The Fox. 1, Freak magnet Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
"Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable--and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.Supports the Common Core State Standards"--
Knot too shabby! Taylor, Chloe, author.
Zoey is excited about her summer plans that include a chance to meet her favorite designer and her first time at camp.
Magic in the mix Barrows, Annie, author.
Life seems to be back to normal for "newly twinned" sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly's past.
Nancy Clancy : secret of the silver key O'Connor, Jane.
"When Nancy finds an old desk at a tag sale, she soon finds out that someone left behind a key. Nancy and Bree set out to unlock the secret of the silver key in the hopes of finding some treasure along the way."-- Page  of cover.
Little author in the big woods : a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder McDonough, Yona Zeldis, author.
"Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. It's a fascinating story of a much-celebrated writer"--
Sea monster! Quinn, Jordan.
When a legendary sea monster starts making waves in the Sea of Wrenly, Prince Lucas and his friend Clara travel to the Island of Primlox seeking information that might help them calm the beast.
A wonderlandiful world Hale, Shannon.
"When a mysterious being from Wonderland begins to infect Ever After High with a strange magic, everything goes topsy-turvy. Lizzie Hearts, Wonderland's future queen, Cedar Wood, daughter of Pinocchio, and Madeline Hatter, heir to the Mad Hatter's Haberdashery & Tea Shoppe, seem to be the only ones who haven't completely lost their heads. It's up to them to save their best friends forever after from a curse that threatens to give their school--and their lives--a very unhappy ending"--
Sunny Sweet is so dead meat Mann, Jennifer Ann, author.
When Sunny Sweet, age six, devises a science experiment that requires her big sister Masha to look weird all day, Masha will try almost anything to get them home from the science fair without causing a scene.
The strange awakening of Lazy Smurf Peyo.
"Lazy Smurf loves to nap, but this is ridiculous! When he wakes up one day after an especially refreshing rest, Lazy discovers that 100 years have gone by and the whole Village has changed--and not for the better. With all these elderly Smurfs hobbling around, no one is young enough to do the chores except Lazy himself, and work is not his strong suit. But something isn't quite right, and once Lazy discovers the truth behind this caper, disaster--and Gargamel--isn't far behind!"--Publisher's web site.
Home Prineas, Sarah, author.
"Young Wizard's apprentice Connwaer disguises himself as a chimney swift in order to identify who has been stealing the locus stones in Wellmet"--
Kinda like brothers Booth, Coe, author.
When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy.
Desmond Pucket and the mountain full of monsters Tatulli, Mark.
"Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the awesomely fantastic Mountain Full of Monsters ride, and Desmond has one goal: convince Tina Schimsky to ride it with him. But once inside the amusement park, Desmond finds that executing his master plan will be no simple feat. Accompanied by his best friend, Ricky, Desmond must outwit both the tyrannical Mr. Needles and the nefarious bully Scott Selzer, along with anyone---or anything---else in the way. And when Desmond discovers that the Mountain Full of Monsters ride is slated for destruction at the end of the summer, the race is on to save it--and just maybe win the girl of his dreams . . . Can Desmond do it?"--Page  of cover.
Best kept secret : the third generation Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.
In 1977 in Princeton, Dana's daughter seven-year-old Francie is struggling to keep her dyslexia a secret from her teachers and family, and even the thought of high school and college is part of the remote and unattainable future.
Hook's revenge Schulz, Heidi, author.
Captain Hook's swashbuckling daughter must avenge her infamous father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile.
Thicker than water Hale, Bruce.
"Max Segrado and the S.P.I.E.S. are on a mission to steal a powerful mind control device and to keep the Merry Sunshine Orphanage from closing"--
The key that swallowed Joey Pigza Gantos, Jack, author.
"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"--
The forbidden flats Eddleman, Peggy, author.
When an earthquake causes the deadly band of air that covers the post World War III Earth to begin to sink over the town of White Rock, twelve-year-old Hope must lead a team through the Bomb's Breath and across the Forbidden Flats to obtain the mineral which will save the town.
Shadows of the silver screen Edge, Christopher, author.
At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures and, with Monty as the star, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only Penny can uncover the cause.
Lucy at sea Mariconda, Barbara.
"Lucy travels to Australia in her magical house-turned-ship to find her long-lost Aunt Pru and solve the mystery of the curse on her family"--
Copper magic Gibson, Julia Mary.
"The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman -- a copper hand -- beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic--and if anyone is in need of its powers, it's Violet. Her mother and adored baby brother are gone, perhaps never to return. Her heartbroken father can't seem to sustain the failing farm on the outskirts of Pigeon Harbor, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Surely the magic of the copper hand can make things right for Violet and restore her fractured family. Violet makes a wish. But her ignorant carelessness unleashes formidable powers -- and her attempts to control them jeopardizes not only herself, but the entire town of Pigeon Harbor." --
Super Schnoz and the invasion of the snore snatchers Urey, Gary, author.
"When Super Schnoz and his friends find out that aliens are after his snores to take over Earth, they seek help from an exiled seismologist"--
Mythology Budzik, Mary Frances, 1955- author.
Introduces ancient Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Roman mythologies, including Zeus, father of the Greek gods, Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war, and death, and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats.
The sound of thunder Torres, J., 1969- author.
"Rufus, Penny and their squirrel friend, Sidney, are eager to recapture the magic totem they lost to the ravens in the previous book. But how? With Rufus no longer in possession of his powers, the trio seems destined to fail. Their luck turns, however, when they learn the local legend of Thunderbird. It seems the mighty bird had created the magic totem decades earlier to be used to ward off developers who wanted to destroy the precious Pacific Northwest forest. Developers who were much like the ones cutting down their trees today! Empowered with a newfound purpose to protect the woods, they finally know just what they have to do to save the day -- and the trees!"--Publisher.
Poop fountain! Angleberger, Tom.
Three friends spend Christmas day breaking into the town of Crickenburg's antiquated sewage treatment plant in order to witness with their own eyes the soon-to-be-replaced "poop fountain."
Tut : the story of my immortal life Hoover, P. J. (Patricia J.), 1970-
Granted the gift of immortality by the gods, King Tut, living as an eighth-grader in Washington, D.C., has been stuck in middle school for ages and to make things worse, evil General Horemheb, in league with the Cult of Set, is seeking revenge for his 3,000-year imprisonment at Tut's hands.
He laughed with his other mouths Anderson, M. T.
"In this sixth Pals in Peril adventure, Jasper Dash is off into the universe to search for his long lost father!"--
Manhunt Messner, Kate, author.
Henry, Anna, and Jose, the junior members of the Silver Jaguar Society, are on a mission in Paris to recover the Mona Lisa--but when senior members of the Society are taken hostage, it is up to Henry to rescue them while continuing to pursue the missing masterpiece.
Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide Nelson, Peter, 1953- author.
"Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley discovers the existence of the Creature Keepers, a team of humans assigned to protect mythical beasts"--
Red berries, white clouds, blue sky Dallas, Sandra.
"After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado"--
Wade and the scorpion's claw Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.
"In this first in a series of ... [companion] novellas [to] the Copernicus legacy series, Wade travels to Hawaii and San Francisco in a race to find one of the twelve ancient relics"--
Bramble and Maggie : spooky season Haas, Jessie, author.
Bramble, a persnickety but lovable horse, and Maggie, her patient owner, build an even stronger friendship as they brave the surprises of autumn. In their third adventure, Bramble and Maggie explore a new season together -- fall! Leaves crunch underfoot. Acorns ping off rooftops. It all makes Bramble feel wonderfully spooky. But Bramble's frisky-pretend-scary gait makes Maggie jumpy, and soon Bramble really is nervous. There are alarming new sights and sounds everywhere, like Mr. Dingle's scarecrow. When Maggie takes a fall, will she want to get back in the saddle? And when Halloween comes, can Maggie trust Bramble to brave the tricks and lead them both safely to the treats?
The classroom : trick out my school! Mellom, Robin, author.
When a second documentary crew arrives at Westside Middle School to film a renowned Hollywood designer's renovations, seventh-grader Trevor Jones is chosen to join the design team and faces a makeover of his own.
King Karl Fry, Michael, 1959-
"Nick and the rest of the Safety Patrol investigate a secret organization in order to save Karl from embarrassment"--
Guinea dog 3 Jennings, Patrick.
"When Pedro admits that he has a paralyzing fear of water, his friends try to cheer him up with a pet. Only this one won't leave the water! The third installment of the Guinea Dog series"--
Nightmareland Preller, James, author.
Sucked into a strange video game where he finds himself caught in a snowstorm, young Aaron ventures into the nearby woods only to hear scary howls and discover that he is trapped.
When the worst happens : extraordinary stories of survival Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.
Blends stories of survival with information on the keys to survival, breaking down each story to highlight the different stages and challenges people face after traumatic events.
The scavengers Perry, Michael, 1964-
With a neighbors help, twelve-year-old Ford Falcon learns to survive in the harsh world outside the Bubble Cities by scavenging for items to use or trade--skills she needs when her parents unexpectedly go missing.
The secret of the key Malone, Marianne, author.
In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.
Patient zero : solving the mysteries of deadly epidemics Peters, Marilee, 1968- author.
The fog of forgetting Morgan, Genevieve, author.
"There's no turning back for the five children in "The Fog of Forgetting," when they are engulfed in a mysterious and impenetrable fog and washed ashore on an island in the North Atlantic. Their struggle to survive is the epic beginning of a new adventure-fantasy trilogy that will take you on a memorable journey from coastal Maine to worlds unknown, where friend and foe may be the same. "The Fog of Forgetting," the first volume in The Five Stones Trilogy, begins at the best of all possible times: the start of summer vacation. For the three Thompson brothers, Chase (13), Knox (11), and Teddy (6), this means a long drive to Summerledge, their beloved house in Maine, near the village of Fells Harbor. All is as it should be until the sudden appearance of two adopted neighbor girls from Haiti, Evelyn (13) and Frankie (9), a hasty departure of their parents, and a sunny day lead to an unexpected voyage. Before long, the children find themselves in unfamiliar waters and engulfed by a curtain of dense fog, beyond which lies a land forgotten and besieged, an island of ancient secrets and terrible history: Ayda. As the children explore their surroundings and meet strange new friends, it becomes clear that they have landed somewhere far from home and beyond rescue. Crackling with action and suspense, "The Fog of Forgetting" plumbs the rich territory between realism and fantasy, in an imaginative world that is also natural and recognizable, and loosely based in real history. Funny, gripping and above all compelling, "The Fog of Forgetting" brings together captivating characters, integrated narrative, myth, romance, and mystery for the delight of all, be they a sophisticated ten-year-old boy or a fifty-year-old reader who still remembers what it's like to be young with the long days of summer ahead."--Publisher's description.
The witch's boy Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.
When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.
Body bones Rotner, Shelley, author, photographer.
Sammy Keyes and the kiss goodbye Van Draanen, Wendelin.
"Sammy Keyes has spent the last few years solving other people's mysteries, now her friends (and some foes) come together to unmask the fiend who has put Sammy in a coma"--
Howl's moving castle. 4 Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-
When a witch's curse turns young Sophie into an old woman, she leaves home and finds work as a cleaning woman in the moving castle of the mysterious wizard Howl. She makes a deal with Calcifer, a fire demon, to free him from his magical contract with Howl in return for which he will remove Sophie's curse.
Liberty Porter, first daughter DeVillers, Julia.
On her first day at the White House, nine-year-old Liberty exuberantly explores her new home while making new friends and giving unique tours of her own.
One for the Murphys Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.
"After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love"--
The aerosmurf Peyo, author, illustrator.
In "The Aerosmurf," the Flying Smurf must use his new flying machine to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel. In "The Masked Smurf," when Smurfs start getting hit in the face with cream pies, every Smurf wants to solve the mystery of the masked Smurf. In "The Firesmurfs," there's a heat wave and a fire breaks out in Smurf Village--call in the Firesmurfs! In "Gluttony and the Smurfs," has Gargamel finally found the one thing Smurfs cannot resist? In "The Smurf and His Dragon," when lonely Timid Smurf befriends Grumpf the Dragon, has he unknownly placed all the Smurfs in danger? Finally in "Jokey Smurf's Pranks," how long can the Smurfs put up with Jokey's pranks, and what happens when Jokey discovers he can't quit pranking?
