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Olive and the Backstage Ghost

Michelle Schusterman · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 209
Format: Hardcover

A ghost story with a literary heart for fans of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and The Graveyard Book. Theater kids and ghost-story readers alike will find new meaning in the term stage fright. All great theaters have their ghosts. . . . After Olive Preiss freezes during a theater camp audition,...
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A Kingdom Rises

J D RINEHART · Aladdin
Pages: 432
Format: Book

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The Magisterium

Holly Black · Scholastic Press
Pages: 249
Format: Hardcover

From Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes the third installment in the New York Times bestselling series that defies what you think you know about the worlds of good and evil.
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Weird But True Christmas: 300 Festive Facts to Light Up the Holidays

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS. · National Geographic Children's Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Even Christmas can be weird -- it's true! Get ready to celebrate the holiday season with wacky facts, stats, tidbits, and traditions about the most wonderful time of the year. Did you know that Santa's reindeer are probably all female? Or that artificial snow can be made from seaweed? Or that...
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Amina's Voice

Hena Khan · Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 197
Format: Hardcover

"Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." - Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after...
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Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying

Amanda Hosch · Capstone Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A young spy gets entangled in an action-filled, whodunit mystery! When Mabel's parents leave town without warning, she isn't worried. They're spies, after all. But when her beloved Aunt Gertie is arrested for leading a smuggling ring, then her obnoxious Uncle Frank and Aunt Stella show...
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The Lost Realm

J D Rinehart · Aladdin
Pages: 490
Format: Book

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The Friendship Code #1

STACIA DEUTSCH · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!Loops, variables, input/output - Lucy can't wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity...
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Bubbles: A Novel

Abby Cooper · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Sticks & Stones, a novel about friendship, overcoming obstacles, and what it really means to understand the people around you.Twelve-year-old Sophie Mulvaney's world has been turned upside down. Mom lost her job at the TV station and broke up with Pratik, whom Sophie...
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The Van Gogh Deception

Deron R Hicks · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

Dan Brown meets Jason Bourne in this riveting middle-grade mystery thriller. When a young boy is discovered in Washington DC's National Gallery without any recollection of who he is, so begins a high-stakes race to unravel the greatest mystery of all: his identity. As the stakes continue...
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Minecraft: The Island: A Novel

BALLANTINE. · Del Rey
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks, #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z, is the first official Minecraft novel. In the tradition of iconic stories like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, Minecraft: The Island will tell the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft,...
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The Girl with the Ghost Machine

LAUREN DESTEFANO · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and neglected the living, and Emmaline...
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Quicksand Pond

Janet Taylor Lisle · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Newbery Honor winner Janet Taylor Lisle's gorgeous and profound new novel about a pivotal summer in two girls' lives explores the convictions we form, the judgments we make, and the values we hold.The pond is called Quicksand Pond. It's a shadowy, hidden place, full of chirping, shrieking,...
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Genie in a Bottle

SARAH MLYNOWSKI · Scholastic Press
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Be careful what you wish for...When my brother, Jonah, and I travel through our mirror into the story of Aladdin, we're excited. There will be magic lamps and genies granting wishes. Right?Wrong.The genie we meet isn't QUITE as helpful as we expected. And if Aladdin's wishes don't come...
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The Dragonsitter

Josh Lacey · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 54
Format: Paperback

The first book in a fresh and funny new chapter book series, told completely in emails, about a boy named Eddie and a naughty pet dragon!Dear Uncle Morton, You'd better got on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima. Emily loved that rabbit! It had sounded...
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Ada Lace Sees Red

Emily Calandrelli · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

From Emily Calandrelli - host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT - comes the second novel in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology.Ada Lace...
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Ada Lace, on the Case

Emily Calandrelli · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

From Emily Calandrelli - host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT - comes the first novel in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology.Ada Lace...
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Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

RESHMA SAUJANI · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, and other giants of tech. Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 10,000 girls across America. Now its founder,...
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Fooled Ya!: How Your Brain Gets Tricked by Optical Illusions, Magicians, Hoaxes & More

JORDAN D BROWN · MoonDance Press
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

Wise up with this fun-filled, activity-packed, eye-opening kid's guide to neuroscience and psychology.Discover the variety of ways our brains can trick us, from optical illusions to magicians' masterful use of misdirection to strategies used by con artists. Learn why you can't always trust...
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Wishtree

KATHERINE APPLEGATE · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree" -- people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek...
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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Karina Yan Glaser · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home...
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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen...
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition

J K ROWLING · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might...
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The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

Lindsay Currie · Aladdin
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful mystery.Tessa Woodward isn't exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida. But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening...
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Saving Marty

PAUL GRIFFIN · Dial Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Because of Winn Dixie will adore this warm and heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog. Renzo is a quiet kid, content to let his charismatic friend Paloma do all the talking while he dreams of playing the guitar and surfing out in California,...
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Ghost of a Chance

Susan Maupin Schmid · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 302
Format: Hardcover

Fans of the Land of Stories and the Descendants series are sure to find the lighthearted fantasy adventure of 100 Dresses a perfect fit! Inside an enchanted castle, there's a closet - a closet with one hundred magical dresses that only Darling Dimple can wear. Each one disguises her as somebody...
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The Wonderling

MIRA BARTOK · Candlewick
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned...
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A Dash of Dragon

HEIDI LANG · Aladdin
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A thirteen-year-old master chef has a lot to prove as she tries to run a five-star restaurant, cook the perfect dragon cuisine, repay a greedy loan shark, and outsmart the Elven mafia in this entertaining novel that combines all of the best ingredients - fantasy, humor, adventure, action,...
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Abby in Wonderland

SARAH MLYNOWSKI · Scholastic Press
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

Down the rabbit hole . . .I'm spending the day with my best friends, Frankie and Robin, and -- UGH -- snobby Penny. I'm not expecting anything magical to happen, until Frankie falls into a mysterious hole behind Penny's house . . . and we all wind up in the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!I've...
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Slider

PETE HAUTMAN · Candlewick
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact,...
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Roll

DARCY MILLER · HarperCollins
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A hilariously funny and poignant debut novel, perfect for fans of Jerry Spinelli, Kat Yeh, Gary D. Schmidt, and Rebecca Stead.When Lauren (but call him "Ren," pretty please) Hall sees birds falling from the sky, he knows something is wrong. But just as he's starting to worry,...
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Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker

SHELLEY JOHANNES · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Beatrice does her best thinking upside down.
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The Dollmaker of Krakow

R M ROMERO · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

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