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My Weirdest School #6: Mr. Nick Is a Lunatic!

Dan Gutman · HarperCollins
Pages: 112
Format: Library Binding

With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!In this sixth book in the new My Weirdest School series, the teachers of Ella Mentry School are on strike! A.J. and the gang are getting a new principal, Mr. Nick, and he doesn't believe in rules....
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When Pigs Fly

James Burks · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Henry is ready to do what no pig has done before. "But pigs can't fly," says his sister, Henrietta. Nothing will stop Henry from trying, until it looks as though gravity might finally get the better of him. Fortunately, Henrietta has an idea that gives both of them a lift....
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Ghoulia

Barbara Cantini · Amulet Books
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Ghoulia lives in Crumbling Manor with her Auntie Departed and spends most of her time playing with Tragedy, her beloved albino greyhound. But things aren't as easy as they seem for this little zombie girl - all she wants is a real friend. She tries to venture past the manor's walls,...
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Quiet Wyatt

Tammi Sauer · Clarion Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

At the noisiest of times, can the quietest kid save the day? Opposites attract in this sweet and funny friendship story from the author of Nugget & Fang.Wyatt likes quiet. And being quiet works for Wyatt. He's the model visitor at museums, the perfect tree in the school play - and he's...
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Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century

Jane O'Connor · Harper
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Fancy Nancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's tenth picture book, Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century - all about weddings. Not only does Nancy help out the bride in this wonderful story, she also gets to attend a fabulous...
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Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, a Writing Box, and One Clever Girl

Deborah Hopkinson · Balzer Bray
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of our greatest writers.But before that, she was just an ordinary girl.In fact, young Jane was a bit quiet and shy; if you had met her back then, you might not have noticed her at all. But she would have noticed you. Jane watched...
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Down Comes the Rain

Franklyn M. Branley · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

After rain comes down, the sun comes out and dries the puddles. But the water isn't gone. The heat from the sun has turned it into water vapor-it has evaporated. Eventually, this moisture in the air condenses to form new clouds. Soon the rain will fall again. Read on to find out all the ups and downpours...
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Martha Speaks: Campfire Stories

Susan Meddaugh · HMH Books for Young Readers

Nothing turns a backyard camp-out from yawn to "Yowza!" like a few scary stories. When their repertoire of shadow puppets is exhausted, Martha (the talking dog from PBS’s hit TV show Martha Speaks)and her friends decide to share some science-fiction stories—the creepier...
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Fly Guy Presents: Insects

Tedd Arnold · Scholastic Reference
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Learn all about insects with Fly Guy and Buzz!Fly Guy and Buzz are ready for their next field trip! And in FLY GUY PRESENTS: INSECTS they go outside to learn all about other insects like Fly Guy! With straightforward text, humorous asides, and kid-friendly full-bleed photographs throughout,...
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National Geographic Kids Chapters: Horse Escape Artist: And More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly

Ashlee Brown Blewett · National Geographic Children's Books
Format: Book

Collects three stories about animals causing chaos, including Mariska, the horse escape artist, Milkshake, the charging cow, and Pony, the runaway goat.
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Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

Megan McDonald · Candlewick Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows - Judy and Stink face wicked weather in their third full-color adventure. Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane...
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Minnie: The Case of the Missing Sparkle-Izer

Bill Scollon · Spotlight
Format: Print book

Who's been using Minnie's new-fangled Sparkle-izer? When Minnie needs it to decorate her customers' bows, the Super Sparkle-izer turns up missing! It's up to Millie and Melody to solve the mystifying mystery! Minnie's nieces are on the fun, wacky case busily turning the Bow-tique upside-down!...
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Take a Ride by My Side

JONATHAN YING · HarperCollins
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Join Cat and Dog as they travel by bike, boat, plane, and more, and ultimately realize that there's no place quite like home.With simple, animated rhymes and whimsical illustrations that bring these adorable animals and their adventures to life, brother and sister team Jonathan and Victoria...
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Butterflies

Lisa J Amstutz · Capstone Press
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Beautiful butterflies flutter about, catching our eyes with their bright colors. Their senses, eating habits, and life cycle are just as wondrous as their bright colors. Appeal to young children's fascination with nature with delightfully simple, fun text and bright, close-up photos....
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