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Alchemy and Chemistry

Rebecca Stefoff - Cavendish Square Publishing
Format: Paperback

Alchemy was a quest for impossible-seeming goals, such as the key to eternal life or the power to turn lead into gold. You might be surprised to know that one branch of ancient alchemy is alive today-as the modern science of chemistry. Is it science? Shows the scientific method at work....
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Adventure Time Vol. 3

Ryan North - KaBOOM!; Original edition
Format: Paperback

The all-ages smash hit of the year is back with more mathematical adventures in the Land of Ooo! What Time Is It? Adventure Time! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures in The Land of Ooo. The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic...
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Masterminds: Payback

Gordon Korman - Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling finale to the New York Times-bestselling Masterminds series from middle grade star author Gordon Korman. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and James Patterson. After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Now separated...
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The Declaration of Independence Wasn't Signed on July 4th: Exposing Myths about Independence Day

Katie Kawa - Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format: Hardcover

There are many events and ideas to commemorate on the Fourth of July, such as our freedom and the signing of the Declaration of Independence . . . right? Not exactly! Many people are surprised to learn that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2, 1776, not July 4. Readers...
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Bri's Big Crush

Melinda Metz - Stone Arch Books
Format: Print book

Brianna Edwards has a big crush on the new boy, David Massey. So when Mrs. Massey asks her to babysit David's younger siblings, Bri sees it as her change to connect with David.
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Saving Lucas Biggs

Marisa De los Santos - Harpercollins Childrens Books
Format: Print book

Perfect for fans of Margaret Peterson Haddix, When You Reach Me, and Savvy, this charming time-travel story from husband-and-wife team Marisa de los Santos and David Teague follows one girl's race to change the past in order to save her father's future.Thirteen-year-old Margaret knows her father...
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The World's Greatest Detective

CAROLINE CARLSON - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Caroline Carlson, author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series, returns with The World's Greatest Detective, a story of crime, tricks, and hilarity for those who know that sometimes it takes a pair of junior sleuths to solve a slippery case.Detectives' Row is full of talented...
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Mission Atomic

Sarwat Chadda - Scholastic (Us)
Format: Print book

Confidential until July 2016!
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Herbert Hoover

BreAnn Rumsch - Big Buddy Books
Format: Print book

This biography introduces readers to Herbert Hoover including his early career as a geology engineer, his early political career, and key events from Hoover's administration including the Great Depression. Information about his childhood, family, personal life, and retirement years...
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Jay Z: Rapper and Businessman

Joseph Kampff - Enslow Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Rapper, producer, and entrepreneur Jay Z is one of the most successful hip-hop artists in the world. Full-color photos and engrossing text detail his career and personal life, while a Words to Know section primes readers for new terminology.
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Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power

Jennifer Hamburg - Farrar
Format: Print book

One perfectly ordinary afternoon, a vision flashes through third-grader Hazel "Hazy" Bloom's mind -- of flying peas. The next day in the school cafeteria, a food fight erupts that involves the very same airborne veggie. After one or two more seemingly silly visions come true in unexpected...
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The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero

Patricia McCormick - Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a page-turning narrative about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and pacifist who became an unlikely hero during World War II and took part in a plot to kill Hitler. Written by two-time National Book Award finalist...
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Forgetting Flynn

Ron Marz; David A Rodri?guez; Mike Bowden - Spotlight-Graphic Novels
Format: Print book

"Flynn is flying all the young students off to Skylanders Academy, but gets his memory wiped when he runs into an enemy in disguise. What will become of Flynn? Will Kaos' troublesome plan work?"--
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P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows

Caroline Lawrence - G. P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover

Winning hearts and rave reviews, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton returns to the Wild West in the best adventure yet!P.K. Pinkerton's detective agency is thriving in Virginia City - until the evening P.K. is abruptly stuffed into a turnip sack and tossed into the back of a wagon! Surfacing...
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Suspect Red

L M ELLIOTT - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

It's 1953, and the United States has just executed an American couple convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Everyone is on edge as the Cold War standoff between communism and democracy leads to the rise of Senator Joe McCarthy and his zealous hunt for people he calls subversives...
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What To Do With a Box

Jane Yolen - Creative Editions
Format: Print book

If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. The most wonderful thing is its seemingly endless capacity for magical adventure, a feature imaginatively captured in cardboardesque...
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Saving Marty

PAUL GRIFFIN - Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Because of Winn Dixie will adore this warm and heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog. Renzo is a quiet kid, content to let his charismatic friend Paloma do all the talking while he dreams of playing the guitar and surfing out in California,...
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Ashes

Laurie Halse Anderson - Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Format: Hardcover

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which The New York Times called "a return not only to the colonial era but to historical...
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Ever After High: Kiss and Spell

Suzanne Selfors - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

What's a girl to do when she accidentally turns her crush into a frog? Ginger Breadhouse had a hard time growing up with the Candy Witch for a mom. It's not easy making friends if everyone believes your mom tried to cook Hansel and Gretel! But now that Ginger's attending Ever...
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500 Ways to Make Me Laugh Until I Explode

Tick Tock - Ticktock Books, LTD
Format: Book

Laugh yourself silly with these ultimate collections of (harmless!) pranks, cartoons, jokes, and play on words. Featuring great stick men cartoons and line drawings throughout, illustrated instructions on how to perform the practical jokes, and also two humorous flip-book animations at the corners...
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Racing Supercars

