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Nancy Clancy, star of stage and screen

Nancy Clancy, star of stage and screen

by written by Jane O'Connor
Ages 4 - 8
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It's Nancy Clancy's time to shine as she takes center stage in the school play! There's no way Nancy will get stuck in the chorus again this year--she's been practicing guitar for months and her audition was superb. So when Nancy gets a callback, she's overwhelmed with joy! But after Nancy's performance during the play is captured on a video that gets posted on YouTube, it seems her stardom has gone viral. Will Nancy's humiliation get the best of her, or will she find a way to embrace her newfound fame?

more like this: [entertainers]

Minecraft Mojang blockopedia

Minecraft Mojang blockopedia

by written by Alex Wiltshire
Ages 9 - 12
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Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the amazing blocks of Minecraft in this mega-oversized Blockopedia that comes in a ground-breaking new hexagonal format! Presented in a ground-breaking format - a hexagonal book - Blockopedia contains everything you need to know to make the most of the blocks that make up the Minecraft world. It's a beautiful and comprehensive reference tool for beginners and more experienced players alike. Written by Alex Wiltshire, former editor of Edge Magazine and expert gamer, Blockopedia is fully illustrated and packed with essential information about each Minecraft block. Encyclopedic in its approach, each block is featured with a general overview of its properties, as well as little-known trivia and expert advice on what to do with it. From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and End stone, you'll find every single block in here, including information on the new blocks released in the eagerly anticipated 1.8 game update.

more like this: [video games] [computer games] [handbooks]

Wolfie the bunny

Wolfie the bunny

by Ame Dyckman
Ages 4 - 8
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When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

more like this: [rabbits] [wolves]

Dinosaurs. [#3], Jurassic smarts

Dinosaurs. [#3], Jurassic smarts

by Arnaud Plumeri
Ages 9 - 12
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Everybody knows the brontosaurs, but what about the mamenchisaurus? The third chapter in the DINOSAURS saga delves deeper into the world of these fearsome lizards, exploring rarely discussed creatures like the cryolophosaurus, taking a look at the spines of the stegosaurus, and asking important questions like "What happened when a dinosaur had a toothache?" Zany paleontologist Indino Jones describes how dinosaurs lived in the Jurassic era, including the Oviraptor, Argentinosaurus, and Muttaburrasaurus.

more like this: [dinosaurs] [comics] [cartoons] [paleontologists]

The crown affair :

The crown affair : (from the files of a hard-boiled detective)

by Joe Dumpty
Ages 4 - 8
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Just before the Mother Gooseland Games, hard-boiled detective Joe Dumpty is called upon to solve the mystery of what made Jack and Jill fall down the hill--and who took Jack's prized crown after the fall.

more like this: [mysteries] [detectives] [rhymes]

Emmet's guide to being awesome

Emmet's guide to being awesome

by Ace Landers
Ages 9 - 12
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Emmet, the main character from "The LEGO movie" outlines his philosophy of life and reveals what he has learned from his adventures and his relationships with the Master Builders about friendship, travel, identity, and other topics.

more like this: [adventures] [legos]

The backwards birthday party

The backwards birthday party

by Tom Chapin and John Forster
Ages 4 - 8
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At the backwards birthday party, a donkey pins the tail on the guests, the ice cream is hot, and the candles are not.

more like this: [parties] [birthdays] [songs]

Red :

Red : a crayon's story

by Michael Hall
Ages 4 - 8
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Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

more like this: [colors] [crayons]

Rabbids :

Rabbids : 1 : "bwaaaaaaaaaah!"

by Thitaume
Ages 9 - 12
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The hyper-active, super-adorable, crazed stars of a gazillion video games from Ubisoft and the hit animated series on Nickelodeon now star in an all-new graphic novel series from Papercutz!This may be the craziest graphic novel ever published! The Rabbids are likely to do anything in their very first graphic novel- including finding ways to destroy the whole thing! You won't believe your eyes when they paint over a finished page of comics to play tic-tac-toe! Or turn the power off for two pages, plunging the comics into near total darkness (the Rabbid does have a flash light though... )! Nothing is safe from the Rabbids! Who knows where they will strike next?!

more like this: [rabbits] [graphic novels] [comics] [cartoons]

The house that's your home

The house that's your home

by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Ages 4 - 8
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Celebrates all the things that make one's home special, including the family that dwells there.

more like this: [families] [homes]

Hoot owl, master of disguise

Hoot owl, master of disguise

by Sean Taylor
Ages 4 - 8
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Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl. He is a master of disguise! In the blackness of night, he's preparing to swoop on his prey before it can realize his dastardly tricks. Look there--a tasty rabbit for him to eat! Hoot Owl readies his costume, disguising himself as . . . a carrot!

more like this: [funny] [owls] [more to explore] [disguises]

Hooray for Hoppy!

Hooray for Hoppy!

by Tim Hopgood
Ages 4 - 8
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When Hoppy the rabbit wakes up on the first day of spring, he discovers a world full of wonderful things. He uses all five senses to sniff the fresh air, listen to the birds sing, taste the fresh grass, watch the lambs in the meadow, and touch the warm ground. Illustrated in bright, bold collage, this story about seasonal change and sensory perception makes a warm and cozy readaloud.

more like this: [rabbits] [spring] [senses]

Superman Family Adventures :

Superman Family Adventures : volume 3 : super-pets!

by Art Baltazar & Franco
Ages 9 - 12
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Jimmy Olsen has his own theory about Supergirl, the sky is filled with Super-pets, and something is wrong with Jimmy's wristwatch.

more like this: [pets] [superheroes]

Snow White :

Snow White : the graphic novel

retold by Martin Powell
Ages 9 - 12
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A princess takes refuge from her wicked stepmother in the cottage of seven dwarfs, in a retelling of the classic tale in graphic novel format that also includes a history of the story, discussion questions, and suggestions for writing activities related to the text.

more like this: [graphic novels] [fairy tales] [folklore]

Wonder horse :

Wonder horse : the true story of the world's smartest horse

by Emily Arnold McCully
Ages 4 - 8
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A fictionalized account of Bill "Doc" Key, a former slave who became a veterinarian, trained his horse, Jim Key, to recognize letters and numbers and to perform in skits around the country, and moved the nation toward a belief in treating animals humanely. Includes an author's note.

more like this: [horses] [african americans]

Goodnight already!

