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Featuring favorite quotes from the original texts and E. H. Shepard s incomparable illustrations, this book offers wisdom for ever...yone--wisdom that our chum Pooh has gained himself, usually the hard way. With chapters entitled "For Your Inner Bear," "For Those Bothersome Days," "For When You re in a Tight Spot," and "For Those Hummy Sort of Days," Positively Pooh is the perfect means to inspire smiles and offer encouragement. This well-appointed volume will charm collectors, friends in need of a pick-me-up, and new graduates who may well have to rely on the wisdom of Winnie-the-Pooh. ISBN-13: 9780525479314 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 3/27/2008 Pages: 120 Sales rank: 193,406 Age range: 10 years Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.78 (d) Read More

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From the amazing imagination of Chris Wooding, a heartstopping mix of thriller and graphic novel. Three kids get trapped in the wo...rld of a deadly comic book in this middle-grade thriller from Chris Wooding. ISBN-13: 9780545160438 Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Publication date: 10/1/2009 Series:Malice Pages: 384 Sales rank: 193,527 Age range: 12 years Lexile: 650L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.46 (d) Read More

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Humorous story about a boy s adjustment to new surroundings and kids in a new school. Packed with fascinating facts about spiders,... the story is told through journal entries and scenes of events. Contains a spider bibliography. After moving to another state, seventh grader Bobby deals with the change by telling people at school made-up stories and then retreating into his world of pet spiders and books about spiders. ISBN-13: 9780547248202 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 8/17/2009 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 192 Sales rank: 305,382 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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?A compelling book that I read in a single sitting and highly recommend.? Garth Nix Being an Inquisitor is no job for a nice Jewi...sh boy. But when the police learn that thirteen-year-old Sacha Kessler can see witches, he s apprenticed to the NYPD. Their mission? To stop magical crime. And New York at the turn of the twentieth century is full of it. Sacha s first case is to find out who s trying to kill Thomas Edison, inventor of a witch detector that could unleash the worst witch-hunt in American history. Every magician in town has a motive, but all the clues lead back to the Lower East Side, and Sacha s own family could be accused! ISBN-13: 9780547850849 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 2/26/2013 Pages: 345 Sales rank: 647,448 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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For the first time ever, DRAGONOLOGY fiction! Introducing the Dragonology Chronicles full-length novels with enough fire-breathi...ng adventure to satisfy true DRAGONOLOGY fans who just can t get enough! Adventure! Villains! And dragons, dragons, dragons! Brought to us by the creators of the runaway NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers DRAGONOLOGY and THE DRAGONOLOGY HANDBOOK, the Dragonology Chronicles are a series of dragon adventures told by one of Dr. Drake s young students. In Volume 1 of the Chronicles, THE DRAGON S EYE, Daniel Cook and his sister, Beatrice, spend the summer with their parents eccentric former tutor, Dr. Ernest Drake. Not only do Daniel and Beatrice begin to study dragonology, but they are also soon caught up in the race to find the stolen Dragon s Eye jewel - which has the power to reflect the true Dragon Master - before it is stolen by evil dragonologist Ignatius Crook. The two must work with Dr. Drake as well as many friendly dragons to foil Ignatius and recover the Dragon s Eye. ISBN-13: 9780763628109 Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication date: 11/14/2006 Series:Dragonology Chronicles Series , #1 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 330,452 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 910L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.95 (d) Read More

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Kenneth Grahame s exuberant yet whimsical The Wind in the Willows belongs to the golden age of children s classic novels. These ch...arming, exciting and humorous tales of the riverbank and its life featuring the wonderfully imagined Ratty, Mole, Badger and the irrepressible but conceited Toad of Toad Hall whose passion for motor cars ("The only way to travel! Here today in next week tomorrow") lands him in many scrapes still continue exert their charm over adults as well as children. Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He was educated at St Edward s School, Oxford but because of family circumstances he was unable to enter Oxford University. He joined the Bank of England as a gentleman clerk in 1879, rising to become Secretary to the Bank in 1898. He wrote a series of short stories published in such collections as The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898). These featured a fictional family of five children. In 1899 he married Elspeth Thomson and their only child, Alistair, was born a year later. He left the Bank in 1908 on health grounds. The same year, The Wind in the Willows was published. The book was not an immediate success, and he never attempted to write fiction again. However, the popularity of the novel grew steadily and by the time of Grahame s death in 1932 it was recognized as a children s classic. One of the true classics of English literature, here are the adventures of Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and Toad. Grahame s idyllic world is as fresh now as when they first discovered his enchanting tales--of Ratty sculling his boat on the River, Badger grumpily entertaining his friends in his comfortable underground home, and the exasperating Toad being driven into one tangle after another by his obsession with motor cars. ISBN-13: 9780763642112 Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication date: 3/10/2009 Series:Candlewick Illustrated Classic Series Pages: 184 Sales rank: 584,823 Age range: 10 years Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.63 (d) Read More

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Book Two-Now available in mass market paperback Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video... e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves. "A cracking good read."-Publishers Weekly "The world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, Gotham, or galaxy far, far away. . ."-Entertainment Weekly (review: A-) When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. ISBN-13: 9780786808557 Publisher: Hyperion/Miramax Kid Publication date: 5/3/2002 Series:Artemis Fowl Series , #2 Pages: 278 Sales rank: 271,443 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 610L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.07 (d) Read More

