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Nana is not your ordinary grandma. She never wears cloppy shoes, drinks prune juice, or worries about slippery surfaces. Eufala an...d Bog's nana would much rather join the circus, work as a backhoe operator, or maybe become a detective. Which is exactly what happens in this very funny chapter book. When Nana answers an ad in the local newspaper for a detective, she arrives at the police department just in time to investigate the theft of one entire case of delicious Yumdums candy. Can one little old lady find a way to save the day and stop the candy thief from striking again? Look for more adventures starring Nana, Eufala, and Bog coming soon! Read More

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The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in paperback! In Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad the two girls decide to be so good and kind ...and pure of thought that wild animals will befriend them. When this doesn't work, they decide that perhaps a little badness can be good. Read More

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Julius and his friends are on hand to help kids create a unique keepsake book that's all about themselves. Early to middle element...ary-aged children will delight in drawing and writing about home, family, school, friends, and all their favorite things. Then, in a few years, they can look back and see what they were like, how much they've grown and changed, and how wonderfully unique they still are! Read More

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Create a world unlike any other with this one-of-a-kind jumbo coloring book. Best-selling illustrator and author Todd Parr takes k...ids on a quirky, inspiring journey through a planet they create. With the help of stickers and wacky drawings,kids will design out-of-this-world houses, bicycles, animals, pizzas, birthday cakes, and even underwear! Guaranteed to keep kids occupied for hours! Read More

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Fans of the Rosie Flo coloring books will love this new edition with irresistible extras! Rosie Flo's Sticky Coloring Book feature...s more than 75 stickers to color in and add to the delightful fashions. Thick paper stock prevents colors from showing through to the other side, and the trim size is more compact than ordinary coloring books, making the Rosie Flo books ideal for artists on the go. Read More

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Fans of the Rosie Flo coloring books will love this new edition with irresistible extras! Rosie Flo's Kitchen Coloring Book has a ...layer of tracing paper, echoing the parchment paper used by bakers, and features fabulous kitchen-inspired fashions. Thick paper stock prevents colors from showing through to the other side, and the trim size is more compact than ordinary coloring books, making the Rosie Flo books ideal for artists on the go. Read More

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Following the success of the first set of Art Activity Packs, these four new packs?Degas, Gauguin, Renoir, and Rousseau?will give ...readers activity ideas that will inspire them to create their own masterpieces. Each Art Activity Pack comes with a paperback book about the artist and focuses on one of the concepts behind his work. In addition, they include an art activity book or stencil and a poster to color! Read More

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The Art Activity Packs, featuring dozens of activities, have been praised by both parents and teachers alike, and the newest addit...ion to this creative series is chock-full of interactive fun. Picasso includes a full-color book about the artist that showcases some of his famous works and provides instructions on making collages just like Picasso. Also included is a packet of six different decorative papers for kids to use when creating their own collage masterpieces. These Art Activity Packs are a fun, inspirational, and well-priced way to introduce children to the world's best-known artists. Ages 5-12 Read More

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Join the youngest crew of astronauts ever to make the trip to Mars! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choi...ces will determine your fate on the Red Planet. Will you achieve the mission and return home to Earth safely, successfully earning the title of the youngest astronaut ever to make it to Mars? Or will you be forced to turn back early? This thrilling adventure offers twenty-two possible endings, but only ONE leads to the ultimate success! With eye-catching comic book?style illustrations and information based on scientific facts related to Mars and space exploration, young readers will be over the moon with this entertaining addition to the Worst-Case Scenario series! Read More

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An interactive adventure like no other! On this epic climb up Mount Everest, readers are part of the youngest team ever to climb t...he world's tallest peak. Only YOU can make the right choice about your own survival and then experience the consequences of those choices. Will you summit Mount Everest and return to base camp safely? Will you be forced to turn back earlyor worse? Only you can determine your own fate! Highly illustrated in comic book style, and based on real, true-life facts about mountain climbing, Mount Everest, and Himalayan culture, this book will be a surefire hit with anyone craving adventure and a fun, visual reading experience. Read More

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Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the chi...ldhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace, MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure. Read More

