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Women Artists A to Z

Melanie Labarge - DIAL PR
Format: Hardcover

An empowering and educational alphabet picture book about women artists, perfect for fans of Rad American Women A-Z.

Can you name five female artists? From Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, to Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Xenobia Bailey, this lushly illustrated alphabet picture...

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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

Vashti Harrison - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history.An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies,...
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Wintercake

Lynne Rae Perkins - Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover

This cozy, gently humorous, and irresistible holiday tale from Newbery Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Lynne Rae Perkins features universal themes of friendship, community, empathy, and generosity. Wintercake is a great pick for story times during the winter season. When...
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Notorious

Gordon Korman - Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover

A funny, suspenseful mystery and unlikely friendship story from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman - perfect for fans of Swindle and Ungifted.Keenan has lived all over the world but nowhere quite as strange as Centerlight Island, which is split between the United States and Canada....
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My Weirder-est School #5: Mr. Marty Loves a Party!

Dan Gutman - HarperCollins
Format: Paperback

With more than 23 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! Put on your party hats! It's time for a birthday celebration you'll never forget in this fifth book in the My Weirder-est School series. A.J. is turning nine! So he's inviting all his family,...
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Marigold Star

Elise Primavera - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Elise Primavera comes an imaginative young middle grade fantasy adventure bubbling with wit and whimsy.Marigold Star is destined for greatness. Everyone in Bramblycrumbly thinks so, her parents and pet dragon included. There's just one problem....
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Minecraft Dungeons: The Rise of the Arch-Illager

Matt Forbeck - Del Rey
Format: Hardcover

Learn the tragic origins of the wicked Arch-Illager in this official Minecraft novel, a prequel to Minecraft: Dungeons!Brave heroes have banded together to take a perilous journey through the war-riven Overworld to defeat the Arch-Illager and his formidable army. But how did that army come...
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Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words That Built America

Anna Crowley Redding - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

In the name of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, Stephen had to save it!Today, the Declaration of Independence is one of the most heavily guarded treasures of the United States of America, but during the War of 1812 it would have been destroyed if not for a man whose name and story...
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Scouts

Shannon Greenland - jimmy patterson
Format: Hardcover

"Appealing to young fans of Stranger Things, a group of friends on a camping trip discover a crashed meteor and face mystery and danger that puts their bonds to the test." - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorStranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming...
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Greystone Secrets #2: The Deceivers

Margaret Peterson Haddix - Katherine Tegen Books
Format: Hardcover

The second book in the Greystone Secrets series from the master of plot twists, Margaret Peterson Haddix - perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and The City of Ember!Until their mother vanished, the Greystone kids - Chess, Emma, and Finn - knew nothing about the other world.Everything...
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Bernard Pepperlin

Cara Hoffman - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

"Bernard and his newfound friends - revolutionary rats, wise-cracking cats, and coffee-chugging squirrels, to name a few - will delight and inspire readers of all ages!" - Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, UniverseThe drowsy Dormouse from Lewis Carroll's...
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From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Janae Marks - Katherine Tegen Books
Format: Hardcover

An Amazon Best Book of the Month! "Enticing and enthralling." - Jewell Parker RhodesFrom debut author Janae Marks comes a captivating mystery full of heart, as one courageous girl questions assumptions, searches for the truth, and does what she believes is right - even in the face...
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Beetle Battles: One Scientist's Journey of Adventure and Discovery

Emlen, Doug - ROARING BROOK PR

Join scientist Doug Emlen on his quest to find out why an elusive type of beetle grows weapons that are enormous for its body size.What does it take to be a scientist in the field? Doug Emlen is a scientist. He studies beetles.Specifically, he studies the evolution of beetle weapons--how...
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The School for Good and Evil #6: One True King

Soman Chainani - HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Beyond Good and Evil. Beyond Ever Afters.The fairy tale of Sophie and Agatha comes to a dramatic conclusion in this sixth and final book of Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling fantasy series.Who will sit on Camelot's throne and rule the Endless Woods? Who will be the One True...
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Moles