Paul Harrison - Arcturus Publishing
Format: Book

"Describes fastest and biggest racing supercars including many facts, stats, and color photos"--
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101 Things You Should Know About Geography

Sonia Mehta - Sterling,
Format: Paperback

What's the difference between magma and lava?How can you measure latitude and longitude?Why do geography questions make my head pound?
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100 Pablo Picassos

Violet Lemay
Format: Print book

Pablo Picasso is one of the most celebrated artists in the world, and this amusing book shows his life in a remarkably original way. By featuring 100 Pablo Picassos throughout the book, young readers will explore the artist life from his childhood, to his major contributions to modern art,...
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Thor's Serpents

K. L. Armstrong - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the thrilling conclusion to The Blackwell Pages, written by New York Times bestselling YA authors, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr.
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LEGO manufacturers : the Kristiansen family

Lee Slater - ABDO Publishing Company
Format:  Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

"In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the manufacturers of LEGO, the Kristiansen Family. Follow the family's story from Denmark where Ole Kirk Christiansen began making wooden toys in his Billund Carpentry Shop and Lumberyard to the company's evolution to the LEGO...
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More about Paddington

Michael Bond - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Paddington Bear becomes a celebrity when he takes portraits of the Brown family with a very old camera. Thanks to the unique results, a local shop puts the photos on display. And that's just the first adventure this extraordinary bear finds himself in. From wallpapering to mystery-solving,...
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Warriors: A Vision of Shadows #1: The Apprentice's Quest

Erin Hunter - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

A new adventure begins in Erin Hunter's #1 bestselling Warriors seriesThis hardcover edition also includes a double-sided jacket with a bonus poster!For many moons, ThunderClan, ShadowClan, RiverClan, and WindClan have lived in peace in their territories around the lake. But now they must...
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Aleuts (World Cultures)

Steve Goldsworthy - Av2 by Weigl
Format: Hardcover

"Facts about the Aleut indigenous peoples of northern Alaska and Russia. Includes information about their traditions, myths, social activities, the development of their culture, methods of hunting and gathering, rituals, and their daily lives. Intended for fifth to eighth grade students"--Provided...
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The mystery of the Nazca Lines

Bonnie Hinman - Core Library
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

Get closer to solving the mystery of the Nazca lines with this riveting title. Learn about leading theories, important clues, and study the evidence to develop your on conclusions on how and why the lines were made.
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Legends: the Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball

Howard Bryant - Philomel Books
Format: Hardcover

"With the LEGENDS series, Howard Bryant brings to life the best that sports has to offer - the heroes, the bitter rivalries, the moments that every sports-loving kid should know." - Mike Lupica, #1 bestselling author of Travel Team, Heat, and Fantasy League Experience...
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The Trap

Steven Arntson - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

It's the summer of 1963, and something strange is afoot in the quiet town of Farro, Iowa. The school district's most notorious bully has gone missing without a trace, and furthermore, seventh grader Henry Nilsson and his friends have just found an odd book stashed in the woods by Longbelly...
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Figment: Journey Into Imagination: Volume 3

Jim Zub - Spotlight
Format: Print book

Our daring duo explores the realms of imagination, finding friends and foes alike ... while back on Earth, a clockwork army assembles under the command of the frightening force known only as The Singular!
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Ghosts

Raina Telgemeier - Graphix
Format: Print book

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Baha de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls...
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Harnessing Wind Energy

Nancy Dickmann - PowerKids Press
Format: Library Binding

This weather forecast calls for power! Readers will learn about humanitys long history of harnessing wind energy, journeying on boats along the Nile River, past windmills pumping water in ancient China, all the way to modern-day floating wind farms off the coast of Norway. Captivating fact...
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The Adventures of Stretch More: Pick-Your-Path Stories for Solving Problems Together

Trina Epstein - Woodbine House; Cdr edition
Format: Print book

Meet Stretch More, a rubber-band character who loves video games and skateboarding, but who also has behavior issues that frequently get him in trouble. Stretch is very inflexible! If you know a child like Stretch -- one who has difficulty adapting to changes, handling frustrations, and problem...
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The Red Pencil

Andrea Davis Pinkney - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run."Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities....
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How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel

Jess Keating - Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Format: Paperback

"Keating delivers a fun-filled, pitch-perfect book...An amusing, highly readable book about the perils of being 12 in a snake-eat-snake world." - Kirkus Starred Review on How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied (My Life is a Zoo Book 1) Ana Wright's summer...
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Not As We Know It

Tom Avery - Schwartz & Wade Books
Format: Print book

For fans of David Almond's Skellig and Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls, here is a lyrical, atmospheric, and deeply emotional middle-grade novel with a touch of magical realism. Twins Jamie and Ned do everything together, from watching their favorite show, Star Trek, to riding...
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Temple Grandin: Inspiring Animal-Behavior Scientist

Lois Sepahban - Core Library
Format: Print book

Chronicles the life and career of the animal scientist, from her work to help others with autism to her lobbying for animal welfare.
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Kinda Like Brothers

Coe Booth - Push
Format: Print book

Jarrett doesn't trust Kevon.But he's got to share a room with him anyway.It was one thing when Jarrett's mom took care of foster babies who needed help. But this time it's different. This time the baby who needs help has an older brother -- a kid Jarrett's age named Kevon.
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Who Was Sojourner Truth?

