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05/02/2016 - 12:00am

A bandit's tale : the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket Cover
Deborah Hopkinson
In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York CIty where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.
J FIC Hop
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Apr 5, 2016
Aliens Cover
Landry Q. (Landry Quinn) Walker
A collection of six tales tells the other stories of some of the aliens that are seen in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
J FIC Wal
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Apr 11, 2016
Arf : a Bowser and Birdie novel Cover
Spencer Quinn
Birdie Gaux's dog, Bowser, considers himself in charge of security at 19 Gentilly Lane, so when the house is broken into Bowser wants to find the man with the limeade aftershave (and the cat) responsible--but nobody seems to know what the culprits were looking for, or why a strange girl is asking questions about Birdie's father, a policeman who was killed in the line of duty years before Bowser was adopted.
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Apr 26, 2016
Attack of the kraken Cover
Kevin Sherry
The merfolk of Atlantis have called in yeti Blizz Richards and his team of cryptozoologists to capture the kraken that is attacking their city, but when he starts to investigate, Blizz realizes that there is a lot the merfolk are not telling him--and something fishy is definitely going on.
J FIC She
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Apr 26, 2016
Beware! Space junk! Cover
Geronimo Stilton
Giuseppe Facciotto, illustrator
Julia Heim, translator
Traveling to Cleanix to investigate why floating space junk has engulfed MouseStar 1, Geronimo finds that the planet's alien inhabitants are extremely wasteful and face the threat of rebellion by the robots they've thrown in the trash.
J FIC Sti
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Apr 26, 2016
Booked Cover
Kwame Alexander
Nick Hall is the star player on the soccer team until a bombshell announcement shatters his world.
J FIC Ale
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Apr 11, 2016
Bounders Cover
Monica Tesler
When twelve-year-old Jasper is chosen to be a member of the first of a group of cadets to be trained at EarthBound Academy, he enjoys his new life until he and his new friends discover their real purpose at Earth Force.
J FIC Tes
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Apr 1, 2016
Demigods & magicians Cover
Rick Riordan
Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time in this short story collection.
J FIC Rio
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Apr 5, 2016
Disney descendants yearbook ; based on the Disney Channel original movie Cover
The elite school attended by the children of famous Disney heroes and villains looks back on the school year they have had.
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Apr 1, 2016
Duke's den Cover
Becky Citra
When Amelia and her divorced mother move upstairs from an apartment full of exotic animals, Amelia tries to keep the secret of the animals from her mother while caring for Winston, a rare tortoise.
J FIC Cit
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Mar 28, 2016
Elizabeth's story, 1848 Cover
Adele Whitby
While everyone at Chatswood Manor is busy planning a birthday ball, an Irish refugee who is searching for his wife arrives at the house, and Elizabeth and Katherine decide to investigate the woman's disappearance
J FIC Whi
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Apr 1, 2016
Fallen in Fredericksburg Cover
Steve Watkins
When a ghost from the Civil War--a teenage Union soldier--appears to Anderson and his friends, demanding to know what happened to his brother, it's up to Anderson, Greg, and Julie to solve the mystery.
J FIC Wat
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Apr 4, 2016
Genie in a bottle Cover
Sarah Mlynowski
In their ninth journey through the magic mirror Abby and Jonah find themselves in the tale of Aladdin, and after giving the hero of the story a bloody nose in a game of dodge ball, they take his place with the evil magician looking for the magic lamp--and things continue to go down hill from there.
J FIC Mly
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Apr 20, 2016
Island of dragons Cover
Lisa McMann
Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artimé with the help of a surprise ally. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can't hope to win alone.
J FIC McM
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Apr 11, 2016
Jacky Ha-Ha Cover
James Patterson
Chris Grabenstein
Kerascoët, illustrator
Twelve-year-old Jacky "Ha-Ha" Hart is a class clown with a penchant for pranking--and when she's required to act in the school play to appease her frustrated teachers, she must conquer her stutter.
