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Hot Pursuit! (DC Super Friends)

By: Steve Foxe
illustrated by: Random House

An exciting full-color storybook featuring the DC Super Friends™—plus an eye-catching lenticular cover!The Joker and Lex Luthor team up to take down Batman™, Superman™, and the...

Brave Batgirl! (DC Super Friends)

By: Christy Webster
illustrated by: Erik Doescher

Batgirl™ races to the rescue in her first Step into Reading book!Batgirl™, Batman™, and the rest of the DC Super Friends™ star in this all-new Step into Reading leveled reader....

Katana at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls)

By: Lisa Yee

Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls™—the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman™,...


The Door Before (100 Cupboards Prequel)

By: N. D. Wilson

Readers everywhere were transported by the 100 cupboard doors leading to 100 worlds of adventure in the bestselling 100 Cupboards series! Now, whether you're new to the series or can't wait to know where...

5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior

By: Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel
illustrated by: Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun

The #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Amulet, Kazu Kibuishi, hails this first book in this groundbreaking sci-fi/fantasy adventure series as “a magical journey, as fun as it is beautiful!”...

Grendel's Guide to Love and War

By: A. E. Kaplan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Revenge of the Nerds in this tale of a teen misfit who seeks to take down the bro next door, but ends up falling for his enemy’s sister and uncovering difficult...


Doctor Strange Little Golden Book (Marvel: Doctor Strange)

By: Arie Kaplan
illustrated by: Michael Atiyeh and Michael Borkowski

Meet Doctor Strange, the Marvel superhero who protects the earth from wicked wizards and monsters with the power of magic! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this action-packed Little Golden Book featuring...

Wonder Woman: An Amazing Hero! (DC Super Friends)

By: Mary Tillworth
illustrated by: Erik Doescher

This DC Super Friends Big Golden Book reveals Wonder Woman’s™ origin story! Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 will enjoy this full-color, hardcover storybook featuring the most iconic female...

Doctor Strange Little Golden Book (Marvel: Doctor Strange)

By: Arie Kaplan
illustrated by: Michael Atiyeh and Michael Borkowski

Meet Doctor Strange, the Marvel superhero who protects the earth from wicked wizards and monsters with the power of magic! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this action-packed Little Golden Book featuring...


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The Indian in the Cupboard Series Educators’ Guide

By: Lynne Reid Banks

Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure.

It's Omri's birthday, but all he gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian...

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The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jordan Stratford
Guide prepared by: Rachael Worthington Walker, Children's Literary Consultant

History, mystery, and science collide in a new series for middle-grade readers, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket!
 
Jordan Stratford imagines an...

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Will in Scarlet Book Talk

By: Matthew Cody

BOOK TALK
His father missing, their kingdom under attack, and no money to mention, Will Scarlet goes on the run in order to avoid being killed.  His unknowing venture into Sherwood Forest lands him...


The Book Thief Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi...

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Spirit’s Princess

By: Esther Friesner

BOOK TALK
Step back to early Japan in this latest gripping novel by Friesner of strong young women in history.  Young Himiko, daughter of the chieftain of the Matsu clan, tries to deny that the spirits...

Shredderman Guide

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba.

Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can’t keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd.
...

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The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

BOOK TALK
Imagine living in a city that is running out of everything -- food, medicine, even electricity. Ember has no natural lighting -- only streetlamps that continually go out, thrusting the entire...

Acceleration

By: Graham McNamee

BOOK TALK
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...

The Warlock

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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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

By: Candace Fleming

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia...

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Dust Devil

By: Anne Isaacs
illustrated by: Paul O. Zelinsky

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The Wrong Hands

By: Nigel Richardson

BOOK TALK
 
Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair hides a secret. His mom tells him, ?everyone carries around one terrible thing that no one else knows.? After Graham tries to share his secret...