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Fly Guy & Fly Girl  by Tedd Arnold

Fly Guy & Fly Girl

Tedd Arnold

Book

When Buzz and Liz visit the zoo, their pets Fly Guy and Fly Girl go looking for food, and find the Creatures of the Night exhibit, where they see animals that would like to eat them.

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Bury me  by K. R. Alexander

Bury me

K. R. Alexander

Book

No one ever leaves Copper Hollow. It's a town with a deadly history, but nobody ever talks about it. Kimberly thinks there might be something strange going on. She's not sure what - until the menacing doll appears with two words written across its cl...

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The Berenstain Bears' school talent show  by Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears' school talent show

Mike Berenstain

Book

From the cub's magic tricks to Trudy's yodelling, any student can be in the show. All you need is a talent! Beginning readers will enjoy this fun tale about their favourite family of bears.

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Boy, everywhere  by A. M. Dassu

Boy, everywhere

A. M. Dassu

Book

Boy, Everywhere chronicles their harrowing journey and struggle to settle in a new land. Forced to sell all their belongings and leave their friends and beloved grandmother behind, Sami and his family travel across the Middle East to Turkey, where they...

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All the Greys on Greene Street  by Laura Tucker

All the Greys on Greene Street

Laura Tucker

Book

SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist -- and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie...

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The Puffin keeper  by Michael Morpurgo

The Puffin keeper

Michael Morpurgo

Book

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest...

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Fart quest  by Aaron Reynolds

Fart quest

Aaron Reynolds

Book

After their masters are vaporized in a goblin battle gone badly, Fart, Pan, and Moxie, three lowly apprentices, decide to impersonate their mentors and pick up the mantle as heroes of the realm. But they need more than a fancy robe, magic staff, and book...

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Peril at Owl Park  by Marthe Jocelyn

Peril at Owl Park

Marthe Jocelyn

Book

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, Christmas becomes a lot more exciting when a dead body is found in this second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most pop...

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The Dare sisters  by Jessica M. Rinker

The Dare sisters

Jessica M. Rinker

Book

Savannah Dare and her sisters, Frances and Jolene, must find Blackbeard's lost treasure to fulfill their grandfather's dream and save their family home, but they are not alone in seeking pirate gold on Ocracoke Island.

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The tiny mansion  by Keir Graff

The tiny mansion

Keir Graff

Book

Twelve-year-old Dagmar and her family spend a summer living off-the-grid in a tiny home parked in the Northern California redwood forest, next door to an eccentric tech billionaire and his very unusual family.

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Stink and the hairy scary spider  by Megan McDonald

Stink and the hairy scary spider

Megan McDonald

Book

Creepy! Crawly! Criminy! Stink is bonkers about most scientific things. But dangle a spider in front of him and he goes berserk! Stink is so freaked out by spiders that he can't read about them. He can't look at them. He can't think about them. And he...

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Let's be friends  by B. B Arthur

Let's be friends

B. B Arthur

Book

Introduces the various dolls of L.O.L. Surprise, including Kitty Queen, Pop Heart, MC Swag, Merbaby, and Punk Boi.

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Frog frenzy  by Jane Clarke

Frog frenzy

Jane Clarke

Book

Lottie loves wildlife and dreams of becoming a nature show presenter like Samira, host of her favourite programme Every Little Thing. Lottie decides to make a pond in her back garden to encourage local wildlife. She enlists her techy neighbour Noah's...

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Ansley's big bake off  by Kaitlyn Pitts

Ansley's big bake off

Kaitlyn Pitts

Book

Ansley and her family move to a new city to seek a new start after the death of their mother. But that also means, a new school, new friends, new everything! Fortunately, even though no one could ever take the place of their mom, Aunt Samantha has moved...

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Kenny & the book of beasts  by Tony DiTerlizzi

Kenny & the book of beasts

Tony DiTerlizzi

Book

Kenny Rabbit's jealousy leads to trouble after Dante the Manticore escapes from an evil witch's magical book and reunites with his old friend, Grahame the Dragon.