Attack of the ninja frogs Vernon, Ursula.
When Suki the salamander--the new foreign exchange student--is being stalked by ninja frogs, Danny, Wendell the iguana, and Suki travel to Great-grandfather Dragonbreath's home in mythical Japan to find a solution for the problem.
The Smurflings Peyo.
The Smurflings come up with a plan to find Smurfette a female friend, while the Smurfs open a medallion on Puppy's collar, help the Little Ghosts, and deal with a pesky bird.
Jellaby. , The lost monster Soo, Kean, author, illustrator.
Portia is bright beyond her years, which makes it difficult to make friends in her new school, and her single mother is preoccupied, so when Portia sneaks into the woods after midnight and discovers a shy and sweet purple monster, she is delighted by her new friend--but Jellaby has secrets of his own.
Take two Mercer, Sienna, author.
Hollywood has come to Franklin Grove! While Olivia is getting to know the hot teen movie star Jackson Caulfield, Ivy is doing some snooping about. It looks like someone on the set has a grave secret. Could her twin be falling for a vampire?
Star style Mercer, Sienna.
City secrets Burkhart, Jessica.
"Sasha is in New York City for break, just like she'd planned. What she hadn't planned was that she'd be staying with Heather Fox in her Park Avenue penthouse, and spending her time shopping, riding, and (could it be?) having a blast. Is Sasha caught in a web that only the Queen of Canterwood could weave?"--P.  of cover.
Space case : a Moon Base Alpha novel Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-
"Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors"--
The Terror of the Southlands Carlson, Caroline.
Hilary Westfield is now sailing the seas as the Terror of the Southlands, but when Miss Pimm is discovered missing, Hilary decides to find the Enchantress with the help of first mate Charlie, finishing school friend Claire, and the always intrepid gargoyle.
The red pencil Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.
"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"--
Big book of how Slepian, Curtis.
Provides answers to a diverse collection of over five hundred commonly asked questions, covering such areas as animals, buildings, transportation, food, the human body, and going green.
Fantasy league Lupica, Mike, author.
In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.
The 8th continent London, Matt, author.
Hoping to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her power.
Penelope Crumb is mad at the moon Stout, Shawn K., author.
"Penelope Crumb makes a new friend when she is forced to learn how to square dance at school"--
The iron trial Black, Holly, author.
Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.
Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher Meacham, Jon.
"In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers"--
The Powerpuff Girls classics. Volume 4, [Picture perfect]
Bad magic Bosch, Pseudonymous, author.
"Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and a dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic"--
Stick Dog chases a pizza Watson, Tom, 1962-
"Is it a flying saucer? Is it a Frisbee? Or is it the best thing they've ever tasted? Stick Dog and his crazy canine crew have discovered a newfangled flavor--and it's even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. It's pizza! And they won't be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it won't be easy. There's a kitten to rescue, a plan to make, and the messiest--and most dangerous--game of catch they've ever played. Pizza is on the menu, but only if their mission succeeds."--
The map trap Clements, Andrew, 1949-
Sixth-grader Alton Barnes loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back but, with the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed before his teacher, principal, or someone else learns he has been studying and mapping things about them.
Hopes and screams : an original graphic novel Nuhfer, Heather.
When Frankie Stein takes over as editor of the Gory Gazette, she asks all her best ghoulfriends to contribute articles, but Cleo's relationship with Deuce, Draculaura's issues in home ick, and Clawdeen's fashion designs leave them distracted.
Dragons, riders of Berk. Volume one, Dragon down Furman, Simon.
Sally Ride : life on a mission Macy, Sue, author.
"Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom"--
The Powerpuff Girls classics. Volume 3, [Pure power].
Nanny X Rosenberg, Madelyn, 1966- author.
Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.
Far and away Brooke, Lauren.
Itty bitty Hellboy Baltazar, Art, author, artist.
Sylva and the lost treasure McNamara, Margaret, author.
Fairies Sylva Bell and Poppy Flower are overjoyed when they find Queen Mab's old dollhouse, but as the two friends play with it, they start to unlock its secrets and discover its special magic--a magic that has a history of putting friendships to the test.
Finding Ruby Starling Rivers, Karen, 1970- author.
Through e-mails, letters, blog entries, and movie scripts, twelve-year-old Ruth, an American girl, and Ruby, an English one, discover that they are long-lost twins.
Lug : dawn of the Ice Age Zeltser, David.
"Lug is a cave boy who would rather paint than fight. When he is banished from his clan, he and his two friends discover that the Ice Age is coming, and must figure out how to save their people"--
Maddy West and the tongue taker Falkner, Brian, author.
At nine-and-a-half Maddy West can speak every language in the world, a skill her mother finds weird--but when Maddy is asked to translate some ancient scrolls in Bulgaria, she and her ten-year-old friend Kazuki find themselves on a wild adventure with a mysterious monkey, a Bulgarian wrestler, evil magic, and a fiendish witch.
The categorical universe of Candice Phee Jonsberg, Barry, 1951- author.
Candice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life.
My cousin's keeper French, Simon, 1957- author.
"Eleven-year-old Kieran wants to be part of the 'in' group at school. He wants to be on the soccer team. He wants to fit in. But then his weird cousin Bon turns up, both at school and at home. Bon knows nothing about fitting in, with his long blond braid, babyish hand-knit hat, and funny, precise voice. Bon doesn't play sports, and he likes to draw imaginary maps with stories about 'Bon the Crusader' and 'Kieran the Brave.' He's an easy target for teasing, and Kieran has little patience for him. Even more irritating, Bon's only friend is the other new kid, a cool girl named Julia who wears cowboy boots and has a confidence that fascinates Kieran. What could she and Bon possibly have in common? With unflinching honesty, My Cousin's Keeper takes on childhood jealousy, family secrets, and unexpected kindness."--
Reality shock! Tibballs, Geoff, author.
A full-color roller-coaster ride of a book combines shocking photography with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, incredible animals and bizarre humans from around the world.
Get the scoop on animal puke! : from zombie ants to vampire bats, 251 cool facts about vomit, regurgitation, & more! Cusick, Dawn, author.
Discusses animal vomit and the many purposes it serves, including scaring and distracting predators, feeds family and neighbors, protects animals from poisoning, and aids with digestion.
Everything World War I Kenney, Karen Latchana, author.
A one hundredth anniversary tribute introduces World War I's key events, major battles, and most prominent players, incorporating informative photography, maps, and an interactive glossary.
Winterfrost Houts, Michelle, author.
"Christmas has come, and with it a sparkling white winterfrost over the countryside. But twelve-year-old Bettina's parents have been called away unexpectedly, leaving her in charge of the house, the farm, and baby Pia. In all the confusion, Bettina's family neglects to set out the traditional bowl of Christmas rice pudding for the tiny nisse who are rumored to look after the family and their livestock. No one besides her grandfather ever believed the nisse were real, so what harm could there be in forgetting this silly custom? But when baby Pia disappears during a nap, the magic of the nisse makes itself known. To find her sister and set things right, Bettina must venture into the miniature world of these usually helpful, but sometimes mischievous folk. A delightful winter adventure for lovers of the legendary and miraculous. An ordinary Danish Christmas turns extraordinary when a family overlooks an important folkloric tradition."--
Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff : a Felony Bay mystery Thompson, J. E., author.
"When Abbey and Bee's neighbor's dog, Yemassee, is kidnapped, they decide it's their job to find the men who took him"--
Nest Ehrlich, Esther, author.
On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbor Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother's multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.
Spirit's key Cohn, Edith.
Having finally developed the psychic ability her father used to provide for them, twelve-year-old Spirit Holden, aided by the ghost of her beloved dog Sky, investigates the mystery of why wild dogs are dying on their remote island.
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash Neri, Greg, author.
"There's never been anyone like music legend Johnny Cash. His deep voice is instantly recognizable, and his heartfelt songs resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds. G. Neri captures Johnny's story in beautiful free verse, portraying an ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent who grew up in extreme poverty, faced incredible challenges, and ultimately found his calling by always being true to the gift of his voice. A. G. Ford's luscious paintings of the dramatic southern landscape of Johnny Cash's childhood illuminate this portrait of a legend, taking us from his humble beginnings to his enormous success on the world stage."--
El deafo Bell, Cece, author, artist.
"Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for"--
Hades speaks! : a guide to the underworld by the Greek god of the dead Shecter, Vicky Alvear, 1961- author.
"Hades, the Greek god of the dead, is waiting to take you on a tour of his kingdom in this riveting introduction to Greek mythology. Here you will learn about might gods, terrifying monsters, ancient rites, magic spells, and Furies with bloody talons that can tear a mortal to shreds. But stay close. Only the Dark Lord can guarantee your safety in the underworld. And remember: Do not enter if you are afraid of the dark - or of the dead" -- Cover.
Harlem hellfighters Lewis, J. Patrick.
"A regiment of African American soldiers from Harlem journeys across the Atlantic to fight alongside the French in World War I, inspiring a continent with their brand of jazz music"--
Sonic the hedgehog. , Countdown to chaos Flynn, Ian, 1982- author.
Sonic the hedgehog archives. Volume 23
Sonic must face off against two robot doppelgangers, while Rotor makes a dangerous trek home to find the fate of his people, and Knuckles begins to recover from the assault on Angel Island.
Tell me Bauer, Joan, 1951-
Feeling scared and powerless when her father's anger escalates and her parents separate, twelve-year-old Anna spends the summer with her grandmother and decides to make a difference when she sees what seems to be a girl held against her will.
The right word : Roget and his thesaurus Bryant, Jennifer, author.
The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories, he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time"--Amazon.com.
The case of the stolen sixpence Webb, Holly, author.
Junior sleuth Maisie Hitchins, who lives in her grandmother's boarding house in Victorian London, uncovers an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies, and a fast-paced bicycle chase.
Sparrow Hawk Red Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-
Thirteen-year-old Ricky Diaz, the Mexican American son of a former Drug Enforcement Agency agent, tries to avenge his mother's murder by crossing over into Mexico to steal a high-tech radar plane from drug smugglers.
Turkey Orr, Tamra.
The Philippines Oleksy, Walter G., 1930-
Panama Blashfield, Jean F.
Heidi Heckelbeck gets the sniffles Coven, Wanda, author.
Heidi is excited about Brewster's fall festival, but she catches a cold and her magic may not be enough to make her well in time .
Heidi Spyri, Johanna, 1827-1901.
Heidi, a Swiss orphan, is heartbroken when she must leave her home and grandfather to go to school and care for a sick girl named Clara in the city.
Super sniffers : dog detectives on the job Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw, author.
"A dog's nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it's no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent explores the various ways specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors...and more. This dynamic photo-essay includes first-hand accounts from the people who work closely with these amazing dogs."--
Viva Frida Morales, Yuyi, author, illustrator.
Via spare text, examines Kahlo's creative process.
The Powerpuff Girls classics. Volume 2, [Power up].
They're cute. They're fun. And they're powerful! The Cartoon Network classic Powerpuff Girls return to comics in this collection of comic-book adventures. Featuring issues #5-10 of their ongoing series, this second volume includes hijinks like "Holy Molar," "Dial 'M' for Mojo," "Creature at Large," and more!
Pokémon adventures. Volume 24, FireRed & LeafGreen Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
Red is downhearted after being defeated by the mythical Pokémon Deoxys and fears that Professor Oak has given up on him, while Silver discovers secrets of his past in Viridian City.
The soda bottle school : a true story of recycling, teamwork, and one crazy idea Slade, Suzanne.
A tiny town in Guatemala faced two huge problems: they had too much trash, and they had too small a school. Where others might have given up, they didn't--thanks to one crazy idea. That idea not only solved both problems, but also inspired others. Never underestimate the power of an idea!
Where I belong Hahn, Mary Downing, author.
Alienated, bullied, a classic underachiever, 12-year-old Brendan retreats into his fantasy world and then faces the long and demanding journey to a real world where he belongs.
Thailand Friedman, Mel, 1946-
Scotland Yomtov, Nelson.
