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Minions :

Minions : seek and find

by Trey King
Ages 4 - 8
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Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever female super-villain.

Yellow copter

Yellow copter

by Kersten Hamilton
Ages 4 - 8
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"A teacher is stuck on a Ferris wheel! Who can save her? WHUP WHUP WHUP...it's Yellow Copter!"

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

Woodpecker wham!

Woodpecker wham!

by April Pulley Sayre
Ages 4 - 8
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"Enter woodpecker world and get a bird's eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature's home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woopeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages--perhaps some that live near you!"

more like this: [woodpeckers]

Bear and Duck

Bear and Duck

by written and illustrated by Katy Hudson
Ages 4 - 8
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"Bear doesn't want to be a bear anymore so he tries out what it's like to be a duck. With a few lessons from Duck, Bear realizes he makes a much better bear after all"

more like this: [ducks] [bears]

From the Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess

From the Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess

by Meg Cabot
Ages 9 - 12
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Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve-year-old: average height, average weight, average brown hair of average length, average brown skin and average hazel eyes. The only things about her that aren't average are her name (too long and princess themed), her ability to draw animals (useful for her future career as a wildlife illustrator), and the fact that she is a half-orphan who has never met her father and is forced to live with her aunt and uncle (who treat her almost like their own kids, so she doesn't want to complain). Then one completely average day, everything goes wrong...

more like this: [diaries] [princesses] [families] [school]

What this story needs is a pig in a wig

What this story needs is a pig in a wig

by Emma J Virjan
Ages 4 - 8
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What this story needs is a pig in a wig, on a boat in a moat with a frog, a dog, and a goat on a log. . . . As a panda in a blouse, a skunk on a trunk, and more hop on board, it becomes clear that what this story really needs is a bigger boat! Join Pig on an exciting boat ride as she discovers that life is more fun with friends in this fantastic funny read-aloud with cumulative text from author-illustrator Emma J. Virján.

more like this: [animals] [funny] [boats] [stories in rhyme] [more to explore]

Rory the dinosaur :

Rory the dinosaur : me and my dad

by Liz Climo
Ages 4 - 8
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Rory lives with his father on an island and one day, when his father needs some quiet time, Rory decides to go on an adventure by himself for the first time, unaware that his father is following behind to help.

more like this: [dinosaurs] [adventures] [islands] [fathers and sons]

Thor's Serpents

Thor's Serpents

by K L Armstrong
Ages 9 - 12
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Thirteen-year-olds Matt, Laurie, and Fen have beaten near-impossible odds to assemble their fellow descendants of the Norse Gods and complete epic quests. Their biggest challenge lies ahead: battling the fierce monsters working to bring about the apocalypse. But when they learn that Matt must fight the Midgard Serpent alone and Fen and Laurie are pulled in other directions, the friends realize they can't take every step of this journey together. Matt, Laurie, and Fen will each have to fight their own battles to survive, to be true to themselves, and to one another - with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

more like this: [mythology] [monsters] [adventures] [paranormal]

Troto and the trucks

Troto and the trucks

by Uri Shulevitz
Ages 4 - 8
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Troto is a happy little car who likes to go places until he drives all the way to Cactusville and meets some big trucks that tease him for being so small.

more like this: [trucks] [things that go] [automobiles] [teasing] [automobile racing]

5-minute Berenstain Bears Stories

5-minute Berenstain Bears Stories

by Jan, Stan & Mike Berenstain
Ages 4 - 8
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The Berenstain Bears are a busy family. Whether they're headed to the town pet show or to a dinosaur dig at the museum, there is always a fun new way for Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey to learn and grow in Bear Country! Each of these twelve classic Berenstain Bears tales is the perfect length to fill five minutes of storytelling and features the full-color illustrations that children love.

more like this: [bears] [berenstain bears] [popular characters]

Batman '66.