J FIC Pat
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Mar 28, 2016
Legacy of secrets Cover
Ridley Pearson
When five present-day teenagers known as the Kingdom Keepers travel back to 1955 for Disneyland's Opening Day, the early days of the Tower of Terror, the origin of the Overtakers, and the real power of magic unfold in an unexpected series of events that propels the Keepers into a darkness no one saw coming.
J FIC Pea
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Apr 1, 2016
Little Shaq takes a chance Cover
Shaquille O'Neal
Theodore Taylor, illustrator
Little Shaq doesn't love trying new things, especially if he might not be very good at them. So when his class is assigned projects for the school's upcoming art show, he's not sure that his skills will transfer from the basketball court to the art studio. Can Little Shaq find the confidence to embrace his own style and create a piece for the show?
J FIC ONe
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Apr 26, 2016
Lost and found Cover
Obert Skye
Keith Thompson
Charlotte and Tobias make more strange discoveries as they attempt to escape the sinister Witherwood reform school.
J FIC Sky
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Apr 1, 2016
Mal's diary Cover
Tina McLeef
Shares a glimpse into what Maleficant's daughter thinks about her mother, her time at Auradon Prep, and her friends.
J FIC McL
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Apr 11, 2016
March of the mini beasts Cover
Ada Hopper
Sam Ricks, illustrator
Three second-graders who love science get thrown in a wild spiral of adventures after meeting their reclusive neighbor, Dr. Gustav Bunsen. When Dr. Bunsen's growth ray hits a crate of animal figurines, the toys not only start growing, but also come to life.
J FIC Hop
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Apr 6, 2016
Momotaro : Xander and the lost island of monsters Cover
Margaret Dilloway
Choong Yoon, illustrator
Twelve-year-old Xander discovers and learns to use the fantastic powers that are his birthright in order to save his father.
J FIC Dil
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Apr 5, 2016
Ollie's odyssey Cover
William Joyce
When a toy is bestowed with the title of "favorite," it takes on a coveted rank among the world of household things. But when a vengeful toy conspires to destroy these favorites, he must be defeated by a stuffed toy rabbit.
J FIC Joy
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Apr 11, 2016
Once was a time Cover
Leila Sales
In World War II England, ten-year-old Lottie is transported via a portal to present day Wisconsin, where she must find her way back to her family and her best friend, Kitty.
J FIC Sal
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Apr 5, 2016
Princess between worlds : a tale of the wide-awake princess Cover
E. D Baker
Just as Annie and Liam are busy making plans to travel the world, a witch shows up and gives them a collection of postcards from the Magic Marketplace. Each postcard gives Annie and Liam the opportunity to travel to exotic lands and far-flung kingdoms. What the witch doesn't give them are directions on how to safely return.
J FIC Bak
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Apr 6, 2016
Raymie nightingale Cover
Kate DiCamillo
Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.
J FIC DiC
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Apr 8, 2016
Red : the true story of Red Riding Hood Cover
Liesl Shurtliff
Followed by a wolf, a huntsman, and a porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red embarks on a quest to find a magical cure for her ailing grandmother.
J FIC Shu
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Apr 8, 2016
Scar : a Revolutionary War tale Cover
Jennifer Ann Mann
Unable to enlist due to a childhood injury, Noah Daniels is forced to watch the Revolution from his farm in New York--until a raid on his settlement thrusts him into one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution, and ultimately, face to face with the enemy.
J FIC Man
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Apr 11, 2016
Secrets of the seven : the Eureka key Cover
Sarah L Thomson
Sam (a puzzle master) and Martina (a history whiz) become involved in a dangerous quest to find seven keys left behind by Benjamin Franklin and a secret society of descendants, which, when gathered together, unlock a powerful weapon, so the middle schoolers must solve the puzzles, find the artifacts before the bad guy does, and save the nation.
J FIC Tho
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Apr 5, 2016
Shadow magic Cover
Joshua Khan
Ben Hibon, illustrator
Thorn, a boy sold into slavery who must serve the royalty of Castle Gloom for a year and a day to earn his freedom, and Lilith Shadow, the 13-year-old ruler of Gehenna, who is forbidden to practice the magic that is her heritage, join forces to solve the murders taking place in Gehenna.
