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"The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)" by Rick Riordan

'The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)' by Rick Riordan

Children's Book How do you punish an immortal?By making him human.After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who wou ...

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"The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown

'The Wild Robot' by Peter  Brown

Children's Book When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot' ...

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"Booked" by Kwame Alexander

'Booked' by Kwame Alexander

Children's Book Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/can’t nobody cop you… In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER,  soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to ...

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"Big Nate Blasts Off" by Lincoln Peirce

'Big Nate Blasts Off' by Lincoln Peirce

Children's Book For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, here comes the eighth novel in the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate.BIG NATE IS BLASTING OFF!Nate has a crush on Ruby. But after his scrap with Randy Betancourt makes headlines in the Weekly Bugle, he's got a problem WAY worse than detention! Can Nate bounce back? And will the annual Mud Bowl be a blast . . . or a bust?Meet BIG NATE, P.S. 38 ...

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"Pax" by Sara Pennypacker

'Pax' by Sara Pennypacker

Children's Book ★★★★★ Forced by his father to return his beloved pet fox, Pax, to the wild and move three hundred miles away to live with his grandfather, twelve-year old Peter is devastated. Still grieving his mother’s recent death, losing his father to the war effort (again) and being forced to give up Pax, his friend and soul-mate, is too much. Unconcerned with his own safety and the raging war in his path, Peter leaves on a desperate, seemingly impossible ...

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"Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics" by Chris Grabenstein

'Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics' by Chris Grabenstein

Children's Book Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again!   This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. Will it be fun? Like the commercials say. . . HELLO? It’s a Lemoncello! But something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr ...

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"The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie, #25)" by Mo Willems

'The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie, #25)' by Mo Willems

Children's Book Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important. ...

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"Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt" by Scholastic Inc.

'Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt' by Scholastic Inc.

Children's Book It's springtime, and Grandpa Pig has set up an Easter egg hunt for Peppa Pig and her friends! Join Peppa, Rebecca Rabbit, and Freddy Fox as they search for delicious chocolate eggs and even see baby chicks hatching in the yard! ...

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"Before the Awakening" by Greg Rucka

'Before the Awakening' by Greg Rucka

Children's Book A companion piece to the "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens" character novels, Star Wars: Before the Awakening is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens. ...

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"Mother Bruce" by Ryan T. Higgins

'Mother Bruce' by Ryan T.  Higgins

Children's Book ★★★★★ Bruce is a grumpy bear who lives alone and has one passion—eggs. He loves making fancy egg recipes that he finds on the Internet, but one day he gets a big surprise. Before he gets his goose eggs cooked, they hatch and call him “Mama.” He tries repeatedly to get rid of the goslings, even by being extra grumpy and roaring, but they won’t leave, not even when all the other geese are flying south. This cute, humorous tale of mistaken ...

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"Robots Go Wild! (House of Robots, #2)" by James Patterson

'Robots Go Wild! (House of Robots, #2)' by James Patterson

Children's Book In book two of the House of Robots series, it's 'bot brains versus 'bot brawn in an all-out war!Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez and his "bro-bot" E are making new friends every day as E works as his bedridden sister Maddie's school proxy. But disaster strikes when E malfunctions just in time to be upstaged by the super-cool new robot on the block--and loses his ability to help Maddie. Now it's up to Sammy to figure out what's wrong ...

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"Plants vs. Zombies Volume 3: Bully For You" by Paul Tobin

'Plants vs. Zombies Volume 3: Bully For You' by Paul Tobin

Children's Book Young adventurers Patrice and Nate have followed neighborhood defender Crazy Dave throughout time--but are they ready to investigate a school campus to keep the streets safe from zombies? In Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You, they'll be visiting a very strange college in an attempt to take down Dr. Zomboss yet again--and any school visit's tolerable if you get to battle zombies! Paul Tobin (Prometheus, Bandette) and Ron Chan ( ...

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"The Story of Diva and Flea" by Mo Willems

'The Story of Diva and Flea' by Mo Willems

Children's Book Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery.For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France-but at no fixed address. When Flea fl neurs passed Diva's courtyard one day, their lives were forever changed. Together, Diva and Flea explore ...

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"Thank You and Good Night" by Patrick McDonnell

'Thank You and Good Night' by Patrick McDonnell

Children's Book ★★★★ In this sleepy-time picture book, Maggie and her rabbit, Clement are getting ready for bed when Jean and his friend Alan arrive in pajamas. And of course it’s time for a wonderful, surprise pajama party complete with bed jumping, chicken dancing, funny-face contest, hide-and-seek, yoga, food and finally sleep. Maggie reads everyone bed-time stories for sweet dreams, ending with kisses and giving thanks for a good day. The star of this sw ...

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"The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)" by Rick Riordan

'The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)' by Rick Riordan

Children's Book Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are p ...

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"A Prayer for World Peace" by Jane Goodall

'A Prayer for World Peace' by Jane Goodall

Children's Book A universal message of hope and serenity among all of Earth's inhabitants   Jane Goodall is a world-renowned naturalist who brings her passion and her quest for understanding between all the Earth’s creatures to the fore in this beautiful and affecting prayer for world peace. She asks us all to rise above our dogmas, to bring a spirit of generosity to the living world around us, to pray for justice and for those who ar ...

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"Crenshaw" by Katherine Applegate

'Crenshaw' by Katherine Applegate

Children's Book ★★★★★ Crenshaw is a humongous, black and white cat who surfs, does tricks, takes bubble baths, speaks words of wisdom and appears when Jackson needs him most. Crenshaw is also imaginary. Jackson, who is almost in fifth grade, is beginning to see all the signs, even though his parents don’t really talk about it. Often there is no food, his parents aren’t able to pay the rent, and now they’re having a yard sale and selling almost everything ...

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"The Marvels" by Brian Selznick

'The Marvels' by Brian Selznick

Children's Book Caldecott Award winner and bookmaking trailblazer Brian Selznick once again plays with the form he invented and takes readers on a voyage!Two seemingly unrelated stories--one in words, the other in pictures--come together. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who ha ...

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"Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes" by Rick Riordan

'Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes' by Rick Riordan

Children's Book Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common--and more power than they ever thought possible. But will their combined forces be enough to foil ...

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"The Wonderful Things You Will Be" by Emily Winfield Martin

'The Wonderful Things You Will Be' by Emily Winfield Martin

Children's Book The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever!   From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids ...

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"Leo: A Ghost Story" by Mac Barnett

'Leo: A Ghost Story' by Mac Barnett

Children's Book You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can't even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is w ...

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"Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories" by R.J. Palacio

'Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories' by R.J. Palacio

Children's Book Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated to three stories offering a special look at Auggie’s world through new points of view. Previously only available in ebook, now they’ll be published all together--complete with an introduction from the author on how she came to write the ...

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"The Day the Crayons Came Home" by Drew Daywalt

'The Day the Crayons Came Home' by Drew Daywalt

Children's Book The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit! I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on h ...

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"The Fun Book of Scary Stuff" by Emily Jenkins

'The Fun Book of Scary Stuff' by Emily Jenkins

Children's Book There are lots of frightening things out there. Witches. Trolls. Sharks. The DARK!But nothing seems as scary once you turn on the light. In this hilarious picture book, a boy and his two dogs go through a list of all the things, both real and imagined, that make the hair on the backs of their necks stand on end—and come up with a clever way to face their fears. ...

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"Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1)" by Robert Beatty

'Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1)' by Robert  Beatty

Children's Book “Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.”Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore estate. There’s plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate’s maintenance man, have secretly ...

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