Rachel Poliquin - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Funny and fact-filled, MOLES is another installment in the SUPERPOWER FIELD GUIDES series by author Rachel Poliquin, featuring full-color illustrations by Nicholas John Frith that will engage readers with witty narration and fun visual elements, inspiring readers to dig deep and see the world,...
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Late Lunch with Llamas

Mary Pope Osborne - Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

The #1 bestselling Magic Tree House series is ready to whisk you away through time with Jack and Annie--this time to South America!When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to a mountainside, they are surprised to find farmers nearby. Then they learn that the farmer's baby llama...
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Let Me Fix That for You

Janice Erlbaum - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Janice Erlbaum's Let Me Fix That for You is a quirky, touching, and laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel about a girl capable of fixing everything but her own life.Twelve-year-old Gladys Burke may not have many friends, but at least she has her empire. From her table at the back of the cafeteria,...
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What Lane?

Torrey Maldonado - Nancy Paulsen Books
Format: Hardcover

"STAY IN YOUR LANE." Stephen doesn't want to hear that--he wants to have no lane.Anything his friends can do, Stephen should be able to do too, right? So when they dare each other to sneak into an abandoned building, he doesn't think it's his lane, but he goes. Here's...
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I Am Jax, Protector of the Ranch

Catherine Stier - Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Hardcover

Spend a day in the life of a livestock guardian dog! Jax the Great Pyrenees has a big job. After the Texas sun goes down, it's up to him and two other LGDs to protect their ranch from predators. But when the lead dog gets hurt, Jax and a young pup are the only ones left to protect the flock...
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Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home

Bridget Farr - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The Fosters meets The Great Gilly Hopkins in this moving novel, featuring foster kid Pavi Sharma as she sets off on an important mission to save a fellow foster kid from the home that...
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Eunice and Kate

Mariana Llanos - Penny Candy Books
Format: Hardcover

Eunice and Kate are best friends, but can their friendship weather a storm? The girls live with their moms next door to each other in the heart of the city and have a lot in common -- even though they have different dreams for the future: Kate wants to be an astronaut and Eunice wants to be a ballet...
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Ali Cross

James Patterson - jimmy patterson
Format: Hardcover

James Patterson's blockbuster Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies--and now he's bringing those thrills to a new generation! Alex's son Ali is eager to follow in his father's footsteps as a detective, but when his best friend goes missing, what price will he have to pay to solve...
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Please Don't Eat Me

Liz Climo - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Beloved author-illustrator Liz Climo is back with a hilarious take on (reluctant) friendship that will appeal to fans of We Don't Eat Our Classmates and I Want My Hat Back!When a carefree bunny is approached by a voracious bear in the woods, Bunny has just...
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Bright in the Night

Lena Sjoberg - Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully illustrated, nonfiction picture book showing readers all the bright things that can be found in the dark of night.When night falls, everything is dark. Or is it? The Moon shines with a pale light. A car drives along the street, and when its headlights flash, two bright dots...
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Survivor Girl

Erin Teagan - Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover

In this funny, action-packed middle grade novel from the author of the American Girl Luciana books, Alison gets invited to be on her dads reality show, Survivor Guy, and faces important realities about her family, self-reliance, and learning to work together with friends. . 12-year-old...
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The Popularity Pact: Camp Clique: Book One

Eileen Moskowitz-Palma - Running Press Kids
Format: Hardcover

In the blink of a summer, Bea goes from having a best friend and a place she belongs to being dropped and invisible, eating lunch alone and only talking to teachers. The end of sixth grade and the start of Camp Amelia can't come soon enough. But then the worst part of school, ex-best...
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Liberty Arrives!: How America's Grandest Statue Found Her Home

Robert Byrd - Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

A deeply informative and gorgeously illustrated look at the Statue of Liberty, from award-winning nonfiction master Robert Byrd.America's most iconic national symbol was a gift from France to the United States--provided America raised the money for the pedestal on which it was to stand....
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Hide and Seek (Upside-Down Magic #7)

