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Max and Ruby's Preschool Pranks

Max and Ruby's Preschool Pranks

by Rosemary Wells
Ages 4 - 8
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Ruby and Louise are playing school! They've made rule books and work books for the classroom where their pupils are waiting, ready to learn. All except Max and Lily! Max wants to wear his gorilla suit. Lily wants to try out her new volcano kit. Readers will lift the flaps and laugh out loud at Max and Lily's antics as they turn the classroom upside down.

more like this: [preschool] [rabbits]

A new class

A new class

by Jarrett J Krosoczka
Ages 9 - 12
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Excitedly embarking on his course of training at the Jedi Academy in spite of his older sister's jealousy, Victor Starspeeder struggles with Master Yoda's assignments, which include a requirement to join the drama club to channel his high energy.

more like this: [graphic novels] [science fiction] [middle schools]

Robots rule the school

Robots rule the school

by Ada Hopper
Ages 4 - 8
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Mrs. Bell challenges her science students to invent their own robots but when they start malfunctioning it becomes up to the DATA Set to deprogram the machines before an army of robots take over the school.

more like this: [robots] [schools] [clubs] [inventions]

Science experiments you can eat

Science experiments you can eat

by Vicki Cobb
Ages 9 - 12
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Experiments with food demonstrate various scientific principles and produce an eatable result. Includes rock candy, grape jelly, cupcakes, and popcorn.

more like this: [science experiments] [food] [cooking]

The not so quiet library

The not so quiet library

by Zachariah OHora
Ages 4 - 8
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Oskar and and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library...and thinks it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!

more like this: [libraries] [monsters] [bears] [books] [reading]

Dragons and mythical creatures

Dragons and mythical creatures

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
Ages 4 - 8
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A nonfiction companion to Magic tree house #55: Night of the Ninth Dragon.

more like this: [dragons] [mythical creatures]

Night of the Ninth Dragon

Night of the Ninth Dragon

by Mary Pope Osborne
Ages 4 - 8
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Magic Tree House is the #1 bestselling chapter book series! In their NEW adventure, Jack and Annie return to Camelot! In this thrilling adventure steeped in history, Mary Pope Osborne introduces readers to classic Welsh legends and continues her own story of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

more like this: [dragons] [magic tree house]

Beginner's United States atlas.

Beginner's United States atlas.

National Geographic
Ages 4 - 8
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Maps, photographs, illustrations, and text present information about the regions and states of the United States.

more like this: [atlases] [maps] [united states]

Lost and found

Lost and found

by Bruce Hale
Ages 4 - 8
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While on a field trip to the farmers' market, Clark becomes separated from his classmates and must use his rhyming skills to help him remember his teacher's instructions.

more like this: [lost children] [field trips] [sharks]

Dark island trilogy.

Dark island trilogy. Part 1.

by Greg Farshtey
Ages 9 - 12
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Master Wu and the Ninjago journey to Dark Island, where an imbalance between good and evil is growing, and the ninja will have to use their mastery over the elements to stop the end of the world.

more like this: [graphic novels] [ninjas] [science fiction]

Sing with me!

Sing with me!

by Naoko Stoop
Ages 4 - 8
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Thirteen favorite nursery songs are brought to life.

more like this: [songs] [nursery rhymes] [poetry]

Towers falling

Towers falling

by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Ages 9 - 12
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When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too.

more like this: [september 11 2001] [terrorist attacks] [friendship]

ABCs on wheels

ABCs on wheels

by Ramon Olivera
Ages 4 - 8
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In this book, kids will learn their ABCs in the fast lane. From A is for axl to Z is for zoom, young children will be introduced to taxis, hot rods, moon rovers, stagecoaches, racecars, ice cream trucks, and more in a celebration of where the wheels meet the road.

more like this: [alphabet] [vehicles]

Adventure time.

