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I Will Chomp You!

I Will Chomp You!

by Jory John
Ages 4 - 8
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Jory John and Bob Shea bring a fresh, hilarious twist to a time-tested blueprint as their little monster threatens, reasons, and pleads with readers to go no further in the book because he will NOT share his beautiful, delicious cakes.

The Polar Bear Piper

The Polar Bear Piper

by Erica/ Legramandi David
Ages 9 - 12
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Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman, and all the stars from Disney Frozen are back in an all-new magical chapter book series perfect for girls and boys ages 6 to 9. Even though Arendelle is a cold, snowy place, polar bears are still a very rare sight--until now! A family of polar bears has appeared on the outskirts of town and have started to cause mischief. Olaf loves the bears, but Elsa and Anna need to find out why they have suddenly appeared--and how to get them back to their Arctic home!

more like this: [princesses]

8 :  An Animal Alphabet

8 : An Animal Alphabet

by Elisha Cooper
Ages 4 - 8
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Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu! Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.

more like this: [alphabet] [animals]

What Pet Should I Get?

What Pet Should I Get?

by Dr Seuss
Ages 4 - 8
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This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one's mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can't choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment--choosing a pet--and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it! Told in Dr. Seuss's signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds.

more like this: [animals] [stories in rhyme]

Quest for Justice

Quest for Justice

by Sean Fay Wolfe
Ages 9 - 12
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Introducing an unofficial Minecraft-fan adventure series inspired by the bestselling game! Fans of the bestselling video game Minecraft, middle grade readers, and action-adventure story enthusiasts of all ages are about to embark on an exciting journey that will take them far beyond the world they know. Dark forces are at work on the Elementia server, and when new players Stan, Kat, and Charlie arrive on the scene, they quickly find themselves in peril. Targeted by more experienced players, the noobs must band together against the king, battle the natural forces of the game, and unravel the mysteries of Elementia in the name of justice. Written when he was sixteen, Sean Fay Wolfe's Quest for Justice is the debut novel by an unstoppable young storyteller and the first book in The Elementia Chronicles trilogy.

more like this: [adventure] [minecraft]

The secrets to ruling school (without even trying)

The secrets to ruling school (without even trying)

by Neil Swaab
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Self-proclaimed middle school expert and life coach Max Corrigan offers advice and practical tips on such topics as how and why to join cliques, how to deal with gym class, pretending to be sick, and acing tests without being caught cheating. Includes comic-style illustrations.

more like this: [funny] [middle school]

The Dragonfly Effect

The Dragonfly Effect

by Gordon Korman
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The third entry in the mesmerizing adventure series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman! Is it a gift or is it a curse? Jax Opus can use his colour-changing eyes to make people do what he wants. But soon Jax is pulled into a dangerous conspiracy devised by a mysterious group . . . and now they're going to make Jax do what THEY want.

more like this: [adventure] [hypnotists]

My brother is a superhero

My brother is a superhero

by David Solomons
Ages 9 - 12
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Eleven-year-old Luke, a hardcore fan of comics and superheroes, is jealous when his undeserving older brother Zack is zapped by an alien and turned into a superhero, until a plot to destroy the Earth incapacitates Zack, and Luke, accompanied by Lara, the nosey girl next door, must come to the rescue.

more like this: [brothers] [superheroes] [cartoons and comics]

ABCs on wings

ABCs on wings

by Ramon Olivera
Ages 4 - 8
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In this book, kids will learn their ABCs through the amazing world of aviation. From A is for ace to Z is for zeppelin, young children will be introduced to biplanes, carriers, gliders, jets, and many more vehicles of flight. Refreshing and unique, this concept book is filled with bold, graphic illustrations that soar off the pages!

more like this: [aeronautics] [alphabet]

The girl's body book

The girl's body book

by Kelli Dunham
Ages 9 - 12
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Big changes ahead -- In the beginning: a quick intro to puberty -- Taking care of business: your changing body and all its bits -- The care and feeding of your body (part two) -- Changing you, changing home -- The ever growing outside world: school, friends, and feelings.

more like this: [girls] [health and hygiene] [puberty] [adolescence]

Stella :

Stella : The Dog with the Big Heart

by Thea Feldman
Ages 4 - 8
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Stella is a real dog. She is a special dog with an important job. Stella is a therapy dog and she creates happiness wherever she goes. That makes her a hero to many people. Read her story to find out more about Stella and what makes her a hero dog.

more like this: [dogs] [working dogs] [easy readers]

The Last Ever After

The Last Ever After

by Soman Chainani
Ages 9 - 12
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In the stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil trilogy, everything old is new again, as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their fairy tale. Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their storybook is about to be rewritten--and this time theirs isn't the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save them? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they've been searching for?

more like this: [good and evil trilogy] [fantasy] [fun fairy tales]

Ask me

Ask me

by Bernard Waber
Ages 4 - 8
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A father and daughter explore their neighborhood, talking and asking questions as they go.

more like this: [fathers] [daughters] [growing up]

Wait

Wait

by Antoinette Portis
Ages 4 - 8
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As a boy and his mother move quickly through the city, they're drawn to different things. The boy sees a dog, a butterfly, and a hungry duck while his mother rushes them toward the departing train. It's push and pull, but in the end, they both find something to stop for. Acclaimed author/illustrator Antoinette Portis' signature style conveys feelings of warmth, curiosity, humor and tenderness in this simple, evocative story.

