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ABIGAIL ADAMS : PIRATE OF THE CARIBBEAN
by Sheinkin, Steve, author.
J SHE
Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean, is a chapter book in the Time Twisters series by award-winning author Steve Sheinkin about what happens when a famous First Lady tires of life in the White House. Also check out Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler! --amazon.com.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRO WRESTLER
by Sheinkin, Steve, author.
J SHE
Abby and her stepbrother, Doc, must persuade Abraham Lincoln to play his part in history after one too many comments about history being boring cause him to go on strike.
ADA TWIST AND THE PERILOUS PANTS
by Beaty, Andrea, author.
J BEA
"When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down?"-- Provided by publisher.
APOCALYPSE TACO : A GRAPHIC NOVEL BY
by Hale, Nathan, 1976- author, illustrator.
J GN HAL
Twins Axl and Ivan, with Sid as their driver, make a late-night fast-food run for a high school theater crew but return to discover that aliens have made copies of everything.
ARU SHAH AND THE SONG OF DEATH
by Chokshi, Roshani, author.
J CHO
Accused of stealing the god of love's bow and arrow, Aru has ten days to find the real thief or risk being kicked out of the Otherworld.
BABYMOUSE : HEARTBREAKER
by Holm, Jennifer L.
J GN BAB
Will Babymouse go to the Valentine's Day dance? Will she find true love? Or will Valentine's day be a Valentine's dud?
BATTING ORDER
by Lupica, Mike, author.
J LUP
Twelve-year-old Matt Baker is the best all-rounder on his baseball team, but can he help Big Ben Roberson improve his hitting and stand up to his father?
BEAST RIDER : A BOY
by Johnston, Tony, 1942- author.
J JOH
Having faced great danger, twelve-year-old Manuel finally succeeds in hopping a train out of Mexico but after reuniting with his brother in Los Angeles, he realizes something is not right.
CATWAD : IT
by Benton, Jim, author, illustrator.
J GN BEN
Meet Catwad. He's blue, he's a bit of a grouch, and his best friend is a happy-go-lucky cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything. From pizza and computers to love and happiness, this furball has a funny take on just about everything, and he's not afraid to share it. It's an all-new, laugh-out-loud series that will make even the grumpiest of grumblers smile!"--Back cover.
THE CHILD LABOR REFORM MOVEMENT : AN INTERACTIVE HISTORY ADVENTURE
"Describes the history of child labor and reform from three different perspectives"--Provided by publisher.
CRAFTY CAT AND THE GREAT BUTTERFLY BATTLE
by Harper, Charise Mericle, author, artist.
J GN HAR
Everyone in Miss Domino's class is excited about the school play and its lead role, the super-sparkly butterfly. Birdie knows she'd be perfect for the part--unfortunately, she's not the only one who feels that way. Eight other classmates also want the starring role. And even worse, one of them is Anya! And doesn't Anya always seem to get her way? Who can save the day? Crafty Cat! As her alter-ego, Birdie can craft her way out of any disaster. With tape, tissue paper, and her can-do spirit, Birdie will find a way to shine on stage. Join in the fun: Instructions for five easy do-it-yourself projects are included.
THE DOOR AT THE END OF THE WORLD
by Carlson, Caroline, author.
J CAR
Thirteen-year-old Lucy Eberslee, the Gatekeeper's deputy at the end of the world, teams up with Arthur and Rosemary, who are from other worlds, to investigate why the doors between worlds are stuck.
DREAM WITHIN A DREAM
by MacLachlan, Patricia, author.
J MAC
Eleven-year-old aspiring writer Louisa considers traveling the world with her globetrotting parents, but friendship with George helps her to see her grandparents' farm on Deer Island in a new light.
ENDGAMES
by Xu, Ru, author, artist.
J GN XU
Blue arrives in the capital city of Altalus, where she is determined to find her friend Crow, the boy who was created to be a flying war machine, and Jack, the engineer who built him. But soon she is inadvertently kidnapped by Snow and Red, twins from the enemy side of their ten-year war. They set off on a dangerous adventure that brings them to the front lines of the war, and eventually realize that they must work together to help end it. But with larger, more powerful forces at work, the fight for peace -- and survival -- will be more difficult than they ever imagined.
ENDLING : THE FIRST
by Applegate, Katherine, author.
J APP
"Endling: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw! To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world--the endling--Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day. As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope. Soon they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution? In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling first book--which received four starred reviews--Katherine Applegate once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure that is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland."--Publisher's description.
FRIENDROID
by Vaughan, M. M., author.
J VAU
Told through journal entries, twelve-year-old Danny and his best friend Slick recount how their friendship begins and when they discover Slick's true identity and ultimate fate.
GREAT WHITE SHARK
by Fraioli, James O., 1968- author.
J FRA
Bella, twelve, and Marcus, thirteen, join Fabien Cousteau's research team off the coasts of South Africa and Australia as they try to find and tag an extraordinarily large great white shark. Inserts include facts about sharks and other marine animals, equipment used by researchers studying sharks, and more.
HENRY AND RIBSY
by Cleary, Beverly.
J CLE
Henry Huggins makes a deal with his father--if Henry can keep his dog Ribsy out of trouble for a month, he can go fishing with his father. Ribsy does his best to make Henry lose the deal.
