The Griffin’s Riddle (The Imaginary Veterinary)
by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 4.9 with 18 reviews
A mysterious sickness from the Imaginary World is sweeping the town of Buttonville. Dr. Woo, Metalmouth, and even the sasquatch have fallen ill. According to Mr. Tabby, the only known cure is a griffin’s feather, but there is none in the hospital.
Keeping an eye out for Maximus Steele, a poacher wanted for crimes against Imaginary creatures, Ben, Pearl, and Mr. Tabby make their way through the Portal. But danger looms on the other side. Can they persuade the griffin, king of the Imaginary World, to surrender a feather? And at what cost?
Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Griffin’s Riddle. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!
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The Truth About Stacey: Full Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #2)
Product rating: 4.7 with 3 reviews
These graphic novels adapted by Raina Telgemeier, #1 New York Times
bestselling and Eisner Award winning creator of Smile
, are now available in full color!
Poor Stacey. She just moved to a new town, is still coming to terms with her diabetes, and is facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Fortunately, Stacey has three new friends — Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they’re the BSC — and they will deal with whatever’s thrown their way… even if it’s a rival baby-sitting club!
Raina Telgemeier, in the same signature style featured in Smile and Sisters, perfectly captures all the drama and humor of the original novel!
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Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #7: Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail
by: Greenwillow Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
In the seventh chapter book in the New York Times bestselling series, Amelia Bedelia comes out of her shell and heads to the beach!
Amelia Bedelia and her mother share a summer vacation home at the shore with her aunt Mary (her mother’s sister) and her cousin Jason, who has a wicked sense of adventure and a nose for trouble. With a local girl named Pearl as guide, the cousins build sand castles, swim and body surf, and learn how to sail. As much fun as their nautical adventures are, the lives of this trio get way more exciting when they stumble upon pirates! The Amelia Bedelia chapter books star Amelia Bedelia as a young girl and feature funny family and friendship stories just right for fans of Judy Moody and Ivy + Bean. The Amelia Bedelia books have sold more than 35 million copies since we first met the iconic character in 1963!
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Everblaze (Keeper of the Lost Cities)
Product rating: 5.0 with 101 reviews
Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and faces treacherous new enemies—in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.
Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.
Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again.
But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes.
In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.
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The Iron Trial (Magisterium, Book 1)
by: Scholastic Press
Product rating: 4.3 with 267 reviews
From New York Times
bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.
Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.
All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.
So he tries his best to do his worst — and fails at failing.
Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.
The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .
From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.
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Saving Mr. Terupt
by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 4.9 with 16 reviews
The kids and their favorite teacher from Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again return for a third book in the funny, warmhearted series for fans of Wonder.
Seventh grade was going to be awesome. The only thing missing was Mr. Terupt.
The kids from Mr. Terupt’s fifth- and sixth-grade classes are entering their first year of junior high school. There’s a lot to be excited about, but there are new challenges, too. Peter
face tough competition on their wrestling team. Alexia
has a disastrous first day of school, and that’s only the beginning. Anna
is desperate for Charlie to propose to her mother—what is he waiting for?! Danielle
isn’t feeling so well, but she’s trying to tough it out, like Grandma. Trouble with a bully makes Luke
dread going to school for the first time ever.
is waiting anxiously for an acceptance to a theater retreat in New York City.
Everyone is missing Mr. Terupt. When a fight threatens to break up the group forever, they think their favorite teacher is the only one who can help them. But the kids soon find out that it’s Mr. Terupt who needs saving.
This novel includes extra content in the back of the book. Readers will find a Junior High Survival Guide with tips from the old gang! Praise for the Mr. Terupt novels
Because of Mr. Terupt
An NPR Backseat Book Club Selection
An E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book
An Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award Winner
An Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Winner
A Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award Winner
A Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award Winner
A Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award Winner
An Iowa Children’s Choice Book Award Winner
A Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Winner
Nominated for 17 State Book Awards
“Even the accident toward which this novel is inevitably headed is no accident; it is as masterfully set up and skillfully concealed as the rest of this riveting story.” —JOHN IRVING
*“The characters are authentic and the short chapters are skillfully arranged to keep readers moving headlong toward the satisfying conclusion.” —School Library Journal, Starred
“This powerful and emotional story is likely to spur discussion.” —Publishers Weekly
“No one is perfect in this feel-good story, but everyone benefits, including sentimentally inclined readers.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Compelling. . . . Readers will find much to ponder on the power of forgiveness.” —Booklist
Mr. Terupt Falls Again
“A surprising and totally satisfying sequel. The voices ring true.” —JOHN IRVING
“This sequel can be read on its own. Moving and real.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A skillful meshing of characters and story lines makes for another great read.” —School Library Journal
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Anna & Elsa #5: The Polar Bear Piper (Disney Frozen) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman, and all the stars from Disney Frozen are back in an all-new magical chapter book series perfect for girls and boys ages 6 to 9. Even though Arendelle is a cold, snowy place, polar bears are still a very rare sight–until now! A family of polar bears has appeared on the outskirts of town and have started to cause mischief. Olaf loves the bears, but Elsa and Anna need to find out why they have suddenly appeared–and how to get them back to their Arctic home!
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The Mark of the Dragonfly
Product rating: 4.3 with 135 reviews
For fans of The City of Ember
and The School of Good and Evil, The Mark of the Dragonfly
is a fast-paced adventure story about a mysterious girl and a fearless boy, set in a magical world that is both exciting and dangerous.
Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields.
The girl doesn’t remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she’s from the Dragonfly Territories and that she’s protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home.
The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect—everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible.
Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if
she can manage to survive the journey.
[STAR] “This magnetic middle-grade debut…[is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal.”-Publishers Weekly, starred
[STAR] “Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum.”-Kirkus Reviews, starred
[STAR] “A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic…Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.”-School Library Journal, starred
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The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After
Product rating: 4.6 with 20 reviews
In the stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil trilogy, everything old is new again, as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their fairy tale.
Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their storybook is about to be rewritten—and this time theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save them? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they’ve been searching for?
Soman Chainani delivers action, adventure, laughter, romance, and more twists than ever before in this extraordinary end to his epic series.
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