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Adventures with Waffles

Maria Parr · Candlewick
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

Lena is Trille's best friend, even if she is a girl. And there is never an ordinary day when you've got a best friend like Lena.Hardly a day passes without Trille and Lena inventing some kind of adventure that often ends in trouble. Whether it's coaxing a cow onto a boat or sledding down...
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A Bandit's Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Deborah Hopkinson · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From an award-winning author of historical fiction comes a story of survival, crime, adventure, and horses in the streets of 19th century New York City.Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who finds himself alone in New York City after he's sold to a padrone by his poverty-stricken...
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Book Scavenger

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman · Christy Ottaviano Books
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them...
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The Magical Animal Adoption Agency, Book 1 Clover's Luck

Kallie George · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 128
Format: Book

Despite her name, Clover has always felt decidedly unlucky. So when she stumbles upon a mysterious cottage in the Woods, she can hardly believe her good fortune. It's the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and it houses creatures of all kinds. Fairy horses, unicorns, and a fiery young dragon...
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Ghost

Jason Reynolds · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award-winning author Jason...
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The Girl in the Tower

Lisa Schroeder · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Ever since she could remember, Violet and her mother have been locked away in a tower by the evil Queen Bogdana, who has the kingdom under her spell. The queen has all she wants except one thing-beauty. Violet possesses this beauty. She also has a secret: though she is very small, both...
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Secrets of the dragon tomb

Patrick Samphire · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Mars in 1816 is a world of high Society, deadly danger, and strange clockwork machines. Pterodactyls glide through the sky, automatic servants hand out sandwiches at elegant garden parties, and in the north, the great dragon tombs hide marvels of Ancient Martian technology.Twelve-year-old...
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Shadow Magic

Joshua Khan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

Thorn, an outlaw's son, wasn't supposed to be a slave. He's been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they're headed to Castle Gloom in Gehenna, the land of undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire. Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But following the murder...
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Some Kind of Courage

Dan Gemeinhart · Scholastic Press
Pages: 234
Format: Print book

Joseph Johnson has lost just about everyone he's ever loved. He lost his pa in an accident. He lost his ma and his little sister to sickness. And now, he's lost his pony-fast, fierce, beautiful Sarah, taken away by a man who had no right to take her.Joseph can sure enough get her back,...
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Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A 2017 Newbery Honor BookNew York Times BestsellerA young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. ★ An NPR Best Book of the Year★ A BOOKLIST Best Book of the Year★ An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of the Year★ A Kirkus Reviews Best...
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The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

Gemma Merino · Albert Whitman & Company
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit and that everything is possible. But her sisters aren't convinced -- and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find...
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It Came in the Mail

Ben Clanton · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

From the author-illustrator of Something Extraordinary comes a tale filled with dragons, pickles, friendship, and lots of mail - perfect for fans of Mo Williams and Bob Shea.Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers,...
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The Lion Inside

Rachel Bright · Scholastic Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

"That day they BOTH learnedThat, no matter your size, We all have a mouseAND a lion inside." A mouse feels small and insecure and determines that what he needs to do is learn how to roar like a lion. He knows he has to act brave when he approaches a lion to learn how. In a hilarious...
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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Alex T Smith · Scholastic Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Little Red is on her way to visit Auntie Rosie with a basket of goodies and some spot medicine. Along the way she meets the Very Hungry Lion. The Lion is eager to gobble up Little Red. The Lion's plan doesn't work out the way he wanted. Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion is a fractured...
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Mother Bruce

Ryan T. Higgins · Disney*Hyperion
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he's their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can't seem...
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The Night Gardener

Terry Fan · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan.One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries...
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Normal Norman

Tara Lazar · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

What is "normal?" That's the question an eager young scientist, narrating her very first book, hopes to answer. Unfortunately, her exceedingly "normal" subject - an orangutan named Norman - turns out to be exceptionally strange. He speaks English, sleeps in a bed, loves...
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Poor Little Guy

Elanna Allen · Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

With the cheeky twist of Jon Klassen's This Is Not My Hat and the graphic appeal of Mo Willems, Poor Little Guy will leave kids giggling ... and begging for rereads! What do you do when you're so tiny that the bigger ocean creatures think you might even taste adorable? An itsy-bitsy,...
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Strictly No Elephants

Lisa Mantchev · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

"A sunny, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale." - The New York Times Book Review Huffington Post Honor Book for Best in Kindness Bank Street Best Book of 2015 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Charlotte Huck Honor Book CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center) Choice...
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There's a Giraffe in My Soup

Ross Burach · Harper
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Named one of the 10 Best Children's Books of 2016 by Parents Magazine!What if you found a giraffe in your soup, an alligator in your entreé, an elephant on the table, or even an ostrich in your dish?In this debut picture book from author-illustrator Ross Burach, an assortment of hairy,...
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Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Susan Hood · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built...
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Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Mara Rockliff · Candlewick Press, 2016.
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Be astonished and dazzled by the true story of Adelaide Herrmann, the Queen of Magic!Some girls are perfectly happy never doing anything out of the ordinary. But Addie was anything but ordinary. She longed for thrills and excitement! At a time when a young lady appearing onstage was considered...
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Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America

Gail Jarrow · Calkins Creek Books
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

In March 1900, San Francisco's health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown. A man had died of bubonic plague, one of the world's deadliest diseases. But how could that be possible? Bubonic Panic tells the true story of America's first plague epidemic - the public...
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I Am NOT a Dinosaur!

