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Angleberger, Tom.  The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future.  Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

Appelt, Kathi.   The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.

Hale, Bruce.   Big Bad Detective Agency
To stop LOTUS from taking over the government with its' mind control device, reluctant spy Max Segredo must reunite with his father and orphan friends.

Henkes, Kevin.  The Year of Billy Miller
Seven year old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.

Holm, Jennifer.  Turtle in Paradise
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

Lin, Grace.   Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man in the Moon in hopes of bring life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

Nash, Scott.   The High Skies Adventure of Blue Jay the Pirate
Blue Jay and his band of avian pirates sail the skies searching for ships laden with cargo, avoiding run-ins with the dastardly crows, dodging doldrums and bad weather, and evading the long arm of the Colonial army.

Nilsson, Ulf.   Detective Gordon - The First Case
Someone's stealing the squirrel's nuts and it's up to Detective Gordon to catch the thief.  Unfortunately, solving the crime means standing in the snow and waiting for a long time...if only he had an assistant - someone small, fast, and clever - to help solve this terrible case. Then Detective Gordon would be able to go back to doing what he's best at: thinking, eating cakes, drinking tea, and stamping important papers.

Peck, Richard.  The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
A very small mouse of unknown origin runs away from the school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before teh celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne.

Rocklin, Joanne.  One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street
The last remaining orange tree on a Southern California street brings together neighbors of all ages as they face their problems and anxieties, including the possibility that a mysterious stranger is a threat to their tree.

Voight, Cynthia.  Young Fredle
Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.

Weeks, Sarah.  Pie
After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice's friend Charlie investigate who is going to to extremes to find Aunt Polly's secret pie crust recipe.  Includes fourteen pie recipes.