Saudi Arabia Yomtov, Nelson.
Cam Jansen and the joke house mystery Adler, David A.
While Cam's Aunt Molly is competing in a comedy contest, the expensive plate the winner will receive disappears and Cam and Eric set out to find it before the contest's over.
Bramblestar's storm Hunter, Erin.
"As the new leader of ThunderClan, Bramblestar must prepare to weather a storm the likes of which the warrior Clans have never seen--and might not survive"--
Greenglass House Milford, Kate.
At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house sending Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure.
The League of Seven Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
When an alternate 1875 steam-driven America rediscovers electricity, the lifeblood of the Mangleborn monsters, and the secret society to protect humanity from the Mangleborn is compromised, twelve-year-old Archie must assemble a team of seven young heroes to save the world.
Minecraft combat handbook Milton, Stephanie, author.
An official reference to Minecraft combat explains what players need to defend against hostile monsters and enemy players, covering subjects ranging from fort building and armor crafting to weapons and setting mob traps.
Flashpoint Korman, Gordon, author.
Amy and Dan Cahill have their final confrontation with twisted billionaire J. Rutherford Pierce, a man whose power has no limits and is one step away from being elected president.
Eternity de la Peña, Matt, author.
Dak, Sera, and Riq fix the Great Breaks in history and prepare for the ultimate confrontation with the SQ.
Danger down the Nile Patterson, James, 1947- author.
"Twelve-year-old twins Bickford and Rebecca Kidd and their two older siblings travel to Africa to track down priceless artifacts that will keep the family's treasure hunting business afloat long enough to rescue their kidnapped mother--and possibly find their missing father"--
The search for treasure : the sixth adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy Stilton, Geronimo, author.
Once again Geronimo Stilton is pulled into the Kingdom of Fantasy, where he is needed to fulfill the ancient Gemstone Prophecy, and prevent Scorcher, the evil Empress of Witches, from obtaining the Royal Sapphire which will give her immense power.
Zipper Miles, Ellen, author.
Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. When Lizzie goes up to the mountains with her best friend, Maria, the girls think that they're going to get a break from their dog-walking business. But then Zipper shows up and Lizzie can't resist helping this adorable pup!
The destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 Tarshis, Lauren.
"During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times? In this thrilling addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, readers are taken back to antiquity with a young boy trying to escape as the giant Mount Vesuvius erupts. Does he have what it takes to survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?" --
Anteaters Gregory, Josh, author.
Hammerhead sharks Franchino, Vicky, author.
Chipmunks Gregory, Josh, author.
"Readers will learn how these creatures survive in the wild, how they raise their young, and how they are related to other species" -- On back cover.
Jellyfish Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.
Seals Gregory, Josh, author.
Guinea pigs Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.
Brown girl dreaming Woodson, Jacqueline.
"Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story, but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery"-The New York Times Book Review"--
Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to making money Greenwald, Tom.
"When his weekly allowance just isn't cutting it anymore, lovable slacker Charlie Joe devises ways to make more money--and fast"--
Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the turbo toilet 2000 : the eleventh epic novel Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
The monstrous Turbo Toilet 2000 is determined to take revenge on George, Harold, and Captain Underpants.
Big book of quizzes : fun, quirky questions for you and your friends
Best party book ever! : from invites to overnights and everything in between
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio Winter, Jonah, 1962-
"The baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio's picture book biography"--
Nuts to you Perkins, Lynne Rae.
After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.
The turtle of Oman : a novel Nye, Naomi Shihab.
When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.
On impact! Ball, Nate, author.
Injured in a bicycle accident, Zack discovers that his alien houseguest has swiped his brakes, placing Zack's baseball season in jeopardy while subjecting him to an annoying little brother.
The Zoo at the Edge of the World Gale, Eric Kahn, 1986-
"Marlin, a stutterer, can talk smoothly and freely with the jungle animals that populate his father's zoo in South America--until a mysterious man-eating black jaguar that his father catches and brings back home talks back"--
A million ways home Dorisi-Winget, Dianna, author.
When her grandmother and guardian suffers a stroke, twelve-year-old Poppy Parker's life turns upside down--but when she witnesses a murder and has to go into witness protection with Detective Brannigan's mother it becomes hard to believe she will ever find a way home, let alone save Gunner, a beautiful German shepherd with an uncertain future.
Violet Mackerel's pocket protest Branford, Anna, author.
Violet and Rose organize a protest to save the big oak tree in Clover Park.
Watch out, Hollywood! : more confessions of a so-called middle child Lennon, M. T. (Maria T.)
The trials and tribulations of twelve-year-old Charlie C. Cooper, reformed bully, gifted hacker, and middle child, continue as Charlie tries to convert her overnight fame into a lucrative role on a television show.
The amazing Wilmer Dooley : a Mumpley Middle School mystery DeWitt, Fowler, author.
Hoping to impress Roxie with his dazzling project on bacteria, seventh-grader-to-be Wilmer Dooley enters the state science fair, where he encounters his archnemesis Claudius, who may be planning something terribly sinister.
Revealed Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
After returning the missing children from history to their original time periods, thirteen-year-old Jonah must save time itself when aviator Charles Lindbergh mysteriously appears and kidnaps Jonah's sister.
Escape from Lucien Kibuishi, Kazu, 1978-
"Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King's loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever" --
Dash Larson, Kirby, author.
When her family is forced into an internment camp, Mitsi Kashino is separated from her home, her classmates, and her beloved dog Dash, and as her family begins to come apart around her, Mitsi clings to her one connection to the outer world--the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash.
Sisters Telgemeier, Raina, author, illustrator.
Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A true story.
The brilliant world of Tom Gates Pichon, Liz.
Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks, spilt water, lightening. Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his 'Camping Sucks' holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill, which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him.
Last-but-not-least Lola and the wild chicken Pakkala, Christine, author.
In her ongoing campaign to win back her ex-best-friend Amanda Anderson, Lola continues to be thwarted by her last name, as "Zuckerman" keeps them far apart, whether it's on the bus, at recess, or a field trip to a farm. Lola knows she needs to rise above, but it may just take a week with grandma and a chance encounter with a chicken to give her the determination she currently lacks.
Rise of the earth dragon West, Tracey, 1965- author.
Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King's soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo--and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers. One of four books in the series.
Always, Abigail Cavanaugh, Nancy J.
Sixth grader Abigail, assigned a different homeroom than her two best friends and made only the alternate on the pom-pom squad, learns a lot about popularity and true friendship when paired with unpopular Gabby for a year-long "Friendly Letter Assignment."
Reading with pictures : comics that make kids smarter!
Featuring more than a dozen short comic stories, this volume addresses specific learning concepts in Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science while offering an immersive textual and visual experience that kids will enjoy even as it helps them learn.
Rags : hero dog of WWI : a true story Raven, Margot Theis, author.
"A stray dog named Rags befriends a U.S. soldier in Paris, France, during WWI. Rags traveled with the troops carrying messages from the front line to the back. His loyalty kept him by his owner's side until Sergeant Donovan died at the base hospital in Chicago"--
Ashley Bryan's puppets : making something from everything Bryan, Ashley, author.
Introduces puppets created out of found objects by describing each with a poem.
Cartwheeling in thunderstorms Rundell, Katherine, author.
"Will must find her way after she's plucked out of a wonderful life in Zimbabwe and forced to go to boarding school in England"--Provided by publisher.
Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor Scieszka, Jon, author.
In his Grandpa Al's garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.
A medal for Leroy Morpurgo, Michael, author.
In World War II-era England, Michael learns about his black British Army soldier grandfather, a World War I officer who risked his life to save wounded men but who did not receive special commendations because of his race.
Android in the attic Allan, Nicholas, author.
Aunt Edna has created a no-nonsense nanny android to make sure Billy and Alfie don't have any fun. But then Alfie discovers how to override Auntie Anne-Droid's programming and nothing can stop them eating all the Cheeki Choko Cherry Cakes they like ...until the real aunt Edna is kidnapped!
Ninja meerkats. , The ultimate dragon warrior Jones, Gareth P. author.
The Ninja Meerkats compete for the title of Ultimate Dragon Warrior on Dragon Island, while the Ringmaster has an evil plan.
Sharks Burnie, David.
Introduces various kinds of sharks, explains how sharks swim, hunt, and travel across the oceans, and discusses why sharks are an endangered species and what can be done to help protect them.
Ninja meerkats. , Outback attack Jones, Gareth P., author.
The Ninja Meerkats go to Australia to rescue a kidnapped professor, and run into the evil Ringmaster.
Diamonds are a thief's best friend McLean, Hope, author.
The "Jewels" of the Martha Washington Middle School team are focused on the upcoming quiz bowl in New York City but when they discover that the Atkinson Preparatory School Rivals may be planning a diamond heist, they set out to foil the theft.
Catch us if you can McLean, Hope.
Jasmine, Erin, Willow, and Lili are first year middle school students in Washington, D.C., chosen for the academic quiz team because of their expertise in art, math, science, and history--and when a precious, historical ruby is stolen from the school during a tournament the "Jewels" set out to use their talents to solve the mystery.
Garfield goes to his happy place Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28-
The fourteenth goldfish Holm, Jennifer L., author.
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager--which makes for complicated relationships when he moves in with Ellie and her mother, his daughter.
The golden sandal : a Middle Eastern Cinderella story Hickox, Rebecca.
An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story in which a kind and beautiful girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister finds a husband with the help of a magic fish.
Tiny creatures : the world of microbes Davies, Nicola, 1958- author.
Looks at all the different microbes that inhabit the Earth and examines the varied jobs they do.
Dorothy's derby chronicles. [#1], Rise of the undead redhead Dougherty, Meghan (Public relations consultant), author.
Eleven-year-old Dorothy Moore and her younger sister, Sam, must move into their eccentric grandmother's funeral home, and it is tough dealing with G-Ma Sally and a new middle school but things get easier when Dorothy discovers G-Ma's old roller skates and leads a roller derby team to the championships.
Pokémon adventures. Black & White. Volume 4 Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
A thrilling meeting with one of the Elite Four strains Black's brain while it's opening night for White's Pokémon musical.
Get lost, Odysseus McMullan, Kate, author.
In this humorous version of Greek mythology, Hades, King of the Underworld, tells the true story of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home from Troy.
The magnificent Lizzie Brown and the mysterious phantom Lockwood, Vicki, author.
In nineteenth-century London Lizzie Brown wants nothing more than to escape from the slums and her drunk, abusive father, so finding work and friends in a passing circus seems like a dream come true--but when she starts to have visions she finds herself confronting the mysterious phantom of London.
Sonic the Hedgehog Mega Man : worlds collide. Volume three, Chaos clash Flynn, Ian, 1982-
The magnificent Lizzie Brown and the devil's hound Lockwood, Vicki, author.
Lizzie is now an established member of Fitzy's Circus, but when the circus arrives in Kensal Green they are plagued by accidents and sickness--and Lizzie needs to put her psychic talents to use to solve the mystery of a graveyard haunted by a devil hound.
Stay where you are & then leave Boyne, John, 1971-
Four years after Alfie Summerfield's father left London to become a soldier in World War I he has not returned but Alfie, now nine, is shining shoes at King's Cross Station when he happens to learn that his father is at a nearby hospital being treated for shell shock.
The mystery of the grinning gargoyle Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
When the Aldens visit a university campus, they must solve a mystery involving an old library whose stone gargoyles seem to move on their own.
When lunch fights back : wickedly clever animal defenses Johnson, Rebecca L.
Presents the various types of defenses mechanisms used by animals, including the bone spikes of the African hairy frog, the deadly poison of the blue-spotted N. taracua termite, and the hammer-like punch of the peacock mantis shrimp.
Mallory McDonald, baby expert Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-
When her best friends Mary Ann and Joey get caught up in the excitement of having a new baby brother, Mallory feels left out.
Sonic Universe. , The silver saga Flynn, Ian, 1982- author.
The mystery of the soccer snitch Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
"A talented young soccer player in Greenfield is given the honor of being a child mascot at an international soccer tournament in Brazil, but when an anonymous letter insists that she doesn't deserve to go, the Aldens investigate"--
The castle behind thorns Haskell, Merrie.