Yona Zeldis McDonough - Grosset & Dunlap; Dgs edition
Format: Print book

Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated...
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The Crossover

Kwame Alexander - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

2015 Newbery Medal Winner2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award WinnerNew York Times Bestseller "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year...
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Storm Chasing

S. L. Hamilton - ABDO & Daughters
Format: Book

Kick excitement into high gear with this extreme title! Short, easy-to-read text pairs with full-colour, action-packed photos to introduce young adventurers to storm chasing. Readers will learn about the tools and equipment used in chasing storms, as well as dangers and safety tips. They...
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When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

Simon Winchester - VIKING
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester looks at which way the wind blows in this exciting book about giant storms.Simon Winchester is an avid weather watcher. He's scanned the skies in Oklahoma, waiting for the ominous "finger" of a tornado to touch the Earth....
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The Girls of Gettysburg

Bobbi Miller - Holiday House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Pickett's Charge, the suicidal assault led by Robert E. Lee on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, was a valiant effort but stunning defeat for the Rebel army. It serves as the powerful climax of this Civil War novel, told from the viewpoints of three girls.Twelve-year-old Annie...
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King of the Bench: No Fear!

Steve Moore - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

From the nationally syndicated cartoonist of "In the Bleachers" comes a new, highly illustrated middle grade series about Steve, who plays the same position in every sport: bench-warmer. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Timmy Failure, King of the Bench is an ode to teammates,...
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Most dominant dynasties of all time.

Brian Trusdell - Sportszone
Format:  Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Describes some of the teams who have managed to create special winning streaks, including the Yankees, the Celtics, and the Bulls.
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The Firefly Code

Megan Frazer Blakemore - Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Hardcover

Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in their utopian community, Old Harmonie. In a world this safe and perfect, they've never had to question anything . . . never had to wonder about how their lives came to be. Until a new girl named Ilana moves in. She's so perfect...
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A Dog Called Homeless

Sarah Lean - Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Praised by Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate as "graceful" and "miraculous," this Schneider Family Book Award-winning novel tells how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog mends a family's heart.Cally Fisher knows she can see her dead mother,...
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Drag Racing

Alex Monnig - SportsZone
Format: Book

Though it is a short, straight 1/4 mile race, a drag race still manages to be entertaining! Young readers will love learning about the big motors, fast vehicles, talented drivers, and exciting races. This title takes a close look at the history, the vehicles, the events, and the stars who make...
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Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales

David Lubar - St Martins Pr
Format: Hardcover

Welcome to the Weenie Zone! Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies is the seventh collection of scary short stories for middle grade readers by acclaimed author David Lubar. A boy and his family narrowly escape a zombie apocalypse--or do they? A girl neglects her cat's litter box and finds...
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The Penderwicks in Spring

Jeanne Birdsall - Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Print book

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager. Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam...
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Americas Tea Parties: Not One but Four! Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia

Marissa Moss - Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover

"America s Tea Parties: Not One But Four!" is the first nonfiction picture book to ever share that New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston each had their own tea party that took place around the same time as Boston s. "America s Tea Parties" provides background on the English...
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Gridiron Showdown

Jake Maddox - Jake Maddox
Format: Paperback

When Jasper gets in trouble at school, hes given a choice rejoin the football team orelse. But after he quit abruptly at the end of the last season, Jaspers old teammates arent exactly thrilled to see him, and finding a spot on the team isnt easy. Does Jasper have what it takes to make...
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The Circle of Lies

Crystal Velasquez - Aladdin, 2016.
Format: Print book

Four girls at a southwestern boarding school discover they have amazing feline powers and must unite to stop an ancient evil in the second riveting adventure of the Hunters of Chaos series.Ana's life changed dramatically when she accepted a position at an exclusive boarding school in New Mexico....
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Albert Einstein

Anita Yasuda - Av2 by Weigl
Format: Book

A biography of the most influential physicist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein.
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When the Sea Turned to Silver

Grace Lin - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller A National Book Award FinalistAn IndieBound BestsellerThis breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore, and is a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother...
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This Would Make a Good Story Someday

Dana Alison Levy - Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

From the author of The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher comes an epic cross-country train trip for fans of Dan Santat's Are We There Yet? and Geoff Rodkey's The Tapper Twins. Pack your suitcase and climb on board with the Johnston-Fischer family. Sara Johnston-Fischer...
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Beneath

Roland Smith - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Paperback

What waits Beneath?Pat O'Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop. Coop is... different. He doesn't talk on the phone, doesn't use email, and doesn't have friends. He's never really cared for anything but the thrill of being underground, and for Pat of course. So it's no surprise...
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Rise of the Wolf

Jennifer A. Nielsen - Scholastic Press, 2016.
Format: Print book

Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War -- the battle to destroy Rome from within -- is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet -- one sure...
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Thursdays with the Crown

Jessica Day George - Bloomsbury, 2014.
Format: Print book

Castle Glower has been acting weird, so it's no surprise when two towers transport Celie and her siblings to an unknown land. When they realize that no one from home is coming to get them, the kids-along with Celie's pet griffin Rufus-set out through the forest to figure out where...
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Patrolling