Batman '66

by written by Jeff Parker
Ages 9 - 12
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Put on your go-go boots and get ready to "Batusi" back to the Swingin' 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them.

more like this: [superheroes] [batman] [robin] [vigilantes] [supervillains] [nineteen sixties]

Glamourpuss

Glamourpuss

by Sarah Weeks
Ages 4 - 8
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Glamourpuss loves being the center of attention. So when an unwelcome guest (a dog, no less!) steals the spotlight with some tasteless bow-wowing and undignified tail-wagging, Glamourpuss worries that she's going to fall out of fashion. Is there room for only one superstar in this mansion? When Glamourpuss makes her most majestic move to find out, the result is pure purrfection.

more like this: [dogs] [cats] [behavior] [jealousy]

The Avengers

The Avengers

adapted by Alex Irvine
Ages 9 - 12
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"Gathered together by S.H.I.E.L.D, Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye must protect the world from ultimate destruction"

more like this: [science fiction] [superheroes] [good and evil] [avengers]

Batman Li'l Gotham

Batman Li'l Gotham : April showers and Cinco de Mayo

by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Ages 9 - 12
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It is April and Mr. Freeze is being released from Arkham Asylum, and it is up to Batman to make sure he has really mended his ways--then on Cinco de Mayo, Robin leads his friends into battle in Gotham's seedy underworld.

more like this: [superheroes] [cinco de mayo] [batman]

Super Fly :

Super Fly : the world's smallest superhero!

by Todd H Doodler
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When fourth-grader Eugene, a small and nerdy, mild-mannered housefly, becomes the world's smallest superhero, he takes on Crazy Cockroach and his army of insect baddies.

more like this: [bullying] [superheroes] [flies] [insects]

A forest divided

A forest divided

by Erin Hunter
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As a cold, harsh winter approaches, the cats from the mountains prepare to divide into several camps, requiring each cat to decide where his or her allegiances lie.

more like this: [cats] [fantasy] [warriors dawn of the clans]

Graceful

Graceful

by Wendy Mass
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Angelina D'Angelo has left town to see the world. It's now Grace's turn to use her magic to protect the people of Willow Falls, and she is up to the challenge. This is her destiny, after all. But destiny is a funny thing-it doesn't always behave the way you'd expect it to.

more like this: [magic]

Murder Is Bad Manners :

Murder Is Bad Manners : a Wells and Wong Mystery

by Robin Stevens
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Two friends form a detective agency-and must solve their first murder case-in this start to a middle grade mystery series at a 1930s boarding school.

more like this: [mysteries] [secrets] [detectives] [spies] [teenagers]

Horrible Harry and the wedding spies

Horrible Harry and the wedding spies

by Suzy Kline
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"When Harry and his pals in Room 3B aren't invited to their teacher's wedding, they invite themselves, and wind up saving the day"

more like this: [weddings] [teachers] [behavior] [schools]

Atlantis in peril

Atlantis in peril

by TA Barron
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Promi and Atlanta continue the fight against the evil spirits and their mortal counterparts on the island of Atlantis.

more like this: [fantasy]

The Worst Class Trip Ever

The Worst Class Trip Ever

by Dave Barry
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Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them-but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital.

more like this: [field trips] [teachers] [friendship] [schools] [students]

Don't Throw It to Mo!

Don't Throw It to Mo!

by David Adler
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Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins, his football team. His classmates don’t mind, but the kids on their rival team tease him for being a "butterfingers" who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins!

more like this: [football]

The 39-Story Treehouse

The 39-Story Treehouse

by Andy Griffiths
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Andy and Terry are once again inviting readers to come hang out with them in their astonishing 39-story treehouse (it used to be 13 stories, then 26 stories, but they keep expanding). And this year they will have even more time to jump on the world's highest trampoline, toast marshmallows in an active volcano, swim in the chocolate waterfall, pet baby dinosaurs, and go head-to-trunk with the Trunkinator, since Terry has created the greatest invention that he--or anyone else--has ever invented. . .

more like this: [adventures] [imagination] [treehouses]

Stick and Stone

Stick and Stone

by Beth Ferry
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Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.

more like this: [friends] [stories in rhyme] [friendships] [stones]

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

by Jackson Pearce; Maggie Stiefvater
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Pip is spending the summer with her Aunt Emma at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures. At first, it's all fun, games, and chatting with Hobgrackles, but when Fuzzles appear and start bursting into flame at the worst possible places, Pip and her new friend Tomas must take action. Because if the mystery of the Fuzzles isn't solved soon, both magical and unmagical creatures are going to be in a lot of trouble.

more like this: [magic] [unicorns] [summer school]

