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"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior math skills, The Red Blazer Girls represent the best of girl-detectives while sti...ll feeling relatable and real. Nancy Drew would be right at home with this group." Huffington Post s 15 Greatest Kid Detectives List Sophie, Margaret, Becca, and Leigh Ann are back in an all-new Red Blazer Girls caper. In the third installment, Sophie is nose to fist with her arch-rival, Livvy, all while taking care of movie-star Nate Etan s dog, when Father Julian hires the Blazers to help him authenticate a painting. Mayhem and mystery follows as the girls attempt to uncover the truth. Oh, and, uh, Sophie s friend-who-is-not-a-boyfriend, Raf, is back. . . . Here s another charming and engaging adventure starring these four every-girl sleuths that s perfect for readers 10-up. ISBN-13: 9780375864940 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/8/2012 Series:Red Blazer Girls Series , #3 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 336 Sales rank: 278,171 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.86 (d) Read More

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When Henry York found 99 cupboards hidden behind his bedroom wall, he never dreamed they were doors to entirely new worlds! Unfort...unately, Henry s discovery freed an ancient, undying witch, whose hunger for power would destroy every world connected to the cupboards and every person whom Henry loves. Henry must seek out the legendary Chestnut King for help. Everything has a price, however, and the Chestnut King s desire may be as dangerous as the witch herself. N. D. Wilson concludes a remarkable, worlds-spanning journey that began with one boy and one hundred avenues to adventure. From the Hardcover edition. ISBN-13: 9780375838859 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 1/26/2010 Series:100 Cupboards Series , #3 Pages: 483 Sales rank: 448,440 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 670L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.60 (d) Read More

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True Blue is a beauty, a dappled gray, and when Abby gets to take him to her family s ranch, she can hardly believe her luck. The ...horse needs a home: his owner a woman brand new to the riding stable was tragically killed in a car crash and no one has claimed him. Daddy is wary, as always. But Abby is smitten. True Blue is a sweetheart, and whenever Abby calls out, "Blue, Blue, how are you?" he whinnies back. But sometimes True Blue seems . . . spooked. He paces, and always seems to be looking for something. Or someone. Filled with riding scenes and horse details, this newest middle-grade novel from a Pulitzer Prize winner offers a mysterious and suspenseful almost-ghost story. Read More

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There s a new arrival a mysterious and exotic young princess at Court and Lady Grace can t believe how many rumours there are abou...t her already. The exiled Banoo Yasmine from Sharakand is a beautiful girl with a pet panther and, everyone believes, magical powers. Yasmine also possesses the renowned Heart of Kings Ruby, a huge stone that she wears around her neck to balls and feasts, that legend says has the power to make kings. When the famed jewel goes missing, the finger is pointed at Grace s dear friend Ellie the laundry maid. Grace must prove her friend s innocence, find the true thief, and restore the stone to its rightful owner. All miscreants and ill-thinkers, keep out! ISBN-13: 9780385733229 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 2/14/2006 Series:Lady Grace Mystery Series , #5 Pages: 188 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 7.31 (h) x 0.77 (d) Read More

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Encyclopedia Brown, watch out! Charlie Collier can match you mystery for mystery! Seventh grader Charlie Collier has always been a...ble to solve brain teasers in no time at all. And his favorite books have always been mysteries. So when Charlie dons his father s old trench coat the one his mother thought she brought to Goodwill and a fedora that should have suffered the same fate, he thinks solving mysteries will be as easy as pie. But then Charlie is presented with a big case. A huge one. That involves the entire town. And Charlie needs more than just smarts to crack this case. He ll need his friend Henry, their client Scarlet, and a class bully who turns out to have some surprising secrets of his own. Praise for The Homemade Stuffin Caper: ?I loved reading The Homemade Stuffing Caper. The mystery is challenging. The many characters in the book are great fun. I look forward to reading the next Charlie Collier story, and the next, and the next, and the . . .? David A. Adler, author of the Cam Jansen mysteries ?The Homemade Stuffing Caper is an exciting mystery, full of jokes and puns, as well as brainteasers and lots of detective work. This may be the first mystery you don t want the detective to solve, because you won t want it to end!? Bookpage ?Brisk and absorbing, author John Madormo s debut tips its fedora to hard-boiled classics with its ?sixth-grader meets Sam Spade narration.? FamilyFun Magazine ?With mysteries to solve, codes to decrypt, and an extended cast of colorful characters in tow, this first in a new series offers lots of mystery fans to chew on and will leave them hungry for the next installment.? Booklist ISBN-13: 9780399255434 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 5/10/2012 Series:Charlie Collier,Snoop for Hire Series Pages: 256 Sales rank: 505,853 Age range: 9 years Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.91 (d) Read More

