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Just My Luck! (Kids)

Discover these chapter books and graphic novels for kids dealing with good luck and bad luck!

Lando's luck by Justina Ireland

When Lando Calrissian gets caught smuggling on the planet Hynestia, the queen agrees to let him go if he delivers something called the Solstice Globe to the Empire on her behalf. Lando is relieved that his punishment is a simple delivery mission-but he soon discovers things are not as simple as they seem. The queen's daughter, Princess Rinetta, has stowed away on the Millennium Falcon and demands Lando and L3-37 take the globe back to its home planet, which needs the globe to survive. Now Lando has to choose: Do what's right, or do what's best for Lando. But if he's lucky enough, he just might be able to do both

Lucky strike by Bobbie Pyron

Nathaniel Harlow lives with his grandfather in a trailer park in Franklin County, Florida, and he has always been unlucky--but when he is struck by lightning on his eleventh birthday and survives, it seems like his luck starts to change.

Lucky enough by Fred Bowen

Thirteen-year-old Trey, sure his lucky charm got him onto the Ravens thirteen-year-old travel baseball team, becomes increasingly superstitious and, when he loses the charm, he loses confidence, as well.

The bad luck day by Holly Anna

"Every kid in the world has had a Bad Luck Day, but Daisy Dreamer's might be the unluckiest Bad Luck Day ever"--

Ellie and the good-luck pig by Callie Barkley

When the Critter Club takes in a pig named Plum, Ellie starts having good luck, but worries what will happen when the club finds Plum a home

Middle School. Just my rotten luck by James Patterson

Rafe returns to Hills Village Middle School where he attends "special classes," joins the football team, and starts a super-secret art project.

Diary of a wimpy kid : Hard luck by Jeff Kinney

"Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?"--

Lucky me, Lucy McGee by Mary Amato

"While Lucy McGee tries to track down her missing ukulele, the members of the Songwriting Club must decide if it's worth competing against one another in a giveaway for free concert tickets"--

Noodleheads lucky day by Tedd Arnold

"Brothers Mac and Mac are SO lucky that everything goes well - even when their frenemy Meatball plays tricks on them"--

Echo's lucky charm by Cathy Hapka

Echo is helping her friends, Pearl, Splash, and Flip study for their first test in Magic class at dolphin school, but when Echo loses her lucky shell necklace she is barely able to do any magic until the friends finally find the shell--and a big surprise

The unlucky lottery winners of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee

"Unlucky teacher Ms. Linda LaCrosse wins the lottery and shares her winnings with her class. The students fulfill their dreams with their newfound wealth, but they soon learn that winning the lottery is not all that lucky"--

Judy Moody and the bad luck charm by Megan McDonald

"The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning-at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C."--

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

"Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. So when his father brings home a sickly newborn mini donkey, he's determined to save him. He names him Winslow. Taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far, far away in the army. Everyone worries that Winslow won't survive, especially Louie’s quirky new friend, Nora, who has experienced loss of her own. But as Louie's bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined."--Dust jacket

Mr. Wolf's class. Lucky stars by Aron Nels Steinke

"Mr. Wolf's students are having a "writer's workshop" and are learning about personal narratives. Sampson doesn't think anything worth writing about has ever happened to him. But when he and Margot go for a bike ride one morning, he has an accident that gives him a new perspective, and he thanks his lucky stars that he's going to be okay. Meanwhile, Penny gives treats to the rats at school so that they'll leave gifts for her, and Stewart and Oliver try to learn how to get along at recess"--Dust jacket flap

Yo-kai watch. 1, Nate's lucky day by Noriyuki Konishi

When Nate Adams is given a special watch by the mysterious Whisper, he is suddenly able to see yo-kai in all shapes and forms

Stoop sale treasure by Corey Ann Haydu

"Del loves LOTS of things! The Curious Cousins Secondhand Shoppe. Ginormous family dinners. And of course, her best-friend-cousin, Alma. Alma loves her abuelita's tasty empanadas. Her old home by the lake. And soon, she'll love living in the same place as her best-friend-cousin, Del. Yet despite having Del by her side, Alma isn't quite sure she fits in with their family at 86 1/2 Twenty-Third Avenue. It's a new life and it's all so different. When Del finds a special item at a neighbor's stoop sale, she gets so excited by the magic luck it brings--but doesn't see that it's driving the two best friends apart. Will family, friendship, and maybe a little everyday magic be enough to make things right again?" --

Mr. Lemoncello and the titanium ticket by Chris Grabenstein

"Four lucky kids go on a scavenger hunt inside Mr. Lemoncello's Gameworks factory, where they compete for a chance to win a titanium ticket"--

Mia, the way the cupcake crumbles by Coco Simon

In the midst of a terrible week, Mia receives a lucky charm from her cousins from Puerto Rico, and when her luck turns around, she attributes it to the charm, but when her bad luck returns, she must come to grips with the truth.--

Bad luck by Pseudonymous Bosch

"Clay's adventures at a magical camp continue as he befriends a new ally and faces new adversaries in his journey to find his magical talent and solve new mysteries of Price Island"--

The chaos curse by Sayantani DasGupta

After Prince Lal is taken to her hometown in New Jersey, Kiranmala must return home to rescue him, but she faces a disturbing prophecy about the coming conflict between good and evil that is being led by her father, the evil Serpent King.

Little cat's luck by Marion Dane Bauer

A little cat named Patches manages to push out a window screen and leave her house, chasing a falling leaf, and sets out to find a special place to call her own.
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