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Wolverines

Betsy Rathburn · Blastoff! Readers
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to wolverines. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--
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Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic

Leslie Kimmelman · Sleeping Bear Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

In June of 1939, the United States played host to two very special guests. British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were coming to America. As it was the first visit ever by reigning British royalty, it was a chance for America to build a stronger relationship with the British,...
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Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand

Kat Shepherd · Imprint
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Got chills? Babysitting can be a real nightmare in this spooky middle grade series!

For Rebecca Chin, babysitting has always been fun. But one night, a thunderstorm knocks the power out while she's watching baby Kyle, and creepy things begin to happen in the house. A locked window...

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Portugal Portugal

Ariel Factor Birdoff · Bearport Pub Co Inc
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Welcome to Portugal! In this bright, exciting book, young readers will travel to this amazing country without ever leaving their homes or classrooms. During their journey, they will learn all about Portugal?s land, history, cities, language, food, and more! This 32-page book features controlled...
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Brown Bears

Lindsay Shaffer · Bellwether Media
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

During the warm summer, one brown bear can eat up to 40,000 moths in one day! These big mountain mammals must eat as much as they can before their long winter hibernation. Engaging photos, easy-to-read text, and colorful features highlighting the bears adaptations to the mountain biome...
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To Night Owl From Dogfish

Holly Goldberg Sloan · Dial Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.

Avery Bloom, who's bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless,...
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27 Magic Words

Sharelle Byars Moranville · Holiday House
Pages: 199
Format: Hardcover

Although ten-year-old Kobi's parents sailed into a storm at sea five years ago, she knows they are alive. If she says "Avanti!" she can see them. Now that her life is being turned upside down again, she will need the magic words her mother left behind more than ever. Instead...

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal...
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Long-tailed Weasels

Rebecca Sabelko · Blastoff Reader
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Their noses are cute and their tails are fluffy but dont be fooled! Long-tailed weasels are ferocious, crafty predators. Young readers will learn how weasels burrow, hunt, and raise their pups in this engaging book.
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The Lotterys Plus One

Emma Donoghue · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed "good girl" of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling...
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King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor

Andy Riley · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Edwin isn't any ordinary boy. He is a king with a crown, his own suit of armor, a castle with secret passages and water slides -- oh, and the most horribly evil man in the universe living next door.

Emperor Nurbison is permanently up to no good. He wants Edwin's kingdom...

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Scholastic Discover More: Human Body

Steve Setford · Scholastic Reference
Format: Print book

A visually stunning reference book about the human body in the expert reader strand.Anatomy and physiology can be dry, but this definitive reference features amazing, original, and occasionally gross facts that will keep kids captivated. Take an in-depth tour of each region of the body,...
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Highways

Chris Bowman · Blastoff! Readers
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Drivers who need to quickly get from one place to another use highways! In this title for emergent readers, the construction, materials, and science of highways are presented in a straightforward way with simple text, crisp photos, and engaging special features.
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Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York

AMY HILL HEARTH · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author and journalist Amy Hill Hearth uncovers the story of a little-known figure in U.S. history in this fascinating biography. In 1854, a young African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings won a major victory against a New York City streetcar company, a first step in the process...
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Click

Kayla Miller · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

For fans of Smile and Real Friends comes a debut graphic novel about friendship and finding where you "click" in middle school.

Olive wants to get in on the act . . .
. . . Any act!

Olive "clicks" with everyone in the fifth grade - until...
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