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How to Be a Hero (DC Super Friends)

By: Courtney Carbone
illustrated by: Erik Doescher

Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, and the other DC Super Friends know that it takes more than a caped costume and special powers to be a true hero. What matters most is doing the right thing!...

Superhero Instruction Manual

By: Kristy Dempsey
illustrated by: Mark Fearing

Anyone can be a superhero and this guidebook will show you how! Just follow six easy steps and you’ll be saving the world in no time. Join an aspiring hero as he selects a secret identity, chooses...

Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy)

By: John Sazaklis
illustrated by: Michael Borkowski and Michael Atiyeh

Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, and the other Guardians of the Galaxy race through a universe filled with foes to save the day! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this action-packed Little Golden Book...


Ant-Man (Marvel: Ant-Man)

By: Billy Wrecks
illustrated by: Patrick Spaziante

Meet Ant-Man, Marvel’s tiny hero—who packs a big punch! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this action-packed Little Golden Book featuring Ant-Man and his Marvel friends and villains.

Hero Challenge! (Disney Infinity)

By: Amy Weingartner
illustrated by: Fabio Laguna

Disney Infinity is an action-packed video game where players can create their own worlds and play with a mix of characters as wide-ranging as Jack Sparrow from Disney Pirates of the Caribbean to Dash from...

The Goblin's Puzzle

By: Andrew Chilton
illustrated by: Jensine Eckwall

Brimming with dragons, goblins, and logic puzzles, this middle-grade fantasy adventure is perfect for readers who enjoyed The Princess Bride or Rump.THE BOY is a nameless slave on a mission to uncover...


Super-Pets! (DC Super Friends)

By: Billy Wrecks
illustrated by: Ethen Beavers

The DC Super Friends Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have super-powered pets who help their heroes in this all-new Little Golden Book adventure. Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 are sure to love this action-packed...

Justice for All! (DC Super Friends)

By: Frank J. Berrios
illustrated by: Golden Books

Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can join Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and all the DC Super Friends as they battle super-villains in this dynamic coloring and activity book that includes more than 1,000 colorful...

Batman's Birthday Surprise! (DC Super Friends)

By: Frank J. Berrios
illustrated by: Erik Doescher

Superman, Wonder Woman and the other DC Super Friends want to celebrate Batman's birthday. But villains like the Joker and Bizarro have plans to crash the birthday bash--and that's when the party really...


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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

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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

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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...