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Button war by Avi 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2018)

BTSB #: 077379 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.9 MG Lexile: 540

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Buttons - Fiction Theft - Fiction World War, 1914-1918 - Fiction Poland - Fiction

Summary: Twelve-year-old Patryk knows little of the world beyond his tiny Polish village that the Russians have occupied for as long as anyone can remember. As the Germans begin to take control, Jurek, the ringleader of his friends, devises a dare to steal the buttons from German soldiers' uniforms that begins to spin out of control as Jurek raises the stakes.

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City of orphans by Avi 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011)

BTSB #: 077418 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.5 MG RC: 4.3 6-8 Lexile: 570 HL F&P: V

Genres: Mystery Fiction Family Life

Subjects: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction Mystery fiction

Summary: In 1893 New York, newsboy Maks, 13, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister Emma of charges that she stole from the new Waldorf Hotel, where she works.

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Crispin : the cross of lead by Avi 

BTSB Prebound(Hyperion Books for Children, 2002)

BTSB #: 077420 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5 MG RC: 6.1 6-8 Lexile: 780 F&P: W

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Middle Ages - Fiction Great Britain - History|y1066-1485, Medieval period - Fiction

Summary: Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.

Gold rush girl by Avi 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 077444 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.1 MG Lexile: 730 F&P: W

Genres: Historical Fiction Adventure Fiction Family Life

Subjects: Gold mines and mining - California - History|y19th century Adventure fiction Family life - Fiction Kidnapping - Fiction

Summary: Rhode Island native Victoria (Tory) Blaisdell finds her way to mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco in 1848 to find a new life of adventure with her father and younger brother only to end up on an unintended--and perilous--adventure to save her kidnapped brother.

Most important thing : stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers by Avi 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2016)

BTSB #: 077447 Available

Dewey: 808/SAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.9 MG RC: 4.2 6-8 Lexile: 560 HL

Subjects: Father-son relationship - Fiction Grandparent-grandchild relationship - Fiction Sons - Fiction

Summary: Seven heartbreaking, hopeful, and funny short stories exploring how boys seek acceptance, guidance, or just an older male to look up to.

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Player king by Avi 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017)

BTSB #: 077482 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.9 MG RC: 4.3 3-5 Lexile: 690

Genres: Historical Fiction Adventure Fiction

Subjects: Simnel, Lambert - Fiction Kings and rulers - Fiction Great Britain - History|y1485-1603, Tudors - Fiction

Summary: In 1486 England, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is told by a mysterious friar that he, Lambert, is actually Prince Edward, the true King of England, setting him on a dangerous course to regain the throne. Based on a true story.

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Ragweed and Poppy [Poppy]by Avi 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 077493 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.2 MG

Genres: Adventure Fiction Animals Fantasy Fiction

Subjects: Mice - Fiction Raccoons - Fiction Adventure fiction

Summary: The story of how Ragweed and Poppy met in Dimwood Forest.

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School of the dead by Avi 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2016)

BTSB #: 077491 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.3 MG RC: 3.3 3-5 Lexile: 590

Genres: Supernatural

Subjects: Mystery fiction Ghosts - Fiction Families - Fiction

Summary: The story of seventh-grader Tony Gilbert, who, after transferring to the mysterious Penda School, starts seeing the ghost of his great uncle Charlie.

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