J FIC Kha
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Apr 8, 2016
Slacker Cover
Gordon Korman
When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything, whether he likes it or not.
J FIC Kor
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Apr 20, 2016
Snoopy : party animal : a Peanuts collection Cover
Charles M. Schulz
A collection of Peanuts comic strips featuring Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
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Apr 4, 2016
Sophie Quire and the last Storyguard Cover
Jonathan Auxier
Twelve-year-old Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.
J FIC Aux
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Apr 6, 2016
Spaced out Cover
Stuart Gibbs
In 2041 twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is a resident of Moon Base Alpha, and at the moment he is faced with a number of problems: coping with the nasty Sjoberg twins, finding out how the commander of the base has managed to disappear from a facility no bigger than a soccer field, and dealing with the alien Zan who communicates with him telepathically from afar--and who is hiding a secret which may threaten the whole Earth
J FIC Gib
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Apr 11, 2016
Strudel's forever home Cover
Martha Freeman
Strudel, a homeless dachshund, loves listening to Jake read from Chief, Dog of the Old West at the animal shelter. When Jake decides to adopt him, Strudel vows to be as brave and loyal as Chief. Readers get a dog's eye view as Strudel narrates this story of a dog who needed a family, and a struggling family who needed a dog.
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Apr 1, 2016
The 52-story treehouse Cover
Andy Griffiths
Terry Denton, illustrator
Continuing their efforts in the ever-expanding treehouse, Andy and Terry tackle the mystery of their missing publisher, Mr. Bignose, whose disappearance has made completing their next book rather difficult.
J FIC Gri
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Apr 11, 2016
The apprentice's quest Cover
Erin Hunter
Living peacefully around a lake, the four Clans come to decipher a prophecy that leads one medicine cat apprentice on a quest to determine the fate of all the warrior Clans.
J FIC Hun
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Mar 28, 2016
The case of the feathered mask Cover
Holly Webb
Marion Lindsay, illustrator
Junior sleuth Maisie Hitchins, who lives in her grandmother's boarding house in Victorian London, investigates the theft of a rare and valuable tribal mask from the Amazonian rainforest.
J FIC Web
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Apr 8, 2016
The deadly 7 Cover
Garth Jennings
Nelson stumbles across an ancient machine that accidentally extracts the seven deadly sins from his own little soul--by turning them into ugly, cantankerous, and embarrassing creatures who follow him everywhere.
J FIC Jen
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Apr 5, 2016
The girl in the tower Cover
Lisa Schroeder
Nicoletta Ceccoli, illustrator
An evil queen kidnaps ten-year-old Violet to turn her into a princess.
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Apr 6, 2016
The hunt for the secret papyrus : plus a bonus mini mystery and cheesy jokes Cover
Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo hunts the thief who stole the precious Black Papyrus from New Mouse City's Egyptian Mouseum.
J FIC Sti
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Apr 4, 2016
The Knights of Crystallia Cover
Brandon Sanderson
Hayley Lazo, illustrator
When Alcatraz and Grandpa Smedry make a pilgrimage to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia, they are shocked to find the city under siege by the Evil Librarians--led by Alcatraz's own mother.
J FIC San
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Apr 26, 2016
The last fifth grade of Emerson Elementary Cover
Laura Shovan
A story told in verse from multiple perspectives of the graduating fifth grade class of Emerson Elementary. The kids join together to try to save their school from being torn down to make way for a supermarket.
J FIC Sho
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Apr 11, 2016
The mage of Trelian Cover
Michelle Knudsen
Apprentice mage Calen desperately plans to escape from the evil mage Krelig while Princess Meg trains her dragon to fight enemy forces.
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Apr 11, 2016
The Maypop kidnapping Cover
Cynthia Surrisi
Quinnie's teacher has disappeared. Quinnie suspects a kidnapping but her mom, even though she's the sheriff of their small Maine town, disagrees. So Quinnie teams with her glamorous new neighbor to investigate the mystery.