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Schoolhouse mystery  by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Schoolhouse mystery

Gertrude Chandler Warner

Book

The Boxcar children are spending the summer in a tiny, quiet New England fishing village. The little schoolhouse doesn't have a proper teacher, so the Aldens are teaching!

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Who ate my book?  by Tina Kügler

Who ate my book?

Tina Kügler

Book

A goat is on the loose and is taking bites out of everything, even pages of this book!

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Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes  by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes

Roshani Chokshi

Book

After fourteen-year-old Aru Shah and her friends fail to keep a prophecy from the Sleeper, they undergo a rebranding campaign to prove the Pandavas's trustworthiness, but Aru believes they need to focus on finding the Tree of Wishes before the Sleeper...

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Golden Egg  by Sam Hay

Golden Egg

Sam Hay

Book

A legendary criminal has escaped from jail, and Jackson and Quigley are on the case! This time, they will definitely prove themselves worthy of joining the FBI (Frosty Bureau of Investigation). There's just one small problem: the Egg. Jackson's mom has...

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Jane Austen's Mansfield Park  by Ayisha Malik

Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

Ayisha Malik

Book

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. Fanny Price is one of nine children, and her family are very poor. So when a distant relative offers to take her in - giving her...

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Trial by fire  by Jeff Probst

Trial by fire

Jeff Probst

Book

"Being shipwrecked on a jungle island in the middle of the South Pacific was bad enough. But now that Carter, Vanessa, Buzz and Jane have lost their boat--and almost everything on board--to another violent storm, it's like starting over. That means f...

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The blue giant  by Katie Cottle

The blue giant

Katie Cottle

Book

"Mia and her mum are enjoying a break at the seaside. Until... ...a creature emerges from the waves. It's a giant. A blue giant. It has a stirring plea to help clean up the ocean and save the sea creatures from the menace of plastic waste. Mia and her...

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My first kitten  by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

My first kitten

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Book

What is it like to get your first kitten? Find out in this early reader by Biscuit creator Alyssa Satin Capucilli. You will feed your kitten, pet it, pick up after it, and most of all...love it very much. Young readers will love seeing kids their age...

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Finders creepers  by Derek Fridolfs

Finders creepers

Derek Fridolfs

Book

Twins Atticus and Esmeralda Fetch are the best pet finders in Thorns Hollow -- a town where people have a lot of pets, and those pets often get lost. But when a lost dog leads them to an old, Victorian house on the edge of town, the twins find their ...

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Trick or treat Parakeet  by Lesley Sims

Trick or treat Parakeet

Lesley Sims

Book

It's Halloween and Parakeet is busy carving pumpkins and icing spooky treats. But when her friends come to call, they get a shock. Is that a GHOST who answers the door?

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Toad makes a road  by Russell Punter

Toad makes a road

Russell Punter

Book

Toad moves into a new house on top of a hill, but no one can get to it until she builds a road leading to her house.

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The explorer's code  by Allison K. Hymas

The explorer's code

Allison K. Hymas

Book

Charlie, Anna, and Emily must overcome their differences and work together to solve various puzzles leading to the secret treasure a famous female explorer left in Idlewood Manor before the adults do.

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The bug in the bog  by Jonathan Fenske

The bug in the bog

Jonathan Fenske

Book

A bug singing happily in a bog and the hungry frog that is watching her are covered by a thick fog, with surprising results.

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Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey  by Steven Butler

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

Steven Butler

Book

Catherine Morland loves nothing more than reading a romantic novel, but as one of ten children she doesn't have much time for reading or for romance. When she is seventeen, her wealthy neighbours invite her to spend the winter season with them in Bath...

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Jane Austen's Sense and sensibility  by Joanna Nadin

Jane Austen's Sense and sensibility

Joanna Nadin

Book

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. When Elinor and Marianne Dashwood's father dies, they are forced to leave their home behind and move far away to a tiny cottage....

