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Jason has a problem. He doesn?t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girl...friend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They?re all students at a boarding school for ?bad kids.? What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?<br><br>Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn?t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn?t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she?s going to find out.<br><br>Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there?s weird stuff, too?like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them?including Leo?is related to a god.<br><br>Join new and old friends from Camp Half-Blood in this thrilling first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Read More

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<p>Read the first book in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, perfect for fa...ns of <i>The Maze Runner</i> and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.</p><p>He holds the secret that can end the world.</p><p>The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life.</p><p>The records show that he died in 1418.</p><p>But his tomb is empty.</p><p>The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects?the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.</p><p>Sometimes legends are true.</p><p>And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.</p><p><b><br></b></p><p><b>Praise for The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series:</b><i><br></i></p><p><i>The Alchemyst</i></p><p>[<b>STAR</b>] ?[A] A riveting fantasy?While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias?those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read.??<b><i>School Library Journal</i>, Starred</b><br>  <br> <i>The Magician</i></p><p>[<b>STAR</b>] ?Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trailer of destruction and well-timed revelations.??<b><i>Kirkus Reveiws</i>, Starred</b><br>  <br> <i>The Sorceress</i></p><p>?Master yarnspinner that he is, Scott expertly cranks up the suspense while keeping his now-large cast in quick motion?.This page ?turner promises plenty of action to come.??<b><i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br>  <br> <i>The Necromancer</i></p><p>?Unrelenting forward momentum?.This book will thrill fans.??<b><i>School Library Journal</i></b></p><br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

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

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<b>The dark and thrilling sequel to the book <i>Kirkus</i> called, "Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Inkheart all rolled int...o one"</b><br><br>When Alice's mysterious Uncle Geryon sends her to help capture a rogue apprentice--a boy who has the same ability Alice has to Read himself <i>into</i> stories--she knows to expect a wild and unpredictable trip. But even though Alice has visited the magical realms inside libraries before, this adventure is far more dangerous. Because Torment, the magic creature holding <i>this</i> library together, has gone mad.<br><br>But he might also have information about Alice's missing father. Read More

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<b>The Amber Spyglass</b> brings the intrigue of <b>The Golden Compass</b> and <b>The Subtle Knife</b> to a heart-stopping end, ma...rking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy.<br><br>Along with the return of Lyra and other familiar characters from the first two books come a host of new characters: the Mulefa, mysterious wheeled creatures with the power to see Dust; Gallivespian Lord Roke, a hand-high spymaster to Lord Asriel; and Metatron, a fierce and mighty angel. So too come startling revelations: the painful price Lyra must pay to walk through the land of the dead, the haunting power of Dr. Malone's amber spyglass, and the names of who will live - and who will die - for love. And all the while, war rages with the Kingdom of Heaven, a brutal battle that - in its shocking outcome - will uncover the secret of Dust.<br><br>Philip Pullman deftly brings the cliffhangers and mysteries of His Dark Materials to an earth-shattering conclusion and confirms his fantasy trilogy as an undoubted and enduring classic.<br><br> Read More

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<b>Fans of Chris Colfer and <i>Ella Enchanted</i> will give a GIANT cheer for this funny fairytale retelling of Jack and the Beans...talk!</b><br><br>All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up in the neighbor's cabbage patch, he is thrilled! Soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of super-sized fun: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . . <br>      But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they?ll do anything?even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup?to get it back.<br><br>?Liesl Shurtliff has the uncanny ability to make magical worlds feel utterly real, and the best part is: you don?t even need a beanstalk to visit them.? ?Tim Federle, author of <i>Better Nate than Ever<br></i><br>"A delightful story of family, perseverance, and courage." <i>?Booklist</i><br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

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Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the <i>Argo II</i> have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to... defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake. <br><br>The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it <i>might</i> be able to stop a war between the two camps.<br><br>The Athena Parthenos will go west; the <i>Argo II</i> will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over. Read More