Goodnight already!

by Jory John
Ages 4 - 8
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Bear has never been so tired but his next-door neighbor, a wide-awake duck, keeps disturbing his sleep.

more like this: [bedtime] [ducks] [bears] [neighbors]

Rise and fall

Rise and fall

by Eliot Schrefer
Ages 9 - 12
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Deep in the desert there sits a beautiful oasis, ruled by a monarch unlike any other in Erdas. His name is Cabaro, the Great Lion, and he reigns over a kingdom of animals, jealously guarding his golden talisman. No human has ever set foot on the Great Beast's territory. The journey to his oasis is impossible...or is it?

more like this: [fantasy] [good and evil] [shapeshifting] [spirit animals]

Ares :

Ares : bringer of war

by George O'Connor
Ages 9 - 12
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The myth continues in the tenth year of the fabled Trojan War where two infamous gods of war go to battle. The spotlight is thrown on Ares, god of war, and primarily focuses on his battle with the clever and powerful Athena. As the battle culminates and the gods try to one-up each other to win, the human death toll mounts. Who will win this epic clash of power? And how many will have to die first?

more like this: [graphic novels] [ares] [trojan wars] [legends myths and fables]

Captain Awesome and the Easter egg bandit

Captain Awesome and the Easter egg bandit

by Stan Kirby
Ages 4 - 8
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When their classmates' decorated Easter eggs go missing, Eugene and his friends turn into Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad and pursue a supervillain.

more like this: [easy readers] [schools] [superheroes] [easter eggs]

A poem in your pocket

A poem in your pocket

by Margaret McNamara and G Brian Karas
Ages 4 - 8
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Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor's confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin's guidance and reassurance.

more like this: [poetry] [schools] [authorship] [self-confidence]

Hungry for math :

Hungry for math : poems to munch on

by Kari-Lynn Winters
Ages 4 - 8
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Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt-Fleming team up again for another poetry collection for young readers with the emphasis on math concepts including measuring time, patterns, counting, symmetry, numbers, shapes, estimating and more!

more like this: [poetry] [mathematics]

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] [wizards] [short stories]

Chitty chitty bang bang :

Chitty chitty bang bang : the magical car

by Ian Fleming
Ages 9 - 12
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Two children persuade their inventor father to purchase and restore an old car which turns out to have magical powers.

more like this: [magic] [cars] [adventures] [things that go]

Imagination according to Humphrey

Imagination according to Humphrey

by Betty G Birney
Ages 9 - 12
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During a creative writing unit at Longfellow School, the students in Mrs. Brisbane's class practice using their imagination with their very own writing journals--and Humphrey finds out that writing from his imagination is harder than it looks.

more like this: [hamsters] [schools] [creative writing]

Something about a bear

Something about a bear

by Jackie Morris
Ages 4 - 8
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Follows the activities of eight wild bears as they find their food and take care of their young.

more like this: [animals] [bears] [cool covers]

Pop of the bumpy mummy

Pop of the bumpy mummy

by Troy Cummings
Ages 4 - 8
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Alexander's class is going on a sleepover at the Stermont Museum, but something is stealing bright, shiny objects from all over town, including the museum's treasured Ruby Scorpion, and on the night of the visit the young monster hunters finally confront the town's newest monster--a warrior covered entirely by bubble-wrap.

more like this: [museums] [monsters] [schools] [horror]

Betty Bunny loves Easter

Betty Bunny loves Easter

by written by Michael B Kaplan
Ages 4 - 8
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Betty Bunny wants to be the Easter Bunny when she grows up, but is having a difficult time finding eggs during the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.

more like this: [rabbits] [easter] [easter eggs]

Back in time :

Back in time : the second journey through time

by Geronimo Stilton
Ages 9 - 12
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Geronimo Stilton travels back in time to ancient Rome, the great Mayan Empire and the palace of Versailles during the age of the Sun King, where he experiences wild historical adventures.

more like this: [funny] [mice] [adventures] [geronimo stilton] [travels]

You are my heart

You are my heart

by Marianne Richmond
Ages 4 - 8
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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the hopes and dreams of a parent which begin even before a child is born, and are demonstrated through shared giggles, wonderment, grumpiness, and, especially, love.

more like this: [growing up] [rhymes] [parent] [child]

Yoda :

Yoda : the story of a cat and his kittens

by Beth Stern with K A Alistir
Ages 4 - 8
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Sometimes ... miracles have bright blue eyes, a long fluffy tail, soft white fur, and are named... Yoda.

more like this: [animals] [cats] [kittens]

Puppy's big day

Puppy's big day

by Nick Bruel
Ages 9 - 12
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Uncle Murray takes Puppy on a walk on a day that Bad Kitty is being unusually difficult, but has several unpleasant encounters with a police officer and one mean dog along the way. Text is interspersed with information about dog behavior, pet care, and more.

more like this: [dogs] [cats] [bad kitty] [popular characters]

Mr. Ferris and his wheel

Mr. Ferris and his wheel

by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Ages 4 - 8
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Examines how the engineer George Ferris invented and constructed the amusement park ride that bears his name for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

more like this: [biographies] [inventors] [things that go] [ferris wheels]


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