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Stealing Greenwich  by Brittany Geragotelis

Stealing Greenwich

Brittany Geragotelis

Book

Frankie Lorde and her dad have been a team for as long as Frankie can remember. Being a tutor under the man responsible for some of the world's biggest heists has given Frankie a unique perspective on the world. And a special set of life skills. Frankie...

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Maybe a mermaid  by Josephine Cameron

Maybe a mermaid

Josephine Cameron

Book

Eleven-year-old Anthoni Gillis is not the kind of kid who believes in fairies, unicorns, or even the word "maybe." She's more of a comic-books girl. So when her mom brings her to Thunder Lake for a summer at the Showboat Resort, she doesn't believe the...

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The Secret Explorers and the comet collision  by SJ King

The Secret Explorers and the comet collision

SJ King

Book

In The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision, space expert Roshni leads a mission that's out of this world - literally! With rainforest expert Ollie, she is set the task of fixing the space probe orbiting Jupiter before a comet hits the planet. With...

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The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic rescue  by SJ King

The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic rescue

SJ King

Book

This group of brilliant kids comes together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries, and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through...

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The Secret Explorers and the lost whales  by SJ King

The Secret Explorers and the lost whales

SJ King

Book

In The Lost Whales, marine life expert Connor needs to use his underwater expertise to help save a pod of humpback whales that have lost their way. Along with space expert Roshni, he sets out in a submarine to search for a way to steer the whales back...

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Switched up!  by Tess Sharpe

Switched up!

Tess Sharpe

Book

A mix-up in the school science lab causes outgoing Kara (Supergirl) to swap personalities and powers with super-shy Karen (Bumblebee), and things start going topsy-turvy in no time. Now Wonder Woman and the other DC Super Hero Girls are going to have...

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Broccoli and spies  by Andrew Levins

Broccoli and spies

Andrew Levins

Book

Nelson is an hilarious illustrated junior fiction series from DJ, food writer, TEDx speaker, charity founder and all-round funny guy, Andrew Levins. After Nelson discovers his nemesis - vegetables - are actually the key to his superpowers, he's determined...

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Little Gem  by Anna Zobel

Little Gem

Anna Zobel

Book

Sometimes getting a little lost can help you discover who you really are . . . When her spell at Witchcraft School goes wrong, Gem lands in an unfamiliar, empty cottage, outside a strange, colourful town. Everyone in Ellsworth Pining thinks Gem is...

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Run for your life!  by Adrian Beck

Run for your life!

Adrian Beck

Book

Derek's not a natural athlete – far from it! But when AWESOMENESS is on the line, he's willing to do what it takes. But all Derek's plans go out the window when the race begins. Could the rumours of a scary old witch who lurks in the bush turn out to...

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The Secret Explorers and the tomb robbers  by SJ King

The Secret Explorers and the tomb robbers

SJ King

Book

In The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers, Gustavo (history expert) and Kiki (engineering expert) are sent the mission of stopping the Cairo Museum from closing down. They travel back in time to Ancient Egypt and are soon drawn into a tense, thril...

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The good bear  by Sarah Lean

The good bear

Sarah Lean

Book

It's the Christmas holidays and Thea is looking forward to spending them with her father. She can tell him all about her plans to become a writer, and maybe he'll buy her the typewriter she's been dreaming of. But when Thea arrives in Norway, everything...

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The trouble with shooting stars  by Meg Cannistra

The trouble with shooting stars

Meg Cannistra

Book

Twelve-year-old Luna loves the nighttime more than anything else. It's when no one gives her "that look" about the half mask she has to wear while healing from a disfiguring car accident. It's also the perfect time to sit outside and draw what she sees....

