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I Funny: School of Laughs

JAMES PATTERSON · JIMMY PATTERSON
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good!Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back...
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Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?

Megan Stine · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.Outspoken, energetic, and fun, Sonia Sotomayor has managed to turn every struggle in life into a triumph. Born in the Bronx to immigrant parents from Puerto Rico, Sonia found out at age nine that she had diabetes, a serious...
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King of the Bench: Control Freak

Steve Moore · HarperCollins
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In the second book of this new, highly illustrated middle grade series by the nationally syndicated cartoonist of "In the Bleachers," Steve reprises his role as perpetual bench-warmer. Perfect for fans of Timmy Failure and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, King of the Bench is an ode to teammates,...
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Threads

Ami Polonsky · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman's department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola. By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the note she stashed in the purse...
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I Feel Fall Weather

Mari C Schuh · Lerner Publications
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

What is fall weather like where you live? Is it cold or windy? Does it rain a lot? This book helps students observe and examine the world around them as the season changes from summer to fall. Engaging and informative, with clear imagery and captions, students learn to identify and describe...
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Elders

Inbali Iserles · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Isla's search for her missing brother, Pirie, has brought her to the vast Wildlands. The forest is a treacherous place for a fox cub, but Isla is talented in foxcraft -- ancient arts of cunning known only to her kind.Skilled though she is, Isla's grasp of foxcraft is still new. And she's...
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Minecraft: Guide to Combat

Josh Gregory · Cherry Lake Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

With more than 100 million players around the world, Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time. Its unique design encourages players to use their creativity and problem solving skills to build entire worlds from scratch. In this book, readers will learn everything they...
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Horizon

Scott Westerfeld · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 256
Format: Library Binding

This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld.When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they...
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Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift

Peter Lerangis · Harper
Pages: 429
Format: Print book

Percy Jackson meets Indiana Jones in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling epic adventure Seven Wonders!Jack, Marco, Cass, and Aly's quest to find the seven magic orbs buried beneath each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World has hit a perilous snag. King Uhla'ar has kidnapped...
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Deer Hunting

Tom Carpenter · Focus Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Explains the equipment, skills, and techniques needed for deer hunting. Vibrant photographs and clear text help readers understand and imagine this fascinating way to explore the outdoors.
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Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide

Ximena Vengoecheo · Workman Publishing
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

It's the revolutionary world history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace World History . . . kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations - in Egypt, Greece, India, China,...
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Babydoll Sheep

Alix Wood · Windmill Books
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Babydoll sheepalso known as Babydoll Southdown sheepmake great pets, help cut grass on farms, and are even brought to hospitals to visit patients. Readers discover many fun facts about these small sheep through accessible text and eye-catching fact boxes. As they learn about these adorable...
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Living Fossils: Clues to the Past

Caroline Arnold · Charlesbridge
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

You haven't changed a bit! Living fossils, or modern-day animals that very closely resemble their ancient relatives. Meet the coelacanth, horseshoe crab, dragonfly, tuatara, nautilus, and Hula painted frog. All are living fossils. Why have they changed so little over time, while other...
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Oliver and the Sea Monkeys

Philip Reeve · Yearling Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Get ready for mischievous monkeys! Moving islands! And a splashy adventure with illustrations on almost every page. When Oliver's explorer parents go missing, he sets sail to find them with some new friends. There's a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living...
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Pugs of the Frozen North

Philip Reeve · Random House
Pages: 211
Format: Print book

With a little luck and a pack of pugs, anything is paws-ible! When True Winter comes, it's time for the Great Northern Race! The best sled teams in the world must reach a mysterious man called the Snowfather. He will grant one wish to the winners. Young racers Sika and Shen want to win more...
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Thje Mask of Power: Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos #8

Onk Beakman · Grosset & Dunlap, 2016.
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

The saga of the Mask of Power comes to a thrilling conclusion in Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos, the eighth and final book in this series of illustrated original novels set in the Skylanders universe.The race is on to reach the final segment of the Mask of Power! Can Kaos be stopped...
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Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey

Chris Grabenstein · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From Chris Grabenstein, the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor with James Patterson of I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters, comes the second hilarious, fun-in-the-sun adventure in his new illustrated series about all the wacky things that...
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Ultimate Fidget Spinner Guide

Jonathan Cook · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

OK, you made your parents run out and buy you a fidget spinner. . . . Now what do you do with it? Sure, you can spin. But can you High Hop? Mega Stack? Do the Jumping Jack? Packed with more than 80 tricks and interactive challenges, this book will teach you all the coolest tricks and show...
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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

Chris Grabenstein · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Library Binding

The much-anticipated, puzzle-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling, award-winning ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY! Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello,...
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Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Ride with the tide! Deep beneath the waves, King Triton's powerful trident has passed through the magical barrier that surrounds the Isle of the Lost-keeping villains in and magic out. And when Mal's longtime rival Uma, daughter of Ursula, gets wind of this, she can't believe her luck....
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It's Thanksgiving!