Sarah Mlynowski - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Hardcover

When Nory's magic first appeared, her father wanted her to go to fancy, selective Sage Academy, where he is the headmaster. But Nory's magic went upside-down at the worst possible moment . . . and she was sent to Dunwiddle Middle School instead! The good news Nory loves Dunwiddle, and her best...
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The List of Things That Will Not Change

Rebecca Stead - Wendy Lamb Books
Format: Hardcover

When life takes a new direction, it's comforting to know that some things will not change. A brilliant and touching story about navigating big family shifts, from the masterful Newbery Medal winning author of When You Reach Me.When Bea's parents got divorced, they told her about two big changes:...
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Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Lost City

Frank Cammuso - Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback

Who you gonna call? Creature Seekers! Edison Beaker heads back through the Night Door to help his creature friends and thwart his creature foes in another romp of a middle-grade graphic novel from Eisner-nominee Frank Cammuso.After escaping evil Baron Umbra, the sticky Underlings,...
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Who Wet My Pants?

Bob Shea - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

In this hilarious tale of blame, compassion, and forgiveness, a very embarrassed bear is reminded that accidents can happen--but with the support of good friends, life goes on.Reuben the bear's got donuts for everyone in his scout troop, but his friends are all staring at something...
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Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment

Nancy B. Kennedy - NORTON YOUNG READERS
Format: Hardcover

Women Win the Vote maps the road to the Nineteenth Amendment through compact, readable biographies of nineteen women who helped pave the way. From early feminist activist Lucretia Mott to radical twentieth century suffragist Alice Paul, this vibrant collection profiles both iconic...
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Stella Diaz Never Gives Up

Angela Dominguez - Roaring Brook Press
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning author Angela Dominguez comes the novel Stella Diaz Never Gives Up, a story about a shy Mexican-American girl who becomes an environmental activist and makes a difference in her community.Stella gets a big surprise when her mom plans a trip to visit their family...
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A Big Bed for Little Snow

Grace Lin - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A companion to the Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star!A heartwarming and tender picture book introducing readers to their first snow, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin.When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!Little...
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Karen's Witch

Ann M. Martin - Graphix
Format: Library Binding

A fresh and fun graphic novel series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister!Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long black robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden....
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A Good Kind of Trouble

Lisa Moore Ramée - Balzer + Bray

Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. (Oh, and shed also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

Jeff Kinney - Amulet Books
Format: Hardcover

You've never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before - an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend,...
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Little Mole's Wish

Sang-Keun Kim - Schwartz & Wade
Format: Hardcover

An Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!With echoes of Raymond Briggs's classic The Snowman, here is a magical, timeless story about the friendship between a lonely little mole and a snowball he molds into a bear that comes to life.Little Mole is new in town, and he's lonely. On his way home...
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Top Secret Smackdown

Mac Barnett - Orchard Books
Format: Hardcover

Mac B. is on a madcap adventure in this New York Times bestseling series! This time a stolen raven threatens to topple the Queen... and it's up to Mac to smackdown his KGB rival once and for all!Ravens have been stolen from the Tower of London! Mac B.'s top-secret mission? Travel...
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Dragonslayer (Wings of Fire: Legends Series #2)

Tui T. Sutherland - Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

This special edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series soars back in time to give readers a glimpse of Pyrrhia through new eyes.For decades dragons have wondered how three small scavengers managed to kill Queen Oasis. Until now.Travel back to before the War of SandWing...
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Santa's Puppy

Catherine Hapka - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Homeward Bound meets Elf in this heartwarming tale for the whole family. Can Chris, Holly, and Ivy help Santa's dog Peppermint Bark jingle all the way home to the North Pole before Christmas Day ends?For 364 days of the year, Santa and his best friend, Peppermint Bark, are inseparable....
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Go with the Flow

