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Bringing down the mouse / Ben Mezrich.
Bringing down the mouse /  Ben Mezrich.
A mathematically gifted sixth-grader is recruited by a group of students to game the system at the biggest theme park in the world--and win the big prize.


The hidden forest / Daintry Jensen ; illustrations by Alan Baker.
The hidden forest /  Daintry Jensen ; illustrations by Alan Baker.
Adelaide loves fantasizing about the future exotic places she'll travel to, to help her escape what's really going on. To Adelaide, going to her grandparent's house on Nantucket for part of the summer, with her younger brother Louis in tow to take care of, sure doesn't fit the bill. Adelaide couldn't be more wrong.


The adventures of Alice Laselles / by Alexandrina Victoria, ages 10 and 3/4 ; a children's story written and illustrated by Queen Victoria.
The young royal author (Victoria) tells the tale of Alice, a twelve-year-old girl who is sent away to boarding school after her father remarries. It reveals Princess Victoria's natural flair for writing, and tendency towards the dramatic. When Alice learns she is to leave her home for Mrs Duncombe's school, Victoria writes: 'Oh do not send me away dear Pappa', exclaimed Alice Laselles, as she threw her arms around her Pappa's neck; 'don't send me away, O let me stay with you.' And she sobbed bitterly. She introduces a host of characters living at the school, including a 'poor little French orphan'; Ernestine Duval, and Barbara, the clever daughter of a rich London banker. Princess Victoria's story comes to its climax when Alice Laselles is wrongly accused of allowing a cat into the school without permission. Someone has attached a red ribbon to the cat with Alice's name on it, and she is distraught at the implication. However, the true culprit is soon revealed and Alice goes on to flourish at the school --


Nancy Clancy, star of stage and screen / written by Jane O'Connor ; illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser.
Nancy Clancy, star of stage and screen /  written by Jane O'Connor ; illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser.
It's Nancy Clancy's time to shine as she takes center stage in the school play! There's no way Nancy will get stuck in the chorus again this year--she's been practicing guitar for months and her audition was superb. So when Nancy gets a callback, she's overwhelmed with joy! But after Nancy's performance during the play is captured on a video that gets posted on YouTube, it seems her stardom has gone viral. Will Nancy's humiliation get the best of her, or will she find a way to embrace her newfound fame?.-- Page 4 of cover.


The enchanted charms : the seventh adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy / Geronimo Stilton ; [cover by Danilo Barozzi ; illustrations by Danilo Barozzi, and five others ; translated by Emily Clement].
The enchanted charms : the seventh adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy / Geronimo Stilton ; [cover by Danilo Barozzi ; illustrations by Danilo Barozzi, and five others ; translated by Emily Clement].
For the seventh time Geronimo Stilton finds himself in the Kingdom of Fantasy--this time Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, needs him to find the seven enchanted charms before the evil Wizard of the Black Pearl can get to them.


Surfing for secrets / Geronimo Stilton ; illustrations by Giuseppe Facciotto (design) and Alessandro Costa (color) ; graphics by Marta Lorini.
Surfing for secrets /  Geronimo Stilton ; illustrations by Giuseppe Facciotto (design) and Alessandro Costa (color) ; graphics by Marta Lorini.
When a pirate gets shipwrecked on Mouse Island, Geronimo Stiltonoot and his family offer to help the stranger look for a hidden treasure.


The treasure of Easter Island / Geronimo Stilton ; illustrations by Giuseppe Ferrario and Flavio Fausone ; translated by Lidia Morson Tramontozzi.
The treasure of Easter Island /  Geronimo Stilton ; illustrations by Giuseppe Ferrario and Flavio Fausone ; translated by Lidia Morson Tramontozzi.


The phantom bully / by Jeffrey Brown.
The phantom bully /  by Jeffrey Brown.


Winter turning / by Tui T. Sutherland.
Winter turning /  by Tui T. Sutherland.
Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family, unlike his sister Icicle, who has been raised to challenge IceWing queen--but now that Icicle has broken the truce and escaped from Jade Mountain Academy, so Winter, accompanied by his new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, embarks on his own quest to free his brother from the clutches of Queen Scarlet, and win the respect of his family.


Charge of the lightning bugs / by Troy Cummings.
Charge of the lightning bugs /  by Troy Cummings.
It is the first day of the brand-new Stermont Elementary School, but everything electrical seems to be going haywire, and it looks like strange green lightning bugs are draining off the power--but when they see green lightning in a clear blue sky Alexander and his friends know there must be a monster involved.


