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Instrucciones para enamorarse

"After picking up a book from the library, Yvette--who has given up on love--gains the ability to see how other people's romantic relationships will end"--Provided by publisher.

The list of things that will not change

Despite her parents' divorce, her father's coming out as gay, and his plans to marry his boyfriend, ten-year-old Bea is reassured by her parents' unconditional love, excited about getting a stepsister, and haunted by something she did last summer at her father's lake house.

Instructions for dancing

"After picking up a book from the library, Yvette--who has given up on love--gains the ability to see how other people's romantic relationships will end"--Provided by publisher.

That missing feeling

After her parents divorce, Mia misses giggling with both parents, seeing her cat and dog snuggle together, and many other things, but Grandpa gives her a journal that helps her feel better.


"When a little girl learns about her parents' divorce on a Thursday, it ruins her favorite day of the week. But her stuffed-unicorn friend steps in to help, taking her on adventures to cheer her up and staying by her side to comfort her when feelings are hard. Then, slowly, the little girl and her unicorn friend awaken to the natural world that surrounds them as life continues to shift and change--until the day that Thursday can become just Thursday again"--Provided by publisher.


a soccer story
In 1986 Malaysia, as she worries about her parents' constant fighting, ardent soccer fan Maya, age eleven, trains herself and pulls together a team at her girls' school, despite soccer being a "boys' game.".

Eggs over Evie

Evie feels unsettled and sad after her parents divorce, her father remarries and takes the family dog, and his new wife becomes pregnant, but a cooking class and helping the elderly lady next door with her cat give Evie a way to cope with the changes in her life. Includes recipes.

The decomposition of Jack

Middle school is always hard, but when you're known as the Roadkill Kid, well, it's even harder. Jack's mom collects roadkill; it's her job, and she's very good at it. Ever since Jack's mom and dad got divorced, Jack has stepped into the role of Mom's co-scientist. One day while tending to the roadkill garden, Jack believes he spots a cougar in the wilderness beyond his backyard. A cougar in Tennessee? They're supposed to be extinct. So, when Jack has to choose an animal to research for his Earth Science class, he picks a cougar. As pressure mounts on Jack to complete his project and to be Mom's business partner, the mystery of the cougar feels too big to solve. Jack knows what the decomposition of an animal; and a family; looks like, so can he figure out how to bring them back to life?.

The many fortunes of Maya

"In this charming, lyrical novel from Nicole D. Collier, twelve-year-old Maya turns to her trusty "Wheel of Fortunes"? for guidance on the toughest questions--like why her best friend suddenly feels far away, or when her daddy will move back home. But can Maya find the courage to write her own fortune? Perfect for fans of Meg Medina and Rene?e Watson. Maya J. Jenkins is bursting with questions: Will she get the MVP award at this year's soccer banquet Who will win the big Grill-Off between Daddy and Uncle J When will she pass the swim test and get a green bracelet? For answers and a dose of good luck, twelve-year-old Maya turns to her Wheel of Fortunes, a cardboard circle covered with the small slips of wisdom she's collected from fortune cookies. But can the fortunes answer her deep-down questions? The ones she's too scared to ask out loud? Like, where did Mama's smile go, the real one that lit up everything around her? When will Daddy move back home? And most of all, does she have enough courage to truly listen to the voice in her heart?".


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