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The Thieves of Ostia : a Roman Mystery

By Caroline Lawrence

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In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog -- and why. Learn a little Latin as you read. Enjoy the background information on the homepage: http://www.romanmysteries.com/pages/50-Home_Page
Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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The world according to Humphrey

By Betty G. Birney

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Humphrey, a golden hamster who lives in Room 26, has an almost perfect life filled with classroom adventures and weekend sleepovers with his classmates. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn't out to get him! See the author's website for fun and a curriculum guide: http://www.bettybirney.com/pdf/Humphrey_curriculum_guide.pdf
Winner of 7 Children's Choice State Awards and the Children's Crown Award

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Tink, North of Never Land.

By Kiki Thorpe

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TINK AND TERENCE are best friends. But sometimes Terence, well . . . he gets on Tink's last nerve. So when Terence accidentally squashes Tink's favorite bowl, her anger flares up and she lets him have it! But Tink soon realizes she made a mistake. How can she make it up to Terence? With a bunch of Never flowers? Or legendary pixie dust? Tink sets off an an epic quest through Never Land. She's never failed before . . . and she's not about to start now!
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