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Pool Panic
Pool Panic

Jake Maddox · Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint
Pages: 63
Format: Print book

Jenny has always loved swimming, so this year shes finally decided to join the swim team. Jenny cruises through the pool during practice, but when she sees the crowd of spectators at her first meet, she freezes up. Can Jenny overcome her fears and help lead her team to victory? This fast-paced...
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The Race to the Moon: An Interactive History Adventure
The Race to the Moon: An Interactive History Adventure

Allison Lassieur · You Choose Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

It's the 1950s and 1960s, and the United States and Soviet Union are in a race to be the first to reach the moon. Will you: * Participate in the space race as a young scientist working on early rocket technology? * Experience the space race as a reporter following space "firsts"...
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Learning About South America
Learning About South America

Thomas K. Adamson · Lerner Publications
Pages: 40
Format: Library Binding

South America is a remarkable continent, with its lush Amazon rain forest and its vibrant cities. But did you know that South America has the world's highest waterfall? Or that a South American desert is the driest on Earth? Learn more about the diverse continent of South America, from...
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Old Story, New Twist (Dear Know-It-All)
Old Story, New Twist (Dear Know-It-All)

Rachel Wise · Simon Spotlight
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Samantha struggles to follow her own advice when writing a column for the school newspaper reveals a hidden desire.Samantha loves being a star reporter for the school newspaper, and she especially loves it when she’s teamed up with her crush, Michael Lawrence. So she’s especially...
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Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

Geronimo Stilton
Format: Paperback

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will loveWho Is Geronimo Stilton?That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales...
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Magnetism
Magnetism

Louise Spilsbury · Heinemann Library
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

Everyone is familiar with magnets, but how much do we know about how they actually work? This book explores the basics of magnets, looking at topics such as poles, electromagnets, and how we use the Earth's magnetic field to find our way.
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Drones in the Classroom
Drones in the Classroom

Katherine Yaun · Rosen Young Adult
Pages: 64
Format: Library Binding

As drones become more sophisticated and inexpensive, technology experts and educators alike expect their use to proliferate within classrooms and around school environments generally. As a tool for research, newsgathering, and multimedia instruction, the potential to leverage drones for learning...
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Middle School: Escape to Australia
Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson · Jimmy Patterson
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In the newest installment of James Patterson's bestselling Middle School series, everyone's favorite underdog hero Rafe Khatchadorian is headed to the dangerous wilds of Australia! Rafe isn't exactly considered a winner in Hills Village Middle School to say the least, but everything's...
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Inside Tornadoes
Inside Tornadoes

Mary Kay Carson · Sterling
Format: Hardcover

Tornadoes are the most violent storms on the planet-as these dramatic photographs and gatefolds vividly reveal. Young readers will get the inside scoop on tornadoes in this electrifying volume, filled with powerful before-and-after images of storm sites. They'll discover what makes...
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Bad-Luck Basketball
Bad-Luck Basketball

Jake Maddox · Jake Maddox
Format: Paperback

The Clovers have never been the best basketball team in the district, but lately their luck has been worse than ever. And it seems like everyone wants to blame Brandon for the teams losing streak. Can Brandon convince his teammates hes not bringing the bad luck before its too late? ,
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What the Moon Said
What the Moon Said

Gayle Rosengren · G. P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 217
Format: Hardcover

Fans of the Little House books will fall in love with Esther.Thanks to her superstitious mother, Esther knows some tricks for avoiding bad luck: toss salt over your left shoulder, never button your shirt crooked, and avoid black cats. But even luck can't keep her family safe from the Great...
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The Mystery of the Aztec Tomb
The Mystery of the Aztec Tomb

Laurie S Sutton · Stone Arch Books
Format: Print book

A famous archeologist and Velma's uncle asks the gang to visit his dig site in Mexico. It seems something is scaring his workers, and he needs to get to the bottom of it. But when Scooby-Doo and the gang arrives, the dig is empty and Velma's uncle is missing! Where did he go and what's...
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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

Margaret Frith · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Paperback

One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edisons inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie...
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Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird
Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird

Pamela S Turner · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 73
Format: Print book

One of the biggest differences between humans and animals is the ability to understand the idea of "If I do X, Y might happen." New Caledonian crows seem to possess the intelligence to understand this "causal" concept. Why do crows have this ability? What does the crow...
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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom

Booki Vivat · Harper
Pages: 225
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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