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Three bears...one destiny From the author of the wildly popular Warriors books comes an enthralling new series: Three bears from d...ifferent species -- black, polar, and grizzly -- are separated from their families when they are just young cubs. They find themselves brought together on a perilous quest. Fate is about to change all these bears lives forever, setting their paws on a path toward a future they cannot yet imagine.... This new fantasy series delivers a gripping magical adventure that will have readers roaring for more about these majestic bears. ISBN-13: 9780060871222 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 5/27/2008 Series:Seekers Series , #1 Edition number: 1 Pages: 320 Sales rank: 354,972 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Lexile: 840L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.30 (d) Read More

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What if John Henry had a son? Twelve-year-old Ray is haunted by the strangest memories of his father, whom Ray swears could speak ...to animals. Now an orphan, Ray jumps from a train going through the American South and falls in with a medicine show train and its stable of sideshow performers. The performers turn out to be heroes, defenders of the wild, including the son of John Henry. They are hiding the last of the mythical Swamp Sirens from an ancient evil known as the Gog. Why the Gog wants the Siren, they can t be sure, but they know it has something to do with rebuilding a monstrous machine that John Henry gave his life destroying years before, a machine that will allow the Gog to control the will of men and spread darkness throughout the world. ISBN-13: 9780375855658 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 8/10/2010 Series:Clockwork Dark Series , #1 Pages: 384 Sales rank: 542,983 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.91 (d) Read More

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The long-awaited sequel to Janni Lee Simner s breathtaking YA fantasy debut, Bones of Faerie. Liza is a summoner. She can draw lif...e to herself, even from beyond the grave. And because magic works both ways, she can drive life away. Months ago, she used her powers to banish her dangerous father and to rescue her mother, lost in dreams, from the ruined land of Faerie. Born in the wake of the war between humanity and Faerie, Liza lived in a world where green things never slept, where trees sought to root in living flesh and bone. But now the forests have fallen silent. Even the evergreens branches are bare. Winter crops won t grow, and the threat of starvation looms. And deep in the forest a dark, malevolent will is at work. To face it, Liza will have to find within herself something more powerful than magic alone. Here at last is the sequel to Bones of Faerie, for all those fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure who thrilled to Janni Lee Simner s unique vision of a postapocalyptic world infused with magic. ISBN-13: 9780375866319 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 4/10/2012 Series:Bones of Faerie Trilogy Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 288 Sales rank: 649,116 Age range: 12 years Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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Ben and his black labrador, castaways from the legendary ghost ship Flying Dutchman, swore never to go to sea again. But fate cast...s them adrift once more on a French pirate ship, with two villainous sea captains--and a ghost--in pursuit. Ben and Ned, a boy and dog gifted with eternal youth and the ability to communicate with one another nonverbally, encounter pirates on the high seas and rescue a kidnapped prince from a band of gypsy thieves. ISBN-13: 9780441011513 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 3/30/2004 Series:Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Series , #2 Format: Mass Market Paperback Edition description: Reprint Pages: 352 Sales rank: 401,469 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.68 (h) x 1.03 (d) Read More

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"I would like to introduce you to this book. It has no plot. It is about moments, memories, fragments, falsehoods, and fantasies. ...It is about things that happened, which caused other things to happen, so that eventually stories emerged." Children as well as adults often ask Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from. In this fascinating, moving autobiography, the Newbery Medalist answers this and many other questions. Her writing often transports readers into her own world. She explores her rich history through family pictures, memories, and recollections of childhood friends. She details pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and that magically evolved into rich and wonderful stories that one is reluctant to put down. Lowry fans, and anyone interested in the writing process, will tremendously enjoy this poignant trip through a remarkable writer s past. Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She has received two Newbery Medals, for Number the Stars and The Giver. Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life. ISBN-13: 9780395895436 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 10/28/1998 Pages: 192 Sales rank: 278,413 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 900L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d) Read More

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A resilient and quirky colony of church mice fears another Great X more than they fear cats. Under Mouse Mistress Hildegarde s lea...dership, they save themselves from one danger after another sometimes just by the skin of their tails! Can one ultimate act of bravery during the feast day of St. Francis get Father Murphy to bless these mice and keep them safe forever? Rife with humor and personality, this young middle-grade novel has an old-fashioned feel with the makings of a modern classic. ISBN-13: 9780547390093 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 3/21/2011 Pages: 160 Sales rank: 403,285 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 690L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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This series is based on the best-selling adult Left Behind series. Readers will see the Rapture and Tribulation through the eyes o...f four kids who have been left behind. Tyndale House Publishers ISBN-13: 9780842321945 Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Publication date: 6/28/1998 Series:Left Behind: The Kids Series , #2 Format: Mass Market Paperback Pages: 160 Sales rank: 328,608 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Lexile: 720L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.43 (d) Read More