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Experience the entire Magic Tree House audiobook collection as sibling adventurers Jack and Annie travel across distant lands thro...ughout history in Mary Pope Osborne's award-wining children's series. With over 34 hours of listening pleasure, this 40-CD collection includes:<br><br><br><b>MTH Collection #1:</b> <b>Books 1-8</b>: <i>Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, Pirates Past Noon, Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, Midnight on the Moon <br></i><b><br>MTH Collection #2: Books 9-16:</b> <i>Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, Polar Bears Past Bedtime, Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon-King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, Hour of the Olympics<br></i><br><b>MTH Collection #3: Books 17-24:</b> <i>Tonight on the Titanic, Buffalo Before Breakfast, Tigers at Twilight, Dingoes at Dinnertime, Civil War on Sunday, Revolutionary War on Wednesday, Twister on Tuesday, Earthquake in the Early Morning</i> <br><br><b>MTH Collection #4: Books 25-28:</b> <i>Stage Fright on a Summer Night, Good Morning, Gorillas, Thanksgiving on Thursday, High Tide in Hawaii<br></i><br><b>MTH Collection #5: Books 29-32:</b> <i>Christmas in Camelot, Haunted Castle on Hallow?s Eve, Summer of the Sea Serpent, Winter of the Ice Wizard<br><br></i><b>MTH Collection #6: Books 33-36:</b><i>Carnival at Candlelight, Season of the Sandstorms, Night of the New Magicians, Blizzard of the Blue Moon<br></i><br><b>MTH Collection #7: Books 37-40: </b><i>Dragon of the Red Dawn, Monday with a Mad Genius, Dark Day in the Deep Sea, Eve of the Emperor Penguin</i><b><br></b> Read More

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<b>New on CD is the third collection of classic stories from Nate the Great and his trusty companion Sludge.</b><br><b><i><br>Lost... List<br></i></b>When Nate?s friend Claude?s grocery list is lost, Nate sets out to find it before lunch. <br><b><i><br>Sticky Case<br></i></b>A stegosaurus stamp belonging to Nate?s friend Claude disappears, and the indomitable Nate the Great is called in on the case. <br><b><i><br>Fishy Prize<br></i></b>When the prize for the smartest pet contest disappears, it?s up to Nate and his dog, Sludge, to find the prize. <br><b><i><br>Boring Beach Bag<br></i></b>Oliver?s boring blue beach bag is gone and Nate is on the case!<br><b><i><br>Stolen Base <br></i></b>Second base has gone missing. Nate?s hunt leads him to some strange places<b><i> </i></b>before he finds himself up at bat.<b><i> <br><br>Mushy Valentine<br></i></b>There is a big red paper heart taped to Sludge?s doghouse and Nate sets out to<b><i> </i></b>find who the valentine is from.<b><i> <br><br>Talks Turkey<br></i></b>A giant turkey is on the loose! This case is too big for just one detective. Nate, Claude, Olivia and Sludge set out to catch the turkey. <br><b><i><br>Hungry Book Club<br></i></b>There is an evil monster on the loose ripping pages out of books. Nate looks to the book club, book sale and librarian for clues. Read More

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THE HAUNTED HOTEL<br>H Is for Haunted . . . A ghost has checked into the Shangri-la Hotel! It?s almost Halloween, and<br>reports o...f strange sounds and even stranger sights are coming from Green Lawn?s only hotel.<br>Every day, more and more guests are being scared away. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must<br>figure out what?s going on and catch the ghost?before Green Lawn turns into a ghost town!<br><br>THE INVISIBLE ISLAND<br>I Is for Island . . . It?s a beautiful day for a picnic! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose pack up a basket<br>and wade out to Squaw Island to eat and explore. Before they can even spread their blanket,<br>they find a hundred-dollar bill in the sand! But when the kids come back the next day, the<br>entire island has mysteriously disappeared. What is the secret of Squaw Island?<br><br>THE JAGUAR?S JEWEL<br>J Is for Jewel . . . When the kids visit Dink?s uncle in New York City, they?re dazzled by his<br>museum?s latest treasure?a statue of a gold jaguar with a precious emerald between its paws.<br>But when the jewel is swapped for a fake, the police name Dink?s uncle as the suspect! It?s up<br>to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to uncover the real crook. Who stole the jaguar?s jewel? Read More

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Jack London?s <i>The Call of the Wild</i> was written in 1903, but Buck?s gripping adventure makes for a thrilling listen on audio... more than 100 years after it was first published.<br><br>This gripping story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that ends with his becoming the legendary leader of a wolf pack. <br><br>?To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world,? E. L. Doctorow wrote in <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>. Generally considered to be London?s greatest achievement, <i>The Call of the Wild</i> brought him international acclaim when it was published. His story of the dog Buck, who learns to survive in the bleak Yukon wilderness, is viewed by many as his symbolic autobiography. ?No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in <i>The Call of the Wild</i>,? said H. L. Mencken. Read More

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Enjoy the complete Harry Potter series performed by the Grammy Award-winning Jim Dale. This complete unabridged audiobook collecti...on contains the following: <br><b>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer?s Stone<br>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets<br>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban<br>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire<br>Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix<br>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince<br>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</b> Read More

