dance moves. But Willow is being her usual flaky self, and Sandra's getting touchy. Mayb …

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Stepping Out

by Laura Langston
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: special needs, siblings

Laughter is fifteen-year-old Paige Larsson’s currency in life. It takes the sting out of life’s tough stuff. It eases the pain of nasty comments, agonizing moments in gym class and awkward pauses at parties. She likes it even more when others laugh with her, so she’s become a YouTube comedy vlogger.
Now Paige is about to step out of her comfo …

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