When Sand, a blacksmith's apprentice, wakes up in a broken castle, he must find a way to put it back together.
Terrific trains Shealy, Dennis R., 1969- author.
"Few travel by trains today, but kids regardless are fascinated by the freight train, passenger trains, the conductor, and even the caboose. Terrific Trains will mix both illustrations and photographs to bring the railroad to life!"--Provided by publisher.
The pandas and their chopsticks : and other animals stories Demi, author, illustrator.
Presents ten animal stories, each containing a moral lesson, including the importance of being humble, the dangers of being too proud, the importance of generosity and sharing, and how everyone, no matter how small, has a part to play in life.
365 more simple science experiments with everyday materials Churchill, E. Richard (Elmer Richard)
A variety of activities, projects, and experiments that help to illustrate and explain all sorts of scientific principles.
Cleopatra's legacy. 2, The ruby pendant White, Dorine, 1973- author.
Welcome to New Orleans- home of Mardi Gras, jazz music and voodoo. Eighth grader Melanie Belaforte is home for Spring break and itching for excitement. Late one night she discovers a hidden chamber and a secret journal in her deceased Aunt Florence's bedroom. The diary contains the writings of a mad woman, along with vague clues to the whereabouts of a ruby necklace that once belonged to Cleopatra. The ruby bestows upon the wearer the power to hear other people's thoughts- even the thoughts of the dead And so the hunt begins. Melanie, her best friend Sybil, and a haunting specter unravel clues that take them from crumbling graveyards, to the busy streets of the French Quarter, and then into murky swamps, all to find the prize. But they need to watch out, because a murderous cult is matching them step for step, and they won't give up, ever.
The Industrial Revolution for kids : the people and technology that changed the world : with 21 activities Mullenbach, Cheryl.
"THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION FOR KIDS introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution not only through the usual people, places, and inventions of the time--the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies, dirty and dangerous factories, and new forms of transportation and communication--but also through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appear in history books"--
He has shot the president! : April 14, 1865 : the day John Wilkes Booth killed President Lincoln Brown, Don, 1949-
Explores the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt that followed.
The six swans Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.
A king's daughter undertakes a difficult task to rescue her six brothers from the enchantment imposed on them by their wicked stepmother.
Frank Lloyd Wright for kids : his life and ideas Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen.
"An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America's leading architect and his work This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences of Wright's Wisconsin childhood filled with nature, music, and close family ties, his struggles to find work as a young architect, the unique style that led him to the top of his profession, and masterpieces such as the Robie House, Hollyhock House, Fallingwater, the Guggenheim, and many others. Also discussed are Wright's sometimes controversial private and public life and the people and times that influenced him and vice-versa, with new sidebars on topics such as the Chicago and Bauhaus schools of architecture, Friedrich Froebel and his toy blocks that enchanted Wright as a child, and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Budding architects will delve into architectural and design concepts while having fun through 21 hands-on projects, such as creating an edible model of Fallingwater, making a miniature Japanese kite, reading an architectural plan, and much more. A time line, glossary, bibliography, and list of houses to visit are also included"--
Treasure hunter's handbook Walsh, Liza Gardner.
Treasure hunting is a fun family activity that encourages kids to get outside and discover the world around them. With this book young explorers can learn about geocaching, how to pan for gold, use metal detectors to find buried treasure, and search for arrowheads and gemstones. Wonderful bits of pirate lore, rock and mineral facts, and some fun pirate and treasure-hunting craft activities are also included.
50 body questions : a book that spills its guts Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.
Looks at how the human body works, answering fifty questions on such topics as digestion, blood, bones and muscles, the immune system, senses, the brain, and the nervous system.
The only thing worse than witches Magaziner, Lauren.
Eleven-year-old Rupert cannot resist applying to an advertisement to be a witch's apprentice, but quickly finds himself over his head with the young witch-in-training who desperately needs his help.
Fleabrain loves Franny Rocklin, Joanne.
"This middle-grade novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952-53. The protagonist is Franny, a young girl of imagination, curiosity, and stubbornness. While recovering from polio, she begins a correspondence with a flea named Fleabrain"--
Diana, Princess of Wales O'Shei, Tim.
"Describes the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales"--Provided by publisher.
Burp or treat--smell my feet! Krulik, Nancy E., author.
"George is ready for candy and fun--but dealing with a prank-pulling phantom and learning that his friend might move away is almost as terrifying as the super burp. There are definitely more tricks than treats in store for George when those magic burps take over. Join George as he tries to solve the mystery and keep his friends together!" --
Gustav Gloom and the Cryptic Carousel Castro, Adam-Troy, author.
While searching for their missing families, Gustav and Fernie discover a magical carousel that transports them to strange places.
Katie starting from scratch Simon, Coco.
"Katie's mom asks Katie for a huge favor: will she spend some time with Emily, her boyfriend's daughter? Katie agrees and brings Emily to a Cupcake Club meeting. Things go well--almost too well. Everyone likes Emily so much, Katie wonders if her friends like Emily more than they like her! And if her mom marries Emily's dad, will Emily become her favorite daughter? Katie is an only child, so all this sibling stuff is new to her. She's starting from scratch!" --
Little witch Bennett, Anna Elizabeth.
In print for the first time in thirty years is Anna Elizabeth Bennett's classic tale of a little witch who dreams of becoming a normal girl.
The shimmering stone Harrison, Paula, author.
In the kingdom of Kamala, Princess Amina is excited her fellow Rescue Princesses are visiting for her cousin's wedding. When a wounded tiger is discovered, she knows the cubs can't survive without their mother. The Rescue Princesses must find them, royal wedding or no royal wedding!
Jack and the wild life Doan, Lisa.
"Jack's parents have decided to guide safaris in Africa, much to Jack's chagrin and none of their previous schemes have worked"--
The legend of Saint Nicholas Grün, Anselm, author.
An introduction to the saint who is the inspiration for giving.
Life on Mars Brown, Jennifer, 1972-
Twelve-year-old Arcturus Betelgeuse Chambers' quest to find life on other planets seems at an end when his parents decide to move to Las Vegas, but while they look for a house he stays with his neighbor, an astronaut who soon becomes a friend.
The Frankenstein journals Sonneborn, Scott, author.
J.D. discovers that he is the son of Frankenstein's monster, and armed with the Doctor's journal he sets out to find his "relatives"--the descendants and relations of the people whose body parts Doctor Frankenstein used.
Emperor Pickletine rides the bus Angleberger, Tom, author, illustrator.
In this final book in the series, the seventh graders of McQuarrie Middle School and their Star Wars-inspired Origami finger puppets go on a field trip to Washington, D.C., on what proves to be a very long trip full of shifting alliances, betrayals, carsickness, and sugar rushes.
The nine lives of Romeo Crumb. Life two Rifkin, L. (Lauren)
"Fidel has a plan. A nasty plan that could destroy the hope of an entire society of cats and raise him to the peaks of power. Will Fidel's evil plan succeed? Or will Romeo and the Sticks at last find peace in the city they call home? One thing is certain, through all the chaos and turmoil, a new leader is born"--P.  of cover.
Ship of secrets Dixon, Franklin W., author.
"It's finally summer vacation, and the Hardy family is headed on a cruise to the Caribbean. As they board the ship with their parents, Frank and Joe can't believe all the fun that's in store for them. There are three-story slides, playgrounds, ball pits, four pools, and an arcade. There are concerts and magic shows at night, while jugglers and clowns wander the deck during the day. In addition to all of the fun, the Hardys discover that former pop idol and lead singer of the Lightening Bolts, Izzy, is now performing on the ship. That night, as the family eats dinner, they hear a commotion at the other end of the massive dining room. Someone has stolen a very valuable and sentimental pocket watch from Izzy. Can Joe and Frank solve the case before the ship docks in the first harbor? Or will time run out on this case?"--
Tinker Bell and the secret of the wings Orsi, Tea, author.
"For Tinker Bell and the other warm season fairies, the Winter Woods remains a mysterious and forbidden place. Warm and cold fairies are not allowed to cross into each other's realms, to avoid risking the health of their fragile wings. Burning with curiosity, Tink sneaks over the border into winter--and something extraordinary happens: her wings begin to sparkle and glow. Tinker Bell searching for an explanation then meets Periwinkle, a frost fairy whose own wings sparkle and glow too. With the help of a wise old fairy, Tink and Peri discover they share a wonderful connection! And when a terrifying freeze threatens to destroy the Pixie Dust Tree, Tinker Bell and Periwinkle unite to see if they can save their world!" -- page 4 of cover.
The terror behind the mask Night, P. J., author.
When her dad brings home a mask that looks like the boogeyman that has haunted her dreams, Jasmine resolves to get rid of it, but the mask will not go willingly.
Memory maze Korman, Gordon, author.
Jackson Opus and his family have been forced into hiding because his identity as a powerful young hypnotist has been leaked out--but his enemy Dr. Mako is still out to find him to use his mesmerizing skills for evil purposes.
The elevator ghost Huser, Glen, 1943- author.
Still life West, Jacqueline, 1979-
"An old magic resurfaces in twelve-year-old Olive's house, and in order to save herself, those she loves, and all of Elsewhere, she must uncover the complex history of this eerie, painted world, its magical origins, and its creator"--
Two to tango Berk, Sheryl, author.
When Miss Tony decides that rivals Liberty and Rochelle will both perform duets with Hayden in the next competition, the two girls develop their first crushes on one of the cutest twelve-year-olds in town.
"The Demon of River Heights ; and "Writ in stone" Petrucha, Stefan.
"Nancy stars in a horror movie about a monstrous River Heights urban legend -- but is it really an urban legend? And will Nancy, Bess, and George live long enough to find out? Read all about it in "The Demon of River Heights!" Plus, it's double trouble for the world's greatest teen super sleuth in "Writ in Stone!" A sweet young boy Nancy has often babysat has gone missing, and while Nancy picks up the trail, a historic stone marker that may prove the Chinese discovered America before Columbus is stolen! Can Nancy solve two baffling mysteries at the same time, with all of River Heights watching?"--
The sword in the tree Bulla, Clyde Robert.
After his father is reported dead and his wicked uncle takes over the castle, eleven-year-old Shan hides his father's precious sword and, after escaping with his mother, makes his way to King Arthur's court to seek help in winning back his inheritance.
Snap decision Whitaker, Nathan.
Eighth-grader Chase Clark gets the chance to play on the varsity team with his best friend, Tripp, at their small-town Florida school, but when a hard hit takes Tripp down, Chase is the only one who knows what really happened, and telling could have serious consequences.
Thank you, God Wigger, J. Bradley, author.
Offers readers of all ages and backgrounds the perfect chance to reflect on all the things that they have to be grateful for. It is a celebration of family and friends, of homes and food to share, and of the wonder of creation from the first light of day to the calm, peaceful night.
Sonic the Hedgehog Mega Man : worlds collide. Volume two, Into the warzone Flynn, Ian, 1982- author.
Battle of the brightest McLean, Hope.
It's a battle of the brightest as the Jewels and rivals prepare to face off at Quiz Bowl Nationals. But first the Jewels must save the last special gem, the sapphire, then track down the ultimate treasure.
Keep friends close, emeralds closer McLean, Hope, author.
The jewel hunt continues as the girls set out to protect an emerald necklace belonging to a famous reality TV show star. Now all they need to do is keep their enemies at bay, and the race for the Martha Washington jewels will finally be in their favor! But tensions are running high, and with celebrity stylists and TV crews everywhere, the Jewels are finding it hard to concentrate. And it's not long before their friendship starts to suffer. Thankfully, the Jewels get help from a new top-secret ally.
Just as long as we're together Blume, Judy.
Stephanie's relationship with her best friend, Rachel, changes during her first year in junior high as she tries to conceal a family problem and meets a new girl from California.
Maleficent Rudnick, Elizabeth, author.
Explores the origins of one of Disney's most iconic villainesses from her own perspective.
