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Platypus Police Squad: The Ostrich Conspiracy

Jarrett Krosoczka · Harpercollins Childrens Books
Pages: 218
Format: Hardcover

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is back with The Ostrich Conspiracy, the second installment in a fast-paced, action-packed, and hilarious middle-grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Lunch Lady.The opening of the Kalamazoo City Dome...
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The World's Greatest Detective

CAROLINE CARLSON · HarperCollins
Pages: 368
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...
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It's Raining Cupcakes

Lisa Schroeder · Aladdin; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Twelve year old Isabel is dying to get out of Willow, Oregon (population 39, 257) and experience something other than her small town. It seems that everyone gets to travel except Isabel--even her best friend, Sophie. When Isabel's mother decides to open up a cupcake shop across town,...
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Rocket Robinson and the Secret of the Saint

Sean O'Neill · Boilerroom Studios
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Rocket, Nuri, and Screech are in 1930's Paris where they are hot on the trail of a stolen painting. But naturally there's more to this story than just a missing artwork. The painting holds the key to discovering the greatest treasure in history, and a rogue's gallery of bumbling...
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A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans

Laurence Yep · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter. Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems...
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Cool Stuff to Sew

Stephanie Turnbull · Smart Apple Media
Format: Hardcover

From School Library Journal Gr 4-8-Packed with useful tips and interesting projects, these attractive books introduce readers to new pastimes and take experienced hobbyists to the next level. Activities range from neat tricks to try on a whim, such as sprouting a sweet...
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The Song From Somewhere Else

A F Harrold · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Frank thought her summer couldn't get any worse--until big, weird, smelly Nick Underbridge rescues her from a bully, and she winds up at his house.Frank quickly realizes there's more to Nick than meets the eye. When she's at his house, she hears the strangest, most beautiful...
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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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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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A Smart Girl's Guide: Getting It Together: How to Organize Your Space, Your Stuff, Your Time--and Your Life

Erin Falligant · American Girl
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Missed buses? Forgotten clarinet and homework? Lost cleats? No girl is born knowing how to organize her space, stuff, or time, but it's easy to learn! From backpack to bedroom, this book can teach you tips and tricks to take charge of things in life that may be tripping you up. Inside...
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