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"National Book Award-winner Polly Horvath's latest, a rabbity romp complete with whimsical illustrations and a quirky cast of char...acters, has both the look and feel of a classic children's book," raves <i>The Washington Post</i>.<br><br>In this hilarious chapter book mystery, meet a girl whose parents have been kidnapped by disreputable foxes, and a pair of detectives that also happen to be bunnies! When Madeline gets home from school one afternoon to discover that her parents have gone missing, she sets off to find them. So begins a once-in-a-lifetime adventure involving a cast of unforgettable characters. There's Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who drive a smart car, wear fedoras, and hate marmots; the Marmot, who loves garlic bread and is a brilliant translator; and many others. Translated from the Rabbit by Newbery Honor-winning author Polly Horvath, and beautifully illustrated by Sophie Blackall, here is a book that kids will both laugh over and love.<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

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THE WHITE WOLF<br>Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are thrilled to visit Wallis Wallace at her new cabin in the Maine wilderness. On thei...r very first day, they glimpse a white wolf and her babies on a cliff. But soon after the kids spy the wolf family, the pups are wolf-napped! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose sniff out the culprits before the white wolf starts suspecting them?<br><br>THE X?ED-OUT X-RAY<br>Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are having an excellent time at the Penelope Gwinn concert. But during intermission, Dink injures his arm! At the same time, the singer?s diamond necklace is stolen. Could the two mishaps somehow be connected? <br><br>THE YELLOW YACHT<br>The kids love visiting their friend Sammi, the prince of Costra. They swim and admire the bright yellow yacht that is moored just offshore. But the owners of the yacht are acting suspicious. And there?s been a robbery on the island. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose find out a connection between the robbery and the mysterious yellow yacht? <br><br>THE ZOMBIE ZONE<br>Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to vacation in the Louisiana bayou. But the small village they visit has a problem. The villagers tell stories of voodoo and a giant zombie who has been digging up graves in the cemetery. Can the the tales be true? Read More

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Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with... only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save - or destroy - the Empire.<br><br>"An authentic work of great talent." -- <i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br><br>"Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut." -- <i>People</i><br><br>"Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid." -- <i>Booklist</i>, Starred<br><br>"An auspicious beginning to both career and series." --<i> Publishers Weekly<br></i><br>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br><br>A <i>USA Today</i> Bestseller<br><br>A Book Sense Bestseller Read More

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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem... to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.<br><br>Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp.<br><br>Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the twenty-first century. And worse, he's angered a few of them: Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.<br><br>Now Percy has just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friends?one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena?will face a host of enemies determined to stop them. To succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. Read More

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Frank Einstein <b>(A)</b>, kid genius scientist and inventor, along with Klink <b>(B)</b>, a self-assembled artificial-intelligenc...e entity, and Klank <b>(C)</b>, a <i>mostly</i> self-assembled and artificial<i> almost </i>intelligence entity, create an Antimatter Motor using the three states of matter: solid <b>(D)</b>, liquid <b>(E)</b>, and gas <b>(F)</b>, with plans to win the Midville Science Prize. Which all works fine, until Frank?s classmate and archrival T. Edison shows up!<br><br>Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank?s inventions?the robots Klink and Klank?to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank?s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction?an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade listeners. <br>   <b><u>Advance praise for <i>Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor</i></u></b><br>?I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read <i>Frank Einstein</i>. It will have kids laughing.?<br>?Jeff Kinney, <i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</i><br><br>?Dear Frank Einstein,<br>Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978.<br>Also a levitating skateboard.<br>Tommy?<br>?Tom Angleberger, <i>The Strange Case of Origami Yoda</i><br><br>?Kids will love Frank Einstein, because even though he is a new character, he will be instantly recognizable to readers . . . Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can?t wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters.? ?Eoin Colfer, <i>Artemis Fowl</i><br><br>?Jon Scieszka?s new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in story telling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the combination of fiction and nonfiction appeals to the full range of the market.? ?Jack Gantos, <i>Dead End in Norvelt</i> Read More

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When Harry and his best friends go back for their third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass-murdere...r on the loose and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school. Lessons, however, must go on and there are lots of new subjects in third year - Care of Magical Creatures and Divination among others - to take Harry's mind off things. Read More

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Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He ...was wrong.  Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies.  And soon Kester realizes: he is the only one who can stop them. Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too?  The sequel to Piers Torday's <i>The Last Wild</i> takes the adventure from country to city, with all of the first book's excitement, humor, and heart. Read More

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A collection of adventures from Jack and Annie! This volume includes:<br><br><br><b>Dinosaurs Before Dark<br></b>This time, Jack ...and Annie travel back 65 million years to a land filled with volcanoes, dinosaurs, and danger!<br><b><br>The Knight at Dawn</b><br>Jack and Annie travel back in time to medieval England for an adventure inside a storybook castle, from feasting hall to dreadful dungeon. <br><br><b>Mummies in the Morning<br></b>Jack and Annie find themselves whisked away to ancient Egypt, where they come face to face with a dead queen--and her 1,000-year-old mummy!<br><br><b>Pirates Past Noon<br></b>Jack and Annie are in deep trouble when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of desert islands, secret maps, hidden gold--and ruthless pirates! Will Jack and Annie discover a buried treasure? Will they find out the identity of the mysterious M? Or will they <i>walk the plank</i>? Read More