Adventure time.

by Pendleton Ward
Ages 9 - 12
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Finn and Jake stumble upon a secret war when they accidentally take out Candy Bar, Peppermint Butler's agent, and investigate the King of Ooo and the odd bears he has been spending time with.

more like this: [fantasy] [graphic novels] [secrets]

Flat Stanley and the lost treasure

Flat Stanley and the lost treasure

by Jeff Brown
Ages 4 - 8
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While on an underwater adventure seeking sunken treasure, Flat Stanley finds a dolphin trapped in a net.

more like this: [adventures] [lost and found]

Serafina and the Twisted Staff

Serafina and the Twisted Staff

by Robert Beatty
Ages 9 - 12
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In 1899, when an evil threatens all the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains, twelve-year-old Serafina, rat catcher for the Biltmore estate and the daughter of a shapeshifting mountain lion, must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that awaits her.

more like this: [good and evil] [shapeshifting] [supernatural]

Princeless 5

Princeless 5 : Make Yourself

by Jeremy Whitley
Ages 9 - 12
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Fresh off their time fighting vampires, zombies, and giant creatures in the swamp – Princess Adrienne, Bedelia the Blacksmith, and Sparky the Dragon are in for their biggest adventure yet! Join our team of fearless ladies as they set off into the mountains to save twin princesses Andrea and Antonia. They’ll meet a team of dragon slaying dwarf women, a farm full of trained monsters, and perhaps some of their most dangerous foes yet!

more like this: [graphic novels]

An author's odyssey

An author's odyssey

by Chris Colfer
Ages 9 - 12
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In order to end the Masked Man's literary army, the twins and their friends must enter Conner's short stories, where they find allies in unexpected places.

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

Amazing dogs

Amazing dogs

by Laura Buller
Ages 4 - 8
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From being our friends to rescuing trapped people, dogs can do it all. Discover all the incredible things dogs can do in "Amazing Dogs."

more like this: [dogs]

Supergirl at Super Hero High

Supergirl at Super Hero High

by Lisa Yee
Ages 9 - 12
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Supergirl is the new girl in school--and she just also happens to be the most powerful teenager in the galaxy! After losing her home planet of Krypton and everyone she knows, Supergirl has made a new home on Earth, but she's isn't so sure that Super Hero High School is the right place for her. Wonder Woman, other new friends, and a kindly librarian make her feel welcome, but breached inter-dimensional portals, invading alien armies, and bad dreams shake her confidence. It's not easy being a super hero and a high school student all at once!

more like this: [high schools] [women superheroes]

Lion lessons

Lion lessons

by Jon Agee
Ages 4 - 8
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Learning to be a lion takes some serious lessons, but luckily, this kid has a teacher who is a real pro.

more like this: [lions]

Peril at the top of the world

Peril at the top of the world

by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Ages 9 - 12
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When a set of priceless paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt go missing in Russia, the Kidd siblings head to St. Petersburg and the wild Arctic tundra to find the bad guys and locate the treasure.

more like this: [twins] [brothers and sisters] [art thefts]

The mixed-up truck

The mixed-up truck

by Stephen Savage
Ages 4 - 8
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A little cement mixer learns that making mistakes isn't always a bad thing in this vehicle book.

more like this: [trucks]

Compass south

Compass south

by Hope Larson
Ages 9 - 12
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After escaping the Black Hook Gang in 1860 New York City, twelve-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra flee to New Orleans, become separated, and try to find each other in San Francisco, while being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure.

more like this: [graphic novels] [brothers and sisters] [twins] [adventures] [buried treasures]

The ultimate guide to music

The ultimate guide to music

by Joe Fullman
Ages 9 - 12
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Presents an introduction to music, discussing how it's made, different styles and instruments, and notable composers.

more like this: [music] [orchestra]

Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure

Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure

by Jeff Brown
Ages 4 - 8
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Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, find sunken treasure in an old shipwreck. But Stanley has to get rid of his gold bar in order to squeeze through the net and rescue the dolphin. Will they ever find the treasure again?

more like this: [treasures] [brothers] [adventures]

Prissy and Pop

Prissy and Pop : Big Day Out

by Melissa Nicholson
Ages 4 - 8
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All Pop wants to do is go to the beach. But Prissy has other plans. After a trip to the garden, a stop at the market, and a zip through the playground, will silly Pop ever get his wish?

