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Off the Road

Nina Bawden

When Tom's grandfather goes off the road, Tom is sure Gandy has gone mad. Tom knows that beyond the wall lies the Outside, a wild place filled with barbarians and unimaginable dangers. He also knows that Oldies are weak-minded. So Tom summons all his courage and goes after Gandy,
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Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe

Nathan Bransford · Dial
Format: Hardcover

Presidential campaigns are all fun and games until someone threatens to blow up your home planet When Jacob Wonderbar receives a message that he's been nominated for President of the Universe, he, Sarah Daisy, and Dexter immediately return to space. But Jacob's archnemesis, Prince...
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The Journal of Curious Letters (Book One of The 13th Reality Series)

James Dashner · Shadow Mountain; First Edition edition
Pages: 432
Format: Book

What if every time you made a choice that had a significant consequence, a new, alternate reality was created--the life that would've been had you made the other choice? What if those new realities were in danger? What if it fell to you to save all the realities? Atticus Higginbottom,...

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Ignatius MacFarland, Frequenaut!

Paul Feig · Little, Brown
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

Bullied in school and called "Piggy MacFartland," twelve-year-old Iggy longs to travel to another planet and live among extraterrestrials, until an explosion transports him to a scary alternate reality.
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Lunchbox and the Aliens

Bryan W. Fields · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Beware--the fate of the world just might rest in the paws of a basset hound and a pair of clueless aliens! Lunchbox is your average basset hound: round, floppy, and not too bright . . . until he's abducted by aliens. Then he suddenly becomes a lean, mean, garbage-machine-making,...
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The Flinkwater Factor

Pete Hautman · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 249
Format: Print book

Ginger must save her high-tech hometown from robots gone rogue in this hilariously quirky science fiction novel from National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman.

Welcome to Flinkwater, Iowa, home of the largest manufacturer of Articulated Computerized Peripheral Devices in the world....
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The Fourteenth Goldfish

Jennifer L. Holm · Random House
Pages: 195
Format: Hardcover

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" New York Times bestselling novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm

Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.
Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?

Eleven-year-old...
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Invasion of the Dognappers

Patrick Jennings · EgmontUSA
Format: Hardcover

When dogs go missing, one boy will find out why. And the answer is out of this world. Nothing gets past Logan. When he observes that the neighborhoods dogs are mysteriously vanishing, he suspects nothing less than a full-scale alien dognapping invasion. The adults dont believe him, of course,...
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Galaxy's Most Wanted

John Kloepfer · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Aliens Attack! When science camp buddies Kevin, Warner, Tara, and TJ summon alien life to earth, they quickly find out that not all extraterrestrials come in peace. Can they stop an alien takeover and save the world in time to win the Invention Convention? John Kloepfer, author of the popular...
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Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises

Peter Lerangis · HarperCollins
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders! The Colossus Rises is the first book in a seven-book series. This first installment chronicles the story of Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's...
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EngiNerds

JARRETT LERNER · Aladdin
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The battle between boys and bots is on in this funny, fast-paced novel.Ken is an EngiNerd: one of a super-smart group of friends - all nerds - who have been close since kindergarten. They may be brainiacs, but they're just like everyone else: they fight with one another, watch too much...
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Archvillain #1

Barry Lyga · Scholastic Press
Format: Book

Critically acclaimed YA author Barry Lyga makes his Scholastic middle-grade debut with a superhero story turned on its head.Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was the night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School, preparing one of his most ingenious...

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The Orphan Army

Jonathan Maberry · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Milo's Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures in this start to a breathtaking series from bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.In a world filled with Bugs - monsters that ceaselessly ravage the Earth - Milo Silk has a hard time keeping his dreams separate...
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Herbert's Wormhole

Peter Nelson · Harper
Pages: 292
Format: Book

Greetings. This story concerns a scientific anomaly that opens a portal, allowing us to traverse the space-time continuum and triggering an adventure that those of limited intelligence might simply describe as "awesome."Hey! This is a book about how we get sucked into this...