American Museum of Natural History · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Way back in time, astonishing creatures lived on our planet. But they weren't all dinosaurs! In this fun, fascinating book, you'll meet some of these amazing prehistoric creatures, from a very big fish with 7-inch teeth to a flying reptile. Based on specimens in the collections...
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Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters

Rebecca L Johnson · Millbrook Press
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

In the animal kingdom, survival is the name of the game - and not everything is as it seems. A number of animals rely on particularly clever tricks to fool predators or prey. A baby bird mimics a poisonous caterpillar. A moth escapes bats by making sounds that interfere with the bats' echolocation....
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Pink is for Blobfish

Jess Keating · Scholastic Inc 2017
Format: Paperback

Some people think pink is a pretty color. A fluffy, sparkly, princess-y color. But it's so much more.
Sure, pink is the color of princesses and bubblegum, but it's also the color of monster slugs and poisonous insects. Not to mention ultra-intelligent dolphins, naked mole...

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The Secret Subway

Shana Corey · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known - and true! - story of New York City's first subway.

New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860,...
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The Slowest Book Ever

April Pulley Sayre · Boyds Mills Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

April Pulley Sayre's wry, quirky storytelling tone shines from the warning on the first page ("This is a S-L-O-W book. Do not read it while surfing, water skiing, or running to escape giant weasels.") right through to the glossary at the end. In between, readers will explore...
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

Elspeth Leacock · Dial Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroesAs the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside...
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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Chris Barton · Charlesbridge
Pages: 32
Format: Book

A cool idea with a big splash

You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson...

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Booked

Kwame Alexander · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 314
Format: Print book

National Book Award Long List
New York Times Bestseller


Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/
can't nobody cop you ...
In this follow-up...
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The Fixer

Jennifer Lynn Barnes · Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

When her grandfather develops dementia, sixteen-year-old Tess, who has been keeping his Montana ranch going, is whisked away to Washington, D.C., by a sister she barely knows and thrown into a world of politics, power, wealth, love triangles, and family secrets.
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Learning to Swear in America

Katie Kennedy · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 352
Format: Book

*Mature Readers

An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. A big, bad one. Maybe not kill-all-the-dinosaurs bad, but at least kill-everyone-in-California-and-wipe-out-Japan-with-a-tsunami bad. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been recruited to aid NASA as they calculate...

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The Novice: Summoner: Book One

Taran Matharu · Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 355
Format: Print book

He can summon demons. But can he win a war?
Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius,...

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Railhead

Philip Reeve · Switch Press
Pages: 333
Format: Hardcover

The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy streets of Thunder City who aimlessly rides the rails of the Network. So when the mysterious...
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Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys · Philomel Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller! "Masterfully crafted" - The Wall Street Journal

For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that...
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Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 465
Format: Book

*Mature Readers

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams....

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Tell me three things

Julie Buxbaum · Delacorte Press
Pages: 336
Format: Book

*Mature Readers
What if the person you need the most is someone you've never met?

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that's what it feels like during her first week as a junior at her new ultra-intimidating...

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Walk on Earth a Stranger

Rae Carson · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 436
Format: Print book

A New York Times bestseller and National Book Award longlist selectionThe first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous...
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Zero Day

Jan Gangsei · Hyperion, 2016.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping of the decade. Addie vanished-and her high-profile parents were forced to move on.

Mark Webster is now president of the United States, fighting to keep the oval office after a tumultuous first term. Then...
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Ghosts

Raina Telgemeier · Graphix
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls...
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The Great Pet Escape

Victoria Jamieson · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 63
Format: Print book

The class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School want OUT . . . and GW (short for George Washington) , the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead the way. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry...

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Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

Judd Winick · Random House
Pages: 191
Format: Print book

Introducing HILO - the funny, New York Times Bestselling, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bone creator Jeff Smith calls "delightful."

D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But that was before a mysterious boy came crashing...
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The Nameless City

Faith Erin Hicks · First Second
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don't let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever...

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Super Cool Chemical Reaction Activities with Max Axiom

Agnieszka Biskup · Capstone Press
Format: Print book

Engage students with amazing chemical reaction science experiments and activities hosted by Super Scientist Max Axiom. This collection of kid friendly science projects includes clear step by step, photo illustrated instructions. Curriculum content covered includes endothermic reaction,...
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The Alligator's Smile: And Other Poems

Jane Yolen · Millbrook Press
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Get up close and personal with alligators in all their tooth-filled glory in this collection of poems by New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen. Rhymes and rhythms reflect on how alligators hunt, keep warm, and care for young.



Stunning, large-scale photographs zoom...
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Applesauce weather

Helen Frost · Candlewick Press
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

In a touching poetic novel, a fall apple ritual along with some inventive storytelling brings a family together as they grieve the loss of a beloved family member. When the first apple falls from the tree, Faith and Peter know that it s applesauce weather, even though Peter is getting a little...
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National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom!

J Patrick Lewis · National Geographic Children's Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

When words in verse are paired with the awesomeness of nature, something magical happens! Beloved former U.S. Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis curates an exuberant poetic celebration of the natural world in this stellar collection of nature poems. From trickling streams to deafening thrunderstorms...
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Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks

Skila Brown · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Fourteen shark species, from the utterly terrifying to the surprisingly docile, glide through the pages of this vibrantly illustrated, poetic picture book.

From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the enigmatic goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark,...
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Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems

Bob Raczka · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 43
Format: Hardcover


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