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Trust Me, I'm Lying

By: Mary Elizabeth Summer

Fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society novels will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action. Julep Dupree tells lies....

Magic Tree House Fact & Fiction: Soccer

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Read the adventure and track the facts—it's two great ebooks in one!   Join Jack and Annie as they travel to Mexico City for the 1970 World Cup in Magic Tree House® #52: Soccer on Sunday....

Magic Tree House Fact & Fiction: Dinosaurs

By: Mary Pope Osborne, Will Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Read the adventure and track the facts—it's two great ebooks in one!   Join Jack and Annie as they travel to the time of dinosaurs in Magic Tree House® #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark. Then uncover...


Magic Tree House Fact & Fiction: Ghosts

By: Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Read the adventure and track the facts—it's two great ebooks in one!   Join Jack and Annie as they travel to New Orleans in 1915 on the eve of All Saints’ Day in Magic Tree House®...

Magic Tree House Fact & Fiction: Mummies

By: Mary Pope Osborne, Will Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Read the adventure and track the facts—it's two great ebooks in one!   Join Jack and Annie as they travel to ancient Egypt in Magic Tree House® #3: Mummies in the Morning. Then uncover the...

Magic Tree House Fact & Fiction: Ninjas

By: Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Read the adventure and track the facts—it's two great ebooks in one!   Join Jack and Annie as they travel to ancient Japan in Magic Tree House® #5: Night of the Ninjas. Then uncover the...


Mister Max: The Book of Secrets

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt, Book II in the exciting adventures of Mister Max—12-year-old detective in disguise.   In Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things, Max Starling proved that he...

Otto & Uncle Tooth Adventures

By: Geoffrey Hayes

Geisel Award winner Geoffrey Hayes has created brand-new bonus material to enhance this Step into Reading treasury of three classic Otto & Uncle Tooth mysteries, for children who are ready to read...

Calendar Mysteries #12: December Dog

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It’s a mystery every month from A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!   In the twelfth book of the Calendar Mysteries, an early chapter-book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A...


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One Came Home Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Amy Timberlake

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to...

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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

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free...

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Premeditated Book Talk

By: Josin McQuein

BOOK TALK
Dinah’s cousin Claire just tried to kill herself. When Dinah figures out that it was because of a boy and the terrible things that he did, Dinah decides to exact revenge on behalf of Claire....


The Midnight Dress Book Talk

By: Karen Foxlee

BOOK TALK
Rose and her father never stay in one place very long. Barely long enough for social services to track them, and definitely not long enough to fit in and make friends. But all that changes...

Loud Awake and Lost Book Talk

By: Adele Griffin

BOOK TALK
Six weeks before her car plunged into the icy waters under the Bowditch Bridge, 17-year-old Ember Leferrier started taking charge of her future. Eight months after the accident, Ember can’t...

Ashtown Burials Series Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: N. D. Wilson

Fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones will be captivated by the lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure found in the third book of the Ashtown Burials series, an action-packed adventure...

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Mister Max and the Book of Lost Things Book Talk

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

BOOK TALK
Max’s parents are actors and when they receive an offer to travel to India to perform for the Maharajah, the family immediately makes a plan for the voyage.  However, for some unknown...

Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise Book Talk

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

BOOK TALK
Cruises are supposed to be relaxing trips where you eat amazing food and visit exotic locations, right?  Wrong.  Leave it to Sammy and Marissa to get mixed up in the drama surrounding...

Mister Max Reader’s Theater Activity Kit and Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!

Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic...

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The Great Trouble

By: Deborah Hopkinson

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
Eel has troubles of his own: As...

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Far Far Away Reading Group Guide

By: Tom McNeal

A National Book Award Finalist
An Edgar Award Finalist
A California Book Award Gold Medal Winner

A dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman.
Jeremy Johnson...

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

By: Chris Grabenstein

A New York Times Bestseller

In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect...

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