Tessa Kenan · Lerner Publications
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the traditions and celebrations of the holiday of Thanksgiving. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.
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The Minnesota Vikings Story

Thomas K Adamson · Bellwether Media
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the Purple People Eaters. Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota...
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The Silver Gate

Kristin Bailey · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In shepherd boy Elric's tiny village, people think children like his younger sister, Wynn, are changelings - left by fairies and doomed to curse all around them. As a baby, Wynn was born with developmental delays, and according to the rules, she was supposed to be abandoned in the woods.Instead...
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The Handbook

Jim Benton · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

There's nothing Jake likes more than some good trash-picking, so when his elderly neighbors move out and leave an especially promising-looking pile of household refuse on the curb, he goes right for it. He only has the chance to grab one box before his mom catches him and orders him in for dinner,...
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The Spy's Secret

Eric Luper · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free. A SPY MUST BE READY FOR ANYTHING! Agents Cleo and Evan have been given an impossible...
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Who Is Hillary Clinton?

Heather Alexander · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!At age fourteen, Hillary Clinton thought it would be thrilling to become an astronaut, so she sent an application to NASA. The reply was a flat out rejection: the space program didn't take women....
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Von Miller and the Denver Broncos: Super Bowl 50

James Buckley Jr. · Bearport Publishing Company
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

The last time the Broncos were in the Super Bowl, star linebacker Von Miller had to watch from the sidelines because of an injured knee. Now his team had made it to the big game again . . . and Miller would not let this chance at a championship pass by. Facing the Carolina Panthers'...
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Animal Planet Chapter Books: Dolphin Rescue

Animal Planet · Animal Planet
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Siblings Maddie and Atticus love living by the sea. Their dad traps lobsters off the coast of Maine. They love helping with the family business and volunteering at the local aquarium. The summer is shaping up to be a super one, for sure. Then one day they spy a pod of dolphins in the cove...
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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
Pages: 48
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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Star Darlings Good Wish Gone Bad

Disney Book Group. · Disney Press
Pages: 315
Format: Print book

After defeating Rancora, the Star Darlings are looking for clues about her origin. They soon discover the wish-troubled history between Lady Stella and the evil Lady Rancora that dates back to when the two women were teens at Starling Academy. They also learn new secrets about the women's...
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The Cincinnati Bengals Story

Allan Morey · Bellwether Media
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Starting with black, white, and orange uniforms, the Cincinnati Bengals resembled their division rival, the Cleveland Browns. Fortunately the Bengals' uniforms have evolved. Today they wear bold, black stripes like Bengal tigers. Read about the Cincinnati Bengals drive and evolution...
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The Denver Broncos Story

Allan Morey · Bellwether Media
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Since the AFL and NFL merged, the Denver Broncos have won several championships including back-to-back Super Bowl games. This team has come a long way since the 1950s, when they wore second-hand uniforms! Tens of thousands of fans are on the season-ticket waiting list so they can see them...
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Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover

Dorling Kindersley. · DK Children
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

As seen on "The Late Late Show with James Corden"Supporting STEM education initiatives and the maker movement, the National Parenting Publication Award-winner Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure...
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America's oddest landmarks

Sarah Machajewski · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 32
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Cheer skills and drills

Marcia Amidon Lusted · Abdo Publishing
Pages: 32
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

Learn more about the moves that make cheerleading routines so fun and exciting to watch. Youll be introduced to different jumps, stunts, and kicks. The title features informative sidebars, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.
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The Houston Texans Story

Thomas K Adamson · Bellwether Media
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Packed in the stadium for opening night in 2002, Houston Texans fans twirled red bandanas and celebrated the win against the Dallas Cowboys. They won 19-10! That night, an expansion team had just won their first, regular season game the first time in over 40 years. Learn about the creation...
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The New Orleans Saints Story

Larry Mack · Bellwether Media
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

On All Saints Day in 1966, the New Orleans Saints became the NFLs sixteenth franchise. Enthusiastic fans showed their spirit by celebrating Mardi Gras in Autumn at their home games. After Hurricane Katrina, the Saints came back stronger than ever and revived the citys high spirits. Discover...
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The Third Wheel

Jeff Kinney · Thorndike Press Large Print
Format: Large print book

A #1 New York Times Bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Love is in the air -- but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold...
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Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy?

