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  1. 2.9 hrs • 9/27/2016 • Unabridged

    An orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him in this lyrical novel that reads like poetry from three-time Newbery Honor–winning author Gary Paulsen.Deep in the woods, in a rustic cabin, lives an old man and the boy he’s raised as his own. This sage old man has taught the boy the power of nature and how to live in it, and more importantly, to respect it. In Fishbone’s Song, this boy reminisces about the magic of the man who raised him and the tales that he used to tell—all true, but different each time.

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    Fishbone's Song

    2.9 hrs • 9/27/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 8.2 hrs • 10/6/2015 • Unabridged

    Humor and action abound in this second follow-up to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky The trial of the century has come to Tupelo Landing, NC. Mo and Dale, aka Desperado Detectives, head to court as star witnesses against Dale’s daddy—confessed kidnapper Macon Johnson. Dale’s nerves are jangled, but Mo, who doesn’t mind getting even with Mr. Macon for hurting her loved ones, looks forward to a slam dunk conviction—if everything goes as expected. Of course nothing goes as expected. Macon Johnson sees to that. In no time flat, Macon’s on the run, Tupelo Landing’s in lockdown, and Dale’s brother’s life hangs in the balance. With Harm Crenshaw, newly appointed intern, Desperado Detectives are on the case. But it means they have to take on a tough client—one they’d never want in a million years. For everyone who’s already fallen for Mo and Dale, and for anyone who’s new to Tupelo Landing, The Odds of Getting Even is a heartwarming story that perfectly blends mystery and action with more serious themes about family and fathers, all without ever losing its sense of humor.

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    The Odds of Getting Even

    8.2 hrs • 10/6/15 • Unabridged
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  3. 6.6 hrs • 9/29/2015 • Unabridged

    Debut novelist Lisa Lewis Tyre vibrantly brings a small town and its outspoken characters to life as she explores race and other community issues from both the Civil War and the present day. Lou might be only twelve, but she’s never been one to take things sitting down. So when her Civil War–era house is about to be condemned, she’s determined to save it—either by getting it deemed a historic landmark or by finding the stash of gold rumored to be hidden nearby during the war. As Lou digs into the past, her eyes are opened when she finds that her ancestors ran the gamut of slave owners, renegades, thieves, and abolitionists. Meanwhile, some incidents in her town show her that many Civil War era prejudices still survive and that the past can keep repeating itself if we let it. Digging into her past shows Lou that it’s never too late to fight injustice, and she starts to see the real value of understanding and exploring her roots.

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    Last in a Long Line of Rebels

    6.6 hrs • 9/29/15 • Unabridged
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  4. 1.2 hrs • 8/20/2015 • Unabridged

    In a sloping corner of New Jersey, where the Pennsylvania mountains rise in the blue distance, there is a valley called Jenny’s Corner. Every fall since 1856, the men who live there protect the valley from hunters until the season is over. Who was Jenny? She was a nine-year-old girl who loved, fed, and protected the deer who lived in the forests near her home. But when she learned that others would destroy these gentle creatures, she was willing to give up everything to stop the guns. Jenny’s Corner is a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of the Year and has touched the hearts of children everywhere. This poignant tale teaches quiet, simple lessons about love, change, and one small girl’s courage.

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    Jenny’s Corner

    1.2 hrs • 8/20/15 • Unabridged
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  5. 0.1 hrs • 6/29/2015 • Unabridged

    The girl in this book grows chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells in her garden. How does your garden grow?

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    My Garden

    0.1 hrs • 6/29/15 • Unabridged
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  6. 4.8 hrs • 5/12/2015 • Unabridged

    If only Maddy sees the mermaid, can it be real? It’s Maddy’s turn to have a bayou summer. At first she misses life back home in the city, but soon she grows to love everything about her new surroundings—the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only Maddy sees. Could it be a mermaid? As her grandmother shares wisdom about sayings and signs, Maddy realizes she may be only the sibling to carry on her family’s magical legacy. And when a disastrous oil leak threatens the bayou, she knows she may also be the only one who can help. Does she have what it takes to be a hero? A coming-of-age tale rich with folk magic, set in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Bayou Magic celebrates hope, friendship, and family, and captures the wonder of life in the Deep South.

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    Bayou Magic

    4.8 hrs • 5/12/15 • Unabridged
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  7. 8.3 hrs • 3/5/2015 • Unabridged

    Gee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size. He is tall, but also graceful, and his strides big but precise. At the same time, he keeps his eye on things, not as if he’s suspicious, but as if he’s curious. When Abby is confronted with an onslaught of reminders of just how little of the world she has seen, she finds herself connecting with Gee Whiz’s calm and curious nature, and his desire to know more. Her brother receives a draft notice to Vietnam, her friends return for the holidays with stories from their boarding school in Southern California, and the wise, lovable Brother Abner opens her eyes with tales of his many years spent traveling. At the same time, her beloved Jack and True Blue are both faced with opportunites to broaden their horizons away from the ranch. Will she let them go, with hopes that she might one day do the same?

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  8. 9.2 hrs • 9/23/2014 • Unabridged

    This gritty and powerful novel about the strength in small steps and an epic journey to find home is a companion to the highly praised Not a Drop to Drink. The only thing bigger than the world is fear. Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already—a house, a man, children, and a water source—and anything beyond their life by the pond is beyond reach. When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what’s killing them now. Rumors of desalinization plants in California have lingered in Lynn’s mind, and the prospect of a “normal” life for Lucy sets the two of them on an epic journey west to face new dangers: hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust. In this companion to Not a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis thrillingly combines the heart-swelling hope of a journey, the challenges of establishing your own place in the world, and the terrifying danger of nature in a futuristic frontier.

