Don't Call Me Princess

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Tired of magic, fairies, and rescuing the princess? Then check out these books starring feisty elementary-aged girls.

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Princess Sadie has had it with butthead princes showing up to rescue her. But when her latest rescuer arrives, it's a kick-butt adventurer named Amira.... PRINCESS Amira! Will they find their happily ever after?
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Availability: Princess Princess. Ever after / by Katie O'Neill ; edited by Ari Yarwood ; designed by Fred Chao.

Princess Sadie has had it with butthead princes showing up to rescue her. But when her latest rescuer arrives, it's a kick-butt adventurer named Amira.... PRINCESS Amira! Will they find their happily ever after?

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Availability: Counting on Katherine / Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.

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Eleven-year-old Sibby Henry wants to try the dope skateboard park in her new town, but she's lost her precious board. To make things worse, Freddie, a super skater and a super jerk, dominates the park. Never one to back down, Sibby accepts when Freddie challenges her to a competition on the half pipe.
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Availability: Skateboard Sibby / Clare O'Connor.

Eleven-year-old Sibby Henry wants to try the dope skateboard park in her new town, but she's lost her precious board. To make things worse, Freddie, a super skater and a super jerk, dominates the park. Never one to back down, Sibby accepts when Freddie challenges her to a competition on the half pipe.

Avani is the new kid in school. Her parents made her join flower scouts to make friends, but she'd rather have adventures than talk about boys. So when an alien named Mabel accidentally abducts her, she gets to go specimen collecting and jepack racing with the star scouts!

Availability: Star scouts / Mike Lawrence.

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Availability: Little robot / Ben Hatke.

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100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

Availability: Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women / Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.

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Cilla Lee-Jenkins is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian, and 100% destined for literary success. But she'd better hurry up and finish her memoirs, because her parents are about to have a new baby and forget all about her!
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Availability: Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire / by Susan Tan ; illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte.

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(Precious Ramotswe's Very First Cases, 1) Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here we find out just who has been stealing her schoolfriend's snacks and how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love.
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(Scarlet and Ivy, 1) When troublesome Scarlet mysteriously disappears from Rookwood School, terrifying Miss Fox invites her quiet twin sister Ivy to ‘take her place’. Ivy reluctantly agrees in the hopes of finding out what happened to her missing sister.
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Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. There's only one problem: the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags. But Hilary won't let this stop her. Instead, she sets out to find her own piratical adventure.

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Russia: 1910. Lara has trained for years to be the next kennel steward. Her visions give her a special bond with the borzoi hunting hounds they raise, but will her father's stubborn resistance force her to give up her dream?

Availability: Lara's gift / Annemarie O'Brien.

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(Olivia Kidney, 1) Olivia Kidney's new apartment building is crazy. Maybe her father will get fired from his job as the building super, and they can leave. But Olivia is tired of moving from place to place, from school to school. What she wouldn't give for a little slice of sanity. And maybe a friend to share it with.
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Louise performs with her parents and her best friend, Stella, in the Sweet Potato Circus. And today is Birthday Eve! That means tomorrow Louise officially turns seven. Seven is old enough to fly on the real flying trapeze. The big one. The one way high up in the sky, that makes her stomach flop-flip at the very sight . . . Uh-oh! Could it be that Louise is not 100% fearless after all?

Availability: Louise Trapeze is totally 100% fearless / by Micol Ostow ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

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Dorothy knows she could make a great Tarzan in the class play, even if she is a girl. When she gets up to introduce the world to her primal yell, something comes over her -- something wild and untamed. She gets the part, but Dorothy's not the only one with jungle fever. Her Tarzan yell seems to have an effect on all nearby animals, and when the circus comes to town the night of the class play, things start to get a whole lot wilder!
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Availability: Me Tarzan / Betsy Byars ; illustrations by Bill Cigliano.

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