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Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an ...extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.<br><br>Combining exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race against time, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS gripped audiences upon its original publication and remains hugely popular to this day.<br><br><br><i>From the Cassette edition.</i> Read More

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?[Artemis Fowl] will grab your interest, no matter what your age.?<br>?<i>The New York Post</i><br> <br>Artemis has committed his ...entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world?s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?<br><br>Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common in guilt-ridden fairies. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.<br><br>Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly?s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind?and the grips of a giant squid?in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?<br><b><br>Artemis Fowl has lost his mind... Just when the world needs him most.</b> Read More

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In this much anticipated sequel to <i>The True Meaning of Smekday</i>, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic a...dventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.<br><br>After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious-but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens' new home on one of Saturn's moons.<br><br>But their welcome isn't quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he'll stand a chance in the Boovs' first-ever presidential election.<br><br>With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight-and return home in once piece. <br><br><br><b>Includes a PDF of the Author's Illustrations!</b> Read More

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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos?s army ...is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan?s power only grows. <br><br>While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it?s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.<br> <br>In this momentous final book in the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy?s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate. Read More

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In this hilarious sequel to <i>Mr. and Mrs. Bunny?Detectives Extraordinaire!?</i>that even includes a guest appearance by J. K. Ro...wling a.k.a. "Oldwhatshername"?Madeleine wants nothing more than to save money for college, but her impractical, ex-hippie parents are broke. When the family unexpectedly inherits a sweet shoppe in England that has the potential to earn serious profit, they see an answer to all their problems. . . . Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny?formerly of the detecting persuasion?are looking for new professions, and Mrs. Bunny decides she would like to be Queen. Soon they, too, are headed across the pond. Brought to you by National Book Award-winning author Polly Horvath and illustrator Sophie Blackall, the adventures of Madeleine and the Bunnys are zanier than ever. Read More

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<b>Is this Artemis fowl?s <i>Last stand?</i></b><br>Artemis Fowl?s archenemy Opal Koboi has masterminded a way to simultaneously s...ecure her release from prison and bring the human and fairy worlds to their knees. And, unless Artemis can stop her, the evil pixie?s next move will destroy all human life on earth. <br>            Ground zero is the Fowl Estate, where Opal has reanimated fairy warriors who were buried there thousands of years ago. Their spirits have possessed any vessels they can find?corpses, Artemis?s little brothers, assorted wildlife?and they are bound to obey Opal?s every command. Defeating the motley troops and their diabolical leader will require all of Artemis?s cleverness?as well as Butler?s bravery, Holly?s skill, and Foaly?s gadgetry. But if their best efforts aren?t enough, Armageddon will surely follow.<br>            <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series. Read More

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<b>The Deadly Dungeon</b><br>Dink?s favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose for a sleepover...?in a haunted castle! Will they discover who?or what?is haunting Moose Manor?<br><br><b>The Empty Envelope</b><br>Dink keeps getting envelopes in the mail addressed to ?D. Duncan.? But the letters inside all start with ?Dear Doris? and don?t make any sense! Josh and Ruth Rose think someone?s playing a trick on Dink. But Dink is sure there?s more to it than that, especially after Doris herself shows up and demands her letters!<br><br><b>The Falcon?s Feathers</b><br>When Josh discovers a nest of young falcons in the forest, he, Dink, and Ruth Rose start visiting every day. Until the morning they find it empty! Then the kids discover a wounded falcon with its wing feathers clipped. Can they figure out what?s going on before it?s too late to save the falcons?<br><br><b>The Goose?s Gold</b><br>When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose go to Florida on vacation, they hear that someone?s found an old shipwreck. Two divers are collecting donations to bring up the loot. They promise to share whatever they find, but is this too good to be true? Read More

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The next installment in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series, CHARLIE BONE AND THE HIDDEN KING<br><br>In Charlie?s most pe...rilous adventure yet, the shadow from the Red King?s portrait has escaped. Strange things start to happen at Bloor?s Academy. But, with the help of a mysterious force, Charlie and his friends are closer to discovering the truth about Charlie Bone?s father. <br><br><i>Children of the Red King Series <br>Book 1: Midnight for Charlie Bone<br>Book 2: Charlie Bone and the Time Twister<br>Book 3: Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy<br>Book 4: Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors<br></i> Read More

