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The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

R. A. Spratt · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 239
Format: Hardcover

The woman was not a woman. She was a pig. A common, pink farm pig. The type bacon came from. "Good evening, I am Nanny Piggins," said Nanny Piggins the pig. When stingy Mr. Green planted a Nanny Wanted sign on his front lawn for his three children, he had no idea his ad would...
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Ghosts of Greenglass House

KATE MILFORD · Clarion Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Welcome back to the irresistible world of Greenglass House where thirteen-year-old Milo is, once again, spending the winter holidays stuck in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem. There are fresh clues to uncover as friends old and new join in his search for a mysterious...
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The Angel Experiment

James Patterson · Grand Central Publishing
Format: Print book

This new incarnation of the multi-million copy-selling Maximum Ride series is the perfect way to discover the blockbuster adventures of a heroic flock of winged kids! This volume contains the complete story of the series' launch title, The Angel Experiment. Fourteen-year-old Maximum...
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Space Shuttles

Allan Morey · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor. Though space machines, NASAs shuttles were all named after famous ships. This low-level title fuels reading interest for the most reluctant students by presenting an assortment of fun facts about the shuttles that took astronauts...
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick · Scholastic Press
Pages: 533
Format: Hardcover

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover...
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Ungifted

Gordon Korman · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program - and changes everything. For fans of Louis Sachar and Jack Gantos, this funny and touching underdog...
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Get Talking Chinese

DK Publishing · DK CHILDREN
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Readysettalk This compact guide provides a fun and easy way to get a handle on all aspects of Mandarin Chinese-reading writing speaking and listening-as well as a look at the fantastic culture of China Includes an audio Cd for easy pronunciation practice
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Snow and Blizzards

Robyn Hardyman · Powerkids Pr
Format: Book

Weatherwise looks at wind, sunshine, rain and snow and how these weather conditions affect people and their lives, such as their homes, transport, clothing and jobs. The series considers where these weather conditions occur around the world and why. The dramatic effects of each weather...
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Be a Mentor!

Kate Mikoley · Gareth Stevens Pub
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Mentorship is an informal building block of modern civilization. For society to remain viable, it is essential that people help others and pass on skills and lessons. But how can young readers participate in this process? This book explains through the use of many examples just how easy...
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Heart of Steel

Fred Van Lente · Spotlight
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

As Tony Stark battles an Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) siege engine, he reflects on how he became Iron Man following his capture six months earlier by A.I.M., who planned to force him to create weapons for them.Title: Iron Man Heart of SteelAuthor: Van Lente, Fred/ Cordeiro, James (ILT)Publisher:...
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Scooby-doo in Dead & Let Spy

Alex Simmons · Abdo Pub Co
Format: Book

The Mystery Inc. gang--Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo--are bringing their cases to graphic novels race around the world unmasking monsters and solving cases with the best teenage detective agency around!Title: Scooby-doo in Dead & Let SpyAuthor: Simmons, Alex/ Pope, Robert (ILT)Publisher:...
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Public School Superhero

James Patterson · jimmy patterson
Pages: 273
Format: Hardcover

Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he's Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he's a chess club devotee known as a "Grandma's Boy," a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real...
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The Case of the Twisted Kitty #43

John R. Erickson · Viking Juvenile
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

When Sally May's car ends up in a ditch because of Hank's actions, Hank knows that he has got a lot of making up to do and so starts by acting on his very best behavior in order to get her to see that he is really sorry. Simultaneous.
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Norway

Sakina Kagda · Cavendish Square Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Norway is a country with a rich history, diverse culture, and unique customs. Today, it is one of the most successful countries in the world, and its citizens are among the happiest on Earth. This book explores Norways evolution from ancient times to the Vikings and finally to the present...
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The Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen

Catherine Lloyd Burns · Square Fish
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

In this middle grade novel, an autobiography assignment gets truly unreal when a middle schooler and her mischievous grandma run away from home. Cricket Cohen isn't a liar, but she doesn't always tell the exact truth. She loves thinking about geology and astronomy and performing...
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