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Batman's Guide to Being Cool

Howie Dewin · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 123
Format: Print book

Are you ready to stalk the night, fight crime, defeat your greatest enemy, and find a crime fighting partner who is almost as awesome as you are? Are you ready to do something cool? If you answered "yes," then this is the guide for you! Discover your inner cool with help from...
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Who Was Steve Irwin?

Dina Anastasio · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Describes the life and career of Steve Irwin, famously known as the Crocodile Hunter, from his childhood and early love of animals to his rise in popularity as a film and television star and naturalist.
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Dark Wyng

Chris D'Lacey · Scholastic Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The dragon Wearle is in turmoil: A human boy named Ren has bonded with a pair of baby dragons, and their connection has given him shocking and extraordinary new powers. Though some of the dragons suspect he is plotting against the Wearle, his dragon allies will do anything to save him....
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Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes...
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Pirate Spacecat Attack

GERONIMO STILTON · SCHOLASTIC (US)
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

The on board computer on spaceship MouseStar 1, Hologramix, is out of order! To fix it, Geronimo Stiltonix must take it to a brilliant inventor who lives on a distant planet. But while Hologramix is being repaired, pirate spacecats attack, and steal it! Can the spacemice get Hologramix...
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The Iroquois: The Past and Present of the Haudenosaunee

Danielle Smith-Llera · Capstone Press
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

The Iroquois Confederacy served as model for the founding fathers who wrote the U.S. Constitution. The Iroquois today continue their proud tradition of representative democracy as they thrive in modern America.
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Dog Diaries #8: Fala

Kate Klimo · Random House, 2016.
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Scottie dog Fala helps run a nation! As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's nearly constant companion, Fala the Scottish terrier was in the unique position to witness the workings of the U.S. presidency. And now for the first time, the sassy...
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Dolls Of Hope

Shirley Parenteau · Candlewick Press, 2015.
Pages: 317
Format: Print book

How daring is Chiyo prepared to be to keep the American Friendship Doll safe? Inspired by a little-known historical event, this engaging companion to Ship of Dolls is told from a Japanese girl's point of view.When eleven-year-old Chiyo Tamura is sent from her home in a small Japanese mountain...
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Big Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends?

Lincoln Peirce · Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 174
Format: Paperback

Big Nate is in a class by himself. This feisty 11-year-old holds the school record for detentions, but that doesn't stop him from dreaming big!Nate Wright's a winner--in his own mind, anyway. So when things go wrong, he's at a loss to explain why. How does his soccer team manage to lose...
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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure

Cecil Castellucci · Disney Lucasfilm Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Princess Leia returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, the story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil...
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The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America: A TOON Graphic

Jaime Hernandez · TOON Graphics
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

How would a kitchen maid fare against a seven-headed dragon? What happens when a woman marries a mouse? And what can a young man learn from a thousand leaf cutter ants? Famed Love and Rockets creator Jaime Hernandez asks these questions and more as he transforms beloved myths into bold,...
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Dinosaur Empire!

ABBY HOWARD · Amulet Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Ronnie is just a normal fifth-grader trying to pass her science class's impossible quiz on the history of dinosaurs . . . until she happens upon her neighbor - Ms. Lernin - a retired paleontologist. With the assistance of Science Magic, Ronnie and Ms. Lernin travel back through time...
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Life As a Mississippi Riverboat Captain

Laura L Sullivan · Cavendish Square
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

With the acquisition of new land in the 1800s, there were many opportunities to travel along waterways, such as the Mississippi River. One profession was that of a riverboat captain. Readers learn what it was like to operate the boat, live on the ship, and transport goods and people along...
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Jim Benton · Scholastic; Reissue edition
Format: Paperback

Take a peek inside the diaries of Jamie Kelly! She's cool (sometimes) , nice (mostly) , and funny (always) . Kid-friendly humor & art, along w/JKBenton's signature style make this series a standout!Read the hilarious, candid (& sometimes mean) diaries of Jamie...
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Look Closer: Pond Life

Frank Greenaway · DK CHILDREN
Pages: 29
Format: Hardcover

Examines the variety of life found in ponds, including the common newt, stickleback, and great diving beetle.
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