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Simon Thorn and the wolf's den

Simon Thorn and the wolf's den

by Aimee Carter
Ages 9 - 12
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Simon Thorn, twelve, is able to talk with animals, but when his mother is kidnapped by a herd of New York City rats he learns he, his mother, and his uncle are all Animalgams--able to change into an animal at will--and that Simon may be able to save the beleaguered Five Animal Kingdoms.

more like this: [adventures] [animals] [shapeshifting]

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy : Saturday Night Sleepover

by Jane O'Connor
Ages 4 - 8
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Nancy and Jojo go on a sleepover, but since it's Jojo's first one, Nancy is determined to make it fun and put her at ease, but when it's time for bed, it's Nancy who grows nervous and needs the help of her sister.

more like this: [fancy nancy] [sisters] [sleepovers]

Surf's up

Surf's up

by Newbery medalist Kwame Alexander
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While his friend Bro reads his book, Dude takes him to the beach, but when they get there Dude wants to know how the story ends.

more like this: [frogs] [friendship]

A week without Tuesday

A week without Tuesday

by Angelica Banks
Ages 9 - 12
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Real and imaginary worlds are colliding so Tuesday and Baxterr, at the request of the Librarian, venture to find the Gardener--the one person who can stop this catastrophe--but will they be able to save the land of story?

more like this: [magic] [adventures]

Pax

Pax

by Sara Pennypacker
Ages 9 - 12
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After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back.

more like this: [foxes] [pets]

Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!

Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! : An Alphabet Caper

by Mike Twohy
Ages 4 - 8
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Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! is a hilariously clever alphabet caper, perfect for fans of LMNO Peas and Z Is for Moose. A little mouse is asleep until a ball suddenly bounces into his home, setting off an epic chase--from A to Z. This charming picture book is from celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Mike Twohy.

more like this: [alphabet]

Henry Ford for kids

Henry Ford for kids : his life and ideas : with 21 activities

by Ronald A Reis
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Henry Ford for Kids provides an in-depth portrait of the man who "put America on wheels.

more like this: [automobiles] [biographies]

Echo echo

Echo echo : reverso poems about Greek myths

by Marilyn Singer
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Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view! Readers will delight in uncovering the dual points of view in well-known legends, including the stories of Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus. These cunning verses combine with beautiful illustrations to create a collection of fourteen reverso poems to treasure.

more like this: [mythology]

Gyo Fujikawa's Oh, what a busy day.

Gyo Fujikawa's Oh, what a busy day.

by Gyo Fujikawa
Ages 4 - 8
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Pictures and brief text illustrate the myriad activities that fill the days of young children.

more like this: [play]

Nnewts.

Nnewts. Book two, The rise of Herk

by Doug TenNapel
Ages 9 - 12
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In this exciting sequel to Escape from the Lizzarks, Herk is happy to have a new family and a new place to call home. But when the Lizzarks make an all-out assault on Amphibopolis using a giant monster, Herk must seek the help of the megasloth to save the city and his adopted family. Meanwhile, Sissy, Herk's sister, discovers the dark truth about their long-lost brother Zerk--and truth that will affect Herk and the future of all Nnewts-- Publisher description.

more like this: [refugees] [adventures] [graphic novels] [newts] [lizards] [good and evil]

What This Story Needs Is a Hush and a Shush

What This Story Needs Is a Hush and a Shush

by Emma Virjan
Ages 4 - 8
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What this bedtime needs is a pig in a wig brushing her teeth, combing her hair, and getting ready for bed with her pink teddy bear. But with a honk, a quack, a moo, and more, it turns out what this bedtime really needs is a quieter place to sleep!

more like this: [pigs]

The Race Against Time

The Race Against Time

by Geronimo Stilton
Ages 9 - 12
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Professor Paws von Volt had invented a portal to take my family and me to the past. On this trip, we visited the Ice Age, ancient Greece, and the Renaissance. I encountered wooly mammoths and enormouse bears, wrote and starred in a play, and even helped put a bad guy in prison! But then the portal started malfunctioning -- could we get back to the present day, or would we get lost in time? It was an amazing adventure!

more like this: [time travel]

Splat the cat and the quick chicks

Splat the cat and the quick chicks

by Rob Scotton
Ages 4 - 8
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When Splat takes home his class project of fertilized chicken eggs, the eggs hatch and chicks wind up all over the place, forcing Splat to round them all up.

more like this: [cats] [eggs] [chickens] [humorous stories]

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from Neptune

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from Neptune

by Dav Pilkey
Ages 4 - 8
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After some pounding, some banging, and some laser eye-welding, Ricky and his Mighty Robot build the coolest fort ever! But when Ricky's cousin Lucy shows up, she renames the fort a "castle" and says it needs curtains -- rats! But these are the least of Ricky's worries . . . Nimrod Night Crawler has created a wormhole so he can send his army of evil Night Crawlers to help him take over the world, and Ricky's Robot is trapped in a deep pit! Without his Mighty Robot, it's up to Ricky -- and an unlikely hero -- to put a stop to this nightmare from Neptune!

