Mia

Mia St. Clair is a ten-year-old girl living in upstate New York. She has grown up playing ice hockey wit her three older brothers on the pond behind their house. Mia's got the skills and the scrappiness it takes to be a star hockey player, but she's tired of skating in her brothers' shadows and has decided to follow her heart and pursue figure skating instead. Does she have what it takes to grow and compete as a figure skaters?When a new...

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Spring Pearl

After the deaths of her parents, 12-year-old Chou Spring Pearl is taken into the home of her father's wealthy benefactor. Unlike most Cantonese girls, Spring Pearl has learned to read and write, but she must now learn a new skill-how to survive in Master Sung's hostile household. While the Second Opium War rages in the streets and harbor of Canton, Spring Pearl faces battles of her own.

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The Earth Dragon Awakes

A gripping portrait of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Laurence Yep.When the quake subsides, Chin and Henry and their families are lucky to be alive. But now they must escape the fires that have broken out and find their way to safety-before it's too late.Based on actual events and told from the alternating perspectives of two young friends, The Earth Dragon Awakes is a suspenseful novel...

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Tiger Magic (Tiger's Apprentice, #3)

Tom has always been a reluctant apprentice. But since his grandmother's death, he's assisted the tiger Mr. Hu in guarding the magical phoenix egg. When the phoenix hatches prematurely, Tom faces his greatest challenge of all. The phoenix believes Tom is his mother, and suddenly it's Tom's turn to be a good teacher and parent, which is especially hard when your child has the power to destroy the earth. A full-blown war has erupted...

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Dragon Cauldron

Monkey tells the tale as he joins the dragon princess, Shimmer, and, along with two fiesty humans, they embark on a mission to recover the dragon homeland. It has been Shimmer's personal quest for years, ever since Witch Civet stole the sea, and the dragons were evicted from their magnificent palaces of coral and pearl. Now the arch-enemy Civet is repentant, and she too has thrown in her lot with this fearless band.

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The Dragon's Child

Did you want to go to America?Pop: Sure. I didn't have a choice. My father said I had to go. So I went.Were you sad when you left your village?Pop: Maybe a little . . . well, maybe a lot.Ten-year-old Gim Lew Yep knows that he must leave his home in China and travel to America with the father who is a stranger to him. Gim Lew doesn't want to leave behind everything that he's ever known. But he is even...

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To the Stars, Isabelle (Isabelle, #3)

Isabelle is doing great at the Anna Hart School of the Arts--her dancing idol Jackie Sanchez even invites her to go on tour! Isabelle jumps on board, but she quickly finds that the traveling show has its challenges, not the least of which is bossy Renata who was invited to come, too. When the dance show suddenly starts falling apart, Isabelle tries to help Jackie pull it back together--and begins to learn more about a mentor who encouraged...

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Lady of Ch'iao Kuo (Royal Diaries #8)

Ficionalized autobiography of a really interesting, often overlooked Hsien leader.I knew nothing about this time period or these people, so it was great to learn more about them; however, I felt like the book ended right when things started to get interesting.I'd love to read a more in-dept book about the Lady's life and her achievements.As a book for younger kids, the story does its job of making the reader interested in the period and...

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