Bonnie Bader · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Through this engaging Who Was? biography, kids will discover the woman behind the sunglasses.Private and bookish, Jackie Kennedy found herself thrust into the world spotlight as the young and glamorous wife of the President John F. Kennedy. As First Lady she restored the once neglected...
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The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

Kwame Alexander · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller! You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what...
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Unbound: A Novel in Verse

Ann E Burg · Scholastic Press
Pages: 345
Format: Print book

The day Grace is called from the slave cabins to work in the Big House, Mama makes her promise to keep her eyes down. Uncle Jim warns her to keep her thoughts tucked private in her mind or they could bring a whole lot of trouble and pain.But the more Grace sees of the heartless Master and hateful...
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Tweet It!: Twitter Projects for the Real World

Carolyn Bernhardt · Checkerboard Library
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Tweet It! Twitter Projects for the Real World is packed with projects inspired by the features and functions of the popular social media site. Young crafters will create hashtag pins, rewrite a favorite book in 140-character chapters, and more! An introduction to Twitter, vibrant photos,...
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Lodestar

Shannon Messenger · Aladdin Books
Pages: 676
Format: Print book

Dark schemes unfold - and Sophie's loyalty is pushed to the limit - in this thrilling fifth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities - but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen...
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Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?

Megan Stine · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.Outspoken, energetic, and fun, Sonia Sotomayor has managed to turn every struggle in life into a triumph. Born in the Bronx to immigrant parents from Puerto Rico, Sonia found out at age nine that she had diabetes, a serious...
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Dragon Captives

Lisa Mcmann · Aladdin
Pages: 419
Format: Hardcover

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond the islands in this first novel of a new sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter."Identical twins Fifer...
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Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World

James Patterson · Jimmy Patterson
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

Join the Kidds on their trek to exotic Russia and the dangerous Arctic as they outrun the bad guys in their search for stolen treasure.
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Dinosaurs of the Upper Triassic and the Lower Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 227--175 Million Years Ago

David West · Firefly Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Praise for Dinosaurs on My Street by David West: "The illustrations are center stage... plenty of strong appeal for dinosaur buffs." -- School Library Journal Titles in the Firefly Dinosaur series: Dinosaurs of the Upper Triassic and the Lower Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs...
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America's Oddest Legends

Caitie McAneney · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

America isnt old when compared to other countries, but it has its fair share of odd myths and legends. From the myths of Pecos Bill to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, our history has quirks and stories spanning all 50 states in the union. Readers explore the dark depths of storytelling in this...
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The Burning Tide

Jonathan Auxier · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The jaw-dropping conclusion to the "New York Times" bestselling series is here, written by acclaimed author Jonathan Auxier. Confidential until September 2016!
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Bad Blood

Jennifer Lynn Barnes · Hyperion
Pages: 373
Format: Print book

When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI's Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother's murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more...
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Animal Athletics

Isabel Thomas · Heinemann Raintree
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals? Each book in the series covers a different type of Olympic sport, while each chapter looks at a different event. Primarily intended as high-interest reads, the books contain animal-related curriculum information,...
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Birnbaum's 2017 Walt Disney World For Kids: The Official Guide

Birnbaum Guides · Disney Editions
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

In the 2017 edition of Birnbaum's Walt Disney World for Kids, we'll tell young readers how to:-- Join the vacation-planning fun, with kid-friendly descriptions of all the theme park shows and attractions, including maps, photos, colorful illustrations, and more.-- Experience a whole new land...
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Superstars of WWE

Todd Kortemeier · Amicus Ink
Pages: 24
Format: Paperback

Young sports fans will love reading about the best players in their favorite leagues. Accessible text and action photos highlight the skills and accomplishments of past and present stars of pro hockey, soccer, NASCAR, and other sports. Presents some of the WWE's greatest wrestlers...
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Hot Cocoa Hearts: A Wish Novel

