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Naomi and Lizzie are two orphan girls who happen to be best friends. They live in the town of Blackbird Tree and know pretty much all of the town's quirky residents. One day, their lives take an unexpected turn when a charming boy named Finn falls out of a tree, and into their lives. And meeting Finn is only just the beginning of the mysterious happenings. Meanwhile, in a sprawling Irish manor an entire continent away, and old woman with a love of mystery novels is planning something...

When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his ...

Things are not going well for thirteen-year-old Travis. He hates living with Grandpa, who has just moved Travis to a new town, leaving his beloved dog behind with no explanation. Travis considers dropping out of his new school, as he is no good at learning anyway. But everything changes when he meets a bright and unforgettable girl.

Lemony Snicket is back and writing a memoir of his life in this first volume in the four-part retelling of his childhood. Thirteen-year-old Lemony is on his own, away from anyone he knows or trusts. His life changes suddenly when a strange woman chauffeurs him away to an unknown location. There he becomes her apprentice in a mysterious organization that no one knows about. They set out to solve a mystery of a stolen statue, and in the process, Lemony encounters...

The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley. Lovely and magical. It's a book about characters who live in a book. :) I truly enjoyed this book as a girl. It isn't just a children's book though, I enjoyed it as a Senior in high school too :)

The year is 1945, and after the unexpected death of his mother, thirteen-year-old Jack Baker finds himself navigating life at a boy's boarding school in Maine, a far cry from his home in Kansas. Reeling from his loss, Jack feels like he has lost his bearings in this unfamiliar place. Then he meets Early Auden, a boy unlike any he has ever known. Early always says what's on his mind, is an expert on the number pi, and only listens to Billie Holiday when it's raining...

Fourteen-year-old Will Carter is back and he's made it through his freshman year. Barely. He's got big plans for a sweet summer spending time with his boys at the pool and lots of alone time with his girlfriend Abby. But things don't go according to plan when his dad recruits him for a backbreaking job in their backyard and Abby ditches him for an older guy (totally the fault of Carter's overactive teenage libido but... whatever).

Guys Read is back and this time it is all about sports! Ten stories, written by some of the best children's book authors around, center around sports and the boys who play them. Authors James Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Chris Crutcher, Tim Green, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, Chris Rylander, Anne Ursu, and Jacqueline Woodson all contribute their own story written just for guys. From martial arts to running and baseball, there is something in here for every sports fan.

Hokey Pokey is a place and a time where childhood is at its best. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids playing games, riding bikes, and having fun. But things begin to change when one of the biggest kids, Jack, has his beloved bike stolen. Suddenly Hokey Pokey becomes a bit chaotic, and Jack feels different, not like himself at all. He knows something big is about to change, but he is not sure what that something is.