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Tamora Pierce brings readers another Tortall adventure! Alianne is the teenage daughter of the famed Alanna, the first lady knight... in Tortall. Young Aly follows in the quieter footsteps of her father, however, delighting in the art of spying. When she is captured and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Islands, it is this skill that makes a difference in a world filled with political intrigue, murderous conspiracy, and warring gods. This is the first of two books featuring Alianne.<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

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<p>Read the sixth book in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, perfect for fa...ns of <i>The Maze Runner</i> and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.</p><p>The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it. <br> <br>San Francisco:</p><p>   Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel have one day left to live, and one job left to do. They must defend San Francisco. The monsters gathered on Alcatraz Island have been released and are heading toward the city. If they are not stopped, they will destroy everyone and everything in their path.<br>   But even with the help of two of the greatest warriors from history and myth, will the Sorceress and the legendary Alchemyst be able to defend the city? Or is it the beginning of the end of the human race?<br> <br>Danu Talis:</p><p>   Sophie and Josh Newman traveled ten thousand years into the past to Danu Talis when they followed Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare. And it?s on this legendary island that the battle for the world begins and ends.<br>   Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also on the island. And no one is sure what?or who?the twins will be fighting for.<br> <br>Today the battle for Danu Talis will be won or lost.<br>But will the twins of legend stand together?<br>Or will they stand apart?<br>one to save the world and one to destroy it?</p><p> </p><p><b>Praise for The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series:</b></p><p><i>The Alchemyst</i></p><p>[<b>STAR</b>] ?[A] A riveting fantasy?While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias?those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read.??<b><i>School Library Journal</i>, Starred</b><br>  <br> <i>The Magician</i></p><p>[<b>STAR</b>] ?Readers will be swept up by a plot that moves smartly along, leaving a wide trailer of destruction and well-timed revelations.??<b><i>Kirkus Reveiws</i>, Starred</b><br>  <br> <i>The Sorceress</i></p><p>?Master yarnspinner that he is, Scott expertly cranks up the suspense while keeping his now-large cast in quick motion?.This page ?turner promises plenty of action to come.??<b><i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br>  <br> <i>The Necromancer</i></p><p>?Unrelenting forward momentum?.This book will thrill fans.??<b><i>School Library Journal</i></b></p><br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

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When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he?ll nee...d his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom. <br> The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important <br>discovery: two new powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But that?s not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge so far: the chilling prophecy of the Titan?s curse. Read More

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Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion.

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Strange things begin happening after Arthur Pengaligon dreams of a strange figure who hands him a key shaped like a minute hand. ...A winged man-dog tries to invade his house. A sleeping sickness falls over the city. And then there's the weird new house that only Arthur can see. . . <br><br>Before long, Arthur realizes he's stumbled into a strange new universe of moving staircases and gigantic clocks ? and it's up to him to set things right in a literal race against time.<br><br>Full of adventure and mystery, <b>Mister Monday</b> is the first book of seven in the Keys to the Kingdom series.<br><br><br><i>From the Cassette edition.</i> Read More

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<b><i>BRISINGR</i> EXCLUSIVE: The audio edition of <i>Brisingr</i> features a revealing Q & A between best-selling author Christop...her Paolini and editor Michelle Frey.</b><br><br>OATHS SWORN . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.<br><br>Following the colossal battle against the Empire?s warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.<br><br>First is Eragon?s oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran?s beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix?s clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength?as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices? choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.<br><br>Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king? Read More

