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ARCHER
by Lynn, Jenna, author.
J LYN
"Lil Jo is a skilled archer. Either she or her arrows seem to appear when there is trouble in Metropolis. Recently, she has broken into the Hoods' warehouse and trapped them there. She says she wants to help Robyn learn some new skills. But Robyn isn't so sure. If you see this archer, please report to Robyn and the Hoods." --from back cover.
BROKEN STRINGS
by Walters, Eric, 1957- author.
J WAL
A violin and a middle-school musical unleash a dark family secret.
CARS : ENGINES THAT MOVE YOU
by Zettwoch, Dan, author.
J GN 629.222 ZET
A young reader's introduction to where cars came from and how they work.
CORAL REEFS : CITIES OF THE OCEAN
by Wicks, Maris, author, illustrator.
J GN 577.789 WIC
"This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance."--Amazon.com.
THE DARKDEEP
by Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, author.
J CON
Middle-schoolers Nico, Tyler, Ella, and Opal discover a hidden island in a forbidden cove that appears uninhabited, but something ancient has awakened knowing their wishes, dreams, and darkest secrets.
DEAR SWEET PEA
by Murphy, Julie, 1985- author.
J MUR
Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco wasn’t sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the “brilliant” idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind “Miss Flora Mae I?” Dividing her time between two homes is not easy. And it doesn’t help that at school, Sweet Pea is now sitting right next to her ex–best friend, Kiera, a daily reminder of the friendship that once was. Things might be unbearable if Sweet Pea didn’t have Oscar—her new best friend—and her fifteen-pound cat, Cheese. Then one day Flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. And Sweet Pea happens to recognize the handwriting on one of the envelopes. What she decides to do with that letter sets off a chain of events that will forever change the lives of Sweet Pea DiMarco, her family, and many of the readers of “Miss Flora Mae I?”.
DINOSAURS : FOSSILS AND FEATHERS
by Reed, M. K., author.
J GN 567.9 REE
Introduces dinosaurs, including how they may have lived and died millions of years ago, and explores the history of paleontology.
THE DRAGON THIEF
by Elliott, Zetta, author.
J ELL
Told in two voices, Jax and Kavita, Kavita's brother Vik, and new friend Kenny try to return the baby dragon to the realm of magic before anything else goes wrong.
GHOST AND BONE
by Prentice, Andrew (Andy) author.
J PRE
Twelve-year-old Oscar Grimstone is cursed with killing things at a touch, and can also transform into a ghost, but a journey to the city of ghosts may lead him to discover his true identity.
GHOULIA
by Cantini, Barbara, author, illustrator.
J CAN
A lonely, young zombie hopes to find a friend at the Halloween party.
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BOSSY
by Cala, Caroline, author.
J CAL
When other commitments threaten the success of the Best Babysitters Ever, Malia is frustrated until she comes up with a plan to hire new babysitter and take a cut of their wages.
GUEST : A CHANGELING TALE
by Hahn, Mary Downing, author.
J HAH
Young Mollie traverses eerie, perilous lands to retrieve her baby brother, Thomas, from the Kinde Folke, malicious sprites who snatched him and left a hideous changeling in his place.
HARLEY QUINN
by Simonson, Louise, author.
J SH BATMAN
Harley Quinn, the Joker's girlfriend and former psychiatrist, has a plan to get revenge on Batman and Robin by using Poison Ivy's semi-sentient and carnivorous plants--but nothing ever seems to go right for Harley.
THE LAST OLYMPIAN : THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
by Riordan, Rick, author.
J GN RIO
The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos in his advance on New York City, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster, Typhon.
LITTLE SHAQ
by O'Neal, Shaquille, author.
J ONE
Seven-year-old Shaquille O'Neal, a talented basketball and video game player, learns to share the spotlight with his cousin Barry when the youngsters work together to earn money by watering plants.
LITTLE SHAQ : STAR OF THE WEEK
by O'Neal, Shaquille, author.
J ONE
"Little Shaq has always wanted his own kitten, but his parents aren't sure he is responsible enough. When Little Shaq is chosen as his class's Star of the Week, he's sure it's his moment to prove that his parents can count on him. Will Little Shaq be able to show he's ready for his very own pet?"-- Provided by publisher.
LITTLE SHAQ TAKES A CHANCE
by O'Neal, Shaquille, author.
J ONE
"Little Shaq doesn't love trying new things, especially if he might not be very good at them. So when his class is assigned projects for the school's upcoming art show, he's not sure that his skills will transfer from the basketball court to the art studio. Can Little Shaq find the confidence to embrace his own style and create a piece for the show?"-- Provided by publisher.
MAC B  KID SPY  TOP-SECRET SMACKDOWN
by Barnett, Mac, author.
J BAR
There is a legend that if the ravens at the Tower of London ever leave then Britain will fall, so when somebody steals the birds, the Queen calls for Mac B. to find the thief and retrieve them--a mission that takes him to Iceland, where he encounters secret submarines, hungry polar bears, and his arch-nemesis from the KGB.
MIGHTY JACK AND ZITA THE SPACEGIRL
by Hatke, Ben, author.
J GN HAT
Teaming up with new friend Zita the spacegirl, Jack and Lilly confront an army of dangerous giants and screeds ready to lay siege to Earth and determined to end all human life.
THE MONA LISA KEY
by Shurtliff, Liesl, author.
J SHU
When Matt, Ruby, and Corey Hudson discover their subway train is actually a time-traveling eighteenth-century frigate captained by a mysterious pirate, they are thrown into a series of adventures that offer cryptic clues about their past and their future.
MONSTER CLUB : HUNTERS FOR HIRE
by Brown, Gavin, 1983- author.
J BRO
Seventh-graders Tommy, Spike, and Karim register with an online application to become monster hunters and find themselves caught up in a conspiracy and with more monsters than they expected.
THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS