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This new story from the Vision Books series for youth 9 -15 years old is a beautiful story about the most popular saint of modern ...times, St. Therese of Lisieux, the "Little Flower." Growing up in Lisieux, France was occasionally painful but usually delightful for Therese and her four sisters. For practical Marie, studious Pauline, hot-tempered Leonie, mischievous Celine, and beautiful, lovable Therese, growing up meant growing closer to God. The Little Flower found her pathway to holiness right in her own back yard. With their disagreements, secrets, visits to the convent, school adventures, and romances, these five girls are an enjoyable handful for their kindly, widowed father. But Therese, because she loves her family, discovers that one of her sisters might unwittingly prevent her dearest wish from coming true. In this Vision book, Helen Walker Homan, who writes in the tradition of Louisa Mae Alcott, has created another classic of delightful family life among five sisters, one of whom became a saint. Illustrated. ISBN-13: 9780898705201 Publisher: Ignatius Press Publication date: 9/28/1997 Series:Vision Books Series Pages: 149 Sales rank: 404,413 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.53 (d) Read More

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The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work... of art in which the whole of Kipling s philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the Mowgli stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther. The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kipling s abiding preoccupation with the theme of self-discovery, and the nature of the Law . Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle. Also includes other short stories set in India. Read More

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Twelve-year-old House Jackson star pitcher and team captain of the Aurora County All-Stars has been sidelined for a whole sorry ye...ar with a broken elbow. He s finally ready to play, but wouldn t you know that the team s only game of the year has been scheduled for the exact same time as the town s 200th-anniversary pageant. Now House must face the pageant s director, full-of-herself Frances Shotz (his nemesis and perpetrator of the elbow break), and get his team out of this mess. There s also the matter of a mysterious old recluse who has died and left House a wheezy old dog named Eudora Welty and a puzzling book of poetry by someone named Walt Whitman. Through the long, hot month of June, House makes surprising and valuable discoveries about family, friendship, poetry . . . and baseball. ISBN-13: 9780152066260 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 2/1/2009 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 256 Sales rank: 353,044 Age range: 10 - 14 Years Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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Vampirates 4: Black Heart By Somper, Justin Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Copyright © 2010 Somper, Justin All right reserv...ed. ISBN: 9780316020886 1 INTRUDERS IN THE FORTRESS It was a calm, clear night. The Typhon charted its course through the ocean, sleek and confident as a killer whale. On deck, the pirates of the night watch performed their duties with time-honored precision. Belowdecks, their crewmates variously rested, ate, relaxed, and prepared for the business of the next day. The Typhon was a well-oiled machine, from the crow s nest to the galley, from the lowliest of pirate apprentices to the captain and his deputy. In one of the smaller but nevertheless grand staterooms two levels below the main deck, four people sat around a circular table. The table was covered with a red silk cloth, from which arose a structure resembling the four walls of a fortress. Each wall was composed of small tiles, half wood, half bone, stacked tightly together. But evidently this miniature fortress was not impenetrable. The walls had been ravaged. Some of the tiles had made their way onto racks placed in front of each wall while other tiles lay bone side up on the table revealing an array of intricate colored symbols. ?Well,? said Trofie Wrathe, a golden finger tapping the wooden rack in front of her. ?This is fun, isn t it?? Opposite her, her husband, Captain Barbarro Wrathe, was silent. ?Oh, yeah, big fun!? grunted Moonshine, their son, positioned to Trofie s right. ?I think it s a marvelous game,? said the elderly man on Trofie s other side. Trofie nodded encouragingly. ?Thank you, Transom. I believe it s your turn now.? ?Is it?? The Wrathes trusty majordomo seemed confused for a moment. Then he reached forward and, with quivering fingers, removed a tile from the wall. Turning the bone side toward him, he drew it up to his eyes to examine the symbol more closely. Moonshine sighed loudly. ?Get a move on, Grandpa!? he hissed. His father gave him a stern look. ?Well, really!? the boy persisted. ?Moonshine,? said Barbarro Wrathe, his resonant voice loaded with warning. Transom dropped the tile to his rack and, with a sudden burst of energy, began shuffling the other tiles around as if he was performing an elaborate conjuring trick. ?Remind me,? Moonshine piped up again. ?Why exactly are we torturing ourselves in this particularly grim fashion?? Barbarro sighed, shook his head, and lifted a glass of honey-colored liquid to his lips. Trofie smiled pleasantly. ?Tuesday night is family night, min elskling. It was my idea, as you well know. I don t feel we ve been spending enough time together.? There was steel in her voice as she continued. ?That s all going to change now.? In response, Moonshine rolled his eyes. Trofie glared first at her son and then at her husband. ?Will you say something to your son?? Barbarro shrugged. ?Maybe he has a point. He s not enjoying this. I m certainly not enjoying this, and I can t believe that you ? ?I m having a wonderful time,? Trofie said, a wide grin immediately appearing on her face. ?And so is Transom.? The majordomo was still rearranging the tiles on his rack. As he did so, his face went through a series of contortions. Suddenly, his fingers ceased their miniature ballet. He looked up and gave a little smile. ?Mah-jongg!? he exclaimed, flipping forward his rack to reveal neat sets of different tiles. ?Bravo!? cried Trofie, clapping her hands. She did not make much sound since one of her hands was crafted from gold, the other of regular flesh but her delight was plain to see. ?Well played, Transom!? she said. ?I think you re getting the hang of this.? She glanced around the room. ?Well, now, shall we set up for another game?? ?No!? boomed Barbarro and Moonshine in unison. For once, they had found something to agree upon. ?All right,? said Trofie, clearly deflated. ?What shall we do next?? ?You tell us, Mom,? said Moonshine. ?Family night is your gig.? ?If I might be so bold,? Transom began, ?I c Read More

