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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-; McCauley, Adam, ill
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More humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, where students learn to tango, face the cafeteria's dreaded Mushroom Surprise, and study a hobo during show and tell. Sequel to "Sideways Stories from Wayside School."
Topics: Show-and-tell presentations, Schools, Humorous stories, Schools, Humorous stories
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by Jeffries, Sabrina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious 'Cousin Michael.' His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from...
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Private schools
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by Mead, Richelle
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Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Magic, Social classes, Vampires, High schools, Schools, Magic, Social...
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favorite 8
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Text in Spanish
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization), Schools,...
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by Allard, Harry; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Behavior, Behavior
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by Mead, Richelle
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While Rose is coping with the darker effects of being shadow-kissed, her relationship with Dimitri is finally taking off, and when he disappears during a Strigoi attack on St. Vladimir's Academy, she must make a terrible choice
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Schools, Magic, Social classes
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by Anderson, Laurie Halse
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A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school
Topics: Emotional problems, High schools, Schools, Rape, Rape
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by Patterson, James, 1947-
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The first book in the Alex Cross series
Topics: Cross, Alex (Fictitious character), Police, African American police, Police psychologists, Private...
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A Junior Library Guild selection
Topics: Middle schools, Friendship, Schools, Diaries, Middle schools, Friendship, Schools, Diaries,...
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by Trenton Lee Stewart
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Topics: Science fiction, School & Education, Science Fiction / Fantasy (Young Adult), Juvenile Fiction,...
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by Mead, Richelle
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While on a school skiing trip, guardian-in-training Rose faces everything from misunderstandings between friends to fights among factions of Moroi as reports of horrific Strigoi attacks raise tensions, ultimately leading Rose and some of those closest to her into a battle that teaches her much about life, death, and love
Topics: Vampires, Skis and skiing, Interpersonal relations, High schools, Schools, Magic, Social classes,...
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Principal Krupp once again turns into the superhero Captain Underpants in order to save the world, and Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, from the evil talking toilets and the Turbo Toilet 2000
Topics: Schools, School principals, Heroes, Cartoons and comics, Humorous stories, Captain Underpants...
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by Yang, Gene Luen; Pien, Lark, ill
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Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Topics: Graphic novels, Chinese Americans, Identity, Schools, Cartoons and comics
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by Russell, Rachel Renee
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When scholarship student Nikki Maxwell, whose father is the school exterminator, decides to enter the talent show at her expensive private school, her nemesis MacKenzie threatens to reveal Nikki's status to the rest of the school
Topics: Talent shows, Friendship, Popularity, Middle schools, Schools, Diaries
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by Von Ziegesar, Cecily
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Presents a world of jealousy and betrayal at an exclusive private school in Manhattan
Topics: High schools, Schools, High schools, Schools, Teenagers, Gossip, High school students
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by Mondale, Sarah, editor; Patton, Sarah B., editor; Streep, Meryl, writer of foreword; Tyack, David, writer of introduction; Anderson, James D., writer of introduction; Cuban, Larry, writer of introduction; Kaestle, Carl F., writer of introduction; Ravitch, Diane, writer of introduction; Bernard, Sheila Curran
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Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I : 1770-1900 : Common school ; introduction / Carl F. Kaestle -- Educated citizen -- Part II : 1900-1950 : As American as public school ; introduction / Diane Ravitch -- You are an American -- Part III : 1950-1980 : Separate and unequal ; introduction / James D. Anderson -- Why don't you go to school with us? -- Part IV : 1980-2000 : Bottom line ; introduction / Larry Cuban -- Nation at risk?
Topics: Education, Public schools, Geschichte, Öffentliche Schule, Geschichte, Öffentliche Schule
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Circled "2" on spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place), Spanish...
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by Bono, Fabio, ill
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"English translation... by Atlantyca S.p.A."--T.p. verso
Topics: Mice, Missing persons, Journalists, Schools, Teachers, Mystery and detective stories
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by Stilton, Thea; Battan, Alessandro, 1974-
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"Original title: Grosso guaio a New York"--T.p. verso
Topics: Stilton, Thea, Stilton, Thea, Mice, Journalists, Schools, Mice, Journalists, Schools, Teachers,...
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1 volume (unpaged) : 22 cm
Topics: Mead, Richelle. Shadow kiss -- Adaptations, Graphic novels, Vampires -- Fiction, High schools --...
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by Cormier, Robert
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Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c1974
Topics: High schools, Schools, High schools, Schools
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by Dadey, Debbie; Jones, Marcia Thornton; Gurney, John Steven, 1962- ill
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"A Little Apple paperback."
