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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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Oct 17, 2012 Robin Palmer
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Topics: Documentary films -- Fiction, Popularity -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, High...
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- Michael Buckley
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Topics: Spies -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Humorous stories
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- Slade, Arthur G. (Arthur Gregory)
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Many of Newton Starker's ancestors, including his mother, have been killed by lightning strikes, so when he enrolls at the eccentric Jerry Potts Academy of Higher Learning and Survival in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he tries to be a model student so that he can avoid the same fate
Topics: Lightning, Boarding schools, Schools
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- John Coy
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Topics: Baseball -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Sex role -- Fiction, Divorce --...
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Eleven-year-old Julian Calendar thought changing schools would mean leaving his "nerdy" persona behind, but instead he forms an alliance with fellow inventors Greta and Ben and works with them to prevent an adult from using one of their gadgets for nefarious purposes
Topics: Inventors, Schools, Clubs, Individuality, Graphic novels, Inventors, Schools, Clubs, Individuality,...
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- Blake Nelson
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Topics: Social action -- Fiction, Consumption (Economics) -- Fiction, Ecology -- Fiction, Dating (Social...
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RL: 5.0
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Literature & Fiction --...
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Nursing schools, Nursing
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- Applegate, Katherine; Biggs, Brian, ill
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Ages 7-10
Topics: Shoes, Popularity, Schools, Humorous stories
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- Selfors, Suzanne
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Sixteen-year-old Katrina's kindness to a man she finds sleeping behind her grandmother's coffeehouse leads to a strange reward as Malcolm, who is actually a teenage guardian angel, insists on rewarding her by granting her deepest wish
Topics: Angels, Coffeehouses, Wishes, High schools, Schools, Grandmothers, Grandmothers
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- Zevin, Gabrielle
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Topics: Amnesia, Friendship, High schools
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- Erin Downing
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Topics: Middle schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Gossip -- Fiction, Newspapers -- Fiction, Middle...
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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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In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground
Topics: Emotional problems, Friendship, Alcoholism, Mothers and sons, High schools, Schools, Ohio, Coming...
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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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- Schreiber, Ellen
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While fending off Trevor, her nemesis at school with whom she must work on an important project, sixteen-year-old Raven is distracted by finally meeting her vampire-boyfriend Alexander's parents and trying to foil their plan that could jeopardize her future with him
Topics: Vampires, Family life, High schools, Schools
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Eleven-year-old Julian Calendar thought changing schools would mean leaving his "nerdy" persona behind, but instead he forms an alliance with fellow inventors Greta and Ben and works with them to prevent an adult from using one of their gadgets for nefarious purposes
Topics: Inventors, Schools, Clubs, Individuality, Graphic novels, Youths' writings, Schools, Clubs,...
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- Emily Adler
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Topics: Individuality -- Fiction, Quinceañera (Social custom) -- Fiction, Puerto Ricans -- New York...
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- Montgomery, Lewis B; Wummer, Amy, ill
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Amateur detectives Milo and Jazz try to figure out if the haunted house they are building for the school fair has a real ghost
Topics: Haunted houses, Schools, Mystery and detective stories, Haunted houses, Schools, Haunted houses,...
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- Hubbell, Patricia; Speir, Nancy, ill
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Illustrations and rhyming text depict a teacher helping students to learn and have fun during a week at school
Topics: Schools, Teachers, Stories in rhyme, Schools, Teachers
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- Sara Holmes
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Topics: Plays, Middle schools, Cousins, Fiction, Acting, Teachers, Improvisation (Acting), Military bases,...
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Originally published: New York : HarperTrophy, 2005, c2004. 1st HarperTrophy ed
Topics: American fiction, High schools, Interpersonal relations, Conduct of life, Actors
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Having told off all of her old friends at her eleventh birthday party, Rissa starts middle school determined to make new friends while being herself, not simply being part of a "herd."
Topics: Identity, Self-actualization (Psychology), Friendship, Middle schools, Schools, Family life
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- Fleischman, Paul; Roberts, David, 1970- ill
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Junkyard, Einstein, Wheels, Pencil, Spider, Hollywood, Spitball, Clips, and Google-Eyes team up to try to outwit their teacher Miss Breakbone
Topics: Individuality, Schools, Teachers, Humorous stories
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- LaFleur, Suzanne M
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Topics: Abandoned children, Grief, Grandmothers, Letters, Friendship, Schools, Depression, Mental
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- Lubar, David
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"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Topics: Self-confidence, Popularity, Schools, Zombies, Experiments
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- McMann, Lisa
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Sequel to: Wake
Topics: Dreams, Lucid dreams, Undercover operations, Sexual abuse victims, Interpersonal relations, High...