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This charming gift book shares the wisdom of one very special dog who found a home and family in his own unique way. Inspired by t...he true story of Rudy, a troubled shelter dog who overcame the abuse and neglect he experienced as a puppy with the help and love of his owner, Corinne Humphrey, this inspirational book displays bold, graphic images of Rudy living life to the fullest and encouraging readers to do the same. Just like Rudy, kids will learn that they too can find a hero, take leaps?and shoot for the moon! Read More

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When thirteen-year-old Josephine moves to Awkward Falls she can?t help but snoop around the dilapidated mansion next door. Inevita...bly, she is captured by the house?s strange inhabitants: an ancient automaton who serves as a butler, a cat patched together with a few odd parts, and most surprising of all, a boy named Thaddeus Hibble. Meanwhile, Fetid Stenchley?the most feared patient in the Asylum for the Dangerously Insane?is on the loose after making a dramatic escape, and there is only one thing on his mind...revenge. Unfortunately for Josephine and Thaddeus, he?s headed their way. Can these unlikely friends stop Stenchley before it?s too late? With a penchant for spooky details, surprising twists, and haunting illustrations, Keith Graves delivers a suspenseful and engaging first novel. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life... forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings. Read More

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Fans of the Rosie Flo coloring books will adore this new edition! Johnny Joe's is a fresh companion to the series and features eng...aging scenes that appeal to both boys and girls. Add heads, legs, and arms to characters in a variety of exciting scenes featuring dinosaurs, robots, a futuristic city, sports, trains, and more! This unique coloring book boasts pages full of whimsy just waiting for young artists to create the characters to inhabit them. Thick paper stock prevents colors from showing through to the other side, and the trim size is more compact than ordinary coloring books, making this ideal for artists on the go. Read More

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When nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into a far-away galaxy, making friends is the... least of his problems! At Cosmos Academy, Bud soon learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy. But with the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud hides his true identity and even learns to play anti-gravity Zero- Ball (when he?s only ever been good at watching sports). But with paranoid Principal Lepton threatening to expel any Earthlings, and nothing more than Gort?s Blip-computer to determine Earth?s coordinates, Bud may be lost in space forever! Both gripping and hilarious, this dynamic graphic novel is perfect for kids who crave adventure with a sense of humor. Read More

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What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William Steig?s CDB!, best-selling book, cre8ors... Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is 1derful 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. If we?ve confused you, just take a look at the book?4tun8ly it has helpful pictures. We are sure you will get it ins10tly! Read More

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When bully Bryce Billings bets Fish Finelli that he can?t find Captain Kidd?s legendary long-lost treasure, Fish and his friends e...mbark on a quest to find real-life pirate treasure. Between sneaking into the library to track down Captain Kidd?s map, stowing away on a boat, and trespassing on an island, Fish and his friends have their work cut out for them. But will Fish actually be able to find Captain Kidd?s booty and win the bet? Appropriate for both boys and girls, this first book in the Fish Finelli series will inspire readers to use their imaginations, learn about the world around them, and appreciate the bonds of friendship. Read More

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Join one of the youngest crews ever to sail around the world in this fourth installment of the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Advent...ure Novel series! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choices will determine your fate on the deadly seas. Will you survive tropical storms, high winds, navigation crises, and sharks? Or will you be forced to return home early? Only the reader can decide how to survive. There are 24 endings to this adventure, but just ONE will lead to the ultimate success! Featuring vivid comic book?style illustrations and real-life facts about survival on the high seas, this book will be a hit with anyone craving an adventurous visual reading experience. Read More

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It's 1895. Charlotte and her family came to France three years ago so that her father could learn to paint in the French style of ...Impressionism. Now they are traveling to London to see if the famous artist John Singer Sargent will paint Charlotte's mother's portrait. In London, Charlotte and her best friend, Lizzy, stay in their own room at the Savoy Hotel, attend a fancydinner party with famous writers, watch boat races on the River Thames, learn about legendary London ghosts, and even visit a gypsy camp. Illustrated with beautiful museum reproductions and exquisite watercolor paintings, the book also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. This vibrant journal of Charlotte's exciting journey will make any reader long for lovely London. Read More

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A zebra dress, a peacock skirt, a spiderweb gown, giraffe boots, and many other fantastic creations await you in this animal-theme...d Rosie Flo coloring book. You add the heads, legs, and arms for each costume, and then color the characters, their animals, and their surroundings any way as you see fit. You decide exactly how these wild fashions will come to life! Read More

