The House Of The Scorpion
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In the near future, young Matteo Alacrán is smart, curious ... and a clone. The original Matteo is El Patrón, 142-year-old ruler of Opium, the kingdom that comprises the border of the United States and Mexico. For the elite, clones are created as a source of "spare parts" to allow them to live so long, but young Matteo appears to be spared the same fate. Through a series of events, Matt is awakened to the realities of his existence. Can he survive the twists of fate and the vagaries of human nature? Recommended reading!
You Will Be My Friend!
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Another hilarious adventure with Lucy the bear. As Lucy tries to make friends with her fellow animals, her well-intentioned efforts meet with less success than she’d hoped.
Attack On Titan, Vol. 1
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Humanity has been devoured by the gigantic humanoid Titans, all except a last bastion city protected by a wall that reaches to the sky. Eren and his family have lived in safety in this community their whole lives, but everything is suddenly threatened when a Titan taller than the wall itself appears. Unsettling and heavily character-driven, this manga series is a must-read.
The Adventures Of Dr. McNinja
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This hilarious novel follows the exploits of medical/stealth professional Dr. McNinja as he fights the likes of super-radical mob boss King Radical, an Aztec tennis god of destruction (and tennis), and a mind-possessing rainbow motorcycle. And that’s not all! You’ll just have to read the book and find out.
Electric Ant
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In this mind-bending sci-fi, a man finds out he is really an “electric ant”, or a cyborg made to think he’s a human. Upon investigating, he finds a way to alter or change his perception of the world; but is he only changing his perception or is he actually changing reality itself? On par with any Ray Bradbury or other classic sci-fi story, this book will leave you scratching your head. In a good way!
Children Make Terrible Pets
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For the kids who wish they’d been raised by wolves, this is the story of Lucy the bear finding a new pet in the forest! It’s a great story, with plenty of humor for us big kids, along with fantastic illustrations.
The Golden Compass
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This book has a unique and remarkable premise, as well as engaging writing. Add the fact that it is read by a full cast, which includes the author on the narrator’s part, and this becomes perhaps my favorite book to listen to. And I’ve done so more than once!
Exclamation Mark
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The Exclamation Mark stands out no matter what he does. So he spends most of his time alone until one day he meets a question mark. This new friend helps him look at his differences in a positive way. Written in Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature clever style, Exclamation Mark is a wonderful read for all, teaching us that sometimes standing out can be a good thing.
Orangutan Tongs
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Jon Agee delivers a collection of fun and silly tongue twisters. Old and young alike will enjoy trying out these clever word concoctions, from the easy to the challenging.
A Princess Of Mars
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John Carter finds himself suddenly transported to Mars and in the custody of the ferocious Thark, a race of green-skinned warriors. Now he must learn not only how to get home, but how to survive the many dangers of the dying planet. Along the way, he'll befriend and alienate many, fall in love with a fascinating red-skinned woman, and earn the respect of many with his unrivaled fighting prowess. Recently made into a movie (John Carter), A Princess of Mars is only the first in the outstanding series of books about John Carter of Mars.
Cardboard
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Cam's dad is out of work and broke. So broke that on Cam's birthday the only present he can afford to get him is a cardboard box. Little do they both know that whatever they make out the cardboard will come to life. Cam thinks this is the best present he's ever gotten, until the neighborhood bully, Marcus, gets ahold of it and uses it to take over the neighborhood.
Dinosaur Vs. The Library
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Dinosaur is going to the library. His fabulous roaring helps him make many friends on the way. But what will happen when he gets there? Will he he be able to stop roaring long enough to stay out of trouble?

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