Nelson Yomtov - Bellwether Media
Format: Print book

Singular in purpose, patrol missions work in support of larger missions of the army. Patrolling soldiers conduct raids, gather information, and safeguard areas. Their successful return from patrolling gives the military advantages in other missions such as combat or counterterrorism. Take...
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Rain Reign

Ann M Martin - Feiwel & Friends
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller!Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein) , which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands...
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The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island

Dana Alison Levy - Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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...
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The Accelerati Trilogy Book One Tesla's Attic

Neal Shusterman - Hyperion Books for Children
Format: Book

After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk...
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Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge

Susan Vaught - Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Format: Hardcover

It's going to take more than a knack for electronics and a supercharged wheelchair for twelve-year-old Max to investigate a haunted mansion in Edgar Award-winning author Susan Vaught's latest middle grade mystery.Max has always been a whiz with electronics (just take a look at her turbo-charged...
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Out of Abaton, Book 1 The Wooden Prince

John Claude Bemis - Disney Hyperion, 2016.
Format: Print book

The automa Pinocchio has always been duty-bound to serve in the floating palace of Venice's emperor. So when Pinocchio finds himself locked in a trunk and delivered to a new master-a wanted criminal and alchemist named Geppetto-he is curious about everything around him. But most curious...
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About Mammals: A Guide for Children / Sobre los mamiferos: Una guia para ninos

Cathryn Siill - Peachtree Publishers; Bilingual: English / Spanish edition
Format: Paperback

Now available in a bilingual edition, this book is from the acclaimed About…animals series. Educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mammals are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator...
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Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

Phil Bildner - Candlewick Press
Format: Print book

A fascinating dual biography of tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert celebrates the power of equality, respect, and sportsmanship.Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert come from completely different places and play tennis in completely different ways. Chrissie is the all-American...
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Train I Ride

Paul Mosier - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

From Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Paul Mosier comes a poignant story about a young girl's travels by train from Los Angeles to Chicago in which she learns along the way that she can find family wherever she is. Perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Sharon Creech. Rydr is on a train...
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Switzerland

Julie Murray - ABDO Publishing Company
Format: Hardcover

Welcome to Switzerland home of the Alps, Swiss cheeses, banking, and the European headquarters of the United Nations. Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they learn about Switzerlands history, government, major cities, land features, natural resources,...
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Serafina and the Black Cloak

Robert Beatty - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

"Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul. " Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore estate. There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must...
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Lizzie and the Lost Baby

Cheryl Blackford - Harcourt Brace and Company
Format: Hardcover

Cheryl Blackford's debut novel is set in England during World War II and told from the dual perspectives of ten-year-old Lizzie, a homesick girl evacuated from bomb-blitzed Hull to the remote Yorkshire valley, and Elijah, a local gypsy boy. When Lizzie discovers an abandoned baby, her dangerous...
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Shredding with the Geeks

Amy Cobb - Calico
Format: Hardcover

When her grandparents sign her up for the Benton Bluff Junior High band Tally Nguyen is horrified and worried about what the kids on her snowboarding team will think--but she comes to realize that she doesn't need to choose between the groups.
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Fallen in Fredericksburg

Steve Watkins - Scholastic (Us) , 2016.
Format: Print book

After three ghosts, it looks like things might be going back to normal for Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie. It's been a while since any ghosts have shown up, and the most annoying things lately are the loud barking dogs at the Dogs and Suds pet-grooming shop next door to the Kitchen...
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Star Wars Jedi Academy - Return of the Padawan

Jeffrey Brown - Scholastic, Inc.
Format: Print book

Author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns in the highly anticipated sequel to the NY Times Bestseller Star Wars: Jedi Academy! It's time to return to middle school in a galaxy far, far away. . . . After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would...
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

Lemony Snicket - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world. Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve thirteen mini-mysteries. Paintings have been falling...
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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

Chris Grabenstein - Random House Books for Young Readers
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 of all ages,...
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Seekers: Return to the Wild #5: The Burning Horizon

Erin Hunter - Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Format: Print book

Erin Hunter's New York Times bestselling Seekers series continues in the fifth book in the Return to the Wild story arc. With its thrilling blend of action and suspense, this epic animal fantasy is perfect for fans of the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series.Toklo, Kallik, Lusa,...
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Adventure Time Vol. 2

Ryan North - KaBOOM!; Original edition
Format: Paperback

The all-ages smash hit of the year is back with more algebraic adventures in the Land of Ooo! The all-ages hit of the year is back with a new volume collecting even more algebraic adventures! What happens when Finn the human and Jake the dog get a hold of Princess Bubblegums time machine...
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Geckos

CARI MEISTER - BULLFROG BOOKS
Format: Print book

In Geckos, beginning readers will learn about some of this small lizards interesting physical features and capabilities. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover the interesting world of geckos.
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Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

James Patterson - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Readers get a chance to participate in James Patterson's wildly successful Middle School series in this interactive book featuring more than 80 hilarious anecdotes from dueling siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian--plus dozens of fun-filled activities! The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated...
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade

Max Brallier - Viking
Format: Print book

"After the monster apocalypse, Jack Sullivan has been having an awesome time living in a tree house with his three best friends. But when zombies start mysteriously disappearing, Jack and his friends suspect that an extremely evil force is at work"--
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Theodore Boone: the Fugitive

John Grisham - Dutton Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

quot;Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist. quot; -The New York Times Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone thought the danger had passed, but he's about to face off against an old adversary: accused murderer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington,...
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Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