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Set in an imagined past, this dark fantasy-adventure is for fans of Philip Pullman s The Golden Compass. Features Jemma, a fiery-h...eaded heroine held captive in Agromond Castle, yet destined to save mist-shrouded Anglavia. Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life. Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy all these reveal the truth about Jemma s past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies. With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia. ISBN-13: 9780385742900 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 4/9/2013 Pages: 464 Sales rank: 262,333 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.50 (d) Read More

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During her career popular children s writer Edith Nesbit collaborated on over sixty books of fiction for children. In "The Childre...n s Shakespeare" she turns her attention to a series of interpretations of William Shakespeare s works. These retellings of Shakespeare s plays are written in a way that can be easily understood by and entertaining to young readers. "Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare" includes retellings of the following plays: "Romeo and Juliet," "The Tempest," "A Midsummer Night s Dream," "King Lear," "Cymbeline," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Hamlet," "Twelfth Night," "As You Like It," "Pericles," "The Merchant of Venice," and "The Winter s Tale." ISBN-13: 9780897334853 Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers, Ltd. Publication date: 8/28/2005 Pages: 117 Sales rank: 749,823 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupéry s The Little Prince has captured the hearts and minds of its readers. The whims...ical story with a fairy tale touch has sold over 80 million copies in 230 languages. This exciting graphic adaptation features beautiful, new artwork by Joann Sfar. Hand-chosen by Saint-Exupéry s French publishers for his literary style and sensitivity to the original, Sfar has endeavored to recreate this beloved story, both honoring the original and stretching it to new heights. A vibrant, visual gift for longtime fans and those experiencing the story for the first time. ISBN-13: 9780547338026 Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers Publication date: 10/18/2010 Pages: 110 Sales rank: 548,641 Age range: 12 years Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Have you ever been so angry that you were mad as a wet hen? The meanings of 134 lively idioms are explained in this entertaining a...nd useful book. Illustrates and explains over 100 common English idioms, in categories including animals, body parts, and colors. ISBN-13: 9780618830039 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 6/18/2007 Edition description: Reissue Pages: 64 Sales rank: 421,503 Age range: 9 - 11 Years Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d) Read More

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Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back and so is his cunning enemy from Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, Opal Koboi. At the st...art of the fourth adventure, Artemis has returned to his unlawful ways. He s in Berlin, preparing to steal a famous impressionist painting from a German bank. He has no idea that his old rival, Opal, has escaped from prison by cloning herself. She s left her double behind in jail and, now free, is exacting her revenge on all those who put her there, including Artemis. ISBN-13: 9780786852895 Publisher: Miramax Books for Kids Publication date: 5/3/2005 Series:Artemis Fowl Series , #4 Pages: 352 Sales rank: 330,711 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 770L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.25 (d) Read More

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Clandestine e-mail exchanges, secret trips, fake press releases, and a tree-house standoff are among the clever stunts and pranks ...the kid heroes pull in this exciting ecological adventure. ?Sibley Carter is a moron and a world-class jerk,? reads Julian Carter-Li in an angry e-mail message meant for his greedy, high-powered uncle. The fateful message sets him on the course to stop an environmental crime! His uncle s company plans to cut down some of the oldest California redwood trees, and it s up to Julian and a ragtag group of friends to figure out a way to stop them. This thrilling, thoughtful debut novel shows the power of determined individuals, no matter what their age, to stand up to wrongdoing. John and Patricia Beatty Award (California Library Association) National Green Earth Book Award National Outdoor Book Award honorable mention Carol D. Reiser Book Award ?Fast paced and full of fun . . . Reminds readers that everyone, no matter how large or small, can take action on issues that are important to them.? School Library Journal ?One of the finest children s novels of the year . . . A true emotional journey full of adventure, friendship, complex morality, trust, lies, and discovery.? A Fuse #8 Production ISBN-13: 9780810983540 Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc. Publication date: 5/1/2009 Pages: 368 Sales rank: 403,282 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 700L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d) Read More

