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5-minute basketball stories

5-minute basketball stories

Howden, Sarah, author.
2018

5-Minute Basketball Stories is an action-packed collection of twelve tales about today's superstars, NBA legends, and the best basketball games of all time. From incredible game-winning dunks, to jaw-dropping world records, to edge-of-your-seat comebacks--each story is perfect for reading aloud in five minutes.

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Bird & Squirrel. All tangled up

Bird & Squirrel. All tangled up

Burks, James (James R.), author, illustrator
2019


Camp Average

Camp Average

Battle, Craig, 1980- author
2019


The Canadian kids' guide to outdoor fun

The Canadian kids' guide to outdoor fun

Becker, Helaine, author
2019

This comprehensive compendium of fun activities and games will help kids stay active and enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer. It is full of handy how-tos for fun things to make and do for every kind of kid. Whether at the local park or on a camping trip, around the town or in the country, or even inside on a rainy day, kids won't need a lot of special materials or too much planning to be able to enjoy these engaging activities.

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The day Dad joined my soccer team

The day Dad joined my soccer team

Fergus, Maureen, author
2018


Does it fart? : a kid's guide to the gas animals pass

Does it fart? : a kid's guide to the gas animals pass

Caruso, Nick, author
2019

An illustrated guide to whether or not various animals pass gas, infused with humor and scientific facts.

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Dog Man. 7, For whom the ball rolls

Dog Man. 7, For whom the ball rolls

Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, artist.
2019

Dog Man has been working hard to overcome his bad habits, but when his obsessions turn to fears, he finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain, while Petey the Cat, who was just released from jail, starts a new life with Li'l Petey.

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Dog vs. Ultra Dog

Dog vs. Ultra Dog

Wilson, Troy, 1970- author
2019

Tuffy loves Tim. And Tim loves Tuffy. But Tim also loves Ultra Dog. He watches Ultra Dog on TV. He reads Ultra Dog books. He even has an Ultra Dog cape, sleeps in a bed made with Ultra Dog sheets and wears Ultra Dog underwear. So when Tuffy's next door neighbor, a trouble-making cat named Bosworth, suggests to Tuffy that maybe he should be worried that Ultra Dog is stealing his boy, Tuffy is worried that he might be right -- especially when Tim gets a personal invitation from Ultra Dog inviting him to Ultra Land. So, what's a dog to do? Fight back, of course! But all is well in the end when Tuffy discovers that the invitation to Ultra Land includes him too. To the Dog Star and Beyond!"

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Eight times up

Eight times up

Corr, John, author
2019

In this middle-grade novel, Riley's dad signs him up for aikido to help him manage his anxiety.

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Focused

Focused

Gerber, Alyson, author
2019

Twelve-year-old Clea wants to do her homework, follow instructions, pay attention in school, and play chess on the school team, but somehow she cannot focus on whatever is in front of her, and the other kids at school are starting to notice and make fun of her; when her worried parents take her to be tested she finds out that she has ADHD (only without the hyperactivity)--and with help from the psychiatrist who seems to really understand her she is determined to learn how to focus.

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Geronimo on ice!

Geronimo on ice!

Stilton, Geronimo, author
2019

When Geronimo Stilton learns someone wants to steal the antique silver skates being offered as a prize in Mouse Island's annual winter Ice Skating Championships, he races to uncover the mysterious thief and save the prize.

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Glitch

Glitch

Graley, Sarah, author, illustrator
2019


Karate kakapo

Karate kakapo

Cunti, Loredana, 1968- author
2019

Kakapo practices her karate to prepare for her black belt test, but she thinks she cannot do the flying kick because kakapos cannot fly.

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Meet Tom Longboat

Meet Tom Longboat

MacLeod, Elizabeth, author
2019

On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in a record-breaking 2 hours, 24 minutes and 24 seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage.

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Mr. Wolf's class. Mystery club

Mr. Wolf's class. Mystery club

Steinke, Aron Nels, author, artist
2019


That's not hockey!

That's not hockey!

Poulin, AndreĢe, author
2018

"Young Jacques Plante loves hockey so much that he uses home-made equipment to play as much hockey as he can. Once Jacques becomes a professional player, he takes the brave stand to introduce a piece of equipment into the game that has never been used before-the goalie mask-changing the face of hockey forever."-- Provided by publisher.

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The thing Lou couldn't do

The thing Lou couldn't do

Spires, Ashley, 1978- author, illustrator
2017