Lawrence Goldstone - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history. Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically...
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Furthermore

Tahereh Mafi - Dutton Children's Books
Format: Print book

The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure that reads like a modern day fairy tale. New York Times bestsellerRecently featured on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Inspired by her childhood...
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Air Commandos: Elite Operations

Marcia Amidon Lusted - Lerner Publishing Group
Format: Book

Parachuting from planes to rescue wounded soldiers. Providing supplies to fighters on the ground. Dropping behind enemy lines for surprise attacks. These missions are the work of the U.S. Air Commandos. These soldiers are trained to fly high-tech aircraft, handle powerful weapons, provide...
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Black Widow Spiders

Megan Borgert-Spaniol - Bellwether Media
Format: Print book

With their notorious red spot and black body, black widow spiders have venom stronger than a rattlesnakes. Ever wonder why widow is in their name? After mating, females liquefy and eat males! Find out more about black widows in this book for brave, young readers.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script

J.K. Rowling - Arthur A. Levine Books
Format: Hardcover

"The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented...
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Rick Riordan Collection 5 Books Set - Percy Jackson and The Greek Heroes, The Greek Gods, The Demigod Diaries, Demigods and Magicians, Singer of Apollo WBD 2019

Rick Riordan - Penguin/Disney
Format: Paperback

Rick Riordan Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus Collection 5 Books SetPercy Jackson and the Greek Gods"If you like horror shows, bloodbaths, lying, stealing, backstabbing and cannibalism, then read on..." Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better...
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Shadow Magic

Joshua Khan - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Thorn, an outlaw's son, wasn't supposed to be a slave. He's been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they're headed to Castle Gloom in Gehenna, the land of undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire. Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But following the murder...
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A Bandit's Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Deborah Hopkinson - Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Print book

From an award-winning author of historical fiction comes a story of survival, crime, adventure, and horses in the streets of 19th century New York City.Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who finds himself alone in New York City after he's sold to a padrone by his poverty-stricken...
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The Best MLB Infielders of All Time

Alex Monnig - Sportszone
Format: Book

Although the stars change with each generation, the legends live on forever. This title introduces those legends, past and present, with colorful stories about their most memorable moments. With spotlight stats, info boxes, a glossary, additional resources, and more, this title is jam-packed...
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NASCAR Racing

Dustin Long - Sportszone
Format: Book

Second only to the National Football League, NASCAR is insanely popular among television viewers. NASCAR is also one of the most attended single-day sporting events in the world. This title takes a close look at the history, the vehicles, the events, and the stars who make NASCAR racing...
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Troop Transport

Nelson Yomtov - Bellwether Media
Format: Print book

Airplanes, ships, helicopters, and more! Troop transport missions are all about moving soldiers. The record for most troops moved by ship occurred in 1943. The RMS Queen Mary transported more than 15,000 troops from the U.S. to Europe in a single trip! Clear the landing pad for this exciting,...
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Screaming at the Ump

Audrey Vernick - Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Casey Snowden knows everything about being an umpire. His dad and grandfather run a New Jersey umpire school, Behind the Plate, and Casey lives and breathes baseball. Casey's dream, however, is to be a reporter - objective, impartial, and fair, just like an ump. But when...
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101 Things You Should Know About Social Studies

Sonia Mehta - Sterling, 2014.
Format: Paperback

How do ideas spread between societies in today's interconnected world?What are the common characteristics across cultures?How can I make my brain retain all these confusing FACTS?
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The Postwar Era: 1945-Early 1970s

Katherine Krieg - Abdo Publishing Company

Step back in time and experience the postwar era. The past will come to life with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards...
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The Boundless

Kenneth Oppel - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

All aboard for an action-packed escapade from the internationally bestselling author of Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy.The Boundless, the greatest train ever built, is on its maiden voyage across the country, and first-class passenger Will Everett is about to embark on the adventure...
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Drawing Robots

Carolyn Scrace - Smart Apple Media
Format: Hardcover

Meet the robots: Clunk! Click! Buzz! Ping! Purp!, and other fantastic machines straight out of the drawing factory. Wildly creative and colorful, they'll inspire kids to grab a pencil or crayon and start drawing. Soon, young and imaginative "mad scientists" will be coming...
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The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 4: Flashpoint

Gordon Korman - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Hardcover

FINAL HOURS. Tick tock. Fifteen-year-old Amy Cahill has only a few days to live. Theres a poison coursing through her, and her only chance is to collect ingredients for an antidote. Too bad the antidotes ingredients are scattered around the world. And too bad that survival is by far Amys...
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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom

Booki Vivat - Harper
Format: Print book

"Hilarious." (NPR's All Things Considered) "Honest, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny. Fans of Smile and Diary of a Wimpy Kid will appreciate this debut." (Brightly.com) Meet Abbie Wu. Abbie is in crisis - and not just because she's starting middle school or because...
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North America's First People

Janey Levy - Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format: Paperback

Who were the earliest Americans? When, how, and from where did they enter and spread across the continent? And what is their relationship to modern Native Americans? Anthropologists develop theories to answer these questions based on the evidence they discover. Their theoriesand the discoveries...
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Eliza Bing Is

Carmella Van Vleet - Holiday House
Format: Hardcover

In this uplifting novel about determination and the rewards of hard work, a preteen girl struggling with ADHD must stick with a summer taekwondo class to prove that she s dedicated enough to pursue her true passion: cake decorating.
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Star-Lord: Knowhere to Run

Chris "Doc" Wyatt - Spotlight - (Chapter Books)
Format: Print book

Life on Knowhere is pretty good for Peter and the other Guardians of the Galaxy. That is until Captain Marvel arrives. She tells Peter that a shape-shifter is on Knowhere and holds to key to a powerful weapon capable of destroying entire planets, including Earth! With a race against time,...
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The last kids on Earth

Max Brallier - Scholastic Inc.

