The Forbidden Stone
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Murder, mystery, travel, knights, and fast paced action. Fans of James Bond, Rick Riordan and the 39 Clues will like this one.
 The One And Only Ivan
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A delightful story of captivity, hope, and rescue as told by a gentle silverback gorilla named Ivan who has been in captivity for as long as he can remember...and he can't remember much. Until he makes a promise to a friend, and realizes that by remembering he can not only keep his promise, he can help himself as well.
Cold Cereal
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The Goodco cereal company is trying to take over the world, and a group of children and assorted magical creatures must stop them. Filled to overflowing with a delightful mish mash of Celtic folklore, Arthurian legend, Shakespeare, and puzzle-solving, the characters are likable and the plot is fast. But for adults the best part is the satire.
The Truth Of Me
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Robbie and his dog, Ellie, spend the summer with his grandmother. Even though Robbie is young, he discovers the kind of person he wants to be. The truths that Robbie uncovers helps him connect with his mother.
Wonderstruck
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Though their stories take place 50 years apart, Ben and Rose’s searches, one for a father, the other for a famous actress, weave back and forth until they finally come together to form one. As Ben’s story unfolds in words, Rose’s story is told in pictures. This is Brian Selznick at his best.
The Colossus Rises
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Jack McKinley has a problem. He has to find and retrieve seven magic Loculi that were stolen and hidden in ancient times, and he has to do so before the gene he has inherited kills him sometime before his 14th birthday. If that weren't enough to deal with, there are the others who will stop at nothing to gain the power of the Loculi.
The One and Only Ivan
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Ivan is a gorilla, who lives in cage in a shopping mall. He has promised his dearest friend to save a baby elephant from sharing his fate. This is his version of the story – and it’s a Newbery award winner.
Magic Pickle Vs. The Egg Poacher
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A highly imaginative and funny story of a kosher dill pickle superhero and his battle against a mischievous egg. (This book might just grab the interest of kids who don't like to read!)
Goblin Secrets
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This was the kind of book I find hard to put down – there’s lots of action, imagination and mystery. No wonder it won the 2012 National Book Award.
The Whites Of Their Eyes
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Benjamin and Jill are so over being intimidated by Mr. Lyman, and now, its war. These kids are smart, but are they smart enough to outwit Lyman? There’s enough action and mystery here to keep readers coming back for more.
Fear Itself
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Benjamin and Jill have figured out the first clue and found the first of the five safeguards. However, if they use it, they might just make things worse for themselves and the school. This series will have kids waiting impatiently for the next title so that they can find out what happens next.
We The Children
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Benjamin Pratt’s old school is about to be torn down to make room for an amusement park. That’s sounds pretty cool, but Benjamin and his friend Jill think there’s something fishy going on with the whole deal. These two kids with the help of five mysterious clues have only 28 days to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late. This is another good read from master storyteller Andrew Clements.
Will Sparrow's Road
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Cushman works her usual magic with her first major male hero. After his mother abandoned him and his father sold him, Will is on the run. Will he ever be able to trust anyone ever again?
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making
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This adventure story of epic proportions will have you following a girl called September, (an irascible girl!) from Omaha, NE, to Fairyland on the back of a leopard. With aid from a friendly Wyvary (NOT a dragon!), a block of soap, and a young boy named Saturday we will just have to see if she can free Fairyland from the grip of the evil Marquess.
Sondok
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Follow a young Korean princess as she finds her place in a court that is now only in the history books.
Ghost Knight
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When eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft’s mother sends him to father’s old boarding school in Salsbury, he feels as if he’s been banished. He’s determined to be miserable, though not as determined as the five vengeful ghosts who are out to kill him. So begins a good ghost story told by one of the stars of children's fiction.
Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater
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Here’s another clever, zany adventure with those silly cows Minnie and Moo. It’s the farmer’s birthday, and while Minnie decides to give the farmer one of her cream puffs, Moo knits him a sweater. This sweater though has one sleeve longer than the other, it has a lump in it and it sneezes when washed. Oh, by the way, has anyone seen Elvis?
Elvis the Rooster Almost Goes to Heaven
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Elvis the Rooster has a very high opinion of himself, and rightly so since his crows bring the sun up every morning. But when a bug flies into his mouth so that he fails to crow and the sun rises anyway, Elvis is devastated. He’s ready to go to heaven. Will Little Willie’s zany plan give Elvis his pluck back?
Lexie
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This vacation at the sea shore isn’t quite what ten-year-old Lexie expected. Sure, this was the first time after her parents’ divorce and her mom won’t be there, but she didn’t know that her father’s new girlfriend and her two sons were going to be spending the week with them! Beautifully written, this is the story of a girl who discovers that sometimes what seems like a disaster at first, can turn out to be a good thing.
No Ordinary Day
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Valli spends her days scavenging pieces of coal and fighting with her cousins in Jharia, India. She wants more, but it is the only life she knows. Then, when she learns that the family she thought was hers, really isn’t, she leaves her home and ends up living on the streets of Kokata. One day, she is given the opportunity to get off the streets. Valli must decide whether to take a risk and accept the offered help, or remain on the dangerous streets she understands. This is a story of hope that will stick with the reader.

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