more like this: [pigs]

School's first day of school

School's first day of school

by Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Ages 4 - 8
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It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.

more like this: [schools] [buildings]

Darkstalker

Darkstalker

by Tui T Sutherland
Ages 9 - 12
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Long before the SandWing and the Dragonet Prophecy, Darkstalker, half NightWing and half IceWing, is hatched under the three moons--born into a divided heritage, he is destined to become the most powerful and dangerous dragon Pyrhhia will ever know, and it will take the combined efforts of a SeaWing named Fatham and a NightWing seer named Clearsight to come up with a way to save all the kingdoms from his anger.

more like this: [dragons] [prophecies] [adventures] [fantasy]

Pete the cat :

Pete the cat : Sir Pete the Brave

by James Dean
Ages 4 - 8
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When a dragon kidnaps Lady Callie, Sir Pete the Brave must come to her rescue.

more like this: [cats] [knights] [dragons]

Dumbness is a dish best served cold

Dumbness is a dish best served cold

by Jamie Kelly
Ages 9 - 12
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Jamie and her friends Angeline and Isabella are studying "personal finance" in school, so they decide to put their heads together and come up with a way to earn serious money by creating some kind of food--the only trouble is none of them know anything about cooking.

more like this: [cooking] [friendship]

Lincoln and Kennedy

Lincoln and Kennedy : a pair to compare

by Gene Barretta
Ages 4 - 8
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An insightful picture book biography comparing two of our nation's most popular presidents.President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin. President John F. Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury.

more like this: [presidents]

Sports

Sports

by Dan Gutman
Ages 9 - 12
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Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School! Did you know that the only sport that's been played on the moon is golf? Did you know that an NFL quarterback once threw a touchdown pass to himself?! Learn more weird-but-true sports facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman's bestselling My Weird School series.

more like this: [sports]

Forget-Me-Not Lake

Forget-Me-Not Lake

by Poppy Green
Ages 4 - 8
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Sophie Mouse wants to prove how wonderful mice are for a school project she is doing with her brother, Winston, but starts to have doubts when, even with Hattie and Owen's help, she is unable to learn to swim.

more like this: [mice] [swimming] [frogs] [snakes]

Ms. Bixby's Last Day

Ms. Bixby's Last Day

by John David Anderson
Ages 4 - 8
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Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile.

more like this: [schools] [teachers]

Rappy goes to school

Rappy goes to school

by Dan Gutman
Ages 4 - 8
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On the first day of school, Rappy the Raptor uses his raps and rhymes to deal with a bully and make a new friend.

more like this: [stories in rhyme] [dinosaurs] [schools] [rap music]

School of the dead

School of the dead

by Avi
Ages 9 - 12
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Starting at the Penda School after his uncle's death, Tony Gilbert starts seeing his uncle's ghost everywhere.

more like this: [ghosts] [family life] [schools] [mysteries] [detectives]

Brave like my brother

Brave like my brother

by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Ages 9 - 12
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When Charlie's older brother Joe is called up in 1942, Charlie learns about the tedium and dangers of war through Joe's letters--and his brother's bravery in dealing with a spy as D-Day approaches, finally gives Charlie the strength to stand up to the local bully.

more like this: [brothers] [world war ii] [bullying] [courage]

Nine, ten

Nine, ten

by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Ages 9 - 12
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Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001.

more like this: [terrorist attacks] [september 11 2001]

A whale in the bathtub

A whale in the bathtub

by Kylie Westaway
Ages 4 - 8
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Bruno, who is known for his imaginative tales, is unable to convince his family that he is really trying to take his bath, but the whale in the tub refuses to leave.

more like this: [whales] [baths] [family life]

Buster the Very Shy Dog and the Great Bone Game

Buster the Very Shy Dog and the Great Bone Game

by Lisze Bechtold
Ages 4 - 8
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When Buster comes to live at Roger's house as a shy puppy, he has a lot to learn. Thank goodness Phoebe, an older and wiser dog, is there to teach him a few tricks. Top dog Phoebe has a plan to teach Buster how to collect and train bones to stay. Why then are Buster's bones mysteriously disappearing? Buster may be young and somewhat gullible, but he's also good-hearted, generous, and smart enough to figure out the mystery on his own. He also learns a lesson on making and keeping friends.

