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G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins

This book is about a guy named G-Man who wants to be a superhero. I like this book because G-Man is very funny and kids in his class are getting super powers. G-Man wants some super powers too. So he starts asking the kids that got super powers to let him try out their stuff. When that didn't work, he asks them where did they get it from but all of them say they got it from a top secret website in Japan.
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My Sister The Vampire: Switched

This book is about when two girls find out that they are identical twin sisters. They encounter some problems at a Halloween ball and they have to switch! But one of them has a secret... a dark secret. I like this book because every sentence makes sense and it's a very exciting book. Once you read it you can't put it down! I don't like this book because some of the chapters are too long!
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Moxie and the art of Rule Breaking: a 14-day mystery

By Erin DionneDo you love a good mystery? Well then, Moxie and the art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne may just be what you're looking for. This treasure-hunt story is based on the real events of an art heist. Our main character, Moxie, and her best friend Ollie have a great summer planned. They both have train passes and permission from their parents to go into Boston as long as they go together. These carefree plans get turned up-side-down when a mysterious red head shows up looking for Moxie's grandfather. Apparently... [Read more]

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The Witches

The WitchesBy Roald DahlI must warn you that this one really scared me as a child. Even though I was scared I would ask my Mom to read it to me again and again. This classic Roald Dahl adventure follows a young boy and his grandmother as they hatch a plot to rid the world of witches. This novel is also a movie directed by Nicolas Roeg. At Richmond Public Library we have this wonderful tale available in book, CD book, and eBook.Roald Dahl opens this book with some important information about witches, real witches. For example real witches dress in ordinary clothes and live in ordinary houses.... [Read more]
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Under Their Skin

Under Their SkinBy Margaret Peterson Haddix Nick and Eryn are 12-year-old twins who lead a pretty normal life, spending half their time at their mom’s house and half the time with their dad.  When their mom announces that she is getting married to Michael, Nick and Eryn know that life will change.  But change comes faster than they expect when they learn that Michael, whom they have known for several years, has kids of his own. Having Ava and Jackson as stepsiblings will have a big impact on Nick and Eryn’s life.  But Nick and Eryn are profoundly... [Read more]

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The Lightning Thief

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The Breadwinner Trilogy

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I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

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Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts

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Apollo and the Battle of the Birds

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Algy's Amazing Adventures in the Arctic

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Whack of the P-rex

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Yoko Writes Her Name

Wells, Rosemary

Scaredy Squirrel

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George and Martha

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A Friend for Dragon

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