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Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang are best friends with one goal: to crack the code of popularity. Lydia s the bold one: aspi...ring theater star, stick-fighting enthusiast, human guinea pig. Julie s the shy one: observer and artist, accidental field hockey star, faithful recorder. In this notebook they write down their observations and carry out experiments to try to determine what makes the popular girls tick. But somehow, when Lydia and Julie try to imitate the popular girls, their efforts don t translate into instant popularity. Lydia ends up with a bald spot, their parents won t stop yelling, and Julie finds herself the number-one crush of Roland Asbjørnsen. Worse, they seem to be drifting farther and farther from their goal and each other. Amy Ignatow s hilarious debut novel introduces the intrepid fifth-graders Julie and Lydia, whose quest to understand popularity may not succeed in the ways they want, but will succeed in keeping readers in stitches. From Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books: Lydia and Julie, BFFs since birth, are now preparing to enter junior high, and they re on a mission to become popular. First, however, they have to determine exactly how popularity is achieved, so they decide to approach the matter as any good scientist would: observe those creatures already at the height of popularity and apply said observations to themselves, in the hopes of cracking into that mysterious world of junior-high stardom. The two record their observations and the often spectacularly unsuccessful outcomes of their various social experiments in a scrapbook-like journal, complete with notes passed at school, lists of projected popularity goals, and credibly goofy and kidlike drawings. The story here is fairly familiar: the girls fail miserably at their first attempts at the A-list (Lydia s hair falls out after a botched dye job, among other disasters) but eventually find acceptance in the upper echelon, only to learn the valuable lesson that it s the people you re most comfortable around who make the best friends. The diary format, however, adds an extra dimension of funny, and as in Jeff Kinney s Wimpy Kid series about Greg Heffley, it allows Julie and Lydia to come alive through their witty dialogue, their perceptive commentary, and even their characteristic handwriting. Secondary characters shine as well, particularly Julie s embarrassing but ultimately charming two dads, along with Lydia s goth-punk sister, a font of random quips and junior high wisdom. The popular kids end up being far from perfect and each has issues of her own to contend with, making the actual friendships that form among the girls all the more endearing. Those waiting for the next installment of Greg Heffley s adventures will be well served by this amusing experiment in sixth-grade celebrity. KQG ISBN-13: 9780810984219 Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc. Publication date: 4/1/2010 Series:Popularity Papers Series , #1 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 305,084 Age range: 9 - 11 Years Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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About the Author Paul Fenimore Cooper, a great-grandson of the novelist James Fenimore Cooper, was born in 1899 and graduated from... Yale in 1921. He wrote TAL in 1929 and his other books include Tricks of Women and Other Albanian Tales (1928), a translation of folk tales; Island of the Lost (1961), a non-fiction account of the Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin; and Dindle (1964), another book for children, about a dwarf who saves a kingdom from a dragon. He lived in Cooperstown, New York, with his wife Marion Erskine Cooper and their son Paul, Jr., a physicist and Arctic explorer. The author died in 1970. ISBN-13: 9781930900417 Publisher: Purple House Press Publication date: 7/28/2009 Edition description: Anniversar Edition number: 80 Pages: 305 Sales rank: 549,857 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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Fireheard could hear a roaring around him, like wind in tall trees. The acrid stench of the Thunderpath stung his nostrils, togeth...er with a new smell, sharper and more terrifying. Fire! Book Two of WARRIORS continues Fireheart s quest to be a true warrior, when he finds new danger lurking in the woods as the chill of winter sets in. WindClan is missing, and hostilities between the remaining three clans place all the cats in peril. Illness and tragic accidents weaken the camp, and ThunderClan needs all its warriors to defent itself ? but Fireheart suspects that certain cats may not be as loyal as they appear. Fireheart, a full-fledged warrior cat, must confront questions of loyalty and identity as he faces the possibility of betrayal from within his own forest clan. ISBN-13: 9780060000035 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 5/8/2003 Series:Warriors Series , #2 Pages: 336 Sales rank: 306,556 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.09 (d) Read More

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I am Miss Kanagawa. In 1927, my 57 doll-sisters and I were sent from Japan to America as Ambassadors of Friendship. Our work wasn ...t all peach blossoms and tea cakes. My story will take you from New York to Oregon, during the Great Depression. Though few in this tale are as fascinating as I, their stories won t be an unpleasant diversion. You will make the acquaintance of Bunny, bent on revenge; Lois, with her head in the clouds; Willie Mae, who not only awakened my heart, but broke it; and Lucy, a friend so dear, not even war could part us. I have put this tale to paper because from those 58 Friendship Dolls only 45 remain. I know that someone who chooses this book is capable of solving the mystery of the missing sisters. Perhaps that someone is you. From the Hardcover edition. ISBN-13: 9780375850899 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/8/2012 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 367,023 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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All Kat Roberts wants is to be normal, or at least to look that way to students at her new school. But her mother is a medium, and... not the kind that fits in between small and large; Kat s mom is the kind of medium who sees spirits and communicates with them. And, even worse, Kat has just discovered that she can see spirits too. In this first adventure in the popular Suddenly Supernatural series, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel brings humor and heart to the trials and tribulations of finding out who you are and who you want to be-all while surviving the seventh grade. ISBN-13: 9780316078214 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication date: 4/1/2010 Series:Suddenly Supernatural Series , #1 Pages: 316 Sales rank: 510,654 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around i...t, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana s quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life. ISBN-13: 9780395069622 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 9/28/1960 Pages: 192 Sales rank: 352,038 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.13 (h) x 0.56 (d) Read More