Karen Schneemann - First Second
Format: Hardcover

High school students embark on a crash course of friendship, female empowerment, and women's health issues in Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann's graphic novel Go With the Flow. Good friends help you go with the flow.Best friends help you start a revolution.Sophomores Abby, Brit,...
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My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List

Joshua M. Greene - Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame.Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave...
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Treasure Hunters: The Plunder Down Under

James Patterson - jimmy patterson
Format: Hardcover

The Kidds' parents are in trouble once again and the kids must traverse the Australian Outback, recover a pair of stolen gems, and defeat treasure hunting pirates to save them!The Kidd family is on their way to Australia to find Lasseter's Gold when they are challenged by fellow...
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On Thin Ice

Michael Northrop - Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop captures the middle-school experience--from the hurt to the hope--in this powerful story of creativity in the face of cruelty.If I did something risky now, something big, it's almost like it wouldn't even be my fault. Almost like...
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The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

Amy Alznauer - Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

A young mathematical genius from India searches for the secrets hidden inside numbers - and for someone who understands him - in this gorgeous picture-book biography.A mango . . . is just one thing. But if I chop it in two, then chop the half in two, and keep on chopping, I get more...
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The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

Mo Willems - Hyperion Books for Children
Format: Hardcover

Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!
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Hydrant-Hydra: A Branches Book

Troy Cummings - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Paperback

The Super Secret Monster Patrol battles the Hydrant-Hydra, a clean-freak water monster!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots,...
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The World Needs More Purple People

Kristen Bell - Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Actress, producer, and parent Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Veronica Mars, Frozen) and creative director and parent Benjamin Hart have a new challenge for you and your kids: become a purple person! What is a purple person? Great question. I mean, really great! Because purple people...
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Mo's Bows: A Young Person's Guide to Startup Success: Measure, Cut, Stitch Your Way to a Great Business

Moziah Bridges - Running Press Kids
Format: Paperback

A Young Person's Guide to Starting Your Own Business Written by a Successful Kidpreneur! Running a successful business can be hard for anyone, but seventeen-year-old Moziah Bridges has becomes a pro at it. His company, Mo's Bow's, is what today's "kidpreneurs"...
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Jinxed

Amy McCulloch - Sourcebooks Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

The Golden Compass for the digital age in this story of a coding star and her robotic companion that isn't what it seems.Lacey Chu has always dreamed of working as an engineer for MONCHA, the biggest tech firm in the world and the company behind the "baku" -- a customizable...
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Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers

Laura Renauld - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring picture book biography about the inimitable Fred Rogers, beloved creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.Fred Rogers was a quiet boy with big feelings. Sometimes, he felt scared or lonely; at other times, he was playful and joyous. But when Fred's feelings felt...
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It's Me, Two

Jim Benton - Graphix
Format: Paperback

Catwad, the snarky blue furball with a funny take on just about everything, is BACK in this second graphic novel in an all-new series from New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton!New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton's latest creation, Catwad, returns! Catwad and Blurmp...
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Fetch

Scott Cawthon - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Paperback

The Fazbear Frights series continues with three more bone-chilling, novella-length tales to keep even the bravest Five Nights at Freddy's player up at night . . .After years of being kicked around, Greg, Alec, and Oscar are ready to take control of their lives. Greg decides to put the controversial...
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Dinosaurs: By The Numbers

Steve Jenkins
Format: Hardcover


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BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom

Carole Boston Weatherford - Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.What have I to fear?My master broke every promise to me.I lost my beloved wife and our dear...
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The Curse of Greg

Chris Rylander - G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Magic and mayhem collide in this monstrously funny middle-grade sequel to Chris Rylander's The Legend of GregGreg Belmont longs for the days when he thought he was an ordinary thirteen-year-old, before he learned he's really a fantastical Dwarf in a world where the return of magic...
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Bo the Brave: A Branches Book

Rebecca Elliott - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Paperback

Bo and the unicorns of Sparklegrove Forest find ways to be brave, in this magical series from the creator of the bestselling Owl Diaries series!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read...
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Bloom