Suzanne Nelson · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Tis the season... for heartbreak?Emery Mason is not a fan of the holidays. She's so over the tinsel, the shopping, and all the other trappings of the season. Unfortunately, this year, Em is forced to work -- as an elf! -- at her parents' Santa photo booth at the mall. There, Em meets...
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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

MICHELLE CUEVAS · Dial Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A girl's friendship with a lonely black hole leads her to face her own sadness in this original, funny, and touching middle grade novel for fans of Crenshaw and Flora & Ulysses. When eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl...
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Magic Tree House #55: Night of the Ninth Dragon

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House
Pages: 121
Format: Print book

Magic Tree House is the #1 bestselling chapter book series! In their NEW adventure, Jack and Annie return to Camelot! Please come to Camelot. When Jack and Annie receive a mysterious note inviting them to Camelot, they wonder what their mission is -- and who has called for them! The magic...
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Settle the score

Alex Morgan · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

Playing on different teams during winter league soccer tests the friendship of a close-knit group of twelve-year-old girls.
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I Got This: To Gold and Beyond

NOT AVAILABLE. · HarperCollins
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller!Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages - with never-before-seen photos!At sixteen years old, Laurie Hernandez...
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I Like French Bulldogs!

Linda Bozzo · Enslow Publishing
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Author Linda Bozzo and the American Canine Association provide young readers with accessible information, fun facts, and adorable full-color photos of French bulldogs. Students will learn whether a puppy or adult dog is right for them, what to feed it, and how to keep it clean and healthy....
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Showing Off

Sarah Mlynowski · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 198
Format: Paperback

Some people in school are afraid of the kids in the Upside-Down Magic class. Others just call them flops. But Nory and her friends in Upside-down Magic won't let that stop them. Not with a school-wide talent show coming up!Except... Nory's afraid her fluxing magic will go wonky...
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Plants in Winter

JENNY FRETLAND VANVOORST · BULLFROG BOOKS
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

In Plants in Winter, beginning readers follow along as plants respond to the changing season in various ways. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they discover how trees, bushes, and flowering plants shut down many growth processes during the winter...
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Pueblo

Earl Nightingale · Nightingale-Conant Corp.
Pages: 32
Format: Audiobook on Cassette

Native American tribes have occupied the Southwestern United States long before record keeping began. Many of them are Pueblo, including the Hopi, Zuni, and Taos people. This title explores the history of the Pueblo people, from their contact with the Spanish in the 17th century through...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

J.K. Rowling · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced...
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Secrets of Valhalla

Jasmine Richards · HarperCollins
Pages: 311
Format: Hardcover

"Readers will clamor for more, especially those who loved Rick Riordan's Norse-themed The Sword of Summer." --ALA BOOKLIST Two friends awaken a world of myth and magic in this epic middle grade fantasy perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Anne Ursu.It's not every day that you find...
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The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)

SCHOLASTIC. · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 172
Format: Hardcover

"Victor Starspeeder is back at Jedi Academy for year two, but it's not going the way he'd planned. He was thrilled about Drama Club and hoped to get the lead in this year's musical... But a new kid got the role! What gives?! Plus, he keeps oversleeping and getting to class late . . . Worst...
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The Miami Dolphins Story

Thomas K Adamson · Bellwether Media
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

A perfect season is rare, but the Miami Dolphins did just that in 1972 ending with a Super Bowl VII win! Their name comes from the courage, intelligence, and swiftness of bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphins tackle, dive, and speed down the field at privately-owned Sun Life Stadium. Take a seat...
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Junior Novel

Disney Book Group. · Disney Lucasfilm Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Relive the excitement of one of the most anticipated movies of all time with this action-packed retelling of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Many years have passed since the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance were victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace....
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Study Hall of Justice

Derek Fridolfs · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 173
Format: Hardcover

The team behind DC Comics LIL' GOTHAM takes readers to the halls of Ducard Academy in Gotham City, where a young Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman start their very own Junior Detective Agency! Young Bruce Wayne is the new kid at Ducard Academy, a prep school for gifted middle school students....
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The Secret Keepers