J FIC Sur
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Mar 31, 2016
The return Cover
Varian Johnson
Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan race to stop an ancient enemy with the power to strip spirit animals from their partners, while one young hero faces the loss of a spirit companion.
J FIC Joh
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Apr 20, 2016
The secret of Dreadwillow Carse Cover
Brian Farrey
A princess and a peasant girl, who hides a sorrow in a town where everyone lives with unending joy, embark on a dangerous quest to outwit a centuries-old warning foretelling the fall of the Monarchy.
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Apr 20, 2016
The somewhat true adventures of Sammy Shine Cover
Henry Cole
When his toy airplane crashes, a pet mouse becomes lost in the woods.
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Apr 6, 2016
The wild robot Cover
Peter Brown
Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.
J FIC Bro
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Apr 6, 2016
Unidentified suburban object Cover
Mike Jung
Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the truth about her family, which may just be too much for one girl to handle.
J FIC Jun
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Apr 20, 2016
Waylon! : one awesome thing Cover
Sara Pennypacker
Marla Frazee, illustrator
Waylon, a boy with the mind of a scientific genius and the vulnerable heart of an eight year old, is trying to understand his older sister and deal with changes among the kids at school.
J FIC Pen
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Apr 6, 2016
Weekends with Max and his dad Cover
Linda Urban
Katie Kath, illustrator
Third-grader Max pursues neighborhood adventures with his dad as they both adjust to recent changes in their family.
J FIC Urb
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Apr 11, 2016
Syndicate content
Deborah Hopkinson
J FIC Hop
Jennifer Ann Mann
J FIC Man
Landry Q. (Landry Quinn) Walker
J FIC Wal
Sarah L Thomson
J FIC Tho
Spencer Quinn
J FIC Qui
Joshua Khan
Ben Hibon, illustrator
J FIC Kha
Kevin Sherry
J FIC She
Gordon Korman
J FIC Kor
Geronimo Stilton
Giuseppe Facciotto, illustrator
Julia Heim, translator
J FIC Sti
Charles M. Schulz
J FIC Sch
Kwame Alexander
J FIC Ale
Jonathan Auxier
J FIC Aux
Monica Tesler
J FIC Tes
Stuart Gibbs
J FIC Gib
Rick Riordan
J FIC Rio
Martha Freeman
J FIC Fre
J FIC Dis
Andy Griffiths
Terry Denton, illustrator
J FIC Gri
Becky Citra
J FIC Cit
Erin Hunter
J FIC Hun
Adele Whitby
J FIC Whi
Holly Webb
Marion Lindsay, illustrator
J FIC Web
Steve Watkins
J FIC Wat
Garth Jennings
J FIC Jen
Sarah Mlynowski
J FIC Mly
Lisa Schroeder
Nicoletta Ceccoli, illustrator
J FIC Sch
Lisa McMann
J FIC McM
Geronimo Stilton
J FIC Sti
James Patterson
Chris Grabenstein
Kerascoët, illustrator
J FIC Pat
Brandon Sanderson
Hayley Lazo, illustrator
J FIC San
Ridley Pearson
J FIC Pea
Laura Shovan
J FIC Sho
Shaquille O'Neal
Theodore Taylor, illustrator
J FIC ONe
Michelle Knudsen
J FIC Knu
Obert Skye
Keith Thompson
J FIC Sky
Cynthia Surrisi
J FIC Sur
Tina McLeef
J FIC McL
Varian Johnson
J FIC Joh
Ada Hopper
Sam Ricks, illustrator
J FIC Hop
Brian Farrey
J FIC Far
Margaret Dilloway
Choong Yoon, illustrator
J FIC Dil
Henry Cole
J FIC Col
William Joyce
J FIC Joy
Peter Brown
J FIC Bro
Leila Sales
J FIC Sal
Mike Jung
J FIC Jun
E. D Baker
J FIC Bak
Sara Pennypacker
Marla Frazee, illustrator
J FIC Pen
Kate DiCamillo
J FIC DiC
Linda Urban
Katie Kath, illustrator
J FIC Urb
Liesl Shurtliff
J FIC Shu