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The Detective's Assistant

Kate Hannigan · Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Pages: 359
Format: Hardcover

Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!
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Woodford Brave

Marcia Thornton Jones · Calkins Creek Books
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

Cory Woodford, aka "The Kid", is determined to live up to his intimidating family legacy of bravery. While his father is off fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Cory and his friends spend the summer building go-carts, drawing comics, playing baseball . . . and tracking down...
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Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur

Luke Sharpe · Simon Spotlight
Format: Hardcover

Meet Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., and discover all of his wild and wacky inventions in this start to a hilarious middle grade series! Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old CEO of Sure Things, Inc. and genius inventor of the All Ball,...
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Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head

Lauren Oliver · HarperCollins
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The book is about, among other things: the strongest boy in the world, a talking cockatoo, a faulty mind reader, a beautiful bearded lady and a nervous magician, an old museum, and a shrunken head.Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up happily...
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Goodbye Stranger

Rebecca Stead · Wendy Lamb Books,
Pages: 289
Format: Print book

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: "What...
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The Marvels

Brian Selznick · Scholastic Press
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Caldecott Award winner and bookmaking trailblazer Brian Selznick once again plays with the form he invented and delivers a moving and mesmerizing adventure about the power of story. Two seemingly unrelated stories -- one in words, the other in pictures -- come together with spellbinding...
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The Curious Cat Spy Club

Linda Joy Singleton · Albert Whitman & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

No one at school knows that Kelsey, Becca, and Leo are secretly friends. They have nothing in common--until they rescue three kittens and form a club to help animals through volunteering, spying, and solving mysteries. In the first book of this series, Kelsey helps catch a runaway zorse...
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Lilliput

Sam Gayton · Peachtree Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Have you heard of the tale that's short and tall? There's an island in the world where everything is small! She is a girl three inches tall with eyes like drops of dew. Her clothes are cut from handkerchiefs and stitched with spider silk. For half her life, she has been trapped...
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The Blackthorn Key

Kevin Sands · Aladdin, 2015.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Following a series of murders, an apothecary's apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel."Tell no one what I've given you." Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy,...
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Icebreaker

Lian Tanner · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 304

An enthralling adventure set in a strange world on the high seas.Petrel is an outcast on the ancient ship, an icebreaker, that has been following the same course for 300 years. In that time, the ship's crew has forgotten its original purpose and broken into three warring tribes. Everyone...
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Crenshaw

Katherine Applegate · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food,...
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Here Be Monsters!

Alan Snow · Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Media Tie-In edition

Entertaining antics and skullduggery abound in the book that inspired Laika Studio’s animated film The Boxtrolls, in theaters September 26, 2014!Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware—for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped...
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The Boy Who Knew Everything

Victoria Forester · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Conrad Harrington III doesn't want to be a super genius; he just wants to live a normal life. But with Conrad's father the newly-elected President of the United States, he knows being normal isn't really an option. When suspicious disasters suddenly start happening all over...
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The Incredible Space Raiders from Space!

Wesley King · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Format: Hardcover

Lord of the Flies meets Star Trek in this outer space story of adventure, mystery, and fantastical fun from the author of The Vindico and The Feros.When Jonah wakes up on the Fantastic Flying Squirrel, he's a bit confused. One second he is in his family's living room doing his homework,...
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A curious tale of the in-between

Lauren DeStefano · Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

Pram Bellamy is special--she can talk to ghosts. She doesn't have too many friends amongst the living, but that's all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix.Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent...
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The Guardians

John Christopher · Aladdin; Reissue edition
Format: Hardcover

In a world where two nations rule all, Rob must find a way to live among them both in this futuristic story from the author of the Tripods series.In the future, the world has been divided into two societies. One is the Conurb—a sprawling, modern city where technology rules and people...
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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Frank Cottrell Boyce · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From Frank Cottrell Boyce - the beloved, award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Millions and Cosmic - comes another hilarious, heartbreaking, and completely original middle grade novel.Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything. That sort of planning pays off when you're...
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Friends for life

Andrew Norriss · David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc., 2015.
Pages: 234
Format: Print book

Francis Meredith is a boy who is interested in fashion and costuming, which has made him a target at school, but when he meets Jessica and Andi his life begins to change--Andi is an athletic girl with a reputation for fighting and family in the fashion business, and Jessica is a ghost who has no idea...
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The Bamboo Sword

Margi Preus · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 335
Format: Hardcover

Set in 1853 in Japan, this novel follows Yoshi, a Japanese boy who dreams of someday becoming a samurai. Unfortunately, as part of the serving class, Yoshi can never become a warrior. He is taken up by Manjiro, the protagonist of Preus's Heart of a Samurai, and becomes his servant and secret...
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Horses of the Dawn #1: The Escape

Kathryn Lasky · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 219
Format: Print book

Run Wild. Run Free.The horses are in danger. They were rounded up by the two-legs and forced onto a boat to cross the wide ocean. The journey went badly and the boat was deemed too heavy, so the two-legs forced the horses into the sea and sailed away, leaving the herd to die in the deep.By...
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