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It's 1892. Charlotte and her family have lived abroad in the famous artist colony in Giverny, France, for a year, when an exciting... invitation arrives. The celebrated impressionist Mary Cassatt is having an exhibition in Paris. While in Paris, Charlotte dines at a cafe on the Champs-Elysees, watches a marionette show in the Tuileries gardens and celebrates her birthday at the Eiffel Tower. Illustrated with stunning museum reproductions of works by artists such as Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Renoir and Rodin as well as lovely watercolor collages, this sequel to Charlotte in Giverny also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. Charlotte's charming scrapbook will leave fans of the first book, art lovers, Francophiles and readers of all ages shouting, "Vive Charlotte!" Read More

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"The true stories I've written in this book are my living nightmares. My greatest hope is that the lessons the stories offer will ...help you make better choices than I did." Stanley "Tookie" Williams, cofounder of the notorious Crips gang, is a death-row inmate. But in his two decades of incarceration, Williams has also become a respected author and activist whose dedication to ending gang warfare in the lives of inner-city children has earned him a 2001 Nobel Peace Prize nomination. In this award-winning bookwhich has drawn praise from educators, government leaders, and families alikeWilliams describes the brutal reality of being an inmate. He debunks myths of prisons as "gladiator schools" with blunt, riveting stories of overwhelming homesickness, the terror of solitary confinement, and the humiliation of strip-searches. Williams' words are a frank challenge to adolescent readers to educate themselves, make intelligent decisions, and above all, not to follow in his footsteps. Read More

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Grow with Me peers into a beehive, a cocoon, garden soil, and elsewhere to explore the lives and growth of an assortment of creatu...res and plants. These books for ages eight and up offer elementary but fascinating studies of the life stages that bugs, animals, and vegetation experience as they mature. Magnified photos, easy-to- follow text explaining life stages, and a life cycle recap all contribute to an educational experience focused on an up-close look at how the featured creature or plant changes and grows throughout its life span. Read More

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Grow with Me peers into a beehive, a cocoon, garden soil, and elsewhere to explore the lives and growth of an assortment of creatu...res and plants. These books for ages eight and up offer elementary but fascinating studies of the life stages that bugs, animals, and vegetation experience as they mature. Magnified photos, easyto- follow text explaining life stages, and a life cycle recap all contribute to an educational experience focused on an up-close look at how the featured creature or plant changes and grows throughout its life span. Read More

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Journeys can be life-changing, whether they are literal? traveling from one place to another?or personal, like the quest for self-...discovery. This meditative picture book explores both, following a young child on a train ride from the city to the country. As the landscape transforms from a bustling city to a richly imaginative world in this distinctively formatted book, the child?s sense of wonder and independence flourishes, as does a deep engagement with life and the possibilities that lie ahead?making Line 135 a quietly eloquent gift for anyone embarking on their life's journey. Read More

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On the grounds of Misselthwaite, her Uncle Archibald s estate near the Yorkshire moors, nine-year-old Mary Lennox finds a walled-i...n garden that has been locked securely for years. With the help of Dickon Sowerby, a young local boy who can charm animals, Mary cultivates the garden, an experiences that both improves her health and raises her spirits. Ultimately, the secret garden proves beneficial not only to to Mary, but to her sickly cousin Colin, whom her estranged uncle has locked away in solitude following the death of his beloved wife, Colin s mother. Nurtured with love and tenderness, the secret garden proves it has the power to heal the heart. First published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett s The Secret Garden is a much-loved classic of children s literature. This illustrated edition, with full-color plates by Charles Robinson, features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilded edging, and decorative endpapers. It s a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages. ISBN-13: 9781435142121 Publisher: Sterling Publication date: 9/25/2012 Series:Barnes and Noble Collectible Editions Series Pages: 304 Sales rank: 20,073 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 1.06 (d) Read More