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Queen of King Street  by Tom McLaughlin

Queen of King Street

Tom McLaughlin

Book

Unlucky Bertie has only gone and gambled away the entire family fortune. It's the last in a long line of disasters, and nobody is going to save the Montgomery family this time. But this is no ordinary family - this is the royal family, and Bertie is ...

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The forest of moon and sword  by Amy Raphael

The forest of moon and sword

Amy Raphael

Book

When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. The plague has recently swept the tiny Scottish town of Kelso, and now people are looking for someone to blame. Eleven-year-old Art Flint watches from her narrow...

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Buddy's story  by Blake Morgan

Buddy's story

Blake Morgan

Book

An incredible story of the friendship between a boy and his dog, told with a dog's-eye view. When Buddy is paired with Noah as a Detection Dog, he can't believe his luck! Here is a special, loving boy that he has the important task of looking after. Noah...

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The Griffin Gate  by Vashti Hardy

The Griffin Gate

Vashti Hardy

Book

Grace's family are wardens of the Griffin Map, using its teleport technology to fight crime across Moreland. Although Grace is still too young, she longs to go on missions herself. After all, if her brother, Bren, can do it, why can't she? So when Grace...

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Elvis Eager and the golden egg  by Emily Rodda

Elvis Eager and the golden egg

Emily Rodda

Book

Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes on an amazing adventure! On a tiny island far away, in a sea that ripples with magic, Monty never knows what he might find…...

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Rock Bottom  by Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

Rock Bottom

Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

Book

Nick is truly, madly in love with Jessie Stone. And she doesn't even know his name. In a ploy to win her heart, he plans to star alongside her in the school production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. But when he's cast as the foolish Bottom instead of...

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A donkey called Mistletoe  by Helen (Children's fiction writer) Peters

A donkey called Mistletoe

Helen (Children's fiction writer) P...

Book

It is Christmas and Jasmine's school is putting on a nativity play. But the boys who are supposed to be the two halves of the donkey have fallen out. Can Jasmine persuade Mistletoe, a sweet, shy little donkey to save the day.

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Mindy Kim, class president  by Lyla Lee

Mindy Kim, class president

Lyla Lee

Book

It's time to pick a class president, and Mindy really wants to win - and she's basing her entire campaign on snacks and being kind, so how could she NOT be chosen? But there is one big thing that Mindy is not sure she can do - make a speech to her class...

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Island in the stars  by Natalie Lloyd

Island in the stars

Natalie Lloyd

Book

Mystery and mayhem abound in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Natalie Lloyd's middle grade series, as the Problim siblings board a pirate ship to rescue their missing Mama and baby brother from the villainous Cheesebreath. Problim ...

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Dancing with doughnuts  by Harriet Whitehorn

Dancing with doughnuts

Harriet Whitehorn

Book

Freddie Bonbon is The Best baker in Belville and although life is busy, he always has time to lend a hand and solve his friends' problems! In this third story in the series Freddie's best friend Amira is excited to be dancing in the Summer Show - but...

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The soup movement  by Ben Davis

The soup movement

Ben Davis

Book

To aid his recovery from a life-threatening illness Ethan and his family move out of the city for a healthy new start. Ethan's getting enough funny looks as the new boy at school as it is, without his Mum giving him homemade soup every day for lunch!...

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Bad and glittering  by Harriet Muncaster

Bad and glittering

Harriet Muncaster

Book

Twins, Victoria Stitch and Celestine, are denied their royal birth-right. Celestine accepts the decision with good grace, but Victoria Stitch is consumed with her obsession for power. The twins are like moonlight and sunshine - could it be possible to...

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Willow Wildthing and the dragon's egg  by Gill Lewis

Willow Wildthing and the dragon's egg

Gill Lewis

Book

In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story the Wild Things - a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after - discover...

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The Armoured Goretusk  by Kris Humphrey

The Armoured Goretusk

Kris Humphrey

Book

When Leo opens his assignment envelope on his ninth birthday two words stare back at him: TOP SECRET. But before he has time to ask any questions, he's whisked away beyond the village wall to meet his new boss, the Guardian. As the Guardian's apprentice,...