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- Schrefer, Eliot, 1978-
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Sent to a remote, run-down reform school in Colorado, fifteen-year-old Angela is placed with the better girls, but upon learning that her "dangerous" friends are being isolated and left to live as animals, she takes radical steps to join them and help them escape
Topics: Juvenile delinquents, Reformatories, Schools, Psychotherapy, Child abuse, Family problems
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- Baltazar, Art; Aureliani, Franco; Napolitano, Nick
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"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Tiny Titans #1-6"--Title page verso
Topics: Children, Schools, Cartoons and comics, Graphic novel, Graphic novels, Superheroes, Superheroes,...
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- Grace, N. B; Barsocchini, Peter, 1952-; Ortega, Kenny; Borden, Bill; Rosenbush, Barry
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"Based on the screenplay written by Peter Barsocchini, based on characters created by Peter Barsocchini, executive producer Kenny Ortega, produced by Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, directed by Kenny Ortega."
Topics: High schools, High school seniors, High school students, Graduation (School)
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- Carolyn Keene
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Topics: Environmental protection -- Fiction, Parade floats -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Clubs --...
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- Shreve, Anita
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Includes "Reading Group Guide" (10 p.) and "About the author and her most recent novel" (19 p.)
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Authors, A-Z -- ( S ) -- Shreve, Anita, Literature & Fiction --...
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Topics: Parenting -- Fiction, Self-realization -- Fiction, Solar system -- Fiction, Science projects --...
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- Laurie Faria Stolarz
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Topics: Psychic ability -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Schools --...
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Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her
Topics: Vampires, Dating (Social customs), High schools, Schools, Arranged marriage, Identity, Kings,...
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- Tanigawa, Nagaru; Ito, Noizi, ill
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Ages 15 & up
Topics: Supernatural, Clubs, High schools, Schools
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- Gordon Korman
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Topics: Football -- Fiction, Alzheimer's disease -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction,...
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Topics: Demoniac possession -- Fiction, Haunted houses -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction,...
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- 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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- Sarah L. Thomson
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Topics: Mortenson, Greg, Girls' schools -- Pakistan, Girls' schools -- Afghanistan, Humanitarian...
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- Russell, Rachel Renée
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Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group
Topics: Popularity, Friendship, Artists, Schools, Diaries, Jugendbuch, Tagebuchroman, Freundschaft,...
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- McKissack, Fredrick, Jr
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Ages 12 up
Topics: Football, Steroids, High schools, Schools, African Americans, Football stories, Steroids, High...
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- Hood, Susan, 1954-; Ewers, Joe
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"123 Sesame Street."
Topics: Schools, Puppies, Elmo (Fictitious character : Henson)
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- Skeers, Linda; Hoyt, Ard, illustrator
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Caleb's class is making projects that represent patriotism to display at Parents' Night. But Caleb can't think of a way to show what patriotism means to him. Besides, his dad can't come because he is away, serving as a soldier. Then when Caleb really starts thinking about what his dad is doing for the country, inspiration finally strikes!
Topics: Patriotism, Presidents' Day, Schools, Patriotism, President's Day, Schools, School projects,...
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- Stevenson, Robin H. (Robin Hjordis), 1968-
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Topics: Emotional problems, Self-acceptance, Lesbians, Interpersonal relations, Friendship, High schools,...
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- Pearsall, Shelley
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Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2008
Topics: Fathers and sons, Single-parent families, Elvis Presley impersonators, Schools, Friendship,...
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- Elizabeth Scott
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Topics: Children of celebrities, Father-daughter relationship, Teenage girls, Juvenile fiction, High school...
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"Poppy."
Topics: Friendship, Cliques (Sociology), Charity, Conduct of life, Middle schools, Schools
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- Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Lebanese-Australian Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too much for her to bear
Topics: Identity, Self-acceptance, Prejudices, High schools, Schools, Lebanese
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- Cabot, Meg
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Allie's theatrical hopes are crushed when, instead of being cast as the princess, she is given the role of the evil queen in the fourth-grade class play
Topics: Theater, Schools, Rules (Philosophy), Behavior, Friendship, Family life
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- Annabelle Vestry
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Topics: Wealth, Juvenile fiction, Triplets, Fiction, Interpersonal relations, Dating (Social customs), High...
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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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- Bryant, Annie
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Originally published: Lexington, MA : B*tween Productions, ©2006
Topics: Teenage girls, Friendship, Parties, Junior high schools, Schools, Teenage girls, Friendship,...
