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Children of the Lamp #7: The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan

Philip Kerr · Scholastic
Pages: 440
Format: Paperback

The final installment in P. B. Kerr's bestselling Children of the Lamp series!When the ancient Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupts right before their eyes, djinn twins John and Philippa Gaunt know that a brand-new adventure has found them. Soon, they learn that volcanoes all over the world...
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They Called Her Molly Pitcher

Anne F Rockwell · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Library Binding

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The rousing true tale of Molly Pitcher, whose bravery and courage during the Revolutionary War led to General Washington's decision to make her a sergeant. The illustration's historical style contributes to the dramatic spirit of the story.
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle.

Simpson Dana
Format:  Book : EnglishView all editions and formats

 "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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Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals

Nancy Honovich · National Geographic
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

This fun, photo-filled, fact-packed guide to rocks and minerals will get kids outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet. Created for the ultimate explorer, this book gives kids the knowledge and skills they need to identify just about anything they dig up and become true...
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The Parker Inheritance

Varian Johnson · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A clever puzzle, a hidden treasure, and a couple of kids you'll wish were your friends...Dive in!" - Sara Pennypacker, author of PaxThe letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds...
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When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

Rebecca L. Johnson · Millbrook Press
Format: Book

The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then - WHAM! - the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The octopus shrinks back, defeated. That wasn't such an easy meal after all . . . In nature, good...
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Play It Loud!: The Rebellious History of Music

Sara Gilbert · CPB Grades 4-8
Format: Print book

Music has long provided the soundtrack to social, political, and cultural change in the world. The people who created it have long been known as leaders of their generations. Music has been around since the world began, and its influence and importance have never stopped. It's revolutionary!
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The Whispering Statue

Carolyn Keene · Grosset & Dunlap; New edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Once again, Nancy faces two puzzling mysteries at once! The first concerns a valuable collection of rare books that Mrs. Horace Merriam commissioned anart dealer to sell--has he swindled her instead? The second mystery revolves around the baffling theft of a beautiful marble statue. To solve...
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James Madison: Our Fourth President

Ann Graham Gaines · Child's World
Pages: 48
Format: Book

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the president's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as President of the United States. Includes a time line and glossary. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Frozen In Time

Ali Sparkes · Egmont

Rachel and Ben are resigning themselves to a long, wet summer stuck at their uncle's house in the English countryside, until they discover the underground vault at the bottom of the garden, and the amazing secret inside - two children from the 1950s who they awaken from a sleep that's lasted...
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The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island

Dana Alison Levy · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 259
Format: Hardcover

Love the TV show Modern Family? Wait until you meet the family Fletcher! With two dads, four adopted brothers, two cats, and one pug, the Fletchers will have you laughing out loud! Welcome to Rock Island, Where Time Stands Still! The Fletchers are back on Rock Island, home of all their...
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Mary Anne Saves the Day: Full-Color Edition

Ann M. Martin · GRAPHIX; Revised, Full Color Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

This graphic novel adapted by Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, is now available in full color! When The Baby-Sitters Club gets into a huge fight, Mary Anne is left to her own devices. She has to eat by herself in the school...
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Stuff You Need to Know!

John Farndon · Firefly Books
Format: Book

Stuff You Need to Know virtually overflows with illustrations and information about 28 activities and objects from everyday life. In fact, the book is so jam-packed that eight gatefolds provide the extra room needed to explain complex activities. Each item is on a double-page spread...
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