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The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and... friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer s first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: what is a lie, and what is a game? How far is too far to go for your only friend? Like the dazzling When You Reach Me, Liar and Spy will keep readers guessing until the end. Praise for Liar and Spy ? Guardian Prize for Children s Fiction (UK) ? Texas 2014-2015 Bluebonnet Master List ? A Junior Library Guild Selection ? A New York Times Bestseller ? An Indie Bestseller ? Kirkus Reviews starred review ? Publishers Weekly starred review ? The Horn Book starred review ? School Library Journal starred review ? The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books starred review ? Autumn 2012 Kids Indie Next List ? Nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013 ? Kirkus Reviews Best of Children s Books 2012 List ? Publishers Weekly Best of Children s Fiction 2012 ? School Library Journal Best of Children s Fiction 2012 List ? The Horn Book s Best of 2012 List ? Barnes and Noble Best Books of 2012 for Kids List ? Amazon s Best of the Year, Middle Grade (#3) ? A New York Times Book Review Notable Children s Book of 2012 ? Holiday gift guides: Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times ? NPR Outstanding ?Backseat? Reads for Ages 9-14, NPR s Backseat Book Club ? One of The Atlantic Wire s 25 favorite middle grade and young adult book covers of 2012 ? The Wall Street Journal s Best Children s Books of 2012 ? The Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012 ? The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books 2012 Blue Ribbons List From the Hardcover edition. Winner of the 2013 Guardian Children s Fiction Prize ISBN-13: 9780385737432 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 8/7/2012 Pages: 192 Sales rank: 126,791 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 670L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.74 (d) Read More

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Kylie will never survive fourth grade in her new school without friends. And starting a cupcake club seems the perfect way to meet... other girls. But getting the club up and running is not easy? especially with trouble spelled M-e-r-e-d-i-t-h trying to ruin them. In taking on the class mean girl, Kylie and her new friends may have just bitten off more than they can chew. The Cupcake Club is the first book in the Peace, Love and Cupcakes series and each book will feature yummy, original cupcake recipes from the story. This fabulous new friendship series is slated to be a sweet success! ISBN-13: 9781402264498 Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated Publication date: 4/3/2012 Series:Cupcake Club Series Pages: 208 Sales rank: 179,542 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 680L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year ...unnervingly quiet. But things don t stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers that the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. But rescuing Grover isn t the only only monumental task that Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson must tackle: if they don t retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer, Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. It s a race against time and monsters in the thrilling, action-packed, and mystery-uncovering second book in the Percy Jackson series, now with cover art from the major motion picture. Read More

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Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer s new novel will touch your heart When twelve-year-old Sugar s grandfather dies and her gambling f...ather takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren t so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar s mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can t control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds. ISBN-13: 9780670012893 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 9/13/2012 Pages: 240 Sales rank: 150,202 Age range: 10 years Lexile: 590L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.98 (d) Read More

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The kids and teacher of Because of Mr. Terupt are back in this warm-hearted sequel. Fifth-grade was full of unforgettable events f...or Mr. Terupt and his class at Snow Hill School. Seven students were particularly affected by Mr. Terupt. Now those seven students are back, and they ve been granted the rare opportunity to send one more year with their beloved teacher before they graduate from elementary school. Peter s parents expect him to attend private school after sixth-grade, but Peter has plans to stay right where he is. Eager to grow up, Alexia gets in over her head with some older kids. Danielle suspects that her family is keeping a secret from her, and she s determined to find out what it is. Jeffrey makes a life-changing discovery. Curious about her teacher s past, Jessica uncovers startling details about Mr. Terupt. Anna finally decides she s ready for the truth about her absent dad. And Luke s keen observations lead to questions with unexpected answers. It s a roller coaster of a year as Mr. Terupt helps his students be the best they can be and enlists their help to pull off an extra-special project. But will there be a happy ending for all? "This sequel can be read on its own. Moving and real."--Kirkus Reviews "A skillful meshing of characters and story lines makes for another great read."--School Library Journal From the Hardcover edition. ISBN-13: 9780385742054 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 10/9/2012 Pages: 368 Sales rank: 161,087 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 1.20 (d) Read More

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In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who wi...ll make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew? Logan, the candymaker s son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone? Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink? Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather? Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who s always scribbling in a secret notebook? This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant s perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations. ISBN-13: 9780316002585 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication date: 10/5/2010 Pages: 453 Sales rank: 277,971 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 740L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.50 (d) Read More