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Winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Young People s Literature Caitlin has Asperger s. The world according to her is black a...nd white; anything in between is confusing. Before, when things got confusing, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon has died, and Caitlin s dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she doesn t know how to do that. Then she comes across the word closure and she realizes this is what she needs. And in her search for it, Caitlin discovers that the world may not be black and white after all. ISBN-13: 9780399252648 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 4/15/2010 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 316,434 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Lexile: 630L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.87 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review Sammy s softball te...am is in contention for the Junior Slugger s Cup, and all she wants to do is hunker down behind the home plate and catch strikes. But Heather Acosta brings new meaning to the term "foul ball" as she schemes to get Sammy kicked off the team. Then Sammy is thrown a wild pitch by a frantic girl at the mall. The girl asks Sammy to watch her bag and dashes off before Sammy discovers that the bag she s left holding contains a baby! When the girl doesn t return, Sammy decides to go find her. A heart-pounding search ensues, and leads to some situations that are definitely not covered in the softball playbook. The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. When thirteen-year-old Sammy finds herself with an abandoned baby on her hands, she sets out to find the young mother, who may belong to a gang, and accidentally jeopardizes her position on the softball team. Read More

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Aliens, ghosts, and monsters haunt the pages of this eerie trip around the Scary States of America. With Jason Specter the nation ...s unofficial collector of all things paranormalÑas your guide meet the girl in Illinois who can start fires with her mind, the Skunk Ape of Florida that knocks victims flat with its stench, the mischievous Shadow People of Arkansas, the Jersey Devil, the extraterrestrials who take human organs as a souvenir of their trip to Washington, and the wailing ghost of a teenage girl trapped forever in an Oregon lighthouse. Some of these visitors from other worlds don t mean to hurt anyone . . . and some of them do.Warning: All of these stories are based on true events. Are you ready to face the terror in your state? ISBN-13: 9780440421184 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 7/10/2012 Pages: 416 Sales rank: 423,378 Age range: 10 years Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 1.03 (d) Read More

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In prose poetry and alternating voices, Marlene Carvell weaves a heartbreakingly beautiful story based on the real-life experience...s of Native American children. Mattie and Sarah are two Mohawk sisters who are sent to an off-reservation school after the death of their mother. Subject to intimidation and corporal punishment, with little hope of contact with their father, the girls are taught menial tasks to prepare them for life as domestics. How Mattie and Sarah protect their culture, memories of their family life, and their love for each other makes for a powerful, unforgettable historical novel. ISBN-13: 9780525475477 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 9/22/2005 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 651,326 Age range: 10 - 11 Years Lexile: 1000L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Awarded the Caldecott medal in 1941, They Were Strong and Good is a classic book that follows the path of one family s journey thr...ough American history. Robert Lawson introduces us to his forefathers and with them we brave Caribbean storms, travel to the wharf markets of New York, and fight in the civil war. Amidst these adventures Lawson s grandparents meet, marry and raise a family, and later his parents follow the same cycle of life. But this book is more than just a story of one family, it s a social history of our country. It reminds us to be proud of our ancestors -who they were, what they did, and the effect they had on the nation we live in today. ISBN-13: 9780670699490 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 1/28/1940 Edition description: Caldecott Pages: 72 Sales rank: 186,828 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 850L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.46 (d) Read More

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Did George Washington really cut down his father s cherry tree? Who was the last president to have facial hair? Which U.S. preside...nt had a country s capital city named after him? Which president earned the nickname, "His Accidency"? With The Everything Kids Presidents Book, you ll be at the head of your class after learning about the lives, legacies, and impact that our country s 44 leaders had on the history of the United States. Filled with fun facts, trivia, and 30 puzzles, The Everything Kids Presidents Book introduces you to everyone from our first president, George Washington, to the man currently residing in the White House, George W. Bush. Learning about the people who shaped the history of our country has never been so much fun! ISBN-13: 9781598692624 Publisher: Adams Media Corporation Publication date: 4/30/2007 Series:Everything Kids Series Pages: 144 Sales rank: 298,084 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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Mega Man is the hit new action-adventure series from Archie Comics! Dr. Light wanted to build a better tomorrow with his new Robot... Masters, but the evil Dr. Wily reprogrammed them to take over the world! Now it s up to one little robot to save us all -- Mega Man! Don t miss the first heroic adventures of Rock, a simple helper robot who takes up the fight for the greater good! This volume contains Rock s transformation into Mega Man, his first battles with the Robot Masters, and his titanic clash with Dr. Wily! Mega Man Vol. 1 collects issues 1-4 of the Mega Man comic book. ISBN-13: 9781879794856 Publisher: Archie Comic Publications, Incorporated Publication date: 9/28/2011 Series:Mega Man Series Pages: 112 Sales rank: 218,192 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.20 (d) Read More

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StarClan has revealed a new prophecy for the next generation of warrior cats: Darkness, air, water, and sky will come together...a...nd shake the forest to its roots. Now the children of Firestar, Tigerclaw, Graystripe, and Sandstorm are the ones who must save the forest and their Clans from destruction. In Book 2, Moonrise, the questing cats encounter a strange tribe on their journey home through the mountains -- and it begins to look like one of them will not make it back to the forest. It s a spine-tingling adventure for fans old and new! ISBN-13: 9780060744526 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 8/2/2005 Series:Warriors: The New Prophecy Series , #2 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 370,385 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Lexile: 860L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.01 (d) Read More

