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The Last Monster

By: Ginger Garrett
illustrated by: Dinara Mirtalipova

A story steeped in magical realism about love, fear, and the thrill of discovering who we were born to be, The Last Monster is a story about making peace with our insecurities and defending those who must...

The Eye of Midnight

By: Andrew Brumbach

“Combining a 1920s New York setting with ancient Turkish and Arabian folklore and history, this novel reads like a young Indiana Jones adventure. . . . As smart as it is action-packed.” —The...

Reawakened

By: Colleen Houck

A New York Times Bestseller!     The first book in a new multi-book series from New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger's Curse series, COLLEEN HOUCK, about a teenage...


The Blind Wish

By: Amber Lough

Two sisters. A war. And the wish to end regret.   The sisters: Najwa and Zayele have just learned they’re half-jinni, half-human twins. Najwa chooses life in the human palace, working for peace...

China: Land of the Emperor's Great Wall

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce; illustrated Carlo Molinari

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House® #14: Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King?...

Princess of Thorns

By: Stacey Jay

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her...


Ninjas and Samurai

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or...

Mummies in the Morning (Full-Color Edition)

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Now in full-color throughout, this jacketed hardcover edition boasts new artwork, plus a letter from Mary Pope Osborne and new nonfiction information! Join Jack and Annie as they travel back to the time...

Dinosaur Babies

By: Lucille Recht Penner
illustrated by: Peter Barrett

A newly updated leveled reader including the latest scientific information on dinosaurs, for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.   With revised illustrations...


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Reawakened Discussion Guide

By: Colleen Houck
Guide Prepared by: Colleen Carroll, children's book author, curriculum writer, and developer, and education consultant

A New York Times Bestseller! 
 
 The first book in a new multi-book series from New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger's Curse series, COLLEEN HOUCK, about...

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Thrones and Bones Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

Fantasy fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series will embrace this first novel in an adventure-filled, Viking-inspired series by a debut author....

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The Fire Wish Book Talk

By: Amber Lough

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The story of Najwa, a jinni and Zayele, a princess whose desperate wish lands both girls in trouble, is book one of an exciting new fantasy. Both girls only know of the hatred between the...


A Passion for Victory (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Benson Bobrick
Guide Prepared by: Colleen Carroll, children’s book author, curriculum writer-developer, and education consultant

From the barefoot races of 8th century BC to the underwater obstacle courses in the early 20th century to the high-tension Berlin Games preceding World War II, the Olympics have always been exciting dramas...

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Ashtown Burials Series Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: N. D. Wilson

Fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones will be captivated by the lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure found in the third book of the Ashtown Burials series, an action-packed adventure...

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The Alchemyst

By: Michael Scott

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Josh and Sophie, 15-year-old twins, take summer jobs across the street from one another, one in a bookstore and one in a coffee shop. But the arrival of a sinister man in a sleek, dark car...


100 Cupboards

By: N. D. Wilson

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Henry York has a dream. He is standing on a hill near a large stone, under an ancient tree, with his pet wolf at his side. Something about the place, the stone, and the tree feels vaguely...

Young Warriors

By: Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman

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Do you have what it takes to be a warrior? ? Courage? ? Determination? ? Loyalty? ? Would you stand up and fight to the death for your sister like Kylaia does in Student of the...

The Alchemyst

By: Michael Scott

Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling...

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Mastiff

By: Tamora Pierce

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Beka Cooper finds little time to face life without her fiancé, for she and her partner, Tunstall, are drafted to solve a mystery that threatens the leadership of Tortall.  Armed with her...

Daughter of Xanadu

By: Dori Jones Yang

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In a world where girls born of wealth are meant to marry and be good wives, Emmajin wants to be a warrior, but convincing her grandfather, Khan Khubilia, the 13th century Mongolian leader,...

Siren’s Storm

By: Lisa Papademetriou

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Will’s brother, Tim, has been missing since the previous summer from a mysterious boating accident.  His disappearance and other unexplained deaths in a wealthy seaside town...