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Emory is a boy who loves staying at his Baba's (grandmother's) house and going to the hidden falls. One day, he feels someone watching him. He turns around, but no one is there. Then he hears someone say, "Away." He goes back to his Baba's house and tells her he saw the Oaf, a person who cleans up trash and keep the environment clean. His Baba tells him to bring the Oaf a special sandwich to eat. He writes a note telling the Oaf where he lives, and Emory brings the lunch in a white paper bag and sets it where he likes to sit. Will the Oaf eat the sandwich?

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In the year 1966, Adam Jacobs, a 12-year-old Jewish boy, follows Sally Fletcher, a blonde, Catholic girl, home from school. Adam thinks Sally is the prettiest girl in the seventh grade, and he has a crush on her. If his dad, who is a Holocaust survivor figured this out, Adam would be in so much trouble. When he gets bullied for being Jewish, he doesn’t understand why he is being bullied. He wonders, “What is the difference between Jews and Catholics?”

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Bees on the Roof is a book about a boy named Sam. Sam gets bee hives for a 7th grade science project. He and his three friends work together to raise the bees and save the restaurant where his father works. Bee allergies and problems with the hive cause so much trouble that Sam doesn’t know what to do. Will he fail his project? Will he have to take down the bee hives?

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Jeremy Austin and the Paladin is the continuing adventure of Jeremy Austin and the other TerraGen kids that came to planet Genesis. Ever since entering Genesis, the TerraGen kids have faced nothing except hardships and death. Now, the stakes are getting even higher. With the Shadow Lord aware of Jeremy being on Genesis and the Paladin having arrived, the Shadow Lord is sending his armies after Jeremy and his companions. Along the way, the kids eventually split up after an incident, putting the kids in even more danger than ever before.

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Jeremy has made his way all the way across the galaxy to the planet where his dad and brother are, and his troubles have just begun. The difficulties and obstacles on his path pale in comparison to what is to come. He is faced with hostile aliens, a planet that is alive, betrayal, and magic. When he and his friends arrive on the planet, they must deal with getting separated from their security posse and being chased by aliens in unknown terrain. However, Jeremy and his friends have changed; they are smarter, stronger, and have magic.

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When their parents go missing after traveling through a portal to the planet Genesis, six very different teenagers embark on a rescue mission to find them and bring them home. The planet is populated with a collection of dangerous mythological creatures, monsters, and aliens, man-eating gnomes being the most dangerous of all. With the help of a wizard, some princesses, and knights, the kids fight to stay alive while holding out hope that their parents are as well. A team of super-armed soldiers from Meta Universal are also on the hunt for the missing scientists.

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Rodeo Snow is a relatable and well-written book. Eugene Snow is a normal teenager who wants two things: to get his driver's license and to win the skating competition. The latter of which he feels pretty confident about because of his $300 skates. While pursuing these goals, he meets a girl, Corinne, and adds winning her heart to his list of priorities. Eugene has never loved his name. His parents named him after some peacenik presidential candidate from a few years back.

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