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Jonathan Starling is off on another creepy adventure on the dark side of town in the highly anticipated paperback release of the s...econd book in the thrilling DARKSIDE series! A series of unexplained murders on the Darkside of London has Jonathan tangled up in another dangerous mystery. With the help of his ally, private detective (and werewolf) Elias Carnegie, the pair discover that Jonathan s mother was investigating similar murders before she vanished. Jonathan becomes obsessed with solving the crimes and finding his mother. Meanwhile, the Ripper family is involved in a deadly scandal that goes right to the heart of Darkside society and they re watching Jonathan. In his desperation, can Jonathan solve the murders and find his mother before the Rippers find him? Read More

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In the marvelous sequel to the novel (and Cartoon Network series) MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT, Balsa returns to her native la...nd to fight a corrupt ruler and face her own demons. Balsa returns to her native Kanbal to clear the name of Jiguro, her dear mentor, who saved her life when she was six years old. But what should be a visit of truth and reconciliation becomes a fight for her life when she learns that Jiguro had been a member of King Rogsam s personal bodyguard. After Jiguro fled Kanbal with her, Rogsam sent the other bodyguards after them one by one--Jiguro s best friends, whom he had to kill to protect Balsa. Now, with the help of two Kanbalese children, Balsa must unwind the conspiracy surrounding Jiguro and the mystery of the Guardians of the Dark. ISBN-13: 9780545102957 Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Publication date: 5/1/2009 Series:Moribito , #2 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 232,744 Age range: 12 years Lexile: 830L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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Eleven-year-old Walter can t believe his eyes when he sees the eviction notice from Ralph, the rotten nephew of his old friend, Ge...neral Britt. It isn t so bad for Walter and his mother, who also lives there she would have no trouble finding another housekeeping job to support them both. But what about the old soldiers, the last surviving members of the crack World War II rescue force called the Spitzers, who saved the general s life more than forty years before? This warmly humorous novel shows two very different generations banding together to outwit a cunning adversary in order to see justice and honor prevail! When three aging war heroes are forced out of their home by the wicked nephew of the now-deceased owner and former occupant of the home, eleven-year-old Walter determines not to let it happen. ISBN-13: 9780618759224 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 5/14/2007 Edition description: None Pages: 96 Sales rank: 594,174 Age range: 10 - 11 Years Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.25 (d) Read More

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In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles, p...edaling to Southern France with children s book manuscripts among their few possessions. Louise Borden combed primary resources, including Hans Rey s pocket diaries, to tell this dramatic true story. Archival materials introduce readers to the world of Hans and Margret Rey while Allan Drummond dramatically and colorfully illustrates their wartime trek to a new home. Follow the Rey s amazing story in this unique large format book that resembles a travel journal and includes full-color illustrations, original photos, actual ticket stubs and more. A perfect book for Curious George fans of all ages. ISBN-13: 9780618339242 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 9/28/2005 Series:Curious George Series Edition description: None Pages: 80 Sales rank: 446,114 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 950L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.25 (d) Read More

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A madcap tale of fog and phantoms Opie and Aunt Etta think there s something funny going on when Professor Pepper announces that h...e s going to raise the ghost of a dead outlaw live on stage. Can Opie cut through all t he fog to get to the bottom of the professor s plans? See the Ghost of Crookneck John! That s what Professor Pepper s sign promises, and Opie can hardly wait to see such a sight. But the unseen specter escapes from his coffin during the show, and if that weren t bad enough, the town bank is robbed too! Is Crookneck John a bandit from beyond the grave or is more than the fog being pulled over the townsfolk s eyes? A reissue of one of Sid Fleischman s early novels. When Professor Pepper gives Opie tickets to a ghost-raising instead of a nickel in payment for being guided through the dense fog, Opie manages to make money anyway by helping to thwart a bank robbery. ISBN-13: 9780688149208 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 3/28/1997 Series:Beech Tree Chapter Bks. Edition description: Reissue Pages: 64 Sales rank: 384,278 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Lexile: 420L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.12 (d) Read More

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Young adventurers can join the dynamic Bible detectives Max, Molly, and beagle Sam for the quest of a lifetime. The team continues... the exciting exploration of the book of Revelation they started in Bible Prophecy for Kids and presents clever word studies and activities to unveil the amazing wonders of Revelation s chapters 8-22 including: how the ultimate victory takes place what kids today can know about new Jerusalem why the ending of the Bible is just the beginning ways to truly worship God what it takes to be a strong witness Fun stories and lots of action create a child-friendly study of end times ideal for Sunday school classes, Bible studies, and independent study. The exciting Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies series invites children to solve great mysteries about God s Word using the inductive study method and the power of a fun story. Read More