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Everything a boy should know, but won t ask! Finally, everything you wanted to know about your body, but you ve just been too chi...cken to ask. Lintball Leo s Not So-Stupid Questions About Your Body is the first book for boys that gives honest answers to real questions about your body from a biblical perspective. No, you re not falling apart you re just growing up! But there s no need to fear, when Lintball Leo is near. He s your personal guide to understanding your body. With information about everything from steroid use to body parts, there s not a question Lintball Leo hasn t heard. These aren t questions some adult made up, but they re real questions asked by real boys just like you. You want to know the truth? Now you can, because Lintball Leo s Not So-Stupid Questions About Your Body gives you the facts no holds barred! Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls. ISBN-13: 9780310705451 Publisher: Zonderkidz Publication date: 9/1/2003 Pages: 128 Sales rank: 442,727 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d) Read More

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Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tin...gle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you...and this story is particularly scrumptious! In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass s mom has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, Señor Hugo! The ransom...the legendary tuning fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it s too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Señor Hugo s chocolate success? If you re tempted, take a taste, but just remember...this book is not good for you. ISBN-13: 9780316040860 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication date: 9/1/2009 Series:Secret Series , #3 Pages: 400 Sales rank: 280,088 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 690L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.50 (d) Read More

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The Old City Lay Dark And Cold...It is night. And Edmund is alone. His mother is gone. His aunt, who went in search of her, is dea...d. His sister has disappeared. Edmund has no one. Except for a stranger of the night.A dark, mysterious stranger who flees from demons of his own...who follows Edmund with grim determination through the cold and shadow city, promising to help, but often hindering. A stranger who needs Edmund for purpose of his own! Author Biography: Ask Avi how you know when you re a real writer and his answer is simple: "I think you become a writer when you stop writing for yourself or your teachers and start thinking about readers." Avi made up his mind to do that when he was just a senior in high school. Avi was born in 1937 in New York City and was raised in Brooklyn. Kids often ask him about his name. "My twin sister gave it to me when we were both about a year old. And it stuck." To this day, Avi is the only name the author uses. As a kid, Avi says, he was "shy, not into sports, but someone who loved to read and play games of imagination." He did not consider himself a good student, though. "In elementary school I did well in science, but I was a poor writer. When I got to high school I failed all my courses. Then my folks put me in a small school that emphasized reading and writing." What made him want to become a writer? "Since writing was important to my family, friends and school, it was important to me. I wanted to prove that I could write. But it took years before I had a book published." Avi didn t start off as an author of children s books but as a playwright. It was only when he had children of his own that he started to write for youngpeople. When asked if writing is hard for him, Avi gives an unequivocal YES. "But," he goes on, "it s hard for everyone to write well. I have to rewrite over and over again, so on average it takes me a year to write a book." Where does he get his ideas? "Everybody has ideas. The vital question is: What do you do with them? My wife, a college teacher, uses her ideas to understand literature. My rock musician sons shape their ideas in to music. I take my ideas and turn them into stories." Avi s advice for people who want to write: "I believe reading is the key to writing. the more you read, the better your writing can be." He adds, "Listen, and watch the world around you. Don t be satisfied with answers others give you. Don t assume that because everyone believes a thing, that it is right or wrong. Reason things out for yourself. Work to get answers on your own. Understand why you believe things. Finally, write what you honestly feel, then learn from the criticism that will always come your way."Avi s many award-winning books for young readers include the Newbery Honor Books Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, as well as more Tales from Dimwood Forest, including Poppy, winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, Poppy and Rye, and Ragweed. His many other books include tales of mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction for young readers of all ages.In His Own Words... When I was small, I was read to continually. My grandparents were always telling stories. Our house was filled with books. I saw adults read. Hardly a wonder, then, that I becane a early reader of all sorts of things books for childern, comic books, science magazines, history books anything in which I could fing a story. There was kids radio too, which I adored. Even so, writing didn t interest me. It was in my junior year of high school that a great crisis took place: My English teacher informed my parents that I was the worst student he ever had. That summer I was required to spend a lot os time with a family friend, a teacher, who tutored me in writing basics. She gave me something even more important: a reason for writing. Writing, she taught me, was not just for myself or for some teacher. It was a way of sharing ideas and stories with many. With that notion in mind, I Read More

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WHEN MAX ANNOUNCES that Pine Hollow will begin its own Pony Club, Stevie, Carole, and Lisa are excited to know they re about to be...come even more knowledgeable about horses. But spoiled Veronica is more focused on riding her new horse than learning how to take care of him. The Saddle Club won t soon forget what happened with Veronica s last horse, Cobalt. And when it looks like she s headed for the same trouble again, the girls are quick to act but are they already too late? Although the girls are overjoyed when Max forms a Pony Club, Lisa worries that Carole and Stevie will be jealous when she gets her own horse. ISBN-13: 9780553158052 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 6/10/2008 Series:Saddle Club Series , #11 Edition description: Reissue Pages: 144 Sales rank: 223,127 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.34 (d) Read More