Kenneth Oppel - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

The first book in a can't-put-it-down, can't-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that's part Hatchet, part Alien!The invasion begins--but not as you'd expect. It begins with rain. Rain that carries seeds. Seeds that sprout--overnight, everywhere. These new plants take...
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Piece by Piece

Tan, Susan - PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM


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Kondo & Kezumi Visit Giant Island

David Goodner - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Kondo is big. Kezumi is little. They lived on an island with fruit trees and berry bushes and flitter-birds and fluffle-bunnies.When a surprise bottle washes ashore, they discover a map with a mysterious message: WE ARE NOT ALONE. Kezumi wants to follow the map and explore the world. Kondo...
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Mulan: Before the Sword

Grace Lin - Disney Press
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Grace Lin pens this novel filled with adventure and wonder set before the upcoming Walt Disney Studios Mulan film.
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My Fate According to the Butterfly

Gail Villanueva - Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

Light and deep, smart and funny, crushing and hopeful all at the same time, My Fate According to the Butterfly will open your eyes to both the world's potential for magic, and to its harsh realities.When superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly, an omen of death, she knows...
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Outside In

Deborah Underwood - HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times best-selling author behind The Quiet Book comes a mindful contemplation on the many ways nature affects our everyday lives, perfect for fans of Joyce Sidman and Julie Fogliano. Outside is waiting, the most patient playmate of all. The most generous friend. The most...
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The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - First Second
Format: Hardcover

With a deft, lively text from Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and eye-popping, painterly art by Simini Blocker, The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Talesis the perfect read for kids who love a good yarn -- and good comics!A genie just wants a chance to grant a wish to the frog who accidentally...
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Karen's Roller Skates

Katy Farina - Graphix
Format: Paperback

Another graphic novel in this fresh and fun series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister!It's going to be a great weekend! Karen has new roller skates and is a very good skater. She's looking forward to trying some new tricks. But, oh no! Karen...
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A Wish in the Dark

Christina Soontornvat - Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.All light in Chattana is created by one man - the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon...
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A Talent for Trouble

Natasha Farrant - Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover

A girl determined to follow her dream persuades two friends to join her for an off-the-grid adventure that becomes a survival story as they confront storms, illness, injury, and a gang of international jewel thieves.Desperate to meet up with her unpredictable father, quiet Alice persuades...
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I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

Lauren Tarshis - Graphix
Format: Paperback

A thrilling graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916, with text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Haus Studio!Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in his uncle's little New Jersey town. He has three new friends, and they love...
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Hollow Dolls

MarcyKate Connolly - Sourcebooks Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

This series starter from the author of the Shadow Weaver duology is a tale of secrets, power, magic, and the long path to home.Simone is a mind-reader. She knows a great many things, but she can't seem to remember anything about her past. So when she gets the chance to search for her family,...
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Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon

Kelly Starling Lyons - Lee & Low Books
Format: Hardcover

Philip Freelon's grandfather was an acclaimed painter of the Harlem Renaissance. His father was a successful businessman who attended the 1963 March on Washington. When Phil decided to attend architecture school, he created his own focus on African American and Islamic designers. He later...
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The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City

Tara Lazar - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Just when Private I thinks all is calm-now that he's cracked the case of 7 Ate 9-Question Mark storms into the office.Mark is worried. All the uppercase letters are M-I-S-S-I-N-G! But that's absurd. This is CAPITAL City!Private I is the last letter standing. Will he solve his BIGGEST mystery...
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If We Were Giants

Dave Matthews - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Kirra, a curious, agile, and outgoing girl, lives in an idyllic community hidden inside a dormant volcano. She and her father are the only two people allowed to venture beyond its walls. Kirra is in training to become a Storyteller like him, and together they travel from village to village...
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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Kwame Mbalia - Rick Riordan Presents
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save...
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Bad Hair Day

