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.
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.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
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This is a brilliant collection of monologues which clearly and cleverly illuminate the lives of the young in the Middle Ages. Winner of the Newbery Medal – need I say more?
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?
Sick Day
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Very short sentences and lots of repetition combined with a simple story and McPhail’s wonderful illustrations make this feel better book a winner.
Never Kick A Ghost: And Other Silly Chillers
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Here is a collection of fun ghost stories and poems adapted from folklore for those just beginning to read.
Hugo
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Where else can you enjoy an innocent children's fantasy married with an love of the magic of cinema? This is a film for the entire family.
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.

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