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A girl doesn t have a date for the school dance until her dad makes one for her in his lab. ?Lily meet Stitchy.? A family enjoys a... nice Thanksgiving dinner until they are interrupted by a torrent of turkeys out for revenge. A princess meets a pea-brained suitor. And the battle of two red hot pepper weenies ends in flames. Critically-acclaimed author and master of the macabre David Lubar returns from a journey into the darkest depths of his brain with thirty-five more warped and creepy tales. And in the tradition of the three previous Weenie collections In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, and The Curse of the Campfire Weenies he reveals the inspiration behind each story at the end of the book. Don t be a weenie. Read these stories...if you dare! Read More

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Emmy was a good girl.At least she tried very hard to be good. She did her homework without being told. She ate all her vegetables,... even the slimy ones. And she never talked back to her nanny, Miss Barmy, although it was almost impossible to keep quiet, some days. She really was a little too good. Which is why she liked to sit by the Rat. The Rat was not good at all . . . Hilarious, inventive, and irresistably rodent-friendly, this is a fantastic first novel from acclaimed picture book author Lynne Jonell. Read More

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Recipient of a 1989 Christian Home and School C.S. Lewis Gold Medal award! Eleanor McFarland and John Wilson join Gaal, the Son of... the High Emperor, in a battle to thwart the evil plans of Lord Lunacy. Book Two in John White s Archives of Anthropos. Winner of the 1989 C. S. Lewis Gold Medal from Christian Home and School. A boy follows a runaway girl across a frozen Canadian lake into the magical land of Anthropos and finds himself involved in a battle of good against evil. ISBN-13: 9780877845911 Publisher: InterVarsity Press Publication date: 10/28/1989 Series:Archives of Anthropos Series Pages: 312 Sales rank: 514,889 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.98 (d) Read More

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Through the ages, the dragon has been an important symbol for the Chinese. A time of Golden Dragons is the most auspicious possibl...e. In fascinating text and beautiful paintings, Song Nan and Hao Yu Zhang trace the dragon s history. Perhaps inspired by giant crocodiles, the image of the dragon affects every aspect of life in China, including the marking of dragon years, the flying of dragon kites, and the eating of dragon cakes at dragon boat races. A splendid introduction to the richness of Chinese culture, this is a book to cherish this special year and for years to come. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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He s back! The late Mordecai Richler had planned more adventures for his small hero and now, with the full support of the Richler ...family, award-winning author Cary Fagan carries on the tradition in a hilarious story for a whole new generation of Jacob fans. After Jacob Two-Two s father writes a very important novel, the family makes plans to move to Canada. They board the SS Spring-a-Leak for a journey across the ocean. Jacob Two-Two makes some new acquaintances the unbelievably handsome Captain Sparkletooth, the acrobatic Bubov Brothers, the failed toy inventor Mr. Peabody, and the giant but gentle Morgenbesser. Most important, he makes friends with young Cindy Snootcastle, who keeps a secret treasure in her pocket. But something is wrong on the SS Spring-a-Leak. A series of clues a black eye patch; a parrot who squawks ?Apple sauce in your underpants!?; and a sailing ship flying the Jolly Roger can only mean trouble. Will the intrepid Shapiro and the fearless O Toole really be left on a desert island? Will Jacob Two-Two be made to walk the plank? Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas is a treat for those who know Jacob and for those who are about to meet one of the most endearing characters in children s literature. Read More

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Meet the Peterkins, a lovable crew with a notable lack of common sense. These comic tales chronicle their roundabout attempts to s...olve simple, everyday problems. Cheerful and energetic, the close-knit family of eight resides in a village near Boston. They play their piano from the front porch because the movers left it with the keyboard facing the parlor window, and they re ready to raise the ceiling to make way for a towering Christmas tree. Only the timely intervention of "the wise old lady from Philadelphia" keeps them from acting on their more elaborate madcap schemes. Author Lucretia Hale, sister to writer and cleric Edward Everett Hale, helped break new ground in children s literature by writing stories to amuse young people rather than instruct or uplift them. These tales first appeared in 1867 in a popular children s magazine of the era, and in the course of a decade, the Peterkins became a household word. "The years pass them along to every new generation," noted Harper s Bazaar, "with the hint that human nature is about the same everywhere and all the time." Hailed by The New York Times as "a masterpiece" and graced with 153 delightful black-and-white illustrations, this book offers a glimpse of nineteenth-century New England life that charms readers of all ages The humorous adventures of a foolish family whose problems are righted by the Lady from Philadelphia. ISBN-13: 9781590172124 Publisher: New York Review Books Publication date: 10/17/2006 Series:New York Review Children s Collection Series Pages: 320 Sales rank: 568,152 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.90 (d) Read More