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The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He s growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious ...Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, educated father, and his mother is reeling from the discovery of a family secret. Yet there are good times, too. He s teaching his grandmother how to read. For the first time she s sharing stories about her life as a slave. And his father and his friends are finally getting the respect and positions of power they ve earned in the Wilmington, North Carolina, community. But not everyone is happy with the political changes at play and some will do anything, including a violent plot against the government, to maintain the status quo. One generation away from slavery, a thriving African American community enfranchised and emancipated suddenly and violently loses its freedom in turn-of-the-century North Carolina when a group of local politicians stages the only successful coup d etat in US history. ISBN-13: 9780375873676 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 3/12/2013 Pages: 320 Sales rank: 182,906 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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#1 New York Times bestseller John Grisham s next Theo Boone novel, now in paperback! When we last saw Theo Boone, he ensured that ...justice was served by uncovering evidence that kept a guilty man off of the streets. Hot off this high-profile murder trial, thirteen-year-old Theo is still dispensing legal advice to friends and teachers. But just when it seems as if his life has calmed down and gone back to the status quo, a new legal mystery comes to town, and this time it s personal. ISBN-13: 9780525425571 Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group Publication date: 6/6/2011 Series:Theodore Boone Series , #2 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 101,553 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 830L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.97 (d) Read More

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It s summertime, and Julie and Lydia are going on a road trip! After all the ups and downs of their first year in junior high, the...y re looking forward to seeing the sights and getting some new perspective on their quest for popularity. Papa Dad and Daddy will provide the transportation, and they ll provide the entertainment. At first Julie and Lydia use their Powers of Observation to catalog the traditions and oddities of each new location they visit, but soon their attention turns to parents and family and negotiating sensitive family dynamics. By the time the duo hits familiar streets again, they may have to accept some uncomfortable truths, but their journey is infused with the humor, heart, and truthfulness that Amy Ignatow is known for. ISBN-13: 9781419701825 Publisher: Amulet Books Publication date: 4/1/2012 Series:Popularity Papers Series , #4 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 208,819 Age range: 9 - 11 Years Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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When Kenny Watson s brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, the Watson family heads south to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the... one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma s church is bombed. The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963. ISBN-13: 9780440414124 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 9/28/1997 Edition description: Reprinted Edition Pages: 224 Sales rank: 161,083 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 1000L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 7.79 (h) x 0.59 (d) Read More

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Where do dreams come from? What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half-forgo...tten fears? Drawing on her rich imagination, two-time Newbery winner Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores the conflicts between the gentle bits and pieces of the past that come to life in dream, and the darker horrors that find their form in nightmare. In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, two people a lonely, sensitive woman and a damaged, angry boy face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see. Gossamer is perfect for readers not quite ready for Lois Lowry s Newbery-Award winner The Giver and also for readers interested in dreams, nightmares, spirits and the dream world. ISBN-13: 9780385734165 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 1/8/2008 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 160 Sales rank: 100,646 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.73 (h) x 0.45 (d) Read More

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When the substitute for Mr. "Fab" Fabiano never shows up and his sixth-grade students are on their own, they set out to prove that... they can run the class by themselves. With a little ingenuity and some careful planning, they might just succeed. But when a fight breaks out between Bastian Fauvell and Rachel White over a classmate, Tommy Feathers, who died six months earlier, everything begins to fall apart. Can Rachel deal with the anxieties that plunged her into silence the day Tommy died? Inventive and uniquely constructed, Flying Solo follows Mr. Fab s students hour by hour as they tackle the challenges of an unusual school day. Ralph Fletcher has written many well-received books for children. He lives with his family in Birmingham, Alabama. Rachel, having chosen to be mute following the sudden death of a classmate, shares responsibility with the other sixth-graders who decide not to report that the substitute teacher failed to show up. ISBN-13: 9780547076522 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 11/10/2008 Pages: 138 Sales rank: 84,673 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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2011 National Book Award Finalist As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older br...other, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the ?skinny thug? that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer a fiery young lady who ?smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain.? In Lil, Doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon s birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. In this stunning novel, Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival. Winner of the 2012 Children s Choice Book Award for Grades 5-6 Finalist for the National Book Award in Young People s Literature. ISBN-13: 9780547152608 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 4/5/2011 Pages: 368 Sales rank: 178,664 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 850L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.40 (d) Read More