It's been forty-two days since the monster apocalypse hit town and pretty much everyone ran away or got zombified. Average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan is holed up in his tree house, which he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A timeless classic gets a fresh coat of paint in this edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, complete with a contemporary redesign and interior illustrations. First published in 1876, its no wonder The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has since become a classic its pages brim with pranks, playing...
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Perilous Places

Helen Greathead - Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format: Paperback

Both the ocean floor and the moon are dangerous places. The water pressure deep underwater is 1,000 times greater than the pressure at sea level. On the moon, humans cant survive without a spacesuit and provisions. How could you choose between visiting these places? Throughout this book,...
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Best Friend Next Door

Carolyn Mackler - Scholastic Press
Format: Print book

Printz Honor and New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Mackler brings honesty and charm to this story of a friendship between two girls. Meet Hannah. Her name is a palindrome. Her birthday is on New Year's. She wishes she had a cat. She's medium height and a little awkward. Her life...
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The Biggest Names of Video Games

Arie Kaplan - Lerner Publishing Group
Format: Book

Collecting bugs, drawing cartoons, writing plays, studying robotics - these are just some of the hobbies that inspired the creation of video games such as Pokmon and The Legend of Zelda . Who are these men and women who helped launch the gaming industry from private computer labs to widely...
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Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream

Tom Watson - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

The Stick Dog series continues in author-illustrator Tom Watson's hilarious Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream. In the follow-up to Stick Dog, Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, and Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, Stick Dog and his pals are back, but this time the temperature is rising and they're...
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The Children of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II

MONA GOLABEK - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback

Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport,...
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Cool Outdoor Activities: Great Things to Do in the Great Outdoors

Alex Kuskowski - Abdo Publishing
Format: Print book

Cool Outdoor Activities makes the great outdoors fun and exciting. Make a marvelous mini kite or bury a time capsule. Create a giant tic-tac-toe board or a twist-it game in the grass. This book is full of easy-to-follow steps and bright photography for every activity. Plus, its written...
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My Brigadista Year

KATHERINE PATERSON - Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.When thirteen-year-old...
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The Drained Brains Caper

Trina Robbins - Graphic Universe
Format: Print book

Raf knows Megan is trouble from the moment she steps into his mom's pet food store asking for a tarantula. But there's one thing you can count on in Chicagoland: weird things happen several times a day. Megan is a vegetarian, manga-reading haiku writer. She definitely doesn't...
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Island of Dragons

Lisa Mcmann - Aladdin Books
Format: Print book

Twins Alex and Aaron Stowe are put to the ultimate test to fulfill their destinies and save both Quill and Artim from the deadliest enemy the cities have ever faced in the thrilling conclusion of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called...
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Disappearance at Hangmans Bluff (Felony Bay Mysteries, 2)

John Thompson - Walden Pond Press
Format: Paperback

Abbey and her best friend, Bee, set out to solve another mystery with its roots deep in Southern history in this follow-up to J. E. Thompsons The Girl from Felony Bay. For the first time in a long time, things are looking up for Abbey Force. She lives on Reward Plantation with Bee, and her father...
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Who Was Blackbeard?

James Buckley - Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Paperback

Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He began his career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne's War. He eventually settled in the Bahamas under Captain Benjamin Hornigold who taught...
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Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure

Jonathan Auxier - Amulet Books, 2015.
Format: Print book

It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have traveled far and wide in search of adventure. Now they have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: To find a twelve-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie...
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Becoming a Supreme Court Justice

Barbara M Linde - Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format: Print book

A Supreme Court justices first job is upholding the US Constitution. The path to becoming an esteemed justice is long and the process for appointment can be very controversial. In addition to an introduction to this important branch of the US government, the main content and complementary...
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Angry Girl?

Gail Snyder - Jasmine Health
Format: Hardcover

Your heart is racing, your muscles stiffen, and you cant think clearlyyou are so mad you want to scream and throw something! Exploding in anger is not the best way to deal with a problem, so how do you stop yourself from doing something youll regret later ANGRY GIRL uses real-life examples...
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Avengers Epic Collection: Behold…the Vision

Roy Thomas - Marvel
Format: Print book

Prepare yourself for one of the most stellar creative periods in Avengers history! Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Gene Colan and Sal Buscema raise Earth's Mightiest Heroes to unheard-of heights with the debut of the Vision, an all-out battle with Ultron, and the introduction of Yellowjacket...
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Absolutely Almost

Lisa Graff - Penguin Group USA
Format: Book

From the author of the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots comes an inspiring novel about figuring out who you are and doing what you love.Albie has never been the smartest kid in his class. He has never been the tallest. Or the best at gym. Or the greatest artist. Or the most...
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Fallujah

