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  • 60 of 64 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City Public Library. (Show)

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0 current holds with 64 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J PLOURDE (Text) 0001002281036 JUV Fiction Available -
Albany Carnegie Public Library J FIC PLO (Text) 35615000042937 Past Mark Twain Available -
 Mark Twain Nominees: 2018-2019
 Mark Twain Nominee 2018-2019: Mark Twain Nominee 2018-2019
Barry Lawrence - Aurora Library Y FIC PLO (Text) 37884102824467 Youth Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Cassville Library Y FIC PLO (Text) 37884102824707 Youth Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Marionville Library Y FIC PLO (Text) 37884102824947 Youth Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Monett Library Y FIC PLO (Text) 37884102824574 Youth Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Mt. Vernon Library Y FIC PLO (Text) 37884102824814 Youth Fiction Available -
Cameron Public Library JUV PLO (Text) 32311111188831 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Carthage Public Library J Plourde, Lynn (Text) 34MO2001796963 Juvenile Fiction Available -
 Gift Books FY 2017/2018: Book donated by the Frye family in loving memory of Kenneth Johnson
Cass County Library-Archie J PLO 2016 (Text) 0002204870188 Children's Fiction Available -
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Summary, etc.:
"Fifth-grader Timminy, who's small for his age and new in town, isn't eager to start middle school--but he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi, a big, deaf, lovable dog"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
650L Lexile
Decoding demand: 90 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 89 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 7 184832.
Subject: Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Size > Juvenile fiction.
Mark Twain Award nominee, 2018-2019 > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Children's stories.

Syndetic Solutions - Summary for ISBN Number 0399545670
Maxi's Secrets : (or What You Can Learn from a Dog)
Maxi's Secrets : (or What You Can Learn from a Dog)
by Plourde, Lynn
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Maxi's Secrets : (or What You Can Learn from a Dog)

When a big, lovable, does-it-her-way dog wiggles her way into the heart of a loudmouth pipsqueak of a boy, wonderful things happen that help him become a bigger, better person. With its diverse cast, authentic narrator, and perfect blend of spot-on middle-grade humor, drama, and wisdom, this powerful debut is relatable, funny, bittersweet, and full of heart. Timminy knows that moving to a new town just in time to start middle school when you are perfect bully bait is less than ideal. But he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi-a gentle giant of a dog who the family quickly discovers is deaf. Timminy is determined to do all he can to help Maxi-after all, his parents didn't return him because he was a runt. But when the going gets rough for Timminy, who spends a little too much time getting shoved into lockers at school, Maxi ends up being the one to help him -along with their neighbor, Abby, who doesn't let her blindness define her and bristles at Timminy's "poor-me" attitude. It turns out there's more to everyone than what's on the surface, whether it comes to Abby, Maxi, or even Timminy himself.

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