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NATE THE GREAT AND THE OWL EXPRESS<br>All aboard the Owl Express! Nate, the great detective, and his dog Sludge, hit the rails on ...their latest case. Their mission: To guard an owl named Hoot. Hoot belongs to Nate?s cousin, Olivia Sharp, and she thinks someone on the train might be out to get her feathered friend. But <i>whooo?</i> Sludge keeps an eye on the owl?s cage while Nate snoops for clues. Then Hoot disappears! With many suspects to question, and many places to look, Nate knows one thing for sure?being the bodyguard to a little bird is a lot more work than he ever imagined! As the train races toward its final stop, can Nate sort out the mystery of the vanishing owl?<br><br>NATE THE GREAT AND THE TARDY TORTOISE<br>The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and  someone is eating the flowers in Nate the Great's  garden. A green tortoise is slowly, slowly stepping  across the lawn, and Nate is slowly, slowly  following him. Where does Nate's green guest truly  belong? It may take all of Nate the Great's patience  and sharp eyesight to find out slowly.<br><br>NATE THE GREAT AND THE KING OF SWEDEN<br>Rosamond is visiting Scandinavia when she loses something. She wants Nate the Great to find it, even though he doesn?t know what she lost, what country she lost it in, or when she lost it. And he?s thousands of miles away. But if Nate doesn?t take the case, Rosamond plans to hire the King of Sweden. Nate doesn?t want Rosamond to bother the poor king. And he does want the chance to solve his first-ever international case. Can Nate find whatever Rosamond lost without leaving his neighborhood?<br><br>NATE THE GREAT, SAN FRANCISCO DETECTIVE<br>Olivia isn't around to solve her case number 22. Her client, Duncan, has lost his joke book. He tells Nate that if the book isn't found--and soon--the world will come to an end. Nate takes the case. He and Sludge cruise up and down and around San Francisco in the limo, tracking down clues. Sticky, icky clues, big and small clues, all-around-the-town clues that take them to a pancake house, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and finally to a place that seems wrong but could be right. Can Nate the Great keep the world from coming to an end? Can he solve his first out-of-town case?<br><br>NATE THE GREAT AND THE PILLOWCASE<br>It's two o'clock in the morning when the telephone rings and Nate the Great learns that Rosamond's pillowcase is missing. She needs it now because her cat, Big Hex, likes to sleep on it. Outside it is damp, dark, and dreary, but a good (yawning) sleuth knows that the hunt must go on. Can Nate the Great find the missing piece of laundry before the sun comes up, and before his bedroom slippers wear out?<br><br>NATE THE GREAT AND THE MUSICAL NOTE<br>Nate the Great has just received a strange musical note. The note tells Nate's friend Pip what his mother wants him to do at four o'clock. Their friend Rosamond has turned the note into a riddle. Nate checks Rosamond's garage, but doesn't find any clues. Time is running out for Nate and his dog, Sludge. It's almost four o'clock. Will Nate the Great stay stuck in the middle of this musical riddle?<br><br>NATE THE GREAT AND THE BIG SNIFF<br>Nate, the great detective, depends on his dog, Sludge, to help him solve all of his cases. But Sludge can?t help him this time ? Sludge is lost! Lost inside a big department store on a rainy day. Nate frantically searches for his best friend and trusted helper. Salespeople have spotted a wet, slippery, sloppy dog running about. Is Sludge hiding from them? Nate looks high and low, and in places he?d rather not look at all. But every clue leads to a dead end . . . until Nate realizes that Sludge <i>can</i> help him with this case! <br><br>NATE THE GREAT AND ME<br>Nate the Great needs your help. Annie's dog, Fang, is missing! That's what Nate discovers when his friends throw him a surprise Happy Detective Day party. Where is Fang? As you and Nate track down clues--Fang was learning tricks for the party; he was seen running away from two tiny poodles and following a lady wearing fluffy-bunny shoes--Nate will share his expert detective skills with you so you can sharpen your sleuthing talents.<br>  <br>NATE THE GREAT GOES DOWN IN THE DUMPS<br>Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge, have a tricky case to solve. Nate?s friend Rosamond has started a fortune-telling business, but her money box is missing. Sludge and Nate visit Claude, who helped Rosamond set up her business, and Finley, who collects boxes for his rat. They can?t seem to help! It looks like the only way to clean up this case is to get down and dirty in the dumps!<br><br>NATE THE GREAT STALKS STUPIDWEED<br>When Oliver asks his friend Nate the Great to  find his lost weed, Nate can't say no. This isn't  just any weed. It's a Superweed that Oliver bought  from Rosamond's Adopt-A-Weed  sale. First Nate must figure out where to look for the  weed. Together with his trusty dog Sludge, they  search for clues in the woods, the park and even the  library! But is the biggest clue right under  Nate's nose?<br><br>Copyright Date and Holder: <br><i>Owl Express</i> © 2004 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat<br><i>Tardy Tortoise</i> © 1996 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Craig Sharmat<br><i>King of Sweden</i> © 1999 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat <br><i>San Francisco Detective</i> © 2002 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat<br><i>Pillowcase</i> © 1995 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Rosalind Weinman<br><i>Musical Note</i> © 1990 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Craig Sharmat<br><i>Big Sniff</i> © 2003 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat<br><i>Nate the Great and Me</i> © 2000 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat <br><i>Goes Down in the Dumps</i> © 1989 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat<br><i>Stalks Stupidweed</i> © 1986 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat<br> Read More

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Each story in the popular and critically acclaimed series has been read by the talented actor, Victor Garber. Now fans who can't... get enough of the vampire bunny, Bunnicula, will have something new to add to their collection. Read More

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At the conclusion of <i>The Mark of Athena</i>, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other... five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? <br><br>They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus. Read More