Pokémon black and white. Vol. 17 Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
Meet Pokémon Trainers Black and White! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey... What surprising new Pokémon-and people-will they meet next?! Black has achieved his dream of entering the Pokémon League! Now can he fulfill his dream of winning it...? Black's friends Iris and Cheren are competing too! But Cheren is starting to change-and not in a good way... Meanwhile, what will happen when the Shadow Triad attack three Legendary Pokémon...? Plus, watch four thrilling Pokémon League battles: Black vs. Lou Karr, Cheren vs. Leo, Marlon vs. Hood Man, and Iris vs. Gray! Who are these mysterious participants really...?
Batman Li'l Gotham. [Volume 2] Nguyen, Dustin, author, artist.
During Japan's Month of Waters, Aquaman calls upon the Bat-family to face off against all manner of sea creatures. And when Uncle Sam steals all of the fireworks on Independence Day, Batman must stop him before he can detonate one explosive celebration!
My little pony, friendship is magic. [Volume 3] Cook, Katie, 1981- author.
The citizens of Ponyville take center stage as an ordinary morning for Big McIntosh quickly turns into an unexpected adventure at the Summer Wrap-Up Festival and Hoedown in 'Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair.' Plus, Shining Armor and Princess Cadance tell the story about how they met in 'Neigh Anything'.
The Order of the Unicorn Selfors, Suzanne.
"Ten-year-olds Pearl and Ben continue their apprenticeships at Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital as they travel with Dr. Woo to the Tangled Forest and the Dark Forest in search of a missing unicorn, and learn more about the villainous Maximus Steele"--
Courage for beginners Harrington, Karen, 1967-
"Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy of Texas wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fiction, she'd know how to solve her problems at school, take care of her family when her dad has to spend time in the hospital, and deal with her family's secret: that her mother is agoraphobic and never leaves the house"--
Meditations for kids by kids
Who's that stepping on Plymouth Rock? Fritz, Jean.
Relates the history of Plymouth Rock since the Pilgrims first landed on it to the present day.
Houseboat mystery Dunn, Joeming W.
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are spending the summer on a houseboat! Throughout the journey, the children have the feeling they're being watched-- and they are. Someone wants something on their boat, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Can the Boxcar Children figure it out what it is before it's too late?
Tucker's countryside Selden, George, 1929-1989.
The adventures of a city-bred cat and mouse when they go to the country in Connecticut to visit their friend, Chester Cricket.
Sybil the backpack fairy. 3, Aithor Rodrigue, 1961-
Nina learns that she was given a backpack fairy to save the World of Fairies and to prevent the destruction of her world.
Sybil the backpack fairy. 4, "Princess Nina" Rodrigue, 1961- author.
"A fun trip through time turns into a nightmare when Nina and Sybil magically jump into the pages of a history book that falls into the hands of the dark fairy Amanite!" -- p.  of cover.
Lost tales of Ga'Hoole Lasky, Kathryn.
The once-forgotten beginnings and ambitions of the Guardians --as well as some heartbreaks-- are finally uncovered through the inquiry and commentary of Otulissa, the tree's dutiful historian.
Crash Spinelli, Jerry.
Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family.
Dragon's milk Fletcher, Susan, 1951-
Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family when she was young, possesses the power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger foster sister, who needs dragon's milk to recover from an illness.
No place for magic Baker, E. D.
Emma and Eadric travel to Upper Montevista to ask his parents to bless their upcoming marriage and discover that Eadric's younger brother has been kidnapped by trolls.
Space station seventh grade Spinelli, Jerry.
Seventh-grader Jason narrates the memorable events of his school year highlighted by hair problems, pimples, mothers, little brothers, and a special girl.
The mission to find Max : Egypt Hunt, Elizabeth Singer.
The Global Protection Force refused to share any details with Jack about his brother's whereabouts, but on two previous missions, Jack had collected clues that pointed to Max being in Egypt. Now Jack has reason to believe that King Tut's diadem--a crown thought to have magical powers--is the cause of Max's disappearance. Can Jack prevent an ancient and terrible curse of the pharaohs from wreaking havoc and finally save Max?
The misfits Howe, James, 1946-
Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.
The monster Nix, Garth.
Jaide and Jack Shield learn that they're troubletwisters, with powers they must use to stop the Evil from taking over our world. Before, they'd defeated the Evil through luck and intuition. Now though, Jaide and Jack will have to learn how to use their powers, and how to keep on their toes when evil forces return.
The rain dragon rescue Selfors, Suzanne.
"Ten-year-olds Ben and Pearl continue their apprenticeships at Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital, where they meet a dragon named Metalmouth and get a chance to travel to the Imaginary World"--
The Snow jewel Harrison, Paula, author.
Northernland is the snowiest kingdom the Rescue Princesses have ever visited. They are delighted to go sledding, drink hot cocoa, and make friends with the girl who lives there, Princess Freya. When Princess Freya's mischievous kitten goes missing, the princesses leap into action. They have to find the kitten - even if it means letting Freya in on the Rescue Princesses' secret.
Magic delivery Smith, Clete Barrett, author.
"When two boys stumble upon a seemingly abandoned truckload of costumes, they think they have hit the jackpot. There's just one small catch: The costumes are bewitched"--
Avatar, the last airbender. The rift, Part two Yang, Gene Luen, author.
As Avatar Aang and his martial arts friends seek answers to the mysteries surrounding a refinery on land sacred to the Air Nomads, Toph uncovers a startling truth about her father's involvement with the refinery, while Aang travels to the spirit world, discovering a secret as surprising as it is dangerous.
The golden shell Harrison, Paula, author.
The Rescue Princesses are going to Princess School! They're excited, but also a little worried--will they still have time to help animals in need? Princess Ella has lost her pet rabbit. She hopes that her new friends, the Rescue Princesses, are just the girls to bring her bunny home.
Sonic saga series. , Evil reborn Flynn, Ian, 1982-
"It's one of the hardest and most dangerous trials Sonic has ever faced. The all-powerful Enerjak has returned, and in a matter of minutes reshapes the face of Angel Island in his chaos-fueled fury! Who is hiding behind the golden mask--one of Sonic's oldest friends?! It's all-out war as Shadow the Hedgehog, the Chaotix, Dr. Eggman's Egg Fleet, the Destructix and more pile on in the fray to stop a god and save the world! Knuckles' life hangs in the balance, and not everyone will walk away from this one!"--Summary from amazon.com.
Gabriel's journey Hart, Alison, 1950-
Thirteen-year-old Gabriel, a former slave, leaves behind his life as a professional jockey and joins his father in the Fifth U.S. Colored Cavalry at Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
Mystery in the cave Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While exploring the caves around Dragon's Mouth Cavern, a series of unusual and somewhat frightening events convinces the Alden children that someone does not want them around.
The haunted clock tower mystery Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
The Aldens accompany their grandfather to his class reunion and investigate the possibility of a buried Civil War treasure, and of a ghost in the bell tower, at Goldwin University.
Shipwreck island Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965- author.
After Sarah's dad remarries, he and her stepmom decide to take the whole family on a special vacation in order to break the ice and have everyone get to know one another. They'll fly to Tahiti, charter a boat, and go sailing for a few days. It'll be an adventure, right? Wrong. Dead wrong.
Charlie and the chocolate factory Dahl, Roald.
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket for a tour of Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his or her own way.
Ride for your life! Stilton, Geronimo, author.
"The fair has come to Mysterious Valley! Creepella is looking to forward a fun, thrilling day of rides and games with her family and friends. But one spooky rollercoaster seems to be making everyone who rides it disappear! Creepella is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery -- but what will happen when she rides the coaster herself?" --
Frostborn Anders, Lou, author.
Destined to take over his family farm in Norrøngard, Karn would rather play the board game Thrones and Bones, until half-human, half frost giantess Thianna appears and they set out on an adventure, chased by a dragon, undead warriors, an evil uncle, and more.
Marion strikes a pose Barkley, Callie.
While her friends in the Critter Club babysit frogs, second-grader Marion enters a fashion design contest.
Racing hearts Brooke, Lauren.
The scheme team Brooke, Lauren.
There seems to be a growing movement to replace the new Director of Riding, Ali Carmichael, can Dylan and her friends defend Ali from the conspiracy against her?
A season of hope Brooke, Lauren.
Amy knows Ty's father, Brad Baldwin, doesn't want his son working with horses, and she's relieved that Ty is dedicated to Heartland just the same. But everything changes when she finds out that he has transported horses in an illegal trailer. The horses are sick and dehydrated, and one is barely a year old. With Brad's job and seven horses on the line, Ty and Amy have to stand up for what they think is right - and believe that hope has the strength to heal.
Helping hands Brooke, Lauren.
A time to remember Brooke, Lauren.
True enough Brooke, Lauren.
When Ashley Grant appears at Heartland unannounced, Amy is immediately suspicious. Ashley has never been friendly -- she hasn't even been close to nice. Considering their history, Amy is intrigued when Ashley begs her to help train an expensive jumper purchased by Ashley's mom. Amy had noticed Ashley and Bright Magic at the last show. The horse exhibited amazing talent - despite its obvious agitation with its overbearing tack and Ashley's aggressive riding. Always thinking of the horse first, Amy promises to help out, and she finds herself entrenched in a family drama richer than her own.
A holiday memory Brooke, Lauren.
As Christmas approaches, Amy recalls another Christmas when her mom was alive and she was training Sundance, the rambunctious and talented pony who helped Amy discover her gift for healing. It's December, and Amy can't help but remember the last holiday she spent with her mother. Back then, Amy was training Sundance, the feisty pony they had rescued from an auction. While Sundance had proven to be a talent in the show ring, he was still impossible to handle in the stable. Frustrated by the pony's attitude and her mother's rigorous training schedule, Amy is lacking holiday, and Heartland, spirit. But then, Sundance falls ill. As Amy watches over him, she is finally able to glimpse the vulnerable pony's true heart, and understand the precious gift she shares with her mother.
Love is a gift Brooke, Lauren.
On a visit to their father's ranch in Australia, Lou has no difficulty accepting her father's new wife, Helena, while Amy seeks refuge in the stables and in working with Spirit, the reluctant gray gelding trained by Helena.
Holding fast Brooke, Lauren.
Just when Amy feels that things are back to normal at Heartland, an injured police horse named Venture arrives. Venture's partner, Sergeant Garcia, is desperate to help the wounded gelding. Amy convinces the policeman to put his trust in Heartland's methods. But when Amy's tried-and-true remedies have no effect on Venture, she is the one who loses faith. Before she can reach a breakthrough, Amy must open herself up to new possibilities and learn to believe in the power of change.
A winter's gift Brooke, Lauren.
When Amy returns to Heartland for her winter break, she finds that she must work with her former boyfriend, Ty, to help save a pregnant mare.
Tomorrow's promise Brooke, Lauren.
Amy respects that Daniel won't give in to the spectacle of the horse show circuit. He rides his horse Amber like it's the two of them against the world and Amy wants to help them conquer it. When Amy meets Daniel, she is stunned by his defensive nature. She can't figure out how someone with so much love for his horse could be so cold to everyone else. But as Amy gets to know Daniel, she begins to understand him. She respects that he won't give in to the pageantry of the elite show circuit, and that he doesn't care what others say about his horse. Daniel rides Amber like it's the two of them against the world. And Amy wants to do everything she can to help them conquer it.
Taking chances Brooke, Lauren.
A new stablehand may ruin Amy's relationship with Ty, the only person who understands the role that Heartlands and its program for rescuing and rehabilitating abused horses plays in Amy's life.
A summer to remember Brooke, Lauren.
After her sophomore year at college, Amy receives an urgent request to help a troubled horse. She is whisked off to the Hamptons to meet Alfredo Escobar, whose Argentinean family is renowned for their involvement in exclusive polo circuits. The Escobars expect nothing but the best -- from both their ponies and their riders. But Alfredo's pony, Impala, has been giving him problems. If Alfredo can't learn to work with her they may both be in for trouble. It's up to Amy to find the key to mending this relationship and to help Alfredo meet his family's tremendous expectations.
Sooner or later Brooke, Lauren.
Amy's dreams have come true. She is still caring for damaged horses like her mom, and now she's showing in high-level jumping competitions like her dad. It's all possible because of Storm, the talented dapple gray thoroughbred that was a gift from her father. But having it all can take a lot out of you, and Amy is realizing that she can't keep up with her work at Heartland and dedicate herself to the show world. Storm needs more attention, and so do the other horses. Sooner or later, she'll have to make a choice.