Jim Benton - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Franny K. Stein is back with another laugh-out-loud experimental adventure in the eighth book in the Mad Scientist series from Jim Benton, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Dear Dumb Diary and Happy Bunny.Franny K. Stein isn't a fan of glamour. She doesn't...
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A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Joy McCullough - ATHENEUM BOOKS
Format: Hardcover

A girl with a passion for science and a boy who dreams of writing fantasy novels must figure out how to get along now that their parents are dating in this lively, endearing novel. Sutton is having robot problems. Her mini-bot is supposed to be able to get through a maze in under a minute,...
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Chirri & Chirra, On The Town

Kaya Doi
Format: Hardcover

In this fifth book of perhaps the most charming series ever, Chirri and Chirra venture down forest paths and through alleyways into a yarn shop and an old woman's house, where they enjoy hot drinks and soup. When they're done, they find a wonderful surprise hidden in the branches of a tree....
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Call of the Sound Dragon: A Branches Book

Tracey West - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Paperback

Drake needs to stop a dangerous wizard battle in this action-packed, bestselling series!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots,...
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Under the Milky Way: Traditions and Celebrations Beneath the Stars

Frane Lessac
Format: Hardcover


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Loony Little: The Ice Cap Is Melting

Dianna Hutts Aston - Charlesbridge
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with this clever, climate-focused twist on the classic "Chicken Little" story.Loony Little and her friends set off to tell the Polar Bear Queen that the polar ice cap is melting. Sly Foxy Loxy attempts to lead the animals to his lair...
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Paws for a Cause: A Branches Book

Kyla May - Scholastic Inc.
Format: Paperback

The third book in a sweet and funny Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug's POV!Pick a book. Grow a reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content,...
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Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold

Lisa Schmid - Jolly Fish Press
Format: Paperback

Twelve-year-old Ollie Oxley is moving-again. His mom is starting another new job, this time at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California. Moving all the time means Ollie has struggled in the making friends department, but he quickly connects with a boy named Teddy. To Ollie's surprise,...
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The Wolf of Cape Fen

Juliana Brandt - SOURCEBOOKS YOUNG READERS
Format: Hardcover

First Frost has touched Cape Fen, and that means Baron Dire has returned. For as long as anyone can remember, Baron Dire has haunted the town come winter, striking magical bargains and demanding unjust payment in return. The Serling sisters know better than to bargain, lest they find themselves...
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Snow Globe Wishes

Erin Dealey - Sleeping Bear Press
Format: Hardcover

As the worst snow storm of the year rolls in, one family hunkers down together in a cozy blanket fort for the night. A little girl makes a wish on a snow globe and, in the morning, the sun rises on a winter wonderland--beckoning all outside. And what if, on this snow-filled day, families...
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The Rabbits' Rebellion

Ariel Dorfman - Triangle Square
Format: Hardcover

The story of a mean and narcissistic king, originally written in the 1970s is both uproariously funny and distressingly on point, will be enjoyed by children and their parents."Rabbits don't exist." So decrees the new king, the Wolf of all Wolves, after conquering the rabbits'...
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Furry Friendship Flurry

Christina Soontornvat - Scholastic Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

A fun-filled chapter book series that answers the question: What if Frozen's Elsa went to regular school?Princess Lina's BFF Claudia is desperate for a dog. So Lina decides to use her Winterheart magic to turn a puppy snow sculpture into the perfect pet. But the magical snow dog has a mind...
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I, Cosmo

Carlie Sorosiak - Walker Books US
Format: Hardcover

A golden retriever narrates a hilarious, heart-tugging tale of a dog and his humans as he tries to keep his family together while everything around them falls apart.Ever since Cosmo became a big brother to Max ten years ago, he's known what his job was: to protect his boy and make him happy....
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Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains

Rebel Girls - Rebel Girls
Format: Hardcover

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Junko Tabei, the first female climber to summit Mount Everest.Junko is bad at athletics. Really bad. Other students laugh because they think she is small and weak. Then her teacher...
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We Will Rock Our Classmates