Topics: Teachers, Schools, Teachers, Schools
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-; Schick, Joel
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Unusual things continue to happen in the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story
Topics: Schools, Humorous stories
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by London, Jonathan, 1947-; Remkiewicz, Frank, ill
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Originally published: New York : Viking, 1996
Topics: First day of school, Schools, Frogs, First day of school, Schools, Frogs
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Schools, Literary recreations, Mathematical recreations, Arithmetic
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When Cammie Morgan arrives at her friend Macey's five-star hotel for the Democratic National Convention, where Macey's father is about to receive the vice presidential nomination, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. But if you're a Gallagher Girl, 'exciting' and 'deadly' are never far apart
Topics: Teenage girls, Boarding schools, Spy stories, Spies, Boarding schools, Spies, Boarding schools, Spy...
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Baby sitters, Family life, Babysitters, Clubs, Authorship, Family life, Schools
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by Kline, Suzy; Sims, Blanche
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"A Yearling Book"--T.p
Topics: Stuttering, Halloween, Schools, Stuttering, Halloween, Schools
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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"The Chrestomanci quartet"--Cover
Topics: Witches, Witchcraft, Boarding schools, Schools
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Five girls in the Clique each face challenges during eighth grade -- from the soccer field to getting the key to the secret room at OCD from a Briarwood boy
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Cliques (Sociology), Friendship, Schools
A snotty situation ensues when Melvin Sneedley, an academically-gifted student, turns into the Bionic Booger Boy and must be stopped by George, Harold, and Captain Underpants. By flipping the pages, the reader may view animated illustrations
Topics: School principals, Schools, Heroes, Cartoons and comics, Humorous stories, School principals,...
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by General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists. Sabbath School Dept
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Topics: Children's songs, Sabbath schools
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by Fitzhugh, Louise
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"A Yearling book."
Topics: Spies, Friendship, Schools, Spies, Friendship, Schools
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"Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School" -- T.p
Topics: Diaries, Jeans (Clothing), Middle schools, Schools, Middle school students
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by Jeffries, Sabrina
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"The future of Charlotte Harris's finishing school is in jeopardy when a charming Spaniard--world-famous magician Diego Montalvo--arrives to turn the bordering estate into a scandalous pleasure garden. Valiantly ignoring his wicked flirtations, outspoken Lucinda Seton vows to derail his plans and save the school, unaware that Diego's true mission is to spirit the long-lost heiress away to Spain for a handsome reward!...--p.[4] of cover
Topics: Boarding schools, Magicians, Heiresses
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by Henkes, Kevin
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Some copies include 1 stuffed mouse in box (33 x 21 x 9) or 1 sound disc (digital, 4 3/4)
Topics: Schools, Teachers, Mice, Schools, Teachers, Mice, School stories
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
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Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently
Topics: Basketball, African Americans, High schools, Schools, Prejudices, Basketball, African Americans,...
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After an agonizing wait for college acceptance letters, Blair, Serena, Nate, and their classmates at elite Manhattan prep schools discover that their college choice depends a lot on relationships--old and new
Topics: College choice, Interpersonal relations, High schools, Schools
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by Mead, Richelle
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"A Vampire Academy novel"--Spine
Topics: Vampires, Supernatural, High schools, Schools
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by Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
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Sequel to: Battle of Jericho
Topics: Pregnancy, High schools, Schools, African Americans
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by Myracle, Lauren, 1969-
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Chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, as they begin tenth grade
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Topics: Instant messaging, Friendship, Interpersonal relations, High schools, Schools, Instant messaging,...
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by Harrison, Lisi
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"Poppy."
Topics: Friendship, Dating (Social customs), Cliques (Sociology), Middle schools, Shopping, Christmas...
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by Spinelli, Jerry; Casale, Paul, ill
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Suds learns that his best friend is wrong. You don't have to be a tough guy, a "rat," to be a grown up fourth grader
Topics: Friendship, Conduct of life, Schools, Schools, Friendship
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by Deuker, Carl
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Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing that has ever really mattered to Mick Johnson, who works hard for a spot on the varsity team his freshman year, then tries to hold onto his edge by using steroids, despite the consequences to his health and social life
Topics: Football, Fathers and sons, High schools, Schools, Steroids, Family life
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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An unmanageable, but lovable, eleven-year-old misfit learns to believe in himself when he gets to know the new school counselor, who is a sort of misfit, too
Topics: Behavior, Friendship, Schools, Counselors
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by Harrison, Lisi
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Wealthy Massie is determined to exclude middle class Claire, the daughter of her father's old friend, from her seventh-grade clique at a very exclusive private school in Westchester, New York, but after Massie steals her only friend, Claire strikes back
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Topics: Cliques (Sociology), Social classes, Middle schools, Schools, Cliques (Sociology), Social classes,...
