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Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Ivy and Bean Series #11)

Annie Barrows · Chronicle Books
Pages: 124
Format: Hardcover

Annie Barrows' bestselling chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing- - and reading - for more than a decade! With more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation!Ivy & Bean are back...
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The Golden Tower

HOLLY BLACK · Scholastic Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The excitement and magic continue in book five of Magisterium.
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Misfits

Jen Calonita · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Forced to attend Enchantasia's Royal Academy, Devin teams up with other misfits to investigate why Olivina, the fairy godmother/headmistress, is obsessed with villains rather than teaching them to be proper princes and princesses.
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Everlasting Nora: A Novel

MARIE MIRANDA CRUZ · Starscape
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An uplifting young reader debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz's debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shantytown inside the Philippines' Manila North Cemetery.After a family tragedy results in the loss of both father and home,...
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Louisiana's Way Home

CANDLEWICK PRESS. · Candlewick
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are - and deciding who you want to be.When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately,...
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Unbelievably Boring Bart

JAMES PATTERSON · jimmy patterson
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

There's more than meets the eye in James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade novel--a book so fun kids will actually put down their games to read it!Invisible creatures are attacking the school, and 12-year-old Bartholomew Bean is the only one who can stop them! Okay, so maybe Bart...
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The Art Show Attacks!: A Branches Book

Jack Chabert · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina....
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I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Since the opening of Glacier National Park in 1910, there were no reported fatal bear attacks until one summer night in 1967, when two grizzlies attacked campers and killed two young women. Inspired by the dramatic and tragic story of that night, and how it eventually influenced the fate...
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Puppy Pirates Super Special #3: Race to the North Pole

Erin Soderberg · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Frozen paws and Santa Claus! The Puppy Pirates are back with this exciting holiday special.Dashing through the snow, in a puppy pirate sleigh . . . Captain Red Beard has always wanted to compete in the Great Ice Race at the North Pole. After all, the prize is rumored to be the biggest treasure...
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Flower Girl Power

PATTY FURLINGTON · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Who says princesses have to be perfect?When Princess Rosie's favorite cousin announces her wedding, she asks Rosie to be her bridesmaid! Suddenly, there's so much to do to prepare. But when gifts start disappearing and the cake is mysteriously destroyed, Rosie suspects someone's...
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Robyn the Christmas Party Fairy

DAISY MEADOWS · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

It's Christmas Eve, and Rachel Walker and Kirsty Tate are very excited. They're helping to organize a big Christmas party! There's going to be carols, a festive feast, and a special ballet performance. Or that was the plan, until Jack Frost stole Robyn the Christmas Party Fairy's...
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The Goldfish Boy

Lisa Thompson · Scholastic Press
Pages: 313
Format: Hardcover

Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks....
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Everglades National Park

Grace Hansen · Abdo Kids Jumbo
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Everglades National Park, located in southern Florida, boasts many different ecosystems, plants, and animals. Readers will learn about when it officially became a national park, who was involved, the park's climate, and plants and animals that are commonly found there. Complete with...
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Glacier National Park

Grace Hansen · Abdo Kids Jumbo
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Glacier National Park, located in northwest Montana, is known and named for its many glaciers. Readers will learn about when it officially became a national park, who was involved, the park's climate, and plants and animals that are commonly found there. Complete with simple text, beautiful...
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Have You Heard About Lady Bird?: Poems About Our First Ladies

Marilyn Singer · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 56
Format: Hardcover

The role of First Lady has been defined differently by each woman who's held it, but all of them left an impact on our nation as partner of the commander in chief. Incisive poetry by Marilyn Singer and energetic art by Nancy Carpenter provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women-from...
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Queen Elizabeth II: The World's Longest-Reigning Monarch

GRACE HANSEN · Abdo Kids Jumbo
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Readers will learn about the queen's early years, how her father surprisingly became king, and why she had to take the crown at the young age of 25. Each title is complete with simple text, a timeline, and great photographs of Armstrong from childhood to present times. Aligned to Common...
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Turning Pages: My Life Story

Sonia Sotomayor · Philomel Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time!As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books!...
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Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys

Cara Familian Natterson · American Girl
Pages: 110
Format: Paperback

From the author of the bestselling Care & Keeping of You series! This book will provide you with the answers that will help you take care of yourself better, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to shaving, acne to voice changes, and everything in between. With tips, how-tos,...
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It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden

George Ancona · Candlewick; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

Want to grow what you eat and eat what you grow? Visit this lively, flourishing school-andcommunity garden and be inspired to cultivate your own.At an elementary school in Santa Fe, the bell rings for recess and kids fly out the door to check what's happening in their garden. As the seasons...
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The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

America's Test Kitchen Kids · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It's all here. Learn to cook like a pro -- it's easier than you think.For the first time ever,...
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The Skin & Nails Book: Care & Keeping Advice for Girls

Carrie Anton · American Girl
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback

When it comes to skin and nails, you've probably seen plenty of ads for lotions and potions. The truth is, healthy skin and nails start from within, including what you eat and drink and how well you sleep each night. In this book, you'll learn the basics of skin hygiene, including...
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Hockey's Best and Worst: A Guide to the Game's Good, Bad, and Ugly

Sean McCollum · Capstone Press
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Hockey is a game of shots and saves, passes and penalties, wins and losses. Check out the very best and worst that hockey has to offer with Hockey's Best and Worst.
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She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein

LYNN FULTON · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

On the bicentennial of Frankenstein, join Mary Shelley on the night she created the most frightening monster the world has ever seen.On a stormy night two hundred years ago, a young woman sat in a dark house and dreamed of her life as a writer. She longed to follow the path her own mother,...
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National Parks of the USA

KATE SIBER · Wide Eyed Editions
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Discover the beauty and diversity of America's great outdoors in this tour of its most iconic national parks. Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky...
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The Water Walker

Joanne Robertson · Second Story Press
Pages: 36
Format: Library Binding

The determined story of an Ojibwe grandmother (nokomis) , Josephine Mandamin, and her great love for nibi (water) . Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect nibi for future generations and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men and youth, has walked...
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HIPPOPOTAMUS

GRACE HANSEN · ABDO Kids
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

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Supreme Court

Julie Murray · Abdo Kids Junior
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Where the supreme court works and what it does are two of the important questions that are answered in this title. Readers will learn other basic information about the supreme court with the simple text and fun photographs that this title has to offer. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated...
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BIRTHDAY

JULIE MURRAY · Abdo Kids Junior
Pages: 24

Every kid's favorite day is his or her own birthday. It's a special day to celebrate with family and friends. This title covers what each child might experience on this exciting day. Complete with simple text and colorful photographs. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated...
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Soccer

Julie Murray · Abdo Kids Junior
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Kids love reading about and playing soccer! This simple title will introduce young readers to the basic rules of the game and what gear is needed to play. Diagrams of the court or field and photos of both professional and kid athletes make these titles extra fun.Aligned to Common Core Standards...
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Gymnastics

Julie Murray · Abdo Kids Junior
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Kids love reading about and doing gymnastics! This simple title will introduce young readers to the basic rules of the sport and what gear is needed for it. Diagrams of the court or field and photos of both professional and kid athletes make these titles extra fun.Aligned to Common Core...
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