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Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z, by Kate Messner

brilliant fall of gianna zSummary:  Gianna has less than one week to complete her leaf project if she wants to compete in the upcoming cross-country sectionals, but issues like procrastination, disorganization–and her grandmother’s declining health–seem destined to keep her from finishing.

Walker

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Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom, by Tim Byrd

doc wilde and the frogsSummary:  Twelve-year-old Brian, ten-year-old Wren, and their father, Doc Wilde, risk their lives in a South American rainforest as they seek the eldest member of their famous family of adventurers, Grandpa, amidst a throng of alien frogs.

Putnam

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Green Dragon Codex by R. D. Henham

green dragonSummary: Thirteen-year-old Scamp, his older brother Mather, and friend Dannika, pursued by evil-doers, set out to find someone who can protect the mysterious globe and tablet Scamp found next to the corpse of a dreaded green dragon. 247 p., Mirrorstone/Wizards of the Coast.

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