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    In a Handful of Dust

    9.2 hrs • 9/23/14 • Unabridged
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  9. 8.1 hrs • 9/24/2013 • Unabridged

    Fans of classic frontier survival stories as well as readers of dystopian literature will enjoy this futuristic story where water is worth more than gold. Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty or doesn’t leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. But when strangers appear, the mysterious footprints by the pond, the nighttime threats, and the gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it … New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant says Not a Drop to Drink is a debut “not to be missed.” With evocative, spare language, and incredible drama, danger, and romance, Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a frontier-like world not so different from our own.

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    Not a Drop to Drink

    8.1 hrs • 9/24/13 • Unabridged
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  10. 4.8 hrs • 3/12/2013 • Unabridged

    For years, ten-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. After all, practically everyone in Vermont owns a dog, and it sure could go a long way helping Zelly fit in since moving there from Brooklyn. But when her eccentric grandfather Ace hatches a ridiculous plan involving a “practice dog” named O. J., Zelly’s not so sure how far she’s willing to go to win a dog of her own. Is Ace’s plan so crazy it just might work—or is it just plain crazy? Erica S. Perl weaves an affectionate and hilarious tale that captures the enduring bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Even when they’re driving each other nuts.

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    When Life Gives You O.J.

    4.8 hrs • 3/12/13 • Unabridged
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  11. 0.4 hrs • 11/6/2012 • Unabridged

    With the first ice--a skim on a sheep pail so thin it breaks when touched--one family's winter begins in earnest. Next comes ice like panes of glass. And eventually, skating ice! Take a literary skate over field ice and streambed, through sleeping orchards and beyond. The first ice, the second ice, the third ice . . . perfect ice . . . the last ice . . . Twelve kinds of ice are carved into twenty nostalgic vignettes, illustrated in elegantly scratched detail by the award-winning Barbara McClintock.

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    Twelve Kinds of Ice

    0.4 hrs • 11/6/12 • Unabridged
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  12. 7.9 hrs • 8/2/2012 • Unabridged

    A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone’s business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she’s been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her “upstream mother,” she’s found a home with the Colonel—a café owner with a forgotten past of his own—and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known. Full of wisdom, humor, and grit, this timeless yarn will melt the heart of even the sternest Yankee.

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    Three Times Lucky

    7.9 hrs • 8/2/12 • Unabridged
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  13. 4.6 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    Can imaginative Emily make her biggest dream come true? Spunky Emily Bartlett lives in an old farmhouse in Pitchfork, Oregon, at a time when automobiles are brand-new inventions and libraries are a luxury few small towns can afford. Her runaway imagination leads her to bleach a horse, hold a very scary sleepover, and feed the hogs an unusual treat. But can she use her lively mind to help bring a library to Pitchfork? Adventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork, Oregon. So why shouldn’t Emily try out some of her wild and crazy ideas?

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    Emily’s Runaway Imagination

    4.6 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  14. 5.1 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    “Trouble Twins” Dallas and Florida have been shuffled between foster families and the orphanage all their lives. All they want is a loving place to call home, but they doubt that one exists for the likes of them. Tiller and Sairy are a sweet couple restless for one more big adventure while their bodies are still spry enough to paddle a canoe or climb a mountain. Their own children have grown up and moved away, so they’re each looking for someone to help them and keep them company on their last exciting journey. Ruby Holler is the beautiful, mysterious place that changes all of their lives forever. When Tiller and Sairy invite Dallas and Florida to stay with them and keep them company on their adventures, the magic of the Holler takes over, and the two kids begin to think that maybe, just maybe, the old folks aren’t that bad. Filled with humor, poignancy, cookies, and treasure maps, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech’s Ruby Holler is a delightful book about a special place where it’s never too late to love—or be loved.

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    Ruby Holler

    5.1 hrs • 7/15/12 • Abridged
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  15. 2.5 hrs • 7/1/2012 • Unabridged

    Seventeen-year-old Olivia hasn’t seen her father since she was eight months old. But when he summons her out of the blue, Olivia travels cross country to New Hampshire to meet him. That summer, she learns to adapt to rural life and to try to understand her reclusive father. The next summer, following high school graduation, she returns to recreate her father’s seventy-mile annual bike ride—reflecting on her own personal journey to understand the true meaning of love and kinship. When Olivia is summoned by her father, a man she barely remembers, to determine whether she is worthy of inheriting his legacy, she embarks on a personal odyssey that teaches her the true meaning of love and kinship.

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    Rear-View Mirrors

    2.5 hrs • 7/1/12 • Unabridged
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  16. 8.2 hrs • 11/10/2010 • Unabridged

    Mimi Shapiro needs to get away. From New York City, from NYU. And from the professor who let things go too far. So when her artist father, Marc, offers his cottage in a remote part of Canada, she gladly hops in her Mini Cooper and drives north. Way up north. The little house is fairy-tale quaint, and the key is hidden right where her dad said it would be, so she's shocked to find someone already living there — Jay, a young musician, who is equally startled to meet Mimi and immediately accuses her of being the one who's been leaving strange and threatening tokens for him: a dead bird, a snake skin, a cricket soundtrack imbedded in his latest composition. But Mimi has just arrived, so who is responsible? And more alarmingly, what does the intruder want?

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    The Uninvited

    8.2 hrs • 11/10/10 • Unabridged
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