more like this: [attention] [patience] [growing up]

Night Animals

Night Animals

by Gianna Marino
Ages 4 - 8
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Something's out there in the dark! First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wolf comes running. "What could it possibly be?" asks Bat. "Night Animals!" the animals declare. "But you are night animals," Bat informs this not-so-smart crew. Children will love the oh-so-funny animals in this twist on a cozy bedtime book.

more like this: [animals] [opossums] [fear]

Freckleface Strawberry :

Freckleface Strawberry : Lunch, or What's That?

by Julianne Moore
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Picky eaters everywhere will laugh along as Freckleface Strawberry gets her lunch from the cafeteria and asks the terrifying question: "What's that?!" With predictable sentence patterns, simple words, frequent repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, this is a new Freckleface Strawberry book that young readers can read all by themselves!

more like this: [best friends] [friendship] [luncheons]

The doublecross

The doublecross : (and other skills I learned as a superspy)

by Jackson Pearce
Ages 9 - 12
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Overweight and non-athletic, twelve-year-old Hale may have been born and raised to be a spy for the Sub Rosa Society but it seems he is unlikely to become a Field Agent until his parents are captured by the evil League and Hale sets out on a solo mission to save them.

more like this: [families] [missing persons] [schools] [spies]

Saving Mr. Terupt

Saving Mr. Terupt

by Robert W Buyea
Ages 9 - 12
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Seventh grade was going to be awesome. The only thing missing was Mr. Terupt. The kids from Mr. Terupt's fifth- and sixth-grade classes are entering their first year of junior high school. There's a lot to be excited about, but there are new challenges, too.

Dory and the real true friend

Dory and the real true friend

by Abby Hanlon
Ages 4 - 8
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Dory, a highly imaginative youngest child, makes a new friend at school but her brother and sister are sure Rosabelle is imaginary, just like all of Dory's other friends.

more like this: [imagination] [schools] [friendship] [families]

Monkey :  not ready for kindergarten

Monkey : not ready for kindergarten

by Marc Brown
Ages 4 - 8
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Kindergarten is just a week away and Monkey is not ready, but with help and encouragement from family and friends, he begins to get excited.

more like this: [monkeys] [schools] [kindergarten]

R is for rocket

R is for rocket : An ABC Book

by Tad Hills
Ages 4 - 8
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Rocket the dog, Bella the squirrel, Owl, and other friends discover the alphabet, from acorns and an angry alligator to a zig zag drawn by the Little Yellow Bird.

more like this: [dogs] [animals] [alphabet]

The curious world of Calpurnia Tate

The curious world of Calpurnia Tate

by Jacqueline Kelly
Ages 9 - 12
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In rural Texas in 1900, when a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, twelve-year-old Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams.

more like this: [families] [veterinarians] [texas]

The Land of Stories :

The Land of Stories : beyond the kingdoms

by Chris Colfer
Ages 9 - 12
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The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can twins Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man?

more like this: [fairy tales] [magic] [twins]

A semi-charming kind of life

A semi-charming kind of life

by Suzanne Selfors
Ages 9 - 12
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At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of fairytale characters, Darling Charming is expected to excel in Damsel-In-Distressing class, but she yearns for adventure and envies her brothers, Daring and Dexter, who are learning to joust in Hero Training class.

more like this: [fairy tales] [princesses] [schools]

Amelia Bedelia sets sail

Amelia Bedelia sets sail

by Herman Parish
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Amelia Bedelia and her mother share a summer vacation home at the shore with her aunt Mary and her cousin Jason, who has a wicked sense of adventure and a nose for trouble.

more like this: [beaches] [families] [friendship] [humorous stories]

I'm Trying to Love Spiders

I'm Trying to Love Spiders

by Bethany Barton
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The Official Spider Test. What do you do when you see a spider? a. Lay on a BIG spidey smoocheroo. b. Smile, but back away slowly. c. Grab the closest object, wind up, and let it fly. d. Run away screaming. If you chose b, c, or d, then this book is for you! (If you chose a, you might be crazy.) I'm Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year! And you're sure to feel better knowing you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being fatally bit by a spider. Comforting, right? No? Either way, there's heaps more information in here to help you forget your fears . . . or at least laugh a lot!

more like this: [spiders] [arachnids]

Billy's Booger

Billy's Booger

by William Joyce
Ages 4 - 8
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A young lad who would rather draw than do math, spell, or gargle finds the perfect outlet for his always-on imagination in this manifesto to creative joie de vivre, featuring a book within a book, from the brilliant minds that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

more like this: [imagination] [authorship] [schools] [contests]

Hat trick

Hat trick

by Alex Morgan
Ages 9 - 12
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With the playoffs over, Devin and her seventh-grade friends decide to try out for a soccer travel team, but friendships are threatened because not everyone makes it on to the tough, competitive team, and in the mean time the girls are faced with a crisis--budget cuts threaten to eliminate the soccer program at the elementary school Devin's little sister attends.

more like this: [friendships] [fundraising] [schools] [soccer] [teamwork]

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Dragons at Crumbling Castle : and other tales

by Terry Pratchett
Ages 9 - 12
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An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells" written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter.

more like this: [short stories] [wizards] [dragons] [knights]

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers!

by Keiko Kasza
Ages 4 - 8
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A hat is not just a hat in these woods! From tree branch to stream to flower patch--wherever the hat lands, someone knows exactly what to do with it and exclaims, "Finders, keepers!"


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