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Hamstersaurus Rex

Tom O'Donnell · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

BEWARE: Rampaging Mutant Dino-Hamster! Fans of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish and The Terrible Two will be scrambling to get their hands on this hilarious classroom comedy.

When a mysterious growling hamster appears at the back of his class, Sam knows just what to call him: Hamstersaurus...

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Omega City

Diana Peterfreund · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 324
Format: Hardcover

The first middle grade novel in an exciting new series from acclaimed author Diana Peterfreund, perfect for fans of The Goonies and The City of Ember.

Gillian Seagret doesn't listen to people who say her father's a crackpot. His conspiracy theories about the lost technology of Cold...

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The True Meaning of Smekday

Adam Rex · Hyperion Books for Children
Pages: 432
Format: Print book


It all starts with a school essay.



When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling...
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The Junkyard Bot: Robots Rule, Book 1

C. J. Richards · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Worker robots keep the high-tech town of Terabyte Heights humming, but ten-year-old George Gearing is the only one who has a robot for a best friend. When his scrappy but beloved pal Jackbot is hit by a car, the whiz kid re-engineers him with fancy parts from state-of-the-art TinkerTech...
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The Fog Diver

Joel Ross · HarperCollins
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Joel Ross debuts a thrilling adventure series in which living in the sky is the new reality and a few determined slum kids just might become heroes. This Texas Bluebonnet selection - a fantasy filled with daring and hope and a wonderfully imaginative world - is perfect for fans of Rick...

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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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Chronal Engine

Greg Leitich Smith · Clarion Books
Pages: 185
Format: Print book

When Max, Kyle, and Emma are sent to live with their reclusive grandfather, they think he's crazy, especially when he tells them about his time machine. But after Emma is kidnapped at the exact time that her grandfather predicted, Max and Kyle are forced to believe his eccentric stories...

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The Doom Machine

Mark Teague · The Blue Sky Press
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling writer/illustrator Mark Teague presents a witty, vivid novel about Jack and Isadora, two kids who discover a spaceship and are taken aboard by aliens who plan to take over the Earth!

When a spaceship lands in Vern Hollow, Jack's hometown, he and his no-account inventor-uncle...
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The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat

Paul Tobin · Bloomsbury, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Every Friday the 13th, 6th grade genius and inventor extraordinaire Nate Bannister does three not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. This time, he taught a caterpillar math, mailed a love letter, and super-sized his cat Proton before turning him invisible.

As Nate and his new (well,...

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Six

M M Vaughan · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 361
Format: Hardcover

"An X-Files worthy mystery keeps the pages turning," (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) as Parker and his sister do whatever it takes to find their father in this cosmic adventure packed with action from the author of The Ability and Mindscape.

Parker...
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Crash Course #1

Landry Q. Walker · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Guardians of the Galaxy meets Minecraft in this hilarious new sci-fi series.

TERRAFORMING 101 - An introduction to the sciences and technologies of extraterrestrial world-building. Open to first year students.


Elara Adele Vaughn has everything it takes to become...
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You'll Like It Here

Ruth White · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Book

While Meggie and David Blue are from another planet theyre a lot like Earth kids with similar hopes and dreams and cant wait to grow up BUT they also have GROSSLY UNIQUE qualities such as blue streaks in their hair that pop up randomly and language skills that sound like nothing on this...
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Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy

Gareth Wronski · Aladdin
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Guardians of the Galaxy meets Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in this laugh-out-loud funny debut novel about a girl's journey into space and beyond to find her place in the universe.

Holly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy. She may be top of the class in every...
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Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy

Gareth Wronski · Aladdin
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Guardians of the Galaxy meets Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in this laugh-out-loud funny debut novel about a girl's journey into space and beyond to find her place in the universe.

Holly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy. She may be top of the class in every...
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