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<b>Christmas in Camelot<br></b>It begins with a simple invitation to spend Christmas Eve in Camelot, a magical place that exists o...nly in myth and fantasy. What Jack and Annie don?t know is that the invitation will send them on a quest to save Camelot itself ? not from destruction, but from being forgotten forever.<br><br><b>Haunted Castle on Hallow?s Eve <br></b>The castle looms dark against the light of the moon. Giant ravens circle in the sky. Merlin the magician needs someone to find out what has happened. But who is brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and go through the heavy doors? Merlin thinks he knows the answer to these questions?Jack and Annie. <br><b><br>Summer of the Sea Serpent<br></b>Jack and Annie are off on another mythical mission at the request of Merlin the magician. Luckily, they have a young sorcerer, Teddy, to help them. From underwater caves to a Spider Queen, from mystical selkies to a magical sword, this is a Magic Tree House adventure kids won?t want to miss!<br><b><br>Winter of the Ice Wizard<br></b>Jack and Annie, joined by Teddy and Kathleen travel in the Magic Tree House to a land of snow where the Ice Wizard has captured Morgan and Merlin. The four friends must find the Ice Wizard?s missing eye . . . or is it really his heart that is missing?<b><br></b> Read More

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Nancy Drew?s keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.

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<b>From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt, Book II in the exciting adventures of Mister Max?12-year-old detective in disguise.</b><br...>  <br> In <i>Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things</i>, Max Starling proved that he is more than a detective, he?s a Solutioneer. His reputation for problem-solving has been spreading?and now even the mayor wants his help.<br>  <br> Someone is breaking windows and setting fires in the old city, but the shopkeepers won?t say a word about the culprits. Why are they keeping these thugs? secrets?<br> When the mayor begs for help, Max agrees to take the case, putting himself in grave danger. It?s a race to catch up with the vandals before they catch him.<br>  <br> Meanwhile, Max is protecting secrets of his own. His parents are still missing, and the cryptic messages he gets from them make it clear?it?s going to be up to Max to rescue them.<br>  <br>  <br> ?Immensely appealing.? ?<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br><br> ?A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor.? <i>?The Christian Science Monitor</i><br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

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It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: ?...We just want people to know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen to anyone.? Little could they imagine the remarkable adventure that awaited them as they followed Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace and a strange old book into a world filled with elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls, and a fantastical menagerie of other creatures. The oddest part is in entering that world, they didn?t leave this one!<br><br>Five captivating books! <br>One thrilling adventure!<br>The Spiderwick Chronicles Read More

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Ballpark Mysteries combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early chapter book listeners! Cross Ron Roy's A to Z Myster...y series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunits aimed at the younger brothers and sisters of John Feinstein's fans.   <br><br>This collection includes:<br><br><b>Ballpark Mysteries #6: The Wrigley Riddle<br></b>Ivy-covered walls?they're the most famous part of the Chicago Cubs' historic ballpark, Wrigley Field. Mike and Kate can't wait to get down on the field to see the ivy for themselves. But when they do, they're horrified to discover patches of the ivy have been ripped away! Who would want to sabotage the stadium? Is it someone trying to curse the Cubs? Or is the rumor of a treasure hidden under the ivy tempting greedy fans? <br><br><b>Ballpark Mysteries #7: The San Francisco Splash<br></b><i>Splash!</i> A hit soars over the walls of the San Francisco ballpark on the bay and drops into the water. But then Mike and Kate hear another, much larger splash nearby . . . and this time it's not a baseball. It's a man overboard! And when he's pulled from the water, the old-time ballplayer discovers his World Series ring is gone! Is it at the bottom of the bay? Or was it somehow stolen by a long-ago rival?<br><br><b>Ballpark Mysteries #8: The Missing Marlin<br></b>Mike and Kate are in Miami visiting Kate's Uncle Oliver?and the Miami Marlins ballpark, of course! Uncle Oliver is in charge of keeping the new fish tanks at the ballpark fully stocked, but strange things keep happening. Kate swears she saw an endangered sea turtle in one of the tanks. Then some of Uncle Oliver's rare fish go missing, including his favorite, Marlin. Something fishy is going on in Miami!<br><br><b>Ballpark Mysteries #9: The Philly Fake<br></b>What better city to spend the Fourth of July than Philadelphia? For Mike and Kate, the holiday is all about hot dogs, history, and <i>baseball</i>! But the Phillies are in no mood to celebrate. They keep losing, and some people blame the lovable Phillie Phanatic! Can Mike and Kate help the Phanatic clear his name?<br><br><b>Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay<br></b>Mike and Kate can?t wait to watch their rookie hero Dusty Martin in action. But something is throwing the Blue Jays? star off his game. Then, when no one else is looking, Mike sees mysterious ghost lights flying across the field. Is the ballpark haunted? And could Dusty have seen the lights, too? Read More