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by Brewer, Heather
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Includes (2 p.) preview of the next episode in The chronicles of Vladimir Tod
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Schools, Orphans, Horror stories, Horror tales, Junior high schools,...
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by Woodruff, Elvira
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The mummy that Andrew creates for his fifth grade project seems to have special powers and helps him to understand his feelings about himself, his dead mother, and his stepbrother, whom he calls Mr. Gifted
Topics: Stepfamilies, Brothers and sisters, Mummies, Schools, Stepfamilies, Brothers and sisters, Mummies,...
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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"A Yearling book."
Topics: Schools, Bullies, Interpersonal relations
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"Apple series"--P. [4] of cover
Topics: Kelly, Jamie (Fictitious character), Diaries, Middle schools, Humorous stories, Children's stories
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by Simone Elkeles
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Topics: Mexican Americans, Gangs, High schools, Schools, Juvenile fiction, Family life, Fiction
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Charlie and the Children of the Red King must call upon all of their strength to defeat the darkness and finally learn the fate of Charlie's family, the evil intentions of the Bloors, what has become of Septimus Bloor's will, and the destiny of the Red King's heirs
Topics: Magic, Fate and fatalism, Boarding schools, Schools
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by Nimmo, Jenny
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--P. [4] of cover
Topics: Magic, Schools, Magic, Schools
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by Pascal, Francine
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Topics: High school students, Friendship, Dating (Social customs), High schools
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by Parkinson, Ethelyn M; Stevens, Mary, ill
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Collection of eleven short stories about Rupert Piper, a sixth-grade student
Topics: Boys, Schools, Inventions, Boys, Schools, Inventions
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Topics: Schools, School principals, Heroes
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Physical education teachers, Bodybuilding, Stereotypes (Social psychology), Schools, Science...
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by Konigsburg, E. L
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"A Jean Karl book."
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Friendship, Schools, Contests, People with disabilities,...
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"First edition: October 2009. First international edition: October 2009"--T.p. verso
Topics: Cliques (Sociology), Friendship, Middle school students, Cliques (Sociology), Friendship, Middle...
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by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942
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Reprint. Originally published: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1936
Topics: Schools, Schools
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124,247
Topics: Grandfathers, High schools
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by Carter, Ally
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"First Scholastic printing, January 2009"--Title page verso
Topics: Spies, Spy stories, Dating (Social customs), Private schools, School stories, School stories
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by Dadey, Debbie; Jones, Marcia Thornton; Gurney, John, ill
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"A Little Apple paperback."
Topics: Bailey School Kids (Fictitious characters), Monsters, Teachers, Schools
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by Von Ziegesar, Cecily
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"Poppy."
Topics: High schools, Interpersonal relations, Wealth, Schools, Interpersonal relations, High schools,...
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by Parish, Peggy; Sweat, Lynn, ill
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favorite 3
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Originally published: New York : Scholastic Inc., c1977
Topics: Schools, Teachers, Humorous stories
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by Rusackas, Francesca; Burris, Priscilla, ill
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Reprint: Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, c2003
Topics: Mother and child, First day of school, Schools, Pigs
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by Von Ziegesar, Cecily
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Chronicles the spring break activities of two wealthy teenagers, Serena and Blair, and their group of friends, all of whom attend exclusive private schools in Manhattan
Topics: Interpersonal relations, High schools, Wealth, Schools
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by LaFleur, Suzanne M
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009-014
Topics: Abandoned children, Grief, Grandmothers, Letters, Friendship, Schools, Depression, Mental
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by Lackey, Mercedes
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Sarah Jane has come to Isabelle Harton's school in London, a happy child with unusual gifts, but will Isabelle be able to keep her safe from a powerful intent to harm her?
Topics: Magicians, Boarding schools, Parapsychology
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by Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
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A high-school presidential election, contested by a hunky football hero and a sex bomb. The novel describes the intrigues of the students and the teachers on behalf of the candidates. By the author of The Wishbones
Topics: High schools, High school teachers, Interpersonal relations, Youth, Bildungsromans
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As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission
Topics: Spies, Boarding schools, Schools
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by Patricia C. Wrede
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Topics: Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction, Twins -- Fiction,...
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by Korman, Gordon
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Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well
Topics: Plays, Schools, Football, Humorous stories
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by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
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Ages 14 up
Topics: High schools, Schools, Stepmothers, Family life
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Babysitters, Clubs, Student government, Schools, Babysitters, Student government, Schools,...