Counting by 7s

By Holly Goldberg Sloan

A National Public Radio
Best Book of the Year.

A Washington Post
Best Book of the Year

"...complicated, offbeat, and very touching—just like Willow herself."
Entertainment Weekly

"Quirky characters, plot, pathos and humor all keep readers captivated."
San Francisco Chronicle

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Mockingbird

By Kathryn Erskine

National Book Award Winner

"A valuable book."
School Library Journal

"Fascinating characters."
Los Angeles Times

"Erskine draws directly and indirectly on To Kill a Mockingbird and riffs on its central theme: The destruction of an innocent is perhaps both the deepest kind of psychosocial wound a community can face and its greatest opportunity for psychological and spiritual growth."
Kirkus Reviews

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Nightingale's Nest

By Nikki Loftin

"Read this aloud and have both boys and girls alike utterly enraptured."
BCCB, starred review

"Perfectly captures the challenges of growing up and dealing with loss. Get ready to have your heart touched."
—Shannon Messenger, author of Keeper of the Lost Cities

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Under the Egg

By Laura Marx Fitzgerald

"If Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code wrote middle-grade novels, this would be the one."
Kirkus Reviews

"In her debut novel Under the Egg, Brooklyn writer Laura Marx Fitzgerald masterfully blends historical facts from the art world, the Renaissance, and World War II to create an enthralling mystery that pivots around one of the most monumental treasure hunts in history."
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

"When a book is good, I stop being a writer and I'm just a reader, which is what I did here. You just fall into it as a reader. But the writer in me did go and check a couple times to see, 'Is this really the first thing that [Fitzgerald]'s written?' Because it's so accomplished and it's packed with stuff. ... It's really a very compelling read and I don't know how she did it."
—Kate DiCamillo for NPR

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Three Times Lucky

By Sheila Turnage

A Newbery Honor Book

"A wickedly awesome tale...Mo LoBeau is destined to become a standout character in children's fiction."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Turnage's lively novel features a distinctive voice and a community of idiosyncratic characters."
Booklist, starred review

"An irresistible Southern narrator—a literary descendant of Scout Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird."
—Top 12 Children's books of 2012 Newsday

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The Apothecary

By Maile Meloy

"Satisfies on all levels."
The New York Times

"Pitch-perfect."
The Los Angeles Times

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A Tangle of Knots

By Lisa Graff

A National Book Award nominee

"[A] blithe magical puzzle."
The Wall Street Journal

"Lyrical...A beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories."
Entertainment Weekly

"10 out of 10...I didn't want to put it down."
TIME Magazine for Kids

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One for the Murphys

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

"This novel speaks to the universal experience of growing up but will especially resonate with readers who have questioned the hands they have been dealt and wonder how to move forward nonetheless."
The Horn Book

"By the end of this poignant debut, readers will be applauding Carley's strength."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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