THE HOBBIT, OR, THERE AND BACK AGAIN
by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
J TOL
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
KATT VS  DOGG
by Patterson, James, 1947- author.
J PAT
A Dogg family and a Katt family are spending their vacations at Western Frontier Park fighting with each other when a youngster from each family becomes lost in the dangerous forest.
ME AND SAM-SAM HANDLE THE APOCALYPSE
by Vaught, Susan, 1965- author.
J VAU
Alternates between the detective work of middle-schooler Jesse and her new friend, Springer, after her father is accused of stealing, and post-tornado rescue efforts of Jesse and her Pomeranian, Sam-Sam.
MERHORSES AND BUBBLES
by Citro, Asia, author.
J CIT
Making a terrible discovery at the stream about a mysterious threat that is endangering its magical creatures, Zoey and Sassafras race against time to discover the source of the problem and save the Merhorse species.
THE MIGHTY HEART OF SUNNY ST  JAMES
by Blake, Ashley Herring, author.
J BLA
"Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James must navigate heart surgery, reconnections with a lost mother, the betrayal of a former best friend, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl"-- Provided by publisher.
MONSTERS AND MOLD
by Citro, Asia, author.
J CIT
When her first two attempts to help a monster with his embarassing problem go awry, Zoey and Sassafras will have to find a solution quick if Gorp is to make it to the annual monster ball.
MR  PENGUIN AND THE LOST TREASURE
by Smith, Alex T., author.
J SMI
Aspiring Professional Adventurer Mr. Penguin and his colleague, Colin the spider, try to find a treasure rumored to be buried in The Museum of Extraordinary Objects before bandits do.
NEIL ARMSTRONG IS MY UNCLE AND OTHER LIES MUSCLE MAN MCGINTY TOLD ME
In the summer of 1969, ten-year-old Tamara Ann Simpson thinks she has finally found a chance to prove Muscle Man McGinty is a liar when he brags he can beat anyone in their Long Island, New York neighborhood at kickball, but as she awaits McGinty's downfall, she begins to understand his motives for lying.
A PLACE TO BELONG
by Kadohata, Cynthia, author.
J KAD
Twelve-year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans.
THE RED MAZE
by Siegel, Mark, 1967- author.
J GN SIE
"Oona, Jax Amboy, and An Tzu must light the beacon on Moon Yatta and stop the evil force that threatens to rule the 5 worlds"-- Provided by publisher.
ROSIE REVERE AND THE RAUCOUS RIVETERS
by Beaty, Andrea, author.
J BEA
When Rosie is unable to invent a contraption to help one of Aunt Rose's Raucous Riveters friends, she calls on classmates Iggy Peck and Ada Twist to help.
SHOUTING AT THE RAIN
by Hunt, Lynda Mullaly, author.
J HUN
Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a "regular family," especially after her best friend outgrows her.
THE STUPENDOUSLY SPECTACULAR SPELLING BEE
by Abela, Deborah, 1966- author.
J ABE
Terribly shy, India Wimple is brilliant at spelling, and her loving family will do whatever it takes to help her compete in a televised national spelling bee in Sydney, Australia.
SUPER SONS  BOOK 1 : THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT
by Pearson, Ridley, writer.
J GN SH PEA
"The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Jon Kent and Damian "Ian" Wayne are opposite in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth."--
TO NIGHT OWL FROM DOGFISH
by Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958- author.
J SLO
Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Bett and Avery, eleven, eventually begin scheming to get the couple back together after a break-up. Told entirely through emails.
TOBY
by Cameron, W. Bruce, author.
J CAM
Toby, an unusually calm beagle puppy, finds his purpose when Mona and her mother adopt him and teach him to be a therapy dog at a nursing home.
TREE OF DREAMS
by Resau, Laura, author.
J RES
Twelve-year-old Coco Hidden has grown up in her mother's chocolate shop in Colorado, along with her friend Leo de la Cueva, but recently things have not been going well the shop is failing, and Leo is hanging out with the other boys, and barely wants to talk to her--but when they both win a culinary contest, the two children and their mothers find themselves on a trip to the Amazon in Ecuador, where Coco hopes to find the rare ceiba tree, and where the plight of the native people and their jungle gives her a new perspective and purpose in life.
TWINCHANTMENT
by Allen, Elise, author.
J ALL
When magic and other potentially magical beings, such as twins, are outlawed in Kaloon, royal twin sisters Flissa and Sara pretend to be one princess until dark magic puts their mother's life in danger.
THE UNBELIEVABLE OLIVER AND THE FOUR JOKERS
by Bosch, Pseudonymous, author.
J BOS
"Eight-year-old aspiring magician Oliver and his rabbit sidekick Benny must solve a mysterious robbery to save their act"-- Provided by publisher. Includes directions for performing a card trick.
THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY : SASQUATCH AND THE MUCKLESHOOT
"Elliot and his friend Uchenna join Professor Fauna as they travel to the Pacific Northwest and help keep a sasquatch family safe from a pack of journalists and a logging company"-- Provided by publisher.
UNICORNS AND GERMS
by Citro, Asia, author.
J CIT
An earthquake shakes Zoey's house. Or maybe it's a unicorn-quake? An enormous new friend arrives in a lot of pain, and it's getting worse every day. Zoey must work with her mom and Sassafras to find a cure--and quickly!-- Publisher's description.
UP FOR AIR
by Morrison, Laurie, author.
J MOR
Learning disabilities make school painful for Annabelle, thirteen, but a summer of swimming with the high school team is fantastic until a prank goes wrong, spoiling everything.

 


 

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