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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel November 2022: It's There in Black and White features the book HALFWAY NORMAL by Barbara Dee.

After two years of treatment for leukemia, Norah Levy is ready to return to normal. The hospital social worker warns her the transition back may be tricky, but Norah isn’t worried. Compared with battling cancer, how tricky can seventh grade be?

Very. Everyone treats Norah differently now. Her best friends are part of new groups. Nobody quite understands.

And then she meets Griffin, a cute boy who encourages her love of drawing and Greek mythology. Norah is desperate not to be that girl who had cancer, but secret-keeping becomes impossible and Norah must figure out a way to share her cancer story and still be able to move on and have her normal life.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel November 2022: It's There in Black and White features the book MAXI'S SECRETS by Lynn Plourde

Timminy’s family moves just in time to start middle school. His consolation prize is Maxi—a gentle giant of a dog who turns out to be deaf.

Unfortunately, being new in town and a bit of a runt makes you perfect bully bait, so Timminy spends a little too much time getting shoved into lockers and feeling sorry for himself.

While Timminy is determined to do all he can to help Maxi, caring for the Great Pyrenees is full of some much-needed lessons for Timminy.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel November 2022: It's There in Black and White features the book THE VOYAGE OF THE FROG by Gary Paulsen

David Alspeth intended only to fulfill his uncle’s last wish when he set sail in the Frog, but when a savage storm slams the tiny sailboat, David is stranded. No wind. No radio. Little water. Seven cans of food. The storm was just David’s first challenge.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel November 2022: It's There in Black and White features the book WHAT-THE-DICKENS by Gregory Maguire.

Gather on a stormy night to hear the tale of What-the-Dickens, a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth, a crush on a cat named McCavity, and a penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon an Agent of Change who trades coins for teeth—and learns of a dutiful tribe of tooth fairies to which he hopes to belong.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel October 2022: Ghost Stories features the book ELEANOR, ALICE, AND THE ROOSEVELT GHOSTS by Dianne K. Salerni.

Society has adapted to deal with the ghosts that “erupt.” Some are harmless enough and fade over time, and some are even friendly. But everyone’s wary of vindictive ghosts, who can curse and kill.

Eleanor and Alice are cousins in the big, boisterous Roosevelt family. They don’t necessarily get along, but when a new ghost erupts at their beloved Aunt Bye’s house, both girls want to quickly find out whose ghost it is so they can encourage it to dissipate.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel October 2022: Ghost Stories features the book THE TWISTROSE KEY by Tone Almhjell.

When a mysterious parcel arrives at her family’s new home, eleven-year-old Lin Rosenquist is surprised to discover the ornate key contained in the parcel unlocks a spellbinding world called Sylver.

Sylver is an enchanting land of eternal winter, inhabited by animals that shared a special connection with children in the real world. In death, they are delivered to Sylver, where they take on a curiously human-like form and still watch over the children they cherish.

While Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with her own beloved pet, she soon learns that the magic of is failing, and snow trolls want to claim Sylver for themselves. Lin must discover a way to stop them and save this enchanted world.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel October 2022: Ghost Stories features the book KARMA MOON: GHOST HUNTER by Melissa Savage.

When Karma’s dad lands a job with Netflix doing a docu-series, it’s huge. The only problem is, he’s supposed to be chasing down ghosts at a haunted hotel across the country, and Karma’s more than a little skittish. She’s a worrier, and she keeps dreaming up worse case scenarios.

Joined by her best friend and a mysterious local, Karma investigates every strange happening in the historically creepy Stanley Hotel as part of her dad’s Totally Rad film crew over her spring break. Their mission: find a ghost and get it on camera.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel October 2022: Ghost Stories features the book A TOUCH OF RUCKUS by Ash Van Otterloo.

Tennessee Lancaster can pry into folks’ memories with a single touch of their treasured belongings. It’s something she’s always kept hidden— until, Tennie’s gift does something new. Instead of just memories, her touch releases a ghost with a terrifying message.

Trouble is the last thing Tennie wants to stir up, but with her new friend, Fox, desperate to go hunting deep in the forest, trouble’s all they seem to find in Howler’s Hollow.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel September 2022: Reading Rodents features the book WORD OF MOUSE by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

Isaiah is a very special mouse. He has fur as blue as the sky, and can read, and write, and talk to humans. Separated from his family after a daring escape from the research lab, Isiah must survive the dangerous outdoors and search for clues about his missing mischief-mates.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel September 2022: Reading Rodents features the book JOURNEY BEYOND THE BURROW by Rina Heisel

There are rules every mouse must follow if they’re to survive in the forest.

Tobin knows these guidelines by heart. After all, with one younger sibling, another on the way, and a best friend with a penchant for trouble-making, he needs to be prepared for anything.

But one stormy night, Tobin’s safe burrow is invaded by monstrous arachnids, and his baby brother is stolen away. To save him, Tobin will have to do something he’s never done before: break the rules.

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