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For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome s classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally publishe...d in the UK over a half century ago, these books are still eagerly read by children, despite their length and their decidedly British protagonists. We attribute their success to two facts: first, Ransome is a great storyteller and, second, he clearly writes from first-hand experience. Independence and initiative are qualities any child can understand and every volume in this collection celebrates these virtues. Swallowdale (originally published in 1931) is the second title in Arthur Ransome s classic series for children, for grownups, for anyone captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. It follows the Walker family and friends through a shipwreck, a camp on the mainland, a secret valley and cave, and a thrilling mountain hike. ISBN-13: 9781567924213 Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc. Publication date: 7/1/2010 Series:Swallows and Amazons Series , #2 Edition number: 2 Pages: 432 Sales rank: 354,070 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.30 (d) Read More

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90 Miles to Havana is a 2011 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Narrative and a 2011 Bank Street Best Children s Book of the Year. When Ju...lian s parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and it s not always clear how best to protect themselves. ISBN-13: 9781596431683 Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Publication date: 8/3/2010 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 512,911 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 790L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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Charlotte s Rose justifiably back in print tells the story of a young Welsh girl, Charlotte Edwards, who, soon after her mother di...es, sails with her father from England to the United States to become part of a company of Mormon handcart pioneers emigrants with no horses or oxen who themselves pulled the heavy carts filled with their belongings. These were arduous journeys. While on the Mormon Trail, Charlotte befriends a young mother who later dies in childbirth. Though only 12 years old, Charlotte assumes responsibility for the infant and carries her to Utah. Over the course of their journey together, Charlotte becomes deeply attached to the baby she calls Rose, which makes Charlotte s choice at the novel s end particularly poignant. The author, A. E. Cannon, is adept at creating vivid, multifaceted, believable characters and has crafted a story of pioneers that will seem relevant to today s young people. The reader will quickly be drawn into the story as Charlotte struggles to navigate the trials of an adolescent moving into adulthood. Although this is a book about Mormon pioneers, it is in fact about the larger American experience of immigration a drama still unfolding today­ and Charlotte s coming-of-age journey will resonate with readers young and old. Read More

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Aldo Zelnick is not an athlete like his older brother or a rock collector like his best friend; he s just a regular kid who likes ...to draw. One summer Aldo s grandma, Goosy, gives him a sketchbook in which to record all of his ideas and adventures, and Aldo quickly discovers how much fun cartooning is. From petitioning for a neighborhood pool slide to his passion for slushies, Aldo illustrates his summer vacation, wacky friends, and loving family in this charming comic novel that blends text with illustrations on every page. Engaging and entertaining, the story and drawings in this book will captivate both enthusiastic and reluctant young readers. This first installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series includes a glossary of words to help kids broaden their vocabulary. ISBN-13: 9781934649046 Publisher: Bailiwick Press Publication date: 10/1/2010 Series:The Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series Pages: 160 Sales rank: 471,780 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 9.48 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.57 (d) Read More

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The dazzling new story arc in the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues as Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw -- the thre...e cats who prophecy foretells, holds the future of the Clans -- train as apprentices. Full of adventure, suspense, beloved characters, and even a little romance, Power of Three #2: Dark River is a thrilling new chapter in the chronicles of the Clans. With more than two million books sold in the Warriors series, fans will be eagerly awaiting this new chapter. ISBN-13: 9780060892050 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 12/26/2007 Series:Warriors: Power of Three Series , #2 Pages: 352 Sales rank: 183,670 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Lexile: 620L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d) Read More

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Having entered Argon Falls, Hana meets her spoiler and grieves for people suffering under oppression. The time arrives to employ h...er skills and the Spirit Sword as she and Tomo pursue deadly assassins returning to earth to remove the source of protective prayer. As the struggle against evil and oppression continues in book five, Hana learns that, because of the power of prayer, not all warriors fight with fists and swords. Read More

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Everyone is afraid of something... Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders. Theodore Bartholomew is petr...ified of dying. Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces. Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water. With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives. ISBN-13: 9780316033268 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication date: 9/1/2009 Series:School of Fear Series , #1 Pages: 352 Sales rank: 689,034 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 880L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.40 (d) Read More

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For now, in an act of homage and celebration, William Horwood has brought to life once more the four most-loved characters in Engl...ish literature: the loyal Mole, the resourceful Water Rat, the stern but wise Badger, and, of course, the exasperating, irresistible Toad. The result is an enchanting, unforgettable new novel, enlivened by delightful illustrations, in which William Horwood has recaptured all the joy, magic, and good humor of Grahame s great work - and Toad is still as exasperatingly lovable as he ever was. The further escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger. ISBN-13: 9780312148256 Publisher: St. Martin s Press Publication date: 11/1/1996 Series:Tales of the Willows Series Edition description: REV Edition number: 1 Pages: 304 Sales rank: 658,496 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 1360L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.62 (d) Read More

