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B.U.R.P. strikes back / by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer ; illustrated by Keith Frawley.

B.U.R.P. strikes back /  by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer ; illustrated by Keith Frawley.
Eight-year-old Archie Morningstar, his father, and the talking cat Pockets travel to Akbar's Floating Rest Stop, where Pockets is going to receive an award for bravery. But when all the tuna fish (Pockets's favorite food) goes missing, they must discover who is behind the nefarious plot--


The unbreakable code / Jennifer Chambliss Bertman.

The unbreakable code  /  Jennifer Chambliss Bertman.
Could the Mark Twain books hidden through Book Scavenger contain clues about the string of recent arson fires plaguing the city? And will Emily and James uncover the mystery before the arsonist comes after them?--


The door in the alley / Adrienne Kress ; illustrated by Matthew C. Rockefeller.

The door in the alley /  Adrienne Kress ; illustrated by Matthew C. Rockefeller.
A shy boy's life is sent spiraling into adventure after a fateful day when he discovers a pig in a small hat and returns it to its home at the mysterious Explorers Club.


Remy Sneakers vs. the Robo-rats / by Kevin Sherry.

Remy Sneakers vs. the Robo-rats /  by Kevin Sherry.
There has been a break in at the Science Museum, and the chief suspect is Remington Raccoon, commonly known as Remy Sneakers, so with the help of Stix the mouse, and other city critters, Remy sets out to discover the truth--and the Critter Crew finds themselves up against a criminal mastermind and his army of robo-rodents.


The Bad Guys in The furball strikes back ; Aaron Blabey.

The Bad Guys in The furball strikes back ;  Aaron Blabey.
The Bad Guys are about to have a very bad day! Mr. Wolf and his bad buddies have messed with the wrong guinea pig--one who is secretly an evil mad scientist. And, the nasty little furball wants revenge! Will they survive? Will they be heroes? And will they ever stop trying to eat each other? It's time for the Bad Guys to spring into action!


Gabriela speaks out / by Teresa E. Harris.

Gabriela speaks out /  by Teresa E. Harris.
Gabby runs in the school election with the hope that she can stop the tradition of older students pranking the sixth graders, but she'll have to beat the confident and popular Aaliyah in order to win.


Louise Trapeze will not lose a tooth / by Micol Ostow ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

Louise Trapeze will not lose a tooth /  by Micol Ostow ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.
A young circus performer has a habit of losing things but she is determined to keep her very loose tooth.


Cats in the city / by Tom Watson ; illustrations by Ethan Long based on original sketches by Tom Watson.

Cats in the city /  by Tom Watson ; illustrations by Ethan Long based on original sketches by Tom Watson.
While admiring the view of the city from his friend Edith's apartment, Stick Cat notices that Hazel, the bagel maker, is in danger across the alley, and he devises a plan to rescue her.


Project best friend / Chrissie Perry.

Project best friend /  Chrissie Perry.
Struggling with dynamic emotions and a desire to be perfect, Penelope Kingston resolves to find a best friend and discovers the importance of relaxing and not trying too hard when the task proves to be more difficult than anticipated.


Hello stars / Alena Pitts with Wynter Pitts.

Hello stars /  Alena Pitts with Wynter Pitts.
Discovering that the life in the spotlight she always desired is harder than anticipated, Lena struggles to enjoy everyday activities with her younger sisters and trusts in faith and family to see her through.


Ugly cat & Pablo / Isabel Quintero ; with illustrations by Tom Knight

Ugly cat & Pablo /  Isabel Quintero ; with illustrations by Tom Knight
Ugly cat and Pablo couldn't be more different, but when these two mejor amigos come together, there are loads of laughs, slithery misunderstandings, and tasty treats.


Quest for the golden arrow / by Carrie Jones.

Quest for the golden arrow /  by Carrie Jones.
In the enchanted town of Aurora, Annie, one of the last of a magical line of humans who can control time, and her mystical creature friends must save Annie's beloved new guardian, Miss Cornelia, from the wicked Raiff.


Double or nothing : with the two and only Kelly twins / Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning.

Double or nothing : with the two and only Kelly twins / Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning.
Cherishing everything about being identical twins, Arlene and Ilene are astonished when they discover that they do not share everything in like manner, from ice cream preferences to favorite nail polish colors.


Genevieve's war / by Patricia Reilly Giff.

Genevieve's war /  by Patricia Reilly Giff.
In August 1939 Genevieve makes an impulsive decision not to get on train to take her to boat back New York and must spend the duration of World War II with her grandmother in a small village in Alsace, France, where she becomes involved with the French resistance--


Give bees a chance / words & pictures by Bethany Barton.