Making strides Brooke, Lauren.
"Welcome to Chestnut Hill, an exclusive boarding school set among the rolling hills of Virginia. With a premiere riding program, Chestnut Hill has a long tradition of excellence. Here, the best and the brightest learn to shine..."--Cover back.
The new class Brooke, Lauren.
When Dylan Walsh arrives at Chestnut Hill, an exclusive boarding school in Virginia which emphasizes horsemanship, she realizes that her success will depend on the friends she makes.
Out of the darkness Brooke, Lauren.
Amy is enlisted to help Prince, a former champion racehorse, recover from devastating burns caused by a stable fire. While Prince's physical wounds are obvious, his emotional state is more scarred and even harder to treat. When Amy learns that Prince's groom was also injured in the fire, she believes he might be the key to the horse's recovery. In the hills of Virginia, Amy works to develop an emotional connection to Gallant Prince, a racehorse that has been severely traumatized in a stable fire, while also trying to deal with her changing relationship with Ty.
Amy's journal Brooke, Lauren.
New beginnings Brooke, Lauren.
Amy visits her friend Carey and at first assumes that Carey needs help with her unruly horse Mustang. Later, Amy wonders why Carey is surprisingly cold towards both her and the horse.
Always there Brooke, Lauren.
As Amy prepares to leave Heartland for college, a new horse arrives at Heartland, but no one wants to tell her the background of this horse.
Everything changes Brooke, Lauren.
Heartland is a horse farm nestled in the hills of Virginia, but it's much more than that. Heartland is a place like no other-a place where the scars of the past can be healed, a place where frightened and abused horses learn to trust again.
Come what may Brooke, Lauren.
When Amy finds out her sister, Lou, is trying to get in touch with their estranged father, she doesn't know what to do. She isn't willing to let her father into her life again. Forcing herself to forget about it, Amy focuses her attention on the new horse, Melody. But when complications develop with Melody's unborn foal, it takes nothing short of a miracle to help Amy realize that life is not about the pain you've felt in the past, but the hope you hold for the future.
Darkest hour Brooke, Lauren.
An equine flu is infecting Heartland's horses despite Amy and Ty's best efforts to control the spread of the infectious sickness.
A chance to shine Brooke, Lauren.
Chasing dreams Brooke, Lauren.
Chestnut Hill is buzzing! It's rumoured a show-jumping star's about to join the riding team, while a hot new teacher is turning heads in class - But Honey can't help thinking that all the gossip is getting out of hand... An exciting series about horses from the best-selling author of Heartland.
Beyond the horizon Brooke, Lauren.
Home for spring break after starting the pre-veterinary program at Virginia Tech, Amy must decide whether Heartland is still the place for her or if it is time to move on.
Judy Moody, mood Martian McDonald, Megan, author.
When it is "Backward Day," Judy must turn her usual sour mood upside down and be happy and nice for a change.
Alvin Ho : allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions Look, Lenore, author.
Fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho goes on a trip to China with his family.
Kate the great : except when she's not Becker, Suzy.
Fifth-grader Kate faces a challenge when her mother asks her to be especially nice to Nora, a classmate and fellow flute player who is sometimes mean.
Death by toilet paper Gephart, Donna.
Contest-crazed twelve-year-old Ben uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a prize that will keep his family from being evicted until his mother can pass her final CPA examination.
The flying beaver brothers and the hot-air baboons Eaton, Maxwell, author, illustrator.
Ace and Bub must stop a team of smooth-talking baboons from stealing Beaver Island's water to supply their water park.
Return of the Padawan Brown, Jeffrey, 1975- author, illustrator.
After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. This year, Roan will have to face alien poetry tests, menacing robots, food fights, flight simulation class, online bullies, more lightsaber duels, and worst of all ... a girl who is mad at him.
Girl politics : friends, cliques, and really mean chicks Rue, Nancy N.
The time of the fireflies Little, Kimberley Griffiths, author.
When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected phone in her family's shop, Bayou Bridge Antiques, she finds herself directed to the river bank near her house, where a cloud of fireflies take her on a journey through time to learn the secrets of her family's past--and save their future.
Iris the colorful Holub, Joan.
"Iris is the most colorful goddess girl at Mount Olympus Academy. In fact, her hair and delicate wings can change color according to her mood! When Principal Zeus entrusts her with the job of fetching some magic water, Iris is tickled pink--until she realizes she'll have to get the water from the gray, gloomy River Styx in the Underworld! And when Iris figures out how to create magical rainbow slides that will allow her to travel from Mount Olympus to Earth and back in a flash, she suddenly becomes a messenger in high demand. All the while, Iris wonders whether her crush, Zephyrus, has caught wind of her infatuation, or if he's into her BFF instead. Either way, Iris is determined she won't go green with envy!" --
Who's afraid of fourth grade? Krulik, Nancy E.
As long-awaited fourth grade starts, Katie is overwhelmed when the magic wind causes her to switch twice--first into a new classmate and then into Mr. Starkey, the school band leader.
Galaxy's most wanted Kloepfer, John.
"When thirteen-year-old Kevin Brewer and his camp buddies summon an alien to earth, they know they'll win a blue ribbon in the science competition--but they don't expect to find themselves in the middle of an interstellar war"--
Lisa's war Matas, Carol, 1949-
During the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Lisa and other teenage Jews become involved in an underground resistance movement and eventually must flee for their lives.
Dash Klimo, Kate, author.
"An English Springer Spaniel's tale of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony"--
A pinch of magic Thorpe, Kiki.
Baking-talent fairy Dulcie helps Mia make treats for a neighborhood bake sale but must return to Never Land before they are done, and Mia may not be able to finish without her help.
Anna's icy adventure Allen, Elise.
Princess Anna has never been close with her sister, Princess Elsa. When Elsa becomes queen, she releases an icy spell on their beloved kingdom and then runs away. Now Anna must find her sister and save their kingdom--or it will stay frozen forever.
Walt Disney : drawn from imagination Scollon, Bill, author.
A portrait of the iconic "man behind the mouse" traces his humble early years on a Missouri farm, World War I service, and early ambitions that prompted the creations of Mickey Mouse and other major characters and films.
Every body's talking : what we say without words Jackson, Donna M., 1959- author.
Discover what is really being expressed when people stand, sit, or move in certain ways and learn how you can use your body and facial expressions to communicate more effectively in a variety of situations.
Polar the Titanic bear Spedden, Daisy Corning Stone, 1872-1950, author.
Based on the true story of Polar, the teddy bear who was found in a family trunk after surviving the sinking of the Titanic.
The Emerald City of Oz Shanower, Eric.
The trio from Kansas gets the royal treatment in Oz as they meet living paper dolls, the puzzle-piece Fuddles, and the Spoon Brigade and the whole Kingdom of Utensia! But trouble is brewing: The Nome King is angered that Dorothy stole his magic belt, and he has an army of 50,000 set to invade Oz to get it back! Did Auntie Em and Uncle Henry make it to Oz just in time to see it destroyed?
Frozen : the junior novelization Nathan, Sarah, author.
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Family ties : the theory, practice, and destructive properties of relatives Paulsen, Gary, author.
"'I'm the greatest family member you'll ever meet.' Kevin Spencer has a history of big ideas going completely awry. This time around, it's personal--suddenly he's kind of in charge of a double wedding in his backyard, and a whole tribe of wacky relatives is crowding him out of his own house"--
The lost gold Harrison, Paula, author.
Princess Isabella must save a baby monkey trapped in the rain forest by treasure hunters.
The rainbow opal Harrison, Paula, author.
Princess Summer can't believe that she's been invited to join the Rescue Princesses. Even better, the other girls are all visiting her for a vacation.
The toy campaign : the plot to trick a town with toys Bibee, John.
Armed with only her magic Spirit Fire bicycle, Susan takes on the owner of a toy shop who is offering free toys to children in order to lure them into the Deeper World.
Taking the reins Hart, Alison, 1950-
The reader makes a series of choices that determine how the story's main character will deal with being asked to ride the spirited Silver Sky in a horse show after being thrown in her previous competition.
The greatest : Muhammad Ali Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.
An illustrated biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali that addresses his politics, his fight against Parkinson's disease, and boxing's dangers.
Castaways in Lilliput Winterfeld, Henry.
Three Australian children, adrift on a rubber raft, are cast ashore in a strange land of tiny people.
Gabriel's triumph Hart, Alison, 1950-
A thirteen-year-old newly-freed slave faces the challenges of freedom and horse racing as he pursues his dream of becoming a famous jockey in Civil War Kentucky and New York.
The fourth grade wizards DeClements, Barthe.
After her mother dies, Marianne becomes a daydreamer and begins to fall behind in her schoolwork.
The flying beaver brothers and the fishy business Eaton, Maxwell.
Beavers Bub and Ace battle the Fish Stix corporation in an attempt to save their island's trees.
The Arab world thought of it : inventions, innovations, and amazing facts Hussain, Saima S.
Looks at some of the inventions and innovations that were developed in the Arab world, including the astrolabe, stitches, hummus, and soap bars.
National Wildlife Federation's world of birds : a beginner's guide Kurki, Kim, author, illustrator.
Good-bye Marianne : the graphic novel Watts, Irene N.
Berlin, Germany, 1938, one week after the Night of the Broken Glass, is a cold place for eleven-year-old Marianne Kohn to grow up. Her father has disappeared and Marianne is expelled from school. As the Nazis tighten the noose around the Jews, her mother can no longer keep her daughter safe.
Zendaya Klein, Emily, author.
Zendaya Coleman, the star of Disney's "Shake It Up," is the newest "it" girl! Zendaya is a 17-year-old actress/singer whose solo album debuts September 2013. Best known for her role on Disney Channel's sitcom Shake It Up, Zendaya also came in second place on a recent season of Dancing with the Stars and has collaborated on several fashion lines. This young, triple threat is surely here to stay! This book will allow you to get to know Zendaya.
Captain John Smith : a foothold in the New World Benge, Janet, 1958-
The puzzler's mansion Berlin, Eric.
Winston attends a weekend of puzzles at a famous musician's mansion, but when he and other young guests pursue a thief, they find themselves in big trouble. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included throughout the text.
The secret identity of Devon Delaney Barnholdt, Lauren.
A seemingly harmless lie that she is popular and dating the most sought after guy in school sets off a chain reaction for Devon when she must find a way to live up to the popular image she touted.
The return of Skeleton Man Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
When Molly and her parents attend a conference at Mohonk Mountain House, Molly begins to fear that she is being watched by the very man who kidnapped and tried to kill them all the previous year.
Snow White lucks out Holub, Joan.
Worried that her stepmother may be a member of the E.V.I.L. society, Snow White joins her friends to stop the society's plans to destroy Grimm Academy, but her bad luck seems to be jinxing all of their efforts.
The mystery at Snowflake Inn Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
Overview: Grandfather is taking everyone on a special holiday trip to an old-fashioned New England inn. The Aldens have fun playing in the snow, ice-skating and working puzzles. Then suddenly they become part of a very special
Skies like these Hilmo, Tess.
While visiting her eccentric aunt who lives in Wyoming, twelve-year-old Jade befriends a boy who believes he is a descendant of Butch Cassidy.
Vote for Suzanne Krulik, Nancy E.
Best friends Katie and Suzanne are both nominated for mayor of the fourth grade, and Suzanne wants to win so much that she starts spreading mean rumors, while Katie gets an inside look at the Cherrydale mayoral race.
Tip-top tappin' mom! Krulik, Nancy E.
When the magic wind switches Katie into her mother just before a tap dancing audition, Katie panics, ruining her mother's big chance to appear on television.
The ice diamond Harrison, Paula, author.
Princess Maya welcomes the Rescue Princesses to the kingdom of Lepari. It's a beautiful land, where the king has sworn to protect the rare snow leopards that live in the mountains. Maya and her new friends are devastated to learn about a secret plan that will harm the leopards. The girls want to save them, but first they must convince the Lepari royalty that the leopards are really at risk.