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Storm dog  by Laura Elliott

Storm dog

Laura Elliott

Book

Whip-smart Ariel doesn't fit in. Only in the winds of the Blue Ridge Mountains and spring storms that mirror the turmoil in her heart does she really feel at home. Her brother understands her, but he's in Afghanistan. Her father hasn't been the same ...

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13 and 3/4  by Lisa Greenwald

13 and 3/4

Lisa Greenwald

Book

Ari and Kaylan aren't sure how they're going to survive their first summer apart. No pool. No sleepovers. No emergency late night chats on the porch. So as Ari returns to Camp Silver and Kaylan heads off to comedy camp, they come up with a new list of...

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The children of Swallow Fell  by Julia Green

The children of Swallow Fell

Julia Green

Book

When war comes to the heart of the Italian city where Isabella lives with her family, everything changes. She makes the long journey with her dad to a safer place - the old house where he grew up in the north of England. Isabella must adapt to a comp...

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A remarkable ear  by Anne Fine

A remarkable ear

Anne Fine

Book

Everyone's always telling Will to stop making so much noise. That is, until he meets music teacher Mr Brand. He thinks Will's not just noisy but that he has a gift and must learn to play the violin. But Will doesn't feel special. He can never find peace...

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Minsha's night on Ellis Island  by Pamela Berkman

Minsha's night on Ellis Island

Pamela Berkman

Book

Separated from her family when they leave Beirut for America in 1921, Minsha the terrier befriends Yusef and faces challenges while helping him reunite with his family before seeking her own. Includes historical notes.

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Triple threat  by Mike Lupica

Triple threat

Mike Lupica

Book

Twelve-year-old Alex Carlisle loves football almost as much as she loves her father but when she joins the Orville Middle School football team, not all of the boys, or parents, are pleased.

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Rise of the shadow  by Brian Anderson

Rise of the shadow

Brian Anderson

Book

Siblings Emma and Alex tumble into a secret world where magic is real and skilled illusionists can perform actual tricks--for better or worse. After their parents vanished, Alex and Emma are sent to live with strict Uncle Mordo. Only Emma's pet rabbit,...

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Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt ghosts  by Dianne K. Salerni

Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt ghosts

Dianne K. Salerni

Book

In this alternate version of 1898 New York City, where ghosts are common household nuisances, young Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt battle the fierce spirits that are threatening their family.

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The house at the edge of magic  by Amy Sparkes

The house at the edge of magic

Amy Sparkes

Book

Sometimes you are a whisper away from magic without even realizing it. Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman's purse, she knocks...

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A new beginning  by R. (Rebecca) Shapiro

A new beginning

R. (Rebecca) Shapiro

Book

Ash, Pikachu, and friends are on a new quest through Galar. This action-packed adventure will see the beloved Trainer and his team take on foes new and old with some cool new Pokémon by his side.

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In the role of Brie Hutchens...  by Nicole Melleby

In the role of Brie Hutchens...

Nicole Melleby

Book

When strong-willed, drama-loving eighth grader Brie Hutchens tells a lie because she isn't quite ready to come out to her mother, she must navigate the consequences in her relationships with her family, friends, and faith.

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The deceivers  by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The deceivers

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Book

Told from separate viewpoints, as Finn, Emma, and Chess Greystone and Natalie Mayhew, ages eight to thirteen, continue their quest to rescue their mothers they must return to the alternate dimension where truth is illegal.

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Beyond me  by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

Beyond me

Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

Book

In the aftermath of a major earthquake, eleven-year-old Maya overcomes her own fear to help others at home and in northeast Japan, where a tsunami caused great damage. Includes author's note about the facts behind the story.

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Dragon trouble  by Hannah Shaw

Dragon trouble

Hannah Shaw

Book

Meet the princess who loves breaking the rules, and her Royal Unicorn, who happens to be a pig! There's trouble in store for Unipiggle and Princess Pea when a naughty dragon accidentally magics a dinosaur into Twinkleland. Will the dinosaur CRASH and...

