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Disappearing Desmond

By: Anna Alter

Desmond likes to disappear, blend into the background, and hide in the cleverest of places. But when a new student named Gloria arrives at his school, Desmond finds himself noticed for the first time....

Search and Rescue! (Thomas & Friends)

By: Rev. W. Awdry
illustrated by: Random House

Special deliveries, railway repairs, and daring rescues—it's all in a day's work for Thomas the Tank Engine, and this 8x8 storybook with flaps lets little boys ages 3-7 join in the adventures.

The Rocket Returns (Thomas & Friends)

By: The Rev W Awdry
illustrated by: Richard Courtney

Thomas the Tank Engine's new friend Stephen used to be known as The Rocket! With Thomas' help, he will again! Little boys and girls ages 4 to 6 who love trains will dive in to this Step into Reading adventure...


The Poisons of Caux: The Hollow Bettle (Book I)

By: Susannah Appelbaum
illustrated by: Jennifer Taylor

Introducing a witty and macabre new fantasy trilogy.There's little joy left in the kingdom of Caux: the evil King Nightshade rules with terrible tyranny and the law of the land is poison or be poisoned....

Danger at the Dieselworks (Thomas & Friends): Read & Listen Edition

By: Rev. W. Awdry

Read and listen along with Thomas & Friends! Those sneaky Diesels are planning something devious—and Thomas is on their track! This full-color storybook, which is based on the Thomas & Friends...

Hero of the Rails (Thomas & Friends)

By: The Rev W Awdry
illustrated by: Golden Books

Little boys ages 3-6 will love this charming Little Golden Book that captures all the fun, friendship, and adventure of the Thomas the Tank Engine DVD Hero of the Rails. Thomas discovers a long-lost engine...


Thomas Saves Christmas (Thomas & Friends)

By: Rev. W. Awdry
illustrated by: Jim Durk

Will a terrible blizzard ruin Sodor's Christmas festivities this year? Not if Thomas the Tank Engine and his plow have anything to say about it! Little boys ages 3-6 will love all the holiday fun and icy...

Chasing Shadows

By: Swati Avasthi
illustrated by: Craig Phillips

“A superb novel about grief, friendship, and mental illness, mixing in graphic-novel elements and themes from Hindu mythology.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred   Corey, Holly, and Savitri...

Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (Thomas & Friends)

By: The Rev W Awdry

Buried treasure, a lost ship, and a wily modern-day pirate are the exciting elements of a brand-new Thomas & Friends movie, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure." This hardcover Big Golden Book...


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My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

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Mina is not like most other kids her age.  She goes where her imagination takes her, which is usually any place but where she is.  While she is excited to experience all that...

Skellig

By: David Almond

David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary!

Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his...

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Raven Summer

By: David Almond

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Return to Sender

By: Julia Alvarez

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How Tia Lola Saved the Summer

By: Julia Alvarez

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Miguel is so not looking forward to the summer.  How can he when his mother’s friend, Victor, and his three daughters are coming to stay for a whole week--the week of the big game? ...

Tia Lola Stories

By: Julia Alvarez

A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.

Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky,...

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Precious Bones

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Bones is a 10-year-old living in a strange world: the Florida swamps.  Her everyday life is full of alligators, black bears, and bobcats.  During the summer, Bones and her best friend,...

The File on Angelyn Stark

By: Catherine Atkins

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Accusations made by a well-meaning neighbor ruined Angelyn’s life.  Her mother still treats her with anger, and Angelyn desperately tries to avoid the neighbor.   Her boyfriend...