Lily's crossing Giff, Patricia Reilly.
During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently. This year, as in other years, Lily has planned a spectacular summer in Rockaway, in her family's cozy house on stilts over the Atlantic Ocean. But by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone's life. Lily's best friend, Margaret, and her family have moved to a wartime factory town, and worse, much worse, Lily's father is on his way overseas to the war. There's no one else Lily's age in Rockaway until Albert comes, a refugee from Hungary, a boy with a secret sewn into his coat. Albert has lost most of his family in the war, he's been through things Lily can't imagine. But when they join together to rescue and care for a kitten, they begin a special friendship. For Lily and Albert have their own secrets to share: they both have told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his life.
The silver locket Harrison, Paula, author.
In the kingdom of Taldonia for the Autumn Ball, Rosalind and the other princesses love playing with an adorable puppy name Patch. When a misunderstanding turns into an argument, Rosalind sets off on her own. But when Patch is dognapped, Rosalind needs the other Rescue Princesses to help save Patch.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923.
In early twentieth century New England, talkative, ten-year-old Rebecca goes to live with her spinster aunts, one harsh and demanding, the other soft and sentimental, and spends seven difficult but rewarding years growing up in their company.
Venom and song Batson, Wayne Thomas, 1968-
Trapped in Allyra by the evil Spider King, seven young Elf lords raised on Earth must learn to control their new-found powers, follow mysterious clues left by the Old Ones, and learn to work together to find the Keystone that might save the Elves and their allies.
The flying beaver brothers and the mud-slinging moles Eaton, Maxwell, author, illustrator.
Ace and Bub stand up to nearsighted Captain Jo Jo and his crew of moles, who are stealing dirt from Beaver Island to make their own island home bigger.
A winning goal Calkhoven, Laurie.
As a soccer player, the reader decides whether or not to give a teammate who needs practice a chance to shine during a game.
All-of-a-kind family uptown Taylor, Sydney, 1904-1978.
The continuing adventures of five sisters growing up in a Jewish family in New York in the early twentieth century. Ella finds a boyfriend and Henny disagrees with Papa over her curfew, a single uncle findss romance, World War I approaches and the family heads to Rockaway Beach to avoid infection during an outbreak of infantile paralysis.
Captain Awesome vs the evil babysitter Kirby, Stan.
"When Eugene's parents go away for the weekend, he discovers that his babysitter is a true villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself--and his little sister--from the evil babysitter?"--
Who is Bill Gates? Demuth, Patricia.
"Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history.This fascinating story of a child technology genius is sure to captivate any audience!"--
Princess Diana Mattern, Joanne, 1963-
Biography of the English princess who died tragically yet remains a pop culture icon.
Loom magic creatures! : 25 awesome animals and mythical beings for a rainbow of critters Thomas, Becky, author.
Learn to make these super imaginative, out-of-this-world projects that will take your rubber band loom projects to the next level. Wow everyone around you with fun and wacky critters. Here are step-by-step instructions and bright color photographs to show you how to make the coolest rubber band projects out there.
Fizzy's lunch lab. Super supper throwdown.
Nutrition champ Professor Fizzy introduces young children to the science of healthy foods while competing against Fast Food Freddy, in a challenge to prepare the most delicious meal, in a story complemented by recipes, healthy shopping advice, and cooking tips.
U.S. Presidents Jennings, Ken, 1974-
A trivia book combines engaging facts about the American presidents with illustrations and skill-reinforcing quizzes.
You're smarter than you think : a kid's guide to multiple intelligences Armstrong, Thomas.
It's catching : the infectious world of germs and microbes Gardy, Jennifer, author.
Presents general information about different types of germs, as well as the diseases they cause, and how people work to prevent them from spreading.
Who was Elvis Presley? Edgers, Geoff.
Profiles the "King of Rock 'n Roll," focusing on how he got his start in singing and how his style influenced later musicians.
Mission : wolf rescue : all about wolves and how to save them Jazynka, Kitson, author.
Shares real-life adventure stories, hands-on activities, and engaging wolf facts while revealing what everyday readers can do to support wolf conservation efforts.
Plastic, ahoy! : investigating the great Pacific garbage patch Newman, Patricia, 1958-
A team of scientists explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have gathered, having drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world.
The shadow lantern Flavin, Teresa, author.
"When a mysterious oil lantern and a box of painted slides appear at Blackhope Tower, Sunni and Blaise are drawn back to the place where their adventures first began"--Publisher.
The mountains of Tibet Gerstein, Mordicai.
After dying, a Tibetan woodcutter is given the choice of going to heaven or to live another life anywhere in the universe.
Guyku : a year of haiku for boys Raczka, Bob.
Raczka and Reynolds present a humorous haiku collection perfect for guys (big and small) that celebrates outdoor fun throughout the seasons.
Found things Hilton, Marilyn.
Eleven-year-old River Rose, bullied at school and missing her older brother, Theron, makes friends with a strange new classmate, Meadow Lark, and the two search for a miracle by floating wishes down the river.
Paris! De Laurentiis, Giada.
Siblings Alfie and Emilia are magically transported to Paris, where a case of mistaken identity finds them caught up in the behind-the-scenes drama at a traditional French cooking school.
New Orleans! De Laurentiis, Giada, author.
Alfie and Emilia are transported by their great-aunt's latest magical secret ingredient to New Orleans, where they help the members of a jazz band and try to locate a lost cookbook.
Get outside guide : all things adventure, exploration, and fun! Honovich, Nancy, author.
"This fun-filled guide inspires kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors where they can discover the wonder and amazement of the world around them, whether in their backyard, across the country, or around the world. Full of fun activities, kids will learn how to make backyard bird baths, explore their local state parks, participate in an outdoor community event, and much more. Activities for every season, spring, summer, winter, and fall will be included to keep kids engaged all throughout the year. And some rainy day activities will also be presented. Fun facts, lists, and sidebars supplement activities to help put information into geographic, scientific, and/or historical context, to help kids dig deeper and learn more."--
The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee Cinotto, Laurie.
"A hip, fun, photo-heavy guide to all things kitten from the eponymous website"--
Polar bears and penguins Hall, Katharine, 1989- author.
"Polar bears and penguins may like cold weather but they live at opposite ends of the Earth. What do these animals have in common and how are they different? You might see them together at a zoo but they would never be found in the same habitats in the wild. Compare and contrast these polar animals through stunning photographs"--
Bill and Melinda Gates Gregory, Josh.
Examines the life of the founder of Microsoft, discusses the history of the company, and describes the charitable works done with his wife through their foundation.
Homeroom diaries Patterson, James, 1947-
Seventeen-year-old Margaret "Cuckoo" Clark keeps a journal detailing the trials and tribulations of high school life as she and her close-knit group of outcast friends try to break down the barriers between their school's "warring nations."
Just Grace gets crafty Harper, Charise Mericle.
"There's a new crossing guard in town named Marie who needs a bit of help making friends, a fun substitute teacher for Miss Lois, and most exciting, Grace and Mimi are going to have their own table at the craft fair"--
Mia's golden bird Schroeder, Lisa.
Mia has always loved living in southern California, where she takes every chance she gets to surf. But when she breaks her foot, Mia can't believe how bored she is! Bored enough that she's caught bird-watching -- by a famous young actress! Turns out, the other girl likes birds, too, and when she invites Mia to come with her to take photos, Mia jumps at the chance. Something to do AND the money she needs to pay for camp for next year! There's just one more problem: How will she keep her weird new job a secret from her BFFs?
A whirlwind vacation Krulik, Nancy E.
Katie is very excited about her family's trip to London, Paris, Madrid, and Venice, but when the magic wind strikes not once, but four times, Katie's European vacation is turned upside down.
Jim Averbeck presents A Hitch at the Fairmont Averbeck, Jim.
When his aunt is kidnapped, an eleven-year-old boy staying at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel in 1956 tries to find her, with the help of Alfred Hitchcock.
Not in love Adderson, Caroline, 1963- author.
Jasper just wants to play knights and dragons but Isabel loves him and wants to plan their wedding.
Caitlin's lucky charm Schroeder, Lisa.
Caitlin would stay at summer camp forever if she could. Her new best friends in the world, Hannah, Mia, and Libby are there. And at home? Every thing's different: Her dad is worried he might be losing his job, her mom is repainting the whole house and making the kids volunteer at a soup kitchen, and Caitlin is starting sixth grade at a new school, where none of the girls are as fun or friendly as her Cabin 7 BFFs. But Caitlin has a good-luck charm -- or a good-luck charm bracelet anyway. The Cabin 7 girls bought it together, and Caitlin is taking the first turn wearing it. She's sure it will help turn her luck around...but when?
The year of the fortune cookie : an Anna Wang novel Cheng, Andrea.
Eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage.
The four seasons of Lucy McKenzie Murray, Kirsty, author.
The room was full of moon shadows and dancing light. But it was the wall around the window that Lucy couldn't stop staring at, the one with the painting of Spring. It was as bright as a sunny day and the tiny yellow flowers that covered the fields were moving, as if a breeze had blown through the painting and set all the petals dancing. Lucy McKenzie can walk through walls. Sent to stay with her Aunt Big in a hidden valley, Lucy discovers the old house is full of mysteries. One hot night, she hears a voice calling from inside a painting on the dining-room wall...On the other side of the painting, Lucy meets three children. Together they race horses through the bush, battle fires and floods, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. But who are April, Tom and Jimmy Tiger, and what magic has drawn Lucy to them?
The hunt for the golden book Stilton, Geronimo.
The hunt for the golden book: Geronimo's laptop is stolen just as he's finishing up writing a special book! Can he and his friends hunt it down in time for his tenth-anniversary party?
A Grimm warning Colfer, Chris, 1990- author.
After thirteen-year-old Conner returns to the Land of Stories and reunites with his twin sister, Alex, who is training to become the next Fairy Godmother, war breaks out in the fairy-tale world.
The magic rings Harrison, Paula, author.
Princess Emily's sister, Lottie, is the newest member of the Rescue Princesses. She is excited to have animal adventures of her very own. When Lottie uncovers a plot to steal horses from the palace stables, she knows she must act. She is a Rescue Princess now -- if anyone can save those animals, it's her!
Hidden : a child's story of the Holocaust Dauvillier, Loïc, 1971- author.
"A grandmother shares the story of her experiences in WWII with her grandchild in this graphic novel for young readers"--
Judy Moody McDonald, Megan.
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Pokémon adventures. Volume 23, FireRed & LeafGreen Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
Just as Green is about to meet her long-lost parents, they are sucked into a vortex created by a mysterious Pokémon, and although Red and Blue want to help, they must first improve their battle skills.
Pokémon adventures. 21, Ruby & Sapphire Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
As Ruby and Sapphire battle legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon, they remember their childhood when they were pushed away from their dreams.
Pokémon adventures. 22, Ruby & Sapphire Kusaka, Hidenori, author, artist.
Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon video games bring favorite Pokémon characters leaping off the screen and into the pages of this action-packed manga!
Scooby-Doo! and the howling wolfman Gelsey, James.
Scooby-Doo and the gang are ready to celebrate Lone Wolf Ranch's 100th birthday, but when the full moon rises, things start to get hairy.
The misadventures of the family Fletcher Levy, Dana Alison.
Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.
Nerd camp 2.0 Weissman, Elissa Brent, author.
Gabe has been looking forward all year to returning to the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment, aka Nerd Camp, while his cool stepbrother Zack attends a nearby sleepaway camp. But a wildfire forces the two camps to share the same space, and suddenly Nerd Camp becomes a geek's nightmare when these two very different worlds collide.
The beast from the east Stine, R. L.
Ginger and her twin brothers Nat and Pat are lost in the woods. They meet the beasts -- big blue furry creatures.
Dive right in Hart, Alison, 1950-
The reader makes a series of choices that determine how the story's main character will deal with her jealousy when her good friend, a gymnast, joins Innerstar University's diving team and immediately excels.
Naples! De Laurentiis, Giada.
