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Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Dana Simpson · Andrews McMeel Publishing; 1St Edition edition
Format: Book

"Phoebe is a remarkably real little girl, as bright and imaginative as Bill Watterson's Calvin, as touchingly vulnerable as Charles Schulz's Charlie Brown. And if these strike you as big names to conjure with, I'll go further and state for the record that in my opinion...
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The Luck Uglies #2: Fork-Tongue Charmers

Paul Durham · HarperCollins
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The Luck Uglies face their greatest enemies in this thrilling sequel to the critically acclaimed first book in the series, hailed by Kirkus in a starred review as "a sparkling must-read"! The Luck Uglies is a perfect match for fans of Chris Colfer's Land of Stories books and Joseph...
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Roald Dahl · Puffin Books
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief - it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they...
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The Boy on the Porch

Sharon Creech · HarperCollins
Format: Book

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about finding family when you least expect it.When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history....
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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money

Tommy Greenwald · Roaring Brook Press
Format: Hardcover

Charlie Joe's weekly allowance just isn't cutting it and he desperately needs money to buy a Botman, the latest gadget to sweep his middle school. Only catch is, he wants to earn the money by doing the least amount of work possible. After several failed attempts, including a near...
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Incredible LEGO Technic: Cars, Trucks, Robots & More!

Pawel Kmieć · O'Reilly Media
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

From tanks to tow trucks, all the models showcased in this book use LEGO Technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors to really move. You'll find some of the world's best fan-created LEGO supercars, construction equipment, monster trucks, watercraft, and more, along with...
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Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls

Tonya Bolden · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 124
Format: Print book

Over the centuries, untold numbers of black men and women in America have achieved great things against the odds. Pathfinders is a collective biography of sixteen diverse American men and women of African descent who made their mark on American history in the 18th to 20th centuries....
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Sabotage Season

Alex Morgan · Simon & Schuster Books
Pages: 169
Format: Paperback

The Kicks' championship hopes are being sabotaged in the second book in a series that celebrates confidence and teamwork, from star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan.Things are going wrong left and right for the Kentville girls' soccer team, and Devin's sure...
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Mikis and the Donkey

Bibi Dumon Tak · Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

One day, Mikis's grandfather has a surprise for him: a new donkey waiting! Mikis falls in love with the creature, but his grandparents tell him that the donkey is a working animal, not a pet. However, they still let Mikis choose her name -- Tsaki -- and allow the two of them to spend...
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Cold as Ice

Sarah Mlynowski · Scholastic Press; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

Even though my brother and I had decided to stay away from the magic mirror, our puppy had other plans - he bounded right in. What choice did we have but to go in after him? When we land in a winter wonderland, we realize we must be in the story of the Snow Queen. And this fairy tale...
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Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon

Paul Tobin · Dark Horse Books
Pages: 74
Format: Print book

The confusing-yet-brilliant inventor known only as Crazy Dave helps his niece, Patrice, and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off a "fun-dead" neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon! Winner of over thirty "Game of the Year" awards, Plants vs. Zombies...
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Wind

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst · Jump!
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

In Wind, vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text introduce young readers to the causes and characteristics of wind.
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Groundhogs

Cari Meister · Jump!
Format: Print book

In Groundhogs, young readers will follow a groundhog as it looks for food, avoids predators, and finds a mate. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage children as they learn about life as a groundhog.,
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Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions: Book 1

Sheila Grau · Amulet Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Welcome to Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions, the premier trainer of minions for Evil Overlords everywhere. No student is prouder to be at Dr. Critchlore's than Runt Higgins, a twelve-year-old werewolf. (At least he thinks he's twelve. He was abandoned at the school as a baby,...
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Single Volume

Neil Gaiman · HarperCollins
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Both volumes of the New York Times bestselling The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel are now available in a single-volume hardcover edition!Each chapter in this adaptation by P. Craig Russell - now combined into one splendid volume - is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book...
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