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The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner

Thirteen year-old Kirby "Zig" Zigonski loves science, technology, and tinkering with gadgets that he finds at garage sales and in trash bins.  When his real estate developer father fails, once again, to come for a scheduled visit with his son, Zig pesters his mom for answers.  Working as a waitress while going to nursing school,…
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Jada Jones Rock Star by Kelly Starling Lyons

A perfect addition to your collection of beginning chapter titles, Jada Jones:  Rock Star is the story of a spunky, African-American fourth-grader who is starting a new school year without her best friend who moved away over the summer.  NC author Kelly Starling Lyons has created a character every elementary grade girl can relate to, with experiences…
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Crunch by Leslie Connor

A refreshing alternative to the significant number of middle grade titles focused on dysfunctional families and weighty societal issues, Crunch by Leslie Connor is a story which highlights positive family and community bonds while weaving mystery and humor into the tale.  Fourteen year-old Dewey Marriss's long haul trucker father and his mom are stranded miles from home…
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