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MVP #4: The Basketball Blowout

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Scott Brundage

From the author of the Ballpark Mysteries comes the coolest sports club around—the Most Valuable Players!   The MVP club needs to raise money for their basketball tournament. At first, they...

Bear Likes Jam

By: Ciara Gavin

On the heels of Bear Is Not Tired comes a delicious new story of a big bear with an even bigger sweet tooth—perfect for fans of Karma Wilson’s Bear Wants More.   When Bear discovers jam...

Before Ever After (Disney Tangled: The Series)

By: Stacia Deutsch
illustrated by: RH Disney

A Deluxe Novelization based on Disney Tangled: The Series—coming to Disney Channel in early 2017!Tangled: The Series on Disney Channel is set between the events of the original film and the...


Addie Bell's Shortcut to Growing Up

By: Jessica Brody

A middle school girl finds out that being a teenager isn't all it's cracked up to be in this realistic read about friendship with plenty of LOL moments--and a magical twist!Seventh...

Carnival in a Fix

By: Philip Reeve
illustrated by: Sarah McIntyre

Journey to an amusement park on a moon!   Funfair Moon, the outer space amusement park where Emily lives, has the highest roller coasters, the most dizzying Tilt-A-Whirls, and the scariest ghost train...

Bunny's Book Club

By: Annie Silvestro
illustrated by: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Join Bunny for a top-secret trip to the library in a story that celebrates the love of reading.  Bunny loves to sit outside the library with the kids and listen to summer story time. But when the...


The Murderer's Ape

By: Jakob Wegelius

A captivating story about dark truths and heinous crimes as well as unexpected friendships, with detailed black-and-white illustrations throughout. Perfect for fans of mystery and detective stories. Sally...

The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 3)

By: Jordan Stratford
illustrated by: Kelly Murphy

This “winner” (School Library Journal) of a history-mystery-science series continues as the Wollstonecraft Detectives--Ada Byron Lovelace and Mary Shelley--take on a case from the celebrated...

Molly & Pim and the Millions of Stars

By: Martine Murray

For fans of Katherine Rundell’s Rooftoppers comes a story about mothers and daughters and magical trees that Rebecca Stead calls “an utter delight.”   All Molly wants is to be normal...


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Toys Meet Snow Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Emily Jenkins

Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic—the toys from the beloved chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home—are back in a glorious full-color picture book, perfect for gift-giving...

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Goodbye Stranger Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

“Masterly. . . . Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.” —The New York Times Book Review
2016 Honor Book in Fiction, Boston Globe Horn Book Award
A...

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Freckleface Strawberry Educator Guide

By: Julianne Moore
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

The latest adventures of the New York Times bestselling character Freckleface Strawberry from Academy Award–winning actress Julianne Moore!

Freckleface Strawberry can’t wait for...

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How to Grow a Friend Poster and Activities

By: Sara Gillingham

A lovely metaphor teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom—just like growing a flower. Soon your little...

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The Year of Chasing Dreams Book Talk

By: Lurlene McDaniel

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Ciana Beauchamp hasn't seen or heard from Jon Mercer in months. Until now. He's back in Windemere to see her. Deep down Ciana is filled with joy and relief. She has never stopped loving...

Paperboy Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Vince Vawter
Guide prepared by: Pat Scales, Children's Literature Consultant, Greenville, SC

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred
 
"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt...

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Papberboy Book Talk

By: Vince Vawter

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“Little Man,” as the family’s housekeeper calls him, is eleven-years-old the summer of 1959 when he takes his best friend’s paper route for the month of July.  Throwing papers isn’t...

And We Stay Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenny Hubbard

A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner

“A gentle, lyrical story of incomprehensible sorrow faced with quiet courage.”—ELIZABETH WEIN, New York Times bestselling...

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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Discussion Guide

By: Karen Foxlee

“Magic is “messy and dangerous and filled with longing,” we learn in this brave tale of grief, villainy and redemption that borrows from the story of the Snow Queen. Set in a vast, chilly...

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Son of Fortune Book Talk

By: Victoria McKernan

BOOK TALK
When Aiden kills a man, he is forced to flee the lumber camp and find passage on a ship to San Francisco.  He proves to the ship captain he works hard and saves the captain’s brother’s...

The Living Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matt De La Pena
Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.” [Entertainment Weekly, A-]

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Muckers Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review.
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