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Fish Girl

Donna Jo Napoli · Clarion Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl....
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Brambleheart #2: Bayberry Island: An Adventure About Friendship and the Journey Home

HENRY COLE · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

In Henry Cole's beautifully illustrated sequel to Brambleheart, reminiscent of Brian Jacques's Redwall and Avi's Poppy series, Twig's fantastical adventures continue as he and his animal friends set sail to reunite Char with his dragon family. Twig never thought he would...
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Valley of the Golden Mummies: A Giant Cemetery

Ruth Owen · Bearport Publishing Company
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

In 1996, archaeologists made an incredible discovery--a huge, ancient burial place in the Western Desert of Egypt.As the team worked at the site, they discovered mummies encased in gold, jewels, coins, and jars that once held wine. What have archaeologists learned about life in ancient...
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Ukraine

VOLODYMYR BASSIS · Cavendish Square Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

Ukraine is a country with a vibrant and at times troubling past. This book explores the origins of Ukraine, its triumphs and struggles, and examines what its like to live there today. From its geography to its economy, its language to its festivals, this book gives a current and comprehensive...
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The Phantom Bully

Jeffrey Brown · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns for the third installation of the NY Times Bestseller Star Wars: Jedi Academy! It's hard to believe this is Roan's last year at Jedi Academy. He's been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake...
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Escape from the Great Earthquake

Kate Messner · Scholastic Press
Pages: 160
Format: Library Binding

Ranger travels to San Francisco and meets Lily Chen. She was sent from China to America to work as a young servant, but she dreams of studying to be a doctor. When the Great Earthquake hits, Ranger arrives in time to rescue Lily from falling beams in the mission house where she lives. Together...
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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Before the Awakening

Greg Rucka · Disney Lucasfilm Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A companion piece to the "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens" character novels, Star Wars: Before the Awakening is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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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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Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars Out at Home

Cal Ripken Jr. · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Mickey Labriogla is the best catcher in the league. He's got a cannon for an arm, calls a great game, and blocks the plate like a bulldozer with shin guards. But when a hotshot new pitcher joins the Dulaney Orioles, Mickey wonders if it isn't time to find another position--or maybe...
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Lithuania

Sakina Kagda · Cavendish Square Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

Lithuania is a unique country with a rich history stretching back thousands of years. This book examines the countrys past as well as how it functions in todays political and global climate. It offers an in-depth overview of many of Lithuanias features, such as its geography, government,...
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Challenging Stereotypes and Prejudices

Jeanne Marie Ford · Cavendish Square
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Every person is unique, so assigning characteristics to everyone in a group, regardless of whether it's by race, religion, gender, or sexual preference, is a fool's errand. This book helps students put aside stereotypes and prejudices so that they can treat everybody as the individual...
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5,000 Awesome Facts 3

National Geographic Kids. · Natl Geographic
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

More fun than a barrel of monkeys and more interesting than reality TV-- this brain candy-filled book is an explosion of information about sensational topics kids love: royalty, gravity, bioluminescence, sloths, wildfires, bubblegum, cars, breakfast, aliens, you name it! It's a fantastic,...
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I Funny TV: A Middle School Story

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 330
Format: eBook

Jamie Grimm has hit the big time in book four of the #1 bestselling I Funny series! Jamie Grimm has finally accomplished his dream of proving himself the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, and the sky's the limit from there. Enter a couple of TV executives with a huge plan for Jamie: a new show...
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Firefighters on the Job

Lee Fitzgerald · Kidhaven Publishing
Pages: 24
Format: Paperback

How do firefighters help us stay safe? Readers explore the exciting world of firefighters, learning fun fact along the way about the brave men and women whove chosen this career. Vibrant photographs of firefighters in action are closely aligned to the age-appropriate text. This close relationship...
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Honey

Sarah Weeks · Scholastic Press
Pages: 160
Format: Audiobook

Melody has lived in Royal, Indiana, for as long as she can remember. It's been just her and her father, and she's been okay with that. But then she overhears him calling someone Honey -- and suddenly it feels like everyone in Royal has a secret. It's up to Melody and her best friend, Nick,...
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