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The Scorpions of Zahir

By: Christine Brodien-Jones

Zagora Pym has always wanted to be a desert explorer. Her father, Charlie Pym, is exactly that, and she's always loved to look over his maps of far away exotic places. One day she'd be trekking through...

Fibble: The Fourth Circle of Heck

By: Dale E. Basye
illustrated by: Bob Dob

Dale E. Basye's most over-the-top (the Big Top, that is) adventure yet is now available in paperback. When Marlo Fauster claims she has switched souls with her brother, she gets sent straight to Fibble,...

Blimpo: The Third Circle of Heck

By: Dale E. Basye
illustrated by: Bob Dob

With more clever, dark humor and zany silliness, Dale E. Basye sends Milton and Marlo Fauster back for thirds in another laugh-out-loud installment of the popular series Heck.After his second escape from...


Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie

By: Bill Doyle
illustrated by: Scott Altmann

New to the Random House list is author Bill Doyle with a tale of monsters, magic, and mayhem.After Keats and Henry lose their bikes, they need money—fast. So the help-wanted ad at the supermarket...

Magic Tree House #31: Summer of the Sea Serpent

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie's summer vacation is no day at the beach!The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series celebrates the summer solstice! In the paperback edition of the 31st Magic Tree House adventure,...

Looking for Bigfoot

By: Bonnie Worth
illustrated by: Jim Nelson

Is Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) a descendent of the extinct giant ape Gigantopithecus? Or is it a myth turned pop-culture phenom that we want to believe is real? In this objectively written graded reader, author...


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

Here's the third book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin Ho, an Asian...

The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

By: Candace Fleming

Here's a chapter book with all the kid appeal and absurd mayhem of Louis Sachar's classic Sideways Stories from Wayside School! These hilarious fables, complete with morals, will make you wish you went...