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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

Chris Grabenstein · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling, puzzle-packed sequel to the award-winning Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson!


Welcome, boys and girls, readers...
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Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle

George Hagen · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 371
Format: Print book

"A first-rate fantasy for middle-grade readers," declares BOOKLIST in a starred review, comparing Gabriel Finley to Harry Potter, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, and The Mysterious Benedict Society.

A tangle of ingenious riddles, a malevolent necklace...
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Do Fish Sleep?

Jens Raschke · Enchanted Lion Books
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Sick since even before Jette can remember, her brother Emil now has died. The feelings that losing him evoke in her are huge and confusing. Most simply, it feels as though a dark raincloud has descended over her family. And then there's the ridiculous fact that nobody seems to know...
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Reindeer

Rebecca Pettiford
Format: Hardcover(Library Binding)


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The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee: The Ultimate Guide to All Things Kitten

Laurie Cinotto · Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

The skinny on itty bitty kitties, from a real-life Kitten Wrangler! What do kittens eat? Why do they love to play? How should you hold a kitten? Can you train them? Or do they train you? This photo-heavy, breezy-yet-informative guide book for middle-grade readers and up comes from the hugely...
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The Losers Club

Andrew Clements · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 231
Format: Hardcover

The beloved New York Times bestselling author of the modern classic Frindle celebrates books and the joy of reading with a new school story to love!

Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down.

So when Principal Vance lays down the law - pay attention...
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The Circulatory System

Rebecca Pettiford · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Our bodies contain a super highway of blood vessels that carry nutrients, waste, and much more from our heads to our toes. This network is the circulatory system! Beginning with a deep breath in, this fact-filled title uses easy-to-follow text and diagrams to allow readers to dive inside...
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New Kid

Jerry Craft · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves...

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Sasquatch Island

J. A. Darke · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 128
Format: Library Binding

Pine Island is a remote getaway for campers and hikers. So when Darius and the rest of the Wilderness Warriors show up for a late summer trip, the area is practically empty. The group sets off into the woods, but they soon experience eerie sounds and strange sightings, as if they're...
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Last Days of the Dinosaurs

Ruth Owen · Bearport Publishing
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Around 66 million years ago, a giant asteroid crashed into Earth. Fires burned, smoke and ash covered the Sun, and the dinosaurs were doomed! Each title in this new series digs deep into one fascinating area of the Dinosphere. The expertly crafted text with strong visual cues to support...
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Martin Rising: Requiem For a King

Andrea Davis Pinkney · Scholastic Press
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning.Andrea's stunning poetic requiem, illustrated...
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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick Press
Pages: 231
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel...
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Scorpions

Kari Schuetz · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces scorpions to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--
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The List

Patricia Forde · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"The fantasy book of the year."-Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of Artemis Fowl

A 2018 Notable Children's Books Selection!

You are The Wordsmith now. Are you ready for the challenge?

The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans are able...

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