more like this: [dogs]

The best worst thing

The best worst thing

by Kathleen Lane
Ages 9 - 12
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Maggie sees injustice and danger everywhere, and she does not like it one bit, so she devises intricate ways of controlling her own world, and a larger, more dangerous plan for protecting everyone else.

more like this: [safety]

Frank and Lucky get schooled

Frank and Lucky get schooled

by Lynne Rae Perkins
Ages 4 - 8
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A boy and his dog learn about each other, go to school to learn more, then explore the world around them as they study science, geography, and even foreign languages together.

more like this: [dogs] [humorous stories] [learning]

The moon's almost here

The moon's almost here

by Patricia MacLachlan
Ages 4 - 8
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he moon's almost here. Robin sings in her nest. Babies fly back to her, ready to rest. The moon's almost here. There's no time to play. Mama sheep hurries; Sun's going away. Nighttime is approaching as each animal readies itself for bed.

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

Pete the Cat Storybook Collection

Pete the Cat Storybook Collection : 7 Groovy Stories!

by James Dean
Ages 4 - 8
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New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a cool collection of seven of the grooviest Pete the Cat stories out there--Play Ball!, Construction Destruction, Pete's Big Lunch, Cavecat Pete, Pete at the Beach, Robo-Pete, and Too Cool for School. The Pete the Cat Storybook Collection comes in a vibrant and durable paper-over-board format that's perfect for young fans of the most awesome cat around--Pete.

more like this: [cats]

The seventh wish

The seventh wish

by Kate Messner
Ages 9 - 12
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Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing...in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom.

more like this: [families] [magic] [schools] [wishes]

Nancy Clancy seeks a fortune

Nancy Clancy seeks a fortune

by Jane O'Connor
Ages 9 - 12
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Nancy Clancy and her friend Bree try to start a business to get rich, but when things don't go as planned, Nancy learns a valuable lesson.

more like this: [entrepreneurship] [moneymaking projects]

Curious George discovers plants

Curious George discovers plants

by Monica Perez
Ages 4 - 8
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When George wants to help his friend Chef Pisghetti at his restaurant, he learns all about plants.

more like this: [plants] [gardening] [curious george]

Grayling's song

Grayling's song

by Karen Cushman
Ages 9 - 12
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In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell.

more like this: [magic] [healers] [adventures] [middle ages]

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1 : Locker Hero

by Rachel Renee Russell
Ages 9 - 12
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Introducing Max Crumbly! Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he's ever been: South Ridge Middle School. There's a lot that's great about his new school, but there's also one big problem--Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in his favorite comics. Unfortunately, Max's uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won't exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn't mean Max won't do his best to be the hero his school needs!

more like this: [schools]

Ninja! attack of the clan

Ninja! attack of the clan

by Arree Chung
Ages 9 - 12
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Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja who wants somebody to play with, but it seems Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy.

more like this: [ninjas] [play] [family]

Dead of night

Dead of night

by Erin Hunter
Ages 9 - 12
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Determined to find out the truth about Whisper's death, Wild Pack leader Storm searches for a traitor in the pack.

more like this: [dogs] [survival] [fantasy]

Oh no, bath time!

Oh no, bath time!

by Sam Garton
Ages 4 - 8
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After playing in the garden, muddy Otter and Teddy try to avoid bath time until they see fun bubbles and a duck in the tub.

more like this: [otters] [teddy bears] [baths] [cleanliness] [friendship]

Too big to hide

Too big to hide

by Stacy McAnulty
Ages 4 - 8
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Nine-year-old Frank, his cousin Sam, and cat Saurus's efforts to keep Peanut the newly-hatched dinosaur's existence a secret become more complicated when their grandmother finds a new fossil that looks like Peanut's horn, but a thousand times bigger, anda crew comes to make a movie about it.

more like this: [dinosaurs] [animals] [fossils] [paleontology]

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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