Ryan T. Higgins - Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

Readers will twist and shout for this headbanging companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates.Penelope is a T. rex, and she's very good at it. She also likes to rock out on guitar! With the school talent show coming up, Penelope can't wait to perform...
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Under the Love Umbrella

- Scribe Publications; UK paperback edition
Format: Paperback

Whatever you fear, come close my dear You're tucked in safe for always here And I will never not be near Because of our love umbrella From this award-winning creative duo comes a book about the wonder of ever-present love. A stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that is always...
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The Castle in the Sea

Mardi McConnochie - Pajama Press
Format: Hardcover

It's been months since their father, Spinner, disappeared after the Admiralty tore apart his workshop and sent him into hiding, but Annalie and Will are determined to find him, whatever the cost. With the help of new friends Essie and Pod (and talking parrot, Graham) , the siblings...
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Sweep

Louise Greig - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning author Louise Greig and acclaimed illustrator Julia Sard comes an uplifting story about how to confront big emotions.Ed's bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole town. Can Ed sweep...
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The Reason for the Seasons

Ellie Peterson - Boyds Mills Press
Format: Hardcover

We all know there are four seasons in a year. But HOW do we know? Join intrepid young scientist-adventurer Joulia Copernicus on a journey around the world as she explains with humor and wit how we know what causes the seasons.Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall -- we all have a favorite season....
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Swashbarklers of the Sea

- Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated


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The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling

William Ritter - Algonquin Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

"Funny, exciting, and ultimately epic. Wow. I can't wait for the next one." - Adam Gidwitz, author of the New York Times bestseller A Tale Dark and Grimm"Set in a magical world filled with incredible creatures from folklore, this fast-paced fantasy will...
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Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge

Kate Messner - Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Classroom pets Fergus and Zeke can't wait for Field Day! But all the events are the wrong size - what can these two little mice do?Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell's classroom. From science experiments to art projects, they do everything the students do. But on Field...
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Star Wars Queen's Peril

E. K. Johnston - Disney Lucasfilm Press
Format: Hardcover

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'}When fourteen-year-old Padm Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she'll need a group...
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Marie Curie and Radioactivity

Jordi Bayarri - Graphic Universe TM
Format: Library Binding

At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She also examined the most unusual property of these elements: radioactivity. This graphic biography...
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The Spacesuit: How a Seamstress Helped Put Man on the Moon

Alison Donald - Maverick Arts
Format: Hardcover

There is a competition to make the spacesuit for the first moon landing! Ellie, an ordinary woman, is asked to lead a team of other talented seamstresses. No one believes they can win, but they are determined to try. Based on the incredible true story behind the spacesuit that astronauts...
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Food Network Magazine The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook: 150 Recipes for Young Chefs

FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE - Hearst Home Kids
Format: Hardcover

It's the ultimate kids cookbook from America's #1 food magazine: 150+ fun, easy recipes for young cooks, plus bonus games and food trivia! The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook from Food Network Magazine gives young food lovers everything they need to succeed in the kitchen. Each recipe...
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A Girl Like You

Frank Murphy - Sleeping Bear Press
Format: Hardcover

Every girl is a wonder! A Girl Like You encourages girls to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. In an age when girls can be whatever they want, this book reminds them of all the ways to be beautiful, brilliant, and uniquely themselves.
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Maximilian and the Curse of the Fallen Angel

Garza, Xavier - CINCO PUNTOS PR


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Sharing Our Truths Tapwe: This Land is Our Storybook

Henry Beaver - Fifth House Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Join the authors as they lead the children through important Cree cultural experiences, tell stories, and share their wisdom and truths with compassion. Learn the protocols for building a tipi, trapping a beaver, laying the grandfather stones for a fire, smudging, and harvesting salt from...
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Game for Life: John Madden

Peter Richmond - Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Join the Pro Football Hall of Fame in celebrating the legendary coach, announcer, and video game personality! This new biography is based on interviews with John Madden himself!Nobody knows more about football than John Madden does. His childhood revolved around sports. When an injury kept...
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The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow

