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The Journey to Dragon Island

Claire Fayers · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this sequel to The Voyage to Magical North, Brine, Peter, Cassie and crew return for another swashbuckling adventure on the high seas.Reaching the edge of the world can't stop the crew of the Onion! It's westward ho in search of dragons, no matter the obstacles. And there are obstacles....
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Joplin, Wishing

DIANE STANLEY · HarperCollins
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A heartfelt and magical middle grade novel in the tradition of Tuck Everlasting and Bridge to Terabithia, about family, wishes, and the power of true friends to work magic. While cleaning out her reclusive grandfather's house, Joplin discovers pieces of a broken platter in a cookie...
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The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo Series #2)

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles...
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Dragon's Green

Scarlett Thomas · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The Neverending Story meets Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy in this first magical adventure in a new series from acclaimed novelist Scarlett Thomas.Effie Truelove believes in magic, as does her grandfather Griffin (although he refuses to do any magic, let alone teach Effie how to use it) . After...
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Taking Action to Improve Schools

Sabina Lawson · Lerner Publications
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Do you ever think about the kids who don't have school supplies? Do you wonder what you could do to make their school year better? The education activists in this book saw problems like this one, and they wanted to make a change. A seven-year-old in Canada made sure that kids in Ethiopia...
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DK Eyewitness Books: Reptile

Colin McCarthy · DK Publishing
Pages: 72
Format: Library Binding

A visual and informative guide to these cold-blooded creatures, now revised and updated in the relaunched DK Eyewitness Books format.Get up close and personal and be an eyewitness to all kinds of reptiles from the start of life inside an egg to hunting skills and survival techniques with...
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Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Reptiles and Amphibians: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Ranger and Amphibian Adventurer!

Catherine Herbert Howell · National Geographic
Pages: 159
Format: Library Binding

This fun, photo-filled, and fact-packed guide to reptiles and amphibians will make kids stop and look for all kinds of scaly and slimy creatures right in their own backyards. From turtles to geckos, red cornsnakes to toads, kids will learn how, where, and when to spot these animals all over...
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Joel Meyerowitz: Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs

Joel Meyerowitz · Aperture
Pages: 67
Format: Print book

Aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve, Seeing Things is a wonderful introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. In this book, acclaimed and beloved photographer Joel Meyerowitz takes readers on a journey through...
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Creatures Close Up

Philippe Martin · Firefly Books
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback

Philippe Martin creates his close-ups by "stacking" images inside his computer. To create one picture, he takes dozens of photographs, each time focusing the camera on a slightly different part of the subject. Then, using computer software, he combines the images into one perfectly...
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Real Friends

Shannon Hale · First Second Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends -- and why it's worth the journey.When best friends are not forever . . . Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends...
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