Apollo

Apollo : the brilliant one

by George O'Connor
Ages 9 -12
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Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot.

more like this: [apollo] [gods] [mythology] [graphic novels]

Audacity Jones  to the rescue

Audacity Jones to the rescue

by Kirby Larson
Ages 9 - 12
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In 1910, Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan living a monotonous life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls, and wondering why nothing exciting ever happens--but when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield whisks her away to Washington D.C., she finds herself involved in a sinister and dangerous plot against the president of the United States.

more like this: [orphans] [adventures]

Comics Squad 2

Comics Squad 2 : Lunch!

by Jennifer L Holm
Ages 9 - 12
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All your favorite comic characters are right here in one book, including the Peanuts gang, Babymouse, and Lunch Lady. This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid's favorite subject--LUNCH!

more like this: [graphic novels] [comics]

Mission hurricane

Mission hurricane

by Jenny Goebel
Ages 9 - 12
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Amy and Dan are shocked to learn that Outcast, a violent renegade who is threatening the lives of innocent people, may be a Cahill family member who is determined to exact revenge.

more like this: [brothers and sisters] [revenge] [adventures]

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-man

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-man

by Marvel Comics Group
Ages 9 - 12
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Spider-Man teams up with the Marvel Universe's greatest heroes in a series of all-new, all- ages adventures! See Spidey team up with Blade to track down Dracula.

Abe Lincoln and the selfie that saved the Union

Abe Lincoln and the selfie that saved the Union

by David Potter
Ages 9 - 12
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When the iTime app on their phones sends Mel, Bev, and Brandon to Washington, D.C., in 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, the youngsters must somehow travel to Gettysburg, make sure what is supposed to happen does happen, save the Union, and be home in time for dinner.

more like this: [time travel] [iphone] [science fiction]

Shape shift

Shape shift

by Joyce Hesselberth
Ages 4 - 8
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Round, curvy, pointy, or straight-shapes are all around us. With illustrations that highlight shapes in all their forms, this book reinforces the identification of circles, squares, crescents, diamonds, triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and ovals while encouraging kids to pair shapes together to make new forms.

more like this: [imagination] [shapes]

Malala

Malala : a hero for all

by Shana Corey
Ages 4 - 8
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Chronicles the life and achievements of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Pakistani girl who fights for women's education throughout the world.

Curious George joins the team

Curious George joins the team

by Cynthia Platt
Ages 4 - 8
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While on a playdate with his new friend, Tina, who uses a wheelchair, George sees some kids playing basketball and jumps right into the action, but Tina is too shy to join in, even though he knows she is a great player.

more like this: [monkeys] [basketball] [people with disabilities]

Into the waves

Into the waves

by Kiki Thorpe
Ages 4 - 8
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Delighted when her parents allow her to adopt a goldfish, young Lainey wonders if she has made a mistake when she attempts to bring her new pet to Never Land.

more like this: [fantasy] [gold fish] [pets]

Escaping peril

Escaping peril

by Tui T Sutherland
Ages 9 - 12
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Peril is possibly the most dangerous dragon in Pyrrhia, because she has firescales that can kill an opponent with a touch, but now she has a mission--find her former queen, Scarlet, who is threatening the Jade Mountain Academy, and then stop her, and she is not sure if the persistent SeaWing, Turtle, who is accompanying her, will be a help or a hindrance.

more like this: [adventures] [dragons] [fantasy] [quests] [science fiction]

Silly wonderful you

Silly wonderful you

by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Ages 4 - 8
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In rhyming text, a mother describes all the ways her days have been changed by the addition of a toddler to her life.

more like this: [stories in rhyme]

Have Space Suit--Will Travel book jacket

Have Space Suit--Will Travel

by Robert Heinlein
ages 9 - 12
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A high school senior wins a space suit in a contest, takes a last walk wearing the suit before cashing it in for college tuition, and suddenly finds himself on a space odyssey.

more like this: [science fiction]

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: [authorship] [contests] [imagination] [schools] [ebooks]

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] [ebooks]

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: [dragons] [knights] [short stories] [wizards] [ebooks]

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