Trenton Lee Stewart · Little
Pages: 501
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller This heart-pounding mystery adventure, by the author of the New York Times bestselling series The Mysterious Benedict Society, is laced with magic and humor A magical watch A string of secretsA race against timeWhen Reuben discovers an extraordinary antique watch,...
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Found

S A Bodeen · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Sarah, Marco, their families, friend Leo, and his grandfather continue to strive to outwit treasure-seeker Fox and escape the mysterious island and its strange inhabitants.
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Blue Ribbon Trail Ride

Miralee Ferrell · David C Cook, 2016.
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Thirteen-year old Kate and her friends came up with the perfect way to raise money for her autistic younger brother and others to attend summer camp - a horse scavenger hunt! As local businesses donate money and prizes, Kate keeps the entry fees in her mom's antique jewelry box. But when...
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September 11 Through the Eyes of George W. Bush

Emily O'Keefe · Core Library, 2016.
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Go inside the Oval Office during the September 11th terrorist attacks to see the challenges faced by President George W. Bush, how he responded to difficult issues, and how he shaped the country during this pressing time in office.
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Squirrels

Lindsy O'Brien · Creative Education
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

"A high-interest introduction to the life cycle of squirrels, including how kits develop, their plant-based diet, threats from predators, and the sturdy, nested habitats of these backyard animals"--
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The Warden's Daughter

Jerry Spinelli · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl) comes the "moving and memorable" (Kirkus Reviews, starred) story of a girl searching for happiness inside the walls of a prison. Cammie O'Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison--not as a prisoner, she's the warden's...
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Dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 164--145 Million Years Ago

David West · Firefly Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Praise for Dinosaurs on My Street by David West: "The illustrations are center stage... plenty of strong appeal for dinosaur buffs." -- School Library Journal Titles in the Firefly Dinosaur series: Dinosaurs of the Upper Triassic and the Lower Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs...
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The Land of Forgotten Girls

Erin Entrada Kelly · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Erin Entrada Kelly, the author of the acclaimed Blackbird Fly, writes with grace, imagination, and deepest heart about family, sisters, and friendship, and about finding and holding on to hope in difficult times.Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living with...
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Who Is Elton John?

Kirsten Anderson · Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Print book

How does a little boy from the London suburbs named Reginald Kenneth Dwight grow up to become one of the biggest pop stars of all time? A lot of talent and a lot of personality! Elton John, as he would later call himself, started playing piano at the age of three. Although he was trained...
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Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

James Patterson · Jimmy Patterson
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author James Patterson's most beloved middle grade protagonist, Rafe Khatchadorian, is getting the Hollywood treatment! A film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, and Thomas Barbusca smashes into theaters...
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Camille's Mermaid Tale

VALERIE TRIPP · AMER GIRL
Pages: 104
Format: Print book

Camille loves the ocean -- the warm sand, the pretty shells, and the sparkling waves that tickle her toes. Sometimes she even imagines that she's a mermaid with whales and dolphins for friends! When the other WellieWishers see how much Camille misses her summers by the sea, they want...
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Minecraft: Guide to Combat

Josh Gregory · Cherry Lake Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

With more than 100 million players around the world, Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time. Its unique design encourages players to use their creativity and problem solving skills to build entire worlds from scratch. In this book, readers will learn everything they...
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Mayday

Karen Harrington · Little
Pages: 344

"Twelve-year-old Wayne Kovok loses his uncle to war and his voice to a plane crash in the same year and must learn to speak up as he navigates relationships with his father, grandfather, and new friend, Denny Rosenblatt"--
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Creeping Caterpillars

Robin Nelson · Lerner Publications
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Examine the many awesome things about caterpillars, including their body parts and structure, their habitat and how it supports them, and the way they transform from soft-bodied insects into beautiful butterflies or moths. Captions point out key visual details that readers can glean from...
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Book you're not supposed to have.