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In the tradition of the loveable but flawed heroines from Louise Rennison s Georgia Nicholson Books, Kathleen O Dell s Agnes Parke...r novels, and Lois Lowry s Anastasia Krupnik books comes Elizabeth Cody Kimmel s Kat Roberts. All Kat 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 fact, she seems to be the only one capable of helping a spirit at her school cross over successfully. The question is can she do it without needing to switch schools herself? In this the first of three SUDDENLY SUPERNATURAL books, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel brings humor, heart, and a little supernatural charm to the trials and tribulations of finding out who you are and who you want to be all while surviving the seventh grade. Read More

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?Oh, fishsticks, tartar, and a side of fries!? Runaway ferrets, former BFF drama-trauma, and one GIGANTIC (and very, very public) ...belly flop. No doubt about it, Callie Boone s summer is CRUMMY. The only things keeping her afloat are dive practice with her dad and a top-secret Olympic dream. Then a boy named Hoot who is NOT her boyfriend! moves in next door and turns her world upside down and right-side up. Just when things start looking up, real disaster strikes and Callie feels like she s stuck at the top of the high diving board with no way down. What if she can t fix all the things that need fixing? She ll just have to try! With a little luck, a solid plan, and a whole lot of teamwork, she just might make it through. After all, she s Callie Boone! After All, You re Callie Boone is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children s Book of the Year. Read More

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Jason and Marceline have been friends since the end of seventh grade. Now in ninth grade, Jason s starting to think that they coul...d be more than friends, and Marceline s starting to think so, too. But does the beginning of romance mean the end of their friendship? The further adventures of Jason Herkimer as he tries to cope with three important things in his life: his relationship with Marceline McAllister, his peer group, and his burgeoning sexuality. Sequel to "Space Station Seventh Grade." ISBN-13: 9780316806626 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication date: 4/28/2000 Series:A Jason Herkimer Series Edition description: Reissue Pages: 233 Sales rank: 649,973 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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Kirstie Scott knows her beloved horses are friendly and gentle, so when a guest at Half Moon Ranch accuses Johnny Mohawk of throwi...ng him, she is positive that he is lying. Now Kirstie must convince everyone that Johnny Mohawk is not to blame before her family is sued and Johnny is forced to leave the ranch. Can Kirstie prove Johnny Mohawk s innocence before it s too late? Don t Miss the Horses of Half Moon Ranch, an incredible new horse series: Johnny Mohawk Third-Time Lucky Midnight Lady Rodeo Rocky Wild Horses About the Series: Kirstie Scott lives with her family at Half Moon Ranch where her entire life is consumed by an undying love for horses. She finds the wild and dangerous terrain enticing and spends her afternoons riding through the tall forests and deep canyons. Kirstie always finds adventure in nature and never has a dull day. Join Kirstie and her friends for four more action-packed adventures in this popular horse series. What readers are saying about the Horses of Half Moon Ranch: "...this series is going to make quite a few little horse-crazy girls very, very happy!" "This story is one that I enjoyed. I hope that the author will continue to display such talent in writing." "The detail and story line is great. I would recommend to any horse lover!" "A wonderful story. This is a good read for any horse lover. I enjoyed it a lot." "Thought that I would read this book because I have read other books by this author and I love horses. I couldn t put this book down! An exciting and gripping read." ISBN-13: 9780340910689 Publisher: Hodder Children s Books Publication date: 7/28/2005 Series:Horses of Half Moon Ranch Series , #4 Pages: 160 Sales rank: 598,252 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.60 (d) Read More

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There is no greater trust than the one between a rider and her horse. Kirstie Scott lives for horses. While at a local rodeo conte...st, she is horrified to see how Rocky, an injured horse, is treated. Kirstie persuades her mother to buy him, but soon learns that training an ex-rodeo horse is not easy. And when Rocky throws Kirstie on a trail far from the ranch, she quickly realizes that the only way to get them both home safely is to trust herself and the unruly horse. What readers are saying: "This is the 2nd book in the Half Moon Ranch series and one of my favourites. The detail and story line is great. I would recommend to any horse lover!" "This is the best book I have ever read. Jenny Oldfield s whole series is amazing. I like Rodeo Rocky though because Rocky reminds me of my pony. This story is so well described I would recommend it to all horse lovers." "A wonderful story. This is a good read for any horse lover. I enjoyed it a lot." Don t miss the other books in The Horses of Half Moon Ranch Series: Wild Horses Midnight Lady - Available in Spring 2009 ISBN-13: 9780340910665 Publisher: Hodder Children s Books Publication date: 7/28/2005 Series:Horses of Half Moon Ranch Series , #2 Pages: 160 Sales rank: 449,953 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.80 (d) Read More

