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Available in hardcover and paperback from HarperCollins, and in a paper over board edition from Scholastic.

Winner of the 2004 Parents Gold Choice Award
LA Times bestseller
NY Times bestseller
Winner of the Rebecca Caudill Award
Winner of the William Allen White Award

Although she lives an unconventional lifestyle with her mentally challenged mother and their doting neighbor, Bernadette, Heidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother’s vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi’s thirst for the truth leads her on a cross country journey in search of the secrets of her past.

“A remarkable novel.” —New York Times Book Review

BBYA 2004/Booksense Best Books List 2004

Also available on CD: Tony award winning–actress, Cherry Jones does an unabridged reading of the book. (5 hours/4 compact discs from HarperAudio.)

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Jamie Reardon has always heard that bad things come in threes. So after his cat Mister dies, his father leaves, and his aunt Sapphy has an accident that causes her memory to develop a skip, Jamie hopes his life will go back to being as normal as cornflakes. But unfortunately there’s one more bad thing in store for Jamie—something he’d give anything to be able to forget—and this one leaves him feeling like a stranger to himself. Jamie tries in vain to find the magic trigger that will help Sapphy’s memory jump the scratch, like the needle on her favorite Frank Sinatra record, but in the end it’s Aunt Sapphy who, along with a curious girl named Audrey Krouch, helps Jamie unravel the mysteries of memory and jump the scratch in his own life.

Also available on CD: “Tony Award-winning Stephen Spinella reveals his storytelling talent as he gives voice to young Jamie Reardon, whom he portrays as an introspective loner.”- 3 hours/3 compact discs. Unabridged from Audiobooks.

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SUPERMAN IS DEAD, a short story by Sarah Weeks is included in this collection.

A brush with the supernatural? A rock concert? A reunion? A poolside revelation? The need to know what's up? The confessions of a friend? The dream of escape? A sick pet? An English assignment? The rear-window view of a murder next door? The search for the mother you never met? What keeps you up all night?

This remarkable collection of award-winning and bestselling authors is thought provoking, insightful, heartfelt, and powerful.

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Verbena Colter knows she’s bad news. Trouble from the get go. How could she not be, with a family like hers? But Verbie doesn’t want to be mean. She wishes she could be somebody, anybody other than who she is. Enter, Pooch, a flatlander boy visiting for the summer. When Pooch and his mother rent the “haunted house” next door, Verbie takes the opportunity to pretend to be someone else entirely. And what starts out as a game leads Verbie into a surprising and heartwarming journey of self-discovery.

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When Alice's Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.

Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it's making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason.

With Pie, acclaimed author Sarah Weeks has baked up a sweet and satisfying delight, as inviting as warm pie on a cold day. You'll enjoy every last bite.

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Melody has lived in Royal, Indiana, for as long as she can remember. It’s always been just her and her father, and she’s okay with that. But then she overhears him calling someone Honey — and suddenly it feels like everyone in Royal has a secret. It’s up to Melody and her best friend, Nick, to piece together the clues and discover why Honey is being hidden.

Meanwhile, a dog named Mo arrives in Royal. He doesn’t remember much from when he was a puppy... but he keeps  dreaming of a girl he feels he is bound to meet someday. This girl, he’s sure, will change everything.  If only he knew who she was.

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Winner of a 2016 NAPPA Award!

A NEW FRIEND COULD BE SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.

Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they’re both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL.

Joe’s lived in the same town all his life, and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own.

Ravi’s family just moved to America from India, and he’s finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in.

Joe and Ravi don’t– think they have anything in common – but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.

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All her life, Aurora has heard stories about Heidi and all the good luck she brought Aurora's family. Aurora, though, doesn't feel very lucky. The kids at school think she's weird. And she's starting to think her mom thinks she's weird, too. Especially compared to Heidi.

On the eve of a visit from Heidi, more bad luck hits Aurora's family. There's a fire in their attic, destroying a good part of their house. And, even worse, Aurora's beloved dog goes missing. Aurora and her family have always believed in soof -- Heidi's mom's word for love. But sometimes even when soof is right there in front of you, you still need to find it -- and that's exactly what Aurora is going to do.

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