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Mission Mumbai

A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets

by Mahtab Narsimhan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, humorous stories

 

Two friends, one deep alliance, the trip of a lifetime!

 

 

Travel to the colourful and chaotic streets of India from the comfort of your home in this hilarious and heartfelt story about friendship and family.

When aspiring photographer Dylan Moore is invited to join his best friend, Rohit Lal, on a family vacation to India, he jumps at the chance to …

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Sara and the Search for Normal

by Wesley King
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, depression & mental illness, friendship

“It’s the vivid, insightful depiction of Sara’s internal struggles that readers will remember.” —Booklist
In this prequel to the Edgar Award–winning OCDaniel, fan-favorite Sara quests for “normal” and finds something even better along the way.

Sara’s Rules to Be Normal
1. Stop taking your pills
19. Make a friend
137. Don’t put m …

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I Want To Go Home

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, friendship, humorous stories

 

Gordon Korman’s uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK in this 40th anniversary edition!

 

Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian “for his own good” all he wants to do is go home.

Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully …

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Agent Angus

by K.L. Denman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, friendship, humorous stories

Angus and his best buddy, Shahid, share a love of science and their robot, Gordon. But recently, the artistic Ella Eckles has had a peculiar effect on Angus. When a stink bomb at the school provides a chance for him to talk to her, Angus claims to share her interest in reading facial expressions and declares his ambition to become a crime-solving m …

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On the Other Side of the Forest

by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Gérard DuBois
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, non-classifiable, rabbits, environment

What’s on the other side of the forest? A young rabbit and his father are determined to find out in this modern picture book that feels like a classic, calling to mind the tender work of Beatrix Potter.

Some say that wolves, ogres, and giant badgers live in the forest beside Arthur’s house. That’s why no one ever goes in there, to see what’s …

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Like a Duck

by Deborah Kerbel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, emotions & feelings

 

From the author of My Deal with the Universe, a lighthearted, tender story of a girl and her steadfast duck.

 

I spend a lot of time thinking about what Grandad said that day Webster first went missing. How if you spend too much time dwelling on the things you’ve lost, you might not notice what you’ve got in its place. And how sometimes those th …

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Stand Like a Cedar

by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Carrielynn Victor
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native canadian, friendship, camping & outdoor activities, environment, values & virtues

When you go for a walk in nature, who do you see? What do you hear? 
Award-winning storyteller Nicola I. Campbell shows what it means “to stand like a cedar” on this beautiful journey of discovery through the wilderness. Learn the names of animals in the Nle7kepmxcín or Halq’emeylem languages as well as the teachings they have for us. Exper …

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Unplugged

by Gordon Korman
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, humorous stories, friendship

 

King of middle-grade Gordon Korman’s new standalone novel full of mystery, humour, friendship . . . and alligators!

 

Jett Baranov is Silicon Valley’s number one spoiled brat. The son of a billionaire tech genius, he has everything money can buy, which means he’s in the habit of getting into a lot of trouble. When one of his stunts brings in t …

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Rugby Rookies

by Mike Levitt
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 2.2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, girls & women

Highlighting rugby, the fastest growing sport in America, this book tackles the issue of girls playing full-contact sports. Maddy and her friends are a small town group determined to form a girls' junior rugby team while they navigate learning both the rules of the game and the rules set out by the school board. The adults are concerned about the g …

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