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The Ship of the Dead

Rick Riordan · Thorndike Press Large Print
Format: Hardcover

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf,...
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Illegal

Eoin Colfer · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.Ebo is alone.His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous...
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Dive In!: Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean

Ann Eriksson · Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

We're all connected to the ocean, and the ocean to us. The ocean provides half the oxygen we breathe; it feeds us, creates our weather and provides us with water. But we haven't been as kind to the ocean in return. The problems are many: pollution, overfishing, rising seas and acid...
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Dungeons & Dragons: Escape the Underdark: An Endless Quest Book

MATT FORBECK · Candlewick Entertainment
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Welcome to the Forgotten Realms Endless Quest books, where you don't just read a fantastic tale. You become the hero - and choose your own fate.You awaken in an underground cell, stripped of your armor and your sword. Your fellow prisoners inform you that you're trapped in the Underdark,...
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Warriors Super Edition: Tigerheart's Shadow

ERIN HUNTER · HarperCollins
Pages: 528
Format: Library Binding

An epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! Also includes an exclusive ten-page Warriors manga adventure!In this super edition, set during the events of A Vision of Shadows, one of ShadowClan's most loyal warriors must go on a perilous...
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Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

Charlotte Jones Voiklis · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L'Engle -- written by her granddaughters -- coming just in time for the all-new A Wrinkle in Time film, directed by Ava DuVernay.This elegant and insightful biography of Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was written by her granddaughters,...
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Super Simple Hanging Gardens:: A Kid's Guide to Gardening

Alex Kuskowski · Super Sandcastle
Format: Hardcover

Presents information about growing plants in hanging containers, discussing safety precautions and how to choose the right tools, soil, plants, and containers, with instructions for making containers, including one for upside-down plants.
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STEM in Baseball

MARNE VENTURA · Sportszone
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

This title examines the STEM concepts that make baseball so engaging. From the physics of pitching and batting to the technology of Doppler radar, chapters bring STEM concepts to life. The title also features sidebars on STEM in action, a glossary, and further resources. SportsZone is an imprint...
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The Creek

Russell Roberts · Purple Toad Publishing
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

The acclaimed series is back with more about the original Americans, including the Creek,who continue to influence not just their descendants, but all of us who understand the importance of remembering those who were here long before us.
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In the Shadow of the Sun

Anne Sibley O'Brien · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 303
Format: Hardcover

North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth, with a dictatorial leader, a starving population, and harsh punishment for rebellion.Not the best place for a family vacation.Yet that's exactly where Mia Andrews finds herself, on a tour with her aid-worker father and fractious...
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Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

PAM POLLACK · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 112
Format: Library Binding

Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical.Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose...
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Beavers

Rachel Poliquin · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Beavers, the first book in the new middle-grade nonfiction Superhero Field Guide series by Rachel Poliquin and award-winning illustrator Nicholas John Frith, is a delightfully informative, laugh-out-loud full-color look at the most unsuspecting of animal heroes, perfect for readers who like...
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The Royal Rabbits of London

Santa Montefiore · Aladdin
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH meets Warriors in this charming novel that proves that even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero from publishing power couple Santa and Simon Sebag Montefiore.Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist...
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Bicycles

Patricia Lakin · Aladdin
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Go behind the scenes and learn how craftsman Aaron Dykstra makes one-of-a-kind bicycles by hand with this nonfiction book that's full of photographs and illustrations about his process.Aaron Dykstra of Six-Eleven Bicycles in Roanoke, Virginia, got his first job at a small local bike shop...
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Pump It Up: The Heart and Blood

Joanne Randolph · Enslow Pub Inc
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

Describes the human cardiovascular system, detailing the different organs that make up the system, what blood is comprised of, and how scientists are trying to create a blood substitute.
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