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The Flower Power books follow the funny fifth-grade adventures of four girls with little in common but their flower names who, nev...ertheless, blossom into the greatest of friends. Katie-Rose, Milla, Yasaman, and Violet have confronted their share of challenges in fifth grade: a dead hamster, turtle theft, trapeze lessons, and pesky boys, just to name a few. Nothing can stop these four fabulous friends. Well, nothing except for their archnemesis, the evil Modessa (a.k.a. ?Medusa?). Somehow, Modessa has recruited one of the sweetest girls in the class to be her new sidekick. The flower friends are determined to save Elena, even if it means braving Modessa s wrath. But it will also mean getting Katie-Rose to focus she s a bit too busy NOT flirting with cute-but-annoying Preston. And then there s Yasaman s little sister s birthday ?bubblegum? party, which the four friends promised to organize . . . if it s possible to call anything involving 30 kindergartners organized. Luckily, Violet is back to herself and ready to lead the Flowers to their most glorious triumph. With mean girls, romance, and tons of fifth-grade drama, this critically acclaimed friendship series shows that author Lauren Myracle ?has her finger firmly on the pulse of tween girldom.? (Booklist) ISBN-13: 9781419704055 Publisher: Amulet Books Publication date: 1/8/2013 Series:Flower Power Series Pages: 272 Sales rank: 538,759 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. ...Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world s greatest teenage criminal mastermind? Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies - not humans - and most likely triggered by Artemis s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy. Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind - and the grips of a giant squid - in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants? New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer delivers a knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure in Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh book in the blockbuster series. ISBN-13: 9781423128199 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Publication date: 8/3/2010 Series:Artemis Fowl Series , #7 Edition description: Artemis Fowl Series Pages: 368 Sales rank: 161,798 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 900L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 5.68 (h) x 1.26 (d) Read More

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Marvin lives with his family under the kitchen sink in the Pompadays apartment. He is very much a beetle. James Pompaday lives wi...th his family in New York City. He is very much an eleven-year-old boy.After James gets a pen-and-ink set for his birthday, Marvin surprises him by creating an elaborate miniature drawing. James gets all the credit for the picture and before these unlikely friends know it they are caught up in a staged art heist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that could help recover a famous drawing by Albrecht Dürer. But James can t go through with the plan without Marvin s help. And that s where things get really complicated (and interesting!). This fast-paced mystery will have young readers on the edge of their seats as they root for boy and beetle. In Shakespeare s Secret Elise Broach showed her keen ability to weave storytelling with history and suspense, and Masterpiece is yet another example of her talent. This time around it s an irresistible miniature world, fascinating art history, all wrapped up in a special friendship something for everyone to enjoy. Masterpiece is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children s Book of the Year. ISBN-13: 9780312608705 Publisher: Square Fish Publication date: 3/30/2010 Edition description: STRIPPABLE Edition number: 1 Pages: 320 Sales rank: 117,844 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.85 (d) Read More

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In this stand-alone sequel to The Mealworm Diaries, Aaron is anxiously waiting for his father to return for the first time since A...aron s mother s death eight years earlier. Aaron works hard with a counselor at school, but he still has problems getting along with and understanding other kids, and he s worried that his dad will think he s weird. As well as having to confront Tufan, the class bully, Aaron must find ways to cope with the fact that his dad now has a pregnant wife and his beloved Gran needs surgery. In the end, his greatest strength is not his intelligence or his sense of humor, but the openness and warmth of his heart. ISBN-13: 9781554693627 Publisher: Orca Book Publishers Publication date: 3/1/2011 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 154,699 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 560L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d) Read More

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In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians whole communities discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau s story a...bout a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out. Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold. Now experience Jeanne DuPrau s vision anew as artist Niklas Asker faithfully brings to life the glare of the lamps, the dinginess of the streets, and the brilliance of the first sunrise. ISBN-13: 9780375867934 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 9/25/2012 Series:Books of Ember Series Pages: 144 Sales rank: 115,847 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone s family. Deza is the smartest girl in her ...class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie s beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone. ISBN-13: 9780385734912 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 1/10/2012 Pages: 320 Sales rank: 197,233 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 750L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d) Read More

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