Transformed

Transformed by Debbie Kump (Summary taken from amazon.com) “Thirteen-year-old Jessica Davis’ dull and average life ends abruptly when a vivid dream turns shockingly real, exposing dangerous family secrets. Flung into a world of shape-shifters, Jessica must begin training on a remote South Pacific Island. At first, homesickness seems her primary concern as she forges new …

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George Goes To Mars

George Goes To Mars by Simon Dillon (Summary taken from an email the author sent me) “When George Hughes discovers he has inherited the planet Mars, he goes from poverty to becoming the richest boy on Earth overnight. Accompanied by his new guardian, a mysterious secret agent, and a crew of astronauts, George voyages to …

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Uncle Flynn

Uncle Flynn by Simon Dillon (Summary taken from an email the author sent me) “When timid eleven year old Max Bradley embarks on a hunt for buried treasure on Dartmoor with his mysterious Uncle Flynn, he discovers he is braver than he thought. Together they decipher clues, find a hidden map and explore secret tunnels …

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Runaway Ralph

Runaway Ralph (Book #2) by Beverly Cleary (Summary taken from inside the book jacket) “Ralph is the only mouse living at the Mountain View Inn who owns a motorcycle–which means he has the perfect opportunity to explore the mysterious “summer camp” nearby. Ralph isn’t sure what a summer camp is, but he’s determined to find …

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The Mouse and the Motorcycle

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (Summary taken from amazon.com) “In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn. When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith’s red …

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TJ and the Cunning Cantrip Competition

TJ and the Cunning Cantrip Competition by Kim Park (Summary taken from amazon.com) “For the honor. For the glory. For… Dumphrey’s??  Tora Jane Golden had high hopes of competing in The Cunning Cantrip Competition as a Grand Old House of Magic student. But alas, she gets placed in Dumphrey’s, school for the magically inept. It’s …

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Summary taken from amazon.com) “Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, …

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater (Summary taken from the back cover of the book) “It is hard enough for Mr. Popper to support himself, Mrs. Popper, Bill, and Janie Popper. The addition of twelve penguins to the family makes it almost impossible to make ends meet. Now Mr. Popper has sixteen mouths …

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The Avatar Battle (Cragbridge Hall Book Two)

 The Avatar Battle (Cragbridge Hall Book Two) by Chad Morris (Summary taken from inside the book jacket) “The adventure continues as Abby and Derick begin their second semester at Cragbridge Hall, the most prestigious secondary school in the world. The year is 2074, and Abby and Derick are busy designing their own virtual worlds and …

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Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight

Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight by David Anderson (Summary taken from goodreads.com) “Charlie Sparrow has no idea he can fly. It’s no wonder–in Tree City, none of the birds know anything about flying at all. Not Charlie’s parents, not his friends, not the doctors or police. But Charlie is sure there’s a magical …

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