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<b>Newbery Honor Winner<br><br></b><br>In the Valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard ...in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Minli?s mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head with nonsense. But Minli believes these enchanting stories and embarks on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how her family can change their fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest. <br>            Grace Lin, author of the beloved <i>Year of the Dog</i> and <i>Year of the Rat</i>, returns with a wondrous story of happiness, family, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, <i>Where the Mountain Meets the Moon</i> is a timeless adventure story in the classic tradition of The Wizard of Oz. Read More

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Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, mo...nkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle.  His father is the unpredictable one. <br><br>When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called "Expedition Survival!", Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself?to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's boneheaded star, before the shoot is over. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger seems to actually believe his PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna?a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her old man and needs a place to hide out. <br><br>They've only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .<br><br>It's anyone's guess who will <i>actually</i> survive "Expedition Survival". . . . Read More

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<b>The Absent Author</b><br>A is for author. . . Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites hi...m to visit Green Lawn. To Dink?s amazement, Wallace says he?ll come! But when the big day arrives, Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink suspects foul play. It?s up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find the famous writer?before it?s too late! <br><br><b>The Bald Bandit</b><br>B is for Bandit. . . The Green Lawn Savings Bank has been robbed! When a private detective comes to Dink?s door looking for the kid who videotaped the crime, Dink and his friends volunteer to find him. After all, there?s a reward! But tracking down one red-headed kid isn?t so easy, especially if he doesn?t want to be found. Can the trio find that kid?and his tape?before the bandit does? <br><br><b>The Canary Caper</b><br>C is for Canary. . . Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get an urgent call from Mrs. Davis. Her canary is missing! The little bird has vanished without a trace, and he?s not the only one. Two other pets are missing. The kids suspect a pet-napper, and now that Ruth Rose?s cat, Tiger, has turned up missing too, it?s become personal! Read More

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THE ORANGE OUTLAW<br>Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink?s Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen... from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty?and hungry?crook? <br><br>THE PANDA PUZZLE<br>The town is building a new park for a panda and her baby. But as soon as the pandas arrive, the baby is stolen! All the panda-nappers want in return is a million dollars. . . . Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose collar the culprits before Green Lawn has to cough up <br>the cash? <br><br>THE QUICKSAND QUESTION<br>Everyone in Green Lawn is quaking about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. But just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. <br><br>THE RUNAWAY RACEHORSE<br>Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to see Uncle Warren?s new racehorse, Whirlaway, in action. But the night before the big race, the horse disappears! Can the kids figure it out?or is Whirlaway out of the winner?s circle for good? Read More

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Roald Dahl?s wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world?s number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous st...ories are brought to life by the author himself.<br> <br><i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i> (Abridged)<br>Willy Wonka?s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!<br> <br><i>James and the Giant Peach </i>(Abridged)<br>A little magic can take you a long way<br> <br><i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i> (Unabridged)<br>Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!<br> <br><i>The Enormous Crocodile </i>(Unabridged)<br>This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls<br> <br><i>The Magic Finger</i> (Unabridged)<br>Horrible neighbors learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic! Read More

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Fantasy fans of Rick Riordan?s Percy Jackson and John Flanagan?s Ranger?s Apprentice series will embrace this first novel in an ad...venture-filled, Viking-inspired series by a debut author. <br> <br>Meet Karn. He is destined to take over the family farm in Norrøngard. His only problem? He?d rather be playing the board game Thrones and Bones.<br> <br>Enter Thianna. Half human, half frost giantess. She?s too tall to blend in with other humans but too short to be taken seriously as a giant. <br> <br>When family intrigues force Karn and Thianna to flee into the wilderness, they have to keep their sense of humor and their wits about them. But survival can be challenging when you?re being chased by a 1,500-year-old dragon, Helltoppr the undead warrior and his undead minions, an evil uncle, wyverns, and an assortment of trolls and giants. <br> <br>Readers will embark on a sweeping epic fantasy as they join Karn and Thianna on a voyage of discovery.<br>Antics and hair-raising escapades abound in this fantasy adventure as the two forge a friendship and journey to unknown territory. Their plan: to save their families from harm.<br> <br>Debut novelist Lou Anders has created a rich world of over twenty-five countries inhabited by Karn, Thianna, and an array of fantastical creatures, as well as the Thrones and Bones board game. <br><br><b>Bonus PDF: Includes a glossary, "Song of Helltroppr" lyrics, and rules for the Thrones and Bones board game.</b> Read More

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Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn?t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even af...ter the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth. <br><br>Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn?t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem?when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her ?gift? for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn?t say no. <br><br>Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn?t see it. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely?enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart. <br><br>This breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophecy of Seven. Read More

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Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn?t know what... he?s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren?t the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.  <br><br>Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them . . . but then they stop playing by the rules.<br>Stay back, Human. <br><br>You don?t know what you?re dealing with. Read More

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