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"Steer infuses the exciting story with the flavor of a nineteenth-century novel and incorporates dragon lore found in his earlier ...books. Dragon lovers will be well pleased." -BOOKLIST Adventure! Villains! And dragons, dragons, dragons! From the creators of the best-selling Dragonology series, this first volume of the Dragonology Chronicles finds Daniel Cook and his sister, Beatrice, studying with eccentric dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake. Soon they re caught up in a race to find the stolen Dragon s Eye - a jewel that has the power to reflect the true Dragon Master - before it is stolen by the evil Ignatius Crook. Working with Dr. Drake (and many friendly dragons), can these young siblings foil Ignatius and recover the Dragon s Eye? Read More

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An infamous prison may hold a secret only the Code Busters can uncover Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may all have different talents,... but they share one thing in common: they love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much, they have their own club, with a secret hideout and passwords that change every day. When Cody and her friends get a mysterious e-mail hinting at a treasure on Alcatraz Island, they can t wait to get started on their clue hunt. Luckily, a class trip to the prison is the perfect cover to start their search. During the tour, the club members learn that a jewel thief kept at Alcatraz may have hidden his biggest haul on the island and left a series of coded messages to find it. And solving puzzles is what the Code Busters do best! This interactive mystery features more than fifteen codes and puzzles for you to decipher along with the Code Busters, including Morse code, the tap code, LEET, and zigzag code. Answers are in the back, if you ever get stuck. For more code-breaking fun, visit CodeBustersClub.com and join the club! Winner of the 2012 Agatha Award for Best Children s/Young Adult Novel Read More

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Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice until one ...night a ghost named Po appears from the darkness. That same evening, an alchemist s apprentice named Will makes an innocent mistake that has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey. From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places. ISBN-13: 9780062014511 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 10/4/2011 Pages: 320 Sales rank: 368,175 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 830L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 1.22 (d) Read More

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When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there s no place she d rather be than her fam...ily s ranch even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate. As for Black George, such a good horse, it turns out he s a natural jumper. When he and Abby clear four feet easy as pie, heads start to turn at the ring buyers heads and Abby knows Daddy won t turn down a good offer. Then a letter arrives from a private investigator, and suddenly Abby stands to lose not one horse but two. The letter states that Jack s mare may have been sold to the Lovitts as stolen goods. A mystery unfolds, more surprising than Abby could ever expect. Will she lose her beloved Jack to his rightful owners? Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley raises horses of her own, and her affection and expertise shine through in this inviting horse novel for young readers, set in 1960s California horse country and featuring characters from The Georges and the Jewels. ISBN-13: 9780375862298 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 10/26/2010 Pages: 256 Sales rank: 367,955 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Lexile: 1010L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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A 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans Ninth Ward. Sh...e doesn t have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya s visions show a powerful hurricane Katrina fast approaching, it s up to Lanesha to call upon the hope and strength Mama Ya-Ya has given her to help them both survive the storm. Ninth Ward is a deeply emotional story about transformation and a celebration of resilience, friendship, and family as only love can define it. ISBN-13: 9780316043076 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication date: 8/16/2010 Pages: 217 Sales rank: 470,959 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d) Read More

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Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches Jeopardy! every night and usually beats at least one of the contestants. If she were better ...at geography, she would try out for the show s kids week. Not only could she win bundles of money, she d get to go to the taping in California, where her dad, who left two years ago and who Olivia misses like crazy, lives with his new family. One day Olivia s friend-turned-nemesis, Tucker, offers to help her bulk up her geography knowledge. Before Olivia knows it, she s getting help from all sorts of unexpected sources: her almost-stepdad, superannoying Neil; her genius little brother, Charlie; even her stressed-out mom. Soon she has breezed through the audition rounds and is headed for Hollywood! But will the one person she wants to impress more than anyone else show up to support her? ISBN-13: 9780375872617 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 3/12/2013 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 288 Sales rank: 684,489 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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Rachel, Cassie, and Joey live in the city with their Pop, until Pop s search for work lands the family on a run down farm. Dreamy ...Rachel loves to read, and doesn t know much about the country. Times are hard there, too the school and library are closed. When Pop gets work near Canada, he has to leave the children on the farm alone. For two months! But Rachel s the oldest, and she ll make sure they re all right. Somehow. ISBN-13: 9780440421764 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 7/24/2012 Pages: 176 Sales rank: 336,784 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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NICHOLAS AND THE GANG is the fourth book in the series about Nicholas, the cheeky French schoolboy and his friends. In this collec...tion of adventures, Nicholas is invited to the birthday party of the girl next door, plays a very messy game of chess, and learns that walking on your hands is much harder than turning somersaults. NICHOLAS AND THE GANG is a much-loved classic in children s fiction, now available to English-speaking children worldwide in a delightful translation by Anthea Bell. It features 16 stories written by one of the most successful children s authors of all time, with illustrations by one of today s most respected and best-loved illustrators. Aimed at readers age 7 and older, this book will be enjoyed by adults and children alike and is perfect for sharing. ISBN-13: 9780714862262 Publisher: Phaidon Press, Incorporated Publication date: 9/19/2011 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 120 Sales rank: 649,560 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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