Give bees a chance /  words & pictures by Bethany Barton.
In this nonfiction picture book an enthusiastic bee-loving narrator tries to convince a bee-phobic friend that our fuzzy, flying neighbors are our friends--we should all give bees a chance!--


Respect your ghosts : a Sergio story / John Bemelmans Marciano and Sophie Blackall.

Respect your ghosts : a Sergio story / John Bemelmans Marciano and Sophie Blackall.
It's Sergio's job to take care of Bis Bis, the ancestor spirit who lives upstairs. Unfortunately, it's hard to satisfy all the ghost's demands and still keep Sergio's mother happy--Provided by publisher.


The Tapper twins go viral / Geoff Rodkey.

The Tapper twins go viral /  Geoff Rodkey.
Twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper race to become more popular on social media sites in order to win a high-stakes bet--


Lumberjanes Volume 6, Sink or swim / written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh ; illustrated by Carey Pietsch ; colors by Maarta Laiho ; letters by Aubrey Aiese.

Lumberjanes Volume 6, Sink or swim /  written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh ; illustrated by Carey Pietsch ; colors by Maarta Laiho ; letters by Aubrey Aiese.
A crazy storm is coming and the Lumberjanes have to help their counselor Seafarin' Karen get her boat back from some renegade selkies.


Big Nate : what's a little noogie between friends? / by Lincoln Peirce.

Big Nate : what's a little noogie between friends? / by Lincoln Peirce.
Nate counts on his friends Teddy, Francis, and Chad to cheer him up when things don't go his way, including when his soccer team loses to a team with a sixty-game winless streak and his crush suddenly moves across the country.


Waiting for Sophie / Sarah Ellis ; illustrated by Carmen Mok.

Waiting for Sophie /  Sarah Ellis ; illustrated by Carmen Mok.


Andrew the seeker : a graphic novel / Lee Nordling & Scott Roberts.

Andrew the seeker : a graphic novel / Lee Nordling & Scott Roberts.
In this wordless graphic novel, Andrew sets out on a game of hide-and-seek with a friendly forest monster. Andrew is so focused--and the monster is so tricky--that Andrew cannot find it even when it is hiding in plain sight--


Harper and the scarlet umbrella / Cerrie Burnell ; illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson.

Harper and the scarlet umbrella /  Cerrie Burnell ; illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson.
Harper lives in the City of Clouds with her Great Aunt Sassy and her beloved cat Midnight. When Midnight goes missing, together with all the cats of the neighborhood, Harper realizes that only her magical scarlet umbrella can help her find him...


The amazing crafty cat / Charise Mericle Harper.

The amazing crafty cat /  Charise Mericle Harper.
Sometimes school can be scary and even embarrassing, but not today. Today is Birdie's birthday, and everything will be perfect! Birdie's panda-riffic cupcakes are beautiful, and there's one for everyone. She will be the star of the class. But then . . . disaster! A trip and fall on the way to school means no more cupcakes! Who can save the day? Who can make the class smile again? This is a job for Birdie's alter ego . . . the Amazing Crafty Cat! After a quick transformation, Birdie is ready. She's not afraid of sticky paws or paper cuts. She's not afraid of anything, even Anya, the class bully. It's time to get crafting! Includes fun and simple instructions for do-it-yourself crafting activities--Provided by publisher.


Hard rock / Ginger Rue.

Hard rock /  Ginger Rue.
After starting an all-girl rock band with her middle-school friends, thirteen-year-old Tig Ripley struggles to maintain control as leader amid band member crises and boy trouble--


The adventures of Kung Fu Robot Volume 1, How to make a peanut butter, jelly & kung fu sandwich / art & story by Jason Bays.

The adventures of Kung Fu Robot Volume 1, How to make a peanut butter, jelly & kung fu sandwich /  art & story by Jason Bays.
Kung Fu Robot is an international machine of mystery and the savior of all things awesome and cool. He's the world record holder for ice cream sandwiches eaten in one sitting, the reigning champion of continuous nunchucking, and once won a bronze medal for the simultaneous stomach rubbing and head patting. Together with his 9-year old sidekick, Marvin, he faces his arch-nemesis, Kung Pow Chicken: a robotically-enhanced, foul fowl bent on destroying the city's peanut butter and jelly supply. Kung Fu Robot and Marvin must save the day ... and their lunches!


Batgirl : new hero of the night / by Matthew K. Manning ; illustrated by Patrick Spaziante.

