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The Hollow Land

Jane Gardam · Europa Editions; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

The barren, beautiful Cumbrian fells provide the bewitching setting for the adventures of Bell and Harry, two children who find enchanting wonder at every turn, as they explore THE HOLLOW LAND. Everyday challenges give a daring edge to this rural work and play. There are ancient mysteries...
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A New Class

Jarrett J Krosoczka · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 175
Format: Print book

Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor's newfound educational path. She's horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style. While Victor means well, his excess energy...
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One Year in Coal Harbor

Polly Horvath · Schwartz & Wade
Format: Hardcover

Readers rejoice—Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor. Even though her parents, once lost at sea, are home, there’s a whole slew of problems and mysteries...
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Eva Ibbotson · Puffin
Format: Large print book

The Dial-a-Ghost Agency finds good homes for ghosts. And Fulton and Frieda Snodde-Brittle are looking for a few frightening ghosts to "accidentally" scare their young cousin and heir, Oliver, to death. The ladies at the Dial-a-Ghost Agency have the perfect match: the Shriekers,...
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Surprises According to Humphrey

Betty G. Birney · Puffin; Reprint edition
Format: Kindle Edition

A classroom hamster has to be ready for anything, but suddenly there are LOTS-LOTS-LOTS of big surprises in Humphrey's world. Some are exciting, like a new hamster ball. But some are scary, like a run-in with a cat and a new janitor who might be from another planet. But even with all that's...
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Blackbeard the Pirate King

J. Patrick Lewis · National Geographic Children's Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Now, the real-life adventures and the myths of the 18th century Pirate King Edward Teach have inspired a thrilling collection of biographical poems by J. Patrick Lewis—collected in a picture-book format that will quicken the pulses and fire the imaginations of young adventurers everywhere....
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The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

Sandra Markle · Millbrook Press
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

Little brown bats do us a big favor. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large populations of little brown bats have been dying off each winter. Is a virus killing them? Could climate...
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Who Was Theodore Roosevelt?

Michael Burgan · Grosset & Dunlap; DGS edition
Format: Paperback

He was only 42 years old when he was sworn in as President of the United States in 1901, making TR the youngest president ever.  But did you know that he was also the first sitting president to win the Nobel Peace Prize? The first to ride in a car? The first to fly in an airplane? Theodore...
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Ramona Forever

Beverly Cleary · Avon Camelot; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Life can move pretty fast—especially when youre in the third grade, your teenage sisters moods drive you crazy, and your mom has a suspicious secret she just wont share. Plus, Mr. Quimbys new job offer could have the entire family relocating. Its a lot to handle for Ramona. But whatever...
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The Boy Who Dared

Susan Campbell Bartoletti · Scholastic Press
Pages: 202
Format: Print book

A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about HitlerBartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, HITLER YOUTH, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner...
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TodHunter Moon, Book Two: SandRider

Angie Sage · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 461
Format: Print book

Tod's story races on in this second book in the TodHunter Moon trilogy, a spinoff of the popular Septimus Heap series. Fans of Septimus as well as fantasy readers new to the world of Magyk will enjoy this next installment in the series ALA BOOKLIST calls "warm and inventive."...
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Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales

Terry Pratchett · Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

This never-before-published collection of fourteen funny and inventive tales by acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett features a memorable cast of inept wizards, sensible heroes, and unusually adventuresome tortoises.
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