by Bernard, Romily, author.
J BER
While her famous-scientist parents are away, sixth-grader Kick Winter lives with her grandmother, a psychic, in Bohring, home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one curse.
NAKED MOLE RAT SAVES THE WORLD
by Rivers, Karen, 1970- author.
J RIV
Told from two viewpoints, Kit has an odd, stress-induced reaction when she witnesses her best friend's public humiliation, and the secrets both girls keep may tear them apart.
THE OKAY WITCH
by Steinkellner, Emma, author, artist.
J GN STE
"Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she's about to discover that witches aren't just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder's Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth's family is at the center of it all! When Moth's new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself."-- Amazon.
PLAGUES : THE MICROSCOPIC BATTLEFIELD
by Koch, Falynn, 1985- author, illustrator.
J GN 614.5 KOC
In gloriously gross detail, you'll meet dangerous microscopic invaders like protozoa, fungi, viruses, and foreign bacteria - then see how our bodies work to fight back adn defend us against future infections. We get to know the critters behind history's worst diseases. We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections, diseases, and immunity, and also the incredible effect that technology and medical science have had on humanity's ability to contain and treat disease.
PREPOSITIONS
by Heinrichs, Ann, author.
J 428.2 HEI
Offers an introduction to prepositions, discussing usage and grammar rules.
REY
REY
by Houser, Jody.
J GN STA
On Jakku, Rey takes BB-8 home with her until someone can come for the droid, but that mission doesn't seem so easy when she has to rescue the droid from a nightwatcher worm and Teedo.
RIVALS
by Lynn, Jenna, author.
J LYN
"The Havocs are a rival gang from a neighboring city. They take from innocent people and plant evidence to turn people against one another at their robberies. They can be recognized by their neon Mohawks. If you see these teens, please report to Robyn and the Hoods." --from back cover.
ROBOTS AND DRONES : PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
by Scott, Mairghread, author.
J GN 629.892 SCO
Presents the history of robotics, from the world's earliest mechanized robots to modern machines used in the home, in the military, and in space exploration.
SAUERKRAUT
by Jones, Kelly (Kelly Anne), 1976- author.
J JON
"HD Schenk is a maker--an inventor, someone who builds cool stuff. He's got a plan for the summer: he'll build his own computer and enter it in the county fair. Then everyone will know who he is and what he can do. To earn enough money for the parts he'll need, HD has promised to clear out his uncle's overflowing basement. No big deal, right? But there's more in that basement than HD bargained for. On his first trip down there, a voice only he can hear starts talking to. About ... sauerkraut?" --from dust cover.
SAVING FABLE
by Reintgen, Scott, author.
J REI
Indira Story grew up in Origin, yearning to be the hero of her own story, but after finally being chosen to attend Protagonist Preparatory, she learns that side characters can be heroes, too.
SISTERLAND
by Simukka, Salla, 1981- author.
J SIM
From a world where winter never seems to end, eleven-year-old Alice falls into a land of summer, meets her soul-sister Marissa, and works with her to overcome powerful Queen Lili.
SOLAR SYSTEM : OUR PLACE IN SPACE
by Mosco, Rosemary, author.
J GN 523.2 MOS
Get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors--Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we're learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter's red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System--and beyond!
STAR WARS  FORCES OF DESTINY  AHSOKA & PADME
by Revis, Beth, author.
J GN STA
Ahsoka and Padmé prepare for a controversial dinner party, but when they notice someone has set the table incorrectly, they discover a disguised assassin.
STAR WARS : FORCES OF DESTINY  HERA
by Grayson, Devin K., author.
J GN STA
When Hera and Chopper arrive at the Fekunda Outpost, they find the successful farming society overrun with Imperials. They help the citizens rebel and take back their farm.
STAR WARS : FORCES OF DESTINY  LEIA
by Charretier, Elsa, author, artist.
J GN STA
"Leia wishes she could get her tauntaun to behave, but the stubborn creature is the least of her worries when they are separated from Han and Hera during a mission and come face-to-face with a wampa."--Amazon.
STAR WARS, FORCES OF DESTINY  ROSE & PAIGE
by Dawson, Delilah S., author.
J GN STA
Rose and Paige get more of an adventure than they bargained for as they try out Rose's new invention while exploring the jungles of D'qar, which leads to the sisters getting separated and the discovery of the goofiest-looking creature in the galaxy. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
THE STARSPUN WEB
by O'Hart, Sinead, author.
J OHA
Tess de Sousa leaves Miss Ackerbee's orphanage to live with her new guardian in Roedeer Lodge, taking with her a fondness for scientific experimentation, a pet tarantula named Violet, and a device that allows her to travel to parallel universes.
A SWIRL OF OCEAN
by Sarno, Melissa, author.
J SAR
A decade after her caregiver finds her alone on the beach, twelve-year-old Summer begins wondering where she came from, until a frightening experience in the ocean triggers dreams of a strangely familiar girl in another reality.
A TALE OF MAGIC
by Colfer, Chris, 1990- author.
J COL
Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen risks everything by opposing her kingdom's repression of women, but Madame Weatherberry, seeing her potential, invites her to a school where she hopes to change the world's perception of magic.
THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY
by O'Neill, Katie (Cartoonist), author, artist.
J GN ONE
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.
VANDERBEEKERS TO THE RESCUE
by Glaser, Karina Yan, author.
J GLA
The Vanderbeeker children, ages six to thirteen, race to help save their mother's baking business from closure after it fails an inspection.

 


 

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