Danger in Ancient Rome / Kate Messner ; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
Danger in Ancient Rome /  Kate Messner ; illustrated by Kelley McMorris.
The mysterious box that Ranger the golden retriever found in the garden transports him back to first century Rome, where he must rescue Marcus, a young servant boy, and Quintus, a volunteer gladiator, from the brutal world of the Colosseum.


Diary of a mad brownie : with supporting documents / Bruce Coville.
Diary of a mad brownie : with supporting documents / Bruce Coville.
Angus Cairns is a brownie, a magical creature with a fastidious nature. Alex Carhart is the messiest eleven-year-old in the United States of America. Together, this unlikely pair embarks on an unforgettable adventure--


Into the killing seas / by Michael P. Spradlin.
Into the killing seas /  by Michael P. Spradlin.
In 1945 twelve-year-old Patrick and his younger brother Teddy stowaway on the U.S.S. Indianapolis in a desparate attempt to get back to the Philippines where they last saw their parents, just before the Japanese invasion--but when the ship is sunk they find themselves clinging to a piece of debris without food or water, and with hungry sharks circling below.


Of enemies and endings / Shelby Bach.
Of enemies and endings /  Shelby Bach.
Rory Landon and her friends are determined to stop the Snow Queen once and for all in this final book in The Ever Afters series!--


Silver spurs / Miralee Ferrell.
Silver spurs /  Miralee Ferrell.
Horses and Friends is the perfect series for young girl's -- a horse lover's dream-come-true wrapped in stories of friendship, adventure, and faith led by a spunky thirteen-year-old heroine named Kate Ferris.


Dragons beware! / written by Jorge Aguirre ; art by Rafael Rosado ; story by Jorge Aguirre & Rafael Rosado ; color by John Novak.
Dragons beware! /  written by Jorge Aguirre ; art by Rafael Rosado ; story by Jorge Aguirre & Rafael Rosado ; color by John Novak.
When Claudette sets out to slay the dragon that ate her father's legs and his legendary sword, she'll need more help than ever from her friend Marie and her brother Gaston.


Maybelle goes to school / Katie Speck ; illustrations by Paul Rátz de Tagyos.
Maybelle goes to school /  Katie Speck ; illustrations by Paul Rátz de Tagyos.
When Mrs. Peabody makes her Ten Layer Tower of Taste for the school bake sale, Maybelle the cockroach cannot resist sampling the cake, but when she wakes up to find herself on the way to the lunchroom she knows she is in big trouble--especially after she discovers she has to rescue her friend, Henry the flea.


A horse for Kate / Miralee Ferrell.
A horse for Kate /  Miralee Ferrell.
When Kate's family moves, she leaves behind her friends and the riding lessons she loves. But when she meets Tori and they find a mysterious thoroughbred, her new life might just mean her biggest dream comes true.


Amulet keepers / Michael Northrop.
Amulet keepers /  Michael Northrop.
Investigating a string of disappearances amid supernatural occurrences in London, Alex and Ren discover the workings of a powerful Death Walker intent on destroying the city.


Dog Beach unleashed / Lisa Greenwald.
Dog Beach unleashed /  Lisa Greenwald.
Seagate Island's centennial summer should be a huge celebration of beach traditions, but it is the rainiest summer on record and Remy, Micayla, Bennett, and the C Twins find that tempers are short, dogs are bored, and summer magic is hard to find.


Double vision / Tia and Tamera Mowry.
Double vision /  Tia and Tamera Mowry.
Cassie and Caitlyn Waters may be identical twins, but everything else about them is completely different. The only thing they can agree on is that neither of them is happy that have to move to middle-of nowhere Aura, Texas. Caitlyn tries to put a positive spin on getting a fresh start, but Cassie's busy plotting how to convince their mom they should move back to the big city as quickly as possible. But being the new kids isn't their only challenge. As the girls' birthday nears, they start experiencing strange visions--and what they see starts coming true! Caitlyn and Cassie first use this new sight for their own fun, but when they each see something serious, the twins must work together to change the future before it happens--Jacket.


The Secret Cookie Club / Martha Freeman.
The Secret Cookie Club /  Martha Freeman.
Four very different girls meet at Moonlight Ranch camp and decide to remain friends all year by exchanging letters and home-made cookies, using recipes their counselor's grandfather passed along.


Lazy bear, crazy bear / by Kevin Bolger ; illustrated by Ben Hodson.
Lazy bear, crazy bear /  by Kevin Bolger ; illustrated by Ben Hodson.
A series of short, graphic stories introducing the reader to long vowels


 

 

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