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Three Times Lucky by Shiela Turnage

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Set in Tupelo Landing, a small town in North Carolina, Moses LoBeau (Mo) and her friend Dale work hard to solve a mystery and keep her adopted family safe. Newbery Honor Winner.

  • Age Range: 10 and up 
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (December 31, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0142426059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142426050

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage

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Another Mo and Dale mystery, a follow-up to Three Times Lucky.

  • Age Range: 10 and up 
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (April 28, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0142425710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142425718

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan

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Everyone has given up on Jake Semple. After all, he is thought to have burned down his old school. Will the Applewhites give up, too? 

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; Reprint edition (April 24, 2012)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780064410441
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0064410441

Reviewed at the Wrapped in Foil blog


North Carolina’s Amazing Coast: Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas by David Bryant, George D. Davidson, Terri Kirby Hathaway and Kathleen Angione (May 1, 2013)

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Inside are 100 single-page “fact sheets” that explore the plants and animals of the beaches, marshes, and ocean along the North Carolina coast. The informative pages cover organisms ranging from one-celled plankton to giant northern right whales, each listed in alphabetical order by common name. There are red wolves in North Carolina? Who knew? 

Useful for a trip to the beach or for anyone interested in nature.

  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press (May 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820345105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820345109

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book) by Andrea Davis Pinkney illustrated by Brian Pinkney 

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It was a simple act, ordering food at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC on February 1, 1960, but for four young men it meant defying the injustice of racial segregation. The nonviolent protest eventually helped propel the Civil Rights movement.  

  • Age Range: 6 and up 
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (February 3, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0316070165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316070164

T is for Tarheel:  A North Carolina Alphabet by Carol Crane and illustrated by Gary Palmer

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From the Appalachian Mountains to the Outer Banks, readers will be delighted to discover the beautiful state of North Carolina. Learn about the local history and lore , for example about NASCAR racing under “Z is for Zoom!”

  • Age Range: 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; 1st Printing edition (September 23, 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 1585360821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585360826

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