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'Dino-Racing' by Lisa Wheeler

"Dino-Racing" by Lisa Wheeler

Children's Book See who's the speediest on and off the track. But make sure to buckle your seatbeltthese dino-racers are sure to set prehistoric records! ...

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'The Distance To Home' by Jenn Bishop

"The Distance To Home" by Jenn Bishop

Children's Book Last summer, Quinnen was the star pitcher of her baseball team, the Panthers. They’re headed for the championship, and her loudest supporter at every game was her best friend and older sister, Haley. This summer, everything is different. Haley’s death, at the end of last summer, has left Quinnen and her parents reeling. Without Haley in the stands, Quinnen doesn’t want to play baseball. It seems like nothing can fill the Haley-sized ...

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'Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven' by Kaitlin Moore

"Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven" by Kaitlin Moore

Children's Book Can Kerri Strug help Team USA win Olympic gold? Discover an inspiring American gymnastics story with this unforgettable Totally True Adventure.   In 1996, seven gymnasts—the Magnificent Seven—are America’s best chance to win its first team gold medal. Kerri Strug is one of them. After years of training, Kerri wants to do her best for the team. But the competition is tough—and full of surprises! Can Kerri help Team USA make ...

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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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'Booked' by Kwame Alexander

"Booked" by Kwame Alexander

Children's Book National Book Award Long ListNew York Times Bestseller 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 ...

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'Maisy's Field Day' by Lucy Cousins

"Maisy's Field Day" by Lucy Cousins

Children's Book When Maisy and friends have a special day for races and competitions, it’s not about winning or losing — the fun is in playing the games.Join Maisy and her pals for Field Day! First is the egg-and-spoon race (oops, Eddie’s egg is a little too wobbly). No problem, there are lots more games to play — a wheelbarrow race, a three-legged race, and even a get-dressed-up-silly race. When it’s time to play ringtoss, Eddie ...

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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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'Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat' by James Dean

"Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat" by James Dean

Children's Book New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings Pete the Cat’s world to life under the sea in this new I Can Read book.Pete the Cat is going scuba diving! Before he hits the water, Captain Joe tells him about all the sea creatures he can encounter, and Pete is super excited to see a seahorse. But when he is suited up and swimming around, he has to search high and low to find the little guy. In this aquatic advent ...

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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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'Scholastic Year in Sports 2016' by James Buckley Jr.

"Scholastic Year in Sports 2016" by James Buckley Jr.

Children's Book For sports fans everywhere, the 2016 edition of Year in Sports features full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, and a colorful interior design. Featuring info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports. Including your favorite stars like LeBron James, JJ Watt, Clayton Kershaw, Serena Williams, Lionel Messi, and McKayla Maroney, SCHOLASTIC YEAR IN SPORTS 2016 ...

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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 with E an ...

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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 (The ...

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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 an ...

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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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'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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'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 are sufferin ...

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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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'Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania' by Jane O'Connor

"Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania" by Jane O'Connor

Children's Book Nancy Clancy takes the field in New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s sixth Nancy Clancy chapter book. Normally Nancy doesn’t like dressing like everyone else. But wearing a soccer team uniform—well, that’s different. Nancy adores being on the Green Goblins—she loves cheering for her teammates, sharing refreshments, and painting her fingernails bright green before every game. If only she was ...

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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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