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Falling for Claire

release date: Jul 20, 2000
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Falling for Claire
Accustomed to fighting everyone--including herself--Claire can't believe that anyone would love her for who she is, and finds it difficult to cope with Paolo's increasing devotion to her.

Wishtree (Special Edition)

release date: Jan 08, 2019
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Wishtree (Special Edition)
A special edition for adults of Katherine Applegate's New York Times-bestselling novel about an oak tree and a crow who help their neighbors embrace their differences. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. When a new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. With a message of inclusion for dreamers and welcomers, this is a book for our lives and times. "A beautifully written, morally bracing story that will leave its imprint on a reader of any age." —The New York Times Book Review

Crenshaw

release date: Sep 22, 2015
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Crenshaw
In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. This title has Common Core connections.

August Magic

release date: Jan 01, 1995
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August Magic
Enjoying the Florida Keys in August, Summer Smith must choose the man of her dreams from among Adam, a charmer with a secret; Seth, whose other girlfriend poses a threat; and Diver, who cares more for freedom than he does for girls.

Crenshaw Chapter Sampler

release date: Jun 09, 2015
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Crenshaw Chapter Sampler
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

Fireworks

release date: Jan 01, 1993
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Fireworks
Five strangers share a beach house during their summer vacation.

Love Sucks and Then You Die

release date: Sep 10, 2013
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Love Sucks and Then You Die
In this short-story prequel to Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant's Eve and Adam, fifteen-year-old E.V. (Evening) doesn't know where she fits in to the universe. After a particularly disastrous school dance experience, she's begins to wonder if she fits in at all. She did bloody the school heartthrob's nose and all because he tried to kiss her. Having been accused of being a "frigid bitch," E.V. begins to question her place in the cosmic world of relationships and dating to little avail; her CEO mother is emotionally unavailable, her dad is dead, and her best friend thinks true love exists in the back seat of a used Honda. But then E.V. spots someone, a blip on her otherwise indifferent radar that suggests there just might be someone out there for her . . .

Eve and Adam: Chapters 1-5

release date: Nov 27, 2012
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Eve and Adam: Chapters 1-5
Download the first five chapters of Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate In the beginning, there was an apple- And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears, a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother's research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal. Just when Eve thinks she will die-not from her injuries, but from boredom-her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy. Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect . . . won't he? Intrigued? Eve & Adam is available now!

Home of the Brave

release date: Dec 23, 2014
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Home of the Brave
Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection

release date: Sep 15, 2020
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Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection
Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.
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