Peeled

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Speak #ad - Unfortunately, her desire to uncover the truth is starting to cause a stir. The problem? her town?s biggest story stars a ghost, which is not an easy interview. Hildy biddle wants something monumental to happen so she can finally prove herself to be more than a high school journalist. But while the local paper is playing up people?s fears with shocking headlines of creepy happenings, Hildy is determined to discover what?s really going on.

With rumors swirling and tensions high, can Hildy push past all the hype and find out the real truth? .

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Hope Was Here

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Puffin Books #ad - After all, as G. T. Points out, everyone can use a little hope to help get through the tough times. As always from bauer, packed with funny lines, this novel is full of humor, starring a strong and idealistic protagonist, and peopled with interesting and quirky characters. Kirkus Reviews. A newbery honor bookjoan bauer's beloved newbery honor book--now with a great new look for middle grade readers! When Hope and her aunt move to small-town Wisconsin to take over the local diner, Hope's not sure what to expect.

Filled with heart, charm, and good old-fashioned fun, this is Joan Bauer at her best. When it comes to creating strong, and funny teenaged female characters, independent, Bauer is in a class by herself . Hope’s story is highly recommended for both middle and high school students. Voya “another entry in bauer’s growing collection of books about likable and appealing female teenagers with a strong vocational calling.

Hope Was Here #ad - . Bauer tells a fast-paced, multilayered story with humor but does not gloss over the struggles. School library journal, starred review “Bauer has succeeded in creating another quirky, poignant, and funny novel about a strong girl who admits her frailties .

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Close to Famous

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Puffin Books #ad - But folks quickly warm to the woman with the great voice and the girl who can bake like nobody's business. A novel full of heart, and charm from newbery honor winner Joan Bauer! When twelve-year-old Foster and her mother land in the tiny town of Culpepper, humor, they don't know what to expect. Thanks to the folks in culpepper, though Foster and her mama find the strength to put their troubles behind them for good.

. Soon foster - who dreams of having her own cooking show one day - lands herself a gig baking for the local coffee shop, and gets herself some much-needed help in overcoming her biggest challenge - learning to read. Puffin. Just as foster and Mama start to feel at ease, their past catches up to them.

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Rules of the Road

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Speak #ad - Puffin. Now jenna boller shoe salesperson is about to become a shoe-store spy as she joins her crusty old employer for an eye-opening adventure that will teach them both the rules of the road and the rules of life. But that doesn't stop madeline gladstone, the president of gladstone's Shoes 176 outlets in 37 states, from hiring Jenna to drive her cross country in a last ditch effort to stop Elden Gladstone from taking over his mother's company and turning a quality business into a shop-and-schlock empire.

Standing a gawky 5'11'' at 16 years old, Jenna is the kind of girl most likely to stand out in the crowd for all the wrong reasons. Meet jenna boller, star employee at Gladstone Shoe Store in Chicago.

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Squashed

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Speak #ad - Sixteen-year-old ellie morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds—and if she could take off 20 herself. In hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town. Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa.

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Backwater

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Speak #ad - Who cares? well, for starters, her father, who expects his daughter to take up the Breedlove family profession with dedication and enthusiasm. Ivy doesn't want to be a lawyer. This undertaking takes ivy on a great journey, as she hikes into the wilds of the Adirondacks to find her reclusive aunt Jo -- and her own destiny.

. Puffin. But ivy wants to be a historian, a vocation that's getting quite a workout as she prepares a family history in honor of her beloved great-aunt Tib's eightieth birthday.

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Thwonk

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Speak #ad - J. McCreary. The catch is he can help you in only one way: artistically, academically, or romantically. Knows she should concentrate on getting into a top-notch art school. Just one shot from the cupid's bow and thwonk, A. J. From the newbery honor author of Hope Was Here, Thwonk is a delightful story overflowing with funny, stylish writing.

Imagine having a personal cupid—an actual winged being—pop into your life and offer to make your dreams come true. But she's spent five torturous months obsessed with handsome hunk, Peter Terris. J. Will have the undying devotion of handsome Peter. Forever. A. That's what happens to aspiring photographer Allison Jean A.

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Almost Home

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Puffin Books #ad - Newbery honor winner joan bauer's new novel will touch your heart When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. With the help of a rescue dog, sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, she can control how she responds.

Puffin. They head to chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Used book in Good Condition. Nevertheless, sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best.

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Tell Me

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Puffin Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. When she observes a girl her own age who seems to be being held against her will, Anna can't forget the girl's frightened eyes and she is determined to investigate. When you see something, say something" she's been told—but what good does it do to speak if no one will listen? Luckily, a take-charge girl like Anna is not going to give up.

Told with joan bauer's trademark mixture of humor and heart, Tell Me will enthrall her many fans and win her new ones. Bauer establishes a multi-faceted plot combining crime drama with a modern coming-of-age story. School library journal “skillfully weaves subplots together as Rosemont citizens and Anna’s parents rise to the challenge of solving the mystery.

Tell Me #ad - Publishers Weekly Puffin. Award-winning author joan bauer latest novel is full of warmth, mim, humor, hope, and a healthy dose of suspenseThe unofficial town motto is "Nothing bad ever happens in Rosemont" where  twelve-year-old Anna has come to stay with her grandmother, hoping to forget her worries about her parents' troubled marriage.

She'll be busy with the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration with floats and bands that requires weeks of preparations. But before long, Anna finds herself involved in a very big problem. Puffin.

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Soar

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Puffin Books #ad - Starting with his adoption by computer genius Walt, Jeremiah has looked on his life as a series of lucky breaks. Puffin Books. Newbery honor winner joan Bauer hits a home run with her newest protagonist, who always sees the positive side of any situation. Jeremiah is not one to let anything keep him down. Used book in Good Condition.

But no sooner do they arrive than a doping scandel is revealed and the town feels betrayed and disgraced. Puffin. When a weak heart keeps him from playing his beloved baseball, Jeremiah appoints himself the team coach. Jeremiah takes it as his personal mission to restore the town's morale and help the teams bounce back and remember how to soar.

Soar #ad - Full of humor, heart, and baseball lore, Soar is Joan Bauer at her best. Puffin. When walt has to move for another new assignment, Jeremiah sees it as a great chance to explore a new town.

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Stand Tall

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Speak #ad - Puffin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Speak. Puffin. Puffin. Tree, copes with his parents' recent divorce and his failure as an athlete by helping his grandfather, a six-foot-three-inch twelve-year-old, and Sophie, a Vietnam vet and recent amputee, a new girl at school.

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