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A Kitten Tale

By: Eric Rohmann

Four kittens have never seen the snow. The first three kittens are wary--snow is cold, it's wet, it covers everything. This unknown thing called snow is a little bit. . . scary. As the seasons pass and...

Liar & Spy

By: Rebecca Stead

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building...

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus: 20th-Anniversary Full-Color Edition (Junie B. Jones)

By: Barbara Park
illustrated by: Denise Brunkus

Hurray! Hurray! Celebrate 20 years of Junie B. Jones! Meet Junie B. Jones! The B. Stands for Beatrice. Except Junie B. doesn’t like Beatrice. She just likes B and that’s all. It’s the...


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

By: Lenore Look

Here's the second book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By: Carrie Ryan

In Mary's world there are simple truths.    The Sisterhood always knows best.    The Guardians will protect and serve.    The Unconsecrated will never relent.  ...

Dark Night

By: Dorothee de Monfreid

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf . . . tiger . . . and crocodile?!Little Felix is all alone, walking home through the forest when he hears a spooky howling and spots a wolf approaching! His luck...


What Was I Scared Of?

By: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss in a glowing new format!What were we waiting for? We’ve taken the classic Dr. Seuss short story What Was I Scared Of? (from The Sneetches and Other Stories), added glow-in-the-dark ink,...


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Chasing Shadows Book Talk

By: Swati Avasthi
illustrated by: Craig Phillips

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Holly, Corey, and Savitri take on the streets of Chicago as only freerunners can, but the dangerous streets hold danger and death.  When Corey is gunned down and Holly nearly dies, dreams...

A Matter of Days

By: Amber Kizer

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In just 56 days, the BluStar plague has decimated the population of the world. Nadia and her little brother Rabbit are two of the few people who have survived, thanks to a secret vaccination...

Velveteen

By: Daniel Marks

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Velveteen Monroe is dead.  Kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by a serial killer named Bonesaw, Velvet lands in Purgatory.  There she works as part of the Salvage team, where she helps...


The Little Woods

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At ten, Cally Wood’s sister vanished in the woods outside the prestigious boarding school St. Bede’s. At seventeen, Cally transfers to the school to discover the truth. Since her sister’s...

Lord of the Deep

By: Graham Salisbury

Fishing. This is it, the big time. Mikey's 13, a deckhand working on a charter boat in Hawaii. Working for the best skipper anywhere, his stepdad, Bill. Before Bill came along, it was just Mikey and his...

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Ashes of Roses

By: Mary Jane Auch

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Margaret Rose Nolan is sixteen years old when her family leaves their native Ireland and comes to America in search of better opportunities.

The plan is to stay with Uncle...


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

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Alvin Ho is back with an updated list of fears and phobias. This time, his father insists on taking him camping...in a tent...in the woods...with a pit for a toilet! He tries to talk his...

Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

By: Judy Blume
illustrated by: James Stevenson

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Jake and Abigail Porter have names for one another.  He calls her "The Great One" because she thinks she is so great.  She calls him "The Pain" because he is.  Jake only eats "white foods,"...

The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

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What would your life story be if Death was the narrator? Looking back, Leisel Meminger's story is simple, really--foster child, reader, thief. But it is also complex. Living under Nazi rule...


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...

Acceleration

By: Graham McNamee

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Talk about a summer job! Duncan is spending his summer underground the Toronto subway system working in the Lost and Found Department. Bored to tears, he begins looking through the items...

Eldest

By: Christopher Paolini

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Introducing Fantasy

Fantasy is a form of literature that presents psychological realities in an imaginative or fantastical way. Using myth and folklore as a background,...