Batgirl : new hero of the night / by Matthew K. Manning ; illustrated by Patrick Spaziante.
Barbara Gordon grew up idolizing Batman, the masked vigilante who protected her home of Gotham City. As she got older, she realized that one person wasn't enough to protect all the people of Gotham from the city's widespread crime-and she was ready to step up and help. Readers will find out how Barbara became Batgirl, how she uses technology to fight crime, and what super-villains she has encountered.


Musnet Volume 3, the flames of the limelight / Kickliy.

Musnet Volume 3, the flames of the limelight /  Kickliy.
Musnet must deal with his adoptive family's possible eviction, the illness of his old teacher, and the challenge of a new commission all at the same time.


Forest's first home / Tara Zann ; [illustrations by Naomi Romero].

Forest's first home /  Tara Zann ; [illustrations by Naomi Romero].
A shy girl teaches a wild boy everything about modern living so he can impress Gam Gam at a family dinner--


Guardians of the Galaxy : collect them all / Corinne Duyvis.

Guardians of the Galaxy : collect them all / Corinne Duyvis.
It's an identity crisis for the Guardians of the Galaxy: Someone has stolen pieces of Groot and grown doubles of the leafy hero! More Groots, more fun, right? Wrong--with each new Groot, the homegrown original weakens. Now the Guardians must hunt down his missing pieces before his memories--and his life--fade away forever. The search takes them to the heart of the warlike Kree Empire, where they find the thief: a kid named Kiya, whose secret may change Gamora's life forever. --


I am Fartacus / by Mark Maciejewski.

Meet Chub. He's a lot like you ... if you're a short, (accidentally) bald kid who spends your life plotting to take down your middle-school nemesis. Chub knows he'll never be one of the cool kids--and he doesn't care. All he wants is to show everyone that class hero Archer 'The Arch' Norris isn't the great guy everyone thinks he is. Armed with embarrassing photos, a pair of the Arch's dirty underwear, and a talent for mischief that would make any supervillain proud, Chub sets out to bring down the Arch's empire of lies in a winner-takes-all final showdown. The one thing that's not part of the plan? Becoming the most unlikely hero that Alanmoore Middle School's ever seen--Page 4 of cover.


The song of glory and ghost / N. D. Wilson ; illustrations by Forrest Dickison.

The song of glory and ghost /  N. D. Wilson ; illustrations by Forrest Dickison.
Sam Miracle never thought that his future could lie in the past. But after leaping through centuries at the side of a mystical time walker, Sam and his best friend, Glory, know that the next morning's sun could belong to yesterday as easily as tomorrow. But no day is safe. Since the Vulture escaped, Sam and Glory's greatest nemesis has left no time nor place unmarked by his path of destruction. At least Sam and Glory have Peter, the youngest version of their mentor, Father Tiempo, to help repair the sands of time... until they don't. Determined to save their friend from the Vulture's clutches, Sam and Glory put their trust in Ghost, a creature from before time itself. But now, the sidekick must fill the legend's shoes, the hero must play backup, and the powers they have yet to discover might just hold the key to protecting every last second for eons to come. --


Fair ball / Derek Jeter with Paul Mantell.

Fair ball /  Derek Jeter with Paul Mantell.
Derek is juggling finals and a baseball tournament during the last few weeks of school, but when his friend Dave starts ignoring him, Derek's perfect summer starts to look less fun--


Under locker and key / by Allison K. Hymas.

Under locker and key /  by Allison K. Hymas.
Eleven-year-old Jeremy Wilderson teams up with his rival crime fighter to stop the stealing spree that's wreaking havoc on Scottsville Middle School--


Reformed / Justin Weinberger.

Reformed /  Justin Weinberger.
Ian Hart has always been the kid most likely to be bullied, which is why he appreciates having agressive Devon as a friend--but when one of Devon's pranks goes terribly wrong Ian finds himself the youngest student in the Juvenile Academy for Noncompliant and Underachieving Students, otherwise know as reform school, and somehow he is going to have to learn how to stand up for himself.


CatStronauts : race to Mars / by Drew Brockington.

CatStronauts : race to Mars / by Drew Brockington.
With national pride and valuable scientific research on the line, the CatStronauts race against the CosmoCats and others to be the first cats to Mars--


Noodleheads see the future / by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss ; illustrated by Tedd Arnold.

Noodleheads see the future /  by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss ; illustrated by Tedd Arnold.
Inspired by folktales about fools from around the world, brothers Mac and Mac Noodlehead exasperate Uncle Ziti, are fooled by their friend Meatball, and make a garden for their mother.


 

 

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