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Spirit Animals: Book 2: Hunted

Maggie Stiefvater · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 185
Format: Hardcover

The adventure continues in this second book in the New York Times bestselling series.In the world of Erdas, only a rare few are able to summon a spirit animal in the way Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have. The bond they share with their animals is a partnership that allows them to access...
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Hideout

Watt Key · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In this riveting middle-grade adventure, the son of a Mississippi policeman finds a boy living on his own in the wilderness. Twelve-year-old Sam has been given a fishing boat by his father, but he hates fishing. Instead he uses the boat to disappear for hours at a time, exploring the forbidden...
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The Monarchs Are Missing: A Butterfly Mystery

Rebecca E Hirsch · Millbrook Pr
Format: Library Binding

Monarch butterfly populations have been declining for the last two decades, and scientists aren't sure why. Skilled science writer Rebecca E. Hirsh takes readers on a quest to discover what is happening and what scientists know. Hirsch also spotlights the contributions of citizen scientists,...
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DK Eyewitness Books: Insect (Library Edition)

Dorling Kindersley, Inc. · DK Children
Pages: 72
Format: Hardcover

A visual and informative guide to the numerous crawly creatures on Earth, now revised and updated in the relaunched DK Eyewitness Books format.Get up close and personal and be an eyewitness to some of the most successful, adaptable, and numerous crawly creatures on the planet with DK Eyewitness...
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Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Andrea Pippins · Wide Eyed Editions
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Join us on a journey across borders, through time and even through space to meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in a celebration of achievement. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers...
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A Handful of Stars

Cynthia Lord · Scholastic Press
Pages: 184
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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The Executioner's Daughter

Jane Hardstaff · Egmont Usa
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

All her life, Moss has lived in the Tower of London with her father, who serves as the executioner for King Henry VIII. Prisoners condemned to death must face Pa and his axe - and Moss catches their severed heads. Her father insists he has no choice: if he leaves the Tower, he will be killed....
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Jinx's Magic

Sage Blackwood · Harpercollins Childrens Books
Pages: 389
Format: Hardcover

Jinx's Magic is the second book in Sage Blackwood's highly acclaimed fantasy-adventure series, Jinx. This humorous and smart tween trilogy set in a magical forest is perfect for fans of Angie Sage's Septimus Heap, Michael Buckley's the Sisters Grimm, and Brandon Mull's...
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Wedgie & Gizmo

SUZANNE SELFORS · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 168
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Stick Dog and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish will love Suzanne Selfors's hilarious new illustrated series about the growing pains of blended families and the secret rivalry of pets."A delightfully fun read that will leave you in stitches!" - Caldecott Medalist Dan SantatWhen...
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Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story

JENNIFER ROY · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

At the start of 1991, eleven-year-old Ali Fadhil was consumed by his love for soccer, video games, and American television shows. Then, on January 17, Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein went to war with thirty-four nations lead by the United States. Over the next forty-three days, Ali and his family...
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National Geographic Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs That Inspire and Astonish

National Geographic. · National Geographic Soc
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From one majestic nature landscape to the next, this is an iconic collection of National Geographic's photography of the world's most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around...
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The Quest of the Cubs

Kathryn Lasky · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

For generations, the noble polar bears have ruled the Northern Kingdoms. But now, their society is on the brink of collapse. A group of power-hungry bears has seized control, and darkness is creeping across the snow.Cubs First and Second don't know any of this. Although they're twins, they...
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Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Sally M Walker · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America's eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many, life without the chestnut seemed unimaginable -- until disaster struck in the early 1900s.What...
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The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 3: Countdown

Natalie Standiford · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 190
Format: Hardcover

Life or DeathThe clock has run out for thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill. As head of the most powerful family the world has ever known, he and his older sister, Amy, have been in the crosshairs for too long. Dan and Amy have always managed to stay a step ahead of their enemies, but it was only...
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Where the Watermelons Grow

Cindy Baldwin · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin's debut middle grade about a girl coming to terms with her mother's mental illness. When twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle...
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