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THE STRIKE-OUT KING STRIKES IT RICH! Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game except... how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Joe feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-pay job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor s attic, he feels even worse until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Joe has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner the most valuable baseball card in the world! And he s about to find out that it s worth a lot more than money. . . In the middle of the night, Joe wakes up to find himself face-to-face with the star of the 1909 World Series Honus Wagner one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived. . .and they re about to travel through time on an amazing journey that will change both their lives forever.THE STRIKE-OUT KING STRIKES IT RICH! Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game except how to play well. His specialty is striking out. Joe feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-pay job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor s attic, he feels even worse until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Joe has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner the most valuable baseball card in the world! And he s about to find out that it s worth a lot more than money. . . In the middle of the night, Joe wakes up to find himself face-to-face with the star of the 1909 World Series HonusWagner one of the greatest ballplayers who ever lived. . .and they re about to travel through time on an amazing journey that will change both their lives forever. 00-01 CA Young Reader Medal Masterlist 00-01 Young Reader s Choice Award Program Masterlist 2000-2001 Georgia s Picture Storybook Award and Georgia s Children s Book Award Masterlist 01 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award Nominee Masterlist Joey, who loves baseball but is not very good at it, finds a valuable 1909 Honus Wagner card and travels back in time to meet Honus. Read More

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Queen Elizabeth is furious at the production delays of her new coin. To escape her bad temper, Lady Grace and her fellow Maids of ...Honour skate down the frozen River Thames to the eagerly anticipated Frost Fair. But a gruesome discovery on the ice?a dead man with coins covering his eyes?interrupts the winter revelry. As the Queen s Lady Pursuivant, Grace must unravel the mystery. Uncover a dangerous world of counterfeiting and corruption inside the private daybooke of Lady Grace, the queen s favorite Maid of Honour. All miscreants and ill-thinkers, keep out! The Lady Grace Mysteries come to us from the most privy and secret daybooke of Lady Grace Cavendish, Maid of Honour to her Gracious Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I of that name. Thirteen-year-old Lady Grace Cavendish, maid of honor to Queen Elizabeth I, describes in her diary her efforts to discover who is counterfeiting the new English silver coin. ISBN-13: 9780385733212 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 9/13/2005 Series:Lady Grace Mystery Series , #4 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 651,527 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 900L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.78 (d) Read More

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Now that Lady Grace is the Queen s secret ?Lady Pursuivant? a title normally reserved for those who pursue wrongdoers of the Crown... she can hardly believe that a new mystery has fallen in her lap. But what else can it be when Lady Sarah, a fellow lady-in-waiting known for her fancy clothes and hoity-toity attitude, is missing and feared kidnapped by the dashing Captain Drake. Despite her hard feelings, Grace must help rescue Sarah . . . or Sarah s sullied reputation will ruin her life. But was Sarah really kidnapped? It s up to Lady Pursuivant to find out! Lady Grace Cavendish, Elizabeth I s youngest maid of honor, finds herself in the midst of a battle at sea while posing as a boy aboard the ship of Francis Drake, where she and Masou stowed away in hopes of finding the kidnapped Lady Sarah. ISBN-13: 9780385731522 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 9/28/2004 Series:Lady Grace Mystery Series , #2 Pages: 208 Sales rank: 510,417 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 910L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.03 (w) x 7.31 (h) x 0.73 (d) Read More

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From the #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica comes the story of baseball s unsung hero: The Batboy It is every baseball kid s... dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team. Yet for fourteen year- old Brian, the job means more than just the chance to hang around his idols. Baseball was the job his father loved so much, in the end he couldn t leave it. Yet he could leave his family. Now Brian sees the job as the way to win back his father. There is no winning back some people, though. Just ask Hank Bishop once the most popular player in baseball before he was banned for using steroids. Now he is making his comeback. And an unlikely friendship slowly develops between this man in need of a family and this boy in need of a father. Mike Lupica, king of the sports novel, delivers his most powerful and kid-friendly to date. ?A pennant winner.? –Kirkus Reviews ?Lupica. . .giv[es] his readers a behind-the-scenes look at major league sports. In this novel, he adds genuine insights into family dynamics and the emotional state of his hero.? –Booklist ?[T]his novel will undoubtedly appeal to those who equate summer with baseball, it should also win over readers who appreciate finely crafted storytelling and engaging characters.? –School Library Journal ISBN-13: 9780399250002 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 3/9/2010 Pages: 247 Sales rank: 426,591 Age range: 9 - 11 Years Lexile: 940L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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A showdown with the rat creatures and a secret ceremony by moonlight; revelations and battles: The Bone cousins are in the thick o...f it again! The thrilling BONE saga continues in book six. As war spreads through the valley, the Bone cousins join Gran ma Ben and Lucius at Old Man s Cave to make a stand against the rat creatures. But not everything goes as planned. By the end of the book, Phoney Bone is strapped to a stone altar and about to be sacrificed; Thorn is lying lifeless nearby; and the rumblings of an earthquake suggest that the Lord of the Locusts is about to be released. Fone and Smiley Bone must do something drastic to save their friends. ISBN-13: 9780439706285 Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Publication date: 8/1/2007 Series:Bone Series , #6 Pages: 128 Sales rank: 423,886 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (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 This is not the sum...mer camping trip of Sammy s dreams. She imagined shady glades, meandering streams, a deer or two. What she gets are scrubby shrubs, blazing sun, rattlesnakes, ticks, and scorpions. Her fellow campers are desperate to catch a rare glimpse of an endangered condor. To Sammy, the trip is nothing more than the painful in pursuit of the unspeakably ugly. But when she and two other girls find an injured condor, Sammy s intrigued at last. As they track down a clue, they stumble onto two classmates and wind up lost. Which leaves three girls and two boys in a canyon with one tent and six billion biting flies. Oh and an armed and dangerous highstakes poacher. S mores anyone? 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. ISBN-13: 9780440421122 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 12/9/2008 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 304 Sales rank: 511,842 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 0.71 (d) Read More

