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The Unicorn in the Barn

Jacqueline K Ogburn · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

For years people have claimed to see a mysterious white deer in the woods around Chinaberry Creek. It always gets away. One evening, Eric Harper thinks he spots it. But a deer doesn't have a coat that shimmers like a pearl. And a deer certainly isn't born with an ivory horn curling...
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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes

Wade Albert White · Little
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren't as innocent as they look, and nothing is quite what it seems. Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually...
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You Go First

ERIN ENTRADA KELLY · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly's You Go First is an engaging exploration of family, bullying, spelling, art, and the ever-complicated world of middle school friendships. Her perfectly pitched tween voice will resonate with fans of Kate DiCamillo's Raymie Nightingale.Twelve-year-old...
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Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies & Bossiness and Finding a Better Way

Patti Kelley Criswell · American Girl
Pages: 61
Format: Paperback

You can make a difference, and this book is here to help! It gives you the tools you need to recognize bullying -- and be prepared to handle it. Take a quiz to learn your "speak-up" style, and read great advice from girls who have been in similar situations. With tips that include...
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House of Robots: Robot Revolution

James Patterson · Jimmy Patterson
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover

Robots on strike Sammy's underappreciated mechanical helpers are causing chaos in book 3 of the bestselling House of Robots series. After a few early glitches in their relationship, Sammy and his "bro-bot" E are now fast friends. In fact, E is such a valued member of the family...
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From Sunshine to Light Bulb

Michael Bright · Crabtree Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

What happens when you flip a light switch or press the power button on the TV? Electricity flows to the device and it turns on. Most of us use electrical gadgets all day, every day, without thinking about it. This book follows the journey from source to resource of solar power, one of the most...
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The Hunt for the Coliseum Ghost

Geronimo Stilton · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The Coliseum is being haunted by a gladiator ghost. None of the tourists want to visit anymore! Geronimo must solve the mystery and rid the site of its ghost. *Plus BONUS Mini Mystery: The Cheese BurglarCan Geronimo clear his name and catch the real thief before it's too late?
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Noah Webster's Fighting Words

Tracy Maurer · Millbrook Press
Pages: 40
Format: Library Binding

A boisterous account of a singular contributor to America's linguistic legacy." starred, Publishers Weekly"A wonderfully clever and humorous depiction of Noah Webster. starred, School Library JournalNoah Webster, famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language...
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Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics

Margarita Engle · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot -- the Latinos featured in this collection come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive...
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Washington, DC, History for Kids: The Making of a Capital City, with 21 Activities

Richard Panchyk · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Chronicling the rich and fascinating history of Washington, DC, this useful resource for teachers and parents, reveals to young readers the city's remarkable past through 21 hands-on activities. Children will gather items for a building cornerstone's time capsule, design a memorial...
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Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum

Gregory Funaro · Disney Hyperion
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

* "Dive head-, feet-, or face-first into this delicious danger." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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The Undersea World

Tamra Orr · Children's Press
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Though explorers have been searching Earth's deepest waters for many years, experts estimate that we have explored only about five percent of the global ocean. Readers will learn about the history of deep-sea exploration, from the creation of the earliest submersibles to today's...
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The Great White Shark Scientist

Sy Montgomery · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

Dr. Greg Skomal, biologist and head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, is investigating a controversial possibility: Might Cape Cod's waters serve as a breeding ground for the great white shark, the largest and most feared predatory fish on Earth? Aboard the OCEARCH...
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Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

LESA CLINE-RANSOME · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Venus and Serena Williams are two of the greatest tennis players of all time. Some say they're two of the greatest athletes of all time. Before they were world famous, they were little girls with big dreams.Venus and Serena Williams. Two peas in a pod. Best friends. Sisters. Six days...
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