Emily Ilett - Kelpies
Format: Paperback

On the morning of Gail's birthday, she watches her shadow slip under the kitchen door. She's not surprised it decided to leave. Her dad has gone for good. Her big sister Kay, once Gail's best friend, has disappeared into sadness - and now her shadow has left too. Determined to make things...
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Katie Comma

B. Swann
Format: Hardcover

When Katie Comma is blown out of her book, she must search for her home. She deals with rejections from the sentences in which she tries to hide. Through this engaging character, young readers learn the proper uses for commas.
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Finding Narnia: The Story of C. S. Lewis and His Brother Warnie

Caroline McAlister - Roaring Brook Press
Format: Hardcover

Finding Narnia is Caroline McAlister and Jessica Lanan's captivating picture book biography of two brothers, Jack and Warnie Lewis, whose rich imaginations led to the creation of the magical world of Narnia.Before C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, he was a young boy named Jack...
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Incredible Jobs You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

Natalie Labarre - Nosy Crow
Format: Hardcover

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Why not work as a babysitter . . . for sloths? Or become a farmer . . . of corpses? You might even grow up to be someone who gets paid to actually sleep on the job! From taste testers to dinosaur dusters, there are all kinds of incredible...
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Kat and Juju

Kataneh Vahdani - Two Lions
Format: Hardcover

An unlikely duo star in a charming story about being different, finding courage, and the importance of friendship in the first book in a new series from an award-winning animation director.Kat likes doing things her very own way, but sometimes she doubts herself. So when a bird named Juju...
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A Tale Magnolious

Suzanne Nelson - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Kate DiCamillo and Katherine Applegate will warm to this story of an orphan and an elephant who band together to save a lovelorn town, relying on an eccentric crew and a couple of miracles along the way. Nitty Luce is an orphan--and a thief. Magnolious is an elephant--and a fugitive....
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The Blackbird Girls

Anne Blankman - Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Like Ruta Sepetys for middle grade, Anne Blankman pens a poignant and timeless story of friendship that twines together moments in underexplored history.On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant...
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Maybe: A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us

Kobi Yamada - Compendium
Format: Hardcover

"You are the only you there ever has been or ever will be. You are unique in all the universe. Just the odds of you being here at this exact place and this exact time are so great and so rare that it will never happen again. Written by New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada,...
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Cinderella of the Nile

Beverley Naidoo
Format: Hardcover


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Bug Boys

Laura Knetzger - Random House Graphic
Format: Hardcover

Join two bug friends as they learn about the science of the world around them and the meaning of friendship in this early graphic novel series perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly!Rhino-B is a brash, but sweet guy. Stag-B is a calm and scholarly adventurer. Together these two young...
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Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace

Ashley Bryan - Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Format: Hardcover

From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit of art sustained him.In May of 1942, at the age of eighteen, Ashley Bryan was drafted to fight in World War II. For the next...
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Power of a Princess

E. D. Baker - Bloomsbury Children's Books
Format: Hardcover

From beloved author E.D. Baker, an adventurous tale about a princess who is more than what she seems -- and a kingdom whose fate rests in her hands.Aislin is more than just a princess. Born to a fairy king and pedrasi queen, she's strong, smart, and brave, with magical gifts she's only...
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Finally, Something Mysterious

Doug Cornett - Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

The best mysteries can only be solved with your best friends. The perfect summer read for fans of Stuart Gibbs.Paul Marconi has always thought that Bellwood was a strange town, but also a boring one. Not much for an eleven-year-old to do. Fires are burning nearby, Paul's parents are obsessed...
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Big Nate Stays Classy

Lincoln Peirce - Andrews McMeel Publishing
Format: Paperback

A deluxe edition of the bestselling middle-grade series featuring over 400 pages of mischief, hilarity, and good times with Big Nate and friends. Includes all of the comics from Big Nate: From the Top and Big Nate Out Loud. Big Nate is in a class by himself. Middle-grade kids everywhere...
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