"When their great-aunt comes to live with Alfie and his older sister Emilia, they learn that food can not only take you places but also bring you back home. In the first book in the series, Alfie and Emilia find themselves magically transported to Naples"--
The power Grant, Michael, 1954-
"Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy and a team of other twelve-year-olds travel the globe to find the rest of the Manigica team so they can defeat the Pale Queen and save the world from destruction"--
Hong Kong! De Laurentiis, Giada.
Alfie and Emilia are transported by their great-aunt's latest magical secret ingredient to Hong Kong, where they assist Ying's family with the opening of a new restaurant.
Little house in Brookfield Wilkes, Maria D.
An abridged version of the story of young Caroline Quiner, who would grow up to become Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, and her family surviving their first year without Father in the frontier town of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
On the other side of the hill MacBride, Roger Lea, 1929-1995.
In the early 1900s, young Rose Wilder and her parents struggle with a series of natural disasters on their farm in Missouri.
Into the spotlight Falligant, Erin.
The reader makes a series of choices that determine how the story's main character will cope with her desire to take ballet classes despite her fears that she will not succeed.
LEGO Ninjago, masters of spinjitzu. [#8], Destiny of doom Farshtey, Greg, author.
Under the leadership of Sensei Wu, the Masters of Spinjitzu, joined by a contrite Lord Garmadon and his son Lloyd, travel throughout the world to dismantle the doomsday devices that were set up by Garmadon and timed to activate in the event of his defeat.
The mystery in Washington, D.C. Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
The Alden children suspect that the other guests are somehow involved when things begin to disappear at the bed and breakfast where they are staying in Washington, D.C.
The pet shop mystery Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While helping out part time in a pet shop, the Alden children discover an employee who is smuggling and selling exotic animals.
Princeless. 1, [Save yourself] Whitley, Jeremy, author.
Princess Adrienne is tired of being locked in a tower, waiting around to be rescued by a prince. She escapes from the tower with the help of her guardian dragon, Sparky, and with her plucky sidekick Bedelia, Adrienne sets off on a quest to rescue her sisters who are suffering the same fate.
Lulu and the rabbit next door McKay, Hilary.
"When Lulu's next-door neighbor doesn't seem to be looking after his rabbit properly, Lulu and her cousin Mellie devise a scheme to make him pay more attention to his pet"--
The search Heuvel, Eric, 1960-
After recounting her experience as a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, Esther, helped by her grandson, embarks on a search to discover what happened to her parents before they died in a concentration camp.
The flying beaver brothers and the evil penguin plan Eaton, Maxwell.
Two beavers thwart an evil plot by penguins who plan to turn Beaver Island into a frosty resort.
Zombie Halloween Stine, R. L.
Kenny Manzetti was the new kid in town. His family moved back in to an old house to help take care of his grandfather. Everyone in his new neighborhood is obsessed with zombies--even Grandpa Mo. But then a new family moves in next door and there choice in furniture is...interesting. Kenny is convinced that there is something strange about the new neighbors but his parents won't listen to him. So Kenny and his friends go in for a closer look. A bad idea on any day but definitely the wrong choice around Halloween. Will Kenny survive long enough to go trick or treating?
A musical mess Keene, Carolyn, author.
Stop the presses! Wise, Rachel.
"Sam's love of newsprint clashes with her love for the planet--and her BFF--in a Dear Know-It-All conflict of newsworthy proportions! When Sam hears Cherry Valley Middle School is "going green," she is delighted. Saving the Earth is very important to Sam, plus, she knows she can get a great story out of it. But that's before she finds out one of the environmentally friendly suggestions is to stop printing The Cherry Valley Voice! Who would dare to suggest that the school newspaper be published only online? When she discovers the idea came from her BFF, Hailey, Sam gets even more upset. How will Dear Know-It-All solve this total disagreement?" --
Scooby-Doo! and the spooky strikeout Gelsey, James.
Scooby and the gang are chasing clues in a haunted baseball stadium.
Eliza Boom : my explosive diary Gale, Emily, author.
Eliza Boom is the daughter of a spy gadget inventor who hopes to create a great invention like her father, but first she needs to get a roll of her father's top-secret film back from the class bully Zoe Wakefield.
All four stars Dairman, Tara, author.
Eleven-year-old Gladys Gatsby loves food and cooking, so when she lands an assignment to write a restaurant review for a New York City newspaper, she will do anything to make it happen, even risk the wrath of her fast-food loving parents.
All that glitters Roberts, Rachel.
After Kara finally finds a magic gem of her own, in the shape of a sparkly unicorn horn, magical creatures from another world start showing up and causing trouble, and Kara and her friends Emily and Adriane must find out why.
Circles in the stream Roberts, Rachel.
Emily, Adriane, and Kara discover a magic portal deep in the woods through which extraordinary animals have emerged. While they are peaceful and good, what has followed them is purely evil.
Maddie's dream Hapka, Cathy.
"Madison "Maddie" Martinez loves her weekly riding lessons, and she loves working with her favorite horse, Cloudy, every time. So she is shocked when she finds out Cloudy's former owners might want to buy her back! Maddie desperately concocts various plans to stop the sale: maybe she can raise money to buy Cloudy herself, or what if she can make the potential buyers lose interest? Maddie's online Pony Post friends--Brooke Rhodes, Hayley Duncan, Nina Peralt, who all share a love of Chincoteague ponies--can tell something is up, but at first Maddie is afraid to tell them what's happening. If she loses her only connection to Chincoteague, will they even want to be friends with her anymore?"--Amazon.com.
The stolen crystals Harrison, Paula, author.
Princess Jaminta lives in the beautiful Kingdom of Onica. She and her fellow princesses have discovered that someone is out to steal one of the kingdom's greatest treasures, and might harm a baby panda in the process. The Rescue Princesses must leap into action!
The Star Wars cook book : wookiee cookies and other galactic recipes Davis, Robin (Food writer)
Contains over twenty recipes for young cooks inspired by the characters from "Star Wars."
Project friendship Calkhoven, Laurie.
You can't wait for the science fair. You have so many fun ideas! But working with friends sure gets complicated. One partner disagrees with your ideas. Another leans on you a little too much. Can you find the courage to speak up, defend your ideas, and help others find confidence, too, by doing the work themselves?
Red Riding Hood gets lost Holub, Joan.
Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she's great at it--too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what's going on!
Secret of the sirens Golding, Julia.
Upon moving to her aunt's seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans.
The theft of the Samurai sword : Japan Hunt, Elizabeth Singer.
Under the cover of darkness, a band of ninja thieves has stolen some of Japan's most priceless treasures, including an ancient samurai sword. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart take on the gang before the treasures are lost forever?
The wishing pearl Harrison, Paula, author.
When Clarabel finds an injured dolphin during Ampali Island's Royal Regatta, she and her fellow Rescue Princesses vow to save the dolphin with Clarabel's special gift.
Stephanie the starfish fairy Meadows, Daisy.
Kristy, Rachel and Stephanie the Starfish Fairy need to find Spike the starfish. But before they do, Stephanie is trapped--by the goblins! Can the girls help?
Skeleton man Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
After her parents disappear and she is turned over to the care of a strange "great-uncle," Molly must rely on her dreams about an old Mohawk story for her safety and maybe even for her life.
Zoobots : wild robots inspired by real animals Becker, Helaine, author.
Profiles imagined robots that are based on real animals including bats, jellyfish, snakes, and more.
The mystery of the singing ghost Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While helping fix up the old house their cousins have bought, the Aldens hear stories about its being haunted and find evidence suggesting that there may be a ghost there.
The mystery of the spider's clue Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
When an elderly friend is injured, the Alden children offer to help him with his window-washing business in their small town of Greenfield and agree to help him solve a riddle that has arrived in a mysterious invitation.
The mystery at Skeleton Point Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny help a friend fix up an old mansion filled with skeletons belonging to the doctor who once lived there, statues begin disappearing from the mansion grounds and a walking skeleton may be the culprit.
The mystery of the lost village Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While visiting a Navajo Indian reservation in New Mexico, the Aldens try to save a forest under threat of development by proving it is the site of a lost, buried village, but someone is sabotaging their dig.
The mystery in the computer game Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
The Aldens, while testing the latest version of their favorite computer game, are surprised to find messages directed specifically at them.
The mystery at Peacock Hall Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
At the request of their distant relative Althea, the Boxcar Children arrive at her old Virginia mansion and investigate the mysterious incidents happening there.
Camp rules! Krulik, Nancy E.
Katie discovers that the magic wind has followed her to summer camp when she suddenly turns into the baby raccoon she and a new friend have been secretly feeding, and then later gets an inside view of her cabin's bully.
Open wide Krulik, Nancy E.
Chaos reigns when the magic wind turns fourth-grader Katie into Dr. Sang the dentist, and she must examine the mouth of a fearful new patient.
The mystery of the secret message Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While helping their grandfather prepare for Greenfield's Winter Festival, the Alden children uncover a mystery surrounding the statue in the town square.
The mystery in the fortune cookie Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
The Boxcar children have dinner at a Chinese restaurant and get a handwritten riddle in a fortune cookie! One riddle leads to another, and the children wonder who is leaving them the cookie clues, and why?
A horse called Hero Angus, Sam, author.
On the brink of World War II, a family is forced out of their London home and into the countryside. Wolfie and his older sister Dodo are devastated to leave behind everything they've ever known, but they slowly settle into their new life. One day they come across an orphaned foal, which they raise as Hero, a strong and beautiful horse who lives up to his name when he saves the children from a fire. Wolfie and Dodo find comfort in their new life, but the war is escalating quickly and horses are needed for combat. One night, Hero is stolen, and the children are shattered. Years go by and there's no sign of Hero returning. It's only when Wolfie becomes a stable hand that he discovers Hero has ended up working in the mines under terrible conditions. Then and there, Wolfie resolves to save Hero, even if it puts his own life in danger. Together, they will survive.
Princess mix-up mystery Keene, Carolyn.
Nancy and her friends Bess and George solve the mystery of who sabotaged the makeovers they won from a contest.
The midnight mystery Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
Someone or something is making a mysterious tapping sound at midnight in the home of a famous inventor known for her one-of-a-kind clocks. There is an invention convention taking place in the home and the Alden children are competitors at the convention. Does the mysterious tapping mean trouble for the convention? The children are determined to find out.
The stuffed bear mystery Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
The Boxcar children, while participating in the "Teddy bear festival," help recover a valuable teddy bear that disappeared from the toy hospital.
Birds vs. bunnies Eaton, Maxwell, author, illustrator.
Ace and Bub's plans for a quiet vacation are put on hold when they are stranded on an island where their nemesis, Walter, has stirred up trouble between the birds and the rabbits.
The mystery in the mall Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
The Alden children help out a storeowner at the Hope Harbor Mall and discover that someone is tampering with the merchandise shipments.
The mystery of the star ruby Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
The Aldens take part in a hunt at a gem mine and discover that someone is out to sabotage the contest.
The sword of the Silver Knight Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979, author.
The Aldens help out at a medieval fair and try to find a valuable sword which has been stolen from the fair.
The mystery at the Alamo Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While sightseeing at the Alamo, the Boxcar children investigate the disappearance of a priceless ring from the Alamo museum.
Earth Day escapade Keene, Carolyn.
When the class float is sabotaged before the Earth Day parade, it is up to eight-year-old Nancy Drew and the members of her detective club to find out who did it.
The mystery of the lake monster Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While visiting Lake Lucille in the Adirondack Mountains, the Aldens hear stories about a monster in the lake and then encounter evidence that it may be real.
April Fool's Day Keene, Carolyn.
Nancy, George, and Bess have been invited to an April Fool's Day party at their new schoolmate's house, with each guest bringing a gag to the party and the best prank winning a special prize. When two of the guests' fancy new electronics go missing, Nancy knows it's no joke, and the Clue Crew are on the case to find the missing gadgets.
The mystery of the purple pool Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979.
While staying at a hotel in New York City, the Aldens investigate a series of annoying pranks plaguing the management and guests.
Fire star D'Lacey, Chris.
David Rain is faced with the most perilous task yet when Gwilanna returns, this time determined to resurrect the dragon Gawain on the ice cap of the Tooth of Ragnar, unless David and her friends can stop her.
Bound for snow Hart, Alison, 1950-
The reader's decisions determine the main character's success in learning to snowboard and train a young dog to pull a dogsled.