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The Unofficial Guide to Building Farms in Minecraft

Jill Keppeler · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Minecraft is an exploratory sandbox game that has become tremendously popular. Players are able to craft tools, build homes, mine for gold and other resources, and do much more. Players can also build and run their own farms. Thanks to frequent updates, Minecraft farms are becoming more...
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Transformers

Sara Green · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24

"Engaging images accompany information about Transformers. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--
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Have Sword, Will Travel

Garth Nix · Scholastic Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried. And it's REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk.Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous...
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Memoir of Susie King Taylor: A Civil War Nurse

Pamela Dell · Capstone Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Susie King Taylor, born a slave in 1848, would learn to read at secret schools and go on to teach countless others to read and write. Follow the course of the Civil War in her own words as she remembers her work as a nurse and teacher with an Army troop of African-American soldiers.
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Horse Diaries #12: Luna

Catherine Hapka · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

For all lovers of horses and history, the beloved Horse Diaries series is heading to the circus! A beautiful Friesian horse and the younger sister of a circus star develop a heartwarming friendship in this sweet and lively story told straight from the horse's mouth. The Netherlands,...
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Breakout

Kate Messner · Bloomsbury Children's Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Nora Tucker is looking forward to summer vacation in Wolf Creek--two months of swimming, popsicles, and brushing up on her journalism skills for the school paper. But when two inmates break out of the town's maximum security prison, everything changes. Doors are locked, helicopters fly over...
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Cystic Fibrosis

Richard Spilsbury · Rosen Central
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic metabolic disorder that affects the respiratory and digestive systems. Although the mortality rate for infants and children with cystic fibrosis used to be very high, more than half of all patients with cystic fibrosis now survive into adulthood thanks to the development...
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Babysitter

Samantha Nugent · Av2 by Weigl
Format: Library Binding

Each book in this series explains how to apply for summer jobs, features detailed descriptions of tools and equipment, and provides other information that is sure to engage readers.
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Lola

Ellen Miles · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.When Charles and his friends find Lola stuck outside right before a rain storm, they have a tough decision to make. They know the French...
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Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure

Thea Stilton
Pages: 176

While the Thea Sisters are on a tropical vacation in the Bahamas, they stumble upon an old pirate map! It's related to a local legend. Could it lead to treasure?! The five mice venture onto the sparkling Caribbean Sea to follow the map... but someone else is trying to find the treasure...
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Neverseen

Shannon Messenger · Aladdin
Pages: 672
Format: Print book

Sophie battles the rebels - and recovers dark memories from her past - in this jaw-dropping fourth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.Sophie Foster is on the run - but at least she's not alone. Her closest friends from the Lost Cities have gone with her to join...
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LEGO Ninjago: Breakout

Tracey West · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

The wisecracking ninja must figure out how to defeat Master Chen--without their powers! Cole has been eliminated from the Tournament of Elements, and Master Chen has stolen his powers. But the Ninja of Earth has gained something even more important--he has found Zane, who is now the Titanium...
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Kane Chronicles, The, Book Three The Serpent's Shadow: The Graphic Novel

RICK RIORDAN · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately,...
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Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie

Kate Klimo · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

George Washington's transformation from farmer to Father of Our Country - as told by his dog Sweetlips! Sweetie was the finest foxhound in George Washington's kennel. But Sweetie's idyllic days at Mount Vernon were cut short when her master was chosen to represent Virginia...
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Asteroids

Betsy Rathburn · Torque
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

"Amazing photography accompanies engaging information about asteroids. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--
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