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James Preller · Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 212
Format: Print book

Will has no choice. His father drags him along on a wilderness adventure in the footsteps of legendary explorers Lewis and Clark--whether he likes it or not. All the while, Will senses that something about this trip isn't quite right. Along the journey, Will meets fascinating strangers...
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Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell

Gary Urey · Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Hardcover

Andy Whiffler is your average eleven-year-old boy. . . except that his nose is so big he can use it to fly and his sense of smell is a hundred thousand times stronger than any human. In the first book of this hilarious new series, Andy moves to a new school and is instantly picked on because...
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The Dolphins of Shark Bay

Pamela S. Turner · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Ride alongside the author Pamela S. Turner and her scientific team and meet a cast of dolphin characters large enough and charismatic enough to rival a Shakespearean play—Puck, Piccolo, Flute, and Dodger among them. You will fall in love with this crew, both human and finned, as they...
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Thornhill

PAM SMY · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned Thornhill Institute next door. 1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors....
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Always October

Bruce Coville · Harper
Pages: 367
Format: Hardcover

From Bruce Coville, the master of tween comic suspense, comes a tale of monsters, the bond between brothers, and saving the world.Jake's baby brother, LD, may be a monster (complete with fangs and fur!), but together with his best friend, Lily, Jake isn't going to let anything happen...
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The Road Home

Catherine Hapka · Aladdin
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Nina tries to help a friend in the eighth and final book in a contemporary middle grade series in the tradition of Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague.Nina's friend Leah has been acting oddly lately. The two of them attend the same small private school, and Leah also takes...
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Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat

Gary Paulsen · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

From three-time Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen comes a laugh-out-loud novel about six wacky misfits who get stuck together in a school restroom and discover friendship.It seemed like a normal school day, until a horrible storm forced the very cautious school administration to make everyone...
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The Island of Dr. Libris

Chris Grabenstein · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

New from the author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of the I Funny series with James Patterson! Celebrate the power of imagination with this action-packed New York Times bestseller that shows that sometimes the real story starts after you close the book! What...
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On One Foot

Linda Glaser · Kar-Ben Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

An impatient young man comes to Jerusalem looking for someone to teach him the Torah - while standing on one foot! The city is full of learned rabbis, but none of them can help him until he meets the famous Rabbi Hillel.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Jeff Kinney · Amulet Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Boys don't keep diaries -- or do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways...
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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

Mary Downing Hahn · Clarion Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies...
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NFL Today: Jacksonville Jaguars

Nate Frisch · Creative Education
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

No professional sports league in America can match the popularity of the National Football League, and no books can match the drama and excitement of NFL Today! This hit series has been fully revised and updated to encapsulate the origins, stars, and unforgettable moments of all 32 NFL teams,...
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The U.S. Constitution

Marcia Amidon Lusted · Child's World
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Learn how the U. S. Constitution established the Americangovernment and what this document means for modern Americans. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, informational diagrams, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary,...
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Survivors #5: The Endless Lake

Erin Hunter · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From Erin Hunter, #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors and Seekers series, comes book five in the New York Times bestselling Survivors series, which Kirkus Reviews praised as "wild and wonderful adventure" in a starred review. This action-packed novel will thrill fans...
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"When Did You See Her Last?"

Lemony Snicket · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

I should have asked the question "How could someone who was missing be in two places at once?" Instead, I asked the wrong question -- four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the second.In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket...
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