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls No. 1

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls No. 1

by Holly Grant
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Anastasia is a completely average almost-eleven-year-old. That is, UNTIL her parents die in a tragic vacuum-cleaner accident. UNTIL she's rescued by two long-lost great-aunties. And UNTIL she's taken to their delightful and, er, "authentic" Victorian home, St. Agony's Asylum for the Criminally Insane. But something strange is going on at the asylum. Anastasia soon begins to suspect that her aunties are not who they say they are. So when she meets Ollie and Quentin, two mysterious brothers, the three join together to plot their great escape!

more like this: [brothers] [secrets] [colorado authors] [families] [aunts] [tragedies]

The Rat with the Human Face

The Rat with the Human Face

by found by Tom Angleberger
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While searching for the Rat with the Human Face, friendships fray as club members Dave and Lyle compete for Marilla.

more like this: [rats] [friendships] [humorous stories] [adventurers] [clubs]

Stolen Magic

Stolen Magic

by Gail Carson Levine
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Elodie has barely set foot on land before she learns that the Replica, a statue that keeps her island's deadly volcano from erupting, has been stolen! If the Replica isn't found in three days, a mountain will be destroyed. And when Elodie ends up alone with a cast of characters each of whom may be guilty, she has to use her wits to try to unravel a tangled web of lies.

more like this: [mysteries] [volcanoes]

Gone Crazy in Alabama

Gone Crazy in Alabama

by Rita Williams-Garcia
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The story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it's like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles's half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that's been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible.

more like this: [sisters] [grandmothers] [families] [african americans] [relationships]

Dear Hank Williams

Dear Hank Williams

by Kimberly Willis Holt
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In Rippling Creek, Louisiana, in 1948, eleven-year-old Tate writes letters to her favorite country singer, sharing her dreams of becoming a singer and revealing that her mother is in prison.

more like this: [families] [letters]

Bad Babysitter

Bad Babysitter

by Jennifer L Holm
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Wanted: Expert babysitter. Babymouse will finally have enough money to buy cool stuff! All she has to do is take care of a few kids. No problem! Who's more responsible than Babymouse? She's practically Mary Poppins! (Okay, maybe that's going a little too far.) Will Babymouse be the ultimate sitter? Or will triplets mean triple trouble?

more like this: [mice] [graphic novels] [babysitting] [babymouse]

How to Draw a Dragon

How to Draw a Dragon

by Douglas Florian
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Pull out your pencils! Everyone's an artist in this lively and inspiring picture book full of wit, whimsy, and wacky imagination...and dragons, of course! Dragons of all shapes and sizes are on display in this high-flying how-to picture book from celebrated author-illustrator Douglas Florian. Get ready to meet dragons who love singing, cycling, playing musical instruments, and more-and learn to draw each one along the way. Then at the end there's a big surprise: a dragon-drawing art show for all!

more like this: [dragons] [imagination] [shapes and sizes] [arts]

Yard Sale

Yard Sale

by Eve Bunting
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When a family has to leave their house and move to a small apartment, it's hard to let go of things--but having one another is what counts. Almost everything Callie's family owns is spread out in their front yard--their furniture, their potted flowers, even Callie's bike. They can't stay in this house, so they're moving to an apartment in the city. The new place is "small but nice," Mom says, and most of their things won't fit, so today they are having a yard sale. But it's kind of hard to watch people buy your stuff, even if you understand why it has to happen.

more like this: [families] [flowers] [city life]

The Grasshopper & the Ants

The Grasshopper & the Ants

by Jerry Pinkney
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A playful grasshopper wonders why the busy ants around him won't join in his merrymaking as the seasons pass by.

more like this: [ants] [fables] [grasshoppers]

Hero

Hero

by Sarah Lean
Ages 9 - 12
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An accident at school brings quiet, imaginative Leo to the attention of the popular crowd, but their expectations have him misbehaving and cause him to lose his best friend George, so when a neighbor's dog is trapped by a meteor strike Leo becomes a real hero in hopes of setting things right.

more like this: [friends] [dogs] [heroes] [children]

Eva's treetop festival

Eva's treetop festival

by Rebecca Elliott
Ages 4 - 8
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Having a Bloomtastic Festival at school to celebrate spring is a great idea--but Eva Wingdale, a young owl, discovers that it is also a lot of work, and there is nothing wrong with asking her friends for help.

more like this: [diaries] [owls] [schools] [festivals]

Show me happy

Show me happy

by Kathryn Madeline Allen
Ages 0 - 8
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Explores simple actions and concepts that children learn as they start to socialize and communicate.

