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Cam Jansen series, by David Adler
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Cam Jansen series, by David Adler

Fifth-grader Cam Jansen’s photographic memory helps her solve mysteries.  When she wants to remember something, she focuses on the object or scene, closes her eyes, and says “click.”  This is how Jennifer Jansen got the nickname, Cam, which is short for camera. Cam works with her best friend and detective assistant, Eric Shelton. There are…

The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Jane Yolen
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The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Jane Yolen

It is Passover, and Hannah dreads attending the first night’s Seder at Grandpa Will, Grandma Belle, and Aunt Eva’s house.  Her grandfather’s strange outbursts about the Holocaust embarrass and frighten her.  Following ancient tradition, Hannah opens the door for the prophet Elijah, but instead of seeing a hallway filled with apartment doors, she sees a…

Fuzzy, by Tom Angleberger
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Fuzzy, by Tom Angleberger

Maxine Zelaster (aka Max) attends seventh grade at Vanguard One Middle School.  Students at Vanguard must pass weekly tests in each subject as a mandate of the Federal School Board’s Constant UpGrade program.  They must also follow a very strict conduct code or incur discipline tags (dtags) and citizenship infractions which decrease their cumulative scores. …

Don’t Talk to me About the War, by David Adler
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Don’t Talk to me About the War, by David Adler

The year is 1940.  Growing up in the Bronx, thirteen-year-old Tommy Duncan divides his time between school, friends, and family.  He listens to Brooklyn Dodgers games on the radio, plays stickball after school, and worries about his mother’s declining health.  He doesn’t share his friend Beth’s fascination about the war in Europe.  The war is…

Mo Jackson Sports series, by David Adler
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Mo Jackson Sports series, by David Adler

To say that Mo Jackson loves sports is an understatement!  Unfortunately, Mo isn’t the best player on his football, baseball, basketball, or soccer team.  He’s not the strongest swimmer or runner. His lack of stature and skills keep him on the bench, but one thing Mo doesn’t lack is enthusiasm.  Nothing can crush Mo’s spirit….

The Danger Guys series, by Tony Abbott
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The Danger Guys series, by Tony Abbott

Noodle really likes waffles, but he likes his best friend, Zeek, more than he likes waffles.  And, Noodle and Zeek absolutely love danger.  Which is good, because they always seem to find it…danger that is.  They make a great team.  Noodle has all the ideas, and Zeek provides the muscle. Book 1: Danger Guys Noodle…