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Partly based on the author s own experiences at the famous Manhattan high school for the performing arts, this novel explores frie...ndship, freedom, and the art of challenging convention. Set in New York in the 1980s, this story of two ballet dancers (one American, one Russian) recounts the unforgettable night they spend in the city, and celebrates the friendship they form despite their cultural and political differences. Read More

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Critically acclaimed author Barry Lyga s middle-grade debut ARCHVILLAIN now in paperback! Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was t...he night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School, preparing one of his most ingenious pranks yet. Which is why he couldn t tell anyone where he was. Or what he saw. Those lights everyone saw in the sky weren t tiny meteors burning up in the atmosphere. They were some kind of strange, supercooled plasma that bathed the entire field -- including Kyle -- in alien energies. Unfortunately, the energies also brought Mighty Mike to Earth. Kyle is the only one who knows that Mighty Mike is an alien. Everyone else thinks that Mike is just some kid who stumbled into the field, got beefed up on meteor juice, lost his memory, and decided to start rescuing kittens from trees. But Kyle knows the truth. And he ll do anything in his power to stop Mighty Mike, even if it means being an Archvillain! Read More

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Discover the hidden world of the meadow in this unique combination of poetry riddles and science wisdom. Beginning with the rising... sun and ending with twilight, this book takes us on a tour through the fields, encouraging us to watch for a nest of rabbits, a foamy spittlebug, a leaping grasshopper, bright milkweed, a quick fox, and a cruising hawk. ISBN-13: 9780618563135 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 9/15/2006 Edition number: 1 Pages: 48 Sales rank: 466,722 Age range: 9 - 11 Years Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.13 (d) Read More

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All the world s a racetrack as superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on t...he globe s fastest and finest in Disney/Pixar Cars 2. Cars 2 The Junior Novelization retells the whole exciting story and features eight pages of full-color scenes straight from the movie. ISBN-13: 9780736428149 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/17/2011 Series:Disney/Pixar Cars Series Pages: 128 Sales rank: 426,975 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.38 (d) Read More

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Get ready for Book II of the thrilling, novelty-packed Guild of Specialists trilogy. After being lashed by a typhoon on their uncl...e s ship, THE EXPEDIENT, intrepid siblings Becca and Doug MacKenzie want nothing more than to escape from the volcanic island on which they re stranded and resume the search for their parents. But their uncle, Captain MacKenzie, seems more concerned with the missing gyrolabe than their missing mother and father, and he refuses to discuss the role the mysterious Guild of Specialists played in their disappearance. As the formidable Kalaxx warriors close in on their hidden cove, Becca and Doug unearth a riddle linked to a 1533 painting, which may hold the key to the Guild s dark secrets and to finding their parents. But how can they possibly solve the puzzle and escape with their lives before their enemies attack? 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." Read More

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In her second book on life in the Arctic, West Coast author Yvette Edmonds deals with Inuit culture during mid 20th century, at a ...time when many Inuit were turning from traditional life and adopting modern European ways. Liak is a courageous ten-year-old Inuit girl who talks her grandfather into letting her adopt an orphaned albino seal pup she names Yuit. But the shaman banishes Liak and her pup from the community for offending the Sea Goddess Nuliajuk. Liak s adventures lead her eventually to the new life she has dreamed about and a chance to attend school. ISBN-13: 9780929141206 Publisher: Dundurn Press Publication date: 9/28/1993 Pages: 128 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 4.96 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.32 (d) Read More