Stephan Pastis · Candlewick Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Banishment from his life's calling can't keep a comically overconfident detective down in the latest episode by New York Times bestseller Stephan Pastis.This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there's a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth, and a teachers'...
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When My Sister Started Kissing

Helen Frost · Farrar
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Claire and Abi have always loved their summers at the lake house, but this year, everything's different. Dad and Pam, their stepmom, are expecting a new baby, and they've cleared out all of Mom's belongings to make room. And last summer, Abi was looking at boys, but this summer,...
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King

Max Brallier · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 257
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times and USA Today bestelling series, with one million copies in print!"Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy KidLife after the zombie apocalypse is pretty good for 13-year-old...
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Tales from the Haunted Mansion: Volume I: The Fearsome Foursome

Amicus Arcane · Disney Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Welcome, foolish mortals, to Disney Press' spookiest chapter book series yet: "Tales from the Haunted Mansion" Based on the attractions from the Disney Parks, each new book tells the story of one of the Haunted Mansion's 999 ghosts. With eerie illustrations throughout and a beautiful...
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Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs

Lincoln Peirce · Andrews Mcmeel Pub
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

It's one, two, three strikes, you're out, as the Cream Puffs seek sweet revenge!Here come the Cream Puffs! Nate and his baseball team, saddled with the most embarrassing moniker in Little League history, want to show the world they're not just a bunch of cupcakes. But it won't be easy....
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Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission

Dan Gutman · HarperCollins
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

In New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman's all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events.This time,...
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Antibiotics

Vic Kovacs · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

Antibiotics, the potent medicines that fight bacterial infections, can save lives. We take these miracle substances for granted, but theyve truly transformed medicine as this accessible guide relates. The major discoveries of bacteria destroyers, including penicillin, are highlighted as well...
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Paths & Portals

Gene Luen Yang · First Second Books
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.There's something lurking beneath the surface of Stately Academy -- literally. In a secret underground classroom Hopper, Eni, and Josh discover that the campus was once home to the Bee School, an institute where...
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Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece: An Interactive Mythological Adventure

B A Hoena · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

You are the mighty Greek hero Jason. Along with your crew of argonauts, you are setting sail in search of the Golden Fleece. But your journey will not be easy. Sea monsters, powerful witches, and deadly beasts stand in your way. Can you survive and bring the Golden Fleece back to your kingdom?...
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The new nation through the eyes of George Washington

Anita Yasuda · Core Library
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

"Experience the new nation from President George Washington's perspective. Learn about the challenges he faced, how he responded to difficult issues, and how he shaped the country during this pressing time in office"--Publisher's website.
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Moo

Sharon Creech · HarperCollins
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Squirrel Meets World

Shannon Hale · Marvel Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS! Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of . . . a squirrel! After failing at several attempts to find...
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Trouble on the Orphan Train

Marianne Hering · Tyndale
Pages: 139
Format: Print book

When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure. With each book, they're whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time.This easy-to-read adventure is number...
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The Tennessee Titans Story

Thomas K Adamson · Bellwether Media
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

With sixteen seconds left and the Titans down 15-16, many fans thought the 1999 game against Buffalo was over. Suddenly, after a short kickoff, Frank Wycheck passed the ball to Kevin Dyson who sprinted down the line and scored a 75-yard touchdown! Having taken place in Nashville, this play...
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Animal Gymnastics

Isabel Thomas · Heinemann Raintree
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals? Each book in the series covers a different type of Olympic sport, while each chapter looks at a different event. Primarily intended as high-interest reads, the books contain information relating to biology, and allow...
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The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable

Aaron Blabey · Scholastic Press
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

The Bad Guys next mission? Rescue 10,000 chickens from a high-tech cage farm. But they are up against sizzling lasers, one feisty tarantula, and their very own Mr. Snake...who's also known as "The Chicken Swallower." What could possibly go wrong?Get ready to laugh up your lunch...
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Tight and Loose

Tom Hughes · Enslow Publishers
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Through accessible text and dynamic photos, readers will learn about the concepts of tight and loose using such topics as knots, rings, and clothing. A Words to Know section at the beginning of the book helps students learn new vocabulary they will encounter in the text, while suggestions...
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I Eat Apples in Fall

Mary Lindeen · Lerner Publications
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Take a trip to the apple orchard to examine basic concepts such as size, shape, and color as they apply to apples. Apples can be tiny or large, red or green but did you know that the seeds of these round fruits form a star shape? Readers will learn all these things and more in this fun book!...
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Iroquois

Wendell Rhodes · PowerKids Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

The six tribes that make up the Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee) dominated the land thats now New York State for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Though united as the Six Nations, the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora Nations each developed a unique...
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Who Was Jules Verne?

James Buckley · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Meet the father of science fiction, Jule Verne.Born in France in 1829, Jules Verne always dreamed of adventure. At age 11, he snuck onboard a ship headed for the Indies only to be discovered by his father and have his dreams dashed. After his father made him swear to only travel "in...
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