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Maryam the nurse fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Maryam the nurse fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

Maryam the Nurse Fairy helps nurses in Fairyland and the real world to care for their patients. But when her magical fob watch is stolen, nurses everywhere become forgetful and unorganised. Can Rachel and Kirsty help Maryam to restore order to the ho...

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Saucy  by Cynthia Kadohata

Saucy

Cynthia Kadohata

Book

When eleven-year-old Becca, a quadruplet, finds a sick piglet on the side of the road, her life is changed forever.

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TBH, you know what I mean  by Lisa Greenwald

TBH, you know what I mean

Lisa Greenwald

Book

TBH, sometimes boys say dumb things about girls. And Cece is sick of it! When she leads a super-successful event at school to raise awareness, everyone starts looking to her to take charge--of everything. Prianka needs ideas for National Poetry Month,...

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Summer at Meadow Wood  by Amy Rebecca Tan

Summer at Meadow Wood

Amy Rebecca Tan

Book

Vic Brown did not want to go to camp this summer. It's nice being back with her friends in the woods of New Hampshire, but Vic still can't forget about the secret reason her mom wanted her and her brother out of the house--or how much her family is going...

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Camp Murderface  by Josh Berk

Camp Murderface

Josh Berk

Book

Summer camp turns sinister in Camp Murderface, a spooky middle grade read perfect for fans of scare masters like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike. The year: 1983. The place: Ohio. The camp: Scary as heck. Camp Sweetwater is finally reopening, three de...

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Bo the brave  by Rebecca Elliott

Bo the brave

Rebecca Elliott

Book

In order to earn their Bravery Patches, Bo and the other unicorns of Sparklegrove Forest have to camp out in the forest for three nights; but the night is full of frightening noises, and when a misunderstanding offends some pixies, the unicorns resolve...

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Don't let the doll in  by Mike Ford

Don't let the doll in

Mike Ford

Book

When Mara hears about a new store called Frightville, she can't wait to check it out. On its shelves are strange and unusual gifts of all kinds. It's there that she comes face-to-face with Charlotte, a small figurine of a friendly-looking girl. Mara ...

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Daniel goes camping  by May Nakamura

Daniel goes camping

May Nakamura

Book

Daniel is so excited to go on his very first camping trip with Dad Tiger! What could be more fun than sleeping in a tent and eating campfire stew under the stars?

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Bunny will not jump!  by Jason Tharp

Bunny will not jump!

Jason Tharp

Book

Bunny will not jump. He usually loves jumping! But when he sees how high his friend Big can jump, Bunny does not want to jump anymore. Big just wants Bunny to do what he loves in his own way. He needs your help--by following interactive prompts in th...

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Five things about Ava Andrews  by Margaret Dilloway

Five things about Ava Andrews

Margaret Dilloway

Book

Eleven-year-old Ava Andrews has a Technicolor interior with a gray shell. On the inside, she bubbles with ideas and plans. On the outside, everyone except her best friend, Zelia, thinks she doesn't talk or, worse, is stuck-up. What nobody knows is that...

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Shocked!  by Jen Storer

Shocked!

Jen Storer

Book

I am writing to you with the aid of my Ballerina Panda pen. You know, the one that makes your words dance across the page. Guess who is number one on my Secret Spy Watch List? Go on. Guess! It's Miss Dragone. Miss Dragone has always been an ordinary,...

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The haunted key  by Mike Ford

The haunted key

Mike Ford

Book

Sofia buys a skeleton key from spooky store Frightville that promises to open any lock. There's a mystery trunk in the attic of the big, old house her dad is turning into a bed-and-breakfast. Sofia is dying to see what's inside. To her delight, the key...

