When Life Gives You O J

Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375897836
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When Life Gives You O J . For years, 10-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. After all, practically everyone in Vermont owns a dog, and it sure could go a long way helping Zelly fit in since moving there from Brooklyn. But when her eccentric grandfather Ace hatches a ridiculous plan involving a "practice dog" named OJ, Zelly's not so sure how far she's willing to go to win a dog of her own. Is Ace's plan so crazy it just might work . . . or is it just plain crazy? Erica S. Perl weaves an affectionate and hilarious tale that captures the enduring bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Even when they're driving each other nuts.

When Life Gives You O J

Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0375859020
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When Life Gives You O J . When her grandfather suggests Zelly Fried show her parents she's ready for the responsibility of taking care of a dog by making a "practice dog" out of an orange juice jug, she is not entirely sure about the idea.

When Life Gives You O J

Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375859241
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When Life Gives You O J . Begging her parents for a dog in the hope of feeling more at home in Brooklyn, 10-year-old Zelly Fried reluctantly participates in her eccentric grandfather's "practice dog" exercise, which he says may help her get a dog of her own someday. By the author of Vintage Veronica.

Aces Wild

Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307975479
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Aces Wild. Zelly Fried has finally convinced her parents to let her get a dog, with the help of her grandfather Ace. Unfortunately, said dog (also named Ace) is a shoe-chewing, mud-tracking, floor-peeing kind of dog. Despite Zelly's best efforts to drag Ace (literally!) to puppy kindergarten, his flunking report card says it all: "This Ace is wild." Also wild is the other Ace in Zelly's life. Grandpa Ace has decided to begin dating again and is dining and dancing every night, against his doctor's orders. Determined to get both Aces under control, Zelly enlists the help of her two best friends, Allison and Jeremy (despite the fact that they don't quite see eye to eye). They need to come up with a plan, fast. But how? It's not like either Ace ever does what he's told.

The Capybara Conspiracy

Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399551735
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The Capybara Conspiracy. Fans of Tim Federle and Louis Sachar will love this hilarious story of what happens when the non-jocks kidnap their sports-obsessed school’s beloved mascot. Seventh-grade playwright Olive Henry is frustrated by her middle school’s lack of appreciation for anything but sports. While the principal drones on and on during morning announcements about the sports teams’ victories, all non-athletic club meetings are relegated to the school basement, never to be mentioned on the loudspeaker. So Olive and her best friend, Reynaldo, hatch a plan to kidnap the school’s capybara mascot, planning to return it, heroically, just in time for the school’s pep rally and claim a reward: permission for their drama club to practice in the auditorium. And, hopefully, some overdue respect for the school’s non-athletes. But when an animal-rights student activist and an undercover athlete with murky motivations join in the conspiracy, their plans—along with Cappy the capybara—veer wildly out of Olive’s control.

Totally Tardy Marty

Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128568
Size: 27.37 MB
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Totally Tardy Marty. Totally Tardy Marty just can t seem to get to school on time. Not when there are so many better things to do in the mornings, like invent Toast-on-a-Rope, fight a giant squid in the laundry, or follow some ants up a tree. And so he s tardy, every day, much to the smug delight of Never-Late Kate, who thinks she s sooo great. But then one day, Kate helps Marty out of a jam (or rather, a tree), and the two end up playing together, have a surprisingly good time, and are both late. An unlikely friendship is born, through which Marty learns a trick or two for punctuality, and Kate discovers the virtues of stopping to smell the roses. From Chicken Butt! author Erica Perl and celebrated illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes this playful story of opposites who don t just attract, but also learn a lot from their complementing personalities.

Blockhead

Author: Joseph D'Agnese
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805063056
Size: 67.96 MB
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Blockhead. A biography of Leonardo Fibonacci, the 12th century mathematician who discovered the numerical sequence named for him.

Chicken Butt

Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613124333
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Chicken Butt . You know what? What? Chicken butt! The classic schoolyard joke has been recast as an irreverent picture book, with call-and-response parts for parent and child. The word repetition in Erica S. Perl s text, and wonderfully comic illustrations by beloved artist Henry Cole, make this a particularly inviting book for new readers, as does the opportunity to trick a parent or other adult into participating in a very silly joke. The humor builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Warning: Kids will want to read this one over and over and over again!

Summer Of The Wolves

Author: Polly Carlson-Voiles
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547820127
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Summer Of The Wolves. Julie of the Wolves meets Hatchet in this middle grade novel that follows orphaned twelve-year-old Nika and her seven-year-old brother Randall as they leave a California foster home to visit a long-lost uncle in the wilderness lake country of Northern Minnesota. A phone call from their uncle sets them on a journey in a small floatplane over the thick green forest canopy, to spend the summer on a wilderness island. Nika, of all people, knows not to get her heart set on anything, but as she follows her uncle in his job studying wolves, Nika stumbles upon a relationship with an orphaned wolf pup that makes her feel — for the first time since her mother died — whole again. Here in these woods, with this wolf, none of the hard things in her past can reach her. With vivid details about wolf behavior and a deep sense of interconnectedness with nature, this captivating first novel illuminates the intricacies of family while searching for the fine balance between caring for wild animals and leaving them alone.

Full Cicada Moon

Author: Marilyn Hilton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698191277
Size: 31.81 MB
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Full Cicada Moon. Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what’s right It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining Shop Class instead of Home Ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi’s dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade—no matter how many times she’s told no. This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows readers that positive change can start with just one person speaking up. From the Hardcover edition.