Joeming W Dunn; Ben Dunn - Magic Wagon
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

History comes alive in this nonfiction graphic novel! Readers will follow along as the Iraq War is detailed, from its genesis in Middle Eastern history to the discovery of its vast oil fields to the rise to power of Saddam Hussein. Follow the action from the 1991 Persian Gulf War to the September...
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The Great Shelby Holmes

Elizabeth Eulberg - Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Hardcover

Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She's nine years old, barely...
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Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt

Mary Kay Carson - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

In July of 2015 a robotic spacecraft reached Pluto after a nine-and-half-year journey. New Horizons is the first spacecraft mission to Pluto and revealed its five moons as never before seen. Images from the mission show a reddish surface covered in ice-water mountains, moving glaciers,...
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Outside Shot

Fred Bowen - Peachtree Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Eighth-grader Richie Mallon has always known he was a shooter, but will his amazing shooting talent be enough to keep him on the team? Outside Shot tells the story of eighth-grade basketball player Richie Mallon, who is known as the shooter, the one on the team who scores most of the baskets....
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Jingle

Gordon Korman - Scholastic Press
Format: Print book

JINGLE: a light clinking or tingling sounds, often heralding the approach of Santa, reindeer, or the mysterious thief of a priceless possession . . . Griffin Bing and his friends are NOT happy. Instead of going away for winter break, they've been signed up to volunteer at a local...
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Forward: My Story Young Readers' Edition

Abby Wambach - HarperCollins
Format: Print book

Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup Championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion,...
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When Audrey Met Alice

Rebecca Behrens - Sourcebooks Inc
Format: Hardcover

Living in the White House is like being permanently grounded. Only with tighter security. "A fun look into the private life of an inspiring first daughter."--Marissa Moss, bestselling author of the Amelia's Notebook and Mira's Diary series When First Daughter Audrey Rhodes discovers...
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Ferrari 458 Italia

Calvin Cruz - Bellwether Media
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : English

"Engaging images accompany information about the Ferrari 458 Italia. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--Provided by publisher."
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Gymnastics

Allan Morey - Amicus High Interest
Format: Print book

Gymnastics is fun! Through large, full-color photographs and carefully leveled text, Gymnastics introduces beginning readers to the basics of the sport and encourages them to try gymnastics themselves. A labeled diagram helps readers identify gymnastics equipment, and a picture glossary...
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The Haunting of Falcon House

Eugene Yelchin - Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

A long undisturbed bedroom. A startling likeness. A mysterious friend.When twelve-year-old Prince Lev Lvov goes to live with his aunt at Falcon House, he takes his rightful place as heir to the Lvov family estate. Prince Lev dreams of becoming a hero of Russia like his great ancestors....
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Alabama

John Hamilton - ABDO & Daughters
Format: Print book

Welcome to Alabama, the Yellowhammer State! Students will explore the Sipsey Wilderness, attend a race at the Talladega Superspeedway, tour the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, and more as they learn about Alabama's history, plants and animals, industries, sports, cities, famous people,...
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Revolution

Deborah Wiles - Scholastic Pr
Format: Hardcover

*A 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST* It's 1964, and Sunny's town is being invaded. Or at least that's what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi, are saying. All Sunny knows is that people from up north are coming to help people register to vote. They're calling it Freedom...
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A Properly Unhaunted Place

William Alexander - Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover

From National Book Award-winning author William Alexander comes a wryly humorous story about two kids who try to save their town by bringing back its ghosts.Rosa Ramona Daz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot - the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn't want to be there....
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The Meaning of Maggie

Megan Jean Sovern - Chronicle Books Llc
Format: Print book

* "Smart, sensitive, sad and funny." - Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewAs befits a future President of the United States of America, Maggie Mayfield has decided to write a memoir of the past year of her life. And what a banner year it's been! During this period she's Student of the Month...
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101 Things You Should Know About Math

Sonia Mehta - Sterling,
Format: Paperback

Presents one hundred one important mathematics facts, covering such topics as pie charts, problem solving, equations, and formulas.
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The Wolfs Boy

Susan Williams Beckhorn - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

An outcast boy and a young wolf against an Ice Age winter . . . Kai burns to become a hunter and to earn a rightful place among his people. But that can never be. He was born with a clubfoot. It is forbidden for him to use or even touch a hunters sacred weapons.Shunned by the other boys,...
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Cool backyard camping : great things to do in the great outdoors

Alex Kuskowski - Abdo Publishing
Format:  Print book : English

Cool Backyard Camping makes the great outdoors fun and exciting. Tell a spooky ghost story or delight in a delicious smore. Make a cushion seat or a glow stick light. This book is full of easy-to-follow steps and bright photography for every activity. Plus, its written just for kids! Aligned...
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Sea Otter Rescue

Suzi Eszterhas - Owlkids Books Inc.
Format: Print book

Sea Otter Rescue is the third in the four-book Wildlife Rescue series. Each book introduces a species of animal in danger somewhere in the world and profiles a rescue center that helps it. Stunning photos by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas give readers a rare view...
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Tournament of Champions

Phil Bildner - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

It's spring of their fifth-grade year and Rip and Red have a thrilling opportunity to participate in a weekend basketball tournament with a few other members of Clifton United. While the tournament is only a short bus ride away, both boys will travel outside their comfort zones. Ultra-competitive...
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Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals

Sneed B Collard - Tilbury House Publishers
Format: Hardcover

*Junior Library Guild Selection 2017*Only a few dozen vertebrate animals have evolved true gliding abilities, but they include an astonishing variety of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. North America's flying squirrels and Australia's sugar gliders notwithstanding, the vast majority...
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What Are the Summer Olympics?

