Seminole Elementary

National School of Character

  • Absolutely Almost

    by Lisa Graff Year Published:
    Have you ever felt like you could never do anything right? And you spend most of your life trying
    to figure out what you’re good at? Albie spends most of his time wondering just that. His new
    babysitter, Calista, opens up a world of adventures teaching him new skills and sometimes
    getting him in trouble.
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  • All Four Stars

    by Tara Dairman Year Published:
    Gladys has been cooking gourmet dishes since the age of seven, just don’t tell her microwaveloving
    parents! After a small accident involving the crème brûlée, Gladys is cut off from the
    kitchen. But when Gladys is mistakenly offered an opportunity to write for a major newspaper as
    a food writer in New York City, she sets off to live her dream and keep her true identity a secret.
    Just, still don’t tell her parents!
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  • Circus Mirandus

    by Cassie Beasley Year Published:
    Micah’s grandfather, Ephraim, has always shared stories with him about Circus Mirandus, a
    magical circus. As his grandfather is dying, Micah realizes the stories are true. Can the magic of
    the mysterious circus save his grandfather from dying? Micah is determined to find out.
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  • Dinosaur Boy

    by Cory Putman Oakes Year Published:
    The summer before he begins fifth grade, Sawyer sprouts a tail with spikes. As a result, he is
    bullied in school. When the bullies begin to disappear, Sawyer, his best friend Elliot, and the new
    girl in school know they need to get to the bottom of the mystery before it is too late.
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  • Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile

    by Marcia Wells Year Published:
    Sixth-grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot code-name “Eddie Red,” has a photographic memory and a
    talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie
    becomes their secret weapon, drawing Eddie deeper into New York’s famous Museum Mile. Can
    Eddie help catch the thieves in time, or will his first big case be his last?
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  • Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles

    by E.S. Farber Year Published:
    When the town bully bets nine-year-old Norman “Fish” Finelli that he can’t find Captain
    Kidd’s famous treasure, Fish and his friends embark on a quest to discover the pirate’s buried
    wooden trunk of lost booty.
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  • Fish In A Tree

    by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Year Published:
    Ally uses her strengths in math and art, along with some behavior distractions, to help her get
    through school. When a new teacher discovers Ally’s dyslexia, he builds up Ally’s confidence, as
    well as her ability to read, maybe for the first time ever. With the help of her new friends, Ally
    learns that it is not always about fitting in, but about what it means to find a place that fits.
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  • Gabby Duran and the Unsittables

    by Daryle Conners and Elise Allen Year Published:
    Gabby Duran, babysitter extraordinaire, has many celebrity clients all over the country. She
    soon finds herself as the newest associate working for the Association Linking Intergalactics and
    Earlthlings (also known as A.L.I.E.N.) as a babysitter for the “unsittables” — some of the galaxy’s
    toughest extraterrestrials!
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  • Half A Chance

    by Cynthia Lord Year Published:
    Lucy’s family moves to a small, lakeside community in New Hampshire. She and her new friend
    Nate secretly plan to spend the summer taking photos for a contest which her professional
    photographer father will be judging. To their surprise, they learn that photos can sometimes show
    more than people want to see.
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  • Pet War

    by Allen Woodrow Year Published:
    Eleven-year- old Otto’s desire for a dog turns into sibling rivalry when his older sister, Lexi, claims
    she wants a cat. Their mother wants neither. The competition is on after their mother gives them
    a challenge: whomever can earn $500 in a month will get the pet of his or her choice. As the
    competition gets fiercer, the stakes get higher. Let the Pet War begin!
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  • Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

    by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater Year Published:
    Thanks to a Unicorn Incident at her school, Pip spends the summer with her aunt at a clinic for
    magical creatures. It’s fun... until Fuzzles appear and begin bursting into flames. Pip and her
    friend Tomas must take quick action to solve the problem before it causes more trouble for all
    creatures, magical or not.
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  • Prairie Evers

    by Ellen Airgood Year Published:
    Prairie Evers has been home-schooled her whole life. After a move up north with her family,
    Prairie finds herself going to public school for the very first time. Prairie discovers that between
    raising chickens and nurturing a brand new friendship with a girl her age, school and life in
    upstate New York aren’t quite as bad as she anticipated.
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  • Serafina’s Promise

    by Ann Burg Year Published:
    Eleven-year-old Serafina’s life in Haiti is filled with chores and struggle. But she dreams of going
    to school and becoming a doctor. She is still mourning the death of her baby brother when she
    learns her Manman is about to have another baby. Just as her dreams may come true, her family
    faces natural disasters and separation. This novel, written in verse, weaves a story of Haitian
    history, culture, and one girl’s determination to help her family and achieve her dreams.
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  • The Terrible Two

    by Mac Barnett and Jory John Year Published:
    Miles moves to quiet Yawnee Valley with plans to make mischief, but he is quickly involved in a
    battle to be the best prankster in town. This book is full of many pranks and 1,346 interesting
    facts about cows!
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  • The Worm Whisperer

    by Betty Hicks Year Published:
    Fifth grader Ellis Coffey wants to win the annual Woolly Worm Race, because the prize is $1,000,
    and his father needs just that amount to pay for his back surgery. To win, he must befriend and
    train a worm to be the fastest in the race. But will it be enough?
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