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The secret in the jelly bean jar  by Ken Bowser

The secret in the jelly bean jar

Ken Bowser

Book

Okay, just when Jesse's autumn break from Deanville Elementary was off to a totally awesome-cool start, things begin to blow apart in a big way. And fast! To top it all off, now she's got herself mixed up in a mind-numbing new mystery involving jelly...

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Paws for a cause  by Kyla May

Paws for a cause

Kyla May

Book

Pick a book. Grow a reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will ...

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The conundrum of the crooked crayon  by Ken Bowser

The conundrum of the crooked crayon

Ken Bowser

Book

While doing spring cleaning in her room, Jesse comes across a crayon on her window sill that is curiously bent over. She recalls that the crayon was there all winter and not bent at all. Jesse begins to wonder what caused the crayon to bend. Using sc...

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Robofight  by Anh Do

Robofight

Anh Do

Book

Part human. Part robot. All hero! 'Welcome, one and all, to the Robofight Games!' Last week Ethan was just a teenage kid who was lying in hospital with a brain tumour. That was last week. Now, Ethan has the superhuman power to hack any computer system...

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Nick and Nack fly a kite  by Brandon Budzi

Nick and Nack fly a kite

Brandon Budzi

Book

Nick and his robot pal Nack love to build things. As they make a kite in this Level 1 Highlights Puzzle Reader, kids can find supplies in Hidden Pictures scenes that double as picture support for the simple story text, which is full of repeated words....

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Nick and Nack build a birdhouse  by Brandon Budzi

Nick and Nack build a birdhouse

Brandon Budzi

Book

Nick and his robot pal Nack love to build things. As they build a birdhouse in this Level 1 Highlights Puzzle Reader, kids can find supplies in Hidden Pictures scenes that double as picture support for the simple story text, which is full of repeated...

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Kit and Kaboodle take the train  by Michelle Portice

Kit and Kaboodle take the train

Michelle Portice

Book

Best friends Kit and Kaboodle have fun adventures on a train trip, in a book that includes six hidden picture puzzles that double as story illustrations.

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Kit and Kaboodle go camping  by Michelle Portice

Kit and Kaboodle go camping

Michelle Portice

Book

Hit the trail as Kit and Kaboodle head up a mountain on their camping trip. Kids can help the duo by finding items for their journey in six Hidden Pictures puzzles that double as story illustrations. With a bonus picture dictionary, Kit and Kaboodle Go...

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The chocolate unicorn  by Jenny McLachlan

The chocolate unicorn

Jenny McLachlan

Book

Olive Brown is scared of just about everything. She is a worrier and what she needs is some courage. Well, one day Grandpa gives her a little box of magic and inside is a special chocolate unicorn who is about to show Olive what it truly means to be ...

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You're a star, Lolo  by Niki Daly

You're a star, Lolo

Niki Daly

Book

Third in the Lolo series: four new adventures of the sparky young South African heroine who lives with her Mama and Granny Gogo. Lolo hears strange sounds at night; starts a garden at school and has to choose between tomatoes and snails; goes with Gogo...

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The girl and the ghost  by author Hanna Alkaf

The girl and the ghost

author Hanna Alkaf

Book

Retells a Malaysian folk tale in which a lonely girl, Suraya, inherits from her grandmother a pelesit, a ghostly demon, who proves to be a good companion, bringing both danger and hope.

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The fire-breathing ferret fiasco  by David (David O.) Bowles

The fire-breathing ferret fiasco

David (David O.) Bowles

Book

A silly and spooky new highly illustrated series that's perfect for fans of Eerie Elementary and Notebooks of Doom, featuring art on every page and fun activities at the end of each book! Cousins Dante, Malia, and Ivan are happy to be back in their home...

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The chaos loop  by Peter Lerangis

The chaos loop

Peter Lerangis

Book

Ever since Corey Fletcher found out that he's the world's first "throwback," with the power to not only visit history, but change it, he's been spending as much time in the past as possible. Corey loves using his skills to fix problems and help his friends...

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