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Watch Hollow is the story of Oliver and Lucy Tinker. A man named Mr. Quigley asks Charles Tinker (Oliver and Lucy's father) to fix a broken clock at a house he bought called Blackford House, which is located in Watch Hollow. The Tinkers accept.

When they come to Blackford House, they find that the lot on which the house is built is surrounded by an unusual forest called the Shadow Woods. Upon coming into the house (which is in awful condition) they spot a huge, unmoving clock that has animal-shaped holes where the numbers were supposed to be.

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Elisa Silverglade Rader’s Meeting My Anxiety picture book describes a youth’s experience with her personified anxiety. The anxiety follows the girl around, bullying her and making her daily life harder. The girl discovers that she must accept and identify her anxiety to overcome and live alongside it. Accompanying the story are the instructions to a breathing exercise to be performed in the face of anxiety.

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When Alex and his friends Gabby, Ahmed, and Destiny decide to explore an old abandoned movie set that is said to be cursed and caught on fire in the ‘80s, Destiny decides to go off on her own. She falls through the floor and finds a tunnel that leads to an old shed. Alex, Gabby, and Ahmed finally find her in the shed with a bunch of old movie reels. Once they get home Alex realizes he lost his wallet with his ID card, so he has to call his mom. Alex, Destiny, Gabby, and Ahmed think that they are cursed because they trespassed on the movie set.

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Joey Kinkaid is the princess of Baker Street, and Eric Sinclair is the prince. They have been close friends since they were little, and now the terrors and troubles of middle school are tearing them apart. Joey does not make an easy friend; he comes to school dressed in the fashion of most girls with leggings, lip gloss, and a pink silk scarf. Eric, troubled by his lack of parenting and guidance at home, forces himself under the radar despite his wishes to help Joey so that no one finds out he lives alone.

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When they were younger, Joey was the Princess of Baker Street and Eric was the knight, and it was perfectly normal. But as they got older, the kids of Baker Street started to realize there was something different about Joey, something strange about a boy pretending to be a princess, and not all of them liked it.

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In Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade, Greta Zipp is just starting 6th grade and it's off to a shaky start. First of all, she hasn't been paired in the same class with her best friend Mari. They've been together every other year.  Second of all, she ends up running for class president even though she never signed up for class president. Then there's Kiki - the girl she's running against for class president. Kiki is making her life miserable. This book is mainly about Greta's struggles with 6th grade, friendships, and her class president campaign.

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Cedar was found in the forest by the foot of a large cedar tree when she is just a baby, found by Sara and Keven Montgomery, who take her home and house her as their own. She later names the large cedar tree, the one she was found under, Stella. On her first day of school, she meets Phillip, who becomes her only friend. Cedar later convinces Phillip to join the Order of the Trees, a club that only Cedar had been in before the two friends met.

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