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Star Wars Rebels Ezra's Gamble
Star Wars Rebels Ezra's Gamble

Ryder Windham · Disney Lucasfilm Press
Format: Book

Fourteen year-old Ezra Bridger lives alone on the Outer Rim planet of Lothal. He fends for himself by picking up odd jobs and hustling unsuspecting stormtroopers. But when Arena Day arrives--an underground tournament where mighty beasts battle to the finish and all the swindlers, gamblers,...
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Gabriel's Clock
Gabriel's Clock

Hilton Pashley · HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Jonathan Smith thinks hes a regular twelve-year-old living a normal life in England with his parents His first clue to the contrary is the faceless monsters in suits and bowler hats thatcrash into his familys cottage Its not until he wakes up alone in the unfamiliar village of Hobbes End that...
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The Charming Life of Izzy Malone
The Charming Life of Izzy Malone

Jenny Lundquist · Aladdin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Izzy Malone, a spunky girl who wants to be part of an elite rowing club, must first attend a very unique charm school in this first novel of a brand-new duology from the author of Seeing Cinderella and Plastic Polly.Izzy Malone isn't your typical sixth grader. She wears camouflage combat...
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Red Zone
Red Zone

Tiki Barber · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Hidden Valley Eagles have the championship in sight - but will chicken pox get in the way?The Hidden Valley Eagles are on track to make the playoffs. Full of focus and determination, every player is at his best, and the team is working better together than ever before. But when a bout...
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Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile
Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Pages: 449
Format: Print book

The sequel to James Patterson's bestselling series launch Treasure Hunters is another hilarious, hair-raising and highly-illustrated adventure for the First Family of Action! Bick Kidd and his globe-trotting siblings Beck, Storm and Tommy may have completed their first treasure hunt...
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Star Wars Rogue One Junior Novel
Star Wars Rogue One Junior Novel

Matt Forbeck · Disney Lucasfilm Press
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Relive the excitement of of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with this action-packed retelling! Follow along as a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline...
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Mutant Rat Attack!
Mutant Rat Attack!

Jay Cooper · Scholastic Press
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Nothing exciting ever happens to boring Dex at his boring home or at boring school. He oversleeps (again!) , he daydreams while his science teacher Mr. McFur babbles on about his lab rat Princess Pretty Fabulous (Pretty for short) , he gets harassed by Millicent (the neighborhood meanie)...
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Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull

Bill Harley · Peachtree Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Charlie and Tommy have big plans for Halloween. They hope to get out of taking their little sisters around and go trick-or-treating in Alexs upscale neighborhood instead. There theyll get tons more candy, theyll be on their own, and afterwards theyll get to attend the sleepover at Alexs...
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Who Was Gandhi?
Who Was Gandhi?

Dana Meachen Rau · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation. Calling for non-violent...
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Diwali: Festival of Lights
Diwali: Festival of Lights

Rina Singh · Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the legends and stories that describe the triumph of good over evil and justice over oppression. Critically acclaimed author Rina Singh explores her Indian roots as she tells the Diwali stories, which remind us that eventually light will...
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Middle School: Big Fat Liar
Middle School: Big Fat Liar

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Previously published as Middle School: My Brother is a Big Fat Liar. From blockbuster author James Patterson comes the third installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Middle School series! Georgia Khatchadorian--the sister of the star of the first two Middle School books, Rafe Khatchadorian--plans...
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8

Jeff Kinney · Harry N Abrams Inc
Pages: 217
Format: Hardcover

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...
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Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising

Bryony Pearce · Sky Pony Pr
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Sail. Salvage. Repeat.For as long as Toby can remember, he and his father have sailed on the Phoenix, salvaging from the junk-filled seas to stay afloat, while keeping under the radar of the authorities. His father is, after all, a wanted man.And now the Phoenix is on the trail of the ultimate...
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Demolition Derby: Tearing It Up
Demolition Derby: Tearing It Up

Brian Howell · 21st Century
Format: Print book

"Have you ever seen a car crash? How about dozens of car crashes all at the same time? At demolition derbies, you'll see drivers ram their cars into one another until only one car remains moving. Crowds roar and cheer as hoods and doors and other car parts fly through the air. Enter...
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American Indian Life
American Indian Life

Danielle Smith-Llera · Capstone Press
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

About the Author Danielle Smith-Llera's former life as a teacher led her to write books for young people. She has taught literature, writing, history, and visual arts to students ranging from elementary school to college. Danielle studied English and Visual Arts at Harvard...
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