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Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described ?friendless nerd,? he moves from place to place every c...ouple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich even though they know he has a deathly allergy Ambrose is philosophical. Irene, however, is not and decides that Ambrose will be home-schooled. Alone in the evenings when Irene goes to work, Ambrose pesters Cosmo, the twenty-five-year-old son of the Greek landlords who live upstairs. Cosmo has just been released from jail for breaking and entering to support a drug habit. Quite by accident, Ambrose discovers that they share a love of Scrabble and coerces Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where Cosmo falls for Amanda, the club director. Posing as Ambrose s Big Brother to impress her, Cosmo is motivated to take Ambrose to the weekly meetings and to give him lessons in self-defense. Cosmo, Amanda, and Ambrose soon form an unlikely alliance and, for the first time in his life, Ambrose blossoms. The characters at the Scrabble Club come to embrace Ambrose for who he is and for their shared love of words. There s only one problem: Irene has no idea what Ambrose is up to. In this brilliantly observed novel, author Susin Nielsen transports the reader to the world of competitive Scrabble as seen from the honest yet funny viewpoint of a boy who s searching for acceptance and for a place to call home. From the Hardcover edition. Read More

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In The Little Bookroom, Eleanor Farjeon mischievously tilts our workaday world to reveal its wonders and follies. Her selection of... her favorite stories describes powerful and sometimes exceedingly silly monarchs, and commoners who are every bit their match; musicians and dancers who live for aft rather than earthly reward; and a goldfish who wishes to "marry the Moon, surpass the Sun, and possess the World." ISBN-13: 9781590170489 Publisher: New York Review Books Publication date: 4/5/2003 Series:New York Review Children s Collection Series Pages: 314 Sales rank: 597,540 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.93 (d) Read More

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Books 23-25 in the Left Behind: The Kids series are now available in a value-priced hardcover for collectors and readers who want ...a longer read. Best for ages 12 and up, but loved by all ages. Shaken includes volumes 23-25 from Left Behind: The Kids and background plots from Assassins and The Indwelling. Tyndale House Publishers Special edition compilation of the following three previously published works: Horsemen of terror; Uplink from the underground; Death at the gala. ISBN-13: 9781414302683 Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Publication date: 1/28/2005 Series:Left Behind: The Young Trib Force , #7 Edition description: Books 23-25 in One Volume Pages: 384 Sales rank: 354,794 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 1.35 (d) Read More

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"FOLLOW ME AND HURRY," THE WANT URGED. "THE WORLD IS CHANGING AS WE SPEAK." The war to unite "Foo and Reality is beginning! Humani...ty s only hope is Leven Thumps. Not only must Leven race across Foo to stop the whispered secret before the deadly truth is revealed, but he also must travel to the mysterious island of Lith. There abides the Want, the manic dream-master who can give Leven the gifts he needs against a foreboding army of rants and other Foo beings. If you are willing and have the courage, you re invited to join the adventure in Book Three. Travel to Sycophant Run, survive the Waves of the Lime Sea, and discover a new gateway to Foo. But beware: the true threat to the dreams of mankind lurks beneath the soil. ISBN-13: 9781590388006 Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing Publication date: 9/28/2007 Series:Leven Thumps Series , #3 Pages: 406 Sales rank: 658,534 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 760L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.42 (d) Read More

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Anakin Skywalker has become a slave once again! But he s not just any slave -- he s the personal pet of the beautiful Queen Miraj ...of Zygerria. While attempting to prevent the Zygerrian auction of millions of Togruta people into slavery, Jedi Knights Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padawan Ahsoka have been thrown into slavery themselves! In captivity, the Jedi have unearthed the supplier behind this newly revitalized slave trade -- Count Dooku and the Separatists! Spotlight editions are printed on high-quality paper and with reinforced library bindings specifically printed for the library market. Grades 6-12. Set in the time between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, this new series will focus on the legendary Clone Wars! Some of your favorite Jedi: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Master Yoda, Master Mace Windu, and others, will be joined by a few new faces as they fight to maintain the true spirit of the Republic. This new series is a complement to Lucasfilm s highly anticipated CGI-animated The Clone Wars television series! ISBN-13: 9781595823496 Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Publication date: 12/9/2009 Series:Star Wars: The Clone Wars Series Edition description: Graphic Novel Pages: 144 Sales rank: 516,918 Age range: 9 - 11 Years Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees. So said Kaiser Wilhelm II to his German army in August 1914. But Wo...rld War I would rage for more than 4 years, taking the lives of nearly 10 million soldiers. Some of the most unrelenting combat was waged along the infamous Western Front, where, for one unforgettable Christmas in 1914, enemies set guns aside and came together in friendship. And the Soldiers Sang, written by J. Patrick Lewis, recounts this unlikely truce through the perspective of a young soldier named Owen Davies, who travels from the green country of Wales to the muddy battlefields of Belgium. A 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Picture Book Honor Book Read More

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By witnessing a murder, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn find themselves in a series of adventures that lead them to some frighteni...ng situations. Written in graphic-novel format. The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century. ISBN-13: 9781598892208 Publisher: Capstone Pr Inc Publication date: 9/1/2006 Series:Graphic Revolve Series Pages: 72 Sales rank: 479,021 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.12 (d) Read More

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