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- McGowan, Anthony
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Fourteen-year-old Hector, suffering from severe headaches, is diagnosed with a brain tumor which speaks in his head, calling itself Jack Tumor and making an effort to improve Hector's home life, increase his popularity, and win him a girlfriend before the operation that will mean the end of one or both of them
Topics: Tumors, Sick, Self-actualization (Psychology), Schools, Family life
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- Hepler, Heather
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While longing to return to life in New York City, thirteen-year-old Penny helps her mother and grandmother run a cupcake bakery in Hog's Hollow, tries to avoid the beastly popular girls, to be a good friend to quirky Tally, and to catch the eye of enigmatic Marcus
Topics: Moving, Household, Schools, Cupcakes, Bakeries, Moving, Household, Schools, Cupcakes, Bakeries,...
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- Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
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Sequel to: November blues
Topics: High schools, Schools, African Americans
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- Susane Colasanti
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Topics: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Anxiety disorders --...
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When Cody's Goth cousin Turk moves into his house, enrolls at Vlad Dracul, and decides to turn an abandoned nineteenth-century mill into an art center, the vampire (Jenti) students are not pleased, and Cody's hopes for a great sophomore year are blighted
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Schools, Artists, Goth culture (Subculture), Vampires, High schools,...
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- DeVillers, Julia; Roy, Jennifer Rozines, 1967-
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When seventh-grade twins Payton and Emma switch places, they shake up the social hierarchy at their new middle school
Topics: Twins, Identical twins, Sisters, Mistaken identity, Cliques (Sociology), Schools, Middle schools,...
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Topics: Overweight persons -- Fiction, Popularity -- Fiction, Self-perception -- Fiction, High schools --...
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- Patricia C. Wrede
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Topics: Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction, Twins -- Fiction,...
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- Lakhani, Anisha
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Topics: Women teachers, Private schools, Cheating (Education), Cheating (Education), Private schools, Women...
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Topics: Overweight persons -- Fiction, Weight control -- Fiction, Models (Persons) -- Fiction, Friendship...
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- 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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- Efaw, Amy
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In complete denial that she is pregnant, straight-A student and star athlete Devon Davenport leaves her baby in the trash to die, and after the baby is discovered, Devon is accused of attempted murder
Topics: Pregnancy, Infanticide, Denial (Psychology), High schools, Schools, Conduct of life, Murder,...
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- Paulsen, Gary
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Principal Wagner confidently deals with a faculty washroom crisis, a psychic parrot, and a terrorizing gerbil, but when sixty-five erasers go missing, he enlists the help of the school's best problem solver and locator of lost items, twelve-year-old Lyle Williams, aka Mudshark
Topics: Problem solving, Lost articles, Schools, Humorous stories, Lost and found possessions, Lost and...
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- Brewer, Heather
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As the evil vampire D'Ablo seeks the ritual that would steal half-vampire Vlad's powers, Vlad struggles to resist feeding on the people around him, has a conflict with his best friend Henry, and gives up all hope of a normal year at Bathory High
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Schools, Orphans, Vampires, High schools, Schools, Orphans, Horror stories
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- Cabot, Meg
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216 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: College and school drama -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Rules (Philosophy) --...
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- Patrick Jones
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Topics: Supernatural -- Fiction, Sympathy -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Identity...
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- Klein, Abby; McKinley, John, 1956- illustrator
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"Little Apple"--Spine
Topics: Toys, Gifts, Toys, Gifts, Christmas, First-graders, Friendship, Family, Teachers, Schools, Gifts,...
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- Piccirilli, Tom
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Ex-cop Finn was left blind by violence, but he can still see the body of his wife, Dani, and a crime scene that won't fade from his mind's eye. Now a professor, Finn learns that an isolated girls' prep school can be every bit as dangerous as city streets when he stumbles upon a local girl lying in a graveyard during a raging blizzard
Topics: Mystery & Thrillers -- Thrillers -- Suspense, Ex-police officers, Preparatory schools, Blind
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Reprint. Originally published: 2007
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Wealth, High schools, Schools, Wealth, High schools, Schools
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- English, Karen; Freeman-Hines, Laura, ill
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As her eighth birthday approaches, Deja's biggest concern is whether her father will attend her party, until her aunt is called away on business and a classmate schedules a "just because party" on the same afternoon
Topics: Birthdays, Parties, Schools, Best friends, Friendship, Aunts, Birthdays, Parties, Schools, Best...
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- Daniel Nayeri
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Topics: Characters in literature, Ability, Governesses, Schools, High schools, Soul, Fiction
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- Kraft, Erik P
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Presents episodes from the high school life of Tom Mayo, a wisecracking misfit, who is trying to navigate his way through Wood Shop, dating, driving, and class tormentors
Topics: Teenage boys, Schools, High school students, High schools, Schools, Schools, Teenage boys, High...