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True Stories of Animal Friends

Arnold Ringstad · Child's World
Format: Print book

From School Library Journal Gr 2-4-Each of these title includes nine narratives about unusual animal events. The lesser-known stories, such as a bike-riding dog (Animal Tricks and Talents) and a water-squirting octopus (Animal Antics) , are mixed with more widely known...
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Amazing Animal Shape-Shifters

Leon Gray · Capstone Press
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Some animals, including frogs and dragonflies, change their body to live in different environments. Others, such as chameleons, change color to blend into the background to hide from predators, Still more change their shape dramatically to attract a matefor example, the beautiful displays...
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The Case of the Three Rings

John R. Erickson · Maverick Books
Format: Print book

The Case of the Three Rings
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Till Death Do Us Bark

Kate Klise · HMH Books for Young Readers

When a dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents, Ignatius B. Grumply and Olive C. Spence, are less enthusiastic—especially when Secret, the dog, begins barking all night long. Is it possible Secret just misses his old companion, the late Noah Breth,...
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Maggie's Magic Chocolate Moon

Laura Dower · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 151
Format: Print book

Starting at a new school in sixth grade isn't easy. And the reason Maggie's at a new school is even worse. On top of it all, Maggie's little sister is driving her crazy! But when Maggie stumbles across a magical bakery in her new neighborhood, life starts getting a little sweeter.
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Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever.

BETSY BIRD · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today's funniest female writers for kids. What could be funnier than family? Read stories about Ursula Brown's grandmother driving her on a road trip to disaster, Lisa Brown's little...
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Savannah the Zebra Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book

Daisy Meadows · Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition

Savannah the zebra fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find a missing baby zebra before it ends up in Jack Frost's icy zoo.
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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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Attila the Hun Was Killed by a Nosebleed: And Other Facts About History

Jan Payne · Enslow Publishing
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

History is filled with interesting people, places, and events. Many have become commonly known, while others are still tall tales. Through engaging text enhanced by whimsical color illustrations and a fun quiz, students can test their knowledge of history.
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The Daring Book for Girls

Andrea J. Buchanan · William Morrow
Format: Book

The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel...
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Jurassic Park 4: Leaving Jurassic Park

Walter Simonson; Gil Kane; George Pe?rez · Spotlight
Format:  Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : Reinforced library bound eds

Relive the magic and majesty of JURASSIC PARK in this re-presentation of the classic movie. On Isla Nublar, Dr. Alan Grant, Lexie, and Tim have survived the T. rex, but the adventure isnt over. They must find their way back to headquarters quickly. Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Ian Malcolm, and John...
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Weird Animals

Steve Parker · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

What could a male Jacksons chameleon need three horns for besides fighting? Actually, this odd-looking animal has horns to scare predators and attract females more than defense. Some animals bodies can lead readers to question the purpose of their weird features. This book has the answers...
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Galaxy's Most Wanted #2: Into the Dorkness

John Kloepfer · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Kid genius Kevin Brewer and his friends must defend Earth from an invasion of vengeful aliens in the second installment of John Kloepfer's hilarious illustrated middle grade series Galaxy's Most Wanted, a perfect fit for reluctant readers.With a full-blown intergalactic war brewing,...
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Real or Fake?: Far-Out Fibs, Fishy Facts, and Phony Photos to Test for the Truth

Emily Krieger · National Geographic
Pages: 206
Format: Print book

Can you tell the truth from a tall tale? Spot a phony photo a mile away? Figure out a fib in five seconds flat? Put your amateur detective skills to work in this fun and wacky book. See if the truth triumphs as you encounter suspicious stories, fishy facts, lying lists, and more. You'll...
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Cool Optical Illusions: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids!

Anders Hanson · Checkerboard Library
Format: Book

Discover secret math and science tricks to creating art! This title introduces young readers to the sciences, with a creative twist. Math and science educational pages are interspersed with cool optical illusion activities that offer practical applications of the information students learn...
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