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A Nancy Drew Christmas / Keene, Carolyn

Trapped in a beautiful Montana ski resort with someone bent on destruction, can sleuth Nancy Drew, wearing a leg cast, solve the crime in time to save the holiday season?

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Birdie and me / Nuanez, J. M. M.

"Ever since their free-spirited mama died ten months ago, twelve-year-old Jack and her gender creative nine-year-old brother, Birdie, have been living with their fun-loving Uncle Carl, but now their conservative Uncle Patrick insists on being their guardian which forces all four of them to confront grief, prejudice, and loss, all while exploring what 'home' really means"--Provided by publisher

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Closer to nowhere / Hopkins, Ellen

Told in two voices, sixth-grade cousins Hannah and Cal learn a lot about family when circumstances throw them together under one roof and Hannah's love of order clashes with Cal's chaotic behavior.

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Dark tricks / Chapman, Linda
Star Friends, dark tricks
Fantasy fiction
Forest animals -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction
Magic -- Fiction

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Don't wake the dinosaur! / Dami, Elisabetta

It's the night of the big Cavemouse Idol competition, but Geronimo Stiltonoot isn't there. He has a cold, and goes to bed early. So when it's discovered that the contest's valuable grand prize has been stolen, Geronimo is the main suspect! He must prove his innocence . . . or he'll end up in enormouse trouble!

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Far from perfect / Smale, Holly

Celebrities -- Fiction
Expectation (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction
Teenage girls -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Celebrities -- Family relationships -- Fiction.

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Father Christmas and me / Haig, Matt

Adopted children -- Fiction
Christmas stories
Easter Bunny -- Fiction.
Elves -- Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Good and evil -- Fiction
Magic -- Fiction
Santa Claus -- Fiction.

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Get a grip, Vivy Cohen! / Kapit, Sarah.

Autism -- Fiction.
Baseball stories.
Families -- Fiction
Letters -- Fiction.
Pen pals -- Fiction.

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Gold rush girl / Avi, 1937-

Adventure fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
California -- Gold discoveries -- Fiction.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Fiction.
Historical fiction
Kidnapping -- Fiction

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Journal of a travelling girl / Beaverho, Archie.

Eleven-year-old Julia has lived in Wekweètì, NWT, since she was four. Although the people of Wekweètì have always treated her as one of their own, Julia sometimes still feels like an outsider, disconnected from the traditions and ancestral roots that are so central to the local culture. When her best friends, Layla and Alice, invite her on a canoe trip, Julia is excited. However, the trip is nothing like she expected. She is afraid of falling off the boat, of bears, and of storms. Layla's grandparents (who Julia calls Grandma and Grandpa) put her to work but won't let her paddle the canoe. While on land Julia would rather goof around with her friends than do chores. Gradually, Grandma and Grandpa show her how to survive on the land and pull her own weight, and share their traditional stories with her. Julia learns to gather wood, cook, clean, and even paddle the canoe, becoming more mature and responsible each day. The journey ends at Behchoko, where the historic Tłı̨chǫ Agreement is signed, and the Tłı̨chǫ People celebrate their hard-won right to self-government. Julia is there to witness history. Inspired by true events, this story was written at the request of John B. Zoe, Chief Negotiator of the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement, as a way of teaching the youth of Wekweètì about that landmark achievement.