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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Joanne K Rowling · Thorndike Press
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Young wizard Harry Potter finds himself back at the miserable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He doesn't realize the difficulty of the task that awaits him. Harry must pull out all the stops in order to find his missing friend.No Canadian Rights for the Harry Potter SeriesHARRY...
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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the World

Garth Sundem · Free Spirit Publishing
Pages: 158
Format: Paperback

A follow-up to the popular Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change, this inspiring sequel spans the globe again with true accounts of ordinary kids showing extraordinary character. Thirty short inspirational stories are divided into six character traits (courage, creativity, kindness, persistence,...
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What's Your Personality?: Facts, Trivia, and Quizzes

Francesca Potts · Lerner Publications
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Are you outgoing or quiet? Do you consider yourself daring, caring, witty, or wise? How would your friends and family describe you? Personality can teach you a lot about yourself! What are your preferences, behaviors, and learning styles? What does the way you approach life say about you?...
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Winterhouse

BEN GUTERSON · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut -- the first book in a trilogy -- set in a magical hotel full of secrets.

Orphan Elizabeth Somers's malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth...

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Ravaged Landscapes

Sarah Machajewski · Gareth Stevens Pub
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Is there a more terrifying example than the Door to Hell in Turkmenistan of the negative impact of people on Earth? But there are many, many more. This and several other frightening examples serve as prime and telling true stories in this book. Each spread has a fact box illuminating legal...
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Energy

Rebecca Pettiford · Blastoff Reader
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Energy makes our world move! Heat, motion, electricity, and food are just a few ways kinetic and potential energy impact our daily lives. In this fact-filled book, students will learn the basics of what energy is and how it works.
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Posting on Social Media

Josh Gregory · Childrens Pr
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

Social media can be an incredible tool for communication, allowing people from all around the world to easily find likeminded friends and share ideas. However, it also has downsides, and its learning curve can be steep. In this book, readers will learn how to navigate the complex world...
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Gopro Inventor Nick Woodman

Matt Doeden · Lerner Publications
Format: Print book

Do you enjoy snapping photos or taking movies of your adventures? So does Nick Woodman but when he was growing up, most of his activities weren't camera-safe. Woodman was a diehard surfer. He couldn't hold a camera or keep it dry while he was boarding. So many of his memorable moments...
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Werewolves

Cynthia Roby · Cavendish Square Publishing
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

For centuries werewolves have inspired fear and panic in people. They have been known as creatures of barbarity; however, through the ages they have evolved. Today they continue to have a significant role in storytelling and mainstream media. This book explores the tales that have defined...
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Lion Down

Stuart Gibbs · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle's resident sleuth when a lion is falsely accused of killing a distinguished dog in the latest novel in New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs's FunJungle series.For once, operations at the enormous zoo/theme park appear to be running smoothly...
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Vinson Massif

Amie Jane Leavitt · Weigl Pub Inc
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Seven Summits leads young readers on a captivating tour of each continents highest mountain. Each book in the series teaches geography skills and reveals fascinating facts. Readers will learn how human activity modifies the physical environment and how culture influences peoples perceptions...
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Stargazing

Jen Wang · First Second
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Stargazing is a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang.

Moon is everything Christine isn't. She's confident, impulsive, artistic . . . and though...

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Hot Wheels Developer: Elliot Handler

Jessie Alkire · Checkerboard Library
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of Hot Wheels, Elliot Handler. Follow the story of Handler as he starts the Mattel toy company, begins making toys from plastic, develops the Barbie and Ken dolls with his wife Ruth, then invents Hot Wheels! Sidebars, historic...
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Coin Magic

J Wood · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Whether in the movies or in person, many people have seen someone perform the classic magic trick of pulling a coin out from behind another person's ear. However, that's not the only trick magicians perform using coins. Readers of this innovative book learn all about coin tricks...
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Carl Sagan: Celebrated Cosmos Scholar

Rebecca Felix · Checkerboard Library
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Meet Carl Sagan, known for his research on extraterrestrial life! Follow Sagan's story as he theorizes on the temperature of Venus's surface, works with NASA to build the Mariner 2, Viking I, and Viking II probes, and creates the popular PBS program Cosmos. Infographics, historic...
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