Gail Herman - Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Print book

Back in 775 BC, athletes from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete in various games. The contests were held every four years and winning athletes brought honor and respect to their homelands.The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought...
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Eli Manning

Jim Gigliotti - Bearport Publishing
Format: Print book

When the New York Giants need a player to come through in the final minutes of a game, they call on their star quarterbackEli Manning. For more than a decade, Eli has helped lead the Giants to victory, including two Super Bowls wins. His powerful arm and ability to think quickly set him apart...
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School of the Dead

Avi - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

In this spine-tingling story from Newbery Medal winner Avi, a boy must solve the mystery of the ghost haunting him.For most of Tony Gilbert's life, he has thought of his uncle as "Weird Uncle Charlie." That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie...
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Adventure Time The Flip Side

Colleen Coover - KaBOOM!; Reprint edition

More misadventures from Finn and Jake and the Adventure Time crew! All Finn and Jake need to do is convince the Monkey Wizard to kidnap Painting Princess, shouldnt be too hard...right? With insight from the master of princess-napping its up to the duo to get help from an unlikely source...the...
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Nine Open Arms

Benny Lindelauf - Enchanted Lion Books
Format: Hardcover

The Boon family story and their indefatigable gallows humor are Benny Lindelauf's literary memorial to those persecuted by history.A ghost story, a fantasy, a historical novel, and literary fiction all wrapped into one, this highly awarded novel for young readers begins with the Boon family's...
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Garvey's Choice

Nikki Grimes - Wordsong
Format: Print book

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading - anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself...
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The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero

Barb Rosenstock - Boyds Mills Pr
Format: Hardcover

In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, begin the longest hitting streak in baseball history. But when Betsy Ann goes missing, will DiMaggio keep hitting? Set on the brink of World War II, this is a spellbinding account of a sports story...
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Refugee

ALAN GRATZ - Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft,...
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Big Nate: In the Zone

Lincoln Peirce - HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Library Binding

The sixth Big Nate book in the New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce! The latest illustrated novel from Lincoln Peirce is a laugh-out-loud must-read starring the one and only cartooning genius, king of detention, and Cheez Doodle connoisseur, Nate Wright. Nate's not having...
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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor

Rick Riordan - Disney-Hyperion
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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The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone

Tony Abbott - Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Format: Print book

Bestselling author Tony Abbott's epic new middle grade series, the Copernicus Legacy, begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action. Fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this first book in an exciting series that takes...
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A Handful of Stars

Cynthia Lord - Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers.When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago...
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Pressure Point

Rich Wallace - Magic Wagon
Format: Print book

Seventh-grader Torry is feeling pressure on the basketball court because he has to guard a player on the rival team who is bigger and older than he is.
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Shooting at the Stars

John Hendrix - Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Format: Print book

Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased...
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Blueberry Pancakes Forever: Finding Serendipity Book Three

Angelica Banks - Henry Holt and Company
Format: Print book

In this third adventure from the author of Finding Serendipity, Tuesday McGillycuddy must grapple with a new villain in the Land of Story.After an unthinkable loss, time seems to freeze for Tuesday and her mother, the famous author Serendipity Smith. In the land of story, Vivienne...
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A Hitch at the Fairmont

Jim Averbeck - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

An intrepid boy teams up with Alfred Hitchcock himself in this rollicking mystery rife with action adventure intrigue and all the flavor of film noirAfter the mysterious death of his mother eleven-year-old Jack Fair is whisked away to San Franciscos swanky Fairmont Hotel by his wicked Aunt...
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The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon

GREG PIZZOLI - Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning author comes a picture book biography that feels like Indiana Jones for kids!British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest was an ancient city, lost for the ages. Most people didn't even believe this city existed. But if Fawcett...
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Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker

SHELLEY JOHANNES - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Beatrice does her best thinking upside down.Hanging from trees by her knees, doing handstands . . . for Beatrice Zinker, upside down works every time. She was definitely upside down when she and her best friend, Lenny, agreed to wear matching ninja suits on the first day of third grade....
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The Stolen Chapters

James Riley - Aladdin
Format: Print book

Owen, Kiel, and Bethany confront secrets, stolen memories, and some very familiar faces in the follow-up to The Story Thieves - which was called a "fast-paced, action-packed tale" by School Library Journal - from the bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.Owen...
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Alexis the Icing on the Cupcake

Coco Simon - Simon Spotlight
Format: Book

The Cupcake Club is thrilled to serve their sweets at a huge party—but can Alexis get over her growing pains before she sees her crush?Alexis is excited about the latest Cupcake Club job—it’s a huge order for a neighbor’s BBQ/pool party. Not only will the CC make...
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A Long Pitch Home

Natalie Dias Lorenzi - Charlesbridge
Format: Print book

Ten-year-old Bilal liked his life back home in Pakistan. He was a star on his cricket team. But when his father suddenly sends the family to live with their aunt and uncle in America, nothing is familiar. While Bilal tries to keep up with his cousin Jalaal by joining a baseball league and practicing...
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