more like this: [communication] [growing up] [rhymes] [emotions] [social skills]

Captain America

Captain America : the first avenger

by adapted by Alex Irvine
Ages 9 - 12
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Read the complete adventures that turned Steve Rogers into the hero Captain America.

more like this: [science fiction] [heroes] [good and evil]

Pieces and Players

Pieces and Players

by Blue Balliett
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THE PIECES Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Degas has disappeared. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be . . . or who might have stolen them. THE PLAYERS Calder, Petra, and Tommy are no strangers to heists and puzzles. Now they've been matched with two new sleuths -- Zoomy, a very thin boy with very thick glasses, and Early, a girl who treasures words . . . and has a word or two to say about the missing treasure. With Pieces and Players , you have all the ingredients for a fantastic mystery from the amazing Blue Balliett.

more like this: [mysteries]

Little Red's riding 'hood

Little Red's riding 'hood

by Peter Stein
Ages 4 - 8
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In this version of the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale, Little Red, a brave moped scooter, sets out to bring spare parts to Granny Putt Putt, but ends up having to rescue her from Tank, the biggest, loudest, and meanest machine in the neighborhood.

more like this: [courage] [mopeds] [tanks] [rescues]

Derek Jeter's ultimate baseball guide 2015

Derek Jeter's ultimate baseball guide 2015

by Larry Dobrow
Ages 9 - 12
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The ultimate, fact-filled collector's guide from legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter!

more like this: [baseball] [great nonfiction] [teams] [guides]

Monty's magnificent mane

Monty's magnificent mane

by Gemma O'Neill
Ages 4 - 8
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Becoming disgruntled when his meerkat friends muss his beautiful golden mane, Monty the lion stomps off to the waterhole and is flattered by a big green crocodile who may be looking for a tasty supper.

more like this: [friends] [lions] [crocodiles] [meerkats]

Beetle busters :

Beetle busters : a rogue insect and the people who track it

by Loree Griffin Burns
Ages 9 - 12
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This book about the tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle reveals how the help of everyday people, their neighborhoods, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors are working to eradicate this invasive pest.

more like this: [great nonfiction] [beetles]

Children's book of magic

Children's book of magic

by Anne Hildyard
Ages 9 - 12
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Traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn twenty tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation, and prediction.

more like this: [magic] [tricks]

The thing about spring

The thing about spring

by Daniel Kirk
Ages 4 - 8
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As his friends Bird, Mouse, and Bear celebrate the arrival of spring, Rabbit finds more and more things to dislike about the change of seasons until, at last, he admits that spring can be full of pleasant surprises.

more like this: [animals] [spring] [seasons]

Engineer Ari and the Passover rush

Engineer Ari and the Passover rush

by Deborah Bodin Cohen
Ages 4 - 8
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In 1893, Engineer Ari is in a rush to get his train to Jerusalem and back before Passover, and he still needs many things for his Seder plate. Luckily he has many friends to help.

more like this: [trains] [passover] [seders]

Smek for president!

Smek for president!

by Adam Rex
Ages 9 - 12
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Gratuity Tucci and her alien friend, J.Lo, journey to New Boovworld, one of Saturn's moons, to clear J.Lo's name after a string of misunderstandings.

more like this: [adventures] [extraterrestrial beings] [alien encounters]

Just Itzy

Just Itzy

by Lana Krumwiede
Ages 4 - 8
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Tired of being called "Itzy Bitzy," Itzy tries to catch his own lunch on the first day of spindergarten to prove he is a big spider, but a girl sitting on a tuffet, a dangerous waterspout, and other nursery rhyme characters get in his way.

more like this: [spiders] [nursery rhymes] [rhymes songs and tales]

Henry finds his word

Henry finds his word

by Lindsay Ward
Ages 4 - 8
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Baby Henry is ready to talk, but first he must search for the perfect first word.

more like this: [babies] [growing up] [infants] [speech]

Sniffer dogs :

Sniffer dogs : how dogs (and their noses) save the world

by Nancy F Castaldo
Ages 9 - 12
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Anyone who has ever spent time with a dog knows that dogs love sniffing! They sniff out hidden food, dirty socks, and the visitor who comes to the door. But some dogs work with police officers, soldiers and even scientists to put their "sniffers" to